Singapore decked with pretty in pink 'sakuras' as trumpet tree flowers bloom

Singapore decked with pretty in pink 'sakuras' as trumpet tree flowers bloom
Trumpet trees flowering in Singapore along Central Expressway, near Moulmein Flyover. (PHOTO: NParks/Andrew Tau)

It’s the time of the year that Singapore’s floral version of Japan’s beloved cherry blossoms blooms again as trumpet tree flowers deck pavements and road dividers across the island in a sea of pink.

The trumpet tree, whose scientific name is Tabebuia rosea, is commonly planted in Singapore as a shade-providing tree. Native to tropical rainforests across South America, the tree got its name from its trumpet-shaped flowers.

NParks posted several photographs of the trumpet tree flowers in full bloom at locations such as Singapore River and Hougang on its Facebook page on Monday (10 September).

Facebook users also responded to NParks’ post by attaching photos of the flowers that they have seen in locations such as Kim Seng Park, Queen Street and Changi Business Park.

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