*To allow peers/community to contribute in the orang-utan conservation efforts.


The Malay word orangutan means "person of the forest". These long haired, orangish primates are found only in Sumatera and Borneo, are highly intelligent nd are close relatives of humans.

They are highly intelligent mammals - they share alomst 97% of the human DNA.

Extinction They Face.

Orang-utans in Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak occur mainly in the lowlands. In Sarawak, there are about 1,300 orang-utans, almost all in the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary and Batang Ai National Park in the south next to West Kalimantan, Indonesia. In Sabah, there were five main areas of special importance with a total of 20,000 orang-utans in the mid 1980s (by WWF-Malaysia working with the Sabah Forestry Depratment, 1986)

By 2004, the orang-utan population in Sabah had dropped to about 11,000 individuals (by Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project working with Sabah Wildlife Deparment, 2003). This decline in their numbers in the last twenty years was caused by planned conversion of forests to plantations in the eastern lowlands.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Come show your support for the environment! :)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moving on..

Dear reader,

Thank you for everyone's support.. Unfortunately our team was not shortlisted.
Congratulations to all that was shortlisted. Do support them, vote for them at www.orangutan.com.my

I would say our team did a good job.. But of course, other teams are better. At least we tried our best =)
Currently having exams in school. Good luck to everyone! :D

Zoo trip would be in late october, so wait up :)


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Help !

Dear Reader,

Unfortunately, our team can't seem to send our blog link to tv9.
So most probably our work done here, and the blog, wouldn't be counted :(
Currently trying to contact tv9. But cant seem to get through.

Help, anyone?


Monday, August 31, 2009

This is SO not the end -yet (:

Hello Reader,


Today marks the last day of this NEW HOPE FOR ORANG-UTAN SCHOOL PROGRAMME.
Wanna know what we have been doing in the past three weeks? Well, keep reading (:

We started on the 5th of August with a signature campaign, which was a kick off for our project.
Our main idea of the campaign is to let the community know that we are here, to help orangutans. Not forgetting, to create awareness.
Feedback? : Up to now, we have a total of 305 signatures!

On the following week,
Our team attended a talk on Deforestation( refer to old post) ,which was at Annexe Gallery, Central Market. It was overwhelming to our team members as the organizers and the people there are very enthusiastic. They were debating (arguing, in a polite manner) on matters such as, well.. deforestation. Not only that, the speaker and the people there stood up and voiced out their opinion on issues that are mostly insignificant to us, humans. This definitely inspired us to be more concern on how our daily doings affects nature in every perspective. In a nutshell, we were determined to help save MotherNature -bit by bit. (Hands up if you want to help too! )

Being the immature to orangutans ourselves,
We've decided to invite a NGO in Malaysia to give a talk in our very own school. The NGO is non other than W-O-X Sdn Bhd. Their talk was brilliant! Our friends and teachers were very impressed with the aspiring talk. So kudos to W-O-X (you know who you are (; )

Despite organising all the activities above, we also came up with a badge design. Yep, it cost only RM 5.00 each (button badge). Plus, we also help to sell T-shirts for W-O-X.

Our finale for this project, we decided to experience the real deal of working with animals (primates). So, we went for a volunteering service at our very own Zoo Negara. (refer to previous post)

In a nutshell,
Having to organize all the events above was a very new and tedious work. However, I personally think that this Programme was a very educational eye-opener for us peers. Without this programme, I never see myself and my team members doing something to help save those who need us. So kudos ,and lots of kudos to WWF, BOH plantations and TV9 for coming up with this programme!

and still are supporting.
Continue to support! :D

P/s : This blog will still be here. We would NOT end this movement just because this competition is over. So wait up for our upcoming event :D ( hint : zoo! )


Cherlyn, Diyana, Afie, John.

Rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian diutamakan!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Not so much for words

One, Two, Threeeee ,

"When they get bored,they slowly pluck their hairs out"

Looky here: Salma hanging around.

Meena & Me :D
Our kuaci apples (enrichment)
All of us, showing of our very own masterpiece!

Four of us with WOX + volunteers from UK.

