Singapore's cherry blossoms

Singapore's cherry blossoms

With the pink flowers carpeting pavements recently, Singapore now has its own version of Japan's signature sakura flowers, or "cherry blossoms".

The rainfall after Singapore's longest dry spell has brought about the flowering of many plants around the island.

Bedok resident Shekar Sinha, 40,said the pink flowers that bloomed at Taman Bedok, near his home last week, was a welcome sight after the dry spell.

The healthcare worker said: "During the dry spell, I would drive around and see a lot of brown, dying plants.

But now the flowers look so beautiful and it feels like you're not in Singapore."

He was so excited, while on a walk through his neighbourhood with his family on Saturday, he eagerly snapped pictures of his wife and kids frolicking in the flowers.



He also noticed many people stopping their vehicles to get a good shot of the flowers along Bedok Road.

The sakura lookalikes are actually known as Tabebuia rosea or trumpet trees, said the National Parks Board (NParks) in a post on its Facebook page on Saturday.

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