Month: February 2013

Postbox collections of Singapore

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These postbox collections of Singapore, from the British Colonial days until the present.

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The saga of a lovely Saga tree

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Saga tree (Adenanthera pavonina) is one of the top popular trees in Singapore.  By saying that, we wish to imagine its presence but sometimes without even knowing its existence.

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The Saga tree is hardy and fast growing species.  It can grow like a giant in 15-20m tall and widely spread out to provide shade and like a welcoming kind father.

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The fruits pods of this tree contain scarlet seeds, each of the 4 seeds make up 1 gram.  In the past, it is widely used on gold and silver as a weight measurement.

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The red seeds are a well-know love seeds among all warm and solicitude heart.  Some like to collect it and store it up in bottle for their love ones.  Some prefer to stitch it up forming a necklace and some place it to form a heart-shape.

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This Saga tree is located at Botanic gardens.  He treated his fern fans as his own family.  Surrounded with their friendship and love.  They lived together and share the wide blue sky.  Spreading love-seeds to passer-bys, it also naturalized through out Malaysia and Africa.  This is the core soul of Saga tree, the saga never fail to entice!

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Sydney introduces a talented poet to everyone today!
Wishing everyone a great Health and Beautiful Soul!

River of the heart


When the flowers,
are sleeping,
in their own shadows,
of the moonless night,
am just awakening,
in the dream,
ablaze with blossom.

//Can you see the shadow of this poem? I have written the hidden questions, i.e. who has become the shadow? Or is the shadow a tunnel to meet ourselves in another World? The moon here has been implicated too to return to her own shadow. One might ask where does the shadow comes from if there is a total darkness, and the answer is revealed when we look up into the sky of the cloudless night. //


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Every end marks a new beginning

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The rare Talipot Palm (Corypha umbraculifera) is flowering for the first and the last time after 80 years of growth.

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Over the next few months, it will produce some 24 million tiny flowers, and hopefully some seed, before it finally withers (by courtesy of Singapore Botanic Gardens).

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If life ends with 24 million of flowers in exchange of a new dream, it’s just like the story of fireworks; it ends and relives our hope again!

Spring has come

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Spring has come.

From all direction, outside the door step.

Along the street.

Waving at you!

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An unknown tree, but old pals!

Always cheer me up on the street, from one end to another.

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It comes from the top.

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It comes from the side.

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It comes from all direction!

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Since he was young and silent.

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Now he  has grown up as Laughter!

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And they group together as Cheerleading!

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They sing loudly!

They are everywhere!

In spring!

A corner of the Park

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Gardener always remain low and contribute so much effort to maintain the cleanliness of the park.  They are always doing their job without any spotlight flashing on them.  So, when you happen to pass-by them, do mind your step to give them your respect and status they deserved.  They might be as low as grass, as tiny as sand, but they are equal on earth.

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Sunlight and dropping leaves are the most favorable subjects on their stage of life.

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Sometime they have to hide themselves in the lush to exchange the bowl of rice on their table.

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An endless sweeping job day and night, through months and years.  Are we able to take over them?

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You can be a jaywalker, but have your grace and don’t litter around.

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As there are many CCTV security systems watching you at everywhere you step on.

Tree in the staircases

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There are plenty of scenes to enjoy in plant world.  We can stroll along the forest, watching wild plants lavishly growing under the sky or make a trip to the garden watching the sunray seeping through the leaves in between.

But this dedicated scene was captured at the border of the Orchard district outside the SOTA.


This is just a tree and it is just one tree!

Standing alone and above all, together with this sleek building.  Encompassed with grandeur where buildings, staircases and even roads have to give way to him.  It must be an unusual tree, I believe.  Given the careful design of the surrounding, I’m sure this tree must have some history behind to share.


Shadow of the tree shades the building from the sun, and the wall naturally washed-out by nature’s providence.


Huge tree is growing larger than it’s expected.  How are they going to make way for their soaring height?


Inconspicuous aluminum air-vents allow the rooting of the plant to breathe.

It’s great to see this tree being retained by the authority concerned and be part of our nation.  And even more glad, to see green mind blossoming within a city!

32) Be a Happy Monkey

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This is the front cover of positive thinking campaign post card by the Singapore Health Promotion Board.  Though the campaign was held many years back, but the post card is still sticking on my wall.  It pose as a reminder to me and the cute monkeys always made my day.

The campaign is also broadcasted on TV, with a few animated monkeys talking about how they feel so blessed though they are only getting peanuts for their salary.

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At the back of the card, the Authority concerned throw 3 questions asking for feedback for a positive mind.  This is an effective way of getting people to think and find a solution to their own answer.

 I’ve chosen “I think about the good things in my life” among the 3 answers.

 First of all, there are too many good things in my life.  I’m not here talking about how much I have in my savings, and not referring to how complete a life cycle people always define to be.

 I’m talking about the living up to an age with a moderate health condition, moderate standard of living, moderate unevenness of my path.  That is good enough for me to conclude how much good things I owned in my life!

 I’ve yet to include the blogging trails with the world that I have started 6 months ago.  And I have not included my good bonding friendship with all my dear friends, my family members and my other half.  Last but not least, how about my pet dog, Cougar!

All these enhance my quality of life and are comfortable enough to be treated like a 5-star dinner.  I have so much side dish to recommend if I wanted to!

 I can be served with a simple meal just with vegetables, though I’m not a vegetarian.  I can bring in plants to add lush to the dinning hall, but I prefer to eat under the sky beside the green.

 That’s the reason why these cute monkeys are still swinging on the wall without resting for a day!  My gratitude to them for serving as a reminder, reminding us to create positive energy for our own and extension to others beyond your own circle.  How about that?!

61) Who are they footing outside Singapore Botanic Gardens

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We always stumbled over the grand entrance whenever we enter a brand new tourist spot.  The next moment we just can’t wait to see the new adventures coming your way.  So gate crash!

And we ignored the little fairies calling outside the entrance that made up the big picture as a whole.

This may happen in Singapore Botanic Gardens but not the way I perceive it.

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They are not invisible, they are just lying low.

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They are as gorgeous as fairy.

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They are the encyclopedias in silent I should read.

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So who are they…?

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Some I don’t know, some I knew, but most importantly, they need to be known!

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Young ginger changing himself in blush!

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Banana flower dressing up in pink!!

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Floating musical notes!!!

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Listen to the Weeping Tea tree’s calling!!!!

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Where are your bamboo friends, My Bamboo Orchid?

Bring them outside the fence. We need more fans!!!!!

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A lovely poem by Jamie Dedes!