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Mid Autumn Festival Mooncake Gifting Guide

Yeah‌ Whenever mid autumn festiveđŸ„źđŸŒ•đŸŽ‹đŸ°season, many of us will be busy thinking of what would be a tasty mooncakes gift box đŸ„źđŸ’đŸŽ for our own family, friends/ relatives to express our gratitude & appreciation đŸ™đŸ»đŸ€—

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» would like to share some of the mooncakes đŸ„ź ideas that she has personally purchased 💕

This mooncakes guide 💝🎁 will continue to be updated as & when she has discovered more ya

Hmm…What’s your favourite mooncake đŸ„ź flavour❓⁉

DIY Jelly Mooncakes

Absolutely a good đŸ‘đŸ» bonding moment captured from this kids activities while stay home 🏡 during festive

Special thanks to Sunway Putra Mall 🏱 that she can redeem her DIY jelly mooncake kit to enjoy the making of fruit jelly mooncake with her little niece đŸ‘§đŸ» as an educational session about this festive

All Sunway Putra Mall loyalty members (Autsome & Putra Junior Club) can redeem a 🆓 DIY kit. It consists of Jelly Mould, Jelly power & Instant Jelly Powder 🏼

Do check out the easy exciting DIY tutorial via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1590896551085334&id=100004950135932

Musang King Durian Flesh Snowy Skin Mooncakes

Yeah‌ Durian lovers hands up đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ’Ż%

Musang King Durian Flesh Snowy Skin Mooncakes from ZH Jaya is a must try đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ€€đŸ˜‹

She đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ’• loves its chewy soft for each bite in its rich fruity durians aroma, juicy flesh, original fruit sweetness & non greasy to enjoy , yummy max 😋👍 Most important it’s without added preservatives & artificial coloring 💯✅

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Do check out her happy unboxing 🎁 TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7008033846671314203 & happy cutting cum tasting clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7008190033639263514

🎁💝🆓 delivery to Klang Valley & Seremban areas with no min purchase ya đŸ’•â€ïž

Online shopping 🛒🌐: https://wa.me/60168066683 with promo code “SIENNY” to get 🔟% discount of RM129.90/box 💝 (6ïžâƒŁ mini mooncakes in pastel colours)

Tea Infused Mooncakes

Purple Cane đ‡đžđšđ„đ­đĄ-𝐓𝐞𝐚 đŒđšđšđ§đœđšđ€đžđŹ 玫藀茶月鄌

It’s đŒđšđ„đšđČ𝐬𝐱𝐚 đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™đŹ No.1ïžâƒŁ 𝐓𝐞𝐚 đŒđšđšđ§đœđšđ€đžđŹ đŸ„ź with freshly 💯% tea-infused baked, curated with less sugar, less oil & no preservatives. The finest halal health-tea mooncakes offering unique classic tea ☕ flavours & new 🆕 flavour with its classic jade green tea đŸ” baked skin to unique rose tea & Nanyang delights, both baked skin & filling are infused with its tea selection

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Absolutely loves the Purple Cane 玫藀 new 🆕 đ‡đžđ«đ›đšđ„ 𝐓𝐞𝐚 𝐄𝐠𝐠 đđźđžđ« 𝐓𝐞𝐚 đŒđšđšđ§đœđšđ€đž đŸ„ź, it’s so tasty rich to enjoy every bite of it, just like you’re enjoying a herbal egg đŸ„š Highly recommended & you have to try it ya

Of course her little niece đŸ‘§đŸ» loves the too adorable cute to be eaten ~ đ†đšđ„đ 𝐅𝐱𝐬𝐡 𝐓𝐞𝐚 𝐁𝐱𝐬𝐜𝐼𝐱𝐭 with đđźđžđ« 𝐓𝐞𝐚☕

Online shopping 🛒🌐: https://www.purplecane.my/?ref=9qnlk3ob1z , promo code ✹SIENNY10✹ at checkout page to enjoy a RM10 off, 🆓 shipping with min spend of RM100 within West Malaysia, valid for 1st time customers only

