Help clean plastic from the beach and with other projects on an island called Pulau Tuba, Malaysia

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  • Last activity: 30 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are looking for individuals quick on their feet and willing to stay minimum of two weeks or longer. We run a small resort that accommodates 12 people. We need people to take care of housekeeping, preparation of food and cleaning the beach. No experience is required but having any will be a plus! There will be someone to show you how everything operates. Our motto is 'Back to Basics'. We like to keep things simple so you won't have any trouble getting familiar with the place. !

    We are located on an island called Pulau Tuba, 10 minutes by boat from Langkawi Kuah jetty. We are operating a small beach resort with all chalets built on the beach. The beach is called Pasir Panjang and has a long white sand beach surrounded by beautiful palmtrees. The property is big, including an 800mtr long beach.
    The flora and fauna are interesting to observe with fruit trees and the many different kind of birds. From the beach you can see the skyline of Langkawi and surrounding islands giving you a feeling of peace and relaxation. There are the eagles that come every day to collect their dinner from the sea in front of the beach.

    We are looking for volunteers who can help us to clean the beach from plastic coming everyday from surrounding islands, help in the kitchen with preparing food for guests and doing the dishes. Another task would be to help cleaning the guesthouses and prepare them for guests. The working time per day is about 4-5 hour, very flexible and varies from day to day. You work 5 days a week (and have two day off) in exchange for accommodation and breakfast and dinner.

    We speak fluent English and Malay, we can tell you much about the history of Malaysia and the flora and fauna on Pasir Panjang. You can do a lot of trekking to discover Tuba island and the surroundings in your plentiful free time! Also Langkawi can be discovered. It is a beautiful island with rainforests and waterfalls.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can learn local custom and traditions and also the local do's and dont's.

    We have 3 permanent full time staff and 1 part time handy man
    Volunteers who comes here will be able to learn local culture and language

  • Help


    Flexible working hours

    Being happy, friendly and feeling good are our headlines!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer an open air sheltered dormitory with shower and toilets. All is open air so you can shower under the stars . Feel free to bring a hammock as we have many palms. You can also put a tent on the property.

    The village of the Pulau Tuba Island can be reached within 15 minutes by walking through the jungle. There you find food stands, but the nearest shop to buy food and other stuff is on Langkawi. However a shared boat can be easily arranged (~10 MYR each way, 10 minutes) if you need anything.

    The tap water is safe to drink here!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no internet access here There is mobile network here so if you get a Malaysian sim then you can get internet access.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 666497178612

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