Hidden garden at Yishun hospital draws green thumbs
Green thumbs are heading over to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun - not to see the doctor or visit a sick friend.
Instead, they are heading to a 2,200sq m community garden located on the rooftop to plant vegetables and fruit.
Since the launch of the hospital in 2010, a group of about 15 volunteers have gone there regularly to grow and harvest crops such as kai lan and corn, and fruit trees such as papaya and banana.
Their efforts are chronicled in a chapter of new book, A Healing Space: Creating Biodiversity At Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Priced at $28, the title was launched in February 2013 to highlight the green steps that the hospital has taken.