Being a fish farmer for a day

Reporter Cheryl Teh helps Apollo Aquaculture employee Tham Ye Da (top) in the lab and aquaculturist Mohamed Alamin feed hybrid groupers. ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
Reporter Cheryl Teh helps Apollo Aquaculture employee Tham Ye Da in the lab and aquaculturist Mohamed Alamin(left) feed hybrid groupers. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Reporter Cheryl Teh helps Apollo Aquaculture employee Tham Ye Da (top) in the lab and aquaculturist Mohamed Alamin feed hybrid groupers. ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
Reporter Cheryl Teh helps Apollo Aquaculture employee Tham Ye Da (above) in the lab and aquaculturist Mohamed Alamin feed hybrid groupers. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

I arrive at Apollo Aquaculture's Lim Chu Kang facility in the middle of the day. As the sun beats down, I wonder with apprehension what is in store for me.

As farmer for a day, am I going to spend the afternoon perched on the edge of a jetty, hauling fish out of the water? Or will the rest of my day be spent getting down and dirty, cleaning massive tanks and changing the water for the fish, mop and brush in hand?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Being a fish farmer for a day'. Print Edition | Subscribe