Developing confidence and resilience

Every minute we have with a student is precious, and every moment we spend with them makes a difference. At Asian Detours, we believe in giving youths the exposure to the great outdoors, to educate, excite as well as inspire them.

Overseas learning trips are powerful educational experiences for students to develop understanding on other cultures, and also teaches them to appreciate what they enjoy locally. These trips include opportunities for interaction among students and teachers in a foreign, new environment, and also gives them the chance to engage and learn from the people residing in the foreign countries, making for a well-rounded educational and recreational experience.

Some of the countries in which we have conducted overseas learning trips include:

Malaysia

Malaysia is Singapore’s ultimate playground destination. There is so much to culture and nature to explore - the colourful and historical streets in Malacca; cool, hidden resorts in the highlands, amazing islands offering a myriad of watersports; Borneo, the Mulu Caves and Sipadan. All terrain vehicles, scuba diving, parasailing, trekking, motor sports, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking - they have it all! Accomodations range from riverside campsites to amazing beach resorts and mountain huts. Malaysia also offers every possible Asian offering and each as flavourful and authentic as from the specific province and ethnic style.

Locations covered include: Belum, Langkawi, Malacca, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak

Indonesia

As the sleeping giant of Southeast Asia, Indonesia has 18,110 islands and is the largest archipelago in the world. The country consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. With its rich Southeast-Asian heritage, it is a good learning ground to facilitate personal and cultural exchange. The immersive experience encourages appreciation of new cultures. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that supports the world's second highest level of biodiversity. From agricultural and village visits to sea adventures like open water diving and trekking the country’s natural mountains, Indonesia is bound to keep students in awe.

Locations covered include: Bali, Bandung, Batam, Bintan, Lombok and Yogyakarta

Cambodia

There’s a magic about Cambodia that casts a spell on many who visit this charming yet confounding kingdom. A Southeast-Asian nation that spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta and mountains. The city Phnom Penh is a delight with the faded colonial architecture and old-fashioned charm, Royal Palace and National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In the countryside is a host of memorable landscapes, from the mighty Mekong River to the forested Rattanakiri and Cardamom Mountains. Angkor Wat, one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on the planet, was made by the Khmer kings in a process that lasts almost 4 centuries. This magnificent area has been abandoned and hidden by the forest. Cambodia remains an essentially rural society and offers much agricultural, heritage and outdoor experiences. Through trekking, mountain biking and cultural visits, Cambodia possess a world of knowledge to students.

Locations covered include: Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

New Zealand

An island nation in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is a scenic country with stunning and diverse natural beauty from rolling green hills to golden sand beaches and lush rainforests. The country's geographic isolation has resulted in dynamic ecology with examples of distinctive plants and wildlife, as well as populations of widespread species. New Zealand is a multi-cultural nation, with a fusion of Maori (the indigenous people), Pacific Island, European and Asian people coming together to make a vibrant and colourful society. Students can learn to appreciate the local cultures and experience outdoor adventure activities that include mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and trekking.

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