’can be a crowd-puller’
KUALA TERENGGANU :
You may have visited
Rantau Abang in Terengganu, but chances are you may not have noticed
a rock formation shaped like a turtle.
This is because despite
its unique shape and interesting story, not many visitors to the
famous turtle-landing site are aware of its existence.
There are no signs directing visitors to the hill where the rock
formation is located and the track along the jungle path can be
rock formation shaped like a turtle at Rantau Abang, Terengganu.
Ping Anchorage director Alex Lee laments the fact that nothing
had been done to promote the unique attraction.
The tour operator said
Terengganu should learn from the example set by the Manneken Pis, a
landmark in Brussels, Belgium, which told a story about a war in
“It’s a small statue of
a boy urinating into a fountain, but there is an interesting story
“This makes the tourists want to stop by to take a look.
“They even have merchandise based on the attraction.
“The same goes for the turtle-shaped rock.
“There’s a good story behind it and we can share the story with
visitors,” he said.
Legend has it that a giant turtle had turned to stone when it failed
to return to the sea before sunrise after laying eggs on the beach.
It is said that since then, the stone has been luring turtles to
Rantau Abang during the nesting season.
Lee said the site also offered a scenic view of the surrounding
However, proper facilities such as a car park, toilet and shelter
are needed if the place is to be turned into a tourist attraction.