Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fun Things To Do With Kids: Farm in the City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia

During the last school holidays, we took our kids to Farm in The City in Seri Kembangan for a morning of fun. Not only did the kids enjoy themselves, the adults did too - it was definitely an educational and fun day for us all. It's amazing the amount of things you can learn and see in an hour in this place. 

Farm in the City is considered a petting mini-zoo whereby children and adults are encouraged to get close to nature and animals. Animals are allowed to roam free in special enclosures which mimic their natural habitat as closely as possible. Personally I prefer Farm in The City to the zoo, since our kids were encouraged to feed and touch the animals and the caretakers/keepers would also explain about the origins and facts of the animals to us. The price of ticket is RM30 for adults and RM25 for children below 12. Children below 90cm in height will enjoy free entrance. All kids will be given a "Certificate of Attendance" at the end of the visit.  Our kids love it here so much, they have been asking when we are going to the "farm" again ;)

Bring plenty of water and hat as it can get quite hot (although there are lots of trees inside). We spent about 1 1/2 hours here, there is a cafe just by the entrance but we wanted to have a picnic and ended up having a picnic in the carpark! There is always a first time for everything, eh?  ;)

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Electric blue Macaw

Farm in The City is about 30 minutes drive from Cheras, KL

First, we meet the "World's Smallest Species of Horse"



Purple flower 

Aldabra Giant Tortoise - it's huge and it has got a big appetite!


Baby D really enjoyed feeding the animals here 

One of the largest tortoises in the world


Pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), also known as the pitted-shelled turtle or Fly River turtle



The World's Rarest White Crow

Walk-through bird aviary - lots of different birds/ ducks / peacocks

Peahen

The caretaker puts some food in your hand, blows a whistle and all the birds will come flying.

Hey dude you got something stuck on your mouth (beak)!

Duck

Peacock, too proud to show its tail

Deer


This Sri Lankan goat is so tall! And it can stand on its two hind legs like this.... wow!


The world's second smallest species of kangaroo - wallaby


MOOOOOO - cow!


Scarecrow at the Vegetables & Fruits Farm


Don't you think my kids look adorable? Dressed the part too ;)

Banana blossom (jantung pisang)

Baby D's favorite place - feeding the rabbits. And the rabbits love him too!

There are also hamsters and guinea pigs...



Swans

Feeding time - fish and ducks and swans


A traditional looking house by the lake


Chicken


This is called "longkang fish" (drain fishing) - a traditional Malaysian past time. OK we tried to catch the fish, but it's not possible... way too fast.


African crested porcupine.. this one you don't touch.


The World's smallest species of madoqua (Kirk's dik dik)

Butterfly Garden 

Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus)


Black tailed prairie dog

Macaws

White Cockatoo parrot

Red macaw




A smaller parrot (very colorful) trying to walk on Baby D's hat ... hehe ;)


Horse-riding


Opening times: 10.00am to 6.00pm daily. Weekends/PH/SH 9.30am to 6.00pm. Closed on Tuesdays unless it falls on PH or SH

Fee: Adult RM30 and child below 12 years old is at RM25. However, children below 90cm in height will enjoy free entrance.

Address: Lot 40187 - 40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor. (turning just before Giant, lookout for Bazaar Rakyat PKPS)

Tel: 03-8941 2099/3099

GPS Coordinates: 2.982481,101.664251

*All photos taken with Leica v-Lux 3.


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35 comments:

  1. I used to catch longkang fish when I was a kid! We used those longkang fish to feed to big fish, hehehe.

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    1. Ya me too, but I rmbr the longkang fish last time not so fast one leh. We try to catch the ones here for some time also cannot get. Give up. :P

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  2. Hahaha...tat photo of the parrot on Baby D's hat...classic...too bad u din do a frontal shot...or did u?...hehe =)

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    1. Hehe I did. But this photo turned out nicer ma ;P

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  3. Hi Yen! This is the farm you mentioned to me earlier?

    Looks like a great place for the family with kids... City kids! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, this was the one I mentioned to you. I think it's really nice place, hopefully they maintain it well.

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  4. Hi Yen,
    We brought the kids to a similar petting zoo in Sunway years ago, the petting zoo is no longer there, wonder if that is the same one.
    Yes, a great place to bring the kids for a morning of fun!
    Both your kids are very cute!

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    1. I have heard abt the Sunway one before too, but our kids were too young then. I thought it was still around, need to check up on that.

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  5. Such a lovely family day!!Baby C and baby D do look good with their outfit. ..thanks to their mother who always knows how to dress them up.. heheh!!
    I actually didn't know tht theres a mini zoo in seri kembangan eh... anyway I dont think my parents will be interested to go there with me as well.. hahha.. all old already. . Prefer staying home. :P

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    1. Haha thanks for the compliments, next time you can tag along when we go k? You also need to dress the part. LOL!

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  6. Such a lovely family day!!Baby C and baby D do look good with their outfit. ..thanks to their mother who always knows how to dress them up.. heheh!!
    I actually didn't know tht theres a mini zoo in seri kembangan eh... anyway I dont think my parents will be interested to go there with me as well.. hahha.. all old already. . Prefer staying home. :P

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  7. Been planning to visit this place but someone told me wait for another few months for the plant to grow bigger..
    o.O"

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  8. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos and I have enjoyed viewing every piece of it! Beautiful. Hopefully one day I got to visit this place too.

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    1. Great place to spend a leisurely afternoon.. if you like nature.

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  9. Interesting place! Din knw there is a nice farm+petting zoo at sri kembangan. The place looks quite clean oso.

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    1. Yea it's well-maintained, so far open less than a year I think. You can bring your cute niece here.

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    2. Yalor...I think better then going Zoo Negara :-p

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  10. Hi Yen,
    This is a lovely place to bring kids.
    Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures : )
    mui

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  11. wah, the horse in the photo is so cute! it's peeking out over the fence and smiling at your kids :D and ooo, i live not too far away from sri kembangan. i wouldn't mind an outing here someday, on a cool, breezy day :D

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    1. Sean, I also don't like it too hot outdoors, surprisingly it was bearable although we were here til almost 12 noon. It would be ideal if there was a cool breeze.

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  12. I love that the animals are just close to how they would be in their natural environment! And that tiny horse and that giant tortoise are quite a pair! :D

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    1. The animals look like they're well taken care of.

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  13. interesting! hahah your kids look like they had a fun day (and so adorable in those clothes) i should make a trip down too~!

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    1. Definitely interesting place to visit, lots of nice animals to photograph too.

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  14. oo... I didnt know abt this farm!! its really very nice... I can see it well kept and neat and plus some of the animals get to roam free to interact. Thanks for sharing!

    I m gonna bring D there soon..... :)

    Great shots of everything.. that Leica is awesome! of course credit also goes to the photographer... :D

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  15. Look like a fun place and it is so near K. Lumpur. Will pay a visit soon with the family. Like some of the Parrot shots. May I know what camera model and lens you are using?

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    1. It's a really cool place to bring your kids. For these shots, I used the Leica V-Lux3.

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  16. wow just chcking this place and found your blog :d

    www.mymomsbest.us

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  17. Hi, its a cool place and awesome article too. I found it so interesting and informative. I also found the content related to travel in Malaysia suitable to be republished in our website at www.virtualmalaysia.com. can we republish this article? Hope to hear from you soon :)

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  18. Great Information !!! inspired me a lot.

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  19. Nice pic.. and look interesting.. plan to bring my boy go on this weekend..

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  20. Great quality of pictures. Your Leica camera produced awesome pics. TQ

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