Monkeebar, Bear Garden Pub, & Lundu Beach Resort
Orangutan Project (projectorangutan.com) is a Malaysian conservation company and UK registered charity offering alternative solutions and sustainable funding opportunities for the endangered wildlife on Borneo.
Orangutan Project owns 50% of two bars in Kuching and a beach resort in Lundu, Siar Beach. Our share of the profits support conservation work at sites across Borneo, including the Matang Wildlife Centre.
MONKEEBAR is a lively bar/club in the center of Kuching. https://www.facebook.com/Monkeebar-829653973717400/
BEAR GARDEN is a pub with vegan bar snacks and a relaxed atmosphere in Kuching. https://www.facebook.com/BearGardenKch/
BASAGA HOLIDAY RESORT, LUNDU is a beach resort in Lundu, Siar Beach. https://www.facebook.com/Basaga-holiday-resort-lundu-345283702576062/
We believe that non-profit businesses offer an alternative, sustainable fundraising model to support conservation by involving the local community and providing an opportunity for educational outreach. Having volunteers from around the world join our team of local staff who run the businesses allows for a true learning exchange and gives an opportunity for exposure of the international community committed to conservation!
Volunteering at any of our non-profit businesses is a creative way to use your skills (and your outgoing personality!) to help conservation! Not everyone can (or should!) have direct contact with endangered species, but everyone can use their skill set to help!
The local staff and the international volunteers at Monkeebar and the sister businesses Bear Garden and Basaga Holiday Resort, Lundu are a welcoming family.
Volunteers usually work 3 nights a week at the bars, leaving you with time to explore the fascinating city of Kuching and to go on day/overnight trips to the nearby national parks and beaches. You can see first hand the wildlife that your work is helping to support! Work hours are flexible at the beach resort with accommodation provided on site so you can enjoy the beauty of the location.