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Sharing of her art & travel journeys
She loves to doodling & appreciates all kinds of art, cultures & heritages

Most of her blog banners are her own hand drawn art/ illustrative app design by Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing

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Win BLACKPINK World Tour [BORN PINK] Kuala Lumpur Tickets With Petron Malaysia

Yeah‼️ Good news to all BLACKPINK fans 🖤💗

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share Let’s Join To Win BLACKPINK World Tour [BORN PINK 💗] Kuala Lumpur Tickets With Petron Malaysia” ⛽💙

Yes✅, collect & win 30 pairs of BORN PINK 💗 Kuala Lumpur tickets worth more than RM45K up for grabs

Petron Malaysia ⛽💙 is giving away concert tickets 🎤👩🏼‍🎤🎟️🎟️ worth over RM45K to the highly anticipated BlackPink World Tour [Born Pink 💗] Kuala Lumpur Concert happening this 4️⃣ March with its “Collect & Win Contest”

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This contest is open to all registered Petron Miles (P-Miles) members. To join, they must log into the Petron Mobile App & redeem an e-voucher for 50 P-Miles points. They will be eligible to win a pair of tickets once they accumulate a minimum of 300 P-Miles points from petrol purchases ⛽💙

How to win❓⁉️

i. Download the Petron Malaysia mobile app ⛽💙📲 from App Store / Play Store
ii. Redeem the “BORN PINK 💗” e-voucher for 50 PMiles points from the app ⛽💙📲 Note📌: The voucher only serves as a contest entry and only one-time redemption is required. Redeeming more than 1️⃣ voucher does not increase winning chances
iii. Collect a minimum of 300 P Miles points from 8 Jan till 26 Feb 2023 to stand a chance to win BLACKPINK 🖤💗 WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] KUALA LUMPUR concert tickets 🎟️🎟️

A total of 30 pairs of BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK 💗] KUALA LUMPUR concert tickets will be given away
🎟 1️⃣st 🔟 winners: 1️⃣ pair (2️⃣ tickets) of the Category 2️⃣ tickets worth RM1,996.00
🎟 Next 🔟 winners: 1️⃣ pair (2️⃣ tickets) of the Category 3️⃣ tickets worth RM1,576.00
🎟 Final 🔟 winners: 1️⃣ pair (2️⃣ tickets) of the Category 4️⃣ tickets worth RM1,176.00

🆕 P-Miles members will automatically earn 💯 P-Miles points upon account activation of their 🆕 account while existing P-Miles members can earn 💯 P-Miles points when referring or sharing the referral code with non-members

*T&C apply via 🌐 https://bit.ly/Petron_x_BlackPink

This contest run from 8 Jan to 26 Feb 2023 ya ☺️

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SiennyLovesDrawing is wishing all participants best of luck to join & win the tickets for the great show of BlackPink World Tour [Born Pink 💗] Kuala Lumpur Concert ya 💯👍🏻 The lucky winners will be announced on Petron Malaysia FB Page’s, Petron Mobile App ⛽💙📲 & Petron Miles website on 28 Feb 2023

Date: 4 March 2023
Venue📍: National Stadium Bukit Jalil, KL, Malaysia

Shaliza Mohd Sidek, Petron Head of Retail Business said, “At Petron ⛽💙, we put our customers 1️⃣st by ensuring that we deliver the ultimate “Fuel Happy” experience. We believe in engaging our customers with exciting & innovative programs, building trust, & strengthening our long-term relationship. I hope this concert will mark a renewed energy & kick start the 🆕 year with a bang.”

Guess what❓⁉️

On the day of the concert, P-Miles members can participate in games & activities at the Petron booth to win exclusive merchandise such as t-shirts 👕, hand fans, concert posters 📜, & many more

Ohh ya…Do also check out another contest by Petron Malaysia ⛽💙 on going till 15 March 2023 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/12/16/experience-turkiye-with-petron-malaysia/

For more of the contest information, visit Petron’s FB & IG Page or Petron Miles website via 🌐 http://www.petronmiles.com.my

#BLACKPINK #블랙핑크 #WORLDTOUR #BORNPINK #BLACKPINK_WORLDTOUR #BLACKPINK_BORNPINK #PetronMalaysia #PetronBLACKPINK

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Malaysians Get To Experience the Japanese Nengajyo Culture

Yeah‼️ Year of the Rabbit 🐇🐰 “卯年” is upcoming real soon, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about the ~ Nengajyo 2023 New Year Postcard Exhibition ~ 

Yes ✅, it’s about time to say good bye to 2022 & welcome the 🆕 year 2023, the year of the Rabbit 🐇🐰

Also a very special time in Japan 🇯🇵, of course in Malaysia 🇲🇾  with this Nengajyo 2023 event happening now for all Malaysians 😃😁

Guess what ❓⁉️

1️⃣ of the most celebrated traditions during the Japanese New Year お正月 is to send 📬📮 New Year’s greeting cards, or Nengajyo “年賀状” It meant to preserve good relations with the precious people in our lives

Oshogatsu お正月 aka Japanese New Year is a very special time in Japan 🇯🇵 It’s 1️⃣ of the most important & most celebrated Japanese holidays. Japanese people will start clean their homes 🧹🧼🧽🏡🏘️ from top to bottom (Oosoji), preparing traditional food to be eaten during the 1️⃣st 3️⃣ days of the new year (Osechi Ryori) etc.

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Ohh ya…1️⃣ of the most celebrated traditions during this Japanese New Year is to send New Year’s greeting cards aka Nengajyo “年賀状” It meant to preserve good relations with the precious people in our lives

It’s similar to the holiday greeting cards exchanged in the European countries, Nengajyo are an important part of Japan’s New Year festivities. By sending Nengajyo to friends, family & colleagues, the Japanese people can share their wishes for a peaceful, prosperous & happy new year, as well as expressing their gratitude 🙏🏻 for help & kindness received in the past year with the hopes of preserving their good relations in the year ahead ☺️💞

Nengajyo cards are distinctively designed with special New Year’s motifs. Many feature the eto, or zodiac animal of the upcoming 🆕 year. Traditional themes such as kadomatsu (decorative arrangements of pine, bamboo 🎍 & sometimes plum blossoms 🌸), kites 🪁, eggplant & the sun rising over Mount Fuji 🗻 are also popular Nengajyo designs in Japan 🇯🇵

Now all Malaysians get to experience this Japanese Nengajyo culture

Why not spread some New Year’s happiness to your loved ones by making your own Nengajyo❓⁉️

@siennylovesdraw

Malaysians Get To Experience the Japanese Nengajyo Culture @ ~ Nengajyo 2023 New Year Postcard Exhibition ~ Date 🗓️: 20 to 23 & 27 to 30 Dec 2022 Note📌: Closed on Mondays, #ChristmasEve & #Christmas Day Time 🕥: 10.30AM to 7PM (Tue-Sat) & 10.30AM to 5PM (Sun) Venue 📍: @ilhamgallerykl #GiftShop , Lvl 5, Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, KL🇲🇾 Read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/art-culture-heritage/ #Japan #japanese #chinesenewyear #CNY #exhibition #ilhamgallerygiftshop #ilhamgallerykl #japanesenewyear #postcard #ilhamgallerykl #ilhamgiftshop #workshops #workshop #nengajo #postcards #gifts #gift #art #culture #cultures #cultural #heritage #arts #handmade #handrawn #handwriting #handwork #handwritten

