You don’t need to travel to Japan just to experience the world-famous cherry blossoms. Pink and white flowers are falling across Singapore again, bringing life to the city with its bright colours, resembling the Sakura.
While these flowers look like Japan’s cherry blossoms, the credit for this magical phenomenon happening in the Lion City goes to the trumpet trees. These Singapore’s ‘cherry blossom’ trees produce trumpet-shaped flowers with five petals that are in delicate hues of pink and white. The trees typically grow to be as tall as 18 to 35 metres.
Also known as Pink Poui, they blossom after Singapore experiences a period of hot and dry weather followed by rain that cools the island down. As the island was blessed with rain recently, the trumpet trees bloomed again and showered the city-state with these beautiful flowers. When in full bloom, these floral wonders captivate onlookers with their elegance and delicate charm. They grace the city-state for several days before gently wilting and gracefully descending to the ground, forming a carpet of pink and white beneath the tree.
When does Singapore’s ‘cherry blossom’ occur?
Singapore’s ‘sakura’ season occurs twice a year, usually between March to April and August to September, according to the National Parks Board of Singapore. You can find these trees along the streets and in parks.
Catch Singapore’s trumpet trees while they are still in full bloom, and witness the beauty of these pink and white flowers before they sag and disappear until the next season.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: The trumpet trees are behind the the Singapore's 'cherry blossom' phenomenon.
Answer: It blossoms between March to April and between August to September.