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To mark 50 years of Singapore's green movement: Grow a plant out of a stamp

Published on Jul 13, 2013 3:47 PM

Grow your own flower out of a stamp, with a first-of-its-kind, biodegradable series of stamps launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the National Parks Board's (NParks) Festival of Biodiversity at VivoCity on Saturday.

A collaboration between NParks and Singapore Post, the special stamps come with small moss-rose seeds stickered on its front. One only needs to soak the stamp in water for a day and it can be sowed in soil.

In celebration of 50 years in Singapore's greening movement, a book titled Living in a Garden: The Greening of Singapore was also launched, together with a new biodiversity campaign for schools, where students audit their school grounds for fauna and flora and receive advice from experts for a suitable greening action plan.

Said President Tony Tan: "I am heartened to see that many Singaporeans are taking ownership of our City in a Garden vision, and helping to conserve Singapore's natural heritage for the benefit of future generations."