♬ Buah Hati – Armada

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻✍🏻🎴 has dropped by recently & enjoyed creating her own 2023 Nengajyo card quietly at the space & brought it back home with RM1️⃣ payment, do check out her happy TikTok clip captured above 😁📹🌐

Hahaha too many rabbit 🐇🐰 stampingsss on her 2023 Nengajyo card for a greater 🆕 year ahead, yeah‼️💯

Alternatively, you may choose to exhibit your Nengajyo card created at this exhibition with no fee required 🖼️

Hmm…She is planning to bring her little niece to revisit again , so can do the 2023 Nengajyo card “年賀状” & also learn the Kakizome “書き初め” then, it would be a good kids activities to learn & appreciate different art & cultures 👩🏻💕👧🏻

Let’s us all head over to the “Nengajyo 2023 New Year Postcard Exhibition” to experience the tradition, try to make & send some Nengajyos 📮📬

It’s 🆓 admission for all & there are 2️⃣ long tables with stationeries available for public to sit down & create Nengajyo cards 🎴🎴

  • Date 🗓️: 14 to 18, 20 to 23 & 27 to 30 Dec 2022 (Note📌: Closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
  • Time 🕥: 10.30am to 7pm (Tue to Sat) & 10.30am to 5pm (Sun)
  • Venue 📍: Ilham Gallery Gift Shop, Level 5, Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, KL, West Malaysia

You can buy the postcards or posters of Year of the Rabbit 🐇🐰 “卯年” from the Ilham Gallery Gift Shop as your home 🏡 🆕 year decorations

Experience Türkiye With Petron Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about her media presence recently to witness the launch of the ~ 💙❤️ #JomJalanJalanTürkiye Petron ~ 💙❤️nationwide promotional campaign at📍Paradigm Mall which includes both on-ground with this kick off launch at the Turkish Grand Bazaar happening since 15 till 18 Dec 2022, also online activation

This launch was officiated by the Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Malaysia 🇹🇷🇲🇾 , His Excellency (H.E) Emir Salim Yüksel👨🏼‍💼 & attended by Mr Danny Chen, the Petron Malaysia Marketing Manager 👨🏻‍💼

Do check out her happy TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 & more photos via LinkedIn album 📸📸 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_jomjalanjalantaesrkiye-tiktok-jomjalanjalantaesrkiye-activity-7009425104203890688-nScE

@siennylovesdraw

Yeah‼️ Congrats on the launch of ~ 💙❤️ #JomJalanJalanTürkiye #Petron ~ 💙❤️nationwide #promotional campaign at📍@paradigmmallpj @paradigmmall_pj which includes both on-ground at the Turkish Grand Bazaar happening NOW till 18 Dec 2022, also online activation Let’s us all head over to this Petron Grand Bazaar to experience the Turkey cultures & tradition hosted by @petron_malaysia & @goturkiye Türkiye Tourism Board Date 🗓️: NOW till 18 Dec 2022 Time 🕥: 10AM to 10PM Venue 📍: Level G, Walkway, Paradigm Mall, West Malaysia 🆓 admission Ohh ya…Not to forget to fuel up at Petron & stand a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for you & your loved ones to experience Turkey 🇹🇷 Also it aims to reward 336 lucky winners with more than RM300K worth of prizes 🎁🎁NOW till 15 March 2023 How to join & win❓⁉️ Do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/12/16/experience-turkiye-with-petron-malaysia/ #JomJalanJalanTürkiye #PetronMalaysia

♬ Beni Unutma – Enstrumantal – Cem Tuncer & Nail Yurtsever

Mr Danny has remarked “We are thrilled to collaborate 💙🤝🏻🇹🇷 with Türkiye Tourism Board, tourism partners & local sponsors to reward our loyal customers with these amazing prizes 🎁🎁 This comes timely as Petron also celebrates its 🔟th anniversary 🎉🎊 This campaign is out way to saying thank you to our customers who have been with us throughout the journey.”

This 3️⃣-month integrated campaign is a continuation of its Jom Jalan-Jalan since Oct 2021, it’s NOW on going till 15 March 2023 with aims to reward all Petron Miles (P-Miles) customers by giving them a chance to enjoy dream holidays to Turkey 🇹🇷 through Petron’s collaboration 🤝🏻 with Türkiye Tourism Board & its global “Go Türkiye” campaign

Yes ✅, Petron is currently partnering 🤝🏻 with Turkey Tourism to promote the Turkish hidden gems, culture & promote Turkiye as a tourist destination 🇹🇷🛬🤩  Aside from this collaboration 🤝🏻, Petron also worked with other partners ie. Türkiye Embassy, Turkish Airlines, Plaza Premium Group & American Tourister to promote international inbound, outbound travel & offer its customers a chance to win exciting vacation packages 

It’s actually in line with Petron Jom Jalan Jalan Campaign where it will be giving out prizes 🎁🎁 to destinations for its Petron Miles winners if they pump Petron ⛽ Hmm… It’s technically ~ Pump & Win ~ All Petron Miles consumers will stand a chance to win a Turkey 🇹🇷 Trip by just pumping & using Petron 👍🏻

This campaign will follow with nationwide roadshows, exciting games at selected Petron service stations ⛽ & social media contest. Not to forget the chances to garb some exclusive Petron “Jom Jalan-Jalan Türkiye” merchandise

At this bazaar, there are different small event booths to promote the Turkish culture ie. Approximately 4 to 5 mini booths & welcome everyone to enjoy & discover Türkiye experiences

Let’s us all head over to Petron Grand Bazaar to experience the Turkey cultures & tradition

Date 🗓️: 15 to 18 Dec 2022

Time 🕥: 10AM to 10PM

Venue 📍: Level G, Walkway, Paradigm Mall, West Malaysia

🆓 admission

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The Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Malaysia 🇹🇷🇲🇾 , H.E Emir Salim Yüksel said at the launch that “International flights have recieded an increase ⬆️ after the reopening of international borders. In support of the tourism recovery efforts & Türkiye tourism global campaign, this collaboration 🤝🏻 comes at an opportune time as Türkiye sees an uptick in travel & I look forward taking the next step to develop & promote Türkiye to Malaysians 🇲🇾🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻.”

