Pilgrim Discovery: The Animal Resort!

A couple of weekends back, Pilgrim Dad was in an adventurous mood so we piled the family into the truck and headed north with no destination in mind – really!

We found ourselves in the Seletar area, and flipping open the street directory, our curiosity was piqued by a box marked “The Animal Resort”. So we drove over and – lo and behold! – found hidden treasure.

The Animal Resort, located at Seletar West Farmway 5, is a mini-hub of pet services. You can buy, board, groom and train your pet there, and also find most of what you’d need to care for Fluffy.

But what was most charming for us was the farm aspect. Aside from retail and services, the facility is also set up as a farm experience, allowing visitors to come up close to observe, interact with, and feed the animals. We saw some geese and crown cranes, a turkey, a swan, a peacock, some rabbits and hamsters too.

Athos’ first comment was “This place stinks!” (Pilgrim Mom cringes at her firstborn’s urban sensibilities.) But very soon the boys were having a smashing time feeding the animals, and we went through perhaps 6 packs of different kinds of animal feed.

The only pity was that Aramis was not with us (having his afternoon nap at Grandpa and Grandma’s house). So we’re certainly going back again soon!


4 responses to “Pilgrim Discovery: The Animal Resort!

  1. *squeee* what an exciting discovery! They deserve more publicity! And btw, the ‘hamsters’ are actually guinea pigs 🙂

  2. This is cool 🙂 Am going to bookmark this for future reference. Seems to be a fun outing – with or without kids!

  3. Sher – eek! Thanks for the correction.

  4. laydiee_hannah

    I had organized a school visit to The Animal Resort for my childcare centre. Prior to the visit, I had always felt that the person-in-charge (name to be undisclosed here) to be rather impolite everytime we communicated.
    Throughout the visit, my opinion of her remained as I felt she was rather rude at times. I felt she totally lacked basic communication skills being someone catering such services to visitors of the public.
    The place is not well-maintained. I could understand that keeping the animal resort in its authentic way is important for children to see its natural state. However, it is another to show that there are no efforts of maintaining the place. The furniture, ‘stage’, pond, amongst other things were not well-maintained. There were the animal feed scattered everywhere which looked like they have been around for days if not weeks. Even the horse there who was injured at the time of visit had flies all around its face while the children were feeding it. What was most unpleasantly astonishing was the condition of the toilets. There were only 2 cubicles, which were not catered to children as they were those of the squatting type. Halfway through our visit, it poured very heavily. When we made a visit to the toilet, we were shocked to see that there was grossly form of water containing faeces overflowing out of both the toilet holes, and basically the toilet was a mess. I am unclear if the toilet had chocked, or if it was somehow caused by the rain (for whatever reason), but I am very positive that this was not the first time it happened and that the management did not look into improving the condition of the toilet.
    I had actually visited The Animal Resort around 5 years back and found that not only was there no improvement thus far, but am disappointed to know that it has deteriorated drastically in terms of facilities and service. I strongly do not recommend a visit to this place, not only unless you are looking for a very cheap alternative to the zoo or other animal farms.

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