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Posted on: 10/11/2016

The Venture Force team prepares for Malaysian adventure

Venture force logoVenture Force team member Katie Bilbrough explains what the group will be doing when they jet off to Malaysia in July.

"Once again BGS have planned an exciting trip abroad for the enrichment of their students. This time the destination is West Malaysia! In association with Venture Force the team of 10 students, two teachers and two venture force leaders, will take part in community projects in Malaysia’s cities, volunteering at conservational centres and trekking through the Malaysian Rainforest.

"This trip is planned for the end of this academic year and consists of three weeks backpacking from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur all around the country. Heading east to west then back again. With the students taking the main lead on budgeting and planning of food, travel, accommodation and kit.

"The students have also taken to fundraising for the trip having completed a walk across the Bridges of London to bag packing at local supermarkets.  Of course there will be more fundraising to come and we will keep you updated through the weeks leading up to the trip."

 

The team's itinerary:

Day one: Fly to Kuala Lumpur

Day two: Explore the capital of Malaysia

Day three: Take part in the Community Food Kitchen project in Kuala Lumpur

Day four: Spend the day visiting schools and teaching to children in the city

Day five: Travel on to Batu Gajah

Day six: Experience white water rafting before travelling on to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands

Day seven: Visit to a tea plantation before getting back on the road to Tapah Road

Day eight: Travel to Penang by train

Day nine: Have a full day in Penang to explore

Day 10: Travel to the Belum National Park

Day 11: First day of trekking through the jungle.

Day 12: Jungle trek

Day 13: Jungle trek

Day 14: Leave the national park to head to Kota Baru

Day 15: Day to see the sights of Kota Baru

Day 16: Visit the Turtle Conservation Project

Day 17: Travel back to Kuala Lumpur

Day 18: Team visit to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Day 19: Travel home to London

 

Venture Force are a small expeditions company who take students away on developmental expeditions all over the world. It prides itself in offering bespoke expeditions which are designed to help the students develop personally, widen their understanding of other cultures and develop key life skills including organisation, communication and teamwork.

In addition, the expeditions include really worthwhile and sustainable community and conservation projects.