Post Symposium Excursion

Chagar Hutang Turtle Sanctuary is located in a protected cove on the northern side of Redang Island. It is one of the three major nesting beaches in Redang Island that have been declared as turtle sanctuary in 2005. Redang island is significant to the sea turtles in east coast peninsular Malaysia as it serves as the mating area, foraging ground, and nesting beach for sea turtles.

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu started the Sea Turtle Conservation Project at Chagar Hutang since 1993. This project was founded by Dr. Chan Eng Heng and Mr Liew Hock Chark. The visiting season for Redang is from March until October, but most turtle hatching and release occurs from June to August.  Since it’s opening, Chagar Hutang has released over 300,000 Green Turtles and 7,000 Hawkbill Turtles through their program.

You will be greeted by staff and volunteers from Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU) of the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and will be given a detailed tour of the protective measures being taken to ensure the turtles’ survival.  In addition to sharing their conservation efforts, visitors may also have the opportunity to snorkel in turtle bay and relaxing at ‘Prawn Spa’; a small river stream located behind the research station.

For more details, log on into SEATRU official website at: or search for Facebook page @seatruUMT.

Date: 26 September 2018 (One day-trip)

Departure time: 08:00 a.m. / Return time: 05:30 p.m.

Meeting Point: INOS/AKUATROP Research Complex, UMT

Facilities: Transportation (bus and boat), snorkeling gear and lunch are included.

Minimum: 10 participants

Maximum: 40 participants

Registration fee: RM 200

Last booking by: 16th September 2018

How to book: Email to


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