Sekayu Waterfall & Terrapin Conservation Centre Day Trip ~ ex-Kuala Terengganu , Terengganu Malaysia


Tour Description

Destination


Bukit Paloh & Sekayu, Terengganu

Minimum no. of Persons

2

Place of Departure

Kuala Terengganu (unless otherwise specified)

Trip Availability

Daily

Tour Code

TGG/011/SKY


11:00am - Transfer from Kuala Terengganu to Terrapin Conservation Centre ( Batagur baska is a species of riverine turtle) at Bukit Paloh located on the bank of the Terengganu river. Some 1,300 eggs are collected from three conservation sites between January and April every year. The centre keeps about 1,350 animals at any one time and releases an average of 600 each year. Since the programme started, about 10,000 young river terrapins have been successfully released into the Terengganu River.

12:00nn - Depart to Sekayu, Walk along the tropical fruit trees (durian, ciku, duku, rambutan, jambu batu, etc.) and orchid garden. ( Please be advised: tropical fruit trees and orchid garden are seasonal)

13:00pm - Picnic Lunch

13:45pm - Trek through the tropical rain forest to the top layer of Sekayu Waterfall Surrounding by the green forest, dip in the cool water or just wander around the jungle.

16:00pm - Transfer back to Kuala Terengganu


Sekayu Waterfall & Terrapin Conservation Centre Day Trip ~ Valid till 30th November 2016 (rates based on per person)

No of Persons - (ex Kuala Terengganu) Rate Per Person (RM)
4 persons and above 147.35
3 persons 173.85
2 persons 200.35

Rates above INCLUDE 6% GST


Package Inclusive of:

* Picnic lunch * Transportation * Driver-Guide (SPEAKS BASIC ENGLISH ONLY)

Please Note :

  • Tour above minimum 2 person.
  • Children below 12 years old RM 104.95 per child.
  • English Speaking guide can be arrange with additional charges
  • Return transfer Tanjung Jara add RM 60.00+ per adult and RM 40.00+ per child
  • Above rate are subject to change on fuel charges without prior notice.

Surcharge

RM 80+ per person during Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Chinese New Year. (01st & 02nd Day)

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.


More about River Terrapins (tuntung sungai)

Common name: River terrapin

Scientific name: Batagur affinis

Local Malaysian name: Tuntung sungai

Conservation status: Listed as critically endangered in the 2009 IUCN Red List and in CITES Appendix I

Adult female shell length: 47 – 60 cm

Adult female body weight: 15 – 35 kg

Food: Adults are mainly herbivorous, feeding on mangrove apple (Sonneratia sp.), sedges (Scleria sp.), screw pine (Pandanus sp.), Colocasia (Ficus sp.) and water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes)

Range: Tidal portions of major rivers in southern Thailand, Cambodia, Peninsuar Malaysia

Nesting sites in Malaysia: Terengganu (Terengganu, Dungun, Besut, Setiu-Chalok, Kerteh, Kemaman rivers), Kedah river systems, Perak river systems and Pahang river systems

Characteristics: Upturned snout, four front claws

Sexual dimorphism: Adult males are smaller than adult females. During the nesting season, the male’s head, neck and feet turn jet black and the iris changes from creamish to white in colour

Nesting season: Mid-January – mid-March

Number of nests deposited per individual per season: Typically one nest, with very few depositing two, three and four nests

Inter-nesting interval (interval between each nesting): P. N. Chen who monitored nesting activity in Pasir Pok Yok in the Kemaman River from 2011 to 2015 found females re-nesting between one and 11 days. Mean inter-nesting interval is 3.5 days.

Number of eggs per nest: Range of 9 – 30, average of 25

Incubation duration: Between 60 – 92 days for in-situ nests

Hatchling shell length: 5.2 – 8.4 cm

Hatchling body weight: 60 – 89 g

Information courtesy of http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my
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