Stories Archives - Cultiveat

  • Asher

    Cultiveat People: Asher, Technical & Project Executive

    Asher was first exposed to the world of agriculture through his dad who owns a durian orchard. Even so, he didn’t foresee it for his own career until he received an offer at a university to study the field. Work for Asher at Cultiveat is filled with daily happenings of the unexpected. As part of …

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  • 20.11.20Stories

    To Our Heroes at Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Kapar

    In February, a massive fire broke out at the factory just across our farm. Thick, dark smoke filled the sky, and angry flames licked the air in the matter of minutes. The local fire department sent their firefighters as soon as they could. The community scrambled to lend a helping hand: Some directed traffic for …

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  • Balqis

    Cultiveat People: Balqis, Farm Assistant

    Balqis resides within the community of Kapar, just minutes from the farm. She walked up to the farm one fateful day to apply for a position, and was later hired as a general worker. Due to her quick wits, she has now been promoted to the Farm Assistant position. She provides help around the farm, …

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  • Chee Yong

    Cultiveat People: Chee Yong, Technical & Project Head

    What does a technical person do? Anything around the farm that needs doing, really. Chee Yong helped set up both the leafy veggie and tomato farms in Kapar. He also provides technical support for the growing systems while maintaining and repairing things around the farm. Born in Banting, this handyman grew up farming in his …

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  • 29.08.20Stories

    Teatime With Special Needs Children at Tasputra Perkim

    It’s teatime. Serenade and mom, Elahe prepare a vibrant platter for the children. They sneak in veggies, nuts, and fruits wherever they can. The children, ages 2 and up spend their days at Tasputra Perkim doing physiotherapy and occupational therapy, besides aquatherapy and hippotherapy (purposeful swimming and horseriding lessons), and more. These children are special, …

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  • 14.08.20Stories

    Featured Eatery: If Only

    “Which is your favourite dish on the menu?” Jean (not pictured), co-founder, and officer of “all things pretty” doesn’t hesitate, “my grandma’s mee hun kueh”. If Only’s kitchen team recreated the beloved recipe with chicken mince. It now has all of the depth of flavour and warmth of nostalgia, but none of the pork. Jean’s …

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  • Emi

    Cultiveat People: Emi, Farm Intern

    “My dream is to open a cafe and grow some greens in there. That’s why I chose to do my internship here. I want to learn about farming without soil, and watch the whole process from seed to harvest. I major in Crop Production, Bachelor of Agriculture Science. My senior told me about Cultiveat because …

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  • 27.06.20Stories

    Featured Eatery: Fin

    “When you feed someone, they’re putting their trust into you that the food will nourish them. You’re contributing to someone’s wellness and how they feel. It’s one of the few businesses that can affect someone’s life”. That’s Michelle, the creative head and hands behind Fin, a wholesome food joint in Publika. What started off 5 …

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  • 10.05.20Stories

    Featured Eatery: Uokatsu

    “I have a lot of guilt. I worry about not spending enough time with my kids. Last year I told my eldest who’s turning 7 that we’ll be renovating for 2 weeks this year. She’ll have our time, she can do anything she wants. She told me that she wanted to spend the day at …

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  • 01.05.20Stories

    Featured Eatery: Grub

    Before Ahong was the candid chef and restaurateur behind Grub, he was an architect. He quit after 2 years because life in the rat race was draining. He didn’t know then that it would eventually lead him to life in the….beef lane. The idea started small, unlike his serving portions. A little food kiosk at …

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  • Share The Meal Campaign

    Sharing Meals With 500 Quarantined Foreign Workers

    Early April, the government imposed an enhanced Movement Control Order on the Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion flats after 15 people from the same building were diagnosed with COVID-19. Most of the residents of these flats are foreigners. With the order, the police, Armed Forces, Civil Defence Force and RELA guard the area so that …

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  • 06.04.20Stories

    Emergency Contribution for the OKU Community

    We got a call this morning from Ras, founder of OKU Sentral, an organisation that assists and empowers people with disabilities. She asked if we could spare some produce immediately. Before the RMO, OKU Sentral received food supplies and monetary donations from individuals and organisations. Raw ingredients are then distributed to single mothers and food …

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  • Holiday

    Cultiveat People: Holiday, Farm Executive

    “I go through 2 roadblocks to get to work every day since the MCO. I tell the police that I work in agriculture and that I have to get to the farm. They tell me to be careful. I watch and read a lot about the Corona virus but I’m not scared about coming to …

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  • Ng

    Cultiveat People: Ng, Head Grower

    This is Ng. People at the farm call him N.G., or Farm Boss. What does he do? “Erm, everything.” “I used to do plant tissue culture. That’s when you take a leaf to grow a plant because some plants don’t have seeds – like bananas and pineapples. If you wait for the plant to live …

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  • Farhana

    Cultiveat People: Farhana, QC Manager

    “The first time I saw Cultiveat veggies, I thought they were so beautiful, they looked like flowers. I used to work at a landscaping company, and maintained plants for malls and hotels. I didn’t know veggies could look as beautiful as those plants. I didn’t think I would become a farmer. As a kid, I …

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  • John-Hans Oei

    Cultiveat People: John-Hans Oei, CEO and Co-founder

    Meet John-Hans, our co-founder and CEO. It’s a glamorous title for a simple job description: everything also do. Teaching people about the importance of choosing foods that are good for you and the farmers, all while working with the urgency of climate change is an uphill battle. It means spending half the day in the …

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  • Haziq

    Cultiveat People: Haziq, Our Youngest Farmer

    This is Haziq. At 18, he’s the youngest farmer at Cultiveat. We honour the land on which our farms are built, and the community who live around it. So we offer jobs to people like Haziq and his neighbours, so they can eat and earn right where they live. Plus, Cultiveat’s veggies are pesticide-free, so …

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