• Institute of Biological Sciences
  • ketua_isb@um.edu.my
  • 0379674118

Ladang Mini ISB is a research centre spread across 2 acres and located within Universiti Malaya. Our mini farm is under the supervision of the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science at Universiti Malaya.

The farm's main objectives are:

  • to optimise and utilise commercially valuable research activities that could cater to food security issues.
  • to provide a platform for education centres and UM community engagement initiatives.
  • to explore potential markets for agricultural food products and industries.

In this farm, we have a number of activities going on in effort to achieve our target Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

1. UrbanAqua@UM

UrbanAqua@UM is a part of our community which aims to foster knowledge on aquaculture and aquaponic in urban farming. Their goal is to educate and help others acquire the ability to grow self-made food– particularly seafood– in urban areas that are sustainable, healthy, nutritious, and fresh all year round.

2. Breeding black soldier fly for waste management

Through the consumption of organic waste, the on-site breeding of black soldier fly (BSF) larvae allows us to promote a more environmentally friendly means of animal feed while cutting costs and avoiding reliance on commercial ones. Not only that, these larvae provide the farm chickens with a high protein diet which helps them to lay eggs of higher quality.

3. Producing our own sustainable animal feed pellet

Besides the breeding of BSF larvae, our farm also utilises industrial waste which, although expired, can actually continue to be used such as atta flour to feed our farm animals. We receive the flour for free from a local distributor which effectively helps to reduce costs. The expired atta flour is filtered to acquire the best grains and are then mixed with the remaining commercial feed to ensure adequate nutrition supply for the animals.

4. Formulating fertiliser using waste from the livestock

To inspire a sense of circular economy, our farm staff produces compost fertiliser from goat manure and organic waste, which contain high nutrients. As a result, the composted fertiliser is able to improve soil fertility and consequently the growth of plants that can be found around the farm premises, such as crops for livestock, durian, and rambutan trees.

5. Farm Visit @ Ladang Mini ISB

In achieving our objective as an education centre, Ladang Mini ISB welcomes students to participate in hands-on urban farming through volunteering activities. The farm is also opened to the general public once per week and is known to be a much-anticipated opportunity for visitors to both interact and learn via a small ticket fee of RM5, which will be put towards further upgrading of our farm's facilities and funding.

Be sure to check out Ladang Mini ISB’s social media pages to find out when you can visit our lovely goats, sheep, fish, rabbits and chickens!

You can connect with us through these virtual spaces:


 Ladang Mini ISB, Universiti Malaya


Below is information on our Farm's Visitation Schedule:

Visitation Schedule

As of the 2023/2024 academic session, we are open to visitors on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

Available Dates Date
10/04/2024 Saturday

*A special 3-day Open Day on-site event from 14-16 May 2024 will be held on the farm! The Open Day event will contain two (2) sessions every day: morning session (10am-12pm) and the afternoon session (2pm-4pm).

**RM5.00 will be charged per entry, however children below 12 years old enter for free.

**Please note that proceeds from your ticket fee will go towards farm maintenance and adding cool features on-site for your next visit!

Group Registrations

In order to ensure we are able to provide you with the best experience with your family and friends while touring our farm, we request that groups larger than 15 must be divided into smaller groups of 8 (i.e. a maximum of 8 people per group). We believe the more the merrier, but we also want you to enjoy yourself individually!

Guided Tours

As our farm prides itself on being a place to nurture learning on biodiversity efforts, we would highly recommend students and public visitors of all ages and education levels to join our guided tour!

To schedule a guided tour, please schedule a session with us in advance by filling out the form below.

On the day of your tour, we would highly appreciate your cooperation in arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to ensure your group's visit goes smoothly. However, for your safety please ensure that your student group is always accompanied by at least one chaperone throughout your visit. Tours are available between 45 minutes to an hour.

Semester Break Visitation

Please note that visitors during semester breaks as according to Universiti Malaya's academic calendar will be charged RM10.00 per person.

To register, fill in the form here!

Last Update: 01/05/2024