Terengganu is promoting a new product for tourists in the state through a terrapin conservation programme in Kampung Temir, Hulu Terengganu.
State Tourism, Culture & Information Technology Committee chairman Ariffin Deraman said Kampung Temir has its own unique attraction because of its natural and scenic beauty and also a habitat for terrapin.
"This was an exciting and emotional experience last night to see a female terrapin laying egg by the riverside, particularly for someone who first watched.
"We are going to promote another tourism product to attract more tourists in Terengganu so that they appreciate and know the existence of this endangered species", he said.
Ariffin, the State Assemblyman of Alor Limbat, said he would have talks with appropriate agencies to turn Kampung Temir into a tourist spot.
"This tourism package will begin at Kampung Temir, which will be opened to small groups at the moment," adding that between February and April would be the right time to visit the village to watch the terrapins laying eggs.
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