The retiree behind the roof garden that brought back a kampung spirit

The retiree behind the roof garden that brought back a kampung spirit

Every morning, 92-year-old Madam Lim Yee Mun can be found on the top of a multi-storey car park in Dover estate, gently moving her arms and legs through the motions of exercise, amid a lush green haven of tranquility.

Once she is done, Tai Chi Ah Ma – as she is known to other residents – gets down on her haunches and starts on her other daily routine: Weeding the rooftop garden, where countless herbs, edibles and ornamental plants grow in profusion.

“These plants keep the air fresh. The air downstairs isn’t so good,” she said, scrabbling at the soil.


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The retiree behind the roof garden that brought back a kampung spirit