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What To Eat In Sabah of Malaysia

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

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

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

So, what to eat in Sabah❓⁉️

Kudat

James Tambakan Fish Farm 🍽️🐟

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

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

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

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

Restaurant Hock Cheong 福昌 🍽️

She had a happy full tummy dinner here 👍🏻

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

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

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

Rainbow 🌈 Kitchen / Rainbow 🌈Herbs

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

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

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

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

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

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

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

Rungus Longhouse @ Bavanggazo village

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keningau

Lai Pao Chicken Wings

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

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

Do check out for her TikTok clip ya 📹🌐

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

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

Kris Vin Delicatessen

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

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

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

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

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

Tenom

Lai Brother Cafe

She has enjoyed its famous Tenom fried noodles

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

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

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

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Tana Restaurant @ Toojou Hostel

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

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

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

Operating hours: 11am to 12am

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

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Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Native Sabah, Plaza 333

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

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

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

Ohh ya…It serves also the live or fried edible nutritional protein sago worm 🐛 named Butod, more info via 🌐 https://www-mysabah-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.mysabah.com/wordpress/sago-worm-butod/amp/

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

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

Kwong Sup Ikan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flypod Cafe & Lounge

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

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

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

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

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

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

Flypod Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

Papar

Kak Anna Restaurant

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

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

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

Restaurant Fu Yee

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

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

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

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

Kundasang

Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kokol Hill

NG Kokol Santai Cafe

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

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

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There is a camping site next to this cafe

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

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

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

Kedai Kopi Nyuk Pau Baru

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

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

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

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

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

Amazing Scenic Getaway in Kundasang, Sabah of Malaysia

Hey all 👋🏻☺️, as refer to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s earlier blog post about her Best Moments in Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾 , if you’ve missed it, you may enjoy your read 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/

In this blog post, she will share about her amazing scenic getaway with FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge, Kundasang, Sabah of Malaysia 神山飛点山庄 ğŸžï¸ğŸ¡ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤ğŸ˜ƒ

Actually SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wasn’t in her itinerary planning to travel to Kundasang ğŸžï¸during this recent Sabah trip. However, just because of a beautiful coincidence that she got to know & engage with FLYPOD team (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/) , a great 👍🏻 1️⃣ stop travel solutions provider, then she got to enjoy a fully recharged mind, body & soul, an awesome scenic getaway at FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge ğŸ¡ğŸžï¸ğŸ‘

So, she has checked out & stored her big backpack ğŸŽ’ with FLYPOD Hotel 🏨 (Fee applies ✅), then enjoyed yummy brunch 😋🍽️☕ @ FLYPOD Restaurant before departed to Kundasang ğŸžï¸ with Sky Tee & Jane of FLYPOD team 👫🏻🚗☺️💕

FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ¡ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤ is centrally located at Kinabalu Park, Sabah. It offers a strategic location 📍& comfortable environment with beautiful scenery 😍🤩, if you’re planning your hiking 🥾 to Mount Kinabalu ⛰️, do check out this lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤â›°ï¸

Ohh ya…It was took over by a 🆕 management ie. FLYPOD & with its soft opening on 1 Feb 2022. It requires a 2.5 hours car ride 🚗 from FLYPOD Hotel 🏨, Kota Kinabalu International Airport ✈️ & Tanjung Aru Railway Station 🚉 You may engage for the transport service either car, van or bus 🚗🚐🚌 to reach to this lodge with FLYPOD team ya 👍🏻

With the 🆕 FLYPOD team management since Feb 2022, this lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤â›°ï¸ğŸ‘ğŸ» is now much improved on its cleanliness & well equipped for all its guests’ necessity comparatively if you’ve read up the TripAdvisor reviews made prior Feb 2022. SiennyLovesDrawing has shared & contributed her TripAdvisor review via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g3845613-d1028871-r852907728-Kinabalu_Mountain_Lodge-Kundasang_Ranau_Sabah.html based on her lodge stay in July 2022, so more travelers got an updated review, sharing is caring as always ya ☺️💕

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Kinabalu Park ğŸžï¸ğŸŒ³ was gazetted in 1964 to protect Mount Kinabalu ⛰️ & its flora & fauna 🌳🌳, also Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s 1️⃣st World Heritage Site declared by the UNESCO in Dec 2000 for its outstanding universal values & the role as 1️⃣ of the most important biological sites in the world ğŸŒŽ Plenty of nature activities available especially enjoy the trekking trails ğŸžï¸â›°ï¸ğŸ¥¾ğŸ‘ğŸ», more info via 🌐 https://www.mountkinabalu.com/mount-kinabalu/kinabalu-park

Yeah‼️ You may request to stop by the Nabalu Craft Market before heading up the lodge for a quick shopping 🛍️🛒 Had a safe arrival with FLYPOD team though the roads up to the lodge is slightly steep, then enjoyed a cuppa of hot honey 🍯 as welcome drink 😋💕 from the friendly staff here at this lovely lodge, yes ✅, she did felt being home 🏡 & welcomed 🤗

When arrived, 1️⃣st impression to her, it’s absolutely suitable for a nature 🌳🌳 getaway from the busy city 🌆🌇 lifestyle & to enjoy relaxing. Totally an ideal 👍🏻 place for travelers within Kinabalu Park area ğŸžï¸

Let’s stay & enjoy a nice up close nature getaway with the view of the green nature of Kundasang valleys ğŸžï¸â›°ï¸ğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³

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

This lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ¡ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤ is actually owned by FLYPOD which was established in 2017, it was took over & then with soft opening in Feb 2022. FLYPOD is a management company for different business divisions & based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. FLYPOD aspires to be 1️⃣ of the prime movers of the local tourism industry in Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾 with FLYPOD Hotel, FLYPOD Restaurant, FLYPOD Cafe Lounge & this Kinabalu Mountain Lodge, also upcoming FLYPOD beachfront, all are set to thrive in serving both domestic & international travellers to Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾 Also to be 1️⃣ of the leading sustainable & environmental friendly 💚tourism organizations in the Sabah tourism industry to providing memorable travel experiences to all visitors

It sets 9️⃣km from Mount Kota Kinabalu ⛰️ to offer accommodation 🛌🏻💤 with a restaurant, a shared lounge & a 24-hour front desk for all its guests’ convenience. There is a private bathroom with bidet in some units, along with slippers, a hairdryer & 🆓 toiletries. It offers airport shuttle service with an applicable fee 🚗✈️

This lodge has a garden & sun terrace. She has checked into a Queen Room with Balcony in FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge for a comfy night stay 🛌🏻😴💤 Love the comfortable pillow & bed 🛏️ Her room is with attached bathroom & fully equipped with all necessity inclusive of electric kettle, cups, toiletries, tissue papers, towels, water heater, fan (No need for air conditioner, it’s absolute chill cozy with its cooling weather). If required, you may request for mosquito repellent, heater, iron & hair dryer from the hotel reception

Ohh ya…Thanks so much for the mosquito repellent spray & heater set up in her room by its friendly polite lodge staff. The free WiFi connection 📶 here was good during her stay here as she managed to do a work Gmeet 👍🏻 upon her checked in, yeah!! 😀

She loves ❤️ the peaceful calm environment here so much, making she easily fall asleep here, cooling nice ☁️🌡️👍🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

She really had a good rest during her stay here, nice deep sleep 💤😴 with its calm soothing surroundings â›°ï¸ğŸžï¸ğŸ’šğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³ Absolutely a good stay to enjoy maximum rest here 👍🏻

Do check out her FB album posted on her Sabah travels via 📸🌐

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She woke up happily after a great 👍🏻 early night rest here 🛌🏻💤👍🏻 She loves the nice valley view 🪟 from her room & enjoyed birds singing in the morning 🌄🕊️🐦

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully charged & energized from her good night rest here 🛌🏻💤👍🏻The cosy comfy environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed 🛏️, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended 👍🏻

During her stay, she has met 2️⃣ Singapore travelers, Naz & Lucas, had good chat with them to exchange travel stories & experiences 👫🏻😃😁 They love their cozy comfy stay here & recommended the trekking 🥾 at Kinabalu Park

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Ohh ya…You can enjoy steamboat meal 🫕🍲 during your stay here, absolutely a great 👍🏻 dining choice with its nice cooling ☁️🌡️, yummy 😋🤤 max

She got to enjoy 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 breakfast 😋👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing got amazed & loved the beautiful view of the Donkey head peak of Mountain Kota Kinabalu 🤩😍 during her morning walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️with Sky Tee & the absolute friendly guard dog, Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴

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Highly recommended👏🏻👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing really love & enjoyed her great stay here 👩🏻❤️💕

It’s really a good place to be at if you wish to enjoy a silent retreat, me time as well as family time with cooling weather & green nature view

Insider news: There will be a family room soon here (Now construction 🏗️🚧 in progress) with view 🪟 overlooking beautiful mountain valley 😍🤩🌄 Definitely worth to enjoy family time here

Absolutely a good 1️⃣ stop travel hospitality service enjoyed during SiennyLovesDrawing’s extended stay with FLYPOD Hotel 🏨, she really impressed with the friendly customer services from the FLYPOD team, including the guard dog, Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴 @ FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge 😃😁 Do keep up the great customer service spirits, SiennyLovesDrawing for sure will be back again, see you ya

Highly recommended you all to connect with FLYPOD team for your Sabah travel ya 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻.

~ FLYPOD, Be welcomed. Be fulfilled. Be at home ~

Yes ✅, SiennyLovesDrawing did felt being home 🏡 & welcomed 💕🤗 during her stay here, will be back again for sure ğŸžï¸ğŸŒ³ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3KHuKRRk5FJatQYs8 (SiennyLovesDrawing has also contributed her Google review as a Google Local Guide ☺️)
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Yeah‼️ #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpacks ğŸŽ’during this trip 🇲🇾 #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers â¤ï¸ğŸŽ’ğŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍️🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks

A comfy shoe is recommended for travelling, siennyLovesDrawing has opted for 👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole Sabah trip , loving it 💕❤️, 🛒🛍️🌐 https://luccavudor.com/product/

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SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

Best Moments in Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Keningau & Tenom Of Sabah, Malaysia · Day by Day Itinerary

Updated 15 Aug 2022, 9.05am

Note📌: This blog post was progressively being updated by SiennyLovesDrawing during her trip, hmm…A superb long story, enjoy reading ya 😀

Hey all 👋🏻☺️, do you remembered reading SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s earlier blog post about her Sabah travel bucket list❓⁉️ To recall, you may enjoy your read via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/05/flymetosabah-bucket-list-to-tick-off/

Guess what❓⁉️

Her travel wish comes true, yes ✅, she travels in Sabah now, Malaysia 🇲🇾 This is her 1️⃣st trip by air 🛫 out of Kuala Lumpur (KL) city since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia 🇲🇾

In this blog post, she will share briefly her itinerary planning & then with more details from her own personal travel experiences & observations about COVID-19 travel procedures, peoples, places & the food she encounters during this domestic trip @ Sabah in upcoming blog posts, do stay tuned ya 😃

Do check out her FB albums posted on her Sabah travels via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0ZDEEAgGaViiSmiaESro69UQubF1EpcmrWC6gZAZB3Qo3iUB8VdLR2CFaDAqcnLxkl & 📸🌐 https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid02kjpUdBjPpDyjDrMRjCkW59pvg24WVYTLr9Ep4nrdiBGeGZJhbYFtvWwMedvJTnahl/ &📸🌐 https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid0wDTvapLUrZHf5Ae5aZQBm2F4cVFFiVwuWgSL1pbtNi6bW8rju7wzDwLbnfnq8sggl/

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysians 🇲🇾 OR international passport 🛂 for foreigners 🙅🏻‍♀️🇲🇾, must ensure at least 6️⃣ months validity ya 👍🏻
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then🧳
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering Sabah
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required
  • All visitors to Sabah both domestic & international will be given a social travel pass with 90 days validity at immigration counter. Must safe keeping it as you will need it again at the time you leave Sabah. Penalty occurs if lost it
  • Do wear comfortable shoes & travel light as SiennyLovesDrawing always enjoy, #AnywherewithGL with Gaston Luga waterproof backpacks ğŸŽ’during this trip 🇲🇾 ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍️🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks & SiennyLovesDrawing also has opted for #LuccaVudorSG comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole trip at Sabah, loving it 💕❤️, 🛒🛍️🌐 https://luccavudor.com/

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully vaccinated, including booster vaccine, she still performed the swab test prior her trip. So, she would like to HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestic or international to be PCR tested before travel trips for the peace of mind & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Day 1️⃣

Her Premium Flex with Air Asia flight has departed to Kota Kinabalu (KK) from Kuala Lumpur International airport (KLIA2) @ 5.30am

Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing was nearly missed her flight for the 1️⃣st time ever, she was lucky 🍀 that she didn’t, so you all still get to read her stories here 😅😂🤣

Unsure & don’t know why she wrongly remembered the Boarding Gate for her flight. Actually she got an angel 😇 who he helped to take her photo – Kota Kinabalu wall at departure hall. He asked, which is your boarding gate❓⁉️ She confidently answered Gate K 🤦🏻‍♀️, if she bothered to recheck her boarding pass again, she would definitely saved her energy to run & rush to the other end for the correct boarding gate that early morning

She was thankful 🙏🏻 that she got on the flight 🛫 to KK, she felt blessed. So, moral of this story to you all, do recheck your boarding gate before you walk towards it to wait for your flight boarding, if missed a flight is definitely not good ya

It’s really feeling good while on board with flight ✈️ after 2️⃣++ years, enjoyed looking out the flight window to feel the warm sun 🔆 rays & seeing the dancing clouds ☁️ up close while enjoyed her favourite flight meal ~ Santan Nasi Lemak Pak Nasser

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6947922297739460608-jJMu

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Arrived safely at KK international airport (KKIA) @ 8am, a 2 hours 30mins flight journey

Happy flight to KK TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Guess what❓⁉️

At arrival hall toilets, she got amazed 🤩 by the beautiful under the sea wall murals by local Sabahan cartoonist artist, Jaini Abd. Ghani aka Binjai ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ (IG: Kartunis_binjai) & Sabahan artist, Halim Batak (FB: halim.batak.7). To her personally, both tell stories about Sabah is with many diving 🤿🦪🐠🐡🦈 spots & well known for its under the sea beauty

When she captured the photos & videos these murals especially at Gent toilet, she got stopped with thought that she went in to wrong toilet, lol 😆😂

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6947928269014884352-Tqde

Then, absolutely an amazing colourful graffiti 😍 named “The Nature Mind of Landscape” by Kenji Chai ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ (IG: mr_kenjichai), it aims as a reminder of the value of nature & how all of us must do more to protect the Malaysia 🇲🇾’s endangered species, especially Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis Larvatus)

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As an art lover herself, she got amazed with the beautiful wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œï¸ at KKIA painted by the Sabahan artists. Truly proud of all local art talents shown to the world the art & culture of the people in Sabah in different ways, forms & knowledge through art

Actually these art displays at airports are part of the National Art Gallery & Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) initiative ie. KUL Art Airport to promote Malaysian artworks & to showcase these participating Malaysian artists’ cultural identities not just domestically, but also on an international stage. Yes ✅, both domestic & foreign travellers whether now arriving & departing from international airports at KL, KK, Penang & Kuching will be greeted by a series of artworks created by local Malaysian artists. Malaysia 🇲🇾’s international airports are the next cultural hubs

Happily met & greet with Sabah Tourism Board team members, Ms DG & Ms Nana, as well as tour guide, Mr Tommy Soo & driver, Mr Peter of Borneo Excursions at KKIA. Then, departed together to Kudat on a road trip of approximately 3.5 hours

SiennyLovesDrawing had get to know them chit chat & then closed her eyes 👀 & rest during this road 🛣️ journey 💤😴🥱, she had an early morning 🌅, time to recharge so can gain energy to share more juicy stories with you all ya 🤗💪🏻🙌🏻

Kudat

Arrived at Kudat Esplanade Sidek ⚓ @ 12pm

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/QaKaMejiJ569AHWh6

Next, a 🔟mins boat ride 🛥️ to enjoy lunch @ 📍🍽️🐟 James Tambakan Fish Farm

Yeah‼️ Time to enjoy healthy delicious live & fresh seafood dishes, either steamed or boiled, yummy 😋🤤

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Visitors can opt to enjoy fish snorkeling 🤿 & feeding fish 🐟🐠 at farm here

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/

After lunch, visited to Kudat Ferry ⛴️ Terminal Jetty ⚓

Guess what❓⁉️

Again, she got amazed with the beautiful wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œï¸ surrounding this jetty ⚓ ticket office. It’s by a local Sabahan artist named Chong Ket Phin (FB: art.painting.50309), a very low profile artist

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948055813525524480-4ivc

This artist is based in Kudat, so not surprised you will see more beautiful wall murals from him around Kudat during your visit to here ya 🤩👍🏻

Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via 📹🌐https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7116705559709371674

Then visit the G Wonder Khayalan Home Art Gallery

It’s owned by a local Sabahan artist named Jainal Amambing, an award winning artist in domestic & international

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s also known as The Ugliest Home Art Gallery in North Borneo by the artist owner himself

Hmm…Why❓⁉️ Do check out her next blog post on ~ Arts in Sabah via  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/ ya ☺️💕

Personally to SiennyLovesDrawing, this actually is a natural real look of an art gallery with the real art space of Mr Jainal to producing & exhibiting his art masterpieces & creative ideas. Absolutely an inspiring amazing gallery visit here. In fact, almost every corner in this home gallery is an instagrammable spot, highly recommended 📸👍🏻

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Entrance fee is required ✅

  • Children 12 y/o & below, RM2️⃣
  • Adults, RM3️⃣
  • Foreign visitors, RM7️⃣

Her impressive inspiring home art gallery visit TikTok clip captured ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/mCPuyJUBCFEpM8yg9

Opening hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily, except Sun

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057669840616

Happy full tummy dinner @ 📍🍽️ Restaurant Hock Cheong 福昌

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

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

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

Checked in @ D’View Holiday Homes for a comfy night rest. A very clean, nice, comfy & spacious room with nice view to the Bak Bak beach ⛱️🏖️

She slept early since no wifi was available, also she was superbly tired of her early day & long road journey…A comfy bed to rest on 🛏️😴💤

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1axyfadCv1NozSy56

Website🌐: https://dviewkudat.com/

Day 2️⃣

Woke up energetic after a good night recharged 💤👍🏻

Approximately 16mins car ride to enjoy breakfast @ Rainbow 🌈 Kitchen / Rainbow 🌈Herbs, the well known dish serves here is Tom Yam soup 🍲

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

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

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

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

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

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

Next to the Pasar Besar Kudat for the mural painting at its main entrance & public toilet by the same local Sabahan artist, Chong Ket Phin

You can grab the famous Kudat salt peanut, stingless bee honey etc. from this market

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948305284121419776-4xxs

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vsobCUvbDnyG8Enh9

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This same artist also did some beautiful wall murals @ public toilet of Kudat Town Board

Also spotted a wall mural (Unknown artist) with our Malaysia’s talented badminton player, Dato Lee CW @ Kudat Sports Center

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948306083216035840-Uv0o

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WURbxTftWtX5E7ky9
FB🌐: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063806250237

Next, visit Rungus Longhouse @ Bavanggazo village 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 Ms Nana for helping on a side of the earrings , while she did another side to complete a pair 😃

Her travel mate,Ms DG made herself a keychain from this hand making workshop, yeah 👍🏻

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 ya

Guess what❓⁉️

She actually started this craft art since she was 6️⃣ years old, already with 40 years of experience & expertise 👏🏻👍🏻

Enjoyed Rungus cuisine as lunch here, yummy 😋🤤 tasty

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 TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

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

Tuaran

Departed to Tamparuli Bridge with road trip of approximately 2 hours+

Now, the bridge is covered with traditional murals showcasing the bridge 🌉 history & the ethnics in Tuaran

SiennyLovesDrawing really really loves the ways talented Sabah artists showcasing their art talent & telling stories about their home state, the art, cultures & people. It’s truly touching her heart ❤️

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948306998702563328-qNrX
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A short Sumazau dance performance at the entrance by the local students on a volunteer basis, donations are welcome

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7115401909170687259

Ohh yaDo check out the Malay song ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ™ï¸ named “Jambatan Tamparuli” on Youtube

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/M3hyxPauFaeyHu469
Website🌐: https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/tamparuli-bridge/

Keningau

Then visit to Keningau with road trip of 2 hours 7mins

During the journey, has passed by & stopped for toilet break at this highlands area named Tambunan, it’s with beautiful nature green 💚 scenery along the journey, fresh air & cold ❄️🥶 weather. Next time SiennyLovesDrawing wanna visit here again

Yeah‼️ Dropped by to takeaway the famous Lai Pao Chicken Wings @ Keningau ☺️ Special thanks to Ms DG for her recommendation, SiennyLovesDrawing fit 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 was a nice try ya

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Do check out her tasty Lai Pao fried chicken wings enjoyment TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7131896192652430618

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

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

Arrived 7pm @ Keningau & had Bak Kut Teh dinner @ Restaurant Yau Hau Fook Bak Kut Teh Keningau

Frankly, 1️⃣st time she tasted NO herbs taste & slightly salty Bak Kut Teh

HmmSiennyLovesDrawing is not gonna recommending this shop, hence no location details to be shared

Her travel mates have shared that the other Bak Kut Teh shop named Ho Peng Cafe (ie. same row as this shop), it serves better Bak Kut Teh, so perhaps worth to try if you happen to be at Keningau then. If you do, welcome to share your foodie feedback with her ya ☺️

After dinner, checked in to Mee Woo Resort & Spa for a comfy night rest as the bed 🛌was clean & comfy

Hmm…Her hotel room not a very well maintained room, the water heater was not very hot, the ventilation fan not working well with not pleasant smells, also she spotted a baby cockroach in her wash room 🪳😳🤯

Then, she was really disappointed that the wifi was so weak & unable to connect in the room. Hope it improves better then

It’s worth checking out its swimming pool with slides (Including kids pool) aka water park here. For non hotel guests, you may pay an entrance fee to enter & enjoy this water park ğŸžï¸ It offers spa services with reasonable price within it

SiennyLovesDrawing has not checked out the pools & spa services during this stay

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4SPwzaqdMwP2friM6
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/MeeWooResortandSpa/

