You don’t have to go to Gold Coast to see the farm life. It can be done in Bogor, complete with all kind of animals (except kangaroos and koalas of course) and vegetables farm. It was actually only a short distance from Jakarta, but the traffic jam plus heavy rain made our way home was terrible and I spent almost 4 hours in front of my steering wheel. The boy and my mother? They fell asleep on the way home…………left me all alone with the rain, the traffic jam, and music from the radio……………….
The boy must had been super exhausted after spending hours in this place. I’ve heard good reviews about this place and I must say that Kuntum Farm Field is a very recommended place for kids to know the farm life better, especially if they like animals. Actually, you don’t need to have kids to visit this place, I saw lot of teenagers and adults came here without kids and they seemed to have fun too.
Kuntum Farm Field is located almost inside the housing estate in Tajur Area, but I had no issue with parking space even though it was almost 11 am (this place opened at 8 am). Very crowded yes, but lots of securities (legal ones in uniforms) will help finding the parking and they actually didn’t ask for money when we left, but gave them money when we finally left the place). We parked inside the housing estate near some big houses.
This place resembles Jendela Alam in Bandung, but we definitely loved this one better. It was absolutely cleaner than Jendela Alam, especially the toilets. We didn’t see people smoking inside (very important for me) unlike in Jendela Alam. Less people inside meaning we had more space to play or do activities.
We needed to pay Rp 25.000,- per person to enter, but we still must pay for doing activities. The price is as below:
We also visited Lembang Floating Market one week after, and I must say with the price and the amount of food that we got in Kuntum Farm Field was absolutely cheaper than in Floating Market. A big disappointment for us when we visited Lembang Floating Market, but more about that later.
My son asked to give milk to the goats and sheep first. He’d done this in Paradise Country Gold Coast before, so he wasn’t afraid of doing this anymore. Unlike in Paradise Country where he had some help from the staff feeding the animals, in here we must do everything by ourselves. I’ve seen Paradise Country staff doing this before, so we knew the technique already. We must keep the bottle high so the animals could suck the milk easily. It was also a more convenient position for the bottle holder.
The basket was actually quite full, and we saw many children left their baskets in the rabbit house half full without finishing it. There were many carrots and leaves left on the floor too, so if you want to save money, do like what some mothers and children do…………no need to but one full basket and just use whatever is left by other children. My son loved these two kind of animals so much, and he kept coming back even after he finished his basket and just took whatever was left on the floor to feed the animals. Trust me, they were still edible for the animals………..
Next stop, the marmot house. Cute little marmots that didn’t seem to feel hungry at all.
We loved that the animals and their houses looked clean and the animals were not afraid of the children at all. Oh, and all the animals looked so fat and healthy too……….probably because children couldn’t stop feeding them………..
Then, he wanted to bottle feed the cows. There were 2 options actually, feeding the cows would cows with leaves (super big ones) or with bottle milk. We’ve seen two adults tried hard to hand feed the leaves to the cows and it was so difficult because the cows would pull hard the leaves, so the boy chose for an easier one, and that was bottle feed the cows…………which was not easy at all comparing to feeding the goats and quite well behaved sheep.
Since (for me) it was cheap to do this and that (again, comparing to exchange rate money from Singapore Dollar to Rupiah), I allowed him to do whatever activities that he wanted to do.
That was only a small area of the farm, but before we continue the exploration, of course we washed our hands first.
Next, we went to the back side of the farm, and we saw these chickens roamed free, some birds, and also ducks.
If you do to Kuntum Farm Field, don’t just stop until the animal feeding, there is still a very big area at the back to explore, including horse riding (and maybe someday flying fox………….a high one like in Jendela Alam?).
The day would not be complete if we didn’t pick our own vegetables in the vegetable farm. There were lettuce, spinach, corn, cassava, and other things. The boy was really glad that he could harvest some vegetables, and even insisted to do it under the rain (of course, after mummy ran back to the cars to take two big umbrellas).
We did this in Jendela Alam, and we loved the freshness and the quality of organic vegetables, so we didn’t want to miss the opportunity of cooking dinner with our own freshly picked vegetables.
We decided to end the day and went home, but before that all the vegetables needed to be cleaned, weighted, packed, and paid of course, oh but not yet, because we saw this organic cassava at the front door and of course we took three packs of organic cassava because we all love cassava. The cassava tasted different that when we bought at the wet market (meaning nicer and more delicious).
There was also a souvenir shop near the entrance, and even though we bought nothing, but the boy had fun touching and playing with all kinds of traditional wooden things (I bet he never saw most of them at all).
We didn’t buy anything from the restaurant because as usual, my mom always insisted that we brought home cooked food and we ate in the car before we went home, so I can’t review the food.
And what happened to everything that we bought at Kuntum Farm Field?
My next post………………will still be about our holiday trip in Jakarta.