Then we went to Bollywood which is not only a demonstration garden/agricultural enterprise along with a fantastic bistro, but (as patrons alongside us related) a genuine and cherished oasis from the more concrete city. They felt being surrounded by green flora was a valuable escape. This reminded me of the scientifically proven fact heard earlier this week that “people living in intact habitats are happier and healthier”.
Ivy Singh was our host—giving us a glimpse into her garden and her perspective. Only !% of Singapore is set aside for agriculture and the existing farms and farmers are constantly threatened by the rapid changes. The granite and building materials dump/storage nearby feels like fingers of development reaching forward attempting to clutch this small remaining geographic area. As she related, “ when the last fish is caught and the last tree is cut and the last crop is destroyed—you can’t eat money”///all part of a regional proverb from hundreds of years ago.
Our stop at Sunei Buloh was cancelled due to a monsoon rain lasting a couple of hours. Rains occurring later in the year are a noticed change by several citizens we have met.
I hoped to see more birds to i.d. and photograph—my surprise was to get an accidental pic of a stork-billed kingfisher as I shot a Javanese myna for fun.
Check out-- http://www.bollywoodveggies.com/
Don’t just check out the site, but if you live in Singapore, check out the bistro and farm.