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Fun Places in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

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As promised in her earlier blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing some of the fun places 📍📍in Kuala Lumpur (KL) that she 👩🏻 has explored with friends 👭👫👬 recently 😁

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/418856/kl-worlds-7th-most-visited-city-3rd-consecutive-year-mastercard?fbclid=IwAR3tGs4s7YIhsJbJOibhigfkGvJEhNI-BShfuzUvKxLZmGLpJAqggt6x6ag

She 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 time & hope you all will love 💗 them all‼️😀

Museum 🏛 of Illusions

A must visit 👆🏻to experience yourself a sensory trick-and-treat 😜🤪

It’s with an intriguing visual, sensual & educational experience 🤩

~ Trick your eyes 👀 & entertain your mind 🤓 ~

Guess what❓⁉️

You will be speechless after exploring & experiencing during your visit 😃

Do bring along your family members, friends 👭👬👫 or loved ones as the illusions experience is always greater with accompany 🤣😆

Also…also….Not ❌ to left behind your camera 📷 ya

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 had great 👍🏻 fun & laughters 🤣😆 with friends 👫👬👭 during her 1️⃣st visit 😊

Entrance ticket ğŸŽŸÂ is required to enter to this museum 🏛

Ohh ya…You can opt to celebrate your birthay ğŸŽ‚ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠğŸŽˆğŸŽ at this museum 🏛 with an advanced booking ya 😃

Address📍: Level 1 & Level 2, Ansa Hotel, 101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕘: 9am to 11pm daily

Website🌐: https://museumofillusions.my/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/moi.kualalumpur/

Selfie Museum

Let’s selfielah🤳‼️😃

Ha…Ha…The 1️⃣st phrase that SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has noticed 👀 once stepped into this museum 🏛

It’s the 1️⃣st in Malaysia 🇲🇾 presented by Samsung Galaxy📱& dedicated to the Art of Selfie with 9️⃣ rooms, 5️⃣ free 🆓 desserts via 1️⃣ entrance ticket ğŸŽŸ

Yeah‼️ You not just taking beautiful 😍 cum colourful 🌈 photos 📸 with the various scenes & many many mouth-watering desserts, you also get to taste the dessert e.g. Tea Live bubble tea 🥤, cupcakes 🥧, Baskin Robin ice cream 🍦🍨 etc.

Address📍: Lot 2.28, Level 2, Fahrenheit 88, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 10am to 9pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.selfie.com.my/

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

Mural ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ streets @ Jalan Alor

Ohhh wow😲‼️ If you love 💗 wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ, you will be amazed with the greatly designed 😍🤩 wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ along the Jalan Alor, an initiative driven by Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) 😊

The main side lane have been painted to look like a meandering stream ğŸž & a waterfall 💦💧with a replica of the Spanish Steps 👣 for its 3️⃣D effects. You will feel like you are walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ over a stream actually ğŸž

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves ❤️ how the wall murals zğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ transform the ordinary apartment residential 🏢 areas with a vibrant look 😍🤩 Impressive beautiful 😍 & it has been 1️⃣ of the famous tourist destinations📍📍in KL now for both local & foreign tourists to appreciate Malaysian 🇲🇾 art talents ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ Bravo‼️👏🏻🙌🏻

So, not to miss your photos 📸 opportunities here while travelling to KL, the best 👍🏻 is you can spend time as long as you would like & without entrance fee âŒğŸŽŸ being charged ya 😉

More details via https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/02/27/from-bleak-to-beautiful-back-lanes-dbkl-turning-alleys-in-citys-golden-triangle-into-pockets-of-suns/

Address📍: Jalan Alor, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Escape Room

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s 1️⃣st time to try out this Malaysia🇲🇾’s premier real escape game, she was a bit nervous whether possible to escape herself & her team mates allocated for it 👫👭👬

It was a vampires 🧛‍♀️🧛‍♂️ theme game, quite scarry 😧 too initially when the centre officer 🙋🏻‍♂️open the room door🚪

This game with 4️⃣ doors 🚪🚪🚪🚪 to open with clues to solve for each 🤗

Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 was in totally darkness ⬛️ with her team mates 👭👬👫 for the briefing 🗣👥👤👥, then a torch 🔦 light was given for the game. Woow😲‼️ Quite a unique experience, do enjoy yours with a group of friends or family members ya 👭👫👬

