Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teluk Sengat Crocodile World in Kota Tinggi, Johor

Reluctant to visit yet another crocodile farm (been to a few in my life PLUS there’s a lot of ‘buaya darat’ lurking around) proved to be beneficial and educational for me.

Here is where I found that when one is being thrown into a family business, grabbed the opportunity and make it her own has resulted to the birth and success of the Crocodile World Farm, popularly visited by many – locally and internationally. And I am glad to have met her and be able to tell this story.

The Crocodile World must be highlighted when we talk about Teluk Sengat as it was a crocodile farm with nearly a century worth of history, housing more than 1,000 of crocodiles, with the oldest one aged 155 years old. It started when Huang Yan Yue and son Chuang Zhou tried to breed crocodiles they captured from nearby rubber estates. The number grew tremendously, together with their skillset in handling and breeding them, the passion and determination has turned it into one of the biggest crocodile farm around this district.

The farm has currently passed down to the third generation, Huang Guo Ting and it is opened to the public, with admission tickets required. There is also a shop located at the main street of the new village selling crocodile meat cuisine. Some believe that crocodile meat can cure asthma.

I was told that some of the baby crocs live with them (you heard me right alright), she goes on sharing her experiences and knowledge on crocodiles of which you I am sharing with you at the bottom of this entry. For the first time in my life, I am able to hear how a crocodile sounds like, how their eyes work and the fact about their eggs. All this info was rather overwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, am still scared shit of this vicious creature but my perception of it has changed slightly.

Educational and fun facts on saltwater crocodile or buaya tembaga that we've learnt during our visit to Crocodile World in Teluk Sengat, Johor recently.

#TravelTips 1 : Located 1 hour from Johor Bahru and 20mins from Kota Tinggi town.

TravelTips 2 : Over 1000 crocodiles available in the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

TravelTips 3 : Some of the crocodiles here are more than 100 years old

TravelTips 4 : Baby crocodile makes squeky sound.

TravelTips 5 : Apparently they are scared of thunder or roaring sound that is lounder than them. They'll be all stressed out and probably die within 3-7 days

TravelTips 6 : Crocodile egg has 80% and 20% egg white (swipe for pic)

TravelTips 7 : Expensive crocodile skin is from the belly part

TravelTips 8 : Saltwater crocodile have a long lifespans, it is able to live more than 100 years old.

TravelTips 9 : Crocodiles' tongues are attached to the roof of their mouth hence it can't stick its tongue out.

TravelTips 10 : Crocodiles sleep with one eye awake.

The sense of appreciation is there now but the fear, still intact.

Teluk Sengat Crocodile World Farm
Lot 1289 and 1290
Jalan Sembilan
Kampung Belading
Teluk Sengat
Kota Tinggi, Johor

Operating Hours
 9:00am – 6:00pm

Admission Fee
Adult - RM8
Children - RM4

Jom, Johor Fam Trip is in collaboration with Johor Tourism and all its sponsors with #GayaTravel as media coordinator.

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