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Community & Conservation Project | Perhentian Islands

Terengganu, Malaysia
7 Day(s)
1 - 15 travelers
Booking notice
30 days
Standard price
MYR 1,424.48/Pax
Ainn I speak English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
If you love the sea but are looking for something to connect you with the people who call the Perhentian Islands their home then this project is for you. You can engage with the locals, contribute to teaching the children, work and play hard with the kids and soak up your idyllic surroundings; on your day off you might go diving, explore the islands or simply relax on one of the magnificent beaches. What are you waiting for?


  • Day 1
  • 08:00 AM Meet at meeting point Perhentian Islands Kuala Besut Terengganu Malaysia
  • 09:00 AM Morning: Volunteers arrive at Safe Park Holidays office, Kuala Besut jetty. Boat transfer to the village (Kampung Pulau Perhentian).
    Volunteer at Ecoteer House in the tropical island paradise of the Perhentian Islands and you can get involved with the community and teach the children at the number one beach location in Malaysia, as named by CNN in 2013. Ranking 13th in the entire world, these beaches are well worth a visit and deserve to be maintained for future generations to enjoy. Through community tourism, environmental awareness and community interaction, the Ecoteer House aims to teach and support the islanders to care for their islands whilst offering volunteers first-hand experience of community life in a traditional Malaysian village surrounded by turquoise seas, white sands and vibrant marine life.
  • 01:00 PM Afternoon: Briefing and orientation:
    Project overview and code of conduct, a tour around the village and water confidence session (learn the dos and don’ts of snorkeling plus how to wear the life jacket & snorkel gear).
  • 06:00 PM Evening: Dinner, marine presentation & rest.
  • Day 2
  • 09:00 AM Morning: Prepare lesson plans for English Club
  • 01:00 PM Afternoon : Teach English Club
  • Day 3
  • 09:00 AM Morning: Prepare for Roots & Shoots
  • 01:00 PM Afternoon : Jungle Trekking
  • Day 4
  • 09:00 AM Morning: Light construction / community development work
    mural painting, signboard painting, mini DIY projects, herb garden maintenance, beach cleans etc.
  • 01:00 PM Afternoon: Snorkel Tour (assist in coral survey)
  • Day 5
  • 09:00 AM Morning: Teach Roots & Shoots Club
  • 01:00 PM Afternoon: Prepare and teach Adult English Class
  • Day 6
  • 09:00 AM All day: Snorkel Briefings and Beach clean ups.
  • 06:00 PM Evening: Baking classes with the Perhentian Island Ladies Association (PILA).
    Ecoteer House initiatives are not just for children; in 2012 we instigated the Perhentian Island Ladies Association (PILA) to engage local women in Community tourism whilst helping them to support themselves financially. The newly opened PILA restaurant offers full-time employment to 6 previous house wifes who now cook amazing food. Each week the ladies assemble to host a ‘Kuih’ making session (a traditional Malaysian cake), open to tourists and volunteers. This is a fun and informative cultural exchange and provides the members of PILA with a much needed income boost.
  • Day 7
  • 09:00 AM Volunteers departure or day off.
Local Living , Hands-on Fun , Wildlife Explorer , Cultural Heritage
Transportation during tour
Extra conditions
Flexible plan , Physical Strength Required
Standard price
MYR 1,424.48 /Pax
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