As travel destinations go, Malaysia is hard to beat. With its lush rainforests, fascinating indigenous communities and vibrant, contemporary cities, this Southeast Asian destination offers tourists an array of exciting things to do or see. But have you ever considered joining a volunteer project in Malaysia?
The country is home to a number of exciting volunteer projects, leaving fans of conservation spoilt for choice. Whether you’re dreaming of diving into the tranquil waters of the Perhentian Islands or trekking deep within the rainforest, volunteer opportunities in Malaysia are plentiful. Witness endangered orangutans and adorable pygmy elephants in their native jungle homes; work to protect marine wildlife in Perhentian Kecil; or get to know the local tribes on an exciting tour. However you choose to visit this diverse and friendly nation, there are plenty of reasons to love volunteering abroad in Malaysia. Take a look at our projects and see how you could become our next conservation hero!
Owing in part to its vast expanses of rainforest, Malaysia’s wildlife is incredibly diverse. Approximately 361 mammal species can be found within the country, as well as 694 bird species, 250 reptile species, and 150 frog species, earning the classification of being ‘megadiverse.’ But while thoughts of Malaysia may conjure up images of Kuala Lumpur and its imposing Petronas Towers (or, if you’re a keen fan of conservation, the orangutan!), it’s worth noting that the waters here are actually comprised as part of the Coral Triangle. Just a few examples of Malaysia’s incredible wildlife species include:
Whether on land or at sea, aiding wildlife conservation in Malaysia is sure to be a memorable and meaningful experience – for you and the whole family!
Malaysia’s culture is incredibly diverse, even with language itself comprising of various dialects. While the country has undergone influence by China, India and Arabic nations, certain traditions still persist and are actively carried out by existing indigenous tribes. While taking part on a volunteer program in Malaysia, you’re likely to experience elements of the country’s culture – just some of the things you can look forward to are listed below!:
Whether aiding animal conservation in Malaysia or taking part on a tour, you should consider putting together an itinerary of the must-see sights that the country has to offer. Just a handful of our personal suggestions can be seen below:
Whether visiting Malaysia's wildlife sanctuaries, diving into the waters around the Perhentian Islands, or joining an exciting tour, there is so much to see in this phenomenal country - if you can't see it all in one trip, we're sure you'll keep coming back for more!