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5 Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia

As shared from earlier blogging đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“, as promised, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» is gonna sharing about the 5ïžâƒŁ Must-See 👀👁👁 @ Kelantan, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Hmm…Just personally preferred 💗💕 by herself during her recent visit, hope you all will love 💗💕 this list ya đŸ˜đŸ€©

1ïžâƒŁ Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque 🇹🇳🕌 (Beijing Mosque)

At 1ïžâƒŁst glance, not ❌ a Chinese temple ⛩ as many visitors will thought so đŸ’­đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

It’s the 1ïžâƒŁst Chinese built Chinese mosque 🇹🇳🕌 in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

This Beijing Mosque 🇹🇳🕌 is the landmark 📍of the majesty of Islam â˜Ș in the land of Kelantan since 12 Sept 2005 & inaugurated in Aug 2009 😀

The total construction cost of this 3.7 acre mosque 🕌 is approximately 💰RM8.8 millions & it can accommodate 1ïžâƒŁK pax đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« at a time

This beautiful 😍😍 mosque 🕌 is located📍on the edge of the Pasir Mas – Rantau Panjang highway 🛣 about 2ïžâƒŁkm from the Rantau Panjang town

This mosque 🕌 is with unique đŸ€© architecture i.e. combining both Chinese ⛩ & Islamic â˜Ș architecture, as well as resembles a 1ïžâƒŁK-year-old Niujie Mosque 🇹🇳🕌 in Beijing, China 🇹🇳

Special notes 📌📌 for non-Muslims visitors to this mosque 🕌 ,

1ïžâƒŁ. NOT ❌ to enter this Friday prayer â˜ȘđŸ€ČđŸ» podium within the prayer room

2ïžâƒŁ. Non-Muslims đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« ONLY allow to touch, hold & use the Translation Al-Quran 🔡🔠📖

3ïžâƒŁ. For females👭👭👭, do dress modest or you may opt for the free 🆓 robe 👘 rental 1ïžâƒŁst before entering this mosque 🕌 ya

Free 🆓 admission 🎟

Address📍: Jalan Kampung Rantau Panjang, 17200 Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ismail_Petra_Silver_Jubilee_Mosque
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBeijing/

2ïžâƒŁ Wat Photinivan đŸ‡čđŸ‡­â›©

This Thai Buddhism temple đŸ‡čđŸ‡­â›© is situated at Kg Jambu, a Malaysian-Thai đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‡č🇭 village in Tumpat, Kelantan

It’s approximately 15km 🚗🚙 Northeast from Kota Bharu town

This temple đŸ‡čđŸ‡­â›© was constructed since 1973 & 💯 fully completed 6ïžâƒŁ years later

The main attraction 😍😍 here is the magnificient reclining Buddha (not really sleeping đŸ’€đŸ˜Ž Buddha ya) with 40m long, 11m height & 9m wide

This Buddha is believed to be 1ïžâƒŁ of the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia 🌎

The architecture & design of this wat đŸ‡čđŸ‡­â›© was by the Chief Monk of this wat

It was constructed with 💯% funding 💰 from the local Thai community đŸ‡čđŸ‡­đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« of this Kg Jambu & donations from various bodies

Several major Thai festivals đŸ‡č🇭🎉🎊 are being celebrating here every years

Free 🆓 admission 🎟, donation is welcome

Address📍: Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Wat-phothivihan-sleeping-buddha-746135388795051/

3ïžâƒŁ Galeri Wau Pak Sapie & Wan Anuar

Wau means kite 🎏 in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ‘s national language & before her recent trip, she đŸ‘©đŸ» was so wanted to visit & learn much more about handmaking kite đŸ‘đŸ»âœđŸ»âœ‚ïžđŸ“đŸŽ

Just as shown in her handrawn âœđŸ»đŸ–Š “Kelantan” typo doodle during her flight âœˆïžđŸ§Ą to Kelantan, do click in đŸ‘†đŸ»to view 👀👁👁 her recent IG photos 📾📾 & clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ album posted ya 😃

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Yeah‌ @siennylovesdrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really love 💗 her #travel âœˆïžđŸŽ’đŸ§ąđŸ‘ŸđŸ•¶ to #Kelantan đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with @motackelantanofficial this time. Swipe left âžĄïž for this whole photos 📾➕clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„in this album . . Why❓⁉ Do continue read on below, more Kelantan stories via her #blog link @ profile đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ & #vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing . . She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a pleasant comfy 1ïžâƒŁhour flight with @fireflyairlines đŸ§Ąâœˆïž & spent time snapped photos 📾📾 from her window seat đŸ’șas usual if you know her well 😄😆 . . Then, she đŸ‘©đŸ» got the mood to #doodling âœđŸ» #typography of Kelantan with @artlinemy #ArtlineDecorite pens 🖊🖊 . . What’s the main icon you have observed 👀👁👁 from her Kelantan #doodles ❓⁉ . . Yes ✅ The traditional #kite handmaking here. She đŸ‘©đŸ» went to #GaleriWauPakSapie & learnt much more from Pak Sapie’s son now đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžThe founder, Pak Sapie đŸ‘ŽđŸœhas passed away last year from heart attack . . Wau Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ = Wau Bulan (moon shape). Wau Kelantan = Wau Puyuh (bird shape). Also others eg. Wau Kucing (sitting cat shape), Wau Bodhi (Bodhi leaf shape) etc. . . @gayatravel @malaysia.truly.asia #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #nsyftravel #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #contentcreator #bloggers

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Guess what❓⁉

So so happy 😃 that she đŸ‘©đŸ» had a chance to visit the handmade kite 🎏 gallery by late Pak Sapie đŸ‘łđŸœâ€â™‚ïž, the legendary đŸ‘đŸ» kite maker of Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Really impressed đŸ€© & learnt that each wau is not just a unique artwork, also meant a reflection of the handmaker’s heart ❀ in demonstrating the subtle handcraft mastery đŸ‘đŸ»

Met his son, Mr Wan Anuar đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžat the gallery & he shared some of processes of handmaking a kite 🎏 ~ Wau Bulan, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ official kite, an iconic art of the Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ‘s heritage & traditional culture

Mr Wan Anuar đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžalso conducting wau handmaking workshop from time to time to create awareness to the young generation đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœ as well as foreign tourists to remember & appreciate this almost endangered handcraft art đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

Briefly he đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžhas explained that he will share the history, kite frames carving, handrawn âœđŸ»đŸ–Š & handmaking âœ‚ïžđŸ“đŸ“process of the colorful wau decorations. Lastly, of course trying to fly your own handmade wau đŸŽâ€Œïž Yeahâ€ŒïžđŸ˜

The official kite of Kelantan state is Wau Puyuh

Do check out her vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ captured from her impressive visit ya

Address📍: Jalan Pantai Cahaya Bulan, 15350 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours🕣: 8.30am to 3.30pm
FB: https://www.facebook.com/galeriwau/

4ïžâƒŁ KB Permai Silverware

A manufacturer of Kelantan Malay silvercrafts since 1985, the only 1ïžâƒŁ now in Kelantan

A wide range of ready made silver products e.g. souvenirs 💝, jewellery 👑, house decorations đŸ–Œ etc.

Custom made, repair ⛏⚒ & restoration of silver based items e.g. trophy 🏆 , cokmar etc. are available here

Impressive beautiful đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ€©đŸ˜ workdone

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has bought a pair of silver earrings 🛒🛍for her mama đŸ‘”đŸ» as souvenir 💝🎁 from here

Address📍: 5406-B & C, Jalan Sultanah Zainab, 15050 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours: 9am to 6pm
FB: https://www.facebook.com/KBPermai-298158283668549/

5ïžâƒŁ Siti Khadijah Market 🛒🛍

It’s a famous local wet & dry market 🛒🛍among the Kelantanese

This market with its name after Prophet Muhammad’s wife, she đŸ§•đŸŒ was well known đŸ‘đŸ»for her entrepreneurial skill

Moreover, this local market is mainly with female entrepreneurs 👭👭👭

Many tourists đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź are visiting to shopping 🛒🛍 for souvenirs 💝🎁 e.g. batik, serunding etc.

She enjoyed her batik pants shopping with friends here, also met some really friendly locals in this market

Address📍:  Jalan Buluh Kubu, 15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours:
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siti_Khadijah_Market
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pasarsitikhadijahkb/

Updated 19.6.2019

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Uniqueness of Ramadan (Ramadhan) @ Kelantan, Malaysia

💚 Selamat Hari Raya đŸ’šđŸŽ‰đŸŽŠ (🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Fitr)

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was exclusively invited đŸ“©đŸ“§đŸ’Œ to participate the recent Ihya Ramadan Kelantan 2019 (Started 2015) hosted by Tourism Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ Kelantan Office, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ (MOTAC) Kelantan & Firefly Airlines âœˆïžđŸ§Ą with approximately 60 pax media, tourism officers & professionals đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

Also a collaboration đŸ€ between the Kelantan State Government, Kelantan State Tourism Exco, Kelantan Tourism Information Center, Kota Bharu City Islamic Council, Kelantan Islamic Religious Council & Malay Customs 😀

Do check out the IG stories & highlight 📾đŸ“čđŸŽ„ album which captured by MOTAC Kelantan via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18026871406174323/

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đŸŒ·đŸŒ·đŸŒ· the power of arts #Repost @siennylovesdrawing ‱ ‱ ‱ ‱ ‱ Yeah‌ @siennylovesdrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really love 💗 her #travel âœˆïžđŸŽ’đŸ§ąđŸ‘ŸđŸ•¶ to #Kelantan đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with @motackelantanofficial this time. Swipe left âžĄïž for this whole photos 📾➕clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„in this album . . Why❓⁉ Do continue read on below, more Kelantan stories via her #blog link @ profile đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ & #vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing . . She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a pleasant comfy 1ïžâƒŁhour flight with @fireflyairlines đŸ§Ąâœˆïž & spent time snapped photos 📾📾 from her window seat đŸ’șas usual if you know her well 😄😆 . . Then, she đŸ‘©đŸ» got the mood to #doodling âœđŸ» #typography of Kelantan with @artlinemy #ArtlineDecorite pens 🖊🖊 . . What’s the main icon you have observed 👀👁👁 from her Kelantan #doodles ❓⁉ . . Yes ✅ The traditional #kite handmaking here. She đŸ‘©đŸ» went to #GaleriWauPakSapie & learnt much more from Pak Sapie’s son now đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžThe founder, Pak Sapie đŸ‘ŽđŸœhas passed away last year from heart attack . . Wau Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ = Wau Bulan (moon shape). Wau Kelantan = Wau Puyuh (bird shape). Also others eg. Wau Kucing (sitting cat shape), Wau Bodhi (Bodhi leaf shape) etc. . . @gayatravel @malaysia.truly.asia #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #contentcreator #bloggers

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Personally, she đŸ‘©đŸ» really appreciates & respects the heritage cultural of Kelantan as the most deeply conservative Malay Muslim â˜Ș practising state in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Most of her travelmates đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« have complimented đŸ‘đŸ» on her Malay traditional kampung OOTD She đŸ‘©đŸ» also influences her room mate 👭 to join her too 😝😜 Ha…Ha… đŸ€ŁđŸ˜‚

She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a pleasant comfy an hour journey with Firefly Airlines âœˆïžđŸ§Ą (1ïžâƒŁst ride) to Kota Bharu, Kelantan for her participation ✅

Do enjoy her vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ captured & a special thank you đŸ™đŸ» to Mr Dino, Santai Travel Channel đŸ‘šđŸœ for capturing some of her visual excitement on board 😃😁

It aims to promoting the uniqueness & serenity of Ramadan Al-Mubarak (🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan) in Kelantan to all Malaysians (especially the non-Muslims) đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź & foreign tourists đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« Also to introducing the veranda of Mecca aka “Serambi Mekah” in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ national language, the Islamic tourism products & spiritual activities by the Kelantanese in Ramadan (fasting month, also spelled Ramadhan) đŸ€—

Visit to Kg Laut Mosque

It’s the oldest (more than 💯 years) mosque 🕌 in Kelantan, read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampung_Laut_Mosque

Guess what❓⁉

No ❌ steel nails were used & replaced with wooden/ bamboo pegs in its architecture đŸ€©đŸ€©

It’s with common features to Demak Mosque 🕌 & Kono Mosque 🕌 in Jawa with aims to retaining the Islamic concept of the religion, especially the roofting structure

It was relocated to this existing location📍from its original location @ Kg Laut due to the great flood 💩💧damages in Dec 1966 & with several repairs to maintain it

A planning preparation already in progress to relocating it back to Kg Laut soon, no specific date 🗓 being announced to-date

Address📍: Jalan Kuala Krai, Kg Nilam Puri, 16010 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

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

Do stay tune for her next blogging đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ ~ Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ for coverage about the Beijing Mosque 🇹🇳🕌 ya đŸ˜đŸ€©

“Pondok” Traditional Islamic Learning System

This system is currently @ Madrasah Ihya Ulumuddin 🕍 with a prayer room, living room, 15 “pondok”, public kitchen, other facilities etc. on 0.92 hectares of land

There are approximately of 105 students 👬👬👬

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & some of her non Muslim travelmates 👭👭 have managed to learn the Islamic prayer â˜ȘđŸ€ČđŸ» from the students here 👬👬👬

Through public donation 💰to realise this excellent center of Islamic â˜Ș learning & teaching with the determination of forming a virtuous, knowledgeable, discipline & responsible young generation đŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœ

Address📍: Lot 425, Kg. Berangan, Selising, 16810 Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Madrasah-Ihya-Ulumuddin-667904679976084/

Only in Ramadan Month

(i) Qiamullail Prayer â˜ȘđŸ€ČđŸ» Workship @ Muhammadi Mosque 🕌 (State Mosque)

Qiamullail intends to celebrate the night 🌃🌌 of waking up @ 2/3 night / 1/3 late night from 2.30am until the 1ïžâƒŁst dawn to worship Allah â˜ȘđŸ€ČđŸ»

It’s the special time & the blessings of Allah SWT to the earth 🌏 by performing the solat prayers â˜ȘđŸ€ČđŸ» & reciting to Allah SWT

This worship â˜ȘđŸ€ČđŸ» is highly encouraged đŸ‘†đŸ»in Islam & can be done either alone / en masse & the Muslims who practising this will be elevated & eliminated their sins 😊

