Friday, August 25, 2006

Jinjin and Sasa Adventure in Pasir Ris Farmway 2

This section list the adventures of Jinjin and Sasa as they embarked a visit to Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Fish Farm in Singapore.

Pasir Ris Farmway is one of the areas that are designed for the breeding of pets in Singapore. If you are looking for puppies, kittens or fishes (both fresh and saltwater fish are available here) this is the place to visit. Unfortunately, it is not very accessible and is not well served by bus, making this place difficult to reach.

Map of Pasir Ris Farmway

Sale!! I love Sale!

Sasa with bag of new guppies.

Real Cheap fish (gold fish and koi from $1..)

Unidentified fish. Name welcomed.

Stingray available for sale

We first visit the Hiap Khoon building - where there is a huge variety of fishes for sale. There are salt water and freshwater fishes available here. Our first stop is a small area behind the Hiap Khoon building, where we marvel at the marine (saltwater) fishes. Jinjin's mental notes: 'Must read up on saltwater fishes'. Saltwater fishes are harder to care for, and highly expensive to maintain, but these fishes are highly colorful, distinct and unique.

Marine fish sells a variety of coral and salt-water fishes

Aquarium Marine Fish

Just in front of the Marine fish is the discus shop, where a variety of discus are available for sale. These pretty fishes demand a lot of your attention and care.

Leopard snakeskin discus

Wet Farm Interior

For the traditionist who love goldfish and koi, there is a wide variety of gold fish and koi at very competitive prices (from SG$1/= US 65 cents) and up. Baby gold fish were 10-20 fishes for a dollar, but these fishes were often purchased as feeder fish for larger fish.

Fantail Goldfish


Our hunt brings us to Hiap Khoon, a quality supplier of many smaller fishes such as guppies, terta, betta and swordtails in Singapore. And really, the fishes here are relatively cheap, at SG 30 cents (around a quarter) for a guppy. Me and Sasa purchased a bagful of six guppies, 4 females and 2 males. I was sorely tempt to purchase the beautiful betta, but knowing how aggressive it is, refained from buying.

Golden Arowana

Parrot fish

Other highlights of the walk and tour includes the Asian Arowana - who said they are endangered and in short supply has never been here.. Arowana of all colors and variety thrive here, although the prices seem to be daylight robbery. There are also the man made parrot fish available for sale, and it is very popular in Malaysia and Singapore.

Fishermen and anglers looking for worms, crickets and scorpions as bait will find them cheaply here.

Quality bait and feeds for mid-larger fishes - worms

Urghh.. Alligator Gar! These fishes have the snapping jaws of a crocodile.

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