An Eden of Nature and Animals
Farm In The City (FITC) is a unique new concept that combines elements of wildlife and nature set in a designed environment of a conservation park. Drawing upon the values of Malaysia’s multi-racial and multi-cultural population, FITC is designed to resemble a typical Malaysia village or “kampung” setting. FITC plans to become a focal point for tourism in the state by providing educational and entertaining insight into the lifestyle and setting of a Malaysian village, farm and fruit orchard with its natural plants and wildlife. FITC is much more than a viewing exhibit. It encourages visitor-interactions with the animals and plant-life in a comfortable yet authentic environment. FITC also places great importance on education of visitors on the various aspects of farm and animal life as well as wildlife conservation and preservation.
FITC contributes to the global conservation efforts by its captivate breeding of non-endangered animal species. It is part of FITC’s mission to selectively breed and care for a variety of non-endangered animal species.
It is FITC’s aim to be more than a public farm and petting zoo. FITC actively promotes wildlife and environmental education through its programmes that are carefully designed for local and overseas student groups. Educational and informational work-sheet are also distributed to visitors to further enrich their knowledge after their visits. We shall also plan and execute various educational programs targeted at school children of all ages on themes of conservation and preservation. It is part of FITC’s mission to inform and educate the public on the habitat, behaviour and geographical distribution of the animals in the global landscape.
FITC will systematically gather and collate information about the animals and plant-life in the farm. This information will be used for the study and analysis to improve the well being of animals and plant-life. And this in turn will contribute to FITC’s efforts to improve scientific knowledge as well as wildlife and plant-life conservation. FITC is a place that is completely free of cages. All the animals are allowed to roam free in special enclosures which mimic as closely as possible to their natural surroundings.
The many visitor attractions of FITC:-
1. Free-flight bird aviary: a large and airy enclosure for birds. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the birds by feeding and petting them as well as getting a photo opportunity.
2. Reptiles cavern: experience the world of reptiles in the Snake Cavern and see up-close the Retic Python, the Dwarf Caiman and the Mangrove Snake among others.
3. Moods Lake: a large rippling lake of clear water which is home to FITC’s population of Mandarin Ducks, Whistling Ducks, Emperor Geese, Canada Geese, Cape, Shelducks, Ruddy Shelducks, Common Shelducks, Caroline Ducks, Black Swans and White Swans. The lake also is home to our flock of Pelicans.
4. Pet Village: visitors are encouraged to interact and pet Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. Grab the chance to feed them and take photos with them.
5. Longkang Fishing: the traditional Malaysian past-time of dredging for fish in the “longkang” or drain is recreated here. To remind all visitors of a part of our cultural heritage that deserves preservation.
6. Jungle walk: visitors walk among unique animals such as the Common Marmoset, Iguana, African Crested Porcupine and the Kirk’s Dik Dik
7. Coconut Farm: a mini recreational of a tropical coconut farm.
8. Mini Palm Oil Estate: a recreation and visit to one of Malaysia’s major export earning crops, the palm oil.
9. Malaysian Vegetable Farm: recreation of a typical Malaysian village-type vegetable farm.
10. Orchard with more than 100 tropical fruit trees and plants: an expansive exhibit of more than 100 tropical fruit trees and exotic plants.
Things to do at Farm In The City
1. Feed and interact with Giant Tortoise Species
2. Chance to interact with more than 100 species of tame and exotic animals
3. Be amazed with more than 100 Malaysian birds in free-flight.
4. Summon thousands of Koi fish by ringing a bell.
Farm In The City is set to become a major tourist attraction for the state of Selangor in addition to its role in nature and wildlife research and conservation. Farm In The City is managed by a professional team well-versed in nature and animal projects. The team is headed by Dato’ Allan Phoon who has more than 20 years of experience and has been responsible for the planning and implementations of many other successful animal and nature parks throughout the country including Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park and the Lost World of Tambun Petting Zoo. Farm In The City is a subsidiary company of Eureka Farm Sdn Bhd which is chaired by Y.A.M Tengku Shakirinal Shah bin Tengku Sulaiman Shah (Y.A.M. Tengku Laksamana Selangor).