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Muslims Friendly Products & Services @ Selangor, Malaysia (Part 1)

As a reference to SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier blog story ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป about her media attendance to the Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ recently, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/familiarization-trip-media-promotion-program-of-selangor-state-halal-industry-2022/

So, you all already know that actually the halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… industry is basically not only focused on halal food products as previously understood

Instead it includes the service sector e.g. logistics, packaging, branding & markets. It also includes pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetic products, finance, entertainment, investment, tourism & so on

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share about some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  โ˜ช๏ธโœ… products & services that being discovered from this trip at Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

~ Halal is for everyone, not just Muslims ~

Beauty

Dermalene Skin Specialist Centre ๐Ÿฅฐ

It’s a skin centre that provides halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… Syariah compliant skin solutions with care & expertise. There are 6๏ธโƒฃ branches available โœ… nationwide Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ The logo of Dermalene is a lecture hall with aims to educate everyone about the importance of taking care of skin with proper knowledge eg. Sunscreen is important for skin to prevent skin cancer & pigmentation concern, however many people are not using it

The founder of Dermalene, Dr. Alina Hasni ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ is a skincare addict, she owns a FB page, website & has been sharing health & skincare tips since she was 18 years old, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Dr. Alina ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ, herself is the brand ambassador of her skin centre personally to SiennyLovesDrawing, hmm…love at 1๏ธโƒฃst sight & 1๏ธโƒฃst met up, lol ๐Ÿ˜†, Dr Alina is so pretty with her healthy skin. She is so friendly & willing to share & chitchatting with. She aims to have her skin centre to be an Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) equivalent in the future, ie. An end to end go to centre for skin. From SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป recent visit, she is impressed that Dr Alina & her team are already working smart towards this goal with its baby steps at the moment ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป A success is awaiting for sure

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has experienced herself the skin analysis & consultation session, she is impressed with the detailed explanation gained, she now understand better her current skin status & some beauty care tips from the Dermalene skin consultant, bravo & do keep up your great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป customer service, you deserve the good Google rating & reviews

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her visit via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Dermalene Malaysia aims & tries to restore youth of the skin, it focuses on skin surface, improves skin & improves overall lifestyle. It offers its customers a non-invasive & skin-friendly treatment. No injection โŒ๐Ÿ’‰ involved, instead it provides evidence-based, clinically proven, effective & efficient skincare solutions ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป All its skincare machinery are internationally imported & up-to-date. Any skincare products that are taken into Dermalene Malaysia for sale need to be paper & evidence based

If you check out its Google rating & reviews, it scores high rating with great comments ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, Dr Alina ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผhas explained that the distinguish factor is its comprehensive consultation to each patient on their skin concerns before, during & after the skin treatment/ solutions. Also they are adapting to current trends & moving into e-commerce & online, not just physical centres. She has gained lots of words of mouth recommendations from its existing customers, that’s proven how reliable the services here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Keep it up ya

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02rXtr4se98eePcQhcawUuf7CwpgWoHj1Lrs1kLPcsKtKE2ZPDXfVwC7buSr1kfkucl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://dermalene.com/contact-us/
Website๐ŸŒ: https://dermalene.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dermalenegroup

Beverage

Chatime ๐Ÿง‹

Yes โœ…, ‘cha’ means tea, so Chatime is loosely translated as tea time ๐Ÿง‹โ˜•๐Ÿต๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป It’s passionate about tea & want to let the world ๐ŸŒŽ know how a cup of โ€œGood Teaโ€ is made โ˜•๐Ÿต

Chatime is the pioneer of halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… bubble tea in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & well known for its pearl milk tea ๐Ÿง‹with ingredients are all halal from Taiwan franchise & then endorsed again by JAKIM

SiennyLovesDrawing always go for her 2๏ธโƒฃ favourite alternatively ie. Its signature Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea & Lai Chee Kang tea ๐Ÿง‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป So, what’s your all time favourite beverage at Chatimeโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do check out her happy Chatime TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7146739730900602139

Throughout the years, they have been working with its contract tea farmers ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ in Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ to produce the so-called โ€œGood Teaโ€. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, the Chatime Tea Lab consists of world top-notch tea experts with the vision of redefining the benchmark of world bubble tea ๐Ÿง‹ industry

Chatime tea factory is certified โœ… with global quality & safety certifications. Following the highest standard of traditional tea making procedure with state-of-the-art tea processing equipment

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid034mm2ryn7hNSKd5ZRttqGrMPRUL1K2LeQXwxGyCgwPwYasuTcVUyk323EQQReNYiLl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://chatime.com.my/outlets/
Website๐ŸŒ: https://chatime.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChatimeMalaysia/

Aku Suka Kopi (ASK) โ˜•

It’s a micro roastery that is passionate about all things coffee โ˜• It was founded by Mr Najmuddin Nan as his part time business

He was a certified English teacher, then quit & do this coffee business which focuses on cafe consultation, barista classes, supply coffee beans etc.

If you’re coffee lover, you’ve to be at this cafe to enjoy the latte & black coffee โ˜• here as it’s with its own ASK roasted beans

SiennyLovesDrawing & her other media team members enjoyed the coffee cupping session hosted by the founder. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ She has got her favorite pick ~ Dua Blend, which is the best seller of this cafe, she loves the good coffee aroma & non sour coffee taste โ˜•๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02QprE55tFwXmcQuRg9xhsopUb2hNEegkVKNsjhyA1qwuh4fmLG5pBnzTMSt5hvXeHl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uSDiaGjfdtxccRYj8
Website๐ŸŒ: https://akusukakopi.com/product-category/coffee-beans/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Akusukakopi/

Chocolate

Chocolate Muzium ๐Ÿซ

It’s the Southeast Asiaโ€™s most interactive & one-of-a-kind chocolate ๐Ÿซ museum. Visitors may discover more than ๐Ÿ’ฏ chocolate companies in 6๏ธโƒฃ distinct categories ie. the Journey of Chocolates, Father of Chocolates, Health Benefits of Chocolates, Chocolates in the Industry, Chocolate Kitchen & Chocolate Galleria

It incorporates interactive attractive displays and simple language to provide the best learning experience for all ages ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing & her media members had a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time at its chocolate handbag ๐Ÿ‘œ/ high heels ๐Ÿ‘  decoration workshop during her recent visit

It was so much fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Highly recommended & you will not regret the fun being creative, it’s open for ๐Ÿ”Ÿ pax & above with a varieties of themes as well as price range. Personally she would recommend this as educational activities or corporate team building. The staff has shared that they have done for birthday, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ that’s a brilliant way to celebrate birthday with friends by enjoying a chocolate workshop ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ

As a chocolate lover ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿซ, she has learnt from this visit that if cough, can eat plain chocolate ๐Ÿซ as it helps ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Also Cocoa plants are mostly planted in Sabah & Sarawak of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0dUk3RUF1rgXbKpRGakt6UVSWXcALpRfvQwcT8eGhT9Rc7urJ796U62spvhmbt1u8l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZDkVAkr8bkeEcXeH6
Website๐ŸŒ: http://chocolatemuseum.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/chocolatemuseumkotadamansa

Farm/ Garden

Saudagar Nanas Agrofarm

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s more than just pineapple ๐Ÿ farm visit, instead many are here for its viral cafe at the hill top which it offers pineapple-based menu ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ eg. Pineapple juice ๐Ÿฅค, pineapple curry puff, pineapple ice cream ๐Ÿฆ, fried pineapple & many more

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It needs approximately 7๏ธโƒฃ tons of pineapple supplies๐Ÿ๐Ÿ just for cafe usage every week, so good business, if weekend do expect a queue ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ†“ admission

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that there are many pineapple ๐Ÿ plant species for landscaping & decorations with its beautiful flowers & leaves, no fruits. Moreover it’s easy to keep as home plant according to the founder, Mr Noor Hardy. Do check out her happy visit TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Hmm…From her visit experience, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has suggested to the cafe owner that a stairs handle to be added for the safety & convenience to reach this cafe especially for the kids & senior citizens. Do be extra careful on your way up with the steep stairs to enjoy tasty pineapple themed foods & desserts served here ya ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02VhV3u7rntCnQHj9fkV3CE12n9PWDAZqzXbRhPgF146Lo2UbkVmEpvCPZg6oQPiDXl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tcbjHq63dVHYfs3S8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/saudagar.nanas

Mutiara Figs Garden

Fig aka Buah Tin in Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language, it was mentioned specifically in Al-Qur’an

This garden was founded by Mr Mohd. Hilmi bin Yusoff at his own house ๐Ÿก at Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ As an architect himself & his wife, Mrs Faridah Hasni binti Ramli love landscaping to beautify their home, gardening being influenced & trained by his late father, especially orchids

