7 Animal and Reptile Farms to Visit in Singapore
Get in touch with nature by visiting a farm in Singapore! Over the decade, Singapore has actually see an increase in both urban farms as well as leisure farms. City farms are agricultural plots in urban areas, which involve people working with animals and plants to produce food. City farms are usually community-run gardens which aim to improve community relationships and offer an awareness of agriculture and farming to people who live in urbanised areas. While urban farms are designed mainly for agricultural purposes, there are leisure farms that are either fully or partially designed for parents and kids to visit. For these farms, you can get to understand farming practices, and not only enjoy the plants and vegetables but also the farm animals. Visit these farms in Singapore for fresh air, friendly animals and wholesome food! Brought to you by Tropika Club.
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Hay Dairies Goat Farm
Hay Dairies, located at Lim Chu Kang Agrotech Park, is the only goat farm you can find in Singapore and has been open since 1988. Open from 9am to 4pm daily except Tuesdays, you can try to arrive early for the guided tour which is offered free. During this guided tour, you can view the goat milking sessions. On average, each goat produces around 3 litres of milk a day only.You can also walk around the farm leisurely and interact with the goats by petting or even feeding them. The goats are extremely docile and friendly. Goats are by nature sociable, amicable and curious animals and living in such familiar groups help them to milk more consistently throughout the year. When kept in shelter, the goats are also protected from any dangers or health hazards relating to soil borne diseases. It will be easier for the farmers to control their diet and ensure it is fibre-rich, nutritionally balanced for good quality milk.
- Opening: 9am to 4pm daily except Tuesdays.
- Address : 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
- Phone :+65 67920931
Jurong Frog Farm
Jurong Frog Farm, in 1993 shifted from their original location at Old Jurong Road to their present location at Lim Chu Kang. Hence, please do not be mistaken that the Jurong Frog Farm is in Jurong – it is not. At Jurong Frog Farm, you can learn about the different types of frogs and how to differentiate one species from the other. You will also get interact with the frogs, and even feed the frogs if you like. Jurong Frog Farm organises four farm activities – Pre-school Adventures, Learning Journey, Special Events and Fun for All Ages, so you can go to their website and find out more. You can also try their Yummy Deep Fried Frog meat or the Snowdrop Premium Hashima Dessert. If this is not to your liking, you can skip it and just touch and feed the frogs by purchasing frog feed which is available from the farm. You can also buy tadpoles by buying a tank with 4 tadpoles and a month’s supply of feed. There is no admission fees for groups under 20 visiting during weekends and on public holidays but advance booking is needed for all groups with 20 people or more.
- Opening: 9am to 530pm during Weekends and Public Holidays
- Address: 51 (Plot 56) Lim Chu Kang Lane 6 Singapore 718864
- Phone: +65 67917229
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum was started to showcase the owner’s pets to the world, and holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most extensive turtle and tortoise collection. You can see various types and species of turtles available, such as the Alligator Turtle and the Radiated tortoise, as well as the Sulcata Tortoise and many more. With a low entrance fee of $10 for the premise upkeep, visitors can roam freely in the park and also pet and hand-feed some of the terrapins. Every Weekend 11am & 2pm, kids can take part in the turtle race. This turtle race is to allow children to have fun and allow children to have up close interactions with the terrapins, small donation of $2 will be required for joining the event. The donations will be used for the operation and purchasing for vegetables. Turtle Race winners will win a small toke
- Opening: 10am to 6pm daily
- Address: ORTO, 81 Lor Chencharu #01-16, Singapore 769198
- Contact: https://www.turtle-tortoise.com
Viknesh Dairy Farm
Viknesh Dairy Farm does not have as website, and is less known than the Dairy Folk (see next). But this might be a nice stop if you are looking at just exploring the farm freely and not going through a guided tour. You can purchase hay to feed the farms and even touch the. For $3 per person, the manager Raja will even give you a tour around his farm and a bottle of fresh milk to take home.
- Opening: 9am to 6pm daily
- Address: 6 Lim Chu Kang Ln 8A Singapore 719607
- Contact: +65 9380 5495
Also located at Lim Chu Kang, Dairy Folks is a cow farm that has been long around since 1936, and is focused on producing fresh cow milk. The milk from Dairy Folks comes from Holstein Freistein cows, which produces A1 milk. I have also read about the debate between A1 and A2 milk.You can visit the farm and see the cows, but the highlight here would likely be their freshly-squeezed milk and their fresh ice cream, retailing at $3.50 a tub and comes in three lovely flavours (dark chocolate, salted caramel and original flavour).
- Opening: 9 am to 6pm daily
- Address: 5 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719608
- Contact: +65 67937114
The Animal Resort
The Animal Resort is located at 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, and houses creatures big and small. You can see chickens, ducks, geese and even peacocks and other bird roaming freely in an open enclosure. There are also other farm animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and even horses for you to feed. The feeding pack is priced at $2 for every three packets, and this helps with the upkeep of the Animal Resort. You can get some feed for the birds and also some carrots for the rabbits and the horses. Bookings are not required, except for large groups.
- Opening: 10am to 6pm daily except Mondays
- Address: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061.
- Contact: +65 64821160
Long Kuan Hung Crocodile Farm
Long Kuan Hung Crocodile Farm houses more than 10,000 crocodiles and mainly breed them for their skin. It is for this reason you cannot interact with the crocodiles. Nevertheless, you can go on their farm trail and see their breeding ponds, hatcheries, abattoirs and tanneries and see the baby crocodiles as well as the larger-sized ones. Long Kuan Hung Crocodile Farm is not open to the public and you will need to sign up for a group tour which costs from $45 upwards.
- Opening: Guided tours only
- Address: 321 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718914
- Contact: +65 94500752
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