The Pasir Panjang Segari Turtle Sanctuary, is located just a couple of miles from
the town of Lumut in the state of Perak. Visitors get the opportunity to learn about the
turtles in their natural habitat. Run by the Department of Fisheries, this hatchery and
research center is a quiet stretch of beach and main landing area for the Green
Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle and Painted Terrapin. Due to the decline in turtle landing
over the years, the sanctuary provides a heaven for baby turtles who struggle to
survive against their natural predators and trawler nets.
At the sanctuary, visitors can watch turtles being hatched and hold newborns in their
hand. Visitors can also feed rescued turtles their favorite food - fresh cucumber.
Peak nesting season is between March and June.
The beach at Pasir Panjang Segari
The feeding pools for the larger turtles
Holding tank for the turtles
Turtle eggs ready to hatch are protected in the sand
Stroking the baby's neck calms it
PERAK - Pasir Panjang Segari Turtle Sanctuary
Holding a baby turtle is awesome!
Kuala Kangsar is a well preserved, old Royal Town in the state of
Perak. Stop at the Istana Kenangan (Istana means palace),
home to the Royal Museum of Perak. Construction of the palace
began in 1926 and it was completed five years later. Shaped like a
sword, the entire palace was built without a blueprint and not a
single nail was used. The walls are made of woven sliced bamboo
and patterned in diamond motifs called "kelarai".
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