Early this month, I was given a task to report on one of the Malaysia’s turtle conservation & protection centre which is located at Pantai Kerachut, Penang.
I have to admit, this is a fun task I had ever experienced since I am an animal lover kinda person and believe it or not…turtle is categorized in endangered or critically endangered species in the IUCN Red List. Which means…the future generations might or might not able to see this species, depending on how our today generation “care” about this species.
The centre is open daily from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm (UTC +8). You can either go to the centre by boat or hiking. In my case, a boat was already prepared for me & my team members at the jetty.
The centre has been established since 1990 by the Department of Fisheries Malaysia. The centre was build to save this species population from extinction. In Penang, there are three (3) main beaches that are mainly the landing areas where this species come to lay eggs;
Telur Kampi Beach; and
Teluk Ketapang Kecil Beach.
which are under Penang National Park.
There are two (2) turtle species that are commonly found in Kerachut Beach, Penang. They are:
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas); and
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
How to differentiate them? Oh yes…every type of turtles have different features and some might be in different colors.
There was plenty of information I gained from the friendly staffs on turtles and it is free!
Wanna know more?
Do not hesitate to visit:
Pusat Konservasi & Penerangan Penyu, Pantai Kerachut, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA.
A few weeks ago, we were wandering around Kuala Lumpur City without any mission. Something that we rarely do as we hate the idea of being stuck in traffic jammed and be in the middle of the crowds at the KL malls.
After a few hours of walking in the mall, I started to feel hungry.
And of course, most of the restaurants were full house. It was lunch hours anyway…everybody’s getting hungry.
From hungry to hangry…that was how I felt at that time. So, we decided to go to Starhill, KL which is located next to the mall I went.
Less peoples came to Starhill, KL because there were limited stores in that mall and those stores are luxury brands (which cost a few month of my salaries to even buy a piece of their handkerchief, hohoho).
There are many of restaurants to dine in at the lower ground level and my eyes were scanning wildly at each of them. And alas!!! I saw Sentidos Gastrobar right next to a Chinese restaurant.
Looking at the menu…
I could eat everything in the menu with this empty stomach, but I chose chicken quesadilla and Spanish seafood soup and my Dolphin Angel decided to eat a fully loaded nachos.
My! Oh! My!
It took almost an hour of waiting before our foods are served. Thank God the foods were good! Like a real Spanish homemade foods (as per claimed by my Dolphin Angel).
Look at how big the portion our meals!
Overall, we were satisfied with our meals, despite the slow service. The restaurant are neat and the interior decoration is done in a time-honored Spanish style, with a modern twist. If you are interested to try some Spanish foods around KL, do not hesitate to try:
Sentidos Gastro Bar and Dining
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2145 3385