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Mr Hilmi has humbly shared that his home landscaping actually won award before, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป He actually planting figs at 1๏ธโƒฃst as a hobby & passion with exotic plants at home backyard, till the family collected up to 300 varieties of figs & discovering its health benefits & nutrition found in fig fruits & leaves, so then this 2๏ธโƒฃ acres figs garden since 2017 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป & expanding to more fig processed products eg. Jam, sambal & many more to bring more awareness for people to know fig & its health benefits especially high in antioxidants to reduce chance of cancer

It’s now a family managed business & through her chat with Mr Hilmi, she is impressed how this father actually supported his kids, 2๏ธโƒฃ daughters & a son in this fig business. He sees the potential in this fig business, although he shared that this business yet to make profits. He also explained that they are in the midst of getting halal certification, hopefully soon ๐Ÿ”œ & it would definitely help in penetrating his fig business to export to overseas

The Fig dessert operations started in 2020, yes โœ…, during pandemic lockdown time to supply to hotels, restaurants, cafes etc. because the shelf life of fig fruits just within 3๏ธโƒฃ days & the challenge to transport fresh fig fruits to other destinations, so innovate with fig cheese tarts with jam & fresh fruits as topping. Online booking available on its website. Mr Hilmi has shared that he intends & is currently exploring whether to have fresh fig fruits in tube form for easy transportation & consumption at the same time, just similar like the tube honey that available in the market now

๐Ÿ†“ admission

The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor also visited here with the media members. He is so proud & happy that Mutiara Fig Garden is brave to take charge in this fig plantation in Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the agro tourism destinations in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ for an educational tour & know more about this fig plant. Mr Hilmi has informed that he has yet to apply for halal certification, though it’s Muslims family business owned & using MARDI techniques & skills. The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi has encouraged Mr Hilmi to proceed in its halal certification application, despite the technical concerns always take time for JAKIM to grant halal certification to all applications eg. Each raw ingredients sources etc. In fact, The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi told that himself & team is currently trying to plan to have some contemporary settings in place to help & facilitate the halal certification applications moving forward of Selangor entrepreneurs

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt the ๐Ÿ”Ÿ health benefits of figs here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • Powerful antioxidants (Fruits & leaf)
  • Anti cancer (Fruits)
  • Boost immunity (Fruits)
  • Anti bacterial & anti fungal (Fruits)
  • Nutrient dense (Fruits & leaf)
  • โฌ†๏ธ in Potassium & help In high blood pressure (Leaf)
  • โฌ†๏ธ in dietary fibre (Fruits & leaf)
  • Anti diabetic (Leaf)
  • Anti aging (Fruits & leaf)
  • โฌ†๏ธ in calcium (Fruits & leaf)

Not just that, she has learnt that fig plants requires 4-6 months for planting & harvesting in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, the fungus from humidity will spoil the fig fruits, also flood as fig needs water but not too much to grow for good harvesting. Fig plant needs half a day sunlight ๐ŸŒž, so planting them in green house is to protect them from the excessive rain water ๐ŸŒง๏ธ Each plant can harvest 30-40 fruits each time. It harvest 2๏ธโƒฃ times a year in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ versus once in Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท comparatively, with rotating techniques used, Mutiara Fig manages to have fig harvesting all year round ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

She also learnt the Peat Moss ie. Soil as medium for this plan & CIRT method as an additional compound for the root growth of this plant. The steps are,

  1. Remove outer layer of the plant
  2. Root hormones application
  3. Cut the Peat Moss & CIRT composition bag, spray water & apply again root hormones
  4. Then wrap the bag at the outer layer
  5. After 2๏ธโƒฃ weeks root growth on the bag
  6. Another 2๏ธโƒฃ weeks transplant the bag to poly bag to grow as a ๐Ÿ†• plant & place in nursery & place with a dripper (Both fertilizer & water) auto system for daily watering

After transplant, approximately 2๏ธโƒฃ months to start the baby fruit 1๏ธโƒฃst, then harvest in approximately 5 months later. The fig fruits harvest here are vailable in green ๐Ÿ’š, yellow ๐Ÿ’›, red โ™ฅ๏ธ & black ๐Ÿ–ค according to the level of sweetness ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Ohh ya…Exclusive & by appointment through call ๐Ÿ“ฑ/ email ๐Ÿ“จ to visit this Mutiara Fig Garden , absolutely worth a visit ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02zHjPGu2vvh4imVgdqiAeULTXnR7uxLHb2BJMo245895fBHdaQbwAF69SFCvZvZi1l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uytJdUwWdKHGQXJY7
Website๐ŸŒ: https://mutiarafigs.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mutiarafigsgarden

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Hmm…Do stay tuned for SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s next blog post for Part 2๏ธโƒฃ of her discovery of some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  โ˜ช๏ธโœ… products & services from this FAM trip at Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ya โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโœ๐Ÿป

WATER: Aย Musical Presented by Somerset Music & Chin San Sooi

Do you all recall SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโœ๐Ÿป here about Raising Conservation Awareness with Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ : A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ presented by Somerset Music & Mr Chin San Sooi from her media attendance at its press launch earlier somewhere in Augโ“โ‰๏ธ

You may read her earlier full story via ๐ŸŒย  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/05/raising-conservation-awareness-with-water-a-musical/

This musical ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ is supported by the Environmental Protection Society of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ as an interactive musical play. All audiences were encouraged to engage with the cast members by joining in the discussion by sharing responses ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค, singing ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘„ & dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ throughout the play

WATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ has always been a medium through which the most catastrophic disasters are portrayed ie. Floods ๐ŸŒŠ, droughts, landslides, forest fires ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒณ, water-borne diseases, water pollution etc. WATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ maybe just next to air is the most important element to living on earth ๐ŸŒŽ for all. So, this musical ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผย  tittle to better compel the attention of all to safeguard & protect the planet that we all are living on currently ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒŽ

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So, the synopsis of this musical is very simple to achieve the educational & awareness of flora fauna conservation messaging to the audiences. It’s about in a forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ clearing, tiger ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฏ & the other animals (Mouse deer ๐ŸฆŒย  , elephant ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜,ย  Warthog ๐Ÿ—, monkey ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต) gather to discuss human’s destruction of the environment. Yes โœ…, it was discussed how the humans plunder the forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, the animals’ home & the effects of that on the environment with the subsequent tainting of the waterways, also seek the responses from the audiences on the negative impacts ie. The result of human wanting things they donโ€™t need. The human supposedly to live with the surrounding environment, then to balance the explosion or greed of their needs. For example, the deforestation of the National Park in Pahang, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

There are a total of 8๏ธโƒฃ songs in this 1๏ธโƒฃ hour musical ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ,

  • Little Drops of Water
  • I am a Vegetarian ~ Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’• loves the lyrics of this song led by Madam Elephant ๐Ÿ˜cast member of this musical
  • So You See
  • Its My Turn
  • Turn All Around
  • How to Cook A Wildboar ~ The interactiveness with audiences just cute hand gestures from their respective seats ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป led by Mr Warthog cast member of this musical
  • I Shall Survive
  • Virus Homo Erectus ~ If SiennyLovesDrawing remembered correctly, this was the song that her little niece happily accepted Ms Monkey ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿค๐Ÿป๐Ÿต cast member invitation by holding her hands to the stage to join the sing & dance ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Do check out her TikTok clip captured of this said interactiveness via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7147314048391056667
  • Precious Water ~ Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’• loves this song the most, especially the chorus

This time, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share her impressive love to this musical from her audience attendance with her little niece this recent weekend ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป It’s absolutely a great weekend spent

Yes โœ…, truly a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ attended as #proudaunt SiennyLovesDrawing & her little niece really enjoyed this Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ : A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ Bravo to the play director, music composer, cast members, head gear designer & all crew members involved in this musical ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

Do check out her happy musical weekend #proudaunt bonding moment with her little niece TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ, you will sure observe how interactive throughout the musical, as well as the nice songs composed in this musical ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The Black Box theatre of DPAC open for audiences to enter 15mins before the musical scheduled time. ๐Ÿ†“ seating arrangement. At the entrance, each audience is given an animal card, it’s not just as a souvenir ๐ŸŽ from the musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ, instead it formed part of the interaction during the show, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿคฉ

Howโ“โ‰๏ธ

If you’re holding a monkey ๐Ÿต card, you suppose to join in the interaction when being asked by monkey cast member & so on for each of the animals in the musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผย  SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was given with a monkey ๐Ÿต card while her little niece was given with an elephant ๐Ÿ˜ card ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Before the musical starts, Mr Chin San Sooi has reminded all audiences to wear mask ๐Ÿ˜ท throughout the whole musical. From SiennyLovesDrawing’s observation as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the excited audience, ๐Ÿ’ฏ% compliance โœ… gained from all responsible audiences #kitajagakita ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

