Meaning of Penyu

Penyu means ‘turtle’ in Bahasa Indonesia.

Penyu means ‘turtle’ in Bahasa Indonesia.

Only seven species of turtles can be found in the oceans today, with six of those species being found in Indonesia. Those species are the Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate), Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Flatback Sea Turtle (Natator depressus), and Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta). Every species of turtle has its own role to play in nature balancing the ecosystem.

Sea turtles are designated worldwide as threatened and endangered species. They require our assistance. Here are some small steps that you could take to assist:

• Participate in beach clean up events. Most marine debris and plastic waste are hazards to sea turtles and other marine lives.
• Be a responsible shopper. Reduce your plastic intake as much as you can by bringing your own shopping bags, using glass bottles, refrain from using balloons. Plastics that ended up in the sea might be mistaken as jellyfish by turtles.
• Keep the beaches clean. Not only cleaning the trash but also take away the umbrellas and chairs after the sun goes down; make the beach as comfortable as possible for turtles to nest. Fill in the holes and demolish sandcastles as they can become obstacles for newly hatched turtles when they race to the sea.

Throughout Indonesia, turtles also have a spiritual meaning. Turtles symbolise longevity, knowledge and wisdom, and are seen as a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds. For Penyu Concept, turtles have their own unique meaning - a symbol of the wonderful memories and incredible friendships we have gained from our travels in Indonesia!

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