Friday, September 21, 2012

Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary

Pissed off with the couple who are supposedly my great travel companions, I didn’t want to stay put with them in the cabin. If I would have, most probably I would told them to pack and “fo”.  For the sake of saving their face and because they are my so called close friends, I decided that it’s best I leave to venture on my own. Actually, to tell you the truth, I really had no clue whatsoever what to do, remember, I told you, Melaka town is quite a distance from Philea Resort & Spa? So, I asked the staff on what can I do (Tanjung Wellness Spa), maybe suggest some sightseeing places. They in return pointed to the walking distance Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary. Thank god. Blessings. Within the next 5 minutes after walking from the back entrance of Philea Resort, I was already in Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary. No regrets. Not at all. Marvelous landscaping, Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary occupies a jungle site of more than 11 acres and is home to various types of animals, from insects to reptiles, and birds to mammals. Paying RM18.00 for entrance fee, including RM3.00 for my camera, honestly, I was quite surprised with the number of people. Packed. It then clicked on my mind that it’s a Saturday, as well as school holidays.

Anyway, once I walked in, except at the entrance, there was more than enough room for my free walking. Nevertheless, I really had no clue where to begin, nor which direction it should be. To be on a safe side, I followed the crowd. Before I knew, I was at the bird aviary. Happy chirping of love-birds, to the more exotic white peacocks, horn bills, owl, peafowls, parrots etc etc. Leisurely walking around, I took pictures while simultaneously reading from the signboards on which bird is which. Awe-so-pretty. Just so amazing to look at, god given beautiful colors of the birds.

Later, I went from once section to the other, the best among the rest for me was the butterfly sanctuary. Oh-gosh. Free from stress colorful butterflies, some which actually sat on me. Though I was not comfortable, I allowed them to be themselves.

Just for a while, until I started walking again to see the collection of animals. Insects, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, koi fish and golden leopards, to name a few. Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is also a secondary jungle and landscaped park. Henceforth, there will be no short of admiring nature and you can easily spend almost half a day in Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary.

Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is a save bet even if you coming over alone, but stop your antics of disturbing the animals. More importantly, Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is a kid’s paradise. They will utterly love it. I did notice the laughter, crying, and fear, some kids were bolder than the other, whereas others clinging on to their parents. All in all, even an adult like me had fun and happiness. Glad I am I visited Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary. Otherwise, I would have returned home, not realizing that such a mini zoo existed.

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  1. Nava, how many days were u in Malacca? Seems you've visited more places than I do :)

  2. Wow!Those are very colorful love birds.

  3. Such exotic and stunning birds my friend, what a wonderful sanctuary :D
    I bet you had so much fun! That peacock is especially gorgeous!


  4. I would have loved to have been able to see those beautiful birds. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Gorgeous photos...I especially enjoyed the love birds and the peacocks :)

  6. Is that a cakadu in between. My husband saw a wild one the other, at least they thought it was one. I wish I could meet all those gorgeous bird in the nature. I d be happily clicking snaps. =)
    Thank you for the lil tour. ;)

  7. Always driven past the place but not entered it. Now I know I must make an effort to check it out since love birds and butterflies:D

  8. WHOA! Those are some super blue peacocks! Loving these birds :) I used to volunteer at a parrot sanctuary here before it lost funding. Bird are so lovely, aren't they?

  9. Wow.. the birds are so gorgeous. I love the white peacock. My dad used to have one just like it.

  10. Beautiful birds!! I need to visit Malacca soon :)


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