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October 3rd, 2017:

Turtle Volunteering in Sarawak

Turtle Volunteering in Sarawak

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For those who are into volunteer tourism, the Talang Satang National Park in Sarawak offers a unique Sea Turtle Volunteer Program that is managed by Sarawak Forestry. This eco-tourism initiative has been around for a number of years and is only available from May to September.

A four day turtle volunteer program lets you experience beach patrols, marking turtle nests, digging up and collecting the turtle eggs, burying them again in the hatchery, tagging and measuring of turtles, data recording and even releasing of baby turtles.

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The Sea Turtle Volunteer Program Center on Talang-Talang Besar Island

This program is open to locals and foreigners, but you must apply from the Sarawak Forestry department. It is also not suitable for just about anyone, as the conditions on Talang Besar Island are very basic.

It also is not your resort style concept, and volunteers are expected to cook, clean and adapt to the back-to-basic conditions on the island.

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Volunteers checking the turtle hatchery on the island

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Freshly dug up turtle eggs from the beach

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A sign post shoes the Talang Satang National Park of Sarawak

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The white sand beaches are untouched and only turtles come up to lay their eggs after dark. There are only three buildings on the island, the main office, the sleeping quarters and the shower room.

More information 4D/3N Sea Turtle Adoption Programme here.

Contact Sarawak Forestry (link: https://www.sarawakforestry.com/htm/snp-np-satang.html) for any inquiries or booking for the turtle volunteering.

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Photos by David Hogan Jr

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Spa Melaka – Best Authentic Spa & Wellness Centers in Melaka

Whenever you’re traveling and visiting a place, you’re interested in knowing tourist attractions, places to visit and activities, you can do. You also get tired exploring new places and massage spa’s centers can give you must needed relaxation. There is almost everything for tourists in Melaka and that includes some of the best authentic Spa in Melaka.

Best Spa in Melaka

We will look at some of the best Melaka Spa in this article which are highly recommended as they provide best spa services in the town for tourists and locals alike.

Scents and Senses – A Touch of Thai

Scents and Senses
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The Scents and Senses, A Touch of Thai is one of the best spa Melaka as we experienced. I may forcefully recommend you to visit and grab the service of this spa if you really want relaxation after struggling through the ancient view of Melaka city. There is no such hassle to locate this particular spa in Melaka, as it can be found at Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Syah Bandar. Its special features are to gives you a physical and mental relaxation and the workers here starts relaxing your body from massaging your feet then move upwards in order to yield a lighter feeling by the whole body massage and Jacuzzi bath.

Address: 106, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-286 1186
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Envy Wellness

Envy Wellness
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By the name of this spa we can easily recognize the special services provided for its customers which really are capable to develop a feeling of healthy soul in our body that in turn flashes an envy feeling for others through which those also do not waste their time in having the services of this spa due to the arise of being envious. The environment of Envy Wellness spa mostly attracts others which are neat and clean all the time when you visit. Our trip to Melaka was about a week and we got a chance to visit the spa twice due to its cozy environment.

Address: Jalan Limbongan, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-283 5572
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Philea Resort Spa

Philea Resort Spa
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The Philea Resort Spa is the most famous spa in Melaka which is specifically constructed by having a green boundary all over. It will hardly take around twenty minutes to reach here from the main Melaka town and is situated in Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Plenty of tourists come here and stay in the resort mainly to have a body relaxation through special massage service being provided in a fully green environment. Those who are eager for body fitness also take pleasure in exercising room allocated for them.

Address: Lot 2940, Jalan Ayer Keroh, Off Jalan Plaza Tol, 75450 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-289 3399
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Spa Village Melaka

Spa Village Melaka
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The Spa Village Melaka is famous not only in Melaka but Malaysia as well, as the services being enlisted for the customers are successively based on the Baba Nyonya therapy theories which are known as the healing methodologies gained from the Malaysian and Chinese culture. It is built in two floors where visitors here are influenced by breathing in a body healing environment being utilized by past methodologies. For instance, the inside portion of the spa is designed with a special healing decorum i.e. village theme is endorsed in the building structure.

The services being offered in Spa Village Melaka are numerous that majorly includes relaxing body muscles, comforting of skin with an advancement of getting rid of life pressures that has burdened our soul which certainly impacts the outer body. An entry towards this spa brings you close to the deep cultural values of the aborigines of Melaka. The Spa Village Melaka is located in the famous Majestic Malacca hotel.

Address: 188 Jalan Bunga Raya, The Majestic Malacca, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6 289 8000
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Massa Sutra the Art of Massage

Massa Sutra the Art of Massage
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By having the whole body massage in Massa Sutra the Art of Massage, we come to realize its original outcome of services being given to its customers after enjoying a variety of food and hunting busy malls. For instance, we found a great pleasure here mainly because of its location that is situated in between the rush of the famous Jonker Street Melaka.

Address: Jalan Kubu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-662 5083
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These are some of the original and authentic spa Melaka which is highly recommended for tourists. You can also explore best massage centers in Melaka, specialized in providing all kind of massage services. If you want to recommend a spa in Melaka or share your experience, please do so by adding comments below. For more tourist activities, you can read top things to do in Melaka.

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