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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 7️⃣ 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

Lisa Mam is a young, up-and-coming urban artist from Phnom Penh who embodies the city’s new 🆕 energy. As the 1️⃣st 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, 1️⃣st 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 7️⃣ clothing & accessory items e.g. 3️⃣ unisex t-shirts, 1️⃣ 5-panel cap, 1️⃣ luggage tag, 1️⃣ bum bag & 1️⃣ 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 1️⃣st & a clothing 👚👕 brand 2️⃣nd. 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 7️⃣ 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 platforms 🌐🛒🛍 via

🌐 https://pestlemortarclothing.com/collections/pmc-x-airasia

🌐 https://www.ourshop.com/en/MYR/brand/pmc-x-airasia

You may also enjoy your reading via her Medium blog 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing/southeast-asian-pride-showcased-through-airasia-pestle-mortar-clothing-collaboration-20e8a97147a2

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Comfy Peaceful Glamping @ Dusun Bonda, Malaysia

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

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

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

 

“The name Dusun Bonda (Dusun means orchard & Bonda means mother in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language) came from this simple idea i.e. To creating childhood memories for my daughter 👧🏻 I really hope my daughter 👧🏻 will have great 👍🏻 memories at our orchard as much as I did when I was growing up 😃

 

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

Guess what❓⁉️

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

Guess what❓⁉️

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

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

 

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

Also a smoke-free 🆓 place & a recovery fee of RM150 will be charged for cleaning of textiles & villas 🏡 / bell tents 🏕⛺️ deodorising. All smoking guests 🚬👬👫 can still utilise a designated smoking area which located right outside the fencing of Dusun Bonda 😊

 

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

It’s perfect for families 👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👪 & couples 💏 to spending some quality time whilst reconnecting with the nature. Yes , no TV ❌📺 & no wifi connection ❌📶 , as well as limited phone 📞☎️📱 reception. Suggest to bring a book 📖 , magazine 📔 , iPod with music 🎧🎶🎵, your favourite ❤️ board games (Also available too at the cafe 🍽🍴area) etc. during your stay in Dusun Bonda 😉

 

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

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

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

River 💦💧Activities

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

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

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Village Games

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

Cooking 👩🏻‍🍳👨🏻‍🍳 Demo

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

The Cooking of “Rebung 🎍Masak Sri Selangor”

The Hand Making of “Onde-onde Ubi 🍠

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

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

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

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 1️⃣st 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 1️⃣st 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 1️⃣st 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 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ 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 1️⃣ 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. 5️⃣pm & 7️⃣pm 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/kabiki

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 👩🏻‍💻📝

#TheJungloo #MaadsHotels #JunglooProject #Maads #MaadsGlamping #Cambodia #KabikiPhnomPenh #LivingCambodia #PhnomPenh #hotel #stayvacation #holiday #holidays #metime #accommodation #luxurycamps #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #siennylovesdrawing #influencer #influencers #travel #travels #travelling #Asia #SEA #SouthEastAsia #travelogue #sunset #MAADsAsia #LeTonle #HandcraftingHospitality

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 1️⃣st intention to meet & visit 1️⃣ 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 1️⃣ 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 1️⃣st 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 3️⃣-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 3️⃣ 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 2️⃣ days visits to the festival, she only noticed for 2️⃣ boats with a colorfully-costumed lady 💁🏻‍♀️ at the front of the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️

For the 1️⃣st 2️⃣ days, races 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ are run with 2️⃣ 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 3️⃣-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 5️⃣th 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 1️⃣st visit & then 2️⃣nd 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 2️⃣ 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 3️⃣ 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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What’s New @ Desaru Coast

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her amazing 2️⃣D1️⃣N getaway 🚐🎒🕶🧢👟 to the Desaru Coast 🏖🏝, which spanning across a vast 3.9k acres along a 17km pristine beachfront 🏖🏝 in the South-Eastern region i.e. Johor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

So, what’s new 🆕 in Desaru Coast 🏢🏖🏝 that she 👩🏻 has explored & experienced recently❓⁉️

A 4️⃣ hours ride 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway to Desaru Coast 🏝🏖 & she 👩🏻truly enjoyed her comfy 😌luxury stay vacation🛌🛀🏻🛋 @ #HRHDesaruCoast🏢🏖🏝, great fine dining 😋🍽🍴😀 experience ~ #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 & #aSplashingGreatTime adventure water 💦💧 park play time🏄🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️

 

#HRHDesaruCoast ~ Hard Rock Hotel 🏢 Desaru Coast 🏝🏖

Upon arrival 🚐🏢, had a great lunch 🍽🍴😋 at this new 🆕 hotel 🏢 since its launch on Oct 2018, she really loves ❤️ the Malaysian flavours set lunch 🇲🇾🍽🍴served here 😀

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Hmm…Though she was expecting 💭 for a Western lunch 🍔🍟🥙🥗🥩🍖🥓

After lunch🍽🍴, she 👩🏻 then checked-in 🔐 with her media friend 👭 to the Deluxe King room, 1️⃣st impression ~ a spacious & stylish room 😍🤩 Had a good night 😴💤 rest with its comfy bed & soft pillows 😌😉

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The toilet 🚽 & shower 🚿 are separated (Hmm…No bath tub 🛀🏻 ohh…😌) . The hair dryer, iron & toiletries are provided in the hotel room 👭👫👬

Ohh ya…When she 👩🏻 has switched on 🔛 the tv 📺, she received a personalised welcome 🙏🏻🤗📌 message on screen 📺 , then she 👩🏻 started to enjoy the great selection of rock music 🎼🎸🎺🎷🎹🎵🎶

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She 👩🏻 loves 💗 the complimentary 🆓 non-alcoholic minibar🍹🥤& snacks 🍫🍿🍪🥜 which gonna be replenished daily if you are enjoying a longer stay here😁

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There is a memorabilia exhibition of the Rock Stars 🌟⭐️ Collection & a Sound of Your Stay music 🎵🎶 🎼 program in a complimentary 🆓 audio 🎤🎧 experience for its guests 👫👭👬 to either enjoy creating own personalised playlist, playing a music instrument🎸🎺🎷/ listening 👂🏻to 🔟specially-curated records🎼🎵🎶etc. It’s only available with specific schedule & she 👩🏻 has missed ❌ her chance due to time constraints 😌 though, wish she 👩🏻 can enjoy it in her next stay 😇🍀🤞🏻✌🏻

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All guests 👭👬👫 can obtain respective direct access (Yeah‼️ Re-entry allows 😃✌🏻ya) from the hotel🏢’s grounds to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 🏄🏻‍♀️🏄🏻‍♂️🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️💦💧 with walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance

A complimentary 🆓shuttle bus 🚌 available to The Els Club, especially for golf 🏌️‍♂️⛳️🏌️‍♀️ lovers for a 27-hole & 18-hole golf course 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️⛳️etc. within Desaru Coast compound

Ohh ya…You will definitely enjoy its great spread of breakfast 🥞🍳🥗🥪☕️ selection which complimentary 🆓 with hotel room the next morning 🔅🔆 after a night of great rest 😴💤

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also got impressed 🤩 with its go green 💚 & eco sustainability initiative by having sensor light 💡 at bathroom area 🚽🚿, recycle ♻️ labelled rubbish bin in hotel room, as well as using refill water 💦💧 bottle & water dispenser to reduce ⬇️ plastic water 💦💧 bottle for all its guests. Bravo‼️ 👏🏻🙌🏻

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Hmm…When will be your upcoming check-in 🔐 to #HRHDesaruCoast 🏢🏝🏖 for a rock stay🛌🎼🎵🎶❓⁉️

Address📍: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.hardrockhotels.com/desaru-coast

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

#DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian 🇲🇾 Journey

It’s the 1️⃣st edition aka for the 1️⃣st time in Malaysia 🇲🇾 to present its very own signature 👍🏻 dining 🍽🍴programme named Desaru Coast 🏖🏝 Gourmet 🍽🍴Series 1️⃣st Edition which proudly presents Relais & Chateaux’s award🎖-winning Michelin Grand Chef👨🏼‍🍳, Emmanuel Stroobant

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It aims to introduce an exclusively 💌 curated 6️⃣-series dining 🍽🍴programme which offering a unique & holistic culinary 🍽🍴experience for its prestige guests 👬👫👭 Rediscover iconic flavours of Malaysian 🇲🇾🍽 cuisines through new 🆕 interpretations by award🎖-winning chefs 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 from around the world 🌍

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really felt proud to be 1️⃣ of the 1️⃣st to savour a 1️⃣-of-a-kind mouth-watering fusion flavour during her recent visit. She 👩🏻 had a 6️⃣-course dinner 🍽, there are package available for travellers 👭👬👫 who would like to spend longer in Desaru Coast 🏖🏝

Curious 🤔 about the fine dine 🍽 dinner menu❓⁉️

✅ Berinai ~ Nasi 🍚 Kerabu (Really love 💗 the unique delicious 😋🤤 mixture, so satisfied👍🏻)
✅ Canapés ~ Brinjal Buah Keluak, salted egg 🥚 popiah & okra sambal

✅ Abalone ~ Bang kuang & marigold (Superb️‼️ Her heart ❤️ melted for it 😋)

✅ Scallop ~ Coconut 🌴🥥 & laksa (Very fresh & juicy 🤤)

✅ Cod 🐟 ~ White miso, turmeric & cauliflower

✅ Cream ~ La cremeria vanilla ice cream 🍦 , white chocolate, pop rocks & kaffir lime leaves 🌱🌿 (Ohh my…Really love 💗 the great 👍🏻 combination of the lime leaves 🌱🌿 to the overall tasting 😋🤤)

✅ Coconut 🌴🥥 ~ pineapple 🍍, pandan 🌿, mango, financier & gingerflower

✅ Petite 4️⃣ ~ emping berlinjau lime 🍋 dragee, rose 🌹 & raspberry bonbon, gula melaka peanut 🥜 nougatine & saffron & macadamia madeleines

Ohh wow 😲‼️ She 👩🏻 had a privilege 💌 to meet & speak to the famous Celebrity Chef of Michelin, 👨🏼‍🍳 Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at the launch, she 👩🏻 truly inspired by his passionate & love 💗 of cooking. Bravo 👏🏻🙌🏻‼️

From this event, she 👩🏻 also had an exclusive privilege to meet & enjoy the Asam Pedas 🥘 cooking demo by KOL chefs ~ Ms Ili Sulaiman 👩🏽‍🍳 & Mr Adam Ismail 👨🏽‍🍳

Do enjoy the vblog clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

Without travelling ✈️ to overseas, you get to try the fine dine 🍽 by award🎖-winning Michelin Grand Chef👨🏼‍🍳, Emmanuel Stroobant

Do exploring the next upcoming #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian 🇲🇾 Journey for your fine dine 🍽 experience ya 😃😊

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/

#aSplashingGreatTime ~ Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 💦💧

Yeah‼️ It’s 1️⃣ of the biggest wave 🌊 pool in world 🌍 , she 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 time with her media friends 👬👫👭 to enjoying the water 💦💧 park especially the unique mix of more than 20 wet & dry rides, 1️⃣st-ever water coaster in the region, slides & attractions 📍📍

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The rides & attractions are located in 5️⃣ zones namely the Penawar Falls, Penawar River💦💧, Shipwreck Reef, Tidal Wave 🌊 Beach & Kids Ahoy. Each zone offering ‘splash💦💧-tacular’ experiences to its guests of all ages 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻👨🏻👱🏻‍♀️👱🏻‍♂️🧔🏼👵🏻🧓🏻👴🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s very recently soft launched 🎉🎊, congrats‼️

It’s holding more than 4️⃣ million gallons of water 💦💧 over nearly 25acres of space & with capacity of 12k visitors 👭👫👬 All its guests 👭👫👬 can relax 😌 & enjoy 😉 the wave 🌊 pool views from the beachside 🏖🏝 cabanas/ lounge along its 170m sandy shoreline of Tidal Wave Beach 🏖 🏝 Kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻 below 122cm height must be accompanied by parents/ adults 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👪🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️

 

Before you leave the park, do check out your group photos 📸 from screen 🖥, select ✅, print & bring home 🏡 as souvenir 🎁 ya

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So, definitely this water 💦💧 park not to be missed 👍🏻 to enjoy #aSplashingGreatTime ya 😆😄

Address📍: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 🔟am to 6️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en/Pages/Play/Adventure-Waterpark

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

Ohh ya…From her 👩🏻 recent visit, she has received some upcoming events by Desaru Coast 🏢🏖🏝 to celebrating the New Year 2019🎉🎊

What are you waiting for❓⁉️

 

If you would like to plan a short vacation 🎒💼 to Desaru Coast🏢🏝🏖, do exploring by downloading its app 📲 via 🌐 https://desarucoast.com/MobileApp

You can check out for Desaru Coast 🏢🏝🏖 destinations📍📍,

  • Interactive map 🗺 with Point Of Interests 📍
  • A list & schedule 📌 of its latest events & shows
  •  Latest promotions available
  • The park opening hours🕙, schedule & information on rides, attractions, dining, entertainment etc.

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en

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

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

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