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Different types of Durian


Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.

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By courtesy of beconfused.com

D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.

This is one of the most expensive varieties.

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By courtesy of http://www.ebay.com

XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.

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By courtesy of blog.udn.com)

Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.

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By courtesy of fatoo.com

Mao Shan Wang- (meaning mountain cat king) the flesh that is firm on the outside, creamy on the inside. Having the most satisfying of all durians types, having said that, this is considered the best among all.

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By courtesy of http://www.mysabah.com

Red, Orange meat- one of the rare varieties, fruits are very small and can be held by one palm. Both are considered as Wild Durians.

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By courtesy of sgforums.com

Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world

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Wild growing Albizia tree


By courtesy of wildlifehawaii.com

By courtesy of wildlifehawaii.com

Due to the fast growing speed, Albizia tree (Falcataria moluccana) has never been the roadside tree in Singapore. The trees were first grown in Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1870 and later shifted to waste ground where it start proliferate.

Albizia is a can grow from sapling to a tree in 35 feet (10.7m) tall, within 13 months. The huge number of seeds in pods can multiply in the wild.

Although, the tree is beautiful and widely spread like a green canopy. But the branches may prone to fall over the stormy rain, and cast a danger to the road users. Since then, Albizia tree has been out under Tree Conservation Area (TCA) due to it reality and practicality.


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The ten common trees in Singapore


Introduce 10 common trees in Singapore, wishing them shade you from the summer sun and bring you the joy of greenery.

rain tree 01Rain Tree

Angsana

yellow flame treeYellow Flame

Senegal Mahogany

broad-leafed mahoganyBroad-leafed Mahogany

tembusu tree 01Tembusu Tree

sea apple 01Sea Apple

saga tree 01Saga Tree

Trumpet Tree

Sea Almond


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Bukit Chermin Black and White Bungalow


bukit chermin 03House no.30 Bukit Chermin Black and White Bungalow is the grandest and largest among the four houses on the Bukit Chermin Hill. Bukit Chermin meaning “Mirror Hill” in Malay.

bukit chermin 01Black and White Bungalows is a painted white house that built from 19th century until World War 2. It used to house European expatriate, colonial families in the colony times.

bukit chermin 02The style incorporated elements of Arts and Crafts and Art Deco movements as well as the need of wealthy expatriate families for airy and spacious family homes. Many of them have conserved by Authority, developed and converted it into residential and commercial usages.


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Such an inviting Amphitheatre


b amphitheatre 01Botanic Garden Amphitheatre is part of the unbeatable attraction in this national park of Singapore.  It is open to park visitors at all times but provides Orchestra occasionally.  This spaceship-like stage is sponsor by Shaw Foundation.  The curve lining of the roof is blend perfectly with charming wind and musical notes.

b amphitheatre 02Whenever there is a performance, audience from all places gather here with their family, sit on the lawn, under the wonderful fresh air and enjoy the pleasure of the sound of music.  Without any sound acoustic, playing music surrounding nature, this is the most original form of our heart beat!

b amphitheatre 04b amphitheatre 09The stage is surrounded with a waterlily pond, with beautiful flowers blooming all year round.

b amphitheatre 08Frederick Chopin is always there to be a musical inspirer and guidance.

So, why would you want to turn his invitation down!


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Hi Heliconia!


heliconia 01Heliconia, name derived from the Greek word Helikonios. It has over 200 species in single genus. The plant vibrant in color, grow well in Tropical region, is one of the composition of the Ginger Order. Let’s explore other creative and fun names beside the “Bird of Paradise”.

heliconia 02Sexy Pink

heliconia 03Surinam Gold

heliconia 04Dwarf Jamaican

heliconia 05Red-Yellow Gyro

heliconia 06Lobster Claw Two

heliconia 07Black Cherry

heliconia 08Jacquinii


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1,2,3 of the Botanic Visitor Centre


visitor centre 01One – I love the elegant clock tower given by Lady McNeice.  It provides a resting place for visitors and admirers like us.

visitor centre 02Two – The rows of ferns trees welcoming you with their pure clean color.

visitor centre 04Three – Looking up to the face of the fern tree, asking anyone of them if they can shade my shoulders.

visitor centre 03Four – The canon ball tree, asking him if someone is coming after me.

visitor centre 05Five – The mini waterfall that likes speaking to me in his own language.

visitor centre 06Lastly, the turtles are the ones that never turn me down.

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