Flowering season in Singapore: NParks rallying netizens to share photos of pretty blooms

Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering in East Coast Park.
Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering in East Coast Park.PHOTO: TERENCE CHIA
Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering in East Coast Park.
Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering in East Coast Park.PHOTO: TERENCE CHIA
Bougainvillea flowering in East Coast Park.
Bougainvillea flowering in East Coast Park.PHOTO: TERENCE CHIA

SINGAPORE - Pretty flowers bloom for you and me, goes the 1962 song Singapura.

And indeed, pretty flowers have been sprouting up all over our sunny island.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (Sept 7), the National Parks Board (NParks) shared photos of Trumpet trees, which they called the Singaporean version of the sakura.

The plants were captured in bloom in the east of Singapore, from Sims Avenue East to Pasir Ris.

It also posted photos of bougainvillea blooming at East Coast Park, in what it called "a flower feast in the east".

NParks suggested for members of the public to visit a nearby park and appreciate the phenomenon, which is taking place islandwide.

It has also created a hashtag #SGBlooms2017, for people to share on social media photos that they have taken.


Bougainvillea flowering in East Coast Park. PHOTO: TERENCE CHIA 


Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering at Pasir Ris Green. PHOTO: TERENCE CHIA


Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering at Tampines Link. PHOTO: SITI ZAHARAH BINTE RAMAN


Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering at Pasir Ris Drive 1. PHOTO: SITI ZAHARAH BINTE RAMAN


Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering at Kampong Eunos and Sims Ave East. PHOTO: TAN CHIN PENG 


Trumpet trees (Tabebuia rosea) flowering in Pasir Ris Town Park. PHOTO: NORZEHAN BINTE AHMAD