It was a great pleasure to host delegates from the Hong Kong Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation. Marine Parks Officer, Dr. Chan King, Senior Marine Parks Supervisor for Marine Parks Division Management & Enforcement Section, Mr. Tong Ka-wai and Marine Parks Supervisor I for Marine Parks Division Management & Enforcement Section, Mr. Yuen Aphoran were greeted by The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort’s Executive Assistant Manager Mr. Rizal Yaacob, Marine Biologist, Ms. Balqis Samsuri, together with Deputy Director General, Mr. Wan Muhammad Aznan bin Abdullah and Director of Education and Information Interpretation, Mr. Mohd Nizam bin Ismail.
The purpose of this visit was to share knowledge between Malaysia and Hong Kong in Marine Park management and marine life conservation. The trip was also in conjunction with International Year of Reef 2018 (IYOR). The delegates were briefed on turtle rehabilitation and conservation efforts conducted at the resort which left them very delighted and impressed. They hoped to bring the similar concept back to Hong Kong for their conservation programme.