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4.5   (616)


Also known as Taman Rama Rama, Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is home to a collection of animals ranging from beautiful butterflies to snakes, lizards, crocodiles, koi fish and even a pair of gorgeous golden leopards. This is your chance to get up close and personal with these exotic creepy-crawlies, snakes and some crocodiles.

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Tags: Animals

What to Expect?

Spread across an 11ha jungle area, the complex is part secondary jungle and part landscaped park. The well-maintained sanctuary was opened in 1991 and is divided into five sections: the Koi River Valley, Butterfly Garden, Reptile Aviary, Wild Photo Lane and Nature’s Art Centre.

Butterfly Garden

First up is the walk-through Butterfly Garden, the Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary’s premier attraction. It is a place where hundreds of butterflies, simply bursting with colours, fly freely.

The garden has more than 20 different species of butterflies, including the Black and White Helen, Malayan Birdwing, and the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing (Malaysia’s National Butterfly, named after Sir James Brooke, the ‘Raja’ (King) of Sarawak).

Koi River Valley

The Koi River Valley is undoubtedly the most serene section of the park. Here hundreds of colourful carp swim around in the beautifully landscaped ponds, complete with miniature waterfalls and surrounded by tropical plants. Check out the 250m-long canopy walk: the sights here make for great souvenir photos.

Opened in October 2008, Wild Photo Lane is another great place for souvenir photos with the animals of Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary: here you can take up-close-and-personal shots with the Burmese python, red-tailed boa, giant green iguana and more.

Reptile Aviary

Also be sure to visit the Reptile Aviary where snakes such as boas, pythons, vipers and cobras can be found at the Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary. Check out the giant Burmese python and the 20ft reticulated python; non-snake lovers had better watch out for the long-nose whip snakes (with their slender twig-like bodies and green scales) camouflaged in the leaves of trees in this aviary.

Just past the lizards exhibit you can see a small closed-off section of the park where crocodiles live: they look pretty lazy and it seems like the only movements you see are when they move their heads.

Also in this section is a cage with a pair of golden lizards. They are a gorgeous duo and feeding time is obviously a sight to see.

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 Address:   Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450, Ayer Keroh, Melaka

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06-232 0033

Everyday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  Reviews 4.5   (616)
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    Daphne Seow

    2 weeks ago

    Excellent place to visit when in Melaka! Absolutely impressed by this sanctuary! It didn't seem very attractive at the start, but decided to visit because it was something different to do in Melaka.

    It's much larger than expected, with every turn a surprise find! This sanctuary houses so many different species of reptiles, reaching from iguanas to crocodiles to snakes to an ancient snapping turtle! They also have a large variety of birds such as emus, albino peacock, hummingbirds, parrots... Then there is the butterfly enclosure which smells of pineapples! There are rabbits as well! Some feeding is allowed if you buy the package, which we didn't.

    There are areas to rest your feet during the exploration. It's simulated to resemble a forest, so the layout and infrastructure is interesting. Totally friendly for all age groups! Fascinating, really! Some food and drinks are available at the entrance. Staff on duty were also friendly.

    It costs RM27 for adults and RM22 for children. A good deal, I would say! Highly recommend spending at least 2 hours here if you do visit Melaka!

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    Gavin Tay

    a month ago

    The kids had a great experience here. Surprisingly a good collection of spiders, snakes, lizards and tortoises. A little hot. But very helpful and friendly staff.

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    Ben Koh

    a month ago

    A fixed price for all! (Foreigner same rate)
    This place is well worth, staff are very nice and friendly, place has so much variety and well maintained. The feeding pack is a must! You get to experience feeding naughty parrots ... Hungry emus... And the nice friendly turtles...

    Best place to come in melaka and very suitable for families with kids. They do have more variety than many other zoos and etc in fact. Well done

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    a month ago

    One of the best place to visit in Melaka with family. My kids really love this place.
    We surely will comeback again to visit Butterfly farm again. All the staffs were really kind and friendly. They guided us all the way the path, and showing around.. thank you to all the staffs, keep up the good work.

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    3 months ago

    Well maintained and value for money - large variety of butterflies, reptiles and birds. Lots of areas for resting too. You can easily spend around 2-3 hours visiting all exhibits.

    Staff were also friendly, ready to assist and provide further explanation.

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