Ohh ya…Not to forget to fuel up at Petron & stand a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for you & your loved ones to experience Turkey 🇹🇷 Also it aims to reward 336 lucky winners with more than RM300K worth of prizes 🎁🎁 throughout this 3️⃣-month campaign

How to join & win❓⁉️

Simple easy with just 2️⃣ steps👍🏻 with * Terms & conditions apply;

  1. Download the Petron Malaysia mobile app 💙📲 & sign up for membership if you are not yet a Petron Miles member
  2. Spend a min. RM50 on fuel with your Petron Miles membership from 15 Dec 2022 till 15 March 2023
  3. Terms & conditions apply via 🌐 http://bit.ly/3Pq2bLw

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This contest is open to all P-Miles cardholders & will earn an automatic entry with a min RM50 petrol purchase at any Petron service stations ⛽ & qualify for final lucky draw

The Grand prize 🏆 (1️⃣ unit) of the Petron “Jom Jalan-Jalan Türkiye” campaign is an 8️⃣D7️⃣N travel package worth more than RM50K for 2️⃣pax in the beautiful Republic of Türkiye will experience the comfort of travelling in Turkish Airlines 🇹🇷✈️ business class, wow 😲

There are 5️⃣ units of 1️⃣st prize winners who will enjoy an 8️⃣D7️⃣N trip for 2️⃣pax travel packages with return Economic Class air tickets & access to the Plaza Premium Lounge

The Turkey travel packages won including unique experience to exploring ancient cities in Türkiye, sampling tasting local Turkish delicacies & participating in the diverse culture of Türkiye. It also consists of a breathtaking hit air balloon ride soaring through the skies of Cappadocia 🤩😍

Not just that, also 330 consolation prizes 🎁🎁 will be selected for 30 winners to receiving RM800 worth of American Tourister luggage & another 300 winners will enjoy RM500 worth of P-Miles points. Winners announcement will be after this 3️⃣-month campaign ends

Do stay tuned on Petron Malaysia app 💙📲 or via 🌐 http://www.petronmiles.com.my for more exclusive deals ya 😁

#JomJalanJalanTürkiye #PetronMalaysia #PetronMiles #PMA

Must Visit Muslims Friendly Destinations in Malaysia

Hey all, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about some Muslims Friendly Destinations to visit in Malaysia 🇲🇾 from her recent took part to a 3️⃣D2️⃣N Islamic Tourism Writers Workshop (ITWW) with theme ~ Stories of Sustainability ~ by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC)

Do check out her main Twitter threads for this ITWW attended via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1585059522124865536

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Malaysia 🇲🇾 has owned the Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art since 1998 with aims to create an Islamic art collection. The art displays range from jewellery to the world’s largest scale models of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca 🕋
More than 🔟K artefacts in this museum, also with an exceptional library of Islamic art books ☪️📚 (Special edition & limited books collection) in its Scholar’s Library
Note📌: Write in application is required to enter & visit this library

All attendees got an exclusive privilege to tour the conservation & research laboratories & Scholar’s Library , then learning more about the museum’s artefacts & books preservation & conservation practices

Yes ✅, it was impressive to view of how the museum staff with detailed efforts to carefully conserve & preserve working on the artifacts from the glass windows of this museum ‘s conservation & research laboratories tour. Absolutely the great behind the scenes efforts count for all visitors to appreciate every displays of the artifacts in this internationally known Islamic art museum 👏🏻👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻🤩 got impressed how beautiful the architecture, well maintained & nicely displays with the Islamic art pieces of this museum

Observed a great 👍🏻 efforts done on having English descriptions & explanations available ✅ for the foreign visitors, bravo 👏🏻👏🏻

Do check out her Tiktok clip captured from her exclusive tours to the conservation & preservation laboratories in the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 🇲🇾 via 📹🌐

Also her Tiktok clip captured from her exclusive tour to the Scholar’s Library in the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 🇲🇾 via 📹🌐

Admission fee is required ✅

It’s within 3️⃣mins walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️from the Kuala Lumpur KTM train station 🚉

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/iYSA5RUezmsGd2Pp9
Website🌐: https://www.iamm.org.my
FB: https://www.facebook.com/islamicartsmuseummalaysia/

Rehlah Nabawiyyah Walk

It’s managed by Restu Foundation ie. the 1️⃣st foundation in Malaysia 🇲🇾 to produce hand written & illuminated manuscripts of the Holy Quran. Do check out an interactive digital app via 🌐 https://quran.restudigital.com/

An impressive collection of Islamic architecture, design, sculptures & paintings. Also with display of the Quran manuscripts & Islamic calligraphy exhibits. Some of the texts have been inscribed & decorated by Malaysian calligraphers using traditional cultural designs & patterns in mosques 🕌🕌 & palaces around Malaysia 🇲🇾 & motives in Malay culture

It’s an interactive exhibition that combines 3️⃣D paintings, replicas, videos, audio effects, holograms & more to share the journey of Prophet Muhamad PBUH’s life

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻🤩 really impressed with the usage of digital & technology, also has observed a great 👍🏻 efforts done on having English descriptions & explanations available ✅ with QR codes for the foreign visitors, bravo 👏🏻👏🏻

She was told that Hislo app can be downloaded & used by visitors, it’s an application relating to the historical Islamic locations across the globe 🌎
Note📌: Visitors are not allowed to take photos & videos inside this space

Admission fee is required ✅

This is related to Nasyrul Quran ☪️📖 Complex, do check out more of SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier visit story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/11/26/must-do-putrajaya-malaysia/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nqEbKUWKFJUJ5YpR8
Website🌐: https://yayasanrestu.com/rehlah-nabawiyyah-2/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100039615535154

Halal Chinese Food With Tung Yuen Restaurant, Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites

This hotel is a recipient of Platinum MFAR 👏🏻👍🏻 All attendees got to learn how a non Muslims Chef Patrick Ng who has creatively modified the recipes of Chinese food that is halal for Muslim guests 👍🏻

Chef Patrick Ng has shared that the key challenge of his role is to source Halal raw materials especially spices for his Chinese food preparation. He further explained that the taste & fragrance from the Haram meat & wine contains is. Haram raw materials in the non halal Chinese dishes absolutely unable to be replaced
The hotel Halal executives are to ensure halal ingredients purchases especially the valid halal certification & verified halal bodies by JAKIM Malaysia

SiennyLovesDrawing got amazed how Chef Patrick Ng & his team during the Szechuan chicken food demonstration & enjoyed a tasty delicious Chinese dishes lunch 🍽️😋 & networking here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves all Chinese foods served here, especially the double boiled chicken soup with black garlic & top shell meat

Do check out her Tiktok clip captured from her happy Halal Chinese food demo & tasting 🇲🇾 via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/7WDzGC6CWExRb8jd8
Website🌐: https://mardhiyyahhotel.com/restaurant/tung-yuen/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mardhiyyahhotel

Heritage Walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ in Old Kuala Lumpur (KL) ~ Muslims Friendly Tourist Guide, Madam Jane Rai

It’s a 2️⃣ hours walking tour 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ to witness the sustainably- preserved & conserved heritage buildings around the KL city 🏙️🌆 with award winning & Muslims friendly tour guide, Madam Jane Rai🧑🏽‍🦳 SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed & inspired by friendly passionate vibe during the walk & learnt so much form Madam Jane with detailed explanation & old photos & maps shown during the walking tour

