Tour Code: BPPE10 Departure Time: 10.00AM Duration: 6 Hours Meal: Lunch Departure Point: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The Marine Ecology Research Center (MERC) in Gaya Island is fully committed to the propagation of Giant Clams. The centre, besides having other sea creatures, contains seven out of the eight giant Clams species known to man and prides itself in their protection and rehabilitation. The centre core efforts are focused upon the conservation, protection and regeneration of marine life, coral reef and the surrounding mangroves. It is a sanctuary where injured marine life are rehabilitated and eventually released back into the ocean.
Depart for Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu where you will take 15 minutes by boat shuttle to Gayana Eco Resort in Gaya Island. Take a short walk to the Marine Ecology Research Center where a briefing, followed by a guided tour of the centre, will be conducted. See the amazing sea creatures up close. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in marine ecological research through coral planting. Have a Chinese set luncheon at Alu Alu Restaurant, perched on stilts overlooking the scenic Malohom Bay. Later, return to the jetty to take the boat shuttle to Jesselton Point and transfer by coach to the hotel.