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Ecoteer Community House

Perhentian Islands Village, Pulau Perhentian Kecil 48800, Malaysia
Ecoteer Community House
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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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at the perhentian islands! And were very sad to leave after two weeks. The people from the island are amazing, so friendly and the children are so engaged in learning from the volunteers. The programme is so diverse from mural painting to snorkel trips, teaching Eco tourism and gardening. As well as educating the village... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I volunteered on the perhentian islands for one week and really enjoyed my time there! All of the staff and interns were very friendly and helpful and I felt at home in the village in no time! Some of the activities I took part in were house painting, english classes (for both children and adults), ecoteer club (a conservation class... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
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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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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
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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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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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