Absolutely a good history & heritage learning about how KL has evolved so much over the year

Madam Jane at her 69++ age still very energetic & fast walking with good detailed explanations in sharing the stories, as well as friendly greetings to the residents / hawkers/ tourists during the tour. Amazing 🤩

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From this walking tour, SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt so much from Ms Jane & took down lots of notes along the walking journey, however it’s not easy to share with blog writing here. Instead, SiennyLovesDrawing really highly recommended this heritage walk to all visitors whether local Malaysians or foreigners to understand Kuala Lumpur city in the past. It really worth your time & energy to join this walk 💯👍🏻

This heritage walk is 🆓 & it welcome your generous tipping to the tour guide for their valuable efforts done in learning the city’s heritage & history, then sharing them with all the participants. We need more of these heritage walks within whole Malaysia 🇲🇾💯 to ensure the local tourism & cultures sustainability 👍🏻

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/bxgDysdeiq1XrwkPA
Website🌐: https://freewalkkualalumpurunscripted.com/ & https://www.linkedin.com/in/janerai/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/klunscripted/

Mosque Tourism ~ Jamek Mosque 🕌 Sultan Abdul Samad

Aka Friday Mosque, 1️⃣ of the oldest historical mosques 🕌 in KL 🇲🇾 with more than 140 years located at the confluence of Klang River & Gombak River. It was built in year 1907 on the 1️⃣st Malay Burial Ground in KL & was officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor in 1909

Started to visit its 🆕 gallery, before entered to visit the mosque

There are a total of 3️⃣ domes surrounding the prayer hall of this mosque 🕌 The central dome is with 70 ft height & defined by 2️⃣ other lower domes. There are 2️⃣ high minarets in red & white stripes at the corners which measured around 88 ft height. It was designed by the architectural assistant of the Public Work & Survey Department with the name of Arthur Benison Hubbock. It was with architecture combination of Moorish, Islam & Magul. It features Neo-Moorish architectural style reminiscent of colonial buildings in Northern India 🇮🇳

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & all attendees have attended an information explanation tour from a local Mosque Tourist Guide, Mr Hafez Othman. Do contact him📱+6017-3954260 to arrange for a mosque guided tour

She has learnt & appreciate how this mosque’s sustainability efforts to remain this heritage mosque architecture by keeping its original structures & then extended the mosque for additional capacity with similar brick 🧱 colour to match the originality ie. 🆕 brick in darker colour vs to original brick 🧱 in lighter colour. Also to preserve the original marble tiles from British time in “Sejadah” ie. Prayer mat design, now the tiles are covered with a floor mat on top, so it’s protected from any destroy, at the same time the Muslims feel comfy warm instead of cold tile during prayers

Admission fee is 🆓
Note📌: For non Muslims females visitors, there are 🆓 “jubah” aka long robe & head scarf for rent at the mosque entrance

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/FKSpeCchhhpXBUKF9
Operating hours: 5.30am to 9.30pm daily
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Jamekmosque2/

Muslims Friendly Spa & User Experience Session ~ Teratak Spa

It’s with HQ at Bayan Lepas, Penang, West Malaysia 🇲🇾 & all attendees had a wind down & relax time after a long day walking tours of KL heritage & Jamek Mosque at its outlet at Seri Pacific Hotel, KL 🏨

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has learnt about all the services & treatments offerings that are within a Muslims friendly spa & Urutan Malaysia traditional massage services

When she 1️⃣st stepped in (Shoes removal is required) , she was requested to sanitize her hands & then to hit the gong at entrance to inform her arrival in a traditional way 😁 Then, she was served with a cup of welcome drink ~ Asam Jawa with brown sugar, tasty delicious 😋 & a cool towel with peppermints oil infused to stay fresh 🥰 She loves & enjoyed it, yeah 👍🏻

Ohh ya…It recently won the Malaysia Tourism Council Gold Awards 2022 ~ Sustainable Spa, congratulations 👏🏻🎉 Absolutely well deserved it, she loves the sustainable heritage culture preservation practicing here ie. The traditional set up & decoration displays, usage of Urutan Malaysia traditional massage with Malaysian multiracial influences in its services ie. The Chinese Qi Gong breathing & Indian head massage, usage of wooden real TikTok for its guests to call the therapist in the room when the guests are ready for service after change of clothes. LoL 😆 At times, guests are too enjoying till the staff are confused whether really calling them or enjoy playing TikTok. Not just that, a rain water traditional music instruments is used to calm down guests at the start of spa or massage service, traditional bunga rampai as a fragrance small gift 🎁 to each guest. Bravo 👏🏻👍🏻

As a go green person, she appreciates the sustainability effort by going paperless & having digital booking form, consultation form & feedback form to gather inputs from all guests 💚👍🏻 Do check out her Tiktok clip captured from her happy relaxing enjoyment of Me & Wellness package 🇲🇾 via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uSn2V42T738Mr4Uz9
Website 🌐: https://teratakspa.com.my
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tsklseripacific

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed each of these Muslims Friendly destinations, do plan your visit too whenever you’re traveling to Malaysia then 😃

Welcome welcome to Muslims Friendly Malaysia 🤗🇲🇾

Do check out her earlier blog stories for more detailed of some sustainability stories learnt from this ITWW via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/11/15/stories-of-sustainability-muslims-friendly-tourism-in-malaysia/ ya 🤗

More Muslim Friendly stories in her 🆕 blog category via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/muslims-friendly-shariah-compliant-halal-certified/

#MuslimFriendlyMalaysia #sustainabilitystories #WanderingWriters

INYALA 2022 Celebrates Sustainability, Humanity & Progression In An Immersive Art Exhibition

Updated 9 Dec 2022, 8.20am

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has witnessed the official launch of  iNYALA 2022 immersive art exhibition recently to celebrate the sustainability, humanity & progression. Her LinkedIn photos album via 📸📸 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_inyala2022-artexhibition-sustainability-activity-7006772294345773056-sE7t

While she stepped in to the Ground Floor (GF) Atrium of Fahrenheit88 Mall, she was impressed 👩🏻🤩😍 with how it has transformed into a luminous space of cubes, squares & pixelscape 🟥🟦🟧🟨🟩🟪 from now until 25 Dec 2022 for the iNYALA 2022 immersive art exhibition

 Centered on the theme of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the latest iNYALA art exhibition showcases a total of 17 multidisciplinary digital artworks which invite audiences to contemplate Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 progress in achieving balanced human, social, economic & environmental sustainability through a combination of data, visual, sound, space & light💡

Date: NOW till 25 Dec 2022 , yes ✅, Xmas day 🎅🏻🎄

Time: 🔟am to 🔟pm

Venue: GF of Fahrenheit88 Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s 🆓 admission to iNYALA 2022

✨ ~ Enter The World of Cubes ~ Beyong Light ~ ✨

As the progressive platform dedicated to art, technology & sustainability, the iNYALA 2022 is brought together by an interdisciplinary group of industry professionals, including 🆕 media artists, music composers, architects as well as audio-visual, communications and creative specialists, in collaboration with the local students from Universiti Malaya, DASEIN Academy of Art, Multimedia University & Han Chiang University College of Communication. In addition to the entries submitted by the students, the exhibition will feature works from both international & local artists such as Kaoru Tanaka, FabU & Jun Ong. A 1️⃣-minute unique multimedia show curated by Kaoru Tanaka, FabU and LIE, involving all 17 art installations accompanied by sensuous sound, will be staged at the start of every hour to present an audio-visual experience which conveys the message of unlocking a world of beautiful possibilities when all interlinked SDGs are met

“This year’s theme serves as the holding space for our audiences to pause and reflect on the development & progress our country undertook, particularly on SDGs, as we emerge from the pandemic. I hope the whole 🆕 format of iNYALA which dives into generative art will inspire dialogue and enable Malaysians 🇲🇾🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻 to imagine different ways of thinking & doing to transform the world we live in,” commented Mr Helios Loo, Founder of iNYALA 👨🏻‍💼

ENTER • EXPLORE • EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF CUBES

Spanning over 3,392 sqf, the iNYALA 2022 🆕 media art exhibition brings to life the idea of an immersive world 🌎 made of technicolour cubes, symmetrical shapes & boundless digital artworks. The show consists of 17 cube installations with live media art mapped onto the digital canvases, creating a vivid field of visual spectacle overlapped with imaginative soundtracks curated by award-winning music 🎖️🎵🎶 production company ~ Inner Voices Productions, allowing the patrons to fully immerse themselves with real-life data which reveals the past and present of pressing topics in Malaysia 🇲🇾

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DIGITAL ARTWORKS BY THE ARTISTS

● “GLOWING PLANTS” by Kaoru Tanaka. SDG Goal 12 Responsible Consumption & Production. Beautiful & delicate plants always heal and light us up. Just as plants are generated by the sun 🌞, carbon dioxide & water 💦, so are the things that humans produce. This digital artwork seeks to reflect & reimagine how human production in the face of impending climate change can transform through methods eg. sustainable manufacturing which utilises natural materials as part of the possible solution

“AMORPHOUS” by Tan Sher Lynn, FabU. SDG Goal 17 Partnerships For The Goals. Fascinated by the grotesque yet strangely beautiful aesthetics of the microbes, the installation is an attempt at recreating these natural phenomena digitally. Perhaps we humans can learn from the behaviours of these minute organisms that resemble biological computers & how they influence each other, forming efficient networks similar to that of mathematically generated patterns. By making the invisible visible, we could engage in a deeper understanding of our relationship with microbes & the communities around us

● “VIVID DREAMS” by LIE. SDG Goal 17 Partnerships For The Goals. Goals without action are just dreams. More than just a statement, SDG is a continuous effort to achieve a better & sustainable future. We bring the statement to life by recreating the icons of the Sustainable Development Goals in the form of abstract motions. The rhythmic movements of the lights represent an ongoing journey to keep moving toward the goals & continuity of the dream that everyone can achieve in solidarity for a sustainable future

● “TILL THE GREENS ARE GONE” by Si Ying. SDG Goal 15 Life on Land. This artwork is created to address the 15th SDG – Life on Land. It showcases a visual passage of colours & shapes from the outskirts to the city centre 🌇🌆 Along the passage, there will be a gradual transition of scenery from the lively organic greens to the grey hard dead tones of the high-rises. The colour data are collected from pictures of deforestation & construction work taken in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

● “PIXELS” by Jun Ong: Jun designed the artwork installation & spatial experience of iNYALA 2022. The installation is itself an object & also a dynamic framework. Using a modular system, the framework made from organic cardboard together with the digital art installations are reimagined into a meandering pixelscape that allows storytelling & data to be visualized through different scales & dimensions. From afar, the glowing installation can resemble a geological terrain while up-close reminds one of the dynamic façades of cities. The entire spine anchors itself on the ground through a large, spatialized pixel that allows visitors to experience the insides of a pixel

SiennyLovesDrawing as a go green & sustainability supporter truly impressed with how art creative & innovation applies on having sustainable in mind. All the cardboards used with no print on it so all can be recycled after the exhibition ♻️✅👍🏻

Staying true to its mission to make sustainability core to artmaking practices, iNYALA 2022 has adopted innovative approaches to prioritise environmentally-friendly 💚 exhibition design & construction with 75% of the materials used for the show being organic, refurbished & recycle-able ♻️✅ in a bid to avoid single-use disposables, reduce wastage & overall carbon footprint

 This art exhibition is being created out of 2️⃣ main components ie. The LED panels & cardboard where the largest cube installation is made with more than 300 used LED modules collected across the city while the latter is a humble, non-chemically treated material made from paper pulp

The iNYALA 2022 is spearheaded by Helio Media, in collaboration 🤝🏻 with Filamen. It’s supported by Tourism Malaysia & Yayasan Sime Darby. This latest art exhibition is made possible by Fahrenheit88, Co-labs Coworking, NovaStar, Nextrend, De Carton, LIE Design, Inner Voices Productions, Jun Ong & RUBIX

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DIGITAL ARTWORKS BY THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

●  “CarbonBubbles” by Iwani Binti Muhammad Izhan of Multimedia University. SDG Goal 13 Climate Action. As Malaysia 🇲🇾 continues to be a car-based society 🚗🚘, this artwork illustrates the increasing amount of global greenhouse gas emissions from private transportation. Different cars are shown to be affected & affecting others as emissions continue to rise & pollute our environment

📸 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cl3Fmcmpsk6/

  “Not a Dream” by Group MMUTB of Multimedia University (Muhammad Khuzairi Bin Mohamad, Teh Poh Leng, Lena, Tang Efaye, Ray Lee Zhe Yen & Akiff Rahman). SDG Goal 06 Clean Water & Sanitation. Animating the long process of dirty to clean water 💦, the artwork unpacks issues related to water quality, affordable access to drinking water & how it is affected by insufficient sources of clean water & poor water-related ecosystems

📸 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cl3shzlpqNo/

55100/221126″ by Blankmalaysia of University Malaya. SDG Goal 08 Decent Work & Economic Growth & Goal 13 Climate Action. 55100/221126 is the continuation of Blankmalaysia’s series of digital work in 2022 that explores the fluctuating urban landscape, past/future memorial sites & the costs of development to the environment & the bodies involved in it. Malaysia 🇲🇾, being a postcolonial country, has been transformed by waves of migrants since the 19th century. Today, Malaysia’s commitment to Agenda 2030 for sustainable development seeks to promote economic growth with social inclusion & environmental sustainability promises a 🆕 era of transformation. Although the data shows GDP growth, the emissions caused by rapid development continue to rise.  This artwork hopes to create public discourse on the cost of economic growth at the expense of migrant bodies & our ecology through the juxtaposition of archival images & personal field work of present developments/ forgotten spaces

