|1||09:00AM: Meet local expert and visit the Muzium Orang Asli Gombak
09:15AM: Introduction to Kampung Batu 12 and trekking to Jungle School campsite
10:00AM: Tea break
10:30AM: Shelter preparation (searching for ‘bertam’ leaves and preparing a day shelter)
11:00AM: Fire preparation (searching for wood and how to start a fire)
11:30AM: Food preparation and water searching (food in bamboo – rice, chicken, fish, vegetables)
12:00PM: Cooking time
13:00PM: Lunch time
13:30PM: Weaving demonstration
14:00PM: Blowpipe and puzzle game
15:00PM: Trek back to civilization!
Tour itinerary are subject to change without any prior notice, any leaving tour without notice will be liable to additional charges
Itinerary & shopping stop is subject to guide arrangement/traffic
“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.
▪ Please note that the Orang Asli Museum are closed every Friday and major Public Holidays.
▪ Wear hiking pants and waterproof shoes.
Where we will meet
▪ Muzium Orang Asli Gombak, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Batu Dua Belas Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia