Tropical Christmas gifts from Singapore's green spaces

The sea teak can be found in places like Kampong Glam Park and Sembawang Park. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The lesser mouse deer can be found in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and its surrounding buffer parks, such as the Thomson Nature Park. PHOTO: MARCUS CHUA
Casuarina trees found on Coney Island have needle-like "leaves" that resemble the iconic Christmas pine trees. PHOTO: NPARKS, FLORA & FAUNA WEB
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SINGAPORE - The recent sweater weather has made it feel a lot like Christmas, sans the snow.

Festive cheer abounds in decked-up malls, but common Christmas motifs may not just be plastic figurines in urban areas. Living, breathing specimens can also be found here, in Singapore's green spaces.

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