Not the energetic Can-Can dance but more of the watering type; we talking water cans, an indispensable tool in the farm. You can use a hose to water the plants but on days the water pump has its day off, this cans are the only way to get water to the thirsty plants.
So goes the nursery rhyme. There are a couple of mulberry bushes in Kampung Kampus and the main attraction is the mulberry fruit; loads of them. Mulberry bush is a perennial and fruits all year round. Not only is the fruit nutritious but the leaves of the plant can be drunk as a tea.
Where there is free food there are rats. At Kampung Kampus, their favourite food is vegetable and the tender young seedlings and fruits. A homemade food cage was built to keep these prowing rodents away from harvested produce.
It is the time of the year where the North East monsoon brings the wet season to this part of Southeast Asia. Once the rain starts outside work stops. Good thing about it is there is no need to waste time watering the plants in the farm . It is also a good time to start planting as young seedlings grows quickly in the hot and wet climate.
The hoe is one of the quinessential tools in the farm. There are more than a dozen of them available in the farm.
Is not just rows of vegetable that can be found in Kampung Kampus. There are several large ponds and water tanks where aquatic animals and plants flourish. Before you start taking out your fishing rods, please note that fishing is not allowed.
Glamping, a combination of the word glamorous and camping offer holidaying guests the opportunity to stay in tents with all the trappings of a 5 star hotel.
Generally found in resorts, some resourceful enterpreneurs have concocted and offered new variation of glamping making it more affordable. Glamping has now reached the heartlands and for those itching to go glamping they do not have to go far as there is a glamping site at Kampung Kampus .
There are myriad of small little non-profit making farms scattered all over Singapore main island but you will be hard pressed to find one with a natural stream running through it. Kampung Kampus is uniquely endowed by nature where a delighful little stream flows serendipitously right through it. The water is refreshing and clear nurturing all types of aquatic animals. Somedays you may even spot an otter or two. This stream is the source of water for irrigating the vegetables, flowering plants and fruit trees growing in the farm.
It is nowadays very common to find nouns being used as verbs in the English Language. Here we have nouns in the form of fruits being used as verbs. At Kampung Kampus you have the opportunity to be Durianed as there are durians to be harvested during the durian season or taste all the fruits mentioned in the title. Most of the fruits at Kampung are of the local varieties. Some like rambutan, mangosteen or durian are seasonal while others like papaya and chiku are perennials and have fruits all year round.