Category Archives: Reforestation

Site inspection at Batu Gangan by Forestry officers on the 10th July 2018

Local and Federal Forestry officers made a site inspection at Batu Gangan on the 10th of July 2018. This included adjacent sites forested by other NGOs. Under the Greening of Cameron Highlands project, Reach has completed the programme but will continue to maintain the site subject to the availability of funds and will continue to promote research on the neighbouring montane forests.

Activities for July 2018

updated 31st July 2018

by Cheam May Choo

We are pleased to inform that, thanks to our many volunteers, our activities in July 2018 were successfully carried out. We have many more exciting activities planned for the months ahead and we will keep you updated.

1st July 2018- Volleyball competition in Sg Ubi Orang Asli village-completed

3rd July 2018- Indoor games with Cherish children-completed

7th July 2018- Batu Gangan Reforestation under the Kemaman Bitumen Fund-completed

9th July 2018-1.Playground visit Cherish -completed  2. Meeting at 2 pm with Forestry Department of PeninsularMalaysia at the local forestry office’ completed

10th July 2018-1. Soil preparation for tree saplings from 9am to 12 noon.-completed  At 5pm-trip to Biodiversity site for work on bird sanctuary.-Work just commenced

2. Visit to Site of Forest Restoration at Batu Gangan  with Forestry Officers at 9 am- completed

11th July 2018- Continuation of work in Biodiverity site in Gunung Brinchang-completed

12th July 2018- Trip to Goat Farm with Cherish at 8.30 am-completed

14th July 2018-Exploration and Orchid walk in Batu Gangan Forest reserve under the Kemaman Bitumen Fund 8am to 3 pm-completed

16th July 2018-Reforestation at Batu Gangan 8.30 am to 1 pm-completed

17th July 2018-Environmental Education Programme on recycling in SMK Kg Raja-completed

20th July 2018-BBQ at Cherish-completed

24th July 2018-Reforestation at Batu Gangan Forest reserve 8.30 am to 1 pm-completed


Activities carried out in June 2018

by Cheam May Choo

In the month of June 2018 , we carried out more activities than usual because of funding from Kemaman Bitumen Sdn Bhd for reforestation. We were also fortunate to have with us , three volunteers from France namely Thibault, Phillippe and Quentin who made it possible They were recommended to come here by Tom, Aurelein and Pablo, who are their seniors in Audencia Business School. (Tom, Aurelein and Pablo did  great work for us last year).

Some of these activities were with our sister organisation CHERISH , a home for children with special needs in Tanah Rata. Below are the activities held

4th of June 2018- Spring cleaning at REACH office. Photographs showing the history of Cameron Highlands were tidied up.(This gallery of old photos reminds us that our plan to publish a pictorial book on the history of Cameron Highlands is long overdued. We need a serious injection of funds,energy and enthusiasm here!)  6th of June 2018-Boccee Game with children from Cherish. Every other week, we make it a point to bring our special children out for a bit of sun and fun. Volunteers are very welcome here because they assist the teachers in keeping a close eye on the kids and Thibault, Phillipe and Quentin are great with the kids.