Help a sustainable community at our Bamboo Centre in Perak, Malaysia

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  • Activité récente: 15 juin 2024



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  • Description


    We were formally established in 2013 after successfully operating our guesthouse and organizing activities in and around Sungai Siput. Although we are small business but somehow or rather, we are the leading in bamboo enterprise in the country with visions as a social enterprise, encouraging villagers and volunteers alike to participate.

    At our compound, we conduct training and workshops on various aspect of bamboo from planting, harvesting, treatment, furniture and building construction. We also provide bamboo consultancy services for fellow bamboo entrepreneurs, structural engineers, designers and architect in approaching bamboo.

    We sell bamboo seeds and seedlings for bamboo plantation and landscaping and treated bamboo poles for construction. We also produce and sell bamboo bikes and furnitures, and available for hire for constructing structures like gazebos, chalets, villas, etc..

    Here in Sungai Siput, Perak, we have a bamboo workshop where we craft our products. As lovers of this precious green gold, our place cultivates bamboo from A to Z, from growing, harvesting, treating and crafting/building and we are never reluctant to share our knowledge and skills to passionate volunteers. There is also a nursery with many different species of bamboo for us to explore and a little bamboo farm that houses 36 species of Bamboo surrounding our compound. It’s also living ground for parts of our staff in addition to being a guesthouses.


    We are closed for more than 2 years during the Covid19 pandemic. We are looking for dedicated and keen helpers to assist us to put the place back in order, doing maintenance and repair works on our bamboo houses and bamboo workshop. We are also doing a bamboo restaurant by the river at a nearby orphanage homes. For the next few months we are also conducting bamboo trainings at many places. We offer training in all aspect of bamboo from cultivation, bamboo construction and making of many bamboo products — you will have the chance to have hands-on experience . Our goal is to set up a space that is environmentally friendly which helps bring more attention to a sustainable way of life, setting an example in our small community.

    Volunteers with experience in building and construction will be given priority. Adaptability is much appreciated, we do it guerrilla style here! Be mentally and physically prepared to face the jungle setting and dive straight into the field.

    This humble village is a majority Malay-muslim community, therefore, modesty is key, especially with dressing. We would appreciate it if you wear appropriate modest clothing, mosquitos are another reason to cover up. Sleeveless tops and shorts for female are inadvisable.

    ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are prohibited with no compromise — volunteers caught with alcoholic beverages within our base will have their volunteer program terminated and will be asked to leave immediately.

    Our village is very welcoming and hospitable and we are excited to invite foreigners to get a taste of our culture.
    Locals speak decent English and are better at understanding English. Getting engaged with them is a good way to learn basic Malay and they are very happy to teach you some (and it’s easy to pick up).

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We run an official training facility for bamboo furniture constructions in Malaysia. We have experience in working internationally with other bamboo lovers and are very keen to share our knowledge with our volunteers. Seasonally, we have certified workshops which our volunteers could participate for FREE!

    Our sanctuary is located in a small Malaysian village so the experience you will get will be an authentic insight into our culture — it is a simple life here of doing simple things, supplemented by 30% more oxygen in the air produced by the bamboo. This patient, deep focus is a value that one can learn from the simple life here and are very much needed in practicing effective communal living and cultivating virtue and patience throughout one's life.

    We often collaborate with the Orang asli, our Malaysian indigenous tribes who live in the jungle not far from us.

  • Aide


    Dear traveller, we are looking for anyone interested in bamboo weaving.

    Cleaning and maintenance of compound must be done by all volunteers every few days.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️CURRENT PROJECTS —

    1. Bamboo Playground
    one of the structure that we made during 'Pandai Buluh' training. Structure done by the participant. Need to complete the roofing and make it as kid-friendly area.

    2. Bamboo Sala
    The small organic hall bamboo building made by the participants during International Bamboo Maestro 2019. Need to complete the mud-wall and roofing.

    General Help (ON HOLD) —

    MAINTAINING VOLUNTEERING PROJECT: Our project is very new. If you’re experienced in volunteering at different communities and you are enthusiastic about helping us set up the core structures of our project, you are invited to be involved.

    COMMUNITY LIVING: We require a guide book which that puts communal living models to practice. You can help us add more knowledge. When you first arrive read the guide and you can get an overview of what’s currently going on and what you can help with. We still need signs and descriptions which will help new volunteers, staff and visitors to navigate through our place and understand our practice.

    GARDEN/COMPOST: We already have a bamboo nursery and a few fruit trees, lemongrass, etc. You can help us water the plants and take care of the compost. If you have particular interest in organic and permaculture gardening you’re very welcome to share your knowledge with us and help us develop our gardens.

    NATURAL BUILDINGS: You have the opportunity learn more about bamboo construction and learn and get involved. We build furniture, houses, bikes, etc.

    LANGUAGE EXCHANGE: A very beautiful way to engage with our local villagers is to set up a language exchange where volunteers can teach a group their native language in exchange to learn Malay. We believe setting up a language exchange routine would be a very beautiful way to experience our local culture.

    WORKSHOPS: If you have specific skills to share to a group you can help us offer workshops which are open to locals for free or based on donation. It can be anything from earth care to natural crafts. You can refer to previous workshops in the guide book but also put your new workshop into the book so new volunteers can continue running it.

    EVENTS: We’d like to promote the homestay and our community by organizing events. These can be bigger, for a weekend or just one day. Whatever concept you’d like to have for your event, we’ll try to accommodate your idea (concerts, open mic, hand crafts, natural cosmetics, cooking, etc.).

    PROMOTION: To make our project more accessible to others we’re relying on updating our social media and website regularly. You can help us organize photos and content for that and also develop ideas about how to promote events within the local area. The Sunday market could be a good place for example.

    BAMBOO BAND: We have various instruments made from bamboo and some of our staff are really talented musicians. Our dream is to put together a bamboo band.

    ART PROJECT: Spread your creative wings and decorate our place with your art. We’d like to show the different potential that bamboo and other natural resources have.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Malay: Courant

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  • Hébergement


    We provide bamboo dormitories as accommodation with shared bathrooms and provide a well equipped community kitchen for your own cooking as well as preparing community dinner together.

    If you are a couple we would love to let you know before coming to our beautiful Malay village that we only provide gender-separated rooms. We may offer a room for couples if there is enough space at certain times. If you're insisting to stay together in one room, our village is probably not the right choice for you. Decent behavior in public is very important to us and should be followed at all times.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Volunteers have their off day on the weekends. We may ask you to work on weekends depending on events but will replace the off days.

    Our place is some 20 minutes away from Kuala Kangsar, the royal town of Perak state, where the Sultan's palace is. Kuala Kangsar at at one time was the British administrative district, many tourist attractions, historical landmarks. Ipoh is 45 minutes away. We have a 4WD vehicle, a motorcycle and a few bamboo bikes to move around with. At times we also conduct leisure exploration into the jungle, night markets and aboriginal villages.

    Past volunteers have found it interesting to interact with villagers, sample foods at nearby stalls, scavenging for vegetables, fruits and ingredients to cook wit, as well as woodworking as volunteers have a whole workshop at their disposal and we provide the materials. We encourage these sort of social and creative activities and would not prefer volunteers to spend a lot of time in their rooms and not participating in the happenings of our community and the village.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 798699773515

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