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Photographs & Notes from Singapore

Monday, February 07, 2005

Rain Tree

Rain TreeOriginally uploaded by pfong.

This shot of the Rain Tree in the nearby park shows the enormous reach of its branches. The wide spreading branches makes it a wonderful shade tree in sunny Singapore. It's called the Pukul Lima in Malay, which means five 5 o'clock tree. This is because the leaves of the tree fold up at the onset of darkness or cloudy weather. It closes shop at five o'clock! The scale of this tree comes out a bit clearer in this larger pic.


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