PM Lee’s Facebook photo prompts appreciation for flowers

Posted on 08 January 2017

He can prompt anything.


A photo of unnamed Ixora flowers posted on Facebook by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has triggered an outpouring of appreciation for flowers.

Lee uploaded a coloured photo of the flowers sitting alone with some plants at Upper Peirce Reservoir, which he had taken in December 2016.

In his post, Lee said the flowers looked like a Supertree from Gardens By The Bay, and made people appreciate the contributions of photosynthesis here.

These include providing oxygen, as well as shade.

“From the right perspective, the humble Ixora towers like a Supertree over Bukit Timah Hill on the horizon. Snapped this during my #jalanjalan at Upper Peirce Reservoir last month,” he wrote.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who saw the post, said the flowers either resembled Singapore or that the plant must stay strong even as dark clouds loom from behind.

However, one Singaporean said: “You won’t ever be like your father.”

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