Ulu (ooh-loo): Malay term used to denote the remoteness of a place, with connotations of backwardness.

Permaculture is a term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978, but really founded way before that collectively by humanity, inspired by Nature. It is a way of designing your surroundings such that you work with, rather than against nature. It is about designing sustainable human settlements, and preserving and extending natural systems. While agriculture is a key part of it, permaculture also addresses natural building, appropriate technology, right livelihood, and even proposes an alternative global nation.

I am a student of life. My interest in farming and permaculture stems from a belief that they can solve many of the global issues and crisis in humanity we are witnessing today. I want to farm in a way that creates abundance without depleting natural resources like the soil, water, fossil fuel, and biodiversity. There are so many complex problems to be solved but I believe that, like Bill Mollison says, “the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”

I have been farming in tropical Asia for a few years, starting from the outskirts of Hong Kong close to the Chinese border, to within the mountains in rural Southeast Asia, to rooftops in downtown Singapore. I now live on a land in Malaysia, trying to regenerate it into a food forest slowly.

I help people with their permaculture, natural farming, and agroforestry projects at Ulu Permaculture.


“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

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