Taiping Introduction Week

Project Overview

This gap volunteer programme will provide you with an overview of Perak.

It will involve exploring the historical town of Taiping and the fishing village of Kuala Sepetang. You’ll also visit a traditional charcoal factory and the royal town of Perak, as well as Perak’s regional capital Ipoh. There’ll be beach visits and trips to the beautiful angkor Island.

What's included
  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation
What's not included
  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa

Project Itinerary

Monday to Friday

On Monday you’ll explore Taiping and the fishing village of Kuala Sepetang. At the latter you’ll find one of the best preserved mangrove areas in the whole of Malaysia. The village is peaceful and the inhabitants friendly (mostly of Chinese descent).

On Wednesday you’ll visit the local market and Kuala Kangsar (where the royal family of Perak reside). Thursday will be spent at Lumut Beach and the Cave temples where you’ll spend the night. You’ll also visit Ipoh. On Friday you’re off to Pangkor Island with its crystal clear water and beatutiful white sandy beaches. It’s also home to 65 reptile, 17 amphibian and 82 herpetofaunal species.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***

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