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Rail travel and extreme sports at Gua Musang Kelantan

Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia · Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 travel wish comes true‌ Yes ✅, she always wishes to do train travel 🚂 within Malaysia 🇲🇟 since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia 👍🏻

In this blog post, she will share her own travel experiences & observations about COVID19 travel 🆕 norms, places & the foods she enjoys during recent rail tourism to Gua Musang, Kelantan 😃😁

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysian 🇲🇟 OR international passport 🛂 for foreigners 🙅🏻‍♀🇲🇟, must ensure at least 6⃣ months validity ya 👍🏻
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination 💉 ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices 📲 to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then🧳
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering the state of Kelantan
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required, however this trip involved extreme sport, travel insurance is advisable
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required, personally she still will check in whenever she spotted the QR code to record her own journeys

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully vaccinated ✅💉, including booster vaccine, she still performed self test prior & after her trips. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 👍🏻 for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestics or international to be PCR tested before & after travel trips for the peace of mind of own safety & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Things To Do & Trip Itinerary @ Gua Musang 🏞

Gua Musang is a railway 🚂 town

Gua Musang 🏞 is surrounded by limestone hills & caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers, rock climbers & extreme sports lovers, moreover with Muse Eco Park opening now, do read on this long blog story here to check out her extreme sports experience gained ya 💪🏻👍🏻😃

In the past, trains 🚂🚂 were the only means of transport to this town. This train journey provides a glimpse of village life in the jungle 🌳🌳 hinterland. This is a jungle railway 🚂🌳 not to be missed which runs from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu & Tumpat. The green 💚 scenery starts from Jerantut station onwards as shared by the on train expert, Mr Kelvin Khew 🙋🏻‍♂

Gua Musang KTM train station is distinguished by the natural splendor that surrounds it as it’s situated at the foot of the hill ⛰ Yes ✅, once the train 🚂 arrived at Gua Musang train station, you will be welcome by the beautiful desolate slope of rocks with deceiving stone stairs that rise to 105m 😍 You will sure enjoy beautiful OOTD moments at this train station 📞🚉

Hmm…The old Gua Musang train station was closed after the great flood in 2014. It’s located at the end of the main street in the old town & now used as 1⃣ of the must visit heritage spot for all tourists. It’s also 1⃣ of the best spots 📍 for photography 📞 lovers. Or simply sitting & admiring the splendour, the hill resembles a stone pillar with a large fissure that practically cuts it in half vertically 😍

Day 1⃣

Met up with all travel mates at Heritage Station Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur KTM train station 🚉 Enjoyed a hot Horlicks & fried noodles while awaiting for the train 🚂 boarding

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZNf686gNyzZno7Ei8
Website🌐: https://heritage-station-restaurant.business.site/

A privilege to witness this rail tourism special charter flag ⛳off by Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic & Event Division Senior Director & Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia with a safe departure of night train 🚂 from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station @ 10.45pm sharp

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Yeah‌ On board & checked in to her sleeper 😎💀 seat at upper deck

She loves the privacy privilege at upper deck, though need to climb up & down to reach her sleeper seat 🚂

The train 🚂 moves steady slow towards the destination point @ Gua Musang. The train has stopped by Seremban & Gemas KTM train stations to pick up passengers 👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing has got down to snap some photos at Gemas station with friends 📞😁

Ohh ya…The train will switch its railway 🛀 & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 from Gemas station, so do change to an empty seat 💺 available or enjoy your seating sleep 😎 to avoid any dizziness 😵

Tips on an overnight train ride

  • Do book your lower deck sleeper seat as early as possible, it’s selling like hot cake. For elderly, upper deck is not advisable as it requires to climb up & down 🀗
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as you’re on a long rail ride 🚂
  • Do wear your face mask 😷 on board
  • Must bring sweater 🧥 as the air conditioner is getting stronger at night 🌃
  • Must bring travel pillow ⬜
  • Suggest to bring fully charged power bank & extension cord due to limited power points 🔌 at Chill Relax & Event (Karaoke) coaches on board & on sharing basis
  • Pack light luggage especially if you’re on upper deck sleeper seat. Your luggage bags are needed to place at lower deck. Do not leave your valuables unattended during the rail ride. #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers ❀🎒💕 ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks , #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack 🎒 ~ Splash 16″ Taupe-Black during this train trip 🇲🇟
  • A pair of comfy shoes, SiennyLovesDrawing has opted 👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole trip at Kelantan , loving it 💕❀for train travel as well as extreme sports @ Muse Eco Park, do read more of her user story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/20/user-experience-comfortable-leather-shoes-from-lucca-vudor/
  • Do sanitize your sleeper deck 1⃣st before your good night rest

  • No smoking 🚭 allow inside the train 🚂

Do check out her rail travel TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Day 2⃣

Wake up & enjoyed morning view from the train window 🚂🪟 Enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot milk tea @ train cafe, chit chat with other passengers, chill & relax enjoyed the views outside window 🚂🪟

The foods served in train cafe is good, personally SiennyLovesDrawing loves the pandan coconut fragrance rice with the sweet spicy anchovies sambal 😋👍🏻

Ohh ya…Only limited seats, once you’ve finished your meals, do give chance to other train passengers to enjoy their meals in train cafe 💕

Hmm…Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing 👀👩🏻in this video clip via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomnaikkeretapi/permalink/4872055519590002/ which captured by 1⃣ of the Jom Naik Keretapi member❓⁉

Finally, arrived @ Gua Musang KTM train station after 11 hours train journey @ 🔟am. Bus 🚌 picked up from Gua Mustang train station for a 2⃣nd breakfast @ Warung Muse , a nice spot to enjoy meals with the scenes of visitors busy via ferrata & flying fox

SiennyLovesDrawing had a cup of hot asam boi ☕ & a slice of toasted bread 🍞 The service was super slow & some of the travel mates got their order wrongly served…Hope the service would be improving greater in her next visit then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8bvmd6tKBrjcSFpk9

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Checked in to Durian Hill Villa 🏘 for a comfy shower 🚿 & quick rest 💀

Really love the minimalist comfy room design & all needed facilities well prepared. The hot shower water 🚿 absolutely perfect with good water pump & just nice temperature to enjoy a good shower 🧖🏻‍♀ after a long train ride 💖👍🏻

Address📍: PT5606, Jalan Akasia Utama 2/4, Bandar Utama, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DurianHillVillaGM/

Then enjoyed set lunch B (5 pax each set) @ Warung Buluh with Siakap fish in lemon steam, beef in spicy tomatoes sauce, fried egg, kailan vegetables with salted fish, fried tumeric chicken & seafood tom yam soup. The food were prepared up front from the organiser’s pre order, it’s wrapped nicely & served on all tables. Love the thoughtful hygiene service at Warung Buluh here 👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WT8F9NuQ8wnoEDFe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food—beverage-company/Warung-Buluh-Gua-Musang-Kelantan-793504277467795/

After lunch, we went to Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park, however it was closed & open on appointment basis as maintenance works in progress now. Do continue to read on this blog story as she visited it again on the Day 3

Then, we enjoyed afternoon tea drink @ Hana Coffee ☕ House. It’s a nice cafe with double storey to enjoy a happy enjoyable cuppa at the open air 2nd floor ☕👍🏻 on a hot sunny 😎☀ day. It serves a varieties of coffee, chocolate, fruit beverages & snacks including keropok lekor 😋

Address📍: https://goo.gl/maps/mG3ukH8gN5M9tNMc8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fargm4949/

Yeah‌ Back to hotel for a quick nap rest 😎

The bed 🛌🏻 at Durian Hill Villa just so so comfy, she just dozed off 😎💀 & wake up already timing to get on bus 🚌 for dinner 😆 Absolutely a quick good rest 👍🏻

Enjoyed nasi lemak dinner with spice fried chicken & spicy sambal @ Warung Muse again. This round food were served in advance from pre order placed 👍🏻

All enjoyed the dining 🍜 atmosphere of the night decorated with the glittering lights of Gua Musang & Masjid Buluh

Went for night 🌃 view photos capturing @ Masjid Buluh (Bamboo Mosque)

As its name suggests, almost 90% of this mosque is made from local concrete bamboo 🎍 (Dendracalamus asper) & black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) which were imported from Bandung, Indonesia 🇮🇩 The magnificent & uniqueness of this mosque 🕌 was inspired by the former Menteri Besar of Kelantan, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Do check out video clip captured via 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/dvQOkDyLzN/ & more photos via 📞🌐 https://www.facebook.com/323289091408885/posts/pfbid02BZX12bWwAKEK8Vfdt5PXkL7c3eH8Ag6EDcgbTKj27MjxYyM2kjFNo9dBYgdfthsZl/

Tips to visit any mosques within Malaysia 🕌

  • Must bring along a head scarf 🧣 & wear modest long sleeves & long pant or long dress to enter ya 💖 It’s important to demonstrate respect to different religions 🙏🏻
  • Some mosques will provide 🆓 mosque clothing aka Jubah & head scarf 🧣 to rent for its visitors to enter then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1nCNRiYUA9yXaFY18
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBulohGuaMusang/

Next, night photo 🌃📞 session @ Masjid Razaleigh (Razaleigh Mosque ie. Model of the Forbidden Mosque Of Mekah) which started its construction in late 2016. The Razaleigh Mosque of 99K square feet & equipped with 9⃣ towers as high as 30m & 8⃣ domes similar to the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, it was inspired by the Member of Parliament for Gua Musang, YBM. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah & worth more than RM35.1million. This mosque with a unique & attractive design using high quality building materials including tiles built on a site of 1.5 hectares with capability of accommodating up to 3.5K congregations. Wow‌

This is Kelantan’s iconic mosque which cost RM34 million as a replica of the Kaaba & it was built with a combination of high -tech LED screen blocks that display the holy verses of the Quran or the content of the sermon delivered by the imam of the mosque. The idea to build a replica of the Kaaba was sparked by Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/B7Dwfk7S8TLA7ws36
Contact no. : +6017-901 8672
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Razaleigh-Bandar-Gua-Musang-113632751342893/

Yeah‌ Back to hotel ~ Durian Hill Villa 🏘 for swet dream resting for the day 💀🛌🏻

Day 3⃣

Enjoyed morning hiking of approximately 40mins @ Durian Hill ⛰ to enjoy the beautiful sunrise 🌄 & scenery of the main town of Gua Musang

Do check out her happy sunrise hike at Durian Hill TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

There is a good ground for camping 🏕🥟👍🏻 site with proper shower 🚿 & water tank facilities, the next time SiennyLovesDrawing would like to do camping stay 🏕⛺🔥 Enjoyed some cookies & bread 🍪🥖 as light breakfast after the hiking 😋

Do check out her happy roti canai sarang (2nd breakfast that morning) TikTok clip captured 📹🌐😋👍🏻

After hiking, we went to Kedai Makan Pokwa to enjoy 2⃣nd breakfast ~ Highly recommended the roti canai sarang ~ It’s roti canai with 2⃣ soft boiled eggs on top 😋👍🏻 They also serve Nasi Kerabu here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves her chat with both the lovely old couples founders 👎🏜👵🏜 Really enjoyed the tasty roti canai sarang (She had 2⃣ sets) & iced Neslo, then left with her happy satisfied tummy 😃😋👍🏻

Address📍: Pitstop Route 8 Gua Musang @ Kedai Makan Pokwa, Jalan Bandar Baru, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.📱: +6019-912 1401
Website🌐: https://kedai-makan-pokwa.business.site/

Yeah‌ Time to enjoy extreme sport activities @ Muse Eco Park ~ Yes✅, the highest Flying Fox in Kelantan. Yeah‌Also the 1⃣st twin pair via Ferrata, yes✅, walking on the cave wall 👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the via ferrata & flying fox done @ this park on Day 3⃣ with a happy great 👍🏻 achievement, yeah‌👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 so proud that she has completed via Ferrata & flying fox of 40m height @ Gua Musang. Highly recommended for an amazing experience 👍🏻😃

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ymyuFS6dU4vCfkfM7
Contact no.📱: +6012-2904007
FB: https://www.facebook.com/museecopark/

Do check out her 1⃣st via ferrata experience captured in this TikTok clip 📹🌐

Back to Durian Hill Villa for shower 🚿 after the good sweat from the amazing extreme sport activities. Then, checked out from Durian Hill Villa, a happy comfy stay, will be back for sure

Then, had a tasty lunch @ the impressive beautiful Restoran Dalam Taman D’ Tasik

A beautiful Malay traditional house restaurant sits at the bank of Gua Musang Lake Garden. Love the Thai influenced dishes served here especially the tasty fresh lemon steamed fish 🐟

After lunch, SiennyLovesDrawing had a walk at the beautiful lake side & the nicely managed park surrounding this restaurant. Had a good chat with the restaurant owners, Kak Nah & Abah who shared about how they restarted this restaurant from its former restaurant named Restoran Dalam Taman which lost due to the great flood in 2014

Truly impressive & inspiring of the creativity & love of upcycling, go green passionate of Kak Nah. Abah & Kak Nah actually decorated this restaurant with some unique wood pieces that both of them found from river side etc., also she turns some of the plastic fishing stuff 🎣 into wall art decorations, bravo 👏🏻👏🏻 Abah actually complimented full of love 💕 that his wife, Kak Nah is a creative person, a lovely sweet couple ❀

Do check out her happy lunch dining at this beautiful lake surrounding Restoran Dalam Taman D’Tasik, you will spot Kak Nah upcycling craft art decorations in her TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxqHvTH9YdgbH77h7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Dalam-Taman-DTasek-2013350965594972/

Then, paid a 2⃣nd visit to the Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park. Personally love the mosses lanes within the park, it’s so comfy nice to walking🚶🏻‍♀🚶🏻on it while reading the plant signages to learn more about the herbs & spices. There is a water park that many local families & kids enjoy water splashing 💊 fun & swimming 🏊🏻‍♂ with a minimal entry fee. This park is now under maintenance progress, then to resume its chalets & rock climbing activities then

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s TikTok clip captured

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uXeqeBbddBHzD56H9
Website: https://www.malaysiasite.nl/etnobotani.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pwgm.kesedar

Next, proceed to visit the Gua Musang Golf Recreation Club, the travel mates enjoyed the fun of golf ⛳ practice sessions. Hmm..didn’t ride on a buggy to tour the golf ⛳ club. Enjoyed afternoon tea time with banana 🍌 fritters served here

Address: Ibu Pejabat Kesedar, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.: +6019-912 9558
Website: https://mdgm.kelantan.gov.my/index.php/pelawat/destinasi-menarik/tempat-tempat-pelancongan/199-padang-golf-sukan-berkuda

The bus 🚌 departed straight to Tanah Merah KTM train station for a night train back to KL @ 10.45pm, on the way stopped by for dinner @ Restoran Rimbun

Again, train 🚂 has departed sharp at 10.45pm. SiennyLovesDrawing fall a sleep 💀😎 very quickly as exhausted after a whole day of busy activities

Address: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NoGCXMmpSAmjXUTF7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Rimbun-135728463766706/

Day 4

Wake up 7am & then enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot Nescafe @ train cafe. Yeah‌ Enjoyed train sleeps, walking in the train from coach to coach train OOTDs while the train stopped at some stations along the way

Also to enjoy watched the karaoke competition @ event coach, chit chat with some passengers from Jom Naik Keretapi FB group members about their happy train rides. Most of them are retirees that enjoy their train travels within Malaysia

So happy exciting to listen to their stories & all inspiring SiennyLovesDrawing to include train travels within Malaysia in her retirement living plan 😃

Ohh ya…When the train 🚂 stops at Gemas station, it will switch railway & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 so if you’re not comfortable with it, do change to an empty seat 💺 available, or alternatively to enjoy a nap 😎 to avoid any dizziness ya 😵

Arrived early @ 2.30pm to Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, reached home sweet home 🏡 safely

How long you have not travel on a train🚂❓⁉ Let’s plan & enjoy a happy travel with rail ya 😃😁

Do enjoy reading this blog post as SiennyLovesDrawing has updated her daily trip progresses @ Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia 🇲🇟 ya

You may connect to https://linktr.ee/rjila_tours for your rail tour travel planning ya

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Sungai Lembing things to do

Things To Do @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeah‌ Refer to earlier blogging about her participation to Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur by Muzium Sungai Lembing. Yes, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has just resumed her holidays within her own home country under the new norm way due to global health pandemic 🚗🚌🇲🇟 This time she would like to sharing about her recent 2⃣D1⃣N trip to Sungai Lembing, Malaysia 🇲🇟

Historically, Sungai Lembing was a rich town because of used to be main producer of tin in Pahang, Malaysia. The history of underground tin mining has started since it was intensively managed by the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL), a British company in 1906 till being liquidated in 1986

It was known as the El Dorado of the East ie. A Village of the English community. It’s being revitalized as a heritage tourism attraction with the opening of Muzium Sungai Lembing

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So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodation at Sungai Lembing from her trip ya 🎒😃

SiennyLovesDrawing & her travelmates had a safe comfy approximately 3.5 hours bus ride to & from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang with bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) led by Mr Imraan. Then, four-wheel drive (4WD) exciting journey with Sungai Lembing Recreation to visit Sungai Lembing places listed below (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembing.tour )

Places To Visit & Things To Do

1. Muzium Sungai Lembing

Yeah‌ Finally she 👩🏻 is back here, this would be her 3rd visit if not mistaken. This museum is housed in an old bungalow once used by the mine manager & it houses a collection of underground mining artifacts

Slowly walking & reading the details of each exhibits in this museum making you understand greater of the view memorabilia & history about the tin mining days

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅ & it may be FOC subjects to the final decision of the museum management as it will be on partial closure after Raya while it undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition with usage of technology then, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/02/program-jejak-el-dorado-timur-sungai-lembing-pahang-malaysia-2022/

Her happy exploring Muzium Sungai Lembing TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHreP5/

In particularly, she loves the underground tin mines model exhibited in this museum, do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHmadB/, it was nicely done with very detailed artwork to showcase the situation of the underground tin mine

Address📍: Jalan Muzium, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
Operation hours🕛: 9am – 5pm (Except 1st Monday of each month)
Website 🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/

2. Sungai Lembing Historical Tin Mines

During this recent visit, it was closed for continuous maintenance by its management, Kuantan Municipal Council (aka Majlis Bandaraya Kuantan) to ensure the safety of this underground tin mines for visitors. Do check out whether it has reopen during your trip ya

It’s the largest underground tin mine in the world 🌎 Actually parts of it has been refurbished as a museum for its visitors to enter the network of underground old mine tunnels which spans over 785km to observe & view the extensive collection of mining equipment that was used back in the days eg. tin samples, drilling machines, safety helmets, railway tracks & furniture from the mine manager’s office etc.

