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Seagrass and Fishing Heritage Journey to Tanjung Kupang, Johor

Aug 31 at 3:00 PM – Sept 2 at 6:00 PM - Johor

By MNS Selangor Branch Marine and Photo SIGs
Limited to: 25 people (23 Participants and 2 Facilitators) Trip organiser/facilitators: HY Leong & Grace Chin Enquiry: mnsmarinegroup-JohorTrip@yahoo.com Meeting Point: Kelab Alami Mukim Tanjung Kupang HQ ( https://bit.ly/2RgzqmG )
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, octopi, 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.
Itinerary: 31 Aug Sat – 12-2pm check-in hotel/homestay, free and easy 5pm, welcome and safety briefing at Kelab Alami HQ, 6:30pm To dinner.
1 Sept Sun – 6am Meet at Pak Ngah jetty ( https://bit.ly/31wU4DK ) For the walk you need: Aquashoes, dive booties or Adidas kampung (no slippers, sandals or wellies/Pua Chu Kang boots)
6:30am Depart jetty 7am guided habitat walk
9am Return to jetty 9:30am light refreshments, clean up and wrap-up
11:30am To lunch, 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
2 Sept Mon 9am Visit Pasar Pendekar Laut (Fishermen Market) and Pasar Pagi (Morning Market), 12pm Check-out and return home.
Cost per person, 7 years old & above: RM260 and 3-6 years old:RM150/pax. (* see important notes below). Cost excludes transport, meals, accommodation and shopping but includes MNS Group insurance, introduction & safety briefing, life-vests during the boat ride (please let us know if you have young children), return boat transfer jetty to seagrass meadow, a seagrass habitat walk guided by Kelab Alami guides/rangers, light refreshments and admin fee to Marine and Photo SIGs.




Photograph courtesy of Kelab Alam Tg. Kupang.


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