Kuala Terengganu: Turtle Extinction Plan

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Several nights were spent in Kuala Terengganu after Redang and before heading back for KL. The host was kind enough to show us around the town. He brought us to the quite famous Crystal Mosque. Then we had a beach walk at night near the KT hospital. Other places are not worth mentioning. But we did savour the local delicacies they had to offer such as nasi dagang, mi sup and keropok lekor. The host even prepared BBQ on one of the nights. He practically invited the whole kampung. I was stunned seeing the amount of people pouring into his double-storey house. That night we watched the world cup while munching on the satay, hot-dogs and fried noodle.


While the host was busy with his work, he dropped us at the town. We manage to get our asses to several locations such as the chinese street, Masjid Raja Putih and the market. We took our time doing some souvenir shopping at the market place. I was actually fascinated by the varieties of never-before-seen stuff such as turtle eggs! My first time seeing one. I am not happy about it though. Talk about wildlife conservation and protection. The locals at Terengganu told me that there are not much turtles that return to lay eggs anymore. The reason is clear... they harvest the eggs and sell them. The Malay girls that traveled with me actually thought of buying them. I was like WTF! As for shopping there, I advise that any non-malays should have malay friends traveling with them to get good discounts. I would have enjoyed the trip more if it was not for the sunburn. Skin was peeling off from all over my face to my shoulder! Ouch! 




~Conservation efforts in Malaysia sucks to the core~

8 comments:

William said...

I miss Nasi Dagang from Terengganu!!
I hope the peeling skin will teach you to apply sunblock next time.

nicky05 said...

Apply lotion..:D

Medie007 said...

report to the conservatory about the turtle eggs! or the WHO! make a big fuss about it!

TZ said...

I think we need to let the wwf to take action of our lovely government. Talk only no action...

Skyhawk said...

Wildlife extinct due to those short-sighted greed human.

Xjion89 said...

omg, say no to turtle telur~~~

Bravebear said...

William, it was good :p

Nicky, next time la... I quite stubborn when doing these troublesome stuff...

Medie, yeah yeah! report!

TZ, our government is pathetic...

Skyhawk, true...

Xjion, sad... I didn't get to see any turtles becoz of these ppl...

Ultraman Jino said...

ehh didnt go kuala terengganu and check out the visitor hotspot, stadium sultan mizan zainal abidin?




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