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1-day programme with jungle school

Selangor, Malaysia

Duration
06 hours
Capacity
1 - 20 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
RM 100.00

★★★★★
Raman & Kalam
I speak English, Malay

“Orang Asli” or literally translated as original people is the Malaysian term used for the groups of people indigenous to Peninsular Malaysia and are the oldest inhabitants. There are 18 Orang Asli tribes that still exist, categorised under three main groups according to their different languages and customs i.e. Semang (or Negrito), generally confined to the northern portion of the Peninsular, Senoi, residing in the central region and Proto-Malay (or Aboriginal Malay), in the southern region.

This unique, CSR-based tour will lead you to the village of Batu 12, Gombak where Encik Raman bin Bah Tuin, a retired Semai tribe of Senoi group gentleman, is working together with his partner both independently and in close collaboration with local institutions of higher education on social responsibility programs to further develop and assist the local community. Here local single mothers will show you how to weave various handicrafts, with the opportunity of you giving it a try yourself, before you trek through the jungle whilst identifying the local flora and fauna.

Upon reaching the grounds of the Jungle School, you will learn to build a day-shelter using ‘bertam’ leaves collected from the jungle and learn the secrets of fire-starting using the wood you collected. Before lunch of rice, chicken, fish and vegetables all cooked in bamboo, test yourself at a blowpipe competition and a puzzle solving game known as ‘Jah re Noi’.

Before ending the tour and trekking back to civilisation, enjoy your traditionally cooked lunch with a special show for you by Encik Raman using his unique nose flute.


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Itinerary

09:00 AM

Meet local expert and visit the Orang Asli Museum

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09:15 AM

Introduction to Kampung Batu 12 and trekking to Jungle School campsite

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10:00 AM

Tea break


10:30 AM

Shelter preparation (searching for ‘bertam’ leaves and preparing a day shelter)

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11:00 AM

Fire preparation (searching for wood and how to start a fire)

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11:30 AM

Food preparation and water searching (food in bamboo – rice, chicken, fish, vegetables)


12:00 PM

Cooking time

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01:00 PM

Lunch time

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01:30 PM

Weaving demonstration


02:00 PM

Blowpipe and puzzle game

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03:00 PM

Trek back to civilisation!


Outfit Recommendations

Wear hiking pants and waterproof shoes.

Where we will meet

Muzium Orang Asli Gombak, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Batu Dua Belas Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia

How to get there

Ratings
★★★★★ 4.7

6 Reviews
  • Eunice
    Reviewed in August 2019

    It's great that the workshop was on lokalocal or we wouldn't have known about the Indigenous Arts Festival. The whole experience was very interesting and a great day out. The workshop itself was good. We got a free woven headpiece on arrival (very cute). There were a few localokal members on hand (at least 2 at all times) and one of them joined in. The advert was misleading though - it said 'take away a box or a a mat' if I wasn't mistaken. And weaving is hard! That should be more clear. We tried to make a box (too difficult) and ended up making cute bookmarks. A bit more foresight from the organisers (and lovely lady who taught us how to make them) would have been useful. She's clearly an expert but went through each step very fast. I think a bookmark, and then maybe something more complicated like the headband, would have been best. There were also not quite enough materials given (if we had made the boxes, we would have run out!). Emily & Eunice

  • Sarah
    Reviewed in July 2019

    What an amazing, special day. An incredible experience for the entire family, from young to old. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  • Shazlin
    Reviewed in January 2019

    We never knew Gombak has a lot to offer, from where it all started to how it became one of the prominent Orang Asli settlement. The tour starts from the Orang Asli Muzium where Mejar Kalam had given us detailed stories about the indigenous people in Malaysia and the importance of preserving the Orang Asli culture. Mejar Kalam guide us through an easy trail into the jungle and along the way we learn about the types of trees and herbs which are useful for medication or for cooking ingredients.

    Our forest activities are guided by En. Raman. With his in-depth knowledge about forest, En. Raman shared us not just the Orang Asli culture and heritage but he teaches us few good techniques to keep us safe and alert in the jungle. Although the hiking trail is not difficult, this is a "stepping out from your comfort zone" kind of activities but also suitable for all ages. Overall, we had a good time; both En. Raman and Mejar Kalam is a very good host. Really appreciate what they are doing now to keep the Orang Asli culture and heritage continues. Thank you En. Raman and Mejar Kalam for all the knowledge and experiences.

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Standard price
RM 100.00 /Pax
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English Speaking Host
Weaving materials
Blowpipe and puzzle games
Local lunch
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Transportation
How to get there

KM24, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Batu Dua Belas Gombak, 53100, Selangor