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 Exped...

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“hi, I'm nicole! - I love uncovering hidden Travel gems & going the distance to experience them all around South East Asia over Singapore's various public holidays / long weekends! I'm particularly a fan of Animals, Wildlife & Nature - believe in taking the time to research about Ethical Animal Experiences, enjoy the most natural Wildlife Safaris, meaningful experiences, spend less time at touristy / but must see spots + dedicate most time in my itineraries to Nature. I believe in good planning with a dose of spontaneity / flexibility, comfort & value over cheapness, strive to keep prices at market rate / what you might usually pay. I like staying in more quaint / localised accommodations VS commercialised hotels, enjoying the local recommended food of each place I visit, and soaking in some good lively ambience and atmosphere, preferably with chill live music and a drink or two! I'm also really into Photography, picked it up since 10 years + ago, first as a hobby. I've now been working as a Photographer for 6 going 7 years shooting Events for companies. Happy to share everything I know about Photography / help you take some sweet new profile pics if you're coming on a trip with me! ;) got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me at +65 9184 0209.”

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Highlights

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), welcome to 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

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

Places of Worship of Singapore's various Cultures.
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
Food to Try in Singapore

There is so much food to try in Singapore! From Chinese to Malay to 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
Orchard Road: Feel the "Atas" (local slang for High Life) vibe, in Singapore's prime shopping district.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia
Singapore Skyline Walk: Take a walk from Singapore's Merlion Park (Singapore's Half Lion, Half Mermaid National Icon) to Marina Bay Sands and be awed by Singapore's modern, scenic & futuristic skyline.

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia
Singapore's "Durian" shaped, Esplanade Theatre. 
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

DAY BY DAY SUMMARY

Sat 1 Sept - Rest Day in Singapore

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 Day in Singapore

Sat 8 Sept - Half Day Singapore Tour
(Bugis Street, Sultan Mosque, Newton Circus Hawker Centre)

Sun 9 Sept - Full Day Singapore Tour
(China Town, Buddha Tooth Relic Chinese Temple, Orchard Road Walking Tour, Singapore Skyline Walking Tour)

Mon 10 Sept - Rest Day in Singapore

WHAT'S INCLUDED

- Welcome Supper in Singapore, thereafter Food in Singapore will be at your own Cost
- 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

- 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. 

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

- 1.5 Days Tour in Singapore by Local, Licensed Tour Guide

Taste of Singapore + Malaysia Sea Turtle Expedition starting at Singapore, Malaysia
AT YOUR OWN COST:

- International Airfare from US to 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

Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVP: http://www.threeplaygrounds.com/pages/champion-terms-of-participation

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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Photos of Singapore from Google.