Bloom or gloom? Orchid farm owner weighs prospects

Woon Leng Nursery owner Teo Woon Cheng hopes to keep his farm running even though its lease in Jalan Lekar ends in November next year.
Woon Leng Nursery owner Teo Woon Cheng hopes to keep his farm running even though its lease in Jalan Lekar ends in November next year.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Growing up around orchids did not mean an instant affinity for the blooms for Woon Leng Nursery owner Teo Woon Cheng, 46.

Fresh from a three-year stint as operations manager in a logistics company, Mr Teo - who "didn't even know about pollination" back then - had to learn the trade from scratch when he joined in 2002.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'Bloom or gloom? Farm owner weighs prospects'. Subscribe