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Weekend Wanderings: Animal Corner @ Farmart

Friday, 1 May 2015

We went to the Animal Corner @ Farmart a few weeks ago. This was our second time there. I would recommend this place because it is a good place for children to learn about farm animals and do some animal feeding. If you are driving or have more time, you can farm hop to other farms in the area too.

How to get there

Address: Farmart, 67 Sungei Tengah Road, S(699008)

You can of course drive there. For us, we took public transport. 

Farmart provides shuttle bus service from Choa Chu Kang MRT Station. You can check out the shuttle bus schedule here.


From Choa Chu Kang MRT, exit from Exit B. The pick-up point for the shuttle bus is at this bus stop opposite the MRT station, under the railway track - Central Stop B. The shuttle bus is a mini-bus with Farmart label.


Upon reaching Farmart, walk right, past the eateries and you will see this banner which points the way to the Animal Corner. Walk down the stairs, past the prawning area and you will arrive at the Animal Corner:


The place might look a bit run down but that's how a kampong looks like. 

What to do here

We explored the area and looked at the animals. There are fishes, parrots, frogs, tortoises, rabbits, birds, hamsters and goats. Big J is very brave and he touched most of the animals there. We made this like a fun learning journey for both Js by telling them all about the animals, for example the sound the animals made, what food they eat, how they feel, etc. 

We also bought the animal feed to feed the animals too. 


For $5, we got veggies to feed the goats, bird seeds for the birds, corn and carrot sticks for the rabbits and hamsters, fish food for the fishes, tortoises and frogs. Then, we leave it for the boys to enjoy feeding the animals. 

Big J loves feeding the animals and I must say he is very brave. He dares to go very near to the animals and feed them with his hands. I have to keep telling him not to go so near. In contrast, Small J is more afraid of the animals. He is ok with looking at them but he doesn't dare to go near them.

Feeding the parrots. Look how close his fingers are.


Looks like he almost falling into the pond

We saw a free roaming rooster

Big J touching the goat while Didi is trying to run away. Lol

OMG! This looks like he's almost kissing the goat!

After seeing all the action from KorKor, Didi finally got the courage to feed a rabbit.


There is also a basin and water for the kids to wash their hands after feeding.

It was quite crowded on that day. I'm not too sure if it was due to the hot weather or too many people feeding the animals, the animals looked tired. The previous time we came, the animals were more lively and happily moving around.

Animal Corner @ Farmart
67 Sungei Tengah Road, S(699008)
Tel: 9466 2601 (Mdm Goh), 9838 2514 (Daniel)
Operation hours: Weekdays 9am - 1pm
                             Weekends & Public Holidays 9am - 6.30pm
                             School Holidays 9am - 4pm


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19 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking up on Family Fun Friday. Ever since visiting Animal Resort, my kids are super hooked to animal feeding. Haha... I should check out this place. The last time I was there (many years ago), I only went there to eat. Didn't know they had animal feeding!

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    1. Yeah, you really should check it out. But don't expect too much because this not a modern place. The kids there all like to feed the animals.

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  2. Oh haven't heard of this place before! It reminds me of the Pasir Ris Kids Kampong: http://www.sakuraharuka.com/2013/07/bub-me-pasir-ris-kids-kampong.html

    Will keep this place in mind for our weekend outings. Thanks for sharing!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Thanks for sharing about pasir ris kids kampong. It looks fun too and they have long Kang fishing which Farmart doesn't have.

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  3. It's so nice to be able to get close to these animals. It will be a fun interaction for the kids too!

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    1. Yup, my boys always like to feed and touch the animals there.

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  4. How would you rate this as compared to The Animal Resort? It's a pity they are all caged up. Free-roaming would be hard to control but more real! Haha

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    1. I have not been to The Animal Resort so I can't comment. I have friends who have been to both and they say animal resort is more fun. I agree free roaming animals would be better but this is hard to get in singapore.

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  5. My family loves the farm and the Farmart looks like a very good place to bring my boy there. Is weekday a better place to visit? I want to avoid the crowd.

    Cheers,
    Soon Koon

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    1. Weekday is definitely less crowded. We ever visit on a weekend and the place is so pack. The animals are also looking more tired because they would have a lot of food to eat.

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  6. Quite entrepreneurial of them to sell the $5 pack of animal feeds which allow kids to feed different animals! Would try to visit it one day. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You can choose to buy individual feed if you only want to feed a specific animal. But the $5 package is more worth. I do feel $5 is quite ex for the feeds.

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  7. I don't really like frogs haha. So probably have to give this place a miss :p

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    1. The frogs are caged up in their pond so you wouldn't see them if you don't look.

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  8. This place looks good! A bit like Animal resort :) I think we are all very lucky to have these places to go in urban Singapore :)

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    1. Yes, a great way to expose kids to animals. Hope these places will survive the development of singapore.

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  9. Interesting place! A good alternative for animal encounters for kids.

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    1. Go go Claudia, bring your girls there.

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  10. Didn't know of this place, maybe because it's so far away. But looks fun for young kids.

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