Help out new eco-project by the Kelantan River, Malaysia

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Malaysia

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    04/07/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, I'm Uncle Zack. I was living in Malacca with my daughter's family. Recently, We decided to move back our home town to start our new project by the Kelantan River. This is a new eco-project at our hometown to make our hometown more lively and hope could help the locals to be able to generate some extra earning by joining into the tourism activities by showcasing our culture to locals and foreigner.

    We are planning this new project by building a new place with hostel, survival campsite, chalet, raft & food place in a small village by Kelantan River, Malaysia. I have two grandchildren living together and they are 5 year old and 9 year. Both of them are very use to meeting people from difference culture. We wish their life doesn't change much even moving back to a very quite and nature place.

    It's best that if we can find someone who is skilled, friendly and with sense of responsibility to help our new project. Also, someone could play with my kids or teach other local about the world as well as their origin language.

    My village is a house by Kelantan river, covered by nature, the nearest small town is about 10 minutes drive. You can get a local train and alight at Temangan train station, we could fetching you from there. It also about 1.5hour drive to Thailand Border, to Kuala Besut Jetty to Perhentian Island. People in my village are speaking local dialects, Thai, Malay. Near our house, there is a Buddhism meditation center which just 5 minutes walk away. Prior to the hostel is build, you are welcome to stay in my home and we will cook you or we cook together nice local delights.

    "Selamat datang!" (Welcome in Bahasa Melayu)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have this opportunity to get to know the locals around here and understand more about Malaysia and South East Asia culture.

    Kelantan is a unique state in Malaysia which rich of Malay, Siam/ Thai culture. The differ races blend very well and harmony. The food culture here is so much difference from other state in Malaysia. You can also use this opportunity to learn some language like Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Kelantan, Mandarin, local Thai.

    Our place is covered with nature, you can have chance to learn some simple surviving skills too, We can go on fishing trip on the river when our raft is ready. However, we do have a boat, which we could explore a bit using a traditional way.

    Also, you have chance to see monkey helping people to pluck coconut from very tall coconut tree. This is a very tradition way of doing this in Kelantan.

  • Help

    Help

    Your tasks could be or would be: 
    - building house
    - creating furniture with wood or bamboo
    - clearing land
    - plant new trees
    - build raft
    - cleaning
    - maintenance

    With the kids
    - knowledge sharing about the world
    - new language practice
    - new skill teaching

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in a chalet/house with equip with bathroom, and simple kitchen.

    We will provide rice, eggs, pasta, noodles, vegetables for you to prepare your own meal. Sometimes, we could cook together when off day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When we have time, we could go on hiking to the nearest forest near by, picnic at waterfall nearby.
    Also, you could join us to Kota Bahru for some grocery shopping.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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