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has responsibly informed the tour leader đŸ—ŁđŸ‘„ about her absence ❌ to this immediate early morning 🔅 workship due to her consumption of toothache medicine 💊💊 before sleep đŸ›đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€

Address📍: D1, Bandar Kota Bharu, 15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Muhammadi-Kota-Bharu-301272016549590/

(ii) Khatam Al-Quran 💯 Times Ceremony

From her đŸ‘©đŸ» understanding from the tour guide đŸ‘šđŸœ’s explanation, this is a Al-Quran 📖 reading session led by Egyptian imam đŸ‘łđŸœâ€â™‚ïž (aka Islamic â˜Ș leader) named Sheikh Hisham Abdul Bari in the Tarawih prayer tent â›ș @ Madinah Ramadhan, Stadium Sultan Muhammad IV

It’s the reunion with the Nuzul Quran 📖 to revive the Ramadhan night 🌃🌌 All are welcome to join & participate incuding the non-Muslims đŸ‘đŸ»

More than 3.3K people đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« has participated that night 🌃🌌

How it happens❓⁉

All the participant đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« will be divided into 30 groups to read 🗣 a particular juzu’ (aka chapter) of the Al- Quran 📖 together gather at once to complete reading the whole al-Quran

Then at the end of it, each participant đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« will be rewarded with a book of Al- Quran 🎁📖 which from public donations 💰since the begining of this Ramadan month

(iii) Breaking Fast đŸœđŸŽđŸ˜‹đŸ€€ @ Madinah Ramadan Bazaar

It was an amazing break fast đŸœđŸŽđŸ˜‹đŸ€€excitement with a huge crowd of Muslims & non-Muslims đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź to enjoy the local Kelantanese foods đŸ˜‹đŸ€€đŸ‘đŸ» from the Ramadhan Bazaar @ Sultan Ismail IV Stadium Square for the 1ïžâƒŁst time


It’s annually being organised by The Kota Bharu Municipal Council Islamic City (🌐 http://www.mpkbbri.gov.my/en) to celebrate 🎉🎊 the fasting month with RM2ïžâƒŁmillion💰 spent on setting up the prayer tent â›ș , utilities charges đŸ’ŠđŸ’§âšĄïž, free 🆓 foods đŸšđŸ›đŸ„˜ & beverages đŸ„€đŸ„€, Islamic leaders hiring đŸ‘łđŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ‘łđŸœâ€â™‚ïž from Egypt đŸ‡Ș🇬 etc.

Though most of the foods đŸšđŸ›đŸ„˜ from this bazaar similarly across other states in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , however the chit chat đŸ—ŁđŸ‘„đŸ‘€đŸ‘„ & break fast đŸœđŸŽđŸ˜‹đŸ€€ together gather were priceless & harmony in the huge crowd of visitors đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»

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22.05.19: Program Ihya Ramadhan Kelantan (FAM trip). Thanks to Tourism Kelantan & Tourism Malaysia! That's the height of the FAM trip, joined the grand 'Berbuka Puasa Bersama-sama' @Madinah Ramadhan. So touched with the joyful atmosphere and blessed spirits! We share2 everyone's (Malay+Chinese+Japanese!) good food which was soooo awesome! Oh yeah love the awesome picture 360 from Farid@ #DiscoveryMalaysian #celebration #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #travel #bukapuasa #ramadhanmood #vibes #workevents #worktrips #livelife #culture #traditions #happyworkdays #tourists #travellerstips #cuticutiMalaysia #tourismmalaysia #vm2020

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Address📍: Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium, Jalan Stadium, Bandar Kota Bharu, 15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

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

(iv) “Colek” Supper Eating Culture

This meaning dipping fried itemsđŸąđŸĄđŸ„ŸđŸ€ in a local Kelantanese sauce. Hmm…A special recipe yađŸ˜‹đŸ€€

It’s a famous local Kelantanese supper practice with a group of family members or friends đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« right after a Muslim terawih prayer â˜ȘđŸ€ČđŸ» Long queues everywhere especially the many food stalls/ restaurants along the Hospital Road & Yaakubiah Road @ Kota Bharu đŸ˜ČđŸ˜±

Most of the eating places will be selling “colek” till late night 🌃🌌/ early morning 🔅🔅only during Ramadan

This huge plate was specially prepared for SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her travelmates đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« for 10-15pax. Generally Kelantanese will visit the “colek” stall, pick the fried stuffs đŸąđŸĄđŸ„ŸđŸ€ for an individual or group of family members/ friends, the stall owner will then cut the fried stuffs into smaller pieces & put the dipping sauce right on top. So, a plate of “colek” ready to dine đŸ˜‹đŸ€€

You may opt for a healthier “colek” i.e. fruits “colek” or similarily to fruits salad, especially females 👭👭👭 who would like to keelp slim body shape ya…Ha…Ha… đŸ€ŁđŸ˜‚

She loves this so much, very addictive tasty đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ to enjoy the whole plate just by herself, no no sharing with friends ya đŸ€ŁđŸ˜‚

Traditional Must-Eat During Ramadan

The local Kelantanese foods e.g. Nasi Dagang 🍛, Nasi Kerabu (Blue rice), Laksam, Laksa 🍜, Ayam Percik 🍗, Fried Catfish🐟 , Grilled stuffed squid 🩑 etc.

There are many colourful & a diversity of traditional kuih aka desserts/ cakes đŸ˜đŸ„đŸ„ đŸ„§đŸ°đŸź e.g. Nekbat, Kerbau Guling, Tahi Itik, Buah Tanjung, Jala Emas etc.

If you love 💗 art, heritage & culture, do plan a visit, you will surely appreciate its uniqueness of Kelantan đŸ˜đŸ€©

If you have visited many years ago, why not revisit Kelantan again❓⁉

Do stay tune for her next blogging đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ about Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ya âœŒđŸ»đŸ˜„

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Yeah‌ @siennylovesdrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really love 💗 her #travel âœˆïžđŸŽ’đŸ§ąđŸ‘ŸđŸ•¶ to #Kelantan đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with @motackelantanofficial this time. Swipe left âžĄïž for this whole photos 📾➕clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„in this album . . Why❓⁉ Do continue read on below, more Kelantan stories via her #blog link @ profile đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ & #vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing . . She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a pleasant comfy 1ïžâƒŁhour flight with @fireflyairlines đŸ§Ąâœˆïž & spent time snapped photos 📾📾 from her window seat đŸ’șas usual if you know her well 😄😆 . . Then, she đŸ‘©đŸ» got the mood to #doodling âœđŸ» #typography of Kelantan with @artlinemy #ArtlineDecorite pens 🖊🖊 . . What’s the main icon you have observed 👀👁👁 from her Kelantan #doodles ❓⁉ . . Yes ✅ The traditional #kite handmaking here. She đŸ‘©đŸ» went to #GaleriWauPakSapie & learnt much more from Pak Sapie’s son now đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžThe founder, Pak Sapie đŸ‘ŽđŸœhas passed away last year from heart attack . . Wau Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ = Wau Bulan (moon shape). Wau Kelantan = Wau Puyuh (bird shape). Also others eg. Wau Kucing (sitting cat shape), Wau Bodhi (Bodhi leaf shape) etc. . . @gayatravel @malaysia.truly.asia #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #nsyftravel #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #contentcreator #bloggers

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Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

