MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4

Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

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Tioman Island: MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4

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SAT 15 SEP - WED 19 SEP, 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

MON, TUE, WED / 3 DAYS LEAVE REQUIRED

MSIA SEA TURTLE - VOLUNTEER EXPEDITION - TIOMAN ISLAND

Learn about the plight of Sea Turtles in Tioman, Malaysia - and get involved in Sea Turtle Conservation activities.

September is Peak Hatching Season. With some luck, Mother Nature will allow the Nests in our safekeeping Hatchery to hatch. And you will get to release Baby Sea Turtles to the Sea!

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
* Please note that these are totally natural occurrences that are not within our control and cannot be guaranteed. 

We have conducted Expeditions in 2017 and 2016, and several nests hatched on both Expeditions during our same stay duration of 4 nights in Tioman, Malaysia. 

Participants are advised to be mentally prepared that you might not see any Baby Sea Turtles at all, and take seeing any Baby Sea Turtles as a privilege from Mother Nature.


MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
* We release hatched Baby Sea Turtles as soon as possible  / do not keep any at the Conservation Centre to allow them their full, proper, natural development.

Delaying release / Keeping them might decrease their already pretty low survival rate when released to the Ocean.

We seek all Participants understanding that our focus is to help the Sea Turtle's situation, and not to overly commercialise at the expense of the Animals' Welfare.

* Meanwhile, we will do our very best to make sure you have a great time, whether you are blessed to see the Sea Turtles or not. 

Your stay, actions, presence, and support to this Programme itself, are an immense and valuable contribution to Sea Turtle Conservation in this region and are greatly appreciated.

WHAT WE WILL DO


MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
Help to Patrol the Beaches at Sunrise & late at night in search of any Mother Sea Turtles nesting / laying eggs. ( By Foot / By Boat to nearby Beaches around the bay). Also, we might do some tasks related to Animal Welfare for Stray Dogs / Cats.

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
Pop by the Hatchery to check if any of the safely kept Sea Turtle Nests have hatched.

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
Trek to the nearby Waterfall and have a swim.

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
Snorkel around the House Reef right in the Bay we will be staying in. Coral Related Project Involvement. 

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
Recycling Activities.

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
* As part of being of assistance to the Turtle Conservation Centre, participants are required to help out with simple housekeeping every morning such as watering plants, sweeping. Most tasks just take about 10 - 15mins max. 

Please also be prepared to help out with any manual labour the Turtle Conservation Centre might need help with. ie. Things we have had to help with during previous Expeditions:

Repairing a broken pipe, Gardening repair works due to a heavy storm, Relocating Turtle nests due to a Red Ants attack (had to dig and wheelbarrow around a lot of sand).

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

MSIA SEA TURTLE - VOLUNTEER EXPEDITION COST

SGD 498 nett for 5 Days 4 Nights Half Days starting Fri 31 Aug upon arrival in SG

DAY BY DAY SUMMARY

Sat 15 Sept - Journey to Tioman Island, Check In to Turtle Centre

Sun 16 Sept - Day 1 @ Turtle Centre, Recyling + Gardening
Mon 17 Sept - Day 2 @ Turtle Centre, Trek to Waterfall / Take a Dip! 

Tue 18 Sept - Day 3 @ Turtle Centre, Coral Related Project Involvement
Wed 19 Sept - Day 4 @ Turtle Centre, Journey back to Singapore

WHAT'S INCLUDED

- 2 Ways Coach from Singapore to Malaysia 
- 2 Ways Ferry from Malaysia port to Tioman Island
- 2 Ways Jeep from Tioman port to Turtle Centre

- 4 Nights Stay in Turtle Conservation Centre
* very simple, backpacker style, bunk beds, 3 - 7 to a room ( by gender / mixed ), non aircon. 

MSIA Sea Turtle - Volunteer Expedition #4 starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
- Breakfast & Lunch at Turtle Conservation Centre,
(4 nights Dinner at your own Cost)

AT YOUR OWN COST:

- 4 Dinners in Tioman, Malaysia
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses / Shopping / Souvenirs

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

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Disclaimer: Your safety and well-being during the trip are your sole responsibility. By RSVP for this event, you have confirmed that you have read, acknowledged, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of participating this trip.

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