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World Asthma Day 2022 Conference in Malaysia

World Asthma Day 2022 “Closing Gaps in Asthma Care”

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to sharing here about her recent media attendance to witness the awareness conference on theme “Closing Gaps in Asthma Care” in conjunction with the World Asthma Day 2022

It was being officiated by YB Khairy Jamaluddin, the Minister of Health of Malaysia 🇲🇟 “For the past 2 years, we have been busy with the pandemic Covid-19. Now, as we transition to the endemic phase, it’s time that we go back to optimize the health care system. The Health Facts 2021 released in 2021 by the ministry has showed that the asthma-related deaths are the 2nd highest recorded at the government hospitals. This can be avoided through bridging the gaps in asthma care,” YB Khairy said at the conference

He has also thanked all Malaysians for adhering to Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) during the current transition into the endemic phase, especially during the Raya festivities , yes, #kitajagakita

This World Asthma Day Conference 2022 was organized by Asthma Malaysia & Dr Helmy Haja Mydin, the Co-Founder of Asthma Malaysia. Asthma Malaysia is a non-profitable organization with the mission to serve as a credible resource on asthma, to raise awareness of best standards of care & to empower patients in the management of their asthma. Its vision is to be Malaysia’s leading portal for asthma with a view of creating more informed & empowered patients. Also aim to ensure that asthma care in Malaysia is equal to the best in the world with a view to reducing the suffering & deaths associated with it

This conference was attended by,

  • Dr Sri Wahyu, President of Malaysia Family Medicine Specialists Association
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Pang Yong Kek, President of Malaysia Thoracic Society
  • Prof Ernest Poh, Consultant Respiratory Physician, UMMC
  • Prof Dr Roslina, Chairman of Lung Foundation Malaysia
  • Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo, Honorary General of the Malaysian Medical Association
  • Mr Amrahi Buang, President of Malaysian Pharmacist Society
  • Dr Sanjeev Panchal, Country President of AstraZeneca Malaysia
  • Dina Nadzir (Sinar FM Radio DJ & singer), an Asthma Patient, you may check out her IGTV recording sharing about her Asthma journey via below,
  1. Episode 1⃣📹🌐 https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTqnegAlaMl/
  2. Episode 2⃣📹🌐 https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTvz83JF6J_/
  3. Episode 3⃣📹🌐 https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTyjNWxlefs/

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World Asthma Day is an annual awareness event supported by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), US based National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (NHLB) & the World Asthma Foundation. It aims to raising awareness of asthma & how it affects sufferers. The day falls on the 1⃣st Tuesday in May each year with aims to raising support for sufferers & their families. Asthma also is included in the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention & Control of NCDs & the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt so much from her attendance at this half-day conference aimed to discuss the challenges & solutions in addressing the gaps in asthma care in Malaysia in line with the World Asthma Day 2022’s theme ~ Closing Gaps in Asthma Care ~ In Malaysia, asthma affects almost 2 million children & adults with respiratory diseases being the 2nd most common cause of death within the Ministry of Health hospitals[1]

However, the lack of recognition of asthma as an area of focus in the national healthcare agenda, in particular has been cited as one of the major barriers in enabling earlier & equitable access to both diagnosis & evidence-guided treatment among the asthma patients in the country[2]

Note[1] ~ Health Facts 2017. Ministry of Health Malaysia. Planning Division. Health Informatics Centre
Note[2] ~ Cheong AT et al. Implementing asthma management guidelines in public primary care clinics in Malaysia. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine (2021) 31:47

This conference is held to commemorate the celebration of the World Asthma Day 2022 in collaboration with the Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS), Malaysian Family Medicine Specialists’ Association (FMSA), Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), Malaysian Pharmacists Society (MPS), Novartis Malaysia & AstraZeneca Malaysia

It started with the opening speech by Dr Helmy Haja Mydin, the Co-Founder of Asthma Malaysia. During this conference, healthcare experts, patient representatives & industry partners have come together to explore the potential of making asthma as a key non-communicable disease (NCD) priority area in Malaysia

The sessions are as follows,

  • Asthma Control: Paving the Way Towards Symptom-free Days , by the Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ernest Poh Mau Ern, Consultant Respiratory Physician, UMMC

Asthma & COVID-19

1. People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. COVID-19 which affects the respiratory system can cause an asthma exacerbation & possibly lead to pneumonia & acute respiratory disease[3].

2. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GINA released some interim guidelines for asthmatics and physicians to adhere to as below[3]:

  • People with asthma should continue all their inhaled medication, including ICS, as prescribed by their doctor
  • In acute asthma attacks, patients should urgently see their healthcare provider to prevent escalation of the condition
  • Nebulisers should, where possible, be avoided for acute attacks due to the increased risk of dissemina:ting COVID-19 (to other patients and to physicians, nurses & other health personnel)

3. Pressurised metered dose inhaler (pMDI) via a spacer is the preferred treatment during severe attacks (spacers must not be shared at home)

4. While a patient is being treated for a severe attack, their maintenance inhaled asthma treatment should be continued (at home & in the hospital)

  • Patients with allergic rhinitis should continue to take their nasal corticosteroids, as prescribed by their clinician
  • Routine spirometry testing should be suspended to reduce the risk of viral transmission & if necessary, adequate infection control measures should be taken

This session also included recorded video with virtual sharing from 2 asthma patients, do check out to view from the FB live recording links at Asthma Malaysia’s FB page

Note[3] ~ GINA Report 2022. Available from https://ginasthma.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/GINA-Main-Report-2022-FINAL-22-05-03-WMS.pdf. Last accessed, May 12 2022

  • Addressing the Gaps in Asthma care in Malaysia , by Dr. Sri Wahyu Taher, President of Malaysia Family Medicine Specialists’ Association & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pang Yong Kek, President of Malaysia Thoracic Society

Current Gaps in Asthma Care Worldwide

According to GINA, in addition to unequal access to diagnosis & treatment, the current gaps in asthma care exist[4]:

  • between care for different socio-economic, ethnic & age groups
  • between wealthy & poorer communities and countries
  • in communication & care across the primary / secondary/ tertiary care
  • in communication & education provided for people with asthma, (quality of asthma care plans)
  • in asthma knowledge & asthma awareness between health care providers
  • in prioritization between asthma & other long-term conditions
  • between prescribing inhalers & monitoring adherence & ability to use them
  • between the general public’s (non-asthmatics) & health care professionals’ understanding that asthma is a chronic (not acute) disease
  • between scientific evidence & actual delivery of care for people with asthma

Note[4] ~ Closing Gaps in Asthma Care, World Asthma Day 2022. Available from https://ginasthma.org/closing-gaps-in-asthma-care-world-asthma-day-2022/. Last accessed, May 12 2022

Dr Sri Wahyu has recommended that each of us to take The Reliever Reliance Test via 🌐 https://asthmamalaysia.org/#take-survey

  • Dialogue : Making the Case for Asthma to be Recognized as Key NCD Priority in Malaysia , by the Moderator, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Hj Abdul Razak Abdul Muttalif, Former Head of Service, Senior Consultant Respiratory Physician & Professor in MAHSA University. The panelists are Dr. Sri Wahyu Taher, President of Malaysia Family Medicine Specialists Association, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pang Yong Kek, President of Malaysia Thoracic Society, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ernest Poh, Consultant Respiratory Physician, UMMC & Dina Nadzir, Radio presenter, Asthma Patient Representative

  • Relaunching of Asthma Malaysia Website , by Dr. Helmy HajaMydin , Co-founder Asthma Malaysia, Prof. Dr.Roslina, Chairman of Lung Foundation Malaysia, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pang Yong Kek, President of Malaysia Thoracic Society & YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Health Malaysia
  • The Pledge to Improve Asthma Care in Malaysia

Witnessed by YB Khairy, this conference was ended with the pledge signing by multi-stakeholders (Listed below) to express their joint commitment in improving asthma care in Malaysia, bravo all

We, the undersigned pledge to work together to make asthma as part of the key non-communicable diseases (NCDs) priority area in Malaysia by 2025

Towards this end, we are committed to implementing and supporting the following:

  1. Pushing for a dedicated National Strategic Action Plan for Asthma
  2. Reducing asthma-related deaths by 50%
  3. Increasing access to spirometry services to improve asthma diagnosis in the primary care
  4. Enabling greater healthcare resources to allow early & equitable access to treatment for patients across all asthma severities
  5. Increasing awareness & understanding among public on asthma especially in school & work setting

Together, we champion the cause for Asthma in Malaysia

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This pledge was signed by,

  • Dr HelmyHajaMydin, Co-Founder of Asthma Malaysia
  • Associate Professor Dr Pang Yong Kek, President of the Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS)
  • Dr Sri WahyuTaher, President of the Malaysian Family Medicine Specialists’ Association (FMSA)
  • Dr ThirunavukarasuRajoo, Honorary General Secretary of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
  • Andrew Tan, Deputy President of Malaysian Pharmacists Society
  • Professor Dr Roslina Abdul Manap, Chairman of the Lung Foundation of Malaysia
  • Dr Sanjeev Panchal, Country President of AstraZeneca Malaysia
  • Dr MayureshFegade, Chief Scientific Officer of Novartis Malaysia

SiennyLovesDrawing has captured the highlights from her media attendance at this conference & then posted on her TikTok account

You may check out the full FB live captured from this conference via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1759476034227384 & via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1759534667554854

Website 🌐: https://asthmamalaysia.org/

#AsthmaMalaysia #AsthmaWorldDay2022 #Asthma #stayhealthy #health

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Self Care Self Love Ideas To Stay Feminine

Updated 23 March 2022, 9.30am

Yeah‌ 8 March is to celebrating the annual International Women’s Day &

Yes, you’re amazing the way you are

Self love has to be nurtured & you deserve it ya 😁

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to sharing here with you all the self love self care ideas to stay feminine , healthy, pretty, happy glowing from inside to appearance 💕🥰💗

