Farm in the City is a unique concept that combines the elements of wildlife and nature set in a designed environment of a conservation park. Spanning over 7 acres, it is home to more than 100 species of farm and exotic animals and plants in specially built enclosures.
They have animals ranging from ostriches, turtles, tortoises, reptiles, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and more, and also a vegetable and fruit farm.
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Farm In The City is managed by a professional team well-versed in nature and animal projects. The team is headed by Dato’ Allan Phoon who has more than 20 years of experience and has been responsible for the planning and implementations of many other successful animal and nature parks throughout the country including Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park and the Lost World of Tambun Petting Zoo.
Farm in City – Website
Getting to Farm in the City
Farm in the City is located in Seri Kembangan. Despite the name, it is located a bit off track from the city area. The surrounding area is under development though. Just right next to the establishment is a high rise condo, Meta City that has yet to be completed.
Unfortunately, the only way to get there is by car. Even if you opt to take the train, you still need to catch a cab from the train station. The nearest train station to the Farm in the City is the KTM Komuter Serdang station.
You can get a ticket on their official website or on Klook.
|Ticket Type||Price on Website|
|Price on Website |
|Price on Klook|
|Price on Klook|
Age 12 years old and above.
Age 11 years old and below.
Free admission if children height below 90 cm.
Age 60 years old and above.
I personally got my tickets on Klook. It’s RM2 cheaper, plus you earn Klook credits and there are occasional promotions on the platform. You are however required to redeem your physical ticket at the ticketing counter to enter into Farm in the City.
|Important Note: Online tickets must be purchased at least 1 day in advance. Otherwise, you’d need to purchase your tickets at the venue itself.|
There’s a slight difference though between the tickets bought on Klook at on the official website. Tickets bought on Klook are only valid for the selected day upon purchase (i.e. you need to select the day you’d be visiting Farm in the City – e.g. 18 June 2022, then you’d need to show up on 18 June 2022), but tickets bought on the official website are valid for 90 days based on the online purchase date.
Farm in the City
The general idea is that this place is that it is a petting zoo. You can get up and close with the animals, including touching them and feeding them. The animals here are all very used to people and will come running to you if they see you holding food.
The park is nicely landscaped and full of greenery. On the afternoon I visited, there was a slight drizzle. However, there were still moments of sunshine when the sun peeked from behind the grey clouds. That made the place rather humid. With rain a usual occurrence in the Klang Valley, I would recommend bringing an umbrella. It doubles up as a protection from the brutal rays from the sun as well.
Pet food feed costs RM10 per container. These can be bought at the entrance of the park, or inside the park itself. The food container consists of millet, hay, pandan leaves and carrot for the various animals that you will meet during your visit at Farm in the City. The amount of food is small but this money is worth spending as it contributes to the overall upkeep of the place. So do set aside some money for pet food.
You’ll find vending machines that dispense pet food for RM10 each at various locations in the park. I think this is quite a nice feature.
There are 18 stations in total, each housing different animals or plants – that means 18 activities for you and your family to enjoy. I didn’t explore all of them because it was slightly drizzling on the day I visited the Farm in the City.
|Station 1 – Ostrich Farm||Station 2 – Turtle & Tortoise Farm||Station 3 – Reptiles Cavern|
|Station 4 – Passion Fruits Garden||Station 5 – Free-flight Bird Aviary||Station 6 – Savannah|
|Station 7 – Vegetables and Fruits Farm||Station 8 – Pet Village||Station 9 – Longkang Fishing|
|Station 10 – Fish Feeding at Mood’s Lake||Station 11 – Jungle Walk||Station 12 – Twilight Creatures|
|Station 13 – Exhibition Hall||Station 14 – Kampung Mahmood||Station 15 – Pony Ride|
|Station 16 – Desert House||Station 17 – World smallest species of horse – Falabella horse||Station 18 – Raccoon Feeding|
My favourite stations at Farm in the City
Station 2 – Turtle & Tortoise Farm
Farm in the City houses a large range of rare and exotic tortoises and turtles. In this station, you get to feed these gigantic creatures.
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The tortoise or turtle in home is an auspicious symbol in many cultures and is believed to bring good health, longevity and good luck.
These tortoises are huge. They can live up to 150 years old. There’s a lesson from the tortoise about longevity – take things slow and easy, and you’ll live longer!
Station 5 – Free-flight Bird Aviary
When you enter the bird aviary, be ready to be surrounded by birds of various species. There is also a peacock in the aviary. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see it spreading out its tail feathers. I learned that the large train of feather is used in mating rituals and courtship displays! Talk about showing off!!! Lol! There are actually two bird aviaries here, one for non-flying birds (e.g. chicken, ducks, peacocks), and another for flying birds.
The birds have been here so long that whenever a person comes into the aviary, they will all flock around you, hoping for food. As per the law of nature, the bigger birds will always eat first, while the smaller ones watch from afar. Once they are done, only will the smaller birds come. Otherwise, they will eat whatever scraps that has fallen onto the floor.
Station 6 – Savannah
It’s the first time I’ve been to where bigger animals are not kept in at a distance.
In the bigger animal enclosures, the animals will mob you. These big animals are not fenced up, and roam freely within the enclosure. Hence, please pay close attention to your kids, as they can get pretty aggressive to reach the feed.
One of the deers were rather greedy, and snatched the entire bushel of hay from the container holding the feed. The rest of the smaller animals just let the deer take the entire bushel, with some standing by, watching. The goats were no different either.
Station 8 – Pet Village
For all those rabbit and guinea pigs lovers, but don’t have the capacity to keep them as pets home, Farm in the City gives you the opportunity to interact and pet them!
Station 9 – Longkang Fishing
Farm in the City also offers the very traditional Malaysian past-time of dredging for fish in the “longkang” or drain. I remember vaguely dredging for these “longkang” fish in the drain opposite my house when I was very young. We’d use small fishing nets to catch these colourless guppies. Come to think of it, I hardly see kids doing it these days. The primary goal of this activity is to remind visitors a part of our cultural heritage that deserves preservation.
Farm in the City is definitely not as big as Zoo Negara, but it’s a good educational attraction for families, especially those with young ones to discover and interact with animals. This way, kids will be able to learn more about plants and animals and appreciate them.
There are plenty of staff around to help and assist you in your exploration there. This is good, especially when young children are involved, as they tend to grab anything in sight. There are also wash basins everywhere, which is helpful because you can wash up after petting an animal.
Food choices (for humans) can do with some improvement though. The canteen has rather limited choices for you to fill your stomach should you feel hungry after exploring all the different stations. So you might consider tucking in first before visiting the Farm in the City.
Is Farm in the City worth a visit. I think one should consider coming here for a fun day out, instead of heading to the mall on your next weekend trip. After all, this is a place where everyone who visits will get a chance to interact with nature, the flora and fauna in one package. For kids, I think this would be a wonderful place for them to be reminded of the real world out there. This is definitely a very hands-on place for a first hand experience.