Terrapin Adoption Programme

Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) carries out a River Terrapin Conservation Project in the Kemaman River, Terengganu. Through this project and with the collaboration with the local communities, a maximum number of river terrapin eggs are secured for incubation. Upon emergence, the river terrapin hatchlings are raised for approximately four to five months before they are also released into the river.

Every year, as part of our fund-raising efforts, we put up our river terrapins for adoption*. Each terrapin adoption costs RM35 (or US$10), and you will be furnished with a personalized Certificate of Adoption. You are also encouraged to name your adopted terrapin(s)! All funds raised through the Terrapin Adoption Programme will be used to carry out river terrapin conservation projects in the future.

Sponsors/ Donors for 2016

NAME OF SPONSORNO. OF TERRAPINS ADOPTEDNAMES OF TERRAPINS/ DEDICATION
Abe Bakar3
Alice Sin1
Allison Bailey1Mr. Flappington
Amelia & Eliza Hansing 1King Flipper
Amy Langer1
Ang Kim Hiong2
Angie Yim2Boss 1, Boss 2
Anonymous24
Balaganesan a/l Subramaniam1Tishwar
Brennan Caverhill2
Cerys Lim1Tutu
Cha Chin Xuen 1Joe
Cha Heng Ping1Summer
Chen Yee Yoong2
Cheong Wai Heng1Blue Sharky
Chia Tim Loke1Meow Meow Cat
Chia Wern Xin & Wern Qi2
Chin Hock Leong1
Chin Ng3
Chin Siew Yuen10Leo, Ralph, Mike, Donny, Leonard, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, Panman
Choe Jia Yi1Baby JY
Chong Chao Ming, Maxwell1
Chong Chin Kian3CK, PY, UMT
Choo Chi Yen10In loving memory of Harmony Choo
Choong Pai Chee2Mavis, Saki
Dora Khoo5
Eason & Xin2东东の骑士 , 西西の骑士
Elliott & Evan Hansing1Terry the Terrapin
Freddie Lee1Ninja Turtle
Gail Chong1Sparkle
Gowi1Hong Qian
Ho Choa Har2
Hong Liang1HL Jr.
Hong Zhi1Hoboman
Huang Cerise1Cerise & Celine
Jason Lioh1
Jenny Chow1
Jireh Chong1Shelly
Joseph Chong1Red Ear
Juara Turtle Project5
Karyme Woon1Spotty Turtle 小花龟
Koro Bakar3
Kristina Andersson1Sammy Andersson
Lai Kow Lian1
Lai Ngee Gin1Gingin
Lai Ngee Xing13Greeny, Crimsony, Orangey, Yellowy, Pinky, Darky Blue, Indigoy, Limey, Azurey, Violety, Browny, Pearly Grey, Blacky
Lai Yow Lin1心想事成
Lai Yow Lin1心想事成
Lau Lan2Alpha, Beta
Lee Fu Guang, Matthew1
Lee Soo Peng, Alice2Turtle, Turter
Leh Chi Fah1万事如意
Liew Yoon Hin1万事顺利
Lim Cheow Sim 7Jocelyn, Pearleen, Khim Kie, Vanessa, Mindy, Tangie, Denise
Lim Cheow Soon6
Lim Kheng Tho1
Lim Kye Shyuan10
Lim Puay Aun10
Lim Zhe Ming1Zhe Ming
Liou Saw Keng1
Loh Wei Ling1健康
Loh Wei Ling1健康
Loo Chen Ting1Ranting
Loo Jey Sern3
Marcus Soh1Torterra
Maria Rachel Tatoy2
Mervyn Kwok5
Mohamad Kamaruddin b. Abdul Yaszid1KM
Mrs. K. E. Neoh10
Mrs. L Smee2
Muhammad Abubakar1Aqua
Neoh Soon Heng4生,日,快,乐
Noelle Elizabeth Soh1Leonardo
Noelle M Perera1Denver
Nurul Aisyah bt. Abdul Rasyid1Kak Long
Nurul Ayuni bt. Mohd. Azhari1Yuni
Omar Steinmann1Lucky Mango
Ong Ee Lin5
Ong Kien Meng1Lucky
Ong Kim Swan1
Ong Poh Keem15
Ong Yong Cheow1Ong
Ooi Jing Ming1Green Turtle
Pang Siew Wan1
R. J. Lewis1
Rangi Bakar3
Rashid Steinmann1Mr. Snap
Reta Lee5
Richard Ogust5
Ronny B5
Roseline Yap1Joe
Sandhya Nair a/p Ravindran1Sid
Sang May Lee1Wall.e
See Aun Ngor2Ann See, Lachey
Seth Lim Yit Pin1Spongy
Shubh Preet Kaur2Balloo, Bageera
Siaw Sye Hui1
Stephen Pang1Tempura
Steven Poh3
Suzanne Chong1
Tan Chew Leng3
Tan Chin Tong2Christy, Elisa
Tan Liak Kuan & Olivia Siow10Ichiro, Jiro, Saburo, Shiro, Goro, Rokuro, Shichiro, Hachiro, Kuro, Juro
Tan She Yong2
Tan Wee Ming1
Tara1Terra The Terrapin
Tayalashvini1Twinkle
Tee Kian Heng1Yunn Lin
Tee Yue Shan1
Teng Phei Yin2
Tham Weng Kit1
UPM94
Vivien Ng Kum Yip3
Wang Yee Tang1Tang Tang
Wee Lok Kuang3Ichi, Ni, San
William H. Espenshade III10
Wisma Scope International (WSI) & LYL241
Wong Chee Teck1Laclac
Wong Chen Vun1
Wong Jee Mei1
Wong Li Sheng2
Wong Voon Teck1Angus
Yap Jin Huat1
Yap Kon How1Young

Last updated: 22nd September 2016

A sample of photos taken during the Terrapin Release in September 2014.

A sample of photos taken during a previous Terrapin Independence Day.


Support us today!

To participate in our Terrapin Adoption Programme, please:

  1. Fill up the Terrapin Adoption Form below.
  2. Remit payment. Our bank account details are as follows:
    Name: Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
    Bank: Maybank Berhad
    Acc. No.: 5630 6412 4656
    Email: pelf@turtleconservationsociety.org.my
  3. For international adoptions, you may send the funds to the following PayPal account:
    Name: Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
    Email: contactus@turtleconservationsociety.org.my

  4. Email your proof of payment to pelf@turtleconservationsociety.org.my for our records (screenshot of successful transaction or bank-in slip).

Should you need further information regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to email us at pelf@turtleconservationsociety.org.my.

*Note: Our “Terrapin Adoption Programme” is a symbolic gesture in an effort to raise funds for turtle conservation in Malaysia. Adopters do NOT get to bring home a terrapin. And at the end of the day, ALL terrapins will be released into the river, regardless of whether they get “adopted.” :)