Chagar Hutang Turtle Sanctuary is open for visitors (school/university groups, clubs and corporate agencies only) from Sunday to Friday (visit must be conducted from 9.00am to 12.00pm only). However, visitors are required to get a written permission from SEATRU, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu for this visit. All expenses to the turtle sanctuary will be bound by the organizers. We welcome any form of donations to support the long-term sea turtle conservation at Redang Island.
Please send your application to:
Attn: Dr. Mohd. Uzair Rusli
Sea Turtle Research Unit,
Institute of Oceanography and Environment,
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,
21030 Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu Darul Iman.
Day trip visit activities:
i. On-site briefing by SEATRU scientist on sea turtle conservation and research conducted at the
ii. Excavation of hatched nests
iii. Snorkeling at Turtle Bay (responsibility by the organizer)
Chagar Hutang beach was declared as a Turtle Sanctuary in 2005, and the surrounding waters are designated as a marine protected area since 1994. All visitors must obey the Marine Park rules and regulations. Visitors are not allowed to wander around on the nesting beach without supervision from SEATRU staff, as you might accidentally disturb sea turtle nests under incubation. The turtle bay is closed for any activities (boats/snorkelers) after 3.00pm.