Day 3️⃣

To Kris Vin Delicatessen to enjoy its famous Nasi Lemak with fried chicken drumbstick, buns & cakes 🫓🥐🍰

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

Herself & travel mates have packed some buns & cakes to enjoy during long car 🚗 ride to Tenom & KK later

Do stay tuned for her next stories on What To Eats @ Sabah blog post ya 📹🌐

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

To Kg. Batu Lunguyan, Keningau to meet with Ms Emily Jeneble (IG: emilyjeneble) to learn the Kelarai Craft lesson

It’s a bamboo weaving workshop, hmm…not so easy for SiennyLovesDrawing to even learn the basics ie. Pattern Sinab-Sab . She got lost in counting the numbering to do the weaving, lol 😂

Ms Emily is patiently explained to her again & again, then she got it & managed to do the base for her coaster. Then, Ms Emily allowed her to choose the top pattern ie. Puvok (Owl 🦉 design) & helped her to sew the edges & finished a coaster, yeah 👍🏻

Do check out her bamboo coaster weaving TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

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♬ Music Instrument – Gerhard Siagian

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8n5nNc8cPBUKWnjUA
Operating hours:
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/anyamanbuluhkeningau

Website: https://kelarai.avana.asia/

Tenom

Went to Lai Brother Cafe to enjoy 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 stay tuned for her TikTok clip 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/

After lunch visit to Murut Cultural Centre

Hmm…It’s the largest ironwood (Kayu Berlian, it was believed that if the tree trunk kept longer it will turn as diamond ğŸ’ŽğŸ’) building in Borneo aka Murut palace, it’s located in Kampung Inalisan Pulong, Tenom

Her travelmates & herself enjoyed trying the colourful Murut costumes, Tuka Tuka ~ the Murut Custom, blow pipe, Langsaran (Trampoline) etc.

A good experience to explore this centre to learn more about the history & cultures of Murut tribes. There is an area on jars usage in ancient time in this gallery that no camera allowed as it’s a respect to a real submission of “Tangkal” ie. Coffin ⚰️ in a vase to display in the center

Worth a visit ya 👍🏻

Enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her amazing visit here ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ggmxg6xntafVX2Lq7

Operating hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Website🌐: https://culture.sabah.gov.my/?q=page/Sabah-Murut-Cultural-Centre-Tenom & 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/murut-cultural-centre

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Departed to KK with road trip of 2.5 hours & enjoyed dinner @ Tana Restaurant @ Toojou Hostel. It’s a restaurant serving nordic-inspired food with a local twist. Absolutely must try the red snapper here, so fresh & tasty 😋

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

SiennyLovesDrawing impressed with the inner restaurant design which being covered with attractive murals (Each of the 6️⃣ floors dedicated to a key aspect of Borneo’s tribal mythology, oceans, animals, plants, food & slang) & a big slide within the restaurant area by local Malaysian artist, Wilson Ng. The outer building is covered with graffiti mural painting done by local Sabahan artist, Kenji Chai

Do read more via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/691720201207608/posts/pfbid0Sjf7K7aEsLv6NAnBpBCXfmYkjiVY7yvPTxyji5ZtcA5QiP7Muk5voDtJdrBoEvbpl/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZUXmgoHx5av6iLSA
Operating hours: 11am to 12am
Website🌐: https://mural.toojou.com/ & https://www.toojou.com/foods-drinks

Checked in to The Luma Hotel. It’s 1️⃣st creative design hotel since Jan 2022, yes ✅, a 🆕hotel ğŸ©ğŸ›‹ï¸ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ›Žï¸ being designed with Sabah’s majestic tropical rainforest 🌳🌳 & unique culture. It offers all travellers an escape from the city’s hectic life. It aspires to support local talents & promote environmental sustainability 💚

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her absolute comfy 2️⃣ nights stay here in its Palm Marvellous Double Bedroom. Got to enjoy the bath tub after a tiring day with rose 🌹🛁 salt provided & in room coffee machine for an early cuppa ☕ while updating blog post for you all ☺️💕

Do stay tuned for her TikTok clip ya 📹🌐
Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hMmKVGJfqzmyhGdy7

Website🌐: https://thelumahotel.com

Day 4️⃣

Enjoyed simple buffet breakfast served @ Jojobar Restaurant (1️⃣st floor of The Luma Hotel)

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Then visit the Tun Mustapha Tower in the rain 🌧️😆 to view the beautiful wall murals surrounding it 😍

Also visit the Tun Mustapha Gallery to learn the life of this remarkable man, Tun Mustapha from his humble beginnings to his illustrious days as the former Head of State & Chief Minister of Sabah

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948736120138436608-JnsW

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fh3Lpkbfrna5rizT7
Operating hours: 8am to 5pm
Website🌐: http://www.yayasansabahgroup.org.my/

Proceeded to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to visit the Azman Hashim Gallery. It was built in 2017 & opened in Nov 2021. Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing is amazed with the nice building architecture & design. This building has a round design structure inspired by Sabah’s traditional musical instrument “Gong”, while within the inside of this building, you will spot a traditional fishing tool named “Bubu” shape inspired tower named Menara Beria 🤩 There are some beautiful wall murals surrounding the Anjung Beria & with nice view overlooking the South China Sea from its tower rooftop

LinkedIn albums 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948943473379061760-U53-

& 📸🌐https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948940750176858112-BACO

This gallery has space features ie. closed, open exhibitions & corridors. She had the privilege to meet the Akademi Seni dan Teknologi Kreatif (ASTiF) students here & visited the on going art exhibition named NAFS “The Secret Of NAFAS BAYU : Kesatuan Alam” (🆓 admission) , more info via 🌐 https://qrco.de/bd7UHL & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/nafs.exhibition.ums/

LinkedIn albums 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948946265665638400-aYFb

Insider news📌: Moving forward, this gallery will expand its art park to keep & exhibit art sculptures, as well as with event & dining space. Still in the planning stage at the moment

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ph39YVSXB8rZbRZB7
Operating hours:
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/galeri.azmanhashimums.92

Lunch at Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra (🆕 outlet since Apr 2022) & with 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/

Visit Murals @ Wisma Wanita, KK

Mural painting by The & Tobpinai, it consists of 7️⃣ artists to complete this beautiful giant art wall

  • En. Sabating @ Baron Kampiau
  • En. Johnny Chin
  • En. Mohd. Aspurani bin Ismail
  • En. Awang Roslan bin Awang Yusoff
  • En. Abrin bin Sabtari
  • En. Munif bin Ahmad Musahar
  • En. Seidi Atiman @ Saidina

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949524059000872960-ib80

Do click in to read more about this wall mural story inspiration by 1️⃣ of the involved artist via 🌐 http://mohdaspuraniismail.blogspot.com/2022/02/karya-mural-gergasi-bangunan-wisma.html

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/GwyVYHrfmrZC19BS7

Visit Nature Inspiration Art Gallery(NIAG), University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF)

There is an on going event – University Village Art Fair (UVAF) & have attended Henna (Temporary tattoos) workshop @ 1st Floor guided by Mr Muhammad Saffwan Abdul Liel Hawa (IG: HennaSapok & IG: Mandalasapok) who already in this art passion & career path of 13 years, since he has resigned from Mari Mari Culture Village performer & henna demo

He is now based in KK with blood of dusun & murut, born in home town @ Ranau

Actually he self taught himself with henna practice on own 2 weeks before making for the visitors at the culture village. Known for his Borneo themed design & will bring along costumes to wear & take photos with his henna drawn

