This page leads you to initiatives, articles or links selected by the Greenselipar team with the aim of  helping you to to meet and get to know Malaysian indigenous communities. These initiatives are mostly linked with nature discovery, craft preservation and revival, and “homestays”.

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Gerai OA, indigenous peoples nomadic stall, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor. Gerai OA sells a variety of craft made by indigenous Orang Asal / Orang Asli communities.

Tompoq Topoh, Mah Meri women workshop, Pulau Carey : an Orang Asli project set up by Mah Meri women to preserve and revive their traditional pandanus weaving crafts.

The SEMAI of  Ulu Geroh, Perak, nature trails with a Semai guide: Rafflesias and Raja Brooke butterflies only a 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

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SABOT, The Semelai Association for Boats and Tourism, Tasek Bera, Pahang, is a community project to educate and preserve Lake Bera’s nature and wildlife. It also provides homestay facilities.

Ehome makers network, Salaam Wanita, Kuala Lumpur, sells basketry and craft made from old magazines by single mothers.

BaKelalan and the Lun Bawang people of the Kelabit Highlands. This humble and warm group of people were once feared warriors. Today they welcome guests to their untouched village to experience authentic Lun Bawang culture and lifestyle, their apples, rice and salt.

Borneo Travel Adventures, Kuching, Sarawak (also in Nature-page) Nanga Sumpa Longhouse, Batang Ai district, Sarawak

Recommended links

The Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) website provides information and commentary on the Orang Asli

Written by C.Bossis, Kuala Lumpur, 14 October 2008

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