Rantau Abang Turtle Hatchery


To halt the decline of the number of the Giant Leatherback Turtle, an endangered species, hatchery work is being carried out at Rantau Abang. Approximately 60 km south of Kuala Terengganu, Visitors would lay in wait quietly from midnight to dawn to watch the memorable sight of these Giant Leatherbacks laying their eggs. These giant turtles, up to 2.5 meters in length and sometimes weighing more than 375 kg is indeed a phenomenal sight to behold. Rantau Abang is one of only six places in the world visited by these turtles, from the months of May to September. 

Sunset at Rantau Abang Turtle  Hatchery

The Terengganu Government has made it an offense for anyone to collect or sell turtle's eggs except those authorized or licensed to do so.




Activities:  Turtle watching.



By Road:  Along Malaysia's East Coast Hiway, about 100 miles north of Kuantan and 35 miles south of Kuala Terenganu.


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