The “farmpreneurs” in the northwest Kranji district grow organic produce and educate Singaporean city dwellers about its merits. At Bollywood Veggies, a farm and public garden, you can see how big a jackfruit grows and taste other exotic produce, including rambutan, crystal fruit, and 20 types of banana. The durian is one of the most unusual local fruits. Protected by thorny flesh, the soft fruit inside elicits strong reactions. Every bite is different—sometimes sweet, other times as pungent as onions or garlic. This smelly fruit is banned in most hotels and on public transport.
In the far west of Singapore, vegetable growers, goat farmers, and others are teaching Singapore's city dwellers about small farms and organic produce. It's hard to get out there without a car, but if you have wheels you can drive from farm to farm, take tours through the operations, and taste-test some of the delicious results.