Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition

Singapore, Malaysia

Changi Airport

This adventure is: #tastebud tickling, #for a good cause, #scenic

Singapore: Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition

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SINGAPORE - YOUR GATEWAY TO SOUTH EAST ASIA

Highly developed, English speaking, and home to Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures. Singapore is the perfect intro and gateway to South East Asia.

Get a taste of Singapore (1.5 days) before you start exploring South East Asia. 

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

SEA TURTLE EXPEDITION - TIOMAN, MALAYSIA

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!

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, 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.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, 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.

DISCOVER SINGAPORE - HIGHLIGHTS

Stay in the heart of one of Singapore's youth's favourite hangouts: Bugis. Enjoy the youthful energetic marketplace vibe of Bugis Street and try a snack or two!

From familiar Popcorn Fried Chicken bits to Muah Chee (glutinous rice covered in peanuts & sugar), Yam Cake, Kaya Balls.. you'll be spolit for choice on what to try! 

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia


Get to know the various Cultures that call Singapore home.
Visit the Sultan Mosque (Muslim), Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Chinese), Sri Mariamman Temple (Indian).

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Be introduced to Singapore's most famous Chinese, Malay & Indian food. Chicken Rice, Dim Sum, Laksa (Chinese). Satay, Nasi Lemak (Malay). Prata (Indian). Just to name a few!

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Feel the "Atas" (local slang for High Life) vibe, in Singapore's prime shopping district, Orchard Road. 

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Be awed by Singapore's modern, scenic & futuristic skyline, from Merlion Park (Singapore's Half Lion, Half Mermaid National Icon) to Marina Bay Sands. 

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

You'll get to see Singapore's "Durian" shaped, Esplanade Theatre. Our Singapore Flyer (Giant Ferris Wheel).

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Marina Bay Sands. Art Science Museum (shaped after the Lotus flower).

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

CBD Skyline from Marina Bay Sands.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Helix Bridge at foot of Marina Bay Sands.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Gardens by the Bay, Super Trees from Marina Bay Sands.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

SEA TURTLE EXPEDITION - HIGHLIGHTS


Learn about Sea Turtles, their plight, and Conservation efforts. 

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, 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).

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Pop by the Hatchery to check if any of the safely kept Sea Turtle Nests have hatched.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Trek to the nearby Waterfall and have a swim.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Snorkel around the House Reef right in the Bay we will be staying in.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

Beach Clean Up & Recycling Activities.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, 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).

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

SINGAPORE + MALAYSIA SEA TURTLE PROGRAMME COST

USD 800 / SGD 1073 nett for 7 Days 6 Nights Programmed Days starting Fri 31 Aug upon arrival in SG

Total Trip Duration from US & back including flight time:
11D 10N from Thu 30 Aug to Sun 9 Sept

DAY BY DAY SUMMARY

Thu 30 Aug - Fly from US
Fri 31 Aug - Arrive in SG, Half Day Singapore Programme
(Bugis Street, Sultan Mosque, Newton Circus Hawker Centre)

Sat 1 Sept - Full Day Singapore Programme
(China Town, Buddha Tooth Relic Chinese Temple, Sri Mariamman Indian Temple, Orchard Road Walking Tour, Singapore Skyline Walking Tour)

Sun 2 Sept - Journey to Tioman Island, Check In to Turtle Centre
Mon 3 Sept - Day 1 @ Turtle Centre, Trek to Waterfall 
Tue 4 Sept - Day 2 @ Turtle Centre, Recycling + Gardening 

Wed 5 Sept - Day 3 @ Turtle Centre, Malaysian Cooking Activity 
Thu 6 Sept - Day 4 @ Turtle Centre, Beach Clean Up Activity,
Journey back to Singapore
Fri 7 Sept - Rest / Free & Easy Day in Singapore

Sat 8 Sept - Fly back to US or continue on your journey to explore South East Asia
Sun 9 Sept - Arrive back in US

WHAT'S INCLUDED

- 2 Ways Transport from Singapore Changi Airport to 3* Hotel in Bugis
- 4 Nights Stay at 3* Hotel in Bugis, Twin or Triple Sharing 
* please note that size of hotel rooms in Singapore on average might be smaller than Western standards

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

- Welcome Lunch & Dinner in Singapore, thereafter Food in Singapore will be at your own Cost (2 more days in Singapore, Sat 1 Sept, Fri 7 Sept)

- Singapore Public Transport "MRT" Cards with SGD 10 credit, any top up needed thereafter will be at your own Cost * can be used on all Trains & Buses

- Local Singaporean Host, Guide & Photographer, who will bring you around Singapore, teach you everything you need know to get around easily, recommend you food to try, be your Instagram girlfriend / photographer. :P 

- 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. 

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia

- Breakfast & Lunch at Turtle Conservation Centre,
(4 nights Dinner at your own Cost)

AT YOUR OWN COST:

- International Airfare from US to Singapore
- 2 Days Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Singapore
- any additional top up to your Singapore MRT Transport Card

- 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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