Taking Steps Towards a More Sustainable Singapore

Endeavouring to contribute to a more sustainable future, Destination Asia Singapore has launched two new family-friendly responsible products focusing on sustainable farms.

Kok Fah Technology Farm is a local family-owned business that has sold leafy vegetables in Singapore for the past 30 years. Daily operations are run by the second generation of the family, including Mr Wong Kok Fah and his three brothers who took over from their father in 1979. Recognizing the importance of investing in technologies, the farm introduced various high-tech machinery and equipment to assist in the farming processes to improve levels of efficiency and productivity.

Founded in 2000, Bollywood Veggies is an organic farming collective run by Ivy Singh and her husband, Lim Ho Seng. Since its inception, the farm has grown from strength to strength, adding a culinary school and a museum in 2009. No pesticides or fertilizers are used on-site, effectively making it an environment-friendly operation. In an effort to create employment opportunities for marginalized groups, the farm also makes it a point to hire challenged and less fortunate Singaporeans.

And in another step taken towards cutting down Singapore’s carbon emissions, the government introduced a further 10 electric double-decker buses in late October, bringing them to a total of 25. The use of electric buses will help reduce carbon emissions by roughly 7,840 tonnes per year and moves Singapore closer to its goal of having public buses run on cleaner energy by 2040.

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