17 Jun '13, 1am

Guess who planted a Rain Tree at Holland Village Park over the weekend?

More than 6,000 planting 1,963 trees from June to November Singapore, 16 June 2013 - To mark 50 years since the start of Singapore's greening efforts on 16 June 1963, Mr Lee Kuan Yew planted a Rain tree today at Holland Village Park. The event also signified the launch of "1963 Commemorative Tree Planting", a special initiative by the National Parks Board (NParks) and its registered charity and IPC, the Garden City Fund (GCF), involving the community to plant 1,963 trees from today to November. It is one of the key activities organised to commemorate 50 Years of Greening Singapore. Strong support for Singapore's greening journey Mr Lee has always been a strong supporter and advocate for Singapore's greening efforts. In the 1960s, he recognised that the introduction of greenery would soften the harshness of urbanisation and improve the quality of life in the city. On 16 Jun...

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