SINGAPORE - The Kranji Countryside Association (KCA), made up of about 40 member farms located in rural areas of north-western Singapore, has a new president.
Yesterday, Mrs Ivy Singh-Lim, 64, announced at the association's annual general meeting that after nine years in the top post, she was passing the baton to Mr Kenny Eng, the organisation's vice-president. The appointment was effective immediately, said Mrs Singh-Lim, who also owns a vegetable farm called Bollywood Veggies. She will take on Mr Eng's former role as vice-president.
"When I took on the presidency nine years ago, I gave myself a time frame and some objectives to meet," she told The Straits Times, citing examples such as how two years ago, the KCA managed to clinch hosting right for the 27th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference in 2016.
Mr Eng, 40, is the director of the Nyee Phoe Group, a horticulture and agri-tainment business that runs recreational activities within the farm. Together with Mrs Singh-Lim, he is a founding member of the KCA. It was established in 2005 to promote local agriculture and food production, eco-tourism, education and conservation.
When asked about his plans for KCA, Mr Eng said he hopes to achieve goals in line with its existing 10-year plan, like boosting the role of local farms in Singapore's food security.
"Ivy made my life very easy. The 10-year plan has already been proposed, and we know what we should do to get to the next level," he said.
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