Bonsai in Singapore – The History of Bonsai

Bonsai in Singapore

The
Chinese
were
trading
in
Singapore
as
early
as
the
thirteenth
century
(back
when
it
was
still
known
as
Temasek),
although
once
the
old
port
city
was
sacked
and
abandoned
in
the
late
fourteenth
century,
the
local
population
dwindled
dramatically
and
few
Chinese
(if
any)
would
be
interested
in
settling
in
Singapore,
even
as
they
continued
to
trade
in
the
region.

Large-scale
Chinese
immigration
to
Singapore
took
place
only
after
Sir
Stamford
Raffles
established
a
trading
post
in
1819.
What
is
interesting
though
was
that
there
were
already
a
small
community
of
Chinese
living
in
Singapore
before
Raffles
arrived.
According
to
Singapore:
A
700-Year
History,
they
were
Teochew
farmers
who
moved
from
the
nearby
island
of
Bintan
to
Singapore
to
grow
gambier
and
pepper.
Once
the
new
port
was
established
though,
it
quickly
attracted
many
Chinese
traders
in
the
region,
and
there
were
already
an
estimated
1,159
Chinese
in
Singapore
as
early
as
1821
out
of
a
total
population
of
4,727
(according
to
One
Hundred
Years
of
Singapore).
It’s
believed
that
the
first
Penjing
Bonsai
came
to
Singapore
via
established
trade
routes.
Some
Penjing
Bonsai
were
already
on
display
at
some
buddhist
temples
in
Singapore.

Thian Hock Keng Temple Singapore

Late
19th
century
image
of
Thian
Hock
Keng
in
Singapore

One
of
the
places
to
admire
Bonsai in
Singapore
is
Jia
Bonsai.
Their
address
is
at
86
Meng
Suan
Rd,
Singapore
779273.
They
sell
authentic
Japanese
Bonsai
made
affordable.

Another
popular
Bonsai
artist
is
Boh
Bonsai,
in
the
heart
of
Singapore
at
16
Lengkok
Mariam,
Singapore
509119,
not
too
far
from
Tanah
Merah.
They
run
Bonsai
exhibitions
for
various
occasions
in
Singapore.
Another
popular
Bonsai
spot
is
Bonsai
gallery,
Bonsai
Gallery
was
founded
in
2005
and
can
let
you
in
all
the
secrets
of
this
tradition
and
guide
you
through
making
the
most
suitable
purchase.
Bonsai
gallery
is
at
24
Bah
Soon
Pah
Road,Singapore
769968.
I
have
not
found
any
video
of
bonsai
gallery,
but
here
is
the
link
to
their

website

Bonsai Tree From China to Singapore

There
are
more
than
2000
Bonsai
trees
imported
from
China
to
Singapore
and
other
parts
of
the
world.

Bonsai Garden in Singapore

The
traditional
Bonsai
artists
believe
that
the
purpose
of
miniature
cultivation
is
to
promote
the
shrinking
of
human
foibles
such
as
greed
and
self
centered
thinking.

Greed
and
self
centered
thinking
promote
the
unthinking
destruction
of
all
of
nature
according
to
the
belief.
With
the
evidence
of
what
is
happening
in
our
world,
I
would
echo
that
belief.
When
Bonsai
branches
stretch
toward
the
sky,
means
that
they
representing
the
seeking
of
a
richer
thought
process
of
enlightenment.
Many
of
these
Bonsai
trees
in
Singapore
are
over
100
years
old.
One
of
the
oldest
trees
is
in
the
Tokyo
Imperial
Palace
collection.
It
is
considered
to
be
a
national
treasure
of
Japan.
The
tree
is
considered
to
be
at
least
500
years
old.

Its
a
beautiful
and
relaxing
atmosphere
in
Singapore’s
most
exciting
Bonsai
garden.

The
7-storey
Chinese
pagoda
in
Singapore’s
Jurong
Lake
Gardens

public
park.


Interesting
Bonsai
articles
can
be
found
here:

Please
click
here
for
more
information
on
–>

Chinese
Penjing
Bonsai

Please
click
here
for
more
information
on
–>

The
Origins
of
Bonsai

Please
click
here
for
more
information
on
–>

The
Art
of
Saikei
Bonsai

Please
click
here
for
more
information
on
–>

Japanese
Tanuki
Bonsai

Please
click
here
for
more
information
on
–>

How
to
Water
a
Bonsai

Please
click
here
for
more
information
on
–>

Bonsai
Healing
Methods

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