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Tourism Futures Reimagined with The 6th World Tourism Conference

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing as a travel lover & passionate tourism content creator ğŸ‘©ğŸ»ğŸ’•ğŸŽ’ğŸ‘Ÿ would like to share about the World Tourism Conference (WTC) 2022 which jointly organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) & Sabah State Government is happening from 28 Nov to 30 Nov 2022 at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s the 6️⃣th edition this WTC 2022 to bring together approximately 1K delegates from more than 60 countries to reconnect & reassess tourism’s recovery in the aftermath of the worldwide pandemic 🙌🏻💪🏻👍🏻

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According to the UNWTO’s Policy Brief on Tourism & COVID-19, the crisis is an opportunity to rethink how tourism interacts with our societies, other economic sectors & our natural resources & ecosystems; to measure & manage it better; to ensure a fair distribution of its benefits; & to advance the transition towards a carbon neutral & resilient tourism economy

✨ ~ Tourism Futures Reimagined ~ ✨

With this theme, WTC 2022 aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for policy makers, experts & world leaders in tourism to present & discuss the most recent innovations, trends, practical challenges & solutions for the future of tourism. Also to champion thought leadership on tourism futures & strategies driving tourism’s recovery & resilience in a post-pandemic world ğŸŒŽ

It features some 30 expert speakers comprising government policy makers, industry leaders & leading academicians, apart from UNWTO officials in championing thought leadership on tourism futures & strategies driving tourism’s recovery & resilience in a post-pandemic world. They include the State Minister, Ministry of Tourism Maldives 🇲🇻, Dr. Ahmed Salih; Regional General Manager, Tourism Australia 🇦🇺, Mr. Brent Anderson; Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA, Prof. Jafar Jafari; Co-founder of Traveloka, Indonesia 🇮🇩, Mr. Albert; & representatives from some of the world’s most innovative tourism-related companies such as Skift, Tripadvisor, TUI Group & Intrepid Travel 👍🏻

It’s an inspiring addition to Malaysia’s 2022 Calendar of Events 🇲🇾🗓️ with a full return to in-person participation, in line with Malaysia’s reopening of international borders since 1 Apr 2022. LocalMalaysian experts also made an appearance on the exclusive WTC 2022 stage including Prof. Dr. Amran Hamzah of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; Mr. HC Chan, CEO of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks; Ms. Lau Yin May, Group Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer, Malaysia Airlines; Mr. Yusno Yunos, CEO of Evenesis & 2️⃣ local Sabahans from Kota Kinabalu – Dr. Maklarin Lakim, Director of Sabah Parks & Ms. Jessica Yew, Founder & Director of Sticky Rice Travel

“This year’s conference is very significant for Sabah because Kota Kinabalu is playing host for the 2️⃣nd time after 12 years & undoubtedly, it is a clear testament to its fame as a major tourist destination 📍& a gateway for travellers visiting Sabah & Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is also 1️⃣ of the most attractive & popular destinations not just in Malaysia 🇲🇾 but in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. When I came here in 2010 for the 1️⃣st time when Kota Kinabalu hosted the 2️⃣nd edition of the WTC, I was so impressed by its natural wonder & its unique culture & beauty with stunning tourism facilities that I made it a point to recommend 👍🏻 it to many friends in Asia including my fellow countrymen of Korea 🇰🇷, because I saw it as a very ideal destination to visit with one’s family & friends. I’m happy to report that many of them have taken me at my word & have come to experience the beauty of Kota Kinabalu.” Said Mr Harry Hwang, the Director, Regional Department For Asia & The Pacific, UNWTO in his opening remarks for WTC 2022

1️⃣ of the major highlights of the conference is the keynote presentation by distinguished speaker, Prof. Dato’ ChM. Dr. Mazlin Mokhtar of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Asia & Academy of Sciences Malaysia for the 1️⃣st time bring a scientist’s perspective to the WTC, particularly in advancing a more sustainable tourism recovery which embraces energy transition & carbon neutrality

Datuk Hajah Saraya Arbi, Secretary-General of MOTAC in her welcoming address has acknowledged the tremendous impact of the worldwide pandemic & multiple crises which continue to disrupt the tourism sector’s growth trajectory. “However, there is also a great window of opportunity 👍🏻 for us to rethink & reimagine tourism for the future which is more sustainable, inclusive & less susceptible to shocks,” She further explained

Despite challenging headwinds to the global economy in 2023 & beyond, experts have great expectations for the tourism sector, predicting continued pent-up demand alongside 🆕 growth opportunities & emerging niche markets arising from the pandemic. For instance, as tourism recovery gets underway, the boundaries between work, home, leisure & travel become increasingly blurred, requiring greater cross-collaboration 🤝🏻 between tourism & transport, health, security, cities & urban systems towards greater liveability & quality of life for both visitors & residents alike

“These are just some of the exciting new prospects that will be explored during this 2️⃣-day conference. Therefore, I hope the chosen theme of “Tourism Futures Reimagined” will inspire deep insights on the challenges, opportunities, trends and forecasts shaping the future of the industry,” Saraya concluded

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/858498208498316/


As tourism continues to be presented with challenges and uncertainties, there are multiple futures which the sector may be faced with. A foresight approach helps us envision the potential scenarios & provide a direction for the opportunities & challenges which lie ahead. This session aims to analyse & discuss the future of tourism after the pandemic against the backdrop of a challenging global economic environment. Topics of interest includes global megatrends, country-level scenarios, mobility trends & potential pathways of change with a particular emphasis on the implications for sustainability

Moderator: Ms. Jessy Chahal, News Anchor, Bernama News


  • Mr. Javier Ruescas, Senior Programme Officer, Tourism Market Intelligence & Competitiveness, UNWTO
  • Dr. Wouter Geerts, Head of Research, Skift
  • Dr. Johanna Loehr, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith Institute for Tourism, Australia 🇦🇺
  • Dr. Ian Yeoman, Professor of Tourism Futures, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 🇳🇿
  • Ms. Lau Yin May, Group Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer, Malaysia Airlines

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/534593525187334/


According to a post-pandemic UNWTO Panel of Experts survey, the major segments driving tourism recovery include domestic tourism, travel close to home, open-air activities, nature-based products & rural tourism. However, there continues to be considerable debate if these short-term trends can translate into more transformative change for the sector. Using evidence from the pandemic & beyond, this session aims to identify 🆕 sources of growth for tourism by looking at key market shifts reshaping consumer demand

Moderator: Ms. Nailah Huda, Broadcast Journalist & Reporter, Astro Awani


  • Ms. Jane Lim, Vice President, Global Markets, Tripadvisor
  • Ms. Arifah Sharifuddin, Head of Malaysia Digital Nomad Department, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  • Mr. Yusno Yunos, CEO & Founder, Evenesis
  • Dr. László Puczkó, CEO & Co-Founder, Health Tourism Worldwide, Hungary 🇭🇺
  • Dr. Amran Hamzah, Professor in Tourism Planning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Dr. Maklarin Lakim, Director, Sabah Parks

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/1329187977848727/


Building on strong pent-up demand, post-pandemic tourism successes are a testament to the great 👍🏻 flexibility & adaptive capacity of the sector. As proven by most of these inspiring stories, destinations & tourism-related businesses have thrived by deepening existing linkages with interrelated sectors eg. transport, cities & human settlement, public health, safety & liveability. This session has uncovered the extraordinary success stories from outstanding tourism leaders & captains of industry for policy makers, industry players & stakeholders to emulate & adopt best practices ✅


  • Mr. Gary Bowerman, Director, Check-in Asia
  • Dr. Ahmed Salih, State Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Maldives 🇲🇻
  • Mr. Brent Anderson, Regional General Manager, Tourism Australia 🇦🇺
  • Mr. Ben Owen, Project Manager, Centre Stage Project, UNWTO
  • Mr. Albert, Co-Founder, Traveloka
  • Ms. Rachael Lum, Co-Founder, LokaLocal
  • Ms. Natalie Kidd, Chief People & Purpose Officer, Intrepid Travel
  • Ms. Jessica Yew, Co-Founder & Director, Sticky Rice Travel

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/543260064373861/


Moving forward, tourism-related businesses should increasingly look to other economic sectors in order to adopt the best 👍🏻 business practices & global certification systems which can enhance corporate governance & foster a more progressive ecosystem for investments. This session has discussed topics about the ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) & sustainability assessment tools, among others, which can help prepare tourism businesses & workers for future crises & discover impact investment opportunities for tourism from an investor’s perspective

Moderator: Mr. Philip See, CEO, Firefly and Radio Presenter, BFM


  • Dr. Raymond Rastegar, Researcher and Lecturer, The University of Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺
  • Ms. Carol Mackenzie, Group Head of Crisis Management & Business Continuity, TUI Group
  • Mr. HC Chan, CEO, Sunway Malls & Theme Parks
  • Mr. Andrej Å imatić, Partner, BlueRock Consulting Austria 🇦🇹 & Croatia 🇭🇷
  • Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Director of Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), Taylor’s University, Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • Prof. Jafar Jafari, Professor of Hospitality & Tourism, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA 🇺🇲

FB live recording via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/MyMOTAC/videos/483059147264596/


Things To Do at Perak Tengah, Gopeng & Kampar, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ Happy November to all 😃😁 From SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier sharing about things to do at Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak 🇲🇾 , do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/20/things-to-do-at-pengkalan-hulu-hulu-perak-malaysia/

This time she would like to continue sharing her recent happy travel during #TravelPeraklah #cuticutiMalaysia media trip 🇲🇾

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations 😃😁 at Perak Tengah, Seri Iskandar, Gopeng & Kampar, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Do check out the main tweet thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1576376288197345280

Places To Visit & Things To Do


Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)

TT5 is actually a former tin dredger, yes ✅, a relic from the Malaysian tin mining old days. This former tin dredger was used until 1982 according to the tour advisor of TT5 is supported by a floating dock measuring 75m long, 35m wide & 3m thick, wow 😲

All visitors are required to wear a helmet 🪖⛑️ as a safety compliance when enter to TT5 for a visit & tour explanation ✅👍🏻

It’s SiennyLovesDrawing 2️⃣nd visit to TT5, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/traveloguemalaysia-lets-enthralling-perak/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8YpVRxFceYraPFN6A
Website 🌐: tt5perak.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/TT5PERAK

TT5 Maze Park

Ohh ya…Just within walking 🚶🏻🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance from TT5 as shared above, there is a TT5 Maze Park for a visit

It’s SiennyLovesDrawing’s 1️⃣st visit to TT5 Maze Park ie. The biggest maze park in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has sent herself a postcard 📬 for 🆓 from the postboxes in this maze park, still yet to receive her postcard at the point of drafting this blog post here. Waiting…waiting…😉 Then, she got received it right before the World Post Day 2022, yeah‼️👍🏻📬💕

Photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid023mEY9yrPqCF82xjCUR4FydWr4uY1bSoCgWGahmfNUfEFhrYSzDGoSaHiK21ymcpxl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/njVj6zdPJov3zXXZ9

Pulau Misa Melayu Cultural & Heritage Village, Kampung Kepayang

It’s really nice to sitting down “bersila” & share eating in a tray of rice with dishes served here with friends. Each tray is either sharing between 4️⃣ or 5️⃣pax & by the same gender only 👭🏻👬🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing loves the food here 😋👍🏻 especially the spicy anchovies sambal 🌶️ with steamed cassava served during tea time

Photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0LsBzCoNPoez1ViQurQkz9q4PWZZb4GwZ3feFGFF7b3nycQ4VcAcEXsV9CSi54QVvl

The admission fee is 🆓 to enter this cultural village, however there are plenty of activities here for its visitors to enjoy with a fee ie. Horse ğŸŽ riding, archery 🏹, dragon boat ride , canoeing 🛶, cultural performance etc.

Photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02HYsRcgP7WrHG3VZFJNwDcJmfuysZJzPaV1ZNpMN6SEUoY2hpkVdUPvMtMLssgAQLl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/DUAXfF6uq2yvMCSbA
FB: https://www.facebook.com/misamelayu


Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier blog story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/11/universiti-teknologi-petronas-as-an-education-tourism-destination-in-perak-tengah-malaysia/



Mirror Lake aka Tasik Cermin Ipoh

It’s a hidden lake located in Ipoh town, Perak which it’s tucked away in between limestone karst towers & caves

Truly impressed with how the beautiful reflection from this lake with the beautiful limestone caves surrounding the lake ğŸ˜ğŸžï¸ after a short walking 🚶🏻‍♀️through a cozy tunnel of approximately 200m. Do swipe left ➡️ of her IG album 📸📸

This was SiennyLovesDrawing’s 2️⃣nd visit , her 1️⃣st visit was during the recent school holidays with her little niece. Both enjoyed the beautiful 😍 scenery & clear lake reflection from this mirror lake ğŸ‘©ğŸ»ğŸ’•ğŸ‘§ğŸ»ğŸžï¸

It’s actually known as a mysterious lake hidden between the crevices of the limestone hills surrounding the Ipoh town of Perak 🇲🇾 There is a proper steel platform built for its visitors to enjoy the beautiful view & reflection of the lake just like a mirror ğŸªž

Admission fee & parking fee is applicable ✅

Do check out her 1️⃣st visit TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7139548251585334555

2️⃣nd visit photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0PEMkSaxRgHWjpwEryo761HYvRSM2R7JKG4U5JvUdN1N8CwjtGDZugRhiXEkdqULol

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/MB34oa2wqe2rkXwQ6
IG: https://instagram.com/tasikcermin


Hoga Gaharu Tea Valley

Hoga = Holistic Gaharu

This was SiennyLovesDrawing’s 2️⃣nd visit , again she has hugged the Gaharu tree 🌳 to gain more good lucky 🍀😃😁 Do read up her 1️⃣st visit story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/traveloguemalaysia-exciting-shopping-places-in-perak/

This recent visit, she has enjoyed a yummy Gaharu themed lunch at its cafe , it’s a set of Hoga rice served with ayam masak merah, a hot cuppa Hoga tea ☕ & a Hoga ice cream 🍦 as dessert


Do pay a visit to its shopping 🛒🛍️ area for some Gaharu food & beverage items

Photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02ZgURYAqShM92VDwYgBHSovRFZLMruuNgaqGuPEiia3TrBkg876ZkUdLF4bSXTKQal

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Svgn8VjRMxYJgf6E8
Website 🌐: https://hoga.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/GaharuTeaValley/

Ilham Seni @ Kampar

Yeah‼️ Beautiful street arts 😍 for your OOTD pleasure 📸📹🤳 as well as get to know about arts & heritage cultures of Perak state in Malaysia 🇲🇾

These beautiful mural arts aims to bring joys to visitors at the back of an old building on Jalan Gopeng Kampar , yes ✅, it’s the newest attraction in this historic district. Each of the art piece with a QR code for the visitors to scan for more info of each

Some of the mural arts are Heritage House Gopeng, Durian, Ducks 🦆🦆, Kelamai, Disney Avenue Agacia Land, Batu Berangkai waterfall, Gaharu tea valley, Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5), Sungai Salu waterfall, Kampar, Gua Tempurung, Rafflesia, Heron bird, West Lake of Kampar Ikan Raja, Rafflesia flower, traditional tin mining with “dulang”, waterfall abseiling & many more on this mural art corridor of 250m long which painted within 8️⃣ weeks from Dec 2020 to Jan 2021 by the local artists ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ§‘ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ through the Perak Painters Association to highlight the themes of tradition, culture, history, nature & industry in Perak state, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kpGtmEoA1upVYTGz9
Website 🌐: https://www.mdkampar.gov.my/ms/pelawat/ilham-senikampar

Food 😋🤤


Little Ipoh Cafe

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her 1️⃣st tasting of rainbow 🌈 colours Nasi Hujan Panas served here. This eye catching colourful rice dish is just too pretty to be eaten when 1️⃣st served, tasty delicious 😋 to enjoy each bite with the chicken in spicy tomato sauce aka ayam masak merah, crispy crackers & sourish pickles

Must try it 😋👍🏻
Photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0pvRPRnZSMDZwW7JHrqGEcooWDMueMqCKpEcMxHnXREjGQd9BEHAvf4zcHgsPKptwl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/CWhrxE4iRHZnF1hS9
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lic.ipoh.3


Miker Food

SiennyLovesDrawing got impressed with its digital ordering system here & it was fast serving too. It was like right after you clicked on the ordered button on your device, your food is served on your table, seriously, no joke 👏🏻👍🏻 Truly impressed with the good service here

Highly recommended to try its signature crispy chicken 🍗 chop here, do remarks for more sauces when you’re ordering & enjoy max 😋👍🏻 You’ve to try the crispy bites, ohh…She missed this dish again now 🤤

Photo album via 📸📸 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid024rbMawBhsPpjqkFw8g9JZqgZ8h3gt1r7CqYqBFXGn6e8qkLVmssAfKCXpUZyPhgzl&id=49074671363

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Jg3gmhzfcY6vxFfj8
Website 🌐: http://www.mikerfood.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mikerfood/


Warong P.Ramlee @ The Kandu

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves the foods served here during her stay from tea time upon her arrival check-in, dinner & breakfast the next morning

The foods really good & some of her favourite are not sweet & fluffy rainbow 🌈 pastels colour apam, delicious 😋🤤 curry noodles, tasty marinated juicy grilled BBQ chicken 🍗, nasi lemak breakfast with absolute strong coconut 🥥 fragrance of the rice & tasty spicy sambal

Ohh ya… SiennyLovesDrawing really love the non sweet yet smooth silk iced black jelly milk tea served here, so refreshing to chew the black jelly every sip of this tasty milk tea 🧋

Highly recommended this place for a good meals whenever you’re at Gopeng, Perak 🇲🇾


Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/gGKvA1CVx1yHsiXY7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Warong-P-Ramlee-at-the-Kandu/1385347661479882

Hotel Accommodation 🏢


D Hotel

This is a nice cosy modern & contemporary design hotel 🏨🛏️ & located on a street of shopping 🛒🛍️ mall, cafe & eateries. Very convenient for its guests

SiennyLovesDrawing had a comfy a night rest here & got amazed that this hotel is well equipped with swimming pool 🏊🏻‍♀️ & a mini recreation green area for its guests. 🆓 WiFi is available at lobby area

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Highly recommended 👍🏻 this hotel if you’re planning visit to UTP campus & TT5 as she has shared under the Places To Visit section & her blog story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/11/universiti-teknologi-petronas-as-an-education-tourism-destination-in-perak-tengah-malaysia/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/j9bUk18HrEPGDQN6A
Website 🌐: https://www.dhotel.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dhotel.my/


The Kandu Resort Gopeng

It’s built at the foot of Mt Kandu ⛰️ & has been open since Oct 2021 by offering many rugged activities ie. Caves explore, ATV & high rope trails that can be booked from the reception counter of this resort

As shared under the Food section, Warong P. Ramlee which within the resort compound is offering a variety of local & Western food

Ohh ya…The road is narrow to reach this resort, so all visitors will be transported with a big lorry 🚛 shuttle, do check out her TikTok clip captured for the unique enjoyable lorry shuttle ride moments ya 😆

Photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02pehCqNyjETcAqLH9FSNReMBoHL338aXzKQNbUgGLmtqFrJ5W3CSgr2UBNwU5czmGl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cEeaKihCPi89mjM46
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thekandu/

Bagas Zakariah Orchard Lodge

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 didn’t stay at this homestay, she just visited it

Visitors can opt for a village staycation with 3️⃣ traditional houses adapted for modern living within a durian orchard & here

  • Rumah Kuning
  • Rumah Lawan Kuda
  • Rumah Lenggong

There is a river flowing around this 5️⃣ acres orchard & its visitors got to experience the durian fruits picking when it falls here during the harvest season in Nov & Dec. Also can enjoy durian buffet too

It offers great 👍🏻 venue for wedding photos shooting, more info via 🌐 https://sites.google.com/view/eventsantaidcne/lokasi

Photo album via 📸📸 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0UHVhHxFZ1EVD5fHoMHFBAAnKAzdfCaadz3DWNVDPe5dndrFuWYvj8jAirW7b7nDUl&id=49074671363

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zJVxp3yJvoWNj9w97
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BagasZakariah

