“Quack, quack, quack; quack, quack, quack!” This is the default calling that one would hear 24/7 at Trong Leisure Farm & Resort in Perak. This is because the farm is home to thousands of ducks!
Trong Leisure Farm & Resort began life as one of the few duck farms in the area more than twenty years ago. However, on 7th July 2014, this duck farm was opened to the public as a leisure farm and resort, with accommodation available for rent.
Over these two decades, more than 60,000 ducks have been reared. Despite this huge number, these ducks are all of one breed only, the Peking species.
The reason being different species of ducks require a specific breeding method and programme. Moreover, Peking is the species of choice of the Singaporean importer.
Duck eggs hatch after one month of incubation. When the eggs are hatched, the age of ducklings is counted by days. Did you know that for the first two weeks, ducklings are not allowed to enter the water?
That’s because it takes this duration for its fur to shed to be replaced by feathers. A duckling’s fur is as soft and delicate as a baby’s hair. This fur is difficult to dry and because of this, the duckling may fall ill, and perhaps die.
While duck feathers are popular to be used in making luxurious pillows and duvets, duck meat requires sixty days to become tender and ready to be cooked and eaten. Some of the best methods to prepare duck as food is to grill, roast or stew.
This is the reason that once the ducks at Trong Leisure Farm & Resort hit two months old, they are exported live by lorry to Singapore. Each lorry can accommodate 1,400 live ducks.
Can you imagine that? Only live ducks are exported into Singapore as the authorities of the tiny red dot are very particular about food products. Live ducks allow them to test for diseases.
By the way, how does one differentiate a drake (male duck) from a duck (female)? These Peking ducks all look the same creamy white. It is by its voice. The drake has a lower pitch tone while the female duck has a louder quack.
This change in voice quality is only apparent when the ducks are “30 years old” which is equivalent to human’s 30 days.
Admission to the property is free-of-charge. However, those who wish to visit the duck farm have to pay a minimal free, which includes paddle boat activity.
Senior (65 years old and above): RM6
Child (3 – 12 years): RM4
Ticket holders are transported to the duck farm by tractor. Duck farm visiting hours are from 9.30am to 7pm daily.
Trong Leisure Farm & Resort offers more than just farm stay and a fun time with ducks. For further details, check their official Facebook page.
Trong Leisure Farm & Resort
Address: PT293, Jalan Kuala Trong, 34800 Trong, Perak.
GPS Coordinates： N 04.71122° E100.70819°
Contact numbers: +6010-464 0918 / +6010-464 2917 / +6012-549 8978
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