Help with creative ideas and language exchange in Semenyih, Malaysia



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    Greetings to all fellow volunteers. Our awesome old-school coffee shop needs someone to aid us in a lot of fun experience opportunity. This used to be house of the owner's grandmother, which was then renovated and converted, thus creating this amazing piece of construction that stands proudly and humbly in Semenyih.

    This coffee shop has been running since year 2012 with numerous events held here, such as musical, flea market, birthday parties, etc etc. 12 Cafe is located in Semenyih which is 35km from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur with a few links of public transportation like bus and train connections. Even though the frequency of the bus here is infrequent you can always rely on the train(KTM Komuter) the station is 11km though. But let's not see that as a problem okay? Because we drop you anytime at the station when you are not working and feel like strolling around K.L. We also provide you bicycles to use anytime of the day when you are not on duty(of course).

    Due to the location being a bit far from the capital, the environment is less busy and hectic compared to K.L which makes it a more peaceful place to live, slow paced , no entertainment during the night. But, we got a few nature reserves to offer such as the Broga Hills, Rabbit Farm Land, some rivers here and there, and would like to tell you that we got not so much tourist around here in Semenyih not yet at least. Just great for those who seek to be in the middle of the spectrum from City to Village.

    The cafe itself is super cool because we play good music, good coffee, good food in a relaxed environment. We create events as long as it is great for humanity. We highlight and focus the value of passion and emotion in what we do, be it when we brew our coffee or even serve our guests.

    In the near future, we will have our own guitar making workshop due to the fact that the owner was a guitar Luthier himself. So we look forward for those who are eager on helping us. Preferably for those who are genuine in arts and music and philosophy. Plan to even make free classes to teach the local people your native language or whatever it is that is beneficial for everyone.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A lot about life, living the simple way, appreciating simple things, designs, music, coffee, Chinese Culture, Malay Culture, We can also teach you how to speak Chinese or even Malay language. You will experience how it's like to live and be Malaysian through this program. We will give you insights from a local.

  • Help


    We need help around the cafe with :

    -be creative and give ideas for the cafe
    -cleaning up our compound
    -open to share your stories
    -share your language with our team.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    We offer you a vintage looking room upstairs that overlooks one part of the coffee shop, you are going to love it. It's air conditioned. Yeap,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -Broga Hills, Fish Valley, Rabbit Farm Land, University of Nottingham,
    - We provide you bicycles so that you can be healthy.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 835753583525