Also to enjoy a tram ride to enter into the tin mine tunnels

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Her last visit in 2018 story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/mita-productive-business-networking-pahang/ & tweets thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1056839707177283584

Address📍: Jalan Tanah Putih, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/U26KRVo6x7qfURSm7

FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511072778939518

3. Sunrise Hill (AKA Panorama Hill) 林明山 ⛰

1 of the things must do at Sungai Lembing is to wake up early morning & hike up to Panorama Hill 400m for sunrise 🌄

She took a 4WD ride with friends to be up this round , can check out the tour services by Sungai Lembing Recreation

Absolutely love the beautiful breathtaking 😍🀩 sunrise panorama view shrouded by the morning mist & breathe in fresh cool air

Last time, she has hike by foot 🊶👣 on the stairs going up the hill, only small sections are without the staircase. So, do bring a torch light for your early morning hike. Usually approximately 30mins to 45 mins hiking journey to reach the summit for amazing sunrise scenery

Free 🆓 admission

Address📍: Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bukit-Panorama-Hill-Top-%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E5%B1%B1%E9%A1%B6/169658876424845 & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunrise-Hill-Sg-Lembing-Pahang/106627994462324

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/BwfgFyn49hTBgnkF7

4. Sungai Lembing Old Market Square

It’s nice to take sight in the surroundings of where the Chinese clan houses are located. Can shopping for souvenirs eg. coconut biscuits, sugar-glazed buttery crispy egg crullers from here to bring back home 🏡

There are plenty of good food to enjoy here, do continue read on the food section below 😀

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.At here, you sure will not miss out the 1st digital petrol pump ⛜ in Malaysia 🇲🇟

Yes ✅, Sungai Lembing was very advanced due to its tin mines industry at that time, this small town actually owned it’s own digital petrol pump ⛜, cinema with latest movies 🍿 🎥, duty free brands shopping 🛍🛒 etc.

Address📍: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

5. Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing

On the way down from Sunrise Hill, your 4WD will passing by Sungai Jing picnic area, worth to stop by to enjoy a picnic meal, fishing or a river swimming here

Locals love to spend time here with family members especially weekends

Free 🆓 admission

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/5rnJimEBbtzwyeJG8

6. Pasir Puteri FKA Pasir Kubur

Visitors can park its vehicles just by the river side & then enjoy picnic, river bathing etc.

Locals love to spend time here with family members during weekends at Pasir Puteri, a nice picnic area to chill, relax while enjoy fishing as well as river bathing

Vehicle parking fee is required

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/yKYiezJuaBBzUVTi7

7. Kolong Pahat Hanging Bridge 林明吊桥 🌉

Definitely not to be missed when visiting Sungai Lembing

Let’s feel the thrill from the mild tremble of this sturdy 200-year-old wooden suspension 🌉 bridges which connect residential areas on the other side of the river to the main town

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It’s still strong & well maintained, though being repaired several times by the Kuantan Municipal Council

Free 🆓 admission

Address📍: 377, Lorong Pahat, Kampung Kolong Pahat, 26200 Sg Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia.

📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/BRwaxcAgUMFp9Kr7A

8. Kolong Pahat tin mine tunnels using the “pahat” way

Just keep walking down from the entrance to the hanging bridge for 10mins, you will notice 3 tin mines tunnels at the road side

During her recent trip, Pak Tam , ex-staff with underground tin mines company actually has shared that these old tunnels were created manually using the “pahat” way ie. with chisel & each is not deep inside as compared to the underground tin mines. Chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material eg. stone by hand, struck with a mallet, or mechanical power. The handle & blade of some types of chisel are made of metal or of wood with a sharp edge in it

Free 🆓 admission

9. Indigenous Village ~ Kampung Mas

While on the way down from Sunrise Hill, you will passing by this indigenous village on your way to Sungai Jin picnic area, it’s managed by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JKOA)

The majority of indigenous people here are puak Batik & puak Jakun as shared by her 4WD driver from Sungai Lembing Recreeation team

It offers exhilarating pursuits to learn the living cultures eg. blow piping, visiting the unique bamboo house & etc.

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/nMc5GyZJC3aFMXzV7

10. Charas Cave

During the bus journey, 1 of the tour guides has shared briefly about this cave & SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share it here so she can personally visit it in the future

It’s a limestone cave complex with interesting geological structures of stalagmites & stalactites & a large reclining Buddha statue. The other side of the cave leads to an opening which provides a great view of the surrounding countryside

Address📍: Jalan Gua Charas, 26090 Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/qvtuaKrvJ3Pfqyq7A

Food 😋🀀

1. Sungai Lembing Hawker Centre

It’s always crowded 👭👬👫 Most of the visitors to Panorama Hill will enjoy breakfast at here ya

Must enjoy the tomatoes sauce noodles 🍅🍜 served with fragrant Cantonese fried charred aroma topped with sweet & tangy tomato sauce

Also the Mee Jawa, Sister Fong mountain-water tofu, tau foo fah etc.

After meals, you may visit the Thien Hou Temple which just opposite the hawker centre. The “Mazu” statue is certified as the biggest “Mazu” in the Malaysia Book of Record in year 2019. More info via 🌐 https://persatuanhainansglembing.org.my/

OR can consider to walk to visit the nearby 3D Gallery Sungai Lembing, 🌐 https://3d-gallery-sg-lembing.business.site/

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Address📍: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

2. Kedai Kopi Salmah

A must try for its nasi lemak, kuih muih & hot coffee

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves the nasi lemak here as the spicy sambal is sweet tasty to enjoy & not spicy, yum max 😀

Address📍: 73, Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/CKexMuh9MwwoJvHQ9

3. Sg Lembing Noodles & Beancurd Pudding

The only shop cum factory that still produces the famous Sungai Lembing noodles & beancurd pudding aka “tau foo fah”. A must stopping by to enjoy refreshing smooth tasty beancurd pudding under hot sunny day

Guess what??

It’s now being operating by the 3rd generation & still serving tasty springy handmade noodles without preservatives

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Highly recommended!! She loves the noodle textures that just so delicious to chew on by just mixing the noodles with soya sauce & fish balls

Address📍: No. 376, Kolong Pahat 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yv8V6ZADGZdTCUQy6

4. Sg Lembing Coconut Biscuit Factory

This is the famous Sungai Lembing coconut biscuits by Mun Heng Bakery that all visitors will buy as souvenirs from Sungai Lembing

Guess what?

It’s now operating by the 4th generation of the family continue to bake this delicious crunchy biscuit

It’s a good match to enjoy with Kopi O, if you’re a coffee lover ya

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Address📍: No. AB-41, Kampung Tengah, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E6%B0%91%E9%A6%99%E6%A4%B0%E9%A5%BC-106879252677648/

5. Mee Jawa

SiennyLovesDrawing has heard about the famous mee jawa & must try while travelling to Sg Lembing, however she missed the chance as 1 of the famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh which near her stay at Jasa Resort was closed during her recent trip

The mee jawa serves here is slightly different from the usual mee jawa

Hmm…Will keep it for her next Sg Lembing trip to enjoy tasting then

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/SGAt35ohgBxzUkE49

6. Laksa Gebok

A special thanks to Muzium Sg Lembing team that served Laksa Gebok aka Laksa Pahang as 1 of the afternoon tea meal during the program & SiennyLovesDrawing got a chance to try this laksa

It serves with soft texture noodle, creamy coconut milk gravy which fine blended with sardine fish & spicy sambal (Optional) to enjoy

Address📍: Kampung Seberang Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

Hotel Accommodation 🏢

1. Jada Resort

SiennyLovesDrawing & her room mate enjoyed their comfy 1 night stay in a spacious room in this resort

Guess what?

The famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh that the local people loves it actually within walking distance from this resort. This resort offers water sport, kayaking, team building activities etc. upon booking in advance

Address📍: Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/

2. Lake Castle 🏰

SiennyLovesDrawing actually noted about this lake castle while passing by its main gate while on the way up to the Sunrise Hill with 4WD

So, when she googled about it & found out that it’s a beautiful resort to opt for, so list it here & also for her future visit

Address📍: A205, Jln Sungai Arang, Kampung Jeram Takar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lakecastle.resort/

So, when are you travelling to visit Sungai Lembing?

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SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

#FlyMeToSabah Bucket List To Tick Off

Updated 14 June 2022, 5.40pm ~ So so sad that SiennyLovesDrawing only won the 1st 20 entries for this contest 😭 She has tried very best, hope that she can be part of media member with Sabah Tourism, refer winner announcement post via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347716010722356&set=a.224387169721908&type=3 ~ Her prize unboxing TikTok clip via 🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7102749691724549402 . Do stay tuned for her blog update as she will be travelling to Sabah for her slow train travel & art exploring in July ya 😀

Hey 👋🏻 all, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got to know about the #flymetoSabah ✈🛫 contest hosted by Sabah Tourism Board very recently from her participation in the March #SabahChats via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1720355908139397 & it triggers her travel memories 💭 @ Sabah & actually urge her travel wish to join in to try her luck to be 1⃣ of the winner ( Fingers crossed 🀞🏻 as the last winner to be announced on 14 Apr) to realise her dream 💭 to continue explore & tick off her ✅SABAH bucket list in Malaysia 🇲🇟

🌐 https://tourism.sabah.gov.my/news/newsdetails/fly-me-to-sabah-offers-opportunities-to-experience-sabah-bucket-list-holidays

🌐 https://flymetosabah.sabahtourism.com/

So, here a blog post to sharing in detailed about SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah 👩🏻✍🏻💌📬👩🏻‍💻


Dear Sabah Tourism,

Yes, Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to explore more about Sabah & Sarawak in the future which both made Malaysia owns the 25% of Borneo’s land. Borneo, the 3⃣rd largest island 🏝 in the world 🌎 & divided between 3 countries ie. Indonesia 🇮🇩 , Malaysia 🇲🇟 & Brunei 🇧🇳

Once upon a time…

Still recalled her 1⃣st fly to Sabah was right after her university graduation 👩🏻‍🎓🎓 & as a graduation celebration 🎉🥳 trip to reward herself by opting for a hike to Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰ (aka Akinabalu by the local Sabahan people), it’s her 1⃣st hiking 🥟 trip, also to explore Malaysia’s 1⃣st heritage site, Kinabalu Park. Hmm…It was really long long ago & at that time she has got no social media platforms to show off her summit photo with her full colour certificate at that time 😃😁 She was hike up with Mesilau route, it’s with beautiful scenery, though slightly longer journey as compared to the route she opted to go down, Timpohon route, a stairs alike route & not comfortable for her tiring legs back then. Guess what❓⁉ Her beautiful colour certificate is nicely kept in the safety deposit box with a local bank 🏊 now, 1⃣ of her precious achievements in life ✚👍🏻

Then, her 2⃣nd fly to Sabah was as a volunteer to collect & supply stationeries & teaching to some Bajau Laut kids at the rural sea nomad villages of Semporna Island 🏝 Still recalled the chalet hotel that she stayed was being flooded due to a heavy rain 🌧 storm & the rising level of sea 🌊 water at that time. She joined her other volunteers together with the chalet staffs to clean up the chalets surrounding. The pure hearts & smiles of the rural kids still warm kept in her heart ❀ It was a memorable weeks spent with the local Sabahan kids & people, sure the kids have all grown up healthily now. Interactions with local people is what SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys & treasures the most, valuable juicy life stories, learning more about local living, cultures etc. Absolutely precious 💕

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These 2⃣ travels to Sabah shared above were happened when she has yet to start her lifestyle blogging here at that time, also she wasn’t active in social media postings too

Then her blogging passion here ✍🏻👩🏻‍💻 got noticed & received honourable media invitation 📧 to join the Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) business networking 3⃣D2⃣N trip in 2018. 3⃣rd fly to Sabah to explore & then shared her travel stories about the eco tourism at Sabah, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/6-eco-tourism-must-see-in-sabah-malaysian-borneo/ & 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1070869540232286208

She was truly amazed & proud as Malaysian because Dairy Farm 🇲🇟🐄🐮 in Kundasang, Sabah making her really like being at a farm in New Zealand 🇳🇿😍🀩

So, Sabah Tourism, please #flymetoSabah

Now & future…

What’s SiennyLovesDrawing’s ✅SABAH bucket list❓⁉

✅Steam train with North Borneo Railway along the tracks from Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut to arrive at the Rice Bowl of Sabah, Papar to enjoy views of the paddy fields, traditional village homes on stilts & buffaloes as a train 🚂 travel lover. Ohh ya…Do you all remembered the famous Malaysian produced movie ~ Ola Bola ⚜❓⁉ SiennyLovesDrawing wanna enjoy the Tenom – Beaufort jungle train 🚂 ride as a train 🚂 travel lover which it was being captured in that movie & to enjoy the ride with the local communities in the old train cabin seating area. Then, to taste Tenom coffee ☕ as a coffee lover. More info via 🌐 https://railtravelstation.com/sabah-state-railway/

✅Adrenaline canopy walks in Danum Valley Rainforest 🌳🌳 to observe see Sabah’s wildlife in its most biodiverse jungle as a nature lover 💚🌳 by walking about 300m through a 130-million-year-old ancient forest on a suspension bridge 26m off the ground ie. Approximately the height of a 6-story building OR 363m high & 620m length canopy walkway aka Rainforest Skywalk @ Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan

✅Beaufort bridge 🌉 & enjoy Beaufort Mee is Chinese-style fried home-made local yellow noodles from Beaufort, served with choice of meat or seafood & fresh vegetables as a love local eats 😋 traveller

✅Amazing milkyway galaxy ✚💫🌃 at Tegudon Tourism Village & Lasau Podi at Kota Belud. Or a hike up to Marangang hill top with a great 👍🏻 view of Mt KK at Kundasang. Even at the peak of Mt KK ⛰

✅Hanging bridge at Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰ ie. The world 🌎 highest via Ferrata with a system of a balance beams & suspension bridges, hill paragliding @ Kokol Hill, Kinabalu OR Ranau Paragliding Park 🏞🌄, https://instagram.com/montkskybike @ Mt KK & parasailing @ Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Yes ✅, to explore more 👩🏻🎒 & tick off the 7 districts in

✅S ~ as a train travel lover

✅A ~ as a nature lover with green surrounding

✅B ~as a local foodie

✅A ~ as a milkyway galaxy admirer

✅H ~ as an adventure explorer

bucket list as shared in above paragraphs (Especially those in Italics) ie. Beaufort, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Nabawan, Sipitang, Tambunan & Tenom. More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/division/interior/

SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

During her ✅SABAH explore mentioned above 👩🏻🎒, being a typical local foodie, she would like to enjoy a taste of local food in Sabah eg. Sweet crunchy kuih cincin (Will be grabbing a lot as souvenirs to bring back for her own snacks, family members & friends to enjoy), hinava (A sliced mackerel fish with chilies, onion, ginger & lime juice), latok (A seaweed with cili padi, lime & sambal belacan), Ngiu Chap, Tuaran Mee, Tamparuli Mee & many more from her interactions with local Sabahan people then 😋👍🏻

Not just that, if time permits, during her #flymetoSabah trip, she wishes especially to exploring more of below ~ will continue updating this blog post for her next Sabah travels preparation

✅The rural tourism, more info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/rural/, Kg. Sunsuron, Tambunan with more than 90% of its area is covered in rolling hills, plains & mountains 🏞⛰🌳🌳 & the community-based tourism @ Bingkor which currently in developing progress, read more via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/press-release/developing-tourism-in-the-interior-of-sabah/

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✅ Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp, Kinabatangan (Camping stay 🏕⛺)

✅ Kinabatangan River Cruise

Virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah

✅ The Tip Of Borneo @ Simpang Mengayau, Kudat

✅ Tindakon Dazang beach’s cliff, Kudat

✅ Murut Cultural Centre, Keningau
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✅ Campsite P. Riui @ Sg Padas, Tenom & to enjoy the long hanging bridge that local Sabahan communities actually using in their daily commute 👣 to Panggi (Camping stay 🏕⛺)

✅ Polumpung Melangkap Campsite @ Kadamaian, Kota Belud to learn how the 2015 earthquake actually changed the landscape & made the village as a new 🆕 riverside attraction in Sabah (Camping stay 🏕⛺)

✅ To explore the natural grandeur of the Taralamas River Canyon @ Kg. Tiang Lama of Ranau with river trekking experience to uncover the local flora & fauna as a nature lover

✅ Mantanani Island is surrounding by mesmerizing clear turquoise waters & with amazing view of Mount Kinabalu

✅ Rundum Highland @ Tenom, more info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/rundumHighlands/

✅ Umea Glam Kundasang (A unique staycation)

✅ Pagoda Ling San @ Tuaran

✅ Upside Down House @ Tamparuli

✅ Endangered species ~ Sepilok Orang Utan, Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to learn more about these endangered species & efforts being made to get them off the endangered lists

✅ Gomantong Cave, largest cave in Sabah. Black Cave & White Cave (With inaccessible terrain, slightly challenging)

✅ Floating walking @ Pulau Pasir Timbul (Pulau Terapung/ Pitas Floating Island), Kampung Malubang, Pitas, Sabah

✅ To enjoy a unique natural volcanic mud spa @ Pulau Tiga

✅ Ohh ya…If you’re into diving & love sending postcard, do send SiennyLovesDrawing (Typical postcard collector) a postcard from this underwater post box, 1st of its kind in Malaysia ya ☺

After attended the FB live @ 6 April 2022 by Ms Grace Leong via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1728521580656163 , she would like to spend an early afternoon to enjoy slow walking & exploring the heritage @ oldest streets like Gaya street (FKA Bond street), Beach street & more in KK town, also to enjoy tasting the local food eg. Coconut pandan, satay jawi, roti kahwin etc. Also to enjoy the Api Api night food market @ Gaya street, 6pm to 12am every Friday & Saturday 😀

To visit & observe the baby turtles release to sea within months of June to Sept @ Lankayan Island , special thanks to her reader (IG sunstylefiles) who commented on her IG reel post about this island via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/CcHCqKNBsa6/ . If you’re a diver & reading here, this beautiful tropical island in the Sulu Sea & Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) is 1 of the famous diving spots in Sabah, Malaysia 😀 More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/lankayan-island/

Regards,

Sienny aka SiennyLovesDrawing

Please #flymetoSabah this typical travel lover & local foodie content creator with https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/ to share more about her ✅SABAH bucket list tick off & Malaysia places 🇲🇟


More exciting Sabah tourism updates via 🌐 https://twitter.com/sabahtourism/

Travel info to Sabah wef. 1 Apr 2022 via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/alert/

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has just participated the Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia with media invitation received from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing. A special thank you for this honorable media invitation 📧 to her & she has gained much more information about tin mines history in Sg Lembing, also a privilege chance to hear direct from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with the undergroud tin mine company named The Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL) as a underground lift operator

The main objectives of this program is to establish closer cooperation 🀝🏻 between Tourism Malaysia, Sungai Lembing Museum 🏛 together with the Tourism agency partners & the media members to promoting domestic tourism, especially Sungai Lembing, Pahang. All participants of this program are required to complete their full vaccination, including booster 💉with proof of vaccination certificate granted in MySejahtera app 📲

It also aims to introducing to all participants about the local tourism products available in Sungai Lembing, Pahang which are all rich in historical heritage values, arts & cultures, as well as its nature beauty. The involvement of travel agencies is also expected to develop more attractive local tourism packages in an effort to further increasing ⬆ tourist arrivals to Sungai Lembing, Pahang in particular, & of course the whole state of Pahang in general, with the recent announcement of re-opening the Malaysian border from 1 April onwards 💪🏻🇲🇟

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻has been to Sg Lembing many many years ago, it feels great 👍🏻 to be back here to get to know more about this tourist destination after the waves of global health pandemic. She would like to sharing this round about what she has done during this 2⃣D1⃣N program participation with Muzium Sungai Lembing, Malaysia 🇲🇟, as well as sharing about the things to do in her next sharing, do stay tuned ya 😃😁

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This program has started the travelling journey by a sharp departure at 8am from Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) with a great comfy bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) which led by Mr Imraan. All participants 👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻🧑🏻‍🀝‍🧑🏻 actually arrive on time for this exciting program participation 🙌🏻💪🏻🚌👍🏻 at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing

A smooth safe bus 🚌 journey to arrive at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing at 11.35am & being warmly welcome by representative from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing, Ms Fauziah 🧕🏌 All participants respectively with SOP compliance of social distancing, MySejahtera app scan, participants registration, goodies bag collection & then being seated for the program

The program has kick started with awesome amazing state of Pahang, Malaysia traditional dance performances by dancers from Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN), followed by opening ceremony by the management of Jabatan Muzium Malaysia & Muzium Sg Lembing with Mr Razaimi Hamat & Mr Peterson Augustine, also token appreciation ceremony by Ms Zuraini Abdul Ghani, the Director of Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur

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Next, all participants are invited for lunch, then check in for a comfy clean accommodation @ Jasa Resort 🏢 ( 📍Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/)

Then, all participants will travel back to the museum again to participate exciting activities organised by the management of Muzium Sg Lembing

There are 4 groups of participants with 4 or 5 members each to complete below group assignments by scanning a QR code & online submission upon completion while exploring the artifacts exhibited in this museum

✅ A list of quiz questions❓ ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum 😀

✅ Word search 🔎 ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum 😀

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Ohh ya…Insider news sharing 😀 Mr Peter Augustine has shared that in coming months, this museum will be undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition. There are many more artifacts collected that the museum needs to exhibit them for all its visitors. This upgrade aims to have more digital savvy, ie. Each artifacts with a short caption displayed, then with a QR code for the visitors to scan & then learning more of each artifacts details. That’s a brilliant ideas. He has added that during this upgrade, the museum will remain open, however partially of the museum, the management is still in the discussion whether the entrance fee will be free during this upgrade period, so check out their FB page for more updates. SiennyLovesDrawing is so looking forward to revisit this museum after its artifacts upgrade then to share more with you all ya 😃😁

✅ Learn & perform traditional dance steps 💃🏻🕺🏻 ~ It’s fun enjoyable to learn & dance with team mates, so much laughter, lol 😛 Special thanks to all JKKN dancers who patiently guided us during this cultural workshop. Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qg8EH/

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✅ Win Lose or Draw ✍🏻 ~ SiennyLovesDrawing has volunteered herself to draw & amazingly her team mates all understand her simple drawing every well & guessed all the traditional games. Hmm…She forgot to ask her team mates to capture a TikTok clip for this 🀭😌

✅ Traditional game ~ Coconut bowling with recycling plastic bottles 🥥 ~ This is so so fun, it’s not easy to aim right with the coconut to hit all the plastic bottles to score points ya, again lots of laughter here, lol SiennyLovesDrawing only hit a bottle as captured in her TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing program via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

✅ Jigsaw puzzle 🧩 ~ Oppss….SiennyLovesDrawing & her team mates had a challenging puzzle time to solve the tin miner hat puzzle 🧩❓⁉

✅ Creative group wefie 🀳📱at the front of Muzium Sg Lembing 🏛 ~ Don’t you all think this is good? All team members discussed & positioned own self to form this group wefie with NST photographer hold the wide angle phone to capture. Yeah!! Sure win :D, not shy ohh

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During this recent Muzium Sg Lembing visiting, SiennyLovesDrawing truly amazed with the Underground Mines Model displayed. This model was nicely built to portray the exact underground tin mines & how its tine mines workers’ life while working in the tin mines being detailed drafted in this model. If you’re visiting this museum, do spend more time to slowly viewing this model ya 😀 Do check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this model in her next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya 😃😁

Guess what❓⁉

She also managed to hear the direct voice from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with PCCL in sharing the underground tin mines working situations. Pak Tam as the underground lift operator has shared how the accurate signals being given by the tin mines workers is important for him to take the lift to reach different deepness within the underground tin mines. He told that he needs to be extra careful to ensure it’s the right signals given before he operated the lift each time to avoid any death accident. Hmm…In a way, Pak Tam actually owned a very good hearing ears to carrying out his role. Do check out her TikTok clip captured from Pak Tam’s sharing via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qfSw9/

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This exciting program continues with some exciting beautiful local tourism destinations visiting in the next day. All participants got latest updates of each destinations within Sg Lembing to bring awareness & then promoting these amazing places to visit

  • Sunrise Hill aka Panorama Hill
  • Picnic spot @ Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing
  • Picnic spot @ Pasir Puteri
  • Indigenous Settlement @ Kampung Mas
  • Hanging Bridge Kolong Pahat
  • Tin mine tunnels @ Kolong Pahat
  • Sg Lembing handmade noodles making
  • Sg Lembing coconut biscuit making
  • Sg Lembing old sreet

Not just that, as foodie & food lover herself, she would like to share some of the local foods that she has tasted or recommended by local at Sg Lembing eg. Mee Jawa, Laksa Gebok, handmade Sg Lembing noodles, beancurd pudding, Sg Lembing coconut biscuit, nasi lemak & coffee at Kedai Kopi Salmah

Meanwhile, do check out 1st her beautiful photo album captured from this trip & being shared by Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur via 📞🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tourismmalaysiapahang/posts/346281834209009 , the main tweets thread of her program participation via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1509513754710446086 & do stay tuned for SiennyLovesDrawing’s next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya 😃😁

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Time flies, this exciting 2D1N program has officially ended with another amazing state of Pahang traditional dance performances by JKKn dancers, good lunch served, announcement of winners & prize giving ceremony, as well as certificate of participation giving ceremony to all participants. More photos captured from this great program via 📞🌐 https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumkl/posts/5020309814673514

Let’s check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

Do also check out these videos captured from the fun excitement during this program via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/671949744129086/ & 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/645748456503426/

Have you plan your #cuticutimalaysia ❓⁉

Do always enjoy travel safe, following SOP while exploring more local domestic travel destinations within Malaysia ya 😀 More of SiennyLovesDrawing’s travel within Malaysia stories via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/travel-tourism/malaysia/

Stay safe while travel local #cuticutimalaysia ya 😀

Website 🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/ & https://www.facebook.com/tourismmalaysiapahang

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Fukushima Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 4 sessions of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Again, she really enjoyed this 5th session @ 26 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Fukushima Prefecture 犏島県, the 3rd largest perfecture in Japan