Yeah‼️ She 👩🏻 has enjoyed the team work 🤝💪🏻 & everyone so involved to get out together 👭👬👫

Hmm…Limited photos 📸 she had for this game to share here due to the tight game duration of 45mins to solve the game clues, moreover in the dark ⬛️ most of the time during this exciting escape game 👍🏻😃😁

So, if you have about 2️⃣ to 6️⃣ friends 👫👭👬 with common interest & love ❤️ to solving puzzles, do opt for a game challenge here ya 😀

Address📍: Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, 07-96, 7th Floor, Entertainment Podium, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Note📌: Do check out for their other outlets within Malaysia ya

Operation hours🕙: 10am to 10pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.escaperoom.com.my/kl/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/escaperoom.com.my/

Laser Battle 🔫

Yeah‼️ It was really an exciting, sweaty💧😓 & fun physical exercise required game with her friends 👭👬👫

Yeah‼️ It involved a bit of physical movements, hence some sweats💧😓 & not encourage to bring your personal belongings ğŸ‘œğŸŽ’along when entering the battle field with your laser gears 🔫 for the game

Not to worry, there are lockers 🔐 available with no fee charge ❌💰for you to keep your belongings ğŸ‘œğŸŽ’before entering for the laser battle🔫‼️ Yeah‼️😃

Guess what❓⁉️

You will get addicted & wanted to have more laser battles 🔫🔫 once try it‼️ Ha…Ha…🤣😆

Ohh ya…You can opt to celebrate your birthay ğŸŽ‚ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠğŸŽˆğŸŽ here with an advanced booking ya 😀

Address📍: Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, 07-90A, 7th Floor, Entertainment Podium, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Note📌: Do check out for their other outlets within Malaysia ya

Operation hours🕙: 10am to 10pm daily

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

KTMB Kuala Lumpur Train 🚂🚊 Station

Personally to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻, she loves ❤️ the architecture of this old building 🛤🏫, yet well maintaining it👍🏻

It’s adopting a mixture of Eastern & Western designs, also presenting a mixture of Western & Mughal which similarly to Moorish Revival/ Indo-Saracenic architecture🛤🏫

You will not missed this iconic building 🛤🏫while travelling to KL, moreover this train 🚂🚊 station still in operation 😊

No admission fee âŒğŸŽŸ required, however there are certain areas within this building 🛤🏫 are not being accessible to public 🚫 So, do watch out 👀 for the signage then

Ohh ya…If you’re lucky 🍀 , you may observe some pre-wedding shootings 👰🏻🤵🏻 are happening here. Do greet “Congrats 👏🏻🙌🏻” to the wedding couples ya 👰🏻🤵🏻

More details via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lumpur_railway_station & 🌐 http://www.klia2.info/rail/ktm-komuter/stations/kuala-lumpur

Address📍: Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kampung Attap, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕖: 7am to 10pm daily

Muzium 🏛 Telekom

An admission fee ğŸŽŸ is required to visit this 3️⃣-storey museum 🏛 to appreciate all the telecommunication ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±relating history in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Address📍: Muzium Telekom, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily

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

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

So, hope you enjoy 😊 your city 🌆🏙 visit to Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia ya 😉

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Petaling Street ~ Chinatown KL, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 her recent visit with media friends to Petaling Street aka Chinatown ⛩ in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia 🇲🇾

Chinatown ⛩ was founded since 1857 with its expanded inhabitants population, the Chinese community 👭👬👫 around the commercial centre around Petaling Street. Petaling Street or famously called in Cantonese dialect “Chee Cheong Kai” is a bazaar with a wide selections of food stalls 🥘🍛🍜 & souvenirs ğŸ›’ğŸ›ğŸŽ stalls. Most of the stalls operate from 🔟am till late night 🌃🌌

She 👩🏻 used to have her secondary after school tuition 📖✍🏻 at this area back then. She has recalled some of her old memories 💭 , especially her favourite iced longan drink 🥤 & fresh tau foo fa aka douhua with soya milk 🥛 stalls

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Her mama 👵🏻 used to drop by the fried chesnuts 🌰 stall to pack for her grandma 🧓🏻 before her whole family 👭👫👬 was travelling back 🚘🚗 to her mama🧓🏻’s hometown for festive celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

