7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

Malaysia offers its visitors a rich experience of country life through their wonderful farms. Here’s a taste!

Malaysia’s farms isn’t a common go-to destination for local and foreign tourists, but it has its share of highlights that make it a perfect place to spend the afternoon with your family and loved ones. There are a lot of farms to see and you can enjoy a panoramic view of Malaysia’s countryside. These farms will show you the different animals they take care of, as well as give you a taste of their fresh products.

1. Desa Dairy Farm

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Kundasang is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations in Sabah where you will get a bird’s eye view of the highlands. Kundasang’s Desa Dairy Farm is dubbed the “Little New Zealand” of Sabah for its amazing green landscape and cool breeze. Who needs to go to New Zealand when you can visit this equally stunning place? Even the cow breed of Holstein Friesian in this farm is also imported from New Zealand. Yoghurts, milk, cows, sheep, and magnificent farmland will welcome you to this paradise.

Address: 89308 Kundasang, Sabah
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (8am to 5pm)

2. Tropical Fruit Farm

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Up north in Penang is a farm located in a popular tourist spot in Batu Ferringhi. The Tropical Fruit Farm is a popular tourist site in Penang where you can indulge in a wide range of exotic and rare fruits.

The orchard at the farm was developed in 1993 and one of its main aims is to promote and educate visitors on the various types of fruit in the state. The hilly terrain of Teluk Bahang is the perfect spot for the cultivation of subtropical and tropical fruit trees. At the orchard, you can learn about 250 different species of fruits from different parts of the world: Middle East, Asia, Pacific Islands and more. They are all also organic and free from harmful chemicals.

If you plan your trip to coincide with public holidays or weekends, you will get to enjoy the BBQ buffet, light snacks, and juices.

Address: Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11000 Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (9am to 5pm)
Price: Kindly refer to the website as there are various tour packages available

3. Farm in the City

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Hit the road and head to Seri Kembangan where will find another cool farm in town. Visiting a zoo is a norm for almost everyone, but Farm in the City is totally different from the zoos you normally visit. It is a conservation park with a typical Malaysia village setting. At the farm, you can get as close to nature and wildlife as possible. The animals in the farm are not locked in enclosures; you can get a snapshot with your favourite animals and interact with them. Among the wildlife you will come across are Koi fish, different species of Giant Tortoise, over 100 local birds as well as over 100 species of exotic animals. The volunteers at the conservation park will be glad to assist you if you want to know more about the wildlife or take part in some exciting activities.

Address: Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 1, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday (10am to 6pm), Saturday to Sunday (9am to 6pm), Closed on Tuesday
Price: Depends on the package

4. Buffalo Park

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Buffalo Park is located on Langkawi Island. If you like to see farm animals or livestock, the Buffalo Park is a recommended place. There’s plenty of things you can do while you’re there, from becoming a farmer for a day to enjoying the tender and juicy buffalo meat at the park.

To learn more about the process involved in producing the milk and meat, book a guided tour of the entire park. The Dune Buggy ride should also be in your must-do list. Hop on the buggy and enjoy the panoramic view of the farm and its surrounding areas. This is also an ideal place to buy yoghurts, ice cream, cheese, and souvenirs.

Address: 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, Saturday to Sunday (9am to 5pm), Closed on Friday

5. V Goat Farm

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If you want to visit another family-friendly farm – like the Buffalo Park in Langkawi – consider Malacca’s V Goat Farm. Use Google Maps to help navigate your way because the farm is located away from the city. There are no water buffalo in this farm, but you will come across goats, sheep, and deer, which your children are allowed to cuddle, pat, and feed. Apart from that, you’ll learn more about the products sold at the V Goat Farm such as mutton, goat’s milk, and cheese, which are must-haves for kampong life lovers. There are banana plantations near the farm for you to visit too.

Address: Lot 4620, KM 53, Kampung Bukit Palembang, Kg. Gubah, 77100 Nyalas, Melaka
Opening Hours: Saturday to Sunday only (8am to 6pm), Closed on Monday to Friday
Price: Booking in advance required for all tours. Kindly refer to the website.

6. Zenxin Organic Farm

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Head down south to Kluang, Johor to visit one of the most majestic farms in the country: the Zenxin Organic Farm. The scenery and landscape at this farm is just like a movie scene from Alice in Wonderland. The park is the first public organic farm in the country and should be at the top of your list of farms to visit in Malaysia.

The Zenxin Organic Farm is not only meant for recreation purposes but also to educate the public on organic farming. In the premises, there is a vegetable farm, a dragon fruit farm, as well as over 100 types of herbs and other organic fruits. There are plenty of options to go about at the park. You can cycle or walk around, and take part in pet feeding or catching fish. You can also dine at the on-site restaurant, learn about organic plants at the flower nursery, or purchase your souvenirs at the Farm Mart.

Address: Jalan Batu Pahat, Kampung Melayu Batu Lima, 86000 Kluang, Johor
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (8am to 9pm)
Price: Depending on the tours you choose

7. Tuaran Crocodile Farm

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The Crocodile Farm in Tuaran, Sabah is another exciting farm in Malaysia. This is the largest crocodile farm in the state of Sabah and there are about 1,000 crocodiles in the farm. It is not just the various species of crocodiles that will attract you, but also the performance of the crocodile trainers.

The farm also helps the conservation efforts of crocodiles throughout Sabah by educating the public on the importance of reptiles to the ecosystem as a whole. The saltwater crocodile is a widely-known species and one of the main attractions in the farm. Other wildlife found here include monitor lizards, turtles, birds, snakes and many others.

Address: Unnamed Rd, 89200 Tuaran, Sabah
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
Price: Adults (MYR 30), Kids (MYR 20)

Farms are not just tourist attractions for the sake of tourism. A visit to a farm is also an educational trip for kids who can broaden their horizon on the farming industry, vegetables, fruits and wildlife as a whole.

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Adrian Chew
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Adrian was born and raised in a small town called Muar, Johor in Malaysia. He likes reading, watching TV, surfing the internet and travelling (if he has time and budget). His favourite destinations are Perth, Siem Reap, Cebu and Singapore. In regards to writing, he loves travel writing too as it helps to broaden his horizon on the different countries, culture, food etc. around the world.

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