NParks Shares Pictures Of Crimson Ketapang Trees To Welcome ‘Autumn’ In Singapore
Singapore is a nation right smack in the middle of the equatorial belt, so experiencing any season other than summer always seems like a pipe dream.
But what if we told you that Singapore’s very own autumn is happening right now?
NParks officially declared the dawn of Singapore’s Autumn season on Monday (8 Oct), with an album of stunning pictures capturing our tropical trees change their drapery to rich shades of crimson and gold.
Crimson Ketapang trees herald Singapore’s Autumn
The Malayan Crepe Myrtle trees firmly planted along Central Expressway (CTE) pay homage to the beautiful season with rich velvety red leaves that provide shelter along this bend in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.
A spindly picture of the Ketapang or ‘Sea Almond’ tree with sparse leaves set in stark contrast against the sunset, also evokes a seasonal sense of loss or new beginnings.
This close-up of a similar tree along Chuan Lane shows us that the gradated colour transition of the leaves happens gradually, so you’ll still have time to catch the phenomenon.
Golden showers of leaves at Pasir Ris Park
Thanks to the Ketapang trees, Singaporeans can bask in the warm orange glow of golden leaves all over the island.
As for those headed to Pasir Ris park this weekend, do look out for piles of golden leaves who didn’t make the transition to red scattered over the floor.
Seasons of Singapore
Close on the heels of Singapore’s Sakura season, our very own autumnal leaf showers prove that our island still has plenty in store for residents.
A surprise winter spell last year, for example, left a deep impression on us.
We still harbour the hope that we’ll actually get to see real snow here — hail that ‘drops like grapes‘ doesn’t exactly count.
Featured image from NParks on Facebook.