WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
It is best to arrive Monday morning or the day before and stay in a hotel for the night. You can then get the boat Monday morning ready for an induction that afternoon. There will be more instructions on how to make your own way to the jetty in your field brief, available four weeks before your project commences.
Alternatively, a pickup can be arranged for MYR50 and you will be met at the airport. Return to the airport is the same cost.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
Throughout your project you will be based at our volunteer camp on the beautiful Perenthian Islands staying in a volunteer guesthouse located in the village. You will share a mixed-sex dormitory-style room with other volunteers, which will be fitted with a ceiling fan and a shared a bathroom. There is a fully equipped kitchen if you wanted to cook for yourself, and a basic but comfortable lounge for you to enjoy in the evenings.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
Malaysian food is heavily influenced from a variety of cultures from all over the world; the fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours create a symphony of aromas and exotic tastes.
You will be provided with a daily food allowance when on the programme to cover 3 basic meals per day, which you can choose to spend at the local restaurant or shop. This is a great opportunity to sample the local delicacies, as well as supporting the local economy!
Eat like the locals by trying a tasty Nasi Dagang for breakfast, or join the cult following in Kuala Lumpur addicted to Hokkiem Mee noodles. The multicultural community of Malaysia has many cultural differences however they are all passionate about their cuisine creating a unique, delicious culinary style.