Tag Archives: culture

Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her impressive 🤩 & unforgettable experience gained from the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💦💧 Festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

So, it was all started with a short queue to get her 👩🏻 cheap ⬇️ flight ticket ✈️ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❤️ in Sept (as shown in the short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥below). It was with only a limited choice of destinations📍📍available

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

💗 ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ 💗

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

Guess what❓⁉️

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

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

It was really a coincident‼️ Once she 👩🏻 has decided ✅ to stay with this solo travel ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿ due to the complicated & difficult flight change 😟✈️ Also this gonna be her 1️⃣st visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

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

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

Photo 27-11-2018, 3 21 18 PMPhoto 27-11-2018, 3 22 33 PM

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

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

However, in 2015 this celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ was cancelled ❌ due to the low ⬇️ water level 💦💧

Hurray‼️ She 👩🏻 always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels âœˆï¸ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘ŸÂ This is just so a lovely 💓 coincidence 😉

So, what’s this water 💦💧 festival ğŸŽŠğŸŽ‰ all about❓⁉️

It’s a 3️⃣ days non-religious celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ & symbolised as an ancient appreciation 🙏🏻 for centuries to the river 💦💧for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 & fishermen ğŸŸğŸŽ£

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 thanksgiving 🙏 celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

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

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

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

There were carnival, rides, traditional music ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ performances, dances 💃🏻🕺🏼👯‍♀️👯‍♂️🕴🏻etc. in the evening 🏙🌃🌌

There were many stall vendors, definitely food 🍛🍲🥘🍽🍴& drink 🥤🍻🍷🥂🍸🍹overflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¹ğŸŽ§ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµentertaining the crowds 👭👬👫 etc.

Photo 27-11-2018, 12 43 20 PM

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

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

Hmm…🤔 How about the huge crowd 👭👫👬attended for this 3️⃣-day festival celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ in Phnom Penh❓⁉️

IMG_4571.JPG

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

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

Guess what❓⁉️

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

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

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

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

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got her sun â˜€ï¸ğŸŒž protection from the 🆕Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50 ordered & purchased 👩🏻‍💻🛒 from Althea Korea 🇰🇷 You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

Photo 27-11-2018, 12 35 31 PM.jpg

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

Do dress up in a light modest clothing 👚 to enjoy the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ race cheerings with the local Khmers 🇰🇭👭👬👫 at the riverside under the hot sunny ğŸ˜Žâ˜€ï¸ day

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

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

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

Why❓⁉️

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

Always better be safe then sorry ya ☺️😉

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

Perhaps logically the shortest time 🕛 of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2️⃣ red ❤️ boats 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ as captured in the photo 📸 & vBlog ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥below)

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

The King Norodom Sihamoni 🤴🏻, Prime Minister Hun Sen 👨🏻‍💼& some senior officials 🙋🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♂️ have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ She 👩🏻 has observed from the TV screen 📺 at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 has enjoyed the longest & the pretty 😍🤩 fireworks ğŸŽ†ğŸŽ‡ so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

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

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has captured a vBlog ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya 🤗

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries 🍽🍴 & shops 🛒🛍may close ⛔️ during this water 💦💧 festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ (All 3️⃣ days) & resume their operation then 🤗

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

Photo 27-11-2018, 2 02 44 PMPhoto 27-11-2018, 2 05 56 PM

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

More details,

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

&

🌐 https://publicholidays.asia/cambodia/bon-om-touk/

#CambodianWaterFestival #WaterFestival #BonOmTouk #PhnomPenhCity #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #CambodiaTravel #PhnomPenh #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #slowtravel #festival #celebration #heritage #culture #cultures #train #railway #Asia #AsiaTravel #MekongTourism #Mekong #SisowathQuay #riverside #TonleSapRiver

Advertisements

Art In The City ~ Bringing Malaysian Arts to the People

Yeah‼️ As a self taught artist ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ & art lover 💗, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was proud to receive an exclusive privilege 📩📧💌 recently to attend the official launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ of Art In The City (AITC) 😃

Definitely it was a meaningful launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ being officiated with the arrival of the Minister of Federal Territories, 👨🏽‍💼 YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad who shown the strong support 💪🏻 for the development of the local arts & acknowledged that Malaysia 🇲🇾 is a nation brimming with talent. However, it may currently lack of supported avenues & right policies that can contribute in showcasing its potential 😁

An art inspiring welcome 🤗 speech by the Founding CEO of Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), 👩🏽‍💼 Pn Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin with her great art passion 👍🏻🙌🏻

“A project with this scale requires the support 💪🏻 from many counterparts & we own our heartfelt 💕 gratitude 🙏🏻 to all our partners’ for their direct & indirect contributions to AITC. Some have facilitated & hosted the artworks, while others have worked to ensure the integrity of artwork is maintained with its advance technology & nevertheless, all of them have helped in making the vision of AITC a reality. Together, we will be able to position Kuala Lumpur (KL) 🌆🏙 as an upcoming cultural capital in addition to making Malaysia 🇲🇾 known for its great arts & artists.” presented by Pn Izan 👩🏽‍💼

All guests 👫👭👬 were impressed 🤩 with an amazing Dikir Barat performanceÂ ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ by PUSAKA

Not just that, also with an exclusive chance to greet & meet each of the featured artists ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ of AITC

Hmm…What’s all about AITC❓⁉️

What❓🚸

It’s a campaign with collaboration 🤝 between Ministry of Federal Territories, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), CENDANA & 12 other partners unite to bring Malaysian arts ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ to the people 👭👬👫 by showcasing local Malaysian artists ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ in addition to promoting the inherent value of culture in defining our national identity 👍🏻😍

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was shared with this campaign from her artists’ ğŸ‘­ğŸ‘¬ğŸ‘«ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œcommunity when it was 1️⃣st open with a call for local artists’ ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ to submit artworks that represents Malaysia 🇲🇾 in Jan 2018 😀

 

There were over 1️⃣k pieces of artworks 🖼 received & then 30 pieces being shortlisted ✅ by a panel of academics, art & culture experts for public voting 🗳

AITC is a stunning outdoor visual display of local arts across KL 🌆🏙 that serves as a strategic effort to promoting the Malaysian local arts community ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ in expressing & showcasing their talents, while making art more accessible to all general public 👭👬👫

 

Who❓⁉️

It features 14 artworks by renowned Malaysian artists & local grassroots talents ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ in random sequencing listed below,

  • Dato’ Mohd Hoessein Enas ~ the Father of Malaysian Portrait Painting
  • Kok Yew Puah
  • Sivabalan Arumugam
  • Syamsul Addenno

  • Datuk Ibrahim Hussein
  • Ahmad Sanuri Zulkefli
  • Suzi Chua

  • Art:tech
  • Jing Chung
  • Natasha Iman

  • Brindha Kumar
  • Nor Aziela Binti Ahmad
  • Samantha Cheah

Each piece of their artwork 🖼 actually highlighting the respective different artistic stylesto representating the Malaysian culture, heritage & the country 🇲🇾

Why❓⁉️

AITC aims to bring Malaysian arts ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ to all general public i.e. making it more accessible for everyone, both local Malaysia citizens 🇲🇾👭👬👫 as well as foreign tourists cum expatriates

In summary, just everyone‼️ Wow 😲‼️

Not just that, it aims also to promoting & increasing ⬆️ awareness of our local arts & culture scene, to encouraging all the general public 👭👬👫 to visit the art galleries & museums 🏛 around Malaysia 🇲🇾 , as well as to strengthening KL city🌆🏙’s position as an upcoming cultural & creative hub 😉

 

Why KL 🌆🏙❓⁉️

As mentioned by 👨🏽‍💼YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad in his speech 🗣👥👤👥, “With a population 🇲🇾👭👬👫 of approximately 1.76millions, KL 🌆🏙 serves as a great 👍🏻 canvas for the artists ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ to dream big & create art ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ beyond borders where their masterpieces can draw the attention they deserve, whether they may be at a local, regional/ even international level.” 👏🏻🙌🏻

How❓⁉️

Other than the publicly displayed art pieces, AITC also featuring a myriad of activities which Malaysians 🇲🇾👭👬👫 can enjoy the mural paintings ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ, monthly traditional performances ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸ•ºğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ğŸ¥in collaboration with PUSAKA, regional mentorship programme with OUR ArtProjects, routable discussions 🗣👥👤👥 between local artists & RogueArt, art workshops at corporate offices, a pop-up visual fair called SHIFT etc. 😊☺️

Truly a strategic effort 🤝💪🏻👍🏻 to increasing ⬆️ greater awareness of the Malaysian local arts & culture scenes ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–ŒğŸŽ¼ğŸ¥ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸ•ºğŸ»

Amidst the historic KL iconic buildings 🌆🏙, AITC brings together the cultural backdrop & stories in this thriving city 🌆🏙 by transforming the landscape into a colourful visual experience as a must-see destination📍for art lovers, local Malaysian ciitizens, expatriates & foreign tourists👭👬👫

 

Where❓⁉️

After reading 📖 about AITC, sure you are curious 🤔 where to locate📍the artworks ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–ŒğŸ–¼ğŸ–¼ of AITC from the featured Malaysian local artists ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨

All the artworks 🖼🖼 are being displayed cum showcased prominently at strategic locations📍📍with high visibility ⬆️👁👁👀 across the KL city 🌆🏙 e.g. National Art Gallery, Lot 10, KL Citywalk (KLCW) etc. & digital billboards around the city 😍

 

It’s all from great joint synergised efforts 🤝🙌🏻with both public & private partners between Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC), National Art Gallery, LEDTRONICS, KL Citywalk, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Lot 10, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Wisma Maran, Maybank Foundation, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Wariscan, KL Hop-On Hop-Off etc. to ensure optimum reach at high ⬆️ traffic areas in the heart ❤️ of KL city 🌆🏙, art galleries & museums 🏛

Do feel free to download 📲 the map 🗺 to appreciate the visual arts, photos & videos opportunities via 🌐 https://www.cendana.com.my/clients/Cendana_78A7CADC-1C4A-44E8-A815-E2B4C1D11FE0/contentms/img/Arts_In_The_City/Slider%20-%20AITC%20-%20Nov2018/CENDANA_AITC_Map.pdf

Ohh ya…Do keep an eye 👁👁👀 the next time when you’re in KL city 🌆🏙, do opt for an artistic walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️around it, also plan your time to dropping  by 1️⃣ of the many art galleries/ museums 🏛

More details of AITC,

Website🌐: https://www.cendana.com.my/aitc

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

#ArtInTheCityKL #CENDANA #artists #arts #culture #Malaysia #visual #KualaLumpur #creative #KLCitywalk #ArtInTheCity #CendanaMalaysia #thefutureisarts #Jenerator#KLCitywalk #CulturalEconomyDevelopmentAgency #BoardwalkKL #KLCW#KLGoldenTriangle #KLCityCentre #mural #wallmural #visualarts #visualart #klculturalcreativecity #creativity #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencers #influencer #siennylovesdrawing #blog

MITA Productive Business Networking @ Pahang

Yeah‼️ Again SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has participated as 1️⃣ of the media members 👭👫👬 for the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)’s Business Networking 3️⃣D2️⃣N tripÂ ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢Â at Pahang 🇲🇾 with approximately 250 pax of the tourism industry players/ delegates 👭👫👬 from nationwide 🇲🇾 in particular East Coast, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Singapore 🇸🇬 etc.

Yes ✅, it’s travelling 🚌🚍 to East Coast of Malaysia 🇲🇾 again after the recent MITA Productive Business Networking @ Terengganu, do enjoy reading 📖 her participation sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/10/25/mita-productive-business-networking-terengganu/

This is her 4️⃣th participation as you may observe from following 📖 her sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here

Hmm…What’s the objectives 📌 of this MITA Business To Business (B2B) at Pahang⁉️

According to recent inbound tourism trend analysis & statistic, East Coast, Malaysia 🇲🇾’s tourism industry has been booming 📈 & hence to introduce its tourism destinations📍📍

Most of the tourism players 👫👭👬 in China 🇨🇳 has recently indicated that East Coast of Malaysia 🇲🇾 gonna be the next target destinations 📍📍for the China tourists 🇨🇳👬👭👫 as shared by Mr Uzaidi Udanis, the Chairman 👨🏽‍💼of Tourism Productivity Nexus during the press conference 🗣👥👤👥

So, MITA aims to,
1) Showcasing Tourism Products @ Pahang
2) Networking among tourism players 👭👫👬
3) Maximizing ⬆️ the productivity of local tourism asset, including locally produced art & craft ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ
4) Providing a platform 🗣👥👤👥to identify issues & challenges in hampering productivity growth 📈
5) Having engagement opportunities 🤝 on strategic planning, best management practices & collaboration with government agencies, industry & community leaders 👭👬👫
6) Receiving the latest updates 📌📌 on strategies by Local Tourism Authorities i.e. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), Tourism Productivity Nexus, Malaysian Productivity Council (MPC) etc. 👍🏻
7) Implementing Tourism Product Audit practices

This tourism event also introducing Tourism Productivity Nexus to all tourism industry players👫👭👬 It aims to be the tourism industry catalyst, then to gain a multiplier effect to boost 📈 tourism activities in each states within Malaysia 🇲🇾

Also a platform to provide guidance & support to SMEs to increase ⬆️ their productivity, innovation & to providing new 🆕 opportunities, then the growth 📈

It also prepare the tourism productivity specialists👫👭👬 & assist these industries to identify & support productivity completionp👍🏻with the support 💪 of the MPC

Hmm…Curious 🤔 about where are the exciting tourist destinations📍📍within Pahang⁉️

You may check out her 👩🏻 tweets 📌 thread with ?? replies of trip updates shared 😉😀

MITA B2B Networking

Exciting concurrent sessions in the grand ballroom of  The Zenith Hotel 🏢,

  • Welcoming 🤗🙏🏻 Remarks by Mr Uzaidi Udanis, Chairman 👨🏽‍💼 of Tourism Productivity Nexus
  • Opening Remarks 🗣 by YAB MB Pahang 👳🏽‍♂️

During Visit Pahang 2017, there were 14.8 millions tourists 👬👭👫 have visited Pahang with tourism revenue 💰 of RM8billion gained. Hence, the continuous initiative to have a Revisit Pahang 2018 😃

  • Productivity Pledge
  • Press conference
  • MPC showcase ~ ezBE consultation ~ An online self- assessment tool 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻 to gauge an entity/ organisation’s success via 🌐 http://wayup.my/index.php/ezbe-assessment-tool/
  • Productivity Gain Measurement (PGM) consultation ~ Productivity measurement on an organisation’s efficiency before & after interventions completed, more details via 🌐 http://www.mpc.gov.my/epgm/
  • B2B networking, exhibition & SME showcasing
  • Panel forum 🗣👥👤👥 on “Emerging Tourism Market Segments: Incentives & Convention” by moderator 👨🏿‍💼 , Dato’ K. Thangavelu

Tourist Destinations Visit @ Pahang

Hmm…Curious 🤔 about where are the exciting tourist destinations📍📍within Pahang ❓⁉️

You may check out her 👩🏻 tweets 📌 thread with 45 replies of trip updates shared 😉😀 via 🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1056007025325305857

1️⃣st sharing a sneak peak 👀 of the places… 😝😉

Kuantan

  1. National Elephant 🐘 Conservation Centre, Kuala Gandah

1️⃣st visit & impressed with its conservation 💚 initiatives of saving the elephants 🐘🐘 & relocate the elephants 🐘🐘 back to the nature/ forest 🌳🌳

Hmm…🤔 She was told the cost 💰 of feeding ğŸŽğŸŽ‹ğŸŒğŸ¥›ğŸ¼the elephants 🐘🐘 getting higher & hence this park unable to take in more elephants 🐘🐘

Currently only for approximately 3️⃣0️⃣ baby & adult elephants 🐘🐘 with special needs of care ❤️

There is no ❌ entrance fee ğŸŽŸ i.e. volunteer donation/ contribution basis from the visitors

If you’re visiting it, do contribute a small sum for the elephants 🐘🐘 welfare ya 😊👍🏻

Address📍: Kuala Gandah, Lanchang 28500, Pahang Darul Makmur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕘: 9am to 4.30pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.wildlife.gov.my/index.php/en/public/2016-05-10-02-34-43/2016-05-10-02-42-10

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

      2. Deerland 🦌 Park Lanchang

It’s more than just a deers 🦌🦌 park, there are other animals too e.g. Bengal cats 🐈🐱, lizards ğŸ¦ŽğŸ¦Ž, snakes 🐍🐍 , scorpions 🦂🦂 , ostrich etc.

The deers 🦌🦌 are very friendly & she really enjoyed her feeding time 🥔🥔 with them 🦌🦌😍😁

You can opt to touch, hold & hug 🤗 the snakes 🐍, lizardsğŸ¦Ž etc. for photos 📸, no additional fee charged 💰

But but…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 only dare to view 👀 them from glass/ cage, no ❌ touch, hold or hug 🤗 ya 😅😂

Address📍: Lanchang 28500, Pahang Darul Makmur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕥: 10.30am to 5.30pm daily, closed Fri

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

Contact no.ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±: +6013-9676242 & +6013-9227249

     3. Museum Sg. Lembing 🏛

A must visit 👍🏻👆🏻whenever you’re visiting Sg. Lembing to understand the history of this small mining town 🏘

A 2️⃣-storey building with a gallery of mining used tools ⚒⛏

Address📍: 26200 Sg. Lembing, Pahang Darul Makmur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕗: 8am to 5pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum

    4. Sg Lembing Underground Tin Mines ⚒⛏

This is 1️⃣ of the oldest tin miner in Sg Lembing, currently no longer ❌ operating as an active mine

Instead it’s well maintained 👍🏻 & used as an underground tin mine museum 🏛 for both local & foreign tourists 👭👫👬 to gain better understanding of the tin mining history in this small town 🏘

You may take a short train 🚂 ride to the museum 🏛 entrance & enjoy your walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ tour

It’s a long deep mine tunnel walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

Address📍: 26200 Sg. Lembing, Pahang Darul Makmur, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://sungailembingmines.com.my/

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

    5. Firefly 💫✨Cherating

It’s at Hafiz’s Sg Cherating Fireflies 💫✨boat 🚤 ride for a non synchronised fireflies 💫✨ viewing 👀

Hmm…She 👩🏻 was amazed as Sg Cherating with 7️⃣km long has a beautiful 😍😍 mirror clear reflection at night 🌃🌌

The fireflies 💫✨no longer in great 👍🏻 quantities as before, but comparatively with Kuala Selangor ⬇️ However, the special highlight of this ride was Hafiz, the founder 🙋🏽‍♂️ has demonstrated his unique way of communicating with the fireflies 💫✨ & they flown near to the boat 🚤 & the guests 👭👬👫, so that everyone 👫👭👬 got an up close opportunities with the fireflies 💫✨

Address📍: 7/1156, Kg. Budaya Cherating, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://hafizcheratingactivities.blogspot.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Hafizs-Cherating-Activities-284449151601476/

Ohh ya…She has enjoyed a unique lunch 🍽 in the jungle with the famous highly-prized freshwater fish 🐟 , Patin aka Silver Catfish dish served 😋🤤

You may contact ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±Deerland Park Lanchang for this similar lunch experience during your visit to Pahang ya

She had 1️⃣ night 5️⃣-star ⭐️ city 🌆🏙 hotel stay 🏢🛌🛀🏻🚿 with The Zenith Hotel

Even though a late 🌃🌌 checked-in 🔑, she had a great 👍🏻 hot shower ♨️🛀🏻🚿 & comfy sleep here 👍🏻🛌😴💤

Love ❤️ its strategic location📍with a walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance to East Coast Mall 🏢 for shopping 🛒🛍

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 really enjoyed 😄😁 her morning 🔅🔆 breakfast ğŸ½â˜•ï¸ğŸ¥—ğŸ¥žğŸ³, a great 👍🏻 variety😋🤤‼️

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻for your city 🌆🏙 hotel 🏢 stay whenever travelling to Kuantan 😀

Address📍: Jalan Putra Square 6, Putra Square, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.new.thezenithhotel.com/

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

 

Hmm…Would like to recommend a food souvenir for you, traditionally bake cakes 🍰 🥧 which tastes great & not so sweet to enjoy e.g. Kuih Bahulu, Kuih Bingka, Kuih Akok etc. 😋🤤

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has brought home a big box of Kuih Bahulu 🥧 to support the local community here. Do click in to her tweets 📌📌 to locate the address📍stated at the bottom of the stall’s signage

Hope this stall’s business will continue as nowsaday rarely to have similar traditional prepared food items 😁

National Park aka Taman Negara Pahang

Be back again after a long long time, several years ago. Yeah‼️

She 👩🏻 really enjoyed 🤩 her hotel stay 🛌🛀🏻🚿 with Han Rainforest Resort which located at Kuala Tahan, Jerantut, Pahang, 27020, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://han.travel/resort/

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

 

Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 to sharing her stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🛋 & travel experiences 🤩 at Han Rainforest Resort ya

Ohh ya…Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s top contributor👆🏻account via🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Kuantan & Taman Negara’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay 👩🏻‍💻📝

Yeah‼️Certificate📜of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 as media for this tourism event 😃 Special thank you to all for continuous trusting her 👩🏻👩🏻‍💻📝

Interested to participate❓⁉️

Do exploring 🌐 www.mitaevent.com & https://www.facebook.com/MITAMsia/ for upcoming MITA Productive Business Networking events ya 🤗

#MITA #mitab2b #Pahang #HanTravel #TourismPahang #Kuantan #SgLembing #Cherating #TamanNegara #NationalPark #rainforest #HanRainforestResort #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #nature #lovenature #naturelovers #naturelover #cuticutimalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #SayangMalaysia #Malaysia #MPC #Tourism #nature #forest #cultures #culture #networking #businesstobusiness #vmy2020 #VisitMalaysiaYear2020

Petaling Street ~ Chinatown KL, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 her recent visit with media friends to Petaling Street aka Chinatown ⛩ in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia 🇲🇾

Chinatown ⛩ was founded since 1857 with its expanded inhabitants population, the Chinese community 👭👬👫 around the commercial centre around Petaling Street. Petaling Street or famously called in Cantonese dialect “Chee Cheong Kai” is a bazaar with a wide selections of food stalls 🥘🍛🍜 & souvenirs ğŸ›’ğŸ›ğŸŽ stalls. Most of the stalls operate from 🔟am till late night 🌃🌌

She 👩🏻 used to have her secondary after school tuition 📖✍🏻 at this area back then. She has recalled some of her old memories 💭 , especially her favourite iced longan drink 🥤 & fresh tau foo fa aka douhua with soya milk 🥛 stalls

2018-10-16 15.51.27.jpg

Her mama 👵🏻 used to drop by the fried chesnuts 🌰 stall to pack for her grandma 🧓🏻 before her whole family 👭👫👬 was travelling back 🚘🚗 to her mama🧓🏻’s hometown for festive celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

Also her grandma 🧓🏻 loves ❤️ to wear the wooden clogs 👡 木屐, she wore as normal sandals, not just for toilet 🚽 though. She still recalled she loves ❤️ to wear, walk 🚶🏻‍♀️around & play with her grandma 🧓🏻 wooden clogs 👡 when she was a kid 🧒🏻 Just because of the clogs 👡 sound hitting on the ground 👣 “kick kok….kick kok…” Ha…Ha…😂🤣😆

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

So, what & where 📍📍the destinations she would love to share about❓⁉️

You may check out her live updates 📌via main tweets thread for more details☺️

Petaling Street Heritage House 茨廠街 鄉音館

It’s a 2️⃣-storey shophouse with a cafe (downstairs) 🍽 cum heritage gallery 🖼 (upstairs) with all its retro collections e.g. an ancient portable phonograph that still working well which were all gathered & contributed by the Petaling Street residents👭👬👫

The cafe 🍽 is serving both Cantonese & Hakka dishes, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has yet to dine in 🍽 here, will visit again for sure 😃

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has read 📖 about its great heritage & cultures efforts from the local newspapers ğŸ“°ğŸ—žbefore her 1️⃣st visit via,

🌐 https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/jom/2018/04/361854/love-chinese-opera

🌐 https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/06/11/housing-chinatowns-treasures-heritage-centre-continues-work-of-documenting-petaling-streets-history/

Definitely a must visit & highly recommended 👆🏻for history, heritage cum cultures lovers to learn more about Petaling Street as well as the Chinese dialects opera in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Free 🆓 admission ğŸŽŸ even though you are not dining in the cafe 🍽

In particular, she loves ❤️ the back stage set up of the opera at 2️⃣nd floor of this cafe 🍽

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Sometimes there will be opera shows/ workshops/ events organised, do join to support this NGO if you are available 🤗😃

Really wish this heritage sustainable will gain better ⬆️ supports 💪🏻🙌🏻 from the local community👭👫👬

Address📍: No. 196, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕚: 11am to 9pm daily, closed every Monday

FB: https://www.facebook.com/petalingstreet.heritagehouse/

Lost In Chinatown Gallery

This is the 1️⃣st Malaysia🇲🇾’s cultural maze, oppsss…Would you get lost 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♀️ during your visit❓⁉️

Also it’s a 2️⃣-storey shophose with a RM20 each ladies fashion 👚👖👗👘 boutique downstairs while the gallery is located upstairs 😄

Ohh ya….Don’t forget to capture a photo 📸 with Bruce Lee figure at its main entrance ya 😉

44190305_288263688458010_8971555763533119488_n

Guess what❓⁉️

You literally will get lost 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️ during the gallery visit. It’s like a maze where its guests 👭👫👬may end up in a same spot or unable to find the exit. Ha…Ha…🤣😆

She loves ❤️ the great collections of Malaysian food lovers 😋🤤 as well as Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s famous tourist destinations 📍📍

Do capture a photo 📸 with the biggest abacus 🔢 in KL, Malaysia 🇲🇾 as it’s hidden in this gallery ya 😲

You will have a good laugh 😂😆 at the Top 20 Manglish words used in KL / nationwide Malaysia too 🇲🇾

Free 🆓 admission ğŸŽŸ, so why not pay it a visit to learn more about Malaysia 🇲🇾

If you’re visiting it with friends👭👬👫, do join the treasure hunt & win some prizes ğŸŽğŸŽ

View this post on Instagram

☆FREE ENTRANCE☆ (2018 New Tourist Photo Zone) Welcome to share out the Good News. The latest TOURIST ATTRACTION in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ğŸ˜€ğŸ¤“ğŸ¤—ğŸ“¸ğŸŽ¥ğŸ‘£ Selfie Zone/ Cultural Tour [30 – 45 minutes] (Learn, fun and lots photo spots in one place, suitable for family traveler) + Shopping at a lowest WHOLESALE price, everything selling at RM20.00 (flat rate) 👗👜👠🛍👒 Visit our Web Site for more information: www.lostinchinatownkl.com #brucelee #李小龙 #selfie #wefie #maze #迷宫 #culture #文化馆 #tour #kualalumpur #kl #吉隆坡 #chinatown #petalingstreet #茨厂街 #chinese #malaysia #马来西亚 #travel #旅游 #attraction #景点 #tourist #photo #happy #moment #visit #shopping

A post shared by LostinChinaTown.KL (@lostinchinatown.kualalumpur) on

Address📍: No. 22, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 10am to 10pm daily

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

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

2018-10-16 15.51.24.jpg

There are plenty of mirrors around the photos 📸 gallery where you can selfie/ wefie 🤳 with family members or friends 👭👫👬

Do enjoy selfie 🤳 during your solo visit ya 😊

Merchant’s Lane 美真林 Cafe

Finally had a chance to dine in 🍽 this beautiful 😍🤩 instagram worthy cafe & met 1️⃣ of the founder, Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ for a humble chat 🗣👥👤 about his journey of transitioning from finance expertise to food & beverages industry 😃

Most of the dishes & dish names served in this cafe are from Ken’s 🙋🏻‍♂️ creative ideas💡

It’s located at the 2️⃣nd floor, so if you’re not paying attention to its staircase with its cafe signage, you may not find it 😬

Ha…Ha…Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ told that he is just too lazy to put up a big cafe signage, anyway his cafe still very crowded 👭👬👫, people still able to find it 😁

Guess what❓⁉️

This cafe also served yummy delicious 😋🤤 foods, beverages & desserts with creative names, no wonder so famous & crowded ya 👭👫👬

All happy satisfied dining in here 🍽😋😃

IMG-20181016-WA0055.jpg

2018-10-16 15.51.28.jpg

She was holding a dessert 🍮 named “Better Than Sex” ~ Pandan 💚 flavour roti jala served with kaya toast ice cream 🍦🍨 & topped with sliced almonds, strawberries 🍓 & Gula Melaka 😋🤤

Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ has shared that because of this wall with tree 🌳 roots that his partners & himself 🙋🏻‍♂️ decided to rent this place📍to start this café

The cafe interior was a decision between Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ & the interior designer, he never thought that it’s now so famous as instagram worthy 😍🤩

He 🙋🏻‍♂️ jokes that he still not undestand 🤔 & always wondering why ❓⁉️ some of his cafe guests 👭👬👫 can really spend hours/ whole day dine in 🍽 & to capture photos 📸 in his cafe

View this post on Instagram

Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had fun exploring 🚶🏻‍♀️#unseenKL with friends 👫👭👬, sharing this photos 📸 album about her #KLjourney around #PetalingStreet #茨厂街 #KualaLumpur @girlslovetravel . . 1️⃣st Can you find #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 in the cover photo 📸 album of this posting❓⁉️Group photo 📸 with friends 👭👬👫 (Hurray‼️Her selfie 🤳, no no, wefie skill improved 👍🏻😃👏🏻🙌🏻) after #Lunch dining 🍽 @ @merchantslane , you will be amazed with the creative dish named by Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️, one of the founders here. She 👩🏻 was holding its signature dessert named “#betterthansex” Ha…Ha…😅😂🤣😆 ~ Roti Jala served with kaya toast butter ice cream 🍦& gula melaka . . 2️⃣nd at @lostinchinatown.kualalumpur Love the amazing photos 📸 collection here, it’s like a big venue puzzle here. While you enjoying the gallery, you will get lost ❓❓ya 😂🤣😆 Do visit here with friends 👭👫👬 & participate in its treasure hunt of missions A, B&C . . 3️⃣rd To appreciate the history of #PetalingStreet & opera at #PetalingStreetHeritage House #茨廠街鄉音館 Not to be missed this impressive collection of antiques used & gathered from the local people here . . A different explore journey @ Petaling Street after quite some time 😃😁 . . More updates via https://twitter.com/siennylovesdraw/status/1050679718104559616?s=21 & Do stay tune 👩🏻‍💻📝 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com 🤗😊 . . @gayatravel @tourismmalaysiasentral @tourism.malaysia #sharing #sharingiscaring #hotel #PetalingStreet #Chinatown #ChinatownKL #UnseenKL #VisitKL #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #KL #KualaLumpur #heritage #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #siennylovesdrawing #TourismMalaysia #accommodation #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cultures

A post shared by SiennyLovesDrawing (@siennylovesdrawing) on

A group photo 📸 with this cafe signage after the dining too 🍽

Address📍: No. 150, Jalan Petaling, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕤: 9.30am (weekends), 11.30am (weekdays) to 10pm daily, closed Wednesday

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

New 🆕 Express Style Hotel 🏢 ~ Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown

Hmm…Express style hotel 🏢 aims to offering standard amenities lean toward the convenient & practical, it specially caters for business travelers & short-term stays at a reasonable price 💰

She had a cosy comfy 1️⃣st express style hotel stay 🏢🛏🚿🚽 with her media friends 👭👫👬at this newly 🆕 launched (since early Oct 2018) hotel named Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown 🏢

She was checked-in 🔑 to a Premier Family Suite (4️⃣ pax) superb early 🔑🚪@ 1.30am after her Redang Island 🌴 🏖🏝 trip to join her media friends 👭👭

Guess what❓⁉️

Her Grab driver 🚖🚕 has sent her to the nearby named Pacific Express Hotel 🏢 Central Market instead. This is because this hotel 🏢 just 2️⃣ weeks old during her stay🛏🛋🚿🚽, too new 🆕 & yet to be updated with its address📍in the Grab app 📲 She has shared her experience with the hotel management 👨🏻‍💼👩🏻‍💼 so that they will connect with Grab to update its hotel address📍into the app 📲 to offer greater convenience to its hotel guests then 👬👭👫

1️⃣st impression when she got on the bed 🛏 to catch up her sleep 💤😴 , she loves ❤️ the light & soft blanket, an energised rest for sure 😌

She was impressed with its go green 💚 & sustainable initiative 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 by setting up iron board & water 💦💧 dispenser at each floor for its hotel guests 👭👫👬, it definitely reduce ⬇️ electricity 🔌 & plastic wastage, bravo‼️👏🏻

Photo 16-10-2018, 7 51 19 AM.jpg

The above 2️⃣ tourist destinations 📍📍 shared are both within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance from this hotel 🏢

It’s very convenient to exploring around the KL city 🌆🏙 from this hotel 🏢 with the free 🆓 GOKL bus 🚌 service as right outside the hotel’s entrance 🏢 is 1️⃣ of the bus station named Kota Raya (Purple 💜 Line) 😀

Not to be missed‼️

Currently for the 1️⃣st 🔟 guests 👭👬👫 daily will enjoy the special rate of RM99, so grab it before this new 🆕 launch promotion ends ya ✌🏻

Do exploring for your express city stay ya 🤗

Address📍: Wisma Fui Chiu KL, No. 32 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.facebook.com/PacificExpressCT/

FB: https://www.chinatownkl.com/

A group boomerang ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ with her media friends 👫👭👬 before checking out from the express stay here 👋🏻🏢

#PetalingStreet #Chinatown #ChinatownKL #city #town #mypacificekspress #VisitKL #KL #heritage #pacificekspressCT #UnseenKL #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #KualaLumpur #hotel #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #cafe #siennylovesdrawing #TourismMalaysia #accommodation #MerchantsLane #LostInChinatown #PetalingStreetHeritageHouse #culture #cultures #history #GoKL #茨廠街 #鄉音館

MITA Productive Business Networking @ Terengganu

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated as 1️⃣ of the media members 👭👫👬 for the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)’s Business Networking 3️⃣D2️⃣N trip ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢Â at Terengganu 🇲🇾 with approximately 90 pax of the tourism industry players/ delegates 👭👫👬 from nationwide 🇲🇾in particular Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Singapore etc.

This is her 3️⃣rd participation, 1️⃣st was at Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝 & 2️⃣nd was at Negeri Sembilan, refer links 👩🏻‍💻📝 below,
🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/mita-business-networking-langkawi-island/

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/mita-showcasing-tourism-producsts-negeri-sembilan-%F0%9F%87%B2%F0%9F%87%BE/

Hmm…What’s the objectives 📌 of this MITA Business To Business (B2B) at Terengganu❓⁉️

Terengganu’s tourism industry has been booming 📈 & hence to introduce its tourism destinations📍📍

Guess what❓⁉️

Most of the tourism players 👫👭👬 in China 🇨🇳 has recently indicated that East Coast of Malaysia 🇲🇾 gonna be the next target destinations 📍📍for the China tourists 🇨🇳👬👭👫 as shared by Mr Uzaidi Udanis, the Chairman of Tourism Productivity Nexus during the press conference of this successfull event

So, MITA aims to,
1) Showcasing Tourism Products @ Terengganu
2) Networking among tourism players 👭👫👬
3) Maximizing ⬆️ the productivity of local tourism asset, including locally produced art & craft ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ

4) Providing a platform 🗣👥👤👥 to identify issues & challenges in hampering productivity growth 📈
5) Having engagement opportunities on strategic planning, best management practices & collaboration with government agencies, industry & community leaders 👭👬👫
6) Receiving the latest updates 📌 on strategies by Local Tourism Authorities i.e. Tourism Malaysia Terengganu, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), Tourism Productivity Nexus, Malaysian Productivity Council (MPC) etc. 👍🏻
7) Implementing Tourism Product Audit practices

MITA B2B Networking

Plenty of concurrent sessions during this tourism event in the grand ballroom of Primula Beach 🏖🏝 Resort 🏢,

  • Launching of Gimmick
  • Productivity Pledge
  • ezBE consultation ~ An online self- assessment tool 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻 to gauge an entity/ organisation’s succes, more details via 🌐 http://wayup.my/index.php/ezbe-assessment-tool/
  • Productivity Gain Measurement (PGM) consultation ~ Productivity measurement on an organisation’s efficiency before & after interventions completed, more details via 🌐 http://www.mpc.gov.my/epgm/
  • B2B networking
  • Panel forum 🗣👥👤👥 about “Driving Productivity of Terengganu Tourism Industry by moderator 👨🏽‍💼 , Dato’ K. Thangavelu

Hmm…Curious 🤔 about where are the exciting tourist destinations📍📍within Terengganu❓⁉️

You may check out her 👩🏻 tweets 📌 thread with ?? replies of trip updates shared 😉😀

Let’s sharing here a sneak peak 👀 of the places 📍📍visited ya 😝😉

Tourist Destinations Visit @ Terengganu

Breakfast ☕️🍛 @ Warong Norazila Kuala Ibai

It’s SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s 2️⃣nd visit, still delicious tasty 😋 with just RM3.50/ plate, a must have 👍🏻👆🏻breakfast in Terengganu 😃

Nasi Dagang 🍛❓⁉️

It’s a glutinous rice 🍚 dish served with fresh fish 🐟 named “Ikan Tongkol” in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language 👍🏻👆🏻It’s a bit shinny looking due to the fish 🐟 oil & coconut 🌴🥥 of it’s cooking preparation. Recommended to eat with the curry 🍛 served, more delicious tasty 😋🤤👍🏻

It remains tasty delicious 😋🤤 as always

Address📍: 20, Jalan Batu Buruk, Taman Midah, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Contact no.: +6013-9474444 & +6016-6064000

FB: https://m.facebook.com/warongnorazilaBK/

 

Not to be missed‼️ Amazing river 💦💧cruise ⛴ to visiting to its beautiful Crystal ğŸ’ŽğŸ’  Mosque 🕌 @ Islamic Edutainment Park aka Taman Tamadun Islam (TTI) in Malaysia 🇲🇾’s national language 😀

It’s located 📍in a small natural island 🌴 named Wan Man Island & off of east coast of Terengganu. This 22 hectares unique interactive theme park is featuring the Islamic 🕍 teaching & to demonstrate the achievement of Islamic architecturesince 🕋 establishment in Feb 2008

It also provides an interactive tram 🚃🚋 journey to the famous Islamic monuments e.g. Taj Mahal 🕌 of India 🇮🇳 , Al-Hambra Citadel 🕌 of Spain 🇪🇸 etc.

Address📍: Pulau Wan Man, Losong Panglima Perang, 21000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Website 🌐: http://www.tti.com.my/

FB 🌐: https://www.facebook.com/Taman-Tamadun-Islam-135788076508646/

Chinatown 🛒🛍

It’s 1️⃣st established by the Chinese community in the late 19th century & was once a commercial hub with the Chinese built the traditionally designed shop houses 🏘🏘 according to their place of origin, Mainland China 🇨🇳

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

It has been declared as a heritage site📍by the United Nation’s UNESCO under its World 🌍🗺 Monument Watch Programme to ensure beautification & preservation of its pre-colonial heritage significant 🏛⛩ The Chinese community is living harmoniously with the majority Malay community here in Terengganu by blending well with the local culture & heritage, speaking fluent local dialect while retaining their own identity 👍🏻✌🏻

 

Do walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ along the Chinatown to enjoy the atmosphere & appreciate the colourful eclectic architecture. There are souvenir ğŸ›ğŸŽshops, restaurants 🍽🍴, electronic 📺🖥, grocery shops, wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ with 2️⃣ temples ⛩⛩ named Ho Ann Temple & Thien Hou Temple

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & friends 👫👭👬 had a great lunch 🍽🍴 at Chinatown too 🤩😉

Address📍: Along Jalan Bandar & Jalan Kampung Cina, 21000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Website 🌐: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown,_Kuala_Terengganu

SouvenirsğŸ›ğŸŽâ“â‰ï¸

Let’s go for batik Terengganu shopping 🛒🛍 @ Noor Arfa Craft Complex 🏢, you can get other local crafts too 😍🤩

Address📍: Noor Arfa Craft Complex, Lot 4153, Cendering Industrial Area, 21080 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Website 🌐: noor-arfa.com

Hmm…What to bring back as food souvenirs from Terengganu❓⁉️

Do check out for keropok lekor i.e. steamed / fried fish 🐟🐟 cakes & keropok ikan i.e. fish 🐟🐟 crackers 😋😋

Address📍: Keropok Cap BuBu, 8A, Jalan Kemaman-Kuantan, Kg. Chendor, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

Contact no.ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±: Awie +6013-9494975 & +6017-8288002

 

She had 1️⃣ night hotel stay 🛌🛀🏻🚿 with Primula Beach 🏖 🏝 Resort 🏢

She was in a deluxe room with her roommate 👭, 1️⃣st impression when stepped in 👣 the comfy & lovely carpeted room. It sports a contemporary look & with a private balcony overlooking half the city 🌆🏙 view & half the sea 🌊 view with sandy beach 🏖🏝

You can opt for a city 🌆🏙 view or a pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ view of this deluxe rooms selection

A well furnished room with an intelligent control panel near the bed 🛏 for the air-conditioning system❄️💨, lights🛋💡, radio📻, coloured TV 📺 with cable channel & other electrical appliances. The room comes with a safety box 🗝, tea or coffee ☕️ making facilities, mini-bar, iron, ironing board, a hair dryer & toiletries

Her room air-conditioner not working well, luckily still had a comfy sleep 💤😴🛏, not too warm ohh….

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed the wide variety breakfast 🍽🍴☕️ e.g. Nasi Dagang 🍛, pink Nasi Lemak, porridge 🥣, cheese 🧀 & toast etc served at Bayu Restaurant 👍🏻😋🤤

Address📍: Jalan Persinggahan, 20400 Kuala Terengganu , Terengganu, West Malaysia

Website 🌐: http://www.primulahotels.com/

FB 🌐: https://www.facebook.com/primulabeachhotel/

 

Tourist Destinations Visit @ Redang Island 🌴 🏖🏝

It’s her 1️⃣st time exploring this island 🌴🏖🏝Yeah‼️

She really enjoyed her 1️⃣ night hotel stay 🛌🛀🏻🚿 with Laguna Redang Resort 🌴🏖🏝🏢

Address📍: Pasir Panjang, Redang Island, Terengganu, West Malaysia

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

FB 🌐: https://www.facebook.com/lagunaredang/

Dive Station for Snorkelling

Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 to sharing her stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🛋 & travel experience 🤩 @ Redang Island 🌴 🏖🏝ya

 

Ohh ya…Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s top contributor👆🏻account via🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Terengganu & Redang Island’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay 👩🏻‍💻📝

Interested❓⁉️

Do check out 🌐 www.mitaevent.com or  🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MITAMsia/ for upcoming MITA events 🤗

Yeah‼️Certificate📜of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 as media for this tourism event 😃 Special thank you 🙏🏻 for the continuous trust in her editorial 👩🏻👩🏻‍💻📝

A memorable group photo 📸 captured

IMG-20181014-WA0000.jpg

#MITA #mitab2b #TPN #TourismProductive #MalaysiaProductive #Terengganu #BeautifulTerengganu #PulauRedang #RedangIsland #PrimulaBeachResort #LagunaRedangResort #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #cuticutimalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #SayangMalaysia #Malaysia #MPC #Tourism #art #cultures #culture #networking #businesstobusiness #vmy2020 #VisitMalaysiaYear2020

Port Dickson (PD) ~ more than just a coastal beach

Yeah‼️ It’s 27 Sept ~ World Tourism Day ~  🌍🗺😃

Photo 28-09-2018, 5 11 13 PM.jpg

In this blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing about her recent 6️⃣ star ⭐️ luxury stay vacation with Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson 🌺🏢 at Tanjung Gemok 🏖🏝 & some must visit tourist destinations📍📍nearby i.e. within 15mins drive 🚗🚙

It’s the largest water 💦💧 homes development 🏢 in the world 🌍🗺 Wow😲‼️

It’s strategically located📍with just 1️⃣ hour drive 🚗🚙 from KL 🌆🏙 & 30mins drive 🚗🚙 from KLIA ✈️

It was a happy 😃 late check-in 🔑🗝to her room ~ The Sky Pool Villa @ the Tower Block 🏢 after the whole day B2B event & sites visit trip 😌☺️

Lexis Hibiscus 🌺🏢 is nestled on PD’s pristine Pasir Panjang beach 🏝🏖 & overlooking the Straits of Malacca 🌊 with 639 pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ villas i.e. 117 tower rooms & 522 overwater 💦💧villas 👍🏻😁

Guess what❓⁉️

Each of its room is with a private dip pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ & steam ♨️ room for its hotel guests 👫👭👬 to relax 😌 That’s why it won🏅the Guiness World Record ~ Most swimming pools 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ in a resort 🏢 ~ & ~ Most overwater 💦💧villas at a single resort 🏢 ~ Bravo 👏🏻 🙌🏻‼️

Once stepped 👣 in her room with sea 🌊 view, she was amazed 😍🤩 the huge room space & 2️⃣ King size bed 🛏 🛏 for 2️⃣ pax 👭 Then, she walked 🚶🏻‍♀️towards the room balcony & 1️⃣st impressed 😍🤩 with the beautiful sky 🌌 high living view. This spacious balcony is with the private swimming pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ & steam ♨️ room

Wow‼️ Beautiful night view 🌃🌌 from the room’s balcony 😍😍

A tiring 😵 day, she went shower🛀🏻🚿, downloading photos 📸 to laptop 💻& slept 🛌😴💤

Ohh….She really loves ❤️ the comfy soft pillow & huge bed 🛏 ~ King size 😃😁

An enjoyable great sleep 🛌😴💤 for a night 🌃🌌 (Too short ohh…More nightsss please 😝😜)

Woke up early 🔅🔆 as would like to catch sunrise 🌅 , however it was slight cloudy ⛅️😟

 

So, she switched on the steam ♨️ room, had a morning 🔅🔆 dip 🏊🏻‍♀️ at the pool, then a hot steam ♨️😌

Truly refreshing morning 🔅🔆 to chill & relax 😄

💗💗 ~ Hospitality is our passion ~ 💗💗

After the delicious healthy buffet breakfast ğŸ¥ž 🍳 ☕️ served at Roselle Coffee House, checked out to explore around PD 🚌

Bye 👋 bye 👋 Special thank you 🙏🙏 for the wonderful farewell songs ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµğŸŽ¤Â & dances 🕺💃👯‍♂️👯‍♀️😉😁

 

Address📍: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, 71250 Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.lexishibiscuspd.com/en/default.aspx

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

The within resort map via 🌐 https://www.lexishibiscuspd.com/getmedia/a764f04a-65d7-4fe7-a08d-db218ecbe2de/A1-lexis-hibiscus-June-2016.pdf.aspx

 

Hmm…Curious 🤔 & wonder about the places of interest 📍📍surrounding PD❓⁉️

The max is just within 15mins drive 🚗🚙 ya 😃🤗 Yeah‼️

i. Dickson Dragon Cruise ⛴

15mins drive 🚗🚙 to Admiral Marina & Leisure Club ⚓️

An enjoyable 😃 & relaxing 😌 cruise ⛴ , highly recommended it 👆 to appreciate pretty sunset moment 🌅

It’s a 2️⃣️-storey cruise ⛴ , SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves 💗 the time spent at upper deck, the lying on the bean bags 😌 & listening 👂 the karaokeÂ ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµğŸŽ¤Â (Yes ✅ , service available on board) by friends 👫👭👬 downstairs, just so chill & relax 😃

Address📍: Admiral Marina & Leisure Club ⚓️, 5 1/2 Miles Jalan Pantai, Si Rusa, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://platinumcharters.com.my/dickson-dragon/

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

 

ii. Sabrina Yacht 🛥

Same location 📍 i.e. The 15mins drive 🚗🚙 to Admiral Marina & Leisure Club ⚓️

She 👩🏻 only dropped with friends to have a short viewing tour in this yatch 🛥 , just right before the Dickson Dragon Cruise ⛴ departure

It’s a spacious comfy 2️⃣️-storey yatch 🛥 & fully furnished 👍🏻

Sabrina Yacht 🛥 is available for day charters & overnight 🌃🌌 charters. It caters to private functions e.g. engagement 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨💍 ceremony, wedding 🤵👰 party, birthday partyğŸŽˆğŸŽ‚Â & corporate events etc.Â ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ (Refer video clip below from FB page: Platinum Charters Pte Ltd)

Address📍: Admiral Marina & Leisure Club ⚓️, 5 1/2 Miles Jalan Pantai, Si Rusa, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia

HotlineğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±: +6012-5513983

Website🌐: https://platinumcharters.com.my/product/sabrina-kong-halvorsen-80/

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

 

iii. PD Dream World Upside Down ⬆️⬇️🔃 & 3️⃣D Pix

12 mins drive 🚗🚙

Definitely worth 👍🏻 to spend time here to enjoy crazy 😆😁 happy photos snapping 📸 with family members & friends 👫👭👬

A 2️⃣️-storey shoplot,

  • Level 1️⃣️ for upside down fun
  • Level 2️⃣️ for the 3️⃣️D art studio

Opppsss….She has missed her chance 🤦‍♀️ to experience the 5️⃣️D art…Next visit ya👌✌️

 

Address📍: No 21-G, Medan Remis,, Jalan Remis 2, Batu 5, Si Rusa, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia

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

 

iv. PD Ostrich 🐦Show Farm

Approximately 🔟mins drive 🚗🚙 as this farm located near Purnama beach 🏖🏝 with a large collection of ostriches 🐦🐦

It has a petting zoo with pets & farm animals, as well as providing pony 🐴 rides. All guests 👫👭👬can feed 🤲🏻🐦 & snap photosss📸 with the animals in this farm

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 had a photo 📸 up close with the princess ostrich 👑🐦 of this farm

Ohh ya…Also can opt for a race 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️with the ostriches🐦🐦

Guess what❓⁉️

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻has experienced the race🏃‍♀️ & got herself a certificate 📜

All guests 👫👭👬 can opt to stepping 👣 on the ostrich egg 🥚 & it doesn’t break‼️ Wow‼️ Unbelievable‼️ Do check out the short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â below shared from its FB page ~ The lay egg 🥚 process by princess ostrich 👑🐦 in the farm

You may shop 🛒 some ostriches food items (Without cholestrol 👍) e.g. ostrich meat, satay🍢etc. to bring home 🏡 to enjoy with family members & friends 👫👭👬

It operates daily from 9.30am till 6pm & an entrance fee ğŸŽŸï¸Â is charged

Address📍: Lot 1419, Jalan Kemang 13, Batu 9, Jalan Pantai, 73000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://9wondersofpd.com/

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

 

v. Herbal 🌿🌱Oasis Farm

 🔟mins drive 🚗🚙 as it’s next to the PD Ostrich 🐦Show Farm

However, it requires a separate entry ticket ğŸŽŸ ya

She 👩🏻 has learnt much more about herbal plants 🌱🌿🍃 & each of its benefits

Also learnt to prepare a rainbow colours 🌈 fruits, flower (Hibiscus flowers are edible ya) & vegetables salad 🥗 with group mates

Really juicy delicious 😋🤤 to enjoy this self made salad 🥗

Ohh ya…During the farm tour, she has actually requested from the farm owner 👩‍🌾, Mrs Kiang for 2️⃣️ herbal plant roots 🌱🌿, however Mrs Kiang 👩‍🌾 said after the tour, then none at all (Hmm… 🤔 Why later later❓⁉️)

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also forgotten towards 🤦‍♀️ the end of the farm visit, no ❌ new  🆕 plant roots 🌱🌿 purchase 🛒 for her papa 👴 at home garden 🏡 Sigh…Sad…Sad…😭😭

Address📍: Lot 1419, Jalan Kemang 13, Batu 9, Jalan Pantai, 73000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://9wondersofpd.com/pd-parks/herbal-oasis/

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

#LexisHibiscusPD #PD #MITA #mitab2b #seremban #portdickson #negerisembilan #N9 #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #stay #hotel #stayvacation #accommodation #cuticutimalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #SayangMalaysia #Malaysia #MPC #Tourism #art #cultures #culture  #VisitMalaysiaYear2020 #9WondersOfPd #AdatPerpatih #networking #vmy2020 #businesstobusiness

MITA Showcasing Tourism Producsts Negeri Sembilan ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated as 1️⃣ of the media members 👭👫👬 for the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)’s Business Networking 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢Â at Negeri Sembilan (N9️⃣) 🇲🇾 with approximately 250 pax of the tourism industry players/ delegates 👭👫👬 from nationwide 🇲🇾in particular Negeri Sembilan, KL, JB etc. & Singapore 🇸🇬

Wow‼️ Congrats 👏🏻🙌🏻 for this successful tourism event organised towards achieving tourism productivity of 4.1% a year i.e. aligning with the Government initiative 🙌🏻✌🏻

This is her 2️⃣nd participation, 1️⃣st was at Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝, refer link 👩🏻‍💻📝 below,

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/mita-business-networking-langkawi-island/

With the continuous great 👍 effort of organising more tourism events moving forward, surely will increasing ⬆️ the 1.1% growth of 2017 overall tourism employment rate & future years 👏🏻🙌🏻

This tourism event was held📍with concurrent sessions in the grand ballroom of Royale Chulan Seremban 🏢,

  • Malaysian Productivity Council (MPC) exhibition
  • ezBE consultation ~ An online self- assessment tool to gauge an entity/ organisation’s succes, more details via http://wayup.my/index.php/ezbe-assessment-tool/
  • Productivity Gain Measurement (PGM) consultation ~ Productivity measurement on an organisation’s efficiency before & after interventions completed, more details via http://www.mpc.gov.my/epgm/
  • B2B networking
  • Small Medium Enterprises (SME) Products Showcasing by the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS)

Hmm…What’s the objectives 📌 of this MITA Business To Business (B2B) at N9️⃣❓⁉️

MITA aims to,

1) Showcasing Tourism Products @ N9️⃣

2) Networking among tourism players 👭👫👬

3) Maximizing ⬆️ the productivity of local tourism asset, including locally produced art & craft ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 had an awesome 🤩 learning experience of handmaking 👐🏻🙌🏻 a colourful 🌈 basket with rattan at the booth of Malaysia 🇲🇾 Handicraft Development Corporation ~ N9️⃣ branch 😀

4) Providing a platform 🗣👥👤👥 to identify issues & challenges in hampering productivity growth 📈

She 👩🏻 has learnt a lot from the forum 🗣👥👤👥 which moderated by YBhg Dato’ K Thangavelu ~ “Challenges & Opportunities for Tourism in Negeri Sembilan” with panelists from Tourism Malaysia, N9️⃣ Economic Planning unit (EPU), MPS, MITA’ s Chinese Individual Market & MITA’s Incentive group

Some of the challenges faced to continue developing N9️⃣ as a greater 👍🏻 tourist destination📍among both local & foreign tourists👭👫👬 including low ⬇️ awareness of its tourist spots📍📍to visit, having enough multi-language talented tourist guides 👫👬👭especially to service the increasing trend of China 🇨🇳 tourists 👭👫👬, greater 👍🏻 transportation infrastructure ğŸšŠğŸš–ğŸšžğŸšŒ in place to receiving greater ⬆️ no. of tourists 👭👬👫 to N9️⃣ etc.

5) Having engagement opportunities on strategic planning, best management practices & collaboration with government agencies, industry & community leaders 👭👬👫

6) Receiving the latest update on strategies by Local Tourism Authorities i.e. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), MPS, Tourism Productivity Nexus, MPC etc. 👍🏻

7) Implementing Tourism Product Audit practices

The choice of tourist destinations📍 are both Seremban & Port Dickson (PD) of N9️⃣, West Malaysia 🇲🇾 Hmm…Why N9️⃣❓⁉️

“It’s because N9️⃣ located📍in between South states of West Malaysia 🇲🇾 to Kuala Lumpur (KL) 🌆🌃 & both local & foreign tourists 👫👭👬 will passing by whenever travelling on the road 🚗🚕🚌🚐 from South, however most of the time missing it by not ❌ stopping by to learn more & experiencing its Adat Perpatih cultures” said Mr Uzaidi Udanis 👨🏽‍💼, the President of MITA & Chairman of the Tourism Productivity Nexus during the event

This actually aligns with the low ⬇️ awareness of its exciting places to visit in N9️⃣ as shared during the forum 🗣👥👤👥 , refer item 4 above

Hmm…Curious 🤔 about where are the exciting tourist destinations📍📍within N9️⃣❓⁉️

You may check out her 👩🏻 tweets 📌 thread with 42 replies of trip updates shared 😉😀

1️⃣st sharing a sneak peak 👀 of the places… 😝😉

Seremban

i. The biggest & oldest rubber tree 🌳 in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Hmm…Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 has hugged 🤗 this biggest tree 🌳 as she 👩🏻 was told she will gain long live, health & prosperity after hugging 🤗 this tree 🌳

So, don’t forget to hug  🤗 it 🌳 during your visit ya 😃😁 

ii. Tuanku Ja’afar Royal 👑 Gallery

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has enjoyed her gallery visit

Most impressed is Tuanku Ja’afar 🤴🏽also an art ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ lover ❤️ like her 👩🏻 Tuanku Ja’afar 🤴🏽 very passionate ❤️ in charcoal sketch, watercolour & pastel colour especiallyğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ

iii. NS Galleria Chocolate 🍫 World 

💯% handmade chocolate🍫🍫, do visit here for gifts cum souvenirsğŸ’ğŸŽshopping🛒🛍, do enjoy a vblog ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured from her 1️⃣st visit

 

iv. Colours of Negeri Sembilan

Definitely a must-go ✅ cultural performance show to get to know & understand N9️⃣ arts & cultures greater 👍🏻🙌🏻

2️⃣nd time & it remains awesome 👏🏻 & impressive 🤩 from her 1️⃣st visit

Do read 📖 more of her 1️⃣st review 👩🏻‍💻📝 experience of this rich cultural performance, 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/colours-of-negeri-sembilan-%F0%9F%87%B2%F0%9F%87%BE/

She 👩🏻 still loves 💗 & enjoys the local famous plate dance the most 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻,

Other hidden gems explored by SiennyLovesDrawing  👩🏻 are,

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/awesome-boden-edu-farm-visit/

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/kenaboi-state-park-of-negeri-sembilan/

PD

She 👩🏻 has learnt much more about PD at N9️⃣ especially from this trip, so do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 as she is gonna sharing about the must visit places📍📍in PD as listed below,

