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The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

Neighbourhood: Jurong East
As featured in City in a Garden
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Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6268 5363

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Visiting the Chinese gardens we came upon this live museum. For a small entry fee we could see all sorts of turtles and tortoises both free ranging in the park and ponds, as well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Chinese gardens we came upon this live museum. For a small entry fee we could see all sorts of turtles and tortoises both free ranging in the park and ponds, as well some in aquariums. We fed a big turtle with lettuce that another visitor gave us and thought it was a fun experience. It's a little sad... More 

Thank coralhill
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Ok so it was cute to go and see and the gardens etc are cute and some adorable statues in there. Some of the tortoises were roaming around (scared me half to death as I didn't see it for a minute!) anyway yeah the reviews are right, not much water and don't seem properly looked after, although they have people... More 

Thank Francesca E
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I loved the place! Theres so many different species of turtles and tortoises. Take the food for feeding the turtles at the entrance.

Thank Dnyan_D
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot believe in this day & age that such a place is allowed to operate! The poor creatures here are in either small fish tanks with no means of getting out of the water, or horrendous concrete pens devoid of anything. No vegetation, water or anything. I've travelled the world & encountered many poor animal facilities but thus has... More 

Thank Wattington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It is not a real museum, or close to a zoo or anything like this. It's a disgusting small place ran by an old lady and her son, with old dirty tanks and a small pond. She is just trying to make some cash. There was a wild monkey there that tried to attack my son. A nightmare. Don't even... More 

Thank E_C_S_B_ZH
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Really sad experience here, the tortoises and turtles were kept in tiny tanks with no stimulation and often no water. The 'free' roaming ones appeared to be very hungry. An animal welfare nightmare. We left feeling really sad. Please please do something to improve the conditions these poor animals live in, it's no way to keep such beautiful creatures.

Thank kates12345
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The tortoises were in tubs and boxes with little thought for animal welfare. It was a sad place, there is so much more that can be done. Hopefully, the manager of the museum can utilise the entrance fees to improve the quality of life for the animals on display. It's a shame as the Chinese gardens around it are lovely.

Thank David B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Well, the tortoises looked happier than the turtles, but not that happy. The shells are mostly damaged, some were accidentally stepped on by visitors. Some other looked ill. The aquariums were dirty and the garden is less attractive than the garden outside of the museum. I don't know what they do with the $5 entrance fee. Maybe they couldn't gather... More 

Thank fisuka d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Located at Chinese Garden , this non profit museum house a variety of tortoises. It cost 5 bucks for adult and another 2 if u want to buy vegetables for feeding which is highly recommended. Though it is not very big, you will still enjoy seeing different species and feeding it

Thank TerHan82
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Its a bargain 5 Dollars to enter. But buy some feed ( 1 Dollar a bag) to supplement their normal diet to very grateful Turtles. Children love this! The giant turtles are just unbelievable. They only have Turtles and they do it well! Such a selection and range of ages and sizes. They are even in the Guinness Book or... More 

Thank S_J_Whitworth

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