When the musical 1๏ธโƒฃst started, all the cast members appeared on stage with bright smiles ๐Ÿ˜ & wore on their respective animal’s head gear designed ๐Ÿช–, in white tee ๐Ÿค & blue jeans ๐Ÿ‘–to signify their living in a forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ It was like back to a traditional theater personally to SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป where the focus all aims on the storyline, songs, cast members’ discussion, instead of technology or LED effects of a fancy high tech stage. Even the projections were very simple & straightforward to address the messages discussed on animals conservation & pollution matters. Absolutely a job well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป as this musical play did conveyed clear & engaged messaging to all audiences

The interactiveness between the cast members & the audiences very encouraging & really touching SiennyLovesDrawing’s heart โค๏ธ

Especially when she observed her little niece from being shy at the beginning, next joined the hand gestures with the cast members on her seat ๐Ÿ’บ, then accepted a personal invitation by a cast member, Ms Monkey ๐Ÿต to her, she then hold her hands ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿค๐Ÿป ๐Ÿต to join her on the stage to dance & sing together. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Not just that, many kids ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป (Including special kids from NASOM) also joined the cast members to sing & dance together, truly excitement gained from the interactions during the musical. A creative & innovative way of hosting a musical, bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Do keep up the good performing arts spirit & vibes, you all had an amazing musical done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป SiennyLovesDrawing & her little niece really enjoyed it. Her little niece already kept asking when will be the next musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ, she wanna meet the Ms Monkey ๐Ÿต again, lol ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† Ms Monkey, if you’re reading here, you’ve gained a little fan ya ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿต

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the ending part of this musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ where an introduction to all members involved in the success of this musical, including those behind the scene crew members. It’s really a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป way to share appreciation ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปto all

Also sharing to all audiences the preparation & behind the scenes stories, yes โœ…, every success is never easy with lots of hard works. All the members involved in this Water: A Musical deserve a great applause ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, you’ve done your very best , we look forward to your next musical ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Most of the audiences still stay on to take photos with the cast members before said good bye ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป & happy satisfied left the Black Box theatre

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Ohh ya…A little surprise to SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป when she flipped & read the Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ : A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ booklet ๐Ÿ“– that her name, SiennyLovesDrawing was mentioned under the Acknowledgement page as part of the press & media members

Greatly appreciate it, it’s always a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป pleasure for SiennyLovesDrawing to support the local art talents with her blogging passion. A special thanks to Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ : A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ for inviting & trusting her blogging passion to be part of your media team ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Looking forward to your next musical & many more ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ

Familiarization Trip Media Promotion Program of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022

Updated 16 Sept 2022, 10.45am
Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ The Selangor State Government through the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor are coordinated ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป by the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) & Selangor State Media Organization has recently organized a Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was being invited as media member to participate ๐Ÿ“ง, special thanks for trusting her blogging & content creation passion ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโœ๐Ÿป

Speaking during the Selangor State Halal Industry Promotion Media Familiarization (FAM) Trip Program 2022, The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor said, “The halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… industry is basically not only focused on halal food products only as previously understood, even they are including the service sector such as logistics, packaging, branding & markets. It also includes products like pharmaceuticals, personal care & cosmetics, finance, entertainment, investment, tourism etc.”

With this, the Selangor State Halal Industry Promotion Media FAM Trip Program 2022
with aim to introduce the diversity of halal industries found in the State Selangor across various sectors, encourages & provides opportunities to entrepreneurs / halal industry entrepreneurs among small & medium industries to promote their products

Program’s objectives
1. Introducing halal industry products in Selangor;
2. Introducing the diversity of Selangor’s Halal industry across a wide range of sectors such as the manufacturing industry & halal services;
3. Encourage & give opportunities to entrepreneurs / industrial entrepreneurs halal among small & medium industries to promote their halal products;
4. Educate by presenting accurate & convincing information continuously to the community about the halal industry of the State of Selangor;
5. Educate & encourage industry players who have obtained certificate status Halal Malaysia stores information & documents their activities as records & case studies for the reference of other industry players who have not yet get the recognition of Malaysia’s Halal certificate;
6. Be a space & opportunity for the State Government, especially the Committee Stay Halal Industry to convey wishes & inform everything efforts & initiatives designed & planned by the State Government regarding the development of the state’s halal industry

He explained again, the Covid 19 pandemic that is hitting the world today is not the only 1๏ธโƒฃ
affecting the world ๐ŸŒŽ economy, even participating in changing the landscape of people’s lives
“We will diversify programs like this so that we can help to some extent halal industry players in the state of Selangor to continue survival in the ๐Ÿ†• norm.โ€ he added
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Some of the Muslim friendly/ Shariah Compliant/ Halal products & services being discovered during this FAM trip are,

Do stay tuned for next blogging from SiennyLovesDrawing soon with the detailed of her own experiences with each listed above ya โ˜บ๏ธ

Raising Conservation Awareness with WATER: A Musical

Updated 25 Sept 2022, 10.15pm

Absolutely a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ attended. SiennyLovesDrawing & her little niece really enjoyed Water: A Musical, bravo to the play director, music composer, cast members, head gear designer & all crew members involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

Do check out her happy musical weekend TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ & stay tuned for her next blogging about her audience attendance to this musical ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜


Yeah!! It’s September now, time flies : )

If you’ve been following SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป’s blog stories here, you would have read about her recent art collaboration with WWF Malaysia on tiger ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ conservation, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/29/roar-for-life-eco-festival-in-conjunction-of-global-tiger-day-by-wwf-malaysia/

This round she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share about her recent media attendance to witness the official media launch to raising greater conservation awareness with WATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ: A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ presented by Somerset Music & Mr Chin San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป

WATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ is a musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ Tiger ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ calls the animals for a meeting to discuss man’s act of deforestation which leads to the pollution of rivers. All the 7๏ธโƒฃ animals affirm the sacredness of Mother Earth ๐ŸŒ, ohh no no…๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

The musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ is interactive. The audience are invited to sing ๐ŸŽค & dance ๐Ÿฉฐ together with the cast members, wowโ€ผ๏ธ Absolutely gonna be an exciting & interesting musical experience with a meaningful conservation awareness raised, bravoโ€ผ๏ธ

It’s a collaboration ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป between playwright/director, Mr Chin San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป aka nickname in Mandarin ๅฑฑๆฐด Mountain Water, with music by Ms Joanne Poh ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ of Somerset Music, the audience can look forward to this 60mins of memorable cum interactive engagement with the cast members. Ms Joanne ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ & the cast members have proudly shared during the launch that the music is catchy & interactive for audiences to sing ๐ŸŽค & dance ๐Ÿฉฐ along with all cast members during the musical play. Wowโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is looking forward toward it, how about youโ“โ‰๏ธ

Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป said at the official media launch of WATER at Warung Old China in Kuala Lumpur (KL), West Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, โ€œI was contemplating writing a play on the topic of conservation when I read of the deforestation that was taking place at the National Park ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ in Pahang, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ many years ago. I was too earnest & the muse eluded me, till now.โ€

When the covid lockdown began, Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป spent 4๏ธโƒฃ very productive months occupied, with the end result of finishing 8๏ธโƒฃ scripts: 2๏ธโƒฃ satires, 3๏ธโƒฃ musicals, 2๏ธโƒฃ monologues & 1๏ธโƒฃ operetta. So, that is how WATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ : A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ is flowing out to the Malaysian audience in this post-covid environment

It’s really a privilege for SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to be at this official media launch to hear directly from Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป, Ms Joanne ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, Mr Khang Nanyao ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป & some cast members of their involvement & preparation of this musical play ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her media attendance via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป continues to share that: โ€œA musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ is more difficult to realise as it is very challenging to compose a piece of music ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ to lyrics written by another person. I approached Joanne ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ to compose the music. Joanne in her own right is a piano teacher, runs a music school & has sung in choirs & performed on stage. I gave her a year to work on the music. I am glad that Joanne Poh took up the gauntlet with our 3๏ธโƒฃ musicians.”

He ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป further explained to the media members that during the covid lockdown, he basically spent time on eat ๐Ÿ˜‹, sleep ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด & write โœ๐Ÿป, repeat almost the same daily & then produced this play ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ He always wanted to create something relating to pollution & conservation. He just sat down to write without any ideas, then this play materialized naturally. Bravoโ€ผ๏ธ

He ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป also admitted to the media members that personally, he is not good in music, not a single note. He understands the difficulty of composing music ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ from play, so he spoke to Joanne ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, a music teacher, singer, pianist & more to invite her to compose music for this play. Joanne actually being modest & hesitant to Mr San Sooi’s invitation at the beginning, she managed to produce the music for this play after 1๏ธโƒฃ year. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ

Ms Joanne ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ then shared with the media that a total of 8๏ธโƒฃ songs, each animals represent in each music. Why took a yearโ“โ‰๏ธ She was procrastinating at 1st, hence delaying it when she was invited by Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป To her, music ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ actually comes when you don’t want it from her music experiences. She would like to have her music on how to connect with the audiences. Also to her, the animal’s gender in this play actually makes a difference in her music creation. It’s neutral & simple to looping mind ๐Ÿง  when connecting with music ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ Even for children/ students ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป, to educate them on pollution & conservation through music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต Of course different for adults & teenagers will be also different. The children will come with adults (ie. Parents/ teachers) to the play, so using appropriate music ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ to tight in the play script content is really important to connect with the audiences whether during or even out from the theater that the audiences still remembering the conservation messages from this musical play ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ further explained that she was hesitant to Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป’s invitation at the beginning because it’s totally ๐Ÿ†• to her to put music in this educational play. She was lacking of confidence with totally something ๐Ÿ†• to her music experiences. She took a lot of courage because she understands well that this music from her needs to be put on stage for the public. At last, she decided to still give it a try. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Ohh ya…Ms Joanne ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ also shared that she was at 1๏ธโƒฃst worried about the generation gap with Mr San Sooi, 81 ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป who is actually on par with her grand parents age. She appreciates the trust from Mr San Sooi with her to put tunes to his play script created. In fact, she has total freedom in her music creation to this play ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

โ€œWATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ is a combined effort by us in an act of creativity with the members of the cast. The oldest cast member is 61 year old Hilda Looi ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฑ & the youngest cast member is school girl, Kirsten Wong, 13 ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Together with designer, Khang Nanyao, we have set the stage with the different cast of characters through head gear specially created headwear for Mousedeer ๐ŸฆŒ, Tiger ๐Ÿฏ, Elephant ๐Ÿ˜, Monkey ๐Ÿต & Wildboar/ Warthog ๐Ÿ— In a small but significant way, we hope that WATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ : A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ would make people be more aware of the environment & treat it with respect & concern. The play could lead to larger issues like conservation of the seas & oceans ๐ŸŒŠ,โ€ added Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป

Mr Khang Nanyao ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป shared during the official media launch that the animal’s head gears were all 3D printed for current edge trending technology. So, the weight of each is not heavy & does not spoil very fast. These head gear with PLA plastics is possible to recycle โ™ป๏ธ, but it may require special techniques to recycle them

Hmm…Importance of technology over the nature/ being environment friendlyโ“โ‰๏ธ Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป as a go green ๐Ÿ’š person would think of using a more environmental friendly materials in producing the head gears would be more meaningful to this play on conservation initiative & awareness ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Mr Khang Nanyao ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป further explained to media members that he appreciates the trust from Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป as he has full control on the hear gear design, yes โœ…, basically everything on his own ideas & no restrictions of head gear ideas for this play. It’s actually both the spiritual design with technology design at the same time. He did an open head helmet instead of a covered mask as requested by Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป His artwork more on live vs death ~ More scary side. Started making a difference in this play by adding in past & future elements to his head gear design. The cause & effect of humans made. To Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป, the white side of the head gear signifies spiritual to him. It’s an interesting interpretation of the head gear created. It took average 4๏ธโƒฃ days to produce a head gear of the animal, except 5๏ธโƒฃ days for the elephant ๐Ÿ˜ head gear

One of the cast member, Madam Hilda Looi ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฑ has shared that her 1๏ธโƒฃst play was when she was in 18 yrs old & this musical play is her 2nd involvement as Elephant 1๐Ÿ˜ Being the oldest cast member in this musical play, she is looking forward to working with the younger generation. While the youngest cast member, Ms Kirsten Wong ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ is not doing much acting before her involvement to this play as Monkey 1๐Ÿต It’s really a good ๐Ÿ†• experience to learn new things. While another cast member, Ricky – shared that it’s his 1๏ธโƒฃst play as Elephant 2๐Ÿ˜ in this musical play & a lot more to learn

Mr San Sooi ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป has added at the end of the official media launch that all cast members will start the rehearsal of this musical play in early Sept. Ohh yes, it’s on going now, so your ticket booking & purchase surely motivating & boosting encouraging vibes to all the cast members ya ๐Ÿ˜€ Let’s support local Malaysian artistsย 

The Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM) is excited with this musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ which highlights the growing consciousness in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พv& worldwide ๐ŸŒ on the protection of the environment & is pleased to support raising the animal conservation in a creative form

The musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ is also proudly supported by Warong Old China (The venue of official media launch), GTM Art & Stationery Suppliers, Yudimama & Little Heritage House

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So, let’s support ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป this meaningful conservation musical play ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๓ฟ€ฌ it will debut from 21 Sept 2022 (Wed) with daily show @ 8.30pm till 25 Sept 2022 (Sun) @ 3pm at Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Petaling Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Performances Date & Time๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

  • 21 Sept 2022 (Wed), 8.30PM
  • 22 Sept 2022 (Thu), 8.30PM
  • 23 Sept 2022 (Fri), 8.30PM
  • 24 Sept 2022 (Sat), 8.30PM
  • 25 Sept 2022 (Sun), 3.00PM

Genre: Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ

Venue๐Ÿ“: Blackbox, Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Petaling Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia

Performance Duration: 60mins

Ticket ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Information:

  • RM48.00 (Normal)
  • RM38.00 (Concession: Student/ Senior Citizen/ Disabled)

Age Limit: 5๏ธโƒฃ years & above

Ticket ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Office:
Address๐Ÿ“: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia
Contact no. โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ฑ: +603-40650001 & +603-40650002

Ticket ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ booking ๐ŸŒ: http://www.dpac.com.my/page/ticket/bookTicket/view/1132.html

More details about WATER ๐Ÿ’ฆ: A Musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ

Cast Members ~ In Order of Appearance

  • Mousedeer ๐ŸฆŒ~ Ivan Liew
  • Tiger ๐Ÿฏ ~ Kevin Wong
  • Elephant 1 ๐Ÿ˜ ~ Hilda Looi
  • Elephant 2 ๐Ÿ˜ ~ Ricky Kee
  • Monkey 1 ๐Ÿต ~ Kirsten Wong
  • Monkey 2 ๐Ÿต ~ Tan Xin Ni
  • Wildboar/ Warthog ๐Ÿ— ~ Alain Boey

Musicians

  • Loh Khang Zheng ~ Guitar ๐ŸŽธ
  • Alyson Seah ~ Drums ๐Ÿฅ
  • Ng You Qi ~ Piano/keyboards ๐ŸŽน

Biodata of CHIN SAN SOOI ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป

  • Educational Qualification: B.A.(Hons.) in English, University of Malaya (1964)
  • Scholarship Award: British Council to Central School of Speech & Drama, London (1969)

Teaching Experiences:

  • – Anglo-Chinese Secondary School, Ipoh Pre-University Class (1964-69, 1970-73)
  • – Regional Teacherโ€™s Training Centre, Ipoh (1966 โ€“67)
  • – Taylorโ€™s College, Kuala Lumpur Victorian HSC/South Aust.HSC, Australia(1974-1979)
  • – Private Tutoring (1980-1984)
  • – Prime College, Kuala Lumpur Cambridge Certificate A Level Examination (1985-1989)
  • – Wholesome Centre of Learning, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Founder Member (1991 -2000 )
  • – Prepare students for the ESOL grade examinations & Effective Communication & Speech & Drama Performance Certificate conducted by Trinity College, London since 1996
  • – Private Tutor

Award ๐Ÿ†:

  • – 16th Pride of Workmanship Awards 15th Feb 2003 by the Rotary Club of Ipoh in recognition of outstanding performance in the teaching profession having served with dedication, commitment & pride in the chosen vocation
  • – Nominated for Best Director in the Boh Cameronian Arts Award 2003
  • – Conferred as a legend of Malaysian theater by Boh Cameronian Arts Award 2015
  • – Designed the Power of the Voice course & has been conducting it since 1985. Companies & Corporate bodies which benefited from the above course: TV3, MetroVision, Bloomberg Malaysia, Teachers Training College, Kuala Lumpur, Price Water House, BMG Malaysia, Cosway Direct Marketing Co., Malaysian Pineapple Board, Johore, Sabah Tourist Department, Methodist Girls School Malacca, Jerneh Insurance, Kuala Lumpur, College of Foreign Economic Relations HCM City, Vietnam, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur, Lifelinks Singapore, Seimans Kuala Lumpur, Applied Information Management Services (AIMS) Sdn Bhd, numerous Toast Masters clubs , Malaysian Development Bank (2013), English Department, San Yat San University Guangzhou (2015), dividuals, professionals, students in Malaysia & Singapore & from China, Indonesia & Japan
  • – Conducted a course on Public Speaking to AON (Risk Insurance)
  • – Conducted a 3-day Drama Workshop (2005) organised by the Ipoh Rotary Club in Ipoh
  • – Designed & conducted a course in speech & drama for 6 year olds for the Edventures Child Enrichment Centres in the Klang Valley
  • – Edited: Dining with Dragons by Carol Selvaraja & Butterfly by Bernard Tsai
  • – Wrote & directed the following plays: Lady White (A re-telling of the Madam White Snake Legend), Morning In Night (musical) published in 2016, Yap Ah Loy the Play, Reunion (musical) published in1994, Kuala Lumpur Sentral (musical)
  • – Also directed many Shakespearean plays & local Broadway Musicals among others since 1964
  • – Invited by,
  1. East West Center, Hawaii to direct Emily of Emerald Hill by Stella Kon in 1986
  2. Chinese Theater Workshop, New York to direct Zhang Boils the Ocean in 1996