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

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

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

💗 ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ 💗

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

Guess what❓⁉

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Guess what❓⁉

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details,

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

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

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Petaling Street ~ Chinatown KL, Malaysia

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» is gonna sharing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ her recent visit with media friends to Petaling Street aka Chinatown ⛩ in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Chinatown ⛩ was founded since 1857 with its expanded inhabitants population, the Chinese community đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« around the commercial centre around Petaling Street. Petaling Street or famously called in Cantonese dialect “Chee Cheong Kai” is a bazaar with a wide selections of food stalls đŸ„˜đŸ›đŸœ & souvenirs 🛒🛍🎁 stalls. Most of the stalls operate from 🔟am till late night 🌃🌌

She đŸ‘©đŸ» used to have her secondary after school tuition đŸ“–âœđŸ» at this area back then. She has recalled some of her old memories 💭 , especially her favourite iced longan drink đŸ„€ & fresh tau foo fa aka douhua with soya milk đŸ„› stalls

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Her mama đŸ‘”đŸ» used to drop by the fried chesnuts 🌰 stall to pack for her grandma đŸ§“đŸ» before her whole family đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź was travelling back 🚘🚗 to her mamađŸ§“đŸ»’s hometown for festive celebration 🎉🎊

Also her grandma đŸ§“đŸ» loves ❀ to wear the wooden clogs đŸ‘ĄÂ æœšć±, she wore as normal sandals, not just for toilet đŸšœ though. She still recalled she loves ❀ to wear, walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžaround & play with her grandma đŸ§“đŸ» wooden clogs 👡 when she was a kid đŸ§’đŸ» Just because of the clogs 👡 sound hitting on the ground 👣 “kick kok….kick kok…” Ha…Ha…đŸ˜‚đŸ€ŁđŸ˜†










































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So, what & where 📍📍the destinations she would love to share about❓⁉

You may check out her live updates 📌via main tweets thread for more detailsâ˜ș






Petaling Street Heritage HouseÂ èŒšć» èĄ— é„‰éŸłé€š

It’s a 2ïžâƒŁ-storey shophouse with a cafe (downstairs) đŸœ cum heritage gallery đŸ–Œ (upstairs) with all its retro collections e.g. an ancient portable phonograph that still working well which were all gathered & contributed by the Petaling Street residentsđŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«







The cafe đŸœ is serving both Cantonese & Hakka dishes, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has yet to dine in đŸœ here, will visit again for sure 😃






















SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has read 📖 about its great heritage & cultures efforts from the local newspapers 📰🗞before her 1ïžâƒŁst visit via,

🌐 https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/jom/2018/04/361854/love-chinese-opera

🌐 https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/06/11/housing-chinatowns-treasures-heritage-centre-continues-work-of-documenting-petaling-streets-history/





























Definitely a must visit & highly recommended đŸ‘†đŸ»for history, heritage cum cultures lovers to learn more about Petaling Street as well as the Chinese dialects opera in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Free 🆓 admission 🎟 even though you are not dining in the cafe đŸœ

In particular, she loves ❀ the back stage set up of the opera at 2ïžâƒŁnd floor of this cafe đŸœ










































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Sometimes there will be opera shows/ workshops/ events organised, do join to support this NGO if you are available đŸ€—đŸ˜ƒ

Really wish this heritage sustainable will gain better âŹ†ïž supports đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ» from the local communityđŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź

Address📍: No. 196, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕚: 11am to 9pm daily, closed every Monday

FB: https://www.facebook.com/petalingstreet.heritagehouse/

Lost In Chinatown Gallery

This is the 1ïžâƒŁst MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ’s cultural maze, oppsss…Would you get lost đŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž during your visit❓⁉

Also it’s a 2ïžâƒŁ-storey shophose with a RM20 each ladies fashion 👚👖👗👘 boutique downstairs while the gallery is located upstairs 😄

Ohh ya….Don’t forget to capture a photo 📾 with Bruce Lee figure at its main entrance ya 😉












Guess what❓⁉

You literally will get lost đŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž during the gallery visit. It’s like a maze where its guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Źmay end up in a same spot or unable to find the exit. Ha…Ha…đŸ€ŁđŸ˜†





She loves ❀ the great collections of Malaysian food lovers đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ as well as Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ‘s famous tourist destinations 📍📍

Do capture a photo 📾 with the biggest abacus 🔱 in KL, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ as it’s hidden in this gallery ya đŸ˜Č



















You will have a good laugh 😂😆 at the Top 20 Manglish words used in KL / nationwide Malaysia too đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Free 🆓 admission 🎟, so why not pay it a visit to learn more about Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

If you’re visiting it with friendsđŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«, do join the treasure hunt & win some prizes 🎁🎁
















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Address📍: No. 22, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 10am to 10pm daily

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

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

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There are plenty of mirrors around the photos 📾 gallery where you can selfie/ wefie đŸ€ł with family members or friends đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź

Do enjoy selfie đŸ€ł during your solo visit ya 😊

Merchant’s Lane 矎真林 Cafe

Finally had a chance to dine in đŸœ this beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© instagram worthy cafe & met 1ïžâƒŁ of the founder, Ken đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž for a humble chat đŸ—ŁđŸ‘„đŸ‘€ about his journey of transitioning from finance expertise to food & beverages industry 😃

Most of the dishes & dish names served in this cafe are from Ken’s đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž creative ideas💡




It’s located at the 2ïžâƒŁnd floor, so if you’re not paying attention to its staircase with its cafe signage, you may not find it 😬

Ha…Ha…Ken đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž told that he is just too lazy to put up a big cafe signage, anyway his cafe still very crowded đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«, people still able to find it 😁









Guess what❓⁉

This cafe also served yummy delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ foods, beverages & desserts with creative names, no wonder so famous & crowded ya đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź

All happy satisfied dining in here đŸœđŸ˜‹đŸ˜ƒ


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She was holding a dessert 🍼 named “Better Than Sex” ~ Pandan 💚 flavour roti jala served with kaya toast ice cream 🍩🍹 & topped with sliced almonds, strawberries 🍓 & Gula Melaka đŸ˜‹đŸ€€















Ken đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž has shared that because of this wall with tree 🌳 roots that his partners & himself đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž decided to rent this place📍to start this cafĂ©

The cafe interior was a decision between Ken đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž & the interior designer, he never thought that it’s now so famous as instagram worthy đŸ˜đŸ€©

He đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž jokes that he still not undestand đŸ€” & always wondering why ❓⁉ some of his cafe guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« can really spend hours/ whole day dine in đŸœ & to capture photos 📾 in his cafe

















