Cherating Turtle Sanctuary Visit
Our stay in Cherating last year gave us opportunities to visit places in Chukai and Cherating like the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary.
Going to Cherating Turtle Sanctuary is a must in Cherating. After enjoying the sandy white beaches of Cherating, the turtle sanctuary is located within the hotel areas of the main road of Cherating. There are lots of road signs showing the direction to the turtle sanctuary. We followed the signs and found the sanctuary.
In fact, the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary is actually located quite near to the Cherating Club Med. Just a few steps away. The sanctuary is a traditional Malay house design.
Well, we seen lots of turtles on TV, never really seen a live one before. We were pretty excited, really.
There were some displays on facts about turtles. Diagrams and models like this. But the real thing is….
The live turtles. There were quite a number of turtles in the sanctuary. They were swimming lively in the pool designated for them. Well, if there’s the big ones, there should have the small ones.
Look at the cute little turtles. They were so cute.
The sanctuary is not really that huge, but it was clean and properly maintain. It’s a good effort to have a sanctuary like this to show to the public, the real turtles look like. And also to protect the turtles from extinction. A small step of a better future for the turtles. Really a good job from the Pahang state government having such center.
This center was opened to the public in June 1998 and is managed by the Department of Fisheries Malaysia with the cooperation of the State Government of Pahang Darul Makmur.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome. It is a must visit place in Cherating.
Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 5 pm
Cherating Turtle Sanctuary Contact And Address:
Turtle Sanctuary & Information Center
Cherating 26050 Kuantan
Tel : 011- 951444
Fax : 09-5523482
E-mail : [email protected]