Although I have known about Refarm at MATTA Fair in Ipoh almost two years ago, it was only recently that I managed to make a trip there. I was caught by surprise over its popularity, and then I remembered that it was Deepavali, and other visitors had also made plans for Cuti-Cuti Malaysia.
If you have not heard about Refarm before, this is a 26-acre recreational farm located about 4km from Kampar town, along the road that leads to Temoh town. From the sight of its entrance, I was reminded of Trong Leisure Farm & Resort. However, that is where the similarity ends.
Surrounded by green hills and secondary forests, with a flowing waterfall supplying precious water to the property via a 1.2km piping system, Refarm is an eco farm that produces organic fertiliser from animal wastes.
On the other hand, low quality vegetables and fruits are used as animal feed. This concept of recycling ensures no thoughtless wastage.
Adopting a farm resort setting, guests at Refarm can enjoy a multitude of family-oriented activities, the most popular being water-based fun such as dipping in the many pools and pedal boats.
Do note that pedal boating is only open on weekends, school holidays and public holidays, from 9am to 6pm. Last boat out is 5.15pm. Fare is RM20 per 40 minutes per boat, which accommodates up to 4 people.
The mini zoo attracts equal attention as well, with ostriches, rabbits, goats and many other fowls and animals.
Admission ticket is required for the leisure farm which opens daily from 9am to 6pm, except Tuesdays, unless it is a school or public holiday. Rate is RM10 adult and RM5 per child (2 – 11 years old). Each ticket is valid for one entry only. Also, you are allowed to take food into the area (as in picnic), but that is an extra charge of RM10 per family.
Don’t worry if you don’t plan to cart along your kitchen. There are F&B outlets to take care of your hunger.
Jungle trekking is also available. You need to go in a group of at least ten pax. Rate is RM30 per pax, inclusive of an experienced guide, snacks and drinks.
Accommodation types for guests who wish to spend the night here include Villa Stay and Farm Stay. Due to the nature of this resort, visitors may opt to rent rooms on short-term basis for rest or freshening up. The rates are as low as RM50 for four hours. For groups, they are advised to choose the Villa, which accommodates up to six pax per unit, for RM600 per night.
Overall, Refarm is nicely mapped out and well maintained, and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time when I was there. One tip I would like to share, if you plan your trip to Refarm, is to try to bring along as many toys and accessories as you can, so that you don’t have to rent.
By the way, if you find yourself in Temoh (a neighbouring town), head to Restaurant Nam Hing Loong for their famous “Sang Yue” (Snakehead / Haruan) soup.
Add: Lot 6059, Jalan Temoh Kampar, 35350 Temoh, Perak.
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GPS Coordinates: N 04° 16.284′ E101° 10.265′
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