It all begins when the first butterfly was seen flying in the Sanctuary. Ever since then, the flying never ends. Sprawled over an 11 acre jungle site, the Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary was first opened to the public on the 1st February 1991. Launched by the Chief Minister of Malacca, the Sanctuary known only then as The Butterfly Park Malacca originally ventured off as a haven for butterflies.
Blessed with overwhelming success together with the management's commitment towards its company's motto of "Continuous Discovery", the little butterfly has slowly transformed itself from the very humble beginning to a state of much expanded wings with the spread to include reptiles. Hence the name "Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary" - the first of its kind in Malaysia with a rather weird but interesting combination of the legless serpents and the thousands of colorful butterflies all under one roof in the Sanctuary. Yet, the discovery has just begun....
To date, after 22 years of establishment, thousands of images have been captured by our delighted tourists who were amazed by the surprisingly friendly and lovely little pilots in the Sanctuary. The 'flying' of the butterfly has since reached the very heart of thousands of tourists in many parts of the world including much of Southeast Asia and Middle East through to Europe. Within Malaysia, the Sanctuary has now established itself as a major tourist attraction in the fast growing historical city of Malacca which has itself been recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage City since June 2008.
Not only does the flying of the butterfly brings in thousands of tourist to the Sanctuary, amazingly, the magical friendship between the butterflies and reptiles in the Sanctuary has also attracted the Lizards, the Amphibians, the Crocodilians, the Mammals, the Birds and last but not least, the Koi in the Koi Garden.