27 November 2010


The monsoon canal is flooded once again, allowing the Nymphaea odorata (common name: Fragrant Water Lily, Beaver Root) or its cultivar to colonise the shallow waters. This beautiful white water lily and other aquatic plants are a common sight in this man-made canal, especially since the canal is not cleared up regularly.

I hope the authorities would allow the plants to continue to grow this way since greening up our waterways is now gaining popularity. Rather than spending much money converting concretized canals like these to more natural looking ones, isn't it good if they occur on their own like this one when we do not have to spend a single cent to achieve this?