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2) The 5-Dollars Note Tree


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.

Author: Sydney Fong

Hi, I am Sydney, a Singaporean. Making a living as an Architectural Illustrator, 3d product designer and visionary. My blog entails categories of my interest, joy, upheaval of life and its destiny. Every post has its own characteristic. It conveys a story of its own, and the life of its owner.

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

  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. Love this story. Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. Interesting story, nice photos ♥

  7. wow! another work of art of nature :)

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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. Great post! Love the shot of the currency :)

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

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