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Local Farms

Bollywood Veggies: Manda Foo

Manda Foo came riding into the Kranji countryside in 2009 and fell in love with this wild and wonderful side of Singapore. A journalist by training but an activist by heart, she channelled her youthful energy into being the scribe of the Gentle Warrior Ivy Singh and the executive secretary of the Kranji Countryside Association. Eight years later, she’s taken over the helm of Bollywood Veggies and been through thick and thin with Kranji’s farmers. A globe trotter who has …

Jurong Frog Farm: Chelsea Wan

Chelsea’s father Wan Bock Thiaw started Jurong Frog Farm (JFF) in 1981 in a small kampong area along Old Jurong Road with with 80 fiber tanks. In 1993, the government shifted its farm to Lim Chu Kang. Mr Wan took the opportunity to expand its breeding capacity and to build a meat processing facility, with the creation of new products – essence of Bullfrog with Ginseng and Cordyceps and a range of locally processed Premium Hashima products.   Chelsea joined …

N&N Agriculture: Ma Chin Chew

When the government phased out livestock farming in 1989, Ma Chin Chew’s family shut down their livestock business and set up Hup Heng Poultry – a chicken slaughterhouse – which Ma has been running since 1996. Ma branched into egg farming in 2004 through an investment in N&N Agriculture. He took full ownership of N&N in 2010.   ‘以人为本’ (which means “Centred on People”) is Ma’s personal conviction in farming. This conviction drives much of the farm’s operational and business …

Bollywood Veggies: Ivy Singh-Lim

Ivy Singh-Lim was on her way to Perth to retire when the universe intervened and brought her back to Singapore. She started Bollywood Veggies and it quickly became one of the main attractions of the Kranji countryside. A planet-friendly farm that catalysed the agritourism movement in Singapore, it attracts thousands of visitors to its garden and bistro weekly.   The name Bollywood Veggies was chosen because of Ivy’s heritage, and also to reflect the enthusiasm and personality of the farm. …

The Fish Farmer: Malcolm Ong

In 2008, Malcolm Ong left a career in IT to start Metropolitan Fishery Group – which would eventually become Singapore’s largest marine fish farm. He is a strong proponent of green and environmentally friendly fish farming methods and has introduced automatic oxygen sensors and solar panels on his farms. He farms his fish without injections, vaccinations and chemicals.   Located in the Straits, off Lim Chu Kang and Changi, the fishery boasts over 100 caged fishnets with full farming facilities. …

Sky Greens: Jack Ng

Jack Ng made Singapore’s dreams of vertical farming a reality. An engineer by training, he invented the world’s first low carbon, hydraulically driven vertical farm. Sky Greens is the actualization of his vision of ensuring food supply to land-scarce city-states such as Singapore. His innovative high-rise vertical farming system achieves significantly higher yields per unit area of land with minimal land, water and energy resources.   In 2010, Jack started to collaborate with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore …