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Kelabits Culture from Bario, Sarawak to Kuala Lumpur

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» is exciting to urge all of you to celebrating the vibrant & unique indigenous ethnic group, Kelabits Culture originally from Bario, Miri, Sarawak through ~ The Kelabits Live In Kuala Lumpur ~ 29 Oct & 30 Oct 2022 at Ground Floor Boulevard, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur (KL). It aims to promote Bario, Sarawak as a tourist attraction, also to bring awareness & educate the public about this little known & colorful indigenous group of less than 7K people in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ So, spend your weekend with Kelabits tribes πŸ’•

The event started with “Kapam” meansΒ  “Hello, how are you ❓⁉️ ” greeting in Kelabits language as shared by Datin Pearl Masna πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ¦³, the Chairman of this event organising committee & Dr Anil Andre Ratos, the Chairman of Foundation for the Indigenous Arts in their welcome & opening speeches respectively. Then, the event was officiated by Yg Berusaha Puan Zubaidah Binti Mukhtar πŸ§•πŸΌ, Head Director (Ketua Pengarah) Β Istana Budaya, a representative of Β YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) with presence of Mr Joachim Babo πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό, the First Secretary of Australian High Commission by using the weaved rotan rice tapis tool, a Kelabits tradition πŸ‘πŸ»

The sustainability awareness messaging from this event is to remain core of own culture & identity

It’s important to reviving & preserving our heritage & culture for future generations

This event was organized by the Foundation for the Indigenous Arts (Aka Yayasan Kesenian Orang Asli (YKOA)), a non-profit foundation established in 2002 under the Companies Commission of Malaysia & governed by a board of directors. It primarily working with preservations of arts & culture to ensure that wellbeing, community health & sustainability are go hand in hand. It raises funding & targets the impactful projects to improving indigenous livelihoods. The main sponsors of this meaningful heritage sustainability event are Ministry of Tourism Malaysia & Australian High Commission, Malaysia

SiennyLovesDrawing had a golden chance to have a chat with Dr Anil πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’Ό, the Chairman of YKOA, who is passionate to continue his late dad legacy as one of the 1st few strong advocate of indigenous heritage ie. Must have indigenous heritage as a permanent place in Malaysia heritage. Dr Anil hasΒ reminded all about each own root, he said that “I always remember my root & I’m educate my kid as well”. Dr Anil actually already started to involve his 5️⃣ years old son πŸ§’πŸ» in preserving indigenous heritage by getting him as a Master to present the welcome bead necklace named Kabo to each of the guests of honoured at this event, absolutely a great education way practiced πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Dr Anil also shared that he is planning a Medical camp trip in Nov/ Dec 2022 as part of his continuous efforts to build a medical framework to address the medical needs & supports for the elderly Kelabits which approximately 40% of this tribe communities. If SiennyLovesDrawing is being invited to be part of this medical camp, she will then share more about it

Datin Pearl Masna πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ¦³, the Chairman of this event organising committee was one of the 1️⃣st Kelabits who venture out of Bario & participate actively in promoting Sarawak culture & dance under the Sarawak State Government. With many accolades in charity work, she joined this foundation to help promote indigenous people as she herself understands the need to raise awareness of the various beautiful cultures & diversity of MalaysiansΒ 

At the end of the event, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» also had a lovely chance to have a chat with Datin & she got inspired by her proud vibe of being a Kelabits herself. Datin has expressed her happiness to see this event has materialised & felt grateful of the supports received. Datin told that if without continuous initiatives & activities to promote the heritage & cultures of Kelabits, she foresees it may lost in the future for the next generations

Datin also shared some of her heritage sustainability efforts are getting some volunteers to teach them the traditional Kelabits dances & beading skills, also invited the older Kelabits communities to shareΒ  their experiences & skills in audio format, also trying her best to have Kelabits performances to be presented in various states within Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ During the lockdown, Dating occupied herself by beading to stipulate her brain 🧠 & made lots of pearl for charity purposes with the Kelabits beading

She kept welcoming all to visit Bario, Sarawak especially not to miss the Bario Food Festival aka Pesta Nukenen that usually happening in the last weekend of July annually πŸ€—πŸ’• Ohh ya..Datin has taught SiennyLovesDrawing some additional Kelabits language, really a pleasant friendly met & catch up with Datin πŸ’•

  • Wih Doo Buluh Iko means I love you
  • Sinah means Aunty
  • Tepu means Grandma

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Malaysia’s diverse races & cultures makes it beautiful & culturally diverse. By highlighting the mysterious indigenous folks adds flair & depth to Malaysia’s πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ inclusivity & diversity, yes βœ…, truly making an impact to promoting Malaysia Tourism πŸ‘πŸ»

The event program is scheduled 2️⃣ sessions in a day ie. 12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm respectively with πŸ”Ÿ dancers (Chosen out of 30 dancers & average aged 40+) , 2️⃣ music players & 4️⃣ supporting staff from Bario, Sarawak to be at ~ The Kelabits Live In Kuala Lumpur ~

Each displaying the dancing prowess & grace of the Kelabits represented by the Rurum Kelabit dancers. Performances like the β€˜Makasor’ or β€˜long dance’ Β are often performed to welcome visitors to the longhouse & the Kelabits always Β love welcoming visitors because getting into Bario is never easy

Other dances include the Arang Iyap & Arang Rinuh which have delicate movements showing their interaction with the nature & people. There will be solo performances with the Rurum performers donning their traditional Sapa Arit with its headdress

Yeah‼️ The event continues with amazing Kelabits dance & music performances, enjoy max πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

βœ… Arang Mekasor (Welcoming Long Dance)

Guess what ❓⁉️
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SiennyLovesDrawing actually practiced this dance before during her primary school πŸ«πŸŽ’ in her school performance. While watched this dance performance again, it recalled her childhood time with love ❀️ of the Malaysian heritage & culture
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βœ… Sape Music Presentation
~ SAPEH aka sape, sampet or sampeh, in whichever way it is spelt, this stringed instrument of Sarawak’s Orang Ulu is primordial in essence. When plucked & strummed, it eludes a haunting tune, so divine & sacred, that those who dance to its music convulse into a trance
The home grown musical instrument of Central Borneo’s upriver folks was once played to lend music during ritualistic ceremonies in the aboriginal enclaves of the long houses. However, over the wheels of time, the sapeh morphed in status & in its role
Mr Warten Anak Dikan πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ, 29 years old is from Kuching Sarawak is 1️⃣ of the Sape player at Kg Budaya, Sarawak since 2014. He was performed the traditional tune & contemporary tune during this event
The dream of the Kelabits is to have every boy to own a Sape so that sape crafting culture of Kelabits will not disappeared in the future
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βœ… Arang Iyap (Fishing Dance)
~ It’s interesting to observe this dance with the usage of fishing net in their dance moves & gestures. Truly into the fishing 🎣 time at the Bario villages
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βœ… Arang Sebulang (Solo Dance by a Lady)
~ This dance is traditionally using hornbills feather πŸͺΆ as accessories on hand for beautiful dance moves & gestures. However, as a sustainability efforts, Kelabits is now using the Turkey feather πŸ¦ƒπŸͺΆ or the duck πŸ¦†πŸͺΆ feather as replacement to Hornbills feather.Β SiennyLovesDrawing is impressed & touched by this creative way of conserve & preserve for sustainability to keep the cultures live , bravo πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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βœ… Arang Delaih (Warrior Dance by a Gentleman)
~ During the event, this dance was joint together with Arang Sebulang, as a couple dance performance to the audiences
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βœ… Arang Rinuh (Winnowing Paddy Dance)
~ It’s interesting to observe this dance with the usage of weaved rotan rice tapis tool in their dance moves & gestures. Truly into the paddy 🌾🌾 farming time at the Bario villages
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βœ… Upun Aluh (Bamboo Dance)
~ If you’re visiting this event, you will get to observe this famous & enjoyable dance, perhaps the friendly Kelabits will invite you to join them on stage too

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Apart from the amazing dance & music performances, there are various of workshops available at the event too

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βœ… Kelabit Costumes & Beads Parade
~ Visitors get to try the costumes & enjoy taking photos at booth πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ
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βœ… Beads Workshop
~ Visitors can enjoy learning beading skills to making beads necklace or beads belt. Yes βœ…, do enjoy trying to make for own self or your loved ones as a souvenir 🎁 at their workshop table
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βœ… Basket Weaving Workshop
~ Visitors can try their hand at basket 🧺 weaving but the techniques must be followed otherwise it’s not a Kelabit basket
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βœ… Bario Rice Packing Workshop
~ Not to miss the Bario cuisine with rice wrapping named Nuba Laya. It’s a traditional Kelabit dish consisting of mashed rice 🍚 wrapped in leaves. The leaves 🌿 used are called Daun Long in Iban, daun isip or itip in Kelabits language. SiennyLovesDrawing has tasted a wrap at this event, she loves the plain mashed rice taste of it, no any unhealthy artificial flavours, just the well known Bario fragrance rice & natural leaves’ aroma & taste while chewing it. You’ve to taste it to experience it yourself πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ»
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βœ… Kelabit Delicacies (Glutinous Rice Cakes)
~ Some samples to try of the Kelabits’ popular highland salts & fragrant Bario rice will be given out while stock lasts ya πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ» SiennyLovesDrawing has tried the glutinous rice cake wrapped in leaf from this event, it’s tasty chewy with the Bario fragrance glutinous rice 🌾🍚 & slight leaves fragrance. She loves it πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ»
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Do check out her happy TikTok clip captured via πŸ“ΉπŸŒ

So, you may curious who are Kelabits❓⁉️

Kelabits ethnic is 1️⃣ of Malaysia’s smallest & most secluded indigenous tribes. The Kelabits are the indigenous Dayaks of the Bario highlands. Bario is well known for its Bario fragrance rice 🌾🍚, sweet pineapple 🍍, cinnamon, salt, beads & soap. WhileΒ the Bario highlands’ cold weather & naturehiking trails are the main attraction to promote it for Malaysia tourism

This 2️⃣-day event in KL aims to display & promote their colorful culture & heritage. Also to highlight Bario & Sarawak as a tourist destination in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ with the bold displays of the mist-soaked beautiful highlands, villages & holiday homes that traverse it

The Kelabits bring a culture that has been long secluded high in the mountain ⛰️ tops, their ornate dances tell a story of the natural fauna 🌳🌱🌿 cohabitating with their village while their warrior shows depict the fierce battles, they once faced displaying bravado & prowess. Not to forget their Sape instruments soothes all & cleanses the soul as the string instrument resonates through the single bole of white wood πŸͺ΅

The Kelabits are a close-knit community, noted for their cheerful, industrious & refined nature & generous hospitality. Family life & friendships are highly valued in their society. They hail from Bario in Northeast Sarawak, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ Lying 1K meters above sea level in the remote Kelabit Highlands β›°οΈπŸŒ³πŸŒ³, Β accessible only by air transport ✈️ & a windy mud road. 16 Kelabit villages are located within this highland tableland, while 4 other villages are located in the lower parts along the tributaries of the Baram River 🏞️

From being animist they adopted Christianity β›ͺ✝️ in the 1940’s & still retain a lot of colorful cultures, dances & crafts honed from many years of tradition ~ The official Rurum Kelabit dancers. The Kelabits’ ancestors were traditionally farmers & headhunters. At present, they live a more progressive life as some already migrated to urban areas for work & further study
Sarawak is the only 1️⃣ state in Malaysia that SiennyLovesDrawing yet to travel & visit it
Definitely she will be there 1️⃣ day to explore the beautiful vibrant & unique indigenous ethnic groups near future, perhaps to start with Kelabits heritage & culture discovery at Bario, Miri πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ
So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️
Do dropping by this weekend to check out ~ The Kelabits Live In Kuala Lumpur ~ ya πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ»
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Website 🌐: http://www.ykoa.org
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WATER: AΒ Musical Presented by Somerset Music & Chin San Sooi

Do you all recall SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»βœπŸ» here about Raising Conservation Awareness with Water πŸ’¦ : A Musical 🎡🎢🎼 presented by Somerset Music & Mr Chin San Sooi from her media attendance at its press launch earlier somewhere in Aug❓⁉️

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

This musical 🎢🎡🎼 is supported by the Environmental Protection Society of Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ as an interactive musical play. All audiences were encouraged to engage with the cast members by joining in the discussion by sharing responses πŸ—£οΈπŸ‘₯πŸ‘€, singing πŸŽ€πŸ‘„ & dancing πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί throughout the play

WATER πŸ’¦ has always been a medium through which the most catastrophic disasters are portrayed ie. Floods 🌊, droughts, landslides, forest fires πŸ”₯🌳, water-borne diseases, water pollution etc. WATER πŸ’¦ maybe just next to air is the most important element to living on earth 🌎 for all. So, this musical 🎢🎡🎼  tittle to better compel the attention of all to safeguard & protect the planet that we all are living on currently πŸ’•πŸŒŽ

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So, the synopsis of this musical is very simple to achieve the educational & awareness of flora fauna conservation messaging to the audiences. It’s about in a forest 🌳🌳 clearing, tiger πŸ… 🐯 & the other animals (Mouse deer 🦌  , elephant 🐘🐘,Β  Warthog πŸ—, monkey 🐡🐡) gather to discuss human’s destruction of the environment. Yes βœ…, it was discussed how the humans plunder the forest 🌳🌳, the animals’ home & the effects of that on the environment with the subsequent tainting of the waterways, also seek the responses from the audiences on the negative impacts ie. The result of human wanting things they don’t need. The human supposedly to live with the surrounding environment, then to balance the explosion or greed of their needs. For example, the deforestation of the National Park in Pahang, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

There are a total of 8️⃣ songs in this 1️⃣ hour musical 🎢🎡🎼,

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

This time, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share her impressive love to this musical from her audience attendance with her little niece this recent weekend πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» It’s absolutely a great weekend spent

Yes βœ…, truly a great πŸ‘πŸ» musical 🎡🎢🎼 attended as #proudaunt SiennyLovesDrawing & her little niece really enjoyed this Water πŸ’¦ : A Musical 🎡🎢🎼 Bravo to the play director, music composer, cast members, head gear designer & all crew members involved in this musical πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

Do check out her happy musical weekend #proudaunt bonding moment with her little niece TikTok clip captured via πŸ“ΉπŸŒ, you will sure observe how interactive throughout the musical, as well as the nice songs composed in this musical πŸ’•πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸŽΌπŸ‘πŸ»

The Black Box theatre of DPAC open for audiences to enter 15mins before the musical scheduled time. πŸ†“ seating arrangement. At the entrance, each audience is given an animal card, it’s not just as a souvenir 🎁 from the musical 🎡🎢🎼, instead it formed part of the interaction during the show, wow 😲🀩

How❓⁉️

If you’re holding a monkey 🐡 card, you suppose to join in the interaction when being asked by monkey cast member & so on for each of the animals in the musical 🎡🎢🎼  SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was given with a monkey 🐡 card while her little niece was given with an elephant 🐘 card πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Before the musical starts, Mr Chin San Sooi has reminded all audiences to wear mask 😷 throughout the whole musical. From SiennyLovesDrawing’s observation as 1️⃣ of the excited audience, πŸ’―% compliance βœ… gained from all responsible audiences #kitajagakita πŸ‘πŸ»

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

The interactiveness between the cast members & the audiences very encouraging & really touching SiennyLovesDrawing’s heart ❀️

Especially when she observed her little niece from being shy at the beginning, next joined the hand gestures with the cast members on her seat πŸ’Ί, then accepted a personal invitation by a cast member, Ms Monkey 🐡 to her, she then hold her hands πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ€πŸ» 🐡 to join her on the stage to dance & sing together. Wow πŸ˜²πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the ending part of this musical 🎡🎢🎼 where an introduction to all members involved in the success of this musical, including those behind the scene crew members. It’s really a great πŸ‘πŸ» way to share appreciation πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»to all

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

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

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Ohh ya…A little surprise to SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» when she flipped & read the Water πŸ’¦ : A Musical 🎡🎢🎼 booklet πŸ“– that her name, SiennyLovesDrawing was mentioned under the Acknowledgement page as part of the press & media members

Greatly appreciate it, it’s always a great πŸ‘πŸ» pleasure for SiennyLovesDrawing to support the local art talents with her blogging passion. A special thanks to Water πŸ’¦ : A Musical 🎡🎢🎼 for inviting & trusting her blogging passion to be part of your media team πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Looking forward to your next musical & many more 🎢🎡🎼

Raising Conservation Awareness with WATER: A Musical

Updated 25 Sept 2022, 10.15pm

Absolutely a great πŸ‘πŸ» musical 🎡🎢🎼 attended. SiennyLovesDrawing & her little niece really enjoyed Water: A Musical, bravo to the play director, music composer, cast members, head gear designer & all crew members involved πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

Do check out her happy musical weekend TikTok clip captured via πŸ“ΉπŸŒ & stay tuned for her next blogging about her audience attendance to this musical ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜


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

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

This round she πŸ‘©πŸ» would like to share about her recent media attendance to witness the official media launch to raising greater conservation awareness with WATER πŸ’¦: A Musical 🎡🎢🎼 presented by Somerset Music & Mr Chin San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ»

WATER πŸ’¦ is a musical 🎡🎢🎼 Tiger πŸ…πŸ― calls the animals for a meeting to discuss man’s act of deforestation which leads to the pollution of rivers. All the 7️⃣ animals affirm the sacredness of Mother Earth 🌍, ohh no no…πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Guess what❓⁉️

The musical 🎡🎢🎼 is interactive. The audience are invited to sing 🎀 & dance 🩰 together with the cast members, wow‼️ Absolutely gonna be an exciting & interesting musical experience with a meaningful conservation awareness raised, bravo‼️

It’s a collaboration 🀝🏻 between playwright/director, Mr Chin San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ» aka nickname in Mandarin ε±±ζ°΄ Mountain Water, with music by Ms Joanne Poh πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό of Somerset Music, the audience can look forward to this 60mins of memorable cum interactive engagement with the cast members. Ms Joanne πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό & the cast members have proudly shared during the launch that the music is catchy & interactive for audiences to sing 🎀 & dance 🩰 along with all cast members during the musical play. Wow‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» is looking forward toward it, how about you❓⁉️

Mr San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ» said at the official media launch of WATER at Warung Old China in Kuala Lumpur (KL), West Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ, β€œI was contemplating writing a play on the topic of conservation when I read of the deforestation that was taking place at the National Park 🏞️🌳🌳 in Pahang, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ many years ago. I was too earnest & the muse eluded me, till now.”

When the covid lockdown began, Mr San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ» spent 4️⃣ very productive months occupied, with the end result of finishing 8️⃣ scripts: 2️⃣ satires, 3️⃣ musicals, 2️⃣ monologues & 1️⃣ operetta. So, that is how WATER πŸ’¦ : A Musical 🎡🎢🎼 is flowing out to the Malaysian audience in this post-covid environment

It’s really a privilege for SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» to be at this official media launch to hear directly from Mr San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ», Ms Joanne πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό, Mr Khang Nanyao πŸ‘¨πŸ» & some cast members of their involvement & preparation of this musical play 🎡🎢🎼

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her media attendance via πŸ“ΉπŸŒ

Mr San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ» continues to share that: β€œA musical 🎡🎢🎼 is more difficult to realise as it is very challenging to compose a piece of music 🎡🎢 to lyrics written by another person. I approached Joanne πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό to compose the music. Joanne in her own right is a piano teacher, runs a music school & has sung in choirs & performed on stage. I gave her a year to work on the music. I am glad that Joanne Poh took up the gauntlet with our 3️⃣ musicians.”

He πŸ‘΄πŸ» further explained to the media members that during the covid lockdown, he basically spent time on eat πŸ˜‹, sleep πŸ’€πŸ˜΄ & write ✍🏻, repeat almost the same daily & then produced this play 🎡🎢🎼 He always wanted to create something relating to pollution & conservation. He just sat down to write without any ideas, then this play materialized naturally. Bravo‼️

He πŸ‘΄πŸ» also admitted to the media members that personally, he is not good in music, not a single note. He understands the difficulty of composing music 🎡🎢 from play, so he spoke to Joanne πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό, a music teacher, singer, pianist & more to invite her to compose music for this play. Joanne actually being modest & hesitant to Mr San Sooi’s invitation at the beginning, she managed to produce the music for this play after 1️⃣ year. Yeah‼️

Ms Joanne πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό then shared with the media that a total of 8️⃣ songs, each animals represent in each music. Why took a year❓⁉️ She was procrastinating at 1st, hence delaying it when she was invited by Mr San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ» To her, music 🎡🎢 actually comes when you don’t want it from her music experiences. She would like to have her music on how to connect with the audiences. Also to her, the animal’s gender in this play actually makes a difference in her music creation. It’s neutral & simple to looping mind 🧠 when connecting with music 🎡🎢 Even for children/ students πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ», to educate them on pollution & conservation through music 🎢🎡 Of course different for adults & teenagers will be also different. The children will come with adults (ie. Parents/ teachers) to the play, so using appropriate music 🎡🎢 to tight in the play script content is really important to connect with the audiences whether during or even out from the theater that the audiences still remembering the conservation messages from this musical play 🎡🎢🎼

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

β€œWATER πŸ’¦ is a combined effort by us in an act of creativity with the members of the cast. The oldest cast member is 61 year old Hilda Looi πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦± & the youngest cast member is school girl, Kirsten Wong, 13 πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Together with designer, Khang Nanyao, we have set the stage with the different cast of characters through head gear specially created headwear for Mousedeer 🦌, Tiger 🐯, Elephant 🐘, Monkey 🐡 & Wildboar/ Warthog πŸ— In a small but significant way, we hope that WATER πŸ’¦ : A Musical 🎡🎢🎼 would make people be more aware of the environment & treat it with respect & concern. The play could lead to larger issues like conservation of the seas & oceans 🌊,” added Mr San Sooi πŸ‘΄πŸ»

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

Hmm…Importance of technology over the nature/ being environment friendly❓⁉️ Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» as a go green πŸ’š person would think of using a more environmental friendly materials in producing the head gears would be more meaningful to this play on conservation initiative & awareness πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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

One of the cast member, Madam Hilda Looi πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦± has shared that her 1️⃣st play was when she was in 18 yrs old & this musical play is her 2nd involvement as Elephant 1🐘 Being the oldest cast member in this musical play, she is looking forward to working with the younger generation. While the youngest cast member, Ms Kirsten Wong πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ is not doing much acting before her involvement to this play as Monkey 1🐡 It’s really a good πŸ†• experience to learn new things. While another cast member, Ricky – shared that it’s his 1️⃣st play as Elephant 2🐘 in this musical play & a lot more to learn

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

The Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM) is excited with this musical 🎡🎢🎼 which highlights the growing consciousness in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύv& worldwide 🌍 on the protection of the environment & is pleased to support raising the animal conservation in a creative form

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

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So, let’s support πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» this meaningful conservation musical play πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆσΏ€¬ it will debut from 21 Sept 2022 (Wed) with daily show @ 8.30pm till 25 Sept 2022 (Sun) @ 3pm at Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Petaling Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

Performances Date & TimeπŸ—“οΈ

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

Genre: Musical 🎡🎢🎼

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

Performance Duration: 60mins

Ticket 🎟️ Information:

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

Age Limit: 5️⃣ years & above

Ticket 🎟️ Office:
AddressπŸ“: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia
Contact no. β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“±: +603-40650001 & +603-40650002

Ticket 🎟️ booking 🌐: http://www.dpac.com.my/page/ticket/bookTicket/view/1132.html

More details about WATER πŸ’¦: A Musical 🎡🎢🎼

Cast Members ~ In Order of Appearance

  • Mousedeer 🦌~ Ivan Liew
  • Tiger 🐯 ~ Kevin Wong
  • Elephant 1 🐘 ~ Hilda Looi
  • Elephant 2 🐘 ~ Ricky Kee
  • Monkey 1 🐡 ~ Kirsten Wong
  • Monkey 2 🐡 ~ Tan Xin Ni
  • Wildboar/ Warthog πŸ— ~ Alain Boey

Musicians

  • Loh Khang Zheng ~ Guitar 🎸
  • Alyson Seah ~ Drums πŸ₯
  • Ng You Qi ~ Piano/keyboards 🎹

Biodata of CHIN SAN SOOI πŸ‘΄πŸ»

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

Teaching Experiences:

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

Award πŸ†:

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

Founder Member of,

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

Wrote ✍🏻 & directed the following plays,

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

Directed through the years,

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

Biodata of JOANNE POH πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό

A music graduate πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ of University of Malaya majoring in Voice in Performance, Joanne is a vocal, choir & piano tutor. She works extensively with students from all walks of life including special needs

Focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder, she serves as a panel consultant & tutor for the NASOM MAESTROS (1️⃣st Autistic Choir in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ)

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

Biodata of KHANG NANYAO πŸ‘¨πŸ»

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

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

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

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

Hey all πŸ‘‹πŸ», it’s the Global Tiger Day today, 29 July 2022

Do you know that the tiger πŸ…πŸ― is key to a healthy forest 🌳🌳 ecosystem for all of us to enjoy clean air, fresh water, climate change mitigation & so much more❓⁉️

In conjunction with the Global Tiger Day, Siennylovesdrawing would like to share about an event about tiger conservation in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ie. Roar For Life Eco Festival which is being organised by WWF-Malaysia in partnership 🀝🏻 with Maybank on 30 & 31 July 2022 (Sat & Sun) at πŸ“ the Piazza in Pavilion Bukit Jalil 🏬

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

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

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

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So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

Let’s register via 🌐 http://www.roarforlife2022.info to join this event to show your support of efforts to protect Malayan tigers & safeguard our future πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…πŸ―πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ Also to show your supports to SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s art passion πŸ˜ƒ

Admission is πŸ†“ & there will be performances by Clinton Jerome, Zee Avi and Blues Gang. The 1️⃣st 1K online registration via 🌐 https://roarforlife2022.info/ to attend will get a πŸ†“ Grab Ride voucher to Pavilion Bukit Jalil worth up to RMπŸ”Ÿ & to be used only for 31 July 2022. SiennyLovesDrawing already registered & received her voucher, how about you❓⁉️

So, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to express special thank you to WWF Malaysia, Fused Labs Sdn Bhd & Artisus for trusting her doodle art passion & invited her to participate & painted on 2️⃣ tiger collectibles πŸ…πŸ―

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

The Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia. Actually the Malayan Tiger is 1️⃣ of the smallest tiger species found throughout the southern & central parts of the Malay Peninsula & southern parts of Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ The Malayan tiger is a tiger from a specific population of the Panthera tigris subspecies that is native to Peninsular Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ This population inhabits the southern & central parts of the Malay Peninsula

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

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

Orange 🧑~ From the Malayan Tiger πŸ…πŸ― body colour

Black πŸ–€ ~ From the stripes of Malayan Tiger πŸ…πŸ―

White 🀍 ~ The original colour of the figurines, From the Malaysia flag πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ~ It symbolises purity

Yellow πŸ’› ~ From the Malaysia flag πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ~ It signifies royal colours of the Malay Rulers. Sienny would like to symbolise it as a bright future of Malaysia of her pair of Malayan Tigers figurines here

Red β™₯️ ~ From the Malaysia flag πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ~ It symbolises bravery. The tiger symbolises bravery & strength among Malaysians

Blue πŸ’™ ~ From the Malaysia flag πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ~ It symbolises the unity of all Malaysians

Meaning of doodle patterns:

The circular doodle means focus in aiming 🎯 just like the tiger πŸ…πŸ―

Another doodle pattern meant to be the growth of plant 🌿🌱 to signifies the jungle 🌳🌳

Meaning of this pair of Malayan Tiger figurines gestures:

Hand gestures ~ STOP πŸ›‘ poaching ‼️
The Malayan tiger is already declining due to poaching, habitat loss & fragmentation or degradation, as well as prey loss & now Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) seems to be emerging as yet another threat

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

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via πŸ“ΉπŸŒ

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

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

#GlobalTigerDay #RoarForLife #MalayanTiger #Maybank #wwfmy

Doodle art live life to the fullness

Self Care Self Love Ideas To Stay Feminine

Updated 23 March 2022, 9.30am

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

Yes, you’re amazing the way you are

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

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» 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 πŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ’—

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

Art me time with macarons & coffee

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

  • 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 πŸ†“ 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 πŸ€
  • Seize the moment or opportunity that come to you to move on to next big step πŸ‘£ in your life because it may never come back, just be bold. You only live once, so live your life with no regrets ya πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»
  • Always have a dedicated time slot to decompressing & recharging own energy for greater mental or emotional well-being. Me time is important to keep us being present with your own self ❀️ Keep it simple, just enjoy a cuppa of your fav drink πŸ₯€with just you in that moment

  • See at least one beautiful, small thing around you every single day. Make note of it & be grateful for it πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’“
  • Join a silent retreat to experience being with your own self the silent way, you will be amazed after the retreat for sure 🀐
  • Digital detox day ~ Allow yourself to completely disconnect from it whenever you desire. See if you can notice any changes in how you feel βŒπŸ’»πŸ“±
  • Live your favourite day ~ What does the perfect day look like for you❓⁉️ Make yourself a priority today πŸ˜‰ SiennyLovesDrawing’s recent happy artsy me time with her fav macarons & coffee βœπŸ»πŸŽ¨πŸŸ’πŸ”΅πŸŸ‘πŸŸ£πŸ”΄β˜•, do check out her TikTok clip captured via πŸ“ΉπŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd8XsWAg/ , πŸ”Ÿ% promo codeβ€œEatCakeToday-Sienny” with no min. purchase required via 🌐 https://www.eatcaketoday.com/
  • Pick a book πŸ“–, 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 πŸ˜†
  • 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 πŸ†• recipes, play music & enjoy cooking or baking something from scratch, then enjoy the tasting moments. SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via 🌐 https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ»
  • 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, πŸ’―% being you, please your own self, not others

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

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

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

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» will continue to add on this list with more ideas from time to time ☺️

You are all welcome to share your thoughts with your own self love self care ideas at the comment section, let’s learn from each other ya πŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ€—

#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 πŸ‘©πŸ» 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 πŸ˜ƒ) of what it means to you to be retired. What have you got planned for the years after you retire or even retire early❓⁉️

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frankly, initially when she wishes to retire early, so she can backpacking around the world πŸŽ’πŸŒŽ, 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 πŸ†• beginning after your retirement, enjoy new πŸ†• 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 πŸ‘©πŸ» 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 πŸ˜ƒ

What’s your answers to these questions❓⁉️

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

Healthy Living

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

Home cooking πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³ by enjoying the joys of trying different wellness recipes, mixing healthy ingredients that you like, creating healthy dishes that you would love to taste etc. SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via 🌐 https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ»

Stay active, keeping brain cells remain working active eg. Crosswords, chessβ™ŸοΈ, jigsaw puzzles 🧩, board games etc.

Hobbies/ Passions

Travelling ~ SiennyLovesDrawing would like to backpacking πŸŽ’πŸŒŽ & travel around with rails πŸš‚πŸšž, how about you❓⁉️

Even simply planning ✍🏻✈️a trip now can boost happiness levels because you’re anticipating the good times to come β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•πŸŽ’πŸŒŽ

For those with love for cooking & baking, sure indulge with kitchen experiment time for new πŸ†• recipes πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ³ SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via 🌐 https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ» Happy air frying ready to eat food item TikTok clip via πŸ“ΉπŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSeKCdSKF/

Doodling art 🎨✍🏻

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

Work out to enjoy a good sweat πŸ˜… whether being indoor yoga, gyms πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ or outdoor activities πŸš΅πŸ§—etc.

Learning

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

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

Grow a garden 🌱🌿🌳🏑

If you’re a green fingers, start now or continue to grow your garden so can harvest & enjoy tasting your own harvest. If got extra harvesting, sell them online or gifting to neighborhood too 🌱πŸ₯¬πŸŒ½πŸ…

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 πŸ’°πŸ’³ smart, spending wisely, being environmental care eg. Downsize house, change to daily commute with public transportation etc. πŸš‰πŸšˆπŸšŒ

Side hustle

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

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

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

Volunteering

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

Step out of your comfort zone

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

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

Expand social connection

It’s important to maintain healthy social networking after retirement with communities that share the same life purposes. This can eliminating any depression or mental health with post retirement πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ»πŸ‘­πŸ»πŸ‘¬πŸ»πŸ‘«πŸ»

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

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

Some of the stories by some retirees for your reading pleasure

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

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

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

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

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

Travelogue Malaysia: What’s not to be missed in Malacca

Malacca is in the central of Peninsular Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ i.e. with a strategic locationπŸ“for local Malaysians/ expatriates πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ to visit for a short weekend getaways πŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘Ÿ

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» wishes to sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ about her recent short getaway πŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘Ÿ to Malacca, a historic state in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ Also a World Heritage UNESCO site too πŸŒπŸ“œ

Do enjoy reading πŸ“– about her comfy 😍🀩Malacca city hotel stay vacation πŸ›ŒπŸ›€πŸ»πŸšΏπŸš½ as well as what’s not to be missed ~ entertainment, desserts & foods ya πŸ˜ƒ

Ohh ya…She also shared a vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ captured for Muar food trail too πŸ˜‰

Entertainment 🎼🎢🎡

Am sure many of you have read πŸ“– about the Encore Malacca as she does πŸ“°πŸ“–, yes βœ…, the viral OOTD hot spot currently

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Photo credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp

Yeah‼️ She πŸ‘©πŸ» has recently enjoyed a show πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Highly recommended πŸ‘†πŸ»for the art, heritage & cultures of Malacca with great digital & technology incorporated to the show performance πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜πŸ€©

You will definitely be delighted 🀩 from this great πŸ‘πŸ» entertainment & to understand the Malacca history πŸ˜€

In particular, she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— the Malacca Baba Nyonya scene the most from this great show πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

AddressπŸ“: No. 3, Jalan KSB – Impression 8, 75200 Melaka, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://encore-melaka.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/encore.melaka/

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Malacca River πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Cruise πŸ›₯

This is a perfect relaxing 😌 cruising πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ›₯ to enjoy the beautiful colourful lightingπŸ’‘along the Malacca River πŸ’¦πŸ’§ at night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ, yes βœ…, night time ya βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Ohh ya…You will be passing by lots of beautiful bridges πŸŒ‰πŸŒ along the river πŸ’¦πŸ’§

This river cruise πŸ›₯ approximately 45mins for 9️⃣km round trip along the Malacca riverπŸ’¦πŸ’§, she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— her relax & enjoyable 😌✌🏻night river cruising πŸŒŒπŸŒƒπŸ›₯

AddressπŸ“: Dataran Muara, Sungai Melaka, 75050 Malacca City,Β West Malaysia

Operation hours: 9am to 11.30pm daily

Website🌐: http://melakarivercruise.my/index.php
FB: https://www.facebook.com/river.melakarivercruise

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Accommodation πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ›ŒπŸ›€πŸ»πŸšΏπŸš½

Yeah‼️ It’s MITC Hotel 🏒, Ayer Keroh

She πŸ‘©πŸ» had an awesome πŸ‘πŸ» comfy hotel stay πŸ‘πŸ›ŒπŸ›€πŸ»πŸšΏπŸš½ as well as a satisfied tasty πŸ˜‹ breakfast, Nyonya bihun lunch & fish head curry served here 🍽🍴

Definitely a convenience, hassle free πŸ†“ hotel stay πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½ not to be missed at Malacca city ya πŸŒ†πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ€©

Personalised is the key πŸ”‘ for unforgettable hotel stay experience πŸ˜ƒ

AddressπŸ“: MITC Hotel, Jalan MITC, Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh,Β 75450 Malacca City,Β West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.mitchotel.com/index.php?module=promotion
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MITCHOTELMELAKA/

Foods, Snacks, Desserts & Beverages πŸ˜‹πŸ€€πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ₯€πŸΉ

Fish 🐟 head Curry Set πŸ₯˜πŸ› @ Asahan Coffee Bar, MITC Hotel 🏒, Ayer Keroh

Before visiting, already viewed its video πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯preparation

Some locals & tourists πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬has claimed it as the best πŸ‘πŸ» fish head curry 🐟πŸ₯˜πŸ› in Malacca, do give it a try whenever you’re in Malacca πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

Personally she πŸ‘©πŸ» quite enjoyed it πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹, hmm…Prefers with more gravy for her rice 🍚 to enjoy this dish 🐟πŸ₯˜πŸ›

It tastes great πŸ‘πŸ» in its curry herbs & spices, delicious πŸ˜‹ to enjoy as not too spicy ❌🌢 for her πŸ‘©πŸ»

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AddressπŸ“: MITC Hotel, Jalan MITC, Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh,Β 75450 Malacca City,Β West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.mitchotel.com/index.php?module=promotion
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MITCHOTELMELAKA/

Grilled Fish β™¨οΈπŸŸΒ @ Cerana Ikan Bakar Alai

All guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ are welcome πŸ™πŸ» to choose & pick the fresh seafoods πŸŸπŸ¦‘πŸ¦πŸ¦€πŸš

She πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» seafood dinner 🍽🍴here, not just grilled fish yaπŸ˜‹πŸ€€

Do your advance booking πŸ“žβ˜ŽοΈπŸ“± to avoid dissappointment before your dining ya😊

AddressπŸ“: Medan Ikan Bakar Sungai Punggur,Β 73460 Telok Mas, Melaka, West Malaysia

Operation hoursπŸ•”: 5pm to 1am daily

Contact No.πŸ“žβ˜ŽοΈπŸ“±: +6017-3096511
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/restorancerana/

Ujang Asam Pedas 🌢πŸ₯˜Β (roti canai terbang aka flying roti canai)

Malacca is well known for Asam Pedas πŸ₯˜πŸŒΆ dish, so be here for a dining ya🍽🍴

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was more impressed 🀩 with its flying roti canai performance, she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— the tasty delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ roti canai (“flying” ☝🏻1️⃣ in particular) served here

You have to try itβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹

She πŸ‘©πŸ» really enjoyed her flying roti canai (not white rice 🍚 ohh) with all claypots of assam pedas πŸ₯˜πŸŒΆ here…yummy…yummy…πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

Hmm…A slight spicy 🌢🌢 for her to enjoy ya

Perfect πŸ‘πŸ» for spicy lovers to enjoy

AddressπŸ“:Β No. 6 & 7, Medan Selera Pasar Borong, Batu Berendam,Β Malacca City, West Malaysia

Operation hoursπŸ••: 6pm to 3am daily

Contact No.: +6013-611 2970
FB: https://www.facebook.com/asampedashajihamzahujangcanai67/

Just Berrys Dessert House @ Kota Laksamana

Stepped in πŸ‘£ & love πŸ’— the big berry πŸ’ smile πŸ˜ƒ on the wall

This gonna be 1️⃣ of her favourite πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸ» stop by for desserts 🍧🍨πŸ₯€in Malacca, other than her usual must visit satay celup 🍑🍒

Do click in this IG album πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ for the delicious tasty πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ Malacca dessertsss & foodsss momentsss being captured ya 🍽🍴🍧🍨πŸ₯€

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Do enjoy this photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Ήalbum (swipe left ➑️) by @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» for what’s not to be missed for #VisitMelaka2019 #TravelogueMalaysia . . Her #travel #OOTD πŸ˜ŽπŸ•Ά : @maz_optometrist17 ⌚️: @tawaftimepieces πŸ‘š: @mylol.com.my πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ #lolmalaysia #doraemonofficial #doraemonπŸ‘–: @levismy . . #MalaccaDesserts πŸ§πŸ¨πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ Let’s #justberrys for delicious bingsu, juicesπŸ₯€etc. Not to missed its creamy durian ice at @justberrys_official πŸ‘πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ . . @cendolkampunghulu 🍧 The spicy 🌢 asam pedas ramen 🍜 superb tasty, #siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» not a fan for spicy 🌢 food, she really satisfied enjoyed her bowl πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ . . Original #SgPutat @mangofloatroyalemelaka to enjoy mango cheese πŸ§€πŸ₯€, Oden 🍒 , meatball, curry noodles 🍜 with prawns 🦐 , Keria, Fried chicken πŸ— rice, Laksa with nested fried egg 🍳, baby crab πŸ¦€, Kuih Denderam etc. πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ . . Checked in πŸ” 🏒 comfy πŸ›ŒπŸšΏ #accommodation @mitchotel . . Impressive history art & cultures performance 😍🀩 #EncoreMelaka πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸ•΄πŸ» @encore_melaka . . #MelakaRiverCruise β›΄ @melakarivercruise . . @ujangasampedasclaypot #ujangasampedas #asampedas #roticanaiterbang . . Her #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ soon via #blog link @ profile . . #travels #travelling #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #BluincIWD2019

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» & her friends πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬really had a great bingsu time here πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

AddressπŸ“: No 89, Jalan Kota Laksamana 3/8,Β Taman Kota Laksamana Seksyen 3, 75250 Melaka, West Malaysia

Operation hoursπŸ•š: Mon to Thu 11am to 11pm, Fri to Sun & Public Holidays 11am to 12am

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

Mango Float Royale MelakaπŸ₯€@ Sg Putat

Definitely a must have for mangoes lovers β€οΈπŸ’—

The mangoes used here are huge & grown 🌱🌿🌳 locally in Malacca πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ, hmm…Does the owner owns mangoes farmsss? Woow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ

No wonder long queue here…Not to worry, the queue moving fast ya

Hmm…Hope in her next visit, she can visit the manngoes farm🌱🌿, can she pleaseβ“β‰οΈβ˜ΊοΈ

There are many choices of foods cum snacks available here i.e. mango cheese πŸ§€πŸ₯€, Oden 🍒 , meatball, curry noodles 🍜 with prawns 🦐 , Keria, Fried chicken πŸ— rice, Laksa with nested fried egg 🍳, baby crab πŸ¦€, Kuih Denderam etc. πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

Kuih Keria (AΒ type of traditional snacks in Malacca πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ) looks like donuts 🍩🍩 which with its main ingredient of sweet potatoes 🍠 & then outer layer slicked with theΒ gula Melaka akaΒ MalaysianΒ πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ palm sugar famous from Malacca state 😊

Hmm…A slightly sweet for her πŸ‘©πŸ» to enjoy…perhaps pair it with a cuppa of coffee β˜•οΈ would be great to balance the bitter vs sweet πŸ˜‰Β Yes, she is a typical coffee addict, are you?

AddressπŸ“: Lot 950, KM 8, Kampung Sungai Putat, 75350 Melaka, West Malaysia

Operation hoursπŸ•š: Mon to Sat 11am to 11.30pm, Sun 11am to 6.30pm

Website🌐: https://www.mangofloatroyale.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mangofloatroyale/

Cendol Kg. Hulu

Once stepped inπŸ‘£, she πŸ‘©πŸ» was impressed 🀩with a modern barber πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈshop & motocyclists favourite shop 🏍

She πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— the white βšͺ️ helmet holded in her hand 🀚🏻 in this photo πŸ“Έ, anyone wanna surprise her as a gift πŸ’πŸŽ please❓⁉️ Ha…Ha…

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s more than just Malacca cendol served here

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» is not a spicy 🌢 food lover as you all know, she πŸ‘©πŸ» really enjoyed the asam pedas ramen πŸ‘πŸ»πŸœπŸŒΆ served here

Really a must tryβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹

Highly recommendedπŸ‘†πŸ», she πŸ‘©πŸ» missed it a lot after this food trail @ Malacca πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸœπŸŒΆ

AddressπŸ“: Straits Werks & Cafe, 75200 Malacca Town, West Malaysia

Operation hoursπŸ•›: 12pm to 12am daily

IG: https://www.instagram.com/cendolkampunghulu/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/cendolkampunghulu/

Not enough & wanna more of her yummy delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ IG stories, do enjoy this highlight πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18009125569123122/

You may always enjoy exploring Muar too (just 1️⃣hour drive πŸš—πŸš™ from Malacca), do check out her vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ captured during her Muar food trail & details for sharing here

Ohh ya…Do check out SiennyLovesDrawingπŸ‘©πŸ»β€™s top contributorπŸ‘†πŸ»account via🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews about the Malacca’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stayΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

So, when was you last visit to Malacca / Muar ❓⁉️

Quite some time❓⁉️

Let’s plan your travel & exploring the above, enjoy both Malacca & Muar ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

This #TravelogueMelaka & Muar food trails are brought to you in a collaboration between #Borakkitadotcom / #TravelogueMalaysia & #TheInfluenzas team. It was supported by #MITCHotelMalacca & #MajlisPerbandaranMuar

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Staycation @ Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

Happy New Year 2019 to all πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» is gonna sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ her recent staycation πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½ at the North of Malaysia i.e. Bukit Merah Laketown Resort (BMLR) πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ’¦πŸ’§

This resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ’¦πŸ’§ is not new, in fact it’s with quite a number of years since establishment. However, this recent visit & stay vacation was the 1️⃣st experience of her πŸ‘©πŸ»

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It’s surrounding with the Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s largest manmade freshwater lake πŸ’¦πŸ’§ (7️⃣k acres) named Bukit Merah πŸžπŸ’¦πŸ’§ & approximately 3️⃣-hour drive 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur city & through Bukit Merah toll Exit 150 along the North-South Expressway πŸ›£

Room

After buffet lunch 🍽🍴@ Lelac Cafe, she πŸ‘©πŸ» went to check-in πŸ” with her media friend πŸ‘­to a standard hotel room πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½

A simple, clean yet comfy stay with toiletries available. There is no ❌ iron / hair dryer available in the hotel room πŸ›Œ

However, no wifi βŒπŸ“Ά network detection in the hotel room, though the wifi password was printed on the hotel room key πŸ”‘ ‘s envelope 😌

Frankly, the hotel rooms are considered quite well maintained πŸ‘ŒπŸ» since it’s an old resort since its establishment in 1995. More of its hotel room types & room information via 🌐 http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/laketown-hotel

Activities

Guess what❓⁉️

There are so much activities within & around this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§Β Hmm…Actually no need to drive out πŸš—πŸš˜ from this resort at all once checked-in πŸ” for a staycation πŸ˜ƒ

Curious πŸ€” about the activities❓⁉️

Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§Park

Yeah‼️ All got a wrist ticket 🎟 respectively to enter the park & enjoy the great water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ splashing funβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜²πŸ˜

Ha…Ha…A welcome πŸ™πŸ» wet wet πŸ’¦πŸ’§ 1️⃣st before enjoying the more exciting water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ridessss & slidesss πŸŽ’πŸŽ‘β›²οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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Hmm…Would like to also sharing her 1️⃣st ride with the Racer Slide, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has got a slow start, don’t laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜† like her media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ as captured in this video clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ by lovely Sally πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ (IG @sallysamsaiman)

It was really a great fun water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ splashing time @ this water park with its new πŸ†• additional rides. The Boomerang (as shown in the vblog πŸŽ₯πŸ“Ή below) has become an exhilarating ride & it’s the 1️⃣st & only 1️⃣ in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ & in South East Asia (SEA) 🌎 Woowβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜²πŸ€©

Not just that the new πŸ†• Giant Bubble Slide is the 1️⃣st in this region too. Bravo to BMLRβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Hmm…Out of the 3️⃣ new πŸ†• rides/ slides πŸŽ’πŸŽ‘β›²οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» have yet to try Boomerang, she scard…scard…πŸ˜…πŸ˜₯as it’s slide from the high ⬆️ part to low ⬇️ area…Don’t laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜† at her ya

Website🌐: http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/waterpark

Eco Park

For family getaways/ school 🏫 trips, the kids πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ» will definitely enjoy this park & get to know more about the animals 🐰🐻🐦🐒🐍🐊🐟

Not just that, you will get to enjoy the skyline ride πŸŽ’πŸšƒ , hmm…A bit challenging to cycle a ride with hands πŸ–πŸ»πŸ€šπŸ» Yesβœ…, not ❎ by legs πŸ‘£ as you ride on a bicycle 🚲 or paddle boat 🚀 ya

You get to view πŸ‘€ some animals in this park with your skyline ride e.g. Ostrich 🐦, rabbit 🐰etc.

