These cherry blossom-like trees were spotted along Geylang River by STOMPer Lee Hock Seng who hopes that NParks would plant more of these trees so that Singaporeans can enjoy its beautiful blooms.
In an email to STOMP today (July 21), the STOMPer wrote:
"These cherry pink and blossom white trees are situated beside Geylang River, at Jalan Benaan Kapal.
"NParks should consider planting more these type of trees beside rivers and parks, so Singaporeans can enjoy the sight.
"This can even become a tourist attraction, like the cherry blossom season in Japan."
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I guess it was the spate of hot weather that we'd been having recently, which was followed by heavy rain. I do remember seeing quite a number of roadside trees in flower, and the various flowering bushes and other ornamental plants in the planters in front of my block were also in full bloom over the weekend.