Singapore is home to a lot of tourist attractions. However, in stressful situations, a visit to a peaceful place to relax and revive is needed the most. And Kranji offers just that. Hidden in the northwestern part of Singapore, Kranji presents an alternative side of Singapore, otherwise known for its skyscrapers and apartment blocks. Kranji has over a hundred farms in the countryside, an attractive reservoir park, hay dairies, hailing trails, zoological gardens, and restaurants cooking mouth-watering meals from the freshest ingredients straight from the backyard to the plate.
Things to do in Kranji
Kranji is a place of nature and historical significance. Away from the hustle and bustle of urban Singapore, Kranji offers a great retreat with its unadulterated rural landscapes. It is a perfect place for a family trip. One can enjoy a lot of wonderful experiences and gather loving memories to cherish forever. Here are some of the top things to do in Kranji on your next trip.
Kranji Farms are Singapore’s most famous farmland. Extended over an area of around 600 hectares, Kranji Farms houses more than 200 farms. Many of them are open to the public for visiting. Travelers can enjoy an exciting stroll here. One can also visit the Farmer’s market in Kranji Farms and learn about farming by interacting with local farmers. It is the ideal place to know the history of Kranji and explore interesting spots like Jurong Frog Farm, Hausmann Aquarium Fish Farm, Kranji Railway, Kranji Army Barracks, and more. An easy way to tour in and around Kranji Farms is through shuttle buses that one can book through online bus ticketing services like redBus.
Spread across 57 hectares area, Kranji Marshes is one of the largest fresh farmland in Singapore. It is located alongside the northwestern shore of the Kranji reservoir. Kranji Marshes is rich in flora and fauna and serves as a habitat for the biodiversity of this place. Kranji Marshes houses over 170 species of birds. One can also spot a wide variety of beautiful butterflies and dragonflies here. Adventure seekers can venture through Neo Tiew Woods to see these birds, insects, and reptiles. Climbing the Raptor Tower offers visitors a scenic view of this place. Kranji Marshes also has a range of woodland and green habitats that allow travelers to immerse in nature in its purest form. Speaking of nature, Kranji Marshes is well-connected to various Kranji Nature Reserves, including Kranji Reservoir Park and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Kranji Reservoir Park
Kranji Reservoir Park is a small 9-hectare park offering a peaceful atmosphere to spend some quality time. The park offers an unblocked view of Johor Bahru city and the Malaysian shoreline. There is a Kranji Memorial plaque marking this place as one of the sites where the Japanese invaded Singapore shores during world war – II. Visitors can pay their respects to the fallen soldiers of the war at the Kranji Military Cemetery.
Hay Dairies, Singapore’s only goat farm, is a popular tourist spot in Kranji. One can watch goats getting milked here and can also drink their fresh milk. The milk is available in two flavours (chocolate and original) that one can sip as they like. Travelers can also take a farm tour and feed the goats by their hands.
Bistro Gardenasia is a Nyee Phoe Group segment, a family-run landscaping and horticulture company with over 100 years of history. It serves a variety of dishes from local to international. One can devour the freshest delicacies in the outdoor area beside a pond here. Visitors can also spend a night at one of its beautiful farm villas.
The Poison Ivy Bistro at Bollywood Veggies is an authentic farm-to-table restaurant in Kranji. It offers many mouth-watering local dishes at reasonable prices. The farm is one of the largest banana producers in the country. Their homemade banana bread and deserts are their speciality. After the meals, travelers can enjoy a walk around the farm and explore its green gardens.