Rainforest Community House & Conservation ~ Temiar Tribe , Perak


You will live in the village of Kg Tonggang at our community centre and help with community efforts as well as jungle trekking with a purpose to evaluate the mammals living in the forest and also the level of poaching in the area. You will share your life with the local villagers whose ancestors once lived nomadic lifestyles in the rainforest.

Orang Asli (Directly translated means the ‘Original People’)
The villagers come from the Termiar people whose ancestors lived nomadic lifestyles in the forest and used cave drawings as a way to pass on knowledge. Some of the elder villagers lived part of their lifes as nomadic people in the forests and can teach us a thing or two about jungle living. You will live in the FE base camp and Community centre which was leased to us in March 2014, you will help us to renovate the centre to bring help this dream come true. The dream is for the open hall to become a hub of extra-curricular education and community spirit for the villagers. We host after weekly English lessons for the children at the bamboo hut that you can become a part of.

We also planned to position camera traps in the rainforest and you will help collect them during jungle treks into the forests. The treks have 2 main aims, one being to collect the camera traps to see what animals live in the forests and the other is to assess the level of wildlife poaching in the area. Malaysia is a hub for the illegal wildlife trade with animals being taken from the forests of Malaysia and also all around the world to markets in China and Europe.

Our project is unique in that you will get to understand the ‘real’ story behind what lives in the woods!

ADD ON

If you would like, we run climbs to the peak of Mount Korbu, at 2,120m it is the second highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. The climb is medium/hard but very scenic as it is relatively low. We have had many volunteers doing this climb and to date none have failed. If you would like to combine your time at the village with a 5D4N climb of the mountain please get in touch as we have set start dates.

This project is new but with good support from the government who have given us a 99 year lease on our new community centre and support from the villagers we think this project can be special.

You can join for as little as 3 days and 2 nights,making this an authentic holiday in the rainforest. Or stay with us for over a month! The jungle is calling you.

If you are looking to stay longer , this is an adventure of a lifetime. Join our volunteer Rainforest Conservation Adventure Programme in Malaysia and help collect mammal population data using Camera traps and experience life with the local villagers who once lived nomadic lifestyles in the Rainforest. The Rainforest in Malaysia is famed as being the oldest in world and harbour species such as the Asian Elephant, Leopards, Gaur, Sun Bears and even the Malayan Tiger. The traditional jungle trekking packages in Malaysia are based at Taman Negara so it is a honeypot for tourists, if you like to meet lots of tourists then Taman Negara is for you. This programme is much different as its in an area where very few tourists go and the forest is still relatively untouched considering it is near to a large town, Ipoh.

One week will be spent living with the Orang Asli (Malaysian native tribes) to learn about their culture and to educate them about English and environmental awareness. The second week is spent jungle trekking in the forest and climbing Mount Korbu, the second highest mountain in Malaysia! Along the way volunteers will be collecting photographic evidence of the mammals present in the forest from the camera traps that are positioned in the forest.

This jungle trekking volunteer rainforest conservation adventure is a combination of many aspects, perfect for the adventure seeker!

Highlights:

Jungle trekking

You will go on daily trekking and come back to the base, if as a group you want to try camping in the jungle then we can organise for an overnight stay in the jungle. The walks can vary depending on what the project leader sets as the objectives. It could be to collect or set camera traps, it could be to venture into an area they haven’t been yet, or it could be to walk over a well trodden path to check for recent signs of human encroachments. If we find any signs of illegal human activities and poaching we will inform the local government agencies who will investigate further. Our project leader Nordy is full of knowledge about the rainforest.

School Clubs

You will first need to prepare for the school clubs so as a group you know what activities you are leading. These sessions are a great way to give back to the community and most importantly have fun whilst doing so. The kids are full of energy and really are the main attraction of this project.

Community Activities

You will learn about the Orang Asli’s native skills, like blow pipe shooting and also how to make and set a traditional fish trap called a Bubu. You will share a couple of meals with the families each week to get to know them more intimately. Other activities are dependent on what needs doing but can range from painting the school to helping to organise activities at the community centre.



Rainforest Community House & Conservation ~ Temiar Tribe Perak

From March to November : Start dates are every Monday

Duration

International Volunteers

Malaysian Volunteers

3 days 2 Nights


RM 600
1 week

GBP 299

RM 990

2 weeks

GBP 599

RM 1890

3 weeks

GBP 699

RM 2500

4 weeks

GBP 799

RM 3200

Add On:
Climb Mount Korbu

+ RM 1200

3days 2nights Package Includes:

  • Return transfers from Ipoh bus or train station to FE Base Camp
  • Dormitory style accommodation in the FE Base Camp with shared bathroom
  • Three meals per day
  • English speaking project leader
  • School clubs
  • Jungle trekking
What’s not Included
  • Travel to and from Ipoh
  • Insurance
  • International flights


1 week or more Package Includes:

  • 6% GST included
  • All meals
  • Pick up from Ipoh Train Station
  • Accommodation at the community centre
  • 3 meals daily
  • On-site English speaking coordinator

Not included:

  • Transportation to Ipoh
  • Personal trekking gear ie bag, suitable clothing etc
  • Sleeping bags
  • Mosquito nets
  • Travel insurance

MT KORBU ADD-ON:

Mount Korbu Summit Climb

If you are looking for a real jungle adventure then look no further! You can add the Mount Korbu Summit climb to this experience, summit the second highest mountain in Malaysia and help collect wildlife camera traps along the way.The climb lasts 5-6 days and requires a medium fitness but a good sense of humour is a must. You will be living in the rainforests - expect to get wet everyday - be it a rainfall, or in an idyllic waterfall!