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan 🇯🇵 by Ms Farah. Japan international border remains suspended. self quarantine period for cross border travellers has shortened to 10 days. More updated Japan travel details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & 🌐 https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Ms Farah has also shared about some typical Japanese-style breakfast ie. Washoku, a traditional Japanese cuisine which being recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of its diverse & fresh ingredients, exceptionally well-balanced & healthy to convey the beauty of nature & changing seasons. The common composition of Washoku including rice (Carbohydrate, either plain steamed white, brown/ genmai or mixed rice – seasoned with soy sauce/ dashi/ seasonal ingredients) + 1 soup (Hydration, miso soup – made from fermented soybean paste & a dashi broth with chopped green onion, wakame seaweed & tofu) + 3 dishes (Protein – grilled fish/ rolled eggs, minerals, vitamin & fibre – “Kobaci”, assorted vegetables prepared in different ways) . Ms Farah also honorable mentioned the Natto & TKG – Tamago-kake Gohan. As a typical love to eat foodie, she wants to taste the Kitakata Ramen as recommended by Ms Farah. It served in a refreshing soy sauce soup, consisting of thick noodles with slices of pork, bamboo shoots & spring onions

Sharing from Ms Abe 🙋🏻‍♀ from Fukushima Tourism Department about 3 major regions of Fukushima ie. Aizu, Nakadori & Hamadori. It’s 90mins train journey from Tokyo. She has shared some famous destinations to visit by each season in Fukushima. The highly acclaimed Fukushima Peach is in Summer season, must enjoy the refreshing tasty Peach Parfait. Also Ms Abe has recommended some unique experiences ie. cycling around to appreciating the beautiful scenery of autumn leaves, winter sports to enjoy at Alts Snow Park & Resort & Higashiyama Onsen, drift taxi, ramen tasting, Samurai performance, Akabeko painting & etc.

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Next, sharing from Ms Tan from JNTO about 6D5N Southern Tohoku Tour suggestion by flying in/ out through Tokyo in autumn season by car/ bus

  1. Fly in 🛬, free & easy in Tokyo. Must taste the Tsukishima Monjayaki pancakes 🥞
  2. To Lake Inawashiro Akabeko (Its legend story & lucky 🍀 charm) / Aizu candle 🕯 making experience Tadami River Bridge viewpoint Hotel 🏚: Aizu Ashinomaki Onzen ♚ to experience Demon Slayer scene alike ryokan
  3. To Kitakata City for Kitakata Ramen 🍜, brewery tour & sake🍶 tasting Uesugi Hakushakutei Hotel 🏚: Ginzan Onsen to experience spirited away scene alike onsen street & former official royal 👑 family accommodation
  4. To Naruko Gorge Matsushima islands 🗟 Ichiban-cho to experience local gourmet grab & go Hotel stay at Sendai city to experience the Sendai Pageant of Starlight
  5. Shopping 🛍 trip at Sendai-Izumi premium outlets Zao Fox Village Adachigahara Furusatomura Hotel 🏚 stay at Koriyama city to get in touch with the rural life of Japan
  6. Kawagoe city street strolling for time travel to the past & last mins shopping 🛍 before flying out 🛫 to Tokyo/ back home

More Japan travel planning via 🌐 https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/itineraries/index.html & 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Lastly, live sharing by a Malaysian student, Ms Admirah about her favourite shine muscat grape, powdery snow in winter ❄ Ohh ya…She reminded all visitors must bring a good camera to capture the beautiful scenery etc. when travelling to Japan

Things To Do @ Fukushima Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing loves train ride, so definitely she will enjoy a scenic railway ride on the Oku-Aizu Railway (Tadami Line) which offering fantastic views of the striking natural scenery 🚞✚, especially during autumn & winter seasons

Aizu region with historical sites eg. Tsuruga Castle & Nakadori, with mountainous natural landscapes 🏔, orchards & hot springs ♚, both have basin areas that remain warm in winter & mountainous areas with cool summers & snowy winters

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Mugenkyo-no-Watashi River Crossing on the Tadami River via Japanese boat trip around 15mins per way & run between Hayato Onsen pier & the Mifuke area. This was named after the truly wondrous scenery created by the river mist in the mornings & evenings of summer

Tsuruga Castle 鶎ヶ城 🏯 was known for its strong defense, enduring for an entire month under the enemy’s attack during the 1868 war. It’s said to be the only castle in Japan that still has the same red-tiled roof from the time before it was demolished. At top floor, it offers a view of Mt. Bandai & Iimori Hill, also the townscape of Aizu. Ms Abe has recommended this castle as must visit during spring & autumn season

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also read about this unique Buddhist temple built in 1796 named Sazaedo Temple 螺旋堂 ⛩ (Aizu Sazae-do, officially named Entsusansou-do). It’s still standing strong now after about 220 years, this 3-story temple solely made of wood, looks like a spiral staircase shaped with its ingenious double-helix slope (It allows visitors to ascend & descend the temple structure without meeting those moving in the opposite direction) that makes it in National Important Cultural Property listing in 1995 & also was showcased in Michelin Green Guide in 2018. Visitors will observe a discontinued practice by local Japanese from the plastered family placards of visitors who completed pilgrimages to the temple & gave donations on the roof & walls of this temple. She would definitely visiting it when she is at Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima. More info via 🌐 http://sazaedo.jp/

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Hanamiyama Park 🏞 sets on the slopes of the hills to offers a plethora of cherry trees with many different hues of pink. Must enjoy the walking trails & exploring the recommended picture-taking spots during the sakura season, middle of April in Fukushima

Miharu Takizakura 䞉春滝桜 is ranked among the Japan’s “3 greatest cherry trees 🌞💮” ~ The Takizakura literally means “waterfall cherry tree” is 1 of the most popular single cherry trees in Japan. The wonderfully shaped weeping cherry tree in the hills of Miharu Town is said to be over 1000 years old

Bandai-Azuma Skyline (Nakadori) is 1 of selected Japan’s top 100 roads, a scenic driving 🚗 route stretches 28.7km to meandering through the Azuma mountain range, between Takayu Onsen & Tsuchiyu Toge Pass. The highlight of the drive is the Fudosawa Bridge 🌉 spanning over the Tsubakuro Valley, the view from the bridge is spectacular as if you’re floating in the sky

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Tatsusawa Fudotaki Recreation Forest 🌳🌳 in the Tatsusawa Hot Spring village, a great place for an outdoor adventure in this rural setting ie. hiking, waterfalls, visit temples ⛩, skiing ⛷🎿, picnic, camping etc.

The Nagatoko is Shingu Kumano Shrine’s worship hall which is designated as a Nationally Important Cultural Asset. Built in 1055 as the main structure during the Heian period to the Kamakura period, its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars, each one 45 cm in diameter. This comprises a single large, open stage with no walls, and is said to have been used for ascetic training by priests, as well as kagura dance festivals

Ouchi-juku倧内宿 is a small village which is located in Aizu Wakamatsu, the west of Fukushima & famous for its beautiful snow ❄🌚❄ scenery of the Japanese traditional houses village covered by snow in winter

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Lake Inawashiro 猪苗代湖 is Japan’s 4th largest lake, highly transparent, also called “Tenkyoko” in reference to its “mirror-like lake that reflects the heaven. Visitors can enjoy lake bathing, fishing, canoeing etc. Ms Abe has recommended it as 1 of the destination to enjoy winter sports

A long-established sake 🍶 brewery named Toyokuni Brewery 豊囜酒造, which started its sake brewery business in the Edo period (200 years ago) made from regional rice 🍚🌟 that local farmers grow in Fukushima & its sake has won a variety of awards 🏆🏅🎖

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/fukushima/ & https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/

Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s 🇯🇵Leading Rental Car Reservation Site for Your Japan Travel

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Aomori Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 3 sessions of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Again, she really enjoyed this 4th session @ 13 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Aomori Prefecture 青森県 here

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan 🇯🇵 by Ms Tracy. Japan is experiencing its 1st heavy snowfall in 4 years as we read from international news. Some of the rare sceneries were explained during this session ie. Central Tokyo with 10cm of snow, temperature hovered below 0 degree Celsius etc.

