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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Fukushima Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 4 sessions of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Again, she really enjoyed this 5th session @ 26 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Fukushima Prefecture ็ฆๅณถ็œŒ, the 3rd largest perfecture in Japan

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต by Ms Farah. Japan international border remains suspended. self quarantine period for cross border travellers has shortened to 10 days. More updated Japan travel details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & ๐ŸŒ https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Ms Farah has also shared about some typical Japanese-style breakfast ie. Washoku, a traditional Japanese cuisine which being recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of its diverse & fresh ingredients, exceptionally well-balanced & healthy to convey the beauty of nature & changing seasons. The common composition of Washoku including rice (Carbohydrate, either plain steamed white, brown/ genmai or mixed rice – seasoned with soy sauce/ dashi/ seasonal ingredients) + 1 soup (Hydration, miso soup – made from fermented soybean paste & a dashi broth with chopped green onion, wakame seaweed & tofu) + 3 dishes (Protein – grilled fish/ rolled eggs, minerals, vitamin & fibre – “Kobaci”, assorted vegetables prepared in different ways) . Ms Farah also honorable mentioned the Natto & TKG – Tamago-kake Gohan. As a typical love to eat foodie, she wants to taste the Kitakata Ramen as recommended by Ms Farah. It served in a refreshing soy sauce soup, consisting of thick noodles with slices of pork, bamboo shoots & spring onions

Sharing from Ms Abe ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ from Fukushima Tourism Department about 3 major regions of Fukushima ie. Aizu, Nakadori & Hamadori. It’s 90mins train journey from Tokyo. She has shared some famous destinations to visit by each season in Fukushima. The highly acclaimed Fukushima Peach is in Summer season, must enjoy the refreshing tasty Peach Parfait. Also Ms Abe has recommended some unique experiences ie. cycling around to appreciating the beautiful scenery of autumn leaves, winter sports to enjoy at Alts Snow Park & Resort & Higashiyama Onsen, drift taxi, ramen tasting, Samurai performance, Akabeko painting & etc.

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Next, sharing from Ms Tan from JNTO about 6D5N Southern Tohoku Tour suggestion by flying in/ out through Tokyo in autumn season by car/ bus

  1. Fly in ๐Ÿ›ฌ, free & easy in Tokyo. Must taste the Tsukishima Monjayaki pancakes ๐Ÿฅž
  2. To Lake Inawashiro Akabeko (Its legend story & lucky ๐Ÿ€ charm) / Aizu candle ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ making experience Tadami River Bridge viewpoint Hotel ๐Ÿจ: Aizu Ashinomaki Onzen โ™จ๏ธ to experience Demon Slayer scene alike ryokan
  3. To Kitakata City for Kitakata Ramen ๐Ÿœ, brewery tour & sake๐Ÿถ tasting Uesugi Hakushakutei Hotel ๐Ÿจ: Ginzan Onsen to experience spirited away scene alike onsen street & former official royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ family accommodation
  4. To Naruko Gorge Matsushima islands ๐Ÿ—พ Ichiban-cho to experience local gourmet grab & go Hotel stay at Sendai city to experience the Sendai Pageant of Starlight
  5. Shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ trip at Sendai-Izumi premium outlets Zao Fox Village Adachigahara Furusatomura Hotel ๐Ÿจ stay at Koriyama city to get in touch with the rural life of Japan
  6. Kawagoe city street strolling for time travel to the past & last mins shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ before flying out ๐Ÿ›ซ to Tokyo/ back home

More Japan travel planning via ๐ŸŒ https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/itineraries/index.html & ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Lastly, live sharing by a Malaysian student, Ms Admirah about her favourite shine muscat grape, powdery snow in winter โ„๏ธ Ohh ya…She reminded all visitors must bring a good camera to capture the beautiful scenery etc. when travelling to Japan

Things To Do @ Fukushima Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing loves train ride, so definitely she will enjoy a scenic railway ride on the Oku-Aizu Railway (Tadami Line) which offering fantastic views of the striking natural scenery ๐Ÿšžโœจ, especially during autumn & winter seasons

Aizu region with historical sites eg. Tsuruga Castle & Nakadori, with mountainous natural landscapes ๐Ÿ”๏ธ, orchards & hot springs โ™จ๏ธ, both have basin areas that remain warm in winter & mountainous areas with cool summers & snowy winters

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Mugenkyo-no-Watashi River Crossing on the Tadami River via Japanese boat trip around 15mins per way & run between Hayato Onsen pier & the Mifuke area. This was named after the truly wondrous scenery created by the river mist in the mornings & evenings of summer

Tsuruga Castle ้ถดใƒถๅŸŽ ๐Ÿฏ was known for its strong defense, enduring for an entire month under the enemy’s attack during the 1868 war. It’s said to be the only castle in Japan that still has the same red-tiled roof from the time before it was demolished. At top floor, it offers a view of Mt. Bandai & Iimori Hill, also the townscape of Aizu. Ms Abe has recommended this castle as must visit during spring & autumn season

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also read about this unique Buddhist temple built in 1796 named Sazaedo Temple ่žบๆ—‹ๅ ‚ โ›ฉ๏ธ (Aizu Sazae-do, officially named Entsusansou-do). It’s still standing strong now after about 220 years, this 3-story temple solely made of wood, looks like a spiral staircase shaped with its ingenious double-helix slope (It allows visitors to ascend & descend the temple structure without meeting those moving in the opposite direction) that makes it in National Important Cultural Property listing in 1995 & also was showcased in Michelin Green Guide in 2018. Visitors will observe a discontinued practice by local Japanese from the plastered family placards of visitors who completed pilgrimages to the temple & gave donations on the roof & walls of this temple. She would definitely visiting it when she is at Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://sazaedo.jp/

