My first week at Jurong Frog Farm so far has been an eye-opening experience. Being constantly surrounded by high rise buildings and bustling traffic in my everyday life, this internship at the farm gave me a valuable opportunity to immerse myself in a fresh scene. I understand that not many people have the chance to work in a farm environment and I am of no exception. Being a nature lover myself, I am glad to be working in an atmosphere where I’m surrounded by flora and fauna. I am able to learn new things everyday like how a farm operates and the continuous effort it takes to maintain it. Apart from that, I also learnt new skills such as cashiering. I enjoyed my work in the Royal Frog shop very much, especially interacting with people from all walks of life. I find joy in forging bonds with the customers and it really satisfies me when they leave the farm with a smile. However, since it is only my first week working at JFF, I believe I will have much more to learn and I definitely look forward to many more new experiences to come.
We are elated to share that the Kranji Express Bus is back with effect from 1st August 2018!
The bus runs from 8.30am to 7.00pm daily, starting and ending at Kranji MRT Station – refer to the schedule below for specific timings.
See you at the countryside!
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!
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!
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
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!
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 😊
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!
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
Did you know that Jurong Frog Farm is the only local producer of Hashima 雪蛤; and that this ingredient has been proven to contain anti-aging properties?
In commemoration of our nation’s 52nd Birthday, JFF is offering 10 bottles of Premium Hashima with American Ginseng at only $52! (u.p. $72). This special offer applies to the entire month of August!!
*Packaging of the 10 bottles comes in a green recycle bag.