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Samut Sakhon ~ Hidden gem in Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Hey all‼️ How have you spent your 2018 year end break❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»Β would like to sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ about her 2018 year end travelling πŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ‘ŸπŸ§’ with Take Me Tour, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Pick 1️⃣ ~Β Samut Sakhon from Bangkok: Salt Farm Tour & Homemade Seafood ~Β 

Yes βœ…, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has booked πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’ more than a tour…do stay tune for her next blogging ya πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

Actually not just a wide variety of day tours, Take Me Tour also providing private car πŸš—πŸš™ airport transfer ✈️, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has booked πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’βœ… for a few & really impressed πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€© with its reliable, safe & comfy ride πŸš—πŸš™ to/ from Don MueangΒ International Airport ✈️

Do consider for your convenience especially with night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒπŸ›¬ arrival ya

Before she πŸ‘©πŸ» has decided on this tour, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has read πŸ“– about the local expert of this said tour named Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ who has introduced herself as a wanderer in this small village & then become a close friend to many villagers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

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During the tour, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has observed that Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ really having a great πŸ‘πŸ» relationship with the villagers πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« & communicating well πŸ—£πŸ‘₯πŸ‘€πŸ‘₯ with them. Definitely a strong healthy bonding πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€ & friendship being built, bravo πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» to her πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€ΌοΈ

She πŸ‘©πŸ» also truly believes that Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈhas chosen βœ… to lead this day tour to introduce to all guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘« about this small village in a less travelledΒ  province ~ Samut Sakhon, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ i.e. from the salt water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ gate, mangrove forest 🌳🌳 , salt farm, home made seafoods πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ etc.

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ also aims to help to boost ⬆️ the economy of this small village & increase ⬆️ the earning power πŸ’° of the villagers πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ here especially during the raining β˜”οΈπŸŒ§ season where most of the salt farmers here will be experiencing the low ⬇️ salt harvesting

Hmm…How’s this day tour thoughout❓⁉️

She πŸ‘©πŸ» woke up early that morning πŸ”…πŸ”† & went for a local Thai “bak kut teh” breakfast πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ , a non-halal dish ~ herb pork πŸ–πŸ·πŸ½ soup 🍲πŸ₯£ served with riceΒ πŸ›πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ It’s just a stall outside of a local Thai πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ‘«‘s home 🏠🏑 & within walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈ distance fromΒ her hotel 🏒 namedΒ Bangkok Loft InnΒ 

This hotel 🏒 is located atπŸ“55 Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Rd., Bangyeerua, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ A nice πŸ‘πŸ» comfy stay πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½with its strategic locationπŸ“ i.e. 5️⃣mins walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈ distance to the Wongwian Yai BTS skytrain station πŸš‰, very convenient πŸ†—πŸ†’ More details for your hotel booking πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’ via 🌐 http://www.bangkokloftinn.com/Β 

After breakfast πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ˜‹πŸ€€, she πŸ‘©πŸ» then proceeded πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈto take the BTS skytrain 🚊 from Wongwian Yai station πŸš‰Β Oppsss…Too early arrival πŸ”…πŸ”† atΒ BTS stationΒ named Wutthakat πŸš‰, not because of the time difference ya…

Yesβœ…, she was about 1️⃣ hour early from meet up @ 9️⃣am to meet up with Khun HansaΒ πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ as stated in her Take Me Tour booking πŸ“Œ Just too excited πŸ˜† for the day tour, Ha…Ha…Don’t laugh πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚ at her ya

Yeah‼️ A very niceΒ πŸ‘πŸ»Β morningΒ πŸ”…πŸ”†Β view with riverΒ πŸ’¦πŸ’§, long boatΒ πŸ›ΆΒ & watΒ β›©Β from the BTS stationΒ πŸš‡Β during her wait for the meet up πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Hmm…She πŸ‘©πŸ» was a bit lazy, else she would have walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈto visit this wat Β β›©Β nearby that morning πŸ”…πŸ”† Instead she πŸ‘©πŸ» seated down in the BTS station πŸš‰ & then logged in to her social medias πŸ“± & catching up with her friends & family members πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬Β with her new πŸ†• Β Thai simcard named DTAC , more details via 🌐 http://www.dtac.co.th/en/home.html

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ was early to arrive too, so both πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ then started this day tour slightly early that the scheduled time of 9️⃣am

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ is so friendly & shares the same travel passion as SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ», hence lots of common interest to chit chat πŸ—£πŸ‘€ about during their approximately 30mins journey πŸš™ to Samut Sakhon province, also known by the locals as “Maha Chai” πŸ˜€

Both happily πŸ˜ƒ exchanged lots of respective travel stories, always a nice πŸ‘πŸ» meet & catch up with a travel lover during travel journeys 😁

As you have reading πŸ“– her earlier blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ here, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has visited plenty of mangrove parks 🌳🌳 in her home country ~ Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

However, this is SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»‘s 1️⃣st visit to a Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­‘s natural coastal mangrove forest 🌳🌳,Β a home to a wide variety of birds πŸ¦…πŸ¦ & mudskippers 🐟🐟 & along the Gulf of Thailand πŸŒŠπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Oppsss…The mudskippers 🐟🐟 here are fat & huge, it was high tides 🌊 during her visit, so not able ❌ to note the colourful Hermit crabs πŸšπŸ¦€crawling on the muddy field 😌☺️

Not to missed a visit to its mini museum / perhaps more to a conservation project centre πŸ’šπŸ’š with a collection of whale πŸ‹πŸ³ skeletons, details about some small animals lived in this forest 🌳🌳 before as well asΒ some its on-going marine conservation initiatives πŸŒŠπŸ’šπŸ’š here i.e. mangrove trees planting 🌳🌳, a bamboo πŸŽπŸŽ‹ border project to avoid further water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ & soil erosion to this forest 🌳🌳 etc.

These eco πŸ’šπŸ’š sustainable initiatives aim to buidling the bamboo borders πŸŽπŸŽ‹ within the mangrove forest 🌳🌳 were observed by SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» during her visit to protect the mangroves 🌳 being sapling from the sea waves 🌊 ‘ destruction, then soil erosion πŸ˜§πŸ˜²πŸ™ƒ

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ also into eco tourism πŸ’š & a green person as SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»,Β so they have more conversational topics πŸ—£πŸ‘€ Ha…Ha…it’s rare to meet a new friend πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ with similar travel & conservation passionate πŸ˜‰

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has shared a recent sad πŸ˜” news πŸ—žπŸ“° of the high ⬆️ potential of the de-gazette ❌ of Pulau Kukup Johor National Park 🌴 to Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ during this day tour, you may check out this said dissappointingΒ πŸ˜”Β online newsΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ—žπŸ“°Β via 🌐https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/05/why-did-johor-quietly-degazette-pulau-kukup-national-park-asks-lawyers/

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has wrote πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ about this Pulau Kukup Johor National Park 🌴 via link 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/traveloguemalaysia-pulau-kukup-tanjung-piai/

Guess what❓⁉️

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈnot just a great πŸ‘πŸ» local expert in sharing her knowledge about this village, she is also a great photographer πŸ“Έ

Special thank you πŸ™πŸ» for theΒ beautiful 😍 photos πŸ“Έ of SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» during this mangrove forest 🌳🌳 walkπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈya πŸ€—

Next, Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ also brought her to a local cafe πŸ½β˜•οΈΒ (Hmm…In Thai name which SiennyLovesDrawing is unable to share the name, refer photo below for the cafe details) by her friend named Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ & her adorable shy daughter named Minnie πŸ‘§πŸ» It was a pleasure to meet them & had a quick chit chat about Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ’s recent visit to her orchard plantation 🌱🌿 in Central of Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ , she plants 🌱🌿 for macadomia nuts πŸ₯œ , coffee trees β˜•οΈπŸŒ³, pineapples 🍍 etc. Love πŸ’— all the photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“± shared by Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, you will definitely note her passion in plantations πŸ’—πŸŒ±πŸŒΏ

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This cafe πŸ½β˜•οΈ is locatedπŸ“next to a river πŸ’¦πŸ’§, it’s really relaxing 😌 to dine 🍽 here to enjoy πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ the canal view. She πŸ‘©πŸ» had a Thai tea ice stick β˜•οΈπŸ¦as well as try stir fried fresh vegetables πŸ₯— planted by Joy πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ with sardines 🐟, yummy delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€β€ΌοΈ

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» has observed during the car πŸš™ journey towards the salt farm that some of the farmers πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ here busy hand picking cockles 🐚 in the farms πŸ˜„

Yeah‼️ Next, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has proceeded to visit the salt farm πŸ˜ƒ

Yes βœ…, the highlight ✨of this tour & she πŸ‘©πŸ» has been long awaited for. Hmm….Why❓⁉️

This is because she πŸ‘©πŸ» wanted to visit salt farm in Kampot village, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ during her Phnom Penh trip in Nov. However, due to a last mins plan, no ❌ hotel available 🏒 as it was the annual water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ , so SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was forced to cancel ❌ the Kampot visit plan, hence no ❌ chance to have her 1️⃣st visit to a salt farm πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜”

Everything happens for a reason, then this Take Me Tour booking πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’βœ… has now fulfilled πŸ†’πŸ†— her wish to visit a salt farm, so happy πŸ˜ƒβ€ΌοΈ

Salt farming is seasonal & visiting during the dry season between January to April would capture the best view πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Sea water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ is 1️⃣st being pumping into the farms.Β  Then, the sea water πŸ’¦πŸ’§will be evaporated over a period of time, the layers of salt will be manually collected by the salt farmers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has met with the salt farmers πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«’ family, learnt & discovered how the salt formed & also enjoy a home cooked lunch 🍽🍴with the top πŸ‘†πŸ»notch salt & fresh seafood πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ served from the salt farm to table πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

Do click in☝🏻to SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»’s IG photos album πŸ“Έ of her salt farm visit & delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ home cooked seafood dining ya πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ

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Yeah‼️ Do enjoy this photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ album (swipe left ➑️ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ (also photographer πŸ“Έ) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ . . Places πŸ“πŸ“she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» @girlslovetravel . . βœ… Mangrove forest 🌳🌳with its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬, translation from tour guide always different from reading πŸ“– on your own ya, personal preference πŸ’—) . . βœ… Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please don’t waste the sweats πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ of the salt farmers ya (Yeah‼️ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled ✌🏻as she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time) . . βœ… Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about salt . . βœ… How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes πŸ‘€ πŸ‘πŸ‘, definitely good eye sights πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘€required . . βœ… Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ Freshness the top πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»by just steam the seafood β™¨οΈπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ Her 1️⃣st experience of eating the seepweed leaves 🌿🌿(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple πŸ’œ plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1️⃣ of her photo πŸ“Έ . . More updates πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ FB page & #vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & her #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“, link 🌐 at profile . . Interested❓⁉️ Enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for your 1️⃣st booking via 🌐 http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y πŸ˜€ . . Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»as exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ with local expert really an amazing experience I had βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»Try it once & you will know ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ . . #LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades #TakeMeTour #Thailand #LostinThailand #ReviewThailand @localtableth @takemetour_thailand @thailandinsider @tourismthailand #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #siennylovesdrawing @mekongminis @tourismmekong @mekongmoments

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Curious πŸ€” about the home-cooked dishes that she πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed πŸ˜‹πŸ€€β“β‰οΈ

Salt-Baked Seafood ~ Flower crab πŸ¦€ , prawns 🦐 & sea bass 🐟

What’s the best πŸ‘πŸ»way to enjoy fresh seafoodsπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸβ“β‰οΈ

Of course not ❌ to fried them, but to steamed them β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§

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Hmm…Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has just learnt a new πŸ†• home cooked style i.e. to salt-baked the fresh seafoods πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ

Her 1️⃣st salt-baked dining experience πŸ½πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ & she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— so much as she gets to taste the original sweetness of the seafoods πŸ‘πŸ»

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How to eat the flower crab πŸ¦€ the local way πŸ½πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­β“β‰οΈ

Do click in☝🏻to this short clip Β πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯Β captured while Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ was explaining to her how to enjoy crab πŸ¦€ the local Thai way πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ½πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

She πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— this dish the most as she loves to enjoy fresh seafoods πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ

Ohh ya…No need ❌ to worry as this salt-baked style will not make the seafoods taste too salty to dine ya πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

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Fresh & tasty delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ , she has missed this dish the most from this day tourβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜€

You may opt to enjoy the seafoods either by dipping with the home made spicy 🌢 sauce or not

Seepweed Leaf Salad πŸ₯— with Sauteed Dried Shrimps 🦐

This seepweed aka suaeda plants 🌿 only grow next to a salt farm, wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ

Another 1️⃣st tasting πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ experience of this green vegetable 🌿πŸ₯—, actually not just green, it’s also in purple colour πŸ’œ

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The darker the purple πŸ’œ of the seepweed 🌿, it signifies the higher ⬆️ of the salt concentrate as observed from her salt farm visit πŸ˜‰

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Guess what❓⁉️

A special local Thai πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ way to enjoy this salad πŸ₯— dish, do click in☝🏻for a short clipΒ πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯Β captured from Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ’s demo during the lunch🍽🍴

The coconut 🌴πŸ₯₯ milk πŸ₯› & lime juice πŸ‹ blends well πŸ‘πŸ» with the seepweed🌿πŸ₯—, then the crispy crunchy dried shrimp 🦐 add the boost ⬆️ to its overall taste in a spoonful πŸ₯„ So satisfied to enjoy this salad πŸ₯—πŸ€€πŸ˜‹

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Seepweed 🌿 Leaf Curry with Oysters πŸ›πŸš

Very appetitive 🀀 curry fragrance to enjoy, especially the fresh oysters 🐚 taste so sweet in this curryπŸ›

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» not really an oyster fan, however she loves πŸ’— the original sweetness of the fresh oysters in this dish πŸšπŸ˜‹πŸ€€

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Fried Rice 🍚 with Crab πŸ¦€ Roes

It served with a small bowl of spicy 🌢 seafood dipping sauce, specially for spicy lovers ❀️

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed the original taste of this fried rice 🍚 , as you all are aware she is never a spicy lover ❌🌢

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Fresh vegetables πŸ₯—πŸ₯’ & fresh Thai mangoes served with sea salt dip too

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After satisfied delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ tasty local homemade seafood lunch πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ served, she went to have a walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈin the salt farm with Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Ohh ya…A reminder πŸ“Œ for sun β˜€οΈπŸŒž protection during this tour, do wear comfy clothing πŸ‘šπŸ‘–, bring a hat πŸ‘’/ cap 🧒, sun β˜€οΈπŸŒž screen, sun glasses πŸ•Ά, sandals πŸ‘‘/ washable shoes πŸ‘Ÿ Or you may borrow from the salt farmers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

Definitely worth your time to enjoy a slow pace walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈin the salt farm, you will observe the a few of the salt farms with salt starting to crystallize πŸ’ πŸ˜ Wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ

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During her visit, no small pyramids πŸ”Ό of salt being piled up as it was in between dry β˜€οΈ & raining β˜”οΈπŸŒ§ season, so the salt harvesting not as great this season

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» also personally observed how the locals handpicked πŸ–πŸ» & performed the salt grading πŸ”’ too. Definitely great πŸ‘πŸ» eye sight πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘ is required for this manual process βœ…

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» also visited a traditional salt storage & learning how the salt farm is being formed & then harvested from the salt farmers/ local communities πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«

Before you left the salt farm & headed back to Bangkok city πŸŒ†πŸ™, you may shopping πŸ›’πŸ› for some salt products e.g. sea salt, soap etc. which produced by the locals as souvenirs 🎁 for friends & family members πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ is very friendly, willing to share & helpful as she has patiently helped SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» to ask❓& communicate πŸ—£πŸ‘₯ a numbers of questions❓❓in Thai πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ to the villagers during this day tour πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­

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Highly recommendedπŸ‘†πŸ»if you are looking for a quick getaway fromΒ Bangkok, a peaceful village, to observe & experiencing the local agriculture πŸ’š lifestyle at salt farm, then dining for fresh home cooked seafood πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ, this day tour would be your pick βœ…

You may experiencing a natural sea 🌊 salt foot πŸ‘£ spa here by just walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ in the salt farm bed with bare foot πŸ‘£

Do sign up βœ… this day tour with Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, it definitely worth your time 😍🀩

Truly an eye πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘ opening experience to discover & learnt much more about the secret of sea salt production as well as an exclusive ❀️ chance to savour the homemade seafood πŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸfrom salt farm prepared by the local villagersπŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has created her vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ about thisΒ perfect πŸ‘πŸ» slow pace private tour πŸš™ with Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, the local expert with an escape from the busy Bangkok city πŸŒ†πŸ™to a less travelled province in Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ , do enjoy her visual πŸŽ₯πŸ“Ή experience captured ya 😍🀩

Are you now interested for a tour with local experiences, to support nature ecotourismΒ πŸ’šπŸ’šΒ & local communityΒ πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«β“β‰οΈ

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for yourΒ 1️⃣st booking via 🌐http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-yΒ πŸ˜€

Also welcome πŸ€— to check out SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β β€™s top contributorΒ πŸ‘†πŸ»Β account via 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews on the Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

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What a feast @siennylovesdrawing! β € Yeah‼️ Do enjoy this photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ album (swipe left ➑️ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ (also photographer πŸ“Έ) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜β € .β € Places πŸ“πŸ“she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»β € .β € βœ… Mangrove forest 🌳🌳with its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬, translation from tour guide always different from reading πŸ“– on your own ya, personal preference πŸ’—)β € .β € βœ… Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please don’t waste the sweats πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ of the salt farmers ya (Yeah‼️ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled ✌🏻as she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time)β € .β € βœ… Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about saltβ € .β € βœ… How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes πŸ‘€ πŸ‘πŸ‘, definitely good eye sights πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘€requiredβ € .β € βœ… Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ Freshness the top πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»by just steam the seafood β™¨οΈπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸŸ Her 1️⃣st experience of eating the seepweed leaves 🌿🌿(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple πŸ’œ plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1️⃣ of her photo πŸ“Έβ € .β € More updates πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ FB page & #vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & soon via her #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“, blog link 🌐 at profileβ € Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»as exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ with local expert really an amazing experience I had βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»Try it once & you will know ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜β€ https://buff.ly/2CC884d

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Tawaf Timepiece with Arabic Numeric

Do you wear a wrist watch ⌚️ with you❓⁉️ Yesβœ…β“β‰οΈ NoβŽβ“β‰οΈ

🌐  https://tawaf.online/media/why-people-still-wear-watches/

🌐  https://tawaf.online/media/7-benefits-of-wearing-a-wrist-watch-in-todays-smartphone-society/

On your left ⬅️ hand or right ➑️ hand❓⁉️

Digital or analog watch❓⁉️

 

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» don’t really wear a wrist watch ⌚️ on a daily basis, more to according to her mood πŸ˜„πŸ˜†

Ohh ya…Whenever she πŸ‘©πŸ» travels overseas πŸ›«, she πŸ‘©πŸ» will wear a wrist watch⌚️ to ensure she is with the correct βœ… time zone πŸ•› change

She is a right-handed ➑️ & also wear her wrist watch right-handed too ➑️😊

Hmm…Since young πŸ‘§πŸ», she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves ❀️ to collect watches ⌚️⌚️, of course for the unique 🀩 style/ design & not too expensive. Definitely she πŸ‘©πŸ» is not ❌ 1 of the fancy branded shopping πŸ›’πŸ› queens πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ‘ΈπŸ»

She πŸ‘©πŸ» also supporting for a charity campaign & a meaningful cause 😊

A watch ⌚️ to her not just about timing πŸ•›, more as a fashion accessories to match with her #OOTD πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘—πŸ‘˜

Ha…Ha…Do check out πŸ“– this article πŸ“ via 🌐 https://tawaf.online/media/how-to-wear-big-face-watches-for-women-with-style/, she πŸ‘©πŸ» do agree βœ… with some of the fashion tips πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ shared & hope you find this useful to your fashion style too πŸ˜€

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was recently being recommended πŸ‘‰πŸ» by a Muslim friend πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ with the Petite collection of a brand name ~ Tawaf timepieces⌚️

Tawaf means to go around πŸ”„ A perfect match with how a clock πŸ•° works, with the earth 🌏 & time πŸ•› They all go around πŸ”„, hence Tawaf Timepieces ⌚️

Once said the timepieces ⌚️⌚️ of this brand name are simple yet stylish. It comes in a variety of colours & styles to suit your casual everyday watch ⌚️ to something you can wear for dinner 🍽🍴 functions / even to a gala πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ€΅πŸ»β€ΌοΈ

Out of curiosity πŸ€” of how the Tawaf timepieces ⌚️⌚️ looks like, she has πŸ‘©πŸ» checked out its website 🌐 for the females πŸ‘­πŸ‘­βŒšοΈβŒšοΈ selections, 🌐 https://tawaf.online/shop/watches/women-watches/

All Tawaf watches ⌚️⌚️ are clockwise ↩️ & anti-clockwise β†ͺ️ as well as having the options for its customers πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬Β of either a silver / gold casing which is made of mineral glass. Not only that, Tawaf watches ⌚️⌚️ are anti-scratch, water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ -resistant up to 3️⃣ATM & with 2️⃣ years’ warranty, wow‼️

After browsing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸŒπŸ›’ through, personally she πŸ‘©πŸ» prefers the Classic Collection instead, though it’s with a bigger watch ⌚️ face to fit in βœ… the Arabic numeric πŸ”’

β€” Products shown: Ramal, Safa, Zamzam, Mina, Women's collection: Marwa and Arafah.

Posted by Tawaf Timepieces on Saturday, June 30, 2018

 

This collection can be worn by both males πŸ‘¬ & females πŸ‘­πŸ‘­, while Petite collection as recommended by her Muslim friend πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ with minimalist design (Without Arabic numeric βŒπŸ”’ & suitable for non-Muslim) & specially for females only πŸ‘­πŸ‘­

1️⃣ of the many features of this watch ⌚️ is you can opt to change any straps to suit your occasions/ OOTD πŸ‘šπŸ‘•πŸ‘”πŸ‘—πŸ‘–πŸ‘˜ , straps can be purchased πŸ›’ separately or to add to your order πŸ“Œ via 🌐 https://tawaf.online/shop/accessories/straps/

It’s a clockwise ↩️ & anticlockwise β†ͺ️ Japanese πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Quartz movement, a contemporary piece for everyday style 😍

Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was having a hard time πŸ€”πŸ˜… to deciding which model β“βŒšοΈβŒšοΈβ‰οΈ to choose βœ… for the Classic Collection, the strap colours in particular 😝😜

She πŸ‘©πŸ» already opted βœ… for both silver βšͺ️ Arabic numeric πŸ”’ & watch⌚️case

At the end, she πŸ‘©πŸ» decides her choice by referring to the name of each model πŸ˜ƒ

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Finally, she πŸ‘©πŸ» picks βœ… for Safa, it means in Arabic for purity, clarity, serenity, lucidity, fineness & fairness. Yeahβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜

Hmmm…You may wonder why she πŸ‘©πŸ» is not ❌ a Muslim & still get a watch ⌚️ from this collection❓⁉️

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Simple reason, she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— to have the Arabic numeric πŸ”’ watch ⌚️ face to add βž• to her unique watch ⌚️⌚️ collection. She πŸ‘©πŸ» still recalled πŸ’­ during her Myanmar πŸ‡²πŸ‡² trip πŸ›«πŸŽ’πŸ§’πŸ‘ŸπŸ•Ά many years ago, she was πŸ‘©πŸ» looking around to find a watch ⌚️ with Myanmar numeric πŸ‡²πŸ‡²πŸ”’, however she fails ❌ in getting1️⃣

So, this Arabic numeric watch ⌚️ seems to fulfil her dream πŸ’­ comes true βœ… to have a unique numeric wristwatch ⌚️ Hurrayβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜‰πŸ˜†

Do check out her IG storyΒ cum highlight & Twitter for her πŸ‘©πŸ» happy πŸ˜ƒ received Tawaf parcel 🎁 & unboxing it on Xmas eve 2018 ~ Merry Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»β˜ƒοΈ 2018 & Happy New πŸ†• Year 2019 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

If you don’t watch ⌚️ carefully what you do with your time πŸ•› it will slip away πŸ’¨πŸŒ¬ from you ~ Drew Sirtors

In life, timing is everything, don’t you agree❓⁉️

If you know SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» personally, you will know she is a punctual πŸ•›βœ… person, she respects time of everyone πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ & wish to receive the same respect too. She rarely late, most of the time you will find her earlier that the meet up time ☺️

This is 1️⃣ of her signature personality since young πŸ‘§πŸ»

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» wishes all #happynewyear #happynewyear2019 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ Still remains her favourite πŸ’— quote ~ β€œEverything happens for a reason” ~ . . New πŸ†• 2019 with new πŸ†• @tawaftimepieces ⌚️😍🀩 . . Do enjoy this #OOTD #photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ album (swipe left ➑️ for more) while she πŸ‘©πŸ» wears #tawaftimepiece⌚️during her #travels #travel #travelling πŸ›«πŸ›¬πŸšŠπŸšŒπŸšπŸš•πŸš— dining πŸ½πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ #art craft #doodle πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒπŸ–ŠπŸ–‹βœπŸ» . . She πŸ‘©πŸ» chooses πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’πŸ›βœ… SAFA from the Classic collection, why❓⁉️ . . πŸ’— For unisex πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈβœ…πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈβœ… πŸ’— Unique as with #Arabic numbers πŸ”’ πŸ’— With both clockwise ↩️ & anti-clockwise β†ͺ️ πŸ’— Light & not heavy πŸ€£πŸ˜† πŸ’— Stylish stripes watch belt πŸ’— No need to charge battery πŸ”ŒπŸ”‹i.e. No additional charger to pack for travels ~ Perfect for her to travel light πŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ» . . Website🌐: www.tawaf.online πŸ›’πŸ›πŸŽπŸ’ Ohh ya…Her #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ up already, blog link at profile, enjoy reading πŸ“– ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ . . #brandtawafΒ #thetawaf #wristwatch #watch #accessories #Tawaf #timepiece #timepieces #lifestyle #watches #blog #productreview #blogger #bloggers #influencers #influencer #siennylovesdrawing #lifestyle #BluincIWD2019

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Most of you every day will be busy with time to work πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’ΌπŸ’Ό , time to go to school 🏫, time to playβ›ΉπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‚, time to prayπŸ™πŸ½πŸ•Œ, time to eatπŸ½πŸ΄πŸ˜‹, time to do choresπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’», time for familyπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘ͺπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§, time for loveπŸ’‘πŸ’, time to rest πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ etc. Definitely a long list & never stops when it comes to time πŸ•› Correctβœ…β“β‰οΈ

Do check out πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’πŸ› for more of the designs by Tawaf Timepieces ⌚️⌚️ either for your own use, collection or a gift πŸ’πŸŽ πŸ€—

The options available are,

  • 1️⃣st collection ~ The Classic Collection (Unisex πŸ‘« watches ~ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»’s pickΒ βœ…)
  • The Sultan (Watches for him πŸ‘¬ )
  • The Petite Collection (Watches for her πŸ‘­)

Website🌐: http://www.tawaf.online

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

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Staycation @ Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

Happy New Year 2019 to all πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» is gonna sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ her recent staycation πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½ at the North of Malaysia i.e. Bukit Merah Laketown Resort (BMLR) πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ’¦πŸ’§

This resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ’¦πŸ’§ is not new, in fact it’s with quite a number of years since establishment. However, this recent visit & stay vacation was the 1️⃣st experience of her πŸ‘©πŸ»

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It’s surrounding with the Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s largest manmade freshwater lake πŸ’¦πŸ’§ (7️⃣k acres) named Bukit Merah πŸžπŸ’¦πŸ’§ & approximately 3️⃣-hour drive 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur city & through Bukit Merah toll Exit 150 along the North-South Expressway πŸ›£

Room

After buffet lunch 🍽🍴@ Lelac Cafe, she πŸ‘©πŸ» went to check-in πŸ” with her media friend πŸ‘­to a standard hotel room πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½

A simple, clean yet comfy stay with toiletries available. There is no ❌ iron / hair dryer available in the hotel room πŸ›Œ

However, no wifi βŒπŸ“Ά network detection in the hotel room, though the wifi password was printed on the hotel room key πŸ”‘ ‘s envelope 😌

Frankly, the hotel rooms are considered quite well maintained πŸ‘ŒπŸ» since it’s an old resort since its establishment in 1995. More of its hotel room types & room information via 🌐 http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/laketown-hotel

Activities

Guess what❓⁉️

There are so much activities within & around this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§Β Hmm…Actually no need to drive out πŸš—πŸš˜ from this resort at all once checked-in πŸ” for a staycation πŸ˜ƒ

Curious πŸ€” about the activities❓⁉️

Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§Park

Yeah‼️ All got a wrist ticket 🎟 respectively to enter the park & enjoy the great water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ splashing funβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜²πŸ˜

Ha…Ha…A welcome πŸ™πŸ» wet wet πŸ’¦πŸ’§ 1️⃣st before enjoying the more exciting water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ridessss & slidesss πŸŽ’πŸŽ‘β›²οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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Hmm…Would like to also sharing her 1️⃣st ride with the Racer Slide, she πŸ‘©πŸ» has got a slow start, don’t laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜† like her media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ as captured in this video clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ by lovely Sally πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ (IG @sallysamsaiman)

 

It was really a great fun water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ splashing time @ this water park with its new πŸ†• additional rides. The Boomerang (as shown in the vblog πŸŽ₯πŸ“Ή below) has become an exhilarating ride & it’s the 1️⃣st & only 1️⃣ in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ & in South East Asia (SEA) 🌎 Woowβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜²πŸ€©

Not just that the new πŸ†• Giant Bubble Slide is the 1️⃣st in this region too. Bravo to BMLRβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Hmm…Out of the 3️⃣ new πŸ†• rides/ slides πŸŽ’πŸŽ‘β›²οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» have yet to try Boomerang, she scard…scard…πŸ˜…πŸ˜₯as it’s slide from the high ⬆️ part to low ⬇️ area…Don’t laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜† at her ya

Website🌐: http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/waterpark

Eco Park

For family getaways/ school 🏫 trips, the kids πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ» will definitely enjoy this park & get to know more about the animals 🐰🐻🐦🐒🐍🐊🐟

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» just had 3️⃣D2️⃣N simple #stayvacation with @bukitmerahlaketownresort #BukitMerahLaketownResort πŸ’πŸ’¦πŸ’§#BMLR #BMR & its surrounding enjoyable activities, do enjoy this photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ album @girlslovetravel . . Then, also her #vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ via 🌐 https://youtu.be/SqaBlJnVfXQ of her favourite activities & safe travel with @rhinoairieltravel @rhinoairiel ; . βœ… #Ecopark πŸŠπŸ‡πŸ» (including skyline ride πŸšƒ) . βœ… #BMOUIF #OrangUtanIsland #orangutan #conservation #YayasanOrangUtanBukitMerah πŸ’šπŸ’š Let’s support @bmouif . βœ… Waterpark splashing fun πŸ’¦πŸ’§Really exciting fun to be wet wet πŸ˜πŸ˜„ . βœ… #canoeing πŸ›Ά βœ… #rambutan feast @ #PulauPakTuan Hmm…πŸ€”She had climbed the tree 🌳 β“β‰οΈπŸ€£πŸ˜† . . More updates soon via her #blog & 🌐 link at profile . . #TravelogueMalaysia #TraveloguePerak #RhinoAirielTravel #resort #hotel #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #travel #travels #travelling #contentcreator #writer #travelling #siennylovesdrawing

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Not just that, you will get to enjoy the skyline ride πŸŽ’πŸšƒ , hmm…A bit challenging to cycle a ride with hands πŸ–πŸ»πŸ€šπŸ» Yesβœ…, not ❎ by legs πŸ‘£ as you ride on a bicycle 🚲 or paddle boat 🚀 ya

You get to view πŸ‘€ some animals in this park with your skyline ride e.g. Ostrich 🐦, rabbit 🐰etc.

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Also some feeding animals activities too

Website🌐: http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/ecopark

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

Canoeing πŸ›Ά (including water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ confidence practices πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ) toΒ Pak Tuan Island 🌴 🏝

It was an approximately return trip of 2️⃣km canoeing πŸ›Ά to Pak Tuan Island 🌴🏝& some of her male media friends πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ were participated & enjoyed the canoeing πŸ›Ά

Very good πŸ‘πŸ» life safety practice, whether you can swim πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ or can’t βŒπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ, water confidence βœ…πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ before the canoeing πŸ›Ά is a must

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Water confidence πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§definitely helps to get used to the life jacket 🎽 while you’re in the water πŸ’¦πŸ’§

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has joined her other female media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘­ on a boat 🚀 to the island 🌴🏝

Yeah!‼️ Let’s enjoy picking & eating the rambutan πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ at this island 🌴🏝

This island 🌴🏝 is a fruit orchard, many rambutan trees 🌳🌳 , jackfruit trees as well as “ulam” plants 🌱🌿 named Ulam Cabang Tiga. Ulam means salad πŸ₯— in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s national language. She πŸ‘©πŸ» is a vegetables πŸ₯¦πŸ₯’πŸ₯—πŸŒ½πŸ… & fruits πŸŽπŸŠπŸ‡πŸ“πŸŒ lovers (Most of her friends πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ called her “cow πŸ„πŸ‚” ~ eating green πŸ’šgrass 🌱🌿, Ha….Ha…πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜)

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Hmm…Because she πŸ‘©πŸ» was busy eating the rambutan πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ & picking ulam cabang tiga 🌿🌱 for DIY Grill dinner πŸ—πŸ–πŸ’πŸ‘ that night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ, she πŸ‘©πŸ» just realised that she has forgotten πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ to snap a photo πŸ“Έ of the ulam 🌿🌱 that she πŸ‘©πŸ» has picked…Oppsss…No photo βŒπŸ“Έ to share oohhh….

Orang Utan Island 🌴🏝

This island 🌴🏝 is formerly know as Pulau Panjang & it started since 22 Feb 2000 with 35 acre area. 15 acres of it has been set aside for this conservation πŸ’šπŸ’š initiative i.e. As an exhibit for rehabilitation endangered species with provision for further expansion for future phases πŸ’šπŸ’š

The Orang Utan i.e. meaning “man πŸ‘« (orang) of the forest 🌳🌳 (hutan)” in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s national language ~ Bahasa Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎΒ It exhibits a truly human-like mannerism in many facets of its behavior πŸ˜ƒ

Do enjoy a vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯with more information being captured from SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» ‘s 1️⃣st visit to this island 🌴🏝 recently ya

Definitely a great πŸ‘πŸ» educational opportunity for both kids & adults πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ»πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

To date, there are about 2️⃣0️⃣ Orang Utan on this island 🌴🏝 & all are being trained for wild release to BJ Island, an island 🌴🏝of 14 acres which within this resort with secondary rainforest 🌳🌳 vegetation.Β So, do plan a visit & contribute πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 however you can for the continuous research & conservation efforts for Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s Orang Utan ya πŸ’šπŸ’š

AddressπŸ“: Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation, Jalan Bukit Merah, 34400 Semanggol, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.orangutanisland.org.my/

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

Dining 🍽🍴

Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» & her media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ also didn’t drive out πŸš—πŸš˜ for any meals during this 3️⃣D2️⃣N stay vacation πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏ

Wowoβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜² Yesβœ…, all meals 🍽🍴 were enjoyed in the Lelac Cafe of this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§

Buffet breakfasts & lunches 🍽🍴

It’s 1️⃣ of the main F&B outlets in this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§, located right in the middle of the Marina Village & next to the art lane 🀩

You will enjoy your by the lake πŸžπŸ’¦πŸ’§ either local / western cuisines dining 🍽🍴here with a beautiful lake view 😍🀩

Steamboat Grill dinner πŸ—πŸ–πŸ’πŸ‘

Yeah‼️ Really a satisfied dinner πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‹

She πŸ‘©πŸ» loves ❀️ the fried rice πŸ› served while waiting for the Tom Yam soup πŸ₯˜ got heated up ♨️ & luckily the soup served wasn’t too spicy for her to enjoy πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

Guess what❓

With additional RMπŸ”Ÿ, you can enjoy the Grill πŸ—πŸ–πŸ‘πŸ’ while you enjoying your steamboat too πŸ₯˜πŸ²

Well marinated lamb, beef πŸ₯© & chicken πŸ— with fresh fish 🐟 & squid πŸ¦‘ Very tasty delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

So so full after the dinner πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

DIY Grill dinner

Special thank you πŸ™πŸ» to all her male media friends πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ who helped with this DIY Grill during the dinner πŸ’πŸ–πŸ‘πŸ—πŸ½πŸ΄

All female media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘­ just enjoyed eating the BBQ food items…Ha…Ha…πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

More information about dining 🍽🍴@ this Lelac Cafe, do exploring 🌐 http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/lelac-cafe

Ohh ya…after dinner 🍽🍴, do remember to enjoy the amazing fire show by Ultra Fire team (FB: https://www.facebook.com/ultrafire7777/) right outside its cafe entrance πŸ˜€Β The best πŸ‘πŸ»

Ohh ya…Also not to miss an enjoyable dessert time by having its famous rolled ice cream 🍨 ya

It’s quite a detailed making process before enjoying a cup of this rolled ice cream 🍨, really loving πŸ’— this delicious cup of ice cream 🍨

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has also prepared a vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ of this stayvacation for sharing here, do enjoy ya πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ’¦πŸ’§

So, do exploring details below for a trip planning to enjoy a family staycation/ weekend outing to visit this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§ & enjoy its various activities available ya πŸ€©πŸ˜‰

AddressπŸ“: Jalan Bukit Merah, 34400 Semanggol, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my/

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

Also would like to recommend πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»a visit to Night Safari of Taiping Zoo πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ which approximately 2️⃣0️⃣mins drive πŸš—πŸš˜ from this resort πŸ’πŸ›ŒπŸš½πŸšΏπŸ’¦πŸ’§

Do enjoy a vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ created from SiennyLovesDrawingπŸ‘©πŸ»’s 1️⃣st visit to Night Safari @ Taiping Zoo for sharing here ya πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ

AddressπŸ“: Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•—:

  • Zoo Taiping ~ 8am to 6pm daily
  • Night Safari ~ 8pm to 11 pm every night & till 12am for Saturdays & Public Holidays

Website🌐: http://zootaiping.gov.my/

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom & supported by #BukitMerahLaketownResort

Special thank you to #BukitMerahLaketownResort for trusting & believing as well as hosting & #RhinoAirielTravel for being the main transporterΒ & travel advisor for a smooth & safe journey to complete this successful travelogue

Also the delicious pack food supplier from #sfwithsuzaila, definitely a reliable travel companion to keep you away from hungriness during any trips ya

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Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β is gonna sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ here about her impressive 🀩 & unforgettable experience gained from the annualΒ CambodianΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ, Phnom Penh, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

So, it was all started withΒ a short queue to get her πŸ‘©πŸ» cheap ⬇️ flight ticket ✈️ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❀️ in Sept (as shown in the short clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯below). It was with only a limited choice of destinationsπŸ“πŸ“available

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has chosen βœ… for Phnom PenhΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ under Lane B with a very 1️⃣st intention to meet & visit 1️⃣ of her girlfriend πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ who is working there as an expatriate currently. However, sadly 😟 that her friend πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ wasn’t around ❌ Phnom Penh πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ during her travel dates πŸ—“ Sigh…From a friend visitπŸ‘­, then she had it as 1️⃣ of her annual solo travelsss πŸŽ’πŸ§’πŸ•ΆπŸ‘Ÿ

πŸ’— ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ πŸ’—

Also initially she πŸ‘©πŸ» did plan to let go this solo trip because of a clash to a tourism event ~ MITA Sarawak, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ that she πŸ‘©πŸ» has always supporting πŸ’ͺ🏻✌🏻the tourism authority 😊 in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎοΈ

Guess what❓⁉️

Her trip is gonna be during the annualΒ Cambodian πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠΒ named Bon Om ToukΒ in local Khmer language πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ from 21 Nov to 23 Nov 2018 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ It also known as The Pirogue πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Racing Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠΒ or Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ & Moon πŸŒ‘ Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ & Boat Racing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

http://cambodia-tourism.org/plan-your-trip/events/cambodian-water-festival/

It was really a coincident‼️ Once she πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has decided βœ… to stay with this solo travel πŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘Ÿ due to the complicated & difficult flight change 😟✈️ Also this gonna be her 1️⃣st visit to Phnom Penh, CambodiaΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

This biggest celebrationΒ marks a 12th century naval victory with boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ racing along the Sisowath Quay πŸ’¦πŸ’§ with the boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ racing on the Tonle Sap River, in particular the area stretching from street 104 to street 178 of Phnom Penh city centre πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

Many hostels 🏑🏘, hotels 🏒, restaurants 🍽🍴 & bars πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸΈaround this area ~ Very convenience for all visitors πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

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In the morning πŸ”…πŸ”† & before the race πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ starts during this 3️⃣-day festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽ€, the riverside & streets were much more peaceful 😌

Once the race starts around πŸ”Ÿam, the huge crowd πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« at the riverside will be observed πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

However, in 2015 this celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ was cancelled ❌ due to the low ⬇️ water level πŸ’¦πŸ’§

Hurray‼️ She πŸ‘©πŸ» always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels βœˆοΈπŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘ŸΒ This is just so a lovely πŸ’“ coincidenceΒ πŸ˜‰

So, what’s this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ all about❓⁉️

It’s a 3️⃣ days non-religious celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ & symbolised as an ancient appreciation πŸ™πŸ» for centuries to the river πŸ’¦πŸ’§for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ & fishermen 🐟🎣

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ thanksgiving πŸ™ celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

The Cambodian boat crews πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ were face forward. Many of the boat crews πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ were complemented with a colorfully-costumed lady πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈat the prow dancing to the beat of the drums πŸ₯πŸ₯

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

For the 1️⃣st 2️⃣ days, races πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ are run with 2️⃣ boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά each, with the big race πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ happening on the last day, when all the boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά take to the river πŸ’¦πŸ’§ to compete πŸ˜ƒ

There were carnival, rides, traditional music 🎼🎢🎡 performances, dances πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ•΄πŸ»etc. in the evening πŸ™πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ

There were many stall vendors, definitely food πŸ›πŸ²πŸ₯˜πŸ½πŸ΄& drink πŸ₯€πŸ»πŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸΉoverflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands 🎼🎹🎧🎢🎡entertaining the crowds πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« etc.

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Personally, she πŸ‘©πŸ» was impressed how the local vendors actually earn their living πŸ’°by selling drinks πŸ₯€& snacks πŸ₯‘🍰πŸ₯§πŸ₯ͺ to the huge crowds πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« at the riverside during the boat racing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

There were approximately 300 boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά with 19k pax of boat rowers πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Wow!!

Hmm…πŸ€” How about the huge crowd πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬attended for this 3️⃣-day festival celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ in Phnom Penh❓⁉️

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

Ohh yeah‼️ This year, 2018 i.e. The 3rd great successfull year with Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ has handbuilt the world πŸŒπŸ—Ί ‘s longest rowing boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ at 87.3m long & 1.99m wide with cost of $60k. It was completed successfully πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» in Sept by more than 14k local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« in 192 days πŸ˜²πŸ˜ƒ

Guess what❓⁉️

Another Guinness World πŸŒπŸ—Ί Record πŸ† won (It’s the 5️⃣th one) by Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ as this long dragon boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ is capable of carrying 179 boat rowers πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ on it‼️ Wowβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜² This great πŸ‘πŸ» news was anounced on 12 Nov at Prey Veng province of Phnom Penh πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

From her own experience, a few points πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ to note if you’re interested to be at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for this great πŸ‘πŸ» annual celebration πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

Ohh ya…A pair of comfy shoes πŸ‘Ÿ is essentials βœ…Β because itΒ was vehicles free πŸ†“Β i.e. No public transport βŒπŸšŒπŸš•πŸš— 🚐 being available to theΒ festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ groundπŸ“, more details via 🌐 https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551697/city-hall-issues-vehicle-ban-for-water-festival/

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

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» got her sun β˜€οΈπŸŒž protection from theΒ πŸ†•Petal Velvet SunawayΒ SPF50 ordered & purchased πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’ fromΒ Althea KoreaΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡· You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

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Next, do bring an umbrella πŸŒ‚β˜‚ (You may loan it from your hotel, it can be a weapon if needed)/ wear a cap 🧒

Do dress up in a light modest clothing πŸ‘š to enjoy the boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ race cheerings with the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« at the riverside under the hot sunny πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ day

Ohh ya…Do remember your refillable water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ bottle to avoid dehydration ya 😌

She πŸ‘©πŸ» was with the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ on her 1️⃣st visit & then 2️⃣nd visit the next day at the designated area by Tourism Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ for the foreign tourists πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­Β (Served with free πŸ†“ flow of drinksπŸ₯€πŸ₯€available)

The riversides πŸ’¦πŸ’§ were extremely packed & crowded πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ with both the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ & foreign tourists to cheering for their favorite ❀️ boatsπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈduring the races, so suggest you to bring only the bare necessities & hold on tight to what you have. Also being alert with your surroundings too while in the huge crowd πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Why❓⁉️

Hmm…You never know whether you will be being targetted by any pick-pockets/ bag-snatchers πŸ˜ˆπŸ‘Ώ whom may just roaming around the crowded festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ riversides πŸ’¦πŸ’§& streets. So, even thoughΒ this festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ is a free πŸ†“ celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ , however it can get really expensive if you make a mistake by carrying valuables into the crowds πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Always better be safe then sorry ya β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‰

There were several types of rowing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ styles observed from her visits, i.e. sitting down & manual rowing, standing up & manual rowing, standing up & auto rowing etc. She πŸ‘©πŸ» is curious πŸ€” how the marks will be allocate within each different styles as well as the determining factors of winning πŸ†πŸŽ– too❓⁉️

Perhaps logically the shortest time πŸ•› of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2️⃣ red ❀️ boats πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ as captured in the photo πŸ“Έ & vBlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯below)

There were live announcement during the boat racing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, however in local Khmer πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ language & ❌ no English translation. It would be good to have a live English announcement in the next year festival onwards ya 😊

The King Norodom Sihamoni 🀴🏻, Prime Minister Hun Sen πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό& some senior officials πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ She πŸ‘©πŸ» has observed from the TV screen πŸ“Ί at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed the longest & the pretty 😍🀩 fireworks πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Really amazing beautiful 😍🀩 & with the boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά decorated with LED lightingπŸ’‘πŸ’‘screens represented by each relevant authorities of organising & managing this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ e.g. Tourism, Justice, Ministry of Art & Handicrafts etc. to name a few noted πŸ˜‰

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has captured a vBlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya πŸ€—

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries 🍽🍴 & shops πŸ›’πŸ›may close ⛔️ during this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ (All 3️⃣ days) & resume their operation then πŸ€—

This festival πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ also ended with lots of clean up & tidy up at the riverside by the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬

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SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was blessed πŸ˜‡ that she πŸ‘©πŸ» stay with her decision to continue with this solo travel & really enjoyed this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival celebration 🎊 πŸŽ‰ & highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»to all travellers that would like to appreciating & participating local heritage & cultures celebration. Definitely worth your time to learn the unique local KhmersπŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­’ lifestyle better

More details,

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

&

🌐 https://publicholidays.asia/cambodia/bon-om-touk/

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National Park Pahang, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has recently travelled to Taman Negara 🌳🌳 (aka National Park 🌳🌳 ) Pahang, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ with MITA business networking trip & enjoyed her back to nature πŸ’šΒ stay πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ at Han Rainforest Resort 🏑🏘🏑

She πŸ‘©πŸ» had a privilege to meet & enjoyed an inspiring chat πŸ—£πŸ‘€ with the founder of the resort🏑🏘🏑, Mr Kenny Ng πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό(Uncle Kenny) about his nature πŸ’šΒ πŸ’šΒ passion & resort busines journey

Oppsss…SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has forgot πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ to have a photo πŸ“Έ with Uncle KennyΒ πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’ΌΒ during this trip

He πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό has generously shared an article βœπŸ»πŸ“œwrote by him & SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» would like to share πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ it here, inclusion of her favourite ❀️ emojisss & capturesss πŸ“Έ in between πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

πŸ€—Β ~ Sharing is caring as always ~~ πŸ€—

Taman Negara🌳🌳, situated in the heart ❀️of Pahang, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ , is 1️⃣ of the oldest rainforest 🌳🌳 in the world πŸ—ΊπŸŒ at 130 million years old

Within it, lays a geographical 🌍 wonder of permanently untouched & protected habitat for flora 🌳🌱🌿🌺 & fauna πŸ¦“πŸ†πŸ…πŸ˜ to florish to all its glory

As such, this a perfect πŸ‘πŸ» platform for the development of a hub towards the education of conservation of the ecology surrounding Taman Negara & rainforests in general 🌳🌳

We strongly believe that Taman Negara 🌳🌳 has the potential to be a global πŸ—ΊπŸŒ platform for the both Eco & Adventure education tourism centre πŸ˜ƒ

My πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό humble beginnings of 30 plus years specialising in tourism at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 & the handling of some 1️⃣ million over tourists πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ since day 1️⃣, has led me πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό to the formation of 2️⃣ travel agencies (NKS & Han Travel) & a resort 🏑🏘🏑 with the biggest room capacity at Kuala Tahan. We average 30k tourists πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ a year & 90% of them are from Europe πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡πŸ‡Ή πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ πŸŒπŸ—Ί

It has come to a time, where I πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό feel personally, having been in this trade for 30 odd years, it is time to educate the younger generation πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ» & anyone from all walks of life willing to learn about the conservation πŸ’š of the ecology & its surroundings

We at Han Travel, have formed 2️⃣ new πŸ†• arms in our corporation to execute the upcoming programs called Eco Adventure Tourism πŸ’šπŸ’š

This will be encased with the educational arm named the Eco Educational Tourism, headed by Mr Frank Kee & his team πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ & in support πŸ’ͺ🏻 with the activities provided by the Adventure Management Tourism headed by Mr Kevin Bateman & his team πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Just 1️⃣ of our examples for the educational program is the re-planting of bamboo πŸŽ‹πŸŽor specific trees 🌳🌳 by badly eroded areas in the effort to prevent further damage to the riversides πŸ’¦πŸ’§

This is just an example of what we would provide as a CSR initiative πŸ˜€

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

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

Also, current rules & regulations by the government sectors should be looked at & revised to enable operators like us πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ to introduce & execute the mutually beneficial conservational education programs πŸ’šπŸ’š

In the extended period, the efforts will benefit not just the environment πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸ’š but also creating employment opportunity to the locals within its surroundings πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

IπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Όnow urge, the Pahang state Government, Ministry of Tourism & other related government agencies to assist us in paving the way into this journey with us πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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

  • Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ ~ Culture tourism
  • Indonesia πŸ‡πŸ‡© ~ Art tourism
  • Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ ~ Diving tourism
  • Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ~ Eco & Adventure tourism

All told, our Ministry of Tourism Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ have also set their vision πŸ’­ on Eco Tourism πŸ’š with its plans & implementation of its program from 2025 & continued focusing till 2050

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

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

Once again, I πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό believe that our vision is in line with the Pahang State government’s. Developing a fully functioning centre where the education of the ecology πŸ’š can spread to all walks of life through an experiential process where participants πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ can touch, feel, smell, see and hear the importance of the ecology πŸ’šaround us & the threats to its and our existence πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Thank you πŸ™πŸ»

Written ✍🏻 by,Β Mr Kenny Ng πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό, founder of Han Travel Resort 🏑🏘🏑

Website🌐: https://han.travel/

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

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β is wishing Uncle KennyΒ πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό a successfulΒ initiative of Eco Educational Tourism

From her stay πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ experience, the room is spacious & clean with attached bathroom 🚿 (Hot shower 🚿 with shampoo & body gel are provided) & toilet 🚽 She loves πŸ’— the comfy bed πŸ› & pillow too

The room is with a balcony with coffee β˜•οΈ table & chair with a glass sliding door πŸšͺ to view the surrounding

The resort 🏑🏘🏑 is equipped with dipping pool πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ , iron area at corridors within the rooms for its guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­, rabbits πŸ‡πŸ° farm, river fish 🐟 pond, a natural fish 🐟 head stone of millions years, jungle fowls πŸ“ farm, quail 🐀 farm etc. Definitely an educational opportunities πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»for the kids πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ» to touch, hold & get to know the animals πŸ‡πŸ°πŸ“πŸŸπŸ€

A relaxing 😌😎 back to nature πŸ’š at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 She loves πŸ’— her short stay with exciting visits to,

Night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ Jungle 🌳🌳 Walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

About 1️⃣ hour of relaxing 😌 walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ in the dark jungle 🌳🌳 with torch πŸ”¦ light

Special thanks πŸ™πŸ» to the nature guide πŸ’šπŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ, Mr Panjang, plenty of insects, reptiles, birds etc. being observed πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Canopy 🌳🌳 Walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s the world πŸŒπŸ—Ί longest canopy walkway

Yeahβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜² We made it βœŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Rapid shooting

Amazing πŸ˜‰ fun πŸ˜†πŸ€£ 1️⃣st experience she had & she πŸ‘©πŸ» was 101% wet πŸ’¦πŸ’§with ride through the rapids along Tembeling River πŸ’¦πŸ’§

Luckily πŸ€ the valuable belongings & shoes πŸ‘Ÿ were kept by the nature guide πŸ’šπŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈin the plastic bag , else all got wet & gadgets πŸ“±πŸ“·βŒšοΈ may spoilt 😊

Bateq Village Visit

The Bateq indigenous people are very shy ☺️ in welcoming guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

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

Hmm πŸ€” …SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» is planning for her cave overnight πŸŒƒπŸŒŒπŸ˜΄πŸ’€ trip next year

Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ» to back to nature πŸ’š to National Park Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

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

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Belum Rainforest Resort

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» & her media friends πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘« recently travelled πŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘Ÿfor a nature πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³ comfy 😌 stay vacation πŸ›ŒπŸ›‹πŸ›€πŸ» at Belum Rainforest ResortπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘, Perak, West Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

 

She πŸ‘©πŸ» really loves ❀️ the beautiful 😍 nature of Belum-Temengor Rainforest πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š

Royal Belum State Park πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š is a 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & the untouched forest 🌳🌳 is home to a large variety of flora & fauna 😍🀩

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s 1️⃣ of the attractionsπŸ“πŸ“not to be missed to searching for the precious bloom of the World πŸ—ΊπŸŒ ‘s largest & arguably smelliest flower 🌺 i.e. Rafflesia

It found all over Southeast Asia 🌎 i.e. from Southern Thailand πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ to Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ Each species can be identified by the unique patterns on the petals. There are 8️⃣ species of Rafflesias 🌺 can be found in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ with 3️⃣ of them are endemic to the Malay Peninsula & of courseΒ can be found in the Belum-Temengor rainforest complex πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š

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Note: Photo πŸ“Έ above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp πŸ™‹πŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has visited the 3️⃣rd time in 2018 & her volunteering trip with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)πŸ’š, you may enjoy reading πŸ“– her ecotourism & hornbill 🐦 conservation volunteering via 🌐https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/ecotourism-belum-temenggor/

Sigh…She πŸ‘©πŸ» still missed a chance to personally view πŸ‘€ the blossom huge Rafflesia 🌺 cry…cry…cry…😭😭😭

Yeah‼️ Happy πŸ˜ƒsafe arrival from a full of laughtersss πŸ€£πŸ˜† of approximately 6️⃣-hour travel journey 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city πŸ™πŸŒ† early morning πŸ”…πŸ”† with Travel with Aidil to Belum Rainforest Resort πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘ by Emkay Group as 1️⃣ of the Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ’s premier ecotourism πŸ’š destinationπŸ“

It offering the chance to get close to nature πŸ’š especially for nature lovers & travel lovers.Β You will definitely enjoy the complete relaxation 😌 & serenity with its quiet & green nature surroundings πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š

Hmm…If you are driving πŸš—πŸš™ through North East Highway towards Kelantan, you will pass 2️⃣ scenic bridges πŸŒ‰ i.e. you are actually passing on an island πŸ–πŸ

Lake Temenggor 🏞 is MalaysiaπŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύβ€™s 2️⃣nd largest lake πŸ’¦πŸ’§& home to more than 23 species of freshwater fish 🐟 & at least 5️⃣ species of turtles 🐒🐒 As the lake πŸ’¦πŸ’§covers 117.5k hectares & contains 6k million cubic metres of water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ , who knows what other creatures live there that have yet to be discovered πŸ˜‰

Guess what❓⁉️

Pulau Banding πŸπŸ– in Belum Temenggor complex πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š i.e. the public jetty βš“οΈ & Belum Rainforest Resort πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ‘ is located actually was not an island πŸ–πŸ Instead it’s 1️⃣ Malaysian πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ historical & beautiful scenic location πŸ“

In 1970, due to the effort to fight communist & to build a hydro πŸ’¦πŸ’§electric dam has resulted in part of the Belum-Temenggor forest complex πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’š submerged in the water πŸ’¦πŸ’§of Sungai Perak. It took 4️⃣ years to build the 2️⃣ bridges πŸŒ‰πŸŒ‰ to providing the convenience of East North East travelling πŸš—πŸš™ via a scenic 😍🀩 highway. The view of the 1️⃣st bridge πŸŒ‰ is spectacular from Belum Rainforest ResortπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’šπŸ‘πŸ‘

Hmm…Why this resortπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘β“β‰οΈ

 

You have to venture into this 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & view mother nature πŸ’šπŸ’š at its finest, so let’s plan your stay vacation πŸ›ŒπŸ›‹πŸ›€πŸ» too at Belum Rainforest Resort πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ’šπŸ‘πŸ‘

Definitely you will enjoy your stay πŸ›ŒπŸ›‹πŸ›€πŸ»experience in the comfort of a spacious traditional designed chalet style room 🏑 in the middle of a rainforest 🌳🌳 setting with a great πŸ‘πŸ» view from the private balcony overlooking the Temengor Lake & lush surroundings πŸžπŸ’¦πŸ’§

It’s not ❌ for luxury stay & your stay actually contribute to the rainforest 🌳🌳 protection fund πŸ’° Yeah‼️ A meanigful nature conservation πŸ’š stay with this resort ya πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has made a visit to the Pulau Banding Discovery Centre 🏠 to understand better πŸ‘πŸ» its nature πŸ’š conservation & rainforest 🌳🌳 protection efforts. Bravoβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Curious πŸ€” about its hotel room❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was checked-in πŸ” with her media best buddy πŸ‘­ in a spacious comfy Chengal Lake View Executive Deluxe room (with a balcony & bath tub πŸ›€πŸ» )

Oppsss…Her room not really seeing the lake view as the trees 🌳 in front of her room just so tall…Ha…Ha…Instead she got a nice green view πŸ’š

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Hmm…As a go green πŸ’šsupporter, SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» wishes this ecotourism resort πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘ can consider to set up some water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ dispensers within its resort compound πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘ & then prepare the glass water bottles/ jugs/ flasks in hotel rooms, instead of plastic bottled water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ for all its guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ This definitely will reduce ⬇️ lots of the plastic usage

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There are plenty of room types range from dorm, executive room, villa etc. for your resort πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘ stay selection βœ…

 

Hmm…The resort πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘ wifi πŸ“Ά connection was surprisingly slow & frequent down to connect πŸ˜”πŸ™ƒThough was provided with alternative Unifi connectionπŸ“Ά, however it required for long email ID & password to connect, hope this inconvenience for guests πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« can be enhanced soon

Dining🍽🍴

Hornbill Restaurant

Upon arrival πŸšπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘, she πŸ‘©πŸ» had a simple fried rice lunch 🍽served here, it’s very tasty delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

Ha…Ha…Guess what❓⁉️

She πŸ‘©πŸ» had 2️⃣ plates of fried rice πŸ›πŸ›…Oppsss…surely exceed her rice 🍚 quota of 1️⃣ week πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£, time for more frequent morning πŸ”…πŸ”† joggingsss πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Then, she πŸ‘©πŸ» really enjoyed her 2️⃣ morning πŸ”…πŸ”† buffet breakfast πŸ½πŸ΄β˜•οΈ during her stay πŸ›ŒπŸ›€πŸ»πŸ›‹ here. The food selection were moderately good πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœŒπŸ» Hmm…Would be good πŸ‘πŸ» if they rotate some of the main dishes to excite its long term stay guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

Also a tasty table set dinner 🍽🍴 for the 1️⃣st night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ, personally she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves ❀️ the stuffed beancurd dish & rendang πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

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Sidai Restaurant

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» & her media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ had a Western dinner served in this restaurant. She had ordered for Salmon 🐟 steak, yet she also has exchanged & tried her media friendsπŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬’ dishes too, including some pasta 🍝🍝 dishes for sharing

Hmm…1️⃣st experience of having unique sweet taste Western dinner 🍽 …😌the sweet taste of Salmon steak (orange 🍊 sauce), lamb chop (honey 🍯 sauce) etc.

Her media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ & herself πŸ‘©πŸ» were all love & enjoyed very much the Kadok pasta (highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»), very delicious tastyπŸ˜‹πŸ€€, not to be missed ya πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Oppsss…Just a plate 🍝 for sharing & she πŸ‘©πŸ» forgot πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ to snap a photo πŸ“Έ for sharing here…Ha…Ha…☺️😊

Activities not to be missed‼️

SwimmingΒ πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Woow‼️ A beautiful 😍🀩stunning view πŸ‘€ to enjoy either morning πŸ”…πŸ”† or evening swim πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ here

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Really love the view here 😍🀩, the bridge that you have shared in the beginning of this blogging

Stingless Bee 🐝 Farm

From this farm, you will have chance to observe the stingless bees 🐝 🐝 named Kelulut in action & learning the process of its honey 🍯 production. There are plenty species of stingless bees 🐝🐝 that each will producing a different-tasting honey 🍯

Ohh ya…The honey 🍯 harvested from this farm are for sale πŸ›’πŸ› to its guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ to bring home 🏑 as souvenirs ya πŸŽπŸ’

Hmm…Would be good πŸ‘πŸ» if the guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘« are offering with honey 🍯 tasting πŸ˜‹ during the farm visit, then it creates better πŸ‘πŸ» interactive sessionπŸ—£πŸ‘₯πŸ‘€πŸ‘₯ , as well as an educational opportunities for the younger kids πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ»

Gaharu 🌳 Farm

A short shuttle ride 🚐 to reach to the Gaharu 🌳 plantation

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Gaharu trees 🌳 aka Agarwood are 1️⃣ the rarest trees 🌳 in rainforests 🌳🌳 It’s much sought-after by the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industries for their bark & resin πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

This is a conservation πŸ’š effort by the Belum Conservation Malaysia (BCM) by planting the gaharu 🌳 trees in the Belum-Temenggor Rainforest Complex 🌳🌳 with the celebrities πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•΄πŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ€πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸŽ€as well as its resort guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘«

How to❓⁉️

Do contribute RMπŸ’―πŸ’° to support this Gaharu 🌳 tree planting, do exploring for more details via 🌐 https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Frog 🐸 Hunting

Awesome 1️⃣st experience she πŸ‘©πŸ» had with her media friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ after dinner 🍽🍴

It was really a fun activity with friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬ to hunt with torch light πŸ”¦ & then help each other with lighting πŸ’‘ to capture the frogs found 🐸🐸

Guess what❓⁉️

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has spotted the baby frogs aka tadpoles in a pond πŸ’¦πŸ’§ from her hunting. Hurrayβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

It’s just within the resort πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘ compound, yesβœ…, the various small ponds πŸ’¦πŸ’§

Do enjoy the music/ song by the frogs 🐸🐸 being captured by SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»Β  for sharing ya

Sungai Ruok Waterfall πŸ’¦πŸ’§

Initially this trekking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈto reach the waterfall πŸ’¦πŸ’§ & Rafflesia 🌺 spot site was called to cancel ❌ due to a heavy rain β˜”οΈπŸŒ§ when the boat 🚀 about to reach

Special thank you πŸ™πŸ» to the responsible πŸ‘πŸ» boatman πŸš€πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ named Mr Mazlan, he πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ went himself 1️⃣st to check & ensure πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈβœ… it’s still safe to do the trekking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈ in the rain β˜”οΈπŸŒ§

Yeah‼️ He confirmed βœ… & all set with rain coat & trekking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈ walked slowly in the jungle 🌳🌳

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Note: Photo πŸ“Έ above credit to IG @izrylwilson πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

It worth πŸ‘πŸ» a walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈdefinitely, guess what❓⁉️

She πŸ‘©πŸ» was bare foot πŸ‘£ for this trekking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈas she refused to get her sport shoes πŸ‘Ÿ wet from the rain β˜”οΈπŸŒ§

Luckily she πŸ‘©πŸ»Β doesn’t hurt her feet (Yeah!! She πŸ‘©πŸ»Β is qualified to join as local indigeneous communities in this rainforest). No leeches attack too, hurray!!

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Note: Photo πŸ“Έ above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp πŸ™‹πŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ

Kampung Semelor Visit (Including the Toy Library πŸ“šπŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒπŸ–βœ‚οΈπŸ“ŽπŸ“)

Do contribute RMπŸ’― before you check-out from your stay & your contribution will be used by the Yayasan Emkay to sponsor a school uniform for an indigenenous kid. Not just that, your contribution also provide an employment opportunity to the local indigeneneous as the uniforms are all being handsew by the them

More details via https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Ohh ya…Short getaway of 3️⃣D2️⃣N already enough to re-energise yourself from hectic city life here. Do click in below post πŸ“Œ for the itinerary suggestion of 3️⃣D2️⃣N

Or if you are visiting for the 1️⃣st time, do click in the post πŸ“Œ below for some suggestions specially to 1️⃣st visitorπŸ‘©πŸ»

Hmm…Let’s sign up to be a Belum Forest Friend (BFF)❓⁉️

Then, participate & #GetInvolved the nature conservation & preservation activities πŸ’šπŸ’š

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AddressπŸ“: Belum Rainforest Resort,Β Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.belumrainforestresort.com/

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

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #BelumRainforestResort

Special thank you to #BelumRainforestResort for trusting & believing, also great thanks to #OriginaJus​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #Aluyakitchen for being the sponsors & #TravelwithAidilΒ #AidilTravelIpoh for being the main transporterΒ & travel advisor for a smooth & safe journey to complete this successful travelogue

Not to forget our cool lunch dining @ the River Besuk being sponsored by #CastellaCafeGrik ont her travel journey back to KL city, do click in to enjoy her vblog captured & more details for sharing ya

#belumrainforestresortΒ #royalbelumΒ #pulaubandingΒ #temengorlakeΒ #perakΒ #tourismmalaysiaΒ #tourismperakΒ #visitperakΒ #malaysia#malaysiatrulyasiaΒ #travelasiaΒ #holidayΒ #waterfall #travel #travels #BelumTemengor #DahKeBelum #travelling #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #nature #naturelover #naturelovers #rainforest #forest #conservation

6 Eco Tourism Must-See in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has recently participated in MITA business networking 🀝 trip of 3️⃣D2️⃣N to Sabah state, East Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

It’s a collaborative 🀝 efforts between MITA, MPC, Tourism Productive Nexus & Sabah Tourism Board😁 Curious πŸ€” about what’s happening❓⁉️

Do click in the above main tweets πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ thread @ Twitter for a summary of all exciting activities ya πŸ€—

Yesβœ…, Sabah tourist destinationsπŸ“πŸ“definitely more than just the famous πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»hiking πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈsite, the summit of Borneo & the MalaysiaπŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ’s 1️⃣st World UNESCO Heritage ~ Mount Kinabalu β›° or beautiful 😍🀩 diving site ~ Semporna Island πŸπŸ–πŸŒ΄

 

So, she πŸ‘©πŸ» is gonna sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ here the 6️⃣ must-visit eco πŸ’š tourism destinationsπŸ“πŸ“in Sabah from her recent travelling experience to appreciate;

βœ… The rich heritage, art & culture of Sabah local indigenous communities πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

βœ… The precious natural πŸ’š eco environment with rich flora 🌱🌿🌳 & fauna πŸ„πŸπŸŸ

βœ… The shopping (including online) πŸ›’πŸ› πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» for Sabah locally produced souvenirs πŸ’πŸŽ

So, enjoy the details of each Sabah’s tourist destinations πŸ“πŸ“

βœ… Heritage, Art & Culture of Sabah local indigenous communities πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

1️⃣ Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Cultural Village

This cultural village is a non❌-political association of 40 indigenous ethnic communities of Sabah πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ & specially catered for the Kadazandusun tribes & 4️⃣ major Dusun tribes in Sabah i.e. Dusun Tindal Kota Belud, Dusun Papar, Rungus & Murut 😊

 

This village features 11 different ethnic tribes houses 🏠🏑🏘 in 1️⃣ village i.e. The Penampang Traditional House,Β The Tenom Traditional House,Β The Beaufort Traditional House,Β The Kota Belud Traditional House,Β The Kuala Penyu Traditional House,Β The Keningau Traditional House,Β The Tambunan Traditional House,Β The Papar Traditional House,Β The Ranau Traditional House,Β The Tuaran Traditional House &Β The Kudat Traditional House πŸ˜€

Do enjoy vBlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ created by SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» for sharing here,

Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»as after your visit, you will understand better the differences between today’s culture & the culture that the ancestors’ lived in years βœŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» Also have an opportunity to witness the ancestor’s lifestyle at their respective homes 🏠🏑🏘 which are built exactly similar to years ago πŸ˜²πŸ‘πŸ»

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Each of the houses 🏠🏑🏘 with different hands 🀚🏻on & interactive activities between the indigenous communities & the visitors πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ e.g. traditional games, traditional cooking demo & classes,Β  headgear (named Sigah) folding, block printing, blow pipe making & demonstration etc. πŸ˜€

It operates as a museum πŸ› to preserve Kadazandusun ethnic culture with aims toΒ share the knowledge, history, culture & tradition of Kadazandusun 🀩

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Hmm…Guess what❓⁉️

You can also taste the “disgusting 😱” (personally to SiennyLovesDrawingπŸ‘©πŸ») local delicacy named butod i.e. the sago worms πŸ› which the local indigenous communities believe high ⬆️ in protein πŸ‘πŸ»

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Do shopping πŸ›’πŸ› for some local handmade souvenirs πŸ’πŸŽ e.g. necklace, bracelet, bag etc. from its souvenir πŸ’πŸŽ shop which indirectly will contribute to the local heritage & cultures preservation funding πŸ’°

Admission fee 🎟 is required βœ…

AddressπŸ“: Kadazandusun Cultural Association Sabah, Hongkod Koisaan, KM. 8, Jalan Penampang, 89509 Penampang, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•™: 9️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.kdca.org.my/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/KDCA-Cultural-Village-KCV-RW-1882000735216642/

2️⃣ Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum

This miniature museum πŸ› is a brainchild of the founder named Anne Antah πŸ§•πŸ½ She has started it with 7️⃣ pairs of the most common costume dolls πŸ‘« creation in 2011 i.e. Kadazan Penampang, Kadazan Papar, Bajau Samah, Rungus, Murut, Lundayeh & Dusun Lotud 😍

 

With the realisation that not ❌ many young generation πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ» has adequate βœ… information πŸ“Œabout the traditional costumes, she πŸ§•πŸ½ has then build this miniature museum πŸ› as a centre for local Malaysians πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ, visitors & culture-enthusiasts πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­ to learn the heritage cultural of the Borneans πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» really impressed 😍🀩with this miniature museum & created a vBlogΒ  πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ for sharing here, do enjoy ya πŸ˜„πŸ˜

You have to be at this museum πŸ› personally to view with you own sight πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€ the great πŸ‘πŸ» detailed works done on each costumes

Guess what❓⁉️

During your visit, you will gain in depth understanding about Sabah’s people πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ & their heritage culture in miniature scenes & dolls πŸ‘« which all dressed up in traditional costumesπŸ‘˜πŸŽŽ, houses 🏘🏘 & structures which all scaled to depict scene based on local folklore & legend 😍🀩

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Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»when you are travelling to Sabah, you have to visit to this ~ The Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ 1️⃣st Book of Records πŸ“œ, the Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ ‘s 1️⃣st miniature indigenous costume museum πŸ›

You may redeem an exclusive printed postcard πŸ”– as souvenir πŸ’πŸŽ from your visit too

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Admission fee 🎟 is required βœ…

All guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ are welcome πŸ™πŸ» to dress πŸ‘˜πŸ‘”πŸŽŽπŸ‘— up in the traditional costumes with accessories for photos πŸ“Έ / videos πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ opportunity

Not just with its physical souvenir 🎁 stalls within the museum πŸ› , this creative arts museum πŸ› also owns an online shop πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’πŸ›of local gifts πŸ’πŸŽ & souvenirs in particular the Kain Chanteek (locally made textile) via 🌐 www.shopinborneo.com , plenty of promotions avilable for your happy πŸ˜ƒ online shopping πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’πŸ›

AddressπŸ“: Kg Lakang, Tamparuli, 89208 Tuaran, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•™: 8️⃣am to 6️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.chanteekborneo.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Chanteek.Borneo/

βœ… Natural Eco πŸ’š Environment with rich Flora 🌱🌿🌳 & Fauna πŸ„πŸπŸŸ

3️⃣ Poring Hot Spring β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§

Definitely a must visit placeπŸ“to de-stress 😌 & soak away the sores & aches of your muscles in this spring πŸ’¦πŸ’§β€™s hot ♨️ sulphuric minerals especially for the healing properties which popular & believing among the local communities πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­

Also called as Poring Springs/ Poring, a hot water spring β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§with its source deep under ⬇️ the fertile ground of Mount Kinabalu β›°

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s hot ♨️ enough to boil an egg πŸ₯š However she πŸ‘©πŸ» forgot to buy eggs πŸ₯šπŸ₯š & bring along during her recent visit 😌☺️ Oppsss…

Within the park, you may visit the butterfly πŸ¦‹ farm, the Poring Orchid 🌺Conservation Centre, the tropical garden🌿🌱🌷🌻, the Poring πŸ¦‡πŸŽπŸŽ‹ canopy 🌳🌳walkway, the Rafflesia flower 🌺 site etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» really enjoyed 😁 this hot spring β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§& felt very comfy 😌 & light after a good πŸ‘πŸ» dip β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§with her friends πŸ‘­πŸ‘­πŸ‘«

Do remember to bring along your rubber sandals/ slippersπŸ‘£, change of clothesπŸ‘šπŸ‘•, towel & swimwear πŸ‘™ for your hot spring β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§visit ya😁

Also to remember drink more water πŸ’¦πŸ’§after your hot spring dip β™¨οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§ ya

Admission fee 🎟 is required βœ…

AddressπŸ“: Poring Hot Spring, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•™: 8️⃣am to 6️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: https://wikitravel.org/en/Poring_Hot_Spring

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poring-Hot-Springs/150838218299533

4️⃣ β€œTagal” Sungai Moroli, Fish 🐟 Massage

Hmm…Why not a unique spa πŸ’†πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’†πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ from your usual❓⁉️

Do enjoy an experience once for the fish 🐟 massaging πŸ‘£ session @ Kelah fish 🐟 sanctuary, Kampung Luanti, Ranau

In the Local KadazanDusun dialect, β€˜tagal’ means β€˜no fishing ❌🎣 ’ & the main purpose of the β€˜tagal’ is to conserve & preserve the environment πŸ’š as well as the ecosystem to benefit the future generation πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ»

β€˜Ikan 🐟 Pelian’ , ‘Ikan Kelah’ or Malaysian Mahseer πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸŸ comes from the family ofΒ Cyprinidae. These fishes 🐟🐟 are specifically trained by the villagers πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ to perform the healing massage πŸ‘£ activities. Wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ

Ohh ya…The Kelah fishes 🐟🐟 are huge here, not to worry as the fishes 🐟🐟 got no ❌ teeth, so will not bite, instead lots of fish kisses to your feet ya πŸ‘£

This fish 🐟 massage πŸ‘£ is deemed to have a curative effect on those who suffers from psoriasis. So, a regular fish 🐟 massages πŸ‘£πŸ‘£& surely you will enjoy smoother & suppler skin 😍 Hmm…One said simply like a babyπŸ‘ΆπŸ»’s skin πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ

Admission fee 🎟 is required βœ…

AddressπŸ“: Kg. Luanti, Ranau, 89300 Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•™: 8️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fish-Spa-Kg-Luanti-Ranau/207666489254559

βœ… Sabah’s Locally Produced Souvenirs πŸ’πŸŽ

5️⃣ Desa Dairy Cattle πŸ„πŸ Farm

No need ❌ to travel βœˆοΈπŸ›« to New Zealand πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ , Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ also owns a mini New Zealand. Hurrayβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜²πŸ˜ƒ

 

This farm πŸπŸ„ is located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu β›° & offers beautiful 😍🀩 green 🌳🌳 scenery. It’s definitely a breathtaking destination for pre-wedding πŸ‘°πŸ»πŸ€΅πŸ»photo shooting πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ (a permit πŸ†— application is requiredβœ…) with breathtaking Mount Kinabalu β›° as backgroud with its cool breeze πŸŒ¬πŸ’¨from Kundasang🏞

Guess what❓⁉️

This cattle πŸ„πŸ farm is producing approximately 900k litres of milk πŸ₯› annually with its approximately 200 hectars farm πŸ„πŸ All the milking cows πŸ„πŸhere are Friesians i.e. the highest ⬆️ milk πŸ₯› producers of all cattle πŸ„πŸ breeds imported from New Zealand πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ

Not just that, many milk πŸ₯› lovers ❀️ will queue up long just to taste its fresh cow πŸ„πŸ milk πŸ₯› , fresh goat 🐐 milk πŸ₯› , yogurt, gelato🍨 🍦etc.

Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»it as an educational destination for with a family πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘ͺπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ getaway or a school 🏫 trips. Many exciting educational activities are available for the young generation πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ» e.g. bottled milk 🍼 feeding the calves πŸπŸ„, fresh grass 🌱🌿 feeding the goats 🐐🐐 , milk πŸ₯› processing, milking πŸ₯›process, milk πŸ₯›making etc.

Feeding activities required a fee πŸ’΅βœ… to purchase the milk 🍼/ grass 🌿🌱 While there are specific timing/ schedule πŸ•› for the raw milk πŸ₯› processing. Do contact πŸ“žβ˜ŽοΈπŸ“±& check out the details before your visit πŸ˜€

 

Before make a move from this farmπŸ„πŸ, don’t forget to do a healthy shopping πŸ›’πŸ› for some local produced milk πŸ₯› souvenirs 🎁 from this dairy farm πŸπŸ„especially the popular Desa Cattle’s milk πŸ₯› in a box,Β  milk creamy ice cream 🍦 etc.

AddressπŸ“: Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•™: 8️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://desaplus.com/

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

6️⃣ Sabah Tea πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒβ˜•οΈπŸ΅ Garden

1️⃣ said no ❌ trip to the Sabah Tea πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒβ˜•οΈπŸ΅ Garden would be complete without a taste πŸ˜‹πŸ€€of Sabah’s finest tea β˜•οΈ 🍡 Yeah‼️

Sabah Tea πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒβ˜•οΈπŸ΅ Garden is the only organic tea farm πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒβ˜•οΈπŸ΅in Borneo & 1️⃣ of the few ones in the world πŸ—ΊπŸŒ

She πŸ‘©πŸ» had a lunch dining 🍽🍴with friends πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ here with a seat facing this 2.5k hectare tea πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒβ˜•οΈπŸ΅ plantation for a beautiful 😍🀩stunning view, as well as enjoy a cuppa of hot Sabah Tea β˜•οΈ Pandan 🌿🌱 teh tarik. It’s smooth, fragrant & not too sweet to enjoy πŸ˜‹πŸ€€

You have to enjoy a beatiful 😍🀩 walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈinto this organic tea plantationπŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸƒβ˜•οΈπŸ΅, apprecicate & touch the tea leaves πŸƒ, as well as snapping photos πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ & videos πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ for sharing in social medias πŸ˜‰

An educational visit to enjoy a variety of recreational activities e.g. obstacle-crossing in the Sapaon Recreational Area, trekking along the trails to the peak of Kamunsu Hill β›° / to embarking on a night πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ walk πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈto check out the unique insect 🐜 πŸžπŸ•· life

Guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ can also opt for a stay vacation πŸ›ŒπŸ›€πŸ»πŸšΏπŸ›‹ either in a traditional long house, a cosy bungalow / camping ⛺️ to enjoy the starry sky 🌌 etc. A variety of tour packages are available to cater for your choice, do exploring for your visit ya πŸ€—

Free πŸ†“ admission 🎟, however a small fee βœ… is required for a tea πŸƒπŸƒadventure tour/ day tour (not available for public holidys) to its tea πŸƒπŸƒfactory

AddressπŸ“: 17,Β Kg. Nalapak,Β Jalan Ranau-Sandakan, 89309 Ranau,Β Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hoursπŸ•™: 8️⃣am to 4️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.sabahtea.com.my/

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

Ohh ya…Do check out SiennyLovesDrawingπŸ‘©πŸ»β€™s top contributorπŸ‘†πŸ»account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews on the Sabah’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

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What’s New @ Desaru Coast

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» would like to sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ here about her amazing 2️⃣D1️⃣N getaway πŸšπŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘Ÿ to the Desaru Coast πŸ–πŸ, whichΒ spanning across a vast 3.9k acres along a 17km pristine beachfront πŸ–πŸ in the South-Eastern region i.e. Johor state of Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

So, what’s new πŸ†• in Desaru Coast πŸ’πŸ–πŸΒ that she πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has explored & experienced recently❓⁉️

A 4️⃣ hours ride 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway to Desaru Coast πŸπŸ–Β & she πŸ‘©πŸ»truly enjoyed her comfy 😌luxury stay vacationπŸ›ŒπŸ›€πŸ»πŸ›‹ @Β #HRHDesaruCoastπŸ’πŸ–πŸ, great fine dining πŸ˜‹πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ˜€Β experience ~ #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 & #aSplashingGreatTimeΒ adventure water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ park play timeπŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

 

#HRHDesaruCoast ~ Hard Rock Hotel 🏒 Desaru Coast πŸπŸ–

Upon arrival 🚐🏒, had a great lunch πŸ½πŸ΄πŸ˜‹ at this new πŸ†• hotel 🏒 since its launch on Oct 2018, she really loves ❀️ the Malaysian flavours set lunch πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ½πŸ΄served here πŸ˜€

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Hmm…Though she was expecting πŸ’­ for a Western lunch πŸ”πŸŸπŸ₯™πŸ₯—πŸ₯©πŸ–πŸ₯“

After lunch🍽🍴, she πŸ‘©πŸ» then checked-in πŸ” with her media friend πŸ‘­ to the Deluxe King room, 1️⃣st impression ~ a spacious & stylish room 😍🀩 Had a good night πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ rest with its comfy bed & soft pillows πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜‰

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The toilet 🚽 & shower 🚿 are separated (Hmm…No bath tub πŸ›€πŸ» ohh…😌) . The hair dryer, iron & toiletries are provided in the hotel room πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬

Ohh ya…When she πŸ‘©πŸ» has switched on πŸ”› the tv πŸ“Ί, she received a personalised welcome πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ“Œ message on screen πŸ“Ί , then she πŸ‘©πŸ» started to enjoy the great selection of rock music 🎼🎸🎺🎷🎹🎡🎢

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— the complimentary πŸ†“ non-alcoholic minibar🍹πŸ₯€& snacks 🍫🍿πŸͺπŸ₯œ which gonna be replenished daily if you are enjoying a longer stay here😁

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There is a memorabilia exhibition of the Rock Stars 🌟⭐️ Collection & a Sound of Your Stay music 🎡🎢 🎼 program in a complimentary πŸ†“ audio 🎀🎧 experience for its guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ to either enjoy creating own personalised playlist, playing a music instrument🎸🎺🎷/ listening πŸ‘‚πŸ»to πŸ”Ÿspecially-curated records🎼🎡🎢etc. It’s only available with specific schedule & she πŸ‘©πŸ» has missed ❌ her chance due to time constraints 😌 though, wish she πŸ‘©πŸ» can enjoy it in her next stay πŸ˜‡πŸ€πŸ€žπŸ»βœŒπŸ»

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All guests πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« can obtain respective direct access (Yeah‼️ Re-entry allows πŸ˜ƒβœŒπŸ»ya) from the hotel🏒’s grounds to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ„πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§Β with walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ distance

A complimentary πŸ†“shuttle bus 🚌 available to The Els Club, especially for golf πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈβ›³οΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈ loversΒ for a 27-hole & 18-hole golf course πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈβ›³οΈetc. within Desaru Coast compound

Ohh ya…You will definitely enjoy its great spread of breakfast πŸ₯žπŸ³πŸ₯—πŸ₯ͺβ˜•οΈ selection which complimentary πŸ†“ with hotel room the next morning πŸ”…πŸ”† after a night of great rest πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

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SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» also got impressed 🀩 with its go green πŸ’š & eco sustainability initiative by having sensor light πŸ’‘ at bathroom area 🚽🚿, recycle ♻️ labelled rubbish bin in hotel room, as well as using refill water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ bottle & water dispenser to reduce ⬇️ plastic water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ bottle for all its guests. Bravo‼️ πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Hmm…When will be your upcoming check-in πŸ” to #HRHDesaruCoast πŸ’πŸπŸ–Β for a rock stayπŸ›ŒπŸŽΌπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆβ“β‰οΈ

AddressπŸ“: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.hardrockhotels.com/desaru-coast

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

#DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ Journey

It’s the 1️⃣st edition aka for the 1️⃣st time in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ to present its very own signature πŸ‘πŸ» dining 🍽🍴programme namedΒ Desaru Coast πŸ–πŸ Gourmet 🍽🍴Series 1️⃣st Edition whichΒ proudly presents Relais & Chateaux’s awardπŸŽ–-winning Michelin Grand ChefπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ³,Β Emmanuel Stroobant

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It aims to introduce an exclusively πŸ’Œ curated 6️⃣-series dining 🍽🍴programme which offering a unique & holistic culinary 🍽🍴experience for its prestige guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ Rediscover iconic flavours of Malaysian πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸ½ cuisines through new πŸ†• interpretations by awardπŸŽ–-winning chefs πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³ from around the world 🌍

 

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» really felt proud to be 1️⃣ of the 1️⃣stΒ to savour a 1️⃣-of-a-kind mouth-watering fusion flavour during her recent visit.Β She πŸ‘©πŸ» had a 6️⃣-course dinner 🍽, there are package available for travellers πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« who would like to spend longer in Desaru Coast πŸ–πŸ

Curious πŸ€” about the fine dine 🍽 dinner menu❓⁉️

βœ… Berinai ~ Nasi 🍚 Kerabu (Really love πŸ’— the unique delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ mixture, so satisfiedπŸ‘πŸ»)
βœ… CanapΓ©s ~ Brinjal Buah Keluak, salted egg πŸ₯š popiah & okra sambal

βœ… Abalone ~ Bang kuang & marigold (Superb️‼️ Her heart ❀️ melted for it πŸ˜‹)

βœ… Scallop ~ Coconut 🌴πŸ₯₯ & laksa (Very fresh & juicy 🀀)

βœ… Cod 🐟 ~ White miso, turmeric & cauliflower

βœ… Cream ~ La cremeria vanilla ice cream 🍦 , white chocolate, pop rocks & kaffir lime leaves 🌱🌿 (Ohh my…Really love πŸ’— the great πŸ‘πŸ» combination of the lime leaves 🌱🌿 to the overall tasting πŸ˜‹πŸ€€)

βœ… Coconut 🌴πŸ₯₯ ~ pineapple 🍍, pandan 🌿, mango, financier & gingerflower

βœ… Petite 4️⃣ ~ emping berlinjau lime πŸ‹ dragee, rose 🌹 & raspberry bonbon, gula melaka peanut πŸ₯œ nougatine & saffron & macadamia madeleines

Ohh wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ She πŸ‘©πŸ» had a privilege πŸ’Œ to meet & speak to the famous Celebrity Chef of Michelin, πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ³ Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at the launch,Β she πŸ‘©πŸ» truly inspired by his passionate & love πŸ’— of cooking. Bravo πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»β€ΌοΈ

From this event, she πŸ‘©πŸ» also had an exclusive privilege to meet & enjoy the Asam Pedas πŸ₯˜ cooking demo by KOL chefs ~ Ms Ili Sulaiman πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ³ & Mr Adam Ismail πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ³

Do enjoy the vblog clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» for sharing here,

So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

Without travelling ✈️ to overseas, you get to try the fine dine 🍽 by awardπŸŽ–-winning Michelin Grand ChefπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ³,Β Emmanuel Stroobant

Do exploring the next upcoming #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ JourneyΒ for your fine dine 🍽 experience ya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Š

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/Pages/Play/Events/Be-The-First-Gourmet-Series

#aSplashingGreatTimeΒ ~ Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark πŸ’¦πŸ’§

Yeah‼️ It’s 1️⃣ of the biggest wave 🌊 pool in world 🌍 , she πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» time with her media friends πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ to enjoying the water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ park especially the unique mix of more than 20 wet & dry rides, 1️⃣st-ever water coaster in the region, slides & attractions πŸ“πŸ“

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The rides & attractions are located in 5️⃣ zones namely the Penawar Falls, Penawar RiverπŸ’¦πŸ’§, Shipwreck Reef, Tidal Wave 🌊 Beach & Kids Ahoy. Each zone offering β€˜splashπŸ’¦πŸ’§-tacular’ experiences to its guests of all ages πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ§‘πŸ»πŸ‘¨πŸ»πŸ‘±πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘±πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ§”πŸΌπŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ§“πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s very recently soft launched πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ, congrats‼️

It’s holding more than 4️⃣ million gallons of water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ over nearly 25acres of space & with capacity of 12k visitors πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ All its guests πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬ can relax 😌 & enjoy πŸ˜‰ the wave 🌊 pool views from the beachside πŸ–πŸ cabanas/ lounge along its 170m sandy shoreline of Tidal Wave Beach πŸ– 🏝 Kids πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ» below 122cm height must be accompanied by parents/ adults πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘ͺπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

 

Before you leave the park, do check out your group photos πŸ“Έ from screen πŸ–₯, select βœ…, print & bring home 🏑 as souvenir 🎁 ya

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So, definitely this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ park not to be missed πŸ‘πŸ» to enjoy #aSplashingGreatTimeΒ yaΒ πŸ˜†πŸ˜„

AddressπŸ“: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hoursπŸ•™: πŸ”Ÿam to 6️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en/Pages/Play/Desaru-Coast-Adventure-Waterpark/

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

Ohh ya…From her πŸ‘©πŸ» recent visit, she has received some upcoming events by Desaru Coast πŸ’πŸ–πŸ to celebrating the New Year 2019πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

What are you waiting for❓⁉️

 

If you would like to plan a short vacation πŸŽ’πŸ’Ό to Desaru CoastπŸ’πŸπŸ–, do exploring by downloading its app πŸ“² via 🌐 https://desarucoast.com/MobileApp

You can check out for Desaru Coast πŸ’πŸπŸ– destinationsπŸ“πŸ“,

  • Interactive map πŸ—Ί with Point Of Interests πŸ“
  • A list & schedule πŸ“Œ of its latest events & shows
  • Β Latest promotions available
  • The park opening hoursπŸ•™, schedule & information on rides, attractions, dining, entertainment etc.

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en

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

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