We are often asked who we are and what we do.

FARM is many things at once. We are a cross disciplinary design practice. We are an architecture atelier. We are a curatorial team. We are a community-centred arts organization. We even run a store.

We call ourselves FARM because we would like to cultivate a culture of imagination. Underpinning all we do is a belief that joyful creativity is essential in all our lives. FARM endeavours to share with you that delight in each of our projects.

Since 2005, FARM has worked on community projects which promote the arts. We organise national public art competitions and events. We arrange free quarterly talks by designers and artists. In 2007, FARM established its cross disciplinary design arm. In collaboration with artists and designers, we work on a diverse range of projects. These include architecture & interior design, product design & merchandising, graphic design & branding, art installation & sculpture, exhibition design & curatorial work.

FARMERS

Our studio is made up of young, energetic, often eccentric but always insanely happy people. Our studio culture is where work and play mingle, intertwine and sometimes become indistinguishable. Despite the occasional hectic schedules and deadlines, we hold this dictum close to our hearts :
"Work Hard & Be Nice to People".

Torrance Goh
B.A. Arch., M. Arch.
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Torrance graduated with an architectural degree from the National University of Singapore. His adventurous spirit led him to work with Alsop Architects in their London and Singapore offices.

The love of the local and the arts prompted him to start up the FARM as a non-profit design and art society.

Torrance believes that his designs should be delightful and have an element of surprise.
Selwyn Low
B.A. Arch., M. Arch.
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Selwyn has a childhood dream of becoming a stationery shop owner, which explains his fascination with neatly-arranged books and pens in an array of colours.

He believes that good design should be made accessible to the masses, through the implementation of clever and sustainable market structures.

Selwyn says that his happiest places to be are East Coast Park and Pulau Ubin but we think it's actually the old hawker centres dishing out yummy local foods.
Peter Sim
A.R.B. (U.K.), B.A.Arch., B. Arch.(Hons.)
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After working in the UK for a few years, Peter returned to Singapore in 2006 to do something special. He got together with the guys at FARM and together they formed WORK.

Peter believes that architecture and design should be clever, responsible and never too straightforward.

Apart from good design, Peter loves fishing, his dogs, his children and his wife, though not necessarily in that order. He would also like to be a vet.
Tiah Nan Chyuan
B.A. Arch., A.A. Dip. (U.K.)
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As a little boy, Nan Chyuan would spend hours cycling around his neighbourhood, making sketches of houses he saw. And it was clear then that there was nothing he would rather do than architecture.

He finds beauty in geometry and patterns. From furniture pieces to urban planning, he believes that good design should be responsive, intelligent and sincere.

Putting architecture aside, Nan Chyuan likes to think that he is actually a semi-retired footballer.
Willie Koh
Adv. Dip. Film, B.A. Arch.
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Besides being a self-professed hopeless shopaholic, Willie is a very good listener. He thinks that he would make a counsellor.

He finds pleasure watching the most obscure films at 3am in his attic.

When he retires one day, you would find Willie in a little French village with a vineyard in the backyard, wondering about the constellations at night.
Hong Weiming
Dip. Interior Arch.
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After being in the industry for so many years, Weiming has long forgotten his initial reasons for taking up interior design, but the satisfaction and joy he derives from it remains unwavering.

When his eyes are not fixed on AutoCAD, he enjoys playing sports, uninterrupted quiet time, and his wife's lovingly-prepared bento lunches. A nature-lover at heart, Weiming thinks that he would probably be a real farmer in a parallel universe, eventually retiring somewhere in the mountains.
Oh Wenxin
B.F.A. Visual Comm.
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With a background in Fine Arts, Wenxin moved on to do graphic design. It is the farming of graphic ideas and the harvesting of the eventual products that delights her so much at FARM.

One of her greatest wishes is to live in a huge house with quirky designs (hopefully designed in collaboration with FARM).

When not at FARM, she is be travelling the world getting design inspirations from the tiniest corners. If not, then you can probably find her sleeping.
Susanne Teng
B.F.A. Visual Comm.
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Susanne, our lovable closet Ah Lian is a graphic designer at FARM. She has no idea why or how she begun graphic designing but nonetheless she enjoys every minute of it.

The flexibility and how opinions and thoughts can be voiced out and discussed openly are what she likes best about working at FARM.

Other than designing, she would love to sell ice-cream at a mama shop so she would have an endless supply to last her a lifetime.
Lee Hui Lian
B.A. Arch. (Hons.), M. Arch., B.O.A.
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It is the aesthetics of spaces, objects and materials that brought Hui Lian into this line of work. She loves the funny people and large windows in the FARM house.