  • Stop to comparing your own self to others because there’s only one you in this world 🌎 Instead, focus on own self & own journey. Do always remind your own self every day that being in the moment & being you is all that matters
  • Not to worry what society thinks or expects of you. There’s no way to make everyone happy. Instead, make your own self happy. Life is too short not to be happy 😁

Art me time with macarons & coffee

  • Everyone makes mistakes, so allow you to make mistake, then learn & grow with those experiences to be a greater self. Learn to take the good with the bad & then embrace the imperfections in your own life stories. There is perfect in imperfect, right❓⁉
  • You are valuable because you are you, NOT because of your body or how you look. Grow your inner beauty, be a better you everyday 🥰
  • Do stay away from situations or people who are draining your energy or bringing toxicity into your life. We all need to stay positive ➕➕

  • Acknowledge & understand your fear, then interrogating & evaluating your fears to help gaining clarity & unmask issues in your life that are causing you with anxiety or worries. Once conquer, you will be 🆓 from any worries
  • Trust yourself that your feelings are valid & you will make good decisions for own self. Everything you do matters & it’s all in the little decisions you make 🍀
  • Seize the moment or opportunity that come to you to move on to next big step 👣 in your life because it may never come back, just be bold. You only live once, so live your life with no regrets ya 💪🏻🙌🏻
  • Always have a dedicated time slot to decompressing & recharging own energy for greater mental or emotional well-being. Me time is important to keep us being present with your own self ❀ Keep it simple, just enjoy a cuppa of your fav drink 🥀with just you in that moment

  • See at least one beautiful, small thing around you every single day. Make note of it & be grateful for it 🙏🏻💓
  • Join a silent retreat to experience being with your own self the silent way, you will be amazed after the retreat for sure 🀐
  • Digital detox day ~ Allow yourself to completely disconnect from it whenever you desire. See if you can notice any changes in how you feel ❌💻📱
  • Live your favourite day ~ What does the perfect day look like for you❓⁉ Make yourself a priority today 😉 SiennyLovesDrawing’s recent happy artsy me time with her fav macarons & coffee ✍🏻🎚🟢🔵🟡🟣🔎☕, do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd8XsWAg/ , 🔟% promo code“EatCakeToday-Sienny” with no min. purchase required via 🌐 https://www.eatcaketoday.com/
  • Pick a book 📖, get cosy somewhere & enjoy reading for however long you like without distractions

  • Plan a beautiful date for yourself & enjoy every moment of it
  • Recall what you enjoy most in childhood, do it now to enjoy being a child again. Play. Have fun. Lol 😆
  • Stay hydrated. Make a cup of flowers tea or infused water, then sip on it in peace before getting back to whatever you were doing
  • Try 🆕 recipes, play music & enjoy cooking or baking something from scratch, then enjoy the tasting moments. SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via 🌐 https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now 👩🏻💕👩🏻‍🍳😋👍🏻
  • Enjoy a good massage to ease any tension in your muscles & help you feel relaxed & pampered
  • Travel alone, traveling in a journey just your own self you will learn more about your own self. What you like, what you don’t like, 💯% being you, please your own self, not others

  • Pick one thing you’ve always wanted to do, however have put off out of fear, so do it today eg. Quitting job, retiring early, asking someone out for a date etc.
  • Enjoy you favorite dish or snack, no worry of your diet, be a happy foodie the way to enjoy the most 😋 SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via 🌐 https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now 👩🏻💕👩🏻‍🍳😋👍🏻
  • Being really honest with yourself & exploring your deepest feelings that give you anxiety or fear
  • Do something you’ve never done before. Invest in yourself because this is never a waste
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for support in times of need

  • Keep learning more about yourself, take some time to figure out exactly what stresses you out, what types of people you enjoy being around, what makes you feel calm or what energizes you
  • Taking a different route to work , to school or back home. This is to take care of your brain by challenging it, because your brain is subject to the “use it or lose it” theory
  • Move your body or enjoy body sweat for at least 30mins
  • De-clutter or clear out of your home or office space, start with a small space 1st & you don’t need to do it all at once
  • Journaling ✍🏻can be a cathartic way of releasing any pent up emotions & making sense of your feelings. It will leave you feeling lighter. At times you might even find the answers to the questions you had❓❓

Yeah‌ Life is short, let’s live life to the fullness

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 will continue to add on this list with more ideas from time to time ☺

You are all welcome to share your thoughts with your own self love self care ideas at the comment section, let’s learn from each other ya 💕💓🀗

#selflove #selfcare #wellness #female #females #woman #women #internationalwomenday #stayhealthy #mentalhealth #health #life #lifestyle #sharing #sharingiscaring

Refired Not Retired Day To Live Life To The Fullest

Updated 6 March 2022, 12pm

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently read about how to celebrating Refired, Not Retired Day, 1st March annually, it’s as simple as reevaluating any of your ideas (If yet to have, can start exploring now 😃) of what it means to you to be retired. What have you got planned for the years after you retire or even retire early❓⁉

Refired Not Retired Day is dedicated to all those people who have retired already OR about to get retired. During retirement period of life, live your life to the fullest, yes, just enjoy your life & make the most of these retirement years by doing things that you always wanted to do, as you finally got time to do all the things that you love to do. Read more via 🌐 https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/refired-not-retired-day/

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing actually wishes to retire early, yes ✅, since she has graduated & starting to work 👩🏻‍💻, this is a life goal 🎯 that she is working on. It means good financial habits count, be discipline in your budget set, not wasting money unnecessarily etc. Some of her tips are reduce eating out, no unnecessarily phone upgrades, unnecessarily clothing & apparel shopping, not to opt for extended warranties & not to fall into emotional impulse shopping etc.

“Planning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do.” ~ By Catherine Pulsifer

Apart from the major concern ie. Enough financial to support early retirement, the rule of thumb widely recognised is only withdraw 4% from retirement savings each year

Personally to her, enough meant differently by each retirees, if you can be living on a lower budget that you’re comfortably adapting to, without any luxury elements, then your “enough” for early retirement surely more achievable, as compared to those that wish to enjoy a more luxury comfortable retirement life. So, a honest & reality self reflect is required to consider your retirement lifestyle, current or long term healthcare needs, living downsizing etc. ya 💪🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

The important factor that drives her to achieving early retirement is what she is gonna do to fill her time after retire. Once retired, it means literally you have extra hours of 9 to 5 on your own, no need answering to many bosses, hurray‌ She knows herself well that she needs to keep her time occupied, she just can’t be doing nothing for a long time, she just can’t, lol 😆

Frankly, initially when she wishes to retire early, so she can backpacking around the world 🎒🌎, however with the global health pandemic now, she needs to pen down what she is gonna do instead before her long backpacking journey then

Let’s start to craft out an actual plan for your post-retirement years OR plan a fun bucket list that you can happily tick off after each exciting completion during your retirement

It’s just a new 🆕 beginning after your retirement, enjoy new 🆕 life for your own self. It’s a 2nd chance for all retirees to live life to its fullest to stay happy vital

In this sharing, SiennyLivesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing some pointers/ ideas of what to do to fill your time during retirement. It’s important to plan well to enjoy the max benefits of an early retirement 😃

What’s your answers to these questions❓⁉

  • When you were a child, what did you love most? Isn’t it now the time that each of us remembered the simple joy of being a child?
  • Anything you wished you would have done? Not done?
  • Who matters to you?
  • If money were not a problem, what would you be doing now?
  • If tomorrow is your last day in life, will you have any regrets?

Healthy Living

Practicing healthy eats, do more home cooking or baking as you wish to enjoy your daily meals

Home cooking 👚🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 by enjoying the joys of trying different wellness recipes, mixing healthy ingredients that you like, creating healthy dishes that you would love to taste etc. SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via 🌐 https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now 👩🏻💕👩🏻‍🍳😋👍🏻

Stay active, keeping brain cells remain working active eg. Crosswords, chess♟, jigsaw puzzles 🧩, board games etc.

Hobbies/ Passions

Travelling ~ SiennyLovesDrawing would like to backpacking 🎒🌎 & travel around with rails 🚂🚞, how about you❓⁉

Even simply planning ✍🏻✈a trip now can boost happiness levels because you’re anticipating the good times to come ☺💕🎒🌎

For those with love for cooking & baking, sure indulge with kitchen experiment time for new 🆕 recipes 👩🏻‍🍳👚🏻‍🍳 SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via 🌐 https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now 👩🏻💕👩🏻‍🍳😋👍🏻 Happy air frying ready to eat food item TikTok clip via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSeKCdSKF/

Doodling art 🎚✍🏻

Reading 📖📚 ~ Google Phyllis May’s publications & pick 1 to read 📖, she is the creator of this Refired, Not Retired Day 😀

Work out to enjoy a good sweat 😅 whether being indoor yoga, gyms 🏋🏻‍♀🀞🏻‍♀ or outdoor activities 🚵🧗etc.

Learning

Lifelong learning is the key to maintaining cognitive function. When you’ve tune to deep dive into learning new 🆕 skills, it will keeping your brain flexible & in its tip top shape for longer

So, sign up for a new 🆕 language, knitting, art classes, crafting, cooking, baking etc.

Grow a garden 🌱🌿🌳🏡

If you’re a green fingers, start now or continue to grow your garden so can harvest & enjoy tasting your own harvest. If got extra harvesting, sell them online or gifting to neighborhood too 🌱🥬🌜🍅

More time with loved ones

You will have more time to dedicate in building relationships with people who matter to you eg. Parents, kids, relatives, friends, loved ones

Yes, it can be the time for intergenerational bonding moments by baby sitting grand kids with educational activities, educational trips etc.

Low impact living

Planning your adaptable downsizing life, being financially 💰💳 smart, spending wisely, being environmental care eg. Downsize house, change to daily commute with public transportation etc. 🚉🚈🚌

Side hustle

You may consider whether to start up own business, get a part time job, on freelancing, diversify investment etc.