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Hanamiyama Park ๐Ÿž๏ธ sets on the slopes of the hills to offers a plethora of cherry trees with many different hues of pink. Must enjoy the walking trails & exploring the recommended picture-taking spots during the sakura season, middle of April in Fukushima

Miharu Takizakura ไธ‰ๆ˜ฅๆปๆกœ is ranked among the Japan’s “3 greatest cherry trees ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ” ~ The Takizakura literally means “waterfall cherry tree” is 1 of the most popular single cherry trees in Japan. The wonderfully shaped weeping cherry tree in the hills of Miharu Town is said to be over 1000 years old

Bandai-Azuma Skyline (Nakadori) is 1 of selected Japanโ€™s top 100 roads, a scenic driving ๐Ÿš— route stretches 28.7km to meandering through the Azuma mountain range, between Takayu Onsen & Tsuchiyu Toge Pass. The highlight of the drive is the Fudosawa Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ spanning over the Tsubakuro Valley, the view from the bridge is spectacular as if you’re floating in the sky

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Tatsusawa Fudotaki Recreation Forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ in the Tatsusawa Hot Spring village, a great place for an outdoor adventure in this rural setting ie. hiking, waterfalls, visit temples โ›ฉ๏ธ, skiing โ›ท๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ, picnic, camping etc.

The Nagatoko is Shingu Kumano Shrine’s worship hall which is designated as a Nationally Important Cultural Asset. Built in 1055 as the main structure during the Heian period to the Kamakura period, its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars, each one 45 cm in diameter. This comprises a single large, open stage with no walls, and is said to have been used for ascetic training by priests, as well as kagura dance festivals

Ouchi-jukuๅคงๅ†…ๅฎฟ is a small village which is located in Aizu Wakamatsu, the west of Fukushima & famous for its beautiful snow โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ„๏ธ scenery of the Japanese traditional houses village covered by snow in winter

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Lake Inawashiro ็Œช่‹—ไปฃๆน– is Japanโ€™s 4th largest lake, highly transparent, also called โ€œTenkyokoโ€ in reference to its โ€œmirror-like lake that reflects the heaven. Visitors can enjoy lake bathing, fishing, canoeing etc. Ms Abe has recommended it as 1 of the destination to enjoy winter sports

A long-established sake ๐Ÿถ brewery named Toyokuni Brewery ่ฑŠๅ›ฝ้…’้€ , which started its sake brewery business in the Edo period (200 years ago) made from regional rice ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒพ that local farmers grow in Fukushima & its sake has won a variety of awards ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ–๏ธ

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/fukushima/ & https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/

Tocoo! ~ The Japanโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for Your Japan Travel

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš— booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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Self Care Self Love Ideas To Stay Feminine

Updated 23 March 2022, 9.30am

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ˜

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป 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 ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’—

  • Stop to comparing your own self to others because thereโ€™s only one you in this world ๐ŸŒŽ 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 ๐Ÿ˜

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, rightโ“โ‰๏ธ
  • 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 ๐Ÿฅฐ
  • Do stay away from situations or people who are draining your energy or bringing toxicity into your life. We all need to stay positive โž•โž•

  • 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 ๐Ÿ†“ 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 ๐Ÿ€
  • Seize the moment or opportunity that come to you to move on to next big step ๐Ÿ‘ฃ in your life because it may never come back, just be bold. You only live once, so live your life with no regrets ya ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
  • 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 โค๏ธ Keep it simple, just enjoy a cuppa of your fav drink ๐Ÿฅคwith 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 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’“
  • Join a silent retreat to experience being with your own self the silent way, you will be amazed after the retreat for sure ๐Ÿค
  • Digital detox day ~ Allow yourself to completely disconnect from it whenever you desire. See if you can notice any changes in how you feel โŒ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • Live your favourite day ~ What does the perfect day look like for youโ“โ‰๏ธ Make yourself a priority today ๐Ÿ˜‰ SiennyLovesDrawing’s recent happy artsy me time with her fav macarons & coffee โœ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿ”ดโ˜•, do check out her TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd8XsWAg/ , ๐Ÿ”Ÿ% promo codeโ€œEatCakeToday-Siennyโ€ with no min. purchase required via ๐ŸŒ https://www.eatcaketoday.com/
  • Pick a book ๐Ÿ“–, 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 ๐Ÿ˜†
  • 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 ๐Ÿ†• 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 ๐ŸŒ 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • 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, ๐Ÿ’ฏ% being you, please your own self, not others

  • Pick one thing youโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via ๐ŸŒ 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • Being really honest with yourself & exploring your deepest feelings that give you anxiety or fear
  • Do something youโ€™ve never done before. Invest in yourself because this is never a waste
  • Donโ€™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 โ€œuse it or lose itโ€ 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 donโ€™t need to do it all at once
  • Journaling โœ๐Ÿปcan 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 hadโ“โ“

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Life is short, let’s live life to the fullness

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป will continue to add on this list with more ideas from time to time โ˜บ๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿค—

#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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป 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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ) of what it means to you to be retired. What have you got planned for the years after you retire or even retire earlyโ“โ‰๏ธ

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 ๐ŸŒ https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/refired-not-retired-day/

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing actually wishes to retire early, yes โœ…, since she has graduated & starting to work ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป, this is a life goal ๐ŸŽฏ 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.

โ€œPlanning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do.โ€ ~ 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 ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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, hurrayโ€ผ๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ˜†

Frankly, initially when she wishes to retire early, so she can backpacking around the world ๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒŽ, 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 ๐Ÿ†• beginning after your retirement, enjoy new ๐Ÿ†• 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป 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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

What’s your answers to these questionsโ“โ‰๏ธ

  • When you were a child, what did you love most? Isnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ 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 ๐ŸŒ 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Stay active, keeping brain cells remain working active eg. Crosswords, chessโ™Ÿ๏ธ, jigsaw puzzles ๐Ÿงฉ, board games etc.

Hobbies/ Passions

Travelling ~ SiennyLovesDrawing would like to backpacking ๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒŽ & travel around with rails ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿšž, how about youโ“โ‰๏ธ

Even simply planning โœ๐Ÿปโœˆ๏ธa trip now can boost happiness levels because you’re anticipating the good times to come โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒŽ

For those with love for cooking & baking, sure indulge with kitchen experiment time for new ๐Ÿ†• recipes ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via ๐ŸŒ 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Happy air frying ready to eat food item TikTok clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSeKCdSKF/

Doodling art ๐ŸŽจโœ๐Ÿป

Reading ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š ~ Google Phyllis May’s publications & pick 1 to read ๐Ÿ“–, she is the creator of this Refired, Not Retired Day ๐Ÿ˜€

Work out to enjoy a good sweat ๐Ÿ˜… whether being indoor yoga, gyms ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ or outdoor activities ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿง—etc.

Learning

Lifelong learning is the key to maintaining cognitive function. When you’ve tune to deep dive into learning new ๐Ÿ†• skills, it will keeping your brain flexible & in its tip top shape for longer

So, sign up for a new ๐Ÿ†• language, knitting, art classes, crafting, cooking, baking etc.

Grow a garden ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก

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 ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅฌ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…

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 ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ณ smart, spending wisely, being environmental care eg. Downsize house, change to daily commute with public transportation etc. ๐Ÿš‰๐Ÿšˆ๐ŸšŒ

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 ๐ŸŒ https://instagram.com/malaysianpaygap

For considering ๐Ÿ†• business adventure during retirement, do check this IG profile for some ideas & insights sharing from existing entrepreneurs, good learning from other experiences via ๐ŸŒ 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 ๐Ÿ˜

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 youโ€™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 ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿป

Join some meet up groups/ communities that are geared to certain interests or populations. Also participating events that interest you, meet new ๐Ÿ†• friends etc.

So, let’s think about how you like to spend your years of retirementโ“โ‰๏ธ How & why do you wish to retire earlyโ“โ‰๏ธ 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

๐ŸŒ https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2020/second-act-careers.html

๐ŸŒ https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/30/42-year-old-retiree-lost-600000-coronavirus-second-guessing-early-retirement.html

๐ŸŒ https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/01/why-early-retirement-is-one-of-the-worst-money-mistakes-youll-regret-says-harvard-economist.html

๐ŸŒ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3061466/

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Aomori Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 3 sessions of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Again, she really enjoyed this 4th session @ 13 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Aomori Prefecture ้’ๆฃฎ็œŒ here

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต by Ms Tracy. Japan is experiencing its 1st heavy snowfall in 4 years as we read from international news. Some of the rare sceneries were explained during this session ie. Central Tokyo with 10cm of snow, temperature hovered below 0 degree Celsius etc.

Ms Tracy has also shared that the Japanese are celebrating the most important holiday in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ie. New Year from 29 Dec to 3 Jan annually. Typically families will gather together. A Japanese tradition of 1st worship of the new year aka Hatsumode at 12am sharp on 1st thing in the morning of 1 Jan (More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/2062470093903847/) & 1st sunrise of the year aka Hatsu-Hinode, rising or sun setting aligns with the peak of Mt Fuji ๐Ÿ”๏ธ & causing the peak to shine bright like a diamond ๐Ÿ’Ž, well known as Diamond Fuji ๐Ÿคฉ The Japanese also practicing Otoshidama tradition, a slight different to our Malaysians Ang Pow ๐Ÿงง tradition. The Japanese working adults would be giving Ang Pow to the kids in the family within range of JPY1k to 5k (Approximately RM36 to RM182)

More updated Japan travel details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Then, sharing from Ms Lee Nyok Peng ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (Malaysian from Kluang, Johor, the director of Jumonji Cafe since 2015) & shown us a live walk around her cafe in Kuroishi & has explained about the thick snow on the rooftops & on the streets. She has recommended a must try sake which won an award ๐Ÿถ ~ ็ด”็ฑณๅคงๅŸ้†ธ ็จฒๆ‘ๅฑ‹ๆ–‡ๅ››้ƒŽ” Junmai Daiginjo Inamuraya Bunshiro at Sake brewery named Narumi Jozo, more info from its FB page named narumijozoten. Yes โœ…, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna pay her cafe a visit when she is travelling to Kuroishi, Aomori Perfecture then ๐Ÿ˜ More about her cafe & Malaysian menu served via ๐ŸŒ http://kuroishi-machisodate.com/cafe.html

Next, sharing from Ms Kaori Kogawa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ from Aomori Tourism Department about some famous festivals & places to visit within Aomori by each seasons

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Ms Chessie has shared her travel highlights at Aomori with nice photos & videos. She actually shared also during the Akita online session, always inspiring happy to hear more of her Japan travels ๐Ÿ˜ She has highly recommended a cycling trip from Chuo-Hirosaki station to Owani station & all you can eat cherries ๐Ÿ’ (Other than apple ๐ŸŽ picking) from Tsugaru Yume Ringo Farm during summer. Also shared that must try the Garlic Yakisoba which doesn’t taste the normal smelly garlic ๐Ÿง„ SiennyLovesDrawing is really curious ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿค” & wanna try it whenever she is at Aomori then, she is never a garlic fan โŒ๐Ÿง„ since young

Update from Fukushima online session by Ms Farah @ 26 Jan, must enjoy Japanese breakfast experience, indulge in fresh local foods & interaction with the locals at Tatehana Wharf Morning Market, Hachinohe, Aomori. It’s 1 of the largest Sunday morning markets in Japan which selling seafood, fruits, flowers, coffee, pastries, antiques etc. More via https://www.849net.com/en/

Things To Do @ Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture is well known for its nature beauty & World Heritage ie. Jogakura Bridge, Shirakami-Sanchi, Lake Towada, Oirase Stream & more ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has read more about Aomori Prefecture after this online session & really wish to personally travel & explore below things to do โ˜บ๏ธ

