Dreams of witnessing the iconic cherry blossoms of Japan’s Sakura trees in person may have withered on the vine, but Singapore can settle for some very similar-looking trees that showing their colors this month.
Singapore’s got pretty pink flowers of its own courtesy of stands of Trumpet trees, aka Tabebuia rosea, blooming now throughout the country’s parks, from Tampines to Jurong. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong even gave the trees a shoutout today.
“Over the weekend, you may have seen our trees and shrubs taking on beautiful and colourful hues in estates and neighbourhood parks across Singapore. While they look like Japan’s sakura blossoms, you won’t have to travel far to see these displays!” he wrote.
Over the weekend, you may have seen our trees and shrubs taking on beautiful and colourful hues in estates and…
According to NParks, the trees, a type of begonia, grow to upward of 35-meters high.While the trees flower for only a few weeks around the same time as the famed cherry blossoms, each Trumpet flower, which grows to about 5 centimeters, only blooms several days before withering.
The trees have been spotted at River Valley, Jurong and in neighborhood parks like that of Tampines Sun Plaza Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
@fliznixFinally the Sakura season Singapore version is back guys!!! 🌸 #viral #fyp #tiktoksg #singapore #foryoupage #foryou #explore♬ Pretty Girl – Clairo
For those unimpressed, real Sakura flowers can be found in Gardens by the Bay’s flower dome.
Spring vibes at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome.
The elegant Japanese red-crowned cranes or Tancho grace the Flower Field this spring alongside pink blossoms of sakura and momo (peach blossoms).#singapore #Spring #BlossomWatch @GardensbytheBay #visitsingapore #nikonz7ii pic.twitter.com/WCzl07VCrO
— Javan Ng (@javanng) March 28, 2021
@fliznixSingapore largest Sakura vibes location🌸😍 #viral #fyp #tiktoksg #singapore #foryoupage #foryou #explore♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber
Sakura season in Singapore pic.twitter.com/iw4N7pP4FH
— zx (@xxlzx) March 28, 2021
— Liang (@LimWuiLiang) March 27, 2021
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