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 own backyard. Chilli, mini cucumber, and sweet potato leaves were some of the produce he used to grow for his family’s meals.
During the initial stages of MCO, Chee Yong volunteered for extra work – veggie delivery to restaurants as he was the only one with a van driver’s license, and the company had fewer manpower at the time.
“Everyday is different, and challenging. We think about how to improve the farming system, and we teach new farmers how to use them.”
Chee Yong, Technical & Projects Head
To do my job, you need some engineering background and you must be able to handle pressure. Anything can happen and you must try to fix it.”
My favourite veggie: Stir fried sweet potato leaves.