Bring out your inner adventurer as we experience dangerous crocodiles and explore majestically mysterious caverns!
Not far from the urbanscape of Kuching lies Malaysia’s one and only crocodile museum and perhaps the largest captive crocodile breeding farm. Jong’s Crocodile Farm is set amidst a picturesque backdrop of tall tropical trees, lush vegetation and fruit trees. A sanctuary for over a thousand crocodiles bred in captivity, it is more than just a crocodile farm; it houses numerous rare species of birds and animals, ranging from monkeys, leopard-cats, sun bears to even fruit bats, peacocks and hornbills. Somewhat akin to a zoo, the farm is also the playground of the Amazonian Arapaima, ranked among the world’s largest freshwater fishes. Learn more about the conservation efforts for the fearsome crocodiles at the Crocodile Museum and stand in awe of these modern dinosaurs, as they exhibit agility and strength, leaping as high as three metres above water to snag a piece of meat during feeding hours—the farm’s most popular attraction.
Once we are done, approximately 40km away from the town of Kuching, lies two incredible limestone caves filled with history and wonder known as the Fairy Cave and the Wind Cave. The Fairy Cave took its name from a stalagmite structure near the entrance that is said to resemble the ‘Guan Yin’, the Goddess of Mercy in Chinese culture. Inside this giant cave, you will find natural formations of different coloured rock and rich green moss, together with the great contrasts between the entering light and shadowy darkness, offers beautiful opportunities for the avid photographer.
Just about 10 minutes away lies the Wind Cave, where a torchlight is essential for visitors to navigate through their man-made boardwalk into the cave. Deep within the darkness of the cave, plentiful of bats and swiftlets flock the area, making for an amazing auditory experience as no lights are installed in this magnificent limestone cave to avoid disturbing the animals living here. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of nesting swiftlets on the cave walls, with the bird’s nest being considered a delicacy among the Asian community and fetches an expensive price!