Turtle Alley in Kuala Terengganu, between Pasar Payang and Chinatown, is the pet project of turtle conservationist, Dr. Chan Eng Heng.
This was our final stop in Kuala Terengganu, and I am glad we made an effort to visit. One could definitely see the passion, time and energy put into the alley, a reminder to help protect turtles from extinction.
This alley is actually just a narrow pathway between two shop houses. Many people use this route as a shortcut, and hence, it is a good location to put up a reminder on turtle conservation.
As said in one of my previous posts of my trip to Terengganu, turtle conservation is a huge cause here, especially in beach communities. In fact, during my two visits here in the past several weeks, I participated twice in the release of turtle hatchlings into the ocean.
Turtle Alley is definitely more than just a work of art with the many turtle mosaics on the walls and ground! I believe we cannot find something similar anywhere else in Malaysia.
Additionally, you could also read the children’s book authored by Dr. Chan, entitled “Little Turtle Messenger”, in three major languages, namely English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin.
If you ever come this way, remember to visit Turtle Alley for a crash course on turtle conservation and learn how you can do your part in preventing the extinction of turtles.
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) is producing a 2013 Turtle Calendar that features the beautiful turtle mosaics mounted on the walls and floor in Turtle Alley, Chinatown, Kuala Terengganu. The calendar is expected to be ready before the end of November. The small desktop calendar measures 12.5cm x 10.5 cm and is priced at RM 10 each. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be used to support turtle conservation projects carried out by TCS.
For more information and to order your calendar, go to the TCS website.
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