Read Part 1 here.
1. Found my frog prince
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!
51 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6
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
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.
3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4
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
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.
85 Lorong Tawas,
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
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!
100 Neo Tiew Road,
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)
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See below for the itinerary:
|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|