The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 04, 2012
 

Photo gallery: Amateur naturalist may have found wild bananas here

 
 

Singapore is no banana republic.

Despite having a great variety of native trees, from tembusu to teakwood, historical records show no native species of wild bananas here – just the domesticated, seedless, garden variety kinds planted on school grounds and community plots.