SINGAPORE (Mar 20): Malaysian vegetable supplier Oh Kian Huat delivers bak choy, spinach and kai lan from Cameron Highlands to Singapore at least three times a week.

He was initially worried that the two-week lockdown order, if imposed on food supplies as well, will lower his takings by some $2,000.

Nevertheless, on the morning of March 19, his shipment made it across safely and reached his Singapore buyer by 8am. There were more checks at the customs than usual. The shipment, he tells The Edge Singapore, was given a detailed scan instead of a cursory visual check. Still, the delivery was made relatively fuss-free, says Oh. However, Oh heard some Malaysian farmers have raised prices by 10%, while retail prices in Singapore have increased by 20% more than usual in some instances, he adds.

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