Snake and Reptile Farm
|| Sungai Batu Pahat,
01000 Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia.
|| +604 976 8511
|| 09:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs - Daily
|| MYR4.00 (Adults)
The research facility and exhibition, 12 acres Snake and Reptile Farm of Perlis is surrounded
by the Bukit Bintang Forest Reserve. It is located at Sungai Batu Pahat, in Perlis, Malaysia.
It is around 10km away north of the state capital, Kangar on Route R11.
The Snake and Reptile Farm in Perlis is the only Snake Farm ever built in Malaysia. The farm
is the major tourist attraction not only in Perlis, but the entire country, Malaysia. The main
objective of the establishment of the Snake and Reptile Farm is to aid in the research in the
production of anti - venom for local consumption by the Institute of Medical Research in Malaysia.
It was established with a showcase of about 200 snakes of 34 different species from Malaysia and
also the other parts of the world including King Cobra and python. Out of the 34 species, there
are a total of 10 species that is poisonous. Reptiles that are to be seen lying around in the
farm are crocodiles, monitor lizards and iguanas. The farm can be divided into two major parts,
one with open air enclosures and a closed exhibit. For those brave hearted persons, you can
have a picture or two with safe snakes coiling on your arm or shoulder under the assistance
of the handlers and professionals in the farm.
There are also other famous tourist attractions in Perlis. They are Perlis Herbal Garden
and Bird Park Perlis. There are also places of recreational such as Melati Lake (Tasik Melati)
and Bukit Air Recreational Park (Hutan Lipur Bukit Air). All of these places are with 12 km
from the north of Kangar. Hopping by one after the other will not take up too much time. Prices
offered by the hotels in Perlis are affordable. Hotels that located near to the Snake and
Reptile Farm are Eagle Park Resort and Putra Brasnama Hotel.
Take the Transnational bus to get to Kangar if you are coming from the other states
in Malaysia. The bus will stop at Express Bus Station on Jalan Bukit Lagi in Kangar.
Then, take a cab to the Snake and Reptile farm. The ride by the cab takes up around
15 minutes. You can drive to the destination too. From Kangar, follow the signage to
Sungai Batu Pahat and you will reach the farm in no time.