Also her grandma 🧓🏻 loves ❤️ to wear the wooden clogs 👡 木屐, she wore as normal sandals, not just for toilet 🚽 though. She still recalled she loves ❤️ to wear, walk 🚶🏻‍♀️around & play with her grandma 🧓🏻 wooden clogs 👡 when she was a kid 🧒🏻 Just because of the clogs 👡 sound hitting on the ground 👣 “kick kok….kick kok…” Ha…Ha…😂🤣😆

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

You may check out her live updates 📌via main tweets thread for more details☺️

Petaling Street Heritage House 茨廠街 鄉音館

It’s a 2️⃣-storey shophouse with a cafe (downstairs) 🍽 cum heritage gallery 🖼 (upstairs) with all its retro collections e.g. an ancient portable phonograph that still working well which were all gathered & contributed by the Petaling Street residents👭👬👫

The cafe 🍽 is serving both Cantonese & Hakka dishes, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has yet to dine in 🍽 here, will visit again for sure 😃

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has read 📖 about its great heritage & cultures efforts from the local newspapers ğŸ“°ğŸ—žbefore her 1️⃣st visit via,

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

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

Definitely a must visit & highly recommended 👆🏻for history, heritage cum cultures lovers to learn more about Petaling Street as well as the Chinese dialects opera in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Free 🆓 admission ğŸŽŸ even though you are not dining in the cafe 🍽

In particular, she loves ❤️ the back stage set up of the opera at 2️⃣nd floor of this cafe 🍽

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Sometimes there will be opera shows/ workshops/ events organised, do join to support this NGO if you are available 🤗😃

Really wish this heritage sustainable will gain better ⬆️ supports 💪🏻🙌🏻 from the local community👭👫👬

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

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

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

Lost In Chinatown Gallery

This is the 1️⃣st Malaysia🇲🇾’s cultural maze, oppsss…Would you get lost 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♀️ during your visit❓⁉️

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

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

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Guess what❓⁉️

You literally will get lost 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️ during the gallery visit. It’s like a maze where its guests 👭👫👬may end up in a same spot or unable to find the exit. Ha…Ha…🤣😆

She loves ❤️ the great collections of Malaysian food lovers 😋🤤 as well as Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s famous tourist destinations 📍📍

Do capture a photo 📸 with the biggest abacus 🔢 in KL, Malaysia 🇲🇾 as it’s hidden in this gallery ya 😲

You will have a good laugh 😂😆 at the Top 20 Manglish words used in KL / nationwide Malaysia too 🇲🇾

Free 🆓 admission ğŸŽŸ, so why not pay it a visit to learn more about Malaysia 🇲🇾

If you’re visiting it with friends👭👬👫, do join the treasure hunt & win some prizes ğŸŽğŸŽ

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

Operation hours🕙: 10am to 10pm daily

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

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

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There are plenty of mirrors around the photos 📸 gallery where you can selfie/ wefie 🤳 with family members or friends 👭👫👬

Do enjoy selfie 🤳 during your solo visit ya 😊

Merchant’s Lane 美真林 Cafe

Finally had a chance to dine in 🍽 this beautiful 😍🤩 instagram worthy cafe & met 1️⃣ of the founder, Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ for a humble chat 🗣👥👤 about his journey of transitioning from finance expertise to food & beverages industry 😃

Most of the dishes & dish names served in this cafe are from Ken’s 🙋🏻‍♂️ creative ideas💡

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

Ha…Ha…Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ told that he is just too lazy to put up a big cafe signage, anyway his cafe still very crowded 👭👬👫, people still able to find it 😁

Guess what❓⁉️

This cafe also served yummy delicious 😋🤤 foods, beverages & desserts with creative names, no wonder so famous & crowded ya 👭👫👬

All happy satisfied dining in here 🍽😋😃

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She was holding a dessert 🍮 named “Better Than Sex” ~ Pandan 💚 flavour roti jala served with kaya toast ice cream 🍦🍨 & topped with sliced almonds, strawberries 🍓 & Gula Melaka 😋🤤

Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ has shared that because of this wall with tree 🌳 roots that his partners & himself 🙋🏻‍♂️ decided to rent this place📍to start this café

The cafe interior was a decision between Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️ & the interior designer, he never thought that it’s now so famous as instagram worthy 😍🤩

He 🙋🏻‍♂️ jokes that he still not undestand 🤔 & always wondering why ❓⁉️ some of his cafe guests 👭👬👫 can really spend hours/ whole day dine in 🍽 & to capture photos 📸 in his cafe

