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.
Snake and Reptile Park will be upgraded to a mini zoo in line with its position at the biggest tourist locations in the state, said General Manager of State Economic Development Corporation (PKENPs) Kassim Zakaria. Snake and Reptile Park, located on the edge of the range Nakawan wall that separates Malaysia and Thailand is also surrounded by several tourist attractions including herb gardens, vineyards, farms and golf courses.
The Snake & Reptile Farm is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays through Thursdays, while on Friday between 9:00am to 6:00pm with a break from 12:15pm to 2:45pm. Entrance fee is RM6.00(Adult), RM3.00(Children).
From Kangar Town, take either Route R5 or R8. Both these routes will link to Route 11. From Route 11, be on a look out for the road sign pointing to the snake farm.
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