Friday, September 19, 2008

Kampong Fun

We found our way to The Animal Resort for this week's outdoor fun with Mommy Adeline & Caitlin and Mommy Evelyn & Layla...

I'm really happy that Tim always mentions Caitlin and Layla whenever I tell him that we are going out with his friends. Through these outdoor activities, the kids have become good friends in which Tim has learn to socialize better with them.
Upon reaching the place, I have this sense of true kampong living...as this place is quietly tucked away far from all the hustle and bustle of this cosmopolitan city. This is exactly the right place for the kids to discover, explore, observe, learn and create their fun... a place extremely close to nature living... *smile*

Tim and Caitlin were quite drawn to the Cockatoos and were busy staring at these birds for a while... opportunities of learning new words and knowing the species of each animal that were in the farm was presented to the mommies more than the kiddos...wahahaha... we saw a Crown Crane that none of us know its proper name and we told the kids it was a peacock...and there was a cassowary that I thought was an ostrich *sheepish smile*... so mommies don't really know everything afterall... hahaha

The kids were a little intimidated by the two over eager goats initially...as the goats stuck out their heads expected to be fed rather hungrily...

The place supplied packet food (such as bread crust, sliced carrots and pellets) that are sold at $2 per 3 packs these were prepared for visitors to have an experience in feeding the animals. I think we spent a good $10 on these feeds to let the kids have some fun feeding the animals... Tim had the most fun as he was pestering me to buy more... *smile*

There were rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchilla and even a chameleon in the hutches... and I think the kids spent most time at this area while feeding the animals.
We saw a turkey sitting quietly on its own...until Tim...wanted to take a closer look at the bird and thereby scaring the turkey away... he didn't stop there! He continued chasing after the turkey walking the turkey up and down...oh my... he was in fact rather thrilled by doing that... *faint*

And there was a group of geese honking away as we were standing nearby... they wanted to be fed...and were busy following a guy with a bowl up and down... Tim was staring at the geese and wondering what was happening... this scene reminded me of the book “Ask Mr Bear" that Tim used to love... I think I can pull this book out to read to him again... just to reinforce what he has seen and learned from the Animal Resort.

This place is filled with so many different types of birds...it's amazing... we saw a stork that looked rather grouchy, there were two peacocks and quite a number of chickens... Tim went up close and personal with a rooster too...Although we were unable to make it to the birdpark visit for the playgroup this week, I am happy that the kids still had a chance to meet other feathered friends here... *smile*
Then it was Tim's favourite time of all...more feeding of the animals... he fed the goats and even assured Caitlin and Layla not to be afraid of them...*LOL*... and while feeding the kois the geese rushed to the pond and wanted to be fed too... he had so much fun that he simply didn't want to leave and kept asking me "Mom buy some more, buy some more"...to get more feeds for the animals *faint*
While waiting for our cabs to arrive, we stopped over at the pet shop where there were many puppies on display (for sale I presume)... and the kids had a great time staring at the many different breeds of dogs...

My take of the place...definitely recommended for a visit... especially for the kids... they get to see and have a close encounter with the animals...what better way to learn than to be exposed to nature... *smile*

8 comments:

pc said...

wow... this is such a good piece of blog to read. aunty pc learning the animals here~! *sweat*

p/s: so cute to see caitlin & tim hold hand in hand together^^.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Just checking, do you need to pay admission fees for this farm visit? Can go anytime of the day ? Thanks

Mico

mamabliss said...

hahaha PC we were all sweating too don't know what are the names of the animals when we pointed them to our kids... :P

mamabliss said...

Hello Mico, entry to the place is free of charge... only thing is you'd need to either drive or take a cab to and fro (have to radio call a cab), as no buses nor any taxis ply through that place...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information :)

Mico

mamaseah said...

that looks like some place that Dec will ike to visit. Looking at the map to that place, I chicken out cos we'll must likely be going round and round and not able to find our way :p we very bad with way finding. heheheh

Great outing for the kids!

mamabliss said...

hi Ivy, it's not that difficult to locate the place actually... really... when the taxi driver drove into the farmway lanes i thot we'd be lost too... but surprisingly it was quite easy to navigate around... with the street directory u won't be lost definitely!!!

etceteramommy said...

Oh? Is the place very far off CTE? Hope not too difficult to locate the place.