To ensure that our migratory population of turtles are able to continue using the island as a breeding ground for generations to come, we need guardians to stop the poaching activities on Lang Tengah. Our operation can only function if we have a dedicated team of individuals willing to partake in our conservation practices, including our new marine research projects.

Volunteers are an essential part of our operation​​in fact, we can’t do without them. By engaging in activities such as night time beach patrols, egg collection, and nest monitoring … volunteers enable us to help save the turtles and collate our scientific data throughout the season.

This is the main reason for joining our project. However, watching a turtle lay her eggs or hatchlings scampering down to the water’s edgesights rarely seen by most, are priceless experiences and a real privilege to witness.

In the 2019 season, we undertook pioneering surveys of the reefs fringing the islandanalysing the diversity and populations of corals, fish, and invertebrates that inhabit these waters.  Although our operations were slightly disrupted due to the pandemic in 2020, we slowly resumed in-water conservation work in 2021.

Those looking to volunteer should be relatively fit, able to swim, and acquainted with the rigours of outdoor living. If you’re up for the adventureget in touch!


The volunteer programme runs from April until early October, each year.

Note: Local volunteers include Malaysians & expats residing in Malaysia


International volunteersUSD 450.00

Local volunteersMYR 850.00


International volunteersUSD 800.00

Local volunteersMYR 1,500.00


International volunteersUSD 1,100.00

Local volunteersMYR 2,000.00


International volunteers—add USD 300.00 for each additional week

Local volunteers—add MYR 500.00  for each additional week


  • Willing to patrol beaches at nighttime
  • Willing to participate in all turtle and survey work as requested
  • Willing to help out with chores around camp
  • Able to swim
  • Up for the adventure of living in the jungle
  • Open-minded and outgoing, looking to make new friends on the project


Volunteers are given a rotating schedule, to ensure everyone gets the full LTTW experience! Typically, after breakfast, we conduct nest inspections to make sure that the eggs are developing well and haven’t succumbed to predator attacks. Depending on which research phase you are joining, you will also be split into groups to undertake the affiliated surveys. Lunch is then followed by free time (or surveys, if they were missed in the morning), which can range from jungle trekking to secluded snorkelling spots around the island, but volunteers are equally free to laze on Turtle Bay and enjoy the serenity. The main aspect of the volunteer’s responsibilities is to assist in nightly patrols along the beaches in search of nesting mothers. This is divided into shifts between the hours of 8pm to 7am.


Stripped-back and open-air, the camp lies slightly recessed behind the secluded beach on Turtle Bay. Think rustic, jungle living; bucket-showers, camp fires, and the lullabies of crickets, frogs, and waves.

You run the camp, making sure there’s enough water to drink and food to eat, still leaving yourselves time in which to relax and explore the island. Powered by the sun and the forest, our environmental impact is kept to a minimum. So when preparing for your trip, think biodegradablefor everything you are going to use.

Meals are simple but tastyand, with the constant arrival of new faces, the menu is forever changing.

Exciting news ahead! We are thrilled to announce that Lang Tengah Turtle Watch is migrating to Persatuan Pemuliharaan dan Kajian Marin Malaysia (Marine Conservation and Research Organisation Malaysia), also known as PULIHARA.

At PULIHARA, we are committed to continue with the conservation efforts that were previously carried out under LTTW with the same dedication, commitment and focus.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and assure you that we are working tirelessly to ensure a smooth migration process.

We invite you to join us on this journey of transformation! Please visit our new website at puliharamalaysia.org to learn more about our mission and how you can get involved.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our cause. Together, let's create a meaningful change and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Warm regards,