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.


3 Day 2 Nights Introduction to the Jungle Trip Itinerary:

If you only have a few days but want to experience and benefit the forest and its people this condensed 3D2N adventure is perfect for you. Join us at the FE Base Camp and community centre at the foothills of Mount Korbu – the second tallest Mountain in Malaysia and one that not many tourists explore. This is an off the beaten track and an experience that you cannot miss.You will live with us in the village of Kg Tonggang at our community centre and help with community efforts as well as jungle trekking with a purpose to evaluate the mammals in the forest and also the level of poaching around the mountain. You will share your life with the local villagers whose ancestors once lived their life as nomadic tribes people in the forests of Malaysia.Orang Asli (Directly translated means the ‘Original People’)

The villagers come from the Termiar people whose ancestors lived nomadic lifestyles in the forests and used cave drawings as a way to pass on knowledge. Some of the elder villagers lived part of their life’s as nomadic people in the forests and can teach us a thing or two about jungle living. You will live in the FE base camp and Community centre which was leased to us in March 2014 and renovations are still taking place. The dream is for the open hall to become a hub of extra-curricular education and community spirit for the villagers. We host English lessons for the children once a week that you can joinAfter permission has been granted we will position camera traps in the rainforest which you will help collect on daily jungle treks into the forests. The treks have 2 main aims, one being to collect the camera traps to see what animals live in the forests and the other is to assess the level of wildlife poaching in the area. Malaysia is a hub for the illegal wildlife trade with animals being taken from the forests of Malaysia and also all around the world to markets in China and Europe.Our project is unique in that you will get to understand the ‘real’ story behind what lives in the woods!

Itinerary

Day 1

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Arrival / Transport to Base Camp / Lunch at Basecamp
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Course Briefing / Settling in Accommodation
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Introduction to the Orang Asli (OA) Village
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Leisure / Bubu Fishing
Bathe in the river
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Learning how to cook with an OA Family ( Picking up tapioca / fish etc )
Dinner with the OA family
9:00 – 11:00 pm
Rainforest and OA / Camera Trapping / Sustainable Living Presentation by FE staff
Sleep

Day 2

6:30 am – 10:00 am
Morning trek up Bukit Batu Suluh ( AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEW FOR SUNRISE !! )
Breakfast at Base Camp
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learning about the OA – Blowpiping / Beliung / Damak / Culture / Lifestyle
Traditional OA Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Gotong Royong at the Village / Basecamp
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Game session with the village kids
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shower / Leisure
8:00 pm – Midnight
Barbeque preparation at Basecamp – Traditional OA themed
Star Gazing / Bonfire / Relaxation
Sleep


Day 3

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast at Base Camp
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Horticulture – Work on the Community Garden / Villager’s Patches
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Debriefing / Video Diary / Pack up
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch at Tambun town
Farewell / Departure

1 Week Itinerary:

Monday

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Arrival / Transport to Base Camp / Lunch at Basecamp
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Briefing / Settling in Accommodation
Rainforest and Orang Asli / Camera Trapping / Sustainable Living Presentation by FuzeEcoteer staff
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Introduction to the OA Village
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bubu Fishing
Bathe in the river
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Learning how to cook with an Orang Asli (OA) Family ( Picking up tapioca / fish etc )
Dinner with the OA family
9:00 – 11:00 pm
Sleep


Tuesday
AM – prepare lesson plans for school lessons
Lunch
2pm – Orienteering and jungle training
4pm – School club
8pm – Dinner

Wednesday
Breakfast
Jungle trekking
Lunch in forest
Jungle trekking
Dinner
Relax

Depends on the group –could do an overnighter and camp in the forest.

Thursday
Breakfast
Jungle trekking
Lunch in forest
Jungle trekking
Dinner
relax

Friday
Prepare lesson plans for school club. Assist in the school clubs. Sports with the kids in the evening.

Saturday
6:30 am – 10:00 am: Morning trek up Bukit Batu Suluh ( AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEW FOR SUNRISE !! )
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Breakfast at Base Camp
2:00 – 5:00 pm:School Club session with the kids
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm:Game session with the village kids
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm:Shower / Leisure
8:00 pm – Midnight: Barbeque preparation at Basecamp – Traditional OA themed; Star Gazing / Bonfire / Relaxation

Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am:Breakfast at Base Camp
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Relax
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:Debriefing / Video Diary / Pack up
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:Lunch at Tambun town. Farewell / Departure

Booking

1) You will receive an e-mail with more information and the application form to complete.
2) On receipt of your application we will confirm your reservation and inform you how to make your deposit payment. Your reservation will be held for 2 weeks, after which it will be cancelled automatically if no deposit is received.
3) Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks to process your application and payment.
4) Full payment is required no later than 1 month before departure. You may pay online by credit card or a direct transfer to our account.

Cancellation Policy

a. Cancellation of reservation must be made in writing to avoid any misunderstanding. If the company receives notice to cancel 30 days or more before the date of departure, a minimum administrative fee of RM100.00 or 10% of the tour deposit (whichever is lower) per person will be levied.
b. If notice of the cancellation is received 29 days or less before the date of departure the following charges will apply:
c. 15 – 29 working days before the date of departure = 50% of deposit

8 – 14 working days before the date of departure = 20% of FULL COST

3 – 7 working days before the date of departure = 40% of FULL COST

2 working days or less before the date of departure = 100% of FULL COST

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