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Sarawak ~ Talang Satang National Park


Covering 19.4 sq kms, Talang Satang National Park also known as the Talang Satang Turtle Islands was established to conserve the marine turtle population in Sarawak.

The park comprises four islands on the south-western coast of Sarawak including part of the surrounding Damai and Santubong coastline and sea. The other islands are Pulau Talang Besar and Pulau Talang Kecil located off the coast of Sematan as well as Pulau Satang Kecil near Santubong.

Of the four Turtle Islands, Pulau Talang Besar has consistently recorded the highest daily turtle landings at times more than 30 come in to nest in a single night. However the this and the rest of the Park that encompasses the areas within the 2.8km of Pulau Talang Besar, Pulau Talang Kecil, Pulau Satang Kecil and the Ara-Banun Wildlife Sanctuary are off limits


Tourists are however encouraged to visit Pulau Satang Besar during the peak turtle-nesting season from April to September. Pulau Satang Besar the largest of the islands, where turtles can be observed as they come ashore to lay their eggs. The predominant species is the Green Turtle or penyu agar (Chelonia mydas), contributing more than 80 per cent of all recorded landings while the Hawksbill Turtle or penyu sisik (Eretmochelys imbricata) comes in a distant second at less than 20 per cent. The rarer Olive Ridley Turtle or penyu lipas (Lepidochelys olivacea) only comes to nest in the rainy season from November to December.

Day old darker green turtles and light coloured hawksbill turtle Visits are confined to the main island of Pulau Satang Besar and guests are advised to remain within the designated visitorís lodge and hatchery supervised by Forestry wardens. Bring along ample drinking water and food as there are no canteens on the island and leave with whatever youíve brought to the island


Apart from watching turtles, tourists to the Damai Santubong area can also spot the elusive Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris). Despite its highly endangered status, the Irrawaddy dolphin seems to thrive here. It inhabits mainly estuaries and coastal areas

Getting There
Pulau Satang Besar is a 30-minute speedboat ride from either Damai Beach, or Telaga Air Jetty along the Damai and Santubong coastline. There is no regular boat service but you can make prior tour bookings for a visit visit.
 

 

 

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