Multi-tasking is not her forte but she can drink teh and do her drawings at the same time.

Hui Lian is hopelessly afraid of living things with too many legs or no legs at all but surprisingly is cool with cockroaches and spiders.
Rose Chen
Dip. Marketing
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Rose oversees FARM's finances and human resources. She has learned to appreciate the creative work of her fellow colleagues since joining the company in 2011.

She believes that one's life is not measured by how much you have but the love and joy you bring to the people around you each day.

Rose champions a healthy lifestyle ¨C she enjoys working out at the gym and morning walks around Garden by the Bay, to admire the beauty of Creation.
Gareth Low
Dip. Furniture/Interior Design
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Gareth wants to be a part of everything FARM does, from graphic to product to spatial design. Never afraid to get his hands dirty, he loves building things with his own hands!

He sincerely believes that even if he's not good at things at first, he will learn in the process and become better eventually and it will all come together as a whole.

Well if he ain't a designer, he would probably become a professional actor, soccer player, dancer, or a gamer...
Clifford See
B. Arch. Design, B. Arch.
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After completing his architectural studies in Melbourne, our ex-intern is back to FARM with a newfound sense of design sensibilities.

Infused with an Aussie laidback chill, Clifford found his design calling when he discovered how intricate forms of structures and sculptures are fabricated with just a simple thought. And the fact that designers are generally cooler people, helps alot too.

Clifford's really a chip off the old block - his dad is his greatest inspiration and guidance in life.
Panna Chee
B.F.A. Visual Comm.
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Panna likes to build plastic robot models, enjoys watching and playing his soccer, and cant live without his Korean dramas, although this last point is almost unexpected of him. Almost a hedonist, Panna believes that one's life is measured by how much one is able to enjoy life.

If he wasn't a graphic designer, Panna would like to fulfil his childhood dream of being a pilot and taking to the skies.

In the future, Panna would like to travel the world in 100 days.
Limay Foo
B.A. Spatial Design (Hons.)
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Known only to a secret few and possibly herself, Limay won first prize in a storytelling competition when she was just 9! She is intrigued by how stories can unfold through forms and spaces. This later inspired her to be a spatial storyteller, aka interior designer.

The adventurous Limay likes to wander and get lost in new places, and discover new food and eatery joints. She does not really enjoy being in the crowd though, but is very willing to witness a rock concert amongst a bunch of hardcore fans.

Limay is forever held sway by Pixar's 'Finding Nemo'; the film gets to her no matter how many times she watched it.
Teo Guan Sin
B.A. Arch. (Hons.), M. Arch., B.O.A.
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Perhaps it was na?ve, but architecture offered the solution when Guan Sin could not bear to choose between the arts and sciences. She believes that good design creates better memories; when memories are layered with the physical, or occur within spaces, time spent is more tangible, and the recollection of emotions is better felt.

Guan Sin is occasionally melancholic, but enjoys a good laugh, and observing the weather. She secretly loves studying maps, travel routes, and sometimes, dictionaries and thesauruses. Guan Sin often wishes that there was a 24-hour public library in the park, so that she can be in two of her favourite places simultaneously, at any hour.
Tan Qian Rou
B.A. Arch. (Hons.), M. Arch.
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Qian Rou spent many blissful years casually interested in architecture, but once the fascination sparked, it soon became an obsession. Now there's no saving her. Equally hopeless is her caffeine addiction, a direct result of architecture school.

She is a firm believer in architectural theory and critique, cross-disciplinary design, the importance of pedagogy and, ultimately, the autosave function. To her, design is less an occupation and more a way of seeing.

In what little spare time she has, Qian Rou enjoys reading, music, climbing things and bad horror films. She is a great admirer of the Shelleys and Virginia Woolf. In a parallel universe, Qian Rou is a medical historian.
Ho Shuwei
B.A. Interior Design (Hons.)
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Since young, Shuwei has cultivated an obsession with blank spaces and large windows. The limitless possibilities that spring forth from such emptiness of space and openings into the unknown led him eventually towards a career in the design field.

Ever the perpetual dreamer, he is also a huge fan of Archigram, the avant-garde 1960s architecture group. It comes as no surprise then that his dream is to dwell in the hypothetical retro-futuristic reality, and perhaps never come back.

If he wasn't a designer, Shuwei would probably be in Hogwarts, learning levitating spells and unforgivable curses. Wingardium leviosa!
Edwin Tan
Dip. Visual Comm.
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Edwin believes that one's life is not measured by comparing with others but having the courage to set and follow your own path and goals.

