Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡Ÿ

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her recent 1⃣st experience of squid 🊑🊑 jigging aka candat sotong in Malaysia’s 🇲🇟 national language

Where❓⁉

It’s at Terengganu state of Malaysia 🇲🇟 ~ Beautiful Terengganu ~ 😍🀩

It was an exclusive media invitation 📩📧💌 from Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇟 to join its recreation club annual family trip 🀗😊

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Hmm
What’s squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣❓⁉

This was exactly the 1⃣st question ❓she had in her mind 💭 when she 1⃣st read the invitation 📩📧💌 received 🀔

Ohh…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 with her so called “fisher-woman” look 😉 (she loves her orange Malaysia batiksarong) for this festival 🎉🎊 participation, pretty 😍 right❓⁉

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Hmm
She was told it’s a technique of catching squid 🎣🊑🊑 by using a colorful artificial bait. Ohh ya
The colorful artificial baits actually glow in the dark, that’s how the squid 🊑🊑 will then easily got attracted to. When the bait is being dropped down & sank to the bottom of the sea 🌊 bed, a rope will then raise up. Then, advisable to keep both pull up ⬆ & pull down ⬇ the rope as this helps to attract the attention of the squid 🊑 🊑

She yet to touch the bait herself during her recent jigging 🎣 participation, so googled 👩🏻‍💻🌐 to share how colourful the baits are 😀

Ohh…Why❓⁉ Do read 📖 on to find out ya 😉

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Guess what❓⁉

This candat sotong 🎣🊑🊑 is also the daily activity of many local people 👫👭👬 or fishermen 🚀🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ in Terengganu to earn a living 💰 However, it has been being commercialised by the Tourism Terengganu since 1991 as 1⃣ of the Terengganu’s tourism attractions📍

Curious 🀔 when to enjoy this squid jigging🎣🊑🊑❓⁉

This jigging 🎣 activity is seasonal & usually around the last week of March till July each year i.e. when the monsoon season ends / monsoon winds 🌬💚🌊 towards the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇟 The appropriate time 🕔 to be out at sea for it would be advisable between 5⃣pm to 6⃣am. At night 🌃🌌, lightings 💡💡from the boats 🚀🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ are extremely important to catch the attention of the squid 🊑🊑 & to attract them to swim 🊑🊑 towards the boat 🚀🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♀

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So, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has witnessed the official launch 🎉🎊 of this 2018 Terengganu International Squid 🊑🊑 Jigging 🎣 Festival

Interestingly, the launch 🎉🎊 was quite special by using some fake squid 🊑🊑 for the special guest, Menteri Besar Terengganu👚🏟‍💌~ Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abdul Rahman to demonstrate to all the participants on how to candat sotong (or the right way) 🎣🊑🊑 that evening 🏙

After the launch 🎉🎊, she was then being arranged to be in a boat 🚀 with 8⃣ members 👭👬👬👬 (i.e. the max legal no. of pax in the fishing boat 🚀 as listed on its fishing license 📋). Most of the boats 🚀🚀 were with late departure due to the unfavourable weather 🌊☁🌫 & boats 🚀🚀 traffic jam that evening 🏙 from Batin Village Jetty ⚓

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For this 2018 fetsival 🎉🎊, there were approximately of total 220 participants 👫👭👬 including media members & all being allocated into 22 boats 🚀🚀 Wow‌ A big crowd‌😲 That’s why the jetty ⚓ was experiencing boats 🚀🚀 traffic jam to anchor & pick up all the participants 👬👭👫

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Yeah‌ Flag off 🇲🇟

Then, the boats 🚀 were sailing towards the candat sotong 🎣🊑🊑 location at Marang which supposedly for another 1.5 hours sail 🚀🌊 journey. Most of the time, long hours are required i.e. at least 6⃣ hours & more in the middle of the sea 🌊🌊

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So, if your trip with some females members 👭👭👭, would advise to hire a bigger boat 🛥 which with proper shower 🚿 & toilet 🚜 facilities

Hmm
She was well taken care by her travel mates 👭👫👬 to consume a piece of the motion sickness pill 💊 before the boat trip 🚀🎣🊑🊑 This is a precaution to avoid suffering seasickness 😰🌊 (unstable headache, nausea etc.) especially when the boat 🚀 anchor down ⚓ for the squid jigging 🎣🊑🊑 location 📍 & coupled with sea waves 🌊🌊 & boating boats 🚀 in the middle of the ocean 🌊

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Sigh
Quite disappointing for a 1⃣st timer like her. The luck 🍀 was not really with her & her boat mates 👭👬👬👬 that evening🏙, the weather was unfavourable ☁🌊🌫 It was with strong sea waves 🌊🌊 especially when the boat 🚀 was sailing ventured towards the middle of the ocean 🌊 to reach to Marang, the squid jigging 🎣🊑🊑 location📍

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However, personally she 👩🏻 thinks what’s more important was the experience gained. She respect the decision made by the boat 🚀 captain 👚‍✈ of not ventured further towards the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 that night 🌃🌌 Safety of all boat mates 👭👬👬👬 more important & there is always a next time 🀗☺

~ Everything happens for a reason ~

There were 3⃣ boats 🚀 🚀 🚀 that unable to enjoy the squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 fun due to the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 that night 🌃🌌

Do enjoy a full video clip 📹🎥 captured from her 1⃣st squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 participation, the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 was being captured too 😌

Some tips shared by her travel mates 👭👬👫 learnt from their successful squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 participations in this recent trip to avoid seasickness 😰🌊

