Monday, March 03, 2008

Bollywood Veggies - WW


I went on a tour of our Kranji Countryside. There is a whole village of activities where you can visit art galleries, enjoy pottery and woodworks, little restaurants and nurseries besides the Sungei Buloh Bird Sanctuary. There are several farms to visit, you don’t have to go all the way to Australia.

Bollywood Veggies is owned by Ivy Singh-Lim, past president of Netball Singapore. Together with her husband Lim Ho Seng, she started this 10-acre farm. Organic vegetables and fruit trees are grown without chemicals, fertilisers, pesticides, and no growth hormones. There are fishponds and a lovely spice garden.Bollywood Veggies is the largest producer of organic bananas and papayas in Singapore. They also specialise in fruit vegetables such as ladies fingers, long beans, cucumbers, bitter gourds. They also grow uncommon medicinal trees and herbs and probably the hottest chilli padi on the island. There is also a natural and beautiful lotus pond in the Sanctuary.

You can buy organically grown vegetables, pots of herbs and medicinal plants, have a lovely meal at the Poison Ivy Bistro, or just stroll about on the farm.

Leave your poo at the Eco toilet....

The airconditioned Bistro can seat up to 70 persons and it also has an Al Fresco area which can seat at least 100 persons

Poison Ivy Bistro

Public Transport
  1. SMRT 925 (Sundays & Public Holidays) – from either Woodlands Interchange or Kranji MRT station
  2. Kranji Express (Yellow Bus) shuttle service– departs from the Kranji MRT station every hour (fares : adults $2, kids $1)
100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji)

53 comments:

  1. Wahhh...ULTRA URBAN Singapore got such places one ah???

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  2. nomadicmom,
    Got!!! And some more sites I'm going to post up.... 12 altogether. hehe....

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  3. Why called Bollywood Veggies?? Why Bollywood? Why not Singawood! :P

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  4. judy,
    Because the lady Boss is a celebrity! And her veggies are also popular because they don't contain harmful substances. My logical explanation. hehehe....

    I'll have to ask her this question the next time I see her.

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  5. wah... interesting place woh... LB Singh can do Kuch Kuch Hota Hai with the concubines... hehe...

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  6. Aww, I've always been wanting to go this place! I've heard of it before on TV and heard that the food there is good!

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  7. LB Singh wants air conditioning in the eco latrines, because there is air conditioning at the restaurant! Fair is fair!!! :-)

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  8. My angel,
    If you come to Singapore ah, I'll bring you here for a very Bollywood Fun trip! All shapes and sizes of bananas!

    Lots of greenery, play catching... catch butterflies... dancing round coconut trees...

    Nice food also. Yummy snakes! hahaha...

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  9. Eunice,
    Go lah! It might be a bit out of the way but it is an interesting experience. Take the shuttle bus and plan to go farm hoppings.

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  10. LB Singh,
    There is a Pee Wee latrine that I didn't put up. No need air-conditioning, do it in the open air... so cooling! hehe....

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  11. Hi Kat,
    You don't have to worry about the snakes. They are sleeping most of the time. hiss hiss...

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  12. I try to go organic whenever possible but sometimes just too expensive,and Singapore also hard to find in the typical marts. Did not know about this organic farm in Sg. Hmmm....
    How much they sell organic bananas? As a benchmark, US organic bananas is about 0.29cents(USD) for each banana (not one bunch!).

    Anyway, there are top ten fruits that have most pesticides residues and shd take organic ones, whenever possible. Bananas and papayas not part of them. But strawberries, and other berries....better take organic ah!

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  13. Hi ECL, I'm surprised at the English language signs. Is English used a lot in Singapore or are these signs for the tourists?
    Your pictures tell many stories.
    Happy WW/WM/WT!
    ..

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  14. tigerfish,
    There are a few organic farms in this countryside. I don't bother about going organic... not only is it expensive, it's a hassle going out of the way to buy organic stuff.

    Sell bananas one by one!? That's expensive! I can get the whole comb for a few dollars!

