Category Archives: Malaysia

haring of her own stay vacations & experiences of a homestay, guesthouse, hotel, resort etc. in Malaysia. Both favourable & unfavourable

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Scrumptious #DorsettDelivery While #StayHome

Yeah‼️ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/things-cant-wait-to-do-after-the-end-of-covid19-lockdown/

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here hersatisfied 👍🏻😃 online food order & delivery 🚐🛍 to her home 🏡

Yes ✅, 1️⃣ of her favourite 💗 Chinese restaurant 🍽 & hotel in town 🏢🇲🇾

~ The Emperor Chinese Restaurant 🍽 of Dorsett Grand Subang 🏢 ~

A Muslim friendly ☪️ Chinese restaurant 🍽which serving the flavourful dim sum 🥟🥟, a-la-carte dishes 🍛🍛 & a selection of mouth-watering signature dishes by the award 🎖winning, Executive Chinese Chef 👨🏻‍🍳, Bryan Teh & his team 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳

You may read more via 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing/award-winning-indulgence-the-emperor-chinese-restaurant-dorsett-grand-subang-8323b3771a44

She 👩🏻 has been craving 😋🤤 for Chinese dim sum 🥟🥟, yeah‼️

A simple easy to online order 🌐🛒🛍 #DorsettDelivery & #EatWithDorsett 🏢 while stay home 🏡‼️

1️⃣ Select Wok Home @ The Emperor under Purchase Online
2️⃣ ⁠➕/➖ the quantity of each food item
3️⃣ Fill in your details & confirm fulfilment method, delivery date 🗓, time slot 🕛 etc.⁣⁣
4️⃣ Proceed to checkout page & complete your online order ✅

~ What are the pork free Chinese food items

she 👩🏻 has ordered 🌐🛒🛍❓⁉️

Steamed Siew Mai Emperor Style (6️⃣ pieces)

So rich meaty to enjoy every bite 👄

Hmm…Personally felt slightly plain in taste…

Steamed Prawn 🦐 Dumpling 🥟🥟 with Coriander (6️⃣ pieces)

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s little niece 👶🏻 has enjoyed it 💗😋

Personally she 👩🏻 has enjoyed the Coriander 🌿 which blended well 👍🏻 with the fresh prawn 🦐 , yummy 🤤😋

Prawn 🦐 Roll 🥟🥟 with Cheese 🧀 (6️⃣ pieces)

Hmm…Suggest to deep-fried them as the skin actually slightly too thick if you choose to steam ♨️ them 🥟🥟

Again she loves the juicy fresh prawn 🦐 🤤😋 of this dumpling 🥟🥟

Steamed BBQ Chicken 🐓 Bun (6️⃣ pieces)

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s favourite & suggest you all to enjoy them while steaming hot ♨️♨️ for mouthful juicy bites ya 👄😋

Her little niece 👶🏻 really enjoyed 🤤😋 this juicy bun, are you craving too❓⁉️

Sweet & Sour Fish 🐟 with Egg Fried Rice (Serves 1️⃣ or 2️⃣ pax)

This is suitable 👍🏻 for kids 🧒🏻👦🏻👧🏻 as her little niece 👶🏻 has enjoyed it 💗😋🤤 with the egg fried rice

Personally she 👩🏻 has enjoyed 😋🤤 the tangy egg fried rice 🍚 matched well 👍🏻 with the fish fillet 🐟, though the sauce slightly sweet for her 😁

Ohh ya…The egg fried rice really with great 👍🏻 “wok he” 😋🤤, can she just order additional egg fried rice in her next order❓⁉️

Stir-fried “Kung Po” 🌶 Chicken 🐓 with Egg Fried Rice (Serves 1️⃣ or 2️⃣ pax)

Her mama 🧓🏻 is a fan of everything “Kung Po” ~ A spicy 🥵🌶 dish & enjoyed it 😋

Superb yummy though slightly spicy 🥵 for her‼️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed the cashew nuts & ginger slices in this dish…Lol 😆 She loves the egg fried rice paired personally

Really hassle free 🆓 to order online 🌐🛒🛍 her food delivery with Dorsett Grand Subang 🏢 & then enjoyed happily her dim sum 🥟🥟 & dishes ordered under the 2️⃣ categories,

Wok Home @ The Emperor 🌐https://www.dorsetthotels.com/en/dorsett-grand-subang/offers/delivery-drive-thru-service.html

Chill & Cook 🌐 https://www.dorsetthotels.com/en/dorsett-grand-subang/offers/chill-cook-.html

All nicely packed in the ready for micro wave containers & cooking instructions, so thoughtful‼️👍🏻

Her mama 🧓🏻 just used her wok to steam ♨️ the items for dining @ home 🏡 , easy‼️

Oppsss….The staff has forgotten to pack along with sweet sauce & chilies sauce for her order 😌😭

Do check out her TikTok clip  📹🎥 captured ya

You may opt for #DorsettDriveThru 🚗🛍, #DorsettDelivery 🚐🛍 or dine in 🍽🏢 @ The Emperor Chinese Restaurant, Dorsett Grand Subang 😃😉

Do read more via 🌐https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing/the-emperor-chinese-restaurant-is-back-and-better-than-before-c67c71e55fe

So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

Let’s check out & enjoy the foods serve by The Emperor Chinese Restaurant 🍽 with your family members & friends ya 👫👭👬

Website🌐: https://www.dorsettbooking.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DorsettGrandSubang/

