Contrary to popular belief, farms in Singapore are not just limited to agricultural farms. You might think that you will only see endless rows of onions or radishes, but in this urban city, goat farms, crocodile farms, and a tortoise museum exists as well. The best part is, you can interact with animals and even feed them. Farms are highly engaging places for children to learn first-hand where their food comes from.
Some farms sell produce as well, so if you are thinking of getting your weekly groceries from a farm, you can be assured of its quality. Here are 11 farms you can visit whenever you want to take a break from city life.
#1 Bollywood Veggies
This organic farm in the Kranji countryside is one of the most popular vegetable farms in Singapore, with an average rating of 4.4 stars on Google reviews. This isn’t just an ordinary farm though, as it boasts a bistro serving up reasonably priced local and fusion cuisine. Here, you will get to enjoy dishes such as the Nasi Lemak platter, which includes rice that has been coloured by organic blue pea flowers. The group activities are affordable, so you do not have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet. So, get your hands dirty with the children by participating in the potting session where you get to grow your own herb or make your own terrarium.
Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (unless it’s a Public Holiday). Thursday and Fridays (7am – 5 pm), Saturdays and Sundays (7am – 7pm)
Location: 100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026
Price: FREE admission during opening hours, some activities need payment. For group activities, price ranges from below $10 to more than $50, depending on the type of tour.
#2 Kok Fah Farm
The Kok Fah Technology Farm is a local family-owned business that sells vegetables in Singapore for over 40 years. At the farm, they use various high-tech machinery and equipment as part of their farming processes to improve efficiency and productivity. At Kok Fah Farm, they have guided farm tours and a weekend market. Want to view the weekend market through a virtual tour? Click here.
Opening Hours: Weekend Market – 9am to 5pm. Guided tours – 9am to 4 pm.
Location: 18 Sungei Tengah Road
Price: $14 per pax and a minimum of $150 to commence tour. Add-on activities are chargeable (from $5 to $12 per pax depending on which activity).
#3 Green Circle Eco-Farm
One of the organic farms in Singapore, the Green Circle Eco-farm does not use artificial chemicals and they practice organic farming principles with special emphasis on environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture. Farms tours are open to public, and they have tours programmed for school children, too. As public visitors are allowed onto the farm and are unescorted, they should take note not to disturb the farmers and not enter areas that are closed off to unescorted visitors. Every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month, there’ll be a Workout with Farmer Evelyn gathering. Those who sign up for this gathering with farmer Evelyn will get to explore and work on the land.
Opening Hours: Workout With Farmer Evelyn has 2 time schedules, please check it out.
Location: 41 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719028
Price: FREE admission for public visitors. Conducted tours (minimum group size of 30 people) prices vary depending on the programme.
#4 Edible Garden City AKA Citizen Farm
The Edible Garden City also known as the Citizen Farm prides itself as a community of farmers that aims to encourage people to thrive on sustainable, safe, and locally-grown fresh food. This farm is probably one of the few that has a large variety of workshops for you to choose from. For instance, you can learn how to grow microgreens, how to grow mushrooms at home, and learn the steps of composting. There are also unique activities such as farm-to-bar cocktail making and making your own dried flower sun catcher.
Opening Hours: Weekdays (9am – 6pm), closed on weekends
Location: 60 Jln Penjara Singapore 149375
Price: They hold physical and virtual workshops. Prices for tours and workshops vary.
#5 Kin Yan Agrotech Farm
Kin Yan Agrotech is a commercial organic wheatgrass farm that also produces leafy vegetables, edible cactuses, aloe vera and mushrooms. Public farm visits are available and depending on which farm tour you pick, it can range from Free to $20. While you’re at the farm, you can purchase pesticide free produces from their farmers market.
