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My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

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It's no secret that The Chinese and Japanese Gardens in Singapore is known for local and tourists to go for a zen escape and get lost in the natural beauty that is oozing from it's many photographic opportunities. The Gardens are located in Jurong East (west region of Singapore),  and is known to be an epic photo spot for it's unique architecture found and interestingly it's very popular with cosplayers.

The Chinese Garden has a lavishing bonsai section, various pagodas that you can climb to the top of for some amazing views, pavilions, famous statues, and even a live turtle and tortoise museum! The Japanese Gardens is inspired by Japanese gardening aesthetics of the Muromachi and Momoyama period. You can explore the arched red bridges, zen stone paths, amazing rock waterfalls, stone lanterns and various pagodas.

Read more to find more about what I think about my visit to the Chinese and Japanese Gardens in Singapore.

My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

I was blown away after I climbed to the top of this 7-story pagoda. It was definitely the highlight of my journey here. Not only was the outside of the pagoda so beautiful but inside theres an incredible spiral staircase with lots of natural lighting which makes it great for that Instagram photo. When I got to the top I was pleasantly surprised with the random teenagers playing songs on their guitar. Hopefully if you go, you have the same experience as me! I think it would be cheating if I said that everything about the gardens was my favorite. But if I had to pick one, then it would definitely be this!

My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

What you need to know before going:

Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore, 619795
Hours: Chinese Gardens is daily 5.30am-11pm; Japanese Gardens is daily 5.30am-7pm, last entry at 6.30pm
Price: Free!

My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

After exiting the 7-story Pagoda, I hopped on stones across a little river that brought me to this sight. I felt like I was in China with the red architecture and the beautiful nature all around me. To my surprise, the gardens were incredibly quiet. My friend and I felt like we were the only ones there and we couldn't hear anything but the trees swaying and the water flowing. Living in a big city, I can really appreciate the tranquility offered here.

My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

Next stop we visited the Bonsai Collection. It's tucked away in this white building but once we were inside, there was such a diverse range on offer. When I was little, I always thought Bonsai trees were just the babies of big trees and that one day they would grow to be over 100ft tall! Luckily that is not true or else it would be very difficult to walk through these gardens.

My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

If you are looking for something different or unique to do then this is why you should come here:
  • It makes for a fun, free, and inexpensive date
  • It's not as touristy as other spots in Singapore yet equally as exciting
  • You can enjoy your lunch or do some yoga
  • It's family friendly
  • Feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore life
My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

Do's:

  • Take the MRT here! There is a station right outside the entrance.
  • Set up a photo shoot here
  • Come if you are a tourist wanting something that is on the off-beaten track
  • Take the time to see everything (Trust me, it's worth it!!!)
My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

Dont's:

  • Don't make loud noises, be respectful to the peace and quiet.
  • Don't forget your umbrella! Singapore's rain is very unpredictable (I learned this the hard way)
  • Don't show up after 6:30 pm because that's their last admission to the Gardens
My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore


In conclusion, if I knew how amazing this place was, I would have been here a long time ago. It is one of my favorite spots to visit in Singapore and I plan on doing many photo shoots there in the future.

I love going to places that combine both beautiful architecture and nature. Who wouldn't? But the Chinese Garden in particular, shows not only pagodas and beautiful plants, but also statues of several famous Chinese Generals such as Mulan and Confucious!

If you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of Singapore, I couldn't recommend anything more than this little oasis of tranquillity.

WHAT I'M WEARING:

Red Flower Dress {similar here} // Brown Flip Flops // Sunnies {similar here}



My Zen Experience At The Chinese And Japanese Gardens in Singpaore

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