Look who just dropped by in surprising Singapore

The hornbill not the Zika mozzie.

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The hornbill which originated from Malaysia but introduced in the Istana has been settling down very well.

This afternoon, our friends informed us that a hornbill just dropped by their apartment. Hornbills are known to feed on fruits from gardens, so I’m hoping to report that they’ll be dropping by my place soon. Time to grow papaya trees.

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Well this weekend, the haze from Indonesia was miraculously kept at bay, so we went cycling by Punggol waterway.

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Water plants are not restricted to water lilies and lotus. Here, we have water hyacinth, thalia, pandanus and even the water pennywort which floats on surface used to treat skin wounds such as eczema, lupus etc. Water papyrus whose seeds provide food for small birds and caterpillar.

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Many people don’t realise Canna loves water.

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According to this website, cattail have many uses. Aboriginals used roots to make flour. The stalks of young shoots are edible. Not to mention the sausage like stalks can be used to make torches.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/cattail.aspx

I half expect to see baby Moses in a basket of reeds.

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Dragonfruit at the Sengkang riverside park

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Tongat Ali spotted at the Sengkang riverside park. 

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Flowers of a starfruit shrub.

Not to forget flowering banana shrubs.

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Am I in Bali?

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