Sakura trees in Kota Kinabalu

It is a torture to endure the scorching weather in Sabah nowadays, if possible, any of us would love to just stay in the air-conditioned building to keep us cool.

But, it is during this time that you can enjoy the scenary view of Malaysian Sakura trees bloom.

One of our #Borneoecho team even got down from the car to take beautiful pictures of those trees of different shades from deep pink to white.

She is supposed to go to Japan for the experience which speacial parties are held to view the cherry blossom and picnics are held under the flowering trees.

But due to Covid-19 and other reasons, she had to postpone the trip. It is not that bad, as she gets to see something similar back at home.

Lets get to know more about Malaysian Sakura Tress.

The lovely pinky-purple-flowered tree is known as Pink Poui (Tabebuia rosea), which is also the national tree of El Salvador.

It can only survive in Borneo and southern of Peninsular Malaysia.

The species we have here are not cherry trees. However, the flowers cover the plan like masses of cherry blossom.

Besides the aesthetic part, its bark has been consumed to eliminate intestinal parasites, malaria, uterine cancer, anemia and constipation.

While the flowers, leaves and roots are used to reduce fevers and pain.

Who planted those trees?

#Borneoecho checked online, there are reports about the reasons we have the stunning view is because of the work of Rotary Club members with Kota Kinabalu City Hall.

As of this year, the Rotarians have planted more than 13,000 sakura trees to beautify Kota Kinabalu city.

We #Borneoecho would like to thank Rotary Club for generous gesture to make the city more liveable and loved.


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