Desaru Crocodile farm

At Desaru Crocodile farm, one of the crocodiles came close to Boon Kang (camera angle). Parents need not worry as water is shallow, and crocs cannot propel their tail and rocket upward.

Buaya alert as this croc is only 5m, and weighs 400kg!

Desaru Crocodile Farm is one of the popular attractions for tourists, there are more than 1000 beasts in this farm alone.

It is about 30km drive from Lotus Desaru (or 80km from Woodlands checkpoint)
Lotus Desaru
(image credit Google map)

It happened to be Boon Yee’s Birthday when we visited, we rented a crocodile (inclusive duct-taped jaw) for him to pose. His No2 brother Boon Kang’s keep-that-BUAYA-away expression is priceless haha!

(RM2 per croc per child)

We paid a small fee (RM20) for three dead chickens. The encik (keeper) will then invite poke the crocodiles to feast, but they need to perform first.
Crocodile Farm fees

Feeding frenzy.
crocodile feeding

Waiting eagerly for the crocodiles to leap up. We suspect they already had breakfast, not many were eager. If you wish to have a feel of the crocodile tail’s strength, stand near the wall and wait for it to splash water onto you.

After watching the crocodile’s prowess, everyone heeded the warning signs. There is no doubt humans are fair game for the crocs and there will be little left when they are done with human steaks!
crocodile Farm address

Ok, taking wefie is still safe, as long as we do not lean over the wall.

We follow the Uncle as he show us the different crocodiles around the farm.

To get the crocodiles’ attention, he has a 4m pole to poke them. When the crocodiles are angry, you can hear their low frequency hiss and your hair might just stand. Imagine coming face to face with one of them when you are swimming!

This one is staring at you! It’s menacing gaze was seizing us up and down, definitely not the most comforting thought.

Desaru Crocodile farm (鳄鱼场) also harvests crocodile hide for Bonia bags. We heard herbal tonic made from crocodile meat is highly nourishing. Have you heard of a sick crocodile before, these crocs were once relatives with dinosaurs and they will likely outlive the human race.

Older crocodiles have their own enclosures. Perhaps to prevent provoking each other, these are territorial beasts.

The crocodile living in captivity can live above 300 years old! A few specimens are above 155 years old, and even 170s years old already!

We saw a deformed crocodile too. Initially Daddy thought it sustained the injury in a fight, but apparently, it was born without a tail.


We would strongly recommend Crocodile World for the kids, you do not get so close to “dinosaurs” everyday.

More details about Desaru’s Crocodile World :
Tickets – Adult RM8, Child RM4
GPS – N1.56537 E104.02647 (30 min drive from Lotus Desaru)

Do pop by our recent Desaru JB itinerary :
Kota Tinggi’s Waterfall
Mario Kart, Go Karting at Permas Jaya
Crocodile Farm (up to 170 years old!)
Best Bak Kut Teh in JB
Sungei Rengit Seafood

Catch more crocodile photos on our Fanpage album.

ps.. Follow our Instagram tag #SengkangBabiesJohor for more JB adventures

Far East Square F&B choices

[ Media Invite and Vouchers giveaway ]

CBD area (Raffles place’s Far East Square, China Square etc) is always packed during weekday mealtimes. However, the same area will be quiet during the weekends, meaning families can relax and enjoy their meals.

We were invited to Far East Square’s food trail earlier. What we did not expect is the numerous Japanese cuisines around Far East Square, yeah! Read on and count how many sashimi, chirashi we gobbled down 🙂

First stop, Ju Chun Yuan 聚春园.
We needed to celebrate Chinese New Year with Yu Sheng 捞魚生(lou1 hei2). Huat Ah! Fortunately, Sengkangbabies (and fellow buddies from Cheekiemonkie and Edunloaded) did not flick too much salmon off the table! (the Yu Sheng aftermath photo can be found on our Fanpage album)

We got live band to enhance our appetite too.

Kids love the Wok-fried Prawns with Chef Recipe Sauce. Even the shell is succulent enough to chew.

Everyone loves Fuzhou Style Steamed Soon Hock Fish, sweet and juicy gravy. The flesh is soft and melts in our mouth.

Wok-fried Vegetables with Black Fungus & Gingko Nuts and Golden Crispy Chicken with Deep-fried Garlic & ‘Hua Yan’ Salt

We heard Ju Chun Yuan’s Tim Sum is good too, we must find another weekend for brunch.

Around Far East Square, there are a few blocks for you to explore. Be it Chinese, Vietnamese, cafes or bars, different cuisines and F&B options to satisfy everyone’s taste.

Jin Fine Dining 臣 is situated at Amoy Hotel (Yes, there is a Hotel in Far East Square). We know it is fine dining, but kids are hungry and active by nature, one more round of scissors paper stone 🙂

Above Crispy Salmon Maki, below Ikura Chawamushi. Love the fresh salmon and fish eggs!

Hokkaido Snow Beef with Hokkaido Rice, everyone fell in love with Hokkaido rice. We can savour every chewy and sticky grain.

Jin’s signature Bara Chirashi with Hokkaido Rice. Love the abundant sashimi pieces. I am surprised that Boon Wee scoop up every morsel off the bowl! I did not know he is a sashimi fan.

Chunks of salmon and tuna really whet our appetite.

Saga Beef Amiyaki is the highlight of our food trail. After this dish, nothing comes close :p

Saga beef export is strictly controlled, and we can understand why. every piece melts in our mouth, so tender, sweet and succulent. This premium beef costs $100 for 100g, Bliss!

Thereafter, every meat pieces tasted bland haha.

When it comes to TuckerBox, I think of healthy and delicious bentos. Their popular Bara Chirashi bentos cost from $8.80 to $15.80, and is filled with generous chunks of fresh sashimi. I would highly recommend this for takeaway to your lunch meetings.

Healthy, nourishing and tasty.

Tucker Salmon Bento, love their bento takeaway designs. Looks so appetising.

Chicken Katsu Don is very favourable, we love how the egg has mesh into the rice. Feels like eating home cooked food, very fulfilling.

TuckerBox concocts cold pressed juices too, perfect for the health conscious.

We overheard Foie Gras will be available at The Rustic Bistro. Daddy has a soft spot for this decadent dish, but he told (white lie) the kids Foie Gras is some sort of cheese.

Everything in moderation, Daddy did highlight Foir Gras is high in cholesterol, we must remember to exercise later.

Kids always have an extra compartment in their stomach for fries. Rustic Bistro’s Club sandwich.

Beetroot Duck Salad

Braised beef cheek

We prefer the less spicy Duck with Mushroom aglio.
Above-Pork Belly with 63 degree egg
Below- Spicy tomato crab meat pasta, this dish might be too spicy for kids.

Love the industrial decoration at Rustic Bistro. Families will love the laid back atmosphere.

Interesting boards to entertain the kids.

Parking rate at Far East square is only $3 per entry during weekends. You can really cafe hop during a lazy Saturday. For more photos of our Food Trail, do pop by our Fanpage album.

More F&B outlets are listed on Far East Square website, but do take note some of them are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

~~~ Far East Square F&B vouchers Giveaway ~~~
Thanks to Far East Square, we have two $50 vouchers to share with our blog readers.

1. Contest is on our Fanpage
2. Fans must first LIKE SengkangBabies Fanpage
3. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address to us)
Far East Square food vouchers

4. From this link, name 3 F&B outlets which you would like to visit with family

5. Share this page (refer step 3) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog
(so that we know you are participating)

6. Contest ends 17 Mar 10pm, and two winners will be randomly picked

*updated 2015 Apr 01 – Not all outlets will allow you to pay with vouchers, please check beforehand.

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ps.. As part of Far East Square’s outreach initiative, our blog gets vouchers to enjoy monthly treats at their F&B outlets.