It is now pretty clear that our jetset life won’t be making a comeback at least for the entire first half of 2021 - but that just gives us more opportunities to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of our own garden city. And aptly-named this monnicker is, for Singapore is now experiencing her own version of Spring, despite being a tropical country that’s sweltering about 90% of the time.
Trumpet Trees, also known as Tabebuia rosea or pink poui, are now in full bloom across the island. Soft and delicate, these pink and white flowers look similar to Japan’s cherry blossoms, and have thus been dubbed the “sakura of Singapore”. Here are 12 places in Singapore to catch a glimpse of “sakura” this April, but be quick, ‘cause they won’t be around for long!
Read on to find out where to find “sakura” flowers in Singapore!
#1: East Coast Park
East Coast Park’s grass fields got transformed into flower meadows during last year’s Circuit Breaker, and while those have since been cut, you can still admire the Tabebuia rosea flowers there.
The once-lesser-known Ulu Pandan Park Connector has gotten tons of attention this year for its row of pink-filled trees along the canal.
Read our full article on Ulu Pandan Park Connector’s sakura here.
#3: Jalan Bahar
According to a M Saniroz AR via the Nature Society (Singapore) Facebook page, there’s a giant plain at Jalan Bahar opposite the Civil Defence Academy with unreal sunrises - and tall Tabebuia rosea trees teeming with pink blooms. Check out his original post here for more gorgeous photos and videos.
#4: Yishun Hill
Yishun Hill is a secret spot that probably only residents in the area frequent. If you happen to be in the North, it’s worth a climb for the breathtaking views that await.
#5: Jurong Lake Gardens
With a lake snaking through its lush forestry, Jurong Lake Gardens is one of the most magical places to catch Singapore’s sakura blossoms - especially with fallen petals floating atop the water.
#6: Robertson Quay
If you’re planning on heading to Robertson Quay for a round of drinks, make sure you get there before the sky gets dark! You don’t want to miss the sight of the “sakura” trees by the Robertson Bridge, Alkaff Bridge, Warehouse Hotel, and Riverside Walk.
#7: Bishan-AMK Park
There’s no one specific spot to check out at Bishan-AMK Park - the entire area is dotted with Trumpet Trees! Make use of elements like bridges or reflections in the water for added “out of Singapore” vibes in your photos.
#8: Science Centre
These trees can be found at the Kitnetic Garden, a free-entry area at the Science Centre with interactive, educational structures.
#9: Gardens by the Bay
You don’t have to spend money on tickets for the Flower Dome’s Sakura Matsuri in order to admire pink blooms. The free outdoor zones leading to Gardens by the Bay have their vast fields littered with petals!
#10: Yishun Park
Popping by Yishun Park to check out the rows of “cherry blossom” trees? Might as well make a pit stop at the nearby Yishun Park Hawker Centre for Munchi Delights’ famous min jiang kueh and Ah Tan Wings’ har cheong gai chicken wings.
#11: Joo Chiat
According to Instagram user @mrbarry3.14, there are a few more Trumpet Trees with white flowers along the road outside Haig Girls’ School nearby.
#12: Singapore Sports School
No need to feel left out even if you’re not a student of Singapore Sports School at Woodlands, as these trees are located along a fence that directly faces the road and pedestrian path.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG