On Sunday morning, I visited the Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden which are situated next to each other on two little islands connected via a bridge with both islands connected to the main island. The last I visited the Singapore Chinese Garden was when I was a little girl.
On the way to the Chinese Garden, I stopped by at a local coffee shop at Boon Lay for late breakfast. Had a bowl of Lei Cha Fan or Thunder Tea Rice, a signature Hakka dish – brown rice served with herbs, vegetables, nuts and tofu with a bowl of vegetable powdered tea.
When I arrived at the Chinese Garden, I felt like a Local Tourist. I explored the place and took pictures like a tourist. There were many people, enjoying their get together at the Pavilions or under the trees by the lake. I also saw two wedding couples taking their wedding photos, one foreign couple, perhaps from Myanmar, and another, a local Malay couple.
The Chinese Garden is modeled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscape. When you enter into the Chinese Garden, you will be welcomed by the White Rainbow Bridge connecting to the Chinese Garden main building.
Then admire the bonsai collection housed within a traditional Suzhou-style courtyard.
And climb to the top of the Seven-Storey Pagoda for a view of the Jurong Lake District.
Following are a few highlights of the Chinese Garden:
Tea House Pavilion
Statue of Confucius
Crossing this bridge, we reached the Japanese Garden.
Will cover on my visit to the Japanese Garden in my next post. Stay tune!
The Lowdown – The Chinese Garden
Getting there: Accessible from Chinese Garden or Lakeside MRT stations, and also by bus services 49 and 154 from Jurong East or Boon Lay Interchanges. Car parks are accessible from Chinese Garden Road and Japanese Garden Road via Yuan Ching Road.
Opening hours: 5:30am to 11:00pm
For more information, check out https://www.nparks.gov.sg/.
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