Singapore Crocodile Farm
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Admission
   
Free.
   
Open
   
Daily 9 am to 6 pm, except on public holidays.
   
Transportation
Buses 80, 81, 82, 101, 107, 136 & 153.

Take bus from either Kovan MRT Station or Serangoon MRT Station. Alight after Serangoon Shopping Centre if you are coming from Kovan MRT Station Alight opposite Serangoon Shopping Centre if you are coming from Serangoon MRT Station.

Ample parking space if you are driving.

   
Information
   
Tan Moh Hong Reptile Skin and Crocodile Farm
790, Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534660.
Tel: +65 6288 9385
www.singaporecrocfarm.com
Singapore Crocodile Farm is located in residential Upper Serangoon. The crocodile farm was the first of its kind when it opened shortly after World War II, in 1945.

They rears and breeds crocodiles, and offers an introduction to various species of the crocodylus family. You can find well-known species such as the Tomistoma, Caiman, Prosus and many more.

Leather products made from the skins of the crocodiles are also sold at the farm.

Once you are there, look over the walls on the right and at the rear of the premise, these are where the crocodiles are. Do visit the gift shop before you leave the farm.

Not long after the end of the Second World War, an enterprising Chinese man, Mr. Tan Gna Chua, decided that he wanted to share his home with these unloved reptiles. With the help of his family, he transformed the one acre of land that surrounded his home at Upper Serangoon Road into a reptile farm, which was the first of its kind in Singapore.

They started with only ten crocodiles. With careful breeding, the numbers grew rapidly. Being the entrepreneur he was, Mr. Tan opened his farm to the public. Within its premises he set up a factory, where the crocodile skin was processed, made into various products then sold at the gift shop as well as overseas. Visitors were free to come in to Singapore Crocodile Farm to take a look around, without having to pay an entrance fee - and this is still the case today.

( Source : Singapore Crocodile Farm )

Tours are conducted here. Check out their website for more information. Advance booking is required for groups of 45 pax or more, so that a guided tour and feeding show could be arranged.

 

Dec 2009.