Just like the beautiful springtime in Japan and South Korea, some places around Kuala Lumpur and other cities are now decorated with the beauty of flowers from Tekoma trees.
The flower, which is also known as ‘Sakura Malaysia’ among netizens, has a soft pink, white, yellow colors as well as orange from another type of tree.
In a blink of an eye, trees began to bloom and it resulted in an instant beautiful makeover especially on Jalan Sentul heading to Batu Caves and the Central Ring Road 2 (MRR2) exit to the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).
The rare phenomenon not only colors the streets and the surrounding areas but also attracts the community to take pictures especially for the gram.
On Facebook, for example, netizens are suggesting that the government plant more similar trees around the main cities in the country, to provide beautiful landscapes which also serves as a source of oxygen.
Meanwhile, Sakinah Idris, senior research officer of the Horticultural Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, told Bernama, that flowers such as these usually bloomed after a particularly dry season which was then followed by the rainy season.
“This flower blooms twice a year, around the end of March to early April and the end of August to early September but it depends on the dry and rainy seasons,” she said adding that it was a good idea for the government to promote the beauty of the season as a tourism product.