Last week we went to Kranji Countryside. We planned to take the MRT to Kranji, followed by a shuttle bus to the farms, but it was almost lunch time when we finally left our flat, so we took the taxi all the way there.
Our first stop was Bollywood Veggies.
This is the entrance of the farm.
Papai, Carla and Renan played basketball a bit….
We then explored the farm. It was fun. The air was fresh, and we felt like we were in a village in the middle of nowhere…. It’s really nice that there’s a place like this in Singapore, where kids can enjoy nature and learn that fruits and vegetables come from trees and plants, not magically appear wrapped in plastic at the supermarket!
It was fun walking around in the farm, but beware of the ants! See the big ants nest inside the log?
Don’t step on those little ants!
We then went to have lunch at Poison Ivy Bistro, located near the entrance of the farm. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We had ayam penyet and blue nasi lemak. Carla and Renan couldn’t get enough of the vanilla ice cream with banana bread. The combination of vanilla ice cream, gula melaka sauce and fresh banana bread was divine! They prepare the food using fruits and vegetables straight from the farm, so you can be sure everything is totally fresh.
After lunch, we walked around a bit in the farm, and then we hopped on the shuttle bus. Taking the Kranji Countryside shuttle bus is a convenient way to go farm hopping. For $3 (adults) and $1 (children), you can go around the countryside, getting on and off as many times as you like for the whole day.
This is the view of the countryside from inside the shuttle bus. See, we were in the middle of nowhere…. (actually, it takes less than 10 minutes by shuttle bus to go to Kranji MRT station from Kranji Countryside).
Next stop… Hay Dairies, a goat farm.
If you want to go to a farm where the animals are free to roam around, where you can pet and feed them, Hay Dairies is not the place…. The goats are all kept in pens in a gated area.
It was not too bad, though. At least the kids got to see the goats and try goat’s milk. Too bad we didn’t get to see the milking, since we came much too late.
We only stayed in the goat farm for around 20 minutes, and then we hopped on the shuttle bus again. We got off at Nyee Phoe/Petals&Leaves/Gardenasia.
It’s a place to go if you want to buy plants, flowers, or garden ornaments. They also provide landscape consultancy, construction and design. They offer farmstay, and they have venues for parties, weddings and other functions.
We went to the bistro there to have some snacks and drinks.
Carla and Renan had so much fun there. They loved running around on the grass and the mist machine kept them fresh!
When the kids were done playing and running around, we walked a bit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. We only explored a small part of the park that day, just around the Mangrove Boardwalk and main hide. We really enjoyed the park, and a few days afterwards, we went back to explore more. I’m going to write another post just about Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, so please stay tuned!
We had a rest a bit in the main hide, while trying to spot some birds.
The main hide was built specifically for bird-watching. On the desk, you can read information about birds that can be seen in the area.
We stayed in the park for around one hour, and then took the shuttle bus to Kranji MRT station. We had dinner at the foodcourt there, and took the MRT home. Renan was so tired he fell asleep on the train.
What a fun day!
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