Company Background

Company Background

Our day trips and longer excursions are led by a team of dedicated & passionate nature guides with knowledge and a deep love towards nature. We offer standard and custom tours to places of extraordinary natural beauty for small groups.

All trips are presented in a thoughtful and pleasant way and at the end there are opportunities for guests to get involve, if they so wish, in on-going research and conservation activities run by local NGOs. We are among the first companies in Malaysia to offer natural history tours in the northern part of peninsular Malaysia.

Apart from the set programs presented in this site we can customize itineraries to meet the specific needs of our discerning customers. Our tours are flexible and can accommodate family. Browse our selection of exclusive tours for adults and educational
activities for children and we will be happy to develop special excursions of a few hours or weeks according to your requirements.

Join us to explore the wide range of habitats: lowland, montane and mangrove forests, mudflats, beaches, scrubland, rocky-island outcrops and the best marine life in the region.

The People

We have a team of professional and passionate nature guides to ensure efficient and well-managed expeditions. Our commitment to excellence has built our reputation as the region’s premiere nature tour operators. We work closely with many of the leading hotels in the region to provide tours for their guests.

Social Responsible Company

In addition to tourism Junglewalla offers consultancy services to government, NGO’s and the tourism industry and is active in lobbying for the ecological cause.
Junglewalla Tours Owned by Natural History Tours SDN BHD Tourism Malaysia Ministry License KKKP License: 4852

Contact Us

Mailing Address :
Junglewalla Tours
Natural History Tours SDN BHD
NO. 163 Jalan Tanjung Rhu
07000 Langkawi
Malaysia.

Tel/WhatsApp: +6019 590 2300,  +6019 225 2300, +6012 4870 600

Email: junglewalla@gmail.com

Operating Hours

Main Office :
Monday to Friday : 0900 hrs – 1700 hrs.
Closed on Saturday,Sunday and Public Holidays.

The Andaman Nature Desk
Daily 9 to 5pm including public holidays.

Irshad Mobarak

Irshad Mobarak

Founder of Natural History Tours and in his 20-year career, Irshad has helped with and appeared in many documentaries like Mysteries of the Malaysian Rainforest on National Geographic Channel and The Wedding Ceremony of the White Bellied Sea Eagle on Discovery Channel. With the NGC filming crew, he saw the (also the first ever-recorded) courtship of the Great Hornbills where three young males clashed beaks to court one female. He host  Ian Wright from Globe Trekker and it was shown in Travel and Living channel. His most recent TV appearance is with Toby Amies of The Rough Guide – “Trips of a lifetime”. His  docu-ad for Tourism Malaysia is also currently shown on Star TV channels.

A self-taught naturalist and outdoor buff, Irshad also educates school kids and trains outdoor instructors on nature and conservation. As part of his job and passion, he trailblazers forest paths and takes part in scientific expeditions.

His interest in nature was instilled in him at a very young age. His father always encouraged his family to be involved in sports and outdoor activities. When he was nine, Irshad’s father asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “I said: ‘Dad, I want to be a game warden’,” says Irshad. Growing up, he would lap up nature documentaries by David Bellamy and Sir David Attenborough. But as years went by, he lost touch with his dream. He worked in a bank in Kuala Lumpur.

Five years later a holiday to Pulau Tioman changed his life forever. “It was my first time snorkeling,” recalls Irshad. “I still remember how vivid the colors were. I spent five hours in the water, and only came up when I was hungry. “I knew then that I never wanted to be far from nature again,” says Irshad, who came back to the city and to the chagrin of his parents, quit his job.

Since then “I’ve been able to meet so many people, take people out to enjoy nature, done things I never expected to do in life,” says Irshad. “I’ve met my heroes,” adds Irshad who met his childhood hero, botanist and writer David Bellamy.

On a stint at the British Museum of Natural History, Irshad became an understudy to the world authority in butterflies, Professor Bernard D’Abrera. “To think that I walked in the same place as people like Charles Darwin and stood at the back of the house of (anthropologist/ naturalist) Alfred Russell Wallace…”

“What I hope to achieve on my tours is to show to the people that forest is a living community of interactive and interdependent relationships. Not unlike our own relationships in our cities in our homes and among our families and friends. If we can instill in the hearts of people the wonders of the natural world first hand then we have friends of nature for life. And when they leave for home I hope to have inspired them to make positive adjustments to help mother nature in any way they can.

Not surprisingly Irshad Mobarak was announced as one of the DiGi Amazing Malaysians Awards 2007  for his work in preserving Langkawi Nature.

“I have nothing against developments; there are still lots of development projects in Langkawi even now. But we just have to develop with nature and wildlife in mind and preserve some area.”  With this in mind, this year Irshad and his friends is forming Malaysia Wildlands Project with goal to KEEPING LANGKAWI WILD!.

September 2016, Irshad Mobarak launched his first book Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak

Shaaban Arshad

Shaaban Arshad

During the flowering season he would collect wild honey to supplement his income, something that he still does till this day. His skills came to the attention of the Forest research institute and forestry department who engaged his services as a guide.

Since 1992 Irshad and Saaban have together open many trails and developed some of the first truly ecological tours in Langkawi and have guided many international naturalists, documentary movie makers and tourists through the island’s many unique ecosystems.

Saaban today is a naturalist and ecologist at heart, sharing his knowledge and love of the rainforest with anybody who is interested to learn about langkawi rainforest. His knowledge of the rainforest and its inhabitants and uncanny ability to locate shy animals put to good use for the conservation and best interest of langkawi sustainable eco tourism.

He is now one of Junglewalla’s most knowledgeable and popular nature guide leading Jungle Treks and Kayaking Adventures. In addition to his love for nature, Shaaban is deeply involved in his village community affairs as a member of village council. He is also a part time fisherman and makes time to enjoy and join football game at the village football field.

Sri Sari

Sri Sari

With luck on her side and an undeterred great positive vibe, she finally landed a job on Langkawi and has called Langkawi home for the last 14 years.

Sri joins the Junglewalla team with a passion for birding and she knows the locale of Langkawi birds intimately. Her commitment to protecting wildlife is a rare-found quality – she lost sleep over the fate of a lonely female hornbill whose male has been missing and suspected a victim of hunting.

A strong advocate for nature, Sri has joined birdwatching course with the Malaysian Nature Society and has enjoyed birding at many Malaysia favourite birding sites. Funny yet serious about birds and wildlife conservation, she is one of our most valued member and currently running Junglewalla’s day-today operation at the office in Jalan Tanjung Rhu.

Team Profiles

Team Profiles

AZRI HUSSAIN

Azri is Junglewalla Manager currently running Junglewalla’s day-today operation at the office in Jalan Tanjung Rhu. Most love spending time with the nature but often at loss when it comes to designing activities. For team building and company outing activities,  Azri is our go-to-guy. 

 

Azri

ELIS ISHAK

Elis has love affair with mountain climbing developed her interest with Mother Nature by joining the Jungewalla team early November 2015.  Regardless of long weeks with many tours, Elis has never stopped the exhilarating hobby of mountain climbing ever since she moved to Langkawi. Putting her strength and endurance in test on most of her off days has made her a finer storyteller from deep within. Maybe, this is why she became many of our guests’ favorite!

elis
Job Vacancy Naturalist

Job Vacancy Naturalist

NOW HIRING AT LANGKAWI

Junglewalla is a great place  for Nature Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiast. 
If  you love to work under the sun to lead outdoor adventure into nature,  this is the job for you!.  
We constantly look for dynamic and talented professionals and graduates who can make a difference. 

Eco Tour Guide in Langkawi 

Salary RM1600-RM2500, depending on experience.

Minimum 2 years experience in Tourism/Hospitality/Customer service . 


Requirement:

  • Nature & Wildlife Lover, Outdoor Enthusiast and  Passionate for environmental conservation.
  • Do not have any phobia towards any animals, Flora and Fauna.
  • Must be able to swim well.
  • Athletic, Positive attitude, discipline, morning person, early riser.
  • Friendly and outgoing personality, easy to connect with people.
  • Have leadership quality and able to lead the tours assigned independently.
  • Speak Fluent English. Any other language will be an advantage.
  • Willing to learn new skills and share knowledge, team player and able to cooperate and adapt, fast learner.
  • Creative, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Positive social media savvy
  • As Langkawi do not have public transportations, candidate need to posses driving license and own transportation. 
  • Educations: STPM/Diploma/ Advanced/Higher/Graduate, Eco Tourism/ Sports Science & Management or equivalent.

