Harmony and Zen at Chinese and Japanese Garden, Singapore

chinese-japanese garden
One of the most beautiful park to visit in Singapore is the Chinese and Japanese Garden at Jurong East.
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden

Few meters walk from the Chinese Garden MRT, surrounded by Jurong Lake and the running path popular to joggers and runners any day of the week, the distant view of the high-rise pagoda and the entrance red arched bridge symbolizing good luck, the Chinese Garden reminded me of the places I visited in Taiwan.
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden

True enough, designed by famous Taiwanese architect Yuen-chen Yu and built in 1975, the Chinese Garden showcase the imperial style of landscaping and architecture masterfully built in harmony with the existing environment.
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden

Said to be inspired by the Beijing Summer Palace, Chinese Garden is divided into different serene walking paths leading to the Stone Boats, high-seven storey Cloud Piercing Pagoda, five pavilions, the sculptures of zodiac animals at the Garden of Abundance, the Eight Legendary Chinese Heroes statues and 10-meter high bronze statue of Confucius.
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden

Adding to the attraction is the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum which is quite popular with kids and foreign tourist.
chinese garden

My personal favorite view is the bridge that connects the Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden called the “White Rainbow Bridge”.
chinese garden

Upon crossing the bridge, the traditional red lanterns are immediately replaced by stone lanterns.
chinese garden
chinese garden

The stone path, the red bridge and a small torii gate are the perfect reminder of the beloved Japanese zen garden I miss the most.
chinese garden
chinese garden

Time is best spent in front of the lotus pond, exactly doing nothing and just enjoying the tranquility of the place.
chinese garden
chinese garden
chinese garden

Despite Singapore being a small country, free accessible public places as beautiful as the Chinese and Japanese Garden is what makes the island worth exploring.
chinese garden

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