Venture East // Malaysia

Schools Conservation Project, Malaysia

Turtle Conservation

Malaysia is a diverse country in both environment and culture. Being a peninsula, there is a huge amount of coastline including beaches, mangroves, and islands. Inland, steamy jungle gives way to tea plantations in the cooler highlands.  Sitting on a major maritime trade route, Malaysia’s culture, cuisine and religious outlook has been influenced by traders from China, India, Arabia and Europe. Teams will get to appreciate all these different cultural influences when they explore the capital Kuala Lumpur. 

Our conservation projects allow students to really make a difference.  Our teams work with the Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia to assist with their important tortoise and turtle conservation work. From Kulala Lumpur, teams travel up to Kemaman on the east coast, where they’ll camp out while working on the project. Teams will be supported by our experienced expedition leaders and our in-country team.

Photos: M.Case

Our conservation projects allow students to get hands-on experience working on a wildlife project.  We work with selected charity partners who are speciailists in their conservation field. Their expert guidance enables  our teams to take part in impactful conservation projects.

Teams will assist in the important conservation work of the Malaysian Turtle Conservation Society, who work tirelessly to promote population growth of native turtles and terrapins.  The project will focus on assisting with the turtle breeding programme, habitat maintenance, beach cleaning and, with luck, assisting with releasing hatchlings.

In addition teams will learn about the importance of mangrove swamps in the area and take part in conserving these important ecosystems.

Our expeditions also include local interest visits, providing educational opportunities, as well as an insight into the country’s heritage, history and people.  These visits include:

  • Cameron Highlands – exploring this internationally renowned tea growing region is a great way to learn about the history of this iconic beverage.  A walk through the plantations and a guided tour explaining the processes and history that made it such an internationally consumed drink.
  • Kula Lumpur – a city brimming with exciting experiences, created by the coming together of cultures, heritage, music, food and friendly people. Students will get right into this mix and feel like they are somewhere completely different. Spending some time after a satisfying meal at a street café, taking it all in. Mesmeric!
  • Night river trip – heading into the mangrove swamps at night to view the spectacular clouds of fireflies that inhabit the area. It has to be seen to believed!

Teams will take on the whitewater challenge of the adrenaline pumping descent of the Sungai Perak nera Batu Gaja (rafting level 2). A chance to really work as a team and a whole load of fun to boot. The support staff and guides are funny, entertaining and extremely professional.  Paddling through exciting rapids into calm pools where students can swim and relax, surrounded by rain forest.

An additional expedition option is for teams to travel by motorised canoe into the Royal Belum National Park for three days trekking in the jungle. They will see and learn about the flora and fauna of this amazing environment from experienced local guides. After the day’s trekking, teams camp out and can  spend  their evenings lying in their hammock listening to the amazing sounds of the jungle.

Expedition Project

Our conservation projects allow students to get hands-on experience working on a wildlife project.  We work with selected charity partners who are speciailists in their conservation field. Their expert guidance enables  our teams to take part in impactful conservation projects.

Teams will assist in the important conservation work of the Malaysian Turtle Conservation Society, who work tirelessly to promote population growth of native turtles and terrapins.  The project will focus on assisting with the turtle breeding programme, habitat maintenance, beach cleaning and, with luck, assisting with releasing hatchlings.

In addition teams will learn about the importance of mangrove swamps in the area and take part in conserving these important ecosystems.

Local Interest Visits

Our expeditions also include local interest visits, providing educational opportunities, as well as an insight into the country’s heritage, history and people.  These visits include:

  • Cameron Highlands – exploring this internationally renowned tea growing region is a great way to learn about the history of this iconic beverage.  A walk through the plantations and a guided tour explaining the processes and history that made it such an internationally consumed drink.
  • Kula Lumpur – a city brimming with exciting experiences, created by the coming together of cultures, heritage, music, food and friendly people. Students will get right into this mix and feel like they are somewhere completely different. Spending some time after a satisfying meal at a street café, taking it all in. Mesmeric!
  • Night river trip – heading into the mangrove swamps at night to view the spectacular clouds of fireflies that inhabit the area. It has to be seen to believed!

Jungle Adventures

Teams will take on the whitewater challenge of the adrenaline pumping descent of the Sungai Perak nera Batu Gaja (rafting level 2). A chance to really work as a team and a whole load of fun to boot. The support staff and guides are funny, entertaining and extremely professional.  Paddling through exciting rapids into calm pools where students can swim and relax, surrounded by rain forest.

An additional expedition option is for teams to travel by motorised canoe into the Royal Belum National Park for three days trekking in the jungle. They will see and learn about the flora and fauna of this amazing environment from experienced local guides. After the day’s trekking, teams camp out and can  spend  their evenings lying in their hammock listening to the amazing sounds of the jungle.

Embrace the challenge and remember the unique experience!

Expect an experience that is going to have a positive effect! This an expedition, not a holiday and is taking place in a country far removed from the UK, both in distance and cultural norms.

Accommodation and food are likely to be different to what students are used to. Team members are encouraged to embrace this, it’s part of what expeditions are about! At times students will be completely out of their comfort zone and that is an integral element of developmental expeditions.

KEY INFORMATION

All our expeditions are bespoke and tailored to your team's needs

Conservation Project

Cultural Visits

Whitewater Rafting

Jungle Trek

Duration

12 Days (UK to UK)

  • International Flights
  • Two Venture Force expedition leaders
  • Two funded teacher places
  • 24/7 Operations Room support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance (see our COVID info page)
  • International communications package
  • All in-country travel
  • In-country agent support
  • All in-country activities, food and accommodation
  • Team t-shirts
  • Heavy duty travel bag
  • Group kit and equipment
  • Online expedition portal
  • Carbon off-setting
  • Project donation (expedition dependent)
  • Training weekend (only for 14 day & above)
  • Personal vaccinations
  • Personal equipment (a kit list will be provided)
  • Visa costs and passport renewal (if applicable)
  • Spending money for gifts and additional drinks/food

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