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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 3️⃣-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 3️⃣ 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 1️⃣st 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🕘: 9️⃣am to 7️⃣pm daily with
Admission fee/ pax🎟 : RM5️⃣/ 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 5️⃣mins drive 🚗🚙 from Tanjung Rhu Beach 🏖

It was granted with a World 🌍 Geopark status (52nd Global Geopark, 1️⃣st 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 🇲🇾 . @naturally_langkawi ~ 1️⃣st visit to below awesome places & highly recommended 👆🏻👍🏻 #naturallylangkawi . #KilimGeoforestPark 💚🌳 So proud as it’s5️⃣2️⃣nd #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 2️⃣ years old baby raccoon 😍😍Also feeding lots of colourful pretty birds 🐦🐦🐦 in her hand 🤚 . #AyerHangatVillage @ayerhangatvillage (#saltedwater #hotspring 1️⃣st & 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 1️⃣K’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
Note: https://kilimgeoforestpark.com/en/getting-here.html
Operating hours🕘: 9️⃣am to 7️⃣pm daily
Website🌐: https://kilimgeoforestpark.com/en/kilim-geoforest-park.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/langkawiglobalgeopark/?fref=ts

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 1️⃣st 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. 1️⃣ priority for this adventure. Each group of a max 9️⃣pax & it accompanied by 2️⃣ internationally-certified Safety Sky Ranger Guides 👮🏻‍♂️👮🏻‍♂️ Her group was with 4️⃣ Sky Rangers (1️⃣ 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

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Updated @ 25.9.2018 1.15pm 

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MITA Business Networking @ Langkawi Island

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated as 1️⃣ of the media members 👭👫👬 for the MITA Business Networking 3️⃣D2️⃣N 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 👀1️⃣st… 😝😉

  • Ayer Hangat Village ~ She dipped her feet 👣into the 1️⃣ & 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 2️⃣km 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 7️⃣hours journey to Kuala Perlis Ferry ⛴ ⚓️ Terminal & then approximately 2️⃣hours 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 9️⃣% increase 📈 as compared to 2016. MITA wishes to have 3️⃣millions 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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#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/

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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 🇲🇾

Pulau Kukup Johor National Park

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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#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/

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