My first encounter with this tree was when I was young and visited the famous Buddhist temple at River Valley Road with my mother. The almost fake leaves amazed me to no end. Every time I was there, I would always feel the whorl of leaves etc.
I also like it that there is usually a slight curve to its form instead of a perfect upright posture. Unfortunately, when they grow too tall, they are often topped off. That is the worst that can happen to this tree.