Monday, 6 March 2017

Farmart - Animal Corner

Ever since we discovered the little known Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, we've been back to feed her turtle friends so many times that I've decided perhaps it's time she was introduced to new animals!

I've heard of all these far away farms and finally plucked up enough courage to venture to Sungei Tengah, near Choa Chu Kang. The teens politely declined the invitation to tag along. "Mum, we have more important things to do, like homework?" Ah well, I shall protect Kate's childhood and even if I have to take just 1 kid, I will make the effort.

And the verdict is, we've found a new place to feed a variety of animals to her heart's content!
Farmart
We purchased a basket of food for $5 and she headed straight to the rabbits. After feeding and patting them, she asked if we could take one home. I told her about the responsibilities of raising a pet and she concluded, "Ok mummy, I'll do all the rest, and you just have to help me with cleaning the poo and the pee."

Good try, but no go, dearie.
Rabbits
I thought she might be afraid to feed the pumpkin seeds to the birds directly, but after watching an older child, she followed suit. It was amusing to hear the parrots say, "Hello" and "Goodbye".
Colourful birds
There were terrapins in this farm as well, but they were much smaller compared to the giant turtles at the Turtle Museum and she wasn't keen on them.
Terrapins
There is a little pond with catfishes and she fed the pellets one at a time, watching how they opened their huge mouths and swallowed them one by one.
Catfishes
Finally, she was left with the green leafy vegtables and the long beans and she proceeded to feed the goats.
Feed em'
Pat em'
All in a day's work
She enjoyed feeding them so much and asked if she could buy another basket of food. This round, she was concerned about the animals at the back of the cages, and ensured that all the sidelined animals were fed.
Sheltered
The Animal Corner is tucked in a corner of Farmart, and next time we might try coming in the evening to see what else is going on. We were there on a Saturday morning and by the time we left at about 11am, there were some adults prawning, but the food stalls and the rest of Farmart seemed quiet.
Farm in Singapore
Farmart Centre
67 Sungei Tengah Road
Singapore 699008
Opening hours 10am - 10pm
www.farmart.com.sg


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