ECOTOURISM: noun

Definition: responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain the well-being of the local people, and involve interpretation and education
 

- The International Ecotourism Society
 

Umgawa is committed to upholding the principles of ecotourism and dedicated to conservation, the local community, and sustainable travel. Below are some of our recent investment initiatives. If you are interested in getting involved and/or partnering in these efforts, please reach out to our management team.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Energy-conserving grass roof installation on all Umgawa buildings

  • Partnership with Jungle Walla in the Mangrove Re-planting Initiative

  • Acting as an educational ambassador to tourists about Langkawi’s nature and country

  • Trash Heroes – regular participation by staff with weekly clean-ups on Langkawi

  • Rotary Club – contributions to help Langkawi become plastic-free

  • Hornbill nest installation in collaboration with The Datai

COMMUNITY

Investment in the restoration of the local Telaga Tujuh village:

  • Installation of monkey-proof trash bins

  • Tree inspection, pruning and maintenance by certified arborists

  • Repair of public infrastructure, walkways and landscaping

  • Weekly garbage clean-up

  • Installation of educational and public-service signage

CHARITIES

  • Sponsorship of scholarships that fund education for nominated Langkawi residents

  • Annual donations to local Charities, including the Charity Club of Langkawi, the Rotary Club and Trash Heroes

  • Sponsorship of Island Horses races

  • Donation of computer equipment to Langkawi schools

  • Sponsored field trips for the Langkawi Orphanage

  • Sponsored field trips for the Langkawi Public Schools

  • Free Tours for local orphanages

  • Over 1,000 free tours to local Langkawi residents

  • Langkawi Tourism Academy (LTA) sponsorship

  • Monthly contribution to Tasik Anak cleanup

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

  • MTC Best Education tour in Malaysia

  • MOTAC Licensed

  • MYTQA Designation

  • MIDI Pioneer Status

  • UNESCO Geopark Partner

  • Tripadvisor Choice Awards

TEAM

Umgawa is a team of world-renown aerial canopy engineers, naturalists, arborists, corporate CEOs and champion extreme sports athletes. We employ over 30 fulltime staff: 90% are Malaysians with 70% from the island of Langkawi. In addition to our community involvement we promote the personal and professional development of all staff:

  • On-site English and Chinese language lessons

  • Free gym memberships and on-site personal fitness training and nutrition education

  • Individual financial planning and counseling

  • Rangers are certified in first aid, CPR and AED

  • Continuing nature education is enhanced with a dedicated nature and education officer

  • High ropes techniques and continuous safety training are overseen by our accredited international staff of experts with over 30 years of experience.

CONTACT US
Umgawa Legendary Adventures
7 Wells Waterfall - Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07100 Langkawi, Malaysia
+604 950 2828
+6013 343 8900
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