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

The four designs in this stamp issue portray Singapore's vibrant urban landscape nestled within a thriving garden with native plants and wildlife. To commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore, the stamps come in biodegradable paper with the local st
The four designs in this stamp issue portray Singapore's vibrant urban landscape nestled within a thriving garden with native plants and wildlife. To commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore, the stamps come in biodegradable paper with the local stamp affixed with seeds of the Portulaca grandiflora. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The four designs in this stamp issue portray Singapore's vibrant urban landscape nestled within a thriving garden with native plants and wildlife. To commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore, the stamps come in biodegradable paper with the local st
The four designs in this stamp issue portray Singapore's vibrant urban landscape nestled within a thriving garden with native plants and wildlife. To commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore, the stamps come in biodegradable paper with the local stamp affixed with seeds of the Portulaca grandiflora. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

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."

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