Flanking Jurong Lake, the Chinese Garden offers 13.5 hectares of landscaped tranquillity – perfect for an afternoon stroll, though not worth the trek from the city alone. The garden features numerous Chinese-style pavilions, a seven-storey pagoda (open 8am to 7pm), an impressive display of penjing (Chinese bonsai; open 9am to 5pm), and a lantern-studded Japanese Garden (6am to 7pm). The rundown turtle and tortoise museum is best avoided.