A new Mosaic for Turtle Alley

Yesterday, 24 students from the Sri KDU Chapter of People to People International spent about three hours to assemble a new mosaic for Turtle Alley. This mosaic, 8 feet wide and 6 feet high is made up of 48 pieces of one foot square mosaics to facilitate installation on the wall.

A few representatives from the school will come to Kuala Terengganu in June to participate in the installation of this mosaic. I would like to express my thanks to Ms Chuah Siew Yen for proposing the project and the teachers and students involved. Dato’ YB Toh Chin Yaw had earlier approved the project.

As always, pictures tell a better story. So here goes…….





Visitors’ blogs on Turtle Alley

I have just done a google search on Turtle Alley to find out what our visitors have to say about the alley. Here are the links :

Tastes of life : Turtle Alley in Kuala Terengganu, dated 26th Sept. 2012:


Joy ‘N’ Escapade : Road trip 3 : KT : Turtle Alley, dated 19th Sept, 2012:


From Malaysia to the world : Turtle Alley, Kampung China and the waterfront, dated 12th Aug, 2012:


From the website of Backpacking Malaysia : Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu) :


DreamyHT’s blog : Adventures to the East!!!, dated 19th Sept. 2011 :


aRojak Life : Turtle Alley, dated 9th Aug, 2011 :


Oystercove’s Inspirasi : A turtle request :


Lolipopgirl : Turtle Alley, dated 24th Oct., 2011 :


Poundthegarlic blogspot : Turtle watxhing again, dated 16th Aug, 2011


Small Lil Things blogspot : Turtle Alley, KT:


Hope you will take a look at some of the links. Thank you!

Official Launching of Turtle Alley

Turtle Alley was officially launched by YB Dato’ Toh Chin Yaw on the 20th of July 2012.  The event was jointly organised by the Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia, The Young Malaysians Movement (Terengganu Chapter) and the Kampung Cina Cooperative.  These three organisations have also jointly adopted the alley to help monitor it and maintain its cleanliness.

A  number of other activities were also held in conjunction with the launch. The photographs below will serve to give a complete record of all the activities held.  I have used photographs borrowed from the Facebook albums of Turtle Alley, Lai Qiao Lian, Len Yet Cheng, Wee Seng Whatt, Lau Boon Kheng, David Cheok and Ino Goh. I wish to thank all of them here.

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Turtle trivia boards in Turtle Alley

Turtle Alley continues to delight – A stroll down the alley will compell you to read these brightly-painted turtle trivia boards. All the boards were painted by Chan. The mounting of the boards was aided by Zaki, Kial, Omar, Mr Yeo Soon Sim and Yap Chuan Bin.





Turtle Alley featured in a local Photography Competition

I was pleasantly surprised when i went to the exhibition of photographs submitted to a local photography competition here in Kuala Terengganu. Several photographers had chosen Turtle Alley as their subject matter. One was awarded a consolation prize.

The photographs are featured in this blog. Thanks are due to Mr Lorenz Law who obtained permission from the Photography Association of Terengganu for me to use the photographs in this blog.

Words of appreciation are accorded to the photographers, Mr Lee Hui Siang, Mr Foo Chuan Lee, Mr Siew Chee Yong, Mr Cheng You Choon for choosing Turtle Alley as their subject matter.

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Turtle Alley in MY Astro

Wow, what an honour….

Turtle Alley has been featured in the Chinese New Year medley to usher in the up-coming Dragon year by MY Astro. It was aired over Astro 301 at 9.30 pm last night (12 Dec 2011).

The youtube link is :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUm0TJp7A3g&feature=share .

We appear at the 8th minute. Do check us out. We hope that this unexpected publicity will attract visitors to the Alley.

Hello and welcome!

Welcome to Turtle Alley and join us in our celebration of turtles through this street art of turtle mosaics in Chinatown, Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia.

Currently, a total of over 60 turtle mosaics have been installed on the wall and walkway of the 55 m long alley. We are still working on filling the remaining blank spaces on the walls.

As this blog develops, more and more of our art-pieces will be show-cased, hence do keep tuned, “like” us and share this link with your friends. More importantly, do drop us some comments to spur us on, and suggestions on how we can further improve the alley and this site to make it a more joyful place to be.

Thank you and enjoy!