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Kranji Countryside Adventure, Singapore's Wild Wild West

Have you heard of Kranji Countryside located near the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve in Singapore, where many farms are open to the public for tours and activities? If you're thinking of where to go this weekend, why not hop on to the Kranji Heritage Trail with your family and friends for some fun?
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Last month, my ex-students are and I were on an excursion to Kranji Countryside, and one of them even brought along her 6-year-old niece. After our breakfast at Toastbox, we took a train to Kranji MRT Station to transfer to their shuttle bus to take us to the farms.

The SGD 3 bus ticket/adult will cover multiple stops from Kranji MRT Station to Sungei Buloh, Gardenasia, D'Kranji, Bollywood Veggies, JFF (Jurong Frog Farm), and Fireflies. The bus interval is 1 hr 15 mins, but we had more than 30 mins to kill when we reached Kranji Station. So we decided to take a cab instead to our first destination.

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Our first stop was Kin Yan Agrotech, situated in the Lim Chu Kang Agrotechnology Park. At Kin Yan, you can find Wheatgrass, fresh edible Cactus, Aloe Vera, Mushrooms as well as Roselle fruits. I bought Cactus, a packet of Snow Fungus and Black Fungus for my cooking.

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If you've never tried Cactus Soup before, there's tasting session at Kin Yan. The soup was so tasty, so I decided to purchase the cactus to try making it. Check out how to cook this delicious Healthy Cactus Soup Recipe From Kin Yan Agrotech (仙人掌鸡汤)!

Our next stop was JFF (Jurong Frog Farm), located at Lim Chu Kang Lane 6. Looking at the map, my students managed to convince me that it's within the walking distance. Since I was outnumbered, I went with their suggestion instead of waiting for the shuttle bus despite the blazing sun.

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After 15 mins of walking, JFF was nowhere to be seen. I was really tired and the weather was scorching hot. I spotted a van coming towards our direction, and decided to hitch a ride without any hesitation. The van stopped for us and the kind uncle gave us a lift to JFF. Gosh, the ride there was at least another 10 mins! Thank goodness we managed to flag down a van to bring us there! The uncle was so sweet; he actually drove us all the way into the Jurong Frog Farm.

kranji countryside farm frog farm
Over at JFF, you can shop for fresh and frozen frog legs besides checking out their live American Bullfrogs. I bought the Frozen Frog Legs for SGD 15, 500g. They're also selling stuff like Crocodile Meat, Hashima (雪蛤) or commonly known as Snow Jelly. If you're hungry, you can even order their froggy dishes and have your lunch there.

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Wanna cook your own frog legs? Try my Succulent Claypot Kung Pao Frog Legs Recipe (砂煲宫保田鸡)!

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This time, we managed to hop on to the Kranji Express Bus and paid SGD 3 to our next destination. We had our lunch at Poison Ivy Bistro, at the Bollywood Veggies, nestled at 100 Neo Tiew Road. Each of us had the Nasi Lemak which came highly recommended by their staff, plus an order of Moringa Tempura. We paid about SGD 50 for the 5 of us including drinks, fish and chips for the kid, which was pretty reasonable. I've to admit the rice was very fragrant, and the sambal chilli was yummy. The rest of the ingredients were just average. After your meal, you can take a relaxing walk around their ten acre farm.

Well, I spent about half a day at the Kranji Countryside with my students, then had tea at Causeway Point Coffee Bean. It was another enjoyable outing with my students.

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Pix Credit: Kranji Countryside
Kranji is also world famous for being home to the Kranji War Memorial and the Kranji War Cemetery, commemorating the 30,000 soldiers who died in Singapore, Malaya, Java and Sumatra during World War II.

*Tips: If you're planning to go there, please apply lots of sunscreen, bring umbrellas or wear hats; and if you intend to shop for seafood and meat, bring those thermal bags like me to help maintain the temperature of the cold food.

Lesson to learn: Do not try to walk from farm to farm like us or you'll die in the heat!! Go to Kranji MRT Station to take the SGD 3 Kranji Express Bus. Look out for the big signage with all the bus-timing clearly stated there.

Have you been to Kranji Countryside? What's your experience like? I can't wait to cook my frog legs! I'm still deciding whether to cook Kung Po Frog Legs, Deep-fried Frog Legs, or Stir-fry them with ginger....... What's your favourite?

37 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun outing for foodies!!! I'm intrigued by the cactus soup!

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  2. I have never been there, glad you did found some one to give you a ride.

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    1. Subha, hahaha! That was brilliant, wasn't it?

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  3. Looks like a real fun trip! Too bad I don't take frog leg, so I can't give you any suggestion. :D but the cactus soup certainly look worth trying.

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    1. DS, I thought you would've tried cactus soup already since I last posted. Can't wait for your feedback!

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  4. I hope you had a great trip! : )
    Lovely photos! So yummy food... :33

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    1. Rinako, we had lots of fun! Thanks, sweetie!

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  5. Looks like a really nice trip :3
    The Food is soo pretty *__*

    Take care, have a nice day!*

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  6. Sounds fun and exciting! Love to try them someday!

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    1. Stacey, thanks so much for leaving your lovely note! Love having you around :)

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  7. Sounds adventurous and fun..esp on the exotic food.. I love frogs.. I mean cooked ones.. hahaha... they are good for improving our skin... remember giving my kids that when young.. cook with porridge, very sweet..

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    1. Reana, that's so true! I enjoy frog leg porridge too!!

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  8. yikes for a moment there i though sg buloh at my place here .LOL

    hope to visit when am in Singapore

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    1. Kathy, there's also one in M'sia?? Hahaha! The farms will be a great place for your kid!

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  9. I hope you had a wonderful trip to countryside!

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    1. Bal, it was a fun & enjoyable trip. ^_^

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  10. Great trip and sounds like a great adventure.

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    1. Nava, not sure if it's your kinda stuff, but it's certainly worth a visit.

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  11. nice outing and purchases!!

    What ever you decide, I am sure the frog leg dish will taste great. :)

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    1. Rose, you're so sweet! I certainly hope so too.

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  12. Never been there before but would love to pay a visit, thanks for sharing Shirley :)

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    1. Ken, I do hope this place will interest you :)

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  13. Interesting to see cactus soup. It's a common ingredient in Mexican food. I just had a cactus salad and cactus soup this week.

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    1. Monica, that's too cool! Gonna check out Mexican style too!

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  14. This is a great place for outdoor in Singapore!

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  15. Lovely post Shirley :) It is always a pleasure to read your post, you bring variety, write beautifully and the pictures are all beautiful.
    I like black fungus; it is a very tasty ingredient :)
    Hope you had a beautiful weekend Shirley.

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    1. Rajiv, thanks again for the sweet note! Always love to hear from you; you bring such joy!

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  16. wow 1hr 15 mins interval! Thats so long! Btw I can't wait to see how you cook the frog legs! I wanna buy too!

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    1. FC, the long wait is testing our patience that's why we gave up. Hahaha! Just spotted the frog legs at NTUC Finest today; they're selling at $18!

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    2. oh thanks! still waiting to see how you would cook it =P

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  17. so fun but then the weather is too hot...

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    1. Pepper, place is nice except for the weather :< Must wear hat lor! Hahaha!

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