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Teck Ghee residents kick off effort to make a million flowers from plastic bags

Published on Apr 27, 2014 1:31 PM

Ang Mo Kio woke to a dazzling sea of thousands of colourful flowers on Sunday morning - of the plastic bag variety.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined about 500 residents from his Teck Ghee Ward and other volunteers at Teck Ghee Community Club, to launch an effort by the People's Association (PA) and others to craft one million flowers from used bags.

The initiative is a way to show love for the nation as it nears its 50th birthday next year, said a spokesman from the PA. The floral creations are meant to represent people's good wishes for Singapore.

The eventual gigantic 'flower bed' will be displayed at the opening of Chingay 2015, to be held on Feb 27 and 28 at the F1 Pit Building. The PA is inviting various groups across the island to take part.

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