Founder Member of,

  • – Five Arts Centre 1984
  • – Chinese Opera Club, KL 1992
  • – Currently, as Artistic Director of The Canticle Singers since 2002
  • – Chin San Sooi (Playwright/Director) actively engaged in all aspects of theater
  • – Studied Speech & Drama at the Central School of Speech & Drama London in 1969 under a British Council Scholarship

Wrote โœ๐Ÿป & directed the following plays,

  • Lady White (1977, 83 &89) Ipoh, KL, Penang; Morning In Night โ€“ musical (1980) Ipoh, KL; Yap Ah Loy The Play (1985); Reunion โ€“ Musical (1994) published 1994; KL Sentral/ Brickfields โ€“ Musical (2001) Refugee:Images (2006)

Directed through the years,

  • 1964 -A Shakespearean Feast (Excerpts) on his 400th Anniversary
  • 1965- As You Like It
  • 1965 – Brigadoon
  • 1967 – Anni Get Your Gun ( Ipoh, Taiping )
  • 1966 – Othello
  • 1966 – Romeo & Juliet (Penang Free School 150th Anniversary production)
  • 1967 – Merchant Of Venice
  • 1967 – The King & I
  • 1968 – Amahl & the Night Visitors
  • 1969 – King Lear
  • 1969 – The Sound of Music
  • 1969 – Arms & The Man
  • 1970 & 1974 – Macbeth (KL, Ipoh)
  • 1971 -The Breeding Pair (Two one act plays by Stella Kon)
  • 1971 & 1976 – Fantasticks (Ipoh, KL, Penang, Seremban)
  • 1972 & 1991 – Camelot (Ipoh, KL)
  • 1973 โ€“ West Side Story
  • 1974 – The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • 1975 – Flower Drum Song (Seremban)
  • 1976 – Gbena Bendu
  • 1977 – Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1979 – The Battles of Coxinga
  • 1984 – Emily of Emerald Hill ( & other innumerable occasions seeing through more than 206 performances: Seremban, KL, Ipoh, Penang,,Tawau, Kuching, Singapore, Johor Bahru, Melacca, Hawaii, also invited to perform in Vancouver, Canada in Sept 2006, Wollongong & Sydney Feb.2011
  • 1987 – Three Children ( KL & Singapore)
  • 1989 – Three Children & My Grandmother Said (KL, Ipoh)
  • 1996 – Zhang Boils The Ocean (New York) for Chinese Theater Workshop
  • 2002 – Two From Galilee for The Canticle Singers
  • 2003 – The Rose of Sharon
  • 2004 – Do You Hear The People Sing?
  • 2004 – The Season of Light
  • 2005 – The Gift Goes On
  • 2006 – Refugee:Images
  • 2007 – Flower Drum Song
  • 2007 – For the Love of Music
  • 2008 – A grand Night for Singing
  • 2015 & 2016 – Macbeth (Chinese Opera Costumes)
  • 2017 – Produced The Splendour of Tai Hei
  • 2019 – Monologues
  • Acted in Henry V (1959), Twelfth Night (1960 & 1978), Julius Caesar (1964), As You Like It (1965 & 1972), Merchant of Venice 1967, Arms & the Man (1969)
  • Produced The Cord in 1984, The Splendour of Tai Hei in 1993 & Ang Tau Mui in 1990, Artistic Director for Yudiโ€™s O Old Tunes in 2000, Rendezvous & Songs Borne by the Wind (From China to the Nanyang) in 2001, Rhapsody of a Songbird 2002, Lin Dai, The Star of Stars 2003
  • – Produced An Enchanted Evening (Yudi & Tan Wei Han) in March 2006 for the Ipoh Rotary Club
  • – Artistic Director & choreographer for The Canticle Singers from 2002
  • – Co-founder of Five Arts Centre & Kuala Lumpur Chinese Opera Club

Biodata of JOANNE POH ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

A music graduate ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“ of University of Malaya majoring in Voice in Performance, Joanne is a vocal, choir & piano tutor. She works extensively with students from all walks of life including special needs

Focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder, she serves as a panel consultant & tutor for the NASOM MAESTROS (1๏ธโƒฃst Autistic Choir in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ)

In 2015, the Voice of Hope Kuala Lumpur (VOHKL) was founded by Joanne where she leads as Music Director where she can continue to serve the community through theatrical & stage works

Biodata of KHANG NANYAO ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป

Khang is a self taught designer in multiple art mediums, specializing in paper architecture, drawing & illustration. Although making head wear is new to him, this has always been on his list of art mediums to explore

The musical ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ gave him the chance to learn & create head wear. Khang is currently working as a freelance designer & making video content of his art on the YouTube channel Crafty Edges

The head wear design is intended to question the cause & effect of human actions with the past & future of the animals calling the forests ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ their home. The low polygonal design of the head wear signifies the importance of technology over nature ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

Things To Do @ Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Happy September to all, this time SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to sharing about her recent 3๏ธโƒฃD2๏ธโƒฃN trip to Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Bentong is fondly aka โ€œBack Garden of Greater KLโ€ & โ€œBackyard of Kuala Lumpurโ€ with its approximately 1๏ธโƒฃ hour road ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ journey for its natural environment ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ surrounded by mountains, greenery & water to both the local & foreign tourists

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations at Bentong, Pahang from her recent trip ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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SiennyLovesDrawing & her travelmates ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿป had a safe comfy approximately 2 hours bus ๐ŸšŒ ride to & from Kuala Lumpur to Bentong, Pahang

Places To Visit & Things To Do

1. The Bentong Farm

This farm is actually under the same management of Farm In The City in Serdang, Selangor ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ as she has shared in her blog post via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

Let’s get back to nature as you explore its fields of local fruit trees & vegetables ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅ• Met some of the Farm’s many local creatures including the tiny, palm sized Marmosets, South American Alpacas, the world’s smallest horse & many more

Ohh ya…Let’s meet the 1๏ธโƒฃst Malaysian born Alpaca, yes, with Malaysian Identification Card, Ms Ella during your visit here ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Her black fur is absolutely soft to touch, do check out her TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ by feeding cute adorable Ms Ella with carrot, her favourite snack

Admission fee is applicable โœ…

Absolutely a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป place for kids to enjoy an educational tour here with farm environment & having fun running, chasing, petting & feeding the animals

Yes โœ…, chasing & feeding the small animals within the farm here is possible as the visitors are all able to watch the small animals roam freely in the open compounds & nature settings within this farm without being restrained in cages. Just that donโ€™t ever bully or harm any of these cute small animals ya ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Ohh ya…There are plenty of giant replicas of items used in our daily lifestyle that you may observe during your visit here. Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ The Malaysian Book of Records has gained for the biggest durian replica is here, so not to be missed the King of Fruit – Musang King durian during your visit ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to recommend this as an ideal farm for family outings, educational excursions as well as simply a good getaway from the hustle & bustle of city living ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_thebentongfarm-bentong-pahang-activity-6958395895306489857-kkS3 & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02EyL23o38jBbweoS2XUHm71AZaDu28RDgxtVwCDSSMdZe5139cCE3fiEDaXhzTuwrl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jjd7gW43nhyWduPv6
Contact no.โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6010-283 3655
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thebentongfarm/

2. Bentong Gallery

This gallery is a must visit for all to learn from the exhibits & information on historical & cultural that existed in Bentong over the time

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

There is a wooden chair that is exhibited in this gallery also worth more than ๐Ÿ’ฏ years, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It’s still in absolute good condition that it doesn’t seems to be that OLD ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป The road in front of this gallery actually already 135 years. A historical street not to be missed

There are exhibit halls, BG Cafe & BG souvenirs store. Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys its relaxing cafe setting here while enjoying a cuppa & reading the Bentong history. You may shop at its souvenir store for some Bentong specialty ie. Bentong Ginger, Bentong local soya sauce etc.