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rMsZh7ftydxyqxxv6
Operating hours: 8am to 5pm
Website🌐: https://www.ucsf.edu.my/niag/

Visit Sinsuran Bin Murals (Opposite Center Point) ie. Mural paintings by Fiaso Art Gallery (https://www.facebook.com/Fiasoart-Gallery-101320511704135/) , by KK Splash Squad & by Josrie Heral (IG: kot4kmimpi) , Intan Munirah Hamzah (FB: NtanMunirah) & Nashrul Azaharie Oredi

Then, continue to visit Bandaran Bin Murals. It’s 1️⃣ row to each other to view the mural painting by Suparno Sapar (Opposite KFC Bandaran), another one by Josrie Heral (IG: kot4kmimpi) , Intan Munirah Hamzah (FB: NtanMunirah) & Nashrul Azaharie Oredi & another one by Canie Peter Tan (FB: caniet)

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949526429923487744-KLWz

Guess what❓⁉️

This actually the great 👍🏻 efforts by Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) aka KK City Hall who initiated painting of murals on public bins & toilets all over town, in collaborations with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) in Oct 2018 to encourage clean city, importance of not litters 🚯🚮 to public, as well as beautifying the city outlooks including trash bins, that’s absolutely brilliant. So, you can actually do what SiennyLovesDrawing had enjoyed her bin murals hunting while in KK ya

Next, mural paintings hunting @ 📍Wisma Intiutama KK, Australian Place & Gaya street

Also spotted mural bin paintings by Binjai, another by Canie Peter Tan, Daisy Raymond Elling & another by Murnie Liana Binti Rahim, Fakhruddin Bin Mohd Yaakub

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949529826097549312-a1M6

Stopped by 333 Agromart Local Production & Yees Yogurt, Plaza 333 with mural paintings by Kenny Kinjawan (IG: Kajenjen) & Cracko Art Group (IG: crackoart)

Enjoyed traditional Sabah cuisine dinner @ My Native Sabah, Plaza 333. 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, more info via 🌐 https://www-mysabah-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.mysabah.com/wordpress/sago-worm-butod/amp/

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

Back to The Luma Hotel 💕❤️ for an early resting

Day 5️⃣

Went to snap OOTDs at Waterfront KK with the “I ❤️ KK” & the Tongak fish 🐟 roundabout

Ohh ya…From this trip, SiennyLovesrawing realizes that each roundabout in Sabah with the statues on each to tell you a local story about the particular town, hmm…Perhaps next Sabah trip, SiennyLovesDrawing will be doing unique roundabout hunt ya 😆

Visit to wall murals walkway along Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu 🏨🛋️🛌🏻 This was in conjunction to its celebration of 40 Years of Hospitality Excellence & Care in 2019. Read more via 🌐 https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/the-borneo-post-sabah/20190802/281578062275805

The mural paintings were presented by local Sabahan artists ie. Rosmaini Sunarjo, Azlan Dulikab, Lim Sheng Haw, Abdullah Ehlid Al Walid Luli

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951332767653621760-I_2Y

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/52Z4bdpyXJySbB86A

Visit SAG Art Space – The Wonders of Wilderness (WOW 1.0) 🦈🚣‍♂️🐢🐋🐳 with amazing displays of life-sized marine animals in 3D sculptures & the underwater environment as well as paintings & digital art, including fisherman’s boats too 🤩😍 Read more via 🌐 https://www-theborneopost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.theborneopost.com/2022/01/15/local-artists-hoping-to-implement-creative-arts-projects/

Address📍: Pillars of Sabah
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/wowproject1.0/

Visit Wisma Sabah to view the giant colourful graffiti mural wall on this building by Kenji Chai in collaboration with Hotlink. Read more via 🌐 https://says.com/my/lifestyle/kenji-chai-hotlink-sabah-mural-nft

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/T5jQgjXXieBaZHLr6

She then attended a beautiful mandala woven art workshop with Christianne Goonting aka Tianne using some recycle/ upcycle materials eg. Chopsticks from takeaways, bread bag packaging & with beautiful colourful woven, then happily kept this beautiful craft made after

SiennyLovesDrawing learnt the basics & enjoyed to string her magic to form her 1️⃣st mandala woven crafting for the 1️⃣st time

Also she shared that string art is an art arrangement with coloured threads & are wound around a grid of nails on a board to form a specific pattern or image

A good meet up & chit chat with her, also had an amazing visit to her home gallery & got inspired by her art passion & creating mind to have recycling & upcycling in mind, bravo 👏🏻

Ohh ya…She is accepting local artists artworks to display at her gallery at no cost to support local art talents community 👍🏻

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her time @ Lavinia Private Gallery 📹🌐

@siennylovesdraw

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Operating hours: On appointment basis via email 📨 to me@tianne.org OR contact Tianne📱+6019-8811330

Address📍: Lavinia Private Art Gallery, 495 Jalan Sang Kancil 1, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Website🌐: https://tianne.org/gallery

Enjoyed a big bowl of bitter gourd soup vermicelli with a mix of both fresh fish & fried fish slices as lunch @ 📍 Kwong Sup Ikan. Surprisingly that the name of the soup in Cantonese/Mandarin “江鱼仔”, it means anchovies, however none of the dishes related to it, perhaps the soup base 🤔

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/

Visit Sabah Art Gallery, it promotes the arts by local artists. Started 1984, already 38 years old now. A building completed 2013 & belongs to Sabah State Government

Known for being the 1️⃣st green building in Borneo & Sabah, also the 1️⃣st green public gallery in Malaysia 🇲🇾 by using the solar ☀️panel, (partial of the electricity in gallery, especially those lighting on paintings), rain 🌧️ water harvesting for toilet/ rest room usage, sensor movement light, dim 🔅 light systems, sky light to reception area etc.

Its architecture ideas based on traditional basket & 3️⃣ ethnic tribes ie. Rungus, Murut & Dusun in Sabah

When stepped in to the lobby for entrance ticket ğŸŽŸï¸, you will be welcomed by giant Pinakol art installation created with recycled plastic bottles 🤩😍 Then, the reception table is a wood sculpture with kayu tembusu, it looks like a giant hand holding the painting palette ğŸŽ¨, a mini souvenirs shop named Karai84 with 20% commission upon sales made on the local artists’ art & crafts, with priority to Sabahan artists

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6iTCkKhudYRkeJtZ7
Operating hours: 9am to 4pm, except Monday
Website🌐: https://sabahartgallery.com/

SiennyLovesDrawing would like to express her heart ❤️ warm special thank you for the awesome 5️⃣ days accompany of Sabah Tourism team members, Ms DG, Ms Nana & Ms Mel. Really appreciate the help to capture precious travel moments of her & also great 👍🏻 trust of her art, blogging & content creation passion ✍🏻👩🏻‍💻

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A special thanks to tour services delivered by the tour guide, Mr Tommy Soo & driver, Mr Peter of Borneo Exclusions. A special thank you for their great 👍🏻 & friendly hospitality throughout these 5️⃣ days for a safe smooth road journey travelled in Sabah. Mr Peter was so careful & dedicated in his driving to offer all a safe car ride 🚗 Mr Tommy was so so humourous & resourceful in providing the tourist spots information. So, if you’re traveling to Sabah & require tour services, do check out Borneo Exclusions via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/borneoexcursions/

Do enjoy reading her full Arts In Sabah story via 🌐  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/

Lastly, she then checked in to Space Cap Hotel to experience 1️⃣st stay in space capsule accommodation, love it as it’s really clean & a unique experience to stay in a well equipped space capsule 👍🏻

