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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Review : A Visit to the Farm in The City

Salam..


       Muhammad loves animals. That I could see from his preference when he tends to choose books with animals over something else. And whenever I turn on national geographic channel his eyes would be glued on the screen longer than any others. So we think that it's a good idea to bring him to the zoo for him to experience meeting the animals that he only gets to see in books up close.

       Following his long stay in ward, we just want to entertain him with more family time and doing activities together. Since we have been planning the visit for quite some time, I believe it is now the right time to make it real. Farm in The City was our first choice as it brings the concept of a petting zoo which means he will have the chance to feed the animals on his own. That would be exciting, right!

        We reached there on Sunday morning at around 10.00 am. There were not much people yet at that time so you could avoid the queues if you're planning to purchase the tickets on the same day. I have priorly booked the tickets online to save up time on that. Once the payment had been completed they will send out an email with QR code to be presented at the counter for ticket redemption.

        Another good thing with the online ticket is that if you will have to do last minute cancellation on your visit, the tickets would not just burn out since they are valid within 90 days after your purchase date. But they can only be used per entry and the purchase must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Ticket pricing

          For some reasons I think the price is a bit on a high side considering the place is not too big but on a second thought, building up a zoo must have need a substantial amount of fund to maintain the animals' well-being and the place itself. So yeah, it's quite reasonable I would say. We paid for a total of RM 82.68 (including tax) for two persons while Muhammad got to enter for free. Yeay!

          Just opposite to the ticket counter you will find a stall selling animal's food at RM 10 per bucket. Their staff will also provide a map of the place together with the information of activities available. It's best to plan your visit beforehand so that you will not miss the animal's show and their feeding time.

Activities available
              Our first station was at the tortoise shelter and from there we just kept walking from one station to another. Most of the animals were set free and we had the chance to feed them directly.


Feeding the birds


            As for me, the most exciting part was when we reached at the Savanna where they placed deers and goats in one shelter. Once we stepped our foot inside their shelter, all of these animals began to encircled me since they noticed I had the food bucket in my hand. One of the deers was clumsy enough that it literally climbed on me to reach for the food. Gosh!

Just before I was being attacked haha
              Moving further, we reached at the rabbit shelter which was Muhammad's favourite. Opposite the rabbit shelter there was a fish pond where you can use the fishing net provided to scoop out the fish. Lots of kids like this part.

Feeding the rabbit with the carrot stick
                Then, we headed to the exhibition centre where there was a seating area provided. We took some time to rest while waiting for otter's feeding time. In the meantime, we got to watch and touch the parrot, iguana, hedgehog, lizard etc.

That cutie hedgehog...geram!


                Other than that, Muhammad got to feed the raccoon too. We were surprised that he was not scared of it. If you want to feed this raccoon, you can buy their food from the machine using tokens in exchange with RM 1 note.

                Having that close interaction with these animals, one thing we did concern was the hygiene. But worry not, because they do provide few spots to wash your hands. There are also two restaurants inside the place in case you need to fill in your tummy along the way. And before you leave, you can stop by at the gift shop to get some souvenirs.         

             Overall, we had a great time there and it was definitely worth a visit. We took about two hours and a half to complete all stations. By then, Muhammad was already exhausted so he slept all the way back home.


FARM IN THE CITY

Address

Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat
Bandar Putra Permai
Seri Kembangan

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday : 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday : 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
School / Public Holidays : 9.30 am - 6.00 pm



Till then, Assalamualaikum.

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