Get the best of both worlds, experiencing the old and the new in Malaysia’s two halves: mainland Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, its vibrant capital, before stepping into the heart of Borneo’s rainforests to get to know its orangutans and its people.

Whilst the contrast between buzzing cityscapes and beautiful jungle is often mentioned, there is much more to this South East Asian destination than just the obvious…

As many people like to stay for longer volunteering in Borneo and Malaysia, we offer you a discount of £200 if you choose to combine projects in either of these two locations.

Projects in Malaysia

Orangutan conservation in Malaysia and Borneo

Visiting mainland Malaysia, you will most likely find yourself starting off in the exciting city of Kuala Lumpur. Boasting the Petronas Towers, towering sky rise buildings, a colonial centre and a lively Chinese quarter, the contrast here is phenomenal. Experience first hand the amazing modernity and progression in the country, balancing alongside maintaining its cultural heritage and charm.

Stepping outside of its capital you can immediately experience the more traditional ways of life. Moving on to Malaysian Borneo you will see a stark reminder of how much the country has developed. Enjoy the long winding rivers that cut through the forests and long boats line the edge of these waters. Taste the incredible food which is so delicious that you may not want to leave!

Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo are slowly catching up with their Thai neighbour in terms of tourism. Its people are incredibly friendly and welcoming, the lifestyle very affordable and the food is delicious. This is a new and exciting destination for gap year travellers, backpackers, those taking a career break and people wanting a holiday with a difference. All will be united in the love for this country and the orangutans that are protected within its borders.