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9 Farms In Singapore You've Got To Visit To See A Different Side Of The City

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Faruq Senin  •  Dec 04, 2020

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[Updated: 25 June 2021] It feels like we've been stuck in Singapore for the longest time during this pandemic but the good thing is that you can uncover hidden gems you probably never knew about. Want to escape the bustling city? We've rounded up these 9 farms in Singapore that you've got to visit at least once! If you're done with seeking out the hidden hiking trails or places that look like overseas in Singapore, it's time to explore these farms instead!

1. Bollywood Veggies

Probably one of Singapore's most popular farms, Bollywood Veggies is an organic farm located all the way in Kranji. You can sign up for a tour here where you'll get to touch, smell, and taste some of their vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices. Our reader Ros actually visited and explored the farm a while ago - check out her visit to Bollywood Veggies!P.S. Bollywood Veggies has an on-site eatery called Poison Ivy Bistro that uses vegetables and herbs from their farm in their cooking. They use halal-certified poultry and do not serve pork or beef - but do note that they are not halal-certified by MUIS as alcoholic beverages are sold. We stronglyrecommend that you dine at your own discretion and if in doubt, seek alternatives.Opening hours: Wed-Fri; 7AM-5PM, Sat-Sun; 7AM-7PM Address: 100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026 Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Hay Dairies

Hay Dairies is the only goat farm in Singapore producing farm fresh goat milk locally! With more than 800 goats of various breeds, you can watch a goat milking session, observe the goats lazing around in the morning sun, or even purchase your own alfalfa hay to hand-feed the curious creatures! Don't forget to check out their own fresh goat's milk (in Original and Chocolate flavours) too! Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 9AM-4PM (closed on Tue) Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Planning to visit both Bollywood Veggies and Hay Dairies together? Check out this Kranji dual farm tour!

3. Gallop Kranji Farm Resort

For a feel of kampong life in Singapore, you have to visit the Gallop Kranji Farm Resort! There are 35 villas here where you can spend the night for a respite from the city. But besides the "countryside" staycation, you can also visit various vegetable farms around, feed ponies, tour a bird farmand more. One of the highlights is The Nature Nook, a garden with over 80 types of vegetables, fruit trees and herbs. If you're visiting with kids, they can try harvesting some leaves and fruits too!Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Looking for halal food nearby? Gallop Kranji Farm Resort has a halal eatery called 555 Halal Thai opened by Fatimah Mohsin!

4. World Farm

If you're into potted plants and flowers, you'd probably have heard of World Farm. The plant nursery is Singapore's largest wholesale and retail garden centre and you can also find landscape and gardening supplies. Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 8AM-6PM, Sun; 9AM-1PM Address: 11 Bah Soon Pah Rd, Singapore 769960 Facebook | Instagram

5. Kok Fah Technology Farm

Kok Fah Technology Farm is a hydroponics farm which offers guided farm tours in their greenhouse. You'll also get to learn a thing or two about farming practices of leafy vegetables and get your hands dirty with their add-on activities. They are currently having an event this festive season called KF's Wonderland where you can learn about extraction of aloe vera as well as build a terrarium. Check outtheir weekend markets too!Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-5PM Address: 18 Sungei Tengah Rd, Singapore 698974 Website | Facebook | Instagram

6. GreenCircle Eco-Farm

An organic farm started by a retired couple, GreenCircle Eco-Farm grows food that is totally chemical-free. The farm is open to visitors and it's perfect if you've always been curious to see how crops are produced. You're encouraged to organise a group and arrange with them for a conducted tour where you'll learn farming methods and more. But even if you don't organise a tour, you can pop by to check out the farm too but just note that some part might be closed to unescorted visitors. Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-6PM Address: 41 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719028 Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. The Live Turtle and Tortoise MuseumCredit: The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore on Facebook

If you're a fan of animals and have been to the Singapore Zoo or Night Safari, why not head to the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museumin Yishun instead? They hold a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of turtles and tortoises, both live and artefacts.  There are around 700 types of turtles, tortoises andterrapins here! You can pet and feed the turtles! Do check out their website as they update their crowd levels every 30 minutes.Opening hours: Daily; 10AM-6PM (closed on Tue for maintenance), Open on all public holidays, Last Entry 5:40pm Address: ORTO, 81 Lor Chencharu #01-16, Singapore 769198 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Check out these halal food options in Yishun and Sembawang to refuel!

8. Qian Hu Fish Farm

For a peek into the world of all things fish, head over to Qian Hu Fish Farm - the biggest ornamental fish importer and exporter. Though their farm tours are currently suspended due to COVID-19, you can still visit the fish farm at your own time! Relive the good 'ol kampong days by trying longkang fishing or go for a fish spa to soothe your tired feet. Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 9AM-6PM, Sat-Sun; 9AM-7PM Address: 71 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698950 Website | Facebook | Instagram

9. Jurong Frog Farm

Do you find frogs fascinating? Then the Jurong Frog Farm is perfect for you! It's Singapore's only licensed frog farm and you can find thousands of bullfrogs here. The best part is that they have a couple of farm activities too like"catch a frog", feeding frenzy and a family tour. Alternatively, if you're in a larger group, you can sign up for several farm tours too.Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 9AM-5.30PM Address: 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164 Website | Facebook Instagram So, if you're planning to head out into the "countryside" in Singapore, these 9 farms have got you covered. Whether you're looking for organic vegetable farms or something unique like a frog farm, you'll surely be able to uncover another side of Singapore!