For considering freelancing or part time job, do check out this IG profile to be aware of the current salary across various industries in the market via 🌐 https://instagram.com/malaysianpaygap

For considering 🆕 business adventure during retirement, do check this IG profile for some ideas & insights sharing from existing entrepreneurs, good learning from other experiences via 🌐 https://instagram.com/malaysianbusinessinsights

Volunteering

You may even contribute back to the needed communities by volunteering with what you’re expertise with or with your free time now 😁

Step out of your comfort zone

Do something that you have never done before eg. Sky dive, road less traveled, hiking, get that bachelor degree or PhD you’ve always wanted

Write a book or blog, even you know well that you’re the only one who reads your book/ blog. NOW is the time to write that book you always wanted to, set up & manage a blog, write articles to be published in magazines or elsewhere, poems or your memoirs etc.

Expand social connection

It’s important to maintain healthy social networking after retirement with communities that share the same life purposes. This can eliminating any depression or mental health with post retirement 🧑🏻‍🀝‍🧑🏻👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻

Join some meet up groups/ communities that are geared to certain interests or populations. Also participating events that interest you, meet new 🆕 friends etc.

So, let’s think about how you like to spend your years of retirement❓⁉ How & why do you wish to retire early❓⁉ Welcome to share your thoughts at comment section, let’s have a discussion to learn from each other

Some of the stories by some retirees for your reading pleasure

🌐 https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2020/second-act-careers.html

🌐 https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/30/42-year-old-retiree-lost-600000-coronavirus-second-guessing-early-retirement.html

🌐 https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/01/why-early-retirement-is-one-of-the-worst-money-mistakes-youll-regret-says-harvard-economist.html

🌐 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3061466/

#retirement #earlyretirement #retireearly #lifegoal #enjoylife #selflove #selfcare #wellness #female #females #woman #women #internationalwomenday #stayhealthy #mentalhealth #health #life #lifestyle #sharing #sharingiscaring

#COVID19 #Coronavirus Outbreak ~ Travel Not??

Updated 8 June 2020, 10am

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

“Do you still continue your travel plans now due to the increasing ⬆ concern of COVID-19❓⁉ Even now with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) for Malaysians❓⁉

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

WHO has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic @ 12 March 2020 via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/WHO/posts/2976138652431498

Ohh no…There are many major events around the world 🗺🌍 have unfortunately been called off OR postponed to a later date because of COVID-19 pandemic via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/posts/10157529269427217

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/ & 🌐https://www.facebook.com/56873804990/posts/10151241985109991/

Even with the many attractive ⬇ flight fares & tour packages in the worldwide 🗺 🌍 market now❓⁉

As travel lovers 💗💗, do you still planning your next trips❓⁉via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/CDC/posts/10157666459261026:0

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 😎

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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 the daily COVID-19 status from Malaysia 🇲🇟 Ministry of Health FB page, as of this blog posting being updated via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/kementeriankesihatanmalaysia/

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. via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/cnn/posts/10160548551401509

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 this blog post posted @ 10 March 2020, China 🇚🇳 , South Korea 🇰🇷 , Iran 🇮🇷 & Italy 🇮🇹 are the high ⬆ risk countries i.e. with Level 3⃣ Travel Notice Warning ~ Avoid Nonessential Travel from CDC via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/CDC/posts/10157656517951026

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 ☺ via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/cnn/posts/10160548766431509

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” via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/posts/10160843571159988

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 😉 via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/AIAMalaysia/posts/3073490869328171

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 🧳🎒via 🌐 https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1236292602984640514

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 🗺🌍via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/WHO/posts/2979238552121508

Let’s wave 👋🏻, nod & a bow OR a Namaste 🙏🏻 greeting via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/11450527254/posts/10156388599217255/

Do enjoy this creative Corona song, truly inspired for COVID19 prevention ya

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 🗞📰 via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/kementeriankesihatanmalaysia/

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 since 15 March 2020 📧

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, as well as within states in her home country

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 the states of 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…🀣😆 via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/travelandleisure/posts/10158447597124073

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. At least, the RMCO just announced from 10 June till 31 August in Malaysia

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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

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PMC x AirAsia ~ S.E.A. Pride Clothing Collaboration

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently witnessed the launch 🎉🎊 between AirAsia ❀✈ and Pestle & Mortar Clothing (PMC) 👕👚collaboration 🀝

‘PMC x AirAsia: S.E.A. Pride’

It’s an exclusive capsule collection with the theme of celebrating & championing Southeast Asia 🗺 🌍, its culture & its people 👫👭👬

This collection aims to spark conversations 🗣👥👀👥 as the designers were given full creative freedom in expressing the essence of Southeast Asia 🗺🌍 through their eyes 👀 , ultimately showcasing to the world 🌍 what Southeast Asian artists have to offer

Designed by 7⃣ different Southeast Asian designers from;

  • Malaysia 🇲🇟 (Pestle & Mortar Clothing)

  • Vietnam 🇻🇳 (Headless)

Ho Chi Minh City-based Quang Minh founded Headless in 2015 when he could not find the clothes. ⁠Boasting a distinctive unisex ⁠style inspired by anime, Headless has since grown into one of Vietnam 🇻🇳 ’s most unique streetwear brands

  • Cambodia 🇰🇭 (Lisa Mam & Peap Tarr)

Peap Tarr has his roots in graffiti art culture, later combining his New Zealand 🇳🇿 & Cambodian 🇰🇭 heritage to create a unique form of ⁠street art that has caught the attention of art lovers around the world with its signature sinister yet tranquil imagery
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Lisa Mam is a young, up-and-coming urban artist from Phnom Penh who embodies the city’s new 🆕 energy. As the 1⃣st official female ⁠street artist in Cambodia 🇰🇭 , she has been perfecting her unique style since 2010 & has been featured in several collaborative ⁠exhibitions throughout Asean

  • Thailand 🇹🇭 (Mamablues)

One of Thailand 🇹🇭 ’s most sought-after street artists, Fawalai Sirisomphol, 1⃣st made a name for herself as an illustrator & mural artist. With a background in interior architecture, she is best ⁠known for creating larger-than-life pieces featuring characters & slice-of-life imagery

  • Philippines 🇵🇭 (Don’t Blame The Kids)

This clothing brand centered on youth culture, one that thrives on hard work, passion & the unconventional. It’s designed to instill a strong sense of purpose, positivity & community among kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻 & the kids-at-heart the world 🌍 over

  • Singapore 🇞🇬 (Sam Lo)

Known as the ‘Sticker Lady’ following a run-in with the law several years ago, artist Sam Lo blends Eastern & Western influences to ⁠create uniquely Singaporean 🇞🇬 work, which include the iconic design of the Nike Singapore flagship store in Jewel Changi Airport 🛩

Launched by Head of Brand, AirAsia Group Rudy Khaw, and Pestle & Mortar Clothing CEO & Co-Founder Hugh Koh at REXKL, the line features 7⃣ clothing & accessory items e.g. 3⃣ unisex t-shirts, 1⃣ 5-panel cap, 1⃣ luggage tag, 1⃣ bum bag & 1⃣ set of 3 pins

Head of Brand, AirAsia Group Rudy Khaw said, “We are pleased to join forces with another successful homegrown brand, Pestle & Mortar Clothing 👚👕, to elevate the presence of Southeast Asian brands in our lifestyle offerings. This partnership 🀝 has opened up opportunities for regional artists & designers to collaborate 🀝 & showcase their work on our extensive network as well as online & we hope this will encourage more young designers in Asean to find new 🆕 ways to express themselves & their rich heritage.”

Pestle & Mortar Clothing CEO & Co-Founder Hugh Koh said, “We are a storytelling company 1⃣st & a clothing 👚👕 brand 2⃣nd. We at Pestle & Mortar Clothing 👕👚 use our apparel as a canvas for stories & we aim to spark conversations through our designs & ultimately show the world 🌍 what Southeast Asia is capable of. This collaboration 🀝 with AirAsia ❀✈ is extremely special to us as we kick off our year long 🔟th Anniversary Campaign with them & at the same time we get to highlight Southeast Asia region 🗺🌍 through the eyes of 7⃣ different storytelling artists.”

This collection will be available for purchase 🛒🛍 starting 10am, 15 Feb 2020 on selected AirAsia flights, Major Drop Sunway Pyramid & Major Drop Midvalley

Online shopping🛍🛒🌐 via https://pestlemortarclothing.com/

#AirAsia #flight #launch #event #SEA #Asia #SouthEastAsia #PMC10Strong⁠ #PMCxAirAsia⁠ #SEAPride⁠ #PestleMortarClothing⁠ #PrideOfSoutheastAsia #Shopping #OnlineShopping #Malaysia #Cambodia #Thailand #Vietnam #Philippines #Singapore #fashion #clothing #clothes #bag #accessories #artists #artists #designer #designers #design #art #siennylovesdrawing #blog

Comfy Peaceful Glamping @ Dusun Bonda, Malaysia

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

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

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

📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/dusunbondaresort/videos/343001586574260/ & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/dusunbondaresort/photos/a.254914968733341/254916065399898/

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

I really hope my daughter 👧🏻 will have great 👍🏻 memories at our orchard as much as I did when I was growing up 😃via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/dusunbondaresort/videos/299243607441314/

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

Guess what❓⁉

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

Guess what❓⁉

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yes ✅, no TV ❌📺 & no wifi connection ❌📶 , as well as limited phone 📞☎📱 reception. Suggest to bring a book 📖 , magazine 📔 , iPod with music 🎧🎶🎵, your favourite ❀ board games (Also available too at the cafe 🍜🍎area) etc. during your stay in Dusun Bonda 😉 via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/dusunbondaresort/videos/343001586574260/

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

She 👩🏻 was in Glam 4A Hillside Bell Tent 🏕🏞 (4 pax) for 2⃣ nights stay 😎💀 Do check out her vlog 📹🎥 captured from her comfy peaceful glamping 🏕 experience @ Dusun Bonda 👍🏻✌🏻 via 📹🌐 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r42xpnLefws

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

River 💊💧Activities

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

Village Games

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

Cooking 👩🏻‍🍳👚🏻‍🍳 Demo

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

The Cooking of “Rebung 🎍Masak Sri Selangor” via 📹🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/B39o43ypy1L/

The Hand Making of “Onde-onde Ubi 🍠 via 📹🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/B3_PpLtDEBC/

The Baking the “Kuih Bahulu 🥧 Kemboja” with burning 🔥♚ charcoal via 📹🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/B39o88uJmlV/

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

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

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

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Glamping @ The Jungloo, The Kabiki, Phnom Penh

Hey 👋🏻 What’s glamping❓⁉

It means for glamorous camping 😍🀩🏕⛺, aka camping ⛺🏕in glamorous style 💗😍🀩

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has participated for the Jungloo project at The Kabiki hotel 🏢 during her holidays at Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭 earlier. It was her 1⃣st glamping 🏕⛺😍🀩, awesome stay👍🏻✌🏻‌😃😁

A nice 👍🏻 experience being welcome by its friendly staff named Mr. Pisey 🙋🏻‍♂ & he was very politely & patiently explain the tourist destinations📍📍, what to do/ explore around The Kabiki (Where she has opted for her glamping stay) with a map 🗺

Do reading 📖 till the end as she 👩🏻 also sharing about her stay with The Kabiki 🏢 in a Superior Double room with private terrace. She 👩🏻 also will share her enjoyable complimentary 🆓 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛮ with Le Tonle wooden boat from her stay with beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 of the day 😊

Also the 1⃣st Jungloo which currently located 📍in the gardens 🌿🌱🌳 of The Kabiki 🏢, the next one will be soon available at Templation😀

Not just that, it will be also available at Mekong Bungalows – Floatation😀

If you wish to enjoy a Jungle Igloo stay, more choices soon available within Cambodia 🇰🇭 with MAADs Asia ya 👍🏻😃

What’s the Jungloo❓⁉

It means the Jungle Igloos which are being designed specially for the tropical environments of South East Asia (SEA) 🌎 Jungloo with their shape & structure aims as an advanced natural climate control solution for very hot 🌞🔆 & humid weather settings. The Jungloos are quick to deploy & eco-friendly 💚 i.e. in line with the glamping travel style which currently trending & high ⬆ demanding across the SEA region 🌎

It’s an option being created for semi temporary & at remote sites, the Jungloos are with low ⬇ investment, low ⬇ impact, easy to install & mobile around. This definitely a secure & sustainable 💚 approach to hospitality development for areas📍📍previously considered unthinkable / inaccessible 🀗

It’s built with natural materials i.e. bamboo🎍🎋, wood 🚪& rope as well as with natural colour scheme. Brown, orange 🧡 & green 💚 colours are used to complement the nature & then to add to the jungle 🌳🌳 nature feel for this modern & glamping-style accommodation 🛌

Do check out the below clip 📹🎥 to learn more about the Jungloo structure concept 😍🀩

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves 💗 & had an amazing stay 👍🏻🛌🚿🚜😎💀 with The Jungloo, an eco-glamping 💚🏕⛺😍🀩 Really cooling to sleep 🛌😎💀 in this pioneering, bio-climatic tent with air-conditioning as well as air-flow control 🌬💚, ceiling fan & bathroom 🚜🚿

Do click in for her IG photos album to enjoy more beautiful photos ya 😍

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Yeah‌ #throwback #PhnomPenh trip, @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 nature 💚🌳🌿🌱🍃🌳💚 quiet 🀫 #glamping 🏡🏡 with @thejungloo in @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia . . Swipe left ➡ to enjoy this whole photo album 📞📞 of her likes ❀💗 from this #thejungloo #junglooproject #maadsglamping 😁 . . ✅ Complimentary 🆓 breakfast🍹☕🍳at her private poolside 🏊🏻‍♀ of her jungloo stay . . ✅ Rain ☔🌧 drops on her jungloo which very much similar like #camping 🏕 in the jungle 🌳🌳 . . Full vBlog 🎥📹 via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 up later today at #WordPress, #blog link at profile for your reading 📖 pleasure ya 🀗😁 . . Definitely worth a #glamorous camping stay 😎💀to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise 👩🏻😃 from your hectic #lifestyle during #travelling to @visit__cambodia @capturing_cambodia @tourismcambodiaasia . . @tourismcambodia #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #tourismcambodia #solotravel #backpacker #phnompenhtrip #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #BluincIWD2019 @officialtravel360

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She 👩🏻 also have a private pool 🏊🏻‍♀ by herself & right in front of her Jungloo ⛺🏕😍🀩, she has enjoyed her morning 🔅🔆 & evening 🏙 swims 🏊🏻‍♀ as well as quiet 🀫 reading 📖 by the pool side 🏊🏻‍♀💊💧