From her recent visit, she has captured a TikTok clip for sharing ya ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Also would like to recommend you all to try its homemade ice cream stick here, available with Musang King durian, red bean & coconut flavours. SiennyLovesDrawing has tasted the red bean, it’s so rich & full of red bean of her ice cream stick, yummy max ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_bentonggallery-bentong-pahang-activity-6958399914489905152-_HZc & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02RUq3BBJ2SLiLrW2UZypng4W9y7e2ENPoiZf4XR7LdAX7njo53bToT1YSRNyrWwb8l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wdnNf1ZRYGP27U2r8
Contact no.โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ฑ: +609-222 7600
Website ๐ŸŒ: http://www.bentong-gallery.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BentongGallery/

3. Sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ View Hiking & Farm Walk @ Bilut Hills

Highly recommend joining this sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ hiking & farm walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธduring your stay with Bilut Hills (Refer item 1 under Hotel Accommodation in this story)

The hotel staff who guided this hiking was absolutely friendly & responsible ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to ensure all participants enjoyed the good view as well as with good photos captured from the hike. They also ensure you’re taking the proper stair route down the hill too. Do keep up your great customer service, bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ view overlooking the Mt Benom here is just really awesome ๐Ÿ˜, definitely worth your early waking up & healthy sweat in the early morning ๐Ÿ”†โ˜€๏ธ

Do check out her great comfy stay TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7126860102740561179 to view the beautiful surroundings & scenery views overlooking the Mt Benom

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More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_biluthills-bentong-pahang-activity-6958402416354504704-Kf89 & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02wxHZMdCnrGyuUXYUgtjuxXG6L5FbxwDGUkyAtmfzgqPtGZ3yzg5EUy5SxHx6ccN4l

4. Bilut Extreme Park

It offers all an unforgettable outdoor adventure packed with laughter & excitement ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜, surrounded by natural environment

All visitors must enjoy the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rides here because it’s the main factor this park was founded in May 2013 (Rebranded 2015) with aims to provide all its visitors an adventurous & exciting experience

Her happy exciting TikTok clip captured from her time here ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing would recommend this park as a team building activities venue ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป as it offers many activities here eg. Paintball, bubble soccer โšฝ, hiking ๐Ÿฅพ at Botak Hill, archery ๐ŸŽฏ, archery tag ๐Ÿน, target shooting ๐Ÿ”ซ She loves the target shooting & ATV ride the most from her recent visit here, adventurous exciting time spent, yeah!!

Also with its facilitator team all are highly skilled & trained. Yes โœ…, all with aims of safety 1๏ธโƒฃst as the no.1๏ธโƒฃ priority throughout the fun exciting adventurous journey in this park. For ATV ride, there is an option that you may opt to ride with its facilitator or staff, if you’re not to ride on the ATV on your own. Not to worry & to have great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป fun here

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_bentong-pahang-malaysia-activity-6958428249529999360-cfYU & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02yEmQ891nUtDgSxFYky8QkZWzDAbbB9tDWxdxW4rLS33MEGnqtKpFLiKPy9bVwkY5l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/u2D6qpaokwfYTMjNA
Website ๐ŸŒ: https://bilutextremepark.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BilutExtremePark/

5. D’Bilut Agro Farm

A 7.5-acre farm for all to experience the simple life of a Malaysian farmer with plenty of activities ie. Feeding deers ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ with bread ๐Ÿž, stingless bee ๐Ÿ farm, rabbit ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฐ & turtle ๐Ÿข farm etc.

Again, it’s a nice place for kids to enjoy an educational tour or a family trip travel venue in Pahang ya ๐Ÿ˜€ Do check out her TikTok clip captured ya ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Ohh ya…If you’re visiting during its local fruits harvesting season, you will enjoy the fruits & satisfying happiness. SiennyLovesDrawing had a happy dulang meal, no fruits as durian season just ended here, lol ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜†

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_biluthills-bentong-pahang-activity-6958428371835920385-Y551

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/FZQGA1diwk5KwcV5A
Contact no.โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6012-776 9463
Website ๐ŸŒ: https://dbilut.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DBilutAgroFarm/

6. Sempah T-Farm

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt how to grow Bentong Ginger & making tasty healthy ginger drink, also learnt some simple games with the plants here, do check out her TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ from her farm visit here ya

This farm is also a non halal restaurant with exclusive healthy menu for selection & with camping & glamping sites within the farm for all to opt for a dining or a stay with farm activities eg. Farm explore, night walk, jungle trekking etc. here

It’s well equipped with under roof, hot water supply, hot water heater shower ๐Ÿšฟ, toilet ๐Ÿšฝ, tent for rent โ›บetc.

SiennyLovesDrawing is planning to bring along her little niece for a family camping trip here, perhaps one of the upcoming school holidays ya ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02D3c81EJbActcxiAKHZeGm8KkgjhmmhuMzNiEzJR6pTaFqhJQYeqmkEe5FC8rmhZTl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Q6nzAzuwEXynHaLV8
Website ๐ŸŒ: https://www.sempahtfarm.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sempahtfarm.my/

7. Muzium Felda Lurah Bilut

This museum provides its visitors an avenue to learn the history of this 1๏ธโƒฃst FELDA in Malaysia. It’s an absolutely educational visit here to gain some valuable life journey of a FELDA starting in the past

However, from her recent visit while it was raining, this museum requires some immediate proper repair & maintenance to ensure it’s roof leakage, including the proper hygiene & cleaning of its public toilet for a better visit experience & safety for its visitors

Her TikTok clip was captured for sharing as below ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_bentong-pahang-malaysia-activity-6959006697214418944-H-bw & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02tMFrN1irRz2XgnyKMtLXRLaXPVzGcu7cLuo4RTNdM7P97arzLw84bGoDG6wuPNMil

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/c7Z6NjEAvjq8DgPE6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muzium%20Felda%20Lurah%20Bilut,%20Bentong,%20Pahang/429024743854796/

Food ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

1. Lemang Toki

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her tasty lemang paired with chicken rendang served here, so so good ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Lemang actually is glutinous rice with coconut milk & salt which is wrapped with banana leaf, then cooked in a bamboo stick. You can enjoy it just itself or pair with meat rendang. Read more via ๐ŸŒ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemang

She also gets to view how these famous lemang & BBQ chicken are being prepared here from its open kitchen during her delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค lunch time here. Do check out her TikTok clip captured

Ohh ya…This place is always crowded, especially motorcyclists that are stopping by here for good tasty meals before continuing their ride

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_lemangtoki-bentong-pahang-activity-6958396494374719488-i1GR & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0fx18j7R2W43prS1f9ASSSEjjVE43mNFwW2GMGvuFxfRxss9SWueQ7CeQcNYDL6Rcl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3SPi3pN2HP8uz3D2A
FB: https://www.facebook.com/LemangToki/

2. Istana Lemuni

You all have to book in advance & enjoy a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป pure traditional Malay cuisine (Northern, Southern or Pantai Timur sets) served here in its beautiful palace & royal families wooden houses (Aka Rumah Tela in Malaysia’s national language) here

“It’s all started actually as the weekend houses for the family, then the kitchen for family gatherings during weekends here. Visitors to Janda Baik actually then passing by & stopping by to take photos & videos. Many people were asking why they were not open to the public, so here it is now a dining place named Istana Lemuni (It’s with Istana Tiang 16, opening soon).” Explained by the passionate friendly & welcoming Datin Hasma Ahmad to SiennyLovesDrawing & her travel mates during her recent dining

So, it started with initially open 2018 for private function with BBQ dinner, then lunch, as the family background is with engineering automotive & retail company, not really into F&B businesses, so would like to explore this new opportunity with own cooking for approximately 30-50pax a day by only open from Fri to Sun & by advanced booking

Then more & more customers, Datin then recruiting more family members & staff, opening for breakfast till lunch or extend till tea time, 8am-5pm, it grows to 400-500pax ๐Ÿ˜ฒ each per day during these 3 days Fri to Sun

SiennyLovesDrawing as a go green & environmental friendly person got impressed that Istana Lemuni actually serves its customers with natural mineral water from its deep land ground, using solar as renewable energy for all its lighting as well as serving cuisine with organic ingredients from its farm & farm harvests from the local Janda Baik communities here. That’s really great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป initiative. Do check out her happy dining TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Asking about its future plan, Datin continues to explain that it’s still in progress that its customers will have to pick fruits on the farm, chasing chicken, duck, other farm animals, a picnic area, timbang bayar organic vegetables etc. Also there will be a gallery soon for the local artists with certain percentage from sales to contributing back to the local Janda Baik communities ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The next time SiennyLovesDrawing is gonna try & taste the signature dish ie. Nasi Lemuni here

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uUMYvE6Xy1UQoDsn8
Operation hours๐Ÿ•›: Only upon advanced booking
Website ๐ŸŒ: https://www.istanalemuni.com/

3. D’Bilut Agro Farmโ€™s Restaurant

Refer item 6 in Places to Visit above

Yes โœ…, you can opt to enjoy a dulang meal (available for 4 pax sharing) here to try its signature menu ie. Deer ๐ŸฆŒ rendang, fried lamb etc. Hmm…The food portion is generous here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Hotel Accommodation ๐Ÿข

