A beautiful stretch of beach in Kemaman is home to a turtle sanctuary where turtle eggs are collected and are hatched and the hatchlings safely sent to sea, away from predators and poachers. The Department of Fisheries Malaysia, BP and WWF-Malaysia have developed this sanctuary to be a model turtle conservation centre in Malaysia.
The Ma’ Daerah turtle hatchery is open to all and is an important resource on turtle conservation and where anyone can come and learn about turtles and their roles in our marine ecosystem. Worth a visit for not only children but also for adults.
Take the T3 coastal road from KT and Kuantan and head off to Chukai. Follow the signs to Ma’ Daerah, which lies south of the town.