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Also some feeding animals activities too

Website🌐: http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/ecopark

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

Canoeing πŸ›Ά (including water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ confidence practices πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ) toΒ Pak Tuan Island 🌴 🏝

It was an approximately return trip of 2️⃣km canoeing πŸ›Ά to Pak Tuan Island 🌴🏝& some of her male media friends πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ were participated & enjoyed the canoeing πŸ›Ά

Very good πŸ‘πŸ» life safety practice, whether you can swim πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ or can’t βŒπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ, water confidence βœ…πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ before the canoeing πŸ›Ά is a must

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Water confidence πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§definitely helps to get used to the life jacket 🎽 while you’re in the water πŸ’¦πŸ’§

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has joined her other female media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘­ on a boat 🚀 to the island 🌴🏝

Yeah!‼️ Let’s enjoy picking & eating the rambutan πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ at this island 🌴🏝

This island 🌴🏝 is a fruit orchard, many rambutan trees 🌳🌳 , jackfruit trees as well as “ulam” plants 🌱🌿 named Ulam Cabang Tiga. Ulam means salad πŸ₯— in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s national language. She πŸ‘©πŸ» is a vegetables πŸ₯¦πŸ₯’πŸ₯—πŸŒ½πŸ… & fruits πŸŽπŸŠπŸ‡πŸ“πŸŒ lovers (Most of her friends πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ called her “cow πŸ„πŸ‚” ~ eating green πŸ’šgrass 🌱🌿, Ha….Ha…πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜)

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Hmm…Because she πŸ‘©πŸ» was busy eating the rambutan πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ & picking ulam cabang tiga 🌿🌱 for DIY Grill dinner πŸ—πŸ–πŸ’πŸ‘ that night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ, she πŸ‘©πŸ» just realised that she has forgotten πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ to snap a photo πŸ“Έ of the ulam 🌿🌱 that she πŸ‘©πŸ» has picked…Oppsss…No photo βŒπŸ“Έ to share oohhh….

Orang Utan Island 🌴🏝

This island 🌴🏝 is formerly know as Pulau Panjang & it started since 22 Feb 2000 with 35 acre area. 15 acres of it has been set aside for this conservation πŸ’šπŸ’š initiative i.e. As an exhibit for rehabilitation endangered species with provision for further expansion for future phases πŸ’šπŸ’š

The Orang Utan i.e. meaning “man πŸ‘« (orang) of the forest 🌳🌳 (hutan)” in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s national language ~ Bahasa Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎΒ It exhibits a truly human-like mannerism in many facets of its behavior πŸ˜ƒ

Do enjoy a vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯with more information being captured from SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» ‘s 1️⃣st visit to this island 🌴🏝 recently ya

Definitely a great πŸ‘πŸ» educational opportunity for both kids & adults πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ»πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

To date, there are about 2️⃣0️⃣ Orang Utan on this island 🌴🏝 & all are being trained for wild release to BJ Island, an island 🌴🏝of 14 acres which within this resort with secondary rainforest 🌳🌳 vegetation.Β So, do plan a visit & contribute πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 however you can for the continuous research & conservation efforts for Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s Orang Utan ya πŸ’šπŸ’š

AddressπŸ“: Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation, Jalan Bukit Merah, 34400 Semanggol, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.orangutanisland.org.my/

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

Dining 🍽🍴

Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» & her media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ also didn’t drive out πŸš—πŸš˜ for any meals during this 3️⃣D2️⃣N stay vacation πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏ

Wowoβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜² Yesβœ…, all meals 🍽🍴 were enjoyed in the Lelac Cafe of this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§

Buffet breakfasts & lunches 🍽🍴

It’s 1️⃣ of the main F&B outlets in this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§, located right in the middle of the Marina Village & next to the art lane 🀩

You will enjoy your by the lake πŸžπŸ’¦πŸ’§ either local / western cuisines dining 🍽🍴here with a beautiful lake view 😍🀩

Steamboat Grill dinner πŸ—πŸ–πŸ’πŸ‘

Yeah‼️ Really a satisfied dinner πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹

She πŸ‘©πŸ» loves ❀️ the fried rice πŸ› served while waiting for the Tom Yam soup πŸ₯˜ got heated up ♨️ & luckily the soup served wasn’t too spicy for her to enjoy πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

Guess what❓

With additional RMπŸ”Ÿ, you can enjoy the Grill πŸ—πŸ–πŸ‘πŸ’ while you enjoying your steamboat too πŸ₯˜πŸ²

Well marinated lamb, beef πŸ₯© & chicken πŸ— with fresh fish 🐟 & squid πŸ¦‘ Very tasty delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

So so full after the dinner πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

DIY Grill dinner

Special thank you πŸ™πŸ» to all her male media friends πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ who helped with this DIY Grill during the dinner πŸ’πŸ–πŸ‘πŸ—πŸ½πŸ΄

All female media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘­ just enjoyed eating the BBQ food items…Ha…Ha…πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

More information about dining 🍽🍴@ this Lelac Cafe, do exploring 🌐 http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/lelac-cafe

Ohh ya…after dinner 🍽🍴, do remember to enjoy the amazing fire show by Ultra Fire team (FB: https://www.facebook.com/ultrafire7777/) right outside its cafe entrance πŸ˜€Β The best πŸ‘πŸ»

Ohh ya…Also not to miss an enjoyable dessert time by having its famous rolled ice cream 🍨 ya

It’s quite a detailed making process before enjoying a cup of this rolled ice cream 🍨, really loving πŸ’— this delicious cup of ice cream 🍨

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has also prepared a vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ of this stayvacation for sharing here, do enjoy ya πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ’¦πŸ’§

So, do exploring details below for a trip planning to enjoy a family staycation/ weekend outing to visit this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§ & enjoy its various activities available ya πŸ€©πŸ˜‰

AddressπŸ“: Jalan Bukit Merah, 34400 Semanggol, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/

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

Also would like to recommend πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»a visit to Night Safari of Taiping Zoo πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ which approximately 2️⃣0️⃣mins drive πŸš—πŸš˜ from this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§

Do enjoy a vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ created from SiennyLovesDrawingπŸ‘©πŸ»’s 1️⃣st visit to Night Safari @ Taiping Zoo for sharing here ya πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ

AddressπŸ“: Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•—:

  • Zoo Taiping ~ 8am to 6pm daily
  • Night Safari ~ 8pm to 11 pm every night & till 12am for Saturdays & Public Holidays

Website🌐: http://zootaiping.gov.my/

Also welcomeΒ πŸ€—Β to check out SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β β€™s top contributorΒ πŸ‘†πŸ»Β account via 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews on the Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎΒ β€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

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