TAIPING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Culture week mandatory to start the programme (210€)
- Code : G/MLS/TCP2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREEN LION MALAYSIA
The Construction and Renovation project supports small village communities in and around Taiping. It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community. We generally work on schools, centres, playgrounds and public libraries and support local families by improving living conditions. Our project helps relieve them of some of the stress and pressure that they are living under. Participants work under a local foreman (coordinator) who provides guidance and training alongside local families and other participants. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening. All information about the project and various activities will be provided to you by our local coordinator on arrival. Participants will not be given project preference and are required to join ongoing and existing projects or carry out other construction and renovation work as required by the local community.
Accommodation in Perak is a hostel dormitory, 4 to 6 participants per room, private room with a queen bed is also available. Western shared toilet &bathroom installed with hot water system. The centre is surrounded by plenty of shops, banks, atms, 7-11, supermarket and a shopping mall within 5 minutes walking distance. — We provide for 3 meals during weekday (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 1 meal during the weekend (breakfast). Local restaurant around the corner and across the road, all just a stone’s throw away. Malaysian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes include wanton noodles (noodles and pork dumplings either dry or soup), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or roti canai (is a type of Indian influenced flatbread found in Malaysia. Breakfasts are varied and and include toast, cereals, etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink water straight from the tap.
Taiping is a town located in Larut, Matang and Selama District, Perak, Malaysia. Taiping took over Kuala Kangsar’s role as the state capital from 1876 to 1937, but was then replaced by Ipoh. Its growth slowed down after that, but in recent years the town has been developing rapidly again. Perak State Museum is located in the town. Taiping also receives some limelight for being the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia. The average annual rainfall is about 4,000mm in Taiping while the peninsula’s average is 2,000mm – 2,500mm. Its unusual rainfall has also led to a fertile collection of flora and century-old rain trees in the Taiping Lake Gardens.
Due to the active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required. — Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 210€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) at the arrival (Sun 8 am to 8 pm). Early / Late arrival (Mon¬Sat): Pick¬ups outside regular arrival times are only available on a case by case basis, but no need to worry, you can easily get to our center on your own.
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