Surviving in the jungle in Malaysia

Apart of the UTM SS14 Sustainable Technologies for Agro waste Management Summer School, UTS BUILD student who have travelled to Malaysia to undertake the course were given the mission of taking on the Jungle known to all as the 248 million-years-old lowland tropical rainforest in Malaysia.

The intensive 3 day and 2 night survival pushed the class to the upper limits of man, testing everyone’s physical strength and inner beast.

Sergio, Sustainable Technologies for Agro-waste Management Summer School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, July 2013 

We have just left the last town which means no more phone reception to call our loved ones, the UTM representative asked us to call our parents one last time encase “we don’t make it back”. Riding in the back of the 4WD is like being on an exotic safari trip, the Malaysian jungle where tigers rule.
We have just left the last town which means no more phone reception to call our loved ones, the UTM representative asked us to call our parents one last time encase “we don’t make it back”. Riding in the back of the 4WD is like being on an exotic safari trip, the Malaysian jungle where tigers rule.
The Rain forest on the way to base camp is so thick and dense, this is what you would expect from a habitat which is situated so close to the equator with high rain fall events. The trees are much taller than what exist in Australia.
The Rain forest on the way to base camp is so thick and dense, this is what you would expect from a habitat which is situated so close to the equator with high rain fall events. The trees are much taller than what exist in Australia.
A small group of men were commissioned to go hunting for fish and brought back this large frog which is considered a delicacy, the local indigenous assistants sell these frogs to restaurants, for that reason it did not end up on the fire.
A small group of men were commissioned to go hunting for fish and brought back this large frog which is considered a delicacy, the local indigenous assistants sell these frogs to restaurants, for that reason it did not end up on the fire.
The group of local buddies are also playing traditional games; the rate of cheating is very high in this game so a close eye needs to be kept on the game at all times.
The group of local buddies are also playing traditional games; the rate of cheating is very high in this game so a close eye needs to be kept on the game at all times.

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