After we dropped off our friends at the Singapore Zoo in December which we had already visited earlier in the year we took a drive to the Chinese Gardens and Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum . The gardens is commonly known as Jurong Gardens adjacent to the Japanese Gardens and easily accessible via the MRT.
The gardens are beautifully sculpted and maintained with many different areas like the Gardens of Fragrance, Bonsai, Bridges, Statues and Pagodas. A perfect place to have a quite walk and picnic on a weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle.
There are refreshment stalls at both entrances but the Tea Garden was closed during our visit so make sure you have enough water for the walk as the park is very large. Saw lots of people with children and cooler boxes having picnic's all over the gardens just lazing around.
The visited to the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum was interesting and they certainly have a large variety of Turtles and Tortoises. The museum holds the Guinness World Record certificate for the most live Turtles and Tortoises collection with more than 1000 live specimens. My expectations were higher and the museum is quite small but certainly have some of the weirdest specimens I have ever seen. There is also a collection of related artifacts on display and a small shop for souvenirs. Entrance fee for adults is only $5 so well worth a visit.