Kranji Farms

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Kranji Farms, Singapore Overview

Kranji is Singapore's most famous farmland spanning an area of over 600 hectares. The farms are surrounded by a jungle, and wetlands, making it the perfect getaway for those looking forward to spending some time in a countryside. There are over 200 farms in Kranji, out of which only 18 are open to the public. Starting from odd delights like crocodile and frog meat to a fresh, pesticide-free harvest of vegetables and fruits, it is all available in Kranji Farms. The place is also the perfect place for those wanting to shop for fresh, organic produce, find yourselves a pet frog, hamster, or fish, enjoy a unique farm-to-table meal, or just simply reconnect with nature.

The most popular and well-known farms of Kranji include Jurong Frog Farm where one can be adventurous and try frog and crocodile meat, or just touch and feed (or even try and catch) frogs; Hay Diaries where one can feed furry friends like goats and try goat milk; Bollywood Veggies where you can get a farm tour, and enjoy meals with the very same farm produce and Nippon Koi Farm where one can feed koi or buy a few for their homes. With its peacefulness and the huge list of interactive activities, Kranji Farms make an impressive trip!

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Kranji Farmer's Market is the most authentic farmer's market in Singapore which takes place quarterly. Visitors can look out for fresh, organic local produce, exotic food and products, and participate in family events, while at the market. Updates can be found on their facebook page.

Visitors here can indulge in some group activities which involve a guided farm tour, potting sessions, terrarium making, planting paddy, culinary classes, to name a few. There are also fun and competitive events like Harvest hunting (where teams have to harvest listed plants within 30 minutes, and the winning team gets a prize), Scarecrow Challenge (where one member of the group dresses up as a scarecrow with the materials available at the farm and proceeds to participate in a pageant in which a winner is selected), and Art with Nature (which involves making artwork with materials such as dried leaves, seeds, branches, and 90-minute Culinary challenges). There is a Food Museum where one can learn about the history of food through a 15-minute guided tour. There is also a bistro by the name of Poison Ivy which serves unique, farm-to-table food. The ingredients are mostly sampled from the farm. Last orders are taken at 4:30 PM on weekdays, and 5:30 PM on weekends.

Timings:
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Monday to Tuesday: Closed unless Public Holiday
Please note that Bollywood Veggies remains closed for a fortnight each year for Lunar New Year.

You may visit this farm to see, smell, taste and feel the growing vegetables and herbs at their farm. To support the local farmers, you may also buy a Citizen Box which involves fresh produce such as different varieties of leafy vegetables such as Kale and Lettuce, their farm specialty, microgreens such as Micro Coriander, Micro Basil, Purple Basil, Field Pea Shoots, Pea Tendrils,Spicy Salad Mix, Red Mustard Frills, Edible native plants such as Roselle, Sayur Manis, Moringa, Chinese Violet, Okinawan Spinach and Edible herbs and flowers such as Thai Basil, Mint, Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass, Pandan leaves, Curry Leaves, Laksa Leaves. This package is available for SGD 35 per week, for 12 weeks, and SGD 40 per week, for 8 weeks. Farm visits may be organised through emailing them on their official website.

For those wanting an all-around farmhouse experience which involves an overnight stay at the farm, D'Kranji Farm Resort is a great option. Here, one can also participate in activities such as Terrarium making, prawn fishing, attend a workshop on carnivorous plants, or go on a cycling trail around the farm. As for accommodation, there are 35 villas to choose from.

For the aquarium enthusiasts, Hausmann Marketing Aquarium is the perfect place to be. One can shop for all kinds of aquarium accessories as well as ornamental fishes! They are also experts in outdoor pond management. There is also a fishing pond for angling enthusiasts. The pond is well-suited to beginners and advanced anglers alike. The charge for fishing for 3 hours is SGD 62.

Timings:
Aquarium: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fishing Pond: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM

With more than 800 breeds of goat, Hay Diaries is Singapore's only goat farm. Here, visitors can watch goat milking sessions which commence at 9:00 AM every day, or purchase alfalfa hay (SGD 5 per packet) and feed the goats themselves. Visitors can also stroll around the farm and observe the goats and their activities. You can purchase fresh, nutritious, and good-tasting goat milk directly from the farmers, or purchase souvenirs such as Hay Dairies cotton shopping or drawstring bag. Please note that groups with more than 10 people will need a prior booking to be allowed in the premises.

Timings:
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The farm remains closed on Tuesdays.

This unique frog farm is bustling with froggy activities. Adventure awaits visitors as they can choose to eat wacky snacks such as Deep Fried Frog meat and Crocodile Nuggets, or get right into a frog pen to try and catch the slimy amphibians. They also sell tadpoles in a group of 4, with a month's food supplies for those who want to rear them into pet frogs. Groups above 20 people need prior booking, and can be done through their official website.

Timings:
Weekends and Public Holidays: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed on Monday unless it is a public holiday.
Tuesday to Friday are for tours only.

Gardenesia is situated in the heart of the Kranji Farms, and is a wonderful option for those wanting to do a farmstay. The villas offer a rustic, yet modern accommodation, along with several amenities. There is also a Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Children's Playground and Amphitheatre in the premises. The Bistro at Gardenasia serves French and European cuisines.

Timings:
Wednesday to Thursday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday to Saturday: 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Sunday and Public Holiday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Both Max Koi Farm and Nippon Koi Farm are leading Koi breeders and sellers. Visitors coming here can check out the koi fishes, some of which may even be prize winners in internally held koi shows.

Timings:
Max Koi Farm: Monday to Sunday : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Nippon Koi Farm: Monday to Sunday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Qian Hu Fish Farm specialises in the growth, farming and export of ornamental fishes all around the world. Here, visitors can take a guided farm tour which involves detailed information about the fishes, where they come from, and their natural habitats, or indulge in a foot spa. Children and adults can also get involved in some long kang fishing. There is also a cafe in this farm for anyone who want to satisfy their appetite!

Timings:
Monday to Friday and Eve of a holiday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Orchidville is famous for its farm-to-table dining options. Over 20 types of vegetables are farmed in their 15 greenhouses. Visitors arriving in Orchidville are sure to have a delectable meal! Do try out their signature dishes German Fusion Pork Knuckle and Charcoal Grilled Teochew Suckling Pig.

Timings:
Orchidville is open daily.
Lunch: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Dinner: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Thow Kwang Industry, also known as Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, is the perfect place for history-enthusiasts and art-lovers, and anyone who wants to try their hand out at pottery. Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is the oldest dragon kiln in Singapore, and gives its visitors a number of interactive, fun, activities. Activities include a tour of the historical kiln, pottery sessions for adults and children, and ikebana workshops. You can also buy crafts from their shop.

Timings:
Daily, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To reach Kranji Farms, the most recommended route is to take Kranji MRT and take exit C. From there, the Kranji Express is the only way to reach Kranji. The fare of the bus is SGD 3, and you can use the same ticket to make various trips.

The bus leaves Kranji MRT at 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:45 PM, and travels through the following spots in Kranji Farms-
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Gardenasia
D'Kranji Farm Resort
Kranji Marshes
Bollywood Veggies
Thong Hup Gardens
Hay Dairies Goat Farm
Jurong Frog Farm

You can also take bus 925 from Kranji MRT and bus 975 from Choa Chu Kang MRT, but they are not as efficient as the Kranji Express. Bus services from Choa Chu Kang also run to Qian Hu Corporation and Farmart Centre.

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