Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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

 




Related Places

Chinatown (Kampung China)

KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar. It is small but charming with colorful shophouses and still has the traditional feel with small stores, cafes and restaurants

Hotels in Kuala Terengganu
Attractions

Terengganu State Museum, Kuala Terengganu

Acclaimed as the largest museum in Malaysia and one of the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum houses century old artifacts and artworks of rich and colorful heritage.

Zainal Abidin Mosque, Kuala Terengganu

The mosque, also known as the White Mosque or the Big Mosque, was built by Sultan Zainal Abidin II between 1793 and 1808 but has been renovated and extended after that.

Attractions

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails.

Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu

The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming.