Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Farm Hopping Day

25 January 2015,

Following my dad to places was what I used to do when I was young. As my dad is a nature loving kampong guy, we always end up at places like farms, reservoirs and fishing ponds.
Growing this way has also made me a nature lover and allowed me to learn lots of things which totally grew my interest in science when I was in primary school.

Being brought like this also makes me want to bring up my children in the same way. More outdoor learning and less books is what I want to achieve in order to add more fun to their already stress childhood thanks to our stressed up education system. Books obviously aren't as interesting as outdoors right?

Last weekend we went on a farm hopping trip just for Clovine!

First stop,

Jurong Frog Farm!


 Still remember when I last visited many years ago, it was so much more lively but now its just so empty. There were lesser frogs, lesser crowd which really wasn't how I remembered it to be.




 Walked through one round in the frog farm trying to explain to Clovine how her favourite frogs turn from tadpoles to frogs but she was just so bothered by the flies there!
By the reptiles and amphibians are her favourites.




 I think this dog is more interesting than the frogs cause it's so cute with a hyena hair cut! 


 These are fried frogs not fried chicken.
$10 per plate.

 Still remember how I was duped into eating the fried frogs when someone told me it was chicken wing. Thinking back I was kinda stupid to believe they serve chicken wings in a frog farm!

 Not sure if she knows its her fave frogs but she's really enjoying every piece of it! Lol.


After turning round and round looking for the next farm, we ended up at a jetty!



Just nice there were people throwing 

Hay Dairies, Goat Farm


Here's where you'll see all the goats and you'll even be able to go on a tour so see how milking is done. You'll also be able to get fresh goat milk from here which we didn't because we're not a fan of it.



 

Farmart Centre

Farmers used to be a thriving place which is always crowded on weekends with many pets stores and interesting stalls to see. Now many of the stalls were closed and it wasn't as crowded anymore.

The only fun thing left to do here is the animal farm which the kids would get their chance to feed pet animals and even goats! Of course you have to pay for the food in order to feed the animals.




$5 for a basket of combo food to feed all types of animals.

The kampong kids. One is a fake another has potential to be one. Lol







Qian Hu Fish Farm

Final stop for our farm day was Qian Hu Fish farm! Out of all farms I think we enjoyed this the most as it has many interesting species of the aquarium animals and also there were more activities for the young ones to do.


The kids will be able to see different types of fishes and there's even a activity area where they can feed the fishes and catch long kang fish while the parents can relax at fish foot spa!








Obviously Clovine enjoys feeding the fish the most! 


Jurong Frog Farm 
56 Lim Chu Kang, Lane 6
Singapore 718864 
Hay Dairies 
3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech park Lane 4
Singapore 718859 
Farmart Centre 
67 Sungei Tengah Road
Singapore 699008
(Shuttle service available from Chua Chu Kang MRT Station) 
Qian Hu Fish Farm 
71, Jalan Lekar Sungei Tengah
Singapore 698950

Fyi, it would be more convenient to drive as the farms aren't exactly walking distance even though it's near each other.

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