What began in 2000 as the brainchild of Ivy Singh and her husband Lim Ho Seng has since grown (pun intended) to one of the most beloved farms on the island. Known for more than just its organic produce, Bollywood Farms (formerly Bollywood Veggies) has, over the years, expanded to include a culinary school and a museum. There’s even a bistro that uses fertiliser- and pesticide-free ingredients harvested from the backyard. It doesn’t get fresher than this.
Taking a trip to Bollywood Farms is already half the adventure done. Journey through Singapore's countryside – that's Kranji for you – and you might feel like you're almost not in the country. You can't miss the place with its cheeky green and yellow signs and lush plants. Upon entering take some time to follow the trail around the farm where you'll see various fruit trees, vegetables, an irrigation pond, and plenty of banana trees (of different sorts!). Remember to be mindful of where you're stepping, you might just chance upon frogs and ants crossing (there really is a path for ants in the compound). At the end of the trail, take some time to sit by the beautiful lotus pond at the end of the trail for a pocket of peace.
When you're done walking around, cool down with some refreshing fig or lemongrass tea made from the produce in the farm. We'd also suggest getting a kueh platter for a treat – it comes with banana bread (made from the bananas on the farm), kueh kosui and kueh bingka. Pick up some groceries at the small mart area – there are bananas, mushrooms and assorted local vegetables from the farm – before you set off on your journey back into urban Singapore again.