From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.
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.
…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.
With its traditional arched bridges, 10 odd Tōrō stone lanterns, traditional house and rest house, ponds and gravel chipped pavings it faithfully recreates the traditional Japanese style.
Tōrō stone lanterns…
Getting closer to Chinese Garden…see the pagoda?
On the bridge linking both gardens…moving closer to my nightmare 😛 (read story https://judith4381.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/my-date-with-the-lightning-god/ in the home page)
See the sky? It was a hot day but the sky was overcast.
Japanese Garden is one of the 10 sundials placed around Singapore to promote interest in Science, and it represents the planet Venus while Chinese Garden represents Earth. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Garden,_Singapore)
Beautifully maintained bonsai…
The name of the bridge linking the gardens (Bridge of Double Beauty):
- My date with the Lightning God (judith4381.wordpress.com)