Jurong Reptile Park

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Jurong Reptile Park
Date closed 2006[1]
Location Jurong district, Singapore
Coordinates 1°19′15″N 103°42′32″E / 1.3209°N 103.7089°E / 1.3209; 103.7089Coordinates: 1°19′15″N 103°42′32″E / 1.3209°N 103.7089°E / 1.3209; 103.7089
Land area 2 ha (4.9 acres)[2]
No. of species 50+[2]

The Jurong Reptile Park (also known as Jurong Reptile and Crocodile Paradise) was a 2-hectare (4.9-acre) reptile zoo located within the Boon Lay Planning Area of the Jurong district in Singapore. It was the largest reptile park in Asia.

The reptile park sponsored the S.League Jurong Football Club until 2003.

Animals and exhibits[edit]

The park had a collection of more than 50 species of reptiles including crocodiles, Komodo dragons, anacondas, pythons, king cobras, and tortoises, almost half of which were venomous.[2][3] It included a walk-through iguana enclosure, a footbridge over a collection of hundreds of crocodiles,[4] an underwater observation gallery, and the Cavern of Darkness, which simulated nighttime for the crocodiles, including Asian tropical jungle sounds.[2]

There were crocodile feeding sessions and reptile shows.[2] Visitors could have their pictures taken with snakes and other reptiles[3] and reptile skin products could be purchased in the showroom.

Closure[edit]

The Jurong Reptile Park was the largest reptile park in Singapore when it was closed in 2006[1] because of other more popular zoos in Singapore such as Jurong Bird Park (a short walk across the parking lot) and the Singapore Zoo. The site is now occupied by The Village @ Jurong Hill.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Story of a Crocodile Farm at Upper Serangoon Road". wordpress.com. WordPress. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jurong Reptile Park". newasia-singapore.com. New Asia Singapore. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Jurong Reptile Park". singapore.com. AsiaWeb Direct. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Singapore Nature Parks". singapore.com. Asia Web Direct. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  5. ^ "The Village @ Jurong Hill". village.com.sg. The Village. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2012.