OR 🛒🌐 https://shp.ee/jcaxuai (Purplecanetea official store)

Handcrafted Mooncakes

1ïžâƒŁst-ever handcrafted mini mooncakes đŸ„ź in an exclusive box by Tedboy Bakery

SiennyLovesDrawing has got a Tedboy Moonlight Gift Set 🎁 (8ïžâƒŁ flavours) in a cubic thematic box & matching paper bag. It’s really a beautifully designed box

Do check out her happy unboxing Tiktok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSJwEf1HA/

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Really love the tasty ingredients of each flavours, not too sweet & addictive delicious to enjoy ya
Online shopping 🛒🌐: tedboy.com , 15% off on Reunion Gift Set (Mooncake 6pcs) OR Moonlight Gift Set (Mooncake 8pcs) with promo code “tedboy21sienny”

For normal priced items only & valid till 30 Sept 2021, while stock lasts ya

Double Layering Mooncakes

There are many varieties & flavours of mooncakes. Personally she loves the creative double layering mooncakes & not sweet from JMM Cookies

Do check out her happy unboxing & tasting TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7000733855502109978

Online shopping 🛒🌐: https://shp.ee/jcaxuai (JMMcookies official store)

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Wishing all a happy blessed Mid Autumn Festival celebration with your loved ones đŸ„źđŸŒ•đŸŽ‹đŸ°

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Festive Bunga-Bunga Raya Interactive Indoor Garden @ Sunway Pyramid

Yeah‌ Raya 🕌â˜Ș is in fully bloom đŸŒșđŸŒșđŸŒș at Sunway Pyramid 🛒🛍🏱 as the lifestyle shopping mall which celebrating this festive 🎉🎊 season with a Bunga-Bunga Raya đŸŒșđŸŒșđŸŒș themed concourse, yes ✅, its LG2 Orange 🍊 🧡 Concourse

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» with her family members đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘­đŸ‘« went to have a short visit as well as to have a Middle East cuisines dinner đŸœđŸŽ

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ from her family đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘­đŸ‘« recent visit to this unique đŸ˜đŸ€© interactive Bunga-Bunga Raya 💗😍đŸŒșđŸŒș themed indoor garden, do click in đŸ‘†đŸ»to enjoy ya 😃😁

Hmm…Why hibiscus đŸŒș flowers for Sunway Pyramid đŸ›’đŸ›đŸąâ“â‰ïž

Hibiscuses đŸŒșđŸŒș~~ Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ‘s national flower, also known as the “celebratory flowers” in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ national language, so so happening at Bunga-Bunga Raya đŸŒșđŸŒșđŸŒș @ Sunway Pyramid 🛒🛍🏱 ~ must visit especially for hibiscuses đŸŒșđŸŒșđŸŒșđŸŒșđŸŒș lovers 💗💕💗

It symbolises togetherness đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź with its different shapes & sizes of hibiscuses đŸŒșđŸŒș reflect the unity through diversity đŸ€đŸ˜

Lots of blooming hibiscus đŸŒșđŸŒș activities available, where shoppers đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź can immerse in a journey through this unique đŸ˜đŸ€© interactive indoor garden with 5ïžâƒŁ different activities & each representing a petal of a Bunga Raya đŸŒș in the passport 🔖, also a contest participation form to winning a Vespa đŸ›” , do continue to read 📖 on this story ya đŸ€“

✅ Interactive blooming garden ~ creating your own colourful hibiscuses đŸŒșđŸŒș show. SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€˜s papa đŸ‘ŽđŸ» & mama đŸ‘”đŸ» really enjoyed it, you may observe from her vlog link shared above đŸ“čđŸŽ„

Ohh ya…SiennyLovesDrawing’s mama was captured by Bernama News Channel while she was enjoyed herself, do check out from 1.32 mins onwards in this clip

 

✅ Hopscotch Play Area ~ You will enjoy the whole game

Ha…Ha…Kids đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ» will enjoy this game

Even her little niece of 1.5 years old đŸ‘¶đŸ» enjoyed herself with the friendly staff đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž from Sunway Pyramid 🛒🛍🏱, all captured in her vlog shared above đŸ“čđŸŽ„

✅ Floral Memory Lane ~ Don’t forget to capture & receive some free 🆓 photos 📾📾 with flowers đŸŒșđŸŒžđŸŒŒđŸŒ»đŸŒč background ya

✅ Bunga-Bunga Swing ~ Do enjoy this beautiful 😍😍 swing & snap a creative photos 📾📾 for your social postings to spread the joys 😄😆

✅ Blooming Floral Walk ~ Kids will enjoy this walk & watch the flowers bloom đŸŒžđŸŒŒđŸŒ»đŸŒčđŸŒș

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€˜s little niece đŸ‘¶đŸ» loves & had a great đŸ‘đŸ» time walking & walking 💗💗 Again, all being captured in her vlog ya đŸ“čđŸŽ„

Not to forget the limited edition Vespa đŸ›” contest as Sunway Pyramid 🛒🛍🏱 has partnered & teamed up with Naza Group of Companies to provide a winning chance to 1ïžâƒŁ lucky 🍀 shopper for a Vespa đŸ›” The Vespa was specially doodled 🖊by famous doodle artist named Fritilldea đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž

Just require to complete at least 3ïžâƒŁ activities (Total 5ïžâƒŁ activities, why not completed all to enjoy the fun đŸ˜€â“â‰ïž) @ this Bunga-Bunga Raya concourse đŸŒșđŸŒșđŸŒș

Last day 9.6.2019‌ Not to miss your participation ya 😃😁

Then, to scan a unique QR code 🔱 to download the all-new 🆕 Sunway Pyramid mobile app đŸ“Č & register for this giveaway contest 🔖

This app đŸ“Č definitely helpful with its more than 1ïžâƒŁK of specialty shops throughout the mall including international fashion 👗👘👚👕👖, beauty💄👄👁, sports & lifestyleđŸ‘ŸđŸ§ŠđŸ§€đŸ§Ł, gadgetsâŒšïžđŸ“·đŸ–„đŸ’», toys etc. You can get exclusive deals that are not to be missed via this app toođŸ“Č

For shoppers đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź who would like to bring home floral gifts 💐💝🎁 & dĂ©cor for this festive 🎉🎊 season, do visit the Flower Market by Fleurs & may try their hand at fun arts & crafts workshops (only selected dates) 😉

Shoppers đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« can learn to have their very own mini home garden by attending the weekend only flower decorative 💐 workshop. So excitingâ€ŒïžđŸ˜ƒ Kids are allowed ya đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ»

To further sweeten the festivities, shoppers đŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­ can treat themselves to some Royce chocolate đŸ« & shoppers đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« who spend RM500 in a max of 2ïžâƒŁ receipts (Only RM400 for HSBC 💳 credit cardholders) can redeem a jar of Yankee Candle 🕯

Guess what❓⁉

There are a total of 6ïžâƒŁ Sunway Malls across Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ & each have been transformed into thematic garden of flowers đŸŒșđŸŒžđŸŒŒđŸŒ»đŸŒč, with each mall choosing a flower of Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ from Hibiscus đŸŒș , Orchids, Bougainvillea, Geranium, Morning Glory đŸŒ·& Jasmine đŸŒŒÂ Wow đŸ˜Č‌ Let’s visit each Sunway Mall 🏱 to enjoy photos 📾📾 & videography đŸ“čđŸŽ„ with the blooming flowers ya đŸŒžđŸŒŒđŸŒ»đŸŒčđŸŒșđŸŒ·

Location📍: Orange 🍊 🧡 Concourse, LG2 of Sunway Pyramid

Date & Time🗓🕙: Now till 9 June 2019, 10am to 10pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.sunwaypyramid.com/bungabungaraya