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had fun exploring 🚶🏻‍♀️#unseenKL with friends 👫👭👬, sharing this photos 📸 album about her #KLjourney around #PetalingStreet #茨厂街 #KualaLumpur . . 1️⃣st Can you find #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 in the cover photo 📸 album of this posting❓⁉️Group photo 📸 with friends 👭👬👫 (Hurray‼️Her selfie 🤳, no no, wefie skill improved 👍🏻😃👏🏻🙌🏻) after #Lunch dining 🍽 @ @merchantslane , you will be amazed with the creative dish named by Ken 🙋🏻‍♂️, one of the founders here. She 👩🏻 was holding its signature dessert named “#betterthansex” Ha…Ha…😅😂🤣😆 ~ Roti Jala served with kaya toast butter ice cream 🍦& gula melaka . . 2️⃣nd at @lostinchinatown.kualalumpur Love the amazing photos 📸 collection here, it’s like a big venue puzzle here. While you enjoying the gallery, you will get lost ❓❓ya 😂🤣😆 Do visit here with friends 👭👫👬 & participate in its treasure hunt of missions A, B&C . . 3️⃣rd To appreciate the history of #PetalingStreet & opera at #PetalingStreetHeritage House #茨廠街鄉音館 Not to be missed this impressive collection of antiques used & gathered from the local people here . . A different explore journey @ Petaling Street after quite some time 😃😁 . . More updates via https://twitter.com/siennylovesdraw/status/1050679718104559616?s=21 & Do stay tune 👩🏻‍💻📝 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com 🤗😊 . . @gayatravel @tourismmalaysiasentral @tourism.malaysia #sharing #sharingiscaring #hotel #PetalingStreet #Chinatown #ChinatownKL #UnseenKL #VisitKL #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #KL #KualaLumpur #heritage #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #siennylovesdrawing #TourismMalaysia #accommodation #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cultures

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A group photo 📸 with this cafe signage after the dining too 🍽

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

Operation hours🕤: 9.30am (weekends), 11.30am (weekdays) to 10pm daily, closed Wednesday

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

New 🆕 Express Style Hotel 🏢 ~ Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown

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

She had a cosy comfy 1️⃣st express style hotel stay 🏢🛏🚿🚽 with her media friends 👭👫👬at this newly 🆕 launched (since early Oct 2018) hotel named Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown 🏢

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

Guess what❓⁉️

Her Grab driver 🚖🚕 has sent her to the nearby named Pacific Express Hotel 🏢 Central Market instead. This is because this hotel 🏢 just 2️⃣ weeks old during her stay🛏🛋🚿🚽, too new 🆕 & yet to be updated with its address📍in the Grab app 📲 She has shared her experience with the hotel management 👨🏻‍💼👩🏻‍💼 so that they will connect with Grab to update its hotel address📍into the app 📲 to offer greater convenience to its hotel guests then 👬👭👫

1️⃣st impression when she got on the bed 🛏 to catch up her sleep 💤😴 , she loves ❤️ the light & soft blanket, an energised rest for sure 😌

She was impressed with its go green 💚 & sustainable initiative 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 by setting up iron board & water 💦💧 dispenser at each floor for its hotel guests 👭👫👬, it definitely reduce ⬇️ electricity 🔌 & plastic wastage, bravo‼️👏🏻

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The above 2️⃣ tourist destinations 📍📍 shared are both within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance from this hotel 🏢

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

Not to be missed‼️

Currently for the 1️⃣st 🔟 guests 👭👬👫 daily will enjoy the special rate of RM99, so grab it before this new 🆕 launch promotion ends ya ✌🏻

Do exploring for your express city stay ya 🤗

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

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

FB: https://www.chinatownkl.com/

A group boomerang ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ with her media friends 👫👭👬 before checking out from the express stay here 👋🏻🏢

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Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 2)

Yeah‼️ As promised, now sharing Part 2️⃣ of the Rentak Selangor aka Beats of Selangor 2018 😃😁

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has travelled with the writers team 👫👭👬 to Carey Island 🌴 🏖🏝 to meet the Mah Meri 👹👺people to learn more about their richness history & cultures 😲🤗

At present, Mah Meri’s 👹👺population is more than 4️⃣K people 👬👭👫

So,  what’s their musics ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ & dances 💃🏻🕴🏻❓⁉️

Mayin Jo-oh Music & Dance

This is a mask 👹👺traditional dance 💃🏻 which performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang to join the festivals by Mah Meri people 👹👺

Mah Meri 👺👹 people is 1️⃣ of the 1️⃣8️⃣ tribes of indigenous people aka Orang Asli & one said only resides at Carey Island 🌴 🏖🏝 of Malaysia 🇲🇾

The male 👬 Mah Meri 👹👺 dancers will wear the grotesque wooden masks ğŸŽ­ carved, dance clothes made with tree 🌳 skin & palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿🌿 Generally, the males’ 👬 are with more exaggerated dance moves to express the spirit of the mask ğŸŽ­ & in clockwise 🔃 direction around the female 👭 dancers

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While the female 👭 dancers will wear the skirts made of palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿🌿 & plaited mengkuang head gear. They will dance anti-clockwise 🔄 around an earthen mound named as “a busot” 😀

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This dance 💃🏻 is performed with gestures to relate the annual Ari Muyang ritual ceremony, everyday events e.g. fishing ğŸŽ£ , celebrations ğŸŽŠğŸŽ‰ etc. & with the music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ ğŸŽ¼ played from the music instruments below,

  • bambooğŸŽ‹ğŸŽstampers named “tuntog”
  • a viola ğŸŽ»named “jule”
  • the double-headed drum 🥁 named “tambo”
  • a brass gong named “a-tawa”

Do enjoy the short clipsÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured while the travel team members 👭👬👫 mostly joined in to enjoy this traditional dance 💃🏻 with Mah Meri 👹👺 dancers 👏🏻🙌🏻

Spirit Wood Carving

The Mah Meri 👹👺 people also well known 👍🏻 with their spiritual wood carving, apart from its richness of music, songs ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ¼ & dances

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 continues #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ğŸŽ¼ğŸ¥ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµDay 3️⃣ . She learnt a lot from #MahMeri people 👹👺(1️⃣ of the 1️⃣8️⃣ tribes of indigenous people aka #OrangAsli), only in Carey Island 🌴 of Malaysia 🇲🇾 They are known with spirit wood craving, richness of their songs ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ¼ & dances . Guess what❓⁉️ . She observed the preparing mask 👺 (for dance named Mayin Jo-oh, traditional dance performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang) with wood, tree 🌳 skin, palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿🌿 etc. . A great 👍🏻😃 day at #PulauCarey #CareyIsland 🚤⛵️🏝🌊 , do enjoy this IG posting 1️⃣st with photos 📸 & short clips ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured. More updates soon, blog 👩🏻‍💻📝 link @ profile . @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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They are mostly with the remarkable wood carving skills, in particular wood sculptures & masks ğŸŽ­ All are depict their Ari Muyang, mythical creatures, animal spirits e.g. birds 🐦🦅 , dragon 🐉 etc. from the Mah Meri’s 👹👺surroundings of swamp, sea 🌊 & forest 🌳🌳

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According to 1️⃣ of the Mah Meri 👹👺 wood carver (Oppsss…She forgot to ask ❓about his name), he shared that sometimes he carves the sculptures as per his dreams 💭 The forms & figures actually appeared a few times in the dreams 💭 which most of the Mah Meri 👹👺wood carvers would believe the messages 📜 from the other world 🌍 to them for spiritual wood carvings 😊

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So, upon waking up, he would then set to carve the figures that he encountered in his dreams 💭  He added that some sculptures are carved for the purpose of healing too

Traditionally, the materials for wood carving including nyireh stone, rare red mangrove hardwood etc. 😃

Palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿 weaving/ origami

Guess what❓⁉️

For Mah Meri 👹👺 females 👭 to get married👰🏻👰🏻, they must good 👍🏻 at weaving. Ha…Ha…An interesting fact learnt😆

Accordingly, most of the Mah Meri 👹👺 females 👭 are well known 👍🏻 with their impressive weaving skills. It was once said & believed that Mah Meri 👹👺leaf 🌿🍃 origami to be the oldest in the world 🗺 🌍 Wow‼️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves 💗 her head gear received from Mah Meri 👹👺 people as welcoming gift 💝 which was folded with the palm leaves 🌿🌿 upon her entering to the village 🏘🏡

Among the weaving designs are spirit flowers🌼🌻💐, birds 🐦🦅 etc., objects of adornments e.g. head gears, belts etc. to be worn for celebration ğŸŽ‰ ğŸŽŠ , jewelleries, purses👛👝, baskets etc.