He also enjoys listening to metal - the music; not your iron, titanium, or copper, although these are cool stuff to him too.

If he wasnt a designer, he would be an undercover cop busting drug deals, or in another alternate universe, he would grow out his hair, join a metal band and headbang his days away.

In the future, Edwin wants to own a food truck, and travels from city to city selling his favourite burgers.
Nina Arily
B.A. Interior Design (Hons.)
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Since she was young, Nina has always busied herself with rearranging furniture and things in her room, shuffling them about whenever she got bored with the space. It was no surprise that she eventually went into design, and graduated with a degree in Interior Design from The Glasgow School of Art.

Nina is also a big fan of Japanese architecture and interiors. The experience of being in a tastefully designed space excites and humbles her at the same time.

A dreamer and a linguist wannabe, she is constantly searching for words in space, that is when she is not painting a picture of unicorns and rainbows in her head.
Lijin Tan
Dip. Interior Arch.
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It was the yearning to own beautiful objects which eventually led Lijin down the path of design. She would spend time wondering how an object would fit a specific interior, or how a dress might look hanging in her ideal walk-in wardrobe. Before long, Lijins thoughts were being translated into reality through interior design.

Lijin believes that ones life is measured by experiences: travel, interactions with people, activities and even work. The good, the bad and even the mundane all build you up to reveal a new person with each passing day.

If not for design, Lijin would like to become a scriptwriter, plotting out shocking twists and spinning dramatic endings to rom-coms and psychological thrillers.
Jaclyn Chan
B.A. Interior Design (Hons.)
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To Jaclyn, good design is bred through collaboration, and a mutual, constant build up on top of each others ideas.

Jaclyn feels that travel is not defined by the number of holidays, but by the adventures and insights you find on them. She likes to collect bottles from various places she has visited. When she gets the chance, Jaclyn also likes to bakeespecially tiramisu, while listening to soulful musicor immerse herself in photography. Once, Jaclyn mistook a stranger for someone else, but kept insisting she was right, for a half-hour.

If she wasnt in design, Jaclyn would be brewing coffee and doing crafts in her own home caf¨, by a quaint alleyway in Venice. As a designer though, she would like to see the world come together and grow closer, through good design.
MICHELLE LIM
B.Sc. Arch.
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During simpler times when the internet was less sophisticated and smart phones did not exist, Michelle would space out in class, drawing random scenery and characters, sometimes even caricatures of her teachers on back pages of school notebooks.

Michelle initially saw architecture as the default course for kids who draw as a silly hobby. Reading up on iconic works like Le Corbusiers Notre Dame du Haut and Daniel Libeskinds Jewish Museum sparked her curiosity. A series of events that ultimately led her to work in FARM validated her choice.

If Michelle wasnt working in this industry, she would probably be a special effects makeup artist, or a professional chocolate taste tester.
PHUCHONG YAMCHOMSUAN
B.A. Interior Arch.
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Although Phuchong graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture from Bangkok, he was not interested in architecture as a child. He didnt even know what it was. Instead, Phuchongs fascination lay in outer space; even now, he dreams of dying on Mars.

One of Phuchongs favourite architects is Tadao Ando. Studying and walking through Andos works was an incredible experience that nearly brought Phuchong to tears.

Peter Zumthors Thinking Architecture and Benjamin Grahams The Intelligent Investor are two books that have influenced Phuchong. He hopes the knowledge of investment will help him to establish his artistic practice. Other areas Phuchong wishes to improve in include his soft skills, like socialising.
Janice Chu
Dip. Interior Arch.
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A fascination with sketches of spaces was what led Janice down the route of design. She would often find herself drawing different spatial layouts, exploring how different objects and materials can be used in a small space. This curiosity eventually evolved into her chosen career of design.

Janice is a visual person, and has the useful talent of watching detective shows while simultaneously working. Surprisingly, she has found that this helps her in her concentration.

In the future, when Janice retires, she would love to travel around the world, sketching the sights and eating her favourite fruit, watermelon.
Wong Xiu Hui
Dip. Visual Comm.
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To Xiu Hui, design is a form of storytelling that makes people aware of and ponder on, to quote Michael Bierut, °things that [are] about something other than themselves±.

If she isnt seeking new illustration or design ideas, Xiu Hui is probably playing a tune or two on the Guzheng, reading 18th-century romance novels, or binge-watching dramas.

