Singapore is a gloriously planned city. Everything works towards making a stay there pleasurable and there are many
Whoever was in charge of choosing, planting and sculpting the trees of Singapore was a creative genius. Many of the more massive trees were not native, but brought from South America over a hundred years ago, because of their height and span. One of the most common of these is the Rain Tree, so called because it predicts rain by folding up its leaves. Nearly 200 of the biggest and most beautiful of these, striding down the boulevards like giants, have been nominated as Heritage Trees – you can nominate one any time you like – and recently someone was arrested for attempting to prune one illegally because it was dirtying his car! That’s the kind of civic pride these beauties inspire.
And the best way to enjoy them is on the top deck of a tourist bus. They’re so awe-inspiring, you won’t want to come down. When in Singapore, ask your hotel concierge for advice. Many