The Best Of Malaysia’s ‘Sakura Season’ In Pictures

According to Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), there are more than 10,000 Tecoma trees planted in Kuala Lumpur City alone. (L-R: @heartpatrick | @bizfieldmice)

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Following what was a sweltering month of February, spring has sprung all around Malaysia. Reminiscent of Japan’s sakura trees, thousands of Tecoma trees – locally-known as tissue paper trees as its flowers have thin, delicate petals – have all bloomed at once. Painting parts of the cities and many neighbourhoods shades of pink and white, walks and runs are becoming rather dreamy these days, and there are heaps of photos and videos on social media to show for it!

As someone who lives in a neighbourhood lined with Tecoma trees, I see them bloom every year – but never all at once and with such dramatic flair. Have they always bloomed this way, and now that we’re outdoors more often (due to pandemic-related restrictions), we’re finally taking notice? Who really knows? Whatever it is, they’re here and will only be around for another few days or so (Tecoma trees bloom for about two weeks), so let’s appreciate them while we can. 

Feast your eyes on our favourite moments captured so far:

1. The Tecoma pics are definitely blessing our timelines with all the feels!

 

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2. The goodest of doggos looking like the happiest of puppers.

 

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3. We think the streets of Sungai Petani, Kedah are looking pretty darn magical.

4. Some brands are taking full advantage of these blooms (as they should!).

 

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5. The Mont Kiara section of our concrete jungle is in full bloom too!

 

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6. Penang enters the game with this lovely tree in Bukit Mertajam.

 

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7. We wouldn’t mind being in Lagenda Heights, Kedah right now.

 

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8. Excuse us, we’re going to go take some glamour shots too.

9. Japan, is that you? Nope. Still Malaysia. 

 

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10. We’re still finding it hard to believe that this is KL!

 

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11. And the category is… Drama! This pic looks like it could be a movie poster. 

 

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12. For those of you in Banting…

 

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13. Alor Setar – another part of Kedah we wouldn’t mind being in right now!

 

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14. Finally, another breathtaking visual from right here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Tengku Zai
Going by the nickname Kuzai, the Kelantan native spent nearly a decade in the wonderful world of publishing, managing the beauty sections of glossies including ELLE and Harper’s BAZAAR. The wannabe yogi also suffers from an extreme case of wanderlust and really just works to eat, travel, and nurture a unicorn and Star Wars obsession.
Tercia Goh
Tercia is a Digital Strategist by profession and a Scrapbook Journal-er by passion. Said to have a knack for locating a café or bar within a 10-foot radius, she spends most of her spare time scouring flea markets and stationery stores during her travels. You can follow her journaling journey on Instagram at @Skybambi.