The recent Hari Raya Haji break saw us taking a beach break. We went back to our favourite place in Cherating – Impiana Resort. Over the years, we stayed at different hotels in Cherating but Impiana still remains our favourite 😀
We hit the pool in the evening and as I was registering to get our towels, I noticed a sign that says “Charity Turtle Release Campaign” at 6.45pm. Ooh it perked up my interest and I’m sure my boys will be equally excited to have the chance to release a turtle. Enquired further and its RM15 for one turtle. Registered and enjoyed the pool while waiting for the clock to strike 6.45pm. We are to meet at the beach where we will be guided before the turtle release ceremony. Sharp at 6.45pm we were lined up at the beach and was given a short introduction.
Impiana Cherating Resort is the only resort that has teamed up with the Turtle Sanctuary in this Charity Turtle Release Campaign. The campaign period runs from April to November.
After explaining to us the method to hold the turtle, we were given 1 minute for photo taking. Our turtles are only 3 days old! and thus we need to be really gentle to them. Survival rate out in the vast sea is really slim due to the many predators both in the sea ie. big fishes and above ie. birds that regards these turtles as food. But we need to release them to their home and inwardly I wish they will be able to find and meet their mother. We also need to ensure that they don’t go extinct and our future generations is able to see them all fully grown! My next wish is to be able to witness turtle laying eggs.
On the signal of the horn, we all released our baby turtles and it’s a wonder to see them head out towards the sea directly. Baby turtle, I wish you well.