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TURTLE SANCTUARY

In the 1960's, Rantau Abang Beach in the district of Dungun was made famous for being one of the six hatching sites in the world for giant leatherback turtles. Due to a number of factors that leads to the dwindling number of turtle landings each year, the State government has taken conservation effort by setting up turtle research and hatching sites in selected areas in the district of Dungun, Setiu, Kemaman as well in the islands of Redang, Bidong, Perhentian and Kapas. There has been an increase in the number of turtle landings especially Green and Hawksbill turtles in Pantai Ma Daerah in Paka, Dungun and in Pantai Teluk Mak Nik in Kemaman. There's a Turtle Information Centre in Rantau Abang, Dungun for those who like to know about turtles. There is also an Aquatic Bio-Diversity Gallery at Turtle & Marine Ecology Centre within the vicinity of Turtle Information Centre where there are displays of marine life species, sea shells, replicas of marine life and marine information.
How To Get Here

You can get there by taxi or by bus to Dungun at Kuala Terengganu Bus Station.

Where To Stay

    Tanjong Jara Resort & Spa
    Rumbia Resort
    Residence Resort Paka
    Turtle De Village Inn Rantau Abang
    Merantau Inn Rantau Abang

Where To Eat

    Restaurant CB Wee Tanjung Jara
    Restaurant  Ban Yeow in Jalan Paka
    Restoran Batu 5, Dungun
    Eating Stalls in Rantau Abang

sumber tourism.terengganu.gov.my