Just so so relaxing 😌 , definitely a money 💰 can’t buy me time moments 👍🏻✌🏻

Guess what❓⁉

She 👩🏻 rarely left the Jungloo once checked-in 🔐 except for lunch & dinner 🍜🍎

She 👩🏻 spent her time enjoyed the nature surrounding 💚🌳🌳 as well as comfy interior of the Jungloo ⛺🏕😍🀩

Do enjoy her vlog 📹🎥📝 captured from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s 1⃣st glamping stay 🛌🚿😌🏕⛺😍🀩 at The Jungloo with a short testimonial shared as below,

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻& you have to experience glamping 🏕⛺😍🀩once too, do exploring for your discovery stay ya 🛌🚿🚜😎💀

Website🌐: https://maads.asia/jungloo

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

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also had a great 👍🏻 nature 💚🌳🌿🌱🍃🌳💚 quiet 🀫 stay 🏡🏡 in a Deluxe Double room with The Kabiki 🏢, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

The Kabiki 🏢 is a family-friendly garden 🌳🌳hotel 🏢 located 📍 in a quiet corner of Phnom Penh’s historical district. It’s within walking 🚶🏻‍♀🚶🏻‍♂ distance to the Royal 👑 Palace, Wat Botum ⛩, the Riverside 💊💧etc.
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It’s in a historic colonial house 🏡 on Oknha Peich Street & with 3.5k sqm of a landscape grounds & with approximately 500 trees 🌳🌳being planted around this hotel🏢 Many of the trees 🌳🌳are being labelled with descriptive tags to help all its guests 👫👭👬 to identify & learnt more about the greens 💚
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Do click in for her IG photos album to enjoy more beautiful photos ya 😍

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Yeah‌ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 nature 💚🌳🌿🌱🍃🌳💚 quiet 🀫 stay 🏡🏡 with @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia @mytefl_teachntravel . . Swipe left ➡ to enjoy this whole photo album 📞📞 of her likes ❀💗 from this short stay 😁 @girlslovetravel . . ✅ Located at a historic district with its well maintained restored properties 👍🏻📍 . . ✅ With a security guard house outside the street lane to ensure privacy & safety . . ✅ Planted with more than 5⃣0⃣0⃣ trees 🌳🌳🌳at its surroundings. Definitely a secret mini forest 🌳🌳 within Phnom Penh City 🌆🏙 Spot the little red ❀ elephant 🐘❓⁉ . . ✅ Complimentary breakfast 🍹☕🍳at poolside 🏊🏻‍♀🏊🏻‍♂ & next to the Kabiki tree 🌳 . . ✅ Antique lovers can opt for airport transfer with its Jaguar with a fee . . Full vBlog 🎥📹 via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 soon up at #WordPress, #blog link at profile . . Definitely worth a stay 😎💀to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise 👩🏻😃 from your hectic #lifestyle during #travelling to @visit__cambodia @capturing_cambodia @tourismcambodiaasia . . #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #tourismcambodia #WaterFestival #solotravel #backpacker #phnompenh #phnompenhtrip #trip #travel #travels #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers @officialtravel360

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Once in a while, she 👩🏻 loves 💗 to opt for a quiet 🀫 comfy 😌 stay during her travels to re-energise, having good rest 👍🏻😎💀 & great me time 😃😁

Do enjoy her vblog 📹🎥📝 captured from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s comfy relaxing 😌 stay 🛌😎💀 as shared below,

Wow 😲‌ During her stay, she got to know about the Aquagym @ The Kabiki 🏢, it happens every Monday & Thursday to rejuvenate in the pool 🏊🏻‍♀🏊🏻 with the trained instructors 👍🏻

Ohh ya…From 1⃣ Jan 2018, The Kabiki guests 👬👫👭 are entitled for a complimentary 🆓 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛮ (With a voucher 🔖 upon your hotel 🏢 check-in 🔐). The guests 👬👭👫 will board to Le Tonle, a wooden traditional rice boat to cross over to Floatation Lounge & to enjoythe nice breezesss 🌬💚, the beautiful sunset 🌅 view, an experience of enjoying drink 🥂🍻🍷 & snacks 🥜🌰 (With fee 💳💰) while cruising ⛮ / having a dinner 🍜🍎 right where the Tonle Sap & Mekong Rivers join their majestic flows 💊💧during the beautiful sunset 🌅 moment 😍😁

This boat ⛮ departs twice a day i.e. 5⃣pm & 7⃣pm from the Phnom Penh main passenger port ⚓ However, guests 👭👬👫 are required to be at the Jetty ⚓ for it on own expense, ❌ no pick up or shuttle 🚐🚖 from The Kabiki ya 🏢

Do enjoy her vblog 🎥📹📝 captured from her beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛮ with Le Tonle as shared below,

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Website🌐: https://maads.asia/destinations

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

Hmm…If you’re planning to travel to Cambodia 🇰🇭 , do planning to have your comfy stay 👍🏻🛌😎💀 experience with MAADs Asia via 🌐 https://maads.asia/

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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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 🚣🏻‍♀🚣🏻‍♂

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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