Trumpeting the end of a dry period

PHOTOS: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD

Singapore's version of Japan's famed cherry blossoms made a surprise return this month after the usual flowering season ended last month. The trumpet trees, known mainly for their pink blooms, continued flowering in the first two weeks of the month due to the recent unusual weather, according to the National Parks Board. It said yesterday that the flowering is triggered when heavy showers occur after a hot and long dry period.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2019, with the headline 'Trumpeting the end of a dry period'. Print Edition | Subscribe