Up Close with Turtles at Segari Turtle Sanctuary

This was the main reason why we came to Lumut. Segari Turtle Conservation Centre is about 30 minutes’ drive from Teluk Batik – on the way to Pantai Remis. To reach Segari Turtle Sanctuary from Lumut or Seri Manjung, you have to cross three bridges. Huge and beautiful rivers.

Follow the road signs and it will lead you to the turtle center in a remote beach somewhere in Pasir Panjang.

Segari Turtle Signboard
Another 7km to Segari Turtle Sanctuary after exiting main road

Even though the Segari Turtle Conservation Centre is not very big but it serves a very noble cause by conserving the sea turtles. This absolutely helps to prevent them from extinction. The center collects turtle eggs from the beach nearby and place them in the hatchery area of the center. After hatching, the turtles will be separated by size (or age) and put into respective pools to let them grow. Once they are big enough, they will be freed into the sea.

Segari Turtle Swimming
Adult Turtles

Segari Turtle - Baby
Baby Turtles

You can have fun at the beach there but when we were there, it was 3.30pm and the sun was glaringly hot. I must say the beach here is far better, cleaner than Teluk Batik.

Segari Beach
Segari Beach - Hot and Quiet

Segari Turtle Sanctuary (Pusat Pengurusan Penyu)
Pasir Panjang, Segari,

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun – 10am to 12.30pm, 2pm to 5pm
Fri – 10am to 12 noon, 2.30pm to 5pm

Entrance is free.

Note: This is the ninth article of Family Weekend Getaway: A Road Trip To Lumut series.

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