The young fronds of the palm leaves are intricately to be folded to make offerings & ornaments for the ritual 🙏🏻 ceremonies of the Mah Meri 👺👹 people 👫👭👬

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Ari Muyang

On an annual basis, Mah Meri 👹👺people 👭👬👫 will gather together at the Spirit House 🏠 in their village named Rumah Muyang to celebrate its Spirit & Ancestor Festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ named Ari Muyang Festival around mid March 😉🤩

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Ari Muyang Festival ğŸŽŠğŸŽ‰ is celebrating for 3️⃣ days with aims to seek protection, to appease the spirit guardians & to offer prayers 🙏🏻 to honour their ancestors☺️

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She was told that during the festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠceremony, the spirit mediums or known as “dukun” will enter into a state of trance ~ an inhabited by a muyang’s spirit. The “dukun” will bless the Mah Meri 👹👺 people 👭👬👫 by smearing their foreheads & forearms with rice 🍚 powder mixed with flowers 💐 🌼🌻 & leaves 🌿🍃🌱

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Then, Mayin Jo’oh dance 💃🏻 will be performed to inviting the muyang to join in this festive celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wishes to celebrate this mentioned Ari Muyang Festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ with the Mah Meri 👹👺 people 👬👭👫 in the near future then 😄

A great 👍🏻😃 cultural learning day at Carey Island 🚤⛵️🏝🌊 of Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾 with media 👩🏻‍💻📝 team 👭👬👫 of Rentak Selangor 2018

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Ohh ya…Let’s enjoy her vblog & short clipÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured about an awesome ğŸ˜ŽğŸ‘ğŸ»Â day visit to Homestay Sg Haji Dorani 🏘🏘

She has enjoyed a great experience by meeting the local people 👬👭👫 as well as learning better about the traditional music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ instruments & enjoyed the awesome performance by Kompang Anak Selangor aka KOMPAS

Guess what❓⁉️

She has learnt much more about kuda kepang ğŸŽğŸ´ (kuda lumping for Indonesia 🇮🇩 ) , Barongan, Gamelan, Shadow Play aka Wayang Kulit as well as enjoyed the hands on (including young kids 👶🏻👦🏻) music instruments with the guidance from the friendly musicians 😃😁

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Yeah‼️ It’s really a great 👍🏻 pleasure for @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 to be part of the media team 👫👭👬 for #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ğŸŽ¼ğŸ¥ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ . Enjoyed a great experience today meeting the local people 👬👭👫 as well as learning better about the traditional music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ instruments & enjoyed the awesome performance by #KompangAnakSelangor aka KOMPAS at @homestay_sg_hj_dorani 🏘🏘 . Guess what❓⁉️ She learnt much more about #kudakepang ğŸŽğŸ´ (#kudalumping for Indonesia 🇮🇩 ) , #Barongan, #Gamelan , #ShadowPlay aka #WayangKulit as well as enjoyed the hands on (including young kids 👶🏻👦🏻) music instruments with the guidance from the friendly musicians 😃😁 . A memorable day at #HomestaySgHajiDorani 🏘🏘 enjoyed this posting with photos 📸 & short clips ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured 1️⃣st. More updates soon, blog 👩🏻‍💻📝 link @ profile . @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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Do invite 📩📧💌 SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 again, just can’t wait to be in for Rentak Selangor 2019 ya

#RentakSelangor #DiscoverSelangor #BeatsOfSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS#VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia#MalaysiaTrulyAsia #Selangor #Malaysia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging#bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #CareyIsland #MahMeri #orangasli

Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 1)

Yeah‼️ ✌🏻SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently being invited 📩📧💌 by Tourism Selangor & participated as 1️⃣ of the international media team 👫👭👬 (from Malaysia 🇲🇾, Indonesia 🇮🇩, Japan 🇯🇵 & Korea 🇰🇷) for the Rentak Selangor 2018 in Malaysia🇲🇾’s national language with meaning of the Beats of Selangor 😃

It’s the strategic effort for the 3️⃣rd year to further promote ⬆️ the State of Selangor as a tourism & cultural destination in Malaysia 🇲🇾

