Do you worry your child or grandchild’s knowledge of the world comes purely through television or computer games?
Here’s an intriguing alternative – take them to a place where they can encounter the world at its purest and most natural.
I’m talking about Sukau in Malaysian Borneo.
It’s endemic in these high tech-times.
Your kids or grandkids study books all day, then come home and access the world through television screens, computer monitors or tablets and smartphones.
As a learning method, it’s efficient and convenient. But if you can’t help thinking they’re missing out on something precious, you’d be right.
Nothing beats firsthand experience as a way to acquiring genuine knowledge and for that you really need to get out of your everyday environment.
So get ready to pack your bags for a trip to Asia, specifically to Sabah in Borneo, East Malaysia. In this unique natural environment, you and your kids can enjoy a rare and profound learning experience. They’ll return home with an expanded worldview and a healthy respect for nature and the environment.
The Wonder of Sukau
Here in Borneo, your kids can be immersed in nature to gain vital life-affirming values.
Sukau is one of the few places in the world you can rub elbows with orangutan.
Native only to the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, these are among the most intelligent of primates. This makes observing them a fascinating educational experience.
Gazing on a gamboling sun bear results in real life goes way beyond watching it on National Geographic. It’s an experience your and your young ones will recall and talk about for years to come.
The sense of awe they’ll feel on encountering the vast primordial beauty of the rainforest is something to cherish forever.
The highlight of your trip will be a river safari along Sungai Kinabatangan, Asia’s premier wildlife sanctuary. Take in the timeless sight of fishermen perched on frail boats casting their nets over the water.
View macaques monkeys feasting on crabs, chattering gibbons, proboscis monkeys, and if you’re lucky, rare and reclusive Pygmy elephants. Time it right and you might glimpse the rare Sumatran rhino
It will be like heading back to the heart of creation though flood plains, ox-bow lakes, past limestone caves to the mangrove swamps near the coast.
Spend the nights in night in a traditional lodge deep in the murmuring rainforest. Nothing can enrich a child’s life like waking up in the vast stillness of an Asian jungle. Hearing the primeval chant of the jungle is sure to send a tingle up your spine and build a healthy respect for nature.
Far from the traffic clogged streets of your home city, your offspring will gain a strong concern for the environment and the role of our fellow creatures on this planet.
Your kids can also touch a proud and ancient culture and glimpse values that are lost in the modern world of computer networks. (But don’t worry, you can always find a Wi-Fi hotspot if you need one).
The world is getting ever more complex. That’s why your offspring need a well-rounded vision the kind of profound insights they can never find in a book or classroom. These are the kinds of learning that need to be experienced first-hand.
A Time for Bonding
One great benefit of this kind of learning is that the shared experience of discovering the wonders of the world enables a rare and precious bonding. Reading and learning online are solitary activities. Nothing can beat experiencing the primeval magic of the jungles of Borneo together. Imagine the memories that you’ll bring back.
This kind of unique experience is something you could never give your children by just taking them to a zoo or animal park. This is life at its most authentic and meaningful.
Of course technology has enriched our lives in so many ways and is a vital component of modern living. But for your kids to have a fully rounded complete education, you need to show them another more natural way of life. And that’s what Sukau offers.
So if you’re ready to help your kids encounter nature at its most raw and precious, look into a trip to Borneo. Sukau and its wonders are waiting to enrich your children’s’ lives in ways they’ll never forget.
If you’ve decided Sukau is just what your child needs, I’m delighted to share this Done-For-You Sukau Holiday itinerary that you can use to plan your own holiday. It’s all included in a short PDF which you can download by clicking the button below. Go ahead and click now, a whole new world awaits you.