Looking for a cool attraction near the Desaru Coast area? I have one for you – Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm.
It’s a great stopover on your way to Desaru or for something to do during your time there.
But, what exactly is the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm? What will you see? Is it worth your time?
The Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm was established in 1950 for the conservation and breeding of crocodiles. The crocodiles are not killed for their meat or skins. It was opened to visitors in 1997. It’s the largest one in peninsular Malaysia.
I had read that I would see around 1000 saltwater crocodiles here from babies to the oldest around 155 years old! I did not see 1000, but I did see a lot.
Below, I go through everything you can find at this Desaru Crocodile Farm as well as what it is like to visit here in this full Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm review. Read this so you can make up your own mind if it is worth visiting here.
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Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm Review 
I visited here with my 6 and 11 year old sons.
On arrival, we bought our entry tickets and were given the choice of buying three chickens to feed to the crocodiles for RM25.
We decided to do this. The entry tickets were more than I had been messaged just the day before by their Facebook account so that was disappointing, but what are you going to do once you get all the way here?!
We weren’t really sure what to do at this Crocodile Farm Desaru when we arrived, but there’s really only one path around the farm with arrows so it’s straightforward enough.
We started at a big area with an eating and drinking area, some information boards about crocodiles, and we could already look into some of the fenced off areas were crocodiles were lazing around watching us suspiciously 🙂
We then set off on a path round the farm. This is like a rectangular path that’s enclosed with concrete ground, a roof, some walls along the bottom then fencing or windows so we could see the crocodiles.
The “breeding ponds” we walked past were various sizes and basically concrete with some water areas. I had read they try to keep their home as much like their natural habitat as possible, but it did not seem this way in the majority of areas.
We took our time walking round and watching the crocodiles in the various areas. They seemed sorted by age and they definitely varied a fair bit in size. Some seemed frisky and trying to make fights but mostly, they were their stereotypical stoic selves.
The oldest one was huge and the sign said over 130 years! There was also one without a tail in its own environment.
The final area was the best one. It was quite big with a pond and many crocodiles. When we reached here, a staff member appeared with our three frozen chicken and threw them in.
We had thought we would feed them on a stick or something, but actually, we had nothing to do with it and everyone else there also got to see it, so I wondered what we paid for. It wasn’t worth it.
On the upside, he pointed out a female crocodile below us who was protecting her crocodile eggs she had laid and buried.
We had just read about how this happens, so it was cool to see it. Otherwise, we had no interaction with staff.
At the end of the path, we entered a big shop with tons of random things, mostly toys. Nothing to do with crocodiles though.
Most things we read about visiting here beforehand were not what we found. Like, we didn’t see baby crocodiles and there was no interaction with the crocodiles or the staff (unless you pay the extra RM25 and that was very minimal).
We were done within 30 minutes.
The walkways are easy to wander and take your time and are undercover, so you don’t have to worry about rain.
Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm Video Walk-Through
In the following video, you can experience what it’s like to visit Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm as well as the whole Desaru Coast for a weekend. This is a video walk-through of all the top attractions in Desaru (including this farm) and a stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Desaru. It’s the best way to get an idea of what you’ll see here.
Where Is Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm?
Address: Lots 1289 & 1290, Kampung Belading, Jalan Sembilang, Teluk Sengat, 81940, Johor, Malaysia
You can find the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm in between Johor Bahru and Desaru Coast in the town of Teluk Sengat. It’s about an hour from JB Sentral to Crocodile Farm Teluk Sengat. From the Desaru Coast, it’s about half an hour.
To get here, you need to drive yourself or take a taxi. Since it’s a little isolated, if you take a taxi, arrange in advance for it to stop here and wait for you. The roads were in great condition around here when we visited.
If you are coming from Singapore, we can arrange a taxi for you for a day trip to the Desaru area or one that can stop here and some other Desaru attractions before dropping you at your hotel in Desaru.
This is how we visited here.
Below is a Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm map. You can click to open it to see it in a full map.
Desaru Crocodile Farm Opening Hours
The Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm is open daily from 9am to 6:30pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9am to 7pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm Ticket Prices
At the time of our visit, the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm is RM10 for Malaysian adults and RM15 for foreigners and RM6 for Malaysian kids and RM8 for foreign kids..
You can also pay RM25 for three chickens to be fed to the crocodiles.
If you’d love to see crocodiles up close, the crocodile farm at Teluk Sengat is the place to head. It’s an easy to reach place and you’ll definitely see a lot of crocodiles.
However, it’s not how it is described online. It’s not interactive or hands-on (not that I would want to be hands-on with crocodiles!).
It’s also described as a conservation farm, but it was unclear to me what was happening here. They also sell crocodile meat so I struggle to understand where that comes from if they don’t kill the crocodiles.
If you are in the area and want to see crocodiles, it could be worth a stop. I wasn’t that impressed. My kids thought it was cool though!
Looking for other things to do in Desaru? Find our full guide here. You can also find our full guide to where to stay in Desaru here and our full travel guide to Desaru here. Read about the nearby Desaru Ostrich Farm here.
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