Planting the seeds of gardening in a Shoplot cafe

Planter Chin combines the best in plants and coffee into a sustainable concept café and the long queues are testimony to its winning appeal. Text & Photography by Jan Yong Anondescript entrance greeted us as we prepared to enter a garden café highly recommended by a friend. “There isn’t ...

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Reforesting palm oil plantations

Restoring the biodiversity on abandoned palm oil plantations through agroecology practices or bioremedification is possible as proven by Dr Billy Tang and his team in Johor. Text by Samantha Mok Hsu Wei Since 2018, Malaysia’s oil palm industry has been challenged with multi-dimensional issues, and is in critical need ...

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‘Soil & trees’ as economic infrastructure

As part of a new pandemic trend, doughtnut economics which emphasises social and ecological progress in measuring prosperity, brings us literally back to our roots – the soil. Text by Samantha Mok Hsu Wei As the world enters one of its biggest resets since the Industrial Revolution, urban citizens ...

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Jungle living @ La Hilir

Text by: Jan Yong Photography courtesy of: La Hilir Tiny House A family of five starts a new trend of jungle living – in a tiny house the father designed. In a quiet little ‘café’ by a stream right in the middle of a jungle, I am having delicious ...

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URGENT Nutritious & Organic food WANTED

The pandemic has exposed systemic flaws in the supply of nutritious food and it is high time we restructure the system to bring back such food to the table. OUR FOOD CHAIN FLAWED? The Covid-19 pandemic did not break the food chain system; instead it has exposed a broken ...

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