BORNEO HAPPY FARM
Located about 45 minutes’ drive from Kuching City Centre and Kuching International Airport, Sarawak, Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Borneo Happy Farm was founded on the concept of creating awareness of nature conservation, green ecology, local cultures and farming. Come to enjoy pastoral scenery of your relaxing day trip. The project site spans over 130 acres of which 72 acres are already open to the Public.
Learn about life on the farm, meet the animals that make a farm their home and enjoy fresh air and the abundant sunlight. Discover how farmers work hard to grow our food. Enjoy scenic views of grazing horses and pasturing sheep in gentle rolling hills where birds warble and flutter in the midst of fragrant flowers, blue sky and white cloud. Allow yourself to indulge in an idyllic pastoral scene of green hills. In addition, the farm also retains some of the old school games for children, multi-ethnic handicrafts, local culture, customs and much more.
The farm was initially founded as a private orchard farm since 1999. It was only opened to the public via soft opening in November 2017. The accommodation site was also launched in September 2019 whereby visitors now can book and stay overnight at the farm.
The farm is carefully planned and developed based on the 5 main themes as folows:
Agriculture – Growing Plants and Crops
The farm's existing crops include rubber, pepper, paddy, vegetables, fruits trees. The plants also extend to a variety of native Borneo flora. Fruits durian, mangosteen, pineapple and banana to name a few. The farm does not support the use of pesticides and herbicides. In addition to visiting experiences, the farm also encourages the transfer of knowledge and DIY learning methods.
The main breeds of the farm include horse, goat, sheep, buffalo and cattle that only feed on grass and leaves. There are also chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese and more will be introduced into the farm at a later stage. This will allow the tourists to have personal encounter with animals.
Forestry - Ecotourism
Trees are also part of Borneo’s specialty. There is a sturdy Tapang tree in the farm. The tree is over 100 years old and attracts the habitat of eagles and bees.
The farm has also specifically dedicated a reserved forest to convey nature conservation concepts to visitors. The unexploited portion of the project site is well conserved. Various kinds of knowledge about the forest ecology are systematically classified and introduced to the visitors. With the adverse impact of human beings on the environment, the site will offer tourists an insight to foster a greater appreciation of our natural habitats.
The farm’s freshwater fish include Silver Arowana, Red Arowana and Empurau, which are rare and valuable. The farm also raises tortoise, soft shell turtle of which majority are donated or rescued from poachers and the illegal market. Ponds were designed and built so that breeding can be possibly occurred naturally based on a semi-natural ecological simulation method.
Leisure & Healthy Lifestyle
The farm is a place to get away and offers the visitors relaxation and a tranquil mind with accommodation, traditional food and culture and attractions.