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#COVID19 #Coronavirus Outbreak ~ Travel Not??

Updated 14 March 2020, 6.40pm

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 as travel lover 💗 really curious 🀔

“Do you still continue your travel plans now due to the increasing ⬆ concern of COVID-19❓⁉

 

COVID-19 already reached more than 💯K cases worldwide 🗺 🌍 according to World Health Organization (WHO)‌ Some countries even exercised travel bans & restrictions ❌⛔

WHO has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic @ 12 March 2020

Ohh no…There are some major events around the world 🗺🌍 have unfortunately been called off OR postponed to a later date because of COVID-19

This included the cancellation ❌ of ITB Berlin 2020 ~ 1⃣ of the largest travel exhibition, 1⃣st time in the history 😔

The list of cancellation/ postpone running events via 🌐 https://toughasia.com/covid-19-chaos-race-cancelled-or-postponed/

Even with lots of attractive ⬇ flight fares & tour packages in the market now❓⁉

As travel lovers 💗💗, do you still planning your next trips❓⁉

She 👩🏻 has read & personally trust that there are people 👫👭👬 still travelling to enjoying no ❌ queue at airport check-in counters/ imigresen counters & quiet planes ✈ now

Also some travellers are NOT ❌ willing to forfeit payments made for travel & hotel bookings, leave cancellation & decided to just carry on with their holiday plans 😎

 

Hmm…Personally she 👩🏻 thinks that not to miss some of the flight sales now as the travel period till next year, 2021. By then surely no more COVID-19 by then, yes ✅, be optimistic & positive 😃😁

Just sharing her personal thoughts 💭 towards COVID-19 as travel lover 💗 Do continue reading 📖 till the end to find out “So, how about SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻❓⁉ Does she travel now❓⁉” 

1. Reliable & latest COVID-19 updates

Keep yourself updated with the reliable COVID-19 daily updates i.e. WHO, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), local health ministries (e.g. Malaysia 🇲🇟 Ministry of Health) etc.

Refer below the daily COVID-19 status from Malaysia 🇲🇟 Ministry of Health FB page, as of this blog posting being updated @ 14 March 2020

Do check out daily COVID-19 updates in Malaysia 🇲🇟via 🌐 https://newslab.malaysiakini.com/covid-19/en

Also the reliable news 🗞📰 channels i.e. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC News), CNN International, local news / radio 📻 channels etc.

2. Travel destination

If your travel destination📍is already with major travel warnings/ restrictions & having “widespread sustained (ongoing) transmission”, then the answer may be easy ~ CANCEL your travel plan

As at to-date of this blog post, China 🇚🇳 , South Korea 🇰🇷 , Iran 🇮🇷 & Italy 🇮🇹 are the high ⬆ risk countries i.e. with Level 3⃣ Travel Notice Warning ~ Avoid Nonessential Travel from CDC

For other countries, you may then decide whether necessary & must travel during this period of time OR to reshedule/ postpone 🗓 the trip

3. Travel modes

Do you travel to your next destination with plane ✈, bus 🚌, car 🚗, taxi 🚕, rail 🚂, cruise 🚢 etc.??

Travel with plane ✈ currently as high ⬆ risk mode of travel. If you do need to plan air travel, suggest to stick with those airlines that have more flexible cancellation & flight change policies 😊

Not just that travel with cruise 🚢 also not ❌ advisable due to the serious COVID-19 affected cruise cases being reported 🗞📰

4. Travel essentials

Rental pocket wifi 📶 is an useful item 👍🏻 to stay connected during your trips for latest COVID19 updates 😃

Standard travel insurance policies usually do not ❌ cover trip cancellations because people have a “fear of traveling”

COVID-19 is now well-known around the globe 🗺🌍 , hence mostly all insurance providers consider COVID-19 as a “forseeable impact on travel” & exclude it from coverage in most of all travel insurance policies, unless you have bought 1⃣ before Jan 2020

Not to worry, do consider to upgrade your life & medical insurance policies 😉

She 👩🏻 has now added ➕face mask 😷, hand 🖐🏻 sanitiser, multivitamins 💊 etc. into her backpack 🎒

5. Self protection pre, during & post travelling

Keeping fit & strengthen own immune system. Do practise good 👍🏻 hygiene to self protect against any infections

Always carry your own cutlery 🍎🥢& reusable water bottle while travelling 🧳🎒

Also to avoid eating raw 🐟🊀🊞🊐🊑🐙 or undercooked food when travelling abroad. Not ❌ to visit any wet markets where animals are slaughtered, dressed/ butchered 🔪

Do try to avoid shake hands 🀝 / welcoming hugs 🀗 /  kissing 😙 lips/ cheeks/ hands when meeting people 👫👭👬 during travel journeys

Instead change to another polite greeting style, time to show what we have learnt from the diversity culture across the globe 🗺🌍

Let’s wave 👋🏻, nod & a bow OR a Namaste 🙏🏻 greeting

Ohh ya…Each of us can now perform own self assess yourself via 🌐 https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/coronavirus/how-to-find-out-if-i-have-coronavirus-online-test

In case of symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory illness 🀒 before, during or after the trips, all travellers 👭👬👫 are encouraged to seek medical attention & share own travel history with the medical cum healthcare provider 👚🏻‍⚕👩🏻‍⚕

6. Be a responsible traveller

Highly recommend 👆🏻you all not ❌ to simply sharing any unverified messages, voice messages, WA messages, emails received etc.

Yes ✅, not to add unnecessary confusion to an already difficult situation

Stay alert & be mindful that only to trust the news gained from verified reliable news providers 🗞📰

Please note that you may be charged for spreading fake news, including through social media channels if being caught by your respective local territories 👮🏻‍♂👮🏻‍♀ then

How about SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻❓⁉ Does she travel now❓⁉

She 👩🏻 has actually decided not ❌ to participate 2⃣ media trips within Asia 🌎 that she has been invited recently 📧

Yes ✅, she 👩🏻 does think twice before she on board her trips now due to COVID-19. She can’t be selfish & only thinking about her travel love 💗 She still had her loved ones (especially her mama 🧓🏻 after late papa 👎🏻 recent passed away) who will worry if she insists to still travel due to current COVID-19 threat

Instead, she 👩🏻 suggests to exploring own living city 🌆🏙 to ease your travel bugs & you may be surprised that many awesome places near you actually

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Hi 👋🏻 Hi 👋🏻 @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 is gonna #sharing the fun activities around & within the #KLTower @MenaraKL , #enjoy read 🌐 #linkatbio, an iconic building in the capital #city 🌆🏙 of #Malaysia 🇲🇟 ~ #Kuala Lumpur ( #KL ) with its height of 421m (1,381 feet) Do swipe left ➡ for more photos . . ✅ KL Tower Sky Box 1⃣ & 2⃣ ✅ KL Tower Sky Open Deck ✅ Breakfast / Tea Time @ Skycafe ✅ International Buffet Lunch/ Dinner 🍜🍎@Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant ✅Blue Coral Aquarium🐡🐠🐟🊈 ✅ KL Upside Down House . . #ootd 🕶 @meganesamurailot10 @meganesamuraiofficial 🧢&👟 @ryz_global @isetanthejapanstore 👚 @ohmykitschen 👖 @levis @gayatravel @TourismMalaysia #menarakl #menarakualalumpur #kltower #KLWhatsFun #VisitMalaysia2020 #KL #KualaLumpur #travel #travels #travelling #trip #Malaysia #VM2020 #MYtravelmediabuddy #tourism #blog #blogging #bloggers #influencers #life #lifestyle #city #restaurant #eat

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Yes ✅, she 👩🏻 has been sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 a lot more about Kuala Lumpur, her living city 🌆🏙 in her recent blog posts

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/things-to-do-kl-tower-malaysia/

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/where-what-to-eat-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/fun-places-in-kuala-lumpur-malaysia-%f0%9f%87%b2%f0%9f%87%be/

Hmm…Don’t always want to explore other countries & being far away from own home country ☺

Do check out her travel stories within her home country #cuticutimalaysia 🇲🇟 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/travel-tourism/malaysia/

Let’s be a responsible traveller & take care of own self to enjoy exploring the world 🗺 🌍 , of course including your home country

