Building better individuals, teams, communities and environments.
Studies today show that for the healthy all round development of young people’s minds and body there is an essential need for reconnecting people with people and people with nature. Our programs are designed to inculcate leadership and teamwork skills, along with community service learning and an appreciation of the natural world.
Junglewalla’s Signature Tours
Mangrove River Cruise and Swimming TourLangkawi Mangrove River Cruise, Lunch at local malay family house and a refreshing swim in a natural jungle swimming pool.
Geopark Mangrove CruiseThis excursion is the most highly recommended trip while you are in Langkawi. Join our guide on this most memorable outing of the best Langkawi has to offer and take home lasting impressions of this magical place.
Kayaking & Swimming AdventureFor the more energetic among us we can head to Kubang Badak River for some Kayaking. Depending on the tidal conditions we will either begin at the coast and end up river or begin upriver and end down at the coast.
Birdwatching MorningLangkawi is home to approximately 226 species of birds, of which about one third are migrants. These migrants winter here between the months of September and April. This tour is suitable for both the serious birder and the birding enthusiast.
Birdwatching AfternoonLangkawi is home to approximately 226 species of birds, of which about one third are migrants. These migrants winter here between the months of September and April. This tour is suitable for both the serious birder and the birding enthusiast.
Birdwatching 2 DaysLangkawi has a rich diversity of ecosystems and habitat types. This includes lowland broadleaf rainforest, mangrove forest, reed beds, rice paddies, orchards, scrublands and mudflats. This therefore ensures a correspondingly rich diversity in birdlif...
Jungle TrekkingLangkawi lowland rainforest contains numerous specialized and endemic floras and fauna that can be found nowhere else in the world. Within these unique habitats, a fragile world of interdependence has evolved.
Family TrekkingLangkawi lowland rainforest contain numerous specialized and endemic floras and fauna that can be found nowhere else in the world.
Rainforest AfterdarkAs the day draws to a close and the night begins to envelope it, a myriad of amazing and unique creatures begin to stir and come alive to start the night shift.
Escorted Nature & Wildlife PhotographyFor the passionate nature and wildlife photographer we know when and where to be, putting you in the best place to capture nature scenes.
Southern Island Geopark TourGeo Park: Life on the Brink. This tour takes us to the south of Langkawi where we take a boat and explore some of the most beautiful seascapes Malaysia has to offer.
Climbing Mt.MatchinchangThis climbing is suitable for those who want get experience of the magnificent rainforest that give you greatest memorable beautiful scenery.
Junglewalla’s Student Program
Building better individuals, teams, communities and environments.
Communities Service LearningIn this module students will learn new ways to resolve conflicts : Improved problem-solving skills. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learni...
Environmental AwarenessMarine Environments: The outdoor environment is the perfect classroom for the study of the natural world. The programs are designed to introduce the students to the wonders of the natural world in a fun, adventurous and scientific way.
Character and Team buildingWith practice and proficiency they will gain in confidence of their individual abilities, leadership skills, an active understanding of the importance of teamwork in achieving common goals and feel the rewards of success.
Junglewalla’s Team Building
Jungle WarfareThis challenge only gives a few hours before going into battle!. Your drill sergeant will be expecting total commitment from you to learn the skills necessary to survive in combat.
TelematchThis challenge can be held on the beach or on open ground. It is made up of a marathon of games and tasks. The participants will be separated into teams. There will be a briefing of rules and regulations regarding the games.
Master and CommanderEver since the “Master and Commander” days when the British, Spanish, French and Dutch seamen challenged each other for supremacy of the world’s oceans, the sailing ship has been an ideal environment to get teams into a cohesive fig...
Treasure HuntA treasure hunt is a great way to see the island and compete against your fellow employees at the same time. Using cars or vans teams roam the island following a map that will take them to all the happening places in Langkawi.
Island SurvivalSurvivor (overnight on an island). We arrive at a rather romantic and isolated sandy beach where you are marooned with some fire making equipment and, seafood, chicken and meat, vegetables and salad making equipment.
Amazing RaceParticipants separate into teams. Each team has a 10 seat mini van to get around the course. The course consists of a variety of problems, tasks and the acquisition of treasures which can be solved, achieved and obtained from specific places in Langk...
Highland Walk and HikingNothing beats walking when it comes to enjoying the natural world, its scenery and its people. When you walk the various trails you get to meet and experience the culture of the native population and enjoy the magnificent rainforest plant life and an...
Walk LangkawiWith a geological history dating back 500 million odd years, the islands contain unique rock formations that stir the imagination and baffle the mind. Numerous caves, with their stunning stalactites and stalagmites, taunt the adventurous and unravel ...
Walk Frasers HillNestled amidst the tranquility of the world's oldest rainforest is Fraser's Hill. It is reminiscent of the rustic solitude of the English countryside. Located 1,524 meters above sea level in the mountains of Pahang is an enchanting hill resort.
Wilds of Ulu MudaLocated at the eastern frontier of Kedah bordering the Thai province of Yala, this 160,000ha forest is home to most of Malaysia's large mammals and is home to 9 of the 10 Hornbill species found in Malaysia including the very rare and endangered Plain...
Mysterious Perlis State ParkOnly for the most adventurerous among us, a 45 minutes ferry ride from Langkawi take us to Perlis is the Northern most protected area in Malaysia. 5000ha Perlis State Park (PSP) is located at the Western border of Perlis with Thailand. It forms...
The many flora and fauna we encounter during our excursions
The cuties of Langkawi
The Dusky leaf monkey or a spectacled langur (Trachypithecus obscurus) is one of Langkawi resident primates. This monkey has a dark grey fur, large circles ring on each eyes that giving the appearance like eyeglasses with a fur crowning its head, white surrounding its mouth and creamy white colouring on its stomach. The newborn baby…Read More
The Ultimate Jurassic Plant (Cycad)
Cycads are an ancient group of seed plants survive to this modern day from the Triassic period. It is one of the rare plants that still survived over million years ago since the time of dinosaur. Although they looked like palms or ferns, they are actually not related to either.Read More
A strange bug that is sitting motionless in the picture above actually is uses to be a part of cicada body. It is a exoskseleton of cicadas that called ‘exuviae’. Exoskeleton is one of the things that will remain behinds after all the insect undergo moulting process.Read More
This brown-winged kingfisher is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae and mostly found in subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.Read More
Long-tailed macaques are ecologically diverse and in Malaysia we can see a group of them in coastal lowland forests and the swamp forests.Read More
Besides looked on mangroves plant, here also we can see few species of fauna that live in this mangrove regions. One of them is fiddler crab, which are small crustaceans with a distinctive claw.Read More
Along the Kubang Badak river, we can see the mangrove forest, there are 3 types of common mangrove species we can see; Rhizophora sp., Avicennia sp., and also Sonneratia sp. Mangrove forest plants grow closer densely to each other and compete to get sunlight for photosynthesis process. Rhizophora sp. is different from Sonneratia sp. and…Read More
Kubang Badak River
Kubang Badak is one of the gazetted Unesco Geopark areas dominated by the low-lying estuary of the Sungai Kubang Badak. Associated flat coastal plain, mangrove forests, intertidal sand and mudflats.Read More
Partnership with Global Rescue
JungleWalla is excited to announce its new partnership with Global Rescue, the leading provider of medical advisory, field rescue and medical evacuation services.Read More
Langkawi; Against Illegal Mist Nets
The practice of trapping and killing birds might be slowly dying out in Langkawi with the new generation less interested on having birds as pets, so hopefully in the not too distant future illegal mist nets will be a thing of the past in Langkawi.Read More
Colugos bye bye
Its been a long 9 days since we have the colugos in our care now. Mama colugo was so impatient and she no longer want to hang out in the basket, cage, tree trunk and the room.Read More
Colugo – hang in there!
My sister said she would be the best person to take care of them. She looked after a civet-cat before and the animal live, thrives and rehabilitated.Read More
Colugos Day 3
We managed to get a good car with fully air condition and planning to take colugos to the vet.Read More
Looking after Colugo – Day 2 & 3
This morning mum colugo looks more aware of the surrounding but still is not moving much. When I open the box, baby was on top of mum, looked at me and quickly hide under mums.Read More
Mum and baby Colugo
At about 4 pm I received a called from The Datai villa manager, his staff found an injured “bat with a baby attach to it” at the beach villa. I asked how is the bat face look like?; a dog or a flat face Persian cat?.Read More
Capturing the Magnificence of Malaysia’s Birds
With more than 700 species of beautiful birds to grace Malaysia’s picturesque islands, travelers from all around the world are not only enticed to visit the region and experience the adventure of a lifetime, but are eager to capture visions of paradise by either brushstroke or lens.Read More
Legends and Folklore of the Malaysian Birds
Gazing upwards into the serene skies of the Malaysian coast, flocks of vibrant colours soar across rugged shores and balmy forests, distant calls echoing as twilight approaches.Read More
Natural History Field Course series
This exciting field course will be facilitated by 2 seasoned birdwatchers from Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). With over 20 years of field experience between them, theory sessions will be supplemented with field and visual techniques.Read More
Termite the Wood Devour
Every day somewhere in the rainforest, a natural swarm cycles happen. Winged reproductive (young kings and queens) out of the nest to mate and form a new colony.Read More
Going green in Langkawi
Parts of Pulau Langkawi just got greener, with fruit-bearing trees being
recently planted to nurture wildlife.
Nurturing young environmentalists
Nurturing young environmentalists.
From a seed planted six months ago, a group of young environmentalists are, today, taking charge of their island home.Read More
Students Fall in Love with Wildlife
They learn to plant saplings the correct way. About 100 primary and secondary students in Langkawi fell in love with the wildlife after spending their weekends jungle-trekking on the island with naturalist Irshad Mobarak.
And this went for six months.
Junglewallah Pulihara Alam Sekitar
Program DiGi Telecommunications Disertai 20 Pelajar Sekolah Sekitar Langkawi Teroka Hutan Simpan Gunung Machinchang. Langkawi : Pemuliharaan hutan bukan saja membantu menyediakan kehidupan yang lebih sempurna, malah dapat mengekalkan khazanah flora dan fauna serta alam semulajadi lain untuk diwarisi generasi akan datang.Read More
Tropensatte TageRead More
A true-blue naturalist
Langkawi’s wildlife is now in danger of extinction due to habitat segmentation and in-breeding. A man dubbed ‘The Jungle-Wallah’ by DiGi’s Amazing Malaysian 2007 project is helping to arrest this problem.Read More
North Malaya Keysites
We have designed our itinerary so as the travel time between most sites will not exceed 3 to 4 hours. We usually keep to the most scenic route so as you may enjoy the countryside. At times along the way we will stop for birding breaks. Our groups will be small and vehicle-comfortable.Read More
Malaysian eco warrior
London Evening Standard – Friday, 5th February 1999 PAUL MANSFEELD awards five Stars to a Malaysian eco warrior. The Malaysian island of Langkawi needs all the eco help it can get, as new hotels spring up along the coastline and the mass tourism descends. Enter Irshad Mobarak, 39 a sort of one man band in the cause of conservation on Langkawi.Read More
North Malaya – Eastern Route
11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS – Penang, Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary, Taiping, Maxwell Hill, Sedim Canopy Walkway, Royal Belum Park and Langkawi.
We offer the water birds of Kuala Gula, the montaine birds of Maxwell Hill and the lowland rainforest birds of Sungai Sedim, Royal Belum Park and Langkawi. This tour gives good cross section of the rich array of birds the Malay peninsular has to offer.Read More
Bond with Nature
Sunday Style. 20 March 1994. Bond With Nature. Irshad Mubarak doesn't look quite like what an “evangelist" should. Tall, tanned and hunky, he would probably be more at home in a Steven Seagal type movie than waxing lyrical about the lush greenery which surrounds The Datai.Read More
North Malaya – Bintang Range
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS – Kuala Gula Wetland Sanctuary, Taiping, Maxwell Hill, Sedim Canopy Walkway and Penang.Read More
May 2007. For over 35 years, academicians and naturalist have studied the Langkawi archipelago, which is part of the Gondwana Range, Ample data and information have been gathered on its biodiversity (flora and fauna) from both land and sea, Its geological information has been vast and comprehensive arising from 90 geological research sites or geosites registered.Read More
One of Malaysia’s best kept secrets is the biosphere of the Northern Malay Peninsula. This zone is one of the most diverse bio-geographical regions on earth.Read More
Enjoying the Wild
One of Malaysia’s most accessible and beautiful tropical islands, Pulau
Langkawi’s sun-drenched tropical climate, white powdered and black
volcanic beaches, and welcoming people make it a popular tourist
destination. However, there’s more to Langkawi life than beach-bumming,
as Rowena Forbes discovered…
West Malaysia Birding
As part of a recent trip to West Malaysia with my dad, I decided to return to Langkawi for 4 days as my last visit had not included any serious birding. I had been in contact withJunglewalla about the possibility of seeing some of the rarer bird types on the island.Read More
What the Experience Guide Said
By LEONG SIOK HUI – November 2006.Read More
Jobs of Joy
Jobs of joy By LEONG SIOK HUI – Tuesday January 17, 2006
Relish a life of adventure, help change the world and . . . get paid for it! StarWeekend looks into dream jobs. YOU’VE got a dream job!” friends exclaim.Read More
A Walk to Remember
The Guardian. 14 May 2005. A Walk to Remember. by Andrew Catchpole. "Langkawi is one of the most ravishing places in southeast Asia and is already being talked of as a rising star, yet it is still a hideaway where insiders come to revel in the ecological diversity and to drop out of sight in a handful of five–star hotels.Read More
All walks of Life
SENSES LANGKAWI MAGAZINE All walks of Life. By Lina – August 2005
He’s been on TV and works out of an exclusive resort area. He also set up the first eco tourism programme for Langkawi together with the late Miles Baddeley. Irshad Mobarak really is committed to Langkawi and sharing an appreciation for its natural wonders.
The Plight of Sea Eagle
By Sandra King/Nigel Carter Guernsey – March 2004
Memories of the holiday we took in February have to jogged by some out of focus snaps, souvenirs skulking in drawers, having never found a suitable shelf or wall to display them on.
Langkawi’s New Groove
Langkawi’s leading naturalist, Irshad Mobarak, has teamed up with 100 choolchildren, under DiGi’s Amazing Malaysians project, to save the island’s natural treasures. As a young boy, Irshad Mobarak often accompanied his father into the wilderness. “Those were the best times of my life, and the love for nature became ingrained in me,’’ says Irshad, the ninth child in a family of 10.Read More
Individuals who come from diverse backgrounds but share a common bond
in being guardians of the nation’s heritage are this year’s Amazing
Amazing Malaysian Awards
five Amazing Malaysians selected for their brilliant heritage
programmes are Irshad, Pak Saad, Joan, Judeth and Voon Fee.
Be amazed at what they do. DEBRA CHONG and SU AZIZ write on the
aspirations of five outstanding individuals.
Tourism can Soar with Birds
It’s time the tourism industry cast an eagle eye on the northern frontier to promote bird-watching.
While Taman Negara, Pahang, and Fraser’s Hill are popular havens for bird watchers, several spots in the northern states have equally good potential for such activities.
Adventure into Nature
Adventure into Nature. Borneo Bulletin. Sat/Sun 24/25 January 1998 . Irshad Mobarak speaks to Maria. A rapidly growing aspect of tourism is nature. Dubbed ecotourism, it is a timely effort towards preserving the natural heritage and environment of tourist destinations. It is also a smart move as more and more major tourist destinations are losing their appeal along with the attractions they advertise.Read More
Edge of Darkness
THE SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL 24 JANUARY 1999 By: STUART WAVELL
Edge of Darkness A forbidden cave, a childhood prank, a sudden death; STUART WAVELL returned to Malaysia and retraced events that had haunted him for 40 years.
My Very Own Swamp
Weekend Telegraph April 1997
Deep in the Malaysian rainforest, Paul Mansfield does his bit for nature conservation-by planting mangrove.
Reserve Psychology. Malaysian Tattler April 1995. Sina Maran Tadun. These days, Langkawi has been given the green light for some dramatic restructuring of the environment. In the corner of the island, however, Sina Maran Tadun finds that it is still possible to take a walk on the wild side.Read More
By Deepak Gill – 27 June 2003
NATURE guide Irshad Mobarak pointed out a plant growing on a limestone rock by the mangrove river in Langkawi, as we cruised by in a speed boat.
Naturalist Par Excellence
Virtual Malaysia- July/august 2003 By Richard F. Dorall.
Irshad Mobarak: Naturalist Par Excellence. Built like an American football player, Irshad Mobarak has commanding presence, but is really a gentle giant.
The Arden Naturalist
Saturday May 24 2003 by Rose Ismail. News Strait Times.
Irshad the Arden Naturalist. Rose Ismail. Meet Irshad Mobarak, a consummate naturalist at the Datai, Langkawi, who delights in passing on his knowledge and skill to nature lovers.
February 2003 By Steven Cole
The brigadier's eyebrows went up and a smile crept across his face when I told him I was thinking of visiting the Langkawi archipelago, a group of more than 100 mainly uninhabited islands off the north western coast of the Malaysian peninsula.
Banking on Eco Tourism
Wednesday 14th March 2001 The Sun Daily – By Ian McIntyre
Nature is not just a catch word conjured up when it comes to, Mutiara Burau Bay Resort; it is an allâ€‘out effort to showcase the often overlook gift from Mother Nature.
Love is in the air
The rainforest of Langkawi is slightly different to the rainforest on most of Mainland Malaysia. This is because here on Langkawi we go through a distinct dry season that usually starts in the beginning or the middle of the month of December.Read More
There are 8 species of kingfishers on Langkawi and they are certainly the most colorful birds on the island.Read More
Among all the birds, if I had to have a favorite then it must be the Hornbills.Read More
Birds of prey
There are 20 species of bird of prey in Langkawi and several are often seen in the Datai area.Read More
The Magnificent Great Hornbills
Peering through my monocular, I can see its eyes are red a sure indicator that it’s a male and on the branch above it his mate for life the female with her yellow eyes and slighter built. (having to see a bird through a binocular or monocular makes for a whole lot of difference.) For this is the only way one can tell the difference between the male and female Great Hornbill.Read More
July/August 1994 – By Martin Weslake. BELVEDERE.
