Singapore Farm Tour - Tips for Enjoying the Kranji Countryside

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How do farmers milk their goats?

What do bullfrogs eat, before we eat them?

Can you grow temperate vegetables in Singapore?

What do you find inside the oldest dragon kiln in Singapore?

Are there really wild crocodiles in Singapore?

Find out on this farm tour. Self-drive or take the Kranji Express shuttle bus.

Jump down to: [The Farms and Sights] [Self-drive Itinerary] [Shuttle Bus Itinerary]


Singapore Farm Tour Attractions


Map A: Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle



Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Thow Kwang is located at Jalan Bahar, away from the other farms at Kranji.


Driving route from the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) to Thow Kwang Pottery.


Map B: Kranji Farms and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve



Hay Dairies Goat Farm Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Jurong Frog Farm Bollywood Veggies
Aero-green Aeroponics Farm Singapore farm tour driving route





More About The Farms and Sights on this Singapore Farm Tour...

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

This hidden gem in the jungle stocks some very interesting ceramics and clay pottery. It is also home to Singapore's only dragon kiln, which is used for firing pottery. A worthwhile first stop.

Wander around - you'll be amazed by the variety and colours. And if you are lucky, you may even catch a pottery workshop in session.

Where:
85 Lorong Tawas
(Tel: +65 6265 5808)

When:
Free entry daily, 9am-5pm

Hay Dairies Goat Farm

Plan your visit so that you can watch their goat milking demonstrations from 9am to 11am daily.

Thereafter, go on a little walkabout to see the goats, and round up your visit with a bottle of freshly harvested goat's milk ($2 for 200ml bottle).

Where:
3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4
(Tel: +65 6792 0931)

When:
Free entry daily, 9am-4pm

Jurong Frog Farm

You can't miss this farm from the road - a cheery 'Frogs' mural shouts out at you. And if you listen carefully, you'll indeed hear a 'frog symphony' in the background!

Enter in and you'll see ponds after ponds of the croaking, and sometimes copulating, creatures. Then there are those white lumps in the ponds - look carefully and you may see a tadpole or two trying to break free from the eggs!

Where:
56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6
(Tel: +65 6791 7229)

When:
A range of tours available, ranging from self-guided to group tours. Tour fees apply. Contact the farm for details.

Aero-green Aeroponics Farm

Aero-green shows how they grow temperate vegetables in equatorial Singapore. A nutrient solution is pre-cooled and sprayed onto the roots of these exotic greens.

Give their their butterhead lettuce juice a go - it's invigorating and soothing on the throat.

Where:
260 Neo Tiew Crescent
(Tel: +65 6792 4298)

When:
Free entry daily,
9am-5pm

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

A fascinating wetland reserve - this alone makes this entire trip worthwhile. You're likely to see squirrels, monitor lizards, mangrove crabs and a wide variety of local and migratory birds. If you're lucky, you may also catch a glimpse of otters and estuarine crocodiles.

NParks organises free guided tours of the reserve on Saturdays (9.30am and 3pm). On some Saturdays, they also have demonstrations of how prawn farming was done here.

Free entry, except on Saturday, Sunday, and public/school holidays.
($1 per adult; $0.50 per child, student or senior citizen).

Where:
Neo Tiew Crescent

When:
Mon-Sat, 7.30am-7pm
Sun & Hols, 7am-7pm

Bollywood Veggies

The highlight of Bollywood Veggies is its restaurant, Poison Ivy Bistro. Named after its owner Ivy Singh, the restaurant uses only environment-friendly ingredients.

A self-guided walkabout of the farm is also worthwhile. It's free if you've arrive on the Kranji Express shuttle, but costs everyone else $2. The must-try here is their thirst-quenching house drink, Farm Grown Aloe Vera.

Where:
100 Neo Tiew Road
(Tel: +65 68985001)

When:
Wed-Sun, 9am to 6pm (including public holidays)



Singapore Farm Tour Driving Itinerary


Refer to Map A:

  1. Drive along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) from the city towards Tuas. Leave the PIE at Exit 36. Then turn right onto Jalan Bahar.

  2. Look out for and turn left onto Jalan Tawas. Drive all the way on Jalan Tawas to Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle.

  3. Backtrack on Jalan Tawas and turn left onto Jalan Bahar. Drive on along Jalan Bahar, and then along Lim Chu Kang Road.

Refer to Map B:

  1. The rest of the driving from Lim Chu Kang Road is more straightforward.

  2. Basically, you need to follow the route on Map B above and visit the following places in turn:

    • Hay Dairies Goat Farm on Lim Chu Kang Lane 4

    • Jurong Frog Farm on Lim Chu Kang Lane 6

      (Try to reach the farm before 11am to watch the goat milking demonstration.)

    • Aero-green Aeroponics Farm on Neo Tiew Crescent

    • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on Neo Tiew Crescent

    • Bollywood Veggies on Neo Tiew Road

  3. Back-track onto Lim Chu Kang Road and Jalan Bahar for journey back to the city via the PIE.
 

Singapore Farm Tour Non-Driving Itinerary:
Using the Kranji Express Shuttle Bus


  1. You'll have less flexibility for this Singapore farm tour if you don't drive. But with a bit of planning, you can still make the most out of a day here.

  2. The easiest non-driving transport option to see these Kranji farms is to:

    • Take the MRT to Kranji Station.

    • From Kranji MRT Station, take the Kranji Express shuttle bus to the attractions mentioned on this page. The exception is Thow Kwang Pottery which the Kranji Express does not go to.

  3. About the Kranji Express:

    • Leaves Kranji MRT Station for the farms at 9am, 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. It stops at about 10 farms and makes a round trip back to Kranji MRT Station.

    • $2 per adult. $1 per child or senior citizen. The fare is for one round trip, not for unlimited travel. You may get down at one stop and catch the next shuttle bus to the next farm, or back to Kranji MRT Station.

  4. A suggested non-driving itinerary for this Singapore farm tour:

    • Take the 9am Kranji Express shuttle bus from Kranji MRT Station to Aero-green Aeroponics Farm, followed by a visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve just across the road.

    • Take the 12noon shuttle from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to Bollywood Veggies for lunch.

    • Take the 1.30pm shuttle from Bollywood Veggies to Hay Dairies Goat Farm (or to Jurong Frog Farm).

    • Take the next shuttle back to Kranji MRT Station.
 

Have a great Singapore farm tour!



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Page author: Gabriel Tan. All rights reserved.
Page created: 26 March 2010.



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