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My Experience Visiting Bollywood Veggies, An Organic Farm In Singapore's Rustic Kranji Countryside

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Faruq Senin  •  Aug 07, 2020

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During the Phase 2 period in Singapore, some of you might be on a quest to rediscover Singapore and explore its hidden gems. Since it's National Day today, we thought it'll be a great time to shine the spotlight on Bollywood Veggies, an organic farm in Singapore located all the way in Kranji! They have recently reopened their farms to the public and you can simply walk in or sign up for farm tours and other interesting activities. One of our readers, Ros recently visited the farm and she shares with us her experience! Note: Some parts of the article may have been edited for length and clarity. 
Trip to Bollywood Veggies
I have always wanted to grow edible plants at home and have tried planting, however it was not successful. My trip to Bollywood Veggies was fun and educational because I have learned a lot of knowledge about plants and the characteristics of trees. I went there with my son and we were there exploring the farm and learned about the ecosystem too. At the same time, we feel that we should support our local farm (:
Visiting Bollywood Veggies in Phase 2
We signed up for the guided tour and plant potting activities. You may want to contact theoffice for more info on the package fees orhead over to their website. Currently, visitors can walk in to visit the farm. P.S. If you're looking to explore more of Singapore's greenery, check out these 11 hiking and walking trails!
Favourite part of the trip
My favourite part of the trip was the guided tour around the farm. The guide gave so much information on the type of plants and their benefits e.g some leaves could cure illness like cancer, diabetes traditionally. It's very interesting to know that the banana tree is not a tree, but a giant herbaceous plant. At the Bollywood Veggies' Earth shop, you could purchase fresh herbs and other seasonal products such as pumpkin, papaya and sugar cane from the farm. I purchased decomposed soil, fertilizer for my gardening project and some veggies. They also gave away pandan leaves 😅 P.S. Finding more hidden gems in Singapore? Here are 8 spots that look like they are overseas!
Getting to Bollywood Veggies
Since we were going to the countryside part of Singapore, we decided to take the MRT from Woodlands to Kranji. We took a shuttle bus from Kranji MRT station to the farm and it costs $3 for a round trip.The journey took about 20 mins to reach the farm and along the way, the bus stopped at a few other farms.
Food at Poison Ivy Bistro
It was a hot and sunny day. After a long walk, we had fresh lemongrass, fig drinks and banana cake with ice cream. The Bistro serves other foods such as nasi lemak, laksa and many more. All the veggies and herbs were freshly picked from the farm for the cooking. Note: Poison Ivy Bistro is not halal-certified but on their FAQ section on their website, they mention that they source their poultry from halal-certified suppliers and they don't serve pork or beef. However, they don't have a halal certificate from MUIS as they serve alcohol. We strongly recommend that you dine at your own discretion and if in doubt, look for alternatives. 
Useful tips before you visit
  • If you plan to visit the farm, do wear comfortable shoes as you will need to walk a lot.
  • Please bring along umbrella, hat and shades in case of hot weather.
  • Drink a lot of water for hydration.
Bollywood Veggies Address: 100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026 Website | Facebook | Instagram Want to share your tips and stories to help Muslims travel better? Clickon this link to share your experience! P.S. Looking for more outdoor activities to do in Singapore? This article will help you out