On leave – hurrah! We brought the kids to Hay Dairies, a goat farm out in Lim Chu Kang. It was a long drive, but the weather was fabulous, and once we hit Kranji/Lim Chu Kang, we rolled down the windows and basked in the natural surrounds.
There was no admission charge – hurrah again! We missed the daily milking (9-11am), but were able to purchase packets of alfalfa hay at $2 each.
We made our way to the barn where we fed goats for about half an hour. The boys really enjoyed it.
I was tickled to learn that Hay Dairies is named after the founding family whose surname is Hay. Talk about fulfilling your destiny!
After that we had lunch at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. The Bliss Cafe serves basic functional food, but its attraction lies in its location amid natural greenery and overlooking a pond teeming with fish. Along with our lunch of fish and chips and sandwiches, the boys fed the fish ($1 for a pack of fish food) and watched the iguanas.
All in all, a thoroughly well-spent morning!
Incidentally, there are quite a few other places to visit in that region. Check out this website for more. Rural Singapore lives on!