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Yeah‌ @siennylovesdrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» had fun exploring đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïž#unseenKL with friends đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź, sharing this photos 📾 album about her #KLjourney around #PetalingStreet #èŒšćŽ‚èĄ— #KualaLumpur @girlslovetravel . . 1ïžâƒŁst Can you find #siennylovesdrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» in the cover photo 📾 album of this posting❓⁉Group photo 📾 with friends đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« (Hurray‌Her selfie đŸ€ł, no no, wefie skill improved đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ») after #Lunch dining đŸœ @ @merchantslane , you will be amazed with the creative dish named by Ken đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž, one of the founders here. She đŸ‘©đŸ» was holding its signature dessert named “#betterthansex” Ha…Ha…đŸ˜…đŸ˜‚đŸ€ŁđŸ˜† ~ Roti Jala served with kaya toast butter ice cream 🍩& gula melaka . . 2ïžâƒŁnd at @lostinchinatown.kualalumpur Love the amazing photos 📾 collection here, it’s like a big venue puzzle here. While you enjoying the gallery, you will get lost ❓❓ya đŸ˜‚đŸ€ŁđŸ˜† Do visit here with friends đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź & participate in its treasure hunt of missions A, B&C . . 3ïžâƒŁrd To appreciate the history of #PetalingStreet & opera at #PetalingStreetHeritage House #èŒšć» èĄ—é„‰éŸłé€š Not to be missed this impressive collection of antiques used & gathered from the local people here . . A different explore journey @ Petaling Street after quite some time 😃😁 . . More updates via https://twitter.com/siennylovesdraw/status/1050679718104559616?s=21 & Do stay tune đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com đŸ€—đŸ˜Š . . @gayatravel @tourismmalaysiasentral @tourism.malaysia #sharing #sharingiscaring #hotel #PetalingStreet #Chinatown #ChinatownKL #UnseenKL #VisitKL #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #KL #KualaLumpur #heritage #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #siennylovesdrawing #TourismMalaysia #accommodation #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cultures

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A group photo 📾 with this cafe signage after the dining too đŸœ

Address📍: No. 150, Jalan Petaling, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hoursđŸ•€: 9.30am (weekends), 11.30am (weekdays) to 10pm daily, closed Wednesday

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

New 🆕 Express Style Hotel 🏱 ~ Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown

Hmm…Express style hotel 🏱 aims to offering standard amenities lean toward the convenient & practical, it specially caters for business travelers & short-term stays at a reasonable price 💰

She had a cosy comfy 1ïžâƒŁst express style hotel stay đŸąđŸ›đŸšżđŸšœ with her media friends đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Źat this newly 🆕 launched (since early Oct 2018) hotel named Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown 🏱








She was checked-in 🔑 to a Premier Family Suite (4ïžâƒŁ pax) superb early 🔑đŸšȘ@ 1.30am after her Redang Island 🌮 🏖🏝 trip to join her media friends 👭👭



Guess what❓⁉

Her Grab driver 🚖🚕 has sent her to the nearby named Pacific Express Hotel 🏱 Central Market instead. This is because this hotel 🏱 just 2ïžâƒŁ weeks old during her stayđŸ›đŸ›‹đŸšżđŸšœ, too new 🆕 & yet to be updated with its address📍in the Grab app đŸ“Č She has shared her experience with the hotel management đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’ŒđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’Œ so that they will connect with Grab to update its hotel address📍into the app đŸ“Č to offer greater convenience to its hotel guests then đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘«


1ïžâƒŁst impression when she got on the bed 🛏 to catch up her sleep đŸ’€đŸ˜Ž , she loves ❀ the light & soft blanket, an energised rest for sure 😌

She was impressed with its go green 💚 & sustainable initiative đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ» by setting up iron board & water 💩💧 dispenser at each floor for its hotel guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź, it definitely reduce âŹ‡ïž electricity 🔌 & plastic wastage, bravoâ€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»

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The above 2ïžâƒŁ tourist destinations 📍📍 shared are both within walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž distance from this hotel 🏱

It’s very convenient to exploring around the KL city 🌆🏙 from this hotel 🏱 with the free 🆓 GOKL bus 🚌 service as right outside the hotel’s entrance 🏱 is 1ïžâƒŁ of the bus station named Kota Raya (Purple 💜 Line) 😀














Not to be missed‌

Currently for the 1ïžâƒŁst 🔟 guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« daily will enjoy the special rate of RM99, so grab it before this new 🆕 launch promotion ends ya âœŒđŸ»












Do exploring for your express city stay ya đŸ€—

Address📍: Wisma Fui Chiu KL, No. 32 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.facebook.com/PacificExpressCT/

FB: https://www.chinatownkl.com/

A group boomerang đŸ“čđŸŽ„ with her media friends đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź before checking out from the express stay here đŸ‘‹đŸ»đŸą













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

#PetalingStreet #Chinatown #ChinatownKL #city #town #mypacificekspress #VisitKL #KL #heritage #pacificekspressCT #UnseenKL #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #KualaLumpur #hotel #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #cafe #siennylovesdrawing #TourismMalaysia #accommodation #MerchantsLane #LostInChinatown #PetalingStreetHeritageHouse #culture #cultures #history #GoKL #èŒšć» èĄ— #é„‰éŸłé€š

#TravelogueMalaysia: Heritages @ Kedah

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â & her writers gangÂ đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹÂ were travelled in Kedah state of Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ for its heritages


Kedah Paddy 🌿 Museum🏛

Yeah‌ To learn more about the world’s 🌍 đŸ—ș most important crop ~ paddy 🌿, here the museum🏛 Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ» as it’s really full of paddy 🌿 information & with minimal âŹ‡ïž admission 🎟 charge. Please note if you are bringing your camera đŸŽ„ đŸ“· along, RM2ïžâƒŁ will be charged ya 🙂

How about smartphoneđŸ“±then as most with camera đŸ“· ❓⁉ It’s free 🆓 from SiennyoLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» ’s experience during her recent visit â˜ș

Very educational for childrenđŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ», must bring your kids for a visit to understand more about paddy 🌿 planting in Kedah, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Guess what❓⁉

After your visit, you will definitely understand why Kedah state is with its well-known remark ~ “Negeri Jelapang Padi” ~ in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ’s national language, meaning the State of paddy 🌿 fields 💚💚

Ha…Ha…A funny crazy 😜😝 spot inside this museum🏛


She found a beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© river 💧💩 side near by this museum🏛, it forms part of the existing Kedah’s flood mitigation project currentlyđŸ‘đŸ»

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Address📍: Lot 798, Jalan Gunung Keriang, Mukim Gunung Keriang, 06570 Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Entrance fee 🎟: RM3ïžâƒŁ for adult đŸ‘”đŸ»đŸ‘ŽđŸ»đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ‘šđŸ» & RM1ïžâƒŁ for kids below 12 years old đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»

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

Kota Kuala Kedah đŸš€đŸšŁđŸœâ€â™‚ïžMuseum🏛

Also known locally as Kuala Kedah Fort / Kuala Bahang Fort. This fort is situated at the northern shore of the Kedah river💩💧 It was built in 1771 (completed in 1780) during Sultan Muhammad Jiwa 👑 as a protection for the state of Kedah & its capital, Alor Setar of Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Highly recommendedđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»It’s very informative & a must visit to understand the history of Kuala KedahđŸš€đŸšŁđŸœâ€â™‚ïž

It’s recognized as Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ’s historical land site on 31.8.1978đŸ‘†đŸ»

There is a lighthouse, however during her visit, it’s closed ⛔ so she was unable to capture a nice đŸ˜đŸ€© scenery of the river 💩💧mouth for sharing here

Free 🆓 admission 🎟

Lots of wedding đŸ‘°đŸ» đŸ€”đŸ»couples chosen here as their pre-wedding photos shooting đŸ“žđŸŽ„ venue

Address📍: Muzium Kota Kuala Kedah, Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (Wilayah Utara), Kampung Seberang Kota, 06600 Kuala Kedah, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 6pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Website🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/kota-kuala-kedah-museum

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muzium-Kota-Kuala-Kedah/245657542166567

Rumah Seri Banai 🏡

Early morning 🔆🔅the bus 🚌 passed by & stopped 🛑 to capture this beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© Rumah Tradisional Kedah🏡

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Hmm…No ❌ photos 📾 cum videos đŸŽ„ taking allowed during our visit, hence unable to share much 😌

The brief historical explanation📝 of this tradisional house🏡,

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Address📍: In front of Wisma Darul Aman, along Jalan Lumba Kuda,05250 Alor Setar, Kedah, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rumah-Tok-Su-Rumah-Sri-Banai/583720051829036

Alor Setar TowerđŸ—Œ

This towerÂ đŸ—Œplays a few roles

  • An observatory towerđŸ—Œto look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim month
  • A telecommunication 📞 towerÂ đŸ—Œ
  • A tourist destination with some restaurants đŸœ & a souvenir 🎁🛍 shop

Beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© night 🌃🌌 view from top of this 165.5 m (543 ft) towerđŸ—Œ

Website🌐: http://www.menaraalorsetar.com.my/en/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Alor-Setar-Tower-l-Menara-Alor-Setar-312143725474260/

Alor Setar City 🌆 Square (Dataran Medan Bandar)

Highly recommendedđŸ‘†đŸ»to plan & take a heritage walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž trail through Kedah’s capital aka Alor Setar to discover its Royal 👑 legacy & unique city 🌆 attractions

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All the heritage destinations are close by to each other 😊 📍along Medan Bandar, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah, West Malaysia

The Zahir Mosque 🕌

It’s 1ïžâƒŁ of the grandest & oldest mosques🕌in Malaysia which built in 1912 & has 5ïžâƒŁ domes with each represents the 5ïžâƒŁ tenets of Islam aka Rukun Islam in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ‘s national language

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» hasn’t enter âŒđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžinto it during this recent visit due to lack of time 🕖

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Website🌐: https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Attraction_Review-g298282-d3935651-Reviews-Zahir_Mosque-Alor_Setar_Kota_Setar_District_Kedah.html

The Big Clock 🕙 TowerđŸ—Œ

It was built with its roles & functions to the Zahir Mosque🕌by confirming the prayer đŸ™đŸ» times daily

From her reading 📖 , this clock towerđŸ—Œin the past will chime for every prayer đŸ™đŸ» time daily, then the nobat đŸŽ¶đŸŽ”beating from the Balai Nobat & accordingly the call to prayer đŸ™đŸ» is made from the Zahir Mosque 🕌

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The Royal 👑 Museum🏛

It’s originated from the Palace 👑 Kota Setar (a wooden palace which built by the Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Adilin II đŸ€ŽđŸ» i.e. the 1ïžâƒŁ9ïžâƒŁth Sultan đŸ€ŽđŸ»of Kedah)

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Highly recommended đŸ‘†đŸ»by SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» to visit this museum🏛, lots of interesting information/ display items from the royal 👑families of Kedah

Operating hours🕘: 10am to 6pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12pm to 2pm)

The Sultan đŸ€ŽđŸ»Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Gallery (FKA High Court) 🏛

It’s all about the Sultan đŸ€ŽđŸ»Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Kedah, MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

It was used to be the State High Court 🏛building of Kedah, MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Website🌐: http://www.mykedah2.com/e_30alorsetar/e311_mjb.html

The Royal 👑 Hall (Balai Besar)

It’s built in 1735 with its traditional Malay architectural style by Sultan đŸ€ŽđŸ»Muhammad Jiwa (i.e. the 1ïžâƒŁ9ïžâƒŁth ruler of Kedah) & located 📍within the compound of the former royal 👑 palace

It was used in the past as venue for royal 👑 cum state council meetings, coronations, wedding đŸ‘°đŸ» đŸ€”đŸ» receptions etc.

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Balai NobatđŸŽ¶đŸŽŒđŸŽ”

It’s a place to store the royal musical đŸŽ¶đŸŽ”đŸŽŒ instruments (which only used during the special occasions affiliated with the royal 👑 ceremonies e.g. investitures, weddings/ deaths.

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SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» hasn’t enter âŒđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžinto it during this recent visit as it’s closed ⛔

Guess what❓⁉

Kedah state is 1ïžâƒŁ of the only 4ïžâƒŁ states (Terengganu, Perak & Selangor) with its own Balai Nobat😊


Website🌐: https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Attraction_Review-g298282-d12214906-Reviews-Balai_Nobat-Alor_Setar_Kota_Setar_District_Kedah.html

Kedah State Art 🎹🖌Gallery 🏛

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» hasn’t enter âŒđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžinto it during this recent visit as it’s closed⛔, sigh…No chance to view 👀& appreciate the art 🎹🖌, engravings & calligraphy collection stored in there🏛

Love ❀ its whole white âšȘ elegant building 🏛, hmm…A nice 😍 venue for pre-wedding đŸ‘°đŸ»đŸ€”đŸ»shooting

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Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Yeah‌ Can view 👀 Alor Setar TowerđŸ—Œfrom here toođŸ€©đŸ˜

A happy group photo captured with Tourism Kedah officer at the end of the enjoyable satisfied heritage walks


This Travelogue Malaysia was organized & lead by #Borakkitadotcom, special thank you to Tourism Kedah for the trust to all the writers gang

#Malaysia #Kedah #ć‰æ‰“æ—…æžž#TourismKedah #KedahTourism #DiscoverKedah #visitKedah #TravelWithMe #siennylovesdrawing #MyDestination #MyCuisine #SayangMalaysia #CutiCutiMalaysia #MyNBOS #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers 

#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation at Amari Hotel Johor Bahru (JB)

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her writers gang đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź had a comfy stay vacation đŸ›ŒđŸ›€đŸ»đŸšżat Amari Hotel JB 🧡🏱 recently😃

Why Amari JBđŸ§ĄđŸąâ“â‰ïž

  • ONYX Hospitality Group’s 1ïžâƒŁst foray into the Malaysia’s đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ southern gateway city with its 242-room
  • Strategically located 📍within the heart ❀of JB city with its easy access to JB heritage district
  • With close proximity to some famous tourist spots, museums, cafĂ©sâ˜•ïžđŸ”, traditional bakeries đŸ„–đŸž& various local dining đŸœđŸŽplaces

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  • Surrounded by the Persada Convention Centre, Komtar JBCC & City Square shopping malls🏱🏱
  • Walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïždistance to JB Sentral & the Customs, Immigration & Quarantine (CIQ) Complex
  • Reaching to the upcoming Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) 🚇🚊that will link JB , Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ & Singapore 🇾🇬
  • A 3ïžâƒŁ0ïžâƒŁ-min drive 🚗🚘 from Senai đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸInternational AirportđŸ›ŹđŸ›«
  • A 5ïžâƒŁ0ïžâƒŁ-min drive 🚘🚗 from Singapore’s 🇾🇬Changi Airport đŸ›ŹđŸ›«

Guess what❓⁉

Amari JB 🧡🏱is originally from Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 & now expanding across Asia 🌎 with its rich & long-standing heritage. It also highlighting the textures & flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine & service😊

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was impressed đŸ˜đŸ€©with the welcoming hotel service upon her arrivalđŸ‘đŸ»

Its hotel lobby is located on the 6ïžâƒŁth floor & offers warm friendly welcome & serves as a social hub where guests can access other hotel features including Breeze SpađŸ’†đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ’†đŸ»â€â™‚ïž It offers thoughtfully designed space for meetings, relaxation, dining/ working including The Library📖📚, Idea 💡 💭 Room & a generous lounge areađŸ„‚đŸč🍾

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Breeze Spa đŸ’†đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ’†đŸ»â€â™‚ïž offers its signature mood-based scrubs & massages, Thai đŸ‡č🇭 therapeutic experiences, body treatments, facial, salon services etc. SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has yet to experience any services here.


