August 21, 2013

Farm in the City

I read about this place on several mummies’ blogs sometime back and made mental notes to make a visit one day.  Just before the school holidays, Yan Yan came home with a note that the kindy will be organizing a trip there after the holidays for the 3- and 4-years old.  I figured that it would be more enjoyable for her and her jie-jie if I were to take them there, instead of jostling with 50-60 other children during the field trip.

So off we went last Thursday.  It’s not difficult to find except that I missed the exit along the LDP and had to make some turns to get back on track.  The farm is located near Giant Seri Kembangan.  We reached there at about 4pm, just two hours before closing time, but the ladies at the ticket counter assured us that two hours is sufficient to cover the whole farm.

We went in just as the Animal Show was ending so we didn’t manage to catch it.  The next shows were supposed to be Fennex Fox Feeding followed by Pelican Feeding but there was no sign of the ranger at show time so we decided to go on our merry way instead of wasting time waiting.

 White cockatoo parrot, red and blue macaw

Prairie dog 

Stroking the iguana 

Flemish giant rabbit and raccoon  

World's smallest species of madoqua (Kirk's dik dik, a small antelope) 

More iguanas 

Feeding the rabbits and guinea pigs - food for animals were given free 

This scaredy cat dared not enter the rabbits' pen 

Catching fishes 

Feeding fishes, swans, geese, ducks, etc in the pond 

Javan rusa and axis deer

Sri Lankan goat 

This was the only decent photo of the three of us - the AF function on my lens is not working and the keeper didn't know how to operate the MF 

Wallaby, world's second smallest species of kangaroo

Scarecrow at the Vegetables and Fruits Farm 

Playground fun at the Vegetables and Fruits Farm

Learning about wells 

At the walk-through aviary - far right is a rare white crow 

Birds feeding off her palms - she was actually screaming coz she said it was geli 

Fennex fox 

Meerkat - did 'cha call me?

Fooling around at the entrance

It was a great two hours spent at the farm - the farm was clean, well maintained, and the keepers were friendly and accommodating.  I wouldn’t hesitate making another trip in the future.  Hopefully the owner will keep up the good work in maintaining the farm.

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