A new type of plant, maskularis shruba*, has been discovered in the quiet neighbourhood of Sengkang.
The species, hitherto unseen in Singapore, was stumbled upon by one Rachel Yeo, who shared her findings with the community via Facebook.
The plant was existing in its full glory when Mothership went down to check it out.
Some steps away, another lone mask had also sprouted on a neighbouring plant.
A closer look revealed that the masks had likely been hung on the plants deliberately.
However, it is not clear if it was meant to be art, an act of mischief, or simply evidence of forgetfulness.
Scuffing was observed on the masks, both inside and outside.
We counted seven masks in total.
A number of Facebook users have expressed their concern on Yeo's Facebook post, as used masks that are inappropriately disposed of pose a public health and hygiene issue.
*Not an actual scientific name.
Top image via unnamed Mothership colleague