 

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Relax, Refresh & Rejuvebate Bamboo Inspired Staycation @ Tadom Hill Resorts

Yeah‼️ Do enjoy SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻‘s 1️⃣st amazing Bamboo 🎋🎍 Inspired Staycation sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here with a vlog 📹🎥 (Continue your reading 📖 to view the clip below ya 😃😁) being captured from the Hakka Village @ Tadom Hill Resorts, a boutique resort 😍🤩

Yes ✅, the only Hakka Village in Malaysia 🇲🇾 which being constructed with bamboo 🎍🎋

Wow‼️ It’s inspired by the Hakka Walled Villages 客家围村 in China 🇨🇳 , do read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakka_walled_village

The rooms @ upper level ⬆️ of Hakka Village are without air conditing ❄️💨, while the lower level ⬇️ rooms are all with air conditioning ✅❄️💨, so do inform your choice wisely while making your bamboo stay booking ya 😀

Hmm…Bamboo🎋🎍is providing a natural cooling 💨 ventilation as you fall asleep 💤😴 , so not necessary to opt for an air conditioning room here, just sharing her 2️⃣ cents personal thought here ☺️

Not to worry, there is no weird bamboo smell within the room. A comfy bed 🛏 for a good sleep 👍🏻💤😴 with shared toilet 🚽 & bath rooms 🚿 (with shampoo & shower cream available ) just within short walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance from rooms. Hmm…Do bring your own towel ya 😃

Water cooler 💦💧is available to refill your water bottle during your stay here, no ❌ bottled water being supplied, yes, say no to plastic bottle, bravo 👏🏻🙌🏻

Plenty of accommodation options available ✅ e.g. Hakka Village, Chalets i.e. Gendui, Semantan & Bamboo Madu, Bamboo Huts, Bamboo Tents & Hammock Spheres for your bamboo 🎍🎋staycation via 🌐 https://tadomhillresorts.com/accommodations-mobile/

It was during her 2️⃣D1️⃣N visit to participate the Beats of Selangor Festival (Pesta Rentak Selangor) 2019, read more about the festival via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/rentak-selangor-aka-beats-of-selangor-2019/ & 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing/pesta-rentak-selangor-aka-beats-of-selangor-festival-2019-81e7ec078131

It was a beautiful 😍🤩 place of 40 acres surrounded with limestones hills 🏞, spring water 💦💧 emerald lakes & trees 🌳🌳 for a short nature staycation, yes, it’s an ecologically sustainable resort. Moreover, it’s a commitment 🤝 to support & give back to the local Orang Asli Temuan community of Kampung Bukit Tadom 😁

Hmm…Just a thought SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was wondering during her stay, how the resort management team actually cleaning the lake water 💦💧 to ensuring for its guests 👫👭👬‘ hygience enjoyment of its various water activities❓⁉️

How❓⁉️

Almost all of its structures are built with bamboo 🎋🎍~ 1️⃣ of the most sustainable building materials. It’s Tadom Bamboo Camp (i.e. Dorms/ Camps) has been fully operational since December 2015 😊

 

Ohh ya…Muslim guests ☪️👭👬👫 can perform your daily prayers 🙏🏻 in its Bamboo Surau during your stay here

Guess what❓⁉️

Lots of its guests 👭👫👬 came for the resort’s main recreational area ie. the Tadom Groove, it’s a live performance venue which boasts many other features e.g. adult slides, diving platforms, floating lounge chairs (lexies), Tarzan swings, water swings etc. 😃😉

Must not miss your bamboo raft, donut boat, water 💦💧 activities & sport moments

 

Adventure activities also available here i.e. the exhilarating flying fox (available at night 🌃🌌 subjects to prior arrangement), zipline with stunning view, the adrenaline driving ATV rides, adseiling adventure etc.

 

Not just that traditional games & floating theme park (Hmm…Personally she 👩🏻 thought 💭 this may not good for a hot sunny ☀️🌞 afternoon, yes , sunburn after…) also available for your choice during your stay here

You may also booking for an exclusive team building activity (creative ideas) with this resort too

Transportation 🚐🚌 services available with a fee💰to this resort (prior booking through the resort reception is advisable) & free 🆓 parking for all guests 👭👬👫

Dining places/ cafes are available within the resort compound, personally she missed the bamboo steamed rice served from her weekend stay here, highly recommended you to enquire & advance booking to enjoy ya

Not interested for a staycation here❓⁉️

You may opt for a day pass (9️⃣am to 9️⃣pm) to spend your day time here

Ohh ya…Many couples 👫👫 have opted this resort for their pre-wedding 🤵🏻👰🏻 shots/ bridal portraits, not just that also a wedding ceremony

So, when will be your turn to visit Tadom Hill Resort to escaping bustling city 🌆🏙 life❓⁉️

Address📍: No.2, Jalan Bukit Tadom (Kampung Orang Asli), Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia
Operation hours🕘: 9am to 6.45pm daily
Contact no.☎️📞📱: +6012-522 5908, +6012-5225728 & +6012–5225883
Website🌐: https://tadomhillresorts.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/

More of SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s stories via 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing

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Comfy Peaceful Glamping @ Dusun Bonda, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 her recent comfy peaceful glamping 🏕 stay vacation @ Dusun Bonda, Batang Kali, Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

 

💚 ~~ Creating & Recreating Memories @ Dusun Bonda ~~ 💚

Before your stay vacation, do have a read via 🌐 https://www.dusunbonda.com/faq/ for your luggage 🎒💼 packing before departure ya 😀

