Just re­wards

Holiday with Kids - - Malaysia -

The res­i­dent man­ager, Mo­han Rao, explains the re­sort’s phi­los­o­phy: “No dis­pos­able plas­tics are al­lowed at the re­sort, all drink­ing water comes in bulk re­fill­able bot­tles and smaller glass bot­tles are reused in guest rooms. In the com­ing months we also hope to be com­post­ing all food scraps.” The re­sort col­lab­o­rates with re­searchers from the De­part­ment of Marine Parks, the For­est Re­search In­sti­tute, and other in­sti­tu­tions. Even the out­door fur­ni­ture has been made from re­cy­cled teak.

Mo­han proudly tells me: “Batu Batu’s en­vi­ron­men­tal cre­den­tials helped us win the FIABCI Malaysia award for best re­sort in 2015.” Re­cently go­ing one bet­ter, in 2016, the re­sort was awarded the FIABCI world­wide award in the re­sort cat­e­gory, with en­vi­ron­men­tal cri­te­ria con­tribut­ing to the ti­tle.

Batu Batu earns a big tick from me. Twenty years from now, to­day’s hatch­lings will re­turn to lay their own eggs on Pu­lau Ten­gah. With con­tin­ued pro­tec­tion, my grand­kids may also get to wit­ness the an­cient turtle magic.

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