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Stories of Sustainability & Muslims Friendly Tourism in Malaysia

Hey all, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about her took part to a 3️⃣D2️⃣N Islamic Tourism Writers Workshop (ITWW) with theme ~ Stories of Sustainability ~ by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC). It intends to acquaint attendees with Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 Islamic Tourism & Muslim-Friendly Tourism & Hospitality (MFTH) ecosystem through technical tours, hands-on activities, experience sharing, lecture & panel sessions

Do enjoy your reading of SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 experience gained, including each topics learnt & visits to some Muslims friendly destinations in Malaysia 🇲🇾

A special thanks to ITC for trusting her blogging & content creation passion

Do check out her main Twitter threads for this ITWW attended via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1585059522124865536

Introduction To Islamic Tourism/ Muslim-Friendly Tourism

All attendees met up at Islamic Art Museum Malaysia for a welcome briefing & workshop introduction. Also enjoyed an Arabic breakfast at its Moza Restaurant, 🌐 https://www.iamm.org.my/museumrestaurant/

A brief background, development & current trends of Islamic tourism in Malaysia 🇲🇾 gained

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that the definition of Islamic Tourism from ITC ie. Any activity, event, experience or indulgence undertaken in a state of travel that is Islamically compliant, with the purpose to interface within an Islamic framework, with 1️⃣ or all of the following: history, arts, culture, heritage, way of life, economy, health, education & any other human interests

Guess what❓⁉️

Forecasted that 230 billions Muslims travellers & with forecasted Muslims travel spending of USD225 billion in 2028 from the recent MasterCard-Crescentrating. It’s important for Malaysia to gear up & ready to receive them. Also the Malaysian business owners to start looking into & exploring the Muslims tourists market now

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SiennyLovesDrawing understands better ITC roles since 2009 in research, standard & certification, training : capacity building, industry development & information exchange to supporting Muslims Friendly Malaysia mission 🇲🇾💪🏻👍🏻

A beautiful certificate received from her attendance at this well planned with amazing workshop content, she is looking forward to attending the next ITWW, so she can continue sharing more of Muslims friendly products & services in Malaysia with all of you here & across her platforms 👩🏻💪🏻👩🏻‍💻✍🏻

Ohh ya…She has added a 🆕 blog category now via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/muslims-friendly-shariah-compliant-halal-certified/ & progressively updating her past blog posts to it ya ☺️💕

Sunway Hotel’s Halal Practices & Hotel Food Waste Management

All attendees got to experience the green meeting facilities in Arena meeting room of Sunway Resort Hotel

As a go green supporter, SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed her 1️⃣st green meeting & observed some great sustainability efforts ♻️💚✅👍🏻

✅ Glass water containers & cups replacing single use plastic
✅ Papers supply at a destinated corner in the meeting room, upon usage required, instead of distribute on each seat
✅ Snacks & sweets in reusable container eg. No more Mentos sweets to reduce single use plastic packaging etc.
✅ Food on Food concept: Repurpose the fruits skin as fruits containers
✅ Sunway Group owns a water treatment plant to source own clean drinkable treatment water for Sunway City’s water usage
✅ Usage of food waste composting machine

All attendees got to understand, then tour & gain experience a hotel’s sustainable food waste management practices. Also learning more insights into a Silver Muslim-Friendly Accommodation Recognition (MFAR) hotel’s sustainability efforts in managing food waste, as well as halal foods preparation for Muslims guests

Then, to visit the segregated halal kitchen & the food waste composting machine. It’s really impressive that with proper food waste management, the compost can be used as fertilizer in plantations ♻️💚💪🏻👏🏻👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that 150kg food waste required for at least 18 to 24 hours compost process in this 300 litres machine. It depends on food waste put inside the machine, no specific measurements, if fruits skin a lot, the compost will be watery & hence it will take longer time to compost. Food scrap includes food being touched but not finished & food waste from food preparation

LinkedIn album via 📸📸 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_tiktok-blog-workshop-activity-6990803152237207552-FL7L & 📸📸 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_tiktok-blog-workshop-activity-6990801162627162112-u7xN

Do check out her Tiktok clip captured from her exclusive tours 🇲🇾 via 📹🌐

Islamic Tourism Writing for Traditional Media

Amazing sharing session by Madam Putri Zanina Megat Zainuddin 🧕🏼, Former Editor of Travel Times, NST and freelance editor on writing tips from her great writing experiences

Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing got a happy hands on experience & her questioning style opening got recognized among the attendees & Madam Putri that is interesting & grab attention

She is motivated to continue learning & deliver her best in blogging & content creation passion 👩🏻💪🏻👩🏻‍💻✍🏻

Sustainability & Its Roles in Islamic Tourism

All attendees received basic understanding about sustainability & how it is connected to Islamic Tourism

Also 3️⃣ attendees with media profession were invited to share their respective writing experience on Islamic Tourism & sustainability. Absolutely an interactive session

Panellists:

  • Assoc. Prof Dr Mazlina Mahdzar, Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, UiTM
  • Prof Dr Ahmad Ismail, President, Ecological Association of Malaysia
  • Pn Norliza Othman, CEO TES Consultancy Sdn Bhd
  • Assoc. Prof Dr Baharom Abdul Hamid , Director of Research Management, INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance

Moderator: Assoc. Prof Dr Mohmed Hafiz Hanafiah, Deputy Dean (Research & Industry Linkages) Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, UiTM

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SiennyLovesDrawing learnt better that sustainability in Islamic tourism actually linked to the 5️⃣ principles of “Maqasid Syariah” via🌐 https://www.islam.gov.my/en/bahagian-maqasid-syariah/huraian-aplikasi-5-prinsip-maqasid-syariah-dalam-tabir-urus

Islamic Tourism Content Curation for Online Media

It was an interactive engaging sharing session with Gaya Travel Magazine team, a respected & well-versed online media travel journalism professionals

SiennyLovesDrawing has been joining Gaya Travel Team for its tourism trips years ago & proud to learn valuable insights & tips to manage online medias

She has learnt that she needs to share more short stories (Less than 1️⃣K words) instead of her usual long winded stories (Above 1.2K words) as Gaya Travel team suggested that from their analytics study that 🆕 generations nowadays don’t have long attention to read

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really learnt more about sustainability of Islamic Tourism in Malaysia 🇲🇾 as a non Muslims from this workshop

She wishes to continue involving in the next ITC workshops to then sharing more stories here 😃

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Do stay tuned for her next blog stories on these Muslims friendly destinations that she has visited during the ITWW ☺️🤗

  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
  • Rehlah Nabawiyyah Walk
  • Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites ~ Halal Chinese Food With Tung Yuen Restaurant & a Platinum Muslims Friendly Accomodation Recognition (MFAR) 👏🏻👍🏻 recipient from ITC
  • Sunway Pyramid Hotel ~ A Silver MFAR 👏🏻👍🏻 recipient from ITC
  • Heritage Walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ in Old Kuala Lumpur
  • Jamek Mosque 🕌 Sultan Abdul Samad
  • Teratak Spa

#MuslimFriendlyMalaysia #sustainabilitystories #WanderingWriters

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Tourism Industry Exhibition as New Element To Complement The World Islamic Tourism Conference 2022

Updated 18 Oct 2022 9.50am
Yeah‼️ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier stories about the Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 most celebrated Islamic Tourism event ~ The 3️⃣rd World Islamic Tourism Conference (WITC) organised by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC) from 17 Oct to 19 Oct 2022, do check out to read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/13/world-islamic-tourism-conference-2022-with-theme-islamic-tourism-inspiring-balance-transformations-solutions/

She has attended it as 1️⃣ of the media member & witness the opening of this conference at Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur with approximately 300 pax of international & local delegates

The conference started on time today with the national anthem ~ Negaraku, next introductory remarks by Master of Ceremonies, DOA recital & Selawat recitation. Then, the welcome remarks by YBhg Datuk Hajah Saraya Arbi, Secretary General of MOTAC. Also she is the Chairman of ITC

WITC 2022 was officially launched by the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Haji Shukri. She has confirmed in her officiate speech at WITC 2022 that Islamic Tourism has been identified as 1️⃣ of the key sectors to encourage economic activities, job creation & employment opportunities in the tourism industry, thanks to the burgeoning demands for Muslim-Friendly products & services by the Muslims tourists market

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Guess what❓⁉️

WITC started in 2017 as a comprehensive knowledge sharing, experience exchange & networking space for tourism industry agencies & associations, product & service providers, businesses, investors, entrepreneurs & others who are part of the Muslim-Friendly Tourism & Hospitality ecosystem. In this 3️⃣rd instalment, the conference amplified its business-to-business aspect by adding a 🆕 element, a tourism industry exhibition involving 80 institutions & organisations from the tourism industry & beyond, both local & international, adding further value for those attending the 3️⃣-day physical event

These 80 tourism industry exhibition booths with 🆓 admission & open to public as a 🆕 element added to complement this year’s WITC. A must visit to this 1️⃣st ever tourism industry exhibition at the WITC 2022. These booths are to showcase the diversity of Islamic Tourism products & services from Malaysia 🇲🇾, along with international exhibitors from Bosnia – Herzegovina 🇧🇦 , Turkiye 🇹🇷 , Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 , Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦& Russia 🇷🇺 Wow 😲 Absolutely exciting 😁

With the participation of Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs), hotels that have received the Muslim-Friendly Accommodation Recognition from ITC, airline companies, travel agencies promoting Muslim-Friendly travel packages & Islamic cruises, tourism associations, spas, Higher-Learning Institutions (HLIs), Halal food & beverage operators, mosques, financial solution providers & media agencies, this tourism exhibition is set to attract the public & business visitors alike. Bravo 👏🏻👏🏻

MOTAC & its agencies, the National Academy of Arts, Culture & Heritage (ASWARA), Karyaneka, the National Museum, National Art Gallery & Tourism Malaysia are also at this exhibition to present the uniqueness of Malaysia’s Islamic Tourism offerings from the perspective of culture, heritage, fashion, artefacts & many more

Non-MOTAC government agencies that include the People’s Trust Council or Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), National Co-operative Movement of Malaysia (Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad-ANGKASA) & Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) are also supporting the event as exhibitors. Other notable booths include Dewan Perniagaan Usahawan Kecil Malaysia (DPUKM), Turkish Airlines, Tourism Association of Sarajevo Canton & the Uzbekistan Embassy

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her media attendance on the Day 1️⃣ conference opening, visit to the tourism exhibition as well as Session 1️⃣ of the conference via 📹🌐

Reminder to all 📌

The pandemic is not over, so for self prevention though wearing mask 😷 is no longer compulsory, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻😷 is still wearing mask during her attendance at this WITC2022 . She is wearing the KF99 Infinity Silver Respirator Mask from Safecomy . It’s with an Ergonomic 3D Design and Ultra-Gentle material for Sensitive Skin has passed Bacterial Filtration Efficiency at >98% and Particle Filtration Efficiency at >99% respectively (EN14683:2019 Type IIR), and CE Certified (Compliant with EU Legislation) Ohh ya…50 lucky winners will be selected to win up to RM100 Gift Packs by SafeCo via ğŸŽğŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/p/CjPB-IkMLm-/ #safeco #giveaway#mask , let’s all #kitajagakita , online shopping face masks via  https://shp.ee/jcaxuai in Safecomy official store

Photo album via 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987950141676683265-tFHd & 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987952417069809664-ISnu

YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy said: “The enormous 2 billion Muslim population worldwide is driving a 🆕 & significant segment of Muslim travellers, which will positively impact the overall tourism industry, especially critical now as we work hard towards industry & economic recovery. The demand for Muslim-friendly tourism products & services to satisfy their leisure, business, spiritual & healthcare travel needs gives impetus to develop the tourism supply chain across all sectors.” She explained

She further explained that the Islamic Tourism ecosystem is closely connected with other tourism segments & major economic sectors & that the growth & development of the Muslim tourist market would sustain sectors such as banking, finance & insurance through payment gateways, digital wallets & travel insurance products for the needs of this market

She also noted the potential demand ensuing from the rise of this tourist market in terms of Muslimah fashion & active wear, cosmetics, green technology, Muslim-friendly media, digital entertainment & recreation & Halal pharmaceuticals, medical & wellness products & services. This is in line with key strategies outlined in Malaysia’s National Tourism Policy (NTP) 2020-2030 in developing Islamic Tourism in Malaysia 🇲🇾

“There are many opportunities for the tourism industry players & entrepreneurs to take advantage of this development & create products & services for this market. Increased Islamic Tourism activities drive product innovation & diversification, entrepreneurial opportunities & job creation, thus paving the way for people to live improved, enriched & financially stable lives.” She said

“Industry players in both the public & private sectors need to look into this demand, learn about the market needs & fill in the gaps in the form of investment, product & package development, policies & incentives. The tourism industry needs to be re-energised with 🆕 ideas & not to fall back on the old way of doing things. This 3️⃣-day conference is a great platform to explore the Islamic Tourism potential further.” She has added

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Malaysia’s development of Islamic Tourism began with the establishment of ITC in 2009 under the purview of MOTAC. Since then, ITC has provided research, training, capacity building & standards & certification to help strengthen the Islamic Tourism ecosystem in Malaysia 🇲🇾 & abroad. It also championed the development of Mosque 🕌 Tourism to not only showcase the culture, heritage & history of the local Muslim community, but also as a means to expand the economic activities & income potential of the mosque institution through mosque cooperatives & waqf

ITC also identified potential jobs & career paths within the Islamic Tourism ecosystem. It advocated for the role of the Halal Executive in hotels to ensure standards compliance & helped create a need for male spa therapists, Muslim-Friendly Tourist Guides & Mosque Volunteers. All these attests to the Islamic Tourism sector’s ability to create 🆕 employment opportunities for Malaysians & support the industry’s human capital development & supply chain

Through its information gathering, research & data analysis, ITC helped to improve the evidence base for Islamic Tourism to formulate policy & make business decisions

A special address by Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Daud Bakar, Chairman of Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Malaysia, on “Islamic Tourism Inspires Balance, Transformations & Solutions in Today’s Economy” ie. This Malaysia’s signature Islamic Tourism business event, WITC’s theme for this year

The theme signified the need to strike a balance in tourism development that would lead to transformative thinking & actions when searching for the right solutions from an Islamic perspective. Also to complement the global efforts to restore the tourism industry & the economy.

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There are approximately 40 speakers from Malaysia 🇲🇾, Bosnia-Herzegovina 🇧🇦, Canada 🇨🇦, the Netherlands 🇳🇱, Singapore 🇸🇬, Thailand 🇹🇭, Turkiye 🇹🇷 & Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 were invited to share their thoughts & expertise with the audience. Topics of discussions ranged from destination showcase, economy, urban challenges & sustainability, technology, cultural exchange, education, as well as standards & certification 👍🏻

During this conference, there were signing ceremony for Memorandums of Understanding with aims to advance the Islamic Tourism development further. YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Haji Shukri has witnessed the MOUs signing ceremony

  • ITC with Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) ~ To support the Government’s inbound tourism programs
  • ITC with TUI International Holiday (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd~ To strengthen Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 positioning as a Muslims friendly holiday destination

YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Haji Hasan, Director-General of ITC is expected to close the conference with a wrap-up session & closing remarks on the last day of the conference ie. 19 Oct 2022

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SiennyLovesDrawing will continue her virtual attendance the next 2️⃣ days of this conference 👩🏻👍🏻

Do pay a visit to the 1️⃣st ever tourism industry exhibition of WITC 2022, absolutely worth a visit ya

Website 🌐: http://www.witc.gov.my

The 6th Annual Malaysia Tourism Council Gold Awards 2022 Honours The Tourism Industry’s Best Achievers

Yeah‼️ Good news for all Malaysian tourism players especially 😃

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share that The Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) with the support of The Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry & Performing Arts Sarawak (MTCP) will organise the 6️⃣th Annual MTC Gold Awards 2022 🏆 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak, East Malaysia 🇲🇾 on 22 Oct 2022 (Sat)

This marks the 1️⃣st time that the MTC Gold Awards 🏆 is held in Malaysian Borneo ~ Sarawak & the 1️⃣st time MTC collaborates with the State Government of Sarawak via MTCP in organizing this prestigious award ceremony

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The Premier of Sarawak, The Right Honourable Tan Sri Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Abang Openg is expected to officiate this award ceremony & accompanied by the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry & Performing Arts Sarawak, The Honourable Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

“We are seriously promoting Sarawak as a leading tourism destination & therefore it is very timely for this event to be held in Sarawak. As you know, tourism industry has been badly affected by the pandemic but nevertheless many tourism players have survived through their resilience & commitment,” explained by Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

“The award is to recognise all industry players and stakeholders such as the national & state tourism, local authorities, hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, theme parks, homestays, NGO’s & Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that contribute to the recovery of the tourism industry.” He added

MTC Gold Awards 🏆 pay tribute & confer the highest accolade to individuals & organisations whose outstanding contributions play a significant role in the success of Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 tourism industry. More than 💯 awards will be presented to the industry players by MTC for their excellence & support in the development of the tourism industry in Malaysia 🇲🇾

The awards 🏆 celebrate & honour the tourism industry’s best achievers who have excelled in quality service & continuous growth, consequentially setting the benchmark for excellence & best practices for others in the Malaysian tourism industry to emulate

This annual event is also an opportunity to bring together all industry players & stakeholders such as the national & state tourism organisations, local authorities, hotels, restaurants, tour operators & travel agencies to network & explore 🆕 collaborations & opportunities in Sarawak

As of today, MTC has confirmed more than 1️⃣K attendees who will attend this year’s event in Kuching, Sarawak. That number is expected to increase as it gets nearer to the event day

@uzaidiudanis

Setelah 2 tahun dalam pandemik , ini lah masa sesuai kita agresif mempromosikan negara tercinta kita untuk menarik lebih ramai pelancong antarabangsa datang ke Malaysia dan berbelanja di sini . Ini akan memantapkan ekonomi negara dan meningkatkan permintaan Ringgit Malaysia . Insyallah bersama dengan Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak , kami akan anjurkan acara Gold Award utk iktirafkan super heroes penggiat industri yang telah berjaya melalui pandemik covid 19 #inboundtourismbusiness #travelAgent #tourismideas #malaysia #GoldAward #tourismgoldaward

♬ original sound – Uzaidi Udanis – Uzaidi Udanis

According to the President of Malaysia Tourism Council Mr. Uzaidi Udanis, the MTC Gold Awards 🏆 is the tourism industry’s ultimate award ceremony that recognises Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 own tourism industry ‘superheroes’

“As the tourism industry moves towards recovery, let’s seize the chance to recognize the contribution made by all tourism industry heroes who have survived the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to encourage & inspire these tourism players who not only fought the severe pandemic but in many ways have overcome the odds to endure the most challenging situation of our lives.” said Mr Uzaidi

Besides the awards, the attendees will be feted with cultural dances by Sarawak Cultural Village, a one-of-a-kind presentation called ‘Musik Tenunan’ by boutique atelier Tanoti using traditional ethnic weaving equipment & an uplifting experimental world music ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ performance by 1️⃣ of Sarawak’s brightest musical gems At Adau

So, if you’re part of the Malaysian tourism industry players, do RSVP your seat to attend & book your flight ✈️ with Malaysian Airlines as special promo code available ✅ for attendees to Kuching, Sarawak to attend this award ceremony 👍🏻

Ohh ya….A BIG congratulations ğŸ‘ğŸ»ğŸŽ‰Â  from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to those won an award from this MTC Gold Awards 2022 🏆 Keep it up all 💪🏻👍🏻

Website 🌐: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-for-mtc-gold-awards-tickets-429636804247

World Islamic Tourism Conference 2022 With Theme Islamic Tourism: Inspiring Balance, Transformations & Solutions

Updated 20 Oct 2022 4pm
Yeah‼️ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier stories about her discoveries of some Muslims friendly products & services in Selangor state, Malaysia 🇲🇾 If you’ve missed them, do check out to read more via

This time she would like to share about the upcoming 3️⃣rd World Islamic Tourism Conference (WITC) from 17 Oct to 19 Oct 2022

This year, WITC aims to highlight the socio-economic growth benefits of tapping into the Muslims tourists market

Yes✅, she will be attending this conference, if you’re, do meet up there to discuss more & exchanging thoughts 💭 about Islamic tourism together gather. Also stay tuned for her next blog post to share about her attendance then ya ☺️

This conference is organised by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), the sole government agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC) tasked to lead the development of Islamic Tourism in Malaysia 🇲🇾 It returns to the Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur this year with approximately 300 delegates daily with an international & local lineup of 40 speakers & moderators. Wow 😲 that’s exciting 😁
Reminder to all 📌

The pandemic is not over, so for self prevention though wearing mask 😷 is no longer compulsory, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻😷 is still wearing mask during her attendance at this WITC2022 . She is wearing the KF99 Infinity Silver Respirator Mask from Safecomy . It’s with an Ergonomic 3D Design and Ultra-Gentle material for Sensitive Skin has passed Bacterial Filtration Efficiency at >98% and Particle Filtration Efficiency at >99% respectively (EN14683:2019 Type IIR), and CE Certified (Compliant with EU Legislation) Ohh ya…50 lucky winners will be selected to win up to RM100 Gift Packs by SafeCo via ğŸŽğŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/p/CjPB-IkMLm-/ #safeco #giveaway#mask , let’s all #kitajagakita , online shopping face masks via https://shp.ee/jcaxuai in Safecomy official store

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So, what’s the Muslims tourists market potential❓⁉️

The ITC Director-General, Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan 👨🏽‍💼 said “1️⃣ of the things that ITC has been observing & tracking is the growth of the Muslims tourists market. Malaysia 🇲🇾 has been seeing its healthy rise up ⬆️ until 2019 before the pandemic broke. It contributed approximately a 20% share to Malaysia’s tourist arrivals & tourist receipts. It’s a dynamic market.”
“With people travelling again now, so are the Muslims tourists. It’s a key market to look into & 1️⃣ of the reasons is because they are geographically well distributed in Southeast Asia & Europe, not just the Middle East. You can say it is a global tourists market, protected from location-specific disruptions,” Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan 👨🏽‍💼 explained

The conference’s theme for 2022 ~ “Islamic Tourism: Inspiring Balance, Transformations & Solutions,” ~ was chosen to re-energise & motivate tourism industry players towards strategic action & tourism recovery by viewing the Muslims tourists market potential as a socio-economic driver

Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan 👨🏽‍💼 said “We chose this theme because we want to influence a 🆕 way of thinking. The thinking must change & followed up with synergistic & collaborative action. We don’t want anyone to be left behind or miss this opportunity.”
Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan 👨🏽‍💼 further explained “As we move into the tourism recovery phase now, it’s critical for destinations & tourism industry players to gain their footing in the market & make a big push forward. But the tourism scenario now is different from before the pandemic. We are faced with 🆕 tourism preferences, advancements in technology, a changing workforce & working trends, climate issues, geopolitical challenges & more. Industry players need the knowledge & a different way of thinking to thrive in this post-pandemic environment. The WITC conference will bring together some of the best minds from various industry backgrounds to weigh in on the matter.”
“There are vast benefits in tourism, specifically when we deliver to the burgeoning Muslim tourist market. 🆕 businesses can evolve, products & services can expand, 🆕 jobs can be created, more people can benefit,” Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan 👨🏽‍💼 said

“More importantly, Islamic Tourism strives to bring 🆕 perspectives which promote a healthy Human Development Index (HDI) consisting of excellent healthcare, education & decent standard of living & a focus on ESG (Environment, Social & Governance), through best practices within the supply chains in the tourism, travel & hospitality segment.”
“To add value to the WITC brand, this year, we’re introducing an exhibition element to the conference. About 50 to 80 tourism businesses, products & services will be showcased. It’s an opportunity to connect & collaborate with tourism industry players,” Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip added

Photo album via 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987950141676683265-tFHd & 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987952417069809664-ISnu

Also to check out her blog story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/18/tourism-industry-exhibition-as-new-element-to-complement-the-world-islamic-tourism-conference-2022/

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There are 9️⃣ sessions during this 3️⃣-day conference;

  1. Islamic Tourism Destination Showcase ~ It features presentations by key & rising Muslim-Friendly destinations worldwide. Listen in to how these national tourism organisations discovered the potential of the Muslim tourists market & overcame the challenges along the way. They share their journey & the transformations experienced along the way. Photo album via 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987955088149405696-ZfrF
  2. Islamic Tourism Corporate Forum ~ Today’s travel landscape is increasingly complex, requiring 🆕 thinking & strategies to uncover solutions that meet the needs of both the leisure & business traveller, including Muslims. How do airports, airlines, hotels, policymakers, NGOs & other service providers meet the needs of Muslim tourists while catering to the needs of a diverse marketplace. Then, to gain insights from tourism industry leaders on how the Muslim tourists market has driven their transformation & the future potential they see in it
  3. Islamic Tourism Economy Forum ~ A discussion to explore how Islamic Tourism drives up demand for halal goods & services required by Muslim travellers, from banking & finance, insurance, property & accommodation, transportation & logistics, education, food & beverage, healthcare & wellness, modest fashion & technology
  4. Islamic Tourism Youth Discussions ~ Youths have been said to be the drivers of the 🆕 tourism era. They are independent, adventurous & want to travel experientially. But this generation of travellers is also known to be digitally savvy, demanding information on the go, at their fingertips. Learn more about this market segment & how to appeal to their interests & demands for Muslim travel. Photo album via 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988477695592460288-n1cM
  5. Islamic Tourism Urban & Sustainability Forum ~ Sustainability has been a key focus in many economic fields including tourism. Explore Islamic Tourism & how the values embodied within create balance, well-being & solutions for a more just world that respects & cares for the environment, human beings, communities & the future generation
  6. Islamic Tourism Technology Dialogue ~ With travellers becoming more reliant on technology, they are turning to apps & online resources to make all their travel decisions, from research to booking to sharing content & reviews with their communities. Find out from the experts how technology & social media can sharpen your business in the age of the Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0. The How Online Ready Are NTOs for Muslim Travellers in 2022? report & full rankings can be found at: https://www.pearanderson.com/muslim-nto/ . Photo album via 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988479531955224576-G2at
  7. Islamic Tourism Cultural Exchange ~ To deep dive into the meaning of culture & the role it plays in Islamic Tourism. The panel of speakers will help define the role of Islamic Tourism as a bridge between tourism & culture, as well as the broader sense of what it means to have a culture of awareness for the needs of the Muslim tourists
  8. Islamic Tourism Standards & Certifications Discourse ~ The standards & certifications are the foundations of a strong Islamic Tourism ecosystem, able to instil confidence & nurture trust between Muslim-friendly tourism product & service suppliers & their customers. The experts in the industry weigh in on the matter offering 🆕 insights & perspectives. Photo album via 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988479888827592704-FFxF
  9. Islamic Tourism Education Forum ~ The global tourism industry is recognising the value of Muslim-friendly tourism, paving the way for a tourism workforce that understands the special needs of this market. Those with Islamic-based knowledge such as Halal, Islamic finance & Muslim-friendly hospitality will be in demand within the tourism industry. Photo album via 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988480086689665024-WZWd

Let’s join SiennyLovesDrawing to learn more about the potential of the Muslim tourist market by register your delegate seat to attend this 3️⃣rd World Islamic Tourism Conference 2022 😃👋🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

See you all then to explore the trends & updates of Muslims tourists market both locally & globally, as well as how Islamic Tourism drives up demand for halal products & services required by Muslim travellers ya 👍🏻

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her media attendance on the Day 1️⃣ via 📹🌐

Website 🌐: http://www.witc.gov.my

Muslims Friendly Products & Services @ Selangor, Malaysia (Part 2)

Hey 👋🏻 all, continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier blog stories 👩🏻👩🏻‍💻 about her media attendance to the Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 🇲🇾 recently, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/familiarization-trip-media-promotion-program-of-selangor-state-halal-industry-2022/

Also Part 1️⃣ of her detailed blog post with some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  ☪️✅ products & services that being discovered from this trip at Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾 , read more via 🌐  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/01/muslims-friendly-products-services-selangor-malaysia-part-1/

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to continue sharing the Part 2️⃣ on some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  â˜ªï¸âœ… products & services that being discovered from this trip at Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

~ Halal is for everyone, not just Muslims ~

Also to check out the main tweet threads via 📌🌐  https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1568799462935654400 & 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1576004484563496961

Food

House Of Kambing (HOK) 🐑🥩

This whole area is developed by MAHA, every 2 years 300 acres land will welcome tenants to come with agro tourism based. There are some with kelulut, petting zoo, horse riding etc. Since 2016, House Of Kambing as 1️⃣ of the tenant on a 5️⃣ acres land belongs to MARDI. It’s the 1️⃣ & only restaurant that integrates a farm 🌿🌳🌿 with dining place 🍽️ Yes ✅, farm to table concept. You will have the leisure of eating while sight seeing the sheep 🐑🐑 rooming around & play with them. Not just that, also a camel 🐪 named Aminah 😍 It’s nestled within a vast greeneries 🌳🌳 where one can enjoy freshly grilled meats 🐑🥩 with a view 😍 You’ll feel as you’re at New Zealand 🇳🇿
It’s a family business & started small to serve lamb (aka kambing in Malaysia’s national language 🐑) dishes, steamed rice with grilled lamb, fried rice with kambing, crispy kambing, everything kambing here. There are approximately 300 customers at 1️⃣ time in this restaurant

With its motto ~ Customers 1st ~ At present, it’s with 20 permanent staff & majority are youngsters. Words of mouth 👄 that make this place grows with lots of locals, foreigners & celebrities to come visit & enjoy the freshly cooked lamb dishes here. Do patiently to wait approximately 15mins for foods to be served. Absolutely worth the wait, SiennyLovesDrawing personally love the grilled lamb aka kambing bakar dish served here the most, it’s so juicy & tasty to enjoy. Absolutely 1️⃣ of the best lamb dining she ever enjoyed 😋🤤👍🏻

Do check out her happy visit & tasty lamb dining TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

The lamb dishes here served with young sheep 🐑, yes ✅, for lamb of 4-8months old, so lower calories & cholesterol than chicken to consume. Approximately 100kg a day ie. 7 to 8 lambs a day

Online booking available for 20pax & above, do expect queue especially weekends crowd ya ☺️

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid074tXSUbiExgAM724nTZpEqEUdZHdmHxKfJ2TNRdKjYg2fp1EkifDW34AXU2g5LXEl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vKSJW3uQjyN95ye87
Website🌐: https://hok.asia/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/houseofkambing/

Sisik Medan Ikan Bakar
It has changed its dining concept 360 degrees ie. From lunch that serves village cuisine & grilled fish to now ~ Grilled fish 🐟 & fresh seafood dishes concept. Many of its loyal customers being here for birthday celebration, Ramadan-breaking the fast & anniversaries
So, just be here, pick & choose your favorite seafood, weigh the seafood, choose the cooking style & enjoy a variety of seafood-based Malay flavor menus at the top of Shah Alam city 😋👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her tasty delicious seafood dinner with many different cooking styles, absolutely a happy satisfied full tummy 😋🤤

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nqpjKXK8w5ZNhGNr8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/restoransisik/ & https://www.facebook.com/sisikfoods/

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Ayamas 🐔🍗

It was the 1️⃣st established store in Malaysia 🇲🇾 to introduce the sale of HALAL ☪️✅ fresh chicken 🐔 & other poultry-based products in a modern setting that is hygienic & convenient. All chicken from Malaysia 🇲🇾 & produced on its own farms & contracted farms to maintaining the quality since its establishment as a pioneer in roaster chicken in Malaysia 🇲🇾 Its own secret recipes to ensure quality, taste, texture of its roasted chicken 🍗  Despite the chicken supply shortage & increase of chicken price, Kedai Ayamas still offer it’s reasonable price for its customers

Every year to introduce at least 6 🆕 flavours , eg the most popular & limited time is salted egg. ~ “More Than Just Chicken” ~ It also offers ready-to-cook products eg. cooking pastes, spices, herbs & other kitchen-shelf products which ranging from special sauces to confectionery as well as beverages 😁👍🏻

According to the Kedai Ayamas Puchong outlet manager, Mr Abdul Rahman, Kedai Ayamas already 34 years in F&B industry since 1988 at Sea Park outlet & no longer around now. With mostly of its roasted products, approximately 90%, it always emphasizes on its halal certified ☪️✅ status with JAKIM as halal compliance is the main component to ensure all its food, products & services’ preparation. Hence, it’s under the white list of JAKIM ie. Faster in receiving its halal certification for 🆕 outlets 👏🏻👍🏻

There are 76 outlets nationwide ie. 38 owned by its group & 38 owned under franchise. There are 60 outlets with halal certified, while the remaining in progress due to newly set up at the date of SiennyLovesDrawing’s visit in Sept 2022 😃

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid036j7zX47UrrwB23KRGVp7a5mhbT6om39p4ZoDjKFDsQaiJvDei3guTJ1sQecD2nRtl

Address📍: https://www.kedaiayamas.my/store-locator/
Website🌐: https://www.kedaiayamas.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/AyamasRoasters/

Singgah Rasa Nasi Raja Salai 🐄🥩

It’s a dining place to enjoy well cooked “salai” aka smoke dishes by using coconut 🥥 shell to smoke its foods, yes ✅, a traditional smoke cooking style by its founder cum chef, Abang Along 👨🏽‍🍳 He humbly told the media members that he has failed in his canteen business adventure before, then studied business management program with study loans from his mother. Learnt to follow successful people’s paths & restart his business adventure again with Salai dishes, it’s stable successful now & also serving Asam Pedas dishes for its customers

He trained his own staff & with proper SOP in place to run his food business now. He got no worry that his staff will steal his recipes & aims to operating his food business under a franchise structure in the future 👍🏻

Highly recommend you all to stop by here for meals as the foods served really tasty delicious 😋🤤 Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys the Salai Chicken 🍗 Masak Lemak & Salai Keli fish (Catfish) 🐟 served here

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid028U99eWW5CQ4rN763FkXABx1S2S9aj5DpbePs84GkLBYP6nAi7tcYr23PyxC8wb7sl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hApM33WmRyyxUonh7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Nasi.Raja.Salai/

One Serambi Cafe (OSC) 🍽️

It has started its baby steps by merging different ideas in hopes of forming an authentic experience which caters to all walks of life ~ a celebration, gatherings, a quick catch up, business meetings, casual drink etc.

It aims to provide unique excitement & rewarding experience with the best quality service & delicious foods ranging from delectable small bites to exquisite main courses that complemented with a flavorful coffee ☕

SiennyLovesDrawing has enjoyed her plate of Norwegian Salmon Steak, a cup of hot honey lemon & sharing some delicious cakes 🍰🍰 from here, a happy satisfied tummy 😋👍🏻

The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni 👨🏽‍💼, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor also joined them for dinner at this cafe. He shared some latest updates & plans moving forward the initiatives for halal industries in Selangor with all media members. He encourages buy halal 1️⃣st since 2020 & shared about SELHAC ~ Selangor International Halal Convention which annually hosted

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0BaZHWYDvHyT7XtYWVSnV1cCbFtSePEFWTLreWqAfU2UnRWqiFX5aSwXg5dG3DJ5Tl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qNgbBq1jN56neohXA
Website🌐: https://www.oneserambi.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/OneSerambiCafe/

Serai Thai Shah Alam

It’s a Thai restaurant & SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her recent dining here 🇹🇭🍽️

Personally she recommends the addictive tasty fresh Thai lime steamed Siakap fish 🇹🇭🐟👍🏻, a balance of spicy & sourish Tomyam seafood soup 🍲😋 & sambal prawn 🍤 served here

If you love spicy & Thai food, you’ve to drop by to try yourself here ya 🤤👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/aur18HCZ7oGNCCa18
Website🌐: https://seraigroup.com.my/serai-thai/
FB: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1968316239849662&__tn__=C-R

Fashion

Anggun Abaya Dubai Boutique ~ Anggun Chitra 👚🧣

It’s a Shariah compliant boutique for all inspirational women at affordable prices to delivering finest abaya & haute couture from the heart of Dubai 🇦🇪

It started since 2018 from Muslimah fashion to lifestyle with kids fashion, male fashion, foods etc. It focus on Indonesia 🇮🇩 & Dubai 🇦🇪 ie. the niche item is Abaya which being imported from Dubai, whole the Muslimah items are imported from Jakarta, Indonesia

It aims to have Malaysia 🇲🇾 as hub for Muslimah fashion in Asia, Middle East etc. It hosts Live Dubai Sales once in while & the most recent one was in June 2022. The Abaya from Dubai are ready on shelf in this boutique with some designs & tailor made, then sent to factory in Dubai before import to Malaysia 🇲🇾

According to the co-founder, the targets on physical store & online store are different. For niche products like their Abaya, she found out that her customers prefer to touch, feel & see the products before buying it. The experience with the products 1️⃣st before buying is important & hence her physical fashion boutique provides this customer experience

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0abKjanEWfiLtDJGWCLQ2KJYPobeG45erNPTaaPVLKoKwwSaZXcrC81VQcPsLY9hol

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fcNzwyk8GW2svTBu7
Website🌐: https://anggunabayadubai.avana.asia/ & https://chitrascarves.avana.asia/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/anggunabayadubai

Grocer

Amirul Grocer

It’s a bumiputra’s halal retail business chain founded by Mr Eda Rahman, also CEO of Tanjak Mega Holding Berhad. It aims to market Muslim products & being active in helping the local community. Pricing here is actually very competitive & cheaper than some hypermarkets nearby

It started since 2019 in Perak & its latest outlet @ Seksyen 2, Shah Alam, Selangor early Sept. It gathers & sells Muslim friendly & halal products from the small & medium industries of Selangor eg. AgroMas, Kamariah etc. Muslim owned & Muslims home made owners will be considered on a case to case basis to sell in Amirul Mart according to the branch manager at Amirul Grocer Seksyen 15

The sale of fresh chicken was very recently started since 12 Sept & with supply of halal chicken factory in Ipoh, so it can offer best price for its customers. At the moment, it offers the cheapest fresh chicken in Shah Alam. Special chicken promo every Fri, Sat & Sun 👍🏻

It also offering a business space called ‘Celebrity Business Corner’ where some Malaysian celebrities/ artists can market their own products in all their branches. Some of the participating celebrities brands are Jaafar On, Radhi OAG, Asheed Def Gab C, Dato Seri Amir Pearl, CDNaz, Zubira, Brad Mpire, Lola XPDC, Hj Kamal (Bayang Cafe) & Green Dome

Photo album 📸📸via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0kE9mPqDH8ofjq4MbLV3VeqGmphYUUeT4NzsVg8G4EBt3Mp9n2oMtWmBswmnc1tqGl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ammWZiZzY5eFGRFY9
FB: https://www.facebook.com/amirulgrocer15 & https://www.facebook.com/amirulhalalmart

Hotel

Concorde Hotel Shah Alam

It’s an internationally renowned business class 4️⃣ star hotel which just a short 45-minute drive away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport ✈️ It’s an award winning ğŸŽ–ï¸ hotel brimming with elegant rooms & suites, also ideal for hosting corporate functions, weddings, meetings & events with a spacious ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guests. It includes complimentary shuttle services 🚐🚌 around the city, spa treatments & a fitness centre

It’s just a short distance away from I-City, a 72-acre theme park that offers family-fun activities & rides. It’s located near the prestigious Blue Mosque that’s widely considered as the largest mosque in Malaysia 🇲🇾 Its glorious blue dome & minarets make it a stunning architectural masterpiece. Some of the hotel rooms here offer mosque view 🕌🤩😍🪟

SiennyLovesDrawing & her roommate had a great 👍🏻 comfy stay for 2️⃣ nights during this FAM trip, especially the beautiful mosque view & sunset from room 🕌🤩😍🪟

Ohh ya…No need to worry about the azan from the mosque early in the morning, none heard during her stay experience here

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/V1JqCH3fSYNnvJaQA
Website🌐: https://shahalam.concordehotelsresorts.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/concordehotelshahalam/

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So, with this blog post (Part 2️⃣) & earlier blog post (Part 1️⃣), SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has concluded her media attendance of this Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 🇲🇾  SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt so much more about Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant as well as Halal certified products & services in Selangor 🇲🇾, of course at the same time being inspired by each of the respective business owners, co-founders or management officers met throughout this trip

She strongly believe that every success in a business requires not just a certain level of braveness not to afraid failure, but also to get up & start again from the lesson learnt. Yes ✅, the spirit of keep trying with great 👍🏻 passion to continue the entrepreneur journey, even to take up the challenge of being the pioneer in an industry or expertise 

Bravo to all Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  ☪️✅ business adventures whether small or big, keep it up, respective success surely awaiting ahead ya 👏🏻💪🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

 

 

 

Muslims Friendly Products & Services @ Selangor, Malaysia (Part 1)

As a reference to SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier blog story 👩🏻👩🏻‍💻 about her media attendance to the Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 🇲🇾 recently, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/familiarization-trip-media-promotion-program-of-selangor-state-halal-industry-2022/

So, you all already know that actually the halal ☪️✅ industry is basically not only focused on halal food products as previously understood

Instead it includes the service sector e.g. logistics, packaging, branding & markets. It also includes pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetic products, finance, entertainment, investment, tourism & so on

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal ☪️✅ products & services that being discovered from this trip at Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

~ Halal is for everyone, not just Muslims ~

Beauty

Dermalene Skin Specialist Centre 🥰

It’s a skin centre that provides halal ☪️✅ Syariah compliant skin solutions with care & expertise. There are 6️⃣ branches available ✅ nationwide Malaysia 🇲🇾 The logo of Dermalene is a lecture hall with aims to educate everyone about the importance of taking care of skin with proper knowledge eg. Sunscreen is important for skin to prevent skin cancer & pigmentation concern, however many people are not using it

The founder of Dermalene, Dr. Alina Hasni 🧕🏼 is a skincare addict, she owns a FB page, website & has been sharing health & skincare tips since she was 18 years old, wow 😲👍🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

Dr. Alina 🧕🏼, herself is the brand ambassador of her skin centre personally to SiennyLovesDrawing, hmm…love at 1️⃣st sight & 1️⃣st met up, lol 😆, Dr Alina is so pretty with her healthy skin. She is so friendly & willing to share & chitchatting with. She aims to have her skin centre to be an Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) equivalent in the future, ie. An end to end go to centre for skin. From SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 recent visit, she is impressed that Dr Alina & her team are already working smart towards this goal with its baby steps at the moment 💪🏻👍🏻 A success is awaiting for sure

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has experienced herself the skin analysis & consultation session, she is impressed with the detailed explanation gained, she now understand better her current skin status & some beauty care tips from the Dermalene skin consultant, bravo & do keep up your great 👍🏻 customer service, you deserve the good Google rating & reviews

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her visit via 📹🌐

Dermalene Malaysia aims & tries to restore youth of the skin, it focuses on skin surface, improves skin & improves overall lifestyle. It offers its customers a non-invasive & skin-friendly treatment. No injection ❌💉 involved, instead it provides evidence-based, clinically proven, effective & efficient skincare solutions 🥰👍🏻 All its skincare machinery are internationally imported & up-to-date. Any skincare products that are taken into Dermalene Malaysia for sale need to be paper & evidence based

If you check out its Google rating & reviews, it scores high rating with great comments 👍🏻, Dr Alina 🧕🏼has explained that the distinguish factor is its comprehensive consultation to each patient on their skin concerns before, during & after the skin treatment/ solutions. Also they are adapting to current trends & moving into e-commerce & online, not just physical centres. She has gained lots of words of mouth recommendations from its existing customers, that’s proven how reliable the services here 👏🏻👍🏻 Keep it up ya

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02rXtr4se98eePcQhcawUuf7CwpgWoHj1Lrs1kLPcsKtKE2ZPDXfVwC7buSr1kfkucl

Address📍: https://dermalene.com/contact-us/
Website🌐: https://dermalene.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dermalenegroup
Beverage

Chatime 🧋

Yes ✅, ‘cha’ means tea, so Chatime is loosely translated as tea time 🧋☕🍵😋👍🏻 It’s passionate about tea & want to let the world ğŸŒŽ know how a cup of “Good Tea” is made ☕🍵

Chatime is the pioneer of halal ☪️✅ bubble tea in Malaysia 🇲🇾 & well known for its pearl milk tea 🧋with ingredients are all halal from Taiwan franchise & then endorsed again by JAKIM

SiennyLovesDrawing always go for her 2️⃣ favourite alternatively ie. Its signature Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea & Lai Chee Kang tea 🧋🤤👍🏻 So, what’s your all time favourite beverage at Chatime❓⁉️

Do check out her happy Chatime TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7146739730900602139
Throughout the years, they have been working with its contract tea farmers 🧑🏻‍🌾 in Taiwan 🇹🇼 to produce the so-called “Good Tea”. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, the Chatime Tea Lab consists of world top-notch tea experts with the vision of redefining the benchmark of world bubble tea 🧋 industry

Chatime tea factory is certified ✅ with global quality & safety certifications. Following the highest standard of traditional tea making procedure with state-of-the-art tea processing equipment

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid034mm2ryn7hNSKd5ZRttqGrMPRUL1K2LeQXwxGyCgwPwYasuTcVUyk323EQQReNYiLl

Address📍: https://chatime.com.my/outlets/
Website🌐: https://chatime.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChatimeMalaysia/

Aku Suka Kopi (ASK) ☕

It’s a micro roastery that is passionate about all things coffee ☕ It was founded by Mr Najmuddin Nan as his part time business

He was a certified English teacher, then quit & do this coffee business which focuses on cafe consultation, barista classes, supply coffee beans etc.

If you’re coffee lover, you’ve to be at this cafe to enjoy the latte & black coffee ☕ here as it’s with its own ASK roasted beans

SiennyLovesDrawing & her other media team members enjoyed the coffee cupping session hosted by the founder. Yeah‼️ She has got her favorite pick ~ Dua Blend, which is the best seller of this cafe, she loves the good coffee aroma & non sour coffee taste ☕😋👍🏻

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02QprE55tFwXmcQuRg9xhsopUb2hNEegkVKNsjhyA1qwuh4fmLG5pBnzTMSt5hvXeHl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uSDiaGjfdtxccRYj8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Akusukakopi/

Chocolate

Chocolate Muzium 🍫

It’s the Southeast Asia’s most interactive & one-of-a-kind chocolate 🍫 museum. Visitors may discover more than 💯 chocolate companies in 6️⃣ distinct categories ie. the Journey of Chocolates, Father of Chocolates, Health Benefits of Chocolates, Chocolates in the Industry, Chocolate Kitchen & Chocolate Galleria

It incorporates interactive attractive displays and simple language to provide the best learning experience for all ages 👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing & her media members had a great 👍🏻 time at its chocolate handbag 👜/ high heels 👠 decoration workshop during her recent visit

It was so much fun 😃😁 Highly recommended & you will not regret the fun being creative, it’s open for 🔟 pax & above with a varieties of themes as well as price range. Personally she would recommend this as educational activities or corporate team building. The staff has shared that they have done for birthday, wow 😲 that’s a brilliant way to celebrate birthday with friends by enjoying a chocolate workshop ğŸ«ğŸŽ‚ğŸ¥³

As a chocolate lover 💕🍫, she has learnt from this visit that if cough, can eat plain chocolate 🍫 as it helps 👍🏻 Also Cocoa plants are mostly planted in Sabah & Sarawak of Malaysia 🇲🇾

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0dUk3RUF1rgXbKpRGakt6UVSWXcALpRfvQwcT8eGhT9Rc7urJ796U62spvhmbt1u8l

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZDkVAkr8bkeEcXeH6
Website🌐: http://chocolatemuseum.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/chocolatemuseumkotadamansa

Farm/ Garden

Saudagar Nanas Agrofarm

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s more than just pineapple 🍍 farm visit, instead many are here for its viral cafe at the hill top which it offers pineapple-based menu 🍍🍽️ eg. Pineapple juice 🥤, pineapple curry puff, pineapple ice cream 🍦, fried pineapple & many more

Guess what❓⁉️

It needs approximately 7️⃣ tons of pineapple supplies🍍🍍 just for cafe usage every week, so good business, if weekend do expect a queue ya 😃👍🏻

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SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that there are many pineapple 🍍 plant species for landscaping & decorations with its beautiful flowers & leaves, no fruits. Moreover it’s easy to keep as home plant according to the founder, Mr Noor Hardy. Do check out her happy visit TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Hmm…From her visit experience, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has suggested to the cafe owner that a stairs handle to be added for the safety & convenience to reach this cafe especially for the kids & senior citizens. Do be extra careful on your way up with the steep stairs to enjoy tasty pineapple themed foods & desserts served here ya 🤗💕👍🏻

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02VhV3u7rntCnQHj9fkV3CE12n9PWDAZqzXbRhPgF146Lo2UbkVmEpvCPZg6oQPiDXl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tcbjHq63dVHYfs3S8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/saudagar.nanas

Mutiara Figs Garden

Fig aka Buah Tin in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language, it was mentioned specifically in Al-Qur’an

This garden was founded by Mr Mohd. Hilmi bin Yusoff at his own house 🏡 at Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor 🇲🇾 As an architect himself & his wife, Mrs Faridah Hasni binti Ramli love landscaping to beautify their home, gardening being influenced & trained by his late father, especially orchids

Guess what❓⁉️

Mr Hilmi has humbly shared that his home landscaping actually won award before, wow 😲👏🏻👍🏻 He actually planting figs at 1️⃣st as a hobby & passion with exotic plants at home backyard, till the family collected up to 300 varieties of figs & discovering its health benefits & nutrition found in fig fruits & leaves, so then this 2️⃣ acres figs garden since 2017 😁👍🏻 & expanding to more fig processed products eg. Jam, sambal & many more to bring more awareness for people to know fig & its health benefits especially high in antioxidants to reduce chance of cancer

It’s now a family managed business & through her chat with Mr Hilmi, she is impressed how this father actually supported his kids, 2️⃣ daughters & a son in this fig business. He sees the potential in this fig business, although he shared that this business yet to make profits. He also explained that they are in the midst of getting halal certification, hopefully soon 🔜 & it would definitely help in penetrating his fig business to export to overseas

The Fig dessert operations started in 2020, yes ✅, during pandemic lockdown time to supply to hotels, restaurants, cafes etc. because the shelf life of fig fruits just within 3️⃣ days & the challenge to transport fresh fig fruits to other destinations, so innovate with fig cheese tarts with jam & fresh fruits as topping. Online booking available on its website. Mr Hilmi has shared that he intends & is currently exploring whether to have fresh fig fruits in tube form for easy transportation & consumption at the same time, just similar like the tube honey that available in the market now

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The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni 👨🏽‍💼, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor also visited here with the media members. He is so proud & happy that Mutiara Fig Garden is brave to take charge in this fig plantation in Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾 This is 1️⃣ of the agro tourism destinations in Malaysia 🇲🇾 for an educational tour & know more about this fig plant. Mr Hilmi has informed that he has yet to apply for halal certification, though it’s Muslims family business owned & using MARDI techniques & skills. The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi has encouraged Mr Hilmi to proceed in its halal certification application, despite the technical concerns always take time for JAKIM to grant halal certification to all applications eg. Each raw ingredients sources etc. In fact, The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi told that himself & team is currently trying to plan to have some contemporary settings in place to help & facilitate the halal certification applications moving forward of Selangor entrepreneurs

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt the 🔟 health benefits of figs here 👍🏻

  • Powerful antioxidants (Fruits & leaf)
  • Anti cancer (Fruits)
  • Boost immunity (Fruits)
  • Anti bacterial & anti fungal (Fruits)
  • Nutrient dense (Fruits & leaf)
  • ⬆️ in Potassium & help In high blood pressure (Leaf)
  • ⬆️ in dietary fibre (Fruits & leaf)
  • Anti diabetic (Leaf)
  • Anti aging (Fruits & leaf)
  • ⬆️ in calcium (Fruits & leaf)

