2) The 5-Dollars Note Tree

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This Tembusu tree is located in Singapore Botanic Gardens, it is best known as The 5-dollars Note Tree.  It is believed that the tree was there well before the Gardens were laid out in1859.

Whenever you mention about a 5-dollars note, almost everyone in the nation will relate the sweet and joyful story about the tree.  Kids and adults find it irresistible to park themselves on the lower part of the broad branch and taking photos with this chivalrous tree is a familiar task to most of us.

The branch of the tree grown wide and as it is politely lowered with not more than 6 inches before it touches the ground.

As years go by, the wise turn wiser, the old turn older.  Crutches may have become the evidence of a wisdom man.
Now, the gracious wise tree has been conserved by the National Parks under the Heritage Trees Scheme.

32 thoughts on “2) The 5-Dollars Note Tree

    mobius faith said:
    October 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

    What a great story Sydney. I love the respect and reverence for age. It reminds me of a proverb that says, “White hair is a crown of honor obtained by righteous living.” I dismay at people who are always trying disguise or cover-up their age. I worry that people have lost respect for age and the wisdom that comes from age. Thank you for your compassionate image and story.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      you are welcome just like I welcome my silver hair! that is the sign of wisdom why should I abandon them? – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    utesmile said:
    October 21, 2012 at 12:28 am

    This is very interesting and it is a wonderful tree! Isn’t nature fantastic?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Yes! they are the mother of this land, thanks for your viewing, I see you around! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    magdalena36 said:
    October 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Hello Sydney, my english isn´t good enough, but mobius faith said it for me. Thank you….
    regards magdalena

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      I am not that good either! But I belief the passion and sincerity does the job, language is just one of the medium – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    October 21, 2012 at 6:48 am

    So wonderful that Singapore would put a likeness of this great symbol on a $5 bill! Thank you for this great post.
    Cathy

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 21, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Yes! I belief is a great post too, and thanks for your support thru out these few month, cheers! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    adinparadise said:
    October 21, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Love this story. Thanks for sharing. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      I love it too, you are so sweet and warm! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    djmrakiey said:
    October 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Interesting story, nice photos ♥

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      you are welcome! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    sharechair said:
    October 22, 2012 at 4:07 am

    That is really special!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      thanks, let cheers for the day ! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Aian Ramos said:
    October 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    wow! another work of art of nature :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Yes art is nature, nature is art! Thanks for stopping by – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    orofiorentino said:
    October 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    WONDERFUL…So wonderful that Singapore would put a likeness of this great symbol on a $5 bill. Compliments Orofiorentino from Italy

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      yes, Singapore is as small as a sparrow but it has all the vital organs.- remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Pecora Nera said:
    October 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    That is a cool tree..

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 28, 2012 at 1:11 am

      is worth more than $5/xx, LOL!

    Charron's Chatter said:
    October 29, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    that is SUPER cool. Way better than a face of a politician. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      we do have also, but is on the other note, LOL!

    bobbie said:
    November 11, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Sydney, thank you for sharing this interesting story. The tree is majestic. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

      next time if you come to Singapore, you can take a look of the $5 dollars note, and thanks for your stopping by, cheers!

    linesbylinda said:
    November 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I appreciate you! I was so into the postaday writing challenge, on a line from a song, it was well written, the only thing it printed was the picture, I had no backup, so I will not do that.

    Zen and Genki said:
    November 20, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Great post! Love the shot of the currency :)

    ryan said:
    February 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    very interesting story behind those dollars. thank you so much. and here, i don’t even know the story about the currency. hehe

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Is okay! Own it more important! Haha! :)

        ryan said:
        February 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        true… hahaha

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

        :)

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