Preparing for a downturn: Seeking fresh pastures

S'pore making bold moves to secure economic advantage in new sectors like agri-tech and fintech

For a bright spot amid the economic gloom, look upwards - to a Housing Board multistorey carpark in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.

There, nestled amid the high-rises, and on the carpark's rooftop deck, is a system of fired clay pebble-filled tubings called vertical growing towers sprouting leafy Georgina lettuce without the use of soil.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 21, 2019, with the headline 'Seeking fresh pastures'. Print Edition | Subscribe