She was served with the beautiful purple 💜 colour signature drink 🍾 (welcome drink) during her hotel đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸątour. It’s light & tasty, so you may wish to buy 🛒🛍 it as a souvenir🎁 She was told by the spa officerđŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž, each bottle lasts for at least half a year🙂

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Had enjoyed the signature afternoon tea â˜•ïžđŸ”served at the Amaya CafĂ©, sit back to enjoy a wide selection of English tea, beverages, cakes & pastriesđŸ°đŸ„§đŸ„

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Yeah‌ Checked in to her spacious Grand Deluxe roomđŸ˜ŒđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€

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The next morningđŸ”†â‰ïž, she enjoyed her breakfast đŸœâ˜•ïž served at Amaya Food Gallery. It’s a market-style all-day restaurant with influences from the architecture & food market culture of different Asian 🌎 countries. The extensive menu features a variety of well-loved dishes from Chinese, Indian, Malay, Thai & international cuisinesđŸœđŸŽ

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This hotel 🧡🏱owns a ballroom which can be divided to 2ïžâƒŁ smaller function rooms & a pre-function foyer. All are well equipped with audio visualđŸŽ€đŸŽ§, video đŸŽ„ conferencing 📞& high–speed wifiđŸ“¶ It has an outdoor terrace which is ideal for cocktail 🍾đŸčreceptions for 600pax/ sit down dinners đŸœđŸŽfor 200pax. Its weddings team has expertise in arranging traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian & Western weddingsđŸ‘°đŸ»đŸ€”đŸ»

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There are fit centre/ gymđŸ‹đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž, swimming đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž pool as well as children đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»pool available for use. If you & your family members đŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§â€đŸ‘ŠđŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘Šâ€đŸ‘ŠđŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§â€đŸ‘§love ❀ to đŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž, do consider to reserve your room with pool access then😀

She really enjoyed her comfy stay here😁

For reservations/ more details, do exploring

Address📍: No.82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Check-in 3ïžâƒŁpm & check-out 1ïžâƒŁ2ïžâƒŁpm

Website🌐: https://www.amari.com/johor-bahru/

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

Wondering what you can do during your stay in the eveningđŸ™â“â‰ïž

Yeah‌ Let’s opt for a trishaw ride đŸ›”to JB city, the heritage district/ exploring for a local dinnerđŸœđŸŽ

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This trishaw ride đŸ›” was initiated by Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) since 1ïžâƒŁ Nov 2017. The ride starts & ends in front of Amari JB🧡🏱, so really convenient for its hotel guestsđŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

It’s available from 5ïžâƒŁpm to 9ïžâƒŁpm daily, except if with unfavourable weatherđŸŒ§â›ˆđŸŒ©đŸŒȘ The ride fare of 2.2km is RM15/ride for Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ & RM30/ride for foreigner❌đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ Each spacious trishaw đŸ›” can fit for 2ïžâƒŁ pax & approximately of 3ïžâƒŁ0ïžâƒŁmins each rideđŸ€—

Definitely a relaxing ride to enjoy & she has captured 📾 a video đŸ“čđŸŽ„ for sharing here

Do contact â˜ŽïžđŸ“žâŒšïžMr Chua Poh KokđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ +60197799349 to arrange for your exciting trishaw rideđŸ›”đŸ˜€

.How about dinner đŸœđŸŽoption❓⁉

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her writers gang đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« would like to recommend a local authentic cafĂ©, Dapur JendelađŸœđŸŽ


You may request for your trishaw ride đŸ›” to end nearby Jalan Tan Hiok Nee & with walking distance đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžto this cafĂ©đŸœđŸŽ


She was impressed đŸ˜đŸ€© with the café’s decoration, its old styled feel, yet comfortable space for an evening 🏙🌃 handout/ diningđŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

Her favourite ❀ food from here❓⁉

The Malay styled pancake đŸ„ž (6ïžâƒŁ pieces) served with spicy đŸŒ¶ chilies anchovies aka in Malaysia’s đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ national language ~ lempeng & sambal tumis ikan bilisđŸ˜‹đŸ€€

Other dishes đŸœđŸŽshe has shared & enjoyed with her writers gang đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« including fried chicken 🍗 with herbs rice 🍚 set, special porridge, special soupy rice cubeđŸČ, “roti jala” with chicken curryđŸ„˜, seafood🩐🩑🐟cabonara🍝, chicken 🐔 chop etc. Do enjoy a short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ from her recent dining here yađŸœđŸŽ

Address📍: No. 49, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕧: 6ïžâƒŁpm to 2ïžâƒŁam daily, except Mon

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

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Day to explore heritage @ Johor Bahru (JB)

After morning 🔆🔅 breakfast đŸœâ˜•ïž from Amari Hotel JB 🧡🏱(Do stay tune for her next stay vacation đŸ›ŒđŸ›€đŸ»đŸšż blogging đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ ya), SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her writers gang đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź have decided for a day to exploring the heritage of old town JB đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

It was started with a morning 🔆🔅heritage walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžYeah‌

A mixed feeling 😃😌 while walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïždown the memory lane of the old town here, why❓⁉

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Some of the old shops are really well maintainedđŸ‘đŸ», including still operating the businesses as inherited, while some actually have transformed to modern faces 🏱… Her personal thought 💭 , it would be good đŸ‘đŸ» if all old buildings are maintained as its origin as possible thoughâ˜ș

However, she also well received â˜ș that town evolution is unavoidable too…Hmm…Happy 😃 that old town JB is still not too bad in its heritage maintenance thus far. Bravoâ€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

So, she was impressed đŸ€© with 1ïžâƒŁ of the old business which stay from the olden days till nowđŸ˜Č



That’s amazingâ€ŒïžđŸ˜

Yes, it’s Salahuddin Bakery đŸ„–đŸžat Jalan Dhoby (A side joke đŸ€Ł ~ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has made fun to 1ïžâƒŁ of her writers gang, Dboy Ahmad đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžthat the road name of him was wrongly❌spelled 🔡🔠😅😂 Ha…Ha…😆)


Note: Photo 📾 above credited to https://www.facebook.com/dboystudioÂ đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž

HighlyđŸ‘†đŸ»recommended‌ A must visit as it’s like a live museum of an old halal bakeryđŸ„–đŸžshop with traditional bunsđŸ„, breadsđŸ„–đŸž, cakes 🎂🍰etc.