“The name Dusun Bonda (Dusun means orchard & Bonda means mother in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language) came from this simple idea i.e. To creating childhood memories for my daughter 👧🏻

I really hope my daughter 👧🏻 will have great 👍🏻 memories at our orchard as much as I did when I was growing up 😃

And now I would like to share our family retreat with you. I hope your kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 would be able to create their childhood memories & for some of you to revisit your childhood memories @ Dusun Bonda.” by the owner of Dusun Bonda, Madam Azura 🧕🏼

Guess what❓⁉️

This is not her 1️⃣st glamping 🏕, her 1️⃣st was during her trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/glamping-the-jungloo-the-kabiki-phnom-penh/ & her vlog 📹🎥 as posted below for sharing,

Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 was surprised 😱 & so so proud 😃😁 that in her home country ~ Malaysia 🇲🇾 also offfering a glamping 🏕 experience with kids-friendly facilities (children playground), a beautiful 😍 serene view alongside the Ulu Tamu river 💦💧, a swing, a man-made waterfall 🏞 & swimming pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️

Not far, just located in Batang Kali, Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

Dusun Bonda is a small privately-owned villas 🏡 & bell tent 🏕⛺️ camping site in a fruit orchard. All guests 👫👭👬 will enjoy a comfy harmonious stay with its peaceful breathtaking atmosphere & greenery surroundings 🌳🌳

Also a smoke-free 🆓 place & a recovery fee of RM150 will be charged for cleaning of textiles & villas 🏡 / bell tents 🏕⛺️ deodorising

All smoking guests 🚬👬👫 can still utilise a designated smoking area which located right outside the fencing of Dusun Bonda 😊

Dusun Bonda is a self-catering nature retreat i.e. not having any services after 7️⃣pm, except for emergency 🚨 then. Several accommodation types 🏡🏕⛺️ available for choice ✅ via 🌐 https://www.dusunbonda.com/type/

It’s perfect for families 👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👪 & couples 💏 to spending some quality time whilst reconnecting with the nature

Yes , no TV ❌📺 & no wifi connection ❌📶 , as well as limited phone 📞☎️📱 reception. Suggest to bring a book 📖 , magazine 📔 , iPod with music 🎧🎶🎵, your favourite ❤️ board games (Also available too at the cafe 🍽🍴area) etc. during your stay in Dusun Bonda 😉

Not just that, the guests 👫👭👬 of Dusun Bonda also can learn & participate some of the Malaysian “kampung” (meaning village in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language) activities

She 👩🏻 was in Glam 4A Hillside Bell Tent 🏕🏞 (4 pax) for 2️⃣ nights stay 😴💤 Do check out her vlog 📹🎥 captured from her comfy peaceful glamping 🏕 experience @ Dusun Bonda 👍🏻✌🏻

Hmm…Curious 🤔 about the exciting cum interesting experiences gained from her glamping 🏕 stay here which special arranged to align with Beats of Selangor 2019❓⁉️

River 💦💧Activities

An exclusive chance to learn the village style of net casting to fishing 🎣 in the past years from the local teenagers & kids living in surrounding village here 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻

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One of the activities we did at Dusun Bonda is net casting. Net casting is one way of catching fish other than fishing with a fishing rod and line. There are small fishes in the cool jungle stream that flows right before the Dusun Bonda Retreat. Dusun Bonda is a lovely place to stay at; glamping type accommodation. Rentak Selangor (Beats of Selangor 9.0) . . . . . #shotonhuaweip20pro #shotonhuawei #mobilephotography #river #phonephotography #fishing🐟 #funtimes #fun #net #activity #activities #photos . #photofun #Photogram #lifeofadventures #life #lifestylephotography #lifestylephotographer #vacation #shutterbug_collective . #adventures #RS4 #RentakSelangor #DiscoverSelangor #VM2020 #VisitMalaysia2020 #TakeMeAnywhere #GayaTravel #dusunbonda

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Village Games

It’s always fun to learn & enjoy some old games in village living e.g. rubber band jumping rope, throwing slippers, in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language named “Teng-Teng”, “Konda-Kondi” etc.

Cooking 👩🏻‍🍳👨🏻‍🍳 Demo

Again, an exclusive opportunity to learning some traditional cooking, making & baking 😃

The Cooking of “Rebung 🎍Masak Sri Selangor”

The Hand Making of “Onde-onde Ubi 🍠

The Baking the “Kuih Bahulu 🥧 Kemboja” with burning 🔥♨️ charcoal

Of course you may plan & arrange your activities with the management/ admin team of Dusun Bonda for your stay with them e.g. Waterfall 🏞 jungle 🌳🌳 trekking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️, hot ♨️ spring etc., more details via 🌐 https://www.dusunbonda.com/activities/

So, when gonna be your glamping 🏕 stay vacation @ Dusun Bonda❓⁉️

More of SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s stories via 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing

Address📍: Lot 2121 (2996) Jalan Ulu Tamu, Kampung Orang Asli Gurney, Ulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor, West Malaysia
Website🌐: https://www.dusunbonda.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dusunbondaresort/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/dusun_bonda/

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Kubang Jela House Stay @ Terrapuri Heritage Village, Terengganu, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ From the recent travel 🚌🚍 to Terengganu 🇲🇾, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 had an exclusive privilege to meet 👋🏻 & have a short chat 🗣👤 with the founder of Terrapuri Heritage Village, Mr Alex Lee 👨🏻‍💼 He is a Chinese Peranakan, born & grown up in Marang, Terengganu 🇲🇾

She 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝✍🏻 here about all she 👩🏻 has learnt from her chat 🗣👤 with Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼about the ups ⬆️ & downs ⬇️ in pursuing his passion ❤️ towards the conservation & restoration of Terengganu traditional Malay architecture 🏡🏘 He 👨🏻‍💼 has proudly told that he loves 💗 each old houses 🏡🏘 that he has collected thus far & each 1️⃣ is unique to him with a story behind respectively 😀

Question: Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 in below photos 📸📸 album? She 👩🏻 was having a nice 👍🏻 pre-dinner chat 🗣👤with Mr Alex @ Sesayap Courtyard, Terrapuri Heritage Village during her recent stay

 

 

 

 

Ha…Ha…She 👩🏻 actually thought that Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼was an architect by profession. Mr Alex has confirmed that he is a tourism industry player with own tourism businesses in guest house 🏡 , boutique hotel, dining 🍽🍴, cafe ☕️, tours, souvenirs (batik) 🛍🎁 etc.

Guess what❓⁉️

Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼1️⃣st started to learn about guest house 🏡 renting (i.e. used his grandpa 👴🏻 ‘s 2️⃣ shoplots 🏢🏢) at his young age 🧑🏻 with initial intention to save for his education fund 👨🏻‍🎓He used to drawing ✍🏻🎨🖌own brochure to selling the rooms at bus stations 🚌🚌 & received great responses from many backpackers 👫👭👬back then. He 👨🏻‍💼also learnt how to package his room with simple breakfast ☕️🥪, yes ✅, he can cook‼️👍🏻

 

 

 

Ended up he 👨🏻‍💼 continues his tourism business till now without further study ❌👨🏻‍🎓despite in years between 2006 to 2008 with a cross road 🔀 for his choice, whether IT vs heritage, nature & culture. Obviously he 👨🏻‍💼has chosen the later. Ha…Ha…He has shared in his IG (refer above 📸) recently that he wants to be a Youtuber (IT) now (2019) being inspired by his youngest son 👨‍👦, a famous gaming Youtuber

Also she 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her wonderful overnight 😴💤🛌 in Kubang Jela house 🏡 in this village. Hmm…A night 🌌🌃 stay just too short, personally she 👩🏻 recommends for a 3️⃣D2️⃣N to appreciating the layout of an inspired 17th century Terengganu Palace 👑 as an great 👍🏻 output of restoration the Terengganu Malay old houses 🏡🏘 of at least 💯 years & above, as well as its peaceful village surrounding 🏞

 

 

💯 years meaning easily at least with 4️⃣ generations before Mr Alex👨🏻‍💼bought the old houses 🏡🏘 Some of the houses 🏡🏘 were once belong to the royal families 👑👑 Woow‼️😲 He 👨🏻‍💼has shared that 30 years ago, a full Terengganu old house 🏠 each cost of RM30K to 40K approximately 😊

How about now❓⁉️

He 👨🏻‍💼 estimates RM300K & above each old house 🏠 at current. He 👨🏻‍💼 has no  intention to resell any of his Terengganu Malay old houses 🏡🏘 collected, though he 👨🏻‍💼 was being offered with great 👍🏻 prices 💱💰couple of times in the past 😃

 

 

Hmm…Does Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼regret❓⁉️

Personally SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻can confidently said “No ❌” from her observation, Mr Alex’s achievements from Terrapuri Heritage Village & chat with him🗣👤 about his journey

Why❓⁉️

You will be impressed as Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼is very knowledgeable & passionate ❤️ in what he is doing for Terengganu old houses restoration & conservation 🏡🏘

 

 

Over the years, he 👨🏻‍💼hopes to continue & enhancing his project as a tourism products, currently he 👨🏻‍💼is running this Terrapuri Heritage Village as a boutique hotel resort space 🏡🏘 Owned a museum cafe dining 🍽🍴 (with advanced booking 📞☎️📱for event etc.) & an upcoming Terramalai, a collection of traditional Malay houses 🏡🏘 from all over the states in Malaysia 🇲🇾 & will be based in Batu Rakit, Kuala Nerus district of Terengganu 😁

After bought each houses 🏡🏘, all will be dismantled & then rebuilt. All Terengganu old houses 🏡🏘 were built without a single nail 🔨, it’s using the traditional “tebuk pasak” aka peg & joint technique with the help from the professional skillful Malay carpenters aka “tukang rumah” in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language 😀

 

He 👨🏻‍💼emphasised few times in his sharing “We have to always go back to our own root. Culture is so beautiful & unique not to be shared to next generations 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻

He 👨🏻‍💼has shared that he was struggled 😢☹️😔to communicate, convince the house owners 👬👬👬 to sell 💱💰their houses 🏡🏘 to him when he 1️⃣st started his heritage collection. Reason being he is a Chinese Peranakan, not a Muslim ❌☪️ He also proudly shared that he speaks fluent Terengganu Malay & this has helped a lot 😊

Once he 👨🏻‍💼has indentified ✅ the old house 🏠 that he is interested, he will slowly get to know the local house owner 1️⃣st. He is very persevere in his collection passion, he patiently kept visiting, communicating 🗣👤 Then, after knowing him better & appreciate his passion ❤️towards the Terengganu Malay old houses 🏡🏘, the house owner will sell their old house to him 💱💰 eventually

