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City Sprouts Is An Urban Farm With Thai Bistro Hidden In An Old Secondary School

City Sprouts urban farm on Henderson Road

For most of us, our secondary school days are a time that we look back on fondly. Oh, what we would give to be able to go back to the times of running into friends along the hallways, playing games during recess, and of course, stuffing our faces in the canteen.

City Sprouts, an urban farm tucked away in the former Henderson Secondary School, is the next best thing.

An open dining space with Thai bistro

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More than just for humans, the dining hall is open to pets as well.

Image credit: @city_sprouts via Instagram

Like any school, the canteen is where it’s at. It’s no different at City Sprouts – the open dining space is the heart of the building and now houses Atmosphere, a Thai bistro serving all your spicy faves. Think seafood tom yum soup ($16.80), green papaya salad ($13.80), and crab fried rice ($16.80).

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Image credit: @atmospherethaibistrosg via Instagram

They also serve hot pots like Thai Army Hot Pot ($39.80), which takes inspo from the Korean budae jjigae but served with ingredients like MAMA instant noodles, crispy pork belly, and otah. For something more decadent, the Signature Lobster Tom Yum Hot Pot ($49.80) is their take on the popular Jeh O Chula giant MAMA noodle dish, but is topped with a full lobster. 

An urban farm with workshops

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Image credit: @city_sprouts via Instagram

City Sprouts is also an urban farm that leases out parts of its farm space to local agritech partners. In simpler words, City Sprouts is all about sustainable farming and agricultural practices.

Tenants occupy the space on a rotational basis. Currently, the 3 tenants are Singrow, a vertical strawberry farm, The Little Rice Company, Singapore’s only rice grower, and Bewilder, a green design studio that’s all about mushrooms. More than just growing them and displaying them, they even sell them as bouquets, which you can buy to surprise someone special.

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Image credit: via Instagram

They also hold regular workshops that centre around sustainability and living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. These kid-friendly events will show you and your young ones how to compost using food scraps and even DIY-ing your own aquarium in a jar. You can also sign up for a farm tour that’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at how farms work.

Look out for future events on the City Sprouts website.

Visit City Sprouts urban farm

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Image credit: @city_sprouts via Instagram

When the weekend rolls around, it can be tough to fill up the 2 short days with activities that don’t involve screens or lazing around. With June holidays now in full swing, you’ve got your work cut out for you to find fun, stimulating activities to keep the kids entertained. With plenty to see, do and eat, City Sprouts is certainly a place worth visiting. 

Find out more about City Sprouts urban farm here

Address: 102 Henderson Road Sprout Hub, Singapore 159682
Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 6468 6772

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Cover image adapted from: @iamrecneps, @city_sprouts via Instagram
Originally published on 15th June 2022. Last updated by Raewyn Koh on 14th October 2023.