Known officially as Jong’s Crocodile Farm, the farm was established in 1963 and houses well over 1000 crocodiles. It also doubles up as a zoo and holds in captivity various animals, namely monkeys, sunbears, leopard-cats, deers, snakes and hornbills.
Visitors can attend the crocodiles feeding show and watch the creatures jump as they snap at baits hang above the water. There is also a crocodile museum that displays exhibits about crocodiles’ behavior and documents of crocodile attack in Sarawak, along with the skull of the infamous man-eating crocodile Bujang Senang, which was shot and killed in 1992 after its last attack by the Pelaban River. There is a crocodile breeding area that will educate visitors about crocodiles’ breeding behavior, the processes and methodologies involving this delicate skill. Do note that this is the only crocodile breeding farm in Malaysia. This place does not feature exhibits pertaining to only crocodiles as visitors will also be kept entertained by other animals in captivity in the zoo. Some of the animals that can be viewed include monkeys, sunbears, the bearded boar, otters and peacocks. In fact, there is a garden that is especially dedicated to the proud peacocks.
Jong’s Crocodile Farm offers visitors close yet safe encounters with the biodiversity of Sarawak and is an ideal place of visit for groups and children.
|How to get there:
Jong’s Crocodile Farm is located about 30 kilometres away from Kuching, a 35 minutes drive will lead you to this interesting farm.
|Opening hour and entrance fee:
Jong’s Crocodile Farm is opened daily from 9 am to 5 pm and entry is charged at RM 16 for non-Sarawakians and RM 10 for Sarawakians.