Job Scope:

  • Conduct day to day daily tour schedule and assign by coordinator.
  • Update and contribute to social media posting.
  • Prepare paperwork and report.

Updated on 25th April 2018

We invite Qualified Candidates to fill in APPLICATION FORM and submit detailed resumes to junglewalla@gmail.com.
We will keep you posted of new opportunities as they arise.

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Internship Langkawi

Internship Langkawi

INTERNSHIP AT JUNGLEWALLA

JungleWalla is a well established nature outfit in Malaysia for more than 23 years in tourism industry. We are eager to seek dynamic students to join our team and gain experience with us.

 

STUDENT INTERNSHIP

Position Available from September 2018
Benefits: Allowance RM500 per month.
Public Transportation is not available in langkawi. Candidate must be able to commute to and from work independently.
For Students outside Langkawi, accommodation is not provided, management will provide assistance to find a suitable accommodations.

During the internship period, you will be exposed to these areas:
  • Enjoy langkawi nature and join JungleWalla signature tours.
  • Training and exposure to basic entrepreneur skills development.
  • To learn about basic brand and business development activities and strategies.
  • To provide marketing intelligence, assisting company in developing new business opportunities.
  • Exposed to online and social media marketing.

The internship are for the following posts:

1.  Sales & Marketing/Retail Students :
Requirements: Candidate must possess or currently pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Retail management or equivalent. Required skill(s): MS office, Social Media. Required language(s): Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese would be an advantage. Applicants must be willing to work in Langkawi.  Internship position(s) for duration of minimum 2 month(s).

2. Computer/IT Students:
Requirements: Candidate must possess or currently pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent. Required skill(s): MS office, WP,Photoshop, AI, PHP,Java,HTML and Social Media. Required language(s): Bahasa Malaysia, English, Japanese would be an advantage.  Internship position(s) for duration of minimum 2 month(s).

3.Mass Media/Journalism
Requirements: Candidate must possess or currently pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Advertising/Media, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Linguistics/Languages/Journalism or equivalent. Required skill(s): MS office, Photoshop, AI, Social Media.
Required language(s): Bahasa Malaysia, English, Japanese would be an advantage.  Applicants must be willing to work in Langkawi.  Internship position(s) for duration of minimum 2 month(s).

4.Science/Recreation
Requirements: Candidate must possess or currently pursuing Diploma/ Advanced/Higher/Graduate/ Eco Tourism/Forestry /Biology /Geology /Marine/Sports Science & Management or equivalent.
Required skill(s):Nature & Wildlife Lover, Outdoor Enthusiast and  Passionate for environmental conservation, MS office,  Social Media.
Required language(s): Bahasa Malaysia, English, Japanese,Mandarin would be an advantage. Applicants must be willing to work in Langkawi.
Internship position(s) for duration of minimum 4 month(s).

Location : For Interns: JungleWalla Office at Tanjung Rhu beach in Langkawi  and Nature outlets at Hotels and Panorama Langkawi.

Apply to: junglewalla@gmail.com with your CV and cover letter.

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTERN DURATION (how many months) & date/month/year of starting date.

Job Vacancy Tour Sales & Marketing

Job Vacancy Tour Sales & Marketing

We invite Qualified Candidates to fill in APPLICATION FORM and submit detailed resumes to junglewalla@gmail.com. 
We will keep you posted of new opportunities as they arise.

Tour Sales &  Marketing in Langkawi

  • At least a SPM , Diploma, Advance / Higher / Marketing, Retail
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant working experience
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Uses English as primary language of communication: must be able to speak in English fluently
  • A proactive individual who is able to work well independently as well as a team
  • Proven track report in high productivity and meeting target.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Applicant must be willing to work in Langkawi

 

Job Scope:

  • Liaising and networking with a range of customers, colleagues, suppliers and partner organizations.
  • Organizing and attending events such as conferences, seminars, receptions and exhibitions.
  • Analyze, review and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
  • Assist in all company marketing and responsible to align social media platform with in-house marketing campaigns