Travel Diaries #6: Medan, Indonesia

This post is long overdue but I’d like to share my recent trip to Medan as part of a ‘do-good programme’, in collaboration with AirAsia Foundation and APE Malaysia. It was a four-day trip, in which we volunteered to help build enrichments for Sumatran orangutans in captivity. I’d say our group was a diverse bunch. There were people from Thailand, India, Macao, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and more — all from different departments of our company. Despite the language barriers, it’s awesome to have met such lovely people during my time there, some of them I’m glad to call friends :)

The trip was great — I managed to do heavy work (for me it is lah haha) such as carrying around used fire hoses, drilling and screwing them together (they’re really thick so it was tough to do that). I think we managed to make all 4 hammocks (each team has to make 4 hammocks) in about 5 hours.

My team and our first hammock!
My team and our first hammock! (Photo credit: APE Malaysia)
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