If you are visiting Malaysia, one of the top places to go in Malaysia should include the Langkawi Island in northern Peninsular Malaysia. What can you see in Langkawi? Other than beaches or Perdana Gelleria, the next hot spot to go must be this crocodile farm. In fact there are not much things you can see in Langkawi but this farm surely worth a visit. Langkawi Crocodile Farm or Taman Buaya Langkawi in Malay is a 20-Acre-Land featuring over 1000’s of crocodiles in various species and also alligators, in a few separated man-made ponds.
I went there last year on my company trip to Langkawi. It has been 10 years since my last time there and there are still reasons to revisit this island.
After paying RM8 entrance fees, visitors could explore the garden the way you like freely. The main pond is the biggest with pedestrian bridge built over it.
Visitors could walk slowly on this bridge overlooking many crocodiles doing all sorts of activities resembling their real lives.
The environment within this 2o acre compound is very nice, comfortable, clean with lush greenery.
Wow, look at that! What’s the species of these crawling crocodile?
Further strolling down the walking path, we came to the show pond. No seating provided, visitors have to stand around the stage to watch the ‘man vs crocodile’ live performances.
There are 2 ‘old’ and tamed but big crocodiles in 2 small ponds. First of them came out of water to start the show…
Why is he opening his big jaw with sharp teeth? Any prey around? The audience?
Oops! He actually just woke up and waiting his teeth to be brushed! 🙂
Simple action. The crocodile went back into the pond to sleep again after that. Lazy creature…
Now. The highlight of the day came. The second giant crocodile is coming!
Water being sprayed onto her rapidly as she was crawling up. A hot tempered one I guess… 🙂
Dang dang…. dang dang… dang dang…..dang dang….
“Hi! How are you? Stay your head up will you?”
“Don’t move babe! I’m on your back…”
“Oh no! She is opening her mouth! Run! Guy Run!”
“Don’t worry! Superman is here… ”
“Err… let me test whether her teeth or my arm is stronger… ”
It’s more than 4m in length! Ladies and gentlemen, the show is over.
We continued to walk through the bridge over pond.
Wondering what are they doing? Sleeping? Chatting? Playing? Dying?
It suddenly rained. Look at them! They are alive! They definitely love rains!
We came to another pond. Oh no! These crocodiles are not friendly at all! They are looking for preys! They are mouth watering…
Oh I see. This is the feeding pond where crocodiles who are starving will crawle to here to look for real food, fresh meat. Only difference is there are served by trainers.
“Bye bye! Food’s finished! Not full enough? Try to be stronger next time!”
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Other than that, visitors could also find a restaurant and a souvenirs shop inside the Langkawi Crocodile Farm. For RM8 per entry, you can spend your time there from 9am to 6pm. We stayed there for one and 1 half hour and that should be enough unless you are having lunch there or wandering in the souvenir shop. “Is it worth to go?” Should pay a visit if you haven’t been there before. “Is this post worth to read?” Must subscribe to my Feed via RSS or email if you haven’t done so! 🙂 – Travel Feeder, the ultimate travel photo blog
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