Did you know that there are farms in Singapore? Bring the kids down for a countryside adventure as they learn about plants, animals, and more at these farms in Singapore!
Growing up in an urban city like Singapore often deprives us of the simple pleasures or enjoying the slower paced nature of our environment. Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle? Why not head down to your local farm for a countryside adventure! Bask in the sun, interact with the animals and buy some fresh produce at these nine farms in Singapore you never knew existed.
1. Bollywood Veggies
Image: Bollywood Veggies Facebook
No ‘farms in Singapore’ list is complete without Bollywood Veggies. Pegging itself as Paradise On Earth, Bollywood Veggies is perfect for a lazy weekend retreat away from the bustle of city life! With a splendid farm that spans ten acres and a laid back kampung atmosphere, it’s easy to lose yourself here as you take in the sights. The farm also houses Poison Ivy Bistro, a restaurant dedicated to serving lip-smacking dishes with organic homegrown ingredients. Do check out their signature Blue Nasi Lemak! Served with fragrant blue pea flower rice, the dish tastes just like home-cooked food and is a must-try for any Nasi Lemak fan.
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, S(719026)
Operating Hours: Wednesday: 7am – 6.30pm | Thursday – Sunday: 7.30am – 6.30pm
2. Oh Chin Huat Hydroponics Farm
Image: Oh Farms Facebook
Oh Farms differentiates itself from normal tours of farms in Singapore by having a special Butterfly Lodge where they rear their own butterflies! A must-visit for butterfly admirers, visitors are welcome to enter the butterfly-friendly flight cage and observe the butterflies in a natural garden environment. Besides appreciating the diversity of Singapore’s butterfly fauna, you can also check out the various herbs, spices and hydroponic crops grown at Oh’ Farms! You can even purchase a butterfly starter kit and begin your own butterfly sanctuary from scratch.
Address: 14A Bah Soon Pah Road, S(769970)
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8am – 5pm
3. Fire Flies Health Farm
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Blogged! About our impromptu visit to the @fireflieshealthfarm earlier this week. Great place to get in touch with nature, and escape from the hustle bustles. More importantly, to support the heart/hard work of our local farmers ❤️ (link on bio 👉🏻) #fireflieshealthfarm #organicveggies #organicfarming #healthyfood #greentheearth #greenfood #vegetables #sgkids #sgparents #kidsactivities #familytime #weekendactivity
With a strong emphasis on 100% organic farming, Fire Flies Health Farm is insistent on not using animal waste to fertilise their crops. Rather, they use a special compost made of rock dust and seaweed to enhance the soil’s mineral content. Compared to other farms in Singapore, Fire Flies Health Farm sells much more than just veggies and fruits as they import fresh organic produce. Look out for organic soy milk and brown rice cheese rings while you’re there.
Additionally, they offer services for setting up mini organic gardens indoors so do enquire about this if you want to enjoy organic goodness at your convenience!
Address: Lot 75, 62 Lim Chu Kang Lane 2, S(718838)
Operating Hours: Daily, 10am – 5pm
4. Crab Lovers Farm
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Crab Lovers Farm focuses on providing a safe farming environment by regularly monitoring their seafood product quality. As one of the only farms in Singapore to produce soft shell crabs, Crab Lovers Farm guarantees freshness in all its soft shell crabs during daily distribution. Proud of their fresh crabs, the farm welcomes all visitors so do contact them if you intend on going down for a farm visit.
Address: 161 Neo Tiew Road S(719021)
Operating Hours: Daily, 9am – 5pm
5. Summer Koi Farm
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Symbolising good fortune and abundance across numerous Asian cultures, koi carps are often kept for decorative purposes because of their vibrant and intriguing patterns. If you’re looking to catch up on the koi pond craze, head down to Summer Koi Farm to start buying or renting one! Besides importing koi from Japan, Summer Koi Farm also sells koi wellness products to keep the koi healthy and helps enthusiasts with koi pond maintenance.
