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    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    Heritage Tour

    Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 9:00 AM

    The Heritage Tour brings you through the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where Southeast Asia's rubber and orchid industries were born. Highlights include the Bandstand, sculptures in the Gardens, the Heritage Trees, the Main Gate, and the Saraca Stream Walk.

    Learning Forest Tour

    Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 9:00 AM

    The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest.

    Chinatown Heritage Tree Trail

    Saturday, 16 Mar 2019 9:00 AM

    Chinatown is Singapore's largest historic district and home to several Heritage Trees. Get up close with the Bodhi Tree, a tree closely associated with Hinduism and Buddhism, and learn about a native mango, the Binjai. Find out the fascinating stories behind these Heritage Trees and other interesting plants.

    Tree of the month (March 2019)

    With its iconic umbrella-shaped crown, the Rain Tree provides excellent shade in our parks and along our roads. The Rain Tree is so named because the leaflets close on overcast days. It is also called 'Pukul Lima’, which means ‘5 o’clock’, as the leaves fold up in the evenings.

    • Species:Syzgium grande
    • Common Name:Jambu Laut
    • Location:Ayer Rajah Expressway

    The "Tree of the Month" will be awarded to the tree which has received the most number of virtual hugs over the previous month.

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?

    There once stood a Sepetir tree (Sindora wallichii) in Changi, nicknamed the “Changi Tree”, that was so tall that sailors used it as a landmark for over 100 years! This tree was said to measure about 76 metres in height, but sadly, it was deliberately felled in 1942 as it was used as an artillery landmark for the invading Japanese army during World War II.

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    When the rains return after a long period of dry weather, look out for the blooms of the Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia rosea). The common name of this South American species highlights its showy, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in soft shades of pink and white. A popular plant found along Singapore’s streets and parks, the visual spectacle of mass blooming events are often likened to the Spring flowering of Sakuras.

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    Resembling yellow pom-poms, the round, fluffy blooms of the Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus) never fail to uplift one’s spirits! Thought to bloom after a sudden drop in air temperature, the attractive flowers of the Golden Penda make it a popular ornamental tree in Singapore and also an excellent source of nectar for bees, butterflies and nectar-feeding birds like sunbirds. 

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    Kampong Glam derived its name from the Gelam tree (Melaleuca cajuputi), which is also known as the Paper Bark Tree due to its white papery bark. Despite the soft appearance of its bark, this tree is a hardy species which can tolerate all sorts of tough conditions, and is even adapted to withstand fire!

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    Have you heard of the Handkerchief tree (Maniltoa browneoides)? This common roadside tree in Singapore is named after its prominent flushes of young leaves, which resemble soft white handkerchiefs hanging from the tree! However, these “handkerchiefs” do not last for long. Within a few days, they start to turn green and eventually harden into mature leaves.

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