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Crazy weather patterns in S’pore causing unusual mass blooming of flowers

Recent dry spell followed by a few days of torrential downpour across the island might have caused mass flowering.

Belmont Lay | April 4, 2014 @ 06:07 pm

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Plants and trees across Singapore have started to go into full bloom out of the blue, as such mass flowering is rarely seen here.

According to Oh Cheow Sheng, the director of streetscape at the National Parks Board (NParks), the likeliest cause for this mass flowering is the recent prolonged dry spell in Singapore that lasted for more than a month that was followed by a few days of heavy rain.

However, this doesn’t explain the precise biological reason as to how the mass flowering is triggered.

Regardless, here are some photos shot at different locations across the island taken from the NParks Facebook page, where a competition is held asking for the public to submit their shots to win prizes:

 

1. Sparrows’ Mango along Yishun Ave 4

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2. Singapore Botanic Gardens

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3. North Buona Vista Road

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4. Malabar Ebony at HortPark

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5. Pink Bougainvillea at Downtown East, Pasir Ris

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6. Rosy Trumpet Tree at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

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7. Cat’s Claw Ivy

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8. Bougainvillea at Admiral Hill

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9. Blossoming tree at Pasir Ris Secondary School

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10. At Cheng San Market

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11. At Temasek Polytechnic West Gate

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12. Sandpaper Plant

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