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RIP #InstagramTree: Our Tree-bute To The Punggol Landmark

The Housing and Development Board announced yesterday (December 9) that the popular “Instagram Tree” located at Punggol Waterway Park will be removed on December 16, referred to here as The Day The Tree Leaves.

The barren tree is/was a well-known attraction online, with its uniquely desolate surroundings (sunset beyond its knoll, no other trees nearby) painting a rather bleak and intriguing picture. Perfect for the semi-pretentious public introspection that is Instagram.

Sometimes we just have to let things go?

A photo posted by ajyclaire (@ajyclaire) on

In a short post on Facebook, HDB said that the tree has been certified dead by arborists (tree nerds). Citing falling branches and distraction from the artificial park as a safety hazard, park visitors have been advised to stay away because we can’t have fun unless it’s taxable and comes with a permit.

HDB recently checked on this tree at Punggol, and arborists have certified that the tree is dead. Although we recognise…

Posted by Housing & Development Board on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 
Out of respect for The Tree’s last days here on Singapore’s moist, flood-prone soil, here are some great shots that Singaporeans have taken with It. Enjoy.

  afternoon mood ?? #instagramtree   A photo posted by espe (@stefanikhoe) on

  Evolution #instagramtree #lonetree   A photo posted by Mark F®ois? (@froisnaidu) on

  The Gathering. A tribute to the demise of the instagram tree of punggol.   A photo posted by DaSloth Photography (@hanifdasloth) on

Things fall apart, including lives. Cherish and be blessed with what we have. #instagramtree #fallingapart A photo posted by 家亦 ? (@kathleenjy) on


Find out more about the “other scenic spots at Punggol Waterway Park” from the NParks website here.

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Jovi Ho

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