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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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We Met the Zootopia Crew #ZootopiaSG

It is holiday week for playgroup. So, I wanted my son to have some holiday feeling as still he doesn’t have such experience. So, I prepared to go out with him to have some mommy moments with him. I asked him where is the place he wants to visit.

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Posing with the crew of Zootopia 🙂

Animals are his friendly toys always. Whatever his suggestions include an animal always. So I didn’t surprise with his answer. He said he wants to see the monkey lanterns again. After the discussion he started talking about monkey lanterns and our recent visit to see the lanterns. Actually, now there are no lanterns at that shopping mall. It was a decoration for Chinese New Year. Anyway we came out to walk around without a special place to visit. Instead I wanted to spend time with him showing things around.

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We were lucky. We found the crew of Zootopia! They were in a MRT station. My son was over the moon because the Zootopia crew is a crew of animals which he loves. He was cheering and talking to the animals. I was really happy with the finding of ZootopiaSG crew at this MRT.

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It is so nice to see how we can make young kids happy. This is not any places of interests in Singapore. This Zootopia crew is a part of an advertising campaign for Walt Disney’s 55th animated film “Zootopia” which features a range of animal characters. But, for my son it is like we visited a Zoo. We spent some time watching the animal characters and returned home.

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And the ice cream! He was so happy because I bought him a very ‘BIG’ ice cream! 🙂 Little minds are always innocent and happy with the things around them.

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Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Last week it was a long weekend and a holiday in Singapore as it was Chinese New Year celebrations. In an evening I went out with my son for a short walk around our neighborhood.

Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Suddenly we found a children’s playground with new play equipment. Actually we’ve come here before and at that time the play equipment was not so new.

Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Colorful seesaw at the playground

This time I found it is suitable for children over 2years old and found new play equipment such as rocking blue whale, rocking frog and a colorful seesaw.

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Actually these new play equipment are so colorful.
My son had a great time playing there and it was same with me.

Have you ever played this sidewalk game (Hopscotch)  in your childhood?

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Sidewalk Game for kids (Hopscotch)

I am so happy with this finding which suddenly reminded me lot if childhood memories.

I tried to teach my son how to play the game and he found it is interesting to count numbers.And jumping between squares was so much fun for him. 🙂

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We had great time enjoying our evening walk around the neighborhood,Ang Mo Kio.I am happy to spend such evenings with my son showing and teaching the names of flowers,birds and whatever we find around us.

Have you ever played above sidewalk game (Hopscotch)  in your childhood? 🙂

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Beautiful Landscapes from Singapore Zoo

We usually visit zoo to view animals. However, you can’t forget the beautiful views and landscapes at Singapore zoo. It is a wonderful place which is built with open concept. These are some of the views I captured during a visit to the Singapore zoo. Hope you like these views.

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Tropical Garden is an interesting place inside the Singapore zoo.

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View of Mandai lake at the evening just before sunset

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Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

Chinese New Year is around the corner and I can see lot of decorations and preparations for it. It is really exciting. I always enjoy this time because that reminds me the New Year of Sri Lanka which we celebrate in April.

Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

With the Chinese New year, the year is for Monkey. As always, this time also we could see beautiful preparations for Chinese New Year in our nearest shopping mall AMK Hub. Each year we really like to see the different preparation and decorations to celebrate the events throughout the year. Now, with our son, visiting this place to show him these celebrations is just like a day out. He really enjoys his time with us in this shopping mall.

Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

2016 is the year of Monkey

For this Chinese New Year, we could see 12 Large Chinese Zodiac Animals. In each animal, there are forecasts for year 2016 too. These colourful Zodiac Lanterns welcome the visitors to the shopping mall staying at the entrance.

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Goat,pig,mouse and cow zodiac lanterns

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These lanterns are larger than actual life size of animals and those are colourful too.

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A Zodiac lantern featuring the cow

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Black Swans at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

With so many garden exhibits, Singapore Botanic Garden is a must visit place and it is completely free of charge unless you visit the Orchid Garden.

We visited this beautiful garden, which is recently designated as a UNESCO world heritage site and here are some photos from the Eco Lake.

Eco Lake at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Although I don’t have many photos to show features of the Eco garden, this garden is a discovery garden for different plants and shrubs. Visitors can find trees with historical value, shrubs, and herbs around the eco garden area.

Black Swans at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Black Swans -Eco Lake at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Bamboo trees are one of the main attractions while there are many Bougainvillea types around.
In one side of the garden, it is Eco Lake.

Eco Lake at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

This lake is home for beautiful Black Swans who are from Western Australia .Spending an evening there would be fantastic, but unfortunately we visited there during day time and it was a sunny day.

Black Swans at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

My son enjoyed his visit there by seen these Black Swans. They were freely roaming here and there without disturbing the visitors.

Black Swans at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

He was sleepy at that time.But,still he enjoyed the appearance of these cute guests in front of him.

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Snowy Bubbly Show at AMK Hub – Singapore

Last week I shared about the Magical Christmas Dream Party at AMK hub.We visited the shopping mall again during the night time to experience the Snowy bubbly show.

Snowy Bubble Show at AMK Hub

Snowy Bubble Show at AMK Hub

It was fantastic for kids.My son also enjoyed his time catching bubbles and shouting and running here and there with other kids.

Snowy Bubbly Show at AMK Hub

Snowy Bubbly Show at AMK Hub

Snowy Bubble Show at AMK Hub

Snowy Bubble Show at AMK Hub

Snowy Bubble Show at AMK Hub

On one side,it was snow effects.Kids had great time experiencing ‘snow’ and it was great for both young and elders.

Snowy Bubble Show at AMK Hub

Snowy Bubble Show at AMK HubSee,lot of snow till kids get covered with some snow! 🙂

Snowy Bubbly Show at AMK HubMy son was bit surprised with his new experience.He was checking foam on his hands.

Snowy Bubbly Show at AMK Hub

Finally,it was a great night at AMK hub.

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Fun at Ang Mo Kio Central Playground

Singapore is full of kids friendly spots including playgrounds.There are lot of playgrounds around which you can visit with kids.Living in Ang Mo Kio,I always find colourful and beautiful playgrounds around the town which my son is happy to spend his time with lot of activities.

Ang Mo Kio Central Playground

At the Ang Mo Kio Central Playground

Last week we spent in Ang Mo Kio watching Christmas decorations,eating and playing.Simply it was a good day out for mom and son both.We found this playground near the Ang Mo Kio Central stage.We’ve been to this playground before.But,now it seems the play equipment are new.Few months ago,there were some other play equipment in this same playground.

Anyway,my son loved to spend his time playing there.

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He likes the slide.But still he doesn’t slide alone.He needs my help.

At the Ang Mo Kio Central Playground

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He also found a way to play ‘Hide and Seek’. 🙂

Overall it was a happy day.

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Kiddie Rides at Amk Hub-Singapore

Here is a favorite place for my son whenever we visit AMK hub. In Singapore, there are kiddie rides areas in almost all shopping malls. Though my son still doesn’t like to have a paid ride (actually he is scared and still 2 years old), he loves to sit inside the cars.

Kiddie Rides at Amk Hub-Singapore

These are some photos from a recent visit to AMK hub. He loved sitting and ridding each of these cars.

Kiddy Rides-Amk Hub He liked cars and buses,but not the motor bikes.

Kiddie Rides at Amk Hub-SingaporeThese kiddie rides are located at the level 3 of AMK hub.(Ang Mo Kio-Singapore)

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