Kelabits Culture from Bario, Sarawak to Kuala Lumpur

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is exciting to urge all of you to celebrating the vibrant & unique indigenous ethnic group, Kelabits Culture originally from Bario, Miri, Sarawak through ~ The Kelabits Live In Kuala Lumpur ~ 29 Oct & 30 Oct 2022 at Ground Floor Boulevard, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur (KL). It aims to promote Bario, Sarawak as a tourist attraction, also to bring awareness & educate the public about this little known & colorful indigenous group of less than 7K people in Malaysia 🇲🇾 So, spend your weekend with Kelabits tribes 💕

The event started with “Kapam” means  “Hello, how are you ❓⁉️ ” greeting in Kelabits language as shared by Datin Pearl Masna 🧑🏻‍🦳, the Chairman of this event organising committee & Dr Anil Andre Ratos, the Chairman of Foundation for the Indigenous Arts in their welcome & opening speeches respectively. Then, the event was officiated by Yg Berusaha Puan Zubaidah Binti Mukhtar 🧕🏼, Head Director (Ketua Pengarah)  Istana Budaya, a representative of  YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) with presence of Mr Joachim Babo 👨🏻‍💼, the First Secretary of Australian High Commission by using the weaved rotan rice tapis tool, a Kelabits tradition 👍🏻

The sustainability awareness messaging from this event is to remain core of own culture & identity

It’s important to reviving & preserving our heritage & culture for future generations

This event was organized by the Foundation for the Indigenous Arts (Aka Yayasan Kesenian Orang Asli (YKOA)), a non-profit foundation established in 2002 under the Companies Commission of Malaysia & governed by a board of directors. It primarily working with preservations of arts & culture to ensure that wellbeing, community health & sustainability are go hand in hand. It raises funding & targets the impactful projects to improving indigenous livelihoods. The main sponsors of this meaningful heritage sustainability event are Ministry of Tourism Malaysia & Australian High Commission, Malaysia

SiennyLovesDrawing had a golden chance to have a chat with Dr Anil 👨🏽‍💼, the Chairman of YKOA, who is passionate to continue his late dad legacy as one of the 1st few strong advocate of indigenous heritage ie. Must have indigenous heritage as a permanent place in Malaysia heritage. Dr Anil has reminded all about each own root, he said that “I always remember my root & I’m educate my kid as well”. Dr Anil actually already started to involve his 5️⃣ years old son 🧒🏻 in preserving indigenous heritage by getting him as a Master to present the welcome bead necklace named Kabo to each of the guests of honoured at this event, absolutely a great education way practiced 👏🏻👍🏻 Dr Anil also shared that he is planning a Medical camp trip in Nov/ Dec 2022 as part of his continuous efforts to build a medical framework to address the medical needs & supports for the elderly Kelabits which approximately 40% of this tribe communities. If SiennyLovesDrawing is being invited to be part of this medical camp, she will then share more about it

Datin Pearl Masna 🧑🏻‍🦳, the Chairman of this event organising committee was one of the 1️⃣st Kelabits who venture out of Bario & participate actively in promoting Sarawak culture & dance under the Sarawak State Government. With many accolades in charity work, she joined this foundation to help promote indigenous people as she herself understands the need to raise awareness of the various beautiful cultures & diversity of Malaysians 

At the end of the event, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also had a lovely chance to have a chat with Datin & she got inspired by her proud vibe of being a Kelabits herself. Datin has expressed her happiness to see this event has materialised & felt grateful of the supports received. Datin told that if without continuous initiatives & activities to promote the heritage & cultures of Kelabits, she foresees it may lost in the future for the next generations

Datin also shared some of her heritage sustainability efforts are getting some volunteers to teach them the traditional Kelabits dances & beading skills, also invited the older Kelabits communities to share  their experiences & skills in audio format, also trying her best to have Kelabits performances to be presented in various states within Malaysia 🇲🇾 During the lockdown, Dating occupied herself by beading to stipulate her brain 🧠 & made lots of pearl for charity purposes with the Kelabits beading

She kept welcoming all to visit Bario, Sarawak especially not to miss the Bario Food Festival aka Pesta Nukenen that usually happening in the last weekend of July annually 🤗💕 Ohh ya..Datin has taught SiennyLovesDrawing some additional Kelabits language, really a pleasant friendly met & catch up with Datin 💕

  • Wih Doo Buluh Iko means I love you
  • Sinah means Aunty
  • Tepu means Grandma


Malaysia’s diverse races & cultures makes it beautiful & culturally diverse. By highlighting the mysterious indigenous folks adds flair & depth to Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 inclusivity & diversity, yes ✅, truly making an impact to promoting Malaysia Tourism 👍🏻

The event program is scheduled 2️⃣ sessions in a day ie. 12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm respectively with 🔟 dancers (Chosen out of 30 dancers & average aged 40+) , 2️⃣ music players & 4️⃣ supporting staff from Bario, Sarawak to be at ~ The Kelabits Live In Kuala Lumpur ~

Each displaying the dancing prowess & grace of the Kelabits represented by the Rurum Kelabit dancers. Performances like the ‘Makasor’ or ‘long dance’  are often performed to welcome visitors to the longhouse & the Kelabits always  love welcoming visitors because getting into Bario is never easy

Other dances include the Arang Iyap & Arang Rinuh which have delicate movements showing their interaction with the nature & people. There will be solo performances with the Rurum performers donning their traditional Sapa Arit with its headdress

Yeah‼️ The event continues with amazing Kelabits dance & music performances, enjoy max 👏🏻👍🏻

✅ Arang Mekasor (Welcoming Long Dance)

Guess what ❓⁉️
SiennyLovesDrawing actually practiced this dance before during her primary school ğŸ«ğŸŽ’ in her school performance. While watched this dance performance again, it recalled her childhood time with love ❤️ of the Malaysian heritage & culture
✅ Sape Music Presentation
~ SAPEH aka sape, sampet or sampeh, in whichever way it is spelt, this stringed instrument of Sarawak’s Orang Ulu is primordial in essence. When plucked & strummed, it eludes a haunting tune, so divine & sacred, that those who dance to its music convulse into a trance
The home grown musical instrument of Central Borneo’s upriver folks was once played to lend music during ritualistic ceremonies in the aboriginal enclaves of the long houses. However, over the wheels of time, the sapeh morphed in status & in its role
Mr Warten Anak Dikan 🙋🏽‍♂️, 29 years old is from Kuching Sarawak is 1️⃣ of the Sape player at Kg Budaya, Sarawak since 2014. He was performed the traditional tune & contemporary tune during this event
The dream of the Kelabits is to have every boy to own a Sape so that sape crafting culture of Kelabits will not disappeared in the future
✅ Arang Iyap (Fishing Dance)
~ It’s interesting to observe this dance with the usage of fishing net in their dance moves & gestures. Truly into the fishing ğŸŽ£ time at the Bario villages
✅ Arang Sebulang (Solo Dance by a Lady)
~ This dance is traditionally using hornbills feather 🪶 as accessories on hand for beautiful dance moves & gestures. However, as a sustainability efforts, Kelabits is now using the Turkey feather 🦃🪶 or the duck 🦆🪶 feather as replacement to Hornbills feather. SiennyLovesDrawing is impressed & touched by this creative way of conserve & preserve for sustainability to keep the cultures live , bravo 👏🏻👍🏻
✅ Arang Delaih (Warrior Dance by a Gentleman)
~ During the event, this dance was joint together with Arang Sebulang, as a couple dance performance to the audiences
✅ Arang Rinuh (Winnowing Paddy Dance)
~ It’s interesting to observe this dance with the usage of weaved rotan rice tapis tool in their dance moves & gestures. Truly into the paddy 🌾🌾 farming time at the Bario villages
✅ Upun Aluh (Bamboo Dance)
~ If you’re visiting this event, you will get to observe this famous & enjoyable dance, perhaps the friendly Kelabits will invite you to join them on stage too


Apart from the amazing dance & music performances, there are various of workshops available at the event too

✅ Kelabit Costumes & Beads Parade
~ Visitors get to try the costumes & enjoy taking photos at booth 📸📸
✅ Beads Workshop
~ Visitors can enjoy learning beading skills to making beads necklace or beads belt. Yes ✅, do enjoy trying to make for own self or your loved ones as a souvenir ğŸŽ at their workshop table
✅ Basket Weaving Workshop
~ Visitors can try their hand at basket 🧺 weaving but the techniques must be followed otherwise it’s not a Kelabit basket
✅ Bario Rice Packing Workshop
~ Not to miss the Bario cuisine with rice wrapping named Nuba Laya. It’s a traditional Kelabit dish consisting of mashed rice 🍚 wrapped in leaves. The leaves 🌿 used are called Daun Long in Iban, daun isip or itip in Kelabits language. SiennyLovesDrawing has tasted a wrap at this event, she loves the plain mashed rice taste of it, no any unhealthy artificial flavours, just the well known Bario fragrance rice & natural leaves’ aroma & taste while chewing it. You’ve to taste it to experience it yourself 😋👍🏻
✅ Kelabit Delicacies (Glutinous Rice Cakes)
~ Some samples to try of the Kelabits’ popular highland salts & fragrant Bario rice will be given out while stock lasts ya 😋👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing has tried the glutinous rice cake wrapped in leaf from this event, it’s tasty chewy with the Bario fragrance glutinous rice 🌾🍚 & slight leaves fragrance. She loves it 😋👍🏻

Do check out her happy TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

So, you may curious who are Kelabits❓⁉️

Kelabits ethnic is 1️⃣ of Malaysia’s smallest & most secluded indigenous tribes. The Kelabits are the indigenous Dayaks of the Bario highlands. Bario is well known for its Bario fragrance rice 🌾🍚, sweet pineapple 🍍, cinnamon, salt, beads & soap. While the Bario highlands’ cold weather & naturehiking trails are the main attraction to promote it for Malaysia tourism

This 2️⃣-day event in KL aims to display & promote their colorful culture & heritage. Also to highlight Bario & Sarawak as a tourist destination in Malaysia 🇲🇾 with the bold displays of the mist-soaked beautiful highlands, villages & holiday homes that traverse it