 

Guess what❓⁉️

There was an old house 🏠 that actually took him 15 years ✅🏡 after many many communications with the owner 🗣👤 Wow‼️😲 It’s named as Rumah Pulau Bahagia in Terrapuri Heritage Village & yet to be ready as guest villa currently ☺️

Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼has actually collected the old houses 🏡🏘 for 18 years (all being dismantled & stored at the backyard of his parents 👵🏻👴🏻house, on top of stones & covered with zinc to protect the chengal wood) before he bought this 4 ha land in 2005 which surrounding with islands 🏝🌴 & Setiu mangroves wetlands (Safe from tsunami 🌊 & chance to view fireflies 💫✨at night) in Kg. Mangkuk

 

He 👨🏻‍💼was discouraged 👎🏻by family members & friends 👫👭👬 at the beginning that he shoud invest in other investment & not ❌ in restoration project. Also not in Terengganu as the location 📍that he has chosen ✅😃

Restoration requires for a long time frame & huge sum of money 💰💵 to maintain. He actually 👨🏻‍💼sold off his luxury cars 🚗🚙 & properties before just to continue this restoration project. No any  bank loan/ Government grant has obtained becasue this is a non profit/ business investment 🏡🏘

His passion ❤️ in Terengganu old houses 🏡🏘restoration that motivates him to continue his journey till now, future & never end 😁

Question: Do you spot a smiling 😃 craving in below photo📸❓⁉️

 

Terengganu Traditional Malay Old Houses 🏡🏘

From her chat 🗣👤 with Mr Alex, she 👩🏻 has learnt that the balance ⚖️ is important in Malay belief, hence the height & wide of each house 🏡 is required to have good 👍🏻 ukiran rumah aka house 🏠 measurement as it also meant for good 👍🏻 feng sui. To Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼, life is a balance too, not just about making money 💰💵

The houses 🏡🏘 built with high legs to protect from flood & with aims to scard away the animals 🐘🦏🐅

The stairs (i.e. “tangga” in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language) to each Malay house 🏠 must with an odd numbers eg. 3️⃣, 5️⃣, 7️⃣ etc.

 

 

She 👩🏻 has learnt that there is meaning for Terengganu house 🏠 gate. She was told if you have bad intention (e.g. to rob the house owner) when you step 👣 into the house 🏠 , you may end up unable to see the house gate to exit then🚪

Generally, the Terengganu Malay old houses 🏡🏘 are with beautiful 😍😍 wall craving, Islamic ☪️ influences, more to flora designs, some stupa are more towards Buddhism ⛩ No devil craving motives

 

There are 29 houses 🏡🏘 in this Terrapuri Heritage Village since 2012 i.e. 20 houses 🏡🏘 have been restored as guest villas & the remaining 9 houses serve as the resort reception, courtyard, spa, meeting room, library etc. ☺️

Actually he 👨🏻‍💼 has bought 💰💵💯 over houses 🏡🏘, only 29 units in this village while the rest serves as spare parts as most houses 🏡🏘 bought are only 70% able to be used due to extensively damaged & had rotting wood

Read more via 🌐 http://www.terrapuri.com/terengganu_classic_house.htm

 

Stay @ Kubang Jela House 🏡

As promised, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing her awesome 1️⃣ night stay 😴💤🛌 in this house 🏡

It’s 1️⃣ of the biggest house 🏡 (Super Grand Deluxe) with RM1.2K/night for 2️⃣ pax (RM106/extra pax). This house 🏡 is named with its place name i.e. Kubang Jela

Read more via 🌐 http://www.terrapuri.com/rooms_villas_rumah_kubang_jela.htm

 

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@siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 has learnt so much more about great 👍🏻 #sustainability #tourism for next generations ( #heritage #culture #architectural #art community ) personal journey from Mr @alexleeyunping 👨🏻‍💼, the founder of @terrapuri & @cafe_terradala #cafe in #Terengganu, Malaysia 🇲🇾 He passionately #sharing his love ❤️ to Terengganu old houses 🏡🏡 (without ❌ nails = "pasak" in Malaysia 🇲🇾 national language & with beautiful 😍💗meaningful wood cravings) , the ups & downs of his pursuing journey. Old = above 💯 years & some 200 years++ 😲👀 . . Guess what❓⁉️ He 👨🏻‍💼has actually collected old houses 🏡🏡 for 18 years by communicating several times to the owners before they agreed to sell the houses to him. 1️⃣ of the house took him 15 years of communicating 🗣👤 before he successfully bought it ✅🏡, wow‼️😲) . . He 👨🏻‍💼 found this piece of land @ Penarik & buillt this heritage village in 2005. He actually bought 100++ old houses 🏡🏡 as some are using as spare parts for the existing 29 units in the village. No intension of reselling any of his collection though he was being offered with great 👍🏻 attractive prices 💰💰 as he 👨🏻‍💼 proudly told that he loves 💗 each house that he has collected & each 1️⃣ is unique to him with a story behind respectively . . She 👩🏻 had a wonderful overnight in Kubang Jela house 🏡 during her recent trip, do swipe left ➡️ for more photos📸📸 in this album of her heritage stay, also clips 📹🎥about frying fish 🐟 crackers with sand, not oil, yes ✅ ancient heritage cooking style ~ so healthy👍🏻 & the beautiful beach 🏖🏝 with tall coconut trees 🌴🌴 right opposite the entrance of #terrapuri village😍💗 . . Hmm…Stil thinking 💭🤔 to expand her caption here, but but words limit by #instagram, so do stay tune her stay #vacation #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 via #blog link at bio ya 😃😁 . . 📸 special thanks 🙏🏻💗 to housemates for a night 🌃🌌😴💤🛌🛌🛌 @snfad_diela & @kariwamegumi @beautifulterengganumalaysia @gayatravel @gayatraveller #TerengganuNOWand4ever #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #TourismTerengganu #CutiCutiMalaysia #VM2020 #VisitMalaysia2020 #GayaTravel #BeautifulTerengganu #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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Do click in to her IG photos 📸📸 album posted above to view the beauty of Kubang Jela house 🏡

Kubang Jela house 🏡 was built with chengal wood & with 2️⃣ big roofs. However, Mr Alex only maintained 1️⃣ roof due to another was damaged

This house 🏡 is meant for triple 3️⃣ stay with beds 🛏🛏🛏 & mosquitoes net, ceiling fan & air conditioning 🌬💨

 

 

 

It’s fully equipped with writing ✍🏻 desk, toilet 🚽 , hot & cold shower 🚿 , a wooden bathtub 🛀🏻 , towels, batik sarong, Pandanus slippers 👡, fridge, hair dryer, indoor electric mosquito killer, umbrella 🌂

Also with complimentary 🆓 toiletries (soap, shampoo & shower gel) & mineral water bottles. You may request for iron & iron board from the reception counter upon of availability

She 👩🏻 loves 💗 her back to nature stay 💚🌳🏡without tv 📺 , radio 📻 , IDD phone 📞 & wifi connection 📶

 

 

 

 

It belongs to the head of the village 👳🏽‍♂️ where used to host lots of ceremonies e.g. “Pelepas” meaning a traditional ceremony to to let go bad spirits before the stay of a house 🏠

Not just that, it also hosted for many performances, similarily to langkasuka tradition from the old kingdom 👑 i.e. with lots of cultures to influencing both Malay & Chinese communities including the Malay healing 😊

 

 

 

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 also has learnt from her stay here to fry fish 🐟 crackers with sand, not cooking oil

Yes ✅, ancient heritage cooking style ~ so healthy👍🏻

Do enjoy a vlog 📹🎥 captured for sharing ya

 

Advanced booking 📞☎️📱is advisable especially in the months of July & Aug as lots of foreign guests ya 👫👭👬

She 👩🏻 loves 💗 the beautiful beach 🏖🏝 with tall coconut trees 🌴🌴 right opposite the entrance of this resort 🏡🏘

 

 

You may opt for visit with a RM22/ pax (min. 2️⃣ pax) entrance fee with guided tour, refreshment, coffee ☕️ / tea 🍵 10.30am or 3.30pm to visit this beautiful 😍 heritage village 🏡🏘

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻for 3.30pm, so that you can end your day with a beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 @ coconut trees 🌴🌴 beachside 🏖🏝 of Kg. Mangkuk

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wishes to revisit this village 🏡🏘 again to learn more about the Terengganu traditional Malay architecture 🏡🏘 from Mr Alex 👨🏻‍💼, it’s a pleasure to have a chat with him 🗣👤 , he loves to share 😀

Address📍: Terrapuri Heritage Village, Kg. Mangkuk, Penarik, 22120 Setiu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Website🌐: http://www.terrapuri.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Terrapuri/

More of SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s stories via 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing

#TerrapuriHeritageVillage #hotel #resort #terrapuri #village #stay #vacation #accommodation #beach #TerengganuNOWand4ever #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #TourismTerengganu #CutiCutiMalaysia #VM2020 #VisitMalaysia2020 #GayaTravel #BeautifulTerengganu #travel #travels #travelling #blogging #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #sustainability #tourism #heritage #culture #architectural #art #community #cultures

Butterfly Health & Wellness Workshop @ The Spa & Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 her recent participation to the  health & wellness workshop which organised by Butterfly 🦋 Project Malaysia 🇲🇾

💗💗 ~ The Greatest Wealth Is Health ~ 💗💗 

This workshop was inspired & empowered all females 👭👭👭 to grow from within, relax, learning & being in a healing circle ⭕️ with all participants to exploring daily self-care practices for each mind, body & spirit 😃

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It's all about health and wellness this August as we bring to you another social community initiative in collaboration with three wonderful ladies from MINC. CARE Naturally Handmade Signature Market to inspire and empower you to grow from within. Come immerse yourself in an afternoon of relaxation, learning and being in a healing circle with one other as we explore daily self-care practices for the mind, body, and spirit. Date: 17th August, 2019 (Sat) Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm * After 6pm, you're invited to explore & enjoy the spa & gym facilities (pool included). Venue: The Spa and Gym, Hilton Kuala Lumpur Dresscode: Light, Airy, Comfortable (neutral colors) Light F&B will be provided. Session 1: Self-Care Session by Minnie Chang Minc.Care Session 2: Aromatherapy Oil-blending Workshop by Dashindra Siva Plant Origins Session 3: DIY Vegan Beauty Mask Workshop by Bavani Gopala Krishnan Naturally Handmade Register Here => https:// bitly.com/ButterflyHWWorkshop This workshop is open to active beauty & lifestyle bloggers who are interested in health & wellness conversations. The workshop fee is a blog & social media coverage back. T&C in the registration form.

