Monday, July 20, 2015

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Unknown to many, in Singapore's Chinese Garden is nestled a Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum.   

The museum exhibits 3456 collections of turtles and tortoises, the most interesting of which is that it exhibits 1000 of these as live species. For that, it got an accolade from the Guinness World Records.  

The museum is housed in a Chinese-style complex with a garden and a mini lake where small turtles can be fed by visitors. There is also an area where you can find aquariums housing the collections of rare species.

Enjoy my photographs of the museum and what is has to offer.   

Facade of the museum complex 

The entrance to the turtle and tortoise museum

Chinese lanterns adorning the hallways by the koi pond.

Lanterns adorning the hallways leading to the exhibit area

Kois racing to catch food.

The moment you enter the museum, you will be greeted by this certificate from Guinness World Records.  



It is also interesting to see this tortoise a la Foo Dog with the red ornament for good luck. 


A cute ensemble of playful little monks.


Here are some interesting specimen of turtles and tortoises which to my eyes look rare. 






















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