Discover with Timothy Tye
Chinese Garden

Start here
Chinese Garden, SingaporeChinese Garden, Singapore (11 July, 2011)


 Timothy Tye

Chinese Garden (GPS: 1.33898, 103.72975), also known as Jurong Gardens, is a park in Jurong East, Singapore. It was built in 1975 and was designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, a well-known architect from Taiwan. The main characteristic of the Chinese Garden is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment.

Map of Chinese Garden


  1. 8 Chinese Legendary Heroes
    A set of stone sculptures depicting famous heroes from Chinese history and mythology.
  2. Stone Lion
    The Stone Lion at the Chinese Garden are sculptured from Taiwan-imported marble stone.
  3. White Rainbow Bridge
    Bridges play an important role in the design of Chinese gardens. In the Chinese Garden, they may denote particular periods of Chinese civilization. In the garden is the "Pai Hung Ch'iao" Bridge, or "White Rainbow Bridge", modelled after the 17-Arch Bridge of the Summer Palace in Beijing.
  4. Main Arch Building
    This magnificent building is a favourite picture-taking spot. Inside the main arch building are two courtyards, namely the "Early Spring Courtyard" and "Garden Courtyard".
  5. Stone Boat
    The Stone Boat is a famous traditional feature of Chinese architecture. The style of the "Yao-Yueh Fang" or Stone Boat of the Chinese Garden is based on the Peking style.
  6. Tea House Pavilion
    The Tea House Pavilion or "Ming Hsiang Hsieh" is another structure modelled after the elaborate gallery at the Summer Palace of Beijing.
  7. 7-Storey Pagoda
    The "Ru Yun T'a" or "7-storey pagoda" is situated on a small hill in the Chinese Garden. It follows the style of Ling Ku Temple Pagoda at Nanking.
  8. Twin Pagodas
    This is the icons of Chinese Garden. It can be seen from the MRT as you pass by the garden.
  9. Pavilion, Plateau, Tower
    The Chinese Pavilion, Plateau and Tower represent the soul of the Chinese gardening art. Furthermore, the building must be linked with plants, rocks, a winding stream and footpaths so as to create a poetical scene.
  10. Bonsai Garden
    Opened in June 1992, the Suzhou-style Bonsai Garden cost an estimate $3.8 million to build and open in June 1992. This 5,800 sq metres garden houses over 2,,000 bonsais from China and other parts of the world.
  11. Garden of Abundance
    The Garden of Abundance is the newest addition to the Chinese Garden. Originally called the Zodiac & Pomegranate Garden, it consists of 100-year-old pomegranate trees from Shantung, carefully planted into the garden with the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals sculpture, a sundial, stone bridges and planting of materials, which have meanings of longevity, abundance and fulfilment. Hence the name Garden of Abundance was selected.
  12. Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
    The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum exhibits different species turtles & tortoises and includes exotic creatures such as tortoises with 2 heads & 6 legs.
  13. You Yuan Buffet & Seafood Restaurant
    The restaurant serves all kinds of seafood, southern and northern China cooking, Peking, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, You Yuan Seafood Restaurant sits on the Stone Boat, overlooking the calming waters.
  14. The East Entrance
    The East Entrance was constructed to enable easy access for pedestrians visiting the gardens from the Chinese Garden MRT Station.

Visiting the Chinese Garden

Take the East West Line of the Singapore MRT to the Chinese Garden MRT Station (EW25) and walk a short distance from there.

Chinese Garden is on the map of Jurong East

List of the Parks in Singapore

Add your business/shop to my site

How would you like to have your business or shop added to this website, so that would-be customers can easily find you? This website provides place information of the whole world, with special emphasis on Malaysia and Singapore.

If you has a shop or business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, with a physical location, you may have your shop listed on one of the pages of this site. For example, a shop in Cheras will be placed on the Cheras page, another in Kota Bharu is listed in the Kota Bharu page, and so on. You only need to pay a one-time fee, and your shop will be listed for you for as long as this site is still running. There are different placement plans available. To find out more, CONTACT ME

Visiting Singapore? Get your hotel room here

Compare the room rates from different online booking sites to get the best rates for your trip.

Going somewhere?

If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.

Going somewhere by express bus in Malaysia/Singapore?

Book your bus ticket online right here. It is easy, safe and fast!.

 Latest pages in Discover with Timothy Tye

 Vital Links

Hire a car | Our Recipes | Facebook Posts | Just Curious | Not In The Dictionary | Our Flowering Garden

My YouTube Videos

Timothy Tye YouTube Channel

Check out my YouTube Channel and don't forget to subscribe!

 List of 553 sights in Singapore

 List of 190 streets in Singapore

Planning Areas of Singapore

"Planning Areas" are the de facto districts of Singapore. This map shows you all the planning areas of the island nation. Click on them to get to know each area.

Explore Singapore made easy with MRT

This comprehensive map of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit shows you every station in the network, so that you can easily plan your journeys and change trains accordingly. As with the bus and LRT, you are charged a fare according to the distance travelled.

 Discover the World

About Timothy Tye

Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook!

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!


 Malaysia Travel Tips!

My Malaysia Travel Tips has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Alor Setar, Seremban, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Taiping) and hundreds of smaller towns.

Hosting

This website is hosted on Bluehost, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.

Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.