Segari Turtle Sanctualy is a turtle nursery and hatching center, that also serves as a visitor information center that educates the public on the conservation and protection of sea turtle. The Hatching Centre releases between 2,500 and 3,500 turtle hatchlings annually into the sea since 1990.
What to Expect?
Segari Turtle Sanctualy is a relatively modest turtle nursery and visitor information center. The facility is a hatching center and has 3 ponds for turtles: The newly born, the juvenile and the adult tutles are inside each ponds.
Entrance is free with an option for donation (donation box was in an obscure place near the nursery). Visitors has the option of feeding the turtles at RM5 per bucket of turtle feedings, it's worth every penny to see the turtles wake up from their lazy slumber.
There's also a simple souvenir stall within the center that visitor can purchase souvenirs. What you get to experience?
See the turtles up close. You'll get to know and educate yourself of different stages of the turtle's life cycle. The hatchery is also open for viewing. No tour guide provided though. Just take your time to read the information signage. Entrance is free. There are toilets and surau. No cafe inside or nearby.
If you noticed so many flies that's possibly due to chicken farms are located around this area.
There's a sandy beach (Pasir Pantai Panjang) just right beside the center. The beach is nice for a strolling after the visit. Not that the water not that clear and beware of jelly fish. At this long stretch of sandy beach is where the turtles used to come to lay their eggs.Getting Here
If you are in Lumut or Sitiawan area, use the bridges that connects the town of Sitiawan to Segari. follow the signage to Kampung Acheh/Segari or Swiss Garden Resort and you will cross 3 beautiful bridges that provide a panoramic view of the Dindings River and the estuaries.
Go towards the Lumut Power Plant direction and you will reach the signage "Pusat Penetasan Penyu, Pasir Panjang Segari". Follow the direction and you will reach this place in approximately 35 minutes, if you are coming from Sitiawan.