1. Bilut Hills

Let’s emerging into the hills ๐Ÿž๏ธ & forests ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, watching the magnificent view of evening twilight, witnessing the breathtaking view of the sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ overlooking Mt Benom, taking a walk down the misty forest, & also gazing at the sky full of stars โœจโญ๐ŸŒŸ

You will enjoy your morning/ evening swim ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ at its infinity swimming pool during your stay

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467695965173373&set=a.467689965173973&type=3
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It has a total of 32 rooms, KTV lounge ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ, a meeting room & many more

Do check out her great comfy stay TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ to view the beautiful surroundings with Mt Benom & many activities within its compound to enjoy ya

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒhttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_hotel-biluthills-bentong-activity-6958401315869773824-_YzP , ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_hotel-biluthills-bentong-activity-6958422154728136704-Cylz , ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_hotel-biluthills-bentong-activity-6958421223475208192-bAlq , ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_hotel-biluthills-bentong-activity-6958403543879884800-NUPz & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02wxHZMdCnrGyuUXYUgtjuxXG6L5FbxwDGUkyAtmfzgqPtGZ3yzg5EUy5SxHx6ccN4l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hn3HQWUySzWSyaL59
Website ๐ŸŒ: https://biluthills.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Bilut-hills-1933665503579407/

2. Bidaisari Resort

Let’s experience nature, to breathe in the clean air & relax in the serenity of this resort which is surrounded by the cooling stream, sound of crickets, view of the swan lake

This resort serves you their fresh fig from its farm for all your meals while staying in with them. It was the 1st time for SiennyLovesDrawing to taste the fresh fig fruit from here, she really loves & enjoys this sweet juicy fresh fig fruit during her awesome comfy stay here. She got to visit the Bidaisari Fig Farm, then hand pluck, wash & enjoy the fresh fig on the spot, so so fresh & tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค to enjoy, superb awesome experience gained ๐Ÿ˜ More about fig via ๐ŸŒ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fig

Do check out her TikTok clip captured to view the beautiful surroundings ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ & many activities enjoyed just within the resort compound ya

This resort is absolutely suitable for a corporate trip or family stay with its fig farm & activities available within this resort, moreover it’s with a nature & riverside surroundings, a back to nature getaway ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

During your stay here, you may enjoy taking beautiful photos at the beautiful Jade Vine garden, beautiful water fountain โ›ฒ, enjoy horse ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ riding within the resort compound ya

More photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_jadabaik-bentong-pahang-activity-6959008085730365440-af5j, ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_jadabaik-bentong-pahang-activity-6959007429997064192-cZOa, & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0Pf7n8s645sc8NdCkCW7ZwWpyLcDD7mCYqJAu5yHGDRGHfypQy7NLyQ8LGmD9csE6l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Zjeq1c2fe5amTwqD9
Contact no.โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6017-5070363 En. Mohd Izuan
Website ๐ŸŒ: https://www.bidaisariresort.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/bidaisari

3. D’Bilut Agro Farm & Retreat

Refer item 6 in Places to Visit above. Yes โœ…, you can opt to stay in this farm as accommodations available too. It consists of 9 dormitories where each can accommodate up to 9 people at a time. For those who wish to get closer to Mother Nature ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณโ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ, you can also opting for camping ๐Ÿ•๏ธ at the designated camping areas provided here within this farm

SiennyLovesDrawing didn’t stay in this farm during this recent trip

4. Sempah T-Farm

Refer item 6 in Places to Visit above. This farm with camping, also glamping (Now pre launched) sites for its visitors to opt for a stay here

SiennyLovesDrawing didn’t stay in this farm during this recent trip, she plans to bring her little niece & family members to enjoy a family farm camping trip here in the future ya ๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅพ

So, when are you travelling to visit Bentong, Pahang ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโ“โ‰๏ธ

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Things To Do at Commonwealth Forest Park, Selangor, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share here the things to do at Commonwealth Forest Park & Resort aka Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel (RTERK) ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐ŸŒณ from her recent visit

It’s a privately-owned resort & camping site on the road ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ to Rawang, about 24km north of Kuala Lumpur city center & approximately 3km from Rawang Town. It was launched in 1993 to commemorate the 14th Commonwealth Forest Conference in Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Ohh ya… It’s with admission fee โœ… to enter this park. There is an Indian temple at its park entrance, be aware of the many monkeys ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿต, so advise to keep any of your foods not too obvious visible to avoid being snatching by the monkeys during your visit or stay here

It combines a recreational forest with landscaped gardens, lakes, camping ๐Ÿ•๏ธ grounds, chalets, fountains, jogging tracks, hiking ๐Ÿฅพ trails, SAWA river trekking, All-Terrain Vehicle rides (ATV), stingless bee ๐Ÿ (aka Kelulut) farm (Temporarily close) & other amenities to give its visitors a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป choice to spend time here for a green nature ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿž๏ธ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ getaway from the busy city living

Not just that it’s located at Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, a large forest reserve ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ of over 600 hectares of lowland dipterocarp species bordering Kanching Recreational Forest & backing on to Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM). With these 3๏ธโƒฃ forested areas together form a large green lung on the northern edge of the city ๐ŸŒ‡

RTERK is now being managed by Future World Avenues Sdn. Bhd. in close collaboration with The State of Government, Tourism Selangor Sdn. Bhd. & State Forestry Department ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

So, what are the things to doโ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing & friends really enjoyed themselves during their recent visit

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

There will be an overnight trip again here, hurray ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐ŸŒณโค๏ธ

From her recent travel experience, below are the things to do while enjoying being with the beautiful nature here as shown in her IG album shared above ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ

Glamping/ camping night with Lubar Camp ๐Ÿ•๏ธโ›บ

Lake campsite is definitely the favorite spot of many camping lovers ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

There are various camping tents available to rent at the river side ~ River Cottage, located right opposite The White Cottage or any locations within this park

Also camping equipment is available for rent

Note: There is no power point available for charging ๐Ÿ”‹, so do bring along power bank while enjoying back to nature stay here

Enjoyed food ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป & OOTD ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น @ the beautiful Cafรฉ Loaves & Bites or Forest By Cik Bunga

All visitors can enjoy a cuppa or a slice of cake after a walk in this park

OOTD @ Mini Flower Garden Cik Bunga

You will be amazed with the growing plants passion of Cik Bunga here

OOTD @ Cik Bunga Telephone Booth

Lol ๐Ÿ˜› There is a small phone in this booth ya ๐Ÿ˜€

Hmm…Who was SiennyLovesDrawing calling ah? Perhaps inviting her friends for a morning jogging hereย ๐Ÿ˜€

OOTD @ Welcome Bamboo

Love how the rainbow coloured bamboo formed the welcoming sign here

OOTD @ Roundabout RTERK

It’s just located opposite the Forest by Cik Bunga Cafe, this cafe serves food for all visitors to enjoy during time spent in this nature park

OOTD or an overnight @ The White Cottage

A nicely decorated & comfy space for a good night rest in this beautiful white cottage, it’s well equipped, air conditioning & beautifully decorated

It’s opposite River Cottage camping site ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

More info or stay booking via ๐ŸŒ https://www.iohome.my/whitecottage

River Trekking

Do wear proper shoe ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ (Kampung Adidas would be a good choice) & bring along mosquito ๐ŸฆŸ repellent before you’re starting to enjoy your river trekking

Note: It’s expecting to maybe experience with mosquitoes & leeches during this activity

More info on this activity booking via ๐ŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf_mfCapFUU/ or contact the river trekking guide team via ๐ŸŒ https://instagram.com/adventurexcape

Canoeing / Kayaking ๐Ÿ›ถ

There are life jackets available for children & those who canโ€™t swim while enjoying canoeing ๐Ÿ›ถ at this man-made lake

Cycling ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

It’s a nice way to explore this park & enjoy the comfy wind blows during the ride, then breath in fresh clean air

Electric Scooter ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿ›ต

Hmm…This is really fun to enjoy this ride, personally SiennyLovesDrawing was not so good in balancing herself, it was a great 1st trial she had, enjoy max!!

