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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary

Selamat datang ke Melaka!

As part of my series on Melaka, my hometown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a historic city of the Straits of Malacca, I am sharing these photographs of the Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary. 

Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary

First of all, I have to admit that my sole purpose of visiting this place was to photograph the butterflies. Secondly, I am not too keen on photographing reptiles. In fact, I sort of closed my eyes and ran past the snake collection area. I did brave myself enough to snap a few shots of the crocodiles, but one of them gave me a hungry look, so I walked hurriedly on. Hence, these photographs I am posting are only of pretty birds and butterflies, and harmless tortoises and koi. No snakes, my apologies.

At the entrance...

Pretty Polly welcomes the visitors.

 90% of these photos are straight out of the camera (SOOC)...including the parrot images and the peacock. For the peahen, I had to pop her colour a little as she is rather a Plain Jane.
Another Polly says hello. (No, she merely squawked )
He just wouldn't spread his wings for me...proud peacock!

Pouty Peahen is pretty proud too.

"Do you think we qualify for Mellow Yellow Monday? We are pretty yellow up-front!" 

"Oh! She wants a snapshot of us?  Why didn't she say so?"

Let's go inside, explore the grounds...

Reflections in the Koi Pond 

The Asian Brown Tortoise...largest in Asia (grows up to 25 kg!)

I can't figure out the significance of the giant eggs...this leads to the butterfly sanctuary!

Stop me if keep on filling this post with the butterfly photos I took. I love them all...
However, I shall try my best to limit myself to publishing one of each variety...if I can. Oh, this is really hard for me.

A shadow shot...a 12 o'clock shadow, to be precise!

Alright, alright. I shall save some of the photographs for the next few write-ups on each individual species.

Linking to:
Weekend Reflections
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot
Mosaic Monday
Macro Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday


  1. Did you visit the Noah's ark ?! Nice place indeed ! I like the reflection in the birds eyes, but the golden fish river is very pretty too... And your pictures of butterflies are stunning !

  2. Does Polly have a tip jar or is that her water dish? :-)


    Shadows of onyx, shadows of grey,
    Shadows to chase my doldrums away;
    Shadows each morning, shadows at night,
    Shadows, O shadows, you’re my delight!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Stairway

  3. Oh my Rosie, stunning photos how wonderful to be able to visit.

  4. Gorgeous, just gorgeous especially the birds! I still have some of the birds and butterfly shots in my handphone. I think I would have a serious problem if I were to visit this place. I wouldn't want to miss the snakes. I'll probably stay the entire day...

  5. What a beautiful shots of the peacock, birds and the fish!!! Lovely!


  6. What a fun trip! Lovely shots!

  7. Those birds have such vibrant colour!

  8. What a treat!

    My Mellow Yellow, please take a peek. Thanks!

  9. Beautiful butterfly collage!

  10. beautiful pictures, amazing shots, love the Koi fish as we have them in our pond, thank you for sharing :-) visiting from MYM, hope you can visit my entry here too

    Have a wonderful weekend,

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