Flowers, minutes and seconds

A giant floral clock made up of 5,000 plants was unveiled near the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay yesterday by Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan. The 7m-wide timepiece will be refreshed regularly and showcases tropical plants not
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A giant floral clock made up of 5,000 plants was unveiled near the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay yesterday by Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan. The 7m-wide timepiece will be refreshed regularly and showcases tropical plants not commonly displayed in Singapore such as the Madagascar periwinkle, spider blooms and wishbone flowers. It was created by Gardens by the Bay and watchmaking manufacturer Audemars Piguet to commemorate Singapore's 50th year of independence.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2015, with the headline 'Flowers, minutes and seconds'. Print Edition | Subscribe