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The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

Neighbourhood: Jurong East
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Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6268 5363
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Visit only if you have young children, live in the west or love turtles / tortoises

I brought my family to the museum last Saturday after seeing some photos of my friend with her daughter at the museum. We were there early around 10am after a horrible breakfast... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
AliceK78
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 

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Lincoln
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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.

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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.

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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 

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Singapore
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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

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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I brought my family to the museum last Saturday after seeing some photos of my friend with her daughter at the museum. We were there early around 10am after a horrible breakfast at a nearby McDonalds (will save that for another review). The Chinese Garden where the museum is situated was pretty empty maybe because we were early but we... More 

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Thank AliceK78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Nice and interesting place, with many cute and rare turtles, tortoises, terrapins, including turtles with 2 heads and 6 legs. The kids loved it and had a great time. The feeding was fun. Great place for the kids to interact and learn more about turtles and see rare turtles they have never seen before.

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Thank currypotato
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Located inside the Chinese Garden, this museum charged a $5 entrance fee. You can feed the turtles in the pond inside, for $2 per packet of food. The turtles will follow you around if you're feeding them. And, if there's another person feeding them at the same time, half the turtles will then follow that person. Very cute!

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