Today is Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights. It is a public holiday in Singapore celebrated by our Hindu friends and is a time for rejoicing to mark the triumph of good over evil . It is akin to the celebration of a new year and there is much colour and festivity amongst the Indian community in Singapore. In deciding on a flower to mark the celebration of Deepavali in Singapore, I could only think of this vine that I have seen many times especially adorning the fences of houses or growing in pots outside shophouses. This particular bloom was photographed in Ann Siang Hill park.
Family : Combretaceae
Origin : Tropical Asia, New Guinea The flowers are such a joy to behold as the flowers change from white to pink and finally to red as they mature. For me it represents a community where a few generations live harmoniously in a close-knit formation. I like this flower very much. Happy Deepavali to all who celebrate this blessed day!
metal structures will soon be covered completely with Rangoon Creepers.