ONLY IF she 👩🏻 is an orphan, her thinking would be different. She will not care & now surely on long leave, grabbing all great 👍🏻flight deals to exploring the world 🗺 🌍 Life is too short not to travel & gain more life experiences, don’t you agree❓⁉

Currently, she 👩🏻 is busy reading travel blogs, travel online magazines, noting down 📝 travel details & then planning for her future travel trips from her to-travel list, yes, a good 👍🏻 way to ease her travel bugs…Lol…🀣😆

Sharing is caring, do check out the list above to enjoy 12 museum virtual tours across the globe 🗺 🌍 ya

Lastly, she 👩🏻 wishes that COVID-19 will be under control very very soon & everything return to normal, the usual crowd in public transportation, on the road etc.

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Yeah‌ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 wishes all #happynewyear #happynewyear2019 🎉🎊😃😁 Still remains her favourite 💗 quote ~ “Everything happens for a reason” ~ . . New 🆕 2019 with new 🆕 @tawaftimepieces ⌚😍🀩 . . Do enjoy this #OOTD #photos 📞📞 album (swipe left ➡ for more) while she 👩🏻 wears #tawaftimepiece⌚during her #travels #travel #travelling 🛫🛬🚊🚌🚐🚕🚗 dining 🍜😋🀀 #art craft #doodle 🎚🖌🖊🖋✍🏻 . . She 👩🏻 chooses 👩🏻‍💻🛒🛍✅ SAFA from the Classic collection, why❓⁉ . . 💗 For unisex 🙋🏻‍♀✅🙋🏻‍♂✅ 💗 Unique as with #Arabic numbers 🔢 💗 With both clockwise ↩ & anti-clockwise ↪ 💗 Light & not heavy 🀣😆 💗 Stylish stripes watch belt 💗 No need to charge battery 🔌🔋i.e. No additional charger to pack for travels ~ Perfect for her to travel light 👍🏻✌🏻 . . Website🌐: www.tawaf.online 🛒🛍🎁💝 Ohh ya…Her #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 up already, blog link at profile, enjoy reading 📖 ya 😃😁 . . #brandtawaf #thetawaf #wristwatch #watch #accessories #Tawaf #timepiece #timepieces #lifestyle #watches #blog #productreview #blogger #bloggers #influencers #influencer #siennylovesdrawing #lifestyle #BluincIWD2019

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She 👩🏻 does believes everything happens for a reason 😃😁

“How about you❓⁉

#COVID19 #Coronavirus Outbreak ~ Travel not❓⁉

Welcome your share of thought 💭 at the comment space below

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

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Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her impressive 🀩 & unforgettable experience gained from the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💊💧 Festival 🎉🎊, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

So, it was all started with a short queue to get her 👩🏻 cheap ⬇ flight ticket ✈ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❀ in Sept (as shown in the short clip 📹🎥below). It was with only a limited choice of destinations📍📍available

She 👩🏻 has chosen ✅ for Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 under Lane B with a very 1⃣st intention to meet & visit 1⃣ of her girlfriend 🙋🏻‍♀ who is working there as an expatriate currently. However, sadly 😟 that her friend 🙋🏻‍♀ wasn’t around ❌ Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 during her travel dates 🗓 Sigh…From a friend visit👭, then she had it as 1⃣ of her annual solo travelsss 🎒🧢🕶👟

💗 ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ 💗

Also initially she 👩🏻 did plan to let go this solo trip because of a clash to a tourism event ~ MITA Sarawak, Malaysia 🇲🇟 that she 👩🏻 has always supporting 💪🏻✌🏻the tourism authority 😊 in Malaysia 🇲🇟

Guess what❓⁉

Her trip is gonna be during the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💊💧 Festival 🎉🎊 named Bon Om Touk in local Khmer language 🇰🇭 from 21 Nov to 23 Nov 2018 😃😁 It also known as The Pirogue 🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♀ Racing Festival 🎉🎊 or Water 💊💧 & Moon 🌑 Festival 🎉🎊 & Boat Racing 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂

http://cambodia-tourism.org/plan-your-trip/events/cambodian-water-festival/

It was really a coincident‌ Once she 👩🏻 has decided ✅ to stay with this solo travel 🎒🕶🧢👟 due to the complicated & difficult flight change 😟✈ Also this gonna be her 1⃣st visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

This biggest celebration marks a 12th century naval victory with boat 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ racing along the Sisowath Quay 💊💧 with the boat 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ racing on the Tonle Sap River, in particular the area stretching from street 104 to street 178 of Phnom Penh city centre 🇰🇭

Many hostels 🏡🏘, hotels 🏢, restaurants 🍜🍎 & bars 🥂🍻🍞around this area ~ Very convenience for all visitors 👫👭👬

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In the morning 🔅🔆 & before the race 🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♀ starts during this 3⃣-day festival 🎉🎀, the riverside & streets were much more peaceful 😌

Once the race starts around 🔟am, the huge crowd 👭👬👫 at the riverside will be observed 😃👏🏻🙌🏻

However, in 2015 this celebration 🎉🎊 was cancelled ❌ due to the low ⬇ water level 💊💧

Hurray‌ She 👩🏻 always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels ✈🎒🕶🧢👟 This is just so a lovely 💓 coincidence 😉

So, what’s this water 💊💧 festival 🎊🎉 all about❓⁉

It’s a 3⃣ days non-religious celebration 🎉🎊 & symbolised as an ancient appreciation 🙏🏻 for centuries to the river 💊💧for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers 👚🏻‍🌟👩🏻‍🌟 & fishermen 🐟🎣

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 thanksgiving 🙏 celebration 🎉🎊

The Cambodian boat crews 🇰🇭🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ were face forward. Many of the boat crews 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ were complemented with a colorfully-costumed lady 💁🏻‍♀at the prow dancing to the beat of the drums 🥁🥁

However, from her observation, majority of the boats now don’t really practising this tradition though. Hmm…From her 2⃣ days visits to the festival, she only noticed for 2⃣ boats with a colorfully-costumed lady 💁🏻‍♀ at the front of the boat 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂

For the 1⃣st 2⃣ days, races 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ are run with 2⃣ boats 🛶🛶 each, with the big race 🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♂ happening on the last day, when all the boats 🛶🛶 take to the river 💊💧 to compete 😃

There were carnival, rides, traditional music 🎌🎶🎵 performances, dances 💃🏻🕺🏌👯‍♀👯‍♂🕎🏻etc. in the evening 🏙🌃🌌

There were many stall vendors, definitely food 🍛🍲🥘🍜🍎& drink 🥀🍻🍷🥂🍞🍹overflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands 🎌🎹🎧🎶🎵entertaining the crowds 👭👬👫 etc.

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Personally, she 👩🏻 was impressed how the local vendors actually earn their living 💰by selling drinks 🥀& snacks 🥡🍰🥧🥪 to the huge crowds 👭👬👫 at the riverside during the boat racing 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂

There were approximately 300 boats 🛶🛶 with 19k pax of boat rowers 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ Wow!!

Hmm…🀔 How about the huge crowd 👭👫👬attended for this 3⃣-day festival celebration 🎉🎊 in Phnom Penh❓⁉

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It was about 4.5million people 👭👬👫 including expatriates, foreign visitors, local Khmers from all provinces etc. as shared at the closing ceremony 😁

Ohh yeah‌ This year, 2018 i.e. The 3rd great successfull year with Cambodia 🇰🇭 has handbuilt the world 🌍🗺 ‘s longest rowing boat 🚣🏻‍♀ at 87.3m long & 1.99m wide with cost of $60k. It was completed successfully 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 in Sept by more than 14k local Khmers 🇰🇭👭👬👫 in 192 days 😲😃

Guess what❓⁉

Another Guinness World 🌍🗺 Record 🏆 won (It’s the 5⃣th one) by Cambodia 🇰🇭 as this long dragon boat 🚣🏻‍♂ is capable of carrying 179 boat rowers 🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♀ on it‌ Wow‌😲 This great 👍🏻 news was anounced on 12 Nov at Prey Veng province of Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

From her own experience, a few points 📌📌 to note if you’re interested to be at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for this great 👍🏻 annual celebration 🎊🎉