FB: www.facebook.com/sunwaypyramid

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The Border Stage Red White Festival 2019 @ Batam Island, Indonesia

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has recently attended The Border Stage Red White đŸ‡Č🇹 Festival 2019 🎉🎊, a 2ïžâƒŁ-day event @ Batam Island 🌮 🏖🏝 , Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡©

This festival 2019 🎊🎉 was targetted to receive 500pax of expatriates & foreign tourists đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

She đŸ‘©đŸ» was proud to be exclusively invited đŸ“©đŸ“§đŸ’Œ as 1ïžâƒŁ of the foreign media (i.e. media asing in Indonesian language as stated on her name tag🔖) & represented from Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ to sharing her own experiences after participated this festival 2019 🎉🎊

RAN band team live concert đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ™…đŸœâ€â™‚ïž

The 1ïžâƒŁst day was @ Temenggung Stadium Abdul Jamal, do check out their FB page via 🌐https://www.facebook.com/ranforyourlife/

It was officiated by the Minister of Tourism, Mr Arief Yahya đŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸ’Œ

Guess what❓⁉

This RAN band team đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ™…đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸœâ€â™‚ïž (from Jakarta) is having lots of fans đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ & Singapore 🇾🇬

The Marketing & Promo Director, Mr Edi Sutrisno đŸ‘šđŸœ has shared to the media that this festival 2019 🎉🎊 also aims to bringing in foreign tourists đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ to Batam Island 🌮🏖🏝with the collaboration đŸ€ with the Visit Indonesia Tourism Officers in Singapore 🇾🇬

Not just that this festival 2019 🎉🎊 also promoted to many local & foreign travel agents đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« to incorporate into their Batam tours for the tourists too âœŒđŸ»đŸ€—

This live concert đŸŽŒđŸŽ€đŸŽčđŸ„đŸŽž was at its superb high point âœŒđŸ»đŸ˜ƒ when a fan of RAN đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™€ïž was being selected ✅ to be on stage with them, yes✅, with the RAN band team đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ™…đŸœâ€â™‚ïžâœŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

Guess what❓⁉

She đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž got hugs đŸ€— from the RAN band teamđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ™…đŸœâ€â™‚ïž, wowđŸ˜Č‌ The selected fan đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž was just so so lucky 🍀😁

Yeah‌ She đŸ‘©đŸ» really enjoyed đŸ˜đŸ€© this RAN live concert đŸŽŒđŸŽ€đŸŽčđŸŽžđŸ„though it was her đŸ‘©đŸ» 1ïžâƒŁst time getting to know this famous band team from Jakarta, Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡©

Hmmm…yes✅, after this festival 2019🎉🎊, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» is now officially the RAN’s new 🆕 fan. Ha…Ha…😆😄 She đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ for sharing here, do enjoy her visual moments ya đŸ€—âœŒđŸ»

ZUMBA & Rave Party 🎉🎊

Then, the 2ïžâƒŁnd day was @ the beautiful 😍😍 Batam View Beach Resort 🏖🏝🏱

She đŸ‘©đŸ» was at this resort 🏝🏖🏱 to chill & relax 😌😉 since the afternoon 🔆 at its poolside, as well as its clean & beautiful private beach 🏖🏝

Hmm…Wishing she đŸ‘©đŸ» can stay in this resort 🏖🏝🏱 the next time she travels to Batam Island 🌮 🏖🏝

It was 1ïžâƒŁst started with a Zumba performance & then ended with an evening 🌃🌌 rave party 🎉🎊 with aims for a relaxing & exciting music fun đŸŽŒđŸŽ¶đŸŽ” with both local & foreign tourists đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

 

Her favourite â€ïžđŸ’— part from this festival 2019 🎉🎊 ~ the Zumba Party led by the Singaporean 🇾🇬 instructors, Ms Zin Venus Wang & Ms Jean Toh 👭

They 👭 were both so passionate ❀ & inspiring, bravo đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»â€Œïž Really love this Zumba session â€ïžđŸ’—

