Fauna on Sibu
The jungle surrounding Sea Gypsy Village is teeming with wild life including birds, insects, reptiles, plants, flowers and trees perfect for science projects. At either side of the sandy beach there are rocky outcrops providing rock pools inhabited by a variety of crustaceans and marine life. The coral reefs in the South China Sea boast some of the most beautiful hard and soft corals found anywhere in the world. The variety of sea life that lives within the reef is amazing. Marine science classes would love studying on Sibu. Sea Gypsy Village Resort tries to operate in as eco friendly a manner as possible. Honestly, it is not always possible but we strive to do our best and are always looking of ways to improve. Some of the other resorts on the island follow the same policy, some do not give ecology a thought. A commercial project has destroyed some beautiful marine park land for no purpose whatsoever and is highly unlikely it will ever come to fruition. Sibu is a wonderful place for students to observe eco projects, think about eco tourism, alternative fuel sources and a myriad of other ecology based topics. This is especailly easy to do if you choose the walk to the Kampung as one of your activities.

There are several Kelongs (fish farms on stilts in the ocean) surrounding Pulau Sibu. These structures are part of Malaysia’s cultural heritage and make a good subject for any class needing a cultural project as part of their trip. Part of our Survivor Programme is to teach students how to build shelters, make cooking implements, plates, cups, cutlery and tables from only natural resources readily available in the jungle. We also teach the old method of bamboo rice cooking, how to gut fish, having first caught it, and light a fire without a lighter. This programme is not only cultural, keeping alive old traditions, but great fun as the students can put what they’ve learned to practice should the school decide to include the survivor game. In addition we have developed several activities that promote education such as orienteering, the Sea Gypsy quiz (based on marine life and readily adapted to all age groups) and can be followed up in the classroom. Any teacher that would like to bring study groups and requires further information or an overnight visit to Sibu in order to put together their study programme please contact us direct here


Fauna on Sibu