Malaysia has many places for trekking enthusiasts. Adults and schoolchildren alike often go on trekking trips, either on casual basis or on school-funded trips. Unfortunately, some of these trips ended up in misadventures in the sense that they end up being lost.
If you were one of those lost, would you have been able to survive in the wilderness? It probably is a good thing to pick up some survial skills. Below are a few local outfits you can learn such skills:
Outward Bound Malaysia has two centres — in Lumut, Perak and Kinarut, Sabah — that offer public and tailor-made courses for adults, youth and kids. For more information, visit www.obslumut.org or Tel: (05) 683 5077
A two-day/one-night package at Miki Survival Camp in Sabah costs RM250 per person, minimum 4 pax. For more information visit www.tykadventuretours.com or www.thamyaukong.com
Langkawi-based Wilderness Centre runs tailor-made survival courses. Pick up basic First Aid, navigational techniques and expedition planning skills. Tel: (04) 966 8000, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wildernessmalaysia.com
Source: The Star
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