The ten common trees in Singapore

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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

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yellow flame treeYellow Flame

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Senegal Mahogany

broad-leafed mahoganyBroad-leafed Mahogany

tembusu tree 01Tembusu Tree

sea apple 01Sea Apple

saga tree 01Saga Tree

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Trumpet Tree

Terminalia catappa - overall, unpruned in a stateland
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Sea Almond


26 thoughts on “The ten common trees in Singapore

    Ryan said:
    July 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    sea apple???

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Yes, Sea Apple! But it can’t be eaten! It will cause mute! 😦

        Ryan said:
        July 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

        need to be careful about it then

        Sydney Fong responded:
        July 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

        Haha! Just beware something looks tasty!;)

    gita4elamats said:
    July 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I love trees! 🙂
    “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”
    – Martin Luther

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      What the wise phrase you share with me.
      “More glorious than gold and silver!” Fully agree and love it! 🙂

    renxkyoko said:
    July 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    The trees are all beautiful !

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you love it, this is just part of it! 🙂

    likeitiz said:
    July 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    The mahoganies look magnificent.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Yes! I’ve fond the broad-leafed Mahogany very much! 🙂

    nightlake said:
    July 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    like yellow flame and Mahogany

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Yes! I’m sure you notice them along the roadside, especially for broad leafed Mahogany! 🙂

    angelasommers said:
    July 21, 2013 at 1:25 am

    so beautiful! I had no idea how beautiful Singapore is…thanks for sharing!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      In fact, is not that beautiful! 😦

        angelasommers said:
        July 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm

        well, you sure make it look beautiful! 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        July 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        Sometime, I am a make-up artist! 🙂

    Staci Troilo said:
    August 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Those are just beautiful. I’m not sure which I liked the most. How wonderful that you get to see these things frequently. I used to live in an area with a lot of trees, but now I don’t and I miss them. Thanks for sharing!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      You are most welcome! And have a good day! 🙂

    Kelly said:
    May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I spent quite some time to spot the Broad-leafedMahogany along the roadside until I saw its fruits on the tree.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Really? I didn’t notice it has fruit? There are many planted along our roadside, I stay in Sengkang, that’s why I frequently spot them in Pasir Ris Park, along Upper Serangoon road and Yeo Chu Kang road and off course there are many more in other parts of Singapore!
      This tree is no1 in my favourite list!
      Thanks for sharing your interest!
      Have a peaceful day!

    Eric said:
    March 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    We have a tree in Woodleigh Park.. that after a rain 2 days ago, it seems to be shedding just about every leaf it has.. Just a bed of leaves under it. Not sure of the name of the tree. Any idea of what could cause this. Perhaps lightning?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Are you living in Singapore?

        Ingrid Chen said:
        September 13, 2019 at 6:04 am

        Hello, have you hear of a tree that is/was common in Singapore and known as Green Dragon Tree? It was my dad’d favourite tree but the description doesn’t match what come up on an online search. Thanks, Ingrid

        Sydney Fong responded:
        September 30, 2019 at 7:07 pm

        Hi! I believe your dad is referring 青龙木 in Chinese, Angsana in local context, Pterocarpus indicus- scientific name.

    Ignatius Chua said:
    April 5, 2021 at 10:40 am

    I am trying to locate Jamaican Tree aka Singapore Cherry Tree aka Buah Cheri. Please help.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 15, 2021 at 11:07 am

      I happened pass by Evans road, Genesis school. There is one outside the premises, hope that is what you referring.

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