Ohh ya…A pair of comfy shoes 👟 is essentials ✅ because it was vehicles free 🆓 i.e. No public transport ❌🚌🚕🚗 🚐 being available to the festival 🎉🎊 ground📍, more details via 🌐 https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551697/city-hall-issues-vehicle-ban-for-water-festival/

In this connection, the only option would be just getting around by your own foot 👣

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got her sun ☀🌞 protection from the 🆕 Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50 ordered & purchased 👩🏻‍💻🛒 from Althea Korea 🇰🇷 You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

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Next, do bring an umbrella 🌂☂ (You may loan it from your hotel, it can be a weapon if needed)/ wear a cap 🧢

Do dress up in a light modest clothing 👚 to enjoy the boat 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ race cheerings with the local Khmers 🇰🇭👭👬👫 at the riverside under the hot sunny 😎☀ day

Ohh ya…Do remember your refillable water 💊💧 bottle to avoid dehydration ya 😌

She 👩🏻 was with the local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 on her 1⃣st visit & then 2⃣nd visit the next day at the designated area by Tourism Cambodia 🇰🇭 for the foreign tourists 👬👫👭 (Served with free 🆓 flow of drinks🥀🥀available)

The riversides 💊💧 were extremely packed & crowded 👬👫👭 with both the local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 & foreign tourists to cheering for their favorite ❀ boats🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♀during the races, so suggest you to bring only the bare necessities & hold on tight to what you have. Also being alert with your surroundings too while in the huge crowd 👭👬👫

Why❓⁉

Hmm…You never know whether you will be being targetted by any pick-pockets/ bag-snatchers 😈👿 whom may just roaming around the crowded festival 🎉🎊 riversides 💊💧& streets. So, even though this festival 🎉🎊 is a free 🆓 celebration 🎉🎊 , however it can get really expensive if you make a mistake by carrying valuables into the crowds 👭👬👫

Always better be safe then sorry ya ☺😉

There were several types of rowing 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ styles observed from her visits, i.e. sitting down & manual rowing, standing up & manual rowing, standing up & auto rowing etc. She 👩🏻 is curious 🀔 how the marks will be allocate within each different styles as well as the determining factors of winning 🏆🎖 too❓⁉

Perhaps logically the shortest time 🕛 of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2⃣ red ❀ boats 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂ as captured in the photo 📞 & vBlog 📹🎥below)

There were live announcement during the boat racing 🚣🏻‍♂🚣🏻‍♀, however in local Khmer 🇰🇭 language & ❌ no English translation. It would be good to have a live English announcement in the next year festival onwards ya 😊

The King Norodom Sihamoni 🀎🏻, Prime Minister Hun Sen 👚🏻‍💌& some senior officials 🙋🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♂ have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival 🎉🎊 She 👩🏻 has observed from the TV screen 📺 at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 has enjoyed the longest & the pretty 😍🀩 fireworks 🎆🎇 so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival 🎉🎊

Really amazing beautiful 😍🀩 & with the boats 🛶🛶 decorated with LED lighting💡💡screens represented by each relevant authorities of organising & managing this water 💊💧 festival 🎊🎉 e.g. Tourism, Justice, Ministry of Art & Handicrafts etc. to name a few noted 😉

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has captured a vBlog 📹🎥 for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya 🀗

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries 🍜🍎 & shops 🛒🛍may close ⛔ during this water 💊💧 festival 🎉🎊 (All 3⃣ days) & resume their operation then 🀗

This festival 🎊🎉 also ended with lots of clean up & tidy up at the riverside by the local Khmers 🇰🇭👬👬👬

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was blessed 😇 that she 👩🏻 stay with her decision to continue with this solo travel & really enjoyed this water 💊💧 festival celebration 🎊 🎉 & highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻to all travellers that would like to appreciating & participating local heritage & cultures celebration. Definitely worth your time to learn the unique local Khmers🇰🇭👬👫👭’ lifestyle better

More details,

🌐 https://www.tourismcambodia.com/tripplanner/events-in-cambodia/water-and-moon-festival.htm?fbclid=IwAR32x21NsTrdH3CScoy8ayDq4oyS0T0bRYkXBh-TAOKoARcCXNc8d7_2P5k

Also welcome 🀗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews about the Cambodia 🇰🇭 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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Folkcharm Travels with Air Asia Foundation

Today, Happy International Women’s Day ‌3⃣8⃣🙋🏻‍♀👩🏻💃🚶🏻‍♀🏃🏻‍♀👭👵🏻👩🏻‍💌👩🏻‍💻💇🏻‍♀😘😍

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was invited 📩📧💌 by Air Asia Foundation to attend & witness the ethical fashion 👚👕👗🧣show “Loom to Life” by Folkcharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣from Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭

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It was an eco-fashion ♻ show which happened on 🔟 Feb i.e. during the Social Enterprise Market 🛒🛍🎁 named Destination: GOOD at 📍2⃣, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia 🇲🇟 from 7⃣ to 1⃣3⃣ Feb 2018🀗

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by her before the fashion show 👚👕👗🧣started,

The fashion show 👚👕👗🧣opening by Yap Mun Ching, Executive Director 👩🏻‍💌 of Air Asia Foundation, & Passawee T. Kodaka, founder 💁🏻‍♀ of FolkCharm Crafts (with short Bob hairstyle)😊

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Thailand’s 🇹🇭 Folkcharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣~ Live sustainably ✅ by knowing the origins of what you wear ~ brings the ethical wear 👚👕👗🧣 from the streets of Bangkok 🇹🇭 & Tokyo 🇯🇵 to KL 🇲🇟 catwalk – modelled by the sizzling AirAsia crews👩🏻‍✈👚🏻‍✈

What❓⁉Air Asia crews👚🏻‍✈👩🏻‍✈❓⁉

Nope, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was truly impressed 😍🀩 & thought they are all professional models🙋🏻‍♀🙋🏻‍♂ Bravo‌👏🏻👏🏻

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by her from the fashion show,

~ We just love ❀ all things NATURAL💚❗ ~ FolkCharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣was having their much-loved 💚 cotton-based apparels & accessories on display at the market🛒🛍🎁

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She loves 😍 the great 👍🏻 workmanship & each details from handcrafts art 👕 👚👗🧣of Folkcharm Crafts❀

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Truly amazing‌ It’s once said the longer you wear it, it will become softer after👍🏻🀩

Do enjoy a short clip 🎥📹 of all its apparels 👕👚👗🧣& accessories captured by her from her visit to the Social Enterprise Market🛒🛍🎁

With grant 💰 from Air Asia Foundation, Folkcharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣has to develop seasonal, customisable tours 🛫 to villages in Loei 🏞 Province & the travellers👫👭👬 will,

  • Experience the rural way of life that revolves around the craft community in beautiful untouched Loei🏞
  • Stay in traditional village accommodation🛌
  • Eat home-cooked 👚🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 North-Eastern Thai 🌶 meals by the locals
  • Engage in activities e.g. cotton-weaving, basketry, soap-making, crop-harvesting, natural dye etc.😉

Hmm…This kind of travel 🎒🕶🛫 definitely worth to participate ✅ as it’s educational for both adults 👩🏻👚🏻👎🏻👵🏻 & kids👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻 , perhaps SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 will join in too, if so, do stay tune for her travelling 🎒🕶🧢👟 sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 then

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More details, https://www.airasiafoundation.com/social-enterprise/folkcharm/

Website🌐: http://folkcharm.com/folkcharm-travels/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/folkcharm/

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Hmm
Have you shop 🛒🛍🎁 for a good cause before❓⁉

This Destination: GOOD Social Enterprise Market has retailed over 2⃣0⃣0⃣ sustainably produced items from Asean 🌎 social enterprises. All the items were so uniquely precious handcrafted. A must visit when they are having subsequent markets 🛒🛍🎁 in the future👍🏻😃

Again, more about Air Asia Foundation❓⁉

It has established since March 2012 as the philanthropic arm of the AirAsia Group. The Foundation is mandated to support ✅ social enterprises as a way of empowering underprivileged individuals👬👭👫 , as well as projects that seek to preserve & revive the region’s unique cultural heritage. Through its work, the Foundation is committed to helping build an ASEAN 🌎 of the future👆🏻👍🏻

