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Michelle Yeoh's Visit for Awards and Conservation

 Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh, well known for her role as one of the best Bond Girl Heroine in history when she took on the role as Wai Lin in year 1997 by the title of Tomorrow Never Dies and voted as the Top 50 Most Beautiful People in The World by the People’s Magazine in year 1997. Her other notable works can be seen in movies such as, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in year 2000, The Touch 2002, Silver Hawk 2004, Memoirs of A Geisha 2005, The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 and others. She visited Sarawak’s first marine national park, located at Talang – Satang Island, Sematan, Kuching, Sarawak on the 29 March 2013.

Michelle Yeoh having a turtle in her hand

 The international movie star, Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh was actually impressed with the hard work that had done by the management of Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC). “The SFC did an incredible job and I am sure everyone, including the media will continue to pledge their support to make this programme even better,” she commented.


 She added that the turtles do not only belong to Sarawak state but it is also Malaysian turtles to begin with. If no one is taking action on protecting the turtles, it will be gone in future.


 Her visit to Talang – Satang Island Kuching, inspired and gave encouragement to the staff at the Sarawak Forestry Corporation during her visit. She was offered to become a spokesperson to promote the turtle conservation initiative by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation.

Michelle Yeoh in action releasing the tiny turtles



 The international Malaysia born – star is not only just an actress. She is now even a foster mother to those new hatchling turtles. While visiting, other than releasing the 17 newly hatched turtles into the sea, she adopted 10 turtle hatcheries comprising of 800 eggs. It was a programme organised by Sarawak Forestry Corporation.


 Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh eventually had named each hatchery after the name of her family members such as Sy Kai, Michelle Thompson, Caroline and Christian Hu Hu.


 Her visit to Kuching was not only for the three day International Film Festival Award and ASEAN 2013 (AIFFA) which ended on Saturday but also to promote the turtle conservation programme.


 The Talang - Satang National Park is actually an island that covers a total area of approximately 19, 400 hectares (19.4 sq km). The island itself compromises all land below the high tide marks and the surrounding seas for a radius of 4.8 km from the highest point on each island.


 Talang – Satang Island is an island that is responsible for 95 per cent for turtle landings in Sarawak. Among all of the turtles, the Green turtle also known as the Chelonia mydas is the most important of all. 90 per cent of all the turtles that landed on the island are actually the Green Turtle species itself.


 Other than actively involved in acting on the big screen and adopting the 10 turtle hatcheries and renaming them after her family members, she is also an active ambassador to:


a) Make Road Safe campaign  - www.makeroadssafe.org/Pages/home.aspx


b) amfAR Aids Research – http://www.amfar.org/


c) LIVE TO LOVE - http://www.live2love.org


d) FORCE OF NATURE AID FOUNDATION - http://www.forceofnature.org/


e) MERCY MALAYSIA - http://www.mercy.org.my,


f) ICM (Institute for Brain and Social Cord Disorder) - http://icm-institute.org/?lang=en.


A governor to:


g) LoveFaithHope Charitable Fund - http://www.lfhf.org


A patron to:


h) AIDS Concern - http://www.aidsconcern.org.hk


i) Hong Kong Cancer Fund - http://www.cancer-fund.org



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