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There’s A Hidden Resort On A Hill With Pinterest-Worthy Lofts & Farm Animals 1.5H Drive From SG

Talula Hill Farm Resort in Johor, 1.5 hours from SG


If you’re tired of seeing rows of high-rise buildings in Singapore and want a change of scenery for the weekend, this is a sign for you to switch up your weekend activities. We’re here to introduce you to a different environment that’s hard to come by in the Lion City, a farm. 

Talula Hill Farm Resort in Johor might be what you’re looking for. But you don’t have to get on a flight; all you have to do is start your car engine because it’s only a 1.5-hour drive from Singapore. So pack your bags, it’s time to soak in the countryside and experience farm life for a weekend.


Getting to Talula Hill Farm Resort from Singapore


You can get to Talula Hill Farm Resort by driving or taking a bus. Driving from Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint via the Johor-Singapore Causeway may be the best option if you want the quickest journey possible. The 108km drive will take you 1 hour and 30 minutes from Johor Bahru Checkpoint. 

Image adapted from: Five Stars Express via Facebook

Alternatively, hop on a bus or train from Singapore. The Five Stars Express Tours & Travel bus service leaves from The Plaza at Beach Road or Boon Lay Shopping Centre straight to Kluang Bus Terminal. A 1-way ticket costs RM103.41 (~S$30) per person.

The bus starts operating as early as 8.45am and the journey might take up to 4 hours depending on traffic and immigration. Once you’ve arrived at the Kluang Bus Terminal, take a 15-minute taxi to the resort.

Otherwise, get onboard the KTM Shuttle Tebrau from the Woodlands Train Checkpoint to Johor Bahru Central. Then, change to Malaysia’s Intercity/Electric Train Service (ETS) train from JB Central to Kluang. The journey will take about 2 hours. 

A 1-way ticket to JB Central costs RM17.55 (~S$5.07), while the second leg will run you RM14 (~S$4.06). Once you get to Kluang Railway Station, hop on a 17-minute taxi ride to the resort.


Stay in a fruit, vegetable & animal farm


Talula Hill Farm Resort is located in a serene area surrounded by the green hills of Gunung Lambak. Far from any ordinary hotel stay, it’s also a farm stay where you can go fruit-picking or feed the animals. 

Image credit: @jjiahannn via Instagram

Accommodation here comes in the form of cabins that give off Muji’s aesthetic vibes. 

If you’re visiting as a couple or need a room for two, book their Superior or Standard Twin Room that comes with 2 single beds with nightly rates starting at RM570.32 (~S$165).

Image credit: @wirdahmafazi via Instagram

Those on group trips looking for a room with some personal space can instead get the Bunk Bed Cabin that comes with 2 bunk beds that fit up to 4 guests for RM805.37 (~S$233). If you love staying in a loft, there’s a Family Deluxe Cabin with 2 twin beds and a king bed that’s comfortable for a family of 5, and it starts from RM950.54 (~S$275)

Image credit: @serenexoxo via Instagram

All room cabins have windows and balconies that open up to panoramic views of the pond and mountain peaks, so you can be one with nature without subjecting yourself to the heat.


Farm Café at Talula Hill Farm Resort


You may be thinking, “Where can I go to eat if it’s so ulu?”

If you’ve looked up Talula Hill Farm Resort on Instagram, we’re pretty sure you’ve seen this Instagrammable spot at the Farm Café.

The view from Farm Cafe’s deck.
Image adapted from: @financial.hani via Instagram

Exactly as its name suggests, it offers a “farm-to-table” dining experience using locally sourced organic ingredients. Not only that, you’ll get a panoramic view of the rolling, lush hills in front of you.

Stunning view while having lunch? Yes, please.
Image adapted from: @faridandizzati via Instagram

Farm Café serves a variety of cuisines, like Western and Asian contemporary dishes. Try their Creamy Salmon With Parmesan Cheese (RM38, ~S$11) or Donburi Unagi (RM42, ~S$12.15), served in hearty portions. If you want to go local, the Ayam Penyet Rice with Soup (RM38, ~S$11) is a good option.


What to do at Talula Hill Farm Resort


Hike up Gunung Lambak


Image credit: @liburmy via Instagram

For fitspos who want something more adventurous, Talula Hill Farm Resort is the perfect starting point for a hike up Gunung Lambak, a popular mountain among the locals. The distance to reach the mountain’s peak is only about 2km but don’t underestimate the steep ascent, it can be challenging.

One can reach the peak in about 1.5 hours, but it can be a tough hike for newbies. You don’t have to worry about getting lost while hiking up or down. You can climb in peace knowing there’s a rope to grasp onto and built-in steps the whole time leading you up.


Chit-chat over the campfire & BBQ


Campfire site.
Image credit: @s__l__t__g via Instagram

Even if the sun goes down, that doesn’t mean your lepak time has to end. Share some laughs and good times while roasting marshmallows over the campfire at the resort grounds on Saturday nights. 

Site for BBQ-ing.
Image credit: @koo_gurrl via Instagram

There are even BBQ pits that you can book. Just make sure you check the weather when you’re planning for the trip as the BBQ site is located in an open space.


Catch the sunrise from the Sunrise Deck


Image credit: @n.a.n.i.h.a.n.a.n.i via Instagram

If you’re an early riser, you can witness the sun peeking out from behind the mountains right from the resort. Head to the Sunrise Deck before dawn to witness the view.


Feeding animals & gardening


Image credit: @makebadart.py via Instagram

A farm isn’t a farm without animals, right? Here’s the chance to get your little ones closer to nature as they feed grass to goats right out of their hands. The best news is that hotel guests can join the resort’s free animal feeding session, which takes place every day from 5.30pm-6.30 pm.

Image adapted from: @absolutelynaby via Instagram

Head down to the resort’s barnyard and meet ducks, little chicks, chickens, geese, and bunnies in the farm shed. 

Image credit: @talulahillfarmresort via Instagram

If you have green thumbs, pitch in and help the eco-resort employees at the Vegetable or Fruit Garden to fertilise and harvest vegetables and fruits. The field is located close to the Farm Cafe. Who knows, you might end up eating the fruits of your labour. 

The kids can also join in. Get them involved in the resort’s green activities for kids, where they can express their creativity through pot painting and then using the pots to plant aloe vera.


Dabao breakfast in a picnic basket


Image adapted from: @talulahillfarmresort & @iiiiris_wun via Instagram

Here’s a secret: most guests aren’t aware they could request breakfast to be served in a picnic basket so they can eat it wherever they like on the resort grounds. Eat breakfast peacefully without bumping into a crowd too early in the morning.

But you might want to keep in mind to be on the lookout for the ducks or geese in the area. They might “steal” your meal and flee. 


Embrace the farm life at Talula Hill Farm Resort


Give Talula Hill Farm Resort a shot the next time you’re planning for a weekend vacation or if you’re looking to shake up your usual JB trips.

The resort is an ideal antidote to the hectic city life, and it lets you forget about the hustle and bustle of city living. The best part is that it’s just a 1.5-hour drive from Singapore.

Find out more about Talula Hill Farm Resort

 

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Cover image adapted from: @@jjiahannn, @financial.hani, & @liburmy via Instagram

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