  • Dickson Dragon Cruise ⛴
  • Sabrina Yacht 🛥
  • PD Dream Upside Down ⬆️⬇️🔃 & 3️⃣D Pix
  • PD Ostrich 🐦 Farm
  • Herbal 🌿🌱Oasis Farm

Definitely PD is more than just its coastal beach 🌴🏝🏖 side ya ✌🏻😍

She really enjoyed her 6️⃣ star ⭐️ luxury hotel stay 🛌🛀🏻🚿 with Lexis Hibiscus 🌺 Hotel 🏢 (🌐 http://www.lexishibiscuspd.com/) which located📍at 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, 71250 Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia 🇲🇾 Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 to sharing her stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🛋 experience 🤩

 

Ohh ya…Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s top contributor👆🏻account via🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the N9️⃣’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay 👩🏻‍💻📝

This tourism event also provides a way to introducing Tourism Productivity Nexus to all tourism industry players👫👭👬 It aims to be the tourism industry catalyst, then to gain a multiplier effect to boost 📈 tourism activities in each states within Malaysia 🇲🇾

Also a platform to provide guidance & support to SMEs to increase ⬆️ their productivity, innovation & to providing new 🆕 opportunities, then the growth 📈

It also prepare the tourism productivity specialists👫👭👬 & assist these industries to identify & support productivity completionp👍🏻with the support 💪 of the MPC

Interested❓⁉️

Do exploring 🌐 www.mitaevent.com for upcoming MITA events 🤗

Yeah‼️Certificate📜of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 as media for this tourism event 😃 Special thank you to all for trusting her 👩🏻👩🏻‍💻📝

IMG_4973.JPG

#MITA #mitab2b #seremban #portdickson #negerisembilan #N9 #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #cuticutimalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #SayangMalaysia #Malaysia #MPC #Tourism #art #cultures #culture #AdatPerpatih #networking #businesstobusiness #vmy2020 #VisitMalaysiaYear2020

Colour’s of Negeri Sembilan ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

Yeah‼️ As a self taught artist ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ herself, she loves ❤️ all kinds of art ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ & cultures ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ of her own home country ~ Malaysia 🇲🇾 , as well as from the world 🌍🗺 wide as she has exploring from her travelling ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿtrips 🛫

So, in this blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 she is gonna sharing to all cultural lovers ❤️ ~ a fantastic cultural performance ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ that she recently attended to its opening launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

This cultural performance ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ is named as the Colour’s of Negeri Sembilan & started since 21 Apr 2018 😃

As its name suggests, yes, it signifies the traditional cultures of 1️⃣ of the states in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ~ Negeri Sembilan 🤗

This cultural performance ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ aims to promote the Adat Perpatih (In Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language & refers to matrilineal 👸🏽customary law & cultures) as well as Satu 1️⃣ Malaysia 🇲🇾 by including the Chinese 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️& Indian 🙋🏿‍♀️🙋🏿‍♂️cultures. Accordingly, then to attract more tourists 👫👭👬 either local Malaysians or foreigners to travel to Negeri Sembilan of Malaysia 🇲🇾 to learn more of its unique traditional cultures with its multi races community 😊

Ohh…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed this opening dance 💃🏻 performed 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves ❤️ the idea of having interactive 🗣👥👤 session with the guests 👭👬👫 during the cultural performance ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼

Yes, she 👩🏻 was 1️⃣ of the guests 👭👫👬 that joined in to play the traditional music instrument ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ named Talempong in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language (also known as Caklempong) at the stage ☺️

What & why so impressive 🤩 to her❓⁉️

Because she 👩🏻 really enjoyed 😃 it‼️ This interactive 🗣👥👤 session definitely will instill its guests 👬👭👫 either the local Malaysians or foreign guests to gain a better understanding of the Negeri Sembilan’s art ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ & cultures ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ by experiencing his or her own hands on experiences during the performance 👍🏻✌🏻😁

Brilliant idea 💡 definitely‼️✌🏻

Many dances 💃🏻💃🏻 performed & she enjoyed the traditional Minangkabau Plate Dance (aka Tarian Piring in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language) the most

Yup‼️ Yup‼️ Both female & male dancers 🕺🏽💃🏾are holding plates 🍽 on both hands 🤲🏻 for this traditional Minangkabau dance 💃🏾🕺🏽

Hmm…She learnt from the dancers🕺🏽💃🏾at the end of the opening launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ that there is a trick of wearing a ring 💍 on the finger on both hands 🤲🏻 of the dancers 🕺🏽💃🏾 to create the rhythm ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ during this plate dance💃🏾🕺🏽…Just so interesting‼️😜

Wow‼️ 1️⃣ of the Chinese dances being performed ~ Lantern🏮danceğŸ’ƒğŸ»Â èŠ±ç‡ˆèˆž which was popular in the Qing dynasty 清朝 It signifies the Chinese 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️community in Malaysia 🇲🇾 Yeah‼️ Lanterns 🏮🏮are used by both male & female dancers 💃🏾🕺🏽 in their hands 🤲🏻 for this dance 👍🏻

Ha…Ha…This was appeared quite a Chinese New Year festive ㊗️🈵 feeling to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 during the live performance 💃🏻🕺🏽though 😉

Bravo‼️ The excellent 👏🏻👍🏻 Kolattam dance which signifies the Indian 💃🏿🕺🏿community in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Very nicely 😍🤩 performed by the Malay dancers 💃🏾🕺🏽, well done 👏🏻👏🏻 to all the dancers‼️👍🏻

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 was with exclusive privilege to listen 👂🏻 to the new 🆕 Negeri Sembilan song at this cultural performance’s ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ opening launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

This song ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ has really attracted 😍🤩 her from the performance 💃🏾🕺🏽

She has personally spoke 🗣👤 to the authorised officer 👩🏾‍💼 & received approval 🆗 with proper procedure which observed ✅ in order to share this yet to officially launched song ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ via her social postings 🌐☺️

Definitely a great 👍🏻 performance ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼ not to be missed by the passionate musicians & dancers. Bravo to all theperformers of this cultural performance ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼â€¼ï¸ğŸ¤©ğŸ˜

A short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured from her attendance to this cultural performance ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸŽ¼for sharing here

Highly recommended 👆🏻by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & must arrange your time ⌚️to attend this great performance named Colour’s of Negeri Sembilan whenever you are travelling 🛫🚗🚕🚌🚐 to Negeri Sembilan of Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s available every Tue & Sat 11am to 12pm with free admission ğŸŽŸğŸ†“ until 30 June 2018, so not to be missed ya 😃

IMG-20180420-WA0009

Address📍: Auditorium Raja Melewar, Kompleks Jabatan Kebudayaan Kesenian Negara (JKKN), Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia

Contact no.ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±: Mr Saiful +6019-7552424 & Ms Farah +6012-9245979

FB: https://www.facebook.com/JKKN-Negeri-Sembilan-114549831910802/

Capture.JPG

Hmm…Do stay tuned ☺️ for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about the hidden gems ğŸžğŸŒ„ğŸ‘ğŸğŸŒ¿ğŸŒ±ğŸƒbeing explored & discovered during her recent trip ğŸšŒğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿto Negeri Sembilan of Malaysia 🇲🇾

#NSTGA #negerisembilantouristguidesassociation #lembagapelancongannegerisembilan #SayangMalaysia #TourismMalaysia #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers#siennylovesdrawing #MyNBOS #WarisanGuides #ColoursOfNegeriSembilan #NegeriSembilan #culture #cultures #art #arts #JKKN #JKKNNegeriSembilan #NationalDepartmentForCultureAndArts #customarylaw #matrilineal

Updated @ 10.5.2018 9am

So many matters happened since 6 May when SiennyLovesDrawing has rushed back from her working tripsss to attend 2 friends’ wedding ceremonies supposedly (meant to be a surprise to both of her friends). However, early morning of 6 May, received a phone call that her big uncle (mama’s family) has passed away

Sigh…Whole family members then rushed to Pahang to be with the big uncle’s family, helped for the wake preparation & attendance till 8 May. She really missed this big uncle so much as since young, he always bought him books & stationeries whenever he came to KL to visiting her family back then.

May you rest in peace, “dua gu” (big uncle in Hokkien dialect)

Then, rushed back to KL as whole family went for #GE14 #509 as a responsible Malaysians

https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/994066103432294400https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/photos/p.1281604461974139/1281604461974139/?type=3&theater

~ Everything happens for a reason ~

A better Malaysia

Life is short‼️ Seizing moment ya ☺️✌🏻