Lumut Port Pangkor
View the simple life in Lumut as you visit the rubber plantation. Then take a trip to the Turtle Sanctuary and Mangrove Forest. The name Perak simply means silver due to the rich deposits of tin in the Kinta valley. Lumut Port was once an important hub for the shipment of tin ore. Tin is one of the commodities that helped build Malaysia to what it is today. It must be noted that Malaysia was once the largest tin producer in the world before the introduction of Aluminum. You and your fellow SeaDreamers will drive past miles of orderly Oil Palm and Rubber plantations before we stop at the Rubber Estate. Walk into the Rubber estate and observe a demonstration on how to tap a rubber tree. Enjoy a tranquil walk into one of the Mangrove Forests to see the different types of mangrove trees. What appears to be a wasteland plays an important part in Mother Earth’s ecosystem. You may view various species of mangrove such as “Rhizophora Mucronata”, Excoecaria and Xylocarpus, which processed high quality charcoal. A Mangrove Forest acts as buffer between the sea and the land. They help stop erosion, acts as a wave breaker, provides some protection against a Tsunami, an important breeding ground for fish and many other animals and a haven for bird enthusiasts. In short, it is a very important part of the eco system. The timber of the mangrove wood is also used to make export quality charcoal. You will then proceed to the Turtle Sanctuary. Observe these wonders of the sea at this sanctuary. The beaches of Malaysia have been renowned as one of the few places in the world where the sea turtles come to lay their eggs. Among the turtles that frequent our beaches are the Leather Back, Green Turtle, Hawksbill and the Olive Ridley species. Studies have shown that these turtles travel across continents but make an annual pilgrimage to the same beach where they were born to lay their eggs. At this sanctuary turtle eggs are collected, hatched and later released into the sea to ensure that this endangered species continue to thrive and not driven into extinction. After the sanctuary visit, you will board your coach and head back to the pier and your SeaDream pier.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.
Port: Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor)
Duration: 4 hours
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