Call it "grape expectations', but avid gardener Asari Rafie is sure
he can defy the rigours of Singapore's tropical climate to produce
grapes from the vines creeping along his balcony railings.
His green thumb has, since 1998, been turning out produce from rice
to tomatoes in his home at Jurong East or at a nearby community garden.
He has become so adept at gardening that he is almost self-sufficient,
needing to buy only a little extra produce from markets.
The part-time taxi driver, 70, said his gardening has taught him the
value of food - a lesson many Singaporeans are now also learning amid
the disruptions to food supplies due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Read more at From tomatoes to grapes, avid gardener treasures home-grown food