In the future, Xiu Hui hopes to be able to contribute some of her time to animal conservation, looking after baby orphaned mammals or rescuing sea turtles. But until then, she is humbled to be working alongside amazing FARMers, who are not only passionate workers, but also warm and great individuals who have always given her so much guidance and patience.
JULIE ANN BARROGA
B.Sc. Arch.
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A younger Julie never thought she would be involved in architecture. Growing up in the countryside, Julie was more interested in landscape design. She loved spending time on the grass, or reading books on a lazy afternoon. She still likes biophilic designs the most.

Julie was introduced to architecture through history. A project documenting the past and construction of the century-old house Nido-Lindobeautiful nest in Spanishinspired Julie to create her own Nido-Lindo someday, and is one of the reasons she still pursues architecture.

If she is not working, Julie is in front of the television watching basketball, or learning to play the piano and other string instruments. If not for architecture, Julie would be a sideline reporter, interviewing her favourite basketball players.
Nowelle Tan
B.Sc. Arch., M. Arch.
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Nowelle believes that architecture is more than the construction of a space. She loves when it becomes a story teller, relating the lives of people in and with it. She finds inspiration in making sense of spaces through the lens of previous users. Nowelle strives to create meaningful spaces that connect with people, adding chapters to their continued stories.

When Nowelle isnt working, shes walking her dog Toby at the park. She also likes to eat. A lot. Nowelles peers can attest to her unhealthy obsession with steamboat. If Nowelle were to choose a super power, it would be time travel. She would use it to visit places in the past, and also to get a couple more hours of sleep in the mornings.
Cheryl Leung
B.Sc. Arch., M. Arch.
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Cheryl always had her head up in the clouds, seeing the city from different perspectives, while picturing herself in movie scenes. After stumbling upon architecture, she now appreciates cities through their thoughtfully designed spaces. Cheryl loves beautifully drawn city maps, and how they are more than two-dimensional depictions of the physical world.

Cheryl has always loved fiddling with different tools and materials; she enjoys the process of building miniature models, as it give insight into the intricacies of the design. If she wasnt a designer, Cheryl would probably aspire to be a chef. She believes that the best people love to eat. On weekends, Cheryl enjoys being outdoors. She likes to think shes a plant: happiest when soaking up sunshine, or swaying in the rain.
NAZARRUDIN SAPRAWI
Dip. Interior Design
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Having graduated from Art & Design school in Kuala Lumpur, Naz has always enjoyed exploring a variety of new design styles. He loves creating spaces that people would enjoy spending time in; Naz finds it fulfilling to watch non-functional, anonymous spaces gradually transform into vibrant, inspiring homes.

Naz firmly believes that our surroundings can have a deep impact on the soul, and so he has made it his lifes mission to create beautiful spaces to be lived in. Naz aspires to one day become an internationally renowned designer.

Besides space and design, Naz loves window shopping, the food scene and travelling worldwide.
Cindy Lee
M.F.A. Interior Design
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To Cindy, interior design is not just the visual and atmospheric improvement of a space, but also a continuation and deepening of architectural design, and the holistic coordination of materials in a built environment.

Cindy believes that the beauty of art is pursued in life. Design comes from life, and details create quality.

When Cindy is not thinking about design, she enjoys hiking and eating. To her, both are about observation; of nature and our surroundings, of natural ingredients and their inherent tastes and properties. By observing life with your heart, you can let design interact with life.
Georgina Tan
B.A. Communication Design (Hons.)
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Nothing fuels Georgina more than exploring how design and art make us human: from the way we read and the way we feel, to the way we live...

She constantly seeks out pretty things, and truly believes that effort will never betray you.

Outside of work, youll find Georgina in her own mental landscape, building a parallel world that is honest, thoughtful and where all thingsand textalign.

She hopes to be chasing waves someday, along the bluest of coasts with her French bulldog.

Oh, and she really loves pizza.
Sarah Lee
B.A. Arch. (Hons.), M. Arch.
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If not for architecture, Sarah would love to own a home bakery selling the most beautiful sweets in town. An admirer of line drawings in the likes of John Hejduk and Joan Mir¨'s whimsical paintings, she enjoys seeing objects and experiences through others' eyes and collecting travel postcards, especially hand-drawn illustrations.

Sarah believes design is best done in a curious state of mind, and appreciates discovering the past and the origin of things. With diligence and a bit of dreaming, perhaps she can inspire or help someone through design.