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Why as a live museum❓⁉

Because it’s still in its origin bakeryđŸ„–đŸžbusiness inherited & continues with wood fired đŸ”„ bread ovenđŸ˜ČâœŒđŸ»

You may buy 🛒 a packet or 2ïžâƒŁ of its bakery items đŸ„–đŸžđŸ„ to enjoy 😋 ya

She has enjoyed the tasty dried coconut đŸ„„đŸŒŽ buns from here đŸ€€Â Not too sweet 😋

Address📍: 26 Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕗: 8am to 2pm daily, except Fri

Website🌐: http://tourism.johor.my/tours/salahuddin-bakery/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salahuddin-Bakery-Jalan-Dhoby/151382781582630?fref=ts

What’s next❓⁉

Another old building 🏱 that touched her heart ❣ ~ Sultan Ibrahim Building😍

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Guess what❓⁉

It’s still in use currently as Government offices🏱That’s why she was only captured 📾 her photo at the entrance, during her visit this building 🏱 is not open for public/ tourists though😌

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Address📍: Along Jalan Abdul Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://tourism.johor.my/tours/sultan-ibrahim-building/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sultan-Ibrahim-Building/137290522958512

There are lots of beautiful wall mural observed đŸ€©Â during her heritage walkđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž, do enjoy a short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ captured from her heritage walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžat old town JB😀

After morning 🔆🔅walkđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž, went for a traditional Malay cuisine dining đŸœđŸŽplace for lunchđŸ€€đŸ˜‹


It’s Dapor Warisan (Yes, she was back 🔙 againâ—ïžđŸ˜œ) If you remembered her earlier sharing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“of this dining đŸœđŸŽplace in her travel posting with the Kingz MG to Southern Malaysia😉

Satisfied delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ traditional Malay cuisine not to be missed while you are visiting JB yaâœŒđŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»

You definitely will love 💖 the Angklung (traditional musicđŸŽ”đŸŽ¶ instrument) performance here toođŸ‘đŸ» Again, a short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ captured to share her dining đŸœđŸŽmoment here, enjoy it ya 😄

Address📍: Kompleks Yayasan Warisan Johor, Lot 888, Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕛: 12pm to 11pm daily

Contact no.â˜ŽïžđŸ“žđŸ“±: +6013-7057301 / +6016-7726146

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

In the evening🏙, you can opt for a shopping 🛒 🛍walkđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžat Pasar Karat aka Bazaar JB, it’s more like a night bazaar / night market/ flea market with all types of merchandises where you can shop🛒🛍 for some souvenirs from JB perhaps. Hmm…Personally she has observed there are a mixture of new items & preloved items from her walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžat this night market😉😊



SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured 📾 a video clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ from her night visit for sharing here,

Address📍: Along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕕: 6pm to midnight daily

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

After the night 🌃 shopping 🛒🛍 walkđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž, had an exclusive privilege to ride on RV luxury bus  🚌 ride to tour around Bukit Serene 👑 & Laman Serene â­ïžđŸŒŸ



Address📍: Along Jalan Straits View, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istana_Bukit_Serene

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Istana-Bukit-Serene/142571325759851

Do enjoy a video clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» from her night 🌃🌌tour with RV luxury bus🚌

For more details about RV luxury bus 🚌 booking, do exploring

Website🌐: http://www.psholidays.com

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

Contact no.â˜ŽïžđŸ“žđŸ“±: Mr Chua Poh Kok +6019-7799349

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Day @ Pontian Johor

Yeah‌It’s Chinese New Year Eve todayÂ ăŠ—ïžđŸˆ”đŸ˜˜

A throwback sharing here ~ 1ïžâƒŁst time SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has travelled with Sitty Travel 🚐 to Pontian, Johor of Southern Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

It’s with 2ïžâƒŁ towns in the district i.e. Pontian Besar & Pontian Kechil🙂


Note: The above photo 📾 captured during her visit to a seaside 🌊 park nearby her checked-in Aloha Hotel🏱, approximately 5ïžâƒŁmins drive 🚙🚗 Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ» to visit it in the evening🏙

Hmm…Why its name as Pontian❓⁉

Its name was originated from a word from Bahasa Melayu, Malaysia’s đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿnational language ~ “Perhentian” which means a stop ✋ 🛑 It used to be a stop ✋ 🛑 for the traders, merchants & pirates in the past😉

Arrived Pontian at lunch hour, so checked-in 🔐 straight to Aloha Hotel Pontian 🏱 & enjoyed lunch 🍮 đŸœserved


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Yeah‌ Love 💖 her comfy bed 🛏 & spacious room ~ Deluxe Queen RoomđŸ˜đŸ€©

It’s clean, spacious for 2ïžâƒŁpax & love ❀ the soft pillow the most, as well as comfy bed 🛏

Hmm…Just that why no ❌ toilet papers đŸšœâ—»ïž provided in the washroomđŸšŸâ“â‰ïž

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There are a variety of room 🛌🛌types, with different room rates đŸ’± applicable for either weekday, weekend or peak season (festive season/ school holidays/ public holidays) for your stay đŸ›ŒđŸ›€đŸ»đŸšżselection

Guess what❓⁉

You can opt for a  room decoration🎉🎊🎀 (with additional charge đŸ’± subjects to your decoration requirement ya) before your check-in if you wish to celebrate your special event e.g. birthday 🎂 , anniversary 💑💏 celebration etc.


Do  enjoy the short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ shared from Aloha Hotel’s 🏱 FB page ya


All rooms with complimentary 🆓 breakfast đŸœđŸŽ & wifi đŸ“¶

Aloha Hotel 🏱 is a new 🆕 hotel & strategically located in the heart 💓 of Pontian


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Along her travel 🚐 journey to here, she observed lots of pineapple 🍍 plantations & a pineapple 🍍 landmark too😎😊

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Guess what❓⁉

Pontian was once the largest exporter of pineapples 🍍🍍 in the world đŸ—ș🌎

Evening 🏙 time, writers gang đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź & herself đŸ‘©đŸ» went out to explore Pontian😀

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SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really enjoyed the refreshing originalđŸč (requested for no sugar less ice) pineapple 🍍juice đŸčserved at Anasia CafeđŸœ

Opposite this cafe, there is a favourite shopping 🛒🛍🎁 of herself đŸ‘©đŸ» & the writers gangđŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­

Yeah‌ Everything RM2ïžâƒŁ only 😁 All are good quality đŸ‘đŸ» stuffs ya

She got 🛒🛍 herself a pair of beach 🏖🏝 slippers👣, phone đŸ“± back up cables, candies 🍬🍭 etc.

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Pontian is a small coastal town with 6ïžâƒŁ0ïžâƒŁkm stretches of shoreline facing the Straits of Malacca🌊, developed from a small fishing 🎣 village


A very relax 😌 spacious park where you will observe lots of local & tourists đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź are here  to spend time & chill with families đŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§â€đŸ‘ŠđŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘Šâ€đŸ‘ŠđŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§â€đŸ‘§đŸ‘ŽđŸ»đŸ‘”đŸ» & kidsđŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»


Happy checked-out 😁

Pulau Kukup which is a famous đŸ‘†đŸ»fishing 🎣village just about 2ïžâƒŁ0ïžâƒŁkm from this hotel 🏱 as well as a notable national park🏞, Tanjung Piai. Do stay tune for her next blogging đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ about these 2ïžâƒŁ places ya😊

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Address📍: 11, Jalan Delima 13, Pusat Perdagangan Pontian, 82000 Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

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


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