ATV ride

It’s a must try ATV ride here especially riding in the forest area

There are clean toilets ๐Ÿšฝ with toilet papers, hand soap, power-pressure shower ๐Ÿšฟ & trash bins provided at designated area within the park to avoid being disturb by the monkeys

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to recommend this park for family outing, school educational trip & corporate team building

Let’s visit Commonwealth Forest Park & Resort aka Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel (RTERK) for a back to nature getaway

Welcome to check out her TikTok clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ captured from her recent happy travel here ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KzbHoVHJfT4J5SZg9

Website๐ŸŒ: https://www.rterkpark.com/

Roar For Life Eco Festival In Conjunction Of Global Tiger Day By WWF-Malaysia

Hey all ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป, it’s the Global Tiger Day today, 29 July 2022

Do you know that the tiger ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ is key to a healthy forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ ecosystem for all of us to enjoy clean air, fresh water, climate change mitigation & so much moreโ“โ‰๏ธ

In conjunction with the Global Tiger Day, Siennylovesdrawing would like to share about an event about tiger conservation in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ie. Roar For Life Eco Festival which is being organised by WWF-Malaysia in partnership ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป with Maybank on 30 & 31 July 2022 (Sat & Sun) at ๐Ÿ“ the Piazza in Pavilion Bukit Jalil ๐Ÿฌ

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Apart from learning more about the tiger conservation, all can also:

  • Enjoy performances by Blues Gang, Zee Avi & Clinton Jerome
  • Learn more from the national premiere of the exciting tiger documentary, “Securing a Safe Haven for the Malayan Tiger”
  • Be entertained by celebrity hosts Azura Zainal & Jeremy Teo
  • Be wowed by the tiger ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ sculptures which made from Forest Stewardship Council certificated paper that will transform the Piazza into a forest full of tigers ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ Yes โœ…, it will be a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป chance for selfie ๐Ÿคณ or wefie

Hmm… SiennyLovesDrawing is one of the many artists involved in preparation of the 150 tiger sculptures, so do check out her pair of tigers ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ doodled ya โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’• Do continue reading as she will be sharing more of her doodle art inspiration of this participation

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So, what are you waiting forโ“โ‰๏ธ

Let’s register via ๐ŸŒ http://www.roarforlife2022.info to join this event to show your support of efforts to protect Malayan tigers & safeguard our future ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Also to show your supports to SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s art passion ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Admission is ๐Ÿ†“ & there will be performances by Clinton Jerome, Zee Avi and Blues Gang. The 1๏ธโƒฃst 1K online registration via ๐ŸŒ https://roarforlife2022.info/ to attend will get a ๐Ÿ†“ Grab Ride voucher to Pavilion Bukit Jalil worth up to RM๐Ÿ”Ÿ & to be used only for 31 July 2022. SiennyLovesDrawing already registered & received her voucher, how about youโ“โ‰๏ธ

So, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to express special thank you to WWF Malaysia, Fused Labs Sdn Bhd & Artisus for trusting her doodle art passion & invited her to participate & painted on 2๏ธโƒฃ tiger collectibles ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ

For this pair of Malayan Tigers figurines ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share her doodles inspiration cum interpretation as below,

The Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia. Actually the Malayan Tiger is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the smallest tiger species found throughout the southern & central parts of the Malay Peninsula & southern parts of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ The Malayan tiger is a tiger from a specific population of the Panthera tigris subspecies that is native to Peninsular Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This population inhabits the southern & central parts of the Malay Peninsula

The Malayan tiger is Totally Protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 & is classified as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List for Threatened Species since 2015

Meaning of the colours used to doodle on this pair of figurines:

Orange ๐Ÿงก~ From the Malayan Tiger ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ body colour

Black ๐Ÿ–ค ~ From the stripes of Malayan Tiger ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ

White ๐Ÿค ~ The original colour of the figurines, From the Malaysia flag ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ~ It symbolises purity

Yellow ๐Ÿ’› ~ From the Malaysia flag ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ~ It signifies royal colours of the Malay Rulers. Sienny would like to symbolise it as a bright future of Malaysia of her pair of Malayan Tigers figurines here

Red โ™ฅ๏ธ ~ From the Malaysia flag ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ~ It symbolises bravery. The tiger symbolises bravery & strength among Malaysians

Blue ๐Ÿ’™ ~ From the Malaysia flag ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ~ It symbolises the unity of all Malaysians

Meaning of doodle patterns:

The circular doodle means focus in aiming ๐ŸŽฏ just like the tiger ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ

Another doodle pattern meant to be the growth of plant ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ to signifies the jungle ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

Meaning of this pair of Malayan Tiger figurines gestures:

Hand gestures ~ STOP ๐Ÿ›‘ poaching โ€ผ๏ธ
The Malayan tiger is already declining due to poaching, habitat loss & fragmentation or degradation, as well as prey loss & now Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) seems to be emerging as yet another threat

Purposely prepared no eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ on this pair of Malayan Tiger figurines, it’s because tiger cubs are born blind. Their eyes peek open between 6โ€“12 days after birth & they gain full vision after 2 weeks from birth

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

All 150 limited-edition tiger collectibles were made entirely from sustainable & eco-friendly materials. Each tiger collectible is created & licensed by Fused Labs Sdn Bhd, then supported by Artisus, then each is uniquely customised by Malaysian artists for WWF-Malaysia. Every one-of-a-kind-piece comes with a unique serial number & carries a strong message encouraging all Malaysians to be part of the solution to save our Malayan tigers ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฏ

The proceeds from each tiger collectible piece will support Malaysian artists as well as conservation initiatives by WWF-Malaysia. These collectibles will be up for sale & bids via ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ http://www.pandashop.my from 29 July 2022 onwards. Do check it out to support this conversation initiative ya โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

#GlobalTigerDay #RoarForLife #MalayanTiger #Maybank #wwfmy

Asia Art Show ~ An Art Showcase Of Change this August 2022

Hey all ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share about an upcoming Asia Art Show this Aug 2022 in this blog post

It’s not just a normal showcase of art. Asia Art Show aims to change & impact the artistic scene in Asia especially in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This is due to the general view & appreciation towards the art industry in Asia ๐ŸŒ is way lower than in other parts of the world

Visual art is usually considered a minority industry & the stigma that comes with it is that it does not guarantee a stable & probable future. Even though we have a great number of talented artists in Asia, only ๐Ÿ”Ÿ% of them eventually make a living from selling their artworks

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Thus, here is where the Asia Art Show exhibition comes into play as we take daring steps to host a high-profile art showcase event for the 1๏ธโƒฃst time ever in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This event may not be as prestigious as the Art Basel but we are confident that this is the vital 1๏ธโƒฃst step towards uplifting the Asia art industry

Now, the question is, why Asiaโ“โ‰๏ธ Not Malaysiaโ“โ‰๏ธ

The answer is that Asia Art Show aims to become an annual event that connects Asian countries with 1๏ธโƒฃ objective to bring the spotlight to talented artists across the continent. The event will be featuring artists from Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช & many more. Asia Art Show would also like to gather ASIAN CONGLOMERATES in support of the Asian art industry especially Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & neighbourhood countries

Asia Art Show is a 3๏ธโƒฃ-day event held this Aug with the National Day celebration in mind. Even though it is held in the midst of economic crises, we believe that all of these challenges will increase the virtues & values of artists in order to produce more amazing artworks

Isnโ€™t art a form of emotional release & expressionโ“โ‰๏ธ

Not only that but art also serves as a therapeutic means for people troubled with various challenges & we are certain that our fellow artists are some of the strongest creatives in the scene

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Over the years, we have been making efforts to promote & sell artworks via charity fundraising events, sponsorships, garage sales & online websites. We strive to connect artists & buyers through these platforms & many more. Asia Art Show will invite over 1000 potential buyers on the 2๏ธโƒฃnd day followed by the opening of the gallery to the public on the 3๏ธโƒฃrd day. The best thing about art exhibitions in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ is that we offer ๐Ÿ†“ admission in order to encourage more people to embrace the uniqueness of the various expressions of art

Another big feat of our efforts is that we have managed to gauge the interest of a big Fintech specialist company to sponsor the building of our very own e-commerce website via ๐ŸŒ http://www.asiaartshowgallery.com which will be officially launched on the 26 Aug 2022

YAB Perdana Menteri Dato Seri Ismail Sabri has been invited to officiate the Charity Dinner taking place on Friday, 26 Aug 2022. This programme includes Special Needs Artists from our respected CSR allies Pusat Latihan Pemulihan Perindustrian Bangi. These unique artists consist of those with various diseases such as autism, bipolar disorders, physical deficiencies, cancer & also stroke patients. Moreover, there will also be a special auction for 20 pieces from these talented artists. A portion of the proceeds will be channeled to selected NGOs

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We are aiming to sell at least 200 artworks as a benchmark of our success of organizing this grandiose event. In our eyes, this event does not only benefit 1๏ธโƒฃ party, but it sincerely will benefit so many parties involved in this event. Our success will majorly depend on the sponsors, artists, buyers, art enthusiasts, media parties & also everyone who put in efforts to make this event a reality

SiennyLovesDrawing as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the many art lovers, also will be there to attend this charity event on the 26 Aug 2022, see you all, let’s support talented artists

Note: The above content created by the founder of Asia Art Show & Art Market Malaysia, Ms Hazrita Mohd Hatta , then being translated by Ms Siti Zaleha Sheikh Othman