Wednesday, May 17, 2017

[JB] Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

It's a shame that we did not visit the Crocodile Farm along Upper Serangoon Road before it ends its operation in 2012. The only crocodile farm left in Singapore is Long Kuan Hong Crocodile Farm, situated at New Tiew Crescent and is not open to public.

Hence, during our drive-in to Johor Bahru last year, we decided to drop by Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm to have an up close experience with the crocodiles. Housing more than 1000 saltwater crocodiles, including a 130-year old toothless crocodile, they are of different sizes and ages.

Many crocodiles are lurking within the lake in the centre of the farm, which explains why it is blocked off and visitors are not allowed to get close to the lake.

Prior to entering the crocodile farm, the friendly staff gave us a brief introduction and some fun facts about crocodiles. The muscles that help them to open their mouth is rather weak. Hence, a reasonably strong man can keep the mouth close with their bare hands. He also showed us how a little crocodile sounds like and look at those sharp teeth!

Upon entering the crocodile den, we must observe the safety guidelines. It is definitely not wise to wander off from the dedicated path and put yourselves and others into unnecessary dangers.

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm is considered to be one of the larger crocodile farm in Malaysia. Hence, we are surrounded by many crocodiles. Thankfully the walkways are well maintained and covered. Hence, we can take our time to take pictures and observe the reptiles.

The weather is hot and I believe the reptiles really enjoy their 'shower time'.

Working at the crocodile farm is not an easy task. I break into cold sweat after witnessing how the staff feed the crocodiles where their sizes are as big or even bigger than humans. If you like to see how the crocodiles are fed, simply pay RM20 for 3 chickens.

Feeding Time - check out how the hungry crocodile gets its feed.

The older crocodiles are located in the inner area of the farm. You get to see more than 155 years old crocodiles and they are really huge! Though not as mobile , their size already inject an aura of fear to its visitors.

Before leaving the farm, we have to give the Crocodile Herbal Soup (rm30) a try. :)

Another must try is to touch and hold the crocodiles with our bare hands and take pictures with them. (separate fees chargeable). All of us took turn to be up-close with the reptile.

Brave Hubby get to hold a bigger sized crocodile and we quickly snapped some pictures. Noticed that the crocodile's mouth has been taped for safety reasons.

It was an eye-opening experience and we spent about 2 hours touring the crocodile farm. Nice place to consider visiting if you are planning for a staycation in Desaru.

Crocodile Farm
Address:Lots 1289 & 1290, Jalan Sembilan, Kampung Belading, Teluk Sengat, 81940 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Entrance Fee: RM8 (adult), RM4 (child)
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm

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--andy-- said...

This is the nearest crocodile farm for Singaporeans :)
We got to know that most crocs die of old age or even "heart-attack from Thunders!" (real or not?).

We did not dare to try the herbal soup.

cheers, Andy

Pooja Kawatra said...

We visited a crocodile farm in Singapore don't remember the exact place but it was so much fun.

Shub said...

Wow, those crocodile kids actually look cute. Same cannot be said about adults though. LOL.

KarMie's blog said...

Wowww ur kids are brave!!! Taking pics n especially trying the herbal soup. How does it taste like? The crocs look healthy n huge!!!
Great that there's sheltered walkways...

Jamie Chaw,

Phoebe said...

Really! I didn't know they get heart attack! We tried the soup, taste ok. Denver got asthma so we thought it might be good for him.

Phoebe said...

The crocodile farm that you mentioned might be the one that was along Serangoon which is closed already :( Good for you that you get to visit it. ^_^

Phoebe said...

I was actually a little scared of the baby crocodiles still. It was an experience indeed.

Phoebe said...

Actually we were pretty scared .. just putting on our brave front. :D
My boy had asthma so they say crocodile soup is good for him so we gave it a try. Taste pretty ok .. just a unique flavour away from the usual chicken soup.

Unknown said...

It's always good to bring kids out to see other animals. Let the learning come alive and seems like it happened here. Thanks for sharing!

Sweet Memoirs said...

What a close encounter with crocodiles! I think my kids are not yet brave enough for this but I can bookmark for future reference. :)

Ai Sakura said...

think it's a really good experience for the kids! I went to the one in Darwin.. want to bring Lil Pumpkin next time too

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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