“Farm in the City”. Ok, well, it’s not exactly ‘in the city’ as it took us a 30 minute drive from KLCC (but I get what they mean!) and it is certainly more than just a farm (so don’t go there expecting sheep and cows!) but enough about analyzing its name, let me tell you about our trip!
Located out in the direction of Cyberjaya, FITC has recreated a Malaysian-style village to showcase its plants, fruits and its wildlife. Now you won’t find beautifully landscaped gardens or perfectly laid pavements but that isn’t the point behind the centre. Instead it’ll be a bit rustic, a little muddy, with partial paths in need of a little bit of tender loving care. But what I can guarantee you is probably one of the best ‘hands on’ experiences available in KL!
This is not a zoo so the majority of animals are either in specific large pens that you can enter, or are roaming around freely.
Each enclosure has a dedicated member of staff who gives you the appropriate food to feed the animals and also instructs you the correct way to hold the animals which was nice to see.
To say that we have been up close and personal with an array of animals would be an understatement ; my children have fed and held more animals in 4 hours at FITC (yes, we spent a whole 4 hours there!!!) than they have in their entire lifetime!
Unlike the majority of zoos and parks that charge an entrance fee and then $5 for a photo with a parrot etc this is nothing like that.
My daughter has sat and caressed a baby chick in her lap for a whole twenty minutes. They’ve returned numerous times to feed giant turtles, deer, and rabbits.
They’ve been encouraged to touch a snake and a lizard and even helped when it came to feeding time for the raccoons! And when they’d done all that…… we did it all again!
There’s a bird show daily, there’s feeding times that you can participate in and there’s pony rides which, although short, were a welcome change of activity during our time there.
So, if your little ones love animals and you think they’d like to get involved as much as FITC allows, then this is the place to go and they’ll even get a certificate at the end to say they participated with the whole thing! S x