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Singapore

Singapore, the Lion city is a city of contradictions. Ancient temples sit next to state-of-the-art skyscrapers. Untouched nature reserves adjoin manicured parks and botanical gardens, all bustling with wildlife. A diverse international community and a mix of local Asian cultures create a city both exciting and intoxicating.

Singapore

Singapore is truly a city in nature. With a future-thinking urban environment tucked into biodiverse tropical ecosystems, school trips around the island are sure to offer something for everyone.

School programme activities in Singapore can include:

  • Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Kayaking
  • Rainforest hiking
  • Mangrove exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Urban sustainability
  • Survival skills
  • Farming
  • Cooking classes
  • Intertidal exploration
  • Science and fieldwork

OrcaNation can run Singapore programmes in a variety of locations including but not limited to Pasir Ris Park, Pulau Ubin, the Ground Up Initiative and the Boys Brigade.

Bali

Bali, the Island of the Gods, is a paradise for all travellers.

A magical landscape of lush jungle, perfect beaches, volcanoes, sea cliffs and intricate rice terraces. The mix of history & culture in a land of breathtaking natural beauty is captivating. Add a first-class food scene, exotic spas and retreats, and some of the best scuba diving in the world.

Add a first-class food scene, exotic spas and retreats, and some of the best scuba diving in the world.

Add a first-class food scene, exotic spas and retreats, and some of the best scuba diving in the world.

Rawa Island

Rawa is an exclusive tropical island fringed with white sand beaches and pristine coral reefs.

Situated within the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park, our protected reefs harbour unique biodiversity, with sharks and turtles being a regular sight on our snorkel trips.

Take the plunge into our coasteering and kayak activities, all guided by qualified instructors.

Kulim Eco-Trail Retreat

A grand colonial-era mansion situated on the picturesque banks of the Johor River, Kulim Eco-Trail Retreat is a secluded resort with plenty of room for adventure!

Exhilarating high rope elements and kayak expeditions on the river make Kulim the perfect venue for outdoor excitement.

Team challenges bring students together, building strong connections and encouraging new friendships.

Endau Rompin National Park

Experience Malaysia’s second largest National Park, an untouched home to iconic rainforest species.

Stay in the heart of a 130 million year old rainforest, waking up to the sound of gibbons in the towering trees.

Explore the rivers and waterfalls and encounter a spectacular diversity of plants and animals.

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