Singapore Botanic Gardens
Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.
D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.
This is one of the most expensive varieties.
XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.
Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.
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.
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.
Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world
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.
Introduce 10 common trees in Singapore, wishing them shade you from the summer sun and bring you the joy of greenery.
The 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.
Botanic 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.
Whenever 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!
So, why would you want to turn his invitation down!
Heliconia, 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”.
“Keep our trees healthy by not engraving on them!” There is a signboard written by National Park in Orchid Garden, Sinagpore Botanic Gardens. By keeping them growing healthily, a gentle reminder for public not to engrave anything on the tree.
This is Leptospermum Brachyandrum, commonly known as tea tree, weeping tea tree or silver princess etc. Graceful weeping habitual and distinctive aromatic scent are the delightful appearance of this lovely soft foliage.
This is one of the trees, couple likes to engrave with their heart on the tree body. So let’s start today, show love by care and not by engraving!
These arches were cheerfully designed and display with massive Golden Shower Orchids. Oncidium Goldiana is the first hybrid produced by Singapore Botanic Gardens’ orchid programme in 1939.
It has two common names, Golden Shower and Dancing Lady.
The name, Golden Shower arises from the numerous blooming in striking yellow, looking like golden showers in a mass presentation.
The name, Dancing Lady arises from individual flower that looks like dancing lady dancing in her ballroom dress.
Anyone there would like to dance with her under the delightful arches, or just walk through and get showered by this vibrant flora?
There is a bird cage-like green house in Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens. It almost fully covers with lash green, and Orchids are the main actors in the cage. It is not very big in size but interesting in the concept.
Before you step in and become part of the birdie in the cage, there are many different kinds of Orchid welcome you at the doorway.
There is one fern tree right in the center of the core; act as a umbrella with a spreading arms, shading us from the sunny heat wave.
And of course many other more, that belongs to the family of the Orchid Empire.