Bollywood Veggies Pte Ltd
Contact: Ivy Singh-Lim
Address: 100, Neo Tiew Rd
Tel: (65) 6898-5001
Fax: (65) 6898-2013
http://www.bollywoodveggies.com/ Categories: Organic Health Food, Florists, Fruit,
Flower Suppliers, Plant Retailers, Agricultural
Products Company Profile:
Food Company, Organic Farm Suppliers of Organic Health Food,
Florists, Fruit, Flower Suppliers, Plants, Agricultural
Produces vegetables & fruits without
chemical fertilisers, pesticides, & growth hormones. Offers
tours & horticultural courses. Sells 20
types of bananas, medicinal plants.
Singh-Lim may not be your ordinary Singapore idol,
but she is certainly one of the republic’s most
vocal and colourful personalities. In a place where
most people avoid controversial issues and try to be
polite publicly, Ivy has never been shy about making
controversial remarks. As immediate past president
of Netball Singapore, she is remembered for her
stinging observations about the state of sporting
She has a softer side, though; she has been a member
(now vice-president) of the Singapore Gardening
Society for 25 years, and she loves nature’s small
and big gifts, from monsoon rains to each of her
nine dogs. To her friends, she is a daring and
fun-loving person, always a live wire at parties.
Now, even in retirement, Ivy is making the news.
Together with her husband Lim Ho Seng (former CEO of
NTUC Fairprice), she has become a
farmer-entrepreneur living on a 10-acre farm in
Kranji. A farmer? That is right - the outspoken
woman has been promoting and rallying support for a
life of sustainability in the countryside, in
How did this power-duo choose to continue living
their high life, but in the backwaters of Singapore?
"Ho Seng and I have been very fortunate. We got
married quite late in our lives and were very busy
the first 15 to 20 years of our lives together. We
have worked very hard and we knew that when we
retired, we wanted to go to the countryside,"
“Ho Seng and I hardly had a courtship before we got
married. We met and decided to get married soon
after. Our first honeymoon was in Brighton, England
and then we went to Perth. We discovered that we
both had a great love for the countryside and
gardening,” she continues. The intention was to
spend more time in Perth after Ho Seng retired from
Fairprice in 1997, but the death of Ivy’s best
friend’s husband halted those plans, and as Ivy
stood by her grieving friend, she realised that true
friendship is priceless.
So, Ivy and Ho Seng took the decision to remain in
Singapore in their stride, and now run a picturesque
farm where they grow vegetables and fruit trees,
complete with fishponds, a lovely spice garden and a
peaceful sanctuary. Ivy is often questioned about
her decision to remain in a country she has so often
criticized before, and to that, she perceptively
responds, “They’re missing the point when they say,
‘If you don’t like your country, just leave.’ Yes
exactly, it’s my country and I can shape it.”
Our produce is planet-friendly, meaning no chemical
fertilisers, pesticides and growth hormones.
We specialise in “fruit vegetables”: aloe vera,
bitter gourd, bottlegourd, butterfly pea, capsicum,
eggplant, four-angled bean, lady’s finger, long
beans, pumpkins, snake gourd, tapioca, winter melon
and zuchinni, among others.
We grow uncommon fruit trees such as crystal fruit,
breadfruit and butterfruit, and medicinal trees such
as Horse Radish tree, West Indian Pea Tree, basil
Pisang Ambon, Pisang Rajah, Pisang Rajastali, Pisang
Seribu, Pisang Udang… you name it and we have it!
Our bananas are legendary; we have over 20 different
types, all sweet and succulent. We invite you to
enjoy them fresh, in our favourite Bolly Banana
Curry or in our much-praised banana bread.
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