Faces of
Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu)

address: near Dragon Arch, Jalan Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Turtle-Alley-Lorong-Penyu-Kuala-Terengganu-KT.jpg, Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu
Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu

some of the trivia that is exhibited at Turtle Alley:

  • Leatherback turtles in Terengganu have declined by 99,9%
  • two critically endagered freshwater turtles are found in Terengganu
  • 4 marine turtle species used to nest in Terengganu. Today, only the green turtles occurs in good numbers
  • Turtles mistake plastic bags for food. Keep our beaches and oceans clean!
  • Marine turtles can swim up to 10km/hour
  • The backbone and rib cage of the turtle are embedded in its shell
  • Marine turtles can lay between 30-250 eggs in one nest. They nest several times in one nesting season
  • Turtles cannot breathe underwater. They drown when caught in fishing nets
  • The world's oldest living animal is a 178-year old tortoise
Links:

Official Website

Turtle Conservation Society

 




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