SINGAPORE (Sept 9): Last year, Singapore imported 1.45 billion eggs, 525,686 tonnes of vegetables and 182,822 tonnes of chicken. All of that comes from 180 other countries.

Malaysia is one of our largest food sources, accounting for a third of chicken and 76% of eggs. Thailand supplies eggs, sugar, milk, fruits, vegetable, rice and fish to us.

However, farmland in the region is depleting and has become susceptible to erratic and often devastating weather events such as Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.

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