Saturday, March 29, 2008

Shore Behind of Yok Poon Primary School (4)



i always like to explore this this small island. Most part of the island is submerge during high tide and it is only accessible during low tide. This island is right behind of the school and when i was young, during the art lesson, the teacher even asked us to sketch it.



The red tall building is a Sungai Rengit Malay Primary School. Beside it, it is Yok Poon Primary School.

This Soneratia alba mangrove tree (Malay: Perepat) is almost and icon of this small island.
Its circular leaves may be eaten raw or cooked and the ripe fruits are edible.
It is the host tree of fireflies.







i found this red color nerite particularly beautiful.

Nerite is a kind of marine snail and it has one of the strongest shell structure.


































A beautiful blue hermit crab is hiding in the shell.
i used to think collecting shell at the beach is something romantic. :)
But since i become a nature guide, i realised that, shell collection is depriving hermit crabs from their houses.
At the same time, those shells selling by the shop is probably by first killing the snails first, in order to get their beautiful shells.
(Hermit crabs don't kill the snail in order to get the shells. They just used the one which is empty and suit to them.)
i remember Ria said something like: How long are you going to look at the thing if you bring it back home? 3 minutes? and then you just leave it there and eventually forgot all about it.
Then, why not do a good act to just leave the shell alone. A shell in good condition can become the house of a hermit crab and the broken shell eventually become the sand.



Onch is a kind of sea snail without a shell. Its thick skin prevent it from drying out.
It is so well camouflage with the similar skin color and texture with the rocks that, i almost step on this one.
It breathes air through its modified gills at its backside.





The left side is just a shell of an oyster while the right side is an oyster alive. i was actually surprised to find even one live oyster as the residents here are coming to the shore from time to time to harvest free seafood.
Oyster is a kind of soft body animals with 2 shells. They feed by filter the organic particles in the seawater during high tide.











These are my favorite animals at this shore.
They are colonial anemone. They are a kind of animals (not plant) with stinging cells like coral or jellyfish.
They get their food from photosynthesis of the algae living with them and filter feed organic particles in the seawater.

















The name of this snail is drill.
It gets it name from its way of feeding. It can use its tongue like structure to 'drill' a hole at barnacle to feed on it.
Its hatched eggs turned into purple color and the yellow color eggs are the unhatched one.




8 comments:

柏大衛 said...

I've seen this place. :-) Has many more interesting critters in it than when I was there! Thanks for showing.

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for sharing! its very interesting. Hope to visit next time.

Anonymous said...

I've been pengelang a few time but never visit that place before. This coming august, i plan to go again and will look for these place. Any resort surrounding the pengerang beside Desaru?

shenjiaqing said...

Desaru itself have hotel, but i think the resort closed done.
Else, you may try Sebana, around 20 minutes drive from desaru and 20 minutes from Sg Rengit town.
http://www.sebanacove.com/

Zuraidah said...

Hi
You gave a very good description of Pengerang. Your photos are beautiful. I have been curious of this place and want to travel Johor coastal road from KL to Tg. Piai-Pengerang- Rompin this January 09. Your blog will help me. Hope to stay in Sebana. Got contact no. there?
Zuraidah

shenjiaqing said...

Hi Zuraidah

i do not have Sebana's contact. Please google "sebana johor", then you should be able to find their web site and so on.
Enjoy your trip!

Kah Chine

kawasakikowboy said...

Hi there!
I'm a sailor of a small (15 foot) cruising sailboat. I've sailed to Sebana cove before on my first international adventure out of Singapore waters. Next time I'd like to visit Sungai Rengit. Some questions for you:
*-I see a photo of immigration bldg on your blog - do you know if it's possible for me to use that as my entry point to Malaysia rather than Tanjung Pengelih?
*-Is there a jetty or some place I could tie up my boat without problem in Sungai Rengit? Maybe I spend one night in a hotel there.

shenjiaqing said...

Hi Kawasakikowboy
The immigration building is the one at Tanjung Pengelih! The only nearby immigration near Sungai Rengit is Sebana and Tanjung Pengelih. As you are coming from Singapore, i guess you do need to pass through one or another.
Hmm... I would say, if you can sail to Sungai Rengit, you are probably able to tigh your boat any where. I do not know the best place, but you probably can ask the boat man either at Tanjung Pengelih or the fishermen at the jetty near to the bridge of Sungai Rengit.
Else, may be you can just part your boat at the Marina of Tanjung Pengelih and take a taxi (RM 20 per taxi) to Sungai Rengit.
Sorry, i don't really know anything more than this.
Have a good trip though.