After a disappointing visit to the Crocodile farm in Langkawi, Malaysia (where most of the crocodiles there looked like they haven’t eaten in weeks or had cancer or something) i wasn’t too enthusiastic about going to Jong’s Crocodile Farm in Kuching Sarawak.
But when i heard that the famous Sarawakian man eater – Bujang Senang’s skull was on display at the park, and i had like few hours to kill, i thought, why the hell not?!
Entrance fee is now Adult RM 15, if you are Sarawakian (need id proof)is RM 10, if Child RM 8, and Sarawakian Child RM 5.
Some pictures that i also dug up on Crocodiles
I kind of googled up the largest crocodiles online, as i was pretty amazed with how big these beasts were.
Some facts i dug up:
There are about 4-5 known crocs in the world that are 20 feet or bigger.
- Gustave in Africa, 20 feet, over 2000lbs.
- Utan, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA, 20 feet over 2000lbs.
- Crocosaurus in Parrot Island, Orlando, 20 feet over 2000lbs.
- Chai Yai, In Thailand, 20 feet, 2500lbs.
- The crocodile in Orissa, India crocodile farm that is supposedly 23 feet long
WHY THE HELL ISNT PAK INDON (the crocodile in Jong’s Crocodile Farm >INSIDE THIS LIST?!! PLEASE TELL ME WHY? HE WAS MONSTROUS! (Sorry we couldn’t get a clear shot of Pak Indon, because his cage was the most heavily guarded one of them all. Too many grills and bars!)
OK and we are off to Jong’s Crocodile Farm.
The farm is about 29Km from Kuching City Centre. You can get here by taxi, vans or by bus. The bus is the cheapest way there. But you need to walk quite a distance in, to reach the farm. Roughly about 1km.
The highlights of the farm is the “jumping crocodile show” where the show times are 11am and 3pm.
The farm hands would dangle the pieces of meat on the wire, and then winch it down to the middle of the pond. Occasionally the meat would be bouncing up and down, just to attract the crocodiles attention. The farm hands also rang a bell before the feeding session. Amazingly, all the crocodiles came rushing to the feeding station.
The crocodiles were really fast. I had to sit there ever ready – to capture this shot.
There are many feeding stations. If you miss one, then simply proceed to the next feeding station.
There are shaded seats so you don’t have to stand waiting for the crocs to take the bait.
There was a very interesting section in the farm
After straining our eyes to look for the nest. We finally found it! We were standing on top of it! No wonder
There are plenty of containment areas filled with crocodiles of all sizes. IM sure they must be breeding it for some other use.
Finally i managed to see Bujang Senang’s Skull. Wished they had the entire body for show too.
Im still wondering why the farm turned the display box into a money box? Collecting funds to buy Bujang some after life stuff during Cheng Beng (Chinese Ghost Festival)?
Towards the end of the tour, there is a wall showing pictures of the crocodiles and also their victims. Wow…it made my tummy churn. There was one shot of a boy being eaten and they had to cut the crocodiles stomach to get his mutilated body out. His body was already in pieces!
There are also other animals there at the park like the giant dragon fish, birds, rabbits, sun bears, otters! 😀
Great place to visit if you are in Kuching Sarawak. Have fun backpacking!
You can find Jong’s Crocodile Farm at
Jong’s Crocodile Farm
Siburan, 29Km Kuching-Serian Road
93250 Kuching, Sarawak