The Kelabits bring a culture that has been long secluded high in the mountain ⛰️ tops, their ornate dances tell a story of the natural fauna 🌳🌱🌿 cohabitating with their village while their warrior shows depict the fierce battles, they once faced displaying bravado & prowess. Not to forget their Sape instruments soothes all & cleanses the soul as the string instrument resonates through the single bole of white wood 🪵

The Kelabits are a close-knit community, noted for their cheerful, industrious & refined nature & generous hospitality. Family life & friendships are highly valued in their society. They hail from Bario in Northeast Sarawak, Malaysia 🇲🇾 Lying 1K meters above sea level in the remote Kelabit Highlands ⛰️🌳🌳,  accessible only by air transport ✈️ & a windy mud road. 16 Kelabit villages are located within this highland tableland, while 4 other villages are located in the lower parts along the tributaries of the Baram River ğŸžï¸

From being animist they adopted Christianity ⛪✝️ in the 1940’s & still retain a lot of colorful cultures, dances & crafts honed from many years of tradition ~ The official Rurum Kelabit dancers. The Kelabits’ ancestors were traditionally farmers & headhunters. At present, they live a more progressive life as some already migrated to urban areas for work & further study
Sarawak is the only 1️⃣ state in Malaysia that SiennyLovesDrawing yet to travel & visit it
Definitely she will be there 1️⃣ day to explore the beautiful vibrant & unique indigenous ethnic groups near future, perhaps to start with Kelabits heritage & culture discovery at Bario, Miri 👩🏻💕🇲🇾
So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️
Do dropping by this weekend to check out ~ The Kelabits Live In Kuala Lumpur ~ ya 🤗👍🏻
Website 🌐: http://www.ykoa.org
Reminder to all 📌
The pandemic is not over, so for self prevention though wearing mask 😷 is no longer compulsory, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻😷 is still wearing mask during her attendance at this event ~ Vircast Medic Glamour Series ~ KF94 Protective Face Mask 😷 can effectively block the common carrier of viruses eg. droplets. Filter out fine particles including viruses, mold spores & asbestos. The 3D structure provides room for breathing so that it does not touch the mouth 👄 & the design is created to fit on the facial line in order to help prevent maskne with extended periods of use
It’s anti fog too. The nose clip inside each mask not only helps keep the mask situated nicely on face, but also helps to minimize air leakage & the possibility of fogging up eye glasses 👓🤓 or sunglassesÂ ğŸ•¶ï¸ğŸ˜Ž Multilayer protection, can filter out dust, germs, smoke & almost 98% particles in the air. Let’s all #kitajagakita , online shopping face masks via 🛒🛍️😷🌐 https://shp.ee/jcaxuai in Vircast Medic official store

Things To Do at Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak, Malaysia

Updated 22 Oct 2022, 8.18am

Yeah‼️ From SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier sharing about Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS as the 🆕 edutainment destination in Perak 🇲🇾, do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/11/universiti-teknologi-petronas-as-an-education-tourism-destination-in-perak-tengah-malaysia

This time she would like to continue sharing her recent happy travel local cuti cuti Malaysia trip #TravelPeraklah with Gaya Travel 🇲🇾

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations 😃😁 at Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Do check out the main tweet thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1576376288197345280

Places To Visit & Things To Do


Kampung Tasek, Pengkalan Hulu

It’s a Siamese village where approximately 90% residents here are Siamese, while 5% Chinese & 5% Indian

This village very near to Thailand 🇹🇭 border to arrive at Betong city of Thailand, a Thai food paradise ya 😋👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vvabqqhTvUDwB8Ak8
FB: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2065664147047066&__tn__=C-R

Durian Orchards, Kampung Tasek

It’s a huge area with different local owners of durian orchards here. Hmm… It’s kind of special to visit a durian orchard while not the durian season, so a different way to appreciate the greenery of durian trees here. The durian varieties here are Musang King & Blackthorn in season annually ~ July & August. She understands that the gross profit of kampung durian approximately RM500/ tree vs the gross profit of Musang King approximately RM2k/tree. So, priority to plant Musang King durian trees here with aims to increase ⬆️ the community living in this Kampung Tasek

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that the durian trees will get disease equivalent to cancer if not take care properly during her visit here


It would be great 👍🏻 excitements to revisit a huge 500 acres (⬆️ acre approximately 33 trees) orchard owned by Bina Terra Sdn Bhd to enjoy the durian fruits here the coming durian season of July to Aug annually. According to Mr Ken Leong of Bina Terra Sdn Bhd, it took 4 to 5 years to start for plantation. Its weather cooling especially at night here, it’s suitable for durian plantation. There are 5 zones ie. Zones A to E for scheduling of durian plantation, however with same harvesting time & year 2022 is the 1st year of fruit production. It’s for local supplies & international market for durian exporting market ie. China 🇨🇳, Singapore 🇸🇬 , Thailand 🇹🇭 etc. In long term planning of building a process durian factory 🏭 & a village homestay here as explained by Mr Ken

Also visited a durian processing factory that actually then exported the durian fruits to overseas. It’s amazingly learnt that freeze technology actually can keep the freshness of the local fruits, especially when her travel mate shown to SiennyLovesDrawing a frozen mangosteen 🤩😋👍🏻 Advanced technology in food industry adopted here. All with vacuum packed as the oxygen from the air will make the durian sour tastes for export market

Do contact Majlis Perbandaran Pengkalan Hulu (Details below) for arrangements if you wish to have a group tour visiting ya

Lastly, we stopped by Tasik Ceria Agro Farm (It’s 9️⃣ acres & already more than 30 years) which is a famous spot during the durian seasons (Late May to late July) to enjoy fresh durian Musang King, D24, Blackthorn etc. under the tree 🌳🌳 or with a tent. Visitors can walk in to enjoy durian eating with no min headcount & just pay what you have eaten according to market price. It also provides packages here with durian feast & local Thai village dishes by local chefs for a group package of at least 20pax, advance booking is required. The founder, Mr Ooi has informed that the durian Blackthorn here won awards from the Jabatan Pertanian Hulu Perak with its durian colour, taste, creamy & stickyness

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Istana Singgah Raja Reman, Pengkalan Hulu

It’s a wooden palace with more than 💯 years ago of an ancient kingdom called the Kingdom of Reman or Kingdom of Rahman (1810 to 1920), 1️⃣ of the 7️⃣ regions of Pattani Kingdom. This palace was also used as a stopover place for the descendants of King Reman to visit his conquered colonies in the northern region

However, on 16 July 1909, the surrender of Reman District to the state of Perak took place at Kroh (NKA Pengkalan Hulu) as a result of the intervention of the Siamese & British Governments. Read more about Kingdom of Reman via 🌐 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Reman

This is the 1️⃣st time SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 actually visited a wooden palace 👑

This wooden palace is now managed by the 7️⃣the generation of Tengku Putra as a gallery, the only treasure from King Reman that left for his descendants. From her recent visit, she understands that some of the valuable items that are the treasures of the family of King Reman’s descendants have been taken by their relatives & descendants who live all over Malaysia & some in Thailand to keep as souvenirs

According to the gallery management, entrance is currently 🆓, however admission fee may apply in the future. So, quick quick plan your gallery visit whenever you’re at Pengkalan Hulu ya 😁

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/LTyGphFEANajDcLc6
Contact no.â˜Žï¸ğŸ“žğŸ“±: +6019-4466475 for appointment to visit, entrance fee may apply

Malaysia-Thailand Border Stone 1968 Kroh ~ Betong Tragedy Memorial Site

It’s important to remember the services of the heroes who died defending the country from the enemy once upon a time. This bloody incident occurred on 20 July 1979, when a convoy transporting patients from Baling to Kroh was ambushed by a group of communist terrorists. The convoy that was attacked consisted of an ambulance, a military truck and two military Land Rover vehicles. The communist attack left three soldiers and two civilians dead
This memorial site was built to commemorate the communist terrorist ambush in Kroh NKA Pengkalan Hulu in year 1979 to remember & inspire the best kept in the folds of history

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tRvFBmc641h74sj57

The Zone Duty Free Complex

Yeah‼️ Duty 🆓 shopping time here , mostly are Malaysian manufactured products especially chocolate 🍫🍫, kitchen utensils etc.

Hmm… Passport 🛂 is required for your duty 🆓 shopping 🛒🛍️ here ya

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Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/Rky14H
Website 🌐: http://www.zon.com.my


Rumah Ayah An Rusa & Kelulut 🦌🐝

Visitors can enjoy light meals with tame friendly deers 🦌🦌(Themoressis deer from Nusantara Indonesia 🇮🇩) surrounding you here with a fee, it’s an exciting experience, SiennyLovesDrawing kept lol 😆 when the deer 🦌🦌 kiss her hand to get the organic pallets 😂🤣😄 Ha…Ha…Ha…

Each of the deers here with a name given by the founder, Ms Herlyza ‘s mum eg. A 3️⃣ years old deer named Rama Rama. Each can be recognized from the behaviors of each deer 🦌 When started, initially with 2️⃣ female deers, then now with 11 female deers & 3️⃣ male deers

Some of the interesting facts that she has learnt during her visit are;

  • Female deer needs to have heart or love 💕 the male deer 🦌 1st, to release hormones to attract the male deer 🦌, then only the deer breeding happens. Baby deer max with 2️⃣ deer each time ie. Twin babies deer
  • Pregnant deer until 7️⃣ months still unable to tell from appearance, only can tell a little fat from its normal size
  • A week before give birth, the breasts of the female deer will be swollen

There is a small garden here with stingless bees (Kelulut Itama) honey 🍯 available ✅ for tasting & purchase

Do check out her happy visit with exciting deer feeding 🦌😆 & honey tasting 🍯🐝😋👍🏻 TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Food 😋🤤


Restoran Selera Terapong

The local Siamese dishes served here just so tasty delicious 😋🤤 to enjoy with a nice lake scenery of Takong Lake. Takong lake received its name when King Reman who ruled Pattani, Thailand 🇹🇭 to his colonies in Pengkalan Hulu (FKA Kroh), Lenggong of Perak & Kedah over 100 years ago & ended after the area was handed over to the Perak Government on 16 July 1909.