As clich¨ as it seems, her family remains the closest to her heart in the toughest of days and the most joyous of occasions. Sarah appears to be in her own bubble most of the time, but enjoys personal chats over great coffee or mala hotpot.
Darren Teo
B.A. Interior Design (Hons.)
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Darren is a huge fan of the postmodernist Memphis group. Following graduation, he continues to pursue his passion in interior design, hoping to create whimsical post-modern interiors and maybe changing the perspectives of individuals through design. Darren believes that design should not be based on aesthetic; it should be sensual, exciting and speak of a narrative in the space.

If he wasnt in design, Darren would love to be a radio DJ, and talk about interesting stuff all day, every day. When he retires, Darren wishes to travel the world before settling down in the countryside, enjoying the beauty of nature and catching the daily sunset.
Goh Sijie
Dip. Communication Design (Merit)
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Sijie is nowhere near ordinary; she loves anything funky or unusual. She may look composed on the surface, but her mind is constantly generating wacky ideas at lightspeed. Weird and unconventional things have always intrigued her and inspired her design. Despite what she learnt in school, Sijie also chooses to believe that every piece of design should have some quirks, even a minimalist poster.

If shes not in the studio, Sijie might be busy demolishing a buffet, or napping. At times like these, it is best not to disturb her.

When Sijie retires, she wishes to live in the fluffiness of a chow-chow, with a supply of never-ending buffets.
Rebekah Lee
B.A. (Hons.) Graphic Design
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Rebekah loves everything: rubbish on the side of the road, sunburnt tourists or the sun in a blue sky. These everyday objects have always fascinated and inspired her, and design is an effective language for her to communicate her view of the world.

Instead of moving to Canada, Rebekah ended up in a UK arts boarding school. Living there trained her to always think big, and that creative fear is a sign of good things to come. Instilled with a fine-art mentality, Rebekah has worked for fashion houses and a creative studio in the UK.

Rebekah loves winning walking competitions with unwitting strangers, while listening to 80s disco and funk. If shes not in the studio, shes out on the street, chasing sunlight and waiting to stumble across something new. Rebekahs a little bonkers. °All the best ones are.± Tim Burton
MELLISSA YAP
Dip. Arch., B.Envs. (Arch.)
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Having taken a leap of faith into architecture, Mellissa found herself enjoying the process of model making ¨C putting little pieces together with her tiny hamster hands and letting them work their magic. She believes that models play an important role in architecture, allowing people to visualize great design and guiding their understanding of the intended space.

If Mellissa wasnt in architecture, you would probably find her teaching in a kindergarten, or on some island conducting turtle rescue missions. Someday, Mellissa dreams of designing and retiring in her very own farmhouse Down Under, having a few white horses, and riding off into the sunset with her partner-in-crime.
Pamela Lee
B.A. Interior Design (Hons.)
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For Pamela, stepping into the world of interior design and burrowing her head into an exploration of details, colours, materials and more has been a whirlwind. To have her designs move from concept to reality has been an eye-opening journey.

Off work, Pamela can be found soaking up the sun and exploring various places with her handy-dandy viewfinder. Alternatively, she is seeking out local food haunts, as she strongly believes that happiness is a full belly.

If not for design, Pamela thinks she might be working at a ski resort lodge in the Alps, enjoying the views of snowy mountain caps, and endless snowboard sessions in her free time.
KELLY AQUILINO
B.Sc. Arch., PMP
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Kellys preference for ensuring a buildings functional layout over focusing on pure aesthetics has been influenced by his experience in dealing with end-users and building owners.

Kelly loves Calvin and Hobbes, and has a large assortment of books, comics and manga. He likes to spend his time flipping through his collection while stuffing himself silly with chips, chocolates, ice cream and various other sweets.

Kelly also enjoys meeting with old friends whenever he makes a trip back home and taking these opportunities to reminisce on their childhood antics and escapades.

JOBS

Fun. Witty. Arts-Loving. Enthusiastic. Meticulous. Responsible. Rigorous. Suave. Analytical. Savvy. Imaginative. Open-minded. Sensitive. Energetic. Lateral-thinking. Articulate. Precise. Courageous. Elegant. Passionate. Colourful. Cheerful.

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FIND US

FARM is located at Waterloo Centre, a classic HDB (a.k.a. Singapore's famous public housing) and podium block built in 1975, in Dhoby Ghaut, the central Arts & Heritage District of Singapore. To find us, first take the lift near the kopitiam (brilliant chicken rice here!) up to the 5th floor where you will arrive at an unconventional mid-air void deck. Walk down a floor and it's impossible to miss our signage. :)

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