    The organic bananas are sweet though. They don't look nice. Smaller in size.

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  15. Jim,
    English signs are commonly found everywhere in Singapore although the majority of the population is Chinese. English is our first language. ^-^

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  16. wow! love the banana groove but not much fond of snakes personally. Thank you for sharing such an interesting place.

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  17. lots of words for a WW post!

    anyway, thanks for the introduction. i went to the sugei buloh (wrong spelling) before... super ulu, even can get lost by driving to there!

    haha...

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  18. I knowit's probably silly but I just thought of Singapore as a city. THat looks like a great place to visit and to purchase good organic produce

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  19. Oh such a green environment. Would be good for an escape from the hectic city.

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  20. What a great garden! That's in encouraging post!

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  21. woman!!! did you get attack by commando mosquitoes?? The last time I went there with the kids, I ended up scratching like a monkey *scratch.scratch*

    Thank god! I didn't notice the snakes sign when I was there. If not I would have marched immediately out of the place!!! :P

    p/s: Feeling better already with 3/4 life back :)

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  22. wow..this is cool!

    perfect for those that want to try organic food and a new alternative for the busy city life...

    good good..

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  23. i am afraid of snakes!

    is that use for bollywood shooting?

    nice place

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  24. Nice shot of the eco-toilet!!! At that point in the tour, I laughed out loud!

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  25. What a fun place to visit! Happy WW to you...

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  26. What a beautiful place to visit, eastcoast! But watch out for the snakes. My hubby and I once went hiking in an Australian rainforest but when we came out we saw a sign that said watch out for alligators. The sign was at the end of the trip not at the beginning!! Ha!

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  27. Oh, this looks like a gorgeous place! Would love to go there and stroll around!

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  28. Such a different side of the world. Looks so pleasing - tropical...happy WW :)

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  29. How fun. I would love to go. Thanks for sharing another history lesson. Have a great WW. :)

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  30. great shots! it's a very interesting place, i like buying potted herbs.

    happy ww.

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  31. Bless their hearts for growing organic fruits and vegetables. We are trying to eat organic food. At least 75% of our groceries are organic and natural. Well, thank you for sharing!!!

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  32. Thanks for the tour. I like the banana plants and the picture of the pond - very tranquil.

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  33. How totally cool. Great pics. Happy WW:)

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  34. fully organic .. healthy food!!! healthy place!!

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  35. That is really cool. Your caption for the eco toilet made me laugh.

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  36. The Eco toilet looks cool for me, but I don't think I will answer my nature's call there, no matter what! hahaa

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  37. Hi ECL,

    Share some of my ideas in inten
    sive farming.
    henryleongblog.blogspot.com/

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  38. Hi ECL,

    Share some of my ideas in inten
    sive farming.
    henryleongblog.blogspot.com/

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  39. Maybe the veggies sing and dance - is that why it's called Bollywood veggies?

    Looks like a very nice place to visit.

    If you'd like to stop by my post, it's here.

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  40. hi..greetings fr. a new visitor to yr place....never knew a small island like Singapore had a nice organic veg farm...guess more people r going for organic food....

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  41. did you find any snakes? :)
    looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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  42. what a wonderful place, and all the plants are organically grown! looks like you had a great time there!

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  43. Bollywood veggies, what a funny name ! I just saw the Bollywood show last months, nothing to do with veggies though ! I love the snail sign, lol !

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  44. napaboaniya,
    It was raining very heavily that day when I went to Bollywood Veggies, so the mosquitoes must be snoozing in that cold weather! hehehe....

    Glad you are feeling better.

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  45. Hi ju,
    No! hehe.... no shooting is allowed here. You can dance around the coconut trees and sing though. ^-^

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  46. I thought Singapore imports all its produce. Never knew that there are farms there.

    I see the snake sign. Do they have frogs. I don't like frogs.

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  47. Incredible! An oasis in the midst of a concrete jungle.

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  48. Perhaps they should consider opening up a health retreat or spa?Seems an ideal location. Tks for the blog.

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