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There were 3️⃣ sessions,

Session 1️⃣ ~ Vegan Beauty Clay Mask DIY Workshop by Ms Bavani Gopala Krishnan 🙋🏿‍♀️ of Naturally Handmade

1️⃣st experience for her to learn & DIY own clay mask 🥣

Ms Bavani 🙋🏿‍♀️ has explained about the ratios & types of clays & skin superfood benefits that suits to individual’s beauty needs 😀👍🏻

The types of clay are base clay named Kaolin Clay & sub clay which consists of Red ❤️Clay, Rhassoul Clay, French Green 💚 Clay, French Pink 💗 Clay & Bentonite Clay

The types of skin superfood are mango powder, pomegranate powder, lavender 💜 powder, mint 🌱 powder, calendula powder, aloe vera 💚 powder & tangerine 🍊 powder

She 👩🏻 loves 💗 how Ms Bavani 🙋🏿‍♀️ has prepared all the detailed information including the beauty benefits of each clays & skin superfoods in a booklet 📖 for each participants 👭👭👭

This really helpful 👍🏻 for each participants 👭👭👭 to mix & customise 🥣 DIY own beauty clay mask, yes , own recipe according to respective skin beauty needs 😍

The clay mask DIY 🥣 steps by steps are very simple & easy to follow as guided by Ms Bavani 🙋🏿‍♀️, do check out her short vlog clip 📹🎥captured from this session

  1. Get a clean sterilised container 🥣 as for pretty skin
  2. A tea spoon 🥄 of base clay i.e. Kaolin Clay, already prepared by Ms Bavani for all participants in a container
  3. A tea spoon 🥄 of sub clay according to own skin beauty needs. She has picked for French Pink 💗 Clay to increasing skin cell regeneration, improving skin elasticity & blood circulation 
  4. Half tea spoon of skin superfood according to own skin beauty needs. She has picked for mango powder as a mild face scrub to exfoliating & removing blackheads
  5. Half tea spoon of skin superfood according to own skin beauty needs. She has picked for Calendula powder as skin conditioner to stimulating collagen production & reducing occurence of dry skin
  6. Lastly, to mix well the clay mixture into paste with either olive oil (for moisturising), coconut 🌴🥥 oil (for cleansing), yogurt (for soothing & refreshing), honey 🍯 (for detoxifying) or water 💦💧 before application

Yes ✅, all make with natural ingredients & then to use as self-care at home 🏡

A special thanks 🙏🏻 to Ms Bavani 🙋🏿‍♀️ for the goodies bag 🛍 with a packet of spa salt & a bottle of Aloe Vera 💚 Slave

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves 💗 so much the Aloe Vera 💚 Slave, now her must have travel companion in her backpack 🎒 It’s very useful as a natural moisturiser, lotion, hand sanitizer & antiseptic on the go 😁

Ohh ya…It’s safe for pets 🐶🐱🐰, do check it out ya

Website🌐: https://www.naturallyhm.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/naturallyhm/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/naturallyhm/

Session 2️⃣ ~ Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blending Workshop by Ms Dashindra Siva (Dash) 💁🏿‍♀️ of Plant Origins & Signature Market

All females 👭👭👭 love 💗 great scents, of course SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves too 💗👃🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her butterfly friends 🦋👭👭👭 has learnt the various benefits of each scent 👃🏻 from essential oils & then DIY blending own roll on bottle accordingly to each needs 😃

Among all the scents 👃🏻 from essential oils, she 👩🏻 loves 💗 the Rose 🌹Geranium essential oil the most

From the various aromatherapy essential oil blending recipes shared by Ms Dash💁🏿‍♀️, she 👩🏻has decided to blend her own scent 👃🏻with a mixture of good night sleep 👍🏻💤😴 , citrus 🍊🍋 romance & floral 🌸🌼🌹🌷blossoms in her bottle

So, she 👩🏻 has mixed 8️⃣ scents of Rose 🌹Geranium (10 drops), Jasmine, Ylang Ylang & Lavender 💜(2 drops each), Vetiver (3 drops), Grapefruit, Sweet Orange 🍊 & Lemon 🍋 (5 drops each). Lastly to top up with carrier oil before seal her bottle for usage 😉

Do feel free 🆓 to check out her short vlog clip 📹🎥 captured from this session

Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 is now carrying this roll on bottle in her backpack 🎒 on the go

Special thanks 🙏🏻 to Ms Dash 💁🏿‍♀️ for sharing tips of rubbing lavender 💜 oil in her palm 🤲🏻 till warm ♨️ & smell 👃🏻to relax & relieve migrain 😌, as well as rubbing peppermint 🌱 oil to awake self 😁

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻to enjoy the healthy nuts 🥜 mix from Signature Market, too tasty delicious 😋🤤 till you will get addicted & can’t stop snacking ya…Ha…Ha…She 👩🏻 was busy snacking 😋🤤 the sample packet while DIY her essential oil blending during the session 🤣😆

Website🌐: https://www.signaturemarket.co/my/marketplace/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/signaturemarket/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/signaturemarket/

Session 3️⃣ ~ Self-Care Session by Ms Minnie Chang 👩🏻‍💼 of Minc.Care

A relax self care session to learn the breathing 👃🏻, then sharing 🗣👥👤👥 session about what’s your current struggles in life & how to manage & then step out from the struggles

Do click in below to check out her short vlog clip 📹🎥 captured from this self care session

This comfy session is ended with a letter writing to ownself ✍🏻📝, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 prefers to type on her phone 📱 , instead of writing it ✍🏻📝