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When people 🗣👀👥 ask, “Why social entrepreneurship❓⁉”

It’s because money 💰 goes a long way if people 👫👭👬 know how to use it sustainably✅ Hence, the born of Air Asia Foundation😀

Find out more via,

Website🌐: https://www.airasiafoundation.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AirAsiaFoundation/

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ASEAN NI award, https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/

The ASEAN IN Award 2017

SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻was invited to witness the official launch🎊🎉of the ASEAN IN Award🎖🏆2017. This award🎖🏆will be organised in Dec for the 1⃣st time by The Malaysia Global Chamber of Commerce with the co-operation of Ministry of International Trade & Industry, Ministry of Communications & Multimedia Malaysia as well as the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia 🇲🇟

“Inaugural Award Ceremony Recognize Startups & Bridging Winners to ASEAN countries”

Hmm…What’s this award🎖🏆about❓⁉

~ Innovative, Intellectual, Infinity ~

It is set up to groom & to bridge boundaries & barriers for ASEAN youth of innovative market. There are 3⃣ categories for this 1⃣st ASEAN IN Award🎖🏆competition & expecting approximately 5⃣0⃣brands will be participating

  • Top IN Personality Award
  • Top IN Entrepreneur Award
  • Top IN Corporate Award

Why this award🎖🏆❓⁉

It is set to be the platform for thought leadership & experience on the trends & business opportunities for start-ups & upcoming entrepreneurs by established entrepreneurs who have managed to break the boundaries in ASEAN👍🏻

It was 1⃣st started with a welcome note presented by Dato’ Sri Dr. Alex Ong, President of Malaysia Global Chamber of Commerce emphasized on the objectives to enhance the Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) & Startups branding cum credibility. Continued with a speech by the co-organizer Emage by Evelyn Ch’ng on the vision, mission & its foundation for The ASEAN IN Award 2017😃

The organizers further emphasized that it is to create more awareness among entrepreneurs & upcoming entrepreneurs about it as  this Award will encourage & promote further business opportunities among ASEAN Entrepreneurs from fellow ASEAN countries🗺👍🏻

The ambassadors & partners who will be supporting & mentoring all the award winners👭👬👫are Dr Ng (Association of International Certified Aesthetician), Dr. Janson Ang (The Givingbank.com & Janson Group), Mr. Soo Hoo (Malaysia Association of Professional Trainers & Coaches (MAPTAC), Ms. Isabelle Liow (Mrs Malaysia Globe), Ms. Yudi Yap (Musician & Cultural Entreprenuer), Celest Yeo (Syn Consulting), Alicia Bon (LeBon, Jason Chan,Strategic Alliance Event S/B), Ben Tan (Mad Agency), Edward (Get Discovered Media PLT) & Joecess Lim (Celmonze Aesthetic Academy)👍🏻👏🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 was inspired by Jan Chia, the performer💁🏻🎀🎌at the end of this launching🎊🎉

From Jan’s sharing, understand that she used to be a talented singer but a car accident crashed her dreams☹She lost her mobility & used 1⃣ year to stand on her feet again😃Bravo❗She didn’t give up on herself👍🏻

She found her another talent cum potential instead, she is now a certified translator, marketing her services online & securing some engagements with big corporates, MNCs etc. within 1⃣ year😁👏🏻

Truly honour her fighting spirit & her entrepreneurship on marketing herself, be INNOVATIVE & value your INTELLECTUAL property, no matter where you are and how you are‌

The co-founder also highlighted that the future to award less fortunate with disability entrepreneurs & it’s part of the organizer contribution to the society. Further, this award illustrated on the implications of this opportunity when it opens the market to more than 626 million people👫👭👬& the younger generation👶🏻👊🏻👧🏻that need to be aware of the importance of bridging & networking in ASEAN🗺

Hence, all the award winners👫👭👬will be receiving a mentorship to expanding its businesses to other ASEAN countries🗺

Interested to participate as a nominee for this 1⃣st ASEAN IN Award🎖🏆2017❓⁉

For more details,

Email📧: info@asean-in-award.com

Contact no.☎📞📱: +6019-7199696

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AseanInAward/

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