Monday, June 24, 2013

A visit to Segari Turtle Sanctuary,Pantai Remis

After worship in Pantai Remis Gospel Hall, we had our lunch at a traditional Chinese coffee shop with Yong Yan's family.
With our stomachs filled, we headed towards Segari to see a turtle hatchery. Pusat Pengurusan Penyu Pasir Panjang Segari is located just a couple of miles from the town of Lumut , Perak. In order to protect marine habitats and species, this turtle hatchery centre is set up by State Goverment.
What a lovely man-made structure of the turtle. It placed at the entrance of the building.
We took a family photo in front of this turtle statue on our third visit on 21.4.2013.
We took our family photo again on 15.6.2013. We are the turtle lovers.
We came again to say hello to sea turtles with our church members on 15.6.2013. It was our fourth visit.
We would never forget to take photo on the turtle statue.
Brother Yong Yan's and his family. En Yin with her bright smile, brought happiness to all.
En Yan's grandparents. What a lovely couple they are.

The turtle exhibits will provide visitors with more information on the turtles that are being bred here.
However this centre is located somewhere far away, you might need some guidance from the locals. Girls, our earth is filled with majestic views, beautiful people, and even hidden places which are not yet seen or visited.
Their operating hours: Monday to Sunday (except Friday) 10a.m – 12.30p.m; 2p.m- 5p.m. Friday 10a.m – 12p.m; 2.30p.m – 5p.m. The Segari Turtle Sanctuary is open daily and admission is free.
Teenager turtles. There are different ponds for different ages of turtles. What a great place to catch a glimpse of wild life.
There are sections for the adult turtle and teenager turtles.
Little leatherback turtle hatchlings. Sea turtle likes to swim near the edge of pond. The softshell of the turtle hatchlings is dark in colour.
The turtles here come in many sizes, from the hatching stages, teenagers and right up to full grown adulthood.
Adult turtles. It came up to the surface of the water to breathe.
Some turtles dive to the bottom of the sea to rest. Turtles can stay underwater for several hours before they have to come up for air.
Brother Yong Yan's hold one baby turtle in his hands before releasing it into the ocean on 21.4.2013.
This big eyed sea turtle is very cute. En Yin loves baby turtles very much. In the wonders of creation we see God at work.
It was so wonderful to hold baby turtles in our hands on 15.6.2013. Releasing baby turtles into the ocean was truly awesome.
Sister Yu Mei and her lovely sea turtle. She was excited to hold a baby turtle in her hand.
Sister Li Fang and her sea turtle. What a cute baby turtle.
Brother Guo Lun with his adorable sea turtle.
Sister Mei Jun and her little turtle. A beautiful shot by brother Guo Lun.
Dad and his two sea turtles. One of them is very hyper active.
Priscilla, you were so happy to hold a baby sea turtle. Baby turtles are the most adorable reptiles.
If turtle gets turned upside down in the water and can't turn back over, it will drown.
It was`one of the most rewarding experiences of our life.
The sea turtles crawled towards the ocean. Girls, we all wished them safe journeys. Very few of those young turtles are survived. They are preyed upon by crabs, seagulls, and sharks. And, of course, one of the most dangerous predators is human beings.
Baby turtles were crawling into the sea. Words cannot describe the experience. 
Baby turtle has the ability to swim and survive in deeper water. God give sea turtles the perfect equipment to be powerful swimmers.
Pasir Panjang beach is a favorite place for sea turtles to come and lay their eggs before going back to the sea. The fine sandy beaches, lush trees and peaceful area make Pasir Panjang Beach an ideal location for turtle nesting. These turtles come onshore between March and July each year. Unfortunately the turtles`which come visit here is decreasing from year to year.
The hatching center. Visitors are not allowed to step in. Girls, once out of the nest, hatchlings face many predators including ghost crabs, birds, dogs and fish. 

Nesting habits and information regarding endangered species of sea turtles.
Girls, turtles are part of the endangered species list. It is one of the beautiful and amazing creation of God. We should conserve our valuable natural resources.
It is definitely a place worth visiting especially for school children. Parents play a very valuable role in their children's education in and out of the classroom. Children on educational trips learn lots while they are having fun in a more informal environment.
Girls, due to human intervention and pollution, there are not many occasion where one can see the sea turtles come and lay their eggs. The turtles face numerous challenges to survive until adulthood. Participate in wildlife scientific research if you want . Add your voice to all of our current campaigns to save sea turtles. Turtles need a great deal of care. Do love these wonderful creatures that God made.