Entering the area (car park) you'd go "Betul ke tempat ni? Macam tempat terbiar je." but there was a Farm In The City signage that would assure you that it was the right place. Entrance memang lah macam tempat terbiar. When it was our first, lagi lah kosong je entrance tu. But when we got back there in June 2013, dah ada fun fair area that might be operating at night.
The entrance fee's quite pricey but you'd be given with unlimited supplies of animals' food. RM30 for adult and RM20 for children taller than 90cm, plus another RM15 x 2 for poney rides (RM15 each), were what we paid that day. You could basically spend your whole day there, had a lunch at a small eatery area, but no surau I supposed. We spent 5 hours that day, termasuk 1.5 jam masa makan. Lepas makan puffff berdesup semula Eirsa masuk ke dalam, sambung main dengan arnab.
The highlights were of course the animals feeding and petting the animals (not all, of course). Eirsa sangat sangat sangat suka tempat ini, especially the rabbits and hamsters section which we spent around 2 hours at this section alone. The good thing was, this section was well-shaded so tak lah panas membahang yang boleh membawa kepada amarah. Animals were sectioned based on their categories. Ada section kekura, ada section burung, ada section rabbit + ikan, ada small reptile sections (dulu ada rama-rama, sekarang dah tak de), goat and deer section (kambing ini boleh berdiri, kalau mood dia baik), ular pun ada. Some exotic animals too (not in big scale though, seekor dua je bagi setiap spesis). Oh, of course there's a fish pond for fish feeding. Rasanya macam ada satu lagi section, under renovation.
Eivie pulak on and off, kejap dalam stroller, kejap main dengan animals, kejap naik balik stroller, tapi tak boleh lelap. May be due to the heat. Bawak kipas pon tak jalan, apa pun tak jalan. But she was a good company, tak merengek pun.
For us who live in the city, this place is a good place to expose our young kids with farm animals. Ok lah, budak yang besar pun boleh but I think younger kids (2-12 years old) will find this place more interesting than the older kids. Oh ya, during our second visit, adalah dalam 3-4 bas budak sekolah rendah / tadika kat situ. This place make a good field trip choice too.
And I would suggest you bring along plenty of water and snacks for the kids. You don't know how long you'll get stuck in there. Yes, it's allowed.
|Nah. Makan. Ikut nasib, kadang dah kenyang, kekura tak nak makan. Tapi biasanya mereka rotate beberapa tortoises, supaya tak de lah senak semua kena paksa makan sentiasa.|
|First round of pony riding. RM15 for a less than 30 seconds ride, memang pedih di wallet sikit lah. But ini orang dah lama sebut nak naik horse nak naik horse. Nah, naik.|
|She learned to carry a rabbit for the first time. And addicted. So the plan is to get her a pet after raya.|
|Learned a new way to carry her buddy(ies) too. Dah berlengaih tukang dukung.|
|She could go hours like this, I tell you.|
|Two Japanese girls with so much passion towards the rabbits.|
|Eivie pun bagi makan. Rabbits will never bite your fingers, they's only bite food. Aksi Eivie ini adalah cubaan nak |
|Mommy's sweetheart. She didn't play with the animals all the time, mudah bosan orang ini. But she's was a good girl, tagged along with me when Eirsa and Papa were playing with rabbits (again, for 2 hours).|
|Birds section. Ada peacock juga.|
|1.5 hours break. Tunggu food lama jugak sebab ramai orang.|
|Sesi penerangan oleh pegawai bertugas (not, laki lah aku tu).|
|Second round of pony ride. Penutup acara pada hari itu.|
|Dah sangat penat dan panas.|
Sedikit gambar-gambar sewaktu lawatan pertama.
|Ada parrot show 2 kali sehari.|
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