Kluang is a sleepy town outside of Johor. There’s nothing much to do except climb Gunang Lambak and eating. The only interesting place is UK Farm located in the west of Kluang.
UK Farm is located 30-minute drive from Kluang central, it’s impossible to get there on foot. Even if you think you have the energy to walk there, it is not advisable to do so as there are many snakes in the grass along the way. Thankfully, Grab is readily available in most parts of Malaysia (except in Cameron Highlands).
UK Farm is part of the Kluang Modern Agricultural Project. Accommodation is available at UK Farm Agro Resort in the form of single rooms, chalet and dormitories.
UK Farm offers Mini Bus Farm Tour at RM45 per adult and RM35 for children (3-12 years old). You can also hire a horse cart for RM170 (low season) or RM210 (peak season) which can seat 4 person. This tour takes around 2 hours.
After making payment, each visitor get a bag with two packets of dry grass and two packets of chicken feed in a bag. The package also comes with an in-house guide and milk tasting.
The red and green mini bus looks pretty run-down and there is no air-conditioning. The farm roads are quite bumpy, get ready for a bumpy ride. A young in-house tour guide rides along with us and gives us an introduction to each station.
Feed Processing Centre
This is where the farm makes the feed for the animals on the farm. The workers throws the dry hay and other ingredients into the giant machine which makes them into feeds.
I have always wanted to feed goats, feed milk to baby goats and even carry a baby goat and I got to do all of that at UK Farm.
The older goats are kept in pens nearer to the entrance and the younger ones are kept inside.
It was such fun feeding the goats! The goats were all so eager to eat the hay, they would stick their heads out beneath the metal bars or use their front hooves to stand up against the metal bars. When I ran out of hay to feed them, they even nibbled on my blouse!
After feeding the older goats, we got to feed the baby goats with milk bottles. The baby goats were so cute with their white soft fur.
I even got to carry a baby goat! Our guide brought a baby goat out of the pen and showed me how to hold it from under its belly. It was so warm and soft, I loved holding it in my arms even though it kept trashing around.
Milk Processing Centre
We watched the goat milking process where the female goats are herded in a straight row. Their heads are locked in metal gates to prevent them from moving around. The workers clean the tits and attach the electric pump to the tits. These pumps automatically pumps out the goat milk which runs along metal pipes into an enclosed cylinder container. Before letting the goats go, the staff sanitizes the tits to prevent infection.
The milk in the cylinder tank are then pasteurized to remove any harmful bacteria.
The goat milk is available in original, chocolate, yogurt and red date flavours. We each got a small cup of original and chocolate goat milk to try. I bought a small 160ml bottle to drink on the way.
Chicken and Duck Farm
Chicken are common domestic animals so I wasn’t that excited about feeding the chickens.
Ostrich, Deer and Rabbit Park
The deers remind me of the nara deers I saw in Nara, Japan but these are much tamer. It was fun feeding the deers through the fence.
Opposite the deer cage is a gigantic ostrich. Its beak is very strong so it hurts when it pecked on my hand to get the feed.
There are 2 rabbits in each cage. I like the white rabbits with red eyes which looks really pretty. I would loved to hold a rabbit but only feeding is allowed and you have to buy the rabbit feed separately at RM3 a packet.
This is where the aboriginal people of Kluang used to live. There are wooden huts on wooden stilts and even a small stage with seats where there is aboriginal performance at certain times of the day.
I climbed up the tallest hut which was about 4-storey tall and it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.
Art & Tea Farm
The tour ends at an open-air shop which sells fresh organic coconut. It’s a great place to cool down and relax after all the walking and humidity.
From the shop, it’s a short walk back to the reception area.
UK Farm is a great place for children and adults alike. Besides the Mini Bus Farm Tour, UK Farm offers many other activities:
- Horse Riding
- Sheep Challenge
- Kong Ming Lantern
- Passionfruit Juice Making
- Horse Carting
- Night Tour
Address: Plot 8, Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang,
KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat,
86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
Telephone : +607-759 7555
Fax : +607-759 7991
Handphone : +6013 – 7787235
Opening Hours: Daily 9am – 6pm