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photoblog image Ride to Geylang 10

Ride to Geylang 10

While exiting the food court of the previous post, I stopped by a roof top which had ornamental plants. Here I spotted some heliconia, against the backdrop of a towering apartment complex. Although, in general, Singapore has a good dose of greenery in urban settings, it does come to mind what level of nature are the residents prepared to accept. And the answer is: not that much. 

 

Nature is allowed to flourish to the extent that it does not inconvenience us in our immediate habitat. According to experts, bio-diversity is low: low head count in the type of species of grass, herbs, shrubs and trees, very little insects and declining bee populations. Although this is the end of the shots from Geylang, I will continue to ramble on this side note.

Ride to Geylang 10

While exiting the food court of the previous post, I stopped by a roof top which had ornamental plants. Here I spotted some heliconia, against the backdrop of a towering apartment complex. Although, in general, Singapore has a good dose of greenery in urban settings, it does come to mind what level of nature are the residents prepared to accept. And the answer is: not that much. 

 

Nature is allowed to flourish to the extent that it does not inconvenience us in our immediate habitat. According to experts, bio-diversity is low: low head count in the type of species of grass, herbs, shrubs and trees, very little insects and declining bee populations. Although this is the end of the shots from Geylang, I will continue to ramble on this side note.

comments (11)

Quel jolie plante, j'aime ses couleurs.
They are very photogenic Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Apr 2020, 05:10
Nicely captured and described, Ayush.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Apr 2020, 06:50
Funny looking flowers Ayush
What you have said about "low head count" on bio-diversity there surprises me, Ayush. I wonder what it would take to turn that around?
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 3 Apr 2020, 07:47
This was a great series, Ayush and I enjoyed it very much. To end it with these flowers is wonderful What an amazing plant this is. Love the DOF
I think the opposite is starting to happen here. More people are planting insect friendly plants and particularly areas of wildflowers that produce a riot of summer colour and the attendant wildlife
it's so sad!! esp the bees!!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Apr 2020, 10:23
An interesting plant Ayush, I like the way it appears so efficient in design.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Apr 2020, 11:42
People have to work to provide in basic needs; food, shelter, security. Once that is in place, they will look to beautifying where they live - because that means investment. In the poorer quarters and where people have to work long hours, the level of nature will be low. I found that people moving from the rural areas, to such built-up spaces, are the first to plant some plants.
That is a very fine plant Ayush.

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