Hi, I'm Ryan. I was living in Kelantan with my wife and 2 kids. In Melaka we had a reggae bar. 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 of my kids, 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)
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Your tasks could be or would be:
- building house
- creating furniture with wood or bamboo
- clearing land
- plant new trees
- build raft
With the kids
- knowledge sharing about the world
- new language practice
- new skill teaching
Chinese (Mandarin): 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.
We will provide you a bed space in our house. When the chalet or hostel is ready, you will be staying in the chalet or dormitory.
We will cook together / provide you breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sometimes, we will do grocery shopping in the town, you can buy your own food and we can cook together.
We also can fetch you from Machang Bus Station or Kuala Krai Train Station or Tanah Merah Bus Station or Kuala Besut Jetty if you from Perhentian Island.
When we have time, we could go on hiking to the nearest forest near by, picnic at waterfall nearby or bicycle tour around the village.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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