S'pore's landscape industry tapping technology, redesigning jobs to attract locals

Mr Ken Ong, who used to work in the tourism industry, joined the landscaping sector about a year ago. The landscape coordinator says he finds the job rewarding even though he now earns about 20 to 30 per cent less than before.
Mr Ken Ong, who used to work in the tourism industry, joined the landscaping sector about a year ago. The landscape coordinator says he finds the job rewarding even though he now earns about 20 to 30 per cent less than before.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - When the circuit breaker ended in June last year, Mr John Tan, owner of Esmond Landscape and Horticultural, had to scramble to get work done.

With little maintenance work performed from April, Mr Tan was saddled with new projects he had to complete on top of works that had been postponed because of the restrictions.

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