The Malacca Crocodile Farm, more commonly known as Taman Buaya Melaka, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ayer Keroh, a suburb of Malacca just 10 minutes from the Ayer Keroh toll plaza. Family friendly and filled with a variety of croc species, the farm is not just home to over 100 species of crocs – it also houses five different attractions in the surrounding 3.5ha park: Malaysia in Miniature, Aviary Bird Park, Reptile House, Mamalia House and Water Recreation Park.
First opened in 1987, the farm has some pretty cool species of crocodiles and alligators, ranging from an enormous American alligator, a stripy-looking spectacled caiman and pale Indian marsh mugger crocodiles. Featuring incredible live shows every weekend and school holidays at 11:30 and 14:30, the crocodiles are all housed in manmade, swamp-like conditions similar to their natural habitat. Be sure to grab a picture during the photo taking sessions with baby crocodiles, and catch the hair-raising action of the feeding sessions on weekends at 11:00.
One of Malacca Crocodile Farm’s non-crocodile related attractions is Malaysia in Miniature: a landscaped park with lots of greenery and replicas of 13 famous KL attractions. Here, you will see popular landmarks such as Malacca’s A Famosa and Kuala Lumpur’s Parliament Building, but they have to share the limelight with the ‘PETRONAS Twin Towers’!
Time strapped and can’t catch a bus to the capital to visit the famous KL Bird Park? Not to worry, as the farm has its own Aviary Bird Park! Perfect for bird-watching enthusiasts, you’ll get to see them fly freely among the aviary’s lush greenery and also snap some funky photos of the multicoloured feathered creatures. Make a stop at the Reptile and Mamalia House where you can see Brazilian green iguanas and king cobras.
Water Recreation Park
Fancy a bit of a splash under the sun? Then grab your bathing suit and head to the 6,000sqft Water Recreation Park. The latest addition to the Malacca Crocodile Farm, it is pretty popular no matter what age you are: there are mushroom-shaped water curtains for toddlers, a man-made waterfall for teens and a super cool slide and water jet tunnel.
Entrance to the Water Recreation Park requires an extra fee of RM5, but it is well worth the price you pay to cool down after exploring Ayer Keroh.
Malacca Crocodile Farm
- Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 19:00
- Location: Pusat Pelancongan Ayer Keroh
- Address: Pusat Pelancongan Ayer Keroh, Melaka
- Tel: +606 232 2349
- Price Range: Adult RM10 (Crocodile Park & Water Recreation), RM5 (Crocodile Park only); Children RM 6 (Crocodile Park & Water Recreation), RM3 (Crocodile Park)