Yours truly (:
We were excited:D
Cheers ,
Cherlyn (:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Datanglah ke Zoo Negara! :D

Dear reader,

How is your school holidays going on? Here's a suggestion on how you can spend an interesting holiday.. Be a VOLUNTEER!

On 26th August 09, my team members plus a friend volunteered at our very own Zoo Negara.
The original plan was to organized a trip, for volunteering but my team decided to go check it out first :D
We left Subang Jaya at 630am to drive to Kelana Jaya LRT station, as we have to reach Zoo Negara by 8am. Since it was still dark ,and the sun has not rise.. most of us were still dead sleepy :P

HOW TO GET THERE? We took a ride in the LRT, which cost RM2.50 each, from Kelana J to Wangsa Maju.
Surprisingly, we reached at Wangsa Maju station at 735am SHARP. So kudos to our time management system *self praise*. Anyways, from Wangsa Maju station we had to take a cab to Zoo Negara. It cost us RM10 (so RM2 each). But of course, there are other alternatives. You can take the bus, (rapid KL U-34)which goes straight to the Zoo) but it was 730am and I guess not many people go to the Zoo so early, so the bus driver didn't wanna go.

FUN is just the right word to describe the day. We were told that the five of us were gonna do different stuff, but it all involves helping the keeper. Afie and John were with a same keeper- dealing with monkeys. Diyana and I were helping our keeper- with monkeys and gibbons. And Andrew was with the hippopotamus! :P

I'm not too sure on what the rest did (wait for their post,coming up soon) but here's what Diyana and I did :D
First, we had to clean the cages. YES, POOH! haha. The smell was ...well you know. Fortunately our keeper was kind ,he just made us help him pull the water pipe. But we got to go into the cages to be with the gibbons (very scarily fun), and FEEDING time was super duper awesome =D

The highlight of my day, was after cleaning the pooh and cage. One of the monkey climb on me and wanted to play. So I ended up carrying it around, in its cage :D

10am-1025am was break time. After that, the five of us were back together to help WOX with enrichment! We helped out with the primates. Apparently most of the primates here are "bored". So to keep them busy and to show more about their natural behaviour, This is what enrichment is for! We had to come out with ideas on how to get them busy. For example, we stuffed kuaci in apples and pears and let the primates think on how to get the kuaci out. (They ended up squashing the apple) :D

Reached home at 645pm. It was a long, tiring day. Yet it was such an experience :)

I'm not going to bore you with words. So wait up for the next post of pictures!

Cherlyn (:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hot Cakes? Hot Badges are better :D

Hello mellow fellow!

Have you got yourself the cute, adorable little button badges?
Well, what are you waiting for ?!

We've sold 30 ++ badges on the second day of sales!
Be it, students or teachers, they all have one.
So why are you left out?

Interested? Contact any of the team members, or email us at


Cherlyn (:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Better be QUICK

Hello Reader,

Check this out. I guarantee u guys will love it ;)

'The Great Orangutan Project'

Colour : Blue only
Size Available : M , L, and XL
Type : T-Shirt (short sleeve)
Price : RM 30.00


'SAVE ME' Button Badge.

Colour : Default
Design : Hanging Orangutan
Material : Metal
Size : Diameter 31 mm
Price : RM6.00 5.00

I know some of you might think this stuff are too expensive. But think about it, its for charity, for ORANGUTANS! :D and all of our profits will be given to WWF and also use as the capital to carry out our next activity. Any queries, or if you want to place an order for any of these items, please refer to our group members.

Remember, nothing is expensive for charity. Think about it.

*p/s : sorry guys, the badge pic is a little blur.

With Love,
Diyana Husnin.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Let me hear you talk.

Have you ever wondered what are the differences between a male orangutan and a female orangutan ? Well, take a look at this pictures.

Notice the difference yet? Well, the left one is a male, and the right one is a female. The male generally have a larger cheek.

Interesting ,huh? * I didn't know that either *

Oops, you caught me there. I have to admit that I do not know MUCH about orangutans, and immature in this topic I would say. But I would gaurantee you that my team members and I are learning about this unique species, bit by bit ! So to amaze our peers and to educate us more on orangutans & what are our individual role in conservation efforts, my team decided to call in the experts in this field.

