Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Penang "Sakura"

“Sakura” in Penang? Yeap. One need not have to travel to Japan to enjoy Sakura. We found it on our way back home last Sunday, our homegrown “Sakura” besides the Pantai Hospital in Bayan Baru. If you are staying in Penang, please make a trip there before all the flowers dropped. They came in blooms of glorious white and light purple/pink.

Yesterday evening, packed with my camera we drove there and guess what we are not the only one, there are already few cars stopped by the side of the road and people coming out with their cameras snapping pictures. Children were seen stepping and collecting flowers from a sea of white and purplish flowers, some posing for the cameras.

Of course we got puzzled onlookers staring at us when they drove passed us but soon they realized the purpose of our gathering. Ha ha, some even pulled to the side and slowed down their cars to enjoy the spectacular sight. Bikers, motorists, pedestrians stopped and soon all of them were snapping pictures with their mobile phones.

I’m not sure what trees are they (Tecoma??); in fact I realized such trees are commonly planted by our government along the streets. Somehow this stretch of trees stands out as most of the leaves have fallen from the dry season some months back and the flowers are in full bloom leaving a scene of white and purplish trees. If we are blessed with such beautiful scene each year, I think the government of Penang should dedicate this spot as one of the tourist attraction.

So why wait, if you are staying nearby, please hop on and drive there ya! And remember to bring your camera…

Below are some shots to share with you all...








5 comments:

Little Inbox said...

No need to go that far la, Sungai Ara already have lor. Want to know which part? Hehe...

Jess said...

Yah, it is Tecoma. There are many outside my company. I used to park my car under the tree, but not the blooming time.

s.H.u.Y.|.n.G said...

oh my..
so nice...~
i wish i was there~!!!!

Wai Wai said...

Little inbox, yeah I did spotted similar blooming trees in Sg. Ara..

Jess, yeap it's Tecoma, I read it in the newspaper the other day, I can imagine the mess if you were to park under those trees..

Shuying..I see you are an enthusiast photographer??

Extreme Power said...

Very nice. No need to go Japan already.
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