It’s air conditioning, with charging port, mirror, lighting etc. Just that shared toilet, inclusive of simple breakfast is. Instant coffee ☕ with peanut butter bread ğŸ¥œğŸ§ˆğŸž with waterfront seaview

Tips📌: Ohh ya…Walking in rate is cheaper as compared to online booking, so call in to check availability 😃

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/W5mfK1nfBJ195Gw99
Website🌐: https://www.facebook.com/CapsuleHotel.KK/
Day 6️⃣

Wake up early, enjoyed simple breakfast @ hotel with a cuppa & peanut butter bread ğŸ¥œğŸ§ˆğŸž, then slow walk of approximately 16mins to Sunday market @ Gaya Street, walking tour around Gaya Street, Kampung Air, Centre Point, Filipino Market, Krafttangan Market etc. Do check out her morning visit to Gaya Street Sunday Market TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7131531868670807323

Checked out from Space Cap Hotel & checked in to Flypod Hotel

Hotel pick up @ Bus stop Wisma Square by the friendly hotel staff, done checked in, had a nice hot shower 🚿, enjoyed airport sunset 🌇 view from hotel room

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Then, she met with friend, Sky Tee for a good long chat at the comfy cosy Flypod Cafe & Lounge (With Karaoke ğŸŽ¤ available). It’s beautiful when the micro optics lighting is on at this lounge, magical & relaxing to chill here. A great 👍🏻 simple dinner served by Flypod Restaurant. A friendly down to earth young boss that is willing to share a lot of his life journey

A comfy good night rest in its clean cosy minimalist with all essentials ready ~ Deluxe King hotel room (Airport view). The location is next to big roads & airport, so unavoidable cars 🚗🚘 pass by & flight ✈️ noise during the night, but it’s a good location 📍 for hotel stay if you’re doing sabah train ride & having early flight 🛫 the next day. It’s with 4️⃣mins walking🚶🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️distance to Tanjung Aru train station 🚉 & 🔟mins ride 🚗 to airport

Flypod Hotel provides airport shuttle with an additional fee, SiennyLovesDrawing has booked hers, peace of mind then 👍🏻

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

Day 7️⃣

Checked out & stored my backpack with Flypod Hotel (Fee applies)

Breakfast @ Flypod Restaurant for a cuppa Cappuccino ☕ & The Triple Decker sandwiches 🥪 Very generous portion & tasty to enjoy 😋👍🏻

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

Papar & Membakut

Then depart to Papar with Sky Tee, exploring this small town by walking slow 🚶🏻‍♀️, met lots of friendly Sabahan here especially they poses with their fishes at Papar fish market, river front jetty, Papar railway station 🚂🚉 lol 😆😂

Enjoyed a cuppa of favorite hot honey lemon🍯🍋 at Kak Anna Restaurant to rest after walking under the hot sunny â˜€ï¸ğŸ˜Ž day. Love the interior design with a collection of antiques here. Then, enjoy sat under a tree 🌳at Jalan Bunga Raya to watch the local life in Papar, relax chilling moments ☺️

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

Proceed to visit Binsulok beach ⛱️🏖️ to pray at the nice man-made cave temple named 福靈岩Flypod Beachfront here

Met a friendly local couple named Awang & Dayang who were busy digging soft clams named “Dalus or Lala” in national language of Malaysia 🇲🇾 using a wooden tool named “Gurit”. SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed learning how to & the digging fun from the couple, lol 😆😂

Enjoyed beautiful sunset 🌅 Absolutely a calm relax place to be at

Insider news: There will be a 🆕 resort named Flypod Beachfront here, now construction in progress 🚧🏗️

Address📍: https://goo.gl/maps/3spn7Q8wkmoSe6ZEA

Went to Restaurant Fu Yee for fresh tasty seafood dinner 🍽️ 😋🤤 & back to Flypod Hotel with a happy tummy for a comfy night rest 😁💕

A specialty 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 for this day trip accompany, do stay tuned for her TikTok clip captured from this day trip ya 😃😁

Day 8️⃣ & Day 9️⃣

Checked out Flypod Hotel 🛏️, enjoyed light lunch @ Flypod Restaurant ~ Tuna Mayo sandwich 🥪 & dragon fruit juice

Kundasang

Then, departed to Kundasang with Sky Tee & Jane, checked into Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge for a comfy night stay

She loves ❤️ the peaceful calm environment here so much, making she easily fall asleep here, cooling nice ☁️🌡️👍🏻

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

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

Met 2️⃣ Singapore travellers, Naz & Lucas, had good chat with them to exchange travel stories & experiences 👫🏻😃😁

Enjoyed morning walk with Sky Tee & his guard dog , Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴 Amazed with the beautiful view of Donkey head Mt KK 🤩😍

Had 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

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Highly recommended👏🏻👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her great stay here 👩🏻❤️💕, it’s really a good place to be at if you wish to enjoy a silent retreat, me time as well as family time ~ Insider news: There will be a family room soon here (Now construction 🏗️🚧 in progress) with view 🪟 overlooking beautiful mountain valley 😍🤩🌄 Definitely worth to enjoy family time here

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

Also enjoy reading her full lodge stay story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/08/11/amazing-scenic-getaway-in-kundasang-sabah-of-malaysia/

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

Day 🔟 & Day 11

Kokol Hill

Special thanks to Sky Tee & Jane who dropped by for her to check in to NG Kokol Santai Cafe & Camp Site, hmm…Not very lucky as with bad weather, rain 🌧️☔ superb heavily

No sunset 🌄 …so sad ohh…

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 ☹️

A cooling camp site stayed here, not very comfortable as the camp was rented without a proper comfy base. Hope it can be improved then as she has suggested to Aunty Silis. She told that she will order online the inflatable air bed, that’s great to hear 👍🏻

Missed the sunrise 🌅 moment as she woke up late 🤦🏻‍♀️ Enjoyed nasi goreng kampung with fried egg 🍳 as breakfast with Aunty Silis & Uncle Niun, the founders of this space. They are so friendly to chit chat with. Delicious 😋🤤 food served at this cafe with nice view to enjoy

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

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

After breakfast, Aunty Silis has invited SiennyLovesDrawing to accompany her for her shop supplies shopping trip to Menggatal town

Then, enjoyed famous Ngiu Cap aka mixed beef noodles 🍜 lunch @ 📍 Kedai Kopi Nyuk Pau Baru, it’s Aunty Silis favorite dining whenever she does her shopping at this small town

She 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

Back to cafe & camp site to chill & relax till sunset

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

Kota Kinabalu

Left after saying good bye to Aunty Silis with Flypod driver to return to Flypod Hotel for a good night rest

SiennyLovesDrawing had a safe ride & enjoyed how careful & dedicated the driver, Mr Wan while on the way driving down from Kokol hill to Aeropod Commercial Square. Moreover he is so friendly to chit chat with during the ride journey

Day 12

Checked out from Flypod Hotel, relaxing chill enjoyed her brunch while updating & writing her blog post @ Flypod Restaurant

Love ❤️ the comfy environment here & appreciate the staff here who are friendly to help her to look after her belongings while she went for a quick toilet break ☺️

Then, great 👍🏻 airport shuttle 🚗 from Flypod Hotel to KKIA for her safe flight 🛫 from KKIA to home sweet home 🏡

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Absolutely a good 1️⃣ stop travel hospitality service enjoyed during SiennyLovesDrawing’s extended stay with Flypod Hotel, she really impressed with the friendly good services from the Flypod team, including the guard dog, Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴 @ Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge 😃😁 Do keep up the great customers service spirits. Highly recommended you all to connect with Flypod for your Sabah travel ya 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

