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Chinese Garden in Singapore – Best of Culture & Nature

By Krishnamoorthy V - May 7, 2020
The pagodas at the Chinese garden

Located at the southern end of Malaysia, Singapore is known to be a colourful city-state that boasts of having a mix of different cultures with a Singaporean twist. This city-state is also known for the flora and fauna it has to offer. Now imagine visiting a place in Singapore that has the best of both culture & nature. One such location which is a tourism marvel would be the Chinese garden. It is located in the Jurong East area in the country. 

The Chinese Garden, Singapore spread over 13.5 hectares of land is the perfect blend of Chinese architecture with the natural environment. The design, structure, techniques, and the entire vibe of this place can transport visitors directly to China. A pair of stone lions can be commonly spotted at the Chinese’s palaces, tombs, and temples, etc, as they are a symbol of protection, Visitors can see similar stone lions right at the entrance of this garden. This is the only Chinese traditional park in all of South – East Asia and it is modeled on the Beijing Summer Palace as well as on the scenic garden area of the Song Dynasty and Suzhou Gardens. 

The garden was designed by an architect from Taiwan named Yuen -Chen Yu. He used the gardening art of China to create the entire concept of this masterpiece. While at the Chinese garden, Singapore, one cannot miss noticing the bridge here which is one of the striking features of this attraction. It is said that the construction of this bridge was inspired by the  Summer Palace bridge in Peking. The magnificent form of the Main Arch building makes it a tourist favorite for clicking pictures. The attraction holds 2 widespread courtyards and a fishpond which is called a fish’s paradise. Some of the other must-see features at this garden would be the  Stoneboat, tea house, pagoda, pavilion, plateau, tower, etc. The Pagoda here gives a scenic view of the entire garden and also the nearby Jurong lake and the Japanese garden.

tower at the chinese garden, Singapore
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Must-Visit at the Chinese Garden, Singapore 

2000 varieties of bonsai which have been imported from China and other countries can be seen at the Bonsai Garden making it one of the must-visit places of this attraction. The Chinese garden also is home for a live turtle and tortoise museum where one can see different species of turtles and tortoise. Even seen 6 legs and 2 headed tortoises? Well, You are in for a surprise when you visit the turtle and tortoise museum in this garden. Another charming site would be the Garden of Abundance, with its stone bridges, pomegranate trees, Chinese zodiac animal sculpture, and a 100 years old pomegranate tree it easily becomes the tourist favorite. 

Tortoise and turtles at the Chinese garden, Singapore
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Visitor Information 

  • The Chinese Garden is open from 5:30 in the morning till 11:00 in the night. 
  • The best time of the year to visit this attraction would be during the Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival as it would be filled with beautiful decorations and fun activities. 
  • Admissions to the Chinese garden are absolutely free for everyone. 
a view from the Chinese garden, Singapore
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If you are interested in visiting a marvel that has unique architecture and beautiful greenery, then be sure to add this place to your bucket list while traveling to Singapore.  Plan your very own itinerary to the city of Singapore with Pickyourtrail. You can also choose from the available packages to Singapore

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