About Perhentian Island Ecoteer House, Malaysia – Volunteer in Tropical Paradise
The Ecoteer House is a volunteering community project by Ecoteer to educate volunteers and the local community about the importance of sustainable living and environmental conservation.
Volunteers will be involved in activities such as teaching children English, Environmental Awareness and Eco-snorkeling at the school clubs, have authentic Malay dinner with the local villagers, participate in the composting and recycling programme, manage the community garden, participate in the baking classes which are organized by the local villagers to learn how to make local snacks, snorkeling with sea turtles and many more.
It is great way to learn about the Malay culture and at the same time gain knowledge about village life and sustainable living while sharing what you know with the children during the school clubs. And not to forget, Perhentian Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia!
Volunteers reside in quad shared accommodation with other volunteers (males and females share the same rooms):
-Western style communal toilet/ bathroom;
- Kettles and lockers provided in each room;
- Shops are available in the village to purchase toiletries, snacks and drinks;
-Laundry: Volunteers staying at the Ecoteer House can use the washing machine. For volunteers staying at the rented rooms, washing machine is not available, but laundry service is available for MYR 10/kg.
Getting to Ecoteer House
Nearest International Airports: Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Travel Directions from Airport: From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, take another flight to Kota Bharu airport.
From Kota Bharu airport, take a taxi to Kuala Besut jetty, the jetty for boats to Perhentian Island. You will then be picked by our staff from the jetty to be transferred to the island.
Sustainable and Green Ecotourism at Ecoteer House
The Ecoteer House coorperates with the local villagers to provide food and organize baking classes for the voluntourists. Thus, the villager’s food stalls are able to earn some income from our volunteers.
The voluntourists participate in the school clubs that educate local school children about environmental awareness, also provide English language instruction. Volunteers will also learn about marine life, turtle and coral conservation, and sustainable living. The project hopes to inspire visitors to share what they have learned once they have left the island.
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