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Nebuta Matsuri ใญใถใŸ็ฅญใ‚Š, the biggest Tanabata festival held in August annually at Aomori City & famous as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 3๏ธโƒฃ great festivals of the Tohoku region. Haneto”, the dancers who dress up in flashy outfits & chant “rasserah” as they going down the streets

Warasse Nebuta Museum ใญใถใŸใฎๅฎถ ใƒฏใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ป to learn more about the history & culture of this festival

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Approximately 60% of Japan’s apples ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ are harvesting here, including Aomori apple pies containing whole apple. Also can enjoy apple picking & eating freshly picked apples ๐ŸŽย Hirosaki City in Aomori is producing 1/3 of delicious Aomori apples, the single largest producer of apples in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต which for the intense sweetness & delightful crunch apple ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Must experience the mixture of new western wave with traditional Japanese culture at Hirosaki Park & Hirosaki castle ๅผ˜ๅ‰ๅŸŽ It’s constructed in Hirayama style, the main tower was built on top of a hill for easier defense & surrounded by defensive walls, moats & yagura towers. Along with the Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree, the sakura tunnel with a cherry blossom light-up making it a famous spot in Aomori during sakura season ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Also famous to viewing beautiful autumn leaves ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ & Yuki-Doro Matsuri aka snow lantern festival ๐Ÿ˜€ More travel tips via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/961814290636105/ & https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1248273411990190/

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Lake Towada is the largest caldera lake on Japanโ€™s main island, Honshu which formed by volcanic activity since about 200K years ago. At 327m deep, the 3rd deepest lake in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต which surrounding by greenery in spring & summer, autumn leaves ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ in autumn & snowy scenery in winter โ„๏ธ More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/108836341523879/posts/129218346152345/

Aomori Gyosai Center aka Furukawa Fish Market is a must eat place. The Nokke-don which literally means a rice bowl with toppings is a dish allowing customers to pick & place on top of the rice. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธAmazing experience to creating own unique “my-best don” ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aLKtOHo06z/

Aomori is well known worldwide as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the cities with the heaviest snowfall in the world ๐ŸŒŽ The 18 mountains ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” which form the volcanic complex called the Hakkลda Mountains have their trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ covered in snow โ„๏ธ & ice resulting in frozen tree formations called “snow monsters” via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aXrVRBrh6j/ . Many visitors also amazed with its beautiful autumn leaves scenery ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

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The Seven Swamps of Tsuta & a scenic lake called Tsutanuma especially popular during autumn season. In the surrounding area is the Tsuta Onsen, 1๏ธโƒฃ of the top ๐Ÿ’ฏhot springs in Japanโ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Shirakami Sanchi ็™ฝ็ฅžๅฑฑๅœฐ is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 & known for its primeval forests of beech trees, the Anmon no Taki waterfalls & the region’s vast wildlife

In Inakadate, between June to Oct, must enjoy the Rice Paddy Art aka Tanbo Art in Japanese , an elaborately designed works which created by planting different colored rice ๐ŸŒพ via a perspective drawing method. Yes โœ…, similarly to what she has shared in Akita blog post earlier
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SiennyLovesDrawing loves to travel with train ๐Ÿš‚ & the Konan Railway is a local line that runs around Hirosaki City. On snowy winter โ„๏ธ days, a Russell snow plow train will be in action to remove snow from the tracks. It will be very lucky ๐Ÿ€ if can spot it ya โ˜บ๏ธ More info via ๐ŸŒhttps://konantetsudo.jp/for-foreigners/ & ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aLLfagG19c/

Hop on the Tsugaru Railway Winter Stove Train from Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station for an unforgettable delightful moments to admiring the beautiful winter rural landscape of Tsugaru area

Sannai Maruyama Archaeological site features excavated items eg. Japanโ€™s Paleolithic age thatโ€™s chockful of interesting artifacts, accessories & sculptures that date back 10K years being discovered in 12 different ruins

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Ohh ya…For travel convenience, do check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Iwate Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Happy New Year 2022 to all ๐Ÿ˜

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From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 2 sessions of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/ & 2nd session about Miyagi Perfecture & things to do via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/tohoku-japan-miyagi-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 3rd session @ 15 Dec & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Iwate Prefecture ๅฒฉๆ‰‹็œŒ here. Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift ๐ŸŽ ~ a Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Mino Ware Small Cup , special thank you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตby Ms Tan that Japan border remained closed as at to-date for foreigners. More updated details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Ms Tan also shared about some recent MATTA survey statistics gathered ie. Top 5 popular elements in Japan are Japanese foods, accommodations, 4 seasons experience, hot springs (Wellness tourism) & winter activities. About 50% consumers will rely on travel agencies to arrange their overseas & Japan trips post COVID19

The session was continued with the interesting travel & living experiences in Iwate by various presenters ie. Ms Munirah, Ms Doris & Mr Isrami

Sharing from Ms Munirah ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ (Malaysian student) & shown us a live walk around the Takamatsu Pond, Morioka etc. nearby the Iwate University where she is studying currently. She has explained about the Morioka Sansa Odori Festival @ Morioka city, more details via http://www.sansaodori.jp/foreign/english.php . A halal restaurant for Wanko Soba @ Azumaya Honten , Morioka city, more details via https://wankosoba.jp/en/wankosoba/

Next, sharing from Ms Doris ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ from Iwate Tourism Department about some festivals at Iwate ie. Morioka Sansa Odori Festival, Chagu Chagu Umakko & Hayachine Kagura (Intangible Cultural Heritage) . She recommends the 2 hours 11 mins ride from Tokyo to Iwate with Tohoku Shinkansen. Some of the must visit World Heritage Sites in Iwate are Hiraizumi & Hashino Iron Mining & Smelting Site. Also Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor, Hachimantai Dragon Eye, Tenshochi, Jodogahama Beach & Kitayamazaki

