Surrounded by the Bukit Bintang Forest Reserve near Sungai Batu Pahat, the Snake and Reptile Farm is located 10km north of Kangar, the state capital.
The Snake Farm is a research facility set up to develop anti-venom for snakebites. Housing more than 20 species of snakes, as well as crocodiles and monitor lizards, it is the only snake farm in Malaysia.
The farm has open-air enclosures as well as enclosed exhibits. Handlers will assist you to pose with tame snakes for photographs.
If you’re a bit squeamish in handling a snake, get there early in the day and the snake you wrap around your shoulders for a photo op won’t move much at all. The reason Snakes are cold-blooded and only move more vigorously once they’ve warmed up in the sun.
How to get there
From Kangar, follow the sign to Sungai Batu Pahat. The farm is only about 10-15 minutes’ drive from Kangar.
Batu Pahat and the state capital of Kangar, just 10km away, offer 2 and 3-star accommodation.