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Flowering trees around Singapore wow many

Flowering trees around Singapore have wowed many with their brilliant and beautiful colours

Published on Apr 26, 2014 11:57 AM

You could call them showers of blessing. Not only did the rain in recent weeks end a record dry spell here, but it has also led flowering trees around the island to burst into bloom.

Since last month, these trees, found along roads, parks and major expressways, have exploded in a myriad of colours such as white, pink and yellow, drawing shutterbugs like bees to honey.

Some have dubbed this Singapore's sakura season after Japan's famed cherry blossom season, which usually starts around late March.

Mr Oh Cheow Sheng, 47, director of streetscape at the National Parks Board (NParks), calls this recent phenomenon a "spectacular period".

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"It's Singapore's own sakura season... It's a big contrast to the dried, brown leaves previously." 

Graphic designer Kaw Jon Boon on the profuse flowering of trees in Singapore. Species such as the Trumpet Tree along Hougang  Avenue 5 have sported colourful blooms recently