Origin: Pennsular Malaysia and Singapore
This plant was once in the running for the title of National Flower of Singapore because it has the red and white colour combination of the national flag. It is not commercially available and the conservation status in the wild is 'vulnerable'. So, where did I manage to see these flowers? Not in the wild but in a small park near the playground at the foot of Bukit Timah Hill. This particular plant was left on the fringe of an open area apparently ready to be planted on the park grounds. It was a small plant and had the potential to grow into a small tree. The chance was too good to miss and the beautiful flowers were just too irresistable.