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Singaporean sets up Mersing farm, offers service to perform sacrificial rite Aqiqah

Entrepreneur sees promise in setting up farm, offering service to perform sacrificial rite Aqiqah

Friends and family thought Mr Mohd Noor Ashraf Abu Bakar was making a bad decision when he first set up his farm in Mersing, Malaysia.

The 30-year-old who had previously owned a restaurant and various property businesses and been in the used-car export business decided to move away from all that and start a service for Singaporeans who want to perform Aqiqah. This is a sacrificial rite which is carried out following the birth of a child, in accordance with Islamic tradition.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'New kid on the block'. Print Edition | Subscribe