Become part of the community in the Malaysian village of Cherating



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    - from beginning of April! -

    I'm Mazlam, Malaysian Beach Bar Owner, surfer and fisherman. I built up my bar in beginning of 2020. It is a lovely place where travelers, locals, surfers and adventurers come together. I am running the bar alone. There are freelancers, carpenters etc. helping out.
    Cherating is a tight knit beach village community frequented by tourists from near and far, especially during the monsoon season (starting November) for surfing. You’ll be welcomed with open arms by everyone and have the opportunity to experience life here as we do.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Become part of our little community. There are many things you can learn about, including sea fishing, building, cooking, English, Malay, local foods, fresh water fishing, see local wildlife (baby turtle release, firefly tours in a boat, bioluminescent plankton), surfing, kite surfing, visit the local towns, visit the local night market, many things you can do and learn.

  • Help


    There are several activities that need to be done. Simple accounting works and creative construction works such as building chairs or tables, or further designing the bar.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation


    You’ll stay in a shared room near the beach. The room is for 2 volunteers. You’ll have a shared bathroom close to your room. WiFi is available outside your room. These accommodations are basic wooden buildings. It's simple but we do our best to make it comfortable for you. It is just some meters from the beachbar. We'll send you pictures in advance if you want.

    We offer 3 meals each working day. There's a kitchen and fridge in the bar, which is just some meters from the accommodation. We'll provide breakfast there. Also lunch and dinner are provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I’m a surfer/fisherman/bar host. Cherating is my hometown. Laid back life style. Come to learn something and enjoy time to chill out. You are free to experience this place how you want. There are many different ways for you to have some cultural exchange with new friends. I want everyone to enjoy their time in Cherating and have new experiences while making friends and relaxing.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 days per week / app. 5 hrs per day

Host ref number: 862323294544