📸 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cl5C3FCJJYp/

“1 Movement 0 Execution” by Ammar Hazman Bin Rosli of Multimedia University. SDG Goal 13 Climate Action. The artwork will explore modern natural disasters that have resulted from man-made consequences & the action that people took as a result of the event. As climate mitigation has become an increasing concern in the face of climate change, the artwork hopes to provoke thought on what can be done before it is too late

📸 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cl6brPKJoV8/

The Tower of Perfidy” by Nur Farahhani Azwa Binti Rosli of Multimedia University. SDG Goal 16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions. Malaysia 🇲🇾 is a country at a crossroads, plagued by bribery & corruption. This artwork focuses on exploring how the country can achieve peace & justice in the aftermath of 1️⃣ of the biggest corruption scandals in the world 🌎

“TemPixel” by Rufiyan Bin Ramli of Multimedia University. SDG Goal 13 Climate Action. With temperature mapping, this artwork explores rising temperatures recorded in Malaysia from 1991 to 2020 to demonstrate how our climate conditions have changed overtime. Thus, leading to the question: where do we go from here as our cities get hotter and development intensifies the effects of climate change❓⁉️

“Heat Escape” by Group One Shot Production (Tey Yun Nee, Chin Jia Wei, Ting Ee Vern & Yeong Ke Xin) of Dasein Academy of Art. SDG Goal 13 Climate Action. Heat Escape uses anamorphic illusion (requiring the audience to stand in a specific distance for best viewing) & supportive motion on other sides on a cube screen. Based on audio-visual data of man-made disasters, Heat Escape transports us to the disaster scene for the audience to reflect on where our planet will head next. The conceptual sphere in an anamorphic view symbolises our planet earth while the changing shapes & elements on it represent man-made hazards – Deforestation, Air Pollution & Water Pollution, that ultimately causes global warming. As our plane finds its way to recover and humans continue the exploitation, the loop will never end, and the extinction of our planet & human beings will be inevitable

“Heart in a Box”by Irfan Jamil of Multimedia University. SDG Goal 03 Good Health & Well-being. Heart in a Box is a 3D-generative art simulation based on data by The Oxford Martin School, on the increase in heart disease and cardiovascular problems within the global population from the year 2010. Creating a simulation of a heartbeat going at a healthy rate of 80 bpm (beats per minute), Heart in a Box aims to provide a visual representation of how it is like to live with cardio-vascular diseases

“The Mar Effect” by Sadthna Sargamm Sathi of Educational Institution: Multimedia University. SDG Goal 13 Climate Action. The global COVID-19 pandemic around the globe 🌎 drastically decreased air pollution & greenhouse gas emissions but at the same time also increased demand on single-use plastics & overburdened waste management systems. This artwork is based on how the pandemic has changed our lives & the damages the earth is facing

“Good Health & Well-Being” by Group Undefined Production (Tan Han Yang, Jason Seik Ping Sheng, Khor Yong Aun, Eugene Yip Tic Chun, Daniel Tan Wee Cheng & Rachel Khoo Rui Xin) of Han Chiang University College of Communication. SDG Goal 03 Good Health and Well-being. This artwork looks into aspects of the Malaysian healthcare system, the issues & improvements that could be made. The sub-topics chosen are Universal Access to Sexual & Reproductive Care, Family Planning & Education, Fight Communicable Disease, Suicide Mortality, Prevalence of Tobacco Use, Mortality Rate From Unsafe Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH). With the Malaysian healthcare system being put under pressure during the pandemic, this artwork invites the audience to reflect on how we had to navigate our health processes & how we progress❓⁉️

“Zero Hunger” by Group Artistic Gang (Tan Sun Ying, P’ng Soak Nee & Yeap Quah Chin Xuan) of Han Chiang University College of Communication. SDG Goal 02 Zero Hunger. Malaysia 🇲🇾 as a developing nation is still suffering from food insecurity, childhood stunting & malnutrition. This artwork traverses the severity of the issue & hopes to inspire us to do our part in improving the wellbeing & health of our nation’s future

“Poverty Tripped by Theeran Rajamokan of Multimedia University. SDG Goal 01 No Poverty. The generative artwork explores regions still left behind in extreme poverty. Using data from World Population Living In Extreme Poverty from 1990-2019, the artwork invites us to reflect on those left behind during the pre-pandemic world and how it resulted in inequality within & between countries when the COVID-19 pandemic hit

The iNYALA 2022 supports the SDGs defined by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA). The SDGs are a comprehensive set of goals to end poverty, protect our planet & improve the lives & prospects of the global population, now & into the future

iNYALA is a progressive platform that seeks to inspire possibilities & create 🆕 experiences through media art & digital technologies. It continues from its 1️⃣st exhibition in 2019 , also emphasized on sustainability 👍🏻

What are you waiting for ❓⁉️

Do drop by to visit this amazing immersive art exhibition before Christmas day, 25 Dec ya 😁👍🏻

Website 🌐: https://inyala.my/

Read more of SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier sharing about iNyala via her LinkedIn profile via 🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/in/siennylovesdrawing/

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Experiential Amazing Thailand @ Hello Thailand 2022 Festival

Sawasdee, everyone 🙏🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about ~ Hello Thailand 2022 ~  😃😁 at iCentral City Mall from 24 to 27 Nov 2022  recently. The goal of this event was to create awareness of Thailand’s 🇹🇭 image through activities, products & the various cultures of Thailand. To stimulate Malaysian tourists & promote travel to Thailand 🇹🇭 in various ways, by land, by air & especially by cruise to Phuket, by working with tour agent partners through attractive promotions & packages & to build a strong Thailand brand in order to build confidence in terms of travel & safety, as well as to explore 🆕 tourist attractions eg. Phang-Nga & Samui from this event

Yeah ‼️ “Hello Thailand”, a consumer fairs & festivals was back with cooking demonstrations, a 🆓 art & craft workshop & stage shows for fun & enjoyable

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Yeah‼️ The Tourism Authority of Thailand ‘s “HELLO THAILAND 2022” was a 4️⃣-day festival 💕🇹🇭😃 It was in collaboration with Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) & the Royal Thai Embassy at the Central I-City Shopping mall, Shah Alam, Selangor

It offered a variety of Thai products & fashion, Thai foods, cultural performances, activities, travel packages

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Amazing Thailand ,

Guess what❓⁉️

The visitors got to win a chance for an air ticket to Thailand ✈️🇹🇭 or cruise to Phuket 🚢🇹🇭 at the lucky draw 😲 Many worthwhile rewards eg. hotel vouchersto Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, AirAsia return ticket, a cruise trip voucher & many more at the event & via its E-Contest, absolutely exciting for all 😁

There was daily stage show for Muay Thai & 2️⃣ special Thai Tradition Dance Art, one is called Menorah or Nora, which was added to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage list last year in Dec 2021 & the other one is call Khon Masked Dance which was added to UNESCO’s list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2018 👏🏻👍🏻

