Wednesday 9 April 2014

CNY 2014: Day 3

On the third day of CNY, we went for Dim Sum with family. As usual, CNY is time for gathering, chit-chatting and feast! Eat and eat and eat! After breakfast, we went back home and continued our family gathering, especially with grandma. Of course, the kids and cousins played together.

After lunch, we headed to Farm In The City 城の农场 at Seri Kembangan. It is the Newest & Largest 'Kampung (Village) Themed' Petting Zoo in Malaysia!!!

Farm In The City is a unique concept that combines the elements of wildlife and nature set in a designed environment of a conservation park. It designed to resemble a typical Malaysian Kampung setting; it provides an opportunity for the young and old to get close to animals and plants. The park is completely free of cages. All the animals are allowed to roam freely in special enclosures which mimic as closely as possible to their natural surroundings. One can feed, touch and play with the more than 100 species of exotic animals within close proximity. Yes, we can feed, touch and play with the animal! I’ll show you the photo later. (Warning: This post loads with lots of photo.)

We went there by refering to Google Map. We thought we went to the wrong place. We U-turned and looked for the signage at the highway but….. At last, we reached Farm In The City. Actually, at first we were at the right place. We just need to go straight to reach the place but we U-turned. It just located beside the highway that makes us easily misread the map.

Here we were. The car park area looked like a dump! And HOT! That’s my first impression.

However, when you entered the farm you are greeted by lush nature.

This is the entrance of the farm.

After buying the tickets, we started our tour!

Initially, I was undecided whether I should bring my boys there because they are not feeling well and I afraid the place was hot. After asking friends that been there before, I decided to go. They highly recommended and said must-go especially with kids. My friends were right. The place was not hot to walk around because of foliage and black canvas along the walkway.

First habitat: Turtle & Tortoise Farm.

Little Ze's first experience.

Oh, he touched it!

'Kampung Style' house.

The tortoise walked away and the staff moved it for us for photo taking.

Little Ze not fear anymore. He enjoyed feeding the tortoise.

Can you guess how old is this tortoise? For your info (if not mistaken....) This is Aldabra Tortoise from Seychelles. It is 32 years old.

Baby Hang touched the tortoise too!

The staff asked us to stand at the staircase there and he spread the food. The birds flied to us! 

Oh, the goat was asking for food from Baby Hang!

Baby Hang wanted to feed the rabbit too!

There are water taps and basins for us to wash our hands after touches and feeding animals.

Do you see birds?


Little Ze not dare to touch the chick!

Slowly he tried.

Oh, he caught the chick!

Look at the description! Just like the song... 我很丑。。。可是我很温柔。。。

Hmmm.... is that me? Why so different from the picture I see?

Time for horse riding! Oh dear, I was so worried. I afraid he not dare to try. We already paid for pony ride as it was included in the package. Somemore we had 2 tickets. Baby Hang was too young for the ride and Little had to take two rides. Guess what happen next? 

Queuing up for a pony ride.

Waiting and waiting...

Come on. Here's my ticket. 

Hooray! Now is my turn...


Round 1


Opps... the pony poo.....

Round 2

Look at Little Ze! Look at mummy at the back!

Meet the world's smallest species of horse!

Baby Hang giggling... laughing... and....

Look clearly what's on the horse's head? Opps... Baby Hang's saliva!

Ah Beng & Ah Lian?

Bye bye!

That was the end of our visit in the Farm of the City. An exclusive certificate of attendance was given to Little Ze. 

From the moment we purchased ticket till the end of the visit, we were welcomed and existed by their helpful staff. The staff gave good advice on ticketing. We took a Family package and both our parents enjoyed Kids rate. Along the tour, their staffs existed, gave explanations and make sure the kids’ hands always with food for feeding. It's considered worth the price as all the forage to feed the animals are inclusive. Not like other parks, maybe you need to buy for the forage by paying more.

Actually, I’m impressed for a local park. The environment is clean. The animal ‘poopoo’ smell is kept to a minimum. To me, the farm not consider very big but it is more than enough for the kids to explore. They had 11 habitats in the farm, more than 100 exotic animals and some special highlights such as palm size monkey, the world’s smallest species of horse and so forth.  

Overall, we have great fun in the farm, especially my boys enjoyed feeding the animals, rabbits and so forth. Little Ze abled to overcome his fear to touch the animals, fishing, and even on a pony ride. Mission accomplished!

Both my boys slept in the car while we heading to our next destination – IKEA. Wow, there was a huge crowd shopping at IKEA during holidays! It was like everything was free. Always long queue at the cashiers. We shopped at IKEA for hours till late evening.

Farm In The City 城の农场

Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 2, Taman Prima Tropika, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia

Phone:+60 3-8941 2099

Find them at Facebook.