A Little Competition, While Building Our Garden City


Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s clean and green Garden City vision is to help promote equality among all.  Fifty years on, we have internalised this aspiration.  NParks’ Community in Bloom has further brought the green movement to the community level, via our successful community gardens.

Last year, my Sembawang residents grew 250kg worth of fresh vegetables, such as kai lan, chye sim and lettuce, at the community garden and sold them for charity.  They raised $6,000 for Man Fut Tong Nursing Home. Over at Mayor Teo Ho Pin’s ward, his residents’ harvests were also outstanding.  The same is observed elsewhere.  For instance, MP Foo Mee Har harvested a giant winter melon with her residents that weighed 14kg!

Tomorrow, NParks will take this movement further by launching the Community Garden Edibles Competition at HortPark.  It is a competition, but a friendly one, with fun and good knowledge sharing.

Our founding Prime Minister believed that a lush green city would set us apart from the rest of the world. The Community Garden Edibles Competition is a little contribution towards Mr Lee’s vision, involving everyone in the creation of our City in a Garden.

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