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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pulau Perhentian is so beautiful. I'm bored of just travelling to travel. So I tried Ecoteer for a volunteer vacation. I had a wonderful time snorkeling, swimming, teaching English and conservation in the school, working in the community garden and doing beach cleanups. The Malay dinner in a local home was one of the highlights. I wore a sarong, sat... More 

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would recommend this to anyone looking to stay on these beautiful islands. Volunteering here involves helping out at school clubs with the kids, beach clean ups and awareness campaigns and English clubs with the local women. It is truly an incredible experience to work with the local people within their community - they were so kind and welcoming to us... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you're keen to get involved with village life, then this is a fantastic volunteer opportunity. You're able to participate in lesson planning, delivering lessons, cooking classes and going to Malay dinners. We volunteered with our two kids and the staff were fantastic at adjusting the program slightly so that we could participate in everything. Don't come for five star,... More 

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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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