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm daily
Location: 220 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718830
Price: Price ranges from Free to $20 (minimum group size of 20 people)
#6 Green Up Singapore
Also known as The Nature Nook, Green Up Singapore sits on a plot of land in Kranji Gallop Farm. The 8,000 sq. ft. garden has more then 80 types of herbs, vegetable, and fruit trees, making it a great experience for children and adults alike. They have a sensorial guided tour at $25/pax, with children under 3 entering for free. According to their Facebook (now named Meta) page, they hold holiday workshops and cost $60 per child.
Opening Hours: Not stated.
Location: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813, Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
Price: Ranges from $25 to $60.
#7 Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
The Gallop Kranji Farm Resort is a combination of an agriculture farm, an animal farm and a villa resort spreading across over 50,000 sqm. They offer guided tours of their vegetable, fruit and herb plantation on their premises. Visitors can also do some prawning or bottle-feed Koi fishes. Families with pets are also allowed in this pet-friendly resort complete with pet café with pools and grooming.
Opening Hours: Main office 8 am to 9 pm.
Location: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813, Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
Prices: Not stated.
#8 Hay Dairies Goat Farm
Hay Dairies is Singapore’s only goat farm. There are more than 800 goats of different breeds originating from the United States. You will have the opportunity to interact with the goats, or if you’ll like to feed them, you can buy a pack of hay. Farm tours are free for groups smaller than 10, but if you come in a group larger than 10, all participants will receive a bottle of fresh milk and a souvenir. The morning package includes a viewing session of the goat’s milking process, so it is slightly more expensive than the afternoon package which is simply a walk around the farm.
Opening Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays to Sundays (9am – 4pm), closed on Tuesdays
Location: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
#9 The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum recently shifted to ORTO. At this one-of-a-kind museum, visitors will see terrapins and soft-shell turtles, Sulcata tortoises, Golden Temple turtles, and more. Be entertained for hours as you touch and feed these cute reptiles, while learning the importance of rescuing and rehabilitating them. If the name of this museum rings a bell to you, it is because it made the news last year after museum owner Connie Tan posted an appeal on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook page, requesting for a new home for her turtles after facing the threat of eviction at the Chinese Gardens.
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm daily
Location: 81 Lor Chencharu, #01-16 ORTO, Singapore 769198
Price: Standard rate: $14 for adults, $10 for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Singapore Residents: $10 for adults, $6 for children aged 3 to 6 years old and seniors aged 60 and above. Tour group discounts are applicable too. You can view the full list here.
#10 Jurong Frog Farm
Founded in 1981, Jurong Frog Farm remains the only frog farm in Singapore. Explore the world of frogs through hands-on tours with live displays and demonstration. You will also get to see how frogs camouflage in their natural environment. Bring your kids along as they will get to find out why the tails of tadpoles “disappear” and learn how do frogs breathe through their skin. If you are a lover of frog porridge, you’ll be happy to know that this farm supplies their frogs to local eateries. If you want to feed the frogs, each box of frog feed only costs $2.
Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays to Sundays (9am – 5.30pm)
Location: 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164
#11 Qian Hu Fish Farm
Qian Hu exports over 1000 species and varieties of fish to more than 80 countries around the world. Today, Qian Hu is the largest ornamental fish importer and exporter in Singapore. In every guided tour, you will get to see unique fishes, and learn facts such as their country of origin, their habitat, and their characteristics. These educational tours are suitable for all ages and cover all facets — history, geography, and culture.
Opening Hours: Weekdays (9am – 6pm), weekends (9am – 7pm)
Location: 71 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698950
Price: Guided tour prices vary.
A Farm-To-Table Learning Experience For Children
Growing up in an urban city, or “concrete jungle”, most of us might have only been exposed to city life and concrete buildings. Visiting a farm is a fantastic opportunity to get away from urbanisation and relax. If you have kids, visiting a farm will also expose them to different animals and the entire farm-to-table process, which can teach them to develop greater appreciation for life and the food they consume each day.
This article was originally published on 19 July 2019 and updated with new information. Additional reporting by Sharon Zhong
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