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Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has learnt & discovered so much during this 5️⃣D4️⃣N trip 🚌 about the diverse co-existence of cultural traditions & ecosystems in Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

Hmm…Why Selangor❓⁉️

It’s because throughout the years, Selangor is 1️⃣ of the multiracial 👬👫👭 states in Malaysia 🇲🇾 that arose with beautiful 😍🤩 blends of various vibrant cultural heritage influences in traditional dances 👹👺💃🏻🕺& music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ§ğŸŽµğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¤A deep rooted musical heritage actually defines a race group’s identity & solidarity😁

What’s the objectives❓⁉️

  • To promote ⬆️ Selangor as a tourism destination of choice while travelling to Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • To introduce the culture of Selangor to a widen public 👭👬👫
  • To celebrate & propagate the musical ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ§ğŸŽµğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¤& traditional dances 👹👺💃🏻🕺 heritage of Selangor
  • To strengthen 🤝🙌🏻 the collaborative relationship between Selangor Exco for Youth Generation Development (UPEN) with the participating stakeholders, international media practitioners, travel agencies & tourism industry players👭👬👫

So, what are the beats & moves (i.e. musics ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµ& dances💃🏻🕴🏻)❓⁉️

Cempuling ~ Selangor Javaneses’ Joy

It means a collection of music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµ instruments that uses beats for different rhythm & sound brought to Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 by Sunan Kalijaga. The music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµplayed are in the form of advices for the audiences 👭👫👬

  • Cem ~ A variety as the musicians 👭👬👫 with different background & different types & sizes of instrumentsğŸŽ¹ğŸŽ¸ğŸ¥
  • Pul ~ All sorts of people gathering👭👫👬
  • Iling ~ It’s the Java language to reminding each other about self, team member & communities. In religious term, it means self reflections & self reminders😀

 

She has enjoyed the modern Cempuling performance by Cempuling moden Cendana Klasik 👭👫👬👍🏻

Hmm…Modern Cempuling❓⁉️

Because it’s including with modern musicÂ ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµ instruments e.g. keyboard ğŸŽ¹ , guitar ğŸŽ¸ etc. as refer to the 2️⃣nd row of above boomerang ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured

The music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµ instruments for Cempuling includes Rebana Ibu, Rebana Gong, Rebana Kempul, Rebana Kempreng, Rebana Anak, Enteng-Enteng 1️⃣, Enteng-Enteng 2️⃣ etc.😊

Guess what❓⁉️

The songs ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¤ played with Cempuling are with a variety from songs from Java, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil etc. She enjoyed the performance of a Mandarin song by late famous Taiwanese 🇹🇼 singer, Teresa Teng💁🏻‍♀️

Do enjoy a video clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

 

Urumee Melum உறுமிமேளம் Drummers ~ Calling of the Gods’ Spirit 🥁🥁

This is the most vibrant 🤩 & essential of the Malaysian-Indian traditions found in Malaysia 🇲🇾 with its double-headed hourglass-shaped drum originated from the state of Tamil Nadu, South of India 🇮🇳

This music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµhas been widely believed to possess deep sacred power & it mostly associated with the trance rituals of calling of the gods’ spirit. It’s slung with a cloth strap across the shoulder & played by the drummer 👬👬👬🥁horizontally. It’s played entirely with sticks & simply allows the drummer to either play it by standing 👬 or walking 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♂️ around

Do enjoy a short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 at Batu Caves ğŸž with the awesome 👏🏻 performance by the drummers 👬👬👬 🥁from the Chinna Rasa Urumee Melum Masana Kali

Some of the music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸ¥ instruments including Urumee, Thavil, Pambai, Jaldra etc.

She was informed that all the drummers of this music group are very self discipline i.e. only perform the music with full proper praying attire 👕👖as their performance attire, bare foot 👣 & with no ❌🍻drinking & smoking❌🚬habits to respect this holy tradition heritage. They are all with normal diet (not necessary vegetarian) except some major prayers/ festivals ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠwhich require fasting before their performance at ceremonies/ temples⛩

 

Tanjung Flowers 💐 Dance ~ Selangor Royalties 👑 dance 💃🏻

Tanjung flowers 💐 aka Bunga Tanjung in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language if the official flower of Selangor since the ruling of the Selangor Royalties 👑

