Although it is quite some time since i saw a turtle laying its eggs, just persevere and you may be fortunate enough to observe one. We walked quietly up and down the beach at midnight without success until the fourth night when we observed a huge leatherback turtle in the process of digging a hole with its two front flippers (legs?). Once the hole...more
Rantau Abang was the "place" for Leatherback turtle sighting (my father's time). And he described that the turtles are as big as a car.That's why when I grow up, turtle sighting is a must for me. But now the Leatherback is almost extinct & sighting is rare.Here I'm, so eager to spot any turtle at all, small baby turtle also "jadi-lah".more
Sands particle at Rantau Abang is bigger than any beach I ever visited. This sand is really hot & will definitely cause injury to you if you walk bare footed day time. Probably that is one reason why turtles select this stretch of beaches as nesting ground.By night, you can see a lot of grow worms emitting** blue (may be green) tiny light on wet...more
Our trip is almost wasted, because no sighting 3 nights in the row. The fishery officer can actually sensed our disappointment & finally show us baby turtle that about to release to open water.Mel, my brother & Doreen were still happily playing & taking photos of these baby turtles. They are definitely photogenic.The conservation works had been...more
Rantau Abang is famous for the shortness of the beach which goes into the ocean, as there is a huge drop of depth very quickly near the beach. This means that it becomes easier for the turtle to come ashore at night. Means less crawling on the beach, which is a difficult task for a turtle, and the laying of eggs often takes a few hours.I received...more
In my Terengganu page i mentioned that we had coconut for dinner that is actually just the half truth. The truth is, after 10pm (having unload baggage, shower, pitch the tents).... we suddenly feel hungry. So, i go search out the burner cube and we cook some Maggi instant noodles next to our tent.Click on the 2nd picture to see our coconut...more
The beach in front of Dahimah's Guest House. If you can wake up before the sunrise, walking across the bridge (easy) over to the beach from the guest house in the dark/just before twilight is fun. Of course you'll need a torch light. I was alone on this beach when I took this picture. There's fishermen on a boat out there not too far at sea too.more
I came here to watch the Giant Leatherback turtle lay it's eggs and I wasn't disappointed!We were not allowed to take photo's as this would possibly upset the mother, but we crowded around and watched her lay about 100 or so eggs before crawling back to the sea. A fantastic experience.This beach is a turtle sanctuary and there are many traps where...more
Mikima Restaurant is the restaurant I recommended for tourists. Since I was camping without cooking facilities, I have to search for foods around the beach and here I found this Mikima Restaurant with delicious foods. I had a sweet sour fried fish with rice and pineapple, cucumber with curry. Drinks was normal, so I asked for Pepsi twist.
We were at Rantau Abang for the 1st time to watch turtle climbing up to the seashore to lay their eggs. It is quite disappointed when we were told that the footprint of turtle had disappeared since few years ago. Local people here are very nice and polite. They are helpful and willing to communicate with u. Fishing squid is a favourite activities of local people or tourist. We are lucky tat night because we had taste a BBQ squid treated by locals.
Fondest memory: Luckily the fantastic view doesn’t let us down, we spend sometime to take some photograph, some read their books, some swimming,some just sit down to watch the sunrise. Do you ever try to make your own teas &taste it at seaside? It’s a wonderful moment.
Look at the collection of shells at Rantau Abang. Someone will be jealousy with them.