22 April: Preserving the pristine beaches and marine life in Redang Island
In effort to preserve marine life, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort organises Redang Island Conservation Day (RICD) which involves coral-planting at designated dive sites at the island.
The conservation programme is a collaboration with Malaysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (MNZCC), Aquaria KLCC, Reef Check Malaysia and The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort.
“It is awesome to have so many of us joined together for this event. As members of a global community, taking care of our increasingly fragile marine environment is important.
“The use of technology will help us understand, educate ourselves and others further with the amazing imagery that we will capture and inspire us to do more,” said Chairman of MNZCC Bruce Hope.
Group Managing Director and Chairman of Aquawalk Sdn Bhd Dato Simon Foong said that Aquaria KLCC has been working to raise awareness of the plight of oceans and the urgent need for marine conservation through educational activities, school outreach programmes and campaigns like the RICD.
From 26 to 29 April, volunteers consisting of divers and non-divers from all over the nation will be participating in the conservation programme, submerging of five units of coral structures made with recycled materials and a cleaning up the beach on Redang Island.
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is the only five-star resort in Redang Island with a private beach fully owned by Berjaya Group of Hotels & Resorts which contributes towards preserving the coral reefs of the island.