The Naturist Talks: Cho & Tee from Malaysia

One of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.


Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.


So please sit back and get inspired!


Meanwhile we already published interviews with people from all over the world. You can find them in the The Naturist Talks section.
Today we’re having Cho and Tee, a naturist couple from Malaysia who we’ve met in Thailand about a week or two ago.


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Hello Cho and Tee, tell us something about yourself
My name is Cho. I am a 40 something professional working as a manager in Advertising industry. I would say I am a friendly person who likes to joke around and loves to engage in a good conversation.
My wife Tee is a 30 something working in a telecommunication. We have been married for almost 10 years.
We live in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia and we are Muslim.


How and at what age did you become a naturist?
I became a naturist about 20 years ago when I could afford to rent my own place with my college buddies. But even then my love for being naked only confines into my own room. I couldn’t sleep at night unless I was naked.
When I got married years later I moved out and bought myself a house. I explained to my wife about this lifestyle and she was ok with it. After a while she also felt more comfortable with nudity. Since then we are practically naked whenever we are in the house.


Then in 2013 we went for a holiday trip in Europe and we experienced a spa in The Netherlands where public nudity is required. Somehow being nude in the presence of others was so liberating and natural for us.
When we return to Malaysia we started to look for the nearest naturist resorts In South East Asia. It seemed that there were 2 naturist resorts in Thailand at that time. Chan Resort in Pattaya and Oriental Village in Chiang Mai. So we decided to book to stay at Oriental Village. The moment we arrived at OV we felt like we did’t want to go back home. The place is like a paradise with colourful nature and no walls to hide our nakedness from the outdoor.
At OV we also met a Malaysian couple, Lee and his wife Anne who coincidently live within 5 minutes from our house in KL. We kept the friendship and have been going to naturist holidays together ever since.

Is naturism allowed in your country and what’s the public opinion?
There are many naturists in Malaysia but we have to keep it a secret as nudity in public is illegal. I wish there would be a naturist resort on a hillside somewhere in Malaysia that we can go to. But until that fantasy becomes a reality I guess we just have to keep coming back to Thailand.
It’s good that Thailand has a more relaxed view on naturist resorts and the industry is booming. At this moment there are 5 resorts in Thailand and we have been to 3 of them. However Oriental Village is still our favorite.


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What do you think is the best and worst thing about naturism?
There are a few dodgy characters that we met at naturist resorts who are there to ogle at others. Those are perverts who disguise themselves under the cover of naturism. These people spoiled the image of other naturists.


Do you find it easy to make naturist friends?
Naturists are generally friendly people. We meet friends almost every time we go on a naturist holiday. Some of them remain as friends with whom we make a point to meet every year or two. As for me I am a generally a friendly guy so almost always I initiated the conversation with others.
This is also another factor about naturism that I like. We are always bound to meet new friends. However we must have the right attitude.


What’s the best tip you have for beginning naturists?
Our advice is to go to naturist resorts. Please check the reviews on tripadvisor or Naked Wanderings website before you book your holiday.


Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
One of my wishes is to see my religion Islam to have a more relaxed and less judgmental view about nudity. After all, according to the holy book during Judgement Day everyone will be assembled naked. We are born naked and we will return to God naked too.
Asians are also lately becoming more close minded on nudity. Probably this is a result of brainwashing from the media that associates nudity and sex. I remember not too long ago when Asians would never think twice about taking a bath naked in the river or to breastfeed their babies in public.
Please change your mind. Naturists are just normal people.


Thank you so much for your participation Cho and Tee!


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90 thoughts on “The Naturist Talks: Cho & Tee from Malaysia”

  1. Hi,
    This is Mike and Addy (couple) both nudist from Malaysia. We have traveled around Thailand and met many nudist but somehow never got a chance to meet fellow Malaysian whom share this lifestyle. Hope to be able to meet the couples above one day and maybe we could all go on holidays together. The more the merrier, right…

    • Hi Mike & Addy. Interestingly, at the Oriental Resort in Chiang Mai we’ve met two Malaysian couples who happen to live near each other but actually met at the resort in Thailand… What a coincidence… So the moral of this story is: keep going to Thailand and chances are that you’ll run into your neighbour 🙂

    • Hi Mike & Addy,

      It is a pleasure to know a fellow naturist couple from Malaysia. We are planning for a trip to Phuan Naturist Resort, Pattaya in July. You are much welcome to join us.

      You can email us at [email protected]

      Cho & Tee

      • We went to Australia nudist resorts a long time ago when there were no such resorts near home. We haven’t had a chance to meet nudists since then. We are planning to visits Phang in Pattaya. Hope we can join in. Waiting for my wife to confirms. I am always ready.

      • Dear All,
        i hava an idea, why not we organise a private event for us in Private campsite?
        While we close to natural, no one allow to bring along any gadget.
        Btw i from KL, Malaysia.

        • Gadgets such as smartphones still need to be carried especially for people like me who don’t have a vehicle and need to board Grab or pay fares online.

          There may also be something important for someone to contact us. The important thing is that it is forbidden to take pictures en masse in the nude or to see other people naked in the picture.

          In the past few years, I have participated in a small meeting organised by Mrs. Chew. She is the nudist president in Malaysia and also had made comments in this column. We don’t take pictures if any of us are naked.

          ( I am from Petaling Jaya )

  2. It’s really great to know that there are other people who embrace the naturist lifestyle here in Malaysia, my girlfriend and I thought we were alone. Would love to meet you guys some day. Definitely have to check out the resorts mentioned above. Much love!

  3. It’s interesting to know this site only yesterday night after a web search. We wish to get connected by couples, since we are. We prefer to travel with couples (that’s our personal views).
    We visited Chan Resort Pattaya, Barefeet BKK and Lemon trees Phuket.
    We created a Meetup group lycb-travel for couples as a platform for communication, but response is not appealing.
    Sincere naturist couple drop us a line.
    [email protected]

  4. Hi Cho & Tee,

    Great piece of reading. Happy to know that there are more & more Malaysian naturists. Would be great to be able to meet you both. Cheers!

  5. Nice to meet cho & Tee
    I am safi from srilanka
    The naturist life is very freedom and mind relax… Phuan is my favourite naturist resort.. like to meet you next Holiday Trip.

  6. Hello there,

    I am Malaysian and a full naturist…….my first naturist
    in Thailand is OV and it will be forever in my life based
    on reviews I read…….th moment I walked thru OV in July 2018 it was paradise and it was quiet as I was alone on my first night and next 3nights had two couples ……love it cos very silent …..if too many it can be noisy……..going there again 20-24 January 2019

  7. Hi i am mich, from melaka. Been to Oriental Village in 2017 and Phuan in 2018. Went both place in July. It is low season. Didnt manage to meet fellow malaysians.

    • Hello Lim,

      I suppose you can get in touch with Chew Tok Hwa. She is the rep for NAT in Malaysia. I believe she has an FB account.

      • Finally found some naturist communities in Malaysia. I used to knew few nudist friends from Singapore and we used to do nude hiking together plus few in house nude gathering and hang out around KL with few Malaysian Nudist(around 5 to 6 of us). But we had lost touch with each other for almost 5 years!

  8. Im nudist from malaysia. I have group whatsapp for nudist. Glad welcome who love nudist to join me 0134542980.

  9. Hi…..I am jev. From Kuala Lumpur and just back from peace blue resort, this is our 3rd visit to naturist resort… we like to have friends from Malaysia and join any party. Tq

    • Hello Jev

      We went to Peace Blue in July with a few friends. The place is cool; the owners are friendly, the rooms are nice, location also great. However we got bitten some kind of bugs that left us feeling itchy for a week.

      If you would like to join us for our next trip you are much welcome. Please email us at [email protected]

  10. Hi, my name is TiTo and I am moving to Malaysia for work. I am interested in naturismo an budismo. Is good to hear that I can find some ppl with the same interest. I would like to keep in contact with you looking forward to participate in your groups

    • Hi Tito,

      In that case you should get in touch with Chew Tok Hwa. She organizes nudist meetups. Please scroll up for her email.

