Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary
The Melaka & Reptile Sanctuary has been in existence for more than 27 years. It houses more than 20 butterfly species as well as reptiles and some other species.
The sanctuary is built on 11 acres of land. It is divided into four sections namely butterfly park, reptile park, koi fish park and photo spots. The visitors can take the opportunity to photograph hundreds of beautiful butterflies, among them are Brooke and Malayan Birdwing species.
Besides butterflies, there are reptile animals like snakes from various species that can be found in this park. And when tired, the visito can relax the mind by looking at hundreds of koi fish swimming in the pool.
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Daily: 8.30 a.m – 5.30 p.m
Adult: RM 22.00
Children: RM 16.00
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During my visit, I had the opportunity to get close to an iguana, monster toad, and a snake. The park exhibits the largest collection of reptiles, including more than twenty different species of snakes.
It looks a little shabby from the outside and some of the exhibits before you get into the main area are a bit run down. However once you walk into the butterfly area it improves quickly. It’s very nice to be surrounded by the butterflies (though you do have to watch your step!), and there are some really rare and beautiful ones including the Rajah Brooke. They even land on you.
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