Japanese Garden, Singapore

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Japanese Gardens
星和园
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The bridge connecting the Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden islands
Type Tourist attraction
Location Yuan Ching Road, Jurong East, Singapore
Area 135,000 square meters
Created 1974
Status Open daily from 6am to 11pm (SST)

Japanese Garden (Chinese: 星和园), also commonly known as Jurong Gardens and Seiwaen, is a park in Jurong East, Singapore. Built in 1974 by Jurong Town Corporation, it covers 13.5 hectares (135,000 m2) of land.1 2

It is built on an artificial island in the Jurong Lake area connected to the adjacent Chinese Garden island by bridge named the Bridge of Double Beauty3 .

Layout & Design

A stone Toro lantern

Where the Chinese Garden is designed to be visually exciting the Japanese Gardens are designed with a calmness to evoke inner peace and a meditative state. The styles and methods used for designing the garden are taken from Japan's Muromachi period of 1392 – 1568 and the Azuchi–Momoyama period of 1568 – 1615.3

A brown-throated male Sunbird visits the Japanese Garden

With its traditional arched bridges, 10 odd Tōrō stone lanterns, traditional house and rest house, ponds and gravel chipped pavings4 it faithfully recreates the traditional Japanese style.

Interests

On the grounds is also a Turtle & Tortoise Museum5 as well as one of 10 sundials placed around Singapore to promote the interest in science. The one in the Japanese Garden represents the planet Venus (while the one in the Chinese Garden is for 'Earth').3 Large monitor lizards can be seen roaming in the area of the koi filled ponds.

References

  1. ^ "Singapore Chinese and Japanese Gardens". www.jgarden.org/. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Singapore Parks - Singapore Attractions". www.singapore.com/. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Japanese Garden". www.all-about-singapore.com. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Review of Chinese and Japanese Gardens". Frommers. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lonely Planet review for Chinese & Japanese Gardens". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 

Coordinates: 01°20′9.46″N 103°43′50.77″E / 1.3359611°N 103.7307694°E / 1.3359611; 103.7307694









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