Heritage Trees


This S$5 green note would look very familiar to most Singaporeans:) 

 The tree featured on the S$5 note is not any tree but a heritage tree in Singapore.





I have posed with this heritage tree “TEMBUSU” many times before but since our boys have yet to see it, we brought them to Botanic Gardens to view this special heritage tree and other heritage trees. Haha! Seeing is believing:)

This special tree has “attractive” long low lying branches that attract visitors to take a peep or snapshot even if they have no idea that it is specially featured on Singapore currency.



Haha! Mommy the photographer and Darren the model are unknowingly captured in someone’s else photo shot:)



Brendan also striking a pose beside the tree which stands strong despite the long exposure to rain and shine


This is another heritage tree “Saga Tree”. I used to play with its bright red seeds when I was young when these trees were commonly found in my kampung. Interestingly, the saga seeds were traditionally used as standard weights and by goldsmiths in the Middle East in the past.


 Saga Tree


You may want to check it out at the Botanic Gardens for other heritage trees and for an educational trip for the young ones.

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