Urban Farm Day Trip Singapore: Hay Dairies Goat Farm | Crab Farm | Bistro Gardenasia
Hay Dairies Goat Farm
Located at 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Hay Dairies is the one and only goat farm in Singapore. It has been around since 1988 and one of the most recognised goat’s milk in Singapore. I still remembered visiting the goat farm in school excursion when I was young!
Staying in a city means such experience becomes so unique and precious and I thought it will be nice to bring Baby E. The long weekend was the perfect chance and off we go!
The farm is open to visitors daily (except Tuesday, unless it is a public holiday) from 9am-4pm. If you want to catch them milking the goats, you should be there from 9am-10.30am. We reached just before 10.30am and here’s what we caught:
But now due to AVA regulations, we were not allow to feed nor touch the goats. And milking is done at a distance away where the visitors can only watch from a platform with rails. While it’s is for hygienic purposes, we feel kinda disappointed as we were hoping to be able to get more up close with the animals.
The best part for Baby E is probably here, being able to feed the baby goats. Although we actually are not supposed to. But Baby E couldn’t resist plucking some wild grass and pass it to the looking baby goat when she sees other visitors doing the same.
We walked around the whole place in probably 15mins, with 10mins stopping by the baby goats.
And of course, a trip here without tasting their goat milk is a wasted trip!
We brought the original and chocolate flavour for ourselves as both me and the daddy are not huge fans of milk. But that was a mistake because obviously baby E will want the chocolate milk too instead of the boring old milk that she drink everyday! So the original milk ended up wasted…
Hay Dairies Pte. Ltd
|3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 Singapore 718859 | Website|
|9:00am to 4:00pm (Monday, Wednesday to Sunday)|
After that, we cruised around to see if there are any more interesting farms and accidently stumbled into a Crab Farm! Fresh and cheap crabs? Yes, please!
Yes, this is exactly how the place look like. No decent signage, no form of advertising like some of the farms. I seriously have no idea how we drove into this place. The whole place looks nothing like from Singapore. And the tanks were mostly empty when we stepped in. The uncle there said, due to the long weekends, most of the crabs were sold! Still, the uncle found two and we quickly grabbed them at S$16!
We have no idea how much they weight but S$16 for two crabs seems like an awesome deal! The uncle were very friendly and taught us how to prepare the crab for cooking. So fresh, you can just steam them.
70 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6F
After buying crabs, we got hungry and the nearest place that we found is Bistro Gardenasia.
It’s a pleasant pit stop, with resort-like ambience and cooling interior. Price is reasonable and portion are ok too. Taste wise, I thought the pasta from the other table looked good but we didn’t order that. Instead we got lamb ribs and ribeye steak.
Lamb was tender but the steak was too tough although I ordered medium-rare, it was closer to medium/medium-well. Salad was good, generous portion of fresh arugula leaves, pine seeds and orange slices. They offer farmstay as well, can check out their website for more information.
|240 Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718898 | Website|
|Wed–Thu: 10:30am to 5:30pm | Fri–Sat: 10:30am to 10:30pm | Sun & PH: 10am to 5:30pm|