58) Building makes way to this tree

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This Panaga Laut tree is one of the Heritage trees in Singapore Botanic Gardens.  This species grow on sandy beaches and lowland forests.  It is widely spread over from East Africa to West Pacific.  You can find their footprints in Singapore too.

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This tree is slow growing and has low and massive branches with a broad, dense crown.  Different part of the body can be made into traditional medicine.

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This tree has home itself there for over 100 years.  The design of the building, Botany Centre has take into consideration the need to preserve this precious tree.  Walk ways were made narrow to accommodate the large spreading root of this tree.  The second floor void was created to allow tree branches to be retained.

Isn’t it a good way to show respect to nature?

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42 thoughts on “58) Building makes way to this tree

    keiththegreen said:
    January 29, 2013 at 12:21 am

    A beautiful example of living in harmony with nature.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 12:37 am

      Keith, I thank you on behalf of the nature and the authority involved! 🙂

    tchistorygal said:
    January 29, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Hi Sydney, It’s beautiful and green. What is growing all over the trunks. Is that part of the tree? ML 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Is fern, you know they like grow on wet and dampness ground, sometime you can find on my head too! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        January 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

        So your a fernhead? Nice look Sydney. Sounds attractive! 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Fernhead is better than dumbhead, I’m glad!

        tchistorygal said:
        January 30, 2013 at 2:55 am

        You are so right! You are definitely NOT dumbhead!!! 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        I just knew it! 🙂

    mixedupmeme said:
    January 29, 2013 at 1:11 am

    It is always so sad to see trees cut down because people do not plan wisely when constructing. More respect should be given just as you mentioned in your presentation.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Meme, yes! When ever I past by the mangrove a few block away from my house.
      Looking at the situation of the condition, is no longer a wild natural ground I have seen.
      So sad! Sob….

    Be Well And Happy said:
    January 29, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Wow, amazing photos. People just love doing things to trees don’t they? – cutting them down, climbing them, reshaping them, stunting their growth – lovely to see them just left alone……..

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Is always somebody destroy, somebody reform!
      Hey, thanks for your reading! By looking at your name, I know we are friend already! See you around!
      Cheers! 🙂

    Angeline M said:
    January 29, 2013 at 11:52 am

    What a beautiful tree. You’ve done it justice!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Angeline, thanks! You love it, I love it! 🙂

    Charron's Chatter said:
    January 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    We have a restaurant here in town, that was built around this beautiful fig tree—it literally grows from the center of the restaurant! Every now and then, man gets it right. Lovely pictorial post, Sydney. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Karen, thanks for sharing your story, this is what we call Blogging!
      Sydney treasure our friendship! 🙂

    Rexlin Victor said:
    January 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful and green surroundings!!! Lovely shots too!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      You are always so sweet to me! – Sydney always hug you!

    sachemspeaks said:
    January 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Good job my friend, cement buildings give nothing, trees give love, cool shade and oxygen.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Indeed, this is the building give way to nature which I find them is rare!
      Hey, thanks for reading! Have a nice day! 🙂

    icelandpenny said:
    January 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Sydney, Thank you for liking my latest post (Snow-lines), I am very complimented. Your blog shows me things I want to see and know, in a place I have not visited, so I thank you for that as well. Yes, you are right, the Botany Centre is a wonderful example of how to respect nature — and when our architecture is good for nature, it is usually better for us humans as well.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      Penny, thanks! You are one of the blogger with certain style on writing which Sydney like to learn from you!
      In fact they are plenty of Blogger followers are so good and so knowledgeable!
      Sydney pick up things from you all day and night since 5+ months ago, never regret a single day!
      Thanks, Penny! I see you around! 🙂

    ShimonZ said:
    January 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    How grateful we must be that some trees are more important than buildings…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 30, 2013 at 12:27 am

      It mush be done by some wise man or good soul! 🙂

    ShekinahToday said:
    January 30, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Hi you have a Nice blog. Thanks for the visit on our page and for your likes. God bless.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Hi, Shekinah! Thanks for your compliments!
      Have a joyful and peaceful day! Cheers! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    January 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    What a beautiful old tree! I love it! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      It has over 100 years, it looks creepy to me but is a upright man I pay my respect to! 🙂

    apple.e.e-s. said:
    January 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    this is how we should treat nature. good job Sydney 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks, sometime I miss you and your lovely hubby!
      Have a great day! And send my regard to your hubby!
      🙂

        apple.e.e-s. said:
        January 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm

        Thank you Sydney. We have been very busy with our move, we even spent weeks in an empty house before our shipment arrived. But we are better now and I’m up for more posts 🙂 Regards to you and to your family too 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        Sounds great in you! Sydney like to hear friends being bless and safe!
        Take good care! 🙂

    mydailyminefield said:
    January 31, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Love the idea of giving nature its due respect and space. Your blogs are so informative yet peaceful. You would make a wonderful school teacher!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 31, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Can I? I must be a naughty teacher then! Haha!
      Thanks for your compliments! Have a peaceful day! Cheers! 🙂

    seedlingsofhope said:
    January 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    simply beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 31, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks, when I look into you Blog, I know you are going to be my friend!
      See you! I’ll be back!
      Have a great day! 🙂

    Eric Alagan said:
    February 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I’m learning a lot about names of trees and plants. Thanks, Eric

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks, Eric! You are such a lovely gentleman!
      And thanks to NParks too! 🙂

    blade3colorado said:
    March 16, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Love this post!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 16, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Thanks for reading! I thank you on behalf of this old tree! 🙂

        blade3colorado said:
        March 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm

        I wish more countries and corporations would be more environmentally conscious. It’s a shame to see some of the beautiful sites I am visiting marred by garbage and pollution.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        March 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

        🙂

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