Feeling more adventurous on your holiday? You can get that ‘rare’ experience à la the fictional Indiana Jones or the late Steve Irwin at the Snake and Reptile Farm in Perlis!
Initially established with the purpose of aiding in the research for the production of anti – venom for local consumption by the Institute of Medical Research in Malaysia, the farm was commercialised in 1995 as one of Perlis’s tourist destinations. Today, the farm serves a dual function as a tourist centre and as a research facility committed to protect various snakes and reptile species.
The farm currently houses 150 both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes across 34 species that are native to Malaysia as well as other countries. While snakes may be the primary showcase, the farm also exhibits crocodiles, deer, ostriches, iguana and many others.
Surrounded by the Bukit Bintang Reserve within the vicinity of the recreational area of Sungai Batu Pahat, the farm can be easily accessed as it is a mere 10km away from the city of Kangar. In 1995, it receives recognition by the Malaysia Book of Records as the biggest snake farm in Malaysia.
For the more daring visitors, you can get up close with the Burmese python and Ball Python where you can touch and have them coiled across your shoulders during the daily photograph session, with the assistance of the professional handlers.
Another attraction at the farm which is great for kids is the “Rabbit Petting Zone” where you can play and feed the rabbits.
One of the recent projects at the farm is the sunflower field, which had gone viral in the past month due to the proliferation of the bright flowers reminiscent of the sunflower fields overseas. This is one of the initiatives taken by the farm to attract more tourists in conjunction with Visit Perlis 2021.
Aside from sunflowers, the 4,000 square metre-land houses the Sunn Hemp, or Crotalaria Juncea whose bright yellow flowers add cheerful vibes to the farm and perfect for photos and selfies.
The farm operates daily from 9am till 6pm. However, the counter closes from 12.15pm-2.45pm to make way for the Friday prayers. For more details, please refer to the contact information below:
Snake and Reptile Farm, Perlis
Address: Sungai Batu Pahat, 01000 Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia
Phone number: +604 976 8511
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
RM6 for adults (13+)
RM3 for kids between 5-12 years old
FREE for registered OKU members
Also on Facebook and Instagram with the handle Taman Ular dan Reptilia
Information and Photos are provided by the personnel at the Snake & Reptile Farm, Perlis