Moonriver Lodge, Sigar Highlands

Moonriver Lodge is a family owned farmstay nestled in a valley of the lush mountains of Sigar Highlands, Malaysia.

Here one can lie in a hammock, looking out into the garden at the green expanse that soothes the eyes and calms the soul. This is a space where children can roam freely along the food garden paths, run through the food tunnel and play with Webby the duck or Zorro the cat. This is a space where nature lovers can watch hummingbirds and butterflies drinking nectar from the flowers and listen out for the distant call of the monkeys.

Here at Moonriver Lodge, we seek to provide not just a relaxing stay but also the opportunity to learn about nature, growing food or to participate in day-to-day vegetable farming activities. Join a trek to see the second largest flower in the world – the magnificent Rafflesia Kerrii. Hop onto the back of our tractors for a farm tour or participate in one of our fun gardening programme to learn how food is grown. Harvest fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs from our kitchen garden to prepare a healthy, organic meal.

Whatever you do here at Moonriver Lodge, you are bound to leave our gates rejuvenated but with a heavy heart to part with a place you wish was your second home. Because that’s what we try to provide – a basic yet comfortable, beautiful home.

 

History

Designed and hand built with love, the Lodge was initially established as an earthly home for the Khoo family and workers. It was the home-base for the pioneers as they live and work on the land, located in the rainforests of Lojing, Kelantan. The extensive and beautiful garden around Moonriver Lodge is a result of various experiments using Permaculture and natural farming methods over the past four years.

Encouraged by visiting friends and family to share the home with the rest of the world, Moonriver Lodge opened its doors to welcome guests in June 2010. From camping in crude make-shift tents to a decent roof above our heads, the Lodge further expanded as guests continue to encourage Moonriver Lodge to increase our capacity. We have since hosted many families and individuals seeking reprieve from urban life and a back to nature experience. It is the home and heart of the growing community in Sigar Highlands.

 

Rainforest Conservation

In the past, the lush rainforest of Sigar Highlands has been logged more than three times for its precious wood. The secondary bamboo forest no longer contains the beautiful ancient native trees that once inhabited the land.

We have a vision to repopulate the jungle with native trees and to conserve the rainforest for future generations. We have grown and planted seedlings of forest trees back into the land with the hopes that most seedlings will thrive and grow into their magnificent selves. We hope to develop a beautiful forest where our children’s children can come to experience the rainforest the way it once was.

 

Volunteering

We're looking for Volunteers to help build a Childrens'Permaculture Garden in the highlands of Malaysia

 

Job Vacancies

Moonriver Lodge is a farmstay located at Sigar Highlands, a new area located at the Pahang- Kelantan border, only 40 minutes from the centre of Cameron Highlands. As part of a larger farm, we strive to create an educational and relaxing retreat for people from all walks of life. Currently a lodge with a small operation, there are plans for expansion in the near future. For a promising career development, begin your journey with Moonriver Lodge right here.

We are currently looking for exceptional individuals to fill the following vacancies:-

 

1. Lodge Operations Executive

Moonriver Lodge is currently seeking a Lodge Operations Executive whom willingness to travel and be based at Lodge, Lojing/Cameron Highland. Individuals can expect hands on experience in various areas of hotel management such as bookings, hosting, guest relations, organiser, food and beverage management etc. Individuals can expect keep track of all lodge equipment, assign equipment to individual guests using equipment tracking forms, and provide instruction on usage to those guests requiring it. Individuals must take responsibility for following through and ensuring that all requests are met with a solution or an answer that exceed expectations.

Requirements:

  • Spoken languages: English, Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin (optional)
  • Candidate must posses at least a SPM/ “O” Advanced/ Higher/Graduate Diploma any field.
  • Hospitality service experience will be an advantage.
  • Positive attitude: Independent, passionate, friendly, customer-oriented, confident and enthusiastic.
  • Quick learner with a desire to learn and develop new skills.
  • Hard-worker and able to work long hours.
  • 6 days working days, Wednesday off day.

 

2.  Lodge Administrator

Moonriver Lodge is currently seeking a Lodge Administrator whom can expect hands on experience in various areas of hotel management such as bookings, hosting, guest relations, organiser, food and beverage management etc. Individuals can expect supervision all booking engine system. Individuals must take responsibility for following through and ensuring that all requests are met with a solution or an answer that exceed expectations.

Requirements:

  • Spoken languages: English, Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin (optional)
  • Candidate must posses at least a SPM/ “O” Advanced/ Higher/Graduate Diploma any field.
  • Outstanding abilities to work with WordPress, MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher and etc)
  • Positive attitude: Independent, passionate, friendly, customer-oriented, confident and enthusiastic.
  • Quick learner with a desire to learn and develop new skills.

 

3.  Cook (Part-time, contract basis)

Moonriver Lodge engages individual cooks on a part-time basis to cook for groups that have made bookings for meals during their stay at the Lodge. The Cook must stay at the Lodge throughout the required duration (typically between one to three nights per trip).

Requirements:

  • Spoken languages: English
  • Ability to cook a variety of Chinese, Malaysian and Western dishes.
  • Knowledge of bottling and making preserves such as jams, sauces and acar is an added advantage.
  • Must be able to cook for up to 40 pax.
  • Willing to travel to the Lodge and stay for a few days as according to guest itinerary (transport may be provided subject to location).
  • Able to work  for long hours (up to 15 hours a day) with short breaks between meals.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible for any changes.
  • Ability to speak English is an added advantage.

 

4. Hospitality Internships

Moonriver Lodge is currently seeking hospitality students or fresh graduates to join our new internship programme. As we are a small outfit, this would be an excellent educational and experiential opportunity for hospitality students or individuals interested in building a career in hospitality. Individuals can expect hands on experience in various areas of hotel management such as bookings, hosting, guest relations, organiser, food and beverage management etc. Interns will also get their hands dirty with any ongoing lodge projects and volunteers.

Requirements:

  • Spoken languages: English
  • Internship duration: Minimum 1 month, preferred 3 months.
  • Willing to stay at the lodge and can be based in HQ (Ipoh) for Planning work.

 

To apply for positions, please email with your CV and a recent photo of yourself.

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