The event coordinator for this 2019 festival 🎉🎊, Mr Steve Evans đŸ‘šđŸœ continue to elaborate that there were 6ïžâƒŁ DJs performed too, 2ïžâƒŁ from Singapore 🇾🇬 & Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ respectively i.e. DJ Farah đŸ’đŸœâ€â™€ïž & DJ Nizaminx, as well as from Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡© , DJ Masta & DJ Danti

Her đŸ‘©đŸ» favourite â€ïžđŸ’— part from the rave party 🎉🎊 was towards the end by DJ Farah đŸ’đŸœâ€â™€ïž from Singapore 🇾🇬 , she đŸ‘©đŸ» really loves đŸ’—â€ïž her great đŸ‘đŸ» selection of songs đŸŽŒđŸŽ¶đŸŽ” Yeahâ€ŒïžâœŒđŸ»

Yeah‌ She đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ for sharing here, do enjoy her visual moments ya 😃😁

Not just that, after the rave party 🎉🎊, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her friends đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« were at the resort lobby to enjoying the live band đŸŽŒđŸŽ¶đŸŽ”, drink đŸ»đŸș🍾đŸčđŸ„‚đŸŸ & snacks 🍟🍗đŸ„Ș as supper đŸœđŸŽđŸ˜‹đŸ€€

Another round of great đŸ‘đŸ» musics đŸŽŒđŸŽ¶đŸŽ”

Yeahâ€ŒïžâœŒđŸ» An island 🌮🏖🏝 weekend getway 🚌🚍⛮ for The Border Stage Red White Festival 2019 🎉🎊

Also welcomeÂ đŸ€—Â to check out SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â â€™s top contributorÂ đŸ‘†đŸ»Â account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the IndonesiaÂ đŸ‡źđŸ‡©Â â€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“

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Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â is gonna sharing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ here about her impressive đŸ€© & unforgettable experience gained from the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💩💧 Festival 🎉🎊, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

So, it was all started with a short queue to get her đŸ‘©đŸ» cheap âŹ‡ïž flight ticket ✈ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❀ in Sept (as shown in the short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„below). It was with only a limited choice of destinations📍📍available

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has chosen ✅ for Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 under Lane B with a very 1ïžâƒŁst intention to meet & visit 1ïžâƒŁ of her girlfriend đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž who is working there as an expatriate currently. However, sadly 😟 that her friend đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž wasn’t around ❌ Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 during her travel dates 🗓 Sigh…From a friend visit👭, then she had it as 1ïžâƒŁ of her annual solo travelsss đŸŽ’đŸ§ąđŸ•¶đŸ‘Ÿ

💗 ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ 💗

Also initially she đŸ‘©đŸ» did plan to let go this solo trip because of a clash to a tourism event ~ MITA Sarawak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ that she đŸ‘©đŸ» has always supporting đŸ’ȘđŸ»âœŒđŸ»the tourism authority 😊 in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿïž

Guess what❓⁉

Her trip is gonna be during the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💩💧 Festival 🎉🎊 named Bon Om Touk in local Khmer language 🇰🇭 from 21 Nov to 23 Nov 2018 😃😁 It also known as The Pirogue đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž Racing Festival 🎉🎊 or Water 💩💧 & Moon 🌑 Festival 🎉🎊 & Boat Racing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

It was really a coincident‌ Once she đŸ‘©đŸ»Â has decided ✅ to stay with this solo travel đŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘Ÿ due to the complicated & difficult flight change đŸ˜ŸâœˆïžÂ Also this gonna be her 1ïžâƒŁst visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

This biggest celebration marks a 12th century naval victory with boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž racing along the Sisowath Quay 💩💧 with the boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž racing on the Tonle Sap River, in particular the area stretching from street 104 to street 178 of Phnom Penh city centre 🇰🇭

Many hostels 🏡🏘, hotels 🏱, restaurants đŸœđŸŽ & bars đŸ„‚đŸ»đŸžaround this area ~ Very convenience for all visitors đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

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In the morning 🔅🔆 & before the race đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž starts during this 3ïžâƒŁ-day festival 🎉🎀, the riverside & streets were much more peaceful 😌

Once the race starts around 🔟am, the huge crowd đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« at the riverside will be observed đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

However, in 2015 this celebration 🎉🎊 was cancelled ❌ due to the low âŹ‡ïž water level 💩💧

Hurray‌ She đŸ‘©đŸ» always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels âœˆïžđŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘ŸÂ This is just so a lovely 💓 coincidence 😉

So, what’s this water 💩💧 festival 🎊🎉 all about❓⁉

It’s a 3ïžâƒŁ days non-religious celebration 🎉🎊 & symbolised as an ancient appreciation đŸ™đŸ» for centuries to the river 💩💧for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŒŸđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŒŸ & fishermen 🐟🎣

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź thanksgiving 🙏 celebration 🎉🎊

The Cambodian boat crews đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž were face forward. Many of the boat crews đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž were complemented with a colorfully-costumed lady đŸ’đŸ»â€â™€ïžat the prow dancing to the beat of the drums đŸ„đŸ„

However, from her observation, majority of the boats now don’t really practising this tradition though. Hmm…From her 2ïžâƒŁ days visits to the festival, she only noticed for 2ïžâƒŁÂ boats with a colorfully-costumed lady đŸ’đŸ»â€â™€ïž at the front of the boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

For the 1ïžâƒŁst 2ïžâƒŁ days, races đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž are run with 2ïžâƒŁ boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ each, with the big race đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž happening on the last day, when all the boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ take to the river 💩💧 to compete 😃

There were carnival, rides, traditional music đŸŽŒđŸŽ¶đŸŽ” performances, dances đŸ’ƒđŸ»đŸ•șđŸŒđŸ‘Żâ€â™€ïžđŸ‘Żâ€â™‚ïžđŸ•ŽđŸ»etc. in the evening 🏙🌃🌌

There were many stall vendors, definitely food 🍛đŸČđŸ„˜đŸœđŸŽ& drink đŸ„€đŸ»đŸ·đŸ„‚đŸžđŸčoverflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands đŸŽŒđŸŽčđŸŽ§đŸŽ¶đŸŽ”entertaining the crowds đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« etc.

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Personally, she đŸ‘©đŸ» was impressed how the local vendors actually earn their living 💰by selling drinks đŸ„€& snacks đŸ„ĄđŸ°đŸ„§đŸ„Ș to the huge crowds đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« at the riverside during the boat racing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

There were approximately 300 boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ with 19k pax of boat rowers đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž Wow!!

Hmm…đŸ€” How about the huge crowd đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Źattended for this 3ïžâƒŁ-day festival celebration 🎉🎊 in Phnom Penh❓⁉

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It was about 4.5million people đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« including expatriates, foreign visitors, local Khmers from all provinces etc. as shared at the closing ceremony 😁

Ohh yeah‌ This year, 2018 i.e. The 3rd great successfull year with Cambodia 🇰🇭 has handbuilt the world 🌍đŸ—ș ‘s longest rowing boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž at 87.3m long & 1.99m wide with cost of $60k. It was completed successfully đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ» in Sept by more than 14k local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« in 192 days đŸ˜Č😃

Guess what❓⁉

Another Guinness World 🌍đŸ—ș Record 🏆 won (It’s the 5ïžâƒŁth one) by Cambodia 🇰🇭 as this long dragon boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž is capable of carrying 179 boat rowers đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž on it‌ Wow‌đŸ˜Č This great đŸ‘đŸ» news was anounced on 12 Nov at Prey Veng province of Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

From her own experience, a few points 📌📌 to note if you’re interested to be at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for this great đŸ‘đŸ» annual celebration 🎊🎉

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

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

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» got her sun â˜€ïžđŸŒž protection from the 🆕 Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50 ordered & purchased đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ›’ from Althea KoreaÂ đŸ‡°đŸ‡· You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

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

Do dress up in a light modest clothing 👚 to enjoy the boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž race cheerings with the local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« at the riverside under the hot sunny đŸ˜Žâ˜€ïž day

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

She đŸ‘©đŸ» was with the local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź on her 1ïžâƒŁst visit & then 2ïžâƒŁnd visit the next day at the designated area by Tourism Cambodia 🇰🇭 for the foreign tourists đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­Â (Served with free 🆓 flow of drinksđŸ„€đŸ„€available)

The riversides 💩💧 were extremely packed & crowded đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ with both the local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź & foreign tourists to cheering for their favorite ❀ boatsđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžduring the races, so suggest you to bring only the bare necessities & hold on tight to what you have. Also being alert with your surroundings too while in the huge crowd đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«

Why❓⁉

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

Always better be safe then sorry ya â˜șïžđŸ˜‰

There were several types of rowing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž styles observed from her visits, i.e. sitting down & manual rowing, standing up & manual rowing, standing up & auto rowing etc. She đŸ‘©đŸ» is curious đŸ€” how the marks will be allocate within each different styles as well as the determining factors of winning 🏆🎖 too❓⁉

Perhaps logically the shortest time 🕛 of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2ïžâƒŁ red ❀ boats đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž as captured in the photo 📾 & vBlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„below)

There were live announcement during the boat racing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž, however in local Khmer 🇰🇭 language & ❌ no English translation. It would be good to have a live English announcement in the next year festival onwards ya 😊

The King Norodom Sihamoni đŸ€ŽđŸ», Prime Minister Hun Sen đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ& some senior officials đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸ»â€â™‚ïž have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival 🎉🎊 She đŸ‘©đŸ» has observed from the TV screen đŸ“ș at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She đŸ‘©đŸ» has enjoyed the longest & the pretty đŸ˜đŸ€© fireworks 🎆🎇 so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival 🎉🎊

Really amazing beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© & with the boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ decorated with LED lighting💡💡screens represented by each relevant authorities of organising & managing this water 💩💧 festival 🎊🎉 e.g. Tourism, Justice, Ministry of Art & Handicrafts etc. to name a few noted 😉

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a vBlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya đŸ€—

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries đŸœđŸŽ & shops 🛒🛍may close ⛔ during this water 💩💧 festival 🎉🎊 (All 3ïžâƒŁ days) & resume their operation then đŸ€—

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

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SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was blessed 😇 that she đŸ‘©đŸ» stay with her decision to continue with this solo travel & really enjoyed this water 💩💧 festival celebration 🎊 🎉 & highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»to all travellers that would like to appreciating & participating local heritage & cultures celebration. Definitely worth your time to learn the unique local KhmersđŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­’ lifestyle better

More details,

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

Also welcomeÂ đŸ€—Â to check out SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â â€™s top contributorÂ đŸ‘†đŸ»Â account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews about the Cambodia 🇰🇭 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“

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Letter's End by Wolfe Bowart, more details in https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/

Letter’s End by Wolfe Bowart 

Yeah‌SiennyLovesDrawing was invited by Divesecity.my to watch the Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ Premiere Letter’s End recent months

What’s that about❓⁉

To SiennyLovesDrawing, it’s a meaningful well planned live performance of clown đŸ€Ą theatre cum puppetry 🎭 comedy through digital media đŸ’»đŸŽ„

Hmm…Definitely an impressive visual composition that weaves together clown đŸ€Ą theater, circus đŸ€čđŸ»â€â™‚ïž skill, stage illusion, puppetry 🎭 & physical comedyđŸ€ŁđŸ˜†

