Location: Jl. Raya Serang – Cibarusah KM.3, Sukaragam, Bekasi, West Java 17330
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HTM: IDR 20,000 / person
Open and close: 09.45-16.00 WIB
Vacationing to nature such as beaches and mountains is common. Or vacation to a vehicle to play with modern concepts has also been done frequently. Especially for those living in big cities. Even though it’s fun, if you always go to the same place with no different atmosphere, it must be boring.
For this reason, it is not unusual for new destinations to be sought out to determine the right way to enjoy a vacation. There are unique and amazing tourist objects that you can visit. The atmosphere is both challenging and makes the eyes stunned. We not only become curious, but also gape when we see it firsthand.
The place is a breeding center for various types of crocodiles in the Bekasi area. Ecological tourism destinations like this, can be used as an alternative vacation to increase knowledge. Usually, the animal is cute and seems friendly. Like butterflies, birds, elephants, orangutans and so on. There is rarely a breeding ground for wild animals.
Moreover, the captivity for the king of freshwater or rivers. Seeing apparently with prickly skin with super sharp teeth already makes us shudder with horror. Especially when they ravage their prey viciously. The ruler of this river is impossible to tame from its appearance and savagery.
Moreover, there were so many of them. Interacting with crocodiles is like bringing life to them. So, seeing so many crocodiles being cared for and tamed is certainly a rare sight to behold. However, you don’t need to worry too much, those in charge of course are professionals.
The route to the location
This breeding complex is in the village of Sukaragam. Precisely in the Serang Baru sub-district, Cikarang area, within the city of Bekasi. To get to that place, you can drive through the Cikarang Barat toll gate. Or it could be said with Lippo Cikarang. Then turn right towards Jonggol area, Bogor.
If you are starting the journey from the city of Jakarta, direct the vehicle to the Cikampek toll road. Then, you can exit at the Cikarang Barat toll gate. Next, take the right direction towards Cibarusah for about 11 kilometers. The position of the area is on the right side of the road.
Entrance tickets between adults and children are priced. For adults, you are required to pay an entrance fee of Rp. 20,000 per person. Meanwhile, children are only charged an entrance fee of Rp. 10,000 per person.
Especially for parents who bring a toddler under the age of three years, their child is still a toddler, they don’t have to pay anything or it’s free to enter.
The uniqueness of the Indonesian Jaya Crocodile Park
Taman Buaya Indonesia Jaya is also known by another name. The name is in accordance with the place where it is located, namely Cikarang Crocodile Park. When you stop by here, you will be greeted by a large animal statue with its mouth wide open at the entrance.
This park is one of the largest special breeding grounds in Asia. In fact, some say that this park is the largest in the world. The number of crocodiles in this breeding center is enormous. If counted, the number is approximately 500 heads. You can see several types of crocodiles here.
Some of them are rare. The most dominant species living here are Sumatran crocodiles. Other types of crocodiles that are treated are Buntung, Albino, Muara, Irian, brackish water, and so on. This captivity has a large enough land area.
When examined, the total land area is about one and a quarter hectares. The ponds for their habitat also vary. For large ponds, the number is 5 pieces. The rest are medium to small. Medium and small ponds are used for various needs related to the captive process.
Each large pond can accommodate more than a hundred crocodiles. You can imagine what it was like to see them piled up so much. Apart from breeding purposes, crocodiles are also cultivated to meet public needs. Usually the skin is used by industry to make various types of accessories.
Apart from that, their processed leather can also be used to make various types of bags and shoes. The meat can also be consumed by people who like foods that come from animals. He said, it can also be used as a beneficial medicine for the body.
Judging from its history, Bekasi Crocodile Park has been around for a long time. Initially, this location was not established in Serang, but in Pluit in the North Jakarta area. Starting from 1982, the crocodile park here has been known to the public so that more visitors are coming than now.
When in 1990, they began to move to Sukaragam. The land was used for the construction of the Pluit Mall which is still standing today. Actually, apart from the appearance of a crocodile, there is no other charm that makes us interested. Like elsewhere, their habit is just lazing around.
Sometimes it is like seeing a statue because there is no reaction whatsoever. However, somehow this made visitors so interested. Even if it seems that way, we have to remain vigilant. These are animals that watch in silence.
Every now and then they will move, especially if there are prey around. Unlike other places, with special and sturdy cages, the crocodiles here are only separated by a fence of one and a half meters high. The distance from the cage is only one meter. Pretty close isn’t it, that’s why you have to be a little careful.
At certain times, you can watch various shows related to crocodiles in this place. Usually, the event is held on Sundays and the holiday season. The show is presented like a handler playing with a crocodile, plus a snake. The show is called Joko Tingkir attraction.
Then, the attraction of feeding the crocodiles and making the audience stunned. There are other shows that are added, namely the traditional Bekasi debus attraction. All of these shows are sights that are challenging to see. For visitors who want to take pictures or photos of the rulers of the water or performances, they need to bring equipment such as a camera.
Here is also provided an alternative recreation area besides seeing crocodiles. Children can play in the recreation park with customized rides. The majority of which are provided is a considerable amount of swing and seesaw. In addition, you can use the bales to unwind and take a short break.
The view inside the crocodile park is quite cool. Many large and shady trees were planted here. Some have fruit trees that visitors can take for free. The fruit is sapodilla which can be enjoyed immediately when it is ripe.