Ditch flowers and chocs, gift veggies
When Korean actor Park Hae-jin was in Singapore on April 17 for the 2016 Star Awards, his Singapore fan club presented him with a bouquet of specially selected vegetables, such as coriander and broccoli.
These healthy greens are even becoming graduation gifts.
In the latest trend to hit Singapore, traditional gifts such as flowers and chocolates are out.
Vegetables are in.
Cheap and easy to make yourself, these bouquets are the rage nowadays, The New Paper has learnt, according to various posts on social media.
Temasek Polytechnic graduate Mr Daryl Yeo Kang He, 19, bought a bunch of broccoli to present to his classmates at their graduation ceremony on Thursday (May 12).
He told TNP that "flowers were too expensive" and thought it would be funny to give his friends broccoli.
His friends laughed as he handed the broccoli to them.
It turned out he was not the only one who thought it was a good idea.
Mr Yeo's classmate, Mr Keith Tan, 20, bought him a leek in return.
Mr Tan joked that he "contemplated (his) friendship" with Mr Yeo, but it's safe to say they're even, since he had given Mr Yeo a leek, too.
Before Singapore jumped on the bandwagon, "veggie bouquets" were a hit among brides in Britain, The Telegraph reported last October.
Instead of the traditional choices of roses and peonies you usually see in bridal bouquets, brides replaced them with vegetables like kale, broccoli and cabbage.
These bouquets don't look too bad.