Being a tourist in Singapore, even though I go there nearly every month, I find myself looking at new places to visit other than my usual haunts of Orchard, Singapore Zoo and the Jurong Birdpark. The Chinese Garden provided that opportunity.
Located in Jurong East, the Chinese Garden is a very well-designed and maintained garden. Great for families and also for people like me – looking for a place with a lot of greens.
After photographing a few IR shots during my testing period before I mod the D70s for good, I found that greens, reflections and good clouds are quite critical to a nice IR shot. Then again, I don’t get that all the time so having to settle for 2 things out of 3 is good enough for me.
So, what is there to do at the Chinese Garden? Well, just walk, and take in the sights. There is also a live tortoise and turtles museum if you are up for it. It is in the Guinness World of Records after all and it only costs SGD5 to enter.
Other than that, there is a koi pond, a huge bridge, some miniature errr statues, a pagoda, a boat-like thing and lots of greens. There is quite a lot for the eyes to see. And the green will do well take the stress of your eyes as well.
And once you are done with the Chinese Garden, you can always take a stroll to the Japanese Garden. I didn’t do so this trip but I will definitely drop by the Japanese Garden the next time I am there.