Tree Planting Carnival 2018 was the biggest tree planting event to hit Tampines yet. Instead of individual events for the five divisions, we held a huge carnival located for all residents to come together in the heart of Tampines.
The response was overwhelming, with around 1,000 residents showing up to be part of the fun. The event saw residents joining efforts with the Members of Parliament for Tampines GRC plant 10 Hopea odorata trees at Tampines Central Park. This tree is strong and durable with medicinal properties, and was specially selected for being easy to maintain, as well as for its well-shaped crown which makes it ideal and practical for providing shade.
Not only were trees planted, residents also got a chance to build their own mini terrariums, exchange their recycled materials for cash, learn about climate action and enjoy free carnival snacks and games.
Everyone had tons of educational fun, and walked away with a heightened sense of environmental awareness.