Friday, 12 October 2018

Sea Turtles Releasing at Resorts World Kijal, Terengganu

Recently, my mom brought my brother and I to Resorts World Kijal, Terengganu for a short weekend trip. We were all very excited, happy and enjoyed our trip. Our hotel room had an amazing sea view and pool view.
I enjoy seeing the view from our hotel room.

My happiest moment here was planting turtle eggs and releasing sea turtles hatchlings to the sea. Turtles usually arrive on Terengganu beaches from April to September, mainly consisting of the common Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas) and the occasional rare Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricate). Returning by instinct to the very area that they were hatched, the 7.6km beach at Resorts World Kijal is one of these hallowed places. For about three months, the eggs will lay incubating in the sand, only for the hatchlings to emerge during a full moon and speed their way to the ocean. In the years to come, many will return to the very same beach, completing the cycle of life. And Resorts World Kijal will be there waiting to welcome them back.

Turtle eggs need to be put in the hole the exact way it was laid. No tilting or turning the eggs.

Releasing baby sea turtles into the sea was a happy moment for me. The turtles are so cute. However, these baby sea turtles will be floating on the surface of the sea for the 1st week and most of them would be eaten by other fish or birds. Only 1 out of 1000 can survive and grow big. The female sea turtles will return to the very spot they were released to lay eggs.

There were also other activities which my brother and I enjoyed such as playing and swimming at the beautiful pool. 

Resorts World Kijal also organizes telematch games where we had a lot of fun. This was a great way to meet new friends.

There is also an 18-hole golf course here, giant Snake & Ladder, jacuzzi, bicycle riding and some hammocks to relax.

This is a very fun and educational trip. I would love to come here again. 
If you want to book a trip here, their address is : 

Km 28, 24210, Jalan Kemaman - Dungun, 
Kampung Meraga Beris, 24100 Kijal, Terengganu

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