Kids Friendly Places Posts

The Magic of Photosynthesis Station at the Botanic Gardens Singapore

The Magic of Photosynthesis is an exhibit inside the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden where kids can discover the concept of photosynthesis. It teaches the magical process of Photosynthesis and the importance of it for all life on earth.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

If you notice the four stations below, those represent Sunlight, Carbon Dioxide, Water and the Photosynthesis process when those ingredients work together.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

The Magic of Photosynthesis

In the fourth station there is a handle. When you crank the handle, it represents the Photosynthesis process and fruits in the exhibit behind the station will light up.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

Actually this is an interesting place in Singapore to visit with kids. This Magic of Photosynthesis station is one of the exhibits inside the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden in Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden in Singapore

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is a small mini garden inside the Singapore Botanic Garden. This garden is specially dedicated for teaching about nature for the children. Inside the garden you can see many trees, a vegetable garden and educational play area such as Magic of Photosynthesis station.

How to Reach Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden in Singapore

Opening hours: 8am -7pm (closed every Monday except when it falls on a designated Public Holiday)

Admission is free of charge.

Only children aged 12 and below are allowed. They need to accompany by adults.

By Train:  10-min Walk from Botanic Gardens MRT Station (in the Circle Line)

Animal Resort Singapore (Farm Visit in a Weekend)

Not sure where to go in the weekend? With lot of kids friendly activities and places it is really difficult to decide where to go in Singapore with kids for a short break. It is same with us sometimes, but I planned a tour to Animal Resort Singapore from long time and final we visited!

For a toddler what else can make fun than animal sounds and animals! Our toddler is same and he loves farm animals and when he just started talking, he always muttered  ‘Old McDonald has a farm EiEiO…He has lot of farm animal toys and farm animal books, but he still loves watching farm animals live!

Animal Resort Singapore

Animal Resort in Singapore is a really fun and interesting concept to bring the kids and there are number of farm animals live there. They live freely and suddenly you will shock with kampong style when geese are waddling and ducks say Quack Quack roaming around you!

Here are some of the moments from our animal farm visit.

After feeding the horse,we started watching other farm animals.This cassowary stays next to the horse,so we cannot miss greeting him!

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See,he smiles!

Animal Resort-Singapore

Next is a small hut with rabbits.The time we visited this hut ,it was bit crowded,but we could watch rabbits.

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Although other animals look lovely and stay freely,I feel these rabbits don’t like or do not enjoy their stay in these cages.With lot of people and with small space,it seems the rabbits are bit stressed! 🙁

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Just after the rabbit house,it was a pond with fish.

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What we saw next is really interesting!The peacock who opened his feathers!

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The peacock in this cage fanned out his feathers and it was a beautiful scene for us to enjoy.

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It was a beautiful peacock and he was walking around the peahen with his colourful feathers.

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Isn’t this lovely?

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Next we found ducks roaming around freely together with hens and geese.

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We spent time looking around and feeding the animals.

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Animal Resort is a great place to visit with kids.The day we visited was a bit sunny and hot day.But,still the Animal Resort was a shady place with trees around.

Animal Resort-Singapore

If you think of a day out with kids,this is a great place to visit.

Important Information to Visit Animal Resort Singapore:

Location : Animal Resort, 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061

How to reach: By car or By taxi is the best way to reach the farm as there is at least 10-15 minutes walk from the road.

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm Daily

Tips to visit Animal Resort Singapore:

  • Bring mosquito repellent with you.If you forget,don’t worry.There is a shop at the Animal Resort.
  • You can buy Animal food to feed the animals.Prices are really cheap.At the time we visited it was $1 per pack or $2 per every 3 packs.
  • If you don’t drive,then hire a taxi.But sometimes taxi drivers also cannot find the place as the surrounding area undergoes lot of new constructions.That happened to us.If you go by bus,expect walking around 10-15 minutes through  beautiful  area with lots of trees.
  • Inside the Animal Resort there is a shop which you can buy drinks and water.

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Feeding the Horse at Animal Resort – Singapore

Last weekend we had a really great experience in an animal farm. We could experience real kampong life of Singapore (which I heard and we cannot see nowadays) for few hours. Roaming Roosters and waddling Geese are a common sight of this place.Yes, we visited the Animal Resort of Singapore which is an old style animal farm located at Seletar West Farmway 5.

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Meet ‘Pin Number’ -Yes,his name is “Pin Number’

It is a great place for young kids to see and learn about farm animals while enjoying feeding them. My son loved his time there, so we do not regret of our visit to this beautiful animal farm which gave some hints of the kampong style of Singapore which is some years ago.

We enjoyed each minute we spent there and the horse named as ‘Pin Number’ attracted almost all the guests. He loves to eat carrot than hay. So we gave him carrot which we could buy from the shop at the farm.

Meet ‘Pin Number’ at Animal Resort – Singapore

This is “pin Number’.No I am not going to share any password or bank account here.It is the name of this horse who is in the Animal Resort – Singapore.He was born in New Zealand in 2003.In 2006,he participated in races in Malaysia and Singapore and won many races.But,now he cant join with races as he has a sore leg!

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This notice says ‘He would Bite’.But he is a friendly horse.He didn’t try to bite us!

We gave him carrot and he loved it!

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Pin Number likes carrot!

Sanu loved feeding the horse with carrot.

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But,he didnt want to touch the horse or go near to the horse.

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Pin Number loves kids too.

Location : Animal Resort, 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061

How to reach: By car or By taxi is the best way to reach the farm as there is at least 10-15 minutes walk from the road.

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm Daily

Not only this horse,there are many other animals roaming freely in the animal resort.As today I don’t have time for a long post,I keep other photos of our farm adventure for another post.

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