Friday, July 4, 2014

Turtle Alley in Kuala Terengganu

Undeniably tourism is one of the industries that bring big revenues in every place, but what attractions draw visitors to the place definitely remain a big challenge.

Its ultimate important that something unique or the selling niche to offer to keep the tourists coming to the place. However, there are not enough tourist attractions in Kuala Terengganu to keep tourists busy and wanting to come back for more.

As the state capital, Kuala Terengganu still not has many tourist attractions known to many people. Instead many known the place for the rich seaside along the road and the beautiful Islands like Perhentian Island, Redang Island, just name a few.

What claimed to be the small unique town known for its local attraction is Turtle Alley in the China Town, Kuala Terengganu. It is located between two of shop houses. A huge wooden-carved map at the entrance of Pulau Warisan Road, which is at the end of China town road clearly shown the way to the unique place.

Actually, the alley is a narrow pathway between two shops houses that served as a shortcut by local people. It was then created and launched on 20th July, 2012 to put up a remainder for turtle conservation by features turtle-themed artwork on the walls. 

The painting as well as the facts and figures about turtles, the story of “Little Turtle Messenger” and the turtle mosaics at the floor are the niche selling point.

Although both sides of the walls have replicated in the form of wall mosaics about the stories about turtles, however, the path of Turtle Alley is too narrow and dark for a person to throughway. 

                                                               Turtle replicated in the wall

                                                                            Turtle Alley

                                                                           Turtle Alley

                                                                        The path is narrow

                                                TraditionalShop house in China Town

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