Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ostrich Farm, Port Dickson

We headed out to Port Dickson last Saturday for a one night stay away from the city. Hubby managed to secure a company bungalow for the weekend and since it has been ages since we went away for anything & anywhere, we thought this would be a great place to start it off with lil one. Moreover, with the new highway, it hardly took us an hour to reach our destination!

Our dear master did not kick up a fuss in the car. He behaved pretty well, but insisted he sits on my lap in the front passenger seat. As long as he can stay quiet, I am happy.

As we can only check-in at 1pm, we decided to stop by the Ostrich Farm. I thought it would be great for him to see some real ostriches and I actually expected to see some great ostrich races for real! How silly I was! I forgot that I am in Malaysia .. duh! Like every other tourist destination and tourist attraction, this place is so badly maintained after a few years in operations.

I did not count but there were probably about 20 ostriches in total I would guess. Most of them are "senior citizens" in the sense that they actually hardly have any bulu in them left! Serious! And there are 3 monkeys named Along, Abu & Siti .. all chained to their cages! Gosh! And some chicken and a few peacocks. That's it. Entrance fee is RM8 per adult with RM1 discount if you are Jusco Member. Never expected the discount though.

Would I go there again? Of course not! Would I recommend anyone to go there? You will kill me. Then where else to go to kill time before check-in? I also don't know cos the rest seem to be not so toddler-friendly. Maybe Eagle Range would have been better. Not sure also.

While I was there, tried their pathetic ostrich satay. 6 sticks for RM10. We ordered 30. It taste like beef but not as tough. Quite tender but a bit "sou" smell. I guess for this sort of meat, it has to be very deeply marinated like satay, rendang or fried with black pepper. Other dishes not suitable. Anyone knows if there is ostrich burger in our local supermarkets?

Will try to post tomorrow, my lil one's first ever encounter with the sand & sea!

22 comments:

LittleLamb said...

ahhhh so u went PD.. nice or not?
I guess ifs so hot, stay indoor or play water better.. hope u got some sandy pictures later..

Merryn said...

ahhh.. nice! i geli da ostrich's neck!

zmm said...

Malaysia really 'tak boleh' one.. we went the Ostrich farm in Klang also all the animals looked so pathetic.

reanaclaire said...

hi there..thanks for coming by my blog...
fyi, i have never been to PD la.. where it comes to beaches, i seldom go these years... in Ipoh, we can go to teluk batik or pangkor island..
seeing yr pics, u all had a nice time there..

coffeesncookies said...

i went there once, nothing else to do at PD. Err.. the satays, could it be from RIP ostriches?

FAMILY FIRST said...

coffeesncookies - possible. possible.

Fussy mum said...

Heard about this place in PD...but don't think I wanna go after reading your post here..

BabyBooned said...

lots of pics what? ok lah tuuuu ;)

eeee. the ostriches look so.. kesian.

hey i heard taiping zoo's pretty good though. we're thinking of going there this coming week.

Jaanvi said...

wow! seems like a great getaway... will wait for your next post...

Sasha said...

yeha yeha very terrible. We went the last time was also like this. Very badly managed and we felt like we got cheated.

Mama Tang said...

haha seems like a boring place to go.

MamaFaMi said...

I don't think I'd be able to eat the ostrich meat after visiting their farm...

Jacelyn Chew said...

ar? i always tot nothing much in Port Dickson except beach!

the little prince said...

Oh boy..another sad thing about our tourism..aiiyyyyy.....

looking forward for more seaside fun photo then!! :-)

slavemom said...

The ostrich satay vy expensive hor. Hmm... guess there's really NOTHING else to do in PD except 'nua' at the beach. :)

Malaika's mummy said...

glad that I didnt go to the Ostrich farm.

mommy to chumsy said...

ahh..it's not easy to go on a holiday after we have kids eh. glad you had a great time. we'll be going to ours this sunday...our first since the brat came along ... :D

agnes said...

hahhaaa.. prob can drop by sunway lagoon wildlife park (pet zoo)? I heard a few of my friends said not bad and worth going... ;)

i never been there personally simply becoz we stayed too near??? hahahaa

good luck~~

eh, how come no updates on house reno thingy adi?? looking forward to see more pix lah..

Ann said...

Oh...can't wait to see your little one in the sand!

Wanted to go this weekend...but...illness aside, grandparnets paranoi aside...

Josephine said...

I have been really busy lately!
I hope I will have a short break like u!
Btw, I am going to KL tonite! yeah!

Health Freak Mommy said...

Wow, RM10 for 6 sticks of satay is expensive!

chanelwong said...

Heard a lot of this place...
Hmmmm I think I should bring Jeriel there one day....