Mr Isrami actually shared that he has planned a Sakura tree ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ˜ Wowโ€ผ๏ธ Also he has recommended some must visit places in Iwate ie. Geibikei Gorge, Koiwai Farm ๅฐๅฒฉไบ•่พฒๅ ด, to enjoy summer ski, cycling (More details via http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp2516_4/index.html) , ๐Ÿ˜€

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Things To Do @ Iwate Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing has recently read online about the ONLY lone surviving tree ๐ŸŒณ of the Takata Pine Forest from the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami in 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ—พ

This 250-year-old “miracle” pine is the only 1 among 70K trees left standing along the town’s coastline after the disaster. Actually it’s initially survived, but was removed last Sept after its roots died from exposure to saltwater

Now a reconstruction of it stands at its place. Some young pine trees are growing again along the city’s coastline ๐Ÿ—พ & thanks to the great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป restore efforts

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Mr Isrami has highly recommended Geibikei & must be one in the top listโ€ผ๏ธ Geibikei is a gorge located in Ichinoseki area of Iwate. It’s with beautiful scenery of red, orange and yellow color of autumn leaves ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ on the cliff & both sides of the river during autumn with a boat ๐Ÿ›ถ ride which steered by local Japanese. Easy ๐Ÿšƒ access by taking train to JR Geibikei station & walk for about 5 mins. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://www.geibikei.co.jp/en/index.html

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For hiking ๐Ÿฅพโ›ฐ๏ธ lovers , Mt. Iwate is the tallest mountain in Iwate prefecture. It is 2,038m tall & can be seen all the way from Aomori Perfecture. It gets snow before most of the other mountains & snow can been seen on it from Oct onward every year

Ms Doris has recommended Hiraizumi for Chuson-ji Buddhist Temple listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, itโ€™s a place not to be missed when visiting Iwate @ Tohoku, Japan. More info via http://www.chusonji.or.jp/en/ . Also to visit the Motsuji Temple which possess 1 of the few remaining Pure Land Gardens in Japan, ie. a popular garden style in ancient times & attempting to recreate the Buddhist concept of the Pure Land or โ€œBuddhist Paradiseโ€. More info via http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/archive/sightseeing/motsuji.html

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Hachimantai, it’s a scenic spot in the Iwate Prefecture which shared by Ms Doris in her session. There is a mountain which stands at an altitude of 1,614m & straddles the Akita & Iwate prefectures, it has a plateau around it which has been designated as Towada Hachimantai National Park with seasonal flowers from spring to autumn & snowing in winter. Not to miss the Kagaminuma on the Hachimantai mountaintop promenade aka Dragon Eye when the snow melts from mid-May to mid-June. About 2 hours by bus from JR Morioka Station to Hachimantai & Kagaminuma

Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor is a 27km mountain sightseeing road that runs through Towada-Hachimantai National Park straddling Iwate & Akita. 1 of the best roads in Japan for a scenic drive with impressively high walls of snow on both sides. The snow walls which can reach a height of 6m. Note: It may be closed during winter due to heavy snow as shown via https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/posts/1823397997811059

Ms Doris also recommends Jodogahama Beach aka โ€œPure Land Beachโ€ which located within Sanriku Geopark in Iwate Prefecture. The clear blue water, white rocks & green pines actually listed in Japan’s 100 Best Beaches of Japan
The Koiwai Farm ๅฐๅฒฉไบ•่พฒๅ ด as recommended by Mr Isrami to visit for its Mt Iwate backdrop & a agrotourism destination in Iwate, Tohoku. A 3000-hectare private farm since 1891 located scenically at the base of Mt. Iwate & is most famous for its dairy products ie. milk, cheese, yogurt, milk ramen etc. Must visit the museum in Kamimaru Cowshed area to learn about the 125 years of Koiwai Farm history. Must enjoy a ride on the horse tram about 10 mins that has been used for 50 years since 1904 for sightseeing, see sheep grazing on pastures & the view of the beautiful 100 years supervised forest. Also can enjoy a dairy barn shuttle too. More info via https://www.koiwai.co.jp/makiba/en/.

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/iwate/ & https://visitiwate.com/

You may enjoy some videos via https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Miyagi Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 1st session of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 2nd session @ 18 Nov & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Miyagi Prefecture ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒ here. Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตby Ms Tracy Lim. More updated details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Miyagi by various presenters ie. Ms Nadia, Ms Olivia Lam etc.

Sharing from Ms Nadia ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ (Malaysian student from Kedah) in her 6th year in Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Perfecture & shown us a live walk from her Tohoku University, a famous shopping street arcade & its surrounding. She also told about Date Masamune, a famous samurai war ford. Love that Sendai is known as City Of Trees, we need more of tree cities around the globe. Read more via ๐ŸŒ https://sendai-experience.com/en/

Next, sharing from Mr Nagi Cao ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ from Miyagi Tourism Department & Miyagi is actually his hometown. Only 1% foreign tourists visiting here, a hidden gem to SiennyLovesDrawing when she heard it ๐Ÿคฉ

Also Miyagi Perfecture is good for family with kids to travel around as shared by Ms Olivia Lam ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปto end this online seminar

Ohh ya…Ms Olivia ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป has recommended about Zunda Mochi, a specialty wagashi (ie. Traditional Japanese sweet) of Miyagi which made from sweetened Edamame. Wowโ€ผ๏ธ Sound tempting delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค to SiennyLovesDrawing as she loves mochi & edamame a lot

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Things To Do @ Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Perfecture was once affected by a serious earthquake slightly 10 years ago, do check out this clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://youtu.be/YJxIxcuvyYI to observe the Miyagiโ€™s reconstructed areas

Mr Nagi has shared some famous destinations to visit in Miyagi during each of the 4 seasons as well as some special unique reason to enjoy

Funaoka Castle Park in Shibata is well known as thousand cherry trees & more than 200K tourists visited each year during the cherry ๐ŸŒธ blossom season ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It’s particularly known for a slope car that goes up & down the mountain through the cherry trees & a famous Kannon statue standing 24m tall @ the top of the mountain ๐Ÿ”๏ธ that was built as a symbol of peace & security. More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.skbk.or.jp/en/shibata-cherry-blossom/ & welcome to check out more about the beautiful scenes in this photos album via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3800703606712937/

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Miyagi has incredible festivals all-year round, summer is especially packed with celebrations, some of its festivals are in this FB video via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/visitmiyagi/posts/2210512775732036 , eg. famous historical festival named Sairi Genya with beautiful 100 lanterns surrounding the Sairi Yashiki old warehouse buildings. Also to check out the Hirose River Lantern Festival for “Toro-nagashi” aka lantern floating, a Japanese Obon tradition where people float paper lanterns down a river

Michinoku Yosakoi Festival every year with thousands of dancers in almost 200 teams from all over Japan ๐Ÿ—พ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต filled the street of Sendai to perform โ€œYosakoiโ€, an energetic group dance that combines traditional Japanese dance movements & modern music. However, due to global health pandemic, stream the Yosakoi dance online named โ€œOnline Michi YOSAโ€. For more info via ๐ŸŒ https://michinoku-yosakoi.net

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As an art lover, she really wish to be at the famous Reborn Art Festival which held almost every year. It was 1st held after the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster & with aims to promote recovery in the region & has since grown as a popular event to celebrate creativity & expression. The Kohei Nawaโ€™s captivating White Deer (Oshika) installation in Oginohama, Miyagi. It’s with online video exhibits this year @ Ishinomaki City area, Oshika Peninsula, Onagawa Station area, do check out via ๐ŸŒ https://www.reborn-art-fes.jp/en/shikanoyukue/

The most popular nature adventures here is birds watching @ Izunuma in northern Miyagi Prefecture. Suggest to visit in the summer when lotus blooms spread across the lake like a giant carpet. Must try a boat ride through the middle of the lotus flowers. For more info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/attractions/detail_10008.html

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For family with kids, it’s recommended by Ms Olivia to visit the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ, the coastal area of eastern Sendai City. Also a favorite weekend getaway for local Japanese families & a popular dating spot for young couples

With almost 10K square meters floor area & over 300 kinds of aquatic animal & plant specimens on display, including a school of 25K sardines, exhibitions of the Sanriku sea & deep-sea fishes

Yesโœ…, 1 of the largest aquariums in the Tohoku region. Visitors can also view dolphin & sea lion performances etc. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://www.uminomori.jp/umino/en/index.html

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Must visit to Zuihoden aka Samurai Residence. It’s the date mausoleum famed resting place of Date Masamune, the founder of Sendai & is a mainstay among Miyagi’s attractions. More about one of Sendai’s most treasured landmarks via ๐ŸŒ https://tsumugu.yomiuri.co.jp/en/learn/mausoleum-of-one-eyed-dragon-a-sight-to-behold-in-sendai/ & ๐ŸŒ https://www.zuihoden.com/en/

A vibrant model of Japanese architecture, Zuihoden also entombs Masamuneโ€™s son & grandson, Date Tadamune & Date Tsunamune. It’s a quiet spot with lots of greenery & hydrangeas adding to its tranquil beauty

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Ohh ya…Miyagi Prefecture is with this scenic spot named Naruko Gorge, located in Osaki City. Cliffs reach about 100m high & stretch for 2.5 km, the “V-shaped canyon” formed by the erosion of the Ootani River is really a sight to behold especially when autumn season ๐Ÿ

A perfect photo spot would be the Naruko Gorge Rest House @ Nakayamadaira side entrance of the Naruko Gorge Trail & Oofukazawa Bridge to see the leaves changing color ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜

Must enjoy the Naruto Onsen, hot spring village of Naruko-onsen-kyo, located in the north of Miyagi Prefecture. It consists of 5 hot springs. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://en.naruko.gr.jp

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For winter season, Miyagi is good for ski โ›ท๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ holidays especially @ Miyagi Zaoโ€™s Eboshi Ski Resort. Check out this clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3662411400542159/ . Also read more via ๐ŸŒ https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/332649/exploring-tohoku-in-northern-japan

Miyagi is also a food kingdom as top provider for rice & with richest fishing ground for seafood . After attended this 2nd session & read more about Miyagi while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Miyagi Prefecture soon. She would like to travel with her little niece to the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 3rd session @ 15 Dec about the Iwate Perfecture, she just can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/miyagi/ & https://visitmiyagi.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

#japan #tourism #Tohoku #Miyagi #ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒ #ใšใ‚“ใ ้ค… #ๅ’Œ่“ๅญ #travel #beauty #wanderlust #city #nature #ๆ—ฅๆœฌ #landscape #japanpics #japanlovers #temple #shrine #art #familytravel

6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Akita Prefecture & Things To Do

Updated 23 Nov 2021 6.30pm ~ Miyagi blog post link ๐Ÿ˜€

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has been invited by Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat to attend a series of its 6 online seminars ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป about the Tohoku areas listed below,

These online seminars ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป are being held with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต is well known with its nature beauty as shown in this video via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/videos/905564299594438/

She really enjoyed the 1st session @ 14 Oct & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Akita Prefecture here

Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift ๐ŸŽ ~ Premium Kitaha Japanese tea ๐Ÿต , special thank you ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The online seminar kick started with the updates of Covid 19 status , safety measurements (In multi languages) at shops/ restaurants & new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต The Japanese people already resumed their life & some places can observe the crowds. More updated details from time to time via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ , then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Akita by various presenters ie. Mr. Makito Kochihira, Ms. Cheesie etc.

Things To Do @ Akita Prefecture ็ง‹็”ฐ็œŒ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ’โœˆ๏ธ

Akita Prefecture is often known as โ€˜Bi no Kuni (The Country of Beauty), yes โœ…, naturally the essential Japanese food & cultural experiences. Its visitors can enjoy a variety of leisure experiences in the mountains ๐Ÿ” , sea ๐ŸŒŠ & lakes throughout all 4 seasons throughout a year ๐Ÿ˜

Don’t you remember the famous movie ~ Hachi: A Dogโ€™s Tale ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆด that has touched most of us with its loyalty, love & friendship between the dog & man for generationsโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yes โœ…, Odate city, Akita is its hometown , so do dropping by Akita Dog Visitors Center, next door to Odate train station during your trip to visit them ya ๐Ÿ˜

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Mr. Makito Kochihira ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ (Local guide)โ€™s live sharing during this session has explained about the autumn season, rice ๐ŸŒพ fields , wearing boot ๐Ÿฅพ & gloves ๐Ÿงค to enjoy the blue sky with 20 degree chilling morning & night, then watching the mountains turn red. During winter โ„๏ธ, Akita will snow heavily ie. 3 meter snow. All can experience all 4 seasonal weather here. Abundance of foods eg. rice ๐Ÿš, fruits ๐ŸŒฝ, vegetables ๐Ÿฅฌetc. to enjoy, while winter time to enjoy the pickles. He has shared that the people here, mainly are farmers ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ They will bring vegetables & distribute when big harvest time. He loves the heart warming & friendly local people lifestyle in Akita ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

Only at Akita Prefecture, the visitors get to enjoy the unique flavour & texture of the luxury food junsai (watershield) by maneuvering a small boat ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ , then carefully picking junsai one by one

Tambo art uses rice paddy ๐ŸŒพ as a canvas to paint giant picture with different coloured rice ๐ŸŒพ plants. If you’re on the the Akita Nairiku Junkan Railway, you will pass by & enjoy the beautiful views of Tambo art ๐Ÿ˜

Also must experience the farm stay that she has learnt from Ms Cheesie sharing

There are numerous well known places to enjoy a walk to gain a mother nature hiking ๐Ÿฅพ experience in Akita with its expanses of natural beauty, especially the huge, strangely shaped Japanese beech tree, the Agariko Daiou, in Shishigahama wetland

Mt. Moriyoshi Gondola ๐Ÿ” is known as one of the hundred best mountains for wild flowers ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ & also its snow-covered tree ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ scenery during the winter โ„๏ธ season

Winter โ„๏ธ sports are popular in Akita with a large number of ski ๐ŸŽฟ resorts & courses, including Tazawako Ski Resort & Mt. Moriyoshi Ani Ski Resort. Do check out this recorded live video by Visit Akita ใ€Fun from Home- Live Streaming from Akita Prefectureใ€‘via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1846775732139952/

The Hydrangeas of Unsho-ji Temple โ›ฉ has gained popularity as a beautiful, picturesque spot to visit at least once in Oga during early summer. Also famously known as the โ€œblue heavenโ€, yes, this temple is a home to more than 1.2K hydrangeas ๐Ÿ’™ This flower represents gratitude, grace & beauty, also further symbolize unity & togetherness

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Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต with a depth of 423.4m. The beautiful blueness ๐Ÿ’™ & peaceful views to appreciate

Not to miss the Kakunodate Bukeyashiki ่ง’้คจ็”บ Street, a well known sightseeing spot with townscape to giving all visitors a real sense of the Edo era & to tr y on a kimono ๐Ÿ‘˜ & ride on rickshaws ๐Ÿ›บ . It used to attract 2 millions visitors annually

It’s 1 of the famous spot for Sakura Festival, do check out this video clip with beautiful cherry blossom captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QJ8GCLPTn/

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Ohh ya…There are 7 hot springs โ™จ๏ธ in this Akita Prefecture, each of them has different histories, appearances & spring types ie. Nyuto Onsen ไนณ้ ญๆธฉๆณ‰

Do check out this video captured about this onsen during winter โ„๏ธ via ๐ŸŒhttps://fb.watch/8QEDpdy3cU/

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After attended this 1st session & read more about Akita while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Akita Prefecture soon. Moreover, she loves to travel with train ๐Ÿš‚, so definitely would like to travel with Akita Nairiku Line, 1 of the local lines in the Tohoku region which runs from Takanosu Station in Kitaakita, Akita Prefecture to Kakunodate Station in Semboku. It runs north-south inland & measures 100km in length

During winter season, the deep snowy scenery can be seen from the train window, while rice ๐ŸŒพharvest season, can enjoy the Tambo art as shared above. Clearly view the bright red iron bridge “Omatagawa Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ that can be seen between Kayakusa Station & Okashinai Station. Do check out more about this train line in these 3 videos via
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QJhKN43Bq/
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QEZS0PLzJ/
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QFBQbMvvq/

Yes โœ…, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป will definitely wanna a train ๐Ÿš‚ ride when she is there to appreciate the nostalgic, indelible scenes of Akita, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ—พ including the tranquil rural landscapes

Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 2nd session @ 18 Nov about the Miyagi Perfecture, she just can’t wait to it ๐Ÿ˜

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/akita/ & https://stayakita.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

#japan #tourism #Tohoku #Akita #travel #beauty #wanderlust #city #nature #ๆ—ฅๆœฌ #็ง‹็”ฐ็œŒ #landscape #Akitadoglovers #japanpics #japanlovers #temple #shrine #beautifulakita

Doodle art Saloma link bridge Malaysia

Saloma Link Bridge ~ Insta-Worthy Tourist Spot @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This actually relating to SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/things-cant-wait-to-do-after-the-end-of-covid19-lockdown/

