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SIBURAN: Jong’s Crocodile Farm and Zoo has been attracting animal lovers from across the globe for many years. One of the main attractions is the

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SIBURAN: Jong’s Crocodile Farm and Zoo has been attracting animal lovers from across the globe for many years.

One of the main attractions is the crocodile jumping feeding show at 11am and 3pm where large crocodiles would jump up from the water to grab pieces of meat suspended on a wire.

There is also Arapaima feeding show at 11:30 and 3:30pm – the Arapaima or Amazon Big Fish is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world that can reach more than 10 feet in length and more than 180kg in weight.

Vivek Kumar is among the spectators watching the crocodile jumping feeding show at 11am who was amazed by the show as well as the farm and zoo.

Being a first timer visiting Sarawak, he said he initially planned to watch the Orang Utan feeding at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, but it was closed upon his arrival.

“The person in-charge there told me about this farm and zoo, so I straight away made my way here with my friend, Sasi Tharan just in time for the morning feeding session,” he told New Sarawak Tribune.

The bar supervisor from Kuala Lumpur described the farm and zoo as a nice place that is very natural as it is surrounded by green forest.

He said the entrance fee is affordable and enjoys sight of a variety of animals can attract visitors, especially those bringing their kids.

“I would recommend my friends and families to go for a short vacation in Sarawak. Of course and that they must visit this farm and zoo among others,” he pointed out.

Retiree Carol Ching who is on her first visit to Sarawak, said she is wowed by what the state has to offer especially in terms of local delicacies.

“I am very happy to be here because as opposed to what we always hear about East Malaysia, I find that Sarawak is very developed, and the food is scrumptious.

“We are also excited to go and explore the Kuching Food Festival,” she said.

The 68-year-old who was at the farm and zoo with her 17-year-old daughter, Abigail Ching said their tour leader is a Sarawakian who has been bringing them to all the exciting places in Kuching.

“We are from Ipoh, Perak – we definitely look forward to come back to Sarawak and bring our loved ones with us,” she said.

Jerryson Body with his wife Vivien Steven and two-year-old son Aaron Liam were also excited to spend the day at the farm and zoo.

The 25-year-old from Samarahan said the farm and zoo is a great place for family with young children.

“It warms our heart to see Aaron get excited by the various animals from chicken to peacock, from duck to goats, otters, and bearcats to gigantic crocodiles,” he said.

Besides the zoo and feeding shows, he expressed hope for the farm and zoo to offer other activities to attract more visitors.

“It would be interesting to see more activities especially for the young children to take part in to be offered to visitors in the near future,” he said.

Jong’s Crocodile Farm and Zoo which is the first and largest breeding crocodile farm in Malaysia opens daily from 9am to 5pm. It is situated at 18 ½ Miles Kuching Serian Highway and a 20-minute leisure drive from Kuching.