Farm in the City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor

I have never been to Farm in the City despite hearing a lot about it since it was quite a distance away from where I stay, so I was more then happy when it was on the itinerary for our Eat Travel Write 6 adventure this time around..

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It is definitely an amazing place for all especially animal lovers and of course, families with kids as it enables people to interact with the animals by feeding them and patting them at the same time.

To be honest, the exterior area, once you get down from the car or bus did not quite appeal to me…

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But do not let it deter you.. once you have entered the grounds, a whole new world of wonder awaits you…

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The first area we visited was the tortoise farm or the ‘longevity village’ where you can find  all your “uncles” and “grandpas” after all, some of these huge tortoises are much older then even me… walking around the place. Place some vegetables the park rangers give you and they will happily chomp it. Do let go and don’t get your fingers chomped though.. but not only the old ones are here.. we got to marvel at the adorable babies and toddlers in small glass enclosures too…

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And yes, meet my “great grandfather”, the Alligator Snapping Turtle, nicknamed the dinosaur turtle, as well as see interesting tortoises like the leopard tortoise and so on..

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Move onwards and you can see the World’s Smallest Crocodile- the Dwarf Caiman… turn your head up skywards and you will see the underbellies of gigantic pythons resting there…as well as other snakes

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The next place we came to was the Bird Aviary.. you will be given bird seeds as you enter so you can to feed the greedy birds inside, all you need to do is stretch your hands out and within minutes the birds will come onto your hands . You can also feed the beautiful ducks near the pond area. They have peacocks too and other amazing birds…

Do not forget to visit the adorable sleepy owls.. they are probably half dozing since it is daytime and they are nocturnal birds and will open their eyes to check what the commotion is and look accusingly at you before dozing off again…

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There is also the adorable ‘anime’ deer lookalike called Kirk Dik Dik, which is a small antelope that lives in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. They are slightly bigger then our mousedeer and has big soulful eyes, thats why I said they look like anime…

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The next stop, the Savannah is a place you can find javan deers and goats running around and watch out for that Wallaby.. do not forget to check out the alpacas here too…with their long necks and long hair fringe half covering big soulful eyes… my daughter could not get enough of them…

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From there, you will come to the Pet Village, where the guinea pigs and rabbits hatches where you can feed and pat the rabbits and guinea pigs….

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Head over to Moods Lake where thousands of hungry Koi Fishes and other fishes in the lake are waiting to be fed…and this along with a pair of graceful white swans hoping for some food too…

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One of the creatures that drew me to Farm in the City is the fennec fox… The fennec is a nocturnal fox said to be found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its is adorably cute with its unusually large ears, which actually helps the fennec to dissipate heat. You can find them in the Desert House…

…where you can also find a myriad of other animals here from the marmoset, otters, iguanas, prairie dog, meerkats, skunk, slow loris, bamboo rat etc..

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..do not miss out the petting table…with animals on rotation.. when I was there, there was an unlikely trio consisting of a shy hedgehog, a bearded dragon and a blue tongue skink out on the table…

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Do check out Kampung Mahmood, where the parrots are.. and meet the two white cockatoos can greet people.. one can say hello and the other “Assalamualaikum” (meaning peace be upon you)

There are two different parrots shows so be sure to watch it if you can at 11.30am and 3.30PM

Do take the time to admire the cute Fallabellas, the World’s Smallest horses… They are pretty small in size, almost just like a big dog…

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The most memorable moments there would be meeting the adorable raccoons and feeding them… They were all just so gentle and will take the food off your hands with their oh so soft paws… I cannot resist feeding them over and over….

And for those who has kids and want to go on a pony ride, you can do so, as they allow kids under 11 only as not to burden the poor pony…

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Farm In The City is mostly shady and covered with trees hence it is comfortable to walk around during the afternoon. There are wash basins to wash your hands every time you’ve touched the animal..

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If you ask me, Farm In The City is indeed an amazing fun place to go..and I love that we are able to interact with the animals under supervision.. as not all visitors can be respectful and might abuse the animals too

Another thing I wish and hope for is that they will also put the animals priority first and give the animals proper grooming or treatments when necessary.. I saw one of the alpacas having eye problems and it might be nice to just quarantine or keep sick animals away from the others and the public until they were better..

Would I come back for another visit?? You bet cha!!! Thank you ETW6, UPEN Selangor, Gaya Travel Magazine.and Farm in the City for this amazing experience…

For more info, do be sure to check out

https://www.facebook.com/FarmInTheCityMalaysia/

Entrance fees-

Adult RM48, Senior Citizen/Child RM38

MyKad Visitors  Adult RM32, Senior Citizen/Child RM27

Free admission for kids below 90cm

Opens from 10 am to  6 pm on weekdays, 9.30am to 6 pm.

Farm in the City is closed on Tuesdays except public holidays and school holidays

Address – Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 1, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

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