  1. Consume motion sickness pill 💊 at least 1⃣ or 2⃣ hours before boat departure 🚀🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂
  2. Before the boat departure 🚀🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♀, advisable to avoid heavy meal🍜🍎, spicy 🌶 / oily foods etc.
  3. While on board in the boat🚀, do avoid seating at the boat engine diesel smoke 💚 area (usually the back of the boat)
  4. During the boat sailing 🚀🌊 or anchor ⚓ moment, do avoid your eye contact 👀 or eye concentrating 👁 to the sea waves 🌊🌊 Do always have your eyes 👀👁 look far ahead
  5. If starting to feel dizzy 😵/ discomfort 😰🌊, do lye down & try to sleep 😎💀 if possible
  6. If feel like to vomit 🀢🀮 / throw out 😰🌊, just do it, no need to feel shy ☺

If you are interested, do check out for a boat 🚀 hire which depending on the boat size, the facilities provided e.g. with jigging 🎣 equipment available, shower 🚿 cum toilet 🚜 facilities, kitchen facilities, meals 🍜🍎etc.

Ohh ya
She 👩🏻 was told usually the dinner 🍎 🍜 will be prepared by the boat 🚀 owner 👚‍✈upon your boat 🚀 hire. The dinner menu 🍜 of course the fresh squid 🊑🊑 from the ocean 🌊 as main dish for the night 🌃🌌

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Hmm
Even though herself & her boat mates 👭👬👬👬 weren’t able to sail 🚀🌊 to Marang for the night 🌃🌌 & enjoyed the supposedly squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 fun 😌🙃

Guess what❓⁉

Still got chance to enjoy the big squid 🊑🊑 No should say huge squid 🊑🊑 BBQ 🔥 feast as dinner 🍜🍎😋🀀

Frankly, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is not really a squid 🊑🊑 lover 😘💗 (as you all know from her food blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 here, she loves prawns 😘🊐🊐), however that night 🌃🌌 she truly enjoyed very much the BBQ squid feast 🔥🊑🊑🍜🍎

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The local people 👭👬👫 has recommended her to taste the BBQ squid 🔥🊑🊑 with the special homemade spicy 🌶 sauce prepared, however she didn’t ❌ dip it at all. She prefers the natural sweetness from the fresh squid 🊑🊑 itself with some salty taste from the sea 🌊 water 💊 💧 So so tasty delicious 😋🀀

She really missed the superb yummy 😋🀀 taste of the huge fresh squid while blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 her experience here though
Ha
Ha
Hungry
hungry 😋😋

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by her to share her huge squid BBQ 🔥 🊑🊑🍜🍎 feast. Hmm…Just don’t get hungry 😋🀀 while watching this clip 📹🎥 ya 😝😜

Will definitely be back for this squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 again‌😃😎

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wanna has a dating 👩🏻🎣🊑🊑 with the squid again ya 😁

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While waiting for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about more of her recent trip to Terengganu, do check out her YouTube channel 📹🎥 for her vblogs of Nasi Dagang dining 🍜🍎, Kenyir Elephants 🐘 🐘 Conservation Village (KECV), Noor Arfa Batik 🎚🖌, Islamic ☪🕌 Edutainment Park etc.

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28 thoughts on “Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡Ÿ

  1. Wonderful photos! You had an amazing experience! I don’t think I could ever go to an event like this, but I love eating squid in many different options! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your compliments to my blogging style ☺😊 I love emojissss ✌🏻😁 Ohh…Great motivation with your compliments to my photography skills 🙏🏻😉😃

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    1. Ha…Ha…Really❓⁉
      Am I that adventurous❓⁉
      Just sharing my own travel experiences here, thanks for enjoying my blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 here ☺😊 Hope you & your kids will enjoy 🎣🊑🊑😆

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  2. Oh wow, I didn’t know there is such festival dedicated to Squid fishing… it looks really fun and exciting haha but I actually don’t think I am confident enough to catch one… first of all, i might get seasick too and second… i have this strange fear in anything moving under the water .. it freaks me out for some reason haha
    Nevertheless.. it seems like a fun festivity and absolutely worth a try!

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    1. Ha…Ha…Thanks for your personal thought sharing ya…Personally am worry my next festival participation of the 🌊 seasickness suffering the most too 😌

      Your sharing of freaking something moving under water 💊💧 quite funny to me 😆🀣 I can’t stop laughing 😆😂 Ha…Ha…

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  3. I love eating squid! I would have enjoyed this experience also. I had spicy squid over the weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family. 🙂 My family also tried fishing for the first time during our summer vacation recently.

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    1. Ohh…You love squid 🊑 🊑 I’m a prawn 🊐 🊐 lover

      I had Thai dining for Happy Mother’s Day for my mama 😋 Do stay tune for my next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 ya ☺😊

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  4. Wow! I never thought in my life that there would be a celebration dedicated to squid! It’s something that I am curious about, to be honest.

    Is it harder to catch squid compared to fish? Would the ways of catching one there apply to catching squids anywhere in the world? Just curious about that.

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    1. Hmm…As you have read from my sharing, due to unfavourable weather, my boat 🚀 wasn’t reach to the squid 🊑 🊑 jigging location📍So, personally am unable to share whether how different between fishing 🎣 & squid 🊑🊑 jigging though 😌

      Do stay tune as am planning for my next festival participation, hopefully I can share more then ☺😊

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