Japanese Garden, Singapore
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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 – 1615.2
On the grounds is also a Turtle & Tortoise Museum4 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').2 Large monitor lizards can be seen roaming in the area of the koi filled ponds.
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- "Lonely Planet review for Chinese & Japanese Gardens". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
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