Jong’s Crocodile Farm – Backpackies goes backpacking in Kuching

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 

30 ft. crocodile killed on Saipan Island in 1943 during WW2.

 

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. 

  1. Gustave in Africa, 20 feet, over 2000lbs.
  2. Utan, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA, 20 feet over 2000lbs.
  3. Crocosaurus in Parrot Island, Orlando, 20 feet over 2000lbs.
  4. Chai Yai, In Thailand, 20 feet, 2500lbs.
  5. 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!)
 

Steve Irwin with Chai Yai , the worlds largest captive crocodile in the world

 

OK and we are off to Jong’s Crocodile Farm.  

Its a bumpy road to - jong's crocodile farm Kuching

 

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. 

Crocodile waiting to pounce on the bait @ the crocodile jumping show, Show times: 11am and 3pm.

 

You need to be patient, waiting for the crocs to align themselves, before they make the pounce.
 

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 final leap!

 

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. 

These crocodiles somehow knows that its feeding time!

 

There are shaded seats so you don’t have to stand waiting for the crocs to take the bait. 

the pavillion to watch the jumping crocodile show

 

There was a very interesting section in the farm 

crocodile breeding site- trying to look for the nest was a pain the ass

 

The mother Lying unsuspectingly protecting her eggs

 

After straining our eyes to look for the nest. We finally found it! We were standing on top of it! No wonder 

This is what a crocodile nest looks like.

 

There are plenty of containment areas filled with crocodiles of all sizes. IM sure they must be breeding it for some other use. 

we could have swore this farm sells crocodiles! Buy one home?

 

Smile for the camera! Threesome!:D

 

baby crocodiles look so cute!

 

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)? 

the skull of the famous Bujang Senang of Sarawak

 

a clearer shot of the skull.

 

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! 

photos of crocodiles and the victims

 

pictures showing the eggs, and also explaining the entire hatching and life cycle of the crocodiles

 

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!
www.backpackies.com
 

You can find Jong’s Crocodile Farm at 

Address:
Jong’s Crocodile Farm
Siburan, 29Km Kuching-Serian Road
93250 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel:6082-24 2790
Fax:6082-25 4436 

 

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5 responses to “Jong’s Crocodile Farm – Backpackies goes backpacking in Kuching

  1. Pingback: Backpacking Kuching, Sarawak for the Rainforest Music Festival « Backpacking – Who says, NO money cannot have fun?

  2. Just wanted to clarify….. the image that is labeled “Steve Irwin with Chai Yai , the worlds largest captive crocodile in the world” is mislabeled…… that’s actually Joe Wasilewski; with Hank (a.k.a the Crocosaurus) at Jungle Island; in Miami Beach FL.

  3. Stephany Ledet

    The first picture in this post, old WWll picture of the giant croc killed on Saipan Island, was taken in 1944, not 1943. That man standing behind the croc, the one who killled it with a hand grenade, is my late grandfather. His name was Charley Ledet, he was in the Navy, stationed there in the Mariana Islands during world war two. My father currently holds the original photo, it is a testament to my family that you can take a cajun out of the bayou, but you can’t take the cajun out of the man. He was at war and still found time to go “gator huntin.”

  4. CHARLEY LEDET JR’ CONFIMED MY FATHER KILLED 30 FT CROC IN SAIPAN IN 1944. US NAVY CROC WAS TOLD TO HAVE SAID TO ATTACKED VILLAGERS AND WILDLIFE. FILL FREE TO MY WEB SITE FOR PHOTO COPY FROM STARS AND STRIPES MAGAZINE. HE WAS MM2 CLASS IN NAVY.

  5. noah g. ledet

    I JUST FOUND THIS SITE. THIS MY DAD CHARLES ADAM LEDET IN PICTURE WITH CROC DURING WW 2 I AM VERY PROUD THAT YOU POSTED THIS PICTURE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH . PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT ANY TIME ABOUT WHAT I CAN REMEMBER FROM WHAT MY DAD TOLD ME. THANKS AGAIN. NOAH G. LEDET

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