Turtle Trip , Malacca (Ep. 1)

My adventure holiday

After received bad news from CTRec (Pasir Kumpal, Dungun in Terengganu), i thought this was like the worst holiday. FORTUNATELY, my beloving friend, Ee ling managed to get another turtle trip. I never know that there is a turtle centre in Malacca (Masjid Tanah). Finally, both of us got to see turtle and do some conservation work for the TURTLE (wee…). On the 21st of February, Eeling and i took the quite earliest bus to Masjid tanah. Around noon, we reached Masjid Tanah bus station and wait for WWF officers to pick us up. The first reaction from the WWF officers :” Wah.. u two goin to stay for quite sometime, is it?” This was because me and Ee ling carried our big backpack (thanks to my tripod and sleeping bag). Anyway, they brought us .. to have our first lunch in Masjid tanah. The food was ok..Oh before i started my turtle conservation trip story, let me introduced.. the main characters:

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Si Penyu, Ee Ling, CarroL(L to R) and Ashraff (in front)

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and Min Min (the scientific officer)

Ashraff, Caroll and Min min.. all of them are very friendly, caring and helpful and also very FUNNY and TALKative!! On the first day, min min asked us how’s the trip from KL to Masjid Tanah. Both of us (Me and Ee Ling) said it was ok. The first assignmnet we had was to key in data. It was quite interesting cuz there are a lot of data to key in (egg hatched, egg failed to hatch, how many turtle land for nesting and bla bla bla). I felt very happy and excited cuz got to know what do they do for turtle’s conservation project. Min min and Caroll gave us another 2 assignments: 1) Survey with the fishermen on 3rd Day and 2) Made turtle (out of paper and cardboards) and boardgame (like snake and ladder). Two things i love about this trip was able to learn and being pampered. We were provided with good food (jalan jalan cari makan) and charlet.

On the first day (evening), me and Ee ling decided to do beach survey. The beach wasn’t as good as the east coast beach (such as Ma’daerah). But, both of us were very lucky cuz we able to watch the sunset (Caroll also said we are lucky). The first day.. wasn’t that bad after all. We slept around 11pm.

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 Sunset in Pengkalan Balak (outside Carrol’s Chalet)

Yup.. Sunset. Very nice.. me and ee Ling took quite a few pictures. All turned out not bad. During our survey on the beach, a fisherman asked his son ( i think) to give us a welcome gift. Guess wat’s that…? … COme on.. Guess……………….

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4………………….. (Give up?!)

5…………………………………… (I”m Going to tell the answer…hurry up!)

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7……………………………………………………(The results .. on the way now..!)

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10……………………………………………….. the answer is a fish ( but dunno wat fish is that?!). The kid told us the fish is very pretty and gave us as present. So sweet of him!!

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ANyway.. i’ll continue my Melaka’s turtle trip story… soon….(to be continue..)