Take a close look at these 2 photos. Taken from the overhead bridge at Bukit Timah Road, they show a stretch of the road just in front of the Cascadia Condo. Can you spot the difference?
Yes. It’s the row of trees. This type of tree is known as Glam Tree, and the name of Kampong Glam is actually derived from the name of this tree which used to grow freely in Kampong Glam. Check out my friend James Tann's photos of Kampong Glam here.
It was my friend, Dr Tan Wee Kiat (not the one from Nparks) who first drew my attention to these interesting trees in Bukit Timah. Thanks to him, I am able to share with you some photos of these trees that have since been cleared in the name of progress.