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After many of you asking via DMsss, here you go a summary of @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 ‘s Day 4️⃣ (last day, why so fast❓⁉️😌) with #BeatsofSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµğŸŽ¼ğŸ¥ . Hmm…Slightly longer 🤗 as need to prepare clips ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ with details inside ya 😉☺️ . ✅ Traditional dances of Selangor Royalties 👑 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 & Bugis, South Sulawesi, Indonesia 🇮🇩 . ✅ Amazing great #UrumeeMelum drummers 🥁 performance . ✅ Beautiful Istana Bandar Lama Jugra . Happy to meet new friends, both Malaysians & some foreign media friends from this trip, friendship forever ya 👫👭👬💗 . Let’s enjoy the photos & clips captured of each about the beautiful #Selangor , Malaysia 🇲🇾 , more updates 👩🏻‍💻 via blog link at profile or vblog via #Youtube ~SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s channel . Special thank you 🙏🏻 for having #siennylovesdrawing with great 👍🏻 welcoming & hospitality throughout 🤗to @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac @visit.malaysia2020 @maticmy #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers

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This 4️⃣mins & 4️⃣0️⃣seconds dance 💃🏻 only for women 👭👭👭 & it symbolises Malay women as gentle, courteous, polite same like this flower 💐 ~ very fragrant & grows very high up on the trees 🌳🌳

It’s very well accepted 👍🏻 by the Malaysians🇲🇾& always performed during the official government ceremonies etc.😉

 

Batara Dance

Back then, this dance 💃🏻 was performed to emphasise on the connection between humans & the Gods of all Universes. Then, this dance 💃🏻 has evolved to being a dance 💃🏻 which meant to show love 💗 & loyalty to the King 👑

This 4️⃣mins & 4️⃣0️⃣seconds dance💃🏻’s movement visualises the respect & gratitude to the King 👑

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Poja Dance 💃🏻 ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

This 3️⃣mins Bugis dance 💃🏻 which is 1️⃣ of the popular one in Selangor due to the Bugis migrants from Sulawesi 🇮🇩 & settled down in Selangor 🇲🇾 many years ago

This dance 💃🏻 used to be performed only in the royal 👑 palace to welcome the King 👑 by the dancers 💃🏻💃🏻 with the sprinkled flowers 💐 & nice dance 💃🏻 moves

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Currently, it’s performed to everyone 👬👭👫 as a welcome 🤗 symbolic to all guests 👭👬👫who came to attend a event/ ceremony held😃

 

Madduppa Bosara Dance ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

It’s another move with Bugis influence & used to be performed in front of the noble families only during the Mattandajari ceremony (marriage 👰🏻🤵🏻 proposal). Then, this dance 💃🏻 has evolved & to welcome 🤗 all guests to events/ ceremonies

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Madduppa ~ The traditional food serving tray

Bosara ~ The traditional food serving tray’s cover

Both of them are used in this 6️⃣mins & 2️⃣5️⃣seconds dance 💃🏻 & then a variety of traditional delicacies/ cakes 🍰 will be served to all guests 👭👫👬 after the end of this dance 💃🏻 performance

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Do enjoy a short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured with all the 4️⃣ dances shared above performed by dancers from Citra Ugik of Malay Bugis Association of Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Ohh…Noted the beautiful 😍 place in the clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ above of the  4️⃣ dances 💃🏻💃🏻 performed…

Curious 🤔 where 📍is it❓⁉️

It’s Alaeddin Palace 👑 or Bandar Jugra Palace aka Istana Bandar Lama Jugra in Malaysia 🇲🇾’s national language which was constructed using high quality timber named Cengal & marble. Its design is largely with Islamic & some influences from Indian, Middle-Eastern & Chinese (i.e. the roof’s carved fascia board & dragon 🐉 fin)

 

This double-storey palace 👑 has many rooms i.e. A royal 👑 bath 🛀🏻 , a throne room, a banquet room, bedrooms💤🛌, royal 👑 audiences hall, kitchen, a forbidden garden etc. It was designated as a historical monument & site under the Antiquities Act 1976 in 1980👏🏻🙌🏻

Do stay tune for Part 2 ya

#RentakSelangor #DiscoverSelangor #BeatsOfSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS#VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia#MalaysiaTrulyAsia #Selangor #Malaysia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging#bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #Java #Bugis #IstanaBandarJugra #Jugra #Palace