7 fun and educational farms in Singapore that are safe to visit

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE:  Ivy Singh-Lim, the flamboyant co-founder of Bollywood Veggies, shows the fruit vegetables at her farm, 21 February 2005 in Singapore.  With organic vegetables on sale rather than branded handbags and a quiet rural setting instead of Orchard Road's bustling malls, a small group of farmers in ultra-modern Singapore is fast becoming one of the city-state's surprise tourist attractions.   AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN  (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
SINGAPORE: Ivy Singh-Lim, the flamboyant co-founder of Bollywood Veggies, shows the fruit vegetables at her farm, 21 February 2005 in Singapore. With organic vegetables on sale rather than branded handbags and a quiet rural setting instead of Orchard Road's bustling malls, a small group of farmers in ultra-modern Singapore is fast becoming one of the city-state's surprise tourist attractions. (PHOTO: AFP Photo/Roslan Rahman via Getty Images)

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Singapore, farm tours are back, fresher and safer than ever! If you are looking for a different kind of outing with friends and family, Yahoo Lifestyle SEA has got you covered with our list of unique farms in Singapore to spend a day at.

Bollywood Veggies

Location: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Kranji, Singapore 719026

Bollywood Veggies is the place to go if you want to step into “wild Singapore”. Home to organic greens, herbs, and fruits, the farm also hosts a wide range of activities on their grounds. From farm-to-table indoor culinary class to guided farm tours that will introduce sustainable farming methods, Bollywood Veggies has something for everyone in the family.

With an on-site restaurant, the Poison Ivy Bistro, the farm offers farm-to-table food based on their seasonal menu. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are available at the bistro round-the-year. The restaurant also uses the farm’s fresh produce to make their own farm products such as banana bread, tapioca and sweet potato chips, sambal, and kaya.

In line with Phase 2 restrictions, Bollywood Veggies’ walking tours are limited to a maximum of ten people. Other experiences will be carried out in limited group sizes of five and safe distancing measures among groups.

Kok Fah Technology Farm

Location: 18 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 698974

A local family-owned business that sells leafy vegetables in Singapore for the past 30 years, Kok Fah Technology Farm grows 31 different types of greens, including radish, kai lan, xiao bai cai, and aloe vera, on their farm.

Guided tours are available every day, subject to availability, and are priced at S$17 per pax. The hour-long tour includes a farm tour around the hydroponics greenhouse and an aloe vera demonstration. You will get to bring home an individual lettuce sample set and a bottle of honey aloe vera drink after the tour. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of ten pax per group for guided tours is implemented.

Koh Fah Farm’s Weekend Market, opened every Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 5pm, is also a hit with customers, both first-timers and regulars. The market has been opened since 2000, and features a vast selection of freshly harvested produce, from carrots to Nai Bai, to various types of lettuces and spinaches, and a variety of dried goods.

Hay Dairies Goat Farm

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Location: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859

With more than 20 years of establishment, Hay Dairies Goat Farm is the only goat farm in Singapore since 1988. The farm is home to more than 800 goats of mixed breed with origin heritage from Minnesota, United States, and are fed a diet free from Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).

Get friendly with the goats during the farm visits, available Monday and Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Go between 9am to 10:30am to get the opportunity to view the goat milking session. Visitors can walk around the farm premises at their own pace and observe the goats lazing around in their barns. To get up close with the goats and have a hands-on experience of feeding the goats, alfalfa hay (S$5) are available for purchase at the farm.

Goat’s milk is also available for purchase at the farms. It is important to note that one month prior to visiting Hay Dairies, visitors are not allowed to visit any of the cow farms due to hygiene reasons. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of ten pax per group is allowed to visit the farm at any one time.

The Animal Resort

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They had fun feeding the horse! #farmfun

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Location: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061

Wanting to let kids experience the kampong days, The Animal Resort was started in 2002 to offer families chances to get up close and personal with the animals on the farm. Here, you can find chickens, crown cranes, geese, and ducks roaming the grounds freely, along with an aviary with various kinds of parrots.

Farm visits are priced at S$8 for adults (comes with five bags of animal feeds) and S$3 for children (one bag of animal feed given). You use the feed for various animals on the grounds including the horse, cassowary, chickens, peacocks, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Adhering to COVID-19 restrictions, The Animal Resort is open to visitations only via reservations. Opened only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays for two sessions each day, the farm can accommodate up to 50 visitors each session. Visitors are recommended to make reservations at least a week beforehand to ensure availability.

Kin Yan Agrotech

Location: 220 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718830

Priding themselves as a farm free from pesticides, chemical, and artificial fertilisers, Kin Yan Agrotech has been operating in Singapore since 1997. It is the largest commercial wheatgrass and mushrooms farm on the island.

Visitors are welcome to check out the grounds and learn about organic farming and the farm’s wheatgrass produce. Guided tours and other farm-related activities such as live wheatgrass juicing sessions must be arranged prior to visiting.

Apart from wheatgrass and mushrooms, there are also fresh edible cactuses, aloe vera, rosella, winter melons, and various types of leafy vegetables available on the farm. Visitors can check out the farmer’s market to bring home some of the freshly produced greens.

To contact the farm: +6567948368.

Jurong Frog Farm

Location: 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164

First started in 1981 at Jurong, the Jurong Frog Farm is now located at Lim Chu Kang and offers various activities such as feed-a-frog, frog quest explorer for children, and an hour-long Gabbe’s Family Tour program.

Open to the public during weekends and public holidays, visitors can tour the grounds on their own for free or opt for a S$15 per pax tour program at the Jurong Frog Farm. You can learn all about the history of the farm and how to take care of bullfrogs, and even purchasing a grow-your-own-tadpoles set. Under Phase 2 regulations, guided tours and activities at the farm for 20 pax and above will require prior bookings.

Hashima, made from the dried fatty tissue found near the fallopian tubes of frogs, is also a hit with visitors to the frog farm. For those who are concern about their skin, hashima is believed to help in the production of elastin, collagen, and fibrillin, which may have beneficial anti-ageing effects.

Visitors can try delicious frog meat cuisines at the on-site restaurant on weekends. The menu includes deep-fried cajun frog legs, crispy frog skin, and premium hashima drinks. For the adventurous, crocodile nuggets are also on the menu.

Qian Hu Fish Farm

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Location: 71 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950

A familiar name in Singapore, Qian Hu Fish Farm has been in the ornamental fish service provider business since 1998. Home to over 1000 species of fishes, Qian Hu Fish Farm is a popular spot for aquatic fish rearers in Singapore and around the globe.

There is a vast range of activities available on the farm for those who love fishes. Catch your own ornamental fishes at Long Kang Fishing, priced at S$6 per person for 30 minutes. You get to bring home the fishes that are caught during the duration.

Alternatively, the fish spa is available for those who want to treat their feet to an alternative healing method. At S$10 per 30 minutes, you get to soak your feet in a pond of Garra Rufa fish, which are known to thrive on dead skin cells.

Farm tours have yet to be resumed at Qian Hu Fish Farm due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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