In an urban Singapore, prawning (or prawn fishing) is a shared experience that families can enjoy. The thrill of reeling in a catch and the excitement of netting a big fish together are the intangible rewards that make for priceless memories.
Waiting for fish to bite, can be used to teach young children patience. It is a good opportunity to practice at being quiet and still for a purpose.
Here are some ponds in the North and Northwest you can visit with your family:
1. The Fishing Village at D’Kranji Farm Resort. The succulent prawns in their ponds are a big draw many Singapore city dwellers. Whilst there, also check out the Swiftlet Garden Museum and stroll through the lush grounds to enjoy the greenery of tropical fruit and plants.
Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813, Tel: 9062 9062 (Shirley) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Auntie’s Fishing Pond at Neo Tiew Crescent is a little more difficult to reach iva public transport. It is a 15-minute walk from the nearest bus stop, but worth a visit for the seawater fishing available there. Open 8am to 11.30pm. Address: 291 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718903, Tel: 67921318.
3. Prawn fishing at Farm Mart is a short ride away from the Choa Chu Kang MRT. Aside from fishing, your children can go on a farm tour and even feed the animals! Catch Farm Mart’s bus near Choa Chu Kang MRT. You can board it diagonally across Lot 1 Shopping Mall under the MRT track. Address: 67 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699008, Tel: 6767 0070.
4. Touted as Singapore’s biggest prawning facility is Hai Bin Jurong, located in The Village opposite Jurong Bird Park. Address: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore 629143. Take bus 249 or 251 from Boon Lay Bus Interchange. Tel: 62652598
Check in for a family chill out time together!