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review 3 Jul 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The friendliness of the children and other volunteers, club activities with the students, snorkelling and the traditional Malay dinner.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take light weight clothes (including swimming costumes) that cover knees and shoulders. Be aware that it will be very hot and there is no air conditioning.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The students seemed to enjoy the club activities but only time will tell whether attitudes to the environment change. It was good to see English club move on from just teaching nouns - conversation in sentences will be of more benefit. Education is already a higher priority in Malaysia than Australia when one considers that every child gets a laptop at around 10 years of age on the Perhentian Islands but not until around 15 years of age in Australia (only since 2009). Having houses painted would give people a psychological lift. The veggie garden is a good idea but it is yet to be seen whether the plants survive. I doubt the impact of one week counters the environmental damage of the air travel but maybe it was not so bad since I was visiting Singapore any way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A great experience but one week was enough for a 60 year old like myself.

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