Father-son project rearing flies leads to a new job

Mr Khor Tuck Kuan and his son Isaac spent several months landscaping their plot, which they call Waste Wonder Land. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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Khor Tuck Kuan, 49, with his son, Isaac Khor, 23, at their plot at the Sprout Hub at Henderson Road.</p>
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SINGAPORE - When Mr Khor Tuck Kuan, 49, lost his advertising job during the pandemic, he had no inkling that cultivating a small piece of land would lead to a new horizon.

Around September last year, he and his partners shuttered their business of nearly 20 years, where he was creative director. His only son Isaac, 23, recalls his father looking stressed as he worried about letting employees go amid the darkening Covid-19 storm clouds. Mr Khor's wife also lost her job in the travel industry after borders closed.

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