Yes โœ…, she wishes to enjoy holidays within her own living city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™/ home country ๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Have you heard about an instagrammable attraction ๐Ÿ“ in Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has 1๏ธโƒฃst visited it from her earlier participation โœ… as media team for Kuala Lumpur ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ What’s Fun tripโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was before Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s Movement Control Order (MCO) even started though…

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“aboutthis instagrammable bridge ๐ŸŒ‰named Pintasan Saloma in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language aka Saloma Link Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s now the longest single span steel structure elevated walkway ๐ŸŒ‰ in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ The orientation of its floor finishes along the walkway is facing the Qibla (Read more via ๐ŸŒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qibla) to create continuity โ†”๏ธ between the Pintasan Saloma & Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery Park

Surely all of you have viewed lots of beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉcaptures ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ & news sharing about it whether from the main media ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐ or online social platforms ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Yes โœ…, this Saloma Link with its main structure i.e. A covered elevated steel pedestrian bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ already launched for public visit since 5 Feb 2020 in the city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ which commissioned by Kampong Bharu Development Corporation (PKB) ๐Ÿ˜€

It stretches 370m & span across the AKLEH Highway ๐Ÿ›ฃ & Klang River of 69m long. Its curved steel roof canopy houses the with 4.1K diamond facade panels & equipped with LED lights๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’กwhich brightly-lit up at night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ The state-of-the-art lighting actually changing the light colours from time to time to creating amazing images for public to enjoy their walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ & capturing unique moments with it ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ

Yes โœ…, another iconic landmark ๐Ÿ“ in of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ pedestrian bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ connects โ†”๏ธ between Kampong Baru & Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) just 7๏ธโƒฃmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธdistance as compared to 30mins in the past, from Jalan Sungai Baru to Jalan Saloma (reason of its name) & expanding over Klang River

A seamless pedestrian connectivity โ†”๏ธ between both the old & new ๐Ÿ†• worlds of KL ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, a mere distance from the Kampung Baru LRT ๐Ÿš‰ The construction of this bridge took 1.5 years to complete with cost ๐Ÿ’ฐ of RM31mil (approximately USD7.5mil), including its consultancy cost

The bridgeโ€™s architecture is inspired by the Sirih Junjung in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ‘s national language aka Betel Leaf concept, a must in traditional Malay wedding ceremonies ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ as a symbol of unity among the Malay community. Also its design slightly similar to Bridge of Peace, a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ with steel & glass construction over the Kura River at in downtown Tbilisi, capital of Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_of_Peace

Personally SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป recommends to visit this bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ for both day time ๐ŸŒ† & night time ๐Ÿ™ for a different photo/ video ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ capturing fun & effects pleasure. Hmm…Please note that this link bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ is not โŒ open for 24 hours. Operation hours ๐Ÿ•” as shared at the bottom of this post ๐Ÿ“Œ

Free admission ya ๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽŸ

Don’t worry about your personal safety while visiting it ๐ŸŒ‰ at late hours as it’s well equipped with CCTV ๐Ÿ“บ & rotation of security guard ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปwould like to reminding public, both Malaysians & foreign visitors ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to maintaining the cleanliness ๐Ÿšฎof this bridge, perhaps by not โŒ having any snacks/ beverages ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฅค while visiting this link bridge

Let’s all of us be a responsible traveller whenever & wherever we are ๐Ÿ˜Š

Ohh ya…Not just that, this bridge also aims for healthy lifestyle in the city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, it’s promoting walkability within the city ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

A 5๏ธโƒฃ km fun walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ ~ Jejak Warisan @ Pintasan Saloma 2020 was organised on 29 Feb 2020 to celebrate ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ the Happy Federal Territory Day in conjunction of the opening ceremony of this Saloma Link Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰

Then she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป got contacted with PKB FB page & received invitation as media ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ So she wore a blue running ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ shirt ๐ŸŽฝ๐Ÿ‘• & enjoyed a great sweat ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งas she always enjoy, yeahโ€ผ๏ธ

So happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has joined this Jejak Warisan Pintasan Saloma as both media & participant ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

It was a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป event organised with not just the fun walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ, also a Malay traditional costume & kids colouring competition

A great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป sweat ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง with a beautiful unique wooden crafted medal ๐Ÿฅ‡ Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Happy #LeapYear #LeapDay 29.2 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ & I'm now at this new ๐Ÿ†• insta-worthy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ #Pintasan Saloma #SalomaLinkBridge ๐ŸŒ‰ since 6 Feb 2020 for Jejak Warisan #PintasanSaloma ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธby @kampongbharu ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Do swipe left โžก๏ธ for more photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ & a short #vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ before flag off ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . It stretches 370m & span across the Akleh highway & river of 69m long.It brightly-lit up with 4.1K LED lights at night. Yes โœ…, another iconic landmark in #KL #city of #Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พThis beautiful #bridge connects Kampung Baru & #KLCC just 7mins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance as compared to 30mins in the past, from Jalan Sungai Baru to Jalan Saloma (hence its name) & expanding over Klang River . . A great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป sweat ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง with unique wooden medal ๐Ÿฅ‡ Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป More updates via ๐ŸŒ #linkatbio & ๐ŸŒ siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . ๐Ÿงข @ryz_global ๐Ÿ•ถ @meganesamurailot10 @meganesamuraiofficial ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ @newbalance #salomalink #KLCC #VM2020 #VisitMalaysia2020 #VMY2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #running #healthylifestyle #healthy #life #lifestyle #gayatravel #visitkl #KLWhatsFun #VM2020 #run

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So, when will be your turn to checking out this less than 5 months new ๐Ÿ†• Insta-Worthy tourist spot ๐Ÿ“ in KL ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ โ“โ‰๏ธ

Do plan & enjoy your visit by wearing your face mask & practising an appropriate social distancing ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Address๐Ÿ“: Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•”: 8am to 6pm daily (During Recovery MCO period)
Website๐ŸŒ: http://www.pkb.gov.my/
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