Make Your Own Pottery & 3 Other Things to Do on a Road Trip

Read Part 1 here.

1. Found my frog prince

Jurong Frog Farm

Bringing to mind images of green, slimy creatures, a frog farm may not seem like the most exciting or pleasant place to visit. But knowing that there is a now Frog Princess at the helm might just change your mind. No longer just the frog breeding farm first established in 1981, Jurong Frog Farm now hosts farm tours for visitors to learn more about frogs and even get a chance to catch tadpoles and wrestle bullfrogs.

If you much prefer your frogs cooked, feast upon the Yummy Deep Fried Frog meat and refreshing Royal Hashima Dessert, all fresh from the farm! And if you’re still hungry for more, stock up at the Royal Frog Shop. You can even buy some tadpoles as pets!

Address:
51 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6
Singapore 718864
Tel: 6791 7229 (sales enquiries), 9763 9077 (visits/ tours related enquiries)
Opening hours: 9am to 5.30pm | Sat, Sun and public holidys | Tue to Fri by appointment only
Visit by Mum in the Making.

 

2. Hanged out with a bunch of furry kids

Hay Dairies

From slimy to furry, head over to Hay Dairies to celebrate the year of the goat. Though visitors are not allowed to touch or feed the goats due to AVA regulation, these little kids are bound to charm you even from afar. Catch the milking of the goats in action and get a taste of the freshness. What’s more, the goat milk here is free of antibiotics, preservatives and growth hormones.

Address:
3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4
Singapore 718859
Tel: 6792 0931   
Opening hours: 9am to 4pm | Mon, Wed to Sun
Check out the visit by Mum in the Making.

3. Crafted a piece of art in the belly of a dragon

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

There’s nothing quite like nature and tranquillity to inspire works of art. Founded in the 1940s, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is home to one of the last surviving dragon kilns in Singapore (a kiln is an insulated chamber to harden objects made from clay into pottery, tiles and bricks). More than 36 meters long, with 17 openings along its length for observation and refueling and a chimney at one end, it’s easy to see its resemblance to a fire breathing dragon. Check out this adorable illustration of the firing process.

This place also offers workshops to aspiring potters and even has beautifully crafted pottery for sale.

The workshops are held once a month, check out their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Address:
85 Lorong Tawas,
Singapore 639823
Tel: 6268 6121
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm | Daily
Check out the visit by Tails from the Lion City

4. Got a taste of Bollywood

Bollywood Veggies

Round up the day with a feast at Bollywood Veggies’s very own Poison Ivy Bistro. With neither pesticides nor fertilizers used at the farm, you can be sure the food doesn’t live up to its name. If you wish to replicate the mouth watering goodness at home, sign up for the cooking classes and bring out the chef in you!

From farm tours to biking adventures, there’s bound to be something for everyone!

Address:
100 Neo Tiew Road,
Singapore 719026 

Tel: 6898 5001
Opening hours: 9.30am to 6.30pm | Wed to Fri | 8am to 6.30pm | Sat, Sun and public holidays
Check out the visits by ladyironchef and Happy Maruko.

P/S: Bollywood Veggies is closed for renovations from 16 February to 3 March, 2015.

Date timer: ~ 3 to 4 hours (excluding any time for workshops)

Can’t get enough? Check out Part 1 here.

What other farms in Singapore are worth visiting?

 

See below for the itinerary:

Location Duration Quick Facts
Jurong Frog Farm Explore for 45 minute 51 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, S718864
Jurong Frog Farm → Hay Dairies 5 minute drive 3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4 S718859
Hay Dairies Explore for 30 minute
Hay Dairies → Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle 15 minute drive
Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle Explore for 30 minute 85 Lorong Tawas, S639823
Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle → Bollywood Veggies 15 minute drive
Bollywood Veggies Explore for 45 minute 100 Neo Tiew Road, S719026
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About DownloadADate

Kia is a Singaporean who likes to make lists and plans. She sees her weekends as sacred pockets of time that should be used for more than just movies and food. She enjoys cuddling up with a book as much as exploring new places by foot in the insane Singapore humidity. Listening to her friends who lament that there’s “nothing to do in Singapore” and fly all over the world for holidays, Kia seeks to look for escapades closer to home. She found that even in such a tiny country, there are many places she hasn’t been, things she hasn’t tried, and old places are being revamped into new ones all the time. Soon, she saw the places around her like how tourists would see them, but better – fresh and yet familiar. Kia then sets out to plan itineraries for her weekend escapes and it became a habit she enjoyed. And now she wants to share them with you. After all, there are 52 weekends in year and only so many holidays you can take. What if you can turn your dates with family and friends into holidays every week? Check out her adventures at www.downloadadate.wordpress.com

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