Archived entries for volunteer asia

Celebrating World Ocean Day at Perhentian Islands!

At the beginning of June we celebrated World Oceans Day here in the Perhentian Islands.

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We celebrated the day with a huge beach clean and litter picking in the village leaving only foot prints and nothing else!

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Travel Adventure With Ashley & Her Yoga Mat

It has been half a year since the Karma Yoga Voluntour programs had kicked started and it took our Yoga instructor, Ashley to many of Ecoteer’s volunteering projects around Asia.

The Karma Yoga programs are a combination of yoga learning sessions while volunteering at beautiful and peaceful places which are hard to come across!

With her yoga mat as her loyal travelling companion, Ashley had traveled to Japan’s Solar Cafe & Organic farm project in May. Rizal, who joined the Ashley in Japan, learn basic yoga poses which were helpful to soothe his aching muscles after a hard day at the organic farm. Together both of them had a wonderful farming, cooking and exploring moments around Mount Fuji, Japan’s most iconic mountain.

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Rachel’s Jungle Adventure!

Rachel volunteered with Fuze-Ecoteer Rainforest Awakening Conservation project in March 2014. Here she shares her testimonial with us:

Pictorial report on Rainforest Awakening March 2014 (1)_page28_image1

I had such a great time at the Rainforest Awakening project. Everyone who I met while on the project were amazing and really had a passion for what they were doing. They were really supportive, especially during the hike, and always made me feel part of the team. Continue reading…

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Tiger Conservation Volunteer Taman Negara Feb 2014

Pictorial report on Tiger Conservation Volunteer Taman Negara February 2014 expedition.

By Sri Rao, Ecoteer Volunteer Coordinator

The first Tiger Trail expedition of the year kicked of in February and it was a trip that had a lot to be discovered. Tiger Trail is held at the wildlife corridor between the Taman Negara National Park and the main mountain range in West Malaysia. Besides animal prints, poachers camps were found and also the team heard poachers carrying out their illegal activities while the team was conducting jungle walks. It was anxious and a concerning situation to be in, but it was an important reminder that poachers are very clearly present in our forest threatening the tiger and other wildlife population in Malaysia.

Pictorial report on Tiger Trail Feb 2014_page2_image1One of the few poachers camp site discovered during the MYCAT walks. This one was left about 2 months ago and we found traces of ‘gaharu’ (agarwood) from the site. Gaharu is listed as a potentially threatened species due to over harvesting and habitat loss. Continue reading…

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Rainforest Conservation Volunteer March 2014

Pictorial report on Rainforest Conservation Volunteer March 2014.

By Sri Rao, Rainforest Awakening Volunteer Coordinator

The March expedition was the first Rainforest Awakening trip of 2014 and it was a success filled with sweet memories and great personal achievements for each volunteer. The Fuze-Ecoteer team had a wonderful time hosting the volunteers and would like to share bits and pieces of the expedition. Like the saying goes, “Sharing is caring!”

Pictorial report on Rainforest Awakening March 2014 (1)_page2_image1Rachel (left) being taught how to tie a hammock by Pie. Continue reading…

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Building for a better future

The volunteers at the Jogjakarta wildlife rescue centre constantly working to create a better environment for the animals in their care. Several improvements were made and all thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and everybody who has supported us to make it a success. We hope that we will continue to receive continuous support from the public to make the wildlife rescue centre a better place for the animals!

Photos tell a thousand words and let them show us how 2013 was an eventful year at the rescue centre!

Bedu the sunbear new cage with more space to roam aroundBedu the sunbear new cage with more space to roam around Continue reading…

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Jungle Trekking Tips in Malaysia’s Rainforest!

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The rainforest in Malaysia is quite different from the forest of other parts of the world (continent). The rainforest in Malaysia is usually very humid, wet and hot with muddy terrain and plenty if thick bushes and trees surrounding you.

Thus if you are planning for a jungle trek in Malaysia such as the Rainforest Conservation Volunteer programme, it is important to make the right preparation to ensure you will have a comfortable experience.

Here are several important tips to take note: Continue reading…

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Great year for the Rainforest Awakening Conservation!

November marks the end of the season for the Ecoteer-Fuze’s Rainforest Awakening Conservation Volunteer program in Malaysia for the year 2013.

It was a great year for the program from the community work aspect of it as we had involved the Orang Asli into the program thus they are able to share their way of life with us and the volunteers which is quite an eye opener. It is also great for us because we had the opportunity to share our conservation effort and information with their community.

Orang Asli Village1At the Orang Asli village Continue reading…

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My Indonesian Orang-utan Adventure

By Sian Cowan

Me & Bani, a dominant male, wanting kisses

Monday 1st July 2013

11:30pm I have finally arrived in Yogyakarta after an extremely long and gruelling journey. In the past 2 days I have travelled from Edinburgh to London to Dubai to Jakarta (Java) to Yogyakarta. Talk about seeing the world! I actually cannot believe I just crossed the earth all on my own! That’s a massive achievement for a small- town country lass I reckon. Continue reading…

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Volunteer & learn Yoga!

Have you ever wanted to volunteer and at the same time learn something new?

One of Ecoteer’s own project, The Wildlife Rescue Centre & Orangutans in Yogyakarta has a new activity included which are yoga classes, lead by our own volunteer co-ordinator who is a Yoga instructor.

Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Even though Yoga is related to the religion of Hinduism, many non Hindu followers have practice this ancient art as it is well known for its effectiveness of keep the body healthy and calms the mind. Continue reading…

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