For guests at the Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford, some of the ingredients used in the dishes could come from a place much closer than expected - the hotels' rooftop, where an aquaponics farm was recently installed.
The hotels said the farm will be able to produce about 1,200 kg of vegetables and 350 kg of fish monthly for the hotels' kitchens once it's fully operational.
The farm is the brainchild of the hotels' general manager Marcus Hanna.
“I was at a friend’s place for dinner, and he had this hydroponics tower in this living room, where he was growing numerous types of lettuce. I was quite intrigued by that, because 90 per cent of the produce in Singapore is imported, so to have something in the living room – you’re not going to find anything fresher to eat,” he said.