She 👩🏻 doesn’t volunteer herself to speak out 🗣about her struggle of missing her late papa 👴🏻who has just left her & her family members a week ago during the session. She 👩🏻 was just not ready for it 😢😭

She 👩🏻 has recalled & greatly appreciate 🙏🏻🤗 a question “Are you okay 👌🏻 ❓⁉️” (She 👩🏻 has answered ms Minnie 👩🏻‍💼 with a silent nodding head) & a hug 🤗 from Ms Minnie 👩🏻‍💼at the end of the session

Special thanks 🙏🏻 to Ms Minnie 👩🏻‍💼 for the goodies bag 🛍 with a cute pink 💗 dinosaur 🦖 pen, self care theme stickers, some worksheets on journal prompts & self care habits 😍😍

Yes, self care is important‼️👍🏻✌🏻

Always take care of yourself 1️⃣st no matter what ❤️

Website🌐: https://www.minccare.com/
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The Spa & Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Yeah‼️ Right after the workshops, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & other participants 👭👭👭 went for clothes 👚👖 change & then relaxing 😌 enjoy the facilities for the evening 🌃🌌

  • Gym (From treadmills to cycles 🚲 to upright & recumbent stationary bicycles, single stations & free 🆓 weights for a complete workout)

  • Outdoor free🆓-form swimming pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured from the pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ & gym visit, personally she 👩🏻 believes that this is a nice 👍🏻 environment for great 👍🏻 health & relaxation 😌😃

  • Indoor jacuzzi (SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s favourite 💗)

Note: Do click in below to enjoy her IG album posted ya

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Yeah‼️ Welcome #september 👋🏻👋🏻 @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 her recent participation to the #health & #wellness workshop @ #TheSpaandGymHiltonKL 🏢 @hiltonkualalumpur which organised by #ButterflyMsia @butterflyproject.my 🦋🇲🇾 . . 💗 ~ The Greatest Wealth Is Health ~ 💗 Do swipe left ➡️ for this photos 📸📸 & clips 📹🎥 album, not to miss a #promo code 🦋 for a special #gym membership & 1️⃣ time free 🆓 trial/pax before end Sept 2019 🤗 . . She 👩🏻 loves 💗 & enjoyed her hot steam & jacuzzi ♨️🧖🏻‍♀️time after attended the workshop with 3️⃣ sessions & gym workouts 🏢 . . Session 1️⃣ ~ Vegan Beauty Clay Mask DIY Workshop by Ms Bavani Gopala Krishnan @bavanigopala 🙋🏿‍♀️ of @naturallyhm 1️⃣st experience for her to learn & DIY own clay mask 🥣 . . Session 2️⃣ ~ Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blending Workshop by Ms Dash @daintydashbeauty 💁🏿‍♀️ of Plant Origins & @signaturemarket 🌐🛒🛍 She 👩🏻has blended her own scent 👃🏻with a mixture of good night sleep 👍🏻💤😴 , citrus 🍊🍋 romance & floral 🌸🌼🌹🌷blossoms in her bottle . . Session 3️⃣ ~ Self-Care Session by Ms Minnie Chang @minniechangg 👩🏻‍💼 of @minc.care She 👩🏻 has recalled & greatly appreciate 🙏🏻🤗 a question "Are you okay 👌🏻 ❓⁉️" (She 👩🏻 has answered ms Minnie 👩🏻‍💼 with a silent nodding head) & a hug 🤗 from Ms Minnie 👩🏻‍💼at the end of the session . . Read more soon via 🌐 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com #butterflyhwWorkshop #beauty #MincCare #PlantOrigins #NaturallyHM #hotel #spa #life #relax #healthy #healthylifestyle #blog #blogging #sharing #sharingiscaring #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #nsyftravel

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  • Steam ♨️ room (SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s favourite 💗)
  • Shower 🚿 , toilet 🚽 , changing rooms, lockers 🔐 & vanity table 🧖🏻‍♀️💄💋👄👁

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Interested to sign up ✅ for this spa & gym membership❓⁉️

You may use promo code “BUTTERFLY” for your gym membership monthly fee of RM180 nett/ pax. Only for group sign up of 5️⃣pax & above. You may use the same code for 1️⃣ complimentary 🆓 trial session only by end Sept ya 

This membership benefits include,

  • 2️⃣ hours free 🆓 parking 🅿️
  • Complimentary 🆓 inbody composition analysis
  • Complimentary 🆓 daily fitness classes e.g. yoga, HIIT etc.
  • Full access to swimming pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ & thermal facility ♨️
  • 25% discount ⬇️ on food bill in any outlets 🍽
  • Free 🆓 towel services
  • Separate male 👬 & female 👭 changing 👚👕👖👔 rooms with shower 🚿 , toilet 🚽 & lockers 🔐
  • 50% discount ⬇️ for 1️⃣st spa treatment

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More details via 🌐 http://takehome.hiltonkl.com/product/98/Flash-Sale:-20-OFF-Gym-Membership/

Location📍: Level 8, Hilton Kuala Lumpur,No. 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia
Website🌐: https://life.hiltonkl.com/gym
Operating hours🕕: 6am to 11pm (For public) & 24 hours (For hotel guests)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/hiltonkl/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/hiltonkualalumpur/

A special thank you 🙏🏻 to IG @fishmeatdie for all the beautiful 😍 photos 📸📸 captured from this wellness workshop, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves them all 💗👍🏻

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