Ms Tracy has also shared that the Japanese are celebrating the most important holiday in Japan 🇯🇵 ie. New Year from 29 Dec to 3 Jan annually. Typically families will gather together. A Japanese tradition of 1st worship of the new year aka Hatsumode at 12am sharp on 1st thing in the morning of 1 Jan (More info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/2062470093903847/) & 1st sunrise of the year aka Hatsu-Hinode, rising or sun setting aligns with the peak of Mt Fuji 🏔 & causing the peak to shine bright like a diamond 💎, well known as Diamond Fuji 🀩 The Japanese also practicing Otoshidama tradition, a slight different to our Malaysians Ang Pow 🧧 tradition. The Japanese working adults would be giving Ang Pow to the kids in the family within range of JPY1k to 5k (Approximately RM36 to RM182)

More updated Japan travel details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Then, sharing from Ms Lee Nyok Peng 🙋🏻‍♀ (Malaysian from Kluang, Johor, the director of Jumonji Cafe since 2015) & shown us a live walk around her cafe in Kuroishi & has explained about the thick snow on the rooftops & on the streets. She has recommended a must try sake which won an award 🍶 ~ 玔米倧吟醞 皲村屋文四郎” Junmai Daiginjo Inamuraya Bunshiro at Sake brewery named Narumi Jozo, more info from its FB page named narumijozoten. Yes ✅, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna pay her cafe a visit when she is travelling to Kuroishi, Aomori Perfecture then 😁 More about her cafe & Malaysian menu served via 🌐 http://kuroishi-machisodate.com/cafe.html

Next, sharing from Ms Kaori Kogawa 🙋🏻‍♀ from Aomori Tourism Department about some famous festivals & places to visit within Aomori by each seasons

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Ms Chessie has shared her travel highlights at Aomori with nice photos & videos. She actually shared also during the Akita online session, always inspiring happy to hear more of her Japan travels 😁 She has highly recommended a cycling trip from Chuo-Hirosaki station to Owani station & all you can eat cherries 🍒 (Other than apple 🍎 picking) from Tsugaru Yume Ringo Farm during summer. Also shared that must try the Garlic Yakisoba which doesn’t taste the normal smelly garlic 🧄 SiennyLovesDrawing is really curious 👩🏻🀔 & wanna try it whenever she is at Aomori then, she is never a garlic fan ❌🧄 since young

Update from Fukushima online session by Ms Farah @ 26 Jan, must enjoy Japanese breakfast experience, indulge in fresh local foods & interaction with the locals at Tatehana Wharf Morning Market, Hachinohe, Aomori. It’s 1 of the largest Sunday morning markets in Japan which selling seafood, fruits, flowers, coffee, pastries, antiques etc. More via https://www.849net.com/en/

Things To Do @ Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture is well known for its nature beauty & World Heritage ie. Jogakura Bridge, Shirakami-Sanchi, Lake Towada, Oirase Stream & more 👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has read more about Aomori Prefecture after this online session & really wish to personally travel & explore below things to do ☺

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Nebuta Matsuri ねぶた祭り, the biggest Tanabata festival held in August annually at Aomori City & famous as 1⃣ of the 3⃣ great festivals of the Tohoku region. Haneto”, the dancers who dress up in flashy outfits & chant “rasserah” as they going down the streets

Warasse Nebuta Museum ねぶたの家 ワラッセ to learn more about the history & culture of this festival

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Approximately 60% of Japan’s apples 🍎🍎 are harvesting here, including Aomori apple pies containing whole apple. Also can enjoy apple picking & eating freshly picked apples 🍎 Hirosaki City in Aomori is producing 1/3 of delicious Aomori apples, the single largest producer of apples in Japan 🇯🇵 which for the intense sweetness & delightful crunch apple 🍎😋👍🏻

Must experience the mixture of new western wave with traditional Japanese culture at Hirosaki Park & Hirosaki castle 匘前城 It’s constructed in Hirayama style, the main tower was built on top of a hill for easier defense & surrounded by defensive walls, moats & yagura towers. Along with the Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree, the sakura tunnel with a cherry blossom light-up making it a famous spot in Aomori during sakura season 🌞🌞 Also famous to viewing beautiful autumn leaves 🍂🍁 & Yuki-Doro Matsuri aka snow lantern festival 😀 More travel tips via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/961814290636105/ & https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1248273411990190/

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Lake Towada is the largest caldera lake on Japan’s main island, Honshu which formed by volcanic activity since about 200K years ago. At 327m deep, the 3rd deepest lake in Japan 🇯🇵 which surrounding by greenery in spring & summer, autumn leaves 🍂🍁 in autumn & snowy scenery in winter ❄ More info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/108836341523879/posts/129218346152345/

Aomori Gyosai Center aka Furukawa Fish Market is a must eat place. The Nokke-don which literally means a rice bowl with toppings is a dish allowing customers to pick & place on top of the rice. Yeah‌Amazing experience to creating own unique “my-best don” 😋📹🌐 https://fb.watch/aLKtOHo06z/

Aomori is well known worldwide as 1⃣ of the cities with the heaviest snowfall in the world 🌎 The 18 mountains 🏔🏔 which form the volcanic complex called the Hakkōda Mountains have their trees 🌳🌲 covered in snow ❄ & ice resulting in frozen tree formations called “snow monsters” via 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/aXrVRBrh6j/ . Many visitors also amazed with its beautiful autumn leaves scenery 😍🍂🍁

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The Seven Swamps of Tsuta & a scenic lake called Tsutanuma especially popular during autumn season. In the surrounding area is the Tsuta Onsen, 1⃣ of the top 💯hot springs in Japan♚🇯🇵

Shirakami Sanchi 癜神山地 is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 & known for its primeval forests of beech trees, the Anmon no Taki waterfalls & the region’s vast wildlife

In Inakadate, between June to Oct, must enjoy the Rice Paddy Art aka Tanbo Art in Japanese , an elaborately designed works which created by planting different colored rice 🌟 via a perspective drawing method. Yes ✅, similarly to what she has shared in Akita blog post earlier
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SiennyLovesDrawing loves to travel with train 🚂 & the Konan Railway is a local line that runs around Hirosaki City. On snowy winter ❄ days, a Russell snow plow train will be in action to remove snow from the tracks. It will be very lucky 🍀 if can spot it ya ☺ More info via 🌐https://konantetsudo.jp/for-foreigners/ & 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/aLLfagG19c/

Hop on the Tsugaru Railway Winter Stove Train from Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station for an unforgettable delightful moments to admiring the beautiful winter rural landscape of Tsugaru area

Sannai Maruyama Archaeological site features excavated items eg. Japan’s Paleolithic age that’s chockful of interesting artifacts, accessories & sculptures that date back 10K years being discovered in 12 different ruins

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Ohh ya…For travel convenience, do check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s 🇯🇵Leading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service via 🌐 https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Iwate Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeah‌ Happy New Year 2022 to all 😁

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From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 2 sessions of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/ & 2nd session about Miyagi Perfecture & things to do via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/tohoku-japan-miyagi-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 3rd session @ 15 Dec & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Iwate Prefecture 岩手県 here. Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift 🎁 ~ a Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Mino Ware Small Cup , special thank you 😃

Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new 🆕 normal travel in Japan 🇯🇵by Ms Tan that Japan border remained closed as at to-date for foreigners. More updated details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Ms Tan also shared about some recent MATTA survey statistics gathered ie. Top 5 popular elements in Japan are Japanese foods, accommodations, 4 seasons experience, hot springs (Wellness tourism) & winter activities. About 50% consumers will rely on travel agencies to arrange their overseas & Japan trips post COVID19

The session was continued with the interesting travel & living experiences in Iwate by various presenters ie. Ms Munirah, Ms Doris & Mr Isrami

Sharing from Ms Munirah 🧕🏌 (Malaysian student) & shown us a live walk around the Takamatsu Pond, Morioka etc. nearby the Iwate University where she is studying currently. She has explained about the Morioka Sansa Odori Festival @ Morioka city, more details via http://www.sansaodori.jp/foreign/english.php . A halal restaurant for Wanko Soba @ Azumaya Honten , Morioka city, more details via https://wankosoba.jp/en/wankosoba/

Next, sharing from Ms Doris 🙋🏻‍♀ from Iwate Tourism Department about some festivals at Iwate ie. Morioka Sansa Odori Festival, Chagu Chagu Umakko & Hayachine Kagura (Intangible Cultural Heritage) . She recommends the 2 hours 11 mins ride from Tokyo to Iwate with Tohoku Shinkansen. Some of the must visit World Heritage Sites in Iwate are Hiraizumi & Hashino Iron Mining & Smelting Site. Also Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor, Hachimantai Dragon Eye, Tenshochi, Jodogahama Beach & Kitayamazaki

Mr Isrami actually shared that he has planned a Sakura tree 🌞🌳😍 Wow‌ Also he has recommended some must visit places in Iwate ie. Geibikei Gorge, Koiwai Farm 小岩井蟲堎, to enjoy summer ski, cycling (More details via http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp2516_4/index.html) , 😀

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Things To Do @ Iwate Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing has recently read online about the ONLY lone surviving tree 🌳 of the Takata Pine Forest from the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami in 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture 🇯🇵🗟

This 250-year-old “miracle” pine is the only 1 among 70K trees left standing along the town’s coastline after the disaster. Actually it’s initially survived, but was removed last Sept after its roots died from exposure to saltwater

Now a reconstruction of it stands at its place. Some young pine trees are growing again along the city’s coastline 🗟 & thanks to the great 👍🏻 restore efforts

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Mr Isrami has highly recommended Geibikei & must be one in the top list‌ Geibikei is a gorge located in Ichinoseki area of Iwate. It’s with beautiful scenery of red, orange and yellow color of autumn leaves 🍁🍂🍁 on the cliff & both sides of the river during autumn with a boat 🛶 ride which steered by local Japanese. Easy 🚃 access by taking train to JR Geibikei station & walk for about 5 mins. More info via 🌐 http://www.geibikei.co.jp/en/index.html

