Day: May 9, 2013

Rain tree shading you from the rain

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Rain tree is one of the common species in Singapore.  By tilting your head anytime, any days, you see a giant smiling at you warm-heartedly.

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Albizia saman or samanea saman is the scientific name of a rain tree.  The name of this tree arises from its behaviors, as the leaves will be closed up in the evening and in rainy weather.  Therefore, it also has a Malay name Pukul Lima meaning 5 o’clock tree.

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The trees located next to Evans Lodge are magnificently huge and wide with lavishly grown weeds creeping all over its body and branches.

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So much so it has became part of the tree’s body; no one can split them up, as they must grow as a whole.

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A bird nest fern also belongs to part of the community.

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Not one or two, they just live together simply to shade us from rain and sun.

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