Ed and Cl friends from all over Malaysia came to Kuantan. I was happy to be part of their tour around Kuantan. So, on 20th June nite, we went to the Turtle Sanctuary at Chendor. The journey from Kuantan to Chendor (under Cherating) is about 45 minutes. We were unlucky not to get to see turtle that night. The next day, which is 21st June nite, we went there again at about 9PM. We reached there and a short video of turtle is shown.
Next, we were told that there will be releasing of baby turtle tonight. Everyone was excited with the news. The ranger there brought in hundreds of baby Green Turtle. So cute..Everyone get to hold the cute turtle..
From left: William (Kampar), Ed, Sing Lan (Kulai), Ky, Ah Po, Cl, and Hui Ting (Bentong).Baby turtles are actually quite smart. They like to pretend dead, so that they can escape from your gasp. The turtle that I get are all active. That's me and my super active Green turtle.Mine and ky's turtle kissing..The most interesting part is each of us get to release a baby turtle into the sea. We get to see turtle-racing. My green turtlle finished 2nd place. Do you know that out of all the turtle being released, only 10% will survive in the deeep ocean.After watching baby turtle, we waited for another 2 hours before getting the chance to see Green Turtle come ashore to hatch another 100+ eggs. The green turtle that I get to see is as big as 29 inch Television and is about 30 years old. Turtle's eye are very sensitive to light, therefore no flash is allowed there. The picture below is the best I can take using Sony DSC-T10.On the same night, we also get to see 'Blue Sands'. This is my first time seeing blue sands. Blue sands are actually a type of sand that will glow when there is no moon. According to ky, there is a type of microorganism that inhabit on the sand. Picture taken using the highest ISO 1000.
Next we take one of the blue sand back to the camp site, and this picture is taken using Magnifying Glass mode of Sony T10.Lastly, before we head back to Kuantan, we took a group photo with the ranger there. They are quite friendly and help in conservation of turtle.
Don't do this action!! Don't eat turtle!! Let's protect turtle from extinction..