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

Desaru family itinerary

Last week, we pop over to Johor Desaru (迪沙鲁) for a short stint. In Desaru, there are two famous resorts, Lotus and Pulai. We stayed 3D2N at the former.

Above photo, Wei and his ostrich brood. Nobody is hiding their heads under the sand :p
With the new bridge (E22 expressway), we can drive to Desaru from Woodlands Causeway in around 45min.

Some will choose to take the ferry from Changi Ferry Terminal to Pengerang. Click for more travel options.

Fast forward, we checked in smoothly, Christmas is in the air.

There are three swimming pools and the seaside for every waterFun junkie. We heard so much about Lotus Desaru’s lazy river.

Seafood galore ! Lobsters, Prawns, Lala. Sedup ! No one is counting the calories.

Try Rhu Bar for their Penang fare and friendly staff. This F&B outlet faces the sea and serves decent Penang Char Kway Teow and desserts. Yes, Cendol and Ice Kachang too. We miss Penang !

Kids got use to their taxi. As Lotus is HUGH, we need to take the shuttle service from our block to breakfast venue. We all know the kids enjoy their joyride :p

We visited some farms around Desaru. The popular spots would be Fruit Farm, Crocodile, Ostrich and Fireflies. Too bad no Durian buffet 🙁

Kids love the mini Zoo behind Fruit farm. Kids will enjoy feeding the goats and playing “catching” with the rabbits !

Lotus with it’s Resort style architecture. Team building games are sometimes conducted on the open field. Fiesta.

Desaru is also known as the “The Village of Casuarinas”.

There you have it, our 3D2N summary. Please be patient as we divulge more Fun adventures 🙂

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Do pop by our Fanpage for more photos. Click for a summary of our 3D2N Desaru itinerary.

Day 1 – Lotus Desaru checkin, Seafood dinner Sungei Renggit
Day 2 – Fruit Farm, Ostrich Farm, Firefly (Day 2pm and Day 3 not blog yet, only photos)
Day 3 – The Sand, The Sea, The Sky