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UK Farm and Agro Resort Kluang (Malaysia)

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There were and will be many school holidays in Term 4, but mostly we spent the days at home or just went out to nearby places. The haze situation was quite terrible recently. During the term 3 school holiday, the weather was so bad that my eyes hurt every time I stepped out from the house, there was smoke everywhere, and we had to closed all windows, turned air con and the air purifier. Thanks to the heavy rain these past few days, the weather is started getting better and fresh now.

We went to UK Farm few months ago (luckily before the haze came) before the new regulations about Singapore cars must be registered before entering Malaysian territory (plus an increase of entry fee) were applied. So far we haven’t registered the car (yet) so we can’t make another trip across the border…………sigh……….

At that time, the ringgit was at an all-time low (and even lower now)………….so we really thought there was no better time to drive up to Malaysia, especially for me who always convert all our expenses into SGD, I found that everything was very affordable, hahaha………..

A super hot day in UK Farm Agro Resort

A super hot day in UK Farm Agro Resort

Although the name is UK Agro Farm, but it is not located in UK (but hopefully someday we will go to UK). It is located in Kluang (about 3 hours from Johor Bahru). It is Malaysia’s largest goats and sheep farm with 100 acres of grazing land for 4000 sheep (or so they say………………). 

It was very easy to find (just follow the GPS lah……….), but the most challenging but quite fun part would happen after the smooth toll roads when we had to travel on a gravel road for around 30 minutes from the front gate to the farm itself. Yes………….it was that huge! We were really surprised to see such a huge property land inside the tiny gate with only one security officer on duty. Before we entered the ticketing office, we could only see big tress, grass field, and some cows grazing……………..it must be quite creepy at night……………

For a trip around the farm, we could choose between a Guided Mini Bus Tour (shared with other tourists) or Horse Cart Tour. Of course we chose the horse cart tour for a more private tour for the four of us. We paid around RM 255 for all of us and already included entrance fee, 1 set of animal feeding, goat milk tasting, and mushroom snack.

In Indonesia, we call the horse cart as delman, and it was one of my favorite ride when I was a kid. So no wonder the boy chose to go on a tour with delman rather than sharing the bus with other people. While waiting for our delman to take us around the farm, we played in the farm “front yard.” Going inside the farm was like escaping from the city life and entered to a secluded village area long long time ago.

Our favorite swings from wood and attached to a tree.........

Our favorite wooden swings……………this was absolutely better than the usual  playground swings…………

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It was even big enough for both of us

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The boy sat on a big log……..

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It was hot, but he was still in the mood for photo taking session

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The royal delman

SEMAR, one of Indonesia's wayang character

SEMAR, one of Indonesia’s wayang character. What was he doing here???

Finally, the delman arrived and we were ready to start the farm tour……………

Look who chose to sit at the front seat during the whole trip......

Look who chose to sit at the front seat during the whole trip……

Me and my father

Me and my father

First, we stopped to feed the goats and gave milk to the baby goats. Although the boy had done this several times, he was still happy and excited. There were other things to do in our first stop, and we even tried goat milk (not me because I don’t like milk). From what I read, goat milk is healthier than cow milk, but everybody said the taste was not as good as cow milk. Then of course, under the very hot day like that day, it was best to buy something cold like passion fruit juice (too sweet for our liking) and ice cream from goat milk (but the boy said it didn’t taste very good although he said it after he finished all of it……………).

Let's give these babies some milk........

Goat feeding

Let's give these babies some milk........

Let’s give these babies some milk……..

Modern way to get milk from the goats

Modern way to get milk from the goats

Free goat milk to taste

Free goat milk to taste

Quite a smart move to sell all kinds of cold drinks in this first stop, especially on a hot day like that day............the drink stall was very crowded..........

Quite a smart move to sell all kinds of cold drinks in this first stop, especially on a hot day like that day…………the drink stall was very crowded……….

Vanilla ice cream from goat milk

Vanilla ice cream from goat’s milk

Beautiful view from the dining hall

Beautiful view from the rest area

Everywhere was green.......

Everywhere was green…….

After we felt refreshed (and by the way, toilets were also available in this area. Basically it was easy to look for toilets in this place), our delman had already waited for us outside the goat feeding station.

Passengers were also ready.............

Passengers were also ready………….

It was better than taking the crowded mini bus

It was better than taking the crowded mini bus

Look who enjoyed the ride so much...........he said this was his first time seeing a horse galloping while walking............and he was so happy that he finally knew how a horse walks.......

Look who enjoyed the ride so much………..he said this was his first time seeing a horse galloping …………and he was so happy that he finally knew how a horse walks and runs…….

A short cut that was different from the bus ride. The view was so pretty. We also saw the lodge where people could stay for the night, but luckily we opted out that option

A short cut that was different from the bus ride. The view was so pretty. We also saw some chalets, but luckily we opted out that option to stay for the night because we couldn’t think of what to do in the middle of the big farm at night. It would be quite scary for us, hahaha……………

After a bumpy long narrow road, we finally arrived at the next stop:

Ostrich feeding..........

Ostrich feeding……….

and turkey feeding..............but they refused the corns either the turkeys were full or didn't really like corns

and turkey feeding…………..but they refused the corns either because they were full or didn’t really like corns

Just one minute walking distance from Ostrich Park, we arrived at the Asli Village (Kampung Asli). It was definitely like a huge playground for kids…………and not just an ordinary playground, this was a very traditional playground with hammock and wooden swings attached to trees, seesaw and balancing beam made of real log, and even a real tree house, old style kampong house and some other traditional things. We spent quite along time playing in Asli Village as it was so much fun for us…………..but then again…………..the heat beat us and we gave up and decided to continue the trip with our delman.