The Datai Forest Hideaway A fusion of eco‘tourism and luxury make The Datai Resort, situated in 1800 acres of primary rain forest on North‘west Langkawi, the most talked about resort development in Southeast Asia. Sceptical of the developer's claims I joined six other guests on an early morning forest walk led by the Datai's resident naturalist, Irshad.
14 May 2000 – by: Lucinda Bredin. Daily mail UK.
There’s much more to Langkawi than duty-free shopping, discover Lucinda Bredin and family, here on a recent holiday from England. My elder son was halfway along a plank when our guide dropped the bombshell: 'Don't fall in,' he said.
The Staunch Disbelievers
Saturday April 22, 2006 by Irshad Mobarak, naturalist.
Glossary of Malaysian ghosts:
Langkawi Butterfly Discovery Tours: Treasures on Wings
Langkawi Islands is home to over 500 species of butterflies. This number is quite awesome as larger countries like Australia and Sri Lanka and even Singapore have a considerably lower number of species as compared to Langkawi.Read More
Raptor Watch: Journey to the South
Why do birds migrate? Why would they leave their comfortable home in Europe to head thousands of miles to the south and face hazards along the way? There are several possible reasons why they have to do it.Read More
Tree Planting Initiative
Junglewalla hosted a Canadian International school based in China, comprising of students their respective teachers as well as representatives from an adventure group based in Hong Kong. The activity conducted for them was a tree planting initiative.Read More
Rainforest Aid-Hornbill Project
The activity conducted for the group by JungleWalla was called the Rainforest Aid-Hornbill Project which in short was to count the current population of the 3 species of Hornbill birds that inhabit Gunung Raya the highest mountain peak in in Langkawi with a specific focus on the Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis.Read More
Junglewalla hosted a group, at the Oriental Village Langkawi the site of the Cambrian Geoforest Park where the mystical mountain of Mat Cinchang lies.Read More
Junglewalla hosted 2 groups comprising Canadian International school students based in China , their respective teachers as well as representatives from the adventure group from Hong Kong. The activity planned was mangrove planting along two designated areas in the mangroves of Sg. Kilim.Read More
Rescuing Dusky Langur
I was enraptured by the expressions and actions of a troop of Dusky Langurs (Trachypithecus obscurus) with their two young ones feeding the leaves of a strangling fig tree at the Andaman Resort. Suddenly, I cannot help but to ponder how contented and secured they are in this resort, where they are allowed to feed…Read More
Behind The Scenes At Andaman Resort Coral Nursery
Every morning, in exception on his days off, you will see him scooping fallen leaves out of the pond. On some days, you will see him on the beach with buckets in search of gobies and other sorts of marine fishes that feed on algae. He monitors the incoming of the tide and he will then switch on the pump to allow seawater into the nursery.Read More
Exceptions to the Rules
While there are many rules in nature but one rule in nature we must also remember is that there are exceptions to the rule. As a general rule in the bird world males seems to have more color than their females, this is especially true with the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers and the Asian Fairy Bluebirds among…Read More
Saving The Rest Of The Rainforests
Malaysia is home to probably the oldest rainforest in the world. 130 million years to be exact. The forests all over the country is facing a constant threat from logging and development. We but cannot look at it inwardly but in a global perspective. In 2007, the 13th round of climate change talks were…Read More
Birds of a feather flock together
Love is a powerful emotion and choice. It creates strong affection and builds the bonds of relationship. It embodies the virtues of loyalty, kindness, charity, compassion, and affection. Among 220 species of birds that fly in Langkawi, the Great Hornbill is the most incredible and absolutely amazes me. The Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) is…Read More
City and Forest
I am a city girl and have lived in one for almost 23 years. There are many differences one can notice between a city and a village. Firstly there are not many trees and virgin forest in a city except for a few green spaces and recreational parks some of which charge…Read More
The Fast and Furious – Mantis Shrimps