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

Yeah‼️ This was her stories of 1️⃣st half planned itinerary & then 2️⃣nd half just follow her heart ❤️ slow travel, no planning & with surprises along her travel journey at Sabah â˜ºï¸ğŸŽ’ğŸ’•ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

Hmm…Just that she didn’t manage to go on the Beaufort-Tenom old train ride 🚂 as planned, then Sky Tee sent this video post via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/groups/346134855892631/permalink/1408242869681819/ as a replacement, perhaps a good reason for SiennyLovesDrawing to be back to Sabah #flymetoSabah ya ☺️❤️

Hmm…What else SiennyLovesDrawing not to be miss, places to visit or local food to enjoy❓⁉️

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

Rail travel and extreme sports at Gua Musang Kelantan

Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia · Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 travel wish comes true‼️ Yes ✅, she always wishes to do train travel 🚂 within Malaysia 🇲🇾 since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia 👍🏻

In this blog post, she will share her own travel experiences & observations about COVID19 travel 🆕 norms, places & the foods she enjoys during recent rail tourism to Gua Musang, Kelantan 😃😁

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysian 🇲🇾 OR international passport 🛂 for foreigners 🙅🏻‍♀️🇲🇾, must ensure at least 6️⃣ months validity ya 👍🏻
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination 💉 ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices 📲 to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then🧳
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering the state of Kelantan
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required, however this trip involved extreme sport, travel insurance is advisable
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required, personally she still will check in whenever she spotted the QR code to record her own journeys

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully vaccinated ✅💉, including booster vaccine, she still performed self test prior & after her trips. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 👍🏻 for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestics or international to be PCR tested before & after travel trips for the peace of mind of own safety & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Things To Do & Trip Itinerary @ Gua Musang ğŸžï¸

Gua Musang is a railway 🚂 town

Gua Musang ğŸžï¸ is surrounded by limestone hills & caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers, rock climbers & extreme sports lovers, moreover with Muse Eco Park opening now, do read on this long blog story here to check out her extreme sports experience gained ya 💪🏻👍🏻😃

In the past, trains 🚂🚂 were the only means of transport to this town. This train journey provides a glimpse of village life in the jungle 🌳🌳 hinterland. This is a jungle railway 🚂🌳 not to be missed which runs from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu & Tumpat. The green 💚 scenery starts from Jerantut station onwards as shared by the on train expert, Mr Kelvin Khew 🙋🏻‍♂️

Gua Musang KTM train station is distinguished by the natural splendor that surrounds it as it’s situated at the foot of the hill ⛰️ Yes ✅, once the train 🚂 arrived at Gua Musang train station, you will be welcome by the beautiful desolate slope of rocks with deceiving stone stairs that rise to 105m 😍 You will sure enjoy beautiful OOTD moments at this train station 📸🚉

Hmm…The old Gua Musang train station was closed after the great flood in 2014. It’s located at the end of the main street in the old town & now used as 1️⃣ of the must visit heritage spot for all tourists. It’s also 1️⃣ of the best spots 📍 for photography 📸 lovers. Or simply sitting & admiring the splendour, the hill resembles a stone pillar with a large fissure that practically cuts it in half vertically 😍

Day 1️⃣

Met up with all travel mates at Heritage Station Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur KTM train station 🚉 Enjoyed a hot Horlicks & fried noodles while awaiting for the train 🚂 boarding

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZNf686gNyzZno7Ei8
Website🌐: https://heritage-station-restaurant.business.site/

A privilege to witness this rail tourism special charter flag ⛳off by Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic & Event Division Senior Director & Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia with a safe departure of night train 🚂 from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station @ 10.45pm sharp

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Yeah‼️ On board & checked in to her sleeper 😴💤 seat at upper deck

She loves the privacy privilege at upper deck, though need to climb up & down to reach her sleeper seat 🚂

The train 🚂 moves steady slow towards the destination point @ Gua Musang. The train has stopped by Seremban & Gemas KTM train stations to pick up passengers 👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing has got down to snap some photos at Gemas station with friends 📸😁

Ohh ya…The train will switch its railway 🛤️ & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 from Gemas station, so do change to an empty seat 💺 available or enjoy your seating sleep 😴 to avoid any dizziness 😵

Tips on an overnight train ride

  • Do book your lower deck sleeper seat as early as possible, it’s selling like hot cake. For elderly, upper deck is not advisable as it requires to climb up & down 🤗
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as you’re on a long rail ride 🚂
  • Do wear your face mask 😷 on board
  • Must bring sweater 🧥 as the air conditioner is getting stronger at night 🌃
  • Must bring travel pillow ⬜
  • Suggest to bring fully charged power bank & extension cord due to limited power points 🔌 at Chill Relax & Event (Karaoke) coaches on board & on sharing basis
  • Pack light luggage especially if you’re on upper deck sleeper seat. Your luggage bags are needed to place at lower deck. Do not leave your valuables unattended during the rail ride. #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers â¤ï¸ğŸŽ’ğŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍️🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks , #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack ğŸŽ’ ~ Splash 16″ Taupe-Black during this train trip 🇲🇾
  • A pair of comfy shoes, SiennyLovesDrawing has opted 👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole trip at Kelantan , loving it 💕❤️for train travel as well as extreme sports @ Muse Eco Park, do read more of her user story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/20/user-experience-comfortable-leather-shoes-from-lucca-vudor/
  • Do sanitize your sleeper deck 1️⃣st before your good night rest

  • No smoking 🚭 allow inside the train 🚂

Do check out her rail travel TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Day 2️⃣

Wake up & enjoyed morning view from the train window 🚂🪟 Enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot milk tea @ train cafe, chit chat with other passengers, chill & relax enjoyed the views outside window 🚂🪟

The foods served in train cafe is good, personally SiennyLovesDrawing loves the pandan coconut fragrance rice with the sweet spicy anchovies sambal 😋👍🏻

Ohh ya…Only limited seats, once you’ve finished your meals, do give chance to other train passengers to enjoy their meals in train cafe 💕

Hmm…Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing 👀👩🏻in this video clip via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomnaikkeretapi/permalink/4872055519590002/ which captured by 1️⃣ of the Jom Naik Keretapi member❓⁉️

Finally, arrived @ Gua Musang KTM train station after 11 hours train journey @ 🔟am. Bus 🚌 picked up from Gua Mustang train station for a 2️⃣nd breakfast @ Warung Muse , a nice spot to enjoy meals with the scenes of visitors busy via ferrata & flying fox

SiennyLovesDrawing had a cup of hot asam boi ☕ & a slice of toasted bread ğŸž The service was super slow & some of the travel mates got their order wrongly served…Hope the service would be improving greater in her next visit then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8bvmd6tKBrjcSFpk9

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Checked in to Durian Hill Villa 🏘️ for a comfy shower 🚿 & quick rest 💤

Really love the minimalist comfy room design & all needed facilities well prepared. The hot shower water 🚿 absolutely perfect with good water pump & just nice temperature to enjoy a good shower 🧖🏻‍♀️ after a long train ride 💖👍🏻

Address📍: PT5606, Jalan Akasia Utama 2/4, Bandar Utama, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DurianHillVillaGM/

Then enjoyed set lunch B (5 pax each set) @ Warung Buluh with Siakap fish in lemon steam, beef in spicy tomatoes sauce, fried egg, kailan vegetables with salted fish, fried tumeric chicken & seafood tom yam soup. The food were prepared up front from the organiser’s pre order, it’s wrapped nicely & served on all tables. Love the thoughtful hygiene service at Warung Buluh here 👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WT8F9NuQ8wnoEDFe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food—beverage-company/Warung-Buluh-Gua-Musang-Kelantan-793504277467795/

