Imagine a place where you are surrounded by hundreds of colorful butterflies where flowers burst with colors and life. Watching these butterflies dance in the morning sun with water trickling over the garden stones will remind you just how simple and beautiful life can be. Where the passion is for butterflies, here in the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, our newly launched butterfly garden offers you the perfect ticket to relaxation – a retreat everyone will enjoy.

Today, the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary is home to more than 20 different species of butterflies, including the Black and White Helen (Papilio nephelus), Malayan Birdwing (Troides), and the Malaysian National Butterfly, the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing – the butterfly that was named after Sir James Brooke, the Raja(King) of Sarawak.

You will feel like Alice in Wonderland watching these magnificent creatures performing their daily routine over the inviting flowers that blooms by hundreds and filled with the magical nectar. For butterflies’ lover, this aviary is not a spot to be missed!

Do you know?

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) is the largest butterfly in the world with a wingspan of up to 11 inches. The butterfly is found only in the forests of Oro Province in eastern Papua New Guinea. It was first discovered by Albert Stewart Meek in 1906 which had obtained the first specimen with the aid of small shotgun. The species was later named by Lord Walter Rothschild in 1907, in honor of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII of the united Kingdom.


Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary
(Taman Rama-rama & Reptilia Melaka)

Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. (Map)

Opens daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. For more information please call (606) 232 0033.

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