Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, Pahang

I was away for a short vacation at Cherating Beach, Pahang during recent Raya holidays. Cherating Turtle Sanctuary or also known as Pusat Penerangan dan Konservasi Penyu was one of the places I visited in Cherating.
This Cherating Turtle Sanctuary is situated at the Chendor Beach which is also located just beside Club Med Cherating.
It is an unique traditional centre with the objective to help and to ensure the survival of the turtles when they land at Chendor Beach to lay eggs. 
 
 I was excited to see the adult turtle during this visit. ^-^
 
There is a turtle hatching program in this centre where the turtles will be kept here until they are old enough to release into the sea.
 Baby turtles.....

Visitors watching the adult and baby turtles swimming around the pools.
There is an exhibition hall and an audio visual room where they showed the information to educate us on the critical importance of conserving and protecting turtles.

This centre is managed by the Malaysian Fisheries Department. It acts as an information centre to educate the public and to promote public awareness to protect these turtles. 
 We were on the beach to release the baby turtles into the sea.
Goodbye my little turtle, have a safe journey back to your home ~sea!
 Stay strong and you will be back here as an adult turtle!
The visiting hours for Cherating Turtle Sanctuary are as blow:
Tuesday - Sunday:  
9.00am - 5.30pm 
Friday : 
9.00am to 12.00pm , 3.00pm to 5.30pm.
Monday: Closed
Admission is free.
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