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C&C Mushroom Factory Opening 2008 Muar, Johor, Malaysia

From college dropout to mushroom millionaire – that sums up the success story of a village boy from Kampung Grisek, near here, who is now the biggest mushroom producer and exporter in the country.Chew Swee King, 40, now plans to sell his Grisek mushrooms, named after the village, to the Arabs. His C&C Mushroom Cultivation Farm Company, cultivates several different colors of oyster mushrooms, abalones and the popular Lingzhi mushrooms. “At present we export about 30% of our fresh mushrooms to Singapore and processed mushroom products to India, Hong Kong, Brunei, Indonesia and Canada,” he said. The company also supplies mushroom snacks to Singapore Cold Storage and NTUC (the republic’s multi-enterprise national trades union congress), besides Malaysia Cold Storage and the Giant hypermarket chain.

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C&C Mushroom Factory Opening 2008

Photographer : Mr. Raymond Lee @2008 Web Design : Vincent Yong

Location : Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

MUAR: From college dropout to mushroom millionaire – that sums up the success story of a village boy from Kampung Grisek, near here, who is now the biggest mushroom producer and exporter in the country.

Chew Swee King, 40, now plans to sell his Grisek mushrooms, named after the village, to the Arabs.

His C&C Mushroom Cultivation Farm Company, cultivates several different colors of oyster mushrooms, abalones and the popular Lingzhi mushrooms.

“At present we export about 30% of our fresh mushrooms to Singapore and processed mushroom products to India, Hong Kong, Brunei, Indonesia and Canada,” he said.

The company also supplies mushroom snacks to Singapore Cold Storage and NTUC (the republic’s multi-enterprise national trades union congress), besides Malaysia Cold Storage and the Giant hypermarket chain.

Chew, who dropped out of college in 1982, said he planned to export his products, which had been certified halal, to West Asia.

“We are hoping for a Malaysian organic certification for our products from the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry before marketing the Grisek mushrooms to the Arabs,” he said.

“After learning the basics, I asked my father to allow me to start a mushroom project on his land in 1987.

“With the help of four of my brothers, we began to grow mushrooms and I set up C&C,” he said when met at his farm in Grisek.

Chew said he later bought the land from his father and today the C&C farm produces about 150 tonnes of mushrooms a month.

He said there were about 400 mushroom growers in the country, producing about RM30mil worth of mushroom products a month, and one-third came from C&C.