Address: 1 Lorong Chencharu, S(768146)
Operating Hours: Daily, 9am – 8pm
6. Jurong Frog Farm
As the only licensed frog farm in Singapore and member of the Kranji Countryside Association, Jurong Frog Farm has grown immensely from its initial days as a small scale bullfrog breeding farm. Book a tour today and expect to hand-feed the bullfrogs and witness a male frog choir performing their mating call.
Also look out for Jurong Frog Farm’s fresh produce that includes Frog Legs and fresh Frog Meat! On certain tours, you might even get to try Crispy Frog Skin and Buttermilk Cajun Frog Meat.
Address: 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, S(719164)
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Friday: Appointment-based | Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5.30pm
7. Quan Fa Organic Farm
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A colourful plate not only brightens your day, but also improves your health and well being. Remember, veggies aren’t just green! . RED Red fruits and vegetables are coloured by a natural pigment called lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep our heart healthy. . PURPLE /BLUE Anthocyanin is what gives blue/purple edible plants their distinctive colour. Anthocyanin also has antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease. . ORANGE/YELLOW Carotenoids give this group their vibrant colour. A well-known carotenoid called Betacarotene is found in sweet potatoes, mangoes and carrots. It is converted to vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy membranes and eyes. Another carotenoid called lutein is stored in the eye and helps to prevent cataracts and age-related degeneration, which can lead to blindness. . GREEN Green vegetables contain a range of phytochemicals including carotenoids, indoles and saponins, all of which have anti-cancer properties. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are also excellent sources of folate. . BROWN/WHITE White fruits and vegetables contain a range of health-promoting phytochemicals such as allicin (found in garlic) which is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some members of the white group, such as bananas and potatoes, are also a good source of potassium. . Have you eaten your colours today? 😋 . (Source: nutritionaustralia.org)
Wondering how organic crops are grown? Quan Fa Organic Farm uses a unique farming system to reduce dependence on external aids like pesticides and chemical fertilisers. This allows the farm to grow nutritious organic crops without foregoing taste or quality. From fresh lettuce to juicy tomatoes, enjoy the full flavour and nutritional content of organic vegetables with Quan Fa! Curious about the entire harvesting process for organic farms in Singapore? Head on down for a farm tour at Kranji Countryside, which includes opportunities for visitors to harvest their own crops.
P.S. Do make a farm tour appointment in advance by emailing them at [email protected] prior to heading down.
Address: 35 Murai Farmway, S(709145)
Operating Hours: Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm
8. Hay Dairies
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Fancy some tasty goat milk for a change? With 30 years of history, Hay Dairies opens its doors to the general public for those curious about goat farms in Singapore and the benefits of their milk. Visitors are encouraged to arrive from 9am to 10.30am because that’s when the milking process takes place. Educate yourself about goats as you’re free to interact with the goats and feed them with nutritious alfalfa hay. Also, do try the fresh goats milk while you’re there! It has lower fat content, more nutrition and is perfect for those suffering from lactose intolerance.
Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, S(718859)
Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Sunday: 9am – 4pm
9. Urban Farm & Barn
Image: Urban Farm & Barn Facebook
Cultivate green fingers with Urban Farm & Barn! As soon as you enter the farm, you’ll be greeted by the beautiful show garden and mini rice field. Visitors can expect to learn about various urban farming techniques and tips to better appreciate the joys of gardening as a life skill. Look forward to joining various farm tours and hands-on workshops to learn about the various vegetables and herbs that are grown here.
Unlike certain farms in Singapore, Urban Farm & Barn is kid-friendly so do bring your kids down during the weekend for a fun bonding activity!
Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, S(718859)
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 8.30am – 11.30am | Friday, Sunday: 3pm – 6pm
Visit a Farm in Singapore
Armed with this list, you’re now ready to begin your countryside adventure and explore the paths less travelled. Looking for more fun weekend activities besides visits to farms in Singapore? Why not check out our guide to having an awesome Sentosa weekend!
This story first appeared on Shopee.