Become part of our creative community |Ulu Dong, Pahang, Malaysia




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    Hello adventurers!

    The residence was created by the Malaysian artist Mohamad as an art studio. He is a renowned painter and art educator. A very humble and generous person with a great sense of humor, maybe a little strange too ;)

    This is a place to let one's creativity run wild and explore the authentic life of Malaysia. We live a simple life in a small village located in the jungle. It is surrounded by local attractions such as waterfalls, rivers, bamboo, high rising trees and local fauna and flora. The agricultural activities take place in a slightly mountainous region. This means that we breath clean air, drink clean water from a mountain river and it is cool at night here. We also set value on sustainable living to preserve our natural home. We reduce plastic as much as possible and compost our organic trash which is unfortunately not common in Malaysia yet. We also grow various local fruits, veggies and herbs for our own nutrition and health.

    This is home to people from all walks of life. Here you can create and learn art of many forms, sharing ideas and activities, exploring nature, get to know the tradition of local people and their way of life, trying Malay foods, learning Malay language, joining festivities, dancing, practising the Malaysian martial art Silat, singing karaoke and many more if you so wish. Have you tried the local drink Teh Tarik? It's fantastique.

    We are always looking to improve from our volunteers experience. If you have knowledge about yoga, dancing, music, massage, gardening, farming, games, exercise, workshop and others that you have come across through your life and travels you are most welcome to share with us.

    Selamat datang in the jungle

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What you can learn here:

    - We provide an opportunity to learn of Malaysian culture through interaction with the locals.

    - to sharing new knowledge among the travelers and host.

    - Exploring ideas in different creative ways using various kind of materials. Especially in doing a new innovative products from natures such bamboo and wood.

    - Our project aims to be the education centre of art and culture. Travelers are encourage to
    creating an art project, workshop, languages, class even arts performance which is beneficial to
    communities, students and among the volunteers.

    - Here, the travelers also can be practice in various kind of culinary skills such as cooking food by
    various countries.

    - As a 'place to meet' of multi language, cultural from different countries, travelers are encourage
    to exchange and learning different kind of language while in here.

    -Travelers also encourage to organised a research, project even class on various field of their
    expert which will be beneficial to the others.

    - In other condition, travelers will be expose with various kind of local activities nearby such as
    agricultural activities, local food, local attraction, jungle tracking, health activities, heritage and
    historical places.

    - Travelers also are encourage to learn and sharing knowledge and experience in gardening,
    landscaping and farming.

    - Our management are really appreciate and thanksfull the travelers to your kind cooperation to
    maintaining and keep this place to be clean and green, respect, working together as a team and
    sharing the ideas which will beneficial to all members in this place.

    -The familiar and most extreme words here...WHY NOT ??, BECAUSEeee and NO
    PROBLEM....always keep in your minds and always use this:)

    Always Remember us when u in Malaysia......

  • Help


    What participants are doing:

    - As a place of education and art, suggestions to improve this place with good ideas are always welcome.

    - Our home is open to the wilds and we appreciate that we keep this environment clean, because it too is our home.

    - We have a kitchen here for volunteers to prepare all sorts of foods, and we encourage everyone to cook your own traditional foods to be shared with others.

    - We are practicing to be more green and live an eco-friendly lifestyle.

    - As an art practitioner, Ismadi's artworks are displayed everywhere, so try to get his permission before moving the artworks or equipment to somewhere else.

    - We have a workshop with many tools, machines and equipment available to volunteers. You are welcome to use anything and makes your ideas a reality. Those using the tools, try to return the tools you have used and clean up afterwards as someone else might want to use it afterwards.

    - Some of the houses and huts are still in progress. The management crew would really appreciate it if someone with build experience could contribute to the construction.

    - No need to hesitate if you have any good ideas to share with us like yoga, dance, art and languages.

    Recently (April to June 2019) we have organised a project which relates to Bamboo research. If you would like to help then you are most welcome to join this project together with the various other members. Through their research, innovative thoughts and technical skills to implement it! If you have any ideas on other uses of natural materials, then put it on the board and watch it come forth.

    - If you find the weather difficult to get used to (average 27 to 32 degrees Celsius), then take a dip in the nearby river, or ask Ismadi and we will take a ride to the waterfall and really have some fun.

    - Here we are surrounded by nature, so why not do some exploration. Trekking through the jungles, fishing the original way, living the wildlife. Seek the elusive Rafflesia Flower, crawl through caves, seek medicinal flora.

    If you find yourself in any sort of trouble, just say the word and heroes will rise to the occasion.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm teaching Malay language for visitors to stay here before. some of them can speak fluently in Malay. what I'm teaching is more to daily communication

  • Accommodation


    We are an art studio in Ulu Dong, Raub, Pahang, Malaysia. It is situated in a two jungle. Accommodation for visitors and tourists leans more towards a 'jungle style' which is open and encourages camping.
    - Open spaces for tents, we have tents available if you haven't brought your own.
    - We will provide 'kelambu' (this is traditional kind of Asian anti-mosquitoes bed nets). Mats, blankets and pillows.
    - Shared toilet and shower.
    - An equipped kitchen
    - Clear mountain water to the residency and Electricity.
    - We don't provide wi-fi unfortunately but connection is still good if you are within the local area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do have the transport to the certain places. As allocated in forestry area, the phone internet coverage sometimes slow. Different kind of activities that we can share with like, performance, hiking, waterfall, local sight, cave, jungles and local market and local festival.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    only one at one time

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20 hours a week max

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Host ref number: 413721669459