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“Educational trip for first timers”

Desaru Ostrich Farm
Ranked #18 of 135 things to do in Johor
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This place is part of the standard itinerary for Desaru day tour from Singapore. For first timers encountering ostriches for the first time, you can get up close and personal with them and take photos while touching their feathers/necks. There is a short and informative talk by the owner about ostriches and ostrich eggs and a live demo of opening an egg. After which visitors are encouraged to take photos stepping on the eggs that are able to withstand up to 130kg.

There are some other rare birds on display such as the Cassowary and Pheasants etc. Visitors can also purchase souvenirs from the small shop at the entrance and taste ostrich meat or egg dishes at the eatery beside it.

Worth visiting at least once.

Thank midas400
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Found this place whilst exploring the area. Great place to visit if you have kids. When I arrived there was a large coach party of Chinese speaking visitors. Was not a problem, I had a personal English speaking guide who explained everything about Ostrich farming. (many thanks ) Do try the omelette ostrich of course and the satay.

1  Thank David T
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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Was there with my kids and wife. Not particularly clean (all sandy n stuff as the guide told us the need to create a desert surrounding). Enterence fee was RM15 adult n RM10 for kids 3 and up.

There are at least 100 over ostriches in the farm. From a day old (in the incubator outside) to the full grown asults. Fortunate to have a chinese old guide to explain the details of the big birds. (Like the fact that an ostrich egg can withstand up to 130kg before cracking).

One can take pics with the birds (stroke their neck, never their heads) and pay RM2 for a big bunch of veg to feed them.

Did not eat the egg(rm60) nor satay. An Ostrich steak cost RM15. It looked really lean (red meat only from thigh).

Felt people there a little pushy- selling stuff but just ignore them and have fun. My kids sure did!

2  Thank TheFatBelly
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I wasn t quite ready to splash RM20 to see some birds when i could pay same amt to see more birds at Jurong Bird Park or the KL Bird Park. When i viewed you tube i saw what i missed. From the commentaries below, it is really worth it. The shopfront does not do it justice.

As for food, also same operator, i paid Rm2 for a small (tiny toothpick of) satay stick of ostrich. we had a ostrich omeltte for RM10 and it tasted like ordinary like chicken eggs- so how can we tell if it is not the real mccoy. Ostriches do not lay an egg a day so you wonder if these are frozen eggs fried or fresh or plain chicken eggs.Check out the menu on my pixes

There are not that many places of interest elsewhere othan beaches so if you don t visit this farm i m not sure what else toto keep you occupied other than eating at sg rengit seafood restaurants.

Have fun at the farm and let us know of your visit

4  Thank Highadventurer
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Once you get in you quickly realize the place is not big atall, especially not as glamorous as the website makes it sound. Its really just a open square surrounded by some ostrich fields fenced in. the young girl that guided us as soon as we came in was very knowledgable and knew good english. You look around, take a picture with an ostrich they have on the loose, and you can buy some leaves to feed one if you want. They even have a monkey in a small cage you can see. When you come in the owner sits everyone down and does an informational speech. He knows a lot and makes it interested. It became very apparent though halfway through his talking that it was turning into a live infomercial for the ostrich products they sell on site. Spent about an hour there. Got to see a lot of cool stuff and I would say it is worth it. One thing to note is that this is not in desaru despite its name. I think it was like half an hour drive away.

1  Thank Trekker519
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