The Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) has organized ‘Voluntourism PUSPANITA IM4U at Pantai Bagan Lalang, Sepang, Selangor back in 22th August 2015.
The program is under the initiative of the Blue Ocean Strategy or “National Blue Ocean Strategy” (NBOS) with the involvement of various parties, including the Government, NGOs and the private sector. The program also involves the participation of several parties, including the PUSPANITA, MOTAC and the agencies under it, IM4U, City Council Sepang, Selangor Homestay Association, Sepang Goldcoast Sdn Bhd and volunteer travelers (‘Voluntourism’) comprising students from various institutions and people from all walks of life.
Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC) representative on behalf of JKKN invited us to join in the program, in support of tourism and culture as well as programs organized by the Ministry. My family and I decided that it will do us good to do some volunteer job to give back to Mother Nature, and so we went there to experience first hand how it is like to be a voluntourist.
We were brought to visit the Mobile Library, Booths and Exhibition site where Santai Teh Tarik Tourism sessions will be held before heading to the beach.
Dirty beach before the cleaning process.
Part of the Voluntourism program; planting trees at the beach along Avani Sepang Gold Coast followed by 1 Malaysia Cultural & Heritage UNESCO Events as well as 1 Malaysia Clean 1 Malaysia Green .
A group photo of volunteers
A much more beautiful shot of the beach after cleaning it up. Isn’t it breathtaking?
It was certainly an interesting experience, to be able to participate in this voluntourism program.
I thought it is a good value one could teach the younger generation who usually couldn’t care less about the preservation of blue planet to be a part of it.
Check out what my friend and co-host, Deejay Koz on what he thinks about the program. Interviewed by yours truly and video recording by my husband, Garfield.
Next up: Santai Teh Tarik Tourism