National Parks

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  • Pomegranate

    Pomegranate

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  • Common Tiger

    Common Tiger

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  • Adder’s Tongue Fern

    Adder’s Tongue 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.

  • Longan

    Longan

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    The Longan (Dimocarpus longan) is a large tree belonging to the same family as the Lychee and Rambutan, which can grow up to 40 m tall.

  • Malayan Mistletoe

    Malayan Mistletoe

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    No Christmas decorations can be complete without a sprig of mistletoe – an evergreen plant which many believe promises a kiss to those who stand beneath it. But did you know that here in the tropics, we have a native mistletoe too?

  • Hawksbill Turtle

    Hawksbill Turtle

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    The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a fully marine turtle that lives in shallow waters around coral reefs. Its brown shells are strikingly coloured with irregular yellow and orange mottles, and its upper jaw protrudes far beyond its lower one, giving its mouth the distinctive beak-like shape from which it gets its name.

  • 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.

  • Nipah Palm

    Nipah Palm

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    Found in the mangrove swamps of Singapore, the Nipah Palm (Nypa fruticans) is a truly unique palm.

  • Black Cincau

    Black Cincau

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    Often added to drinks and shaved ice desserts, grass jelly or Black Cincau comes from the herb Platostoma palustre.

  • Malayan Porcupine

    Malayan Porcupine

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    Before its rediscovery on Pulau Tekong in 2005, it has not been seen in the last 50 years!

  • Ungurahua Palm

    Ungurahua Palm

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  • Telephone Sylvan

    Telephone Sylvan

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  • Blushing Bride

    Blushing Bride

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