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Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

Cherating, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Cherating
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Quite near the hotel. In fact you will pass this sanctuary 1st before you reach the hotel if you are coming from Kuantan. The kids were excited to see the turtles and their babies

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petaling jaya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Nothing much but best part was we got to release turtles..... It was nice to see all of them literally waddling towards the sea. It was a great feeling....I really dont know how to express that emotions . Pls try it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Small state run sanctuary. Very informative. Can be visited in an hour just off the main road. Great to see the baby turtles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's open from morning until 4.30pm and it's free, not much here but you can get the chance to get to know. The best part here for RM50 you can get the chance to let free 10 turtles to the sea by our own.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This centre was established in the year 1972 as a turtle hatchery in an effort to protect the endanger species in particular the Leatherback Turtle. Cherating Turtle Sanctuary was founded to protect turtles from predators and poachers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's my second time visiting this place. It's renovated and nicer exhibits. Be there at 6pm for the release of turtle. They don't do free trips to view the turtle laying eggs now. It was a sight to behold. But the children did enjoy releasing the baby turtle back to the sea.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Classical building with information about turtles. Then you can go to the pond with several turtles inside. Good enough to see the turtles close to you. Will attract your children there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I read a few reviews. Mentioned that there were night visits after 730pm. We got there at about 8 plus and found the place deserted.... Nonetheless my husband still park at the space in between the sanctuary and Club Med Cherating. He took a torchlight and walk right into the beach (note: there were signboards saying no activities at the... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Located right next to Club Med, this place is easy to find from the CHerating-Kemaman main road. Opens eveyday except Monday till 5pm. At night, if you are lucky you could spot turtles laying eggs along the beach. We actually spotted one at 6.30 am! But if you really want to see one, go look for Pak Su at Cafe... More

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Pahang
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The type of turtles available is not many.The hospitality was okay.The entrance fee is free.There is a mini museum available to know more about the history of turtle.

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