Singapore is Blooming!

Over the weekend while my wife and I were on the MRT green line we noticed that the trees are starting to bloom with large white and pink blossoms.  You can see it especially well between Pasir Ris and Tampines MRT stations.  It’s definitely no sakura blossom viewing event, but it’s still attractive.  I wasn’t able to get my camera out in time to take photos of the trees along the train line, but I did take photos of some of the trees around my neighborhood.

This photo was taken on a different day from the first two.  Those are the same two trees, but from across the street.  You can see Loyang Secondary School behind them, as well as two women below them taking photos of the trees just like I was the day before.

These trees are planted down the middle of some of the roadways here in Pasir Ris.  It’s really nice to look at.  I’m going to take a walk down to Pasir Ris Park sometime this week, if I have time, to see if the trees there are blooming and to try to get some better photos.

5 thoughts on “Singapore is Blooming!

  1. Perhaps I wake up at too unearthly hours to go to school that I never see the HDB cleaners anymore. I used to see them around when I was still in kindergarten and my father always waved to the old malay uncle sweeping the floors. It is an interesting thought though, looking at the world from their perspective.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to look that up and leave the information here in a comment. I like the sight of the trees, but I just like to appreciate the beauty. I've never been too much into the details of it all, like determining actual species names. The only trees I could probably name on sight are dogwoods and the sakura trees and that's because of constant media exposure to them. So, I guess you could say I'm a passive observer on this one.

  3. I hope I get the chance to see them carpeting the ground, but in Singapore cleaners are pretty quick to sweep up debris. The trees in this photo had dropped some flowers to the ground and the old fella that guards the gate was already raking them up. It hadn't been a day since the trees first bloomed.

  4. I'm not sure if you ever read the straits times article, so here's the link: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_504714.html But it isn't the full story D: You can wiki it if you like. But it doesn't have much info either.

    It's pretty much a rare phenomenon since it only happens because of the weird dry and rainy seasons happening recently. But Singapore does have other flowering trees like a tree that flowers yellow flowers which name has momentarily escaped me. I was trying to confirm if it's the flame of the forest. But google's pictures look unfamiliar.

    Anyway, Singapore's botanical information interested me very much as a child and perhaps it might interest you too 😀

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