1-day programme with jungle school

Selangor, Malaysia

06 hours
1 - 7 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
RM 100.00

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 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.

Main activities:
Extra conditions:

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09:00 AM

Meet local expert at SKEM Driving Academy Sdn. Bhd.

09:15 AM

Introduction to Kampung Batu 12 and trekking to Jungle School campsite


10:00 AM

Tea break

10:30 AM

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


11:00 AM

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


11:30 AM

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


12:00 PM

Cooking time


01:00 PM

Lunch time


01:30 PM

Weaving demonstration

02:00 PM

Blowpipe and puzzle game


03:00 PM

Trek back to civilisation!

Travel notes

- If you drive, parking is available at SKEM Driving Academy Sdn. Bhd., or you could park your car on the roadside / opposite the SKEM Driving Academy Sdn. Bhd.
- In Gombak, you will still be able to make a ride booking, however, with lower supply of driver-partners, you may experience difficulty in getting a ride back home and longer wait times for your Grab ride to arrive. Hence, please book early when your tour is about to finish, and your host will remind you to do so.

Outfit Recommendations

- To avoid leeches, please wear long hiking pants, preferably tucked in to your socks.
- Wear waterproof shoes, you will go through muddy trails and. cross a stream or river.

Safety notices

- When taking a break pick a dry area and double check to make sure that there aren’t any leeches where you are about to sit.

Where we will meet

SKEM Driving Academy Sdn. Bhd., Jalan Gombak, Kampung Batu Dua Belas Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

How to get there

★★★★★ 4.7

7 Reviews
  • Alina
    Reviewed in February 2020

    Amazing! We enjoyed the experience so much!
    Don't even doubt, just go and enjoy ❤

  • 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!

Standard price
RM 100.00 /Pax
No dates available
How to get there

11, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Batu Dua Belas Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor.