The Turtle Showroom is located inside the Port Dickson Ornamental Fish Center situated at Batu 7, Jalan Pantai Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan. It is specially established to care for and conserve the species of Hawksbill Turtle and Green Turtle found in the waters of Port Dickson.
The Negeri Sembilan Government has appointed licensed Turtle egg collectors to carry out Turtle egg collection activities on the Port Dickson beach. These eggs are then placed in the hatchery room for incubation and nursing. Apart from that, this turtle hatchery space is also used as a treatment place for stranded turtles or injured turtles found by local fishermen to be stored temporarily before being released back into the sea.
The center is open daily including weekends and public holidays. Admission is free from 9am to 4.30pm.
This Turtle Showroom is opened to public since 2016. It aims to provide early exposure to the public about the importance of turtles to marine ecosystems. It is also visited by school students, domestic and foreign tourists.
In addition to the Turtle Showroom, visitors can also see various species of marine ornamental fish, culture technology and coral propagation, sea breeding methods and clownfish on display in the Ornamental Fish Center.
The Port Dickson Ornamental Fish Center is adjacent to Port Dickson Beach. There is also Teluk Kemang Beach which is located about 2 Km from the Center. Teluk Kemang Beach is famous as a resort beach in Negeri Sembilan. There is Zouk Kemang Square which is a tourist destination located here.
Visitors can visit other places of interest in Port Dickson such as Ostrich Farm, Upside Down House, Wan Loong Temple, Teluk Kemang Observatory, and many more.
Below are the facilities at Port Dickson Turtle Showroom:
- Turtle management hatchery space to house egg incubation activities and care for baby turtle
- Cement concrete space using river sand for the purpose of hatching eggs obtained from licensed turtle egg collectors
- Eleven (11) nursing tank units to house baby turtles of various ages for exhibition purposes as well as nutritional studies before all are released back into the sea.
The Ornamental Fish Center also provides the following facilities for visitors:
- Exhibition room
- Muslim prayer room
- Information counter
- 3D Showroom
For visitors who come from outside of Negeri Sembilan and want to spend the night in Port Dickson, you can go to Teluk Kemang or Port Dickson Town as there are many options of resorts, hotels and chalets there. There are also restaurants and hospitals in Port Dickson Town.
The activities conducted here are:
- Collect Turtle eggs and incubate them at hatchery
- Release baby Turtle into the sea
- Conserve endangered Green Turtle and Hawkbill Turtle species
- Display Turtles/baby Turtles to visitors at Turtle Showroom
- Treat stranded/injured Turtle
by Land Road
Start your journey by heading to Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. You can take the North-South Expressway and exit at the junction of the Port Dickson Toll plaza. Take the direction to Teluk Kemang, heading to the Marine Ornamental Fish Center. The journey from Kuala Lumpur takes about 1 hour 15 minutes.