Snake Farm at Snake Temple, Penang, Malaysia

Snake Temple, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Snake Temple, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Situated on the right side of the Snake Temple grounds is the Snake Farm.  Its star attraction is its prized albino python called Goldie.  Goldie is 14ft long and weighs 60 kg and it has to be carried by at least 2 persons.

The Snake Farm is open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the booth situated at the entrance to the Farm and they are priced as follows:-

Malaysian identity card holders – Rm3/- for adults and Rm1/- for children

Non-Malaysians – Rm5/- for adults and Rm3/- for children

If there is a crowd, then visitors are treated to a Snake Show and the main feature of this show is kissing a baby cobra and a King Cobra by L. H. Teoh and H. P. Chew respectively.

I was lucky enough to witness this impromptu Snake Show and believe it or not, it is more difficult than kissing a girl.  The timing has to be right and I would caution readers not to try this on your own.  It is very dangerous and if one gets bitten by a venomous cobra, one needs to seek medical help within 45 minutes or else the consequences may be fatal.

Way to Snake Farm to the right of Snake Temple

Way to Snake Farm to the right of Snake Temple

Entrance to Snake Farm where the ticketing booth is located

Entrance to Snake Farm where the ticketing booth is located

Dry shed skins of snakes

Dry shed skins of snakes

Chew and his King Cobra (14 ft long and weighs 8 kg))

Chew and his King Cobra (14 ft long and weighs 8 kg))

Chew attempting to kiss the King Cobra (believe me it is more difficult than kissing a girl)

Chew attempting to kiss the King Cobra (believe me it is more difficult than kissing a girl)

Going near and waiting for the right moment

Going near and waiting for the right moment

Chew kissing the King Cobra (sorry for quality of photo - my little camera cannot handle sequential shots)

Chew kissing the King Cobra (sorry for quality of photo – my little camera cannot handle sequential shots)

A WORD OF CAUTION – PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME – IT IS VERY DANGEROUS AND ANY BITE MAY PROVE TO BE FATAL

Star attraction of Snake Farm - Goldie the albino python (14ft in length and weighs 60 kg)

Star attraction of Snake Farm – Goldie the albino python (14ft in length and weighs 60 kg)

Teoh and the adorable Goldie, the albino python.  She is a beauty.

Teoh and the adorable Goldie, the albino python. She is a beauty.

Monkey grooming man?  For bonding purposes? Beware of this cheeky monkey - stand near his cage and you get your hair pulled (I had mine pulled!)

Monkey grooming man? For bonding purposes? Beware of this cheeky monkey – stand near his cage and you get your hair pulled (I had mine pulled!)

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