The current Takong Lake Park was developed by Majlis Daerah Pengkalan Hulu (MDPH) as a multi -huge center including decorated rafts, fishing ğŸŽ£ festivals & various events with popularity among Siamese people from Southern Thailand 🇹🇭

The delicious 😋 🤤 & must try menu that SiennyLovesDrawing has enjoyed with friends here;

  1. Grilled Talapia fish 🐟 with its “Air Asam as dipping sauce
  2. Thailand chicken 🍗
  3. Ikan Keli ie. Catfish Kerabu
  4. Salad “Ulam” with its “Sambal Picik” as dipping sauce
  5. Sardine Kerabu
  6. Thai Som Tam

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Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/gGG1z3
FB: https://www.facebook.com/restoranterapungpengkalanhulu/


Teringat Lenggong

Amazing back to old time by enjoying the Nasi Talam lunch here, SiennyLovesDrawing really loved 💕 & enjoyed the local dishes served here with beautiful 😍 Tasik Raban scenery

Just that it was a sunny â˜€ï¸ğŸ˜Ž afternoon, else she would like to dine at the lakeside to enjoy the beautiful view , instead of dining under the roof 😋🤤👍🏻

Absolutely highly recommended, must try the foods served here whenever you’re at Tasik Raban, Perak 🇲🇾

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Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/vbw72d
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teringat-Lenggong-Tasik-Raban-Lenggong-Perak/485375968493163

Suak Saudagar Expresso

It’s SiennyLovesDrawing 2️⃣nd visit here & this recent visit manages to enjoy a cuppa, while her earlier visit was to enjoy traditional Lenggong dishes served here, do check out her happy dining TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

She enjoys the nice chat with the founder here while enjoyed her sips of Hazelnut Latte 🥤😋👍🏻 & happy 😁 that he actually recognized her too 😃

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Yeah‼️ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier sharing on things to do at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia 🇲🇾 , you may check out & reading her earlier post to get more of her travel stories at Lenggong, Perak via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/15/things-to-do-at-lenggong-perak-malaysia/

Hotel Accommodation 🏢


Teratak Paksu Homestay

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 didn’t stay at this homestay, she just visited it

It owns by a Malay old couples that retired & spend time at this homestay, a good accommodation choice in the middle of a village in Pengkalan Hulu, Perak with peaceful calm beautiful greenery

There are 5️⃣ houses with attached toilet & bathroom (No hot shower as it’s back to village life experience here ya 🤗) available here & all located close to a lake with many activities that can be done eg. fishing ğŸŽ£, rubber tapping & many more village activities including some traditional games, silat cultural performances etc.

Ohh ya…You can enjoy refreshing coconut drink during your stay here

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Address📍: 107B, Kampung Padang Bekuai, Kampung Selarong, 33100 Pengkalan Hulu, Perak, West Malaysia
Contact no.â˜Žï¸ğŸ“žğŸ“±: Mr Alif +6019 413 1808
FB: https://www.facebook.com/teratakpaksu/

Kroh Hotspring & Riverside

This place just being took over & rent from the Majlis Daerah Pengkelan Hulu since 1 March 2022 & then open to public since 1 June 2022 after the renovation completion

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻💕 really enjoyed her hot spring dip ♨️ 👍🏻 during her comfy stay here. It’s so so relax comfy to enjoy her foot 🦶🏻👣 dip , she got a good night rest that night 💤😴🛏️👍🏻 , likely because of a good healthy dip 😃😁

It’s a beautiful clean rainbow 🌈 coloured chalets style resort, extra beds 🛏️🛏️ are available ✅ with a fee if required. This whole place if full house can accommodate to a total of 120 pax. There are 17 chalets (For 4 pax each), 9 chalets (For 2 pax each) & 5 chalets (For 5 pax each)

Ohh ya…There is a river at the back of this resort with a big wooden swing placed at the riverside for a leisure excitement 😁 You may request for BBQ dinner arrangement during your stay here, prior booking is required for food preparation

Do check out her happy hot springs ♨️ dipping & comfy stay here via TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/9ApCz8nSTZ9Da61G6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/krohhotspring


Sumpitan Glamping

Yeah‼️ A beautiful greenery with a river to enjoy glamping stay 🏕️

Each tent ⛺ available for either 2️⃣ or 4️⃣ pax for spacious comfy stay. Shower 🚿 & toilet 🚽 available nearby

The activities available ✅ nearby are cafe, ATV ride, hiking to Waterfalls Tebing Tinggi that many of its Singapore guests enjoy most & many more

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/JE1jN9b8KHLBzpo59
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sumpitanglamping

Guess what❓⁉️

If you’re a coffee lover, there is a cafe attached to this glamping site named Pio Kopi Cafe ☕🥤

A short walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️distance to enjoy a cuppa here 😊

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Rgd7pxFDePoiCLM5A
FB: https://www.facebook.com/piokopicafe

Do check out her happy time spent for glamping 🏕️ & coffee ☕ via TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Yeah‼️ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier sharing on things to do at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia 🇲🇾 , you may check out & enjoy reading her earlier post to get more of her travel stories at Lenggong, Perak via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/15/things-to-do-at-lenggong-perak-malaysia/


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS as an Education Tourism Destination in Perak Tengah, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about her recent happy visit to Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) during #TravelPeraklah #cuticutiMalaysia media trip 🇲🇾

Guess what❓⁉️

1️⃣st impression when she 👩🏻 stepped into this campus, she felt young again as an university student ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“, busy rushing to hall for courses, then assignment research time at library etc. all her happy & busy student life was flashing back all at once, lol 🤭🤗

Hmm…She does has a thought that she wants to back to student life in here, UTP, a beautiful calm campus, gonna checking out its postgraduates programs , haha 😃😁

UTP was established on 10 Jan 1997 as a leading private university in Perak, Malaysia ğŸŽ“ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾ This campus was built up of 500 acres on a 1K acres land site which strategically located at📍Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak. It’s a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) ie. the national oil & gas company of Malaysia 🇲🇾


It has residential villages aka students villages ie. Students accommodations ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸ§‘ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸ›ŒğŸ˜´ğŸ’¤ All students are offer to stay in the student villages except for post graduates students with options whether to stay in a students village or outside the campus. Each students villages with its own set of facilities, wow‼️😲 There are 20% international students , as well as international student internships here in UTP. The Student Village 1 is an inheritance from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), while Student Village 2 in hostels style with 2 pax in a room & Student Villages 3 to 6 are in apartment style. This area is restricted area & permission is required to enter ya ⛔🚫

UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science & technology programmes at undergraduate & postgraduate levels with aims to producing well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities & communication abilities. It also conducts extensive research activities in collaboration 🤝🏻 with PETRONAS, other institutions & industries both local & overseas on some specific research focus & niche areas. Within the campus compound, there are self-sustainable buildings, transport infrastructures, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management & autonomous system 👍🏻

Ohh ya…UTP has continuously achieved numerous national & international recognition ğŸŽ–ï¸ğŸ†of its establishment. It’s now ranked no. 361 in the QS World University Rankings 2023 ie. 1️⃣ of the most-widely read university rankings in the world based on the ranking criteria of academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, international research network & employment outcome. More details from the ranking announcement recently published on 8 June 2022 via 🌐 https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/universiti-teknologi-petronas-utp


SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 personally got amazed that an university actually with a great potential to be a tourist spot 📍, not just as an educational institute. Really a value added potential gained, as well as providing growth of the country economy perspective for Malaysia 🇲🇾

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍within the campus compound of UTP in Perak, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Public can visit UTP with a self guided campus tour with a brochure from the campus gate

A group tour can be arranged & it’s 🆓 of charge. Do request for a visit via 🌐 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=43sYhH4D7EGInKFQ_kdkMpkMuXp6pvlMgXCfEMhLWqVUMjQwV1NaWUxUMTE4OUZBTjUxVzhVQ0RJRS4u & each request will be responded within 3️⃣ working days
Do check out the “Visit UTP” on its website for more details ya 👍🏻


Places To Visit & Things To Do


~ Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

(1) Chancellor Complex

It’s an award ğŸŽ–ï¸ winning architectural masterpiece with its 240K sqm, 21m high & 150m diameter complex’s grand aesthetic & symmetry which are the splendid design work of world ğŸŒŽ renowned architecture named Lord Norman from Foster & Partners. Yes ✅, it has won The Aga Khan for Architecture in 2007 👏🏻👏🏻The vast inverted spoon shaped roof protects the complex from extreme weather & the steel glass structure provides a sense of space to the area & reveals the functional usage of this building, as well as the intricate but subtle traditional songket design of the claddings. This building design actually recalled SiennyLovesDrawing’s memories of her earlier visit to the Azman Hashim Gallery in the Universiti Malaysia Sabah, do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/

It’s Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) ♿✅ friendly of this multi-functional event space. It convenes a wide range of student activities with amenities eg. Information Resource Centre 📚 , cafés ☕ , stores, a clinic 🏥 & a student center. Also a solar panel on its roof top

UTP’s green efforts gained some recognition as UTP has emerged as the 1️⃣st runner up 🥇 for the Special Awards in the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2022 under the Institute of Higher Learning category, bravo 👏🏻👏🏻

The 4️⃣-storey high structure R&D building aka Research Park of UTP is a leading-edge research facility with 65 laboratories & offices. This is a restricted area & permission is required for a visit. This building is already granted as a green building (Green Index compliant) & moving forward UTP is planning to apply Chancellor Complex as a green building too

(2) Solar Panel

UTP owns the 1️⃣st & largest capacity of 7.4MWp for single roof top solar panel installation in Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s installed on the roof top of Chancellor Complex. Note 📌: The drone captured photo below is credited to Mr Syakir of Tourism Perak

Some of the media members during this trip have suggested to having hot air balloons ride available in the future, so the visitors can enjoy the close up views of the solar panel on top of the Chancellor Complex 😍🤩

(3) An Nur Mosque 🕌 & Islamic Centre

It’s a majestic 4K sqm floating mosque 🕌 with its serene structure holds a main prayer hall, a covered praying area, a holding room for visitors & ablution facilities. It’s 1️⃣ of the PETRONAS’ commitments in contributing to the well-being of the community with capacity to accommodate up to 8K people & was completed in 2005

This mosque is open for public for Solat Jumaat, so all Muslims residents nearby can visit it to perform your Friday prayers in this mosque 🕌

