Sunset View from the Entrance of Chinese Garden
Located at the back of the Chinese Garden MRT Station in Singapore, seldom knew that the station actually had a real garden behind the oftenly used transport terminal. With fluffy trees and traditional chinese buildings located about 3 minutes from the MRT station itself, its quite a wonder on how its oftenly unnoticed by passerbys.
As we walked into the garden, we immediately noticed that globalisation is taking place. It’s not just the Chinese, there is a blend of so many cultures such as Malays and Indians taking photos inside the garden. That’s multi-racial in the practical life!
When walking into the garden, I noticed a T-junction, one heading straight into the Tortoise museum, the other brings you to the other parts of the garden. On that day itself, I turned left, which brings me the nature and the surroundings of the garden.
I immediately noticed the Chinese Pagoda which is almost everywhere. You could even climb the stairs in it and see the scenery around the place.
It has the real chinese authentic feeling around the place.
As I walked further, there seems to be a few chinese statues, but this one is an interesting one about the Chinese confucius. Among many others, there are Hua Mulan and other statues of different emperors and important characters of the Chinese history.
In the Chinese New Year season, it is normal to see many Chinese phrases and greetings. So they put up some signage about the Chinese customs and greetings along this huge pagoda (Should be the biggest one in the entire Chinese Garden).
To give you an idea, it is the pagoda in the previous photo in the background of the confucius statue.
As we walked along the paths, we came close to a Chinese bridge and the Japanese garden ( I will provide a map and the opening hours at the end of this blog post). This was one of the random photos I took.
Just as when you thought it was starting to get boring.
I see a beautiful lake, yes, a really nice lake! With small chinese houses for you to sit along and walk around in.
You don’t need me to tell you about a good place for a romantic date isn’t it. There’s not much to spend on, no money involved and you get a spectacular idea of a heritage, just like in Chinese dramas.
Nice rocky paths to walk through, no I am not advertising for an adventure camp.
Lastly, we definitely have to talk about this Tortoise museum, it claims to have one of the biggest and coolest tortoise around. Frankly, I did not have enough time to cover this museum as time was up and they are about to close (To make things worst, the bad lighting condition and not having a great camera with crazy flash)
There’s a pond inside and there are feeding times for the tortoises inside, so if you really want to feed those cute ones, be sure to be there during their feeding hours. (If im not wrong, its free!)
They also have a souvenir shop inside which you can buy a wide variety of tortoises keychains and stuff from.
A view outside of the tortoise museum.
A view as I walk out of Chinese Garden.
Chinese Garden: 6am to 11pm
Japanese Garden: 6am to 7pm
Apparently there is a Japanese Garden, which I did not have time to get to, but you can visit there yourself and share with me your experiences there, which I can help you to link to your site if you do put up something cool.
I hope I gave you a cool perspective of the place and hope you do have fun there. Do share with me if you have any photos taken there.
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