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For hiking 🥟⛰ lovers , Mt. Iwate is the tallest mountain in Iwate prefecture. It is 2,038m tall & can be seen all the way from Aomori Perfecture. It gets snow before most of the other mountains & snow can been seen on it from Oct onward every year

Ms Doris has recommended Hiraizumi for Chuson-ji Buddhist Temple listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a place not to be missed when visiting Iwate @ Tohoku, Japan. More info via http://www.chusonji.or.jp/en/ . Also to visit the Motsuji Temple which possess 1 of the few remaining Pure Land Gardens in Japan, ie. a popular garden style in ancient times & attempting to recreate the Buddhist concept of the Pure Land or “Buddhist Paradise”. More info via http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/archive/sightseeing/motsuji.html

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Hachimantai, it’s a scenic spot in the Iwate Prefecture which shared by Ms Doris in her session. There is a mountain which stands at an altitude of 1,614m & straddles the Akita & Iwate prefectures, it has a plateau around it which has been designated as Towada Hachimantai National Park with seasonal flowers from spring to autumn & snowing in winter. Not to miss the Kagaminuma on the Hachimantai mountaintop promenade aka Dragon Eye when the snow melts from mid-May to mid-June. About 2 hours by bus from JR Morioka Station to Hachimantai & Kagaminuma

Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor is a 27km mountain sightseeing road that runs through Towada-Hachimantai National Park straddling Iwate & Akita. 1 of the best roads in Japan for a scenic drive with impressively high walls of snow on both sides. The snow walls which can reach a height of 6m. Note: It may be closed during winter due to heavy snow as shown via https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/posts/1823397997811059

Ms Doris also recommends Jodogahama Beach aka “Pure Land Beach” which located within Sanriku Geopark in Iwate Prefecture. The clear blue water, white rocks & green pines actually listed in Japan’s 100 Best Beaches of Japan
The Koiwai Farm 小岩井蟲堎 as recommended by Mr Isrami to visit for its Mt Iwate backdrop & a agrotourism destination in Iwate, Tohoku. A 3000-hectare private farm since 1891 located scenically at the base of Mt. Iwate & is most famous for its dairy products ie. milk, cheese, yogurt, milk ramen etc. Must visit the museum in Kamimaru Cowshed area to learn about the 125 years of Koiwai Farm history. Must enjoy a ride on the horse tram about 10 mins that has been used for 50 years since 1904 for sightseeing, see sheep grazing on pastures & the view of the beautiful 100 years supervised forest. Also can enjoy a dairy barn shuttle too. More info via https://www.koiwai.co.jp/makiba/en/.

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/iwate/ & https://visitiwate.com/

You may enjoy some videos via https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s 🇯🇵Leading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via 🌐 https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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Red Meat Recipe ~ Pan Seared & Air Fried Cheesy Lamb Shoulder Chops

Hi all, next blog post update will be in new year 2022, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is wishing all here a meaningful wrapping up of year 2021 & have a safe blessed new year 2022 ahead 😀

As shared in earlier stories, she has attended the media invitation earlier ~ Halal True Aussie Beef and Lamb Virtual Luncheon & Webinar 👩🏻‍💻~ which hosted by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

All red meat from Australia 🇊🇺 is halal & approved by the Islamic Certification Bodies of Australia recognised by JAKIM. Yes ✅, nutritious, safe & 💯% guaranteed halal Aussie meat

Yes ✅, MLA is actively partnering with retailers to educate & raise awareness of Australian beef & lamb in today’s markets through True Aussie Brand as a platform to promoting Australian red meat in export markets

She 👩🏻 is gonna sharing here her own cooking recipe of pan seared & air fried lamb shoulder chops , yeah‌😋🀀

Hmm…How many of you here are lamb lovers just like SiennyLovesDrawing❓⁉

She 👩🏻 has google researched to note the different part of lamb eg. Lamb rack , lamb chop, shoulder, shank etc.

Lamb shoulder is an extremely versatile cut of lamb, also this part of the lamb works hard, so the meat from a lamb’s shoulder is full of flavours. Hmm…The shoulder chop contains connective tissues that making it can be somewhat tough to enjoy if not cooking it properly

Lamb shoulder chop is tender red meat that many people’s favourite

SiennyLovesDrawing’s happy cooking pan seared lamb shoulder chop TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Ingredients ~ Pan Seared Cheesy Lamb Shoulder Chops

  • A piece or two of lamb shoulder chop ordered from True Aussie (💯% halal)
  • Salt
  • Sesame oil
  • Mozzarella shredded cheese

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Ingredients ~ Air Fried Cheesy Lamb Shoulder Chops

  • A piece or two of lamb shoulder chop ordered from True Aussie (💯% halal)
  • A big teaspoon of Marmite Yeast Extract
  • Can season with pepper & salt according to own personal tasting preference
  • Add in Mozzarella shredded cheese

Alternatively, you may use below,

  • A packet of 25g Kikkoman Sauce of any flavours eg. Garlic Terriyaki for own personal tasting preference
  • Can season with pepper & salt according to own personal tasting preference
  • Add in Mozzarella shredded cheese
  • Half lemon 🍋 – To squeeze fresh lemon juice on the air fried lamb chop before serving
  • Can pair with fries 🍟 or salad 🥗

Convenient ingredients online shopping via 🛒🌐 https://shp.ee/jcaxuai from Shopee

This recipe aims for 1 pax serving (If a piece) & a perfect workday-week quick recipe. In the morning before work, just prepare the marinade & keep the marinated lamb chop in the fridge for the day. When reach home, this ready-to-airfry lamb chop is awaiting 😃😁

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Ohh ya…Do ensure the lamb shoulder chop 🥩 is defrost before your cooking time

Directions ~ Pan Seared Cheesy Lamb Shoulder Chops

    • Massage lamb chop with salt 🧂
    • Add a little sesame oil into pan
    • Then, put lamb chop 🥩 to pan & enjoy slowly flipping & pan searing it
    • Add in soya sauce to taste
    • Lastly, topped with Mozzarella shredded cheese on top for it to slowly melted on the chop

Yeah‌ Enjoy it

SiennyLovesDrawing is using Tranmontina non stick pan & nylon spatula, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/11/12/more-property-home-living-content-from-https-siennylovesdrawing-medium-com-part-3/

Directions ~ Air Fried Cheesy Lamb Shoulder Chops

  • Mix all the ingredients (Other than lamb shoulder chop 🥩) listed above as a marinate sauce. Can season with pepper & salt according to own personal tasting preference
  • Marination ie. Massage the lamb chop 🥩 with the sauce mixture. This not only add flavour, also to tenderise tougher cuts of meat. Duration at least 30mins & greater taste if overnight in fridge
  • 1st, pre heat the air fryer @ 180 degrees for 5mins. Do remember to place a grill accessory in it
  • Then, place the marinated lamb chop 🥩 on top of the grill accessory in the air fryer
  • To air fried the lamb chop for 7mins @ 180 degrees. After 7mins, flip the lamb chop 🥩 to check for denseness & air fried for another 3 to 5mins if required. For this sharing, she has air fried for another 3 mins
  • Next, take out the lamb chop from the air fryer after a min OR you may alternatively cover it in aluminium foil & let it rest for 10mins. This resting period actually allowing the juices in the meat to redistribute ya

Yeah‌ Simple easy & healthy‌ The lamb shoulder chops are best served with mashed potatoes & garden salad, do check out her recipes via 🛒🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/08/10/butter-recipe-how-to-enjoy-anchor-butters-naturally-delicious/

Do remember to squeeze the lemon juice 🍋 on top the rack before tasting. You may pair with a glass of red wine 🍷too.

Personally, at times SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves to add the ATOMY Olive Oil Roasted Seasoned Seaweed on top of the lamb shoulder chop 🥩. Or replacing the seaweed, with macadamia nuts, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews or almonds for own personal tasting preference 😋🀀

By using pan seared, the red meat turns out really juicy tender 😋🀀

This lamb shoulder chop 🥩 really quick & easy to execute with air fryer for a slight crispy dry comparatively with pan seared

Do also check out her happy air frying lamb rack Tiktok clip 📹 captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6977955093094108443 & her air fried lamb steak recipe blog post via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/06/25/healthy-red-meat-recipe-air-fried-lamb-rack/

She has won a prize ~ RosUL Knife & Guidebook with knife bag for precision cutting ~ from MLA & True Aussie of her lamb recipes sharing. Yeah‌Thanks so much for loving my recipes ya ☺💪🏻👩🏻‍🍳

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More beef/ lamb recipes in the websites via 🌐 https://www.trueaussiebeefandlamb.my/ & 🌐 https://www.mla.com.au/

Ohh ya…Also the Lambasador website via 🌐 https://www.lambassador.asia/

Hmm…Can SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 qualifies as a Lambassador now❓⁉

Her happy cooking lamb shoulder chop 🥩 & rack are yummy max ya 👍🏻😋

Yeah‌ Happy cooking 👚🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 & enjoy the nutrition of red meat ya 🥩🍖👍🏻😋

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