During this recent visit, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 only passed by it with a photo captured from her bus journey as shared above. So, do check out this 360 VR Tour 📹

Website 🌐: https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/Students/Student%20Development%20and%20Services/An-Nur-Islamic-Centre.aspx
FB: https://www.facebook.com/masjidannurutp/

(4) Information Resource Centre (IRC) 📚

It was established in July 1997 as a support centre for academic activities of the university students & lecturers. It lies at the heart of the Chancellor Complex
It’s now open to public, if you wish to loan any books or resources from it, you will need to subscribe as its member with an annual fee, do check out their website for more info

It has an impressive open display of books in 4️⃣-storey high shelves which inspired by the design of an oil rigs. It’s now storing more than 200K book titles & materials 📚 It also with an integrated library system known as ‘Sierra’ & open to all its students, including the public. It helps to loan books 📚 from other local libraries or foreign libraries eg. British library or other databases not available at the moment

It owns a collection of more than 12 million scientific & non-scientific materials for 🆓 via its “Knowledge Hub” or “UTP K-Hub”. It’s an extended version of university knowledge portal cum gateway which successfully implemented since 2017 with its powerful search engine to reach the aggregator of almost 130 databases / connectors. Do read more via 🌐 https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/Media/Press-Release/2022/UTP-introduces-first-Knowledge-Hub-in-Malaysia.aspx

1️⃣st impression to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 during her recent visit was IRC actually offers a wide range of amenities that create a truly immersive information-center experience to all, it actually draws large crowds every year for its mesmerizing grand structure & no doubt its huge knowledge resources too

Ohh ya…That’s the very 1️⃣st reason why SiennyLovesDrawing is considering to enrol for a post graduate program with UTP 👩🏻☺️💕

From Sienny’s recent visit, she has observed that it offers comfortable seating areas with plenty of power outlets available ✅ if you’re using own devices for your study or research purposes. It also with some shared units of private computers 💻, if you’re not with own devices
Note 📌: Dress code is applicable to enter this IRC ya
Operating hours 🕣: Mon to Fri 8.30am to 10pm, Sat 9.30am to 1pm, Sun & Public Holidays CLOSED
Website 🌐: https://ulibrary.utp.edu.my/ & https://gateway.utp.edu.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/IRCUTP/

(5) Geological Rock 🪨⛰️ Garden

The 1️⃣st & largest geological garden in Malaysia 🇲🇾 by Geoscience Department in UTP, ie. It offers an accredited course from Geology, the Earth science. Yes✅, its Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Petroleum Geoscience programme becomes the 1️⃣st in South East Asia 🌏 & Malaysia 🇲🇾 to obtain accreditation from Geological Society of London, bravo 👏🏻
Read more via 🌐 https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Education-and-Careers/Universities/Degree-Accreditation/Universiti-Teknologi-PETRONAS

During her recent visit, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 had entered it from the Oval Park ie. A hotspot for recreational sports & its 1.2km track allows all to enjoy a refreshing jogging 👟🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♂️with surrounding natural foliage & greenery, as well as big trees 🌳🌳 that provide shade & relaxation

This rock garden ⛰️🪨 aims to celebrate Malaysia’s rich geological heritage, to promote the world of Geoscience & as an iconic landmark for an education tourism, a physical & digital information hub, an active learning medium in curriculum, as well as learning competition platform equipped with digital library, Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) with industrial network in place

It’s built on the UTP lake side 2️⃣ with a design of ~ Travel Back In Time ~ of 5️⃣ specific thematic geological period & major focal area with each showcasing the diversity of the rocks ⛰️🪨 & geological formation respectively,

  1. Early Earth ~ Evolution of the Earth 🌍
  2. Paleozoic ~ Early life form of the Earth 🌍
  3. Mesozoic ~ With life size replica of dinosaurs 🦖🦕 & Mammoth 🦣
  4. Cenozoic ~ Rise of Man
  5. Special section for Oil & Gas (O&G) during Cenozoic ~ The creation of Malaysia ‘s 🇲🇾 petroleum system, with O&G activities & sedimentary rock types

Currently, UTP is working on to collect & then demonstrate each state rocks from different time scales in Malaysia 🇲🇾 They are open for sponsorship whether cash or in kind, do check out more via 🌐 if you’re with interest to contribute in building this rock garden 🪨⛰️
In the future, the visitors can choose whether to start to tour this rock garden whether from the earliest time or vice versa from its entrance ie. Zones labelled in Yellow 💛 , Orange 🧡, Blue 💙, Purple 💜 etc. The bridges 🌉🌉 are used to distinguish each of the different thematic periods

Still in progress to install signboards & explanation QR codes for the visitors to scan & explore more historical & geological info digitally moving forward

UTP is planning to soft launch this rock 🪨⛰️ garden in mid Dec 2022, yeah 😃👍🏻

IG: https://instagram.com/utp_gsc
FB: https://www.facebook.com/utpdepartmentofgeosciences

(6) UTP Trail

In the future, there will be a UTP trail for all visitors to explore the nature hidden gems & some endangered flora & fauna species in its forest 🌳🌳 This nature trail idea was inspired & mooted from the Imbak Canyon visit by the management team

UTP campus compound is with 7️⃣ lakes from the mining old days & with a few remaining freshwater swap forest 🌳🌳 in the district of Kinta Tengah, Perak 🇲🇾 It contains high diversity in flora 🌿🌱🌳 & UTP has working together with FRIM on rehabilitation process on these lands with lakes
Not just that, in 2013, UTP has engaged with FRIM to protect 4️⃣ endangered tree 🌳🌳 species namely Vatica Flavida (Resak Padi), Shorea Hemsleyana (Cengal Pasir Daun Besar), Shorea Macrantha (Kepong Hantu) & Aquilaria Malaccensis (Karas) that have been touted as Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 heritage. It’s now an important conservation area for these threatened Dipterocarpaceae

There are on going efforts to reserve these endangered species trees 🌳🌳 with proper labels to avoid them being cut for future campus development

UTP trail is with sponsorship from Yayasan PETRONAS to invest in building the board walk that is friendly for both senior citizens & kids as an educational trail with the displays of information boards

Suggestions from the media members that for UTP to have parents & kids to visit, also to work with MNS Society, as well as collaborate with nature guides etc. on this UTP Trail once it’s ready to open to public then

So, when will be your trip to travel & visit this beautiful UTP campus to feel young as a university students ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸ§‘ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸ˜ƒğŸ˜â“â‰ï¸

SiennyLovesDrawing would like to recommend it as an educational family trip to inspire kids of tertiary education planning. She will bring her little niece along next trip as she is a dinosaur fan 👧🏻💕🦕🦖

Ohh ya…If you’re planning a trip to explore UTP, you may check out the accommodation options nearby via 🌐 https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/The-University/Visit%20UTP/Where-to-Stay.aspx

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing had a night comfy stay experience with D’ Hotel 👩🏻🛌😴🏨, the 1️⃣st one on the list. It’s located on a street of shops with cafes, shopping mall etc. Do read more of her stay experience in her next blog post on Things To Do at Perak, Malaysia (Still drafting it ya 😆☺️) 🇲🇾

Do check out her happy back to student during this recent UTP visit TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Photo album via 📸📸 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02LfPqPgxa7DEKyfv1KZMdMiSuphWUCaC9ZWyAJ6t797zNYdwCb6kg2iUGVhdmbqhrl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/QF9csynZWj1WyZYh9
Website 🌐: https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/The-University/Visit-UTP.aspx
FB: https://www.facebook.com/UTPOfficial/

So, do plan your edutainment visit to UTP whenever you’re at Perak, Malaysia, sure you will be amazed ya 👍🏻💕🇲🇾

Personally to SiennyLovesDrawing, UTP is a good destination to bring your kids to visit, so to start inspire them the university life that they can work smart towards ğŸŽ“ğŸ’ªğŸ»ğŸ™ŒğŸ»ğŸ‘ğŸ» Yes ✅, she is planning to bring her little niece for a visit especially when the geological rock garden is launching then 👩🏻💕👧🏻 🪨⛰️ 🦖🦕

What To Eat In Sabah of Malaysia

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

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

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

So, what to eat in Sabah❓⁉️


James Tambakan Fish Farm 🍽️🐟

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


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

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

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

Restaurant Hock Cheong 福昌 🍽️

She had a happy full tummy dinner here 👍🏻

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

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


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

Rainbow 🌈 Kitchen / Rainbow 🌈Herbs

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

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


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

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

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

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

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

Rungus Longhouse @ Bavanggazo village

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Lai Pao Chicken Wings

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


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

Do check out for her TikTok clip ya 📹🌐

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

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

Kris Vin Delicatessen

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

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

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

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

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


Lai Brother Cafe

She has enjoyed its famous Tenom fried noodles

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

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

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

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Tana Restaurant @ Toojou Hostel

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

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

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

Operating hours: 11am to 12am

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


Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra

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

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

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


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

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

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

My Native Sabah, Plaza 333

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

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

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

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


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

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

Kwong Sup Ikan

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

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

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


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

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

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

Flypod Cafe & Lounge

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

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

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

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

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

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

Flypod Restaurant

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


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

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


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

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


Kak Anna Restaurant

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

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

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

Restaurant Fu Yee

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

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


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

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


Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Kokol Hill

NG Kokol Santai Cafe

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

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


There is a camping site next to this cafe

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

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

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

Kedai Kopi Nyuk Pau Baru

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


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

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

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

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

Things To Do at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia

Updated 27.9.2022 10am

Yeah‼️ Happy Malaysia Day, 16 Sept to all 💗🇲🇾

Do check out this TikTok clip 📹🌐 captured by Tourism Malaysia on what’s Malaysia 🇲🇾 in siennyLovesDrawing’s eyes 👩🏻👁️ 👁️ 👀❓⁉️

Special thanks for this ya ☺️🙏🏻❤️ & SiennyLovesDrawing has met lots of 🆕 friends from this Lenggong trip, friendships forever all till we next travel trip together gather 😃😁

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is a proud Anak Malaysia 💕🇲🇾💗 & always love to share about her home country here, this time she would like to share her recent trip to Lenggong, Perak with Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇾

Ohh yes ✅👍🏻 Lenggong Valley of Perak, Malaysia 🇲🇾 was a little-known backwater town, then with famous news 📰 of Perak Man (Born with congenital deformity) discovery in Gua Gunung Runtuh ie. An archeological team from Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang discovered the 11K years old “oldest & complete” human skeleton 💀 found in Malaysia 🇲🇾 in the early 1990s. It was then successfully being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site on 30 June 2012 with 4️⃣ archaeological sites in 2️⃣ clusters ie. Gua Gunung Runtuh, Kota Tampan, Bukit Jawa & Bukit Sapi. Also listed as Lenggong Geopark since Dec 2021 👏🏻👍🏻

Some archaeological experts have dubbed Lenggong Valley as an open-air museum ~ There is an evidence of cave drawings, skeletons 💀💀 & precious finds of weapons, stone tools, pottery, etc. It covers 1️⃣ of the longest culture sequences in a single locality in the world ğŸŒŽ Read more about Lenggong via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenggong & via 🌐 https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1396

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations 😃😁 at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Places To Visit & Things To Do

Lata Kekabu Waterfalls

Let’s discover the Lenggong’s natural gem ğŸ’Ž ~ It’s a breathtaking sparkly waterfalls that resides in Taman Eko Rimba Lata Kekabu 🌳🌳 Other than waterfalls, there are natural pools & suspension bridge 🌉 with a spectacular view from the top 😍👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed here as a calm & peaceful place to explore the pristine beauty of flora & fauna, the plunge for a refreshing dip & swim in the cooling natural mountain stream ğŸžï¸

Do check out her happy nature time exploring this waterfall TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

This park is well maintained with lots of good signboards to alert its visitors of their safety 🦺 whether the waterfall areas are suitable for swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️ or water 🌊💦 splashing fun. Do pay attention to the signboards, let’s be safe while enjoying the natural beauty here ya 🤗

The waterfall is just less than 15mins of a slow walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻from the entrance using the provided trails. Not to worry, it’s absolutely simple easy flat walking ya 👍🏻 Also with jungle trekking route if you are adventurous hike 🥾

Tips📌: Suggest to bring a towel & spare clothes for a change, there are public toilet 🚽 here ya

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/k8ELAFZKWT3TTda77

Tasik Raban

It’s an abundant still water with a beautiful 😍🤩 view of the valley of mountains â›°ï¸ğŸžï¸ For nature lovers, you will definitely be amazed to enjoy viewing the flora & fauna that can be explored here

Canoeing aka kayaking 🛶 & boat ride 🚣‍♀️🚣 in Tasik Raban, in the middle of Titiwangsa Range & Bintang Hijau Range to enjoy watching the dusk scenery & sunset 😍🌄🌅

SiennyLovesDrawing absolutely loves her sunset time here 🌅🌄🚣🏻‍♀️, so so relax while enjoying the beautiful sunset moments ❤️

Visitors can enjoy cycling here too 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️ & fishing ğŸŽ£ lovers can enjoy fishing with sampan boat 🚣🚣‍♀️ Not just that, visitors can opt for an overnight stay here either with Resort Tasik Raban or camping 🏕️

She has enjoyed high tea ☕🍰🍮 in front of the Resort Tasik Raban area, yes ✅, just by the lakeside under the flysheet & tent setup by Skycamp aka Skytrex Adventure, also had a good chat with the founder of Suak Saudagar Expresso to learn about coffee ☕ making & cafe latte art from him too 😃 Do continue reading on as she then enjoyed a great heritage dinner at his cafe home 🏡 too. Highly recommended & advance booking required for heritage dinner preparation 🍽️👍🏻 It’s so chill relaxing to enjoy chit chatting & high tea here

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kZ7CtqRJ3XmihKA48
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tasikraban

Ladang Ternakan Madu Kelulut KAB

This stingless bee (Aka Kelulut in Malaysia 🇲🇾’s national language 🐝) farm is surrounded by forest reserve 🌳🌳

Hence, the honey is formed from the forest herbs flowers, each type of Kelulut 🐝 actually will harvest different taste of honey 🍯 whether a mixture of sour & sweet taste or pure sweet taste, absolutely unique 😃👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing loves the stingless bee 🐝 honey 🍯 sipping experience at this farm

Not just that stingless bee honey 🍯 offers different health benefits for own healthy consumption too, it’s a good gifting idea ğŸŽ, so you can grab a bottle via its official online Shopee store named Atiah_Badek via 🛍️🛒🌐 https://shp.ee/jcaxuai , let’s support local business 💪🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

Do check out her happy visit & sipping kelulut honey 🍯 TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7142250606634274075

Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/dYPzjM
Website 🌐: https://ladang-ternakan-madu-kelulut-kab.business.site/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Madu-Kelulut-KAB-100568029078552/

Lenggong UNESCO Caves Expedition

It was a guided caving expedition by representatives of Lenggong Geopark Expert & National Heritage Depertment to conquer the Gua Kajang, Gua Memerang, Gua Asar, Gua Ngaum, Gua Puteri, Gua Kubah, Gua Gelap & trace back its glory back to the stone age. These caves are the 1️⃣st excavation sites in Malaysia 🇲🇾 in the year 1917 👍🏻🤩

Gua Kajang is 🔟mins drive 🚗 from Gua Gunung Runtuh where 2️⃣ female skeletons were found at the entrance of this cave. 1️⃣ of several caves in Bukit Kepala Gajah limestone massif, also was the site of the 1️⃣st cave archaeological excavation in Malaysia 🇲🇾 back in 1917, fragments of pottery, stone tools & food residues were uncovered here. The pottery discovered here claimed to be the oldest recorded pottery in Malaysia 🇲🇾 for the production & usage of pottery

This is an interesting cave with a unique tunnel-like structure together with fascinating stalagmites & stalactites. It offers instagrammable spots to capture lovely OOTDs with a ❓ & ♥️ shapes, amazing 😍🤩

Gua Memerang with its name that a memerang aka otter looking natural formed within this cave
Gua Asar with its name from the Muslim prayer Azan Asar was played when this cave was discovered
Gua Ngaum was 1️⃣st site discovered in 1990 by a team from University Science Malaysia. It was named ‘ngaum’ after a tiger 🐯🐅 was heard roaring outside the mouth of the cave soon after it was discovered. Food remains, stone tools & potsherd ie. fragments of broken pottery were the evidence of human habitation around 7K years ago, wow 😲
Gua Puteri is a slightly challenging cave to reach, all have to climb & hold the ropes to avoid falling down. It offers interesting natural limestone formations inside it, SiennyLovesDrawing has observed the sculptures of a princess, a Malaysia map 🗺️ & a frog 🐸 during her recent visit
Gua Kubah is with windy 🌬️ moments to walk in, a very spacious cave comparatively
Gua Gelap is the cave that you can see the fruit bat 🦇 here, you will smell their poo 💩 once you step in this cave. Guess what❓⁉️ Their 💩 makes great 👍🏻 fertilizer for plants

Do check out her happy hike & explore the caves TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yxwpv8NJZkBM43s79

Lenggong Valley Tour

It was a guided tour by the representatives of Lenggong Geopark Expert & National Heritage Depertment, as well as Mineral Department

Bailey Bridge 🌉 at Kampung Belum Baru was an instant yet strong wooden bridge built by the Squadron Army in 3️⃣ days which is part of the main road that is used daily, when you’re here you will sure observe the heavy vehicles to/ from this bridge 🌉 with goods transporting

Hmm…So shy to share that SiennyLovesDrawing accidentally fell down from this bridge 🌉😂 while snapped photos, luckily just her right leg 🦵, if both her legs, she will be dropped to Sungai Perak & she doesn’t know how to swim 🏊🏻‍♀️😰😱 Thanks God, she was safe with a memorable bruises moment during this trip 😂

LoL 😆, this was the photo & the broken hole 🕳️ as you observed behind her in this photo was how her right leg 🦵 got fell down. Moral of the story is we as visitors & travellers need to be careful with our surroundings while busy taking photos or videos. During dinner on that night, she had a chat with the Majlis Daerah Lenggong team about her incident & she was told that they have submitted requests to the Jabatan Kerja Raya to continuously repair & maintenance this bridge 🌉, some of the maintenance work already on going, just that finding suitable wood to replace the broken parts of this bridge 🌉 take time as not easy to find the equivalent wood quality

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 greatly appreciates the actions taken to ensure the locals & visitors’ safety at this heritage bridge moving forward 🙌🏻👍🏻
Telaga Biru is a rare geopark site that features natural occurrences from the ground that is said to have health benefits for skin disease & anti aging. It’s recommended that to cook this well water 1️⃣st before consume it ya

Luat Bridge 🌉 is a scenic & panoramic view of 2️⃣ majestic range, Titiwangsa & Bintang Hijau. Get a glimpse of Bukit Bunuh, a site of a meteorite impact, read more Malaysia’s national language via 🌐 https://ms.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukit_Bunuh

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hSXDdjux3nFC7Qvn7

Mini Amazon Expedition

From Pengkalan Pipit, then to experience Lenggong scenic backwater tour. Yes ✅, it’s an enjoyable mini Amazon expedition by boat 🚤 through Tasik Raban & Sungai Perak

During the boat ride, listened to the history of a sunken village named Kampung Raban in the 1940s, the Peacock Bass fish 🐟 which is native to the Amazon, the original sites of the film Anna & The King, Operation Mekong, as well as the village house with famous Petronas Hari Raya 2003 advertisement named Janda Beranak Tujuh

Do continue reading on her riverside lunch at Kampung Durau under Food section below with a TikTok clip captured ya 😋👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/oaPEpVa1GUXTFTAL7
Website: https://mini-amazon-kampung-beng.business.site/

Pekasam Making at Pekasam Warisan Utara

Learning how to make Pekasam ie. A famous traditional food from scratch

Guess what⁉️❓

Lenggong is known as the best Pekasam export dated back to the 70’s

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has learnt the whole process of Pekasam making from here

Don’t ever underestimate the power of salt 🧂 in creating delicious 😋🤤 traditional dishes

Do check out her Perkasam making process TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7141615743786929434

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/GmBcYHEdRJpQ8uTZA

Food 😋🤤

Abang “Uu” Roti Canai & Murtabak

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her beef murtabak & iced Neslo breakfast served here 😋👍🏻

