We’re all pretty in pink these days, thanks to the bloom of our own “sakura season” this month. It’s a welcome sight after the scorching hot temperatures of March, trailed by the recent April showers.
So really, you don’t have to fly all the way to Japan to see those lovely cherry blossoms. Or whine about the fact that you missed out on Gardens by the Bay’s recent Sakura Matsuri. The pale petals are all over the island, and you can feast your eyes on them for free just by strolling around the parks or park connectors. (That is, if it isn’t pouring rain like it seems to be every day this week.)
According to the National Parks Board (NParks), some of the blooms spotted along the streets of Singapore include the Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia rosea and Tabebuia pallida), Red Flame (Delonix regia), Cat Claw Ivy (Macfadyena unguis-cati), and Bougainvillea ‘Orange Stripe’.
If you snap a picture of the flowering trees that you’d like to share, you can click on NParks’ tree map and show off Mother Nature’s beauty to the rest of the nation.