International Relations Centre (UKM Global)

 Towards Greater Years Together!


Edutourism @UKMLivingLab

'From Mountain to the Reef'

The Edutourism Program at UKM's Living Labs is a ten days programme provides an insightful overview of various research niches, encompassing diverse ecosystems such as mountains (Fraser's Hill), lowlands (Botanical Garden UKM), freshwater environments (Tasik Chini), and marine settings (Mersing). The program delves into modules that cover essential aspects including flora, fauna, and the physical environments specific to each living lab's distinct ecosystem. Furthermore, it incorporates social work components, fostering engagement with local communities.

Through immersive trips and active participation, this program serves as a catalyst for enhancing education and awareness regarding nature and conservation efforts. By involving participants and collaborating with local communities, the Edutourism Program at UKM Living Lab not only strengthens environmental education but also contributes to the broader mission of promoting sustainable practices and conservation initiatives.


Day 1» Arrival
» Campus Tour
» Kuala Lumpur City Tour
» Putrajaya Exploration (Night)
Day 2 - 3 » Opening Ceremony
» Visit Batu Cave
Day 3 - 5» Fraser's Hill Research Centre
» Butterfly monitoring
» Bird watching
» Waterfall and jungle trekking
» Night walk
Day 6 - 8» Tasik Chini Research Centre
» Lowland dipterocarp exploration
» Water sport and Wetland exploration
Day 8 - 9» Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR)
» Marine Gallery
» Beach night walk
» Snorkeling and Island hoping
» Marine ecosystem exploration
Day 10» Closing Ceremony
» Group cultural performances
» Departure

  • Cultural trips
  • Group cultural performances
  • Basic conversational Malay language

Program fee covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Land arrangements
  • Selected meals are provided
  • Local transportation


"The implementation of each program is conditional upon achieving a minimum capacity of 15 participants"

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Registered as a full-time student at home university.
  • Have completed at least two academic semesters at home university.
  • Have good English proficiency in both speaking and writing.
  • Must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of UKM or placement provider.
  • Agrees to be responsible for the costs incurred.

Application Procedures

  • Contact your home International Office for internal selection.
  • Nomination Form must be submitted by your respective home university.
  • UKM will send application instructions to the nominated students.
  • Final results will be notified to home university and selected students.


Professor Dr. Marlia
Mohd Hanafiah

Programme Coordinator
Edutourism @UKM Living Lab

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tanot Unjah

Deputy Director, UKM Global

Nuraderrah Hasnul Hafidzan

Assistant Registrar, UKM Global

International Relations Centre (UKM Global)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia