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Japanese Garden, Singapore


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.[1]

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 Beauty[2] .

Layout & Design

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]


With its traditional arched bridges, 10 odd Tōrō stone lanterns, traditional house and rest house, ponds and gravel chipped pavings[3] it faithfully recreates the traditional Japanese style.

Interests

On the grounds is also a Turtle & Tortoise Museum[4] 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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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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