If you’re looking for an alternative to S.E.A. Aquarium, Qian Hu Fish Farm might just be it. Being the largest ornamental fish importer and exporter, they house over a thousand species of fishes where you can admire the endless aisles of fishes in the farm for free and enjoy kids-friendly activities at an affordable rate.
Long Kang Fishing
Qian Hu’s rendition of the popular childhood activity will let you reminisce the good old kampong days of netting fishes along canals and streams in olden day Singapore from just $6 for 30 minutes or $10 for an hour.
Prices include fIshing net and plastic fish tank, allowing the little ones to experience the excitement and joy of catching their own fishes – guppies, mollies and cichlids. The fishes caught are yours to keep at no extra charge or you can also choose to release them back into the pond after the session.
If fishing is not your thing, fish feeding is another plausible activity where you can purchase fish food from the retail shop and feed koi and terrapins in the fish pond located just next to the Long Kang fishing area.
Those looking for a more relaxing time there can go and get your tired feet pampered with a fish spa session from $5/child or $10/adult for 30 minutes.
These ticklish spa moments can help relieve stress and tension as you soak your feet while the school of Garra Rufa fish nibble your dead skin cells away, leaving you with a pair of naturally exfoliated feet.
In light of COVID-19, do make sure to check with Qian Hu on the availability before heading down in order to avoid disappointment.
Creative Aquatic Mini Tank Making
Qian Hu Fish Farm also offers workshops where you can get hands-on and D.I.Y your own mini aquarium at $15/pax. Apron, pet-home, stream pebbles and tank decorations are provided in the workshop. Fishes are not included and will have to be purchased separately.
Alternatively, you can also net some fishes on your own from the Long Kang fishing activity. This is a great mini workshop for parents to sign up for some parent-child bonding sessions.
Qian Hu also offers guided farm tours but it’s currently unavailable due to COVID-19 but you are still able to explore the farm freely on your own when you are there.
For avid fish owners, there is a retail shop which has more than 1,000 species of freshwater and saltwater fish for you to choose from if you are looking to bring some home to add to your tank at home.
The retail shop supplies everything that you would need for an aquarium such as tanks, filtration, fish food and the staff there will be more than happy to help if you are a beginner who is looking to kickstart the hobby.
Qian Hu Cafe
After exploring the farm, take a break at the in-house Qian Hu Cafe. The cafe offers an assortment of snacks, finger food, beverages and ice cream.
Although Qian Hu Fish Farm is located far from the MRT, free shuttle bus service to and fro Choa Chu Kang MRT (Exit C) is provided daily from 9am to 7pm to make our life easier. Make a trip down to the fish farm over the weekend with your loved ones for a fun-filled day!
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