Chinese & Japanese Gardens, Singapore

While visiting my friend in Singapore we decided to visit the Chinese and Japanese Garden as we had missed this on our previous trip to Singapore. It was a bit of a train ride however worth it for sure. The garden spans 13.5-hectares and feels like a slice of ancient China. It hosts a series of stone bridges, pagodas and a tea house.

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The Japanese part was my favourite, littered with Bonsai trees and quaint little courtyards I felt like I had stepped into a Japanese dream. The gardens are such a wonderful escape from the busy city life, it’s like being in an oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Singaporean life.


There is a Live Turtle And Tortoise Museum, which is home to more than 200 turtles and tortoises in over 60 different species. You will also find many reptiles wandering around the gardens which freaked me out at first as I never even knew they had wild reptiles this big in Singapore!


Make sure you bring water and an umbrella if you don’t like the sun as there is not much shade here and it can get very hot, there is also nowhere to buy water except at the train station. The gardens are open Daily from 6am to 11pm and entry is free.

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That concludes my post about the Chinese and Japanese gardens, what a beautiful place to come for a slice of serenity. I hope you visit during your trip to Singapore and soak up some peace! Below is a link to my Top 10 Must-Do Singapore, make sure you check it out if you are planning on visiting this wonderful country.

Useful links

MRT – Train Map (get off at the Chinese Garden stop)

About the Chinese Garden

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