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Also a cooking demo 👩🏻‍🍳👨🏻‍🍳 for famous Thai foods like Pad Thai, Tom Yam, Som Tum & mango sticky rice. At the workshop session, all got to learn to make Luk Chub or Mung Bean desserts, make Krathongs & Tung Lanna or Thai Traditional Lantern 🏮

There were more than 30 stalls selling Thai foods & delicacies, Thai massage services & merchandise ranging from jewellery, clothing 👗👖👕👚 & fashion which come from Thailand 🇹🇭, gifts 🎁🎁, home décor, decorative accessories, health & beauty products & many more

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SiennyLovesDrawing is just can’t wait for the next Thailand events happening in Malaysia 😁💕

FB event page via 🌐 https://facebook.com/events/s/hello-thailand-2022/659214415587598/ & photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=centralicity&set=a.497512315742738

#HelloThailand2022 #AmazingThailand #tatkl #thailandfestival #thaifair #amazingnewchapters #centralicity #TourismThailandMalaysia #CentraliCity #MYCentralForAll #events

Tourism Futures Reimagined with The 6th World Tourism Conference

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing as a travel lover & passionate tourism content creator 👩🏻💕🎒👟 would like to share about the World Tourism Conference (WTC) 2022 which jointly organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) & Sabah State Government is happening from 28 Nov to 30 Nov 2022 at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s the 6️⃣th edition this WTC 2022 to bring together approximately 1K delegates from more than 60 countries to reconnect & reassess tourism’s recovery in the aftermath of the worldwide pandemic 🙌🏻💪🏻👍🏻

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According to the UNWTO’s Policy Brief on Tourism & COVID-19, the crisis is an opportunity to rethink how tourism interacts with our societies, other economic sectors & our natural resources & ecosystems; to measure & manage it better; to ensure a fair distribution of its benefits; & to advance the transition towards a carbon neutral & resilient tourism economy

✨ ~ Tourism Futures Reimagined ~ ✨

With this theme, WTC 2022 aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for policy makers, experts & world leaders in tourism to present & discuss the most recent innovations, trends, practical challenges & solutions for the future of tourism. Also to champion thought leadership on tourism futures & strategies driving tourism’s recovery & resilience in a post-pandemic world 🌎

It features some 30 expert speakers comprising government policy makers, industry leaders & leading academicians, apart from UNWTO officials in championing thought leadership on tourism futures & strategies driving tourism’s recovery & resilience in a post-pandemic world. They include the State Minister, Ministry of Tourism Maldives 🇲🇻, Dr. Ahmed Salih; Regional General Manager, Tourism Australia 🇦🇺, Mr. Brent Anderson; Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA, Prof. Jafar Jafari; Co-founder of Traveloka, Indonesia 🇮🇩, Mr. Albert; & representatives from some of the world’s most innovative tourism-related companies such as Skift, Tripadvisor, TUI Group & Intrepid Travel 👍🏻

It’s an inspiring addition to Malaysia’s 2022 Calendar of Events 🇲🇾🗓️ with a full return to in-person participation, in line with Malaysia’s reopening of international borders since 1 Apr 2022. LocalMalaysian experts also made an appearance on the exclusive WTC 2022 stage including Prof. Dr. Amran Hamzah of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; Mr. HC Chan, CEO of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks; Ms. Lau Yin May, Group Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer, Malaysia Airlines; Mr. Yusno Yunos, CEO of Evenesis & 2️⃣ local Sabahans from Kota Kinabalu – Dr. Maklarin Lakim, Director of Sabah Parks & Ms. Jessica Yew, Founder & Director of Sticky Rice Travel

“This year’s conference is very significant for Sabah because Kota Kinabalu is playing host for the 2️⃣nd time after 12 years & undoubtedly, it is a clear testament to its fame as a major tourist destination 📍& a gateway for travellers visiting Sabah & Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is also 1️⃣ of the most attractive & popular destinations not just in Malaysia 🇲🇾 but in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. When I came here in 2010 for the 1️⃣st time when Kota Kinabalu hosted the 2️⃣nd edition of the WTC, I was so impressed by its natural wonder & its unique culture & beauty with stunning tourism facilities that I made it a point to recommend 👍🏻 it to many friends in Asia including my fellow countrymen of Korea 🇰🇷, because I saw it as a very ideal destination to visit with one’s family & friends. I’m happy to report that many of them have taken me at my word & have come to experience the beauty of Kota Kinabalu.” Said Mr Harry Hwang, the Director, Regional Department For Asia & The Pacific, UNWTO in his opening remarks for WTC 2022

1️⃣ of the major highlights of the conference is the keynote presentation by distinguished speaker, Prof. Dato’ ChM. Dr. Mazlin Mokhtar of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Asia & Academy of Sciences Malaysia for the 1️⃣st time bring a scientist’s perspective to the WTC, particularly in advancing a more sustainable tourism recovery which embraces energy transition & carbon neutrality

Datuk Hajah Saraya Arbi, Secretary-General of MOTAC in her welcoming address has acknowledged the tremendous impact of the worldwide pandemic & multiple crises which continue to disrupt the tourism sector’s growth trajectory. “However, there is also a great window of opportunity 👍🏻 for us to rethink & reimagine tourism for the future which is more sustainable, inclusive & less susceptible to shocks,” She further explained

Despite challenging headwinds to the global economy in 2023 & beyond, experts have great expectations for the tourism sector, predicting continued pent-up demand alongside 🆕 growth opportunities & emerging niche markets arising from the pandemic. For instance, as tourism recovery gets underway, the boundaries between work, home, leisure & travel become increasingly blurred, requiring greater cross-collaboration 🤝🏻 between tourism & transport, health, security, cities & urban systems towards greater liveability & quality of life for both visitors & residents alike

“These are just some of the exciting new prospects that will be explored during this 2️⃣-day conference. Therefore, I hope the chosen theme of “Tourism Futures Reimagined” will inspire deep insights on the challenges, opportunities, trends and forecasts shaping the future of the industry,” Saraya concluded

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/858498208498316/

SESSION 1️⃣: DECODING TOURISM FUTURES – FORESIGHT & SCENARIOS

As tourism continues to be presented with challenges and uncertainties, there are multiple futures which the sector may be faced with. A foresight approach helps us envision the potential scenarios & provide a direction for the opportunities & challenges which lie ahead. This session aims to analyse & discuss the future of tourism after the pandemic against the backdrop of a challenging global economic environment. Topics of interest includes global megatrends, country-level scenarios, mobility trends & potential pathways of change with a particular emphasis on the implications for sustainability

Moderator: Ms. Jessy Chahal, News Anchor, Bernama News

Panelists:

  • Mr. Javier Ruescas, Senior Programme Officer, Tourism Market Intelligence & Competitiveness, UNWTO
  • Dr. Wouter Geerts, Head of Research, Skift
  • Dr. Johanna Loehr, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith Institute for Tourism, Australia 🇦🇺
  • Dr. Ian Yeoman, Professor of Tourism Futures, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 🇳🇿
  • Ms. Lau Yin May, Group Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer, Malaysia Airlines

