We start Day 2 visiting Desaru Fruit Farm (DFF). Daddy thought it will be educational for kids to see fruits growing on trees, instead of baskets (NTUC). We did not expect the chicken dung aroma to be so Intoxicating hee hee 🙂
From our Lotus Desaru Resort, driving takes 20 min. It takes about 10min (9km) for us to drive from Resort to main road (Petronas). At Petronas junction, once we turn right, DFF is another 10min away. Click for map.
Desaru fruit farm is 180 acres, Daddy is not sure how BIG is 180acres, so he told the kids “very BIG” farm :p
There is a first time for everything. We mounted the lorry for a short 10min drive.
As we walk along, kids shouted Rambutan, Papaya, banana, etc etc. They can identify the common fruits.
Besides seeing, we need our kids to feel the texture, smell the fruit, and even taste the fruit. Sensory treat for our taste bud and nose 🙂
We ask kids to smell the herbs and grass. Lemon grass smells sweet, mint = colgate, and our favourite pandan chiffon cake. 🙂
Look above, we can see the thick undergrowth of vines, and gourds. Shelter from the hot sun.
Look around, can you find the “Warning signs” about the RM 500 fruit.
NO, not the Durians!
If your kids should anyhow pluck any fruits, you will know which fruit costs RM 500 !
We should let our guide pluck the fruits for us. Kids share their discovery with each other 🙂
Photo opportunities, curious minds learning about the different fruits. We love our fruit farm walk.
Looking at the first photo, Boon Yee managed to salvage a baby “Durian” from the floor, and he was so proud of his discovery.
Besides fruits and plantations, Daddy like the oasis feeling. Walking along the green corridor felt so soothing.
Carps fishing, ooops should be feeding. We actually saw some kids using their hands to pet or scoop the carps! There are so many of them !
We made our way to the Zoo. Yes, we have heard friends mention about the mini zoo. It is about two basketball courts, with plenty of animals.
The geese, ducks and sometimes rabbits are free to roam the compound. Kang ventured into the hugh rabbit coop, and got stucked. The rabbits were blocking the entrance, and poor Kang could not exit :p
Please buy more food (RM 2 ) to feed the hungry goats and rabbits. The smaller goats are allowed out of the pen.
Refer to the photo above. Boon Yi is actually quite scare when Daddy took his photo. He is worried the goats will come too near…
After the mini Zoo, we mounted the lorry for the return trip. Tourists are “encouraged” to listen to honey sales-pitch 🙂 Daddy took the kids out to disturb the cats.
Our tickets come with a pre-pack fruit box. Do not expect Durian or Dragonfruit ok. If you are hungry, you can actually settle your lunch at the farm.
Entry fee for Desaru Fruit Farm is Adults (RM20) and children (RM15).
We recommend the fruit farm for most urban folks, to learn, to taste and to expose the kids to “real” plantation.
Do take note that you can only tour the farm with a guide, and the tour (inclusive mini Zoo) will take up to 2 hours. For more fruits and animals at DFF, do pop by our fanpage Desaru Day 2 album.
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Do pop by our Fanpage for more photos. Click for a summary of our 3D2N Desaru itinerary.
Day 1 – Lotus Desaru checkin, Seafood dinner Sungei Renggit
Day 2 – Fruit Farm, Ostrich Farm, Firefly (Day 2pm and Day 3 not blog yet, only photos)
Day 3 – The Sand, The Sea, The Sky