Seagrass & Fishing Heritage Journey to Tanjung Kupang, Johor (31st August, Saturday)
Come and be enthralled on an educational journey that will let you walk on the seabed to explore the unique seagrass meadows. Kelab Alami guides will help you spot animals and understand the importance of this area to their families and history. If you are lucky, you may see dugong trails, octopuses, sea hares, squid and seahorses!
On the next day, mingle amongst fishermen who trade their nets to become fishmongers at their very own fishermen’s market by the jetty! While you learn about the local fish species, why not shop for Johor’s juicy pineapples and other fresh greens to bring back home?
And what’s a journey without photographs to remind you of the great time you had with friends and family? By participating, you are automatically entered in a photo competition with prizes and certificates sponsored by Photo SIG! Submit your best photograph of this heritage journey to Photo SIG’s e-mail via wetransfer. Photo SIG committee will judge and select the 3 winning photos. Each winner will get a 8” X 10” print suitable for framing and a certificate for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Participants can also vote for the People’s Choice Award photo – which will be published in the next issue of Pencinta Alam with a photo credit. Photo SIG will arrange for a photo sharing session giving constructive feedback, concluding with a prize-giving ceremony!
Date: 31 Aug (Sat, 5pm) – 2 Sept, 2019 (Mon, 12 pm)
Meeting Point: Kelab Alami Mukim Tanjung Kupang HQ
Limited to: 25 people (23 Participants and 2 Facilitators)
Trip organiser/facilitators: HY Leong & Grace Chin
31 August 2019 (Saturday)
12-2 p.m.: Check-in hotel/homestay, free & easy.
5:00 p.m.: welcome & safety briefing at Kelab Alami HQ.
6:30 p.m.: dinner.
01 September 2019 (Sunday)
6:00 a.m.: Meet at Pak Ngah jetty
(For the walk you need: Aquashoes, dive booties or Adidas
kampung (no slippers, sandals or wellies/Pua Chu Kang boots)).
6:30 a.m.: Depart fromjetty.
7:00 a.m.: guided habitat walk
9:00 a.m.: Return to jetty
9:30 a.m.: Light refreshments, clean up and wrap-up
-afternoon free & easy to explore:
pineapple farms in Pekan Nenas, Legoland, Johor Premium Outlet, Sungai Melayu belacan making, visit organic farms, Panti Bird Sanctuary etc.
02 September 2019 (Monday)
9:00 a.m.: Visit Pasar Pendekar Laut (Fishermen Market) and Pasar Pagi (Morning Market)
12:00 p.m.: Check-out & return home.
Cost per person: 7 years old & above: RM260/pax
3-6 years old: RM150/pax.
*Cost excludes transportation to the jetty, meals, accommodation and shopping; but, it includes MNS Group insurance, introduction & safety briefing, life-vests during the boat ride (please let us know if you have young children), return boat trip from jetty to seagrass meadow, a seagrass habitat walk guided by Kelab
Alami guides/rangers, light refreshments and admin fee to Marine & Photo SIGs.
- The deadline for Registration and payment 21 August 2019.
- Limited to 23 participants only.
- Open to those with valid MNS memberships only. Non-members have to sign up here as MNS members in order to join this event
- Boat has a carrying capacity of ±5 normal size adults (excluding youth ranger and boatman).
If under 5 people in a boat, with large-sized
adults and/or children, the organiser reserves the right to change the price based on the number & size.
- Transportation will be by carpooling. Kindly indicate during registration if you need or can offer transportation.
- In the event of a storm/dangerous weather, the seagrass walk will be cancelled on the spot for safety with only partial refunds made.
- We will share accommodation list with fully paid-up members in a What’s App chat
To register and make full payment, please click the button below