How likely are you thinking of going to Johor for your next holiday?
Are you searching for the next short weekend getaways from Singapore to Johor with your family?
What about a holiday alternative that’s close to nature and provides education and activity on plants, animals and fruits?
Look no further for an eco farm in Johor, HS Farmstay that has all of the above and more.
Let’s check it out right now!
1. HS Farmstay
Within so many of the attractions in Muar, HS Farmstay is a unique open farm that encourages an appreciation for plants, animals, fruits and the environment through education and interactive activities for the children.
In HS Farm Kesang, visitors can explore parts of the farm dedicated to different species of fruit trees, plants and animals and learn to practice reducing waste.
Visitors can make full use of their stay here by putting up for the night at the accommodation on HS Farm premises with rooms accommodating for groups up to 8 pax in one room and up to 40 pax in a dormitory style room.
2. Attractions In HS Farm
The whole farm is a spacious area where children run around freely and can choose to partake in the activities from being with animals to cycling to swimming and lost more. We’ve listed all the attractions below for your convenience.
2.1 HS Farmstay Mini Zoo
Get up close and personal with the animals on the farm in the mini zoo, and though most are friendly, you wouldn’t want to get to close to some!
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2.2 HS Farmstay’s Fishing Pond
For anglers and the fishing enthusiast, head over to the artificial ponds where freshwater fish are bred and caught.
The fishing pond operates till late for night anglers. Fish caught can be taken home fresh and ready to be cooked or be sold back to HS Farm.
Opening Hours: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
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2.3 Cycling Activities
Hop on the many bicycles provided and cycle around the spacious park compound. Adult and children sized bicycles are available for use.
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2.4 Horse Riding
Visitors can experience a horse ride with the park’s many horses and mini ponies as well, with children best suited to ride the mini ponies.
Other activities with horses here are carriage rides which the whole family can participate in. With a guide, visitors can walk and direct the horses and ponies too.
Also read: 8 Best Horse Riding In Johor
2.5 HS Farm Water Park & Kid Pool
Children cool off after activities from the day and have fun splashing about in the kid’s pool or wading pool.
A separate pool area containing a playground in the water with slides, bucket splashes, and fountains keep the excitement going.
And how about trying to fish in the small fish pond? Give it a go with the fishnet and bucket provided and see how many you can catch.
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2.6 Fish Spa
All visitors are welcome to the fish spa for a relaxing treat after the day of learning and fun around the farm, just dip in and let the Garra Rufa fishes do the work getting rid of dead skin from your feet and leg.
2.7 Dinosaur Replicas
If you’re a dinosaur fan you’re in for a treat as cool looking dinosaur replicas can be seen dotted around the farm. The teeth on the dinosaurs are menacing but don’t let that stop you from sneaking in a selfie or two.
2.8 Bee Park
Explore how honey is extracted from beehives and witness how honey is extracted, and visitors can even get a taste of raw honey.
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A sweet experience you should not miss when visiting HS Farm.
2.9 Coconut Plantation
Cool down from the heat of the day with some coconuts that you’ve picked yourself. Don’t worry though you won’t have to climb any coconut trees here.
3. Facilities Available In HS Farm Johor
Accommodating to guests needs and for the overall ease and convenience of all visitors, HS Farm Malaysia do also provide these facilities below:
3.1 Meeting Room
For private gatherings or catering to corporate events, meeting and functions rooms can be set up by the HS Farm Kesang Muar team accordingly to guests’ needs and requirements.
Banquet dining setup for larger groups can also be organized with prior arrangements made.
3.2 Gift Shop
Take something home for a souvenir and memories with a trip to the HS Farm gift shop where products and gifts inspired by and from the farm itself and nature are sold.
3.3 BBQ Facilities
Guests wishing a barbeque dinner to be prepared by HS Farm can inquire and make arrangements ahead of their stay, and guests bringing their own food can also check with the team what they can provide in terms of tableware and barbequing equipment.
3.4 Indoor Game Room
For visitors who are staying the night over, after evening activities happen indoors within the game room where karaoke sessions, board games take place and children can head to the mini playground for small rides.
3.5 Vintage Café
A small open-air covered café on the property provides light meals and refreshments for guests taking a break from all the activities. On the menu are some snacks, fried rice, and fried noodles.
4. HS Farm Homestay
Expect a comfortable, basic stay in the four different rooms types available for guests to choose from.
Each room is equipped with a flat screen television and is fan cooled except for the Queen room which has air conditioning, and either a private or shared bathrooms.
Below are the room types you can choose in HS Farmstay:
4.1 Standard Queen Room
Features: 1 double bed, air-conditioned room, flat screen television.
Max Occupancy: 2 pax adults
4.2 Standard Family Room For 4 Pax
Features: 2 double beds, fan room, flat screen television.
Max Occupancy: 4 pax adults
4.3 Standard Family Room For 6 Pax
Features: 2 single beds, 2 king beds, fan room, flat screen television.
Max Occupancy: 6 pax adults, private bathroom.
4.4 Standard Family Room For 8 Pax
Features: 4 king beds, fan room, flat screen television.
Max Occupancy: 8 pax adults, private bathroom.
5. HS Farmstay Visitors Tips
To make your stay a more comfortable and memorable one, here we share some tips and advice to your benefit when you start planning you trip to HS Farm.
Good To Know:
- HS Farm accepts cash only
- Recommended to book and pay for rooms online
- Plan to visit months ahead, and take note of Malaysian school holidays as HS Farm does draw crowds during this time
- Bicycles are free to use
- No extra charge for fish spa
- Fishing rods and equipment are provided
- Entrance fee is not inclusive of horse riding fee
- Select rooms away from the main building/ gathering area for less noise from evening karaoke sessions
Things To Bring:
- Do bring mosquito repellent especially for guests staying overnight
- Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- Proper swimming attire
- Extra clothing
- Face masks for visitors with fur and dust sensitivities
6. How To Go To HS Farm Muar From Singapore
There are two transport methods for visitors from Singapore traveling to HS Farm in Muar. Which you choose depends on your time available and of course overall comfort and convenience.
The first option is to by private car from Singapore to HS Farm. The second option is by coach traveling to Bentayan Bus Terminal in Muar from Singapore then heading straight to HS Farm.
Read on to help you choose which one suit you best.
6.1 Private Car To HS Farm Muar From Singapore
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6.2 Coach To HS Farm Stay Muar From Singapore
Visitors making their way to HS Farm by coach need to travel firstly to Bentayan Bus Terminal in Muar, then onwards to HS Farm, a journey taking about 3.5 hours.
Step 1: Coach From Singapore To Bentayan Bus Terminal
Depart from Boon Lay or Big Box Jurong East in Singapore and time most convenient for you by coach, with our breakdown below.
You may purchase tickets at the coach operator counter at the stops listed below or proceed to purchase tickets online via this portal:
These are the timings and ticket prices:
- Starmart Express departing from Boon Lay at: 07:30am, 08:30am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm & 6:00pm with fares of RM84.30/adult & RM84.30/child
- WTS (Cityholiday) departing from Big Box Jurong East at: 7:00pm with fares of
SGD$20/adult & SGD$/child on every Friday.
Step 2: Taxi From Bentayan Bus Terminal To HS Farm
Alighting at Bentayan bus terminal in Muar, visitors can now hop on a taxi to HS Farm.
This second part of the journey is a short one with you arriving at HS farm in less than 16 minutes. Fares to HS Farm should be in the range of RM15-20 per taxi per ride.