My team coorperated with LEO Club of SMKSJ to invite people who are more familiar, or shall i say the experts of orangutans? We invited speakers from Wild Out Experiences, or better known as W-O-X Sdn Bhd , one of the inspiring NGOs in Malaysia, doing their part in helping species that are in the brink of extinction (orang utans).
Inspiring Talk : Anu from W-O-X.

Speakers : Katie and Ili
Pictures : Books on orangutans

Inspire us :D

Wished you were there? You should!

The enthusiasm of the speakers were amazing. I personally think the talk was a success. Most of our friends who attended the talk kept talking about it *big smiles*.

To my TEAM MEMBERS : I love you guys! :D

Meet the team of speakers (+ savingtheutans team members + LEO members) ,

The experts and the immatures :D


Cherlyn (:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

They're Coming

Hello Readers,

Our upcoming activitiy is a Talk on Orang-Utans in school. Our team has invited a couple of speakers from WOX company.

Date : 14th August 2009
Venue : Dewan Sri, SMK Subang Jaya
Event : Talk on Orang-Utan and Saving Them
Time : 7.45-8.40 am (1st and 2nd period)

More details, coming soon :)

With Love,
Diyana Husnin

Just to let u guys know what does an orang-utan looks like ;)

With Love,
Diyana Husnin

Pictures, as promised :)

the moment after the talk :)
discussing personally with Alberto Goetzl about the extinction of endangered species due to deforestation.

p/s : Thank you for viewing our blog, support us, and we'll keep on updating you on our recent acticivities ;)

With love,
Diyana Husnin

Monday, August 10, 2009

The One After The First

A talk on deforestation - one of the cause of orangutans EXTINCTION.

Hello Reader,

Date : 9th August 2009
Venue : Annexe Gallery, Central Market ( yep, we went all the way there! *smiles*)
Event : Talk on Deforestation by Albert Goetzl.
Time : 3pm - 5pm

Yesterday, the three of us, Diyana, Cherlyn and Afie attended a talk on deforestation and climate change by Alberto Goetzl. We went all the way from Subang Jaya to Central Market by train. It was a fun journey though. Only that one of us *ehem ehem* (names are not to be stated) didnt actually know how to get there by train from Kelana Jaya. All the while he/she kept asking questions like, "are we stopping at kl sentral or what?" and "do we need to switch train?" I, on the other hand, had a good time laughing at him/her.

Anyway, the purpose of us, attending this talk is to know more about deforestation, illegal logging and climate change, which is also the cause of orangutan's extinction. They lose their habitat. Just imagine if we, humans, have no house, shelter or food. We cant live, can we? The same thing is happening to them now. But have you ever wonder, WHY does this happen? Are HUMAN the ones to be blame? Bak kata Nabil, "lu pikirlah sendiri" (:

I think, it is very important for each of us to know and find out, how exactly the orangutans extinct so quickly and drastically. From the statistics, I found out that almost 20% of orangutans lost their habitat because of THIS, deforestation.

So wht if we try something new? Would creating a community, a movement of people, a louder voice to save the orangutan and attack on its causes of extinction, is a good plan ?
What do you think ? :) Do give your opinion on this.

p/s: more pictures coming up.

With love,
Diyana Husnin

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another First !

First Official Activity..

Date : 5th August 2009
Venue : SMK Subang Jaya
Event : Prefects Installation 2009/2010

Yeah! We finally did something. Asked for a table right at the entrance. Had signature campaign! And ... hohoho.. we got 191 signatures! Woot! Hehe.

Thanks, of course, to everyone who signed.

Next, we're gonna sell some button badges... I think we'll start selling them on 19th of August.

The badges would be around Rm 5-6 each ..[ psst.. cost price is expensive.. hahahah]

Soooo.. save up money now! And buy the badges! Wanna know how the button badge would look like? Look at our logo here!

Cute right? So, make sure u buy 'em!

[P.S Pictures are gonna be added soon!]


Uno :D

Hello Reader,

This is officially the first post in this blog! First. Satu. Uno. Can you feel the excitement? Can ya ?Firstly, on behalf of my team, I want to thank the organisers for coming up with such an influencial programme. Wait up for our next post on recent activities =D

WE hope to get your support !


Cherlyn (: