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Fruit trees along the road

Postby wannamove » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 6:36 pm

Who maintains these trees? I see a lot of mango trees along the East Coast road and they are filled with fruits and tempt me. Can I just pick some fruits off the tree? Is it permitted?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 7:57 pm

Technically? No.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 8:54 pm

wannamove wrote:Who maintains these trees? I see a lot of mango trees along the East Coast road and they are filled with fruits and tempt me. Can I just pick some fruits off the tree? Is it permitted?


Haha I have my wife goading me to climb up and grab some all the time. There is one mango tree in particular across from Starbucks on Siglap she has her eye on...

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Postby taxico » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:49 pm

people do it all the time although it's technically illegal... i'm sure if you're not being a nuisance or disrupting the peace or destroying the plant (it's govt property btw) no cops will come after you.

good luck with the competition (especially for durians) and rubber neckers though.

i've done it before... not worth the hassles for mangoes but rambutans... they were de-lish!

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:51 pm

There're some mango trees across the street and on the corner...

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:03 pm

Haha it reminds me of constant encounter of landscape or cleaning workers picking coconuts off the trees that line Pasir Ris coast for free drink in between their breaks.

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:17 pm

the lynx wrote:Haha it reminds me of constant encounter of landscape or cleaning workers picking coconuts off the trees that line Pasir Ris coast for free drink in between their breaks.


hahaha I'd do it too if I were one of them.

Mr K used to work at Universal Studios in Orlando and would frequently bring home dozens of the sweetest most delicious oranges I've ever tasted. They would just fall in the gardens and rot otherwise, so why not??

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:27 pm

Remnds me of a story that happened around 1990~91 while I was working for UNHCR. I had a semi-detached on Jln Merlimau (just down from Chancery Lane off Thompson Road). In the front yard I had a beautiful Honey Mango that produced absolutly spectacular fruits when we could get one (the bloody bats & squirrels).

Anyway, one night my dog started raising a ruckus around 3 am in the morning. Finally, got up, switched on the light and on the way down the stairs hear a car take off rather quickly. Didn't see the car though. Later that day, my neighbour across the street got a look at the car (a large white mercedes sedan) and got the tag number of the car as well.

The car belonged to the MD of an inport/export company in Shaw Centre and was driving by the Director, HERself. It was a middle aged (40-50ish) woman with a long extendable pole with one of those fruit nets things on the end of it. She climbs across the ditch, and standing near my chainlink fence, and was helping herself to the mangoes. Once I traced down her car registration number and had a nice conversation about the photos my neighbour had taken of her and her car, and what would happen if it ever happened again, well, let's say, that was the end of that. :o

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Re: Fruit trees along the road

Postby Saint » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 9:48 am

zzm9980 wrote:
wannamove wrote:Who maintains these trees? I see a lot of mango trees along the East Coast road and they are filled with fruits and tempt me. Can I just pick some fruits off the tree? Is it permitted?


Haha I have my wife goading me to climb up and grab some all the time. There is one mango tree in particular across from Starbucks on Siglap she has her eye on...


They were cutting back all the trees along Upper East Coast Road Siglap and the guys were having a field day collecting the Mangos.

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Postby wannamove » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:07 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Technically? No.

:x
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Re: Fruit trees along the road

Postby wannamove » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:09 am

zzm9980 wrote:
wannamove wrote:Who maintains these trees? I see a lot of mango trees along the East Coast road and they are filled with fruits and tempt me. Can I just pick some fruits off the tree? Is it permitted?


Haha I have my wife goading me to climb up and grab some all the time. There is one mango tree in particular across from Starbucks on Siglap she has her eye on...


I totally know which tree your wife is talking about!! There are some trees further down beyond bayshore in front of Summit - drool worthy -I can spend hours on those trees - eating raw mangoes and reading a book - a piece of childhood

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Postby wannamove » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:11 am

taxico wrote:people do it all the time although it's technically illegal... i'm sure if you're not being a nuisance or disrupting the peace or destroying the plant (it's govt property btw) no cops will come after you.

good luck with the competition (especially for durians) and rubber neckers though.

i've done it before... not worth the hassles for mangoes but rambutans... they were de-lish!


Well it is the "technically illegal" part that is bothering me. I have my eyes on a rambutan tree too - but there is too much competition for those fruits. It is the raw mangoes that make me want to break the rules

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:11 am

wannamove wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Technically? No.

:x
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Learn how to throw a boomerang? :P :cool: :devil:

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Postby wannamove » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:13 am

the lynx wrote:Haha it reminds me of constant encounter of landscape or cleaning workers picking coconuts off the trees that line Pasir Ris coast for free drink in between their breaks.


I have seen that too. I actually asked one of the workers if he can pluck one for me and give - he refused :(
Somehow fruits taste extra delish fresh off the tree especially if you do the climbing

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Re: Fruit trees along the road

Postby atan01 » Tue, 15 Sep 2015 3:54 pm

I stay along east coast road and have been wondering if the mango trees that I seen along east coast road is of the good quality type. I have been looking for a good breed so I can cut out a small branch out of it and graft it on a existing mango tree that I have (which unfortunately is of low quality).

Anyone knows of any good quality mango trees?


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