When food supply is limited and taken for granted, does Singapore deserve the label ‘food paradise’?
When we started out on this project, we pretty much knew that there is no way we can hop on a plane and fly thousands of miles away from home to do research.
So when one of our interviewees, Mr Ong, suggested taking us on a tour of his chicken farm in Malaysia, we said yes faster than our heart could skip a beat.
Malaysian Ringgit, checked.
Suntan lotion and sunglasses (for the ladies), checked.
And off we went.
I’ll be the first to admit; I have never been to a chicken farm before in my life (I bet you didn’t too). The closest i came to a chicken farm was in the movies. You know.. the typical ones in old school American film. So it was quite refreshing to know that:
1. I had to put on a white coat and yellow boots. Don’t pray pray.
2. I have to go through one of these disinfectant sprays that felt like a shower.
3. Cameras don’t go well with the disinfectant sprays.
4. Chicken coops are much more bigger than i expected.