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  • Malaysia, simply Asia.


    Kuala Lumpur on the cheap

    "Is possible?"

    Wendy Merrett is back again to tell us how one can spend a few days in KL without blowing their budget of $50 a day for 2 people. 

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    Snake Temple, Penang

    "Conquering my fears"

    Scared of snakes? I mean, really scared of snakes? Can't even watch the Jungle Book because of the snake? Then a visit to the Snake Temple in Penang... well Wendy Merrett does! 

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    Must see! Malaysia

    “A picture says a thousand words?”

    Select either of the links below to see some of our fellow travellers’ pictures.

     


     

    Posted 28 Jun 2013, 00:13 by Elli Murr
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    Garden of Reflection,
    Chiang Mai, Thailand:
     
    There is no glory for a lazy person however good looking

    Temple,
    Krabi Thailand:

    Solitude and silent reflection seems to be moving with the times

    Almost Famous,
    Pai, Thailand:

    Toilet humour, bar humour and a great quiz.
    Posted 26 Jun 2013, 21:11 by Elli Murr
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Kuala Lumpur on the cheap

"Is possible?"

Wendy Merrett is back again to tell us how one can spend a few days in KL without blowing their budget of $50 a day for 2 people. [more]

 

 

Snake Temple, Penang

"Conquering my fears"

Scared of snakes? I mean, really scared of snakes? Can't even watch the Jungle Book because of the snake? Then a visit to the Snake Temple in Penang... well Wendy Merrett does! 

[more]

 

 

Must see! Malaysia

“A picture says a thousand words?”

Select either of the links below to see some of our fellow travellers’ pictures.

 





The Leaping Lemur Group - Charities

There are no charges for receiving information on this site, because this is about sharing the latest information and not making money. That said, please take the time to look at some of the charities that we've highlighted beneath, and if you want to "pay" for the information you've downloaded, then look into some of these worthy causes.

The following are all Kuala Lumpur based Charities. If you’re looking for something fun and rewarding to do then get involved in volunteering at one of many charities who need your help! Whether you have a lot of spare time on your hands or just a little, there is something to suit. There are plenty of opportunities to use existing skills such as playing with children, teaching, nursing, marketing, accounting or learn some new skills. You really can make a difference and get to know a lot more about the community, culture and environment you are living in.

Elli xx

Home of Peace
Home of Peace is a safe haven for young girls which places special emphasis on education and the girls realizing their full potential.  They are always looking for volunteers to help with homework and tutoring.  Volunteers can work with older girls (ages 12-16) any day of the week in the afternoons from 4:30-6:00pm and with younger girls (7-9 years old) in home school from 10:00-1:00pm.  The girls would also love to do craft activities and receive piano or music lessons, so if you can help out, please let them know.  They are also in need of administrative support.
Contact Justine Morais  jnissi60@gmail.com

Riding for the disabled
Help disabled and handicapped children use horse riding as a part of their therapy to change disability to ability. Equine assisted therapy is used to achieve learning and stimulates physical, mental, social and educational progress.  Volunteers are needed to help children prepare for the ride, prepare the horses for the ride, lead horses and provide emotional support to the children. Volunteers are also needed to help with administrative duties in the main office. Sessions are held in the morning at three locations; 

Bukit Kiara Club, Damansara
Tues & Thurs, 9.30 – 11.30am
Call: Ms Zuraidah Omar tel: 019-2108127 
E-mail: zuraidahomar@hotmail.com

Selangor Polo Club, off Jalan Ampang Hilir, Ampang
Tues, Wed & Thursday 10am – 12noon
Contact: Karyn Stewart tel: 016-6162945 
E-mail: karynstewart@hotmail.co.uk

Royal Selangor Turf Club, nr Mines Resort City
Tues, Wed & Thurs, 10am – 12noon
Contact: Cheryl Victor  
E-mail: equestrian@selangorturfclub.com
Tel + 6 03-90502346

Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones is a children’s home in Taman Seputeh (near Mid-Valley).  ABWM members tutor a small group of boys on a Tuesday 09.30 - 11.30.  Some of them do not currently have access to regular schooling and volunteers are needed to help with basic Maths, Science and English. Lessons do not need to be prepared in advance; just show up and help with homework. During holidays more recreational activities are organized.
Call Monica Maclean: 017 609 6087

WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Opened as Malaysia’s first refuge, the Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) offers shelter and counseling to battered women and their children.  Volunteers are needed to help with informal English classes. In the past volunteers have played scrabble, conducted treasure hunts, watched English movies with the women or just had a chat

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)
P.O.Box 493, Jalan Sultan
46760 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7957 5636 / +603 7957 0636
E-mail: wao@po.jaring.my/ wao.general@yahoo.com.my

WAO also runs a child care centre for about 15 children where volunteers are needed to do art and craft and activities through play with the children in the mornings (9-11am) or afternoons (2-4pm).
Website: www.wao.org.my

National Stroke Association of Malaysia
National Stroke Association of Malaysia is a charity dedicated to therapy and activities to help stroke patients recover and return to a full life.  There are centres in PJ and Ampang, running two sessions a day Monday-Friday, 10-12 and 2-4pm. There are many different ways to contribute, but individuals with a physio, speech therapy or nursing backgrounds are especially valued in the rehabilitation process.  In addition, there is also a need for helpers to chaperone on excursions and to get involved in fundraising activities. 
Contact:  03-7956 4840 (PJ centre) or 03-4256 1234 (Ampang centre)
Website: www.nasam.org

RC Deaf Missions
RC Deaf Missions Malaysia is an organisation that aims to promote the diverse talents of deaf persons though arts and crafts.  It provides sign language training and career opportunities to deaf persons and it aims to educate and to advocate for the deaf community in issues such as employment and community awareness.  
Contact: Agnes Peter, RC Deaf Missions at 019-261-9920
Website: www.rcdeafmissionsmalaysia.com

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
UNHCR helps to run various community and education programmes to assist the needs of refugees and asylum seekers.   Help is needed to teach English and skills such as computer, crafts and music. There are opportunities to work at an adult centre in Cheras and the youth in various centres in Cheras and Pudu, and to provide support to asylum seekers at a detention centre.

Volunteer Section
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
570, Jalan Bukit Petaling
50460 Kuala Lumpur
 Tel: 603 2141 1322
Fax: 603 2141 1780
Email: mlslu@unhcr.org

Malaysia Association of the Blind (MAB)
Located in Brickfields, MAB needs volunteers to help in the reading and Braille production service.  One opportunity is to type books onto disc which can be converted into Braille and another is to help develop a talking book library for the blind.  Readers who speak English, Malay or Mandarin are needed to help produce more talking books. Volunteers may come anytime during the week between 9am-5pm.  Alternatively, volunteers may record the tapes at home and send back the finished product.  Volunteers are also needed to assist in a playgroup for blind and low-vision pre-school children or with general administrative work. 
Contact: Ramdas Nayar, MAB at 03-2272-2677
www.mab.org.my

Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate is charity which helps young disabled adults to acquire vocational skills. Volunteers are needed to teach English as a second language in a relaxed and informal setting. They also organise art and games activities and various outings.  Contact Pastor Sia Siew Chin, 03 7873 6579 or 019-219-8440

SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
The SPCA runs a shelter for dogs and cats and needs volunteers to help with feeding, cleaning, taking dogs out for a walk and other general animal care.  Volunteers are welcome 7 days a week anytime between 9:00 and 4:00, although mornings are generally the busiest time. 
Call 03-4256-5312   
Website:   www.spca.org.my


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