Jurong Reptile Park

Do you feel stress out due to your hectic schedule? Take out some time to relax yourself and have a holiday. Holiday is important to recharge your spirit, even if you only take 2 days of holiday, it will be benefit to avoid stress for a while. Take your children with you on holiday too and you will have a great time. In finding a holiday place that is suitable both for you and your children is not hard. Jurong Reptile Park is the best decision. It is the largest park in Asia. The park is a perfect place for family to go on holiday. Your children will be able to learn about animals by seeing the regalia not only the pictures. Therefore, it is not only a holiday but also an education for your children. The location of this park is in Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore. It is across the Jurong Bird Park. It opens from 9 am to 6 pm. The price of entrance ticket is reachable, for adults is S$7 and for children is S$3.5. The park presents recent reptilians which really attract people to come. The setting of the park is so natural and you will feel like you are in the jungle. Though, you should not worry about the security because it is safe and dangerous animals are always put in the secure cage. They have Giant Aldabra Tortoises, Anacondas from Amazon, Iguanas, Snakes and other reptiles and amphibians. Most people interested in seeing Crocodiles with 16 1/2 feet long.

Jurong Reptile Park has many interesting activities for the visitor. They do not only show the animals. The park has crocodile feeding session and reptile shows every day at 11.45 am and 2 pm. In this show, you will see someone (experts in taking care of crocodile) feeds the crocodile diligently. We know that crocodiles are scary animals. They can attack human with no mercy. However, this person looks like already close with the crocodiles. The feeding session is really interesting to watch. In this session, you will also be able to feel the night environment with sounds of jungle. It really feels like in the jungle, especially by seeing the crocodiles. The reptile shows is also interesting and will make your breathe stop for a second. This show presents King Cobras and Asia Cobras. They will perform with stuntman and presents a dangerous stunt show. You can watch the reptile shows at 11.45 am and 2 pm daily. Another awesome thing you can do in Jurong Reptile Park is you can take a picture with the snakes and small crocodiles. You only pay for S$5 and you can get your picture taken with those animals.

You can go to Jurong Reptile Park in many ways. There are public transportations that can reach the park easily. If you want to use public transportation then the simplest way is using MRT. Near Jurong Park, there are two MRT stations. The first station is Boon Lay MRT Station and the second station is Lakeside MRT Station. Both stations will directly reach Jurong Park. Therefore, you can stop in either both stations. However, the nearest one to reach Jurong Reptile Park is Boon Lay MRT station. So, you can take MRT to Boon Lay Station. After that, you take SBS buses 194 or 251. Another way to get there is by taxi. Of course it is costly compare to take MRT. You can also rent a car and drive to there or you can hire a driver.

The Jurong Reptile Park had been created right in front of the worldwide outstanding Jurong Bird Park. The basic idea of Jurong Reptile Park is to represent the lifestyle and the various sorts of reptiles, in order to bring children and in fact all visitors of their beauty and uniqueness. The Jurong Reptile Park unfortunately did not seem to suit the quality requirements for long and after a rundown period, now it has been closed for a while, let us hope only to come back shinier and nicer.

The Jurong Reptile Park has been build based on the same idea as the Jurong Bird Park, yet contrary to their names and positions the Reptile Park was operated under a different management. The aim of Jurong Reptile Park was to represent the colourful world of reptiles to the public, in order to get closer to these animals. The reptiles’ class of animals contains much more creatures than we could expect. Apart from some exceptions, reptiles have never belonged to the order of favourite animals due to their sometimes-unattractive outlooks and dangerous habits. The most feared reptiles are definitely the crocodiles and the snakes yet there are many more which can be either poisonous or simply look frightening. Reptiles as Iguana though have become a popular pet lately, which sadly also means that they are in danger because of all the illegal animal catchers who want to sell them to animal dealers. The park’s main idea was also to preserve these reptiles for the future.

The Jurong Park was located on a 2-hectare territory and apart from the snakes and crocodiles it featured another 50 species of reptiles. Unfortunately, according to the reviews before its closing the reptile park has been in a bad and unkempt state for a while by which we can suspect that the leading and the spending of governmental money by the park wasn’t for the benefit of these special animals this time. It is very rare to see such thing happen in Singapore where people ultimately take care of the environment and animals by the construction of several nature reserves, Bird Park or the Underwater World.

As it seems also the features of many reptiles have scared visitors away. Most visitors to these places are families, but who would want to enter to a territory above which it is written “poisonous, enter at your own risk”. Almost half of the featured reptiles were in fact poisonous. Not the best family program in our opinion.

The Jurong Reptile Park’s main attraction was its Crocodile Show and the crocodile feeding sessions were always popular. The park had also an underwater observation gallery, from where you could see crocodiles under water. In the Cavern of Darkness exhibition, you would watch night-time reptiles with lightning controlled environment. Visitors could have photo opportunity with various colourful yet harmless snakes.

So, are you ready to have a holiday with your children? Go brainstorm the ideas and make it real. Your children will love Jurong Reptile Park very much. You can only feel the jungle atmosphere in this park not in the other places. You are also able to give fun lessons to your children about animals. With the price of ticket entrance that is not expensive, this park gives you more than you expect. The fresh air, the green natural view, the sounds of jungle is only the small things that you will get. These things are not available in the city. There is no need to think so long, book the ticket to Singapore then go to the park.

The Jurong Reptile Park is a great idea and with different, animal conscious management and renovated or reinvented facilities, it could be turned into one of the main attractions of Singapore. Let us hope this unique park will soon await its first visitors.

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