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ST Causes Week 2019: Home-grown way to meet food needs

Dr Lim Jia Yang's aquaponics set-up - made up of a special pump, PVC pipes and a fish tank - in the balcony of his Sengkang home. He is working on creating a larger aquaponics centre at the Medical Alumni Association, with harvested vegetables to be
Dr Lim Jia Yang's aquaponics set-up - made up of a special pump, PVC pipes and a fish tank - in the balcony of his Sengkang home. He is working on creating a larger aquaponics centre at the Medical Alumni Association, with harvested vegetables to be supplied to restaurants in the area.ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN

Instead of a garden at home, Dr Lim Jia Yang has an aquaponics system set up in his condominium in Sengkang that allows him to grow leafy greens such as watercress, kangkong and lettuce.

"The vegetables taste a lot nicer when you grow them yourself," said the 33-year-old doctor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2019, with the headline 'Home-grown way to meet food needs'. Print Edition | Subscribe