American bullfrogs found dead at Tampines Quarry!?

Its Tyronne here to give a reminder to those who intend on buying live frogs with specific purposes. Very recently, a news article came out in regards to a release of a huge mass of American Bullfrogs in the Tampines Quarry, leaving almost half of them dead! Read full article here

For those who intend to release the frogs I’m sure there will be some of you who are curious as to why we’re so against releasing the forggies into the wild right? Let me share with you what I know.
First of all, American bullfrogs are not native to our country, as the name suggests, its origin is from America. By releasing these bullfrogs into the wild, we’ll be endangering the ecosystem of the area that it’s being released to. How? Well, American bullfrogs are notorious for their ferocious appetite, consuming whatever comes in their way be it big or small, as Long as it fits into their mouth, and with an appetite like theirs, they’ll be able to wipe out most of the organisms living within the area in a very short time span. To top it off, they’re an invasive species, with the capability to populate pretty fast as well, so you can be sure that it would slowly but surely make its presence known not just where it was released at but further as well!

The other reason would be the affects it would have on us residents that’s residing in the area. Because the frogs are farm fed and bred, they are not accustomed to the wild, as they’re usually feeding on palettes and living in a controlled environment. By releasing them into the wild, it would leave nearly half of them dead due to the disorientation stress and only a handful would survive. And within that handful, further more would be left dead as they’re not trained to hunt for their food and doesn’t have any immunity built up in them to resist the parasites and diseases that is found in the open waters. With more than half left dead, the masses of decomposing frog bodies would result in a very foul smelling odour that would spread throughout the area affecting many that live within the proximity, and cleaning up wouldn’t be an easy task as well!

So to folks who intend on keeping frogs as pets, think twice, if not, THRICE if you’ll be able to commit, and for those who wants to release them into the wild for whatever reasons you may have, do know that you’ll be doing more harm than good! Not just to the frogs, but to us as well!

Till next time!
Tyronne

Tyronne AKA (Not AhBeng Frog) Hops into JFF !

Hi! My name is Tyronne, a final year student in poly and I am the new intern here.
It’s going to be close to 2 weeks since I’ve started working here and I got to say, time sure flies with all the stuff you’ve gotten on hand.

From the basics of house cleaning to maintain the storefront (TRFS), stock taking and cooking to the production which consists of removing of the Ovary Ducts (Hashima) of the female American Bullfrogs, packing, sealing and even labelling of the products. There really is never a day where you’ll be bored. The time spent here allowed me to embrace myself with the lush greenery of the countryside alongside the awfully pungent and pleasant smell of the processing plant.

Asides production and operations, my ever so patient boss and supervisor, Jackson and Zheng Xun were always there to guide me with the tours and helping me improve my arsenal of content. I’m quite an introvert around new people so to give a tour was really a challenge for me, but with all those awkward dry runs with them, the tour with the kids felt so much more comfortable than the dry run with them.

It’s been barely 2 weeks and it felt like months since I’ve started working. Guessing that’s due to the many tours every so often and the events that occurred such as KCFM 12 aka Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market, and the Changi Business Park Citibank road show. Having the privilege to head down to the event on one of the days was really an eye opener for me, to see how this tight knitted team was able to tackle such a crowd that was different from the usual walk in visitors and the never say die attitude when problem arises. And a little bonus was the pack of quail eggs I’ve received at the end.

As for the Changi Business Park event, it was a total opposite. The targeted audience wasn’t only different, they were all bankers, accountants etc that were professionally dressed. Majority that hear the word frog instantly showed a face of disgust and there were also many more vegetarians than what I had expected. Due to that it was definitely hard to push out our sales, but we didn’t give up and instead became gutsier and brave as we started approaching the potential customers offering them our samples to try only for them to realize that it wasn’t as bad as they thought it was. Alongside regular customers showing their support, the boss of the booth beside us (lazy fruits) was also kind enough to help promote our Hashima and spreading good words about it.

Asides from all those, this has been one productive ½ a month and I hope that as time passes, I’ll be able to be of more help to the team and grow more as a person!

Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market 12th Edition

KCFM 12 PROMO 2018 EDM

Treat your taste buds to our hot sellers at the upcoming Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market! While stock lasts!

KCFM 12th Edition Promo
31st March
, 12-6pm & 1st April 10am-4pm

1. Spend $20 on any items at JFF booth at KCFM 12th
2. ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ our Facebook post
3. Receive a free skewer of frog meat or crocodile nuggets worth $5! T&Cs Apply*

*Limited to one free skewer per purchase and ‘like & share’ of FB post.
*Redemption must be done at the time of purchase

For more information on other activities/happenings in the Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market,please refer to https://www.facebook.com/farmersmarketsg

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CNY Closure Notice 2018

Chinese New Year Closure Notice 2018

Please be informed that JFF Pte Ltd (Jurong Frog Farm) will be closed for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year from Friday 16.02.18 – Sunday 18.02.2018. Business will resume on 19.02.2018. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

We are contactable at 6791 7229 /9763 9077 should you need any clarifications.

Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year! 

Plano App

Managing kids screen time is becoming a real concern for many parents. We want to share a great mobile app with you: plano helps make sure kid’s smart device use is safe, healthy and balanced. The plano app also monitors myopia risk factors in young children, and was created with the support of two of the world’s leading eye institutions, the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

You can find our offerings in the plano shop too 😊

https://www.instagram.com/planoapp/

https://www.facebook.com/Plano-app-629054400634969/

Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market (KCFM) 11th Edition and 2017 Singapore Farm Festival!

Season’s Greetings from Jurong Frog Farm!

The 11th Edition of the Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market and 2017 Singapore Farm Festival will be held on 2 to 3 Dec at D’Kranji Farm Resort.