After lunch, we went to Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park, however it was closed & open on appointment basis as maintenance works in progress now. Do continue to read on this blog story as she visited it again on the Day 3

Then, we enjoyed afternoon tea drink @ Hana Coffee ☕ House. It’s a nice cafe with double storey to enjoy a happy enjoyable cuppa at the open air 2nd floor ☕👍🏻 on a hot sunny ğŸ˜Žâ˜€ï¸ day. It serves a varieties of coffee, chocolate, fruit beverages & snacks including keropok lekor 😋

Address📍: https://goo.gl/maps/mG3ukH8gN5M9tNMc8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fargm4949/

Yeah‼️ Back to hotel for a quick nap rest 😴

The bed 🛌🏻 at Durian Hill Villa just so so comfy, she just dozed off 😴💤 & wake up already timing to get on bus 🚌 for dinner 😆 Absolutely a quick good rest 👍🏻

Enjoyed nasi lemak dinner with spice fried chicken & spicy sambal @ Warung Muse again. This round food were served in advance from pre order placed 👍🏻

All enjoyed the dining 🍽️ atmosphere of the night decorated with the glittering lights of Gua Musang & Masjid Buluh

Went for night 🌃 view photos capturing @ Masjid Buluh (Bamboo Mosque)

As its name suggests, almost 90% of this mosque is made from local concrete bamboo ğŸŽ (Dendracalamus asper) & black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) which were imported from Bandung, Indonesia 🇮🇩 The magnificent & uniqueness of this mosque 🕌 was inspired by the former Menteri Besar of Kelantan, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Do check out video clip captured via 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/dvQOkDyLzN/ & more photos via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/323289091408885/posts/pfbid02BZX12bWwAKEK8Vfdt5PXkL7c3eH8Ag6EDcgbTKj27MjxYyM2kjFNo9dBYgdfthsZl/

Tips to visit any mosques within Malaysia 🕌

  • Must bring along a head scarf 🧣 & wear modest long sleeves & long pant or long dress to enter ya 💖 It’s important to demonstrate respect to different religions 🙏🏻
  • Some mosques will provide 🆓 mosque clothing aka Jubah & head scarf 🧣 to rent for its visitors to enter then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1nCNRiYUA9yXaFY18
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBulohGuaMusang/

Next, night photo 🌃📸 session @ Masjid Razaleigh (Razaleigh Mosque ie. Model of the Forbidden Mosque Of Mekah) which started its construction in late 2016. The Razaleigh Mosque of 99K square feet & equipped with 9️⃣ towers as high as 30m & 8️⃣ domes similar to the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, it was inspired by the Member of Parliament for Gua Musang, YBM. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah & worth more than RM35.1million. This mosque with a unique & attractive design using high quality building materials including tiles built on a site of 1.5 hectares with capability of accommodating up to 3.5K congregations. Wow‼️

This is Kelantan’s iconic mosque which cost RM34 million as a replica of the Kaaba & it was built with a combination of high -tech LED screen blocks that display the holy verses of the Quran or the content of the sermon delivered by the imam of the mosque. The idea to build a replica of the Kaaba was sparked by Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/B7Dwfk7S8TLA7ws36
Contact no. : +6017-901 8672
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Razaleigh-Bandar-Gua-Musang-113632751342893/

Yeah‼️ Back to hotel ~ Durian Hill Villa 🏘️ for swet dream resting for the day 💤🛌🏻

Day 3️⃣

Enjoyed morning hiking of approximately 40mins @ Durian Hill ⛰️ to enjoy the beautiful sunrise 🌄 & scenery of the main town of Gua Musang

Do check out her happy sunrise hike at Durian Hill TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

There is a good ground for camping 🏕️🥾👍🏻 site with proper shower 🚿 & water tank facilities, the next time SiennyLovesDrawing would like to do camping stay 🏕️⛺🔥 Enjoyed some cookies & bread 🍪🥖 as light breakfast after the hiking 😋

Do check out her happy roti canai sarang (2nd breakfast that morning) TikTok clip captured 📹🌐😋👍🏻

After hiking, we went to Kedai Makan Pokwa to enjoy 2️⃣nd breakfast ~ Highly recommended the roti canai sarang ~ It’s roti canai with 2️⃣ soft boiled eggs on top 😋👍🏻 They also serve Nasi Kerabu here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves her chat with both the lovely old couples founders 👴🏽👵🏽 Really enjoyed the tasty roti canai sarang (She had 2️⃣ sets) & iced Neslo, then left with her happy satisfied tummy 😃😋👍🏻

Address📍: Pitstop Route 8 Gua Musang @ Kedai Makan Pokwa, Jalan Bandar Baru, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.📱: +6019-912 1401
Website🌐: https://kedai-makan-pokwa.business.site/

Yeah‼️ Time to enjoy extreme sport activities @ Muse Eco Park ~ Yes✅, the highest Flying Fox in Kelantan. Yeah‼️Also the 1️⃣st twin pair via Ferrata, yes✅, walking on the cave wall 👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the via ferrata & flying fox done @ this park on Day 3️⃣ with a happy great 👍🏻 achievement, yeah‼️👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 so proud that she has completed via Ferrata & flying fox of 40m height @ Gua Musang. Highly recommended for an amazing experience 👍🏻😃

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ymyuFS6dU4vCfkfM7
Contact no.📱: +6012-2904007
FB: https://www.facebook.com/museecopark/

Do check out her 1️⃣st via ferrata experience captured in this TikTok clip 📹🌐

Back to Durian Hill Villa for shower 🚿 after the good sweat from the amazing extreme sport activities. Then, checked out from Durian Hill Villa, a happy comfy stay, will be back for sure

Then, had a tasty lunch @ the impressive beautiful Restoran Dalam Taman D’ Tasik

A beautiful Malay traditional house restaurant sits at the bank of Gua Musang Lake Garden. Love the Thai influenced dishes served here especially the tasty fresh lemon steamed fish 🐟

After lunch, SiennyLovesDrawing had a walk at the beautiful lake side & the nicely managed park surrounding this restaurant. Had a good chat with the restaurant owners, Kak Nah & Abah who shared about how they restarted this restaurant from its former restaurant named Restoran Dalam Taman which lost due to the great flood in 2014

Truly impressive & inspiring of the creativity & love of upcycling, go green passionate of Kak Nah. Abah & Kak Nah actually decorated this restaurant with some unique wood pieces that both of them found from river side etc., also she turns some of the plastic fishing stuff ğŸŽ£ into wall art decorations, bravo 👏🏻👏🏻 Abah actually complimented full of love 💕 that his wife, Kak Nah is a creative person, a lovely sweet couple ❤️

Do check out her happy lunch dining at this beautiful lake surrounding Restoran Dalam Taman D’Tasik, you will spot Kak Nah upcycling craft art decorations in her TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxqHvTH9YdgbH77h7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Dalam-Taman-DTasek-2013350965594972/

Then, paid a 2️⃣nd visit to the Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park. Personally love the mosses lanes within the park, it’s so comfy nice to walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻on it while reading the plant signages to learn more about the herbs & spices. There is a water park that many local families & kids enjoy water splashing 💦 fun & swimming 🏊🏻‍♂️ with a minimal entry fee. This park is now under maintenance progress, then to resume its chalets & rock climbing activities then

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s TikTok clip captured

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uXeqeