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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Wetlands Sedili

From all places that SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻travelled during her recent trip 🎒🕶🧢👟to Southern Malaysia 🇲🇾 with all her writers gang👫👭👬, this homestay 🏘 was her favourite ❤️ among all✌🏻👆🏻

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Yeah‼️ Wetlands Sedili🏘‼️ It’s also called as Kampung Belukar Durian😀 Its name was given in conjunction with the discovery of a durian tree 🌳 when Sedili Kecil residents 👬👭👫 were explored the swamp forest area 🏞 with aim for a new settlements🙂

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This homestay 🏘 was 1 of the various implementation of development projects on rural tourism infrastructure facilities, the tourism economic projects & the human capital to locals based tourism by the Lembaga Kemajuan Johor Tenggara (KEJORA)😊 It’s 1️⃣ of the many destinations under the project developed by KEJORA along with Sedili locals 👫👭👬 to introduce it to the nature lovers 💚 cum travelers🎒🧢👟🕶

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It’s a freshwater swamp forest 🏞 which located at Sedili Kechil river💦💧, a riverine biodiversity in freshwater 💦💧 ecosystems. This Sedili Kechil watershed definitely provides an excellent opportunity to conserve a relatively intact lowland tropical wetland forest 🏞 ecosystem of its kinds in Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇾

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Very relaxing 😌😎 stay here, why❓⁉️

It’s because with its ❌📶 limited network coverage, ha…ha…at 1️⃣st, she wasn’t used to it & was busy searching networks high ⬆️ & low ⬇️ for social mediasss 📲 with some of her writers gang👬👭👫 Ha…Ha…😅😂🤣

Then, slowly she got used to the peacefulness 😌 without phone📱 / incoming messages 📲beeping & really enjoy cum appreciate the quiet relaxing time here😉

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Checked-in to a simple basic room here (or shd say more like a studio house cum chalet 🏠) for a comfy night stay 😌😴💤

There is a balcony with a basin🚰, it serves for your prawnsss 🦐🦐 cathching 🎣 right from the chalet🏘🏠

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Oppsss…There is no ❌ heater♨️🚿, so advisable to have your shower 🛀🏻🛁 early 🔆🔅 especially if you are with young kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻 then. Also remember to bring your own toiletries as only towel is provided here🤗

Then, enjoyed delicious 😋🤤 afternoon tea ☕️ 🍘 served here

Yeah‼️ All served in Johor styled 😋😋

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Ohh…She learnt that fried banana 🍌 here have to enjoy it with black 🖤 sauce dipping🤤😋

Hmm…She loves ❤️ the thick fish 🐟 crackers 🥠served, with a cup of hot milk tea☕️ Ohh….So yummy delicious‼️😋🤤

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What are the activities here❓⁉️

Her writers gang 👫👭👬 were enjoying chit chatting 🗣👤👥🗣 by the jetty, river 💦💧prawnsss 🦐🦐 catching🎣, snapping 📸 photos, doing nothing but appreciated the nice peaceful riverside scenery😍🏞

What for dinner 🍽❓⁉️

We enjoyed barbeque (BBQ) 🍡🍢🍗🍖dinner together…Ha…Ha…A special thanks 🙏🏻 for the well marinated chicken 🐔🍗 , sausages, prawns 🦐 🦐 & fishes🐟🐟. Really fingers licking good 👍🏻 BBQ dinner😋

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Ohh…Also great thanks 🙏🏻 to her writers gang, Murni 🙋🏽‍♀️& Eddy 🙋🏿‍♂️for helping to BBQ 🔥🦐🐟🍗 most of the food items for the night 🏙🌃 too 😃😁 Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was just enjoying eating most of the time…😋🍽

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Hey…She 👩🏻 helped with the new 🆕 888 Tea & Coffee chocolate 🍫 drinksss🥤🥤making though…She was not 💯% lazy & only busy eating ya😆🤣

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Enjoyable fun chit chat 🗣👤👥🗣with gang 👫👭👬 right after dinner🍽🍴 Just so so much laughter 😂🤣😆

Ha…Ha…Especially the video clip 📹🎥 recorded by Sir Zharif Aziz 🙋🏽‍♂️for the new 🆕 chocolate 🍫 drinksss🥤🥤by 888 Tea & Coffee

A great night sleep😌🛌😴💤

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After breakfast 🍽☕️ the next morning🔆🔅, then went for a boat 🚤 trip to tour around the Sedili Kechil river💦💧

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Then visited The Horseshoe Crab Aquaculture Farm 🦀💦 & learnt 📖 so much about it

Bravo‼️ 👏🏻Really great 👍🏻 effort of this farm & really well deserved for the award won🎖🏅🏆

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After the visiting, then back to the homestay 🏘🏡 & within short walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️distance for clams collecting…Ha…Ha…Walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️into the muddy muddy swamp area & hunting for clams

Yeah‼️ Her writers gang 👫👭👬 really enjoyed & collected many many clams with a mixture of sizesss🤩

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So so happy‼️ All busy were cleaning 💦💧 hands👋🏻🖐🏻, legs👣, then the clams…

Last but not least‼️ All gathered 👬👭👫 to BBQ 🔥 the clams & enjoyed fresh BBQ clams 🍴🍽 together gather. Just so so yummy delicious😉

After a satisfied BBQ clams😋🤤, then packed luggage 🎒& checked out from here for next destination🚐

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Highly recommended 👆🏻by SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 Do exploring for your freshwater 💦💧swamp forest 🏞 stay vacation 🛌 ya😄☺️

Address📍: Kompleks The Wetlands, Kampung Belukar Durian, Sedili Kecil, 81910, Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Contact no.📞☎️📱: Mr Kamal +6019-738 0372 / Mr Wan Zaili +6019-730 0058 / Madam Wan Rohani +6013-7026327

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

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

Special thank you to Tourism Malaysia for accompanying & believing, also great thanks to #PeroduaMalaysia​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #888TeaCoffee & #AikenMalaysia for being the sponsors & #SittyTravel for being the main transporter & travel tips advisor

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#TravelogueMalaysia: Pulau Kukup & Tanjung Piai

Yeah‼️ This round, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing about her recent eco tourism trip to Pulau Kukup 🌴& Tanjung Piai 🌿 The 2️⃣ of the Johor National Parks located at Southern Johor of West Malaysia 🇲🇾

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As shared in earlier blog post📝, Pulau Kukup 🌴 is just 2️⃣0️⃣km away from her stay at Aloha Hotel Pontian🏢 So, after breakfast🍽☕️, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👫👭👬departed with Sitty Travel 🚐 to jetty ⚓️ (shown in photo below, yes, it’s through this seafood 🐟🦐🦀🐙🦑restaurant🍽🍴)

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Then, a short boat 🚤 ride (2️⃣0️⃣mins, RM5️⃣/pax for return trip 🚤🚤 & free 🆓 for kids below 6 years old 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻) to Pulau Kukup 🌴

Arrived & enjoyed a slight sweaty 😅morning 🔆🔅 2️⃣km mangroves trail walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️here😀

 

Yeah‼️ The highest 👆🏻stilt roots & largest Hibrid Mangrove in Malaysia 🇲🇾

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In Jan 2003, this mangrove island, an ecological treasure trove was granted with the status of a🎖 Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Convention Site), by the Geneva-based Ramsar Convention Bureau👏🏻

If you are a bird 🦅🐦 lovers❤️, do visit here for the seasonal migratory bird 🦅🐦 watching 🔭spectacle

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Pulau Kukup 🌴 encompases 3️⃣ villages i.e. Kukup Laut, Air Masin & Kampung Melayu. It’s essentially a fishing 🎣 village which is famous for seafood🦀🦐🦑🐙🐟, local produced shrimp 🦐 paste (aka belacan in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language), salted fish🐟, dried shrimps🦐, cage cultured fish 🐟 farms etc.

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Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured from her recent trip there😉

There is also another ferry ⛴ jetty ⚓️ & immigration checkpoint to Batam Island & Karimun Island of Indonesia 🇮🇩

Let’s plan your visit to this nature reserve mangroves island ya 🤩

Address📍: Lot 139, Mukim Air Masin, 82300 Kukup, Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Last entry 4pm)

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Website🌐: http://www.johornationalparks.gov.my/v3/pulau-kukup/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pulau-Kukup-Johor-National-Park-291826154254817/

Yeah‼️ Time for lunch 🍽🍴1️⃣st before the next destination of the day❗️😄

Hmm…Where❓⁉️

It’s at Johor Riau Restaurant 🍽🍴which served Malay seafood 🦀🦐🦑🐙🐟cuisine with Johor style😋🤤

 

Wow‼️Many many seafood 🦀🦑🐙🦐🐟 dishes served‼️SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 happy face 😁 as a food lover 😋🤤 Ha…Ha…

All dishes were so fresh & delicious👍🏻, highly recommended 👆🏻to dine 🍽 here if you are on your way to visit Tanjung Piai🌿

Why❓⁉️

It’s just so so near to it, or should say you will definitely passby Johor Riau on your way to Tanjung Piai🌿

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She learnt that as Johor tradition, almost all Johor restaurants 🍽🍴especially seafood 🦀🦑🐙🦐🐟restaurants will definitely served Horseshoe Crab aka Belangkas in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language

Curious about how it looks like❓⁉️Do stay tune for her next post 👩🏻‍💻📝where she will be sharing her visit to horseshoe crab conservation centre😉

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It’s her 1️⃣st time to taste horseshoe crab & she loves 💗 it❗️Johor Riau served it in “lemak cili padi🌶” (Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language) cooking style👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳

Guess what❓⁉️

There is no crab meat to enjoy, instead enjoy the delicious crunchy 😋🤤 crab roes/ eggs of it🙂

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Another dish that she loves 💗 from Johor Riau is the seafood otak-otak (another signature Johor dish) served here👆🏻👍🏻

It’s so delicious with its unique Johor recipe with dried coconut 🥥 🌴 in it. A mouthful of light coconut 🥥 fragrant blended well with the fresh seafood 🦐🐟 ingredients❗️Tastebud satisfied❗️😃

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How about other seafood 🦀🦑🐙🦐🐟 dishes enjoyed❓⁉️

  • Soup Riau 🍲 (served with crabs🦀 )
  • Spicy 🌶 sour fish 🐟 (aka “ikan asam pedas” in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾national language)
  • Spices cooked snails 🐌 (aka siput sedut berempah)
  • Black pepper clams
  • Malay style salad 🥗 aka ulam
  • Fish 🐟 served in “Bebotok” style

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured from her Johor style seafood 🦑🐙🦐🦀🐟 dining 🍽🍴here ☺️

Hmm…Hope you all don’t craving 🤤🤤 for seafood 🦑🐙🦐🦀🐟 after watching 👀👁👁 ya

Address📍: J48, Tanjung Piai, 82300 Kukup, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕚: 11am to 12am daily, except ⛔️ Monday

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

Yeah‼️ After a satisfied 😃👍🏻😋delicious lunch🍽🍴, happily travelling 🚐 to…

Tanjung Piai 🌿National Park

Wow‼️ This welcome landmark monument made of eco-friendly fibre reinforced concrete with 2️⃣0️⃣m height & 🔟m width. Its stark grey ◻️ colour represents the rich mangroves & mudflats of Tanjung Piai🌿

1️⃣st photo 📸 captured before another eco walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️here

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Hmm…Why Piai❓⁉️

It’s named after a local fern 🌿 plant aka Paku Piai 🌿 in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾national language. This plant is capable of living in brackish water conditions i.e. scattered in this park🙂

Tanjung Piai 🌿 is the southern most point of Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇾 & the southern most tip of Mainland Asia 🌎too with the borders of shorelines of Malaysia 🇲🇾 , Indonesia 🇮🇩 & Singapore 🇸🇬

Lots of tourists 👫👭👬 travelling to here, just to capture a photo 📸 with this globe 🌐 shaped monument & plaque which marked the southernmost point😍

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Guess what❓⁉️

Tanjung Piai 🌿 as a coastal mangrove also being granted in Jan 2003 with the status🎖of an internationally important Ramsar Convention site👏🏻

It has high socio-economic value for fisheries 🐟🐟 especially mudskippers aka ikan belacak in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾national language😀

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The national park officers 👩🏻‍💼👨🏻‍💼shared about the breeding story of mudskippers🐟. Apparently the male 🚹🐟 mudskippers need to build a mud house 🏠 (refer photo 📸 below) to attract the female 🚺🐟mudskippers. Ha…Ha…Interesting facts learnt😅😂🤣

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Address📍: Tanjung Piai Johor National Park, 82030 Mukim Serkat, Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.johornationalparks.gov.my/v3/tanjung-piai/

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

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#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

Special thank you to Tourism Malaysia for accompanying & believing, also great thanks to #PeroduaMalaysia​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #888TeaCoffee & #AikenMalaysia for being the sponsors & #SittyTravel for being the main transporter & travel tips advisor

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#TravelogueMalaysia: Felcra Homestay Seberang Perak

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👬👭👫 has enjoyed a meaningful stay at a Felcra Homestay Seberang Perak, West Malaysia 🇲🇾

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It was after paddy harvest season, hence no green ❌💚 paddy field scenery

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1️⃣st impression was Felcra using up to-date technology 👍🏻 in its plantation

Guess what❓⁉️

She has requested for a ride 🚁 the next morning 🌇🔆🔅 with assumption this is for tourists’ sightseeing 😉

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But…but…She was told this is a pest 🐜🐌🦗control helicopter 🚁 for paddy plantation…Ohh my… Ha…Ha…😅😂🤣

Then, enjoyed a tea ☕️🍘 time with the locals 👫👭👬 together gather at paddy field, special right❓

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Some of her writers gang 👫👭👬 were catching fishes 🐟🐟 with village style 😜

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Loving her captures 📸 with Canon EOS M10, nice‼️ (Do stay tune for her user experience sharing ya😊)

Wow‼️ A peaceful sunset 🌅 , a nice posting captured 📸 with some of her writers gang👬👭👫😀

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1️⃣st time visiting to Felcra Paddy Seed Centre & Laboratory, learnt that our paddy seed actually being export to neighbour countries. Bravo‼️👍🏻👏🏻

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Guess what❓⁉️

Tonight’s accommodation 🛌🚿 in homestay style i.e. having a stay in a home with god dad 👴🏻 & god mum 👵🏻. In Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language, to greet with “bapa angkat” (god dad👴🏻) & “mak angkat” (god mum👵🏻)

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Yeah‼️ Arrival to SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 god family ~ homestay for a night 🌃

Warm received by her god family 👴🏻👵🏻 & enjoyed tea ☕️ time & chit chat 🗣👤👥 together gather😄

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Then, her god mum 👵🏻 brought her to her bedroom 🚪🛌 & enjoyed a shower🚿🛀🏻

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Greatlt appreciate the warm welcoming by the residents 👫👬😁 of Village Changkat Lada, enjoyed delicious BBQ 🍢🍡🍗dinner with all of them, had chit chatsss 🗣👥👤👥 with the friendly residents 👬👫👭 to understand more about this village, enjoyed the local cultural dances etc.😃

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A good night sleep 😵😴💤 after a delicious meal😋🍽

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Next morning🔆🔅, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 woke up earlier & sent her god dad 👴🏻 to work 🛵 after a morning 🔅🔆 greeting & catch up🗣👤 Then, enjoyed breakfast 🍽☕️ with her god mum 👵🏻 & some writers gang 👫👬👭 (sharing a same homestay)😆

After breakfast, said & hugged good bye 🤗 to god mum👵🏻, she went for a stingless honey bee 🐝 farm visiting for some honey 🍯 tasting named “Madu Kelulut”😋👍🏻

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Guess what❓⁉️

This was really a unique honey 🍯 tasting she has ever experienced‼️ Enjoyed fresh honey 🍯 straight from the bee 🐝 hive 😜🤩 Wow‼️😲

It was really an amazing one❗️🤩 Do enjoy the video clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to share here

What’s next❓

Ha…Ha…Coconut 🌴🥥 farm visiting & drinking the whole coconut in village style😋

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How❓⁉️

Just a small hole in the centre of coconut, then hold the whole coconut (quite heavy ohh…) with both hands 👐🏻 & start drinking it directly😋

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Frankly, so refreshing & tasty‼️ So so sweet 🤤

Hmm…Who behind SiennyLovesDrawing❓⁉️

Ha…Ha…He is Dboy Ahmad🙋🏽‍♂️ , 1️⃣ of her writers gang who snapped 📸 great videos 📹 during the trip. If you recalled, she has credited some of his great videos 📹🎥 for sharing within her blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 here☺️

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Really love ❤️ her visit & a night stay 🌃🛌 here, for sure a worthy visit especially if you are bored with city 😌🌆🏙 life ya

You will be melted 🙂 with the warm welcoming of the friendly residents 👬👫👭 here

Do enjoy a video clip 📹🎥 captured by her writers gang, Dboy Ahmad 🙋🏽‍♂️ & then plan your visit cum stay😁

Address📍: Felcra Changkat Lada, 36800 Kampung Gajah, Perak, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://homestayfelcrasb.weebly.com/

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

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

Special thanks to Tourism Malaysia for accompanying & believing, also thanks to #PeroduaMalaysia​ , #WangiWorldMalaysia​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #888TeaCoffee for being the sponsors

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