The 11th #farmersmarket and the 2017 #singaporefarmfest will be held on 2-3 December at D’Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2.

Below is the list of products, price & promotion that we will be having! See you there!

Crispy Fried Local Delicacies

Price ($)

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Deep Fried Crocodile Nuggets (per stick) 5
Cajun Style Buttermilk Fried Frog Meat (per stick) 5
Frog Pops (6 balls per serving) 8
Crispy Frog Skin Chicharrons (per bag) 6

Hashima 

 
Specially Selected Premium Hashima (8.5g per packet) -Buy 5 Get 1 Free! 10  Premium Quality Snowdrop Hashima
JFF Premium Hashima with American Ginseng (per bottle) -Buy 10 for $52! 6
Premium Snowdrop Hashima dessert (Buy 2 for $10) 6

Fresh & Frozen Produce

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Fresh Frog Legs Singles (per 300g) 12
Crocodile Tail Meat (per 250g) 10
Buy $50 worth of Fresh & Frozen products and receive a FREE Styrofoam ice box

Collagreen

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Collagreen Mosquito Repelling Moisturizing Lotion (25ml) 5
Collagreen Mosquito Repelling Moisturizing Lotion (100ml) -Buy 2 for $30 18
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Merchandise

The Life Cycle of a Frog – Safariology 15.9
Wooden Toad Craft 8
Frog Headband 6

Fro, Puppy, and the Monitor Lizard

Hello! It’s me! Fro! Well, I’m back for the second month of my five-month internship.

A lot of things have happened since the last ‘monthsary’, and a lot of things will continue to happen from here on. It has been a fun and wacky month, I’ll say. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are the bits about retailing, customer service, tour guiding and more of the black and white on the table kind of stuff.

Then your day takes a twist that thriller movie enthusiasts will never expect – breaking up a fight between a dog and a monitor lizard. Then, to win a fight (or having lost horribly) the lizard leaves a tail behind as a souvenir and makes a break for the water.

Luckily Puppy (the resident dog) can’t swim, because I’m pretty sure not a lot of things can win a water fight with a monitor lizard in the water.
Unless it’s a bigger monitor lizard.

All the best, Fro.

Wei Lin (Fro)’s First Week Experience @ JFF

Hi! My name is Cheng Wei Lin, I’m a new intern at JFF. I’m from Republic Polytechnic’s School of Applied Sciences, currently studying under Environmental Science.

When I first came in, I thought that there would be lots of running like checking up on the frogs and catching the escaped frogs. Turns out the frogs can handle themselves very well, and their pens are hard to escape. I wanted to try and see if I can condition the frogs, but unlike Pavlov and his dogs, frogs are a lot less responsive (it’s not like I can see them salivate).

The hard work was to be expected, but it’s not any harder than helping out at my parent’s minimart. There are different products and different customers than what I am used to, but I feel that I am adapting ok here. Sure, it can be hot out, but nobody expects you to stand under the sun the whole day. Even the tours are conducted where it is sheltered! We understand that the customers don’t like the heat just as much as we do! But if it’s really hot, that’s even better! It means that I can tempt more people to buy our Hashima desert and local ice cream with a higher success rate. Mosquitoes? No worries, we have Bioactive Collagen Moisturizing Mosquito repellent. Every single person that walks into the store front is a potential customer which is why managing the store front is a good way to practice sales pitch, within the first minute you will know whether you have an interested customer or a tourist here to learn and experience. For someone interested in buying, they will usually have an upper limit for spending and certain target items they may want to buy. Those usually I will elaborate more on the products they are interested in, and tossing in a few other items to widen their choices selection. For those interested to learn and experience, I will usually start with fun facts and interesting information, including how it is sourced and handled to form the product they see before them.

Of course, there are sometimes the difficult customer that throws in a curve ball. One time a lady asked me on how to cook crocodile meat. I had to Google the answer, but luckily my supervisor Jackson saved me. That experience only thought me how little I actually know of my products. That very day I went home to ask my mother how to cook crocodile, venison, snakehead, tilapia, hashima and frog meat. That was also when I learnt that frog + bitter gourd soup is good for fighting dengue fever. I mean, I knew about the ‘frog meat is good for helping with skin issues’, but the dengue fever part was a real ‘WAIT, WHAT?!’ moment.

This is a professional business, so I can’t scare people with a villainous cackle, but I can’t wait to release that bit of information and watch their faces change. Muahahahahahaha~

With lots of love,
Fro

National Day Weekend!

National Day Weekend

Unsure of what to do on this National Day Weekend? Jurong Frog Farm is hosting a FREE Hands-On Frogs Show & Tell session on 6 & 13 Aug 2017 from 2.30pm to 3pm.

Learn about their anatomy and functions of different body parts. Differentiate between male & female frogs and get your hands slimy when you interact with these amphibians! Slots limited to 50 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis! Majulah Singapura!

Dates: 6 & 13 Aug 2017 (Sun)

Time: 2.30pm to 3pm

How to get to Jurong Frog Farm?

By driving: Take PIE from city, EXIT 36 Jalan Bahar and Turn right. You will pass SCDF and the cemetery on your left. Travel another 8 km and turn right into Lim Chu Kang Lane 6. We are at Lamp Post 42. Travel time from Jalan Bahar: 10 minutes

By Kranji Countryside Express: Depart from Kranji MRT Station Berth 3, every day of the week. It will stop inside our farm. Bus travel time: 30 minutes. Click here for Kranji Countryside Express Bus Schedule By 975 from CCK, Opposite Lot 1 Shopping Mall, Bus stop. Bus will stop after Lim Chu Kang Lane 5. Walk about 1km (~12minutes) into the Lane 6. Travel Time: 30 minutes

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