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Tel: 03 7880 2029
Fax: 03 7880 2058

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Latest News from Save Wild Tigers...

INSPIRE - A collection of not-to-be missed inspirational events coming to Malaysia this September/October all in aid of Save Wild Tigersand this in turn supports tiger conservation work by WCS-Malaysia Program

On the back of our incredible THRIVE art exhibition this May at the Sanderson London, Inspire launches with our crystal tigress tour starting in Singapore. The incredible piece by London artist Lauren Baker was made using over 50,000 Swarovski crystals. All art will be auctioned at The Majestic Tiger Reception & Dinner on the 3rd October. Sponsored by YTL, this event will be held at The Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Playing host to royalty, international celebrities and ambassadors, the evening will also kindly welcome the dinner`s Royal Patron - Her Royal Highness Sultanah of Pahang. This sensational evening will be a combination of elegance and inspiration. A tiger inspired fashion show, created by the esteemed Malaysian based Tom Abang Saufi, will support a series of exquisite pieces of entertainment which will run throughout the evening and is supported by our fashion patron, Prof Datuk (Dr) Jimmy Choo.
Guests on board the E&O tiger express will also been joining the dinner as part of the journey (see more details below).

This incredible trip will begin on the 2nd of October 2014 at the renowned Raffles hotel in Singapore. Enjoy a luxurious evening stay and glamorous breakfast reception at this iconic hotel, known for its intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial ambience. Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast on the 3rd of October before boarding the Eastern and Oriental Express where your journey begins. Savour the scenery and travel up in to Malaysia through gently unfolding rural landscapes in the heart of the tiger's historical habitat. Arrive in Kuala Lumpur early evening and transfer to the magnificent five star Majestic hotel in Kuala Lumpur for a star studded drinks reception and gala dinner. This exclusive event will most definitely be a memorable night not to be missed! Following the dinner, guests will re-join the train and the adventure will continue. On the 4th of October, the train will continue through the stunning Malaysian countryside up to Penang where it will stop for a wonderful reception and inspirational tiger art exhibition. You will then cross the border in to Thailand and you can relax and unwind whilst enjoying a Michelin star dinner on board as you watch the sun set over the beautiful countryside. From ancient temples to jungle clad hills, the 5th of October will be filled with discovery and tiger experts will be on board to answer your every question. In the morning guests will alight at the River Kwai Bridge station for a cruise along the picturesque river with a local historian. They will also visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and the Don Rak War Cemetery. Guests will arrive in Bangkok late afternoon and transfer to the incredible Mandarin Oriental hotel where you will spend the night and enjoy a fabulous VIP drinks reception to celebrate the end of this iconic journey. On the 6th of October you can explore and enjoy the wonderful sites of Bangkok at your leisure whilst soaking up the fabulous Thai culture. 

Ticket prices start from:

2,960 GBP*

$5,495 AUD*

$4,910 USD*

For further details and booking information, please visit http://www.easternandorientalexpress.com/tiger or call 0845 619 1217.

*30% of the Eastern and Oriental Tiger Express ticket price, along with the proceeds from the Save Wild Tiger (SWT) Gala Dinner in Kuala Lumpur, will be split between Save Wild Tiger initiatives run by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Born Free Foundation (BFF).

Initiatives include:

- Doubling Malayan tiger numbers in the Endau Rompin Landscape in the Johor and Pahang areas of peninsular Malaysia. WCS projects monitor tiger populations, train teachers in environmental education, maintain & establish habitat corridors and carry out on the ground patrols to prevent poaching.

-Investigations and campaigns on the illegal trade in tiger parts and products run by the EIA. Investigators work undercover in dangerous circumstances to gather evidence of the illegal tiger trade across S.E Asia which provides evidence for law enforcement agencies.

-The Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme (managed by BFF) which works to engage communities, secure crucial tiger habitat, tackle wildlife crime and monitor tiger populations in one of the most important tiger habitats left in the world.

Please CLICK HERE to visit our upcoming events section with further details on these fantastic events - http://www.savewildtigers.org/news/upcoming-events

  Program activities...

Tigers and prey programme
The Johor State government and WCS aim to increase tiger numbers by 50 percent over the next 10 years and we are currently doing field surveys to estimate the numbers at present. More...

Asian elephant (Photo: Melvin Gumal)Elephants in West Malaysia  
We are working in Johor and Pahang to enable elephants and rural people to coexist peacefully. More...

Detail from cover of Teachers for Tigers manualTiger conservation education
We are training environmental educators to communicate with local people in areas with tigers about tiger ecology and their role in natural ecosystems. More...

Orangutan (Photo: Mike Meredith)Orangutan surveys in Sarawak
We are gathering data on orangutan nests in Batang Ai National Park and Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, so as to obtain an overall picture of orangutan abundance and distribution, and to assess current threats to the species in the area. More...

"Orangutan" character in drama presentation (Photo: Leona Liman)Orangutan conservation
We produced a radio programme in the Iban language about orangutan, and are now following up with community meetings. More...

Truck hauling logs from forest (Photo: Liz Bennett)Wildlife in Production Forests
Forests designated for timber production cover vast areas, much larger areas that national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. With proper management, these forests can support critical wildlife populations. To find out how logging methods and forestry practices can be improved, we are monitoring wildlife in a production forest in the interior of Borneo. More...

The rare red banded langur (Photo: Jason Hon)Primates in Maludam NP
The red banded langur is one of the world's rarest monkeys and now only occurs in Maludam NP in Sarawak. WCS is investigating the size of the population of this and other primates in Maludam and their habitat requirements. More...

Hook-billed bulbul (Photo: WCS Malaysia Program)Birds and bats of Loagan Bunut
Covering about 650 hectares, Loagan Bunut is the largest natural lake in Sarawak. During the prolonged dry period from March to September each year, the lake dries up and turns into a large expanse of dry, cracked mud. More...

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