Family Volunteering Adventure BWS07-F ~ Ape Malaysia
The programme is located within the Lower Kinabatangan Wildife Sanctuary, home to singing gibbons, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, hornbills and the pygmy elephant as well as a host of other rarely seen wildlife. Here, you will carry out habitat restoration work by planting trees and maintain planting sites which are vital for orangutans and pygmy elephants. Your stay in the village in the sancutary and visit the homes of the gentle Orang Sungai or 'People of the River' in Sukau Village. If you manage to get them to warm up to you, you may be lucky enough to witness their ways of life and learn more about their families.
- INVOLVE your WHOLE FAMILY in this programme
- Carry out habitat restoration at the Lower Kinabatangan floodplains where flora and fauna are abundant but threatened by diminishing habitat;
- Conduct wildlife population density data gathering under the auspices of the Sabah Government;
- Observe and appreciate the orang-utans, pygmy elephants and other endangered species, understand their life cycles and the intricate biodiversity roles;
- Work with the local community and students in conservation;
- Raise awareness on responsible living and travelling among tourists, local community and students;
- Understand the threats to habitat and wildlife and to make a personal impact, bringing positive change.
Note: Programmes are subject to change depending on community and/or school calendar.
Family Volunteering Adventure Volunteer
Prices are subject to change according to exchange rate fluctuations.
All prices are inclusive of 6% Goods & Services Tax which will be reflected on the invoices.
All invoicing and payment to be conducted in Malaysian Ringgit
Placement reservation fee of RM1500 per family per project applies.
Children are the sole responsibility of the parents. Please note that discipline and behaviour will affect the programme and parents are requested to ensure their children will participate in an acceptable manner.
Programme may not be suitable for children under 8 due to the long hours sitting on a narrow boat and working in the areas with lots of long grass and insects
~ The Sandakan Airport is not an international airport. You will have to fly via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA/KLIA2) or Kota Kinabalu
International Airport to reach Sandakan Airport (SDK).
~ Airport code for Sandakan is in airline booking systems. ACCURATE flight details (flight number, airline, departure city, time of departure and arrival) are crucial to ensure pick up at the correct time.
~ Customs and Immigration coupled with the journey and/or traffic from Sandakan airport to the dormitory takes approximately 40 minutes, sometimes more.
~ Volunteers should have the emergency numbers [+60-(0)3-7724 2272 or +60-(0)19-899 4398] handy in case they face delays in the airport such as flight postponed or missed, lost luggage, quarantine etc.
~ Kindly take note of flight changes on the actual day of the volunteer arriving in Malaysia. It is crucial that we are informed of the change in flight time as early as possible to ensure correct pick up arrangement is made. Failure to do so will result in extra charges for the additional transfer that will be arranged for the second pick up time. Extra charges for these transfers will be chargeable to the volunteer.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Not all activities will be included on your itinerary. Changes to the activities will occur subject to weather conditions, school calender, community and project requirements. Activities not listed above may also be addedd if deemed suitable / necessary by the programme coordinator.
Accommodation is subject to change without prior notice
PROGRAMME INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
~ Conservation contribution to the project;
~ English-speaking programme facilitator;
~ 6 nights at designated accommodation;
~ All activities, materials, tools & equipment included in “Project Days”;
~ Meet & greet at Sandakan Airport (SDK), Malaysia;
~ Arrival transfer from SDK Airport to Sepilok accommodation;
~ Welcome dinner on arrival day in Sepilok;
~ Transfer from dormitory to project site accommodation.
~ Programme introduction in Sabah and orientation in the village.
~ Boat and river transfers on "Project Days".
~ Visit and entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilition Centre.
~ Entrance fees to Rainforest Discovery Centre
~ Departure transfer to SDK Airport
~ Accommondation is shared throughout programme;
Not included :
~ International and internal airfare, camera fees, visa application/fees, drinks, private transfers, meals and accommodation when travelling independently or on Off Days, insurance, dinner on second last day of programme, personal incidentals and any item not stated in the list above.
One more thing:
~ Cancellation fees and late payment charges apply..
~ All prices are inclusive of 6% Government Sales Tax (GST)