Singapore: Urban farmers frustrated with people taking their produce from Choa Chu Kang garden

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“We work so hard but if our vegetables and fruits keep getting stolen, why are we planting them at all?”

By Farah Daley
Stomp
March 6, 2019

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A group of local gardeners have had the last straw with passers-by taking and eating produce grown in an allotment garden at Choa Chu Kang Park.

Stomper Jaime and her uncle Wellington, who call themselves urban farmers, alerted Stomp to the situation after their fresh batch of passion fruits were found missing in the early hours of Mar 1.

“Those passion fruits took three months to harvest,” an exasperated Jaime told Stomp.

“On Feb 28 at about 4.30pm, I last saw my passion fruits intact and nothing was amiss,” she said.

“The next day, at about 7.30am, I discovered 16 of our passion fruits were missing.

“They were cut from the plant and the netting we used to cover the fruits was discarded at the plot.”

She also found the fruit shells scattered on the ground.

She subsequently made a police report over the missing passion fruits.

In response to a Stomp media query, the police confirmed that a report was lodged and investigations are ongoing.

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