borneo - into the exotic
Move from paradise to paradise across Malaysia, Borneo and Singapore, volunteering in conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable tourism - this really is the trip of a lifetime!
Dates: 19th July - 30th August (6.5 weeks)
Fundraising target: £2900
2017/18 Expedition Leader: Ellen Todd
Borneo is one of the longest and most intense of the DUCK expeditions. Spend 6 weeks exploring the island paradises of Malaysia, Borneo and Singapore. DUCK Borneo works with Fuze Ecoteer in sustainable tourism on the Perhentian Islands, supporting their work in turtle conservation off the coast of Malaysia. From beach cleans, to site maintenance, to direct interaction with tourists as well as snorkelling and active turtle rescues, the activities vary from year to year.
The second project is with Project Orangutan in the rainforests of Borneo. The team works in a wildlife rehabilitation centre deep in the rainforest, with tasks centred on animal care of the orangutans and maintenance of their site; days vary between hard labour of cementing and building through to animal feeding and enrichments. Time can also be spent with the Iban tribe, staying in their village and trekking to see wild orangutans.
Finally, embrace a week of pure travel - from Singaporean cities to trekking up Mt Kinabalu, other options include beach relaxing or a PADI diving course. It’s up to you! Join DUCK for an incredible adventure.
The Leader: ellen todd
Hi all, I’m Ellen and I’m a third year at Cuth’s studying Psychology and Anthropology. I had the best time on the Thailand expedition in my first year, and loved leading Cambodia last summer! I’m so excited to be getting involved with DUCK expeditions again and can’t wait for Borneo 2018! Asides from DUCK I’m involved with Heads Up, Aerial and love anything artsy. I can’t recommend applying for an expedition enough; it’ll be one of the best things you do this summer!