Fun this Week #4 - The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

by - Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I read about The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum from My J Babies a few months ago. I didn't know that there is such a place for us to have such close encounter with Turtles and Tortoises. I thought this would be interesting for Little J and we decided to visit the place over the weekend.

The first turtle that greeted us was the Alligator Snapping Turtle. Beware, it can bites like an alligator.

The African Spurred Tortoise is the biggest tortoise that we saw in the park.

Is it trying to escape?
There is a large pond in the middle of the park, where lots of turtles and tortoises are swimming inside. Some are roaming on the grass area around the pond. Visitors can buy vegetables to feed them.

Little J was trying to get real close to the tortoise. He even wanted to use his finger to touch the tortoise's head. You can see that I am holding tightly to his hand. Although tortoises are herbivorous, they can still bite. Ouch!

We walked around the park and saw more turtles and tortoises. Some are free to roam around while most are kept in tanks and enclosures. Some look cute and kind while some look evil and really fierce.

Tortoises in cage
African tortoise roaming freely in the park
Tortoises in tank
Red Footed Tortoise

Golden Soft Shell Turtle
Devious looking Snake Headed Turtle 
Ferocious looking Turtle with sharp claws

The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum 
1 Chinese Garden Road
Singapore 619795
Tel: 6268 5363 / 6271 1846
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm daily

Admission fee: $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children below 6

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  1. I was horrified when I saw the picture of the snake turtle!

    Nice up-close encounter of Jayden and the turtle :)

    1. The snake turtle really looks scary. Especially its eyes. Look too evil.