Japanese Garden, Singapore
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The bridge connecting the Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden islands
|Location||Yuan Ching Road, Jurong East, Singapore|
|Area||135,000 square meters|
|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
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
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.
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