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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • 1.
    What is a Marine Park?
    Marine Park is an area of the sea zoned two nautical miles from the shore at lowest low tide, except Pulau Kapas in Terengganu, Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Rusukan Besar and Pulau Rusukan Kecil in Labuan which are zoned one nautical mile from the shore at lowest low tide. Marine Park is established to protect and conserve various habitats and marine aquatic life.

     

  • 2.
    What is Conservation Charges (CP)?
    It is a conservation fee that is imposed upon all visitors to Marine Parks in Malaysia.

     

  • 3.
    Why visitors are being imposed to this charge?
    Efforts to conserve natural marine environment must get cooperation from all parties. As consumer, all expenditures required should be borne with. Therefore proceeds from the collection will be used towards management and maintenance of the Marine Parks in order to provide facilities and convenience to visitors.

     

  • 4.
    Does everyone have to pay the Conservation Charges?
    Yes, all visitors to Marine Park Islands have to pay Conservation Charges. Exemption can be given only to islanders, Chalet entrepreneurs, dive shop entrepreneurs and their staff and also for those who had been given special exemptions by the Director-General of Fisheries Malaysia. There is a misconception that only visitors to the Marine Park Centre are required to pay the Conservation Fee. This is incorrect. All visitors who plan to visit any Marine Park Island as mentioned above should be aware that they are obliged to pay the Conservation Fee.

     

  • 5.
    How will the proceeds of this Charge be spent?
    All Conservation Charge collection will be credited in Marine Park and Marine Reserve Trust Fund. The Trust Fund is used for management purposes of the Marine Park Centres and to provide basic facilities for the tourists at the Marine Park Centres. Facilities provided for the tourists are such as marker buoys to zone activity areas for the safety of the tourists, mooring buoys for dive and snorkelling boats to avoid these boats from anchoring on the corals, jet floats for the tourists to rest on to avoid them from sinking when they are tired, jungle trekking trails, toilets and bathrooms, picnic areas and most importantly an exhibition centre for them to get more information on Marine Parks. The trust fund is also use to carry out rehabilitation activities such as beach and reef clean up, Crown of Thorns Programme, and placement of artificial reefs on potential areas and degraded areas; to organise and participate in awareness programmes such as Marine Education and Awareness Camps, exhibitions, talks, seminars, workshops and conferences; and to maintain the cleanliness of the Marine Park Centres.

     

  • 6.
    What do I get by paying the Conservation Charge?
    All the amenities can and will be enhanced for visitor comfort through financing from this fund and most importantly, you are helping towards the conservation our marine heritage.

     

  • 7.
    How I can contribute to this Fund?
    You can contribute by paying the Conservation Charge tickets every time you visit the Marine Parks in Malaysia.

     

     

  • 8.
    How much do I have to pay for the Conservation Charge?
    Malaysian, RM5.00 for adults, and RM2.00 for children from age 6 to 12, and senior citizens (60 year and above). Disabled person is FREE.

     

    Non Malaysian, RM 30 for adults, and RM15.00 for children from age 6 to 12, and senior citizens (60 year and above). Disabled person is FREE

  • 9.
    What is the evidence that a person has paid the Conservation Charge?
    A ticket will be issued for every purchase. Every ticket has a distinctive serial number. The ticket also has security features to avoid fraud.

     

  • 10.
    How long can I stay in a Marine Park?
    Each ticket is valid for a period of three (3) days, from the date it is scratched, in all Marine Parks in Malaysia except Pulau Payar Marine Park. The ticket in Pulau Payar Marine Park is only valid for one (1) day only from the date the ticket is scratched.

     

  • 11.
    Can I use the ticket for all Marine Parks in Malaysia?
    Yes, the ticket can be used in all Marine Parks in Malaysia except Pulau Payar Marine Park. Ticket for visit Pulau Payar Marine Park must be acquired separately because of the different validity period.

     

  • 12.
    Can I fish in the Marine Park if I have paid the Conservation Charges?
    Fishing is absolutely prohibited in the Marine Park Area. It is an offence under Fisheries Act 1985. Any person who is found to have violated the Act could face harsh penalties of a fine of up to RM20,000 or two years jail. Fishing is only allowed in areas outside the Marine Park.

     

  • 13.
    Where can I get this ticket?
    Tickets can be bought from States Marine Park Unit, Marine Park Centre; counter in public boat jetties and from officers who are patrolling the areas.

     

 
 
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