I just can’t imagine Singapore without our trees. It’s one thing I never take for granted.
This wintry tree seems like it belongs somewhere colder, but this was right on our Tiny Island at the former Turf Club. Saw this glorious sight when we were visiting Rider’s Cafe.
Outside Samy’s Curry at Dempsey Hill, you see banana trees that are a vibrant green. The banana leaves you eat on are probably from these lovely trees.
Love the bark on old trees. This was taken by B at Dempsey Hill.
Low hanging branches that kiss the ground. This one was captured as I was walking from the Stadium MRT to Kallang Leisure Park.
The best scene for me is driving through one of our lonely reservoir roads. This was at Lower Pierce.
What I find the most refreshing are our tree lined roads and especially the lush umbrella-like trees that form a canopy.
And the majestically old trees.
For the ultimate tropical jungle experience for people like me who don’t like roughing it, there’s Sungei Buloh.
My absolute favourite thing about Singapore! 😀
What touches (yes, that’s true. I’m really touched) me further is how everyone seems to be taking care of the plants. I stayed in a hotel near the Padang on my last holiday there, and it was so wonderful waking up to see gardeners tending the trees along the walkway, raking dead leaves, and trimming Padang grass from the window. A morning stroll showed dedicated men watering flowering plants around Boat Quay area. An afternoon shopping trip reveals another group of men fertilising and picking out caterpillars from the plants along Orchard. Now, recalling all these scenes make my eyes water again.. Hehe.
The gardeners do a wonderful job and we don’t often think about them although we see them every day at the roads…thanks for reminding me 🙂
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