The recent daily showers in the afternoon must have triggered some need for self-preservation in these trees as they are now flowering profusely everywhere on the island where they line the roads, canals and are present in parks such as Marina City Park. The flowers range from pink to light pink to white and appear in clusters. The picture below shows a branch full of such clusters against the branches af a Neem Tree.More photos on my website:  and 
Monday, April 10, 2006
Common Name: Pink Poui, Rosy Trumpet Tree
Origin: Tropical AmericaIn Japan, the Cherry Blossoms are at the peak of the season. When I was there at the end of March last year, I got to witness the early blooming of some trees in a park. I had never seen anything like it. Here in Singapore, we have our own versions of these Cherry Blossoms. Though they are not as spectacular, when they bloom in unison, they are quite a sight to behold.