National Parks

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  • Green-crested Lizard

    Green-crested Lizard

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  • Tit-berry

    Tit-berry

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  • Elephant Fern

    Elephant Fern

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  • Garlic Vine

    Garlic Vine

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    The Garlic Vine (Mansoa hymenaea) gets its name from the distinct garlic smells produced when the leaves are crushed, although this woody climber is not related to the common edible garlic at all!

  • Desert Rose

    Desert Rose

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    The Desert Rose (Adenium obesum) originates from Eastern Africa to Southern Arabia and is loved by many for its bright flowers and unique swollen stem.

  • Bronchocela cristatella

    Bronchocela cristatella

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    The striking Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella) is native to Singapore, and was commonly seen in the past. However, its numbers have declined over time due to the introduction of the more aggressive Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor), which was first seen in Singapore in the 1980s.

  • Blue Pea

    Blue Pea

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  • Bird-dropping Spider

    Bird-dropping Spider

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  • Trumpet Tree

    Trumpet Tree

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  • Ungurahua Palm

    Ungurahua Palm

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  • Telephone Sylvan

    Telephone Sylvan

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  • Blushing Bride

    Blushing Bride

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  • White-collared Kingfisher

    White-collared Kingfisher

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    The White-collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is one of eight documented kingfisher species in Singapore. It can be distinguished by its aquamarine to turquoise-coloured upper parts and head, black bill and feet and white breast and belly.

  • Lucky Bamboo

    Lucky Bamboo

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    Despite its name, the Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena braunii) is in fact, not a bamboo at all. Rather, it belongs to the Asparagus family, and is more related to plants such as agaves, yuccas and of course, the asparagus.

  • Kumquat

    Kumquat

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    The Kumquat (Citrus japonica), also known by its Chinese names 金桔 (jin ju) and 金柑 (jin gan), is a very popular plant commonly grown during the Chinese New Year festive season

  • Tempinis Tree

    Tempinis Tree

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    Do you know that Tampines is named after the Tempinis tree (Streblus elongatus) from the fig family (Moraceae)?

  • Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim

    Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim

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    This is Singapore’s national flower! Formerly called the Vanda Miss Joaquim, it has been reclassified from the genus Vanda to Papilionanthe.

  • Common Sun Skink

    Common Sun Skink

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    You can often find the Common Sun Skink basking in the sun on the forest edge or along footpaths, or slithering among leaf litter in Singapore’s wooded areas, mangroves and parks.

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