The Snake Sanctuary is exclusive and unique parkland, built to provide education and knowledge on the different species of snakes, their behavior and characteristics. It is about 12km from town, located in front of the Tok Senik Resort, in the island’s Ulu Melaka district.
The major portion of the site is occupied by an International Centre with an auditorium for multimedia exhibitions and presentations are shown on reptilian life. There is an Amphitheatre within the complex with 100 seating capacity. Here, daily shows are held in which toxic snakes show off their skills and the experts show their abilities in handling them. The live performances of python, King Cobras and copperhead vipers are arranged on regular basis. There is also an area with public touch and feel sessions of non-venomous reptiles are held under the guidance of caretakers.
The Snake Sanctuary is a fascinating place to visit which also comprises an exhibition hall where general anatomy of snakes, their skeletons, skin and habitat are displayed. Another exciting section designed to observe the well-being and health of the snakes is the Recuperative Area. It is also used to carry out research on them and for the extraction of venom.