Chinese Garden

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChinese Garden is a beautiful garden located in the western part of Singapore. It’s quite close to where we live, only two stops by MRT, and is right in front of Chinese Garden MRT station. I have written a post about The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, which is located inside Chinese Garden, but I haven’t written anything about the garden itself. So, here it is… My post about Chinese Garden. The pictures that are featured here were taken at different dates from 2013-2014.

The garden is huge, and there are so many things to see here. Have a look at the map.

imageWe always go there by MRT, so we always use the East Entrance. Right in front of the entrance you can see the seven storey pagoda.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFrom the pagoda, you can go to the Garden of Abundance. There are Chinese zodiac sculptures and stone bridges there among pomegranate trees.

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Close to the Garden of Abundance, there is a beautiful bridge that leads to Japanese Garden, a smaller garden with minimalist style.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s nice to sit on the grass close to the bridge. Actually, it’s nice to sit on the grass anywhere in Chinese Garden. The grass is always perfectly manicured and there are trees everywhere so you can always find a nice spot to sit in the shade. We usually bring food and drinks and have a picnic somewhere in the garden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAimageWhen you are done having a picnic, you can explore other parts of the garden.

There is a bonsai garden with more than 2000 bonsai trees.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou can relax in the Tea House Pavilion or the Stone Boat.

imageYou can walk to the beautiful Twin Pagodas.

imageThere are a lot of statues in the garden. Next to the seven storey pagoda, there are statues of eight Chinese heroes like philosopher Confucius, female warrior Hua Mulan and Admiral Zheng He.

imageThe Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum is located behind this building.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInside the building, there is a pond full of koi fish.

imageWalk around the pond, and you will find the museum.

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Nearby, there is the White Rainbow Bridge that leads to the west entrance. Carla loves to run, jump and dance on the bridge. The bridge can make nice sounds when you run or jump on it.

imageWe absolutely love this beautiful garden. If you are in Singapore and haven’t been to Chinese Garden, then you really should come here. If you are planning to come to Singapore on a holiday, you might want to put Chinese Garden on your itinerary.

Chinese Garden is open everyday from 6 am to 11 pm.

Bonsai Garden and Garden of Abundance are open everyday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Admission is free unless there is an event in the garden, such as mid-autumn festival.

 

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