Guess what❓⁉

The playwright cum performer đŸ€Ą, Mr. Wolfe Bowart đŸ‘šđŸŒhas enchanted the young đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ» & young at heart through a method of story-telling that is becoming rare during the recent KL International Arts Festival [KLIAF] 2017 in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Letter’s End was honoured with a Helpmann Award 🎖nomination, the Australian 🇩đŸ‡șequivalent of the Olivier Awards🎖[in the category of Best Touring Production]. Absolutely it charmed all audiences of all ages in countries around the world 🌎

“Although the character đŸ‘šđŸŒin this live performance doesn’t speak ❌🗣, the actor đŸ‘šđŸŒcommunicates with his body & through musicđŸŽ¶đŸŽ”, a little voiceover 🗣& the magic of technical theater, the audiencesđŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Źunderstand what the actorđŸ‘šđŸŒ is going through. The word “mime” has traditionally been used to describe the art of creating the illusion of objects & space – eating an imaginary 🍎 In Letter’s End, the boxes 📩📩are real & I really eat an apple 🍎 Letter’s End is filled with shadow puppets 🎭, film 🎞 interaction, magic & circus đŸ€čđŸ»â€â™‚ïžacts ~ it’s funny 😂 & heart-warming😊This makes it a unique theatrical experience especially the story is told using stage illusion & circus skills, I’m often asked, ‘How did you do that❓⁉” shared Mr. Wolfe Bowart

This Helpmann Award🎖nominee truly believes that nothing beats a live act to captivate & delight childrenđŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ», especially compared to watching a story unfold on a digital screenđŸ’»

At 1ïžâƒŁ point during the performance, Mr Bowart đŸ‘šđŸŒ has invited a young audience đŸ‘ŠđŸ» to participate onstage. As 1ïžâƒŁ of the audiences, SiennyLovesDrawing felt it was a charming moment & of course an interactive move with his audiencesđŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Źfor live participation đŸ‘đŸ» The boyđŸ‘ŠđŸ»was given a hard hat đŸŽ© & put immediately to work aka the live action with him đŸ‘šđŸŒin the story telling theatre 😆

Mr Bowart đŸ‘šđŸŒshared further, “I’ve always enjoyed performing đŸ€Ą đŸ€čđŸ»â€â™‚ïžfor people; making people laugh 😂 đŸ€Ł. All children đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ» are naturally playful.”

In Letter’s End, a man is tasked to burn lost packages and letters in a furnace, a job he carries out meticulously, until an old brown teddy bear falls out of a torn parcel. A memory is stirred. Soon, the man begins to open other packages and letters, and a whole wondrous world unfolds. Letter’s End is a memorable piece steeped in charm and the joy of human interaction. Something we are in danger of forgetting in our reliance on technology to cultivate the sense of wonder, adventure and creativity in children.

It was 7ïžâƒŁ5ïžâƒŁ mins live act & ❌no photo 📾/ video đŸŽ„đŸ“č taking is allowed during the show. SiennyLovesDrawing has respected it as she can really put down her digital devicesđŸ“±& focus in enjoying a great laugh out loud😃😄with all the audiencesđŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« attended.

It’s really an awesome 🆒 show not to be missed ya â€ŒïžđŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»

Really wish this acclaimed playwright đŸ€Ą will come & perform in the Malaysian premiere of Letter’s End next year or perhaps every years 😀😉

Yeah‌SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» got a privilege to have a photo 📾 captured (Ha…Ha…the crazy 😜 faces) with Mr Wolfe Bowart đŸ‘šđŸŒ after the show

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Let’s celebrate Japanese Bon Odori 2016 đŸ‘˜đŸŽđŸŽŽ

How many of you are aware of the famous Japanese Bon Odori festival? 

If no, don’t worry, do read more about it via link below,

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Festival

My friend is currently in charge of this 2016 celebration project with Klang Parade, do visit it on 8 to 10 July 2016 to understand more of this Japanese traditional annual festival 👘

There are many fun activities for you to participate 😃

https://www.facebook.com/events/992195397554443/?active_tab=posts

Hmm…I will be there too and hosting for face painting 😊

Note: All sample photos in the poster above are obtained from Google search


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