Not just that Abang Uu is so friendly that he allowed her to flipping roti, lol 😆😆 Do check out her happy flipping roti & Murtabak eating TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7137309691100646683

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fG6iXxYHsS5y6kxP7

MYKP Kg Chepor Riverside

MYKP meant for My Komuniti Perikanan ie. My Fishing Community

SiennyLovesDrawing had great 👍🏻 time here & highly recommended you all to enjoy Lenggong cuisine lunch with local delicacies & scenic view of Perak River & its surrounding mountain valley by the beautifully built lookout bamboo tower here

Do check out her happy dining TikTok clip captured 📹🌐 Ohh ya…Must listen to her voice over in this TikTok clip ya 👩🏻💕🇲🇾💗

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kwNmH8dE5S72QFaU6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kg-Cheporlenggongperak/257775090922460

Deer Farm, Kampung Luat 🦌🦌

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻💕 had great 👍🏻 time enjoyed local delicacies high tea among the deer 🦌🦌with a vast view field with free-running deer 🦌🦌

Do check out her TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Yes ✅, Lenggong area with lots of deer 🦌🦌 It’s absolutely a great 👍🏻 chance to get personal & up close with the deer 🦌🦌while you dine here. the deer 🦌🦌 just so so friendly, no need to worry ya 😃👍🏻

You may contact En Wafiy via 📱+6019-2339101 who has started this space for about 1.5 years

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AhhfAhf3ewUM534m8

Suak Saudagar Expresso

Enjoyed heritage dinner here, yes ✅, a “gastronomical-time-tunnel” experience that serves traditional menus ie. Kebebeh, Pindang Daun Semiar, Kemahang & many more 😋👍🏻 in an old village house

Personally, she really love the taste of Kebebeh for the 1️⃣st time here, so so delicious 😋🤤 to enjoy. Do check out her happy dining TikTok clip captured 📹🌐


Love the antique collections display in the dining space here, just like a mini museum 🤩

Ohh ya…Day time is a cafe for all to enjoy a cuppa ☕, the owner is the one that passionately shared & conducted coffee making workshop at Tasik Raban as shared above 👍🏻 This place at day time is a cafe to enjoy a great cuppa ☕, highly recommended for all coffee lovers to dropping by whenever you’re at Lenggong, Perak

She has recently dropped by for a cuppa & enjoyed the Hazelnut Latte 🥤 during #TravelPeraklah trip with Gaya Travel. It’s always good to be back to good 👍🏻 places while cuti cuti Malaysia 👩🏻💕🇲🇾

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YQ8Cs4k2HZbCekgk6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/suaksaudagarespresso/

Riverside Lunch at Kampung Durau

Yes ✅, as shared above, during the mini Amazon expedition cruise ride, she has visited to the approximately 11 families that still inhabit in Kampung Durau ie. 1️⃣ of the few villages that only accessible by water transport 🚤

Also enjoyed feast on tasty home cook village lunch, also the fruit salad aka Rojak Buah here is absolutely tasty delicious 😋🤤 yummy max 👍🏻

Highly recommended you all to stop by the villages during your river cruise 🛥️ for the local traditional delicacies prepared by the locals here

So, let’s support the community tourism, do opt for a river tour & then opt for a village lunch to support the Lenggong community tourism ya 💪🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

Ohh ya…Do grab a souvenir from here ~ the fruit rojak sauce @ Kampung Durau is absolutely tasty, not to miss ya 😋👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZwDwzmPGDc3SHg9i7

Hotel Accommodation 🏢

Branda Sungai Sumpitan

Checked in to a hidden nature bed & breakfast concept accommodation here with my room mate for 2️⃣ nights stay here 🛌🏻😴💤 during recent trip with Tourism Malaysia

This place was launched since May 2022, yes ✅, a 🆕 space

SiennyLovesDrawing absolutely enjoyed a splendid, 🆓 from hustle & bustle, tidy & clean chalet stay experience, especially love the beautiful scenery here 😍🪟

A happy serenity in nature chalet or glamping stay if you’re a nature lover ya 💚🌳🌳👍🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

You can basically just walking down from the staircase in front of your room to the river for a cooling river swim, yes ✅, right open your room door 🚪 to be at the river side 👍🏻😁

Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 actually has dine in here for breakfast, lunch, tea time & dinner at Rumah Makan Exotik Lenggong during her recent trip as she enjoyed her comfy stay for 2️⃣ nights here 😃 Superb love the foods here, Lol 😂😆 ha…ha…
Absolutely a nice place to enjoy meals served here for a great 👍🏻 variety of local foods & accompanied by the natural sound of river flow 😁 Ohh ya…It serves delicious deer 🦌 dishes here ya 😋👍🏻 Enjoyed BBQ dinner with the performance of local band mic ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶

She has got fireflies in her room ✨with shine blinking accompanied her asleep 🛌💤 in the dark, absolutely a happy surprise of the fantastic 😍🤩 moments with nature surrounding here

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AQf6dzmAU4YUcdyt7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lenggong360/

So, let’s plan your travel to experience the beauty & heritage of Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia 🇲🇾, for sure you will never regret ya 💗👍🏻

The Launch of Marvels in Hong Kong event series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) has recently launched Marvels in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 : 25 Years & Beyond on 24 August 2022 (Wed) ie. A dedicated event series to be held in Malaysia 🇲🇾, Indonesia 🇮🇩 & The Philippines 🇵🇭 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) & to showcase Hong Kong 🇭🇰 ’s latest developments in areas such as arts, culture & tourism

It encompasses a wide array of engaging activities on topics such as Hong Kong 🇭🇰 trade & economy, business environment as well as tourism & culture, tailored for audiences from all walks of life in Malaysia 🇲🇾 & greater ASEAN communities

HKETO Jakarta jointly held with the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) a media launch ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾 to mark the official debut of the event series

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was invited 📧 as a media member to witness this launch of Marvels in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 : 25 Years & Beyond

Addressed at the media launch ceremony, the Director-General of HKETO Jakarta, Mr Law Kin-wai 👨🏻‍💼 said that Hong Kong 🇭🇰 is a highly international city 🌇🌃 with immense appeal beyond its widely known advantages in business & trade. He cited as an example the landmark development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), an emerging global arts & cultural hub featuring world-class attractions including the Xiqu Centre, the M+ museum & the Hong Kong Palace Museum

Mr Law added that under the 14th 5️⃣-Year Plan of the country, Hong Kong 🇭🇰 is clearly positioned as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural & arts exchange. The city will further consolidate its relevant edge with the completion of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre, the Lyric Theatre Complex in the WKCD & the Kai Tak Sports Park as a mega performance venue

Also speaking at the event, the Regional Director of Southeast Asia of the HKTB, Mr Raymond Chan 🙋🏻‍♂️ said that Hong Kong 🇭🇰 has always been close to the hearts 💕 of Malaysian travellers 🇲🇾👫👭👬 & Malaysia 🇲🇾 is an important key source market for Hong Kong 🇭🇰 With the 🆕 infrastructure development & experiences in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 , the city cannot wait to welcome Malaysian travellers 🇲🇾👫👭👬 back to Hong Kong 🇭🇰 to experience the 🆕 tourism offerings

He added that under Hong Kong 🇭🇰’s national development plan, it’s clearly positioned it as an East-meets-West Centre for International Cultural Exchange. More cultural assets ie. The East Kowloon Cultural Centre & The Lyrics Theatre Complex to be completed in 2023 & 2024 respectively. In parallel, the Kai Tak Sports Park will soon be completed to serve as the largest sports & performance venue with 50K seats, wow‼️🤩

During the launch, Mr Martin from HKTB further shared about the 360 Hong Kong 🇭🇰 Moments : New Adventures at Every Turn which covers below,

  • Arts & Culture
  1. M+
  2. HK Palace Museum
  3. Xiqu Centre
  4. West Kowloon Art Park
  • Great Outdoors
  1. Cycling 🚴‍♀️ in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 ~ Tuen Mun to Sha Tin/ Ma On Shan route & Cycling 🚴‍♂️ on Cheung Chau
  2. Sai Kung ~ Water & outdoor activities, UNESCO & Yim Tin Tsai
  3. Peng Chau
  4. Sha Tau Kok ~ Lai Chi Wo, Kat O & Ap Chau
  • Explore & Play
  1. Hong Kong Disneyland ~ Castle of Magical Dreams & Momentous Lightshow
  2. Ocean Park Water World
  3. LEGOLAND Dsicovery Centre
  4. The Peak ~ Peak Tram, Madame Tussaud’s, Love Rocks @ Sky Terrace 428 & Monopoly Dreams
  • Shop, Dine, Stay
  1. Neighborhood
  2. Wing
  3. Central Market
  5. JAJA

More details for your trip planning via 🌐 https://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/what-s-new/highlights/newadventures.html

Also to check out SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from this exciting sharing session to get to know what’s new to travel & explore In Hong Kong 🇭🇰 ya 😃😁

The HKTB also invited local celebrities & artists in Malaysia 🇲🇾 , Mr Jason Phang & Ms Koe Yeet to highlight the latest information & must-go spots for tourists visiting Hong Kong through interactive activities & artwork, showcasing the city’s unique character with its iconic East-meets-West culture & a dynamic mix of the old & the new

SiennyLovesDrawing also missed the Hong Kong dim sum & Polo bun as shared by Ms Koe Yeet & Mr Jason Phang when both being asked what’s the things that they missed the most in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 Hmm…She just can’t wait to revisit Hong Kong for shopping 🛍 & food, yeah‼️👍🏻😃

HKETO Jakarta presented at the event the theme song ğŸŽµ ğŸŽ¶ of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, “Heading Forward”, to share the joy & excitement of this important milestone

The Marvels in Hong Kong series encompasses a wide array of events such as roving exhibitions, cultural performances & media gatherings to underscore the remarkable achievements of the HKSAR over the past 25 years

Under the event series, HKETO Jakarta is now hosting an exhibition entitled “Marvels in Hong Kong: 25 Years & Beyond” in Paradigm Mall, Kuala Lumpur this weekend, not to miss it ya 😃

SiennyLovesDrawing is excited to be there, see you all ya