Monday, 9 March 2009

a wander around Chinese Gardens

Yesterday - Sunday March 8 - John and I went over to Chinese Gardens. Easy for us to get there as it is only two stops on the train and an easy 5 minute walk to the entrance.

This first image was taken from the train station (Chinese Garden MRT):
..... and this is the pathway to the entrance. There is a car park further around, but if you go by train this is the entrance you would come to:
Chinese Garden, also commonly known as Jurong Gardens, is a park in Jurong East, Singapore. The garden was built in 1975 and designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, a well-known architect from Taiwan, the Chinese Garden’s concept is based on Chinese gardening art.

The main characteristic is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment. The Chinese Garden is modelled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping. It is located next to Chinese Garden MRT Station.

Will attach a few images here and then add more in the next posting

(Maybe tomorrow....

This image here is of the uncle selling the ice creams at The East Entrance,
who could resist?

and then we cross this bridge to the Gardens themselves......

This entrance was specially constructed in conjunction with the Chinese Garden MRT station, to ensure easy access for pedestrians visiting the gardens. Upon approaching the garden, there is a Red Bridge that will lead you in. This Red Bridge symbolises good luck and is an auspicious colour for the Chinese. Two stone lions, welcoming the visitors before entering the garden, also guard the entrance.

but the gardens themselves are a delight, lovely pathways, rock pools, flowers, seats, stonework and statues. In the next posting I will add the photos of the seats and other aspects of the park....

total peace, tranquility and serenity.

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