I traveled to Singapore in late June for the first time in two years. In addition to famous tourist areas, I went around spots I have never been to before this time. While I have lived in Singapore for a year and half before, I find something new whenever I revisit Singapore. In this article, I will write about Chinese Garden as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Singapore with Scoot
* Day 1: Don Mueang International Airport
* Day 2: Raffles Marina
* Day 2: Chinese Garden [This article]
* Day 2: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part1
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part2
* Day 3: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Palawan Beach)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Cable car)/Henderson Waves Bridge
* Day 3: Chinatown
* Day 4: Katong area/Esplanade
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part1
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part2/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands etc.
* Day 5: library@orchard etc.
* Day 5: Little India
* Day 5: Bugis
* Day 5: City Hall/Marina area & Return Home
Following the previous post, I moved east from Tuas Link Station, the last stop of East West Line, and got off the train at Chinese Garden station.
As the name of the station suggests, I will visit Chinese Garden.
About Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden is a park located in Jurong East area, the west side of Singapore. Built in 1975, the garden is modeled after the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping, particularly during the Sung dynasty period.
Go around Chinese Garden
I passed through the East entrance, which was connected from the MRT station, and found “Seven-story Pagoda”.
It had rained until just before.
Here are photos from “Bonsai Garden” area.
At “Tea House Pavilion”, people gathered to do Tai Chi.
It was a circuit style garden with a large pond in the center.
The “Twin Pagoda” reminded me of “Dragon and Tiger Pagodas” in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which I visited last September (see the related article).
View from the “Twin Pagoda”.
I reached “Garden Country Yard” area.
The architecture resembles National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine in Taipei, Taiwan, which I visited last July (see the related article). This may be just a coincidence, but Chinese Garden was also designed by an architect from Taiwan.
In the “Garden Country Yard”.
I just came across “The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum”.
This is a facility where visitors are able to watch turtles and tortoises live. There were charges for observation (S$5), but I decided to watch it.
Here are some snap photos of “The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum”.
I also found such funny objects.
Then, I came to “White Rainbow Bridge”.
Here are photos around the bridge, although the sky was cloudy.
When I moved to the entrance gate to leave the garden, I just happened to find a cat.
The cat was comfortably sleeping.
How cute the cat is!
The cat rolled out.
Then, the cat woke up.
Now I left Chinese Garden and
I moved to the next destination.
That’s it for the article about Chinese Garden as part of Day 2.
Talking of “Garden” in Singapore, I guess most people recall either “Botanic Gardens” (see the related article) or “Gardens by the Bay” (see the related articles: day / night) while Chinese Garden is less popular. However, Chinese Garden is also worth of visit, so especially if you are a repeater to Singapore, I would recommend it 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar as part of Day 2.
1 Chinese Garden station
2 Chinese Garden
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