This article was written by Chan Eng Heng. It will also appear in the website of the Sam Poh Tong Temple. When my friend Doris, a most compassionate Buddhist contacted me in December of 2010 to help find a new home for the 100 odd turtles kept in a concrete pond in the Sam Poh [...]
A total of 84 3-month-old river terrapins will be released into the Kemaman River on Friday, 7th October 2011. These river terrapins are now up for adoption, each adoption costs RM 100, and you will receive a Certification of Adoption that bears the particular terrapin's microchip number, weight and measurements at release. For more information, email email@example.com :D
A total of six notice boards have been installed on the major terrapin nesting banks along the two rivers: three in the Setiu River, and three in the Kemaman River. The notice boards were installed in strategic locations to ensure that they are visible to the local villagers and egg collectors.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek graced the river terrapin release event in Kg. Dadong, which saw eight terrapin hatchlings being released into the Kemaman River.
In the past month or so, two school groups had visited the Mini Turtle Museum in Kg. Mangkok--from Taylor's College and S.K. Tengku Bariah, Terengganu.
Hari Sabtu, 21hb Mei 2011 merupakan hari yang bersejarah bagi penduduk tempatan di Kg. Pasir Gajah, Kemaman kerana pada hari ini, lebih dari 100 anak tuntung sungai dilepaskan ke dalam Sungai Kemaman buat pertama kalinya.