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Ecoteer Community House

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Perhentian Islands Village, Pulau Perhentian Kecil 48800, Malaysia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great way to experience Malay life, interacting with the locals, working with the children and living on a beautiful island. Accommodation is clean but very basic, food was great everyday eating at different restaurants ran by the locals and getting the chance to go to a locals house for an authentic Malay dinner was excellent. It’s a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ecoteer is indeed an awesome experience for me. I stayed here for a month - bunked with friendly and cheerful roommates, as well as helping them running the project. Funny how the local villagers thought that I was a foreigner, as I played along with them. The people are just extremely nice and friendly; which made me realised that I... More

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

wonderful experience with Ecoteer team. Warm welcome and interesting activity. Mind opening experience and wish i could stay longer to participate more on the volunteer works. Awesome stay with local community.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed with Ecoteer for 3 weeks back in April and it was the perfect start to my trip. Upon arriving on the island I was greeted by the very friendly interns who were helping run the project and taken through what I would be participating in over my 3 week stay. All the information was very clear and well... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed with Ecoteer for two weeks in May and had an amazing time. The combination of being somewhere far from home and different with meeting new people and getting the chance to interact with the villagers was awesome. All of the activities were good fun and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to take part in doing things I'd... More

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have just finished our two week voluntourism placement with the guys at the Ecoteer community house. It is our second volunteering placement of our trip (the first one was in Thailand) and has certainly raised the bar. We were greeted at the Jetty promptly by one of the interns, who showed us to our dorm and then took us... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I volunteered last week and I had a great time there. I enjoyed teaching basic English to the village ladies and how to create an e-mail account to the kids. I have learned to make Kuih. Then, we painted the school library. We did awareness campaign and beach clean up! Besides that, we also went for snorkeling tour! It was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is the place to go if you want to experience life in a Malay village and volunteer for a good cause. I have to agree that the routine and village work are challenging but with a positive mindset makes all the difference! The facilities are very basic, shared accommodation with bathroom, duties of gardening and composting are shared out... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Our stay with Ecoteer was very positive and rather unique experience. Although I must admit that the organization of our daily routine was not perfect, the time spent with the local kids as well as villagers completely made up for it.

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Ecoteer, Owner at Ecoteer Community House, responded to this review

Dear Tanya We would like to express our thanks for your time taken to write this review. Many thanks and hopefully see you and Brett again Daniel More

Goole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Me and my girlfriend volunteered here for a week. It was a great experience teaching the kids English and also the women at the bakery, this is what made the whole experience. Im shocked noone else has said anything bad. When it came to planning the lessons Sehling and Natalie would ask us for ideas, when we gave these Ideas... More

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Ecoteer, Owner at Ecoteer Community House, responded to this review

Dear Nathan We are happy that you have had a great experience and with some tweaking we strive to improve so everyone has the best time possible. We always strive to do our best but it seems that this time things were let slip. I would like to go through your areas for improvement one by one. Session Planning It... More

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Address: Perhentian Islands Village, Pulau Perhentian Kecil 48800, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Try something different in Perhentian - stay at the Ecoteer Community House in the village of Perhentian. Immerse yourself in the Malay culture whilst you stay at the Ecoteer House. Go on a snorkel tour, get involved in beach cleans, spread environmental awareness to the children and share a traditional Malay dinner with one of the families. If you are going to Perhentian you have to experience the true island life. ... more   less 
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