This article is not about the American street racing action movie directed by Justin Lin. Instead it is about a most incredible creature and the fantastic speed it is capable of reaching – a creature commonly called the mantis shrimp. Not many people know much about the mantis shrimp or where it lives. Actually it…Read More
Squids and Dolphins in Andaman Sea
At first sight it looks like a night market on the water, the surface of the ocean aglow with a hundred green lanterns – it looks so cool.Read More
Matcincang Cambrian Geoforest Park
The story of the formation of Langkawi will begin some 550 mill years ago when the earth was divided into two super continents, one located in the northern hemisphere called Lauasia, while the other located in the southern hemisphere was called Gondwanaland. It was here at Gondwanaland that the oldest part of Langkawi and Malaysia…Read More
Migrants Checked In
Imagine there is such a thing as Avian Immigration Department, the followings have checked in since August 2011: Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica Oriental Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater Merops philippinus Little Egret Egretta garzetta…Read More
Embrace The Rain
The cycle is back! Raining season has arrived with lots of rain in end of August and today! The record held so far, five days of continuous rain in which it is the longest ever since I arrived on this island. We had so much of rain that it painted a glorious picture to our…Read More
Against All Rising Odds – Keeping the Coral Reef Alive
When I joined Junglewalla in December 2010, I was pulled into an activity initiated by the Andaman Resort resort known as ‘coral clearing.’Read More
The Andaman Reef
By Dr. Gerry Goeden: The Andaman Reef has been really showing us its best side for the last few months. Great tides have made reef exploration much easier and we have found some incredible little creatures.Read More
“Hugged” To Death
On a fine morning during my walk at the Andaman Resort, my guest came running excitedly to the group gesturing us to follow him. We got excited too as this Russian guest of mine ordered us to hurry up.Read More
Part of JungleWalla Team
Unofficially. Even though he is not directly employed under Junglewalla company, he is one of many Langkawi taxi van drivers that most nature guides would love to work with, especially when it comes to wildlife and birds! His full time job is shuttling tourists around the island with his taxi van. On days when Junglewalla…Read More
Frolicking At The Andaman
Sitting at the Nature Desk of the Andaman Resort, while on duty, made me feel as if time had stood still. I felt like my SOS call for something to happen had been answered when my feathered friends came to amuse me. The loud and sweet whistling call wi-it wait… wi-it wait at the end…Read More
Farewell Feathered Migrants
Enduring the hot blazing afternoon sun, a group of volunteers were watching a large flock of winged creatures, hovering above a tanker that was cruising by, not very far from the coastline of Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson in West Malaysia. As we watched intensely with our binoculars, our lips were moving, counting every individual in that…Read More
In search of Small-clawed Otter
The Following is trip report from our guest Matthew and Maureen who are travelling around the world for a year between July 2010 and July 2011. They are heading off in search of wonder, wildlife and a modest amount of adventure!.Read More
The Gliding Wonder and My Wonder
I watched this little quiet creature hobbling up the tall tree with it’s forefeet forward together and both hind feet pushing, I was telling it in a whispering manner, “Come on, do it now. Come on, come on…”Read More
Mountain Hawk-Eagles langkawi
I was beginning to wonder the quietness around the area without the usual sounds of our regular Sunbirds, Flower Peckers and chatters of Racket-tailed Drongo mimicking the sound of our office’s cats filled the morning.Read More
Cognis Challenge: Wildlands for the Future
May 2010 ended on a great note, with the adoption of the Wildlands for the Future program as a teambuilding challenge by Cognis. Mr. Barry Brewster of Evans and Peck started with short but poignant introduction of this unique approach as a teambuilding challenge which was followed with a short presentation on the state of…Read More
Support MNS Langkawi Petition
Langkawi has come to a very important crossroad and at stake is our quality of life and economic future. The future of this beautiful and beloved island home of ours is in our very hands. We must make the necessary changes, we cannot afford to see the lost of any more precious rainforest especially by…Read More
Langkawi from eagle eyes view.
On 16th of april I had a chance to experience a helicopter tours. Looking at Langkawi at eagle’s eye viewpoint which I dream for so long already. The beauty of this island undoubtly stunning. My camera clicking non stop during this one hour ride. Depart from Langkawi Airport we took helicopter turbine engine which being …Read More
The students are here
It has been a busy time for the JungleWalla’s team. Among private and company group we were hosting , we are please to have Lycée français de Kuala Lumpur (LFKL) students in the island to join a 4 days JungleWalla’s students program.Read More
Flying Wonders of Paradise
Late last year, NGC USA contacted us about some of our animals and wanted us to suggest the best location to filming. Obviously we suggested langkawi. They arrived here on late march and spend 3 weeks on the island filming some of exceptional inhabitants – “The Flying Wonders of Paradise” . The focuses of their…Read More
Nesting Season Again
Most of the birds are nesting now and we are very lucky to have at least two that are nesting by the The Datai trail. One is a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills which have chosen to nest at new cavity excavated recently by several Great Slaty Woodpeckers. The female has been in this nest…Read More
The New Arrival
It is the season of the young ones again on the island so it seems most appropriate to tell our guests of the arrival my long coming baby boy and the youngest member of JungleWallas. We have named him Amiri which means The East Wind, appropriate because he arrived during the season of the east…Read More
Resident Otter Family
Madi pleased to report from the fiels the resident Otters spotted today on his mangrove tour. This time he got good pictures of the pair. Enjoy! [tab] [/tab]Read More
Green Month Campaign
In conjunction of Malaysian Nature Society Green Month Campaign to be held for one month, beginning on the 31st October 2009 to November 30th 2009 , Malaysian Nature Society Langkawi invited hotels to participate in an island and hotel wide coordinated tree planting program. We proposed that as a gesture hotels could consider planting 30…Read More
Report From the Field
With rainy season is officially here and the beginning of the rice planting season, Langkawi looks lush and green.Read More
JungleWalla – Solar Boat
JungleWalla hit another milestone this month, after a long wait, at last a Solar Boat dream has become a reality. It arrived in Langkawi on the 2nd of june. We planned to launch it on World Ocean Day (8th June). But as any first model, we quickly stumble over a few teething problems. These matters…Read More
World Environmental Day Celebration
World Environmental Day began nicely with a group of about 100 nature lovers converging at Bukit Hantu River. It was celebrated with the planting of 400 native trees around a water feature. These “gifts to nature” were sponsored by two organizations on Langkawi. A very big THANK YOU goes to Jalpak I’ll brand Guest whom…Read More
Birdwatching Course at Fraser’s Hill
We wanted to send the team over for the long overdue Birdwatching course with MNS at fraser’s hill. This course is so popular, we have sign up for this course a year ago. The timing could not be better, it has been rainy and quite month for the island, so at last minute we managed…Read More
MNS Langkawi Branch
We are please to report Langkawi charted a big milestone on 9th March 2009 as 42 members sign up as pioneers of Malaysian Nature Society’s new pro tem committee that will lead to the formation of a branch. Our chief Irshad Mobarak who has been one of the leading voices for the conservation and sustainable…Read More
We found out at the raptor watch about The Hornbills Conference in Singapore on 22nd to 25th March 2009. Huh? Hornbills goes to conference?. We did not know that, we quickly sign up to it, but because it was last minute and we have already programs and tours to do, only Chief went. It was…Read More
Raptor Watch 2009
Raptor watch this year coincides with MATTA travel fair cause the attendance down to 5.000 people.. Although I have trying to go for the last years, this is the first time I get the pleasure to attend raptor watch. This is because our Chief Irshad was invited as a speaker and I got to assist…Read More
Carbon Footprint! Let’s reduce the amount.
Everybody knows about carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the amount of CO2 you as an individual or your institution creates. The increment of the amount of carbon will directly impact the global warming. Why we should care about that? It is increasingly becoming a hot issue that many of us not beginning to be…Read More
2008 in Memory
2008 just passed by and welcome 2009. I had a great year in 2008, lots of sweet and bitter, small and big things happened to us at JungleWalla. One of the biggest occasion which is on February 2008, was the closing of Amazing Malaysians program. During the event, we had a beach party in Pantai…Read More
Eagle Feeding VS Eagle Watching
Eagle feeding is one of Langkawi’s most popular activities. The tour begins with a boat ride through the magnificent Kilim Geoforest Park.Read More
One of my guests said that there are rumors that butterflies are not actually the real name. Butter?? Flying? Does not make any sense at all. The rumors said it should have been “flutter by”, but the person who gave the name suffer from dyslexia, he wanted to put flutter by but wrote it as…Read More
Sony Nature Photography Competition 2008
Langkawi 18-20 October 2008. How does nature photography help nature conservation? The Sony Nature Photography (SNP) Competition held here in Langkawi 18-20th October is the perfect example… SNP is an annual competition, into its 4th year. Every year, the organizers (Sony Malaysia, Click! Magazine and Malaysian Nature Society) take students into exotic and nature destinations…Read More
Covidien – Give Back to Nature and Community
Once in a while we get a pleasant surprise. Who would have thought that instead of having the “regular tours” on holiday, there are those who chose to give back to nature and local communities . Kelvin Seow, who is the Regional Manager for The Covidien Group, a leading medical equipment supplier, picked several of…Read More
National Geographic Asia – Geopark Race
I am please to report that we just had National Geographic Channel Asia right here in Langkawi from 19th to 22nd September last month. I had interesting weeks planning and running the Race with the team.Read More
Youth Idol Adventure
Aug me and Izhar have a program with rakan muda at Dusun Eco Resort Bentong Pahang. When I heard about the program I still couldn’t figure out what program is it?. Hmm the journey to uncertainty… interesting…Read More
The Making of Eco Warriors
Although The JungleWallah of Langkawi project is officially over last February, the seeds the kids collected last year are now ready for planting.Read More
What happened when it rains?
Down pour with thunder and lightning descend on Langkawi !!. Just the blessings we need to clear the haze that has been linger on langkawi sky for the last few days. But this blessing has force us to cancel and postponed all activities to the next day. The Jungle Wallas not on duty?… What a rare occasion.Read More
TARGET BIRD: Brown-winged Kingfisher
For the last 3 days we have been trying to organize the trip. The weather was not on our favor and it has been raining all day long for many days.Read More
I’m so eager to share with all of you an article by Hanno Beck. It make me think twice of how i live my life?. What type of person i am?.Read More
My Yellow Croc and The Beach
When I try to clean my pc deleting all unnecessary thing I bumped into this lovely picture. This picture taken during my kayak trip while working with wilderness centre.Read More
Three for Ten…..!!
The rain is here !. It’s arrived a little bit earlier this year companied by the electrical shows and some strong wind. Hey!!! not talking about torrential rain here; it will stop after couple of hours and still get the sun shine. But meanwhile enjoy the downpour and the fresh of the water and earth smell in the air.Read More
Horseshoe Crab An Ancient wonder
Looking at this weird creature remind me of Darth Vader from star wars movie. Just it’s more greenish than shining black helmet.Read More
Rafflesia and birds at Kedah
A phone call from a friend who is the general manager of Bukit Hijau Resort has triggered excitement in The Junglewallas HQ. A flower-bud suspiciously looking like Raffesia grows at his resort. There is no Liana or any root system nearby the flower and it’s appears to be a stand alone flower. If it is what he thinks it is, it will be the first record in Kedah.We decided to go and check it out for our self. Besides we have not been out of the island for quite a while now and this trip is a much needed vacation.Read More
A letter from the wild
This is my first entry in the blog and how nice to start it with a positive note. As of the 1st Feb. 2008 Langkawi got a simple Nature Interpretive at the base of Gunung Raya. It’s been a long time coming, and finally nature has got a home.Read More
One of my guest ask “ is it fake coz its not moving? ” Wild pit vipers are passive, they will not move unless its necessary.Read More
Langkawi in Bloom
All trees bear flowers at one time or another but not all flowers make a visual impact when they are flowering. One of those trees that flower spectacularly is the Crepe-myrtle, but I prefer to call it by its exotic name Rose of India (Lagerstroemia Spp).Read More
West Malaysia Birding
As part of a recent trip to West Malaysia with my dad, I decided to return to Langkawi for 4 days as my last visit had not included any serious birding. I had been in contact withJunglewalla about the possibility of seeing some of the rarer bird types on the island.Read More
Morning Birding in Langkawi
I am a form 5 school graduate (the class of 2007). Having lots of free time and simply a person who loves nature but never really been given a chance to go and explore the wild. My family had planned to send me to the very beautiful island of Langkawi. I was given the opportunity of a life time; it was planned that I would live with my aunt Sri Sari who works for the JungleWalla Tours.Read More
for the wildlife and mangroves in the Langkawi Geopark astounds and humbles us all.
We will definitely come back to Langkawi because we had fallen in love with the place.
Our Certified Guides
A former banker, Irshad is a strong advocate for the conservation of Langkawi’s fragile natural heritage.
For his immense contribution to the preservation of nature in Langkawi,
he was awarded the Amazing Malaysian Award in 2007.
Irshad is the founder of Junglewalla.
Junglewalla was set up in early 1994 in Langkawi by Irshad Mobarak with help from his best friends and mentor Miles Baddeley (Wildlife for the Future-UK), its main objective is to educate and inspire people to experience Langkawi’s rich natural history. These adventure tours are developed and conducted by a group of dedicated and passionate nature guides.Read More
Irshad’s typical day starts with an early morning stroll near The Datai Resort where he regards guests with intriguing facts and anecdotes. On most days, he gets to spot Asian Fairy Bluebirds, Oriental-pied Hornbills and Dusky Leaf Langurs.Read More
Shaaban comes from a family well-known for their knowledge as traditional Herbalist and Medicine men. Shaaban has inherited much of
his family knowledge and has an intimate knowledge of the rainforest and jungle. As a young man he used this knowledge of the rainforest to earn income by collecting herbs to treat the patients that visit his father.
Sri Sari left her big-city life and led a way of life she always dreams of – the tranquility of the countryside. Her love affair with Langkawi sparked from a sunset poster of Tanjung Rhu she saw everyday at work, Sri was determined to find her way to Langkawi.Read More
Shakira Being raised in a concrete jungle like Kuala Lumpur, the switch to a real one was inevitable in Shakira’s case. Completing her Diploma in Tourism management, she juggled on several other jobs before reaching Langkawi. But when she started working at Junglewalla two years ago, and it was love at first sight with Mother…Read More