With the December school holidays and year-end staycation period here, you might be looking for new things to do or hidden gems in Singapore. If you're planning to visit somewhere out of the ordinary, the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum is one place you should check out!
If you're a fan of animals and have been to the Singapore Zoo or Night Safari, why not head to the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Yishun instead? Check this out - they hold a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of turtles and tortoises, both live and artefacts. You'll be amazed that there are around 700 types of turtles, tortoises and terrapins here!
As the world of turtles and tortoises are very rare in Singapore, this is the time for you to learn something new and unique. For those with kids, it'll be a great opportunity to introduce them to these underrated reptiles.
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Get acquainted with the large Sulcata Tortoise, a species from Africa, Thailand's Golden Temple Turtle, the Asian Turtle of Fortune and more.
You'll also be fascinated by unique tortoises like the Pancake Tortoise, Golden Terrapin and six-legged tortoise! Don't miss out on the Indian Star Tortoise and the Soft Shell Turtle, also from India.
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The best part is that many of the tortoises and turtles can roam freely in the park and you're free to pet them. You can also try your hand at feeding some of them ?
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You'll also see common sights like the turtles and tortoises mating ? If you're lucky enough, you might even witness baby tortoises hatching!
The museum charges an affordable price of $10 (Adult) and $6 (Seniors and Children) for Singapore residents as well as $14 (Adult, standard rate) and $10 (Child, standard rate).
But as much as they maintain their best to keep prices affordable, they are also open to donations so that the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum can stay open. They are currently in urgent need of funds for renovations. If you're passionate about turtles and tortoises, you can also volunteer with them!
For those of you looking for somewhere unique to visit, make the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum your next destination ? It will definitely be a great learning experience for you and your loved ones!
Children (3-6 years old): $10
Singapore Residents (Pink / Blue IC holders)
Children (3-6 years old): $6
Seniors (62 years old and above): $6
Book your tickets on their website.
Opening hours: Daily; 10AM-6PM (closed on Tue for maintenance), Open on all public holidays, Last Entry 5:40pm
Address: ORTO, 81 Lor Chencharu #01-16, Singapore 769198
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