Welcome to Asli Village

Welcome to Asli Village

What a relaxed and enjoyable life..........

What a relax and enjoyable life……….

Traditional

Traditional cups and bowls…………..

I just loved big swing like this..........

I just loved big swing like this……….

Wood

This wooden swing made of real wood attached to two trees was definitely not something that we would find in the city

Yuuuuhuuuuuuu.........I am a Tarzan.......

Yuuuuhuuuuuuu………I am a Tarzan…….

Balancing beam........

Balancing beam……..

Not the ordinary seesaw........and this was really fun

Not the ordinary seesaw……..and this was really fun

And look what we found next:

A tree hut! It looks amazing, isn't it? We never real;l

A tree hut! It looks amazing, isn’t it? We never really saw and climbed a real hut, so this one was really fascinating (for us city people……….)

 

A Hello from high above the ground

A Hello from high above the ground

Kampong House

Traditional Kampong House

The kids also had extra fun in this trap cage

The kids also had extra fun in this trap cage

and finally, what about a photo with the cows?

and finally, what about a photo with the cows?

While waiting for the delman, we went back to the ostrich park to rest and take another picture with the ostrich. Unlike the first time when we arrived here, there was no one here so we could take a good look at the ostrich and the turkeys.

A private picture with Mr.Ostrich

A private picture with Mr.Ostrich

We needed shelter to get away from the hot sun

We needed shelter to get away from the hot sun

Back in the delman, where we could feel the breezing wind again

Back in the delman, where we could feel the wind blew again so it wasn’t as hot as when we were in the village

So where was the best place to go after a long trip and in a super hot day like that? The delman brought us to this place to enjoy:

Cold and fresh young coconut for RM5 each

Cold and fresh young coconut for RM5 each (good marketing trick, eh???)

We could rest here while the bot looked around to the dormitory and souvenir shop

We could rest here while the bot looked around to the dormitory and souvenir shop

A nice shop

A nice shop

For the last stop, the delman took us to the mushroom and vegetable farm. From there, we could walk back to the lobby or just look around the surrounding area.

Welcome to Mushroom and Vegetable Farm

Welcome to Mushroom and Vegetable Farm

Taking picture with the giant mushrooms (and they were real)

Taking picture with the giant mushrooms (and they were real). And the boy was already so brown……….

Inside the souvenir shop

Inside the souvenir shop

We exited the shop through the back door and saw that there was a back yard with another tree huts, swing, hammock, picnic area, and a vegetable farm. It was a nice playground for the kids.

Someone really loved the hammock so much

Someone really loved the hammock so much

The three generations

The three generations

Another swing from wood and attached to a tree branch

Another swing from wood and attached to a tree branch………….a kind of swing that I would like to have in my backyard

Let's climb

Let’s climb

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Kids would love to have this hut as their club base camp (like the ones in Enid Byton’s books)

Free snack

Free snack

View from the higher hut

View from the higher hut

A quick visit to the vegetable farm

A quick visit to the vegetable farm

Seriously, this was the first time I knew how a pineapple grows

Seriously, this was the first time I knew how a pineapple grows

Before going back to the lobby area, we decided to take a walk around including to the archery field and sheep chasing challenge (but we didn’t participate because no one wanted to chase a bunch of sheep under the hot sun……………).

We were not even in New Zealand.................

and we were not even in New Zealand……………..

Archery for RM10

Archery for RM10………one of our favorite as it could really release some steam…………

Mini zoo

Mini zoo

Before we went home, we stopped by Zenxin Organic Farm to have lunch. It was around 5 minutes from the front gate of UK Agro Farm. We ordered 2 sets of meals and 2 sets of hot pot (and the portions were all so huge) plus 3 glasses of lemon tea and 2 glasses of fruit and vegetable juice………….and it only cost RM50.

This was a huge farm, but we didn't get inside the farm...........only the restaurant and the organic shop

This was a huge farm, but we didn’t get inside the farm………..only the restaurant and the organic shop

Lemon tea.........so refreshing

Lemon tea………so refreshing

And this was only one third of our food

And this was only one third of our food

It was so difficult to find seats in the restaurant although it was already past lunch time. The soup base for the hot pot was a mushroom stock so it might be not as tasty as soup base made from chicken stock (but it was definitely healthier). The vegetables were all fresh and nice. One negative thing was the cleanliness of this place (try to avoid the toilet before eating).

On the way home, we stopped at a rest area for toilet break and we just loved to see how spacious and clean and quiet this place was.

Clean, neat, and quiet rest area

Clean, neat, and quiet rest area

There are some other farms in Malaysia, so maybe next time we can visit other place.

Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

2 thoughts on “UK Farm and Agro Resort Kluang (Malaysia)

  1. lucu ya kalo ke farm bisa ngasih makanan ke binatang2 gitu…🙂

    • Iya, anak2 jadi seneng kalo bisa ngasih makan binatang sama pegang2 gitu. Tapi anak2 skrg emang berani2 ya, gak kayak gua dulu kecil bahkan sampe skrg aja masih takut deket2an sama binatang, hahaha……..

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