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The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

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Tortoise-turtle museum

Inside Chinese Garden, next to Chinese Garden MRT. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Maintenance can be better... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
A Heartwarming Experience!

This little Singapore turtle and tortoise Zoo cum Museum should get more credit and footfall than... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a good idea to go there by Taxi as you can get dropped off right outside. Look around and then stroll through the other places in ORTO which is the general area. The nearby locations incidentally include many other children friendly places as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank StephenJWhitworth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little Singapore turtle and tortoise Zoo cum Museum should get more credit and footfall than it currently has mainly for being the most avid and loyal supporter of the turtle and tortoise cause in Singapore and probably Southeast Asia for the last 18 years....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tirayka
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

The price is little bit expensive,but I understand,this animals must have a support.the place it’s not central.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 78Deshaun
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Entrance fee: 3-6 & senior citizen = $6 6 above = $10 A bit overpriced. If come with free food for feeding still reasonable but need to purchase the cucumber at $2. The place also very small. There’s many types of diff species turtle &...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Justmiclara
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

This place was a hidden gem of Singapore. As of January 2019 it was forced to move to Yishun (the middle of nowhere), due to the development plans of its original home, Chinese Garden. Sadly, it was forced out to make way for ‘other attractions’...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zee337
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

With notices stating that the animal conditions are regularly inspected should be enough to make you suspicious. A well kept facility wouldn’t need to do this. Notices explain that most of the creatures are rescued pets whose owners no longer want them. There are turtles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rangehunter
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable the government has not closed this place down yet. The turtles are kept in horrible conditions, in concrete basins without water, in plastic slippery boxes, in their own excrement... We left the place feeling sick and depressed as well as angry that we supported...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 793elined
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Inside Chinese Garden, next to Chinese Garden MRT. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Maintenance can be better. Varieties of tortoise-turtle species(around 2500- including 1,000 live specimens.)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mornings6
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The tortoise Museum is a disgrace. The Tortoises are crushesd in concrete environments and the turtles swim round in very small cramped tanks. The Museum is set in the wonderful Chinese GArdens and the wooden steps around the site are broken and rotting - THe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Imogen S
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This museum has a large numbers of turtles. The place is filthy, a lot of aquariums are dirty, the place is not maintained at all. With the number of (paying) visitors coming to this place, they should be able to keep this place to a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank 208erwinh
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November 9, 2017|
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Response from ramrit | Reviewed this property |
Please don’t visit this place, its definitely a waste of money and time unless you want to see turtles and tortoises that’s are sick and suffering
Khadijah M
October 19, 2017|
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Response from 64Travellerone | Reviewed this property |
Opens about 9:00am and closes around 4:00 I think