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Hay Dairies

Did you know there is an Italian Organic dairy farm in Singapore? It’s TRUE!!! Well I tried to search for it on Monday. Vaguely remembered it to be located at Lim Chu Kang. Alas, just could not find it so to make the most of the cross country travel, we stopped by at Hay Dairies instead to see the cute goats.

TO MY HORROR, we are no longer allowed to feed or hug the goats!!!!!! I recall visiting twice previously. All we had to do was pay $2 for the goat feed, and then we are let loose amongst the pens. The goats are still within the pens but they stick their little heads out to grab at the goat feed. Apparently, AVA considers this to be a health hazard and has put in place a ban for the last THREE years! Seriously, my first thought was that we are just going way overboard with all these precautions. The lady manning the cashier ( I think she owns the place) nodded sadly at me in agreement. I still have the photo of myself feeding a goaty 5 years ago 🙁

Still, we can walk past the pens and wave madly at the goats. They really are smart creatures and will look at you to see what you are up to. In India and lots of other places, goats are sometimes treated as pets! I definitely want to have a pet goat when I grow up.

If you desperately need a dose of goat hugging, you can trying going to the LA Goat Farm in Kluang, Malaysia (approx 2 hrs away from Singapore)

Hay Dairies

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Yes I know, I feel like that too sometimes. Stuck in a cage with no where else to go but to grit my teeth and not get shit upon.

Hay Dairies (9) AVA says NO caressing the goats!

Are you serious????

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$2 per bottle of milk. Lots of people can’t stand the goaty taste. I think it’s just a mindset you need to get over. After half a cup, you’ll be downing the whole bottle and installing a goat in your house.

Hay Dairies (8)

The long walk….

Kranji Countryside Map

Hay Dairies is part of the Kranji Countryside. If you’ve never explored this wonderful part of Singapore, you’re really missing out!

Biker Kitty

Biker Kitty disapproves of my encroaching into her personal space.

Hay Dairies

No. 3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4

Singapore 718859

http://www.haydairies.com.sg

Kluang LA Goat Farm

As part of the Zenxin Organic Park Tour package, we got to visit the LA Goat Farm in Kluang. For me, this was one of the highlights of the trip because I just LOVE farm animals! The goats were so cute, especially the baby goats!!! Furry and fluffy, I just wanted to keep on hugging them! Several of the little ones were on the loose roaming around. I suspect they are small enough to get through the enclosures that keeps the adults in. Yay for me because see no touch is a hard thing to do when they are so ADORABLE!!!!

I know we have a Hay Dairies in Singapore where you can see goats as well. I’ve been to Hay Dairies several times but unfortunately I’ve never had the chance to carry a baby goat there before.

Apart from petting and hugging the goats, we also tried our hands at milking the mother goats as well as bottle feeding the kids.

LA Goat Farm (4)

This little one was a little wobbly on his legs after being carried for a while by me.

LA Goat Farm (3)

Hungry goats

LA Goat Farm (2)

The grooves allow for the poo to drop down and out of the enclosure. Goat’s poo are round like marbles and dry looking…

LA Goat Farm

Nowadays the kids start young.

LA Goat Farm (5)

Don’t ask me what those 2 are doing. And the old uncle in the checkered shirt is the boss of LA Goat Farm.

Kluang Tour by Zenxin Organic Park

I had a really exciting, eventful and memorable day on Saturday last week. Zenxin Organic Park organises day trips out of Singapore to their park as well as local sights in Kluang, Malaysia. On behalf of my company’s recreation club (where I am a volunteer member), I organized this tour for my colleagues. Look at the jammed pack itinerary below. At $65, I thought it was good value for money.

07.30        Participants board coach at Lavender
08.00        Arrival at Singapore Checkpoint
11.00        Arrival at Zenxin Organic Park
11.15        Special Farm-Guided Tour
12.00        Lunch at Zenxin Chef-Garden Restaurant (Chinese meal set)
12.45        Free & Easy Shopping at Zenxin Farm Mart, Flower Nursery & Fish Feeding Program
13.30        Proceed to Kluang City Tour, Buying local famous cookies- Tau Sah Piah, Handmade Noodle and coffee time at Kluang Railway station
16.00        Visit L.A Dairy Goat Farm
17.30        Back to Zenxin Farm – "Be an organic farmer" Program (Harvesting)
18.00        Dinner at Zenxin Chef Garden restaurant (Steamboat)
19.00        Leave Zenxin Farm
22:00        Estimated Time of Arrival back to SG Lavender MRT Station

We had an initial scare in the morning when the bus driver did not arrive. For some reason, we were unable to get through to his M’sian HP number and we thought he’d absconded! We only found him at 8.15am parked in some ulu location after a colleague decided to try his luck down some back alley.

Other than that, the rest of the day went superbly. I really enjoyed seeing Malaysia in the company of my lively colleagues. It certainly is very different from touring with my parents or the Partner. I am so inspired to do a grand tour of Malaysia. It is just next to Singapore yet I have experienced but a speck of it.

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