Urban farming in Malaysia

Urban farming is fast catching on in Malaysia with many young people taking it up to grow vegetables in city backyards. There are many types of urban farming but one that is popular with many city folk is hydroponics.

Former pilot Eric Chuo Chuan Jin of Miri said he developed his interest in urban farming, particularly hydroponics, when he changed his diet last year. “It all started when I became concerned about my health. I began working out and making changes to my eating habits, basically looking for clean and nutritious food. But eating healthy isn’t easy, especially here, and to get around this, I started thinking about how I could grow clean food in the backyard,” the 31-year-old recalled.

Chuo regularly checks on the lettuces he grows in his parents’ backyard. Chuo said he researched the subject online and attended a hydroponics course in Kuala Lumpur. “Thankfully, we have the Internet where we can pick up a lot of things. That was how I learned about hydroponic techniques.”

Read more at the Borneo Post


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