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Environmental Awareness Trip at Pulau Ketam, Selangor, Malaysia

Hey 👋🏻 all, Happy 65th Malaysia National Day 💕🇲🇟💗

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 as a go green supporter this time gonna sharing with you all about her amazing eco & environmental awareness familiarisation (FAM) trip recently at Pulau Ketam 🊀🏝, Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇟

This 2⃣D1⃣N FAM trip was well organised 👍🏻 by Holiday Link Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor, Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated, Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) & Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Bagan Pulau Ketam

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The trip 1⃣st started with a meet up of all trip participants (Mostly tourism players, travel agents, travel companies & tour guide) & then departed from South Port Passenger Terminal, Port Klang for a speed boat 🛥 ride with Huat Huat Speedboat of approximately 30mins to Pulau Ketam 🊀🏝

Safe arrival to Pulau Ketam, met & greeted with the tour guide from Pulau Ketam, Mr Loo & then captured a group photo 📞 @ KETAM signboard. All trip participants then left their luggage at Sea Lion Hotel for Pulau Ketam guided walking tour of approximately 3⃣ hours

During this walking🚶🏻‍♀tour, all trip participants get to explore the island’s local community & facilities ie. Balai Bomba 🚒🧑‍🚒 Sukarela, Government clinic of 💯 years old 🏥, police station, Maybank 🏧🏊, power station ⛜, temple ⛩, 3⃣ primary schools & 1⃣ secondary school 🏫, the only 1⃣ dried prawn processing factory on the island 🏝 , several seafood wholesalers, street wall art & many more

Do check out her happy travel to Pulau Ketam with guided walk tour & hotel check in TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7137064871660719387

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After the walking tour, all enjoyed tasty fresh seafood lunch served in Restoran Heng Heng Kopitiam 🍜😋👍🏻

After lunch, met with Tok Chua Kim Lin, the President of Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Bagan Pulau Ketam, Negeri Selangor. Tok Chua Kim Lin has encouraged all trip participants to organise more tours/ trips to visit to Pulau Ketam. During the met-up session, Mr. Kenny Ng, Vice President (VP) Inbound of MITA has suggested to Tok Chua Kim Lin to organise more cleaning & rubbish collection campaigns as rubbish are observed during the walking tour in Pulau Ketam & this may affect the potential tourism growth of this island to the tourists. This session ended with a tea time treat by MPKK Bagan Pulau Ketam @ Restoran Heng Heng Kopitiam 🍜🥣🍀🥀😋👍🏻  as an appreciation to all trip participants

Checked in to Sea Lion Hotel 🏚🛏, then the trip participants also get to enjoy an approximately 2⃣ hours Pulau Ketam boat tour 🛥 to visit the fish farm, Sg. Lima, eagle 🊅 feeding, dolphin (Yes ✅, all so happy as seen some small dolphins 🐬🐬 from far), fish wall art & Mangrove Villa homestay inspection

Do check out her happy boat tour ride TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

All trip participants ended the day with a satisfied fresh seafood platter dinner at Restoran Jia Jia 🍜😋👍🀌ôŽ°Š

The highlight of this trip that SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed personally is the visit & environmental awareness program at the Pulau Ketam Tzu Chi Environmental Protection Recycling Station (Tzu Chi) ♻ which established since 25 Oct 2011 in Pulau Ketam 🊀🏝

All trip participants get to participate in the local environmental awareness program with Tzu Chi volunteers. The program started with an introduction of Tzu Chi Association & their go green 💚♻ efforts by Tzu Chi Association in Pulau Ketam to raise the environmental awareness. From this session, all trip participants got to know that the rubbish condition in Pulau Ketam 🊀🏝 has been improved better since the go green awareness efforts by Tzu Chi to the local island residents here , of course it can be improved greater for a cleaner Pulau Ketam in near future for the local island residents as well as local & foreign visitors

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Next, a warm up body session with a light aerobic exercise led by the Tzu Chi volunteers. Then, followed with a split of 2⃣ groups trip participants for an outdoor activity to the nearby recycle collection station to assemble & classification of reusable resources, then collected all the reusable resources into the reusable fish nets & returned to Pulau Ketam Tzu Chi Environmental Protection Station ♻

After the group photo 📞 session of all trip participants with the reusable resources collected, hand washing session & then the reusable resources processing explanation session by Tzu Chi volunteers. All trip participants get to understand the brief features of the processing & transferring reusable ♻✅ resources by the different grade of plastics

It’s really not easy to do recycling 💚♻, of course the 1⃣st buy in of the local residents to willingly put in the reusable resources into the collection station set up. However, there are a minority of local residents that misused the collection station as another dustbin on the island 🙄

After the collection of reusable resources, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has learnt that lots of tedious works involved especially the separation of different parts of a plastic reusable resources collected. Other reusable resources collected are glass 🍟, boxes/ cardboard 📊, papers 🗞, books 📚, CDs etc.

Guess what❓⁉

Glass bottles 🍟🍟 can be recycled by using a special machine to crushing them into small glass pieces, then can be mixed into soil for plantation 🌱🌿🌳 purposes

Amazing learning gained 👍🏻

Yeah‌ A yummy healthy vegetarian lunch 🍜😋👍🏻 prepared by Tzu Chi volunteers as an appreciation to all trip participants for their visit & go green activity participation by all trip participants

All enjoyed the lunch happily 😃😁

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The program is then followed by Q&A, as well as an experience sharing session. During the sharing session, Tzu Chi volunteers have encouraged all the trip participants to include an environmental awareness session in their tours or trips organised moving forward, so that more people will be encouraged to start their own go green habits respectively 💚♻🌎

Ms Yap SC of Holiday Link Sdn Bhd, the trip organiser has shared her appreciation 🙏🏻💗 to all trip participants for their participation in this FAM trip & encouraged all trip participants to start organising similar environmental awareness tours/ trips moving forward

Ms Yik Thim of Tourism Selangor shared that her shopping habit now is too lazy to buy 🛍 It means if she knows she will throw the item subsequently, she will not buy it now ❌🛍 It’s a good way to reduce on 3⃣R efforts. She has added that she does home cooking 🧑🏻‍🍳, so now she uses her kitchen waste / food waste from her daily home cooking preparation as home plant fertilizer. Then, her home plant 🌿🌱 will then grow as her own home cooking ingredients. Amazing way of being environmentally friendly 💚🌎

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Ms Jennifer of Tzu Chi has added that parcels 📊 from online shopping actually causing lots of headache in Tzu Chi’s recycle efforts especially the sticking tape on the parcel 📊 box that the Tzu Chi volunteers have to remove the tapes from each parcel box 📊 during the process of recycling the reusable resources

Mr, Kenny Ng, VP Inbound of MITA has suggested to Tzu Chi volunteers to collaborate more with the associations outside of Pulau Ketam 🊀🏝, also to start influencing the younger generations to educate them on 3⃣R efforts ie. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle ♻. Those can reuse or repair, don’t buy 🆕 one

At the end of this trip, many trip participants have agreed 💯👍🏻 to organise more eco & environmental awareness tours moving forward & start with own self 1⃣st & then influencing people around on go green ♻ habits ~ 3⃣Rs for a better planet 🌎 to live in

Yes ✅, let’s all continue to do our part for a better living environment, each of us play an important role in go green efforts ya 💪🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻‘s happy participation of this environmental recycling activities TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7136333142108982554

In addition, every 3⃣rd Sunday of each month is designated as Tzu Chi Recycling Day nationwide in Malaysia 🇲🇟, so the public can just drop by any Tzu Chi Recycling Centre/ Point ♻ to volunteer time in sorting out recyclables at the centre & safeguard the Earth 🌎 hand in hand, more details via 🌐 https://www.tzuchi.my/en/join-us/recycling-centres

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to recommend this as an educational activity for our younger generation especially to impart environmental knowledge, raise environmental awareness & encourage all to protect our Mother Earth through practical actions ♻👍🏻

Alternatively, if you’re a corporate or schools that would like to organise group visit with program etc. to Tzu Chi Recycling Centre ♻, you may submit your application form to Tzu Chi for arrangement via 🌐 https://creatorapp.zohopublic.com/tcapps_tzuchi/mos/form-perma/Tzu_Chi_s_Caring_for_Community/CGrzWfhMDZyxNAvbT7GYfUuKv7mYa80zheU29OQyf1BPnreT91xXeznj3w89vVRtsDTTuJuG5qGCdRb6KwjqZZubxWM4ECHEp91u

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Relax, Refresh & Rejuvebate Bamboo Inspired Staycation @ Tadom Hill Resorts

Yeah‌ Do enjoy SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻‘s 1⃣st amazing Bamboo 🎋🎍 Inspired Staycation sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here with a vlog 📹🎥 (Continue your reading 📖 to view the clip below ya 😃😁) being captured from the Hakka Village @ Tadom Hill Resorts, a boutique resort 😍🀩

Yes ✅, the only Hakka Village in Malaysia 🇲🇟 which being constructed with bamboo 🎍🎋

Wow‌ It’s inspired by the Hakka Walled Villages 客家囎村 in China 🇚🇳 , do read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakka_walled_village

Do check out more via

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/photos/a.927808097232135/2755753577770902/ &

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/photos/a.927808097232135/2956902827655975/

The rooms @ upper level ⬆ of Hakka Village are without ❌ air conditing ❄💚, while the lower level ⬇ rooms are all with air conditioning ✅❄💚, so do inform your choice wisely while making your bamboo stay booking ya 😀

Hmm…Bamboo🎋🎍is providing a natural cooling 💚 ventilation as you fall asleep 💀😎 , so not ❌ necessary to opt for an air conditioning room here, just sharing her 2⃣ cents personal thought here ☺

Not to worry, there is no ❌ weird bamboo smell within the room. A comfy bed 🛏 for a good sleep 👍🏻💀😎 with shared toilet 🚜 & bath rooms 🚿 (with shampoo & shower cream available ✅) just within short walking 🚶🏻‍♀🚶🏻‍♂ distance from rooms. Hmm…Do bring your own towel ya 😃

Water cooler 💊💧is available to refill your water bottle during your stay here, no ❌ bottled water being supplied, yes, say no ❌ to plastic bottle, bravo 👏🏻🙌🏻 via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/2727943353885258

Plenty of accommodation options available ✅ e.g. Hakka Village, Chalets i.e. Gendui, Semantan & Bamboo Madu, Bamboo Huts, Bamboo Tents & Hammock Spheres for your bamboo 🎍🎋staycation via 🌐https://tadomhillresorts.com/accommodations-mobile/

It was during her 2⃣D1⃣N visit to participate the Beats of Selangor Festival (Pesta Rentak Selangor) 2019, read more about the festival via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/rentak-selangor-aka-beats-of-selangor-2019/

It was a beautiful 😍🀩 place of 40 acres surrounded with limestones hills 🏞, spring water 💊💧 emerald lakes & trees 🌳🌳 for a short nature staycation, yes, it’s an ecologically sustainable resort. Moreover, it’s a commitment 🀝 to support & give back to the local Orang Asli Temuan community of Kampung Bukit Tadom 😁, 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/photos/a.927808097232135/2749554598390800/

Hmm…Just a thought SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was wondering during her stay, how the resort management team actually cleaning the lake water 💊💧 to ensuring for its guests 👫👭👬‘ hygience enjoyment of its various water activities❓⁉, 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/photos/a.927808097232135/2870741349605457/

How❓⁉

Almost all of its structures are built with bamboo 🎋🎍~ 1⃣ of the most sustainable building materials. It’s Tadom Bamboo Camp (i.e. Dorms/ Camps) has been fully operational since December 2015 😁 via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/videos/2204112703228786/

Ohh ya…Muslim guests ☪👭👬👫 can perform your daily prayers 🙏🏻 in its Bamboo Surau during your stay here, 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/3006620796017511:0

Guess what❓⁉

Lots of its guests 👭👫👬 came for the resort’s main recreational area ie. the Tadom Groove, it’s a live performance venue which boasts many other features e.g. adult slides, diving platforms, floating lounge chairs (lexies), Tarzan swings, water swings etc. 😃😉

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/photos/a.927808097232135/1654695704543367/

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/photos/a.927808097232135/2250211214991810/

Must not miss your bamboo raft, donut boat, water 💊💧 activities & sport moments via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/videos/389766651856808/ & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/2641737889172472

Adventure activities also available here i.e. the exhilarating flying fox (available at night 🌃🌌 subjects to prior arrangement), zipline with stunning view, the adrenaline driving ATV rides, adseiling adventure etc. via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/videos/2079795975366669/ & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/2729907080355552:0

Not just that traditional games & floating theme park (Hmm…Personally she 👩🏻 thought 💭 this may not good for a hot sunny ☀🌞 afternoon, yes ✅, sunburn after…) also available for your choice during your stay here via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/2924639524215639:0

You may also booking for an exclusive team building activity (creative ideas) with this resort too via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/2802306079782318:0

Transportation 🚐🚌 services available ✅ with a fee💰to this resort (prior booking through the resort reception is advisable) & free 🆓 parking for all guests 👭👬👫

Dining places/ cafes are available within the resort compound, personally she missed the bamboo steamed rice served from her weekend stay here, highly recommended you to enquire & advance booking to enjoy ya

Not interested for a staycation here❓⁉

You may opt for a day pass (9⃣am to 9⃣pm) to spend your day time here, 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/3059285097417747:0

Ohh ya…Many couples 👫👫 have opted this resort for their pre-wedding 🀵🏻👰🏻 shots/ bridal portraits, not just that also a wedding ceremony, 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/posts/2134025826610350

So, when will be your turn to visit Tadom Hill Resort to escaping bustling city 🌆🏙 life❓⁉

Address📍: No.2, Jalan Bukit Tadom (Kampung Orang Asli), Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia
Operation hours🕘: 9am to 6.45pm daily
Contact no.☎📞📱: +6012-522 5908, +6012-5225728 & +6012–5225883
Website🌐: https://tadomhillresorts.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tadomhill/

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National Park Pahang, Malaysia ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡Ÿ

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently travelled to Taman Negara 🌳🌳 (aka National Park 🌳🌳 ) Pahang, Malaysia 🇲🇟 with MITA business networking trip & enjoyed her back to nature 💚 stay 🛌🚿🚜😎💀 at Han Rainforest Resort 🏡🏘🏡

She 👩🏻 had a privilege to meet & enjoyed an inspiring chat 🗣👀 with the founder of the resort🏡🏘🏡, Mr Kenny Ng 👚🏻‍💌(Uncle Kenny) about his nature 💚 💚 passion & resort busines journey

Oppsss…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has forgot 🀊🏻‍♀ to have a photo 📞 with Uncle Kenny 👚🏻‍💌 during this trip

He 👚🏻‍💌 has generously shared an article ✍🏻📜wrote by him & SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share 👩🏻‍💻📝 it here, inclusion of her favourite ❀ emojisss & capturesss 📞 in between 😃😁

🀗 ~ Sharing is caring as always ~~ 🀗

Taman Negara🌳🌳, situated in the heart ❀of Pahang, Malaysia 🇲🇟 , is 1⃣ of the oldest rainforest 🌳🌳 in the world 🗺🌍 at 130 million years old

Within it, lays a geographical 🌍 wonder of permanently untouched & protected habitat for flora 🌳🌱🌿🌺 & fauna 🊓🐆🐅🐘 to florish to all its glory

As such, this a perfect 👍🏻 platform for the development of a hub towards the education of conservation of the ecology surrounding Taman Negara & rainforests in general 🌳🌳

We strongly believe that Taman Negara 🌳🌳 has the potential to be a global 🗺🌍 platform for the both Eco & Adventure education tourism centre 😃

My 👚🏻‍💌 humble beginnings of 30 plus years specialising in tourism at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 & the handling of some 1⃣ million over tourists 👫👭👬 since day 1⃣, has led me 👚🏻‍💌 to the formation of 2⃣ travel agencies (NKS & Han Travel) & a resort 🏡🏘🏡 with the biggest room capacity at Kuala Tahan. We average 30k tourists 👬👫👭 a year & 90% of them are from Europe 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇩🇪 🌍🗺

It has come to a time, where I 👚🏻‍💌 feel personally, having been in this trade for 30 odd years, it is time to educate the younger generation 👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻 & anyone from all walks of life willing to learn about the conservation 💚 of the ecology & its surroundings

We at Han Travel, have formed 2⃣ new 🆕 arms in our corporation to execute the upcoming programs called Eco Adventure Tourism 💚💚

This will be encased with the educational arm named the Eco Educational Tourism, headed by Mr Frank Kee & his team 🙋🏻‍♂🙋🏻‍♀💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♀ & in support 💪🏻 with the activities provided by the Adventure Management Tourism headed by Mr Kevin Bateman & his team 🙋🏜‍♂🙋🏻‍♀💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♀

Just 1⃣ of our examples for the educational program is the re-planting of bamboo 🎋🎍or specific trees 🌳🌳 by badly eroded areas in the effort to prevent further damage to the riversides 💊💧

This is just an example of what we would provide as a CSR initiative 😀

We shall be working closely with the Sultan Ahmad Environmental foundation 💚 in its efforts, participate & uphold its values 😊

Alas, with our planning & preparation, we now realise that we face a huge stumbling block 😥😓 We do not a permanent site to conduct our activities in a conducive & safe manner 😌

Also, current rules & regulations by the government sectors should be looked at & revised to enable operators like us 👭👫👬 to introduce & execute the mutually beneficial conservational education programs 💚💚

 

In the extended period, the efforts will benefit not just the environment 💚🌳💚 but also creating employment opportunity to the locals within its surroundings 👭👬👫

I👚🏻‍💌now urge, the Pahang state Government, Ministry of Tourism & other related government agencies to assist us in paving the way into this journey with us 🙏🏻🀝👏🏻🙌🏻

Other Asian countries are already promoting their countrys’ tagline, for example;-

  • Thailand 🇹🇭 ~ Culture tourism
  • Indonesia 🇮🇩 ~ Art tourism
  • Philippines 🇵🇭 ~ Diving tourism
  • Malaysia 🇲🇟 ~ Eco & Adventure tourism

All told, our Ministry of Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇟 have also set their vision 💭 on Eco Tourism 💚 with its plans & implementation of its program from 2025 & continued focusing till 2050

Han Travel Sdn Bhd, is now at the final phases of the planning & is almost ready to launch our initial program on Eco & Adventure Tourism 💚💚 The launch pad & operations will be at the Han Rainforest Resort, Kuala Tahan 🏡🏘🏡

We hope our efforts will promote & drive the state of Pahang to be model state & also the centre of Ecological 💚 Awareness & the centre for the Education on Rainforest Preservation 🌳🌳

Once again, I 👚🏻‍💌 believe that our vision is in line with the Pahang State government’s. Developing a fully functioning centre where the education of the ecology 💚 can spread to all walks of life through an experiential process where participants 👫👭👬 can touch, feel, smell, see and hear the importance of the ecology 💚around us & the threats to its and our existence 😃😁

Thank you 🙏🏻

Written ✍🏻 by, Mr Kenny Ng 👚🏻‍💌, founder of Han Travel Resort 🏡🏘🏡

Website🌐: https://han.travel/

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

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is wishing Uncle Kenny 👚🏻‍💌 a successful initiative of Eco Educational Tourism

From her stay 🛌🚿🚜😎💀 experience, the room is spacious & clean with attached bathroom 🚿 (Hot shower 🚿 with shampoo & body gel are provided) & toilet 🚜 She loves 💗 the comfy bed 🛏 & pillow too

The room is with a balcony with coffee ☕ table & chair with a glass sliding door 🚪 to view the surrounding

The resort 🏡🏘🏡 is equipped with dipping pool 🏊🏻‍♀🏊🏻‍♂ , iron area at corridors within the rooms for its guests 👬👫👭, rabbits 🐇🐰 farm, river fish 🐟 pond, a natural fish 🐟 head stone of millions years, jungle fowls 🐓 farm, quail 🐀 farm etc. Definitely an educational opportunities 👍🏻👆🏻for the kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻 to touch, hold & get to know the animals 🐇🐰🐓🐟🐀

A relaxing 😌😎 back to nature 💚 at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 She loves 💗 her short stay with exciting visits to,

Night 🌃🌌 Jungle 🌳🌳 Walk 🚶🏻‍♀🚶🏻‍♂

About 1⃣ hour of relaxing 😌 walking 🚶🏻‍♀🚶🏻‍♂ in the dark jungle 🌳🌳 with torch 🔊 light

Special thanks 🙏🏻 to the nature guide 💚🙋🏜‍♂, Mr Panjang, plenty of insects, reptiles, birds etc. being observed 😃😁

Canopy 🌳🌳 Walk 🚶🏻‍♂🚶🏻‍♀

It’s approximately 540m long & 40m above the ground

Guess what❓⁉

It’s the world 🌍🗺 longest canopy walkway

Yeah‌😲 We made it ✌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻

Rapid shooting

Amazing 😉 fun 😆🀣 1⃣st experience she had & she 👩🏻 was 101% wet 💊💧with ride through the rapids along Tembeling River 💊💧

Luckily 🍀 the valuable belongings & shoes 👟 were kept by the nature guide 💚🙋🏜‍♂in the plastic bag , else all got wet & gadgets 📱📷⌚ may spoilt 😊

 

Bateq Village Visit

The Bateq indigenous people are very shy ☺ in welcoming guests 👫👭👬

Learnt lots about their basic traditional lifestyle e.g. start a fire 🔥, using blow gun to hunt for animals as foods etc.

 

Hmm 🀔 …SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is planning for her cave overnight 🌃🌌😎💀 trip next year

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻 to back to nature 💚 to National Park Malaysia 🇲🇟

 

More details via 🌐 https://han.travel/tour/taman-negara-tour/

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

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5 Truly Amazing Must-See in Langkawi

Yeah‌ The diamond 💎 of Kedah state of Malaysia 🇲🇟 this round ✌🏻😃

Ohh…Where you may ask❓⁉

It’s Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝aka duty free 🆓 shopping 🛒🛍🎁 island🌎🏖🏝 Have you been❓⁉ Yes✅❓⁉ Not yet ❌❓⁉

It’s not too late to plan your island 🌎🏖🏝trip then 🀗

Guess what❓⁉

Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝has changed better 👍🏻🙌🏻 as compared to her last visit 😁

Hmm…To be fair, that’s couples of years ago…yes✅, a long long time 😌

Guess what❓⁉

She actually only remembered Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝 for duty free 🆓 shopping 🛒🛍🎁 & must buy chocolatesss 🍫🍫😋🀀

Ha…Ha…Definitely more than just that, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing some places📍📍recently explored during her island stay 🌎🏖🏝

Air Hangat 💊💧Village 🏘🏡🏘

Air Hangat / Ayer Hangat 💊💧Village 🏘🏡🏘 (In Malaysia🇲🇟’s national language & meant for hot spring village) is located approximately 14km (20mins drive🚗🚙) North of the Kuah Town (its largest town) of Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝

There are 3⃣-tiered hot spring 💊💧wells here & well known as its centre of attraction 👍🏻😍🀩

Guess what❓⁉

It’s a natural salt water 💊💧hot spring ya

Yes✅, not the commonly found fresh water 💊💧 hot spring within Malaysia🇲🇟

Moreover, it’s not nearby sea 🌊 side, this village is located 📍in the middle of Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝

This is really rare & can only be found in 3⃣ other countries in the world i.e. Green Island in Taiwan 🇹🇌 (nearby sea 🌊 side), Kyushu Island in Japan 🇯🇵 & Sicily in Italy 🇮🇹 So, a must visit when you’re at Langkawi Island 🌎🏖👍🏻

Natural hot salted spring water 💊💧is being pumped in the small ponds & fountains within a landscaped gardens 🌳🌿🌷🌹🌺🌌🌻🌞 & reflexology 👣👣 paths

You will sure note the small hot water 💊💧 bubbles within the pools as the natural hot spring water 💊💧comes out from the bottom part of the well while you’re relaxing soaking your feet 👣 into then 😊

Hmm…She has read 📖 some unfavourable comments, however from her recent visit, she notes that the maintaining is all right & of course can be enhanced. Overall, it’s clean & comfy for her 1⃣st salted hot spring 💊💧experience 😀 She loves it ❀

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻for a family visit. She was told that the salted hot spring water 💊💧can cure skin disease, improve on joint pain etc.

Address📍: 16 Jalan Air Hangat, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000 Langkawi, West Malaysia
Operating hours🕘: 9⃣am to 7⃣pm daily with
Admission fee/ pax🎟 : RM5⃣/ adult & free 🆓 admission for Langkawi locals & kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻below 12 years old
Website🌐: http://ladaeco.my/index.php/codeless_portfolio/ayer-hangat-village/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Ayer-Hangat-Village-Langkawi-804620649563712/

Kilim Geoforest Park 💚🌳🌳

This 100 sqkm park sets along the North East tip of Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝 & being accessible via a 5⃣mins drive 🚗🚙 from Tanjung Rhu Beach 🏖

It was granted with a World 🌍 Geopark status (52nd Global Geopark, 1⃣st in Malaysia 🇲🇟 & SEA region) by UNESCO since June 2007. This proud 👏🏻🙌🏻 endorsement was given for its significant geoheritage features i.e. landscapes 🏞, caves sea arches 🌊 & sea stacks, dropstones, fossil & local community involvement 👫👭👬

Then, it was granted with the Certificate of Membership dubbed the Green 💚 Card by Asia Pacific Geoparks Network, under the auspices of the Global 🌍 Geopark Network (GGN). Bravo‌🙌🏻👏🏻

Hmm…What’s a Geopark❓⁉

It should comprise of a territory with well-defined limits that has a large enough surface area for it to serve local economic development. Yes,✅ a certain number of geological heritage sites (any scale) / a mosaic of geological entities of special scientific importance, rarity / beauty, representative of an area & its geological history, events / processes. It may not solely be of geological significance but also of ecological, archaeological, historical / cultural value (reference from its website🌐) 🀩

Wow‌ She was told during the migratory 🊅🊅seasons i.e. Sept to March, definitely can spot some bird life of varying species e.g. king fishers, white-bellied fish eagles, kite eagles etc. 🐊🐧🊉

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Photo cum short clips album of a beautiful & amazing revisit 😉 to #LangkawiIsland🏖🏝 #Malaysia 🇲🇟 @mytefl_teachntravel . @naturally_langkawi ~ 1⃣st visit to below awesome places & highly recommended 👆🏻👍🏻 #naturallylangkawi . #KilimGeoforestPark 💚🌳 So proud as it’s5⃣2⃣nd #geopark & #UNESCO recognised status 👏🏻👍🏻✌🏻Must visit fish farm 🐟🐟 & feeding stingrays “Ahmad” & “Abu” . #LangkawiWildlifePark @langkawiwildlifepark is very educational for family with kids 👍🏻👏🏻 Very interactive & interesting for the visitors with the animals which mostly unchanged & free 🆓 to walk around). @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 so excited as she got to hug 🀗 a 2⃣ years old baby raccoon 😍😍Also feeding lots of colourful pretty birds 🐊🐊🐊 in her hand 🀚 . #AyerHangatVillage @ayerhangatvillage (#saltedwater #hotspring 1⃣st & only in #SEA ) There are #footreflexology pools, #jacuzzi etc. to spend #metime & #relax 😌😎 Loving it 😍🀩✌🏻😁 . Love 💗 her comfy hotel stay @goldsands.gsh @goldsands.langkawi with gym & rooftop swimming 🏊🏻‍♂ pool & pretty wide ocean 🌊 view #mita #mitalangkawib2b #langkawi #mitalgkb2b #sgyan #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #cuticutimalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia👍🏻😍🀩

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You can opt for a riverboat cruise 🚢 along the Kilim River (between RM200 to RM500 with tour guide 🙋🏻‍♂🙋🏻‍♀) to explore this lovely protected park🏞

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves ❀ the beautiful 😍🀩 natural scenery 💚 from her recent visit. The park’s surrounding with the are limestone formations 🏞 which are over 500 million years old including numerous caves with fossils as well as gigantic stalagmite & stalactites 😍🀩

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She has visited to the Bat 🊇 Cave ~ The habitat of 1⃣K’s of Malaysian Fruit Bats 🊇🊇Do get a flashlight 🔊 to help you traverse through the cave 🏞 & have a good look at these creatures of the night 🌃🌌 Tips: Look up the cave ceiling ⬆ when you’re in the cave, bats around it  🊇🊇

Address📍: 3 km northeast of Tanjung Rhu Beach, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia
Operating hours🕘: 9⃣am to 7⃣pm daily
Website🌐: https://langkawigeopark.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/langkawiglobalgeopark/

Langkawi Wildlife Park

This 5.5 acres with an ambience of a tropical rainforest 🌳🌳 park has opened to public since Nov 2002 & it was known as ‘Langkawi Bird Paradise’ 🐧🐊🊅🊉

It’s located📍in Kilim area & with 🔟mins drive 🚗🚙 from the Kuah Town. It featured mainly the different species of birds 🐊🐧🊉🊅 initially, then with addition of many mammals, reptiles & other exhibits, hence has been renamed as Langkawi Wildlife Park 🐍🊎🐊🐿🊃🊔

A must visit especially for family with kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻 Definitely an educational tour for the kids to learn much more about birds 🊅🐊 & animals 🊆🐎🐰 Very interactive too, the visitors 👫👭👬 are allow 🆗 to touch & feed the animals with the assistance from the friendly park officers 👮🏻‍♀👮🏻‍♂

There are some performances available too e.g. animal feeding 🥩🐊

Address📍: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia
Operating hours🕣: 8.30am to 6pm daily
Admission fee/ pax🎟 : RM39/ adult (with MYKad RM24) & RM22 for elderly above 55 years old & kids from 3 to 12 years old (with MYKad RM16)
Website🌐: https://langkawiwildlifepark.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/langkawiwildlifepark/

Umgawa Legendary Adventure 🌳🌳

It’s the island’s 1⃣st world 🌍-class zipline eco adventure tour 🌳🌳

A fun & educational way to share the thrill of a lifetime by spending 2.5 hours soaring along 12 different ziplines (including a honeymoon double line) with beautiful waterfall 🏞💊💧 & experiencing spectacular views of the Andaman Sea 🌊

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really had a great time from this well known zipline adventure of 80m highest point & 200m length on the longest line with 3 suspended bridges & a thrilling abseil descent 😃😍🀩

Especially her participation to its signature zipline ~Adventure Waterfalls 🏞💊💧, she loves the beautiful 😍🀩views of waterfalls during the 165m zipline & Andaman sea during her adventure with 200m zipline

A special thanks 🙏🏻 to En Anas 🙋🏜‍♂ & Cik Ijen 🙋🏜‍♀ for the lovely videos 📹🎥 & photos 📞 captured at ziplines

Safety is the No. 1⃣ priority for this adventure. Each group of a max 9⃣pax & it accompanied by 2⃣ internationally-certified Safety Sky Ranger Guides 👮🏻‍♂👮🏻‍♂ Her group was with 4⃣ Sky Rangers (1⃣ of them was the photographer👮🏻‍♀) i.e. Farhan, Bidi & Sham 🙏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻👏🏻

In addition to being highly-trained & certified safety rangers, they also serve as guides to educate all guests 👬👭👫 about the rainforest & its inhabitants 🌳🌳

So, not to be missed‌

A must have for an unforgettable & thrilling experience with Umgawa to get close to many of the Langkawi Geopark’s 550 million-year-old geological wonders & its wildlife. Definitely no regret‌😃😁👍🏻

Address📍: 7 Wells Waterfall – Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia
Website🌐: https://www.ziplinelangkawi.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/UmgawaLegendaryAdventures/

Naam Paradise 101 Island 💊💧🏖

A 2.5 acres of elongated man-made island 🌎🏖🏝 near Pantai Kok which owned by Naam Adventures & offering roundtrip boat 🚀 shuttles from Telaga Harbour Marina 😀

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It provides exhilarating water 💊💧 sports/ games (e.g. banana boat rides, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing ⛷ etc.), a beach bar & a floating water 💊💧 theme park to enjoy the fun of inflatable slides & obstacle course 😆😁

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves ❀ it as an ideal spot to capture the setting of the sun 🌅 in the Andaman Sea 🌊 Beautiful 😍🀩 sunset view not to be missed from here ✌🏻👆🏻

A special thanks 🙏🏻 for the good bye 👋🏻 fireworks 🎆🎇 at the end of the dinner 🍎 🍜too, truly an awesome night 🌃🌌 spent

Address📍: Paradise 101, Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia
Operating hours🕣: 7am to 11pm daily
Fee range/ pax🎟 : RM70 to RM660 with various of packages for selection
Website🌐: https://www.paradise101.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/naamadventure

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

#LangkawiIsland #Malaysia #KilimGeoforestPark #Mangrove #geopark #UNESCO #mita #mitalangkawib2b #langkawi #mitalgkb2b #sgyan #travel #travels#travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers#cuticutimalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #umgawa #adventure #paradise101 #AyerHangatVillage #LangkawiWildlifePark

Updated @ 31.1.2019  8.15pm 

MITA Business Networking @ Langkawi Island

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated as 1⃣ of the media members 👭👫👬 for the MITA Business Networking 3⃣D2⃣N trip with the Langkawi’s Tourism Players 👭👬👫

Hi 👋🏻 …Hi 👋🏻 …from her arrival at ferry ⛮ terminal ⚓ & with the famous landmark 📍~ Langkawi Eagle 🊅 Square from far as the background✌🏻🀩

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You may ask what’s MITA❓⁉

It’s Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association ~ A collaborated effort since 2004 of the Malaysia 🇲🇟’s experienced industry players in tourism & hospitality with representation from most states within to promote Malaysia 🇲🇟 as an inbound destination of excellence 👍🏻🙌🏻

MITA also to ensuring that all industry players 👭👬👫 to observe a higher ⬆ standard of integrity, then offering services of quality & maintaining ethical conducts in line with soaring new height in professional excellence 🙌🏻✌🏻

Hmm…Why MITA is organising the Business To Business (B2B) events throughout the years❓⁉

Some of the objectives to achieve including to,
1) Unlocking New 🆕 Destinations & New 🆕 Tourism Products
2) Networking among tourism players 👭👫👬
3) Maximizing the productivity of local tourism asset
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 update on strategies by Local Tourism Authorities e.g. LADA for Langkawi Island etc. 👍🏻
7) Implementing Tourism Product Audit practices

So, this time the choice of tourist destination📍is Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝 ~ The Diamond 💎 of Kedah state, Malaysia 🇲🇟

Why Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝❓⁉

“It’s because Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝 has all the ingredients to be the prime holiday island 🌎🏖🏝 destination📍in the world 🗺🌍 (similar to Bali & Lombok Island in Indonesia 🇮🇩 / Phuket Island in Thailand 🇹🇭 ), however the inbound tourism players 👭👬👫 need to be updated on the latest tourism products & trends in Langkawi 🌎🏖🏝 Through this B2B event, tourism players & state tourism authorities 👭👫👬 can meet & work together 🀝 to build a sustainable & well managed tourism sectors that also support many local livelihoods” say Mr Uzaidi Udanis 👚🏜‍💌, the President of MITA at the event

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This initiative is further supported by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), LADA Eco-Tourism Sdn Bhd & Langkawi Tourism Association by introducing some interesting must visit places📍📍within the island🌎🏖🏝

Curious 🀔 about where are the tourist destinations📍📍visited❓⁉

Hmm…Interested❓⁉

Definitely‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has visited & explored below ~ A sneak peak 👀1⃣st… 😝😉

  • Ayer Hangat Village ~ She dipped her feet 👣into the 1⃣ & only salted water 💊💧 hot spring in Malaysia 🇲🇟
  • Kilim Mangrove 💚 Tour, Fish 🐟 Farm Tour & Bat Cave 🏞 ~ Must visit for green 💚 nature lover 🌳🌳
  • Langkawi Wildlife Park ~ Great educational park for family with kids, awesome‌👍🏻
  • Umgawa Legendary Eco Adventures (Zipline) ~ She really enjoyed its signature 2⃣km zipline
  • Paradise 101 ~ A beautiful man made island 🌎🏖🏝paradise with water 💊💧sport fun‌
  • Laman Padi ~ Appreciate a rice paddy farmer 👩🏻‍🌟👚🏻‍🌟 life & the beautiful paddy field 😍🀩

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She enjoyed her stay with Gold Sands Hotel 🏢 (🌐 http://www.goldsandslangkawi.com) which located📍at Lot 557 & 559, Bandar Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia🇲🇟

The impressive beautiful 😍🀩view from its rooftop swimming pool not to be missed 👆🏻✌🏻

For local cuisine dining 🍜🍎, she loves ❀ the signature nasi 🍚 kukus with beef & chicken 🍛🥘 served at Gemalai Restaurant (FKA Seashells Restaurant) 📍Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia 🇲🇟

It operates daily from 12pm to 10pm & managed by 🌐 http://www.ladaeco.my

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She has learnt much more about Langkawi Island🌎🏖🏝 do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 as she is gonna sharing her personal discover experiences during this trip 😃😁

The trip started with a night 🌃🌌 coach 🚌🚍 of 7⃣hours journey to Kuala Perlis Ferry ⛮ ⚓ Terminal & then approximately 2⃣hours ferry ⛮ to the island🌎🏖🏝

Ferry ⛮ ride is fun‌Hmm…You may opt for a direct flight 🛫🛩 to Langkawi Island🌎🏖🏝😀

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

According to Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇟 , in 2017, there were approximately 2.9millions total hotel guests 👫👭👬 i.e. a 9⃣% increase 📈 as compared to 2016. MITA wishes to have 3⃣millions total hotel guests 👭👫👬 in 2018. Yeah‌

Most of the visitors 👬👭👫 to Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝are from Mainland China 🇚🇳 , Arab Saudi & UK 🇬🇧

Ohh…Guess what❓⁉

Langkawi Island 🌎🏖🏝 is now a popular Indians wedding 👰🏿🀵🏿destination 📍too. Wow‌👍🏻

MITA believes the tourism growth in Langkawi 🌎🏖🏝can lead to economic prosperity, employment opportunities & resources to fund the environmental protection cum cultural preservation, of course the local community development & progress too✌🏻🙌🏻

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In conjunction with this trip, MITA also brought the inbound tourism players 👭👬👫 to visit & discover Yan of Kedah state with the aims to find solution on how Langkawi🌎🏖🏝’s popularity can help to enhance the mainland tourism sectors of kedah state too🀝💪🏻

 

Interested too❓⁉

Do exploring 🌐www.mitaevent.com or 🌐https://www.facebook.com/MITAMsia/ to register for upcoming MITA events 🀗

Yeah‌ The certificate of participation for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 from this B2B trip👍🏻

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#MITA #mitalangkawib2b #langkawi #mitalgkb2b #sgyan #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers#siennylovesdrawing #cuticutimalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #SayangMalaysia #LangkawiIsland #KualaPerlis #Malaysia #LADA #LADAeco #EcoTourism #GeoPark #UNESCO #Umgawa #zipline #UmgawaEcoAdventures #ferry #NaturallyLangkawi #AyerHangatVillage #KilimGeoforestPark #PulauLangkawi #Tourism #Mangrove #Mangroves #FishFarm #LamanPadi #Paradise101 #hotspring #networking #businesstobusiness #Kedah #YanDestinations

#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 1⃣ 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
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at 1⃣st, 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
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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 😂🀣😆

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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
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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/

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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 2⃣ of the Johor National Parks located at Southern Johor of West Malaysia 🇲🇟

Pulau Kukup Johor National Park

As shared in earlier blog post📝, Pulau Kukup 🌎 is just 2⃣0⃣km 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 (2⃣0⃣mins, RM5⃣/pax for return trip 🚀🚀 & free 🆓 for kids below 6 years old 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻) to Pulau Kukup 🌎

Arrived & enjoyed a slight sweaty 😅morning 🔆🔅 2⃣km 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 3⃣ 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 🍜🍎1⃣st 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 1⃣st 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 2⃣0⃣m height & 🔟m width. Its stark grey ◻ colour represents the rich mangroves & mudflats of Tanjung Piai🌿

1⃣st 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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#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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1⃣st 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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She was told this is a pest 🐜🐌🊗control helicopter 🚁 for paddy plantation
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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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1⃣st 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❓

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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🙋🏜‍♂ , 1⃣ 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/

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