  11. Hello Chew Tok Hwa
    I am contracting you bcause i am interested on meeting group for naturism.
    Please pass me ur whatsapp contact or email to get in formal contact


  12. Hello Chew Tok Hwa
    I am contracting you bcause i am interested on meeting group for naturism.
    Please pass me ur whatsapp contact or email to get in formal contact.
    Can we identify ourself with the city where we live?

    I am in Johor, johor bahru.
    Also close to Kota Tinggi with some watrfall to visit and some wild beaches


  13. Hello,I am a Naturist since my teenage ..but do not have a platform to interact and communicate with Naturist elsewhere..I only have my Whatsapp group with few members…kindly add me to your number is +6 018 7707 915

  14. Anyone from this column,kindly add me to your WhatsApp..I m a Naturist and true Nudist from Johor Bahru Malaysia..I have been a Naturist since my Whatsapp number is +6 018 7707 915.. My name is Jordon Escorial.. thank you very much .

  15. hi good morning, I am still looking for some ppl to start joking me in Johor.
    question: does any of you work with WeChat????
    For all of you Happy New Year, hoping you have a Naked Year with no problems, healthy Naturist Life and prosperous year

  16. Hello there..
    Norman from Malaysia.. it’s really good to know that nudism & naturism in Malaysia is well received now.. hope to meet u guys coz I hv a strong believe that nudists/naturists are nice open minded people.. Thanks Cho & Tee..

      • I am glad to know that there are Muslims in Malaysia who are naked practitioners. During this time i felt alone in the world of nudism as constrained by traditional Malay culture and misunderstanding about religion by the people. I had practice nudist in open area before when I go to the some chalet in Pantai Pengkalan Balak, Melaka. I go to the yard in front of the chalet in the morning around 6.50am and being naked around 20 minute.

    • Alhamdulillah…

      I was not a nudist before 2017 but God opened my mind to approach and get real information about the philosophy of Nudism.

      • i agree, i believe naturism make everyone equal, promote social equality.
        Without clothing we can all converse on the same level. Everyone is accepted (men and women) no matter what in naturism. i also a muslim and practice naturism.

    • Lina, nice to know about your interest in Naturism.
      Being at home, one of the best way to start being naturist.
      By the way, don’t mind if I am asking whether you are muslim women wear headscaft ?

    • Same here. I have been a nudist for more than 25 yrs, mostly at home and on occasions socially with other nudist friends. Nick and Lins have been a great inspiration to me. I’d like to get to know and meet more Malaysian nudists. If there are any more out there please send me an email at [email protected]

    • Hi lina and everyone…anybody like to join nudist group malaysia. U all can dm me at telegram. My id AnaJie.
      Now we are collect all nudist in malaysia to know each other n will gathering next plan.

    • Alhamdulillah…

      I was not a nudist before 2017 but God opened my mind to approach and get real information about the philosophy of Nudism

      • She need a partner that support naturism. It would make everything a lot easier and no need to feel fear and secretive.

  17. In the past few years, I have participated in a small meeting organised by Mrs. Chew. She is the nudist president in Malaysia and also had made comments in this column. I am also a Muslim.

    I tried to get to know this culture of naturism as early year 2018. I took this decision out of curiosity to know why this culture is becoming popular and more accepted. So that, I contacted Mrs. Chew to understand naturism/nudism and had a chance to join the meetings arranged by her.

    Islam prohibits its adherents from being naked in public or in the view of others who are not husband / wife because there are human beings who cannot control the lust and aroused to make sexual harassment when looking at the nude body directly.

    However there are certain circumstances allowed for us to be naked such as when bathing, alone at home, when getting health care that really requires someone to undress and in front of a legal partner.

    But generally if a Muslim can control the behavior when naked or see others naked, it is the personal choice of the Muslim to be a nudist.

    Now I have understood the benefits of being nudist and proud about it. It’s destiny for me to be a nudist.


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