Not just that, she has learnt that fig plants requires 4-6 months for planting & harvesting in Malaysia 🇲🇾, the fungus from humidity will spoil the fig fruits, also flood as fig needs water but not too much to grow for good harvesting. Fig plant needs half a day sunlight ğŸŒž, so planting them in green house is to protect them from the excessive rain water 🌧️ Each plant can harvest 30-40 fruits each time. It harvest 2️⃣ times a year in Malaysia 🇲🇾 versus once in Turkey 🇹🇷 comparatively, with rotating techniques used, Mutiara Fig manages to have fig harvesting all year round 👍🏻😁

She also learnt the Peat Moss ie. Soil as medium for this plan & CIRT method as an additional compound for the root growth of this plant. The steps are,

  1. Remove outer layer of the plant
  2. Root hormones application
  3. Cut the Peat Moss & CIRT composition bag, spray water & apply again root hormones
  4. Then wrap the bag at the outer layer
  5. After 2️⃣ weeks root growth on the bag
  6. Another 2️⃣ weeks transplant the bag to poly bag to grow as a 🆕 plant & place in nursery & place with a dripper (Both fertilizer & water) auto system for daily watering

After transplant, approximately 2️⃣ months to start the baby fruit 1️⃣st, then harvest in approximately 5 months later. The fig fruits harvest here are vailable in green 💚, yellow 💛, red ♥️ & black 🖤 according to the level of sweetness 😋🤤

Ohh ya…Exclusive & by appointment through call 📱/ email 📨 to visit this Mutiara Fig Garden , absolutely worth a visit 👍🏻

Photo album 📸📸 via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02zHjPGu2vvh4imVgdqiAeULTXnR7uxLHb2BJMo245895fBHdaQbwAF69SFCvZvZi1l

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uytJdUwWdKHGQXJY7
Website🌐: https://mutiarafigs.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mutiarafigsgarden

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Hmm…Do stay tuned for SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s next blog post for Part 2️⃣ of her discovery of some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal ☪️✅ products & services from this FAM trip at Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾 ya ☺️💪🏻👩🏻‍💻✍🏻

What To Eat In Sabah of Malaysia

Hey all 👋🏻☺️, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about the food she has enjoyed during her Sabah trip this time, do hold your saliva 🤤 while reading her foodie story here ya

Ohh ya…When you’re at Kudat, must buy & enjoy this famous tasty prawn 🦐 crackers, absolutely addictive tasty to enjoy 😋🤤👍🏻 especially during road journey. A special thanks 🙏🏻💕 to Mr Tommy Soo, her tour guide from Borneo Exclusions for this yummy snack treat 😁

Do check out her FB albums posted on her recent Sabah travels via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0ZDMHAhaGmYqvWuMmDbWeXULFXRZzbCmkwXLT9XuXX7dyMQzewNmpb64uqe2M6mpDl & 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0hTUKekAVLMxXLKie9P3fxuXwJmU6Z64iq1V1CtxC4qe7duzjn5ycX9Qmc3dXjWcul & 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0wJbxEQ8CQLnTL4QKdESdBoWWp5Aa79kqqJ8ym2bnkLYuh6mx1HyaHUkfrKZM8p4Jl

So, what to eat in Sabah❓⁉️

Kudat

James Tambakan Fish Farm 🍽️🐟

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing & her travel mates really enjoyed the healthy delicious yummy live & fresh seafood dishes, either steamed or boiled 😋🤤 after a 🔟mins boat ride 🛥️ from Kudat Esplanade Sidek ⚓ or Kudat Marina Jetty ⚓

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You can opt for fish snorkeling 🤿 & feeding fish 🐟🐠 here. Do check out her happy fish farm visit & fresh live seafood lunch enjoyment TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: 🔟mins boat ride 🛥️ from Esplanade Sidek or Kudat Marina Jetty

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/jamesfishfarm/

Restaurant Hock Cheong 福昌 🍽️

She had a happy full tummy dinner here 👍🏻

This restaurant is a famous venue for wedding lunch or dinner opted by most of the local Sabahan in Kudat as it serves delicious 😋🤤 foods

All dinner dishes ordered so so yummy tasty 😋👍🏻 personally she enjoyed the butter prawn the most from this dinner

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ohJsqtrQCQfhmXMy8
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=154929537938987&__tn__=C-R

Rainbow 🌈 Kitchen / Rainbow 🌈Herbs

Her travelmates & herself enjoyed the breakfast served here, the well known dish serves here is Tom Yam soup 🍲

SiennyLovesDrawing has tried from her travel mate order & loves the creamy milky non spicy Tom Yam served here

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She has ordered the fish head noodles served here, she is not too into the flour coated of the fish when she chewed on the fish meat. However the soup really a good boiled & with typical Chinese style cooking 👍🏻

Do note that the serving portion here is smaller because it serves as breakfast ya ☺️

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/F4XygZFqvbruofhq8

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rainbow-Herbs-Kudat/428416687215555

Rungus Longhouse @ Bavanggazo village

She was here to meet Madam Agnes Angkung for Litai art making activity ~ It’s colour beads hand making accessories whether necklace, bracelet etc. The motif on the accessories is known as ‘Vinusak’ which means flower in the Rungus language

SiennyLovesDrawing so happy that she learnt this for the 1️⃣st time & got to make herself a pair of Litai earrings during this hand making workshop

Special thanks to Madam Agnes for her patience in guiding her during this hand making workshop. She is very friendly in her teaching & guiding. Highly recommended this workshop & read more via her earlier story ~ Arts In Sabah ~ via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/

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She actually enjoyed the home cook Rungus cuisine as lunch here, yummy 😋🤤 tasty. She also gets to enjoy lunch with Madam Agnes & her family members here. Absolutely a memorable tasty lunch

Visitors may opt for a homestay in long house experience here with breakfast, lunch & hand making experience, can be a customized package ya

Her happy Litai hand making learning & enjoyed Rungus lunch TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/he3zVrnCV7LiYZQ56
Website🌐: https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-bavanggazo-rungus-longhouse/

Keningau

Lai Pao Chicken Wings

Yeah‼️ Dropped by to takeaway the famous fried chicken wings ☺️

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Special thanks to Ms DG for her recommendation, SiennyLovesDrawing 1️⃣st time to enjoy a slightly sweet taste coated fried chicken wings here, it’s yummy tasty 😋🤤 to chew on the juicy tender bites, however just slightly oily, it’s still a nice try ya

Do check out for her TikTok clip ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Sk2cxa9Ec95kiims9

Website 🌐: https://laipaofriedchickenwing.business.site/

Kris Vin Delicatessen

She has enjoyed the famous Nasi Lemak with fried chicken 🍛🍗 & then takeaway some bakery items

Once stepped in, you will be welcome with buttery bakery smell, yes ✅, smells so good & tempting

Do check out for her happy breakfast time TikTok clip captured ya 📹🌐

She loves her takeaway choice of a yam bun & a slice of chocolate cake 🫓🍰 to enjoy during her road trip 😋👍🏻 during long car 🚗 ride to Tenom & KK

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rbZXDkFYGyMMNJDk9
Operating hours: 9am to 5pm

Tenom

Lai Brother Cafe

She has enjoyed its famous Tenom fried noodles

It’s tasty that you have tasted the good fry of the noodles “wok hei” in Cantonese dialect. Also the style is similar to our Cantonese Ying Yong noodles ie. Fried noodles topped with thick egg gravy served with roasted pork, fish cake & vegetables

Do check out for her happy Tenom noodles 🍜 tasting TikTok clip captured ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ShXWEQYdu54uxVs58
Operating hours: 6am to 10pm
Website🌐: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-service/Lai-Brother-Cafe-%E8%B3%B4%E6%B0%8F%E5%85%84%E5%BC%9F%E8%8C%B6%E9%A4%90%E5%BB%B3-110316644173136/

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Tana Restaurant @ Toojou Hostel

It’s a restaurant serving nordic-inspired food with a local twist. Absolutely must try the red snapper served here, so fresh & tasty 😋👍🏻

Do check out her TikTok clip captured to view the impressive mural arts @ its staircases 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZUXmgoHx5av6iLSA

Operating hours: 11am to 12am

Website🌐: https://mural.toojou.com/ & https://www.toojou.com/foods-drinks

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Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra

It’s 🆕 outlet since Apr 2022 & she has got a privilege to meet & chat with the friendly founder, Ms Janice

It’s a Sabah’s local healthier version of fried chicken as Ms Janice herself loves fried chicken personally, less oily, yet crispy juicy to chew on. It’s famous for full-spring chicken 👍🏻😋

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves her 1️⃣st bite chew on the fried chicken drumstick 🍗, the tasty juicy with great 👍🏻 fragrant in her mouth 👄, absolutely satisfied. A must try local Sabah friend chicken

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Ohh ya…Insider news that Borenos is expanding to West Malaysia soon, yeah 👍🏻 Also in plan to expand to overseas too in the future. Proud & happy to note our local Malaysian brand with plan towards international

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948947618836197376-BBHz

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qjgdaySwvN7mJG4M6
Operating hours: 9am to 9pm
Website🌐: https://www.borenos.com/

My Native Sabah, Plaza 333

She has enjoyed traditional Sabah cuisine for dinner here. It’s an authentic restaurant that serves Sabah’s unique native traditional foods

LinkedIn album on the murals 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949536184041676800-23Ra

It’s a nice place to try & taste the traditional cuisine of different tribes in Sabah, it’s also a bar to relax with friends after your meals here

Ohh ya…It serves also the live or fried edible nutritional protein sago worm 🐛 named Butod

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Ohh ya…In this restaurant, also a parrot 🦜 mural painting by Cracko Art Group 😍🤩 Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7116705559709371674

Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/bHKe19
Operating hours: 11.30am to 8.30pm , except Sunday
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/mynative.sabah

Kwong Sup Ikan

She has enjoyed a big bowl of bitter gourd soup vermicelli with a mix of both fresh fish & fried fish slices as lunch here

The fresh fish slice is tasty to enjoy with a sense of fresh sweetness, while she is not to enjoy the fried fish slice, she prefers more dried fried, as she doesn’t really like the taste of flour coated on the fish slice. Just her own tasting preference ya ☺️

The bitter gourd soup base is slightly plain to her taste buds & not bitter. She would have preferred a thicker bitter taste soup base. She has tried a sip of the tomatoes soup 🍅🍲 base from her travel mate’s bowl, it tastes better as compared to bitter gourd

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When stepped in to its air conditioning dining area, you will be amazed with the 1️⃣st aquarium ♒🐟🐠🐡🐢🦀 concept murals by Oka.studios (IG: Oka.studious)

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951365938277453824-QigF

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/esnzdUiFiR5wkoeA9
Operating hours: 7am to 5pm
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/KwongSupIkan/

Flypod Cafe & Lounge

She met with her friend, Sky Tee for a good long chat at the comfy cosy lounge (With Karaoke ğŸŽ¤ available). It’s beautiful when the micro optics lighting is on at this lounge, magical & relaxing to chill here

You may enjoy alcoholic 🍺🥃🍷🍸🍶or non alcoholic drinks 🥤🍹☕🍵 here, as well as karaoke ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ¶

During her stay with Flypod Hotel, she has enjoyed her time at this lounge area for her work & drafting blog posts. Also she enjoyed watching the air planes 🛩️🛫🛬from here

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951474588706877440-km8L

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TJji9fTFX9hxA4PKA
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/

Flypod Restaurant

Had breakfast here ~ A cuppa Cappuccino ☕ & The Triple Decker sandwiches 🥪 Very generous portion & tasty to enjoy 😋👍🏻

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She was here several times during her stay with Flypod Hotel. Personally she loves ❤️ the comfy environment here while she works & drafting her blog posts here

The dragon fruits juice here actually served with its own planted dragon fruits, refreshing good 👍🏻

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She appreciates the staff here who are friendly to help her to look after her belongings while she went for a quick toilet break ☺️

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xz8sMEnskbg64mby5
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/FLYPOD.R/

Papar

Kak Anna Restaurant

Enjoyed a cuppa of her favorite hot honey lemon🍯🍋 here to rest after walking under the hot sunny â˜€ï¸ğŸ˜Ž day

SiennyLovesDrawing loves the interior design with a collection of antiques here. A cosy comfy dining space for relax chilling moments ☺️while enjoy some local foods

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/62cCMvvaJUYfwjHg9

Restaurant Fu Yee

Had a fresh tasty seafood dinner 🍽️ 😋🤤 & then back to Flypod Hotel with a happy tummy for a comfy night rest 😁💕

A speciality must try dish here is the Steamed Wine Prawns with Egg White 🦐

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rkTqjvoKa5CnuP1i9
Contact no. : Ah Pan +6016-842 3197

A special thanks to her 🆕 friend, Sky Tee who brought her here 😃😁

Kundasang

Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Checked in here & SiennyLovesdrawing really enjoyed the steamboat dinner 🍲🥘😋👍🏻 while enjoyed the nice 🆒❄️ weather here

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully charged & energised from her good night rest here. The peaceful calm environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed 🛏️, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended 👍🏻

Then enjoyed her favorite hot green bean soup (From earlier night supper as she missed it due to fall asleep unpredictably from the cosy comfy room 🛌🏻), hot honey & fried noodles as her brunch here 😋🤤

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Highly recommended👏🏻👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her great stay here 👩🏻❤️💕 Do read more of her story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/08/11/amazing-scenic-getaway-in-kundasang-sabah-of-malaysia/

Do check out her FB album via 📸🌐 https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid02m68VDUGsTMKoWq9ZzPCDsEfVBbMnehN9W8ih878Si2RatnJuPhXW7oBYoiVpkoUSl/

Do enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her awesome stay here via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/P2Xi6gndiqDLthnt8
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Kokol Hill

NG Kokol Santai Cafe

She has enjoyed nasi goreng kampung with fried egg 🍳 as breakfast with Aunty Silis & Uncle Niun, the founders of this cafe & camping site. They are so friendly to chit chat with

Delicious 😋🤤 food served at this cafe with nice view to enjoy, yes ✅, you can catch both sunrise 🌄 & sunset 🌇 view from here ya 😍🤩

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There is a camping site next to this cafe

Hmm…Instead of camping 🏕️ at the camp site, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was forced to camp in the cafe area as the rain just like down pouring heavily non stop ☹️ Do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/best-moments-in-kota-kinabalu-kudat-keningau-tenom-of-sabah-malaysia-%c2%b7-day-by-day-itinerary/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xePRn7ZGZoy9ayKm9

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

Kedai Kopi Nyuk Pau Baru

She has enjoyed famous Ngiu Cap aka mixed beef noodles 🍜 lunch here with Aunty Silis. It’s Aunty Silis’s favorite dining whenever she does her shopping at this small Menggatal town

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves the nice beef fragrance of this bowl 🍜 then to enjoy the tender juicy beef 🍖 Highly recommended as you will note the local crowds here

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2pobyv23cm9wsks59

Hmm…What else SiennyLovesDrawing not to miss the local foods in Sabah❓⁉️

Quick quick comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya ☺️

Familiarization Trip Media Promotion Program of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022

Updated 16 Sept 2022, 10.45am
Yeah‼️ The Selangor State Government through the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor are coordinated 🤝🏻 by the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) & Selangor State Media Organization has recently organized a Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 🇲🇾

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was being invited as media member to participate 📧, special thanks for trusting her blogging & content creation passion 👩🏻‍💻✍🏻

Speaking during the Selangor State Halal Industry Promotion Media Familiarization (FAM) Trip Program 2022, The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni 👨🏽‍💼, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor said, “The halal ☪️✅ industry is basically not only focused on halal food products only as previously understood, even they are including the service sector such as logistics, packaging, branding & markets. It also includes products like pharmaceuticals, personal care & cosmetics, finance, entertainment, investment, tourism etc.”

With this, the Selangor State Halal Industry Promotion Media FAM Trip Program 2022
with aim to introduce the diversity of halal industries found in the State Selangor across various sectors, encourages & provides opportunities to entrepreneurs / halal industry entrepreneurs among small & medium industries to promote their products

Program’s objectives
1. Introducing halal industry products in Selangor;
2. Introducing the diversity of Selangor’s Halal industry across a wide range of sectors such as the manufacturing industry & halal services;
3. Encourage & give opportunities to entrepreneurs / industrial entrepreneurs halal among small & medium industries to promote their halal products;
4. Educate by presenting accurate & convincing information continuously to the community about the halal industry of the State of Selangor;
5. Educate & encourage industry players who have obtained certificate status Halal Malaysia stores information & documents their activities as records & case studies for the reference of other industry players who have not yet get the recognition of Malaysia’s Halal certificate;
6. Be a space & opportunity for the State Government, especially the Committee Stay Halal Industry to convey wishes & inform everything efforts & initiatives designed & planned by the State Government regarding the development of the state’s halal industry

He explained again, the Covid 19 pandemic that is hitting the world today is not the only 1️⃣
affecting the world ğŸŒŽ economy, even participating in changing the landscape of people’s lives
“We will diversify programs like this so that we can help to some extent halal industry players in the state of Selangor to continue survival in the 🆕 norm.” he added
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Some of the Muslim friendly/ Shariah Compliant/ Halal products & services being discovered during this FAM trip are,

Do stay tuned for next blogging from SiennyLovesDrawing soon with the detailed of her own experiences with each listed above ya ☺️

Do check out to read more via