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/534593525187334/

SESSION 2️⃣: DISCOVERING NICHE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

According to a post-pandemic UNWTO Panel of Experts survey, the major segments driving tourism recovery include domestic tourism, travel close to home, open-air activities, nature-based products & rural tourism. However, there continues to be considerable debate if these short-term trends can translate into more transformative change for the sector. Using evidence from the pandemic & beyond, this session aims to identify 🆕 sources of growth for tourism by looking at key market shifts reshaping consumer demand

Moderator: Ms. Nailah Huda, Broadcast Journalist & Reporter, Astro Awani

Panelists:

  • Ms. Jane Lim, Vice President, Global Markets, Tripadvisor
  • Ms. Arifah Sharifuddin, Head of Malaysia Digital Nomad Department, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  • Mr. Yusno Yunos, CEO & Founder, Evenesis
  • Dr. László Puczkó, CEO & Co-Founder, Health Tourism Worldwide, Hungary 🇭🇺
  • Dr. Amran Hamzah, Professor in Tourism Planning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Dr. Maklarin Lakim, Director, Sabah Parks

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/1329187977848727/

SESSION 3️⃣: REDEFINING TOURISM SUCCESS– INSPIRING STORIES

Building on strong pent-up demand, post-pandemic tourism successes are a testament to the great 👍🏻 flexibility & adaptive capacity of the sector. As proven by most of these inspiring stories, destinations & tourism-related businesses have thrived by deepening existing linkages with interrelated sectors eg. transport, cities & human settlement, public health, safety & liveability. This session has uncovered the extraordinary success stories from outstanding tourism leaders & captains of industry for policy makers, industry players & stakeholders to emulate & adopt best practices ✅

Presenters:

  • Mr. Gary Bowerman, Director, Check-in Asia
  • Dr. Ahmed Salih, State Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Maldives 🇲🇻
  • Mr. Brent Anderson, Regional General Manager, Tourism Australia 🇦🇺
  • Mr. Ben Owen, Project Manager, Centre Stage Project, UNWTO
  • Mr. Albert, Co-Founder, Traveloka
  • Ms. Rachael Lum, Co-Founder, LokaLocal
  • Ms. Natalie Kidd, Chief People & Purpose Officer, Intrepid Travel
  • Ms. Jessica Yew, Co-Founder & Director, Sticky Rice Travel

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/543260064373861/

SESSION 4️⃣: REBUILDING TOURISM RESILIENCE & READINESS

Moving forward, tourism-related businesses should increasingly look to other economic sectors in order to adopt the best 👍🏻 business practices & global certification systems which can enhance corporate governance & foster a more progressive ecosystem for investments. This session has discussed topics about the ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) & sustainability assessment tools, among others, which can help prepare tourism businesses & workers for future crises & discover impact investment opportunities for tourism from an investor’s perspective

Moderator: Mr. Philip See, CEO, Firefly and Radio Presenter, BFM

Panelists:

  • Dr. Raymond Rastegar, Researcher and Lecturer, The University of Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺
  • Ms. Carol Mackenzie, Group Head of Crisis Management & Business Continuity, TUI Group
  • Mr. HC Chan, CEO, Sunway Malls & Theme Parks
  • Mr. Andrej Šimatić, Partner, BlueRock Consulting Austria 🇦🇹 & Croatia 🇭🇷
  • Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Director of Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), Taylor’s University, Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • Prof. Jafar Jafari, Professor of Hospitality & Tourism, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA 🇺🇲

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/483059147264596/

User Experience ~ HOOGA Bi-Weekly Workshop

Yeah‼️ Siennylovesdrawing had a beautiful artsy #proudaunt recent weekend with her little niece 👩🏻💕👧🏻 & other HOOGA-lics from Klang Valley for a jewellery box hand painting workshop at HOOGA , Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur & conducted by Ms Joey from Art Therapy KL 

HOOGA (hue-guh) is a Danish-inspired Scandinavian home décor store based in Singapore 🇸🇬 & Malaysia 🇲🇾 It’s based on the concept of “hygge” ~ Let’s get cosy‼️, which is defined as a feeling of cosy relax & comfortable from enjoying doing simple daily stuff eg. Cooking, baking, spending time at home with family members, or even lighting a candle for a meal etc.

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✨ Let’s Celebrate The Simple Pleasures of Everyday Living ✨

Personally, she loves her time spent window shopping exploring the beautiful home essentials & home living aesthetic products 🏡🤩💯💕 before the workshop started this recent weekend with her little niece

Hmm… Frankly from her own experience, you’ve to really discipline & self control to avoid keep adding items to cart 🛒 during your shopping in its store. Lol 😆🤣 Moreover, its Mid Valley store is the largest flagship store of the many HOOGA stores within Malaysia 🇲🇾 Just too many nicely designed home decorations that are tempting for all of us to own it for beautifying each home sweet home 🏡

SiennyLovesDrawing has signed up 2️⃣ seats & brought her little niece along to attend the jewellery box painting workshop last weekend. It’s really a great 👍🏻 time spent to hand painting own jewellery box. A special thanks to Ms Joey from Art Therapy KL that shared some guidance how to use the acrylic paint

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The workshop was held at its community garden with picnic tables & some chill-faux botanicals surrounding it, a very comfortable learning vibes with some greens 💚

Highly recommend this fruitful art time workshops for kids & children if your little ones enjoy colours, drawing, painting 🖌️🎨 It’s truly a way for mental health wellness by doing art following your heart ❤️

Her little niece & herself got to personalise by hand painting own jewellery box ie. HOOGA Trinket Box FAINE & bring it home after the workshop. It can be for own usage or as a gift 🎁

  • Colour : Transparent Amber ➕ Solid Medium Grey
  • Material : Acrylic
  • Dimension : 20cm x17.3cm x6.5cm
  • Weight : 0.465

You may shopping for HOOGA jewellery box from its official Shopee store via 🛒🌐  https://shp.ee/jcaxuai OR any of its physical stores

Do check out her happy #Tiktok clip captured via 📹🌐

Her little niece already kept asking when will be the next HOOGA workshop to spend her weekend

How about you❓⁉️

Interested to attend for a HOOGA workshop❓⁉️

Do check out to spend your lovely weekend activity with HOOGA then, remember it happens bi-weekly Saturday with different types of workshops, see ya 😁👍🏻

Do follow IG @hoogaofficial & IG @midvalleymegamall to find out more about the next events, promotions & latest updates. Ohh ya…Each workshop with approximately 🔟pax or less, so do register your seat in advance to avoid disappointment ya 😃

Reminder to all 📌 The pandemic is not over, so for self prevention though wearing mask 😷 is no longer compulsory, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻😷 is still wearing mask ~ Vircast Medic KF94 Summer Mask ~ during her attendance at this event . Let’s all #kitajagakita , online shopping face masks via #Shopee 🧡🌐 https://shp.ee/jcaxuai in Vircast Medic official store #shopeeambassador

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