Do you know that besides the zoo and bird park, there are other places in Singapore where children can have a close encounter with animals? Well, I surely didn't, not until friends started sharing with me about them. The latest that we've discovered is The Animal Resort.
The Animal Resort, whose core business is actually pet business, is located at Seletar West, near Jalan Kayu which is famous for its prata shops, otah and durian/chocolate cake from Jane's Cake Station).
What You Can See and Do
Stepping into the resort, we were immediately greeted by smell of animal dung - now, how much more 'kampong' can it get?
While some animals like chicken, peacock, horse and goat were behind fence, there were others roaming freely on the sprawling grounds. We spent about an hour there feeding small animals and exploring the place.
The goat and the horse - I wish they have their own kind for company, they looked so lonely!
Getting to know some feathered friends... as you can see, some of them were roaming freely!
Top pic: Kenan feeding the rabbits. Bottom pic: We put the carrot at the cage and the guinea pig happily gnawed away at it.
Top pic: There were a variety of feeds for the different animals; we bought carrots ($1/pack), which can feed the horse, goat, rabbit and guinea pig. Bottom pic: The shed which holds the rabbits and guinea pigs.
Top pic: Kenan was amused by the talking parrot, which said "hello" to us. Bottom pic: Looking at fishes in the pond.
Our verdict: The resort is rustic but some people may find it run down. Overall quite a good place for young children to be introduced to animals and have close encounters with them. After you're done, you can hop over to Jalan Kayu for some prata and otah!
The Animal Resort
T81 Seletar West Farmway 5
Tel: 6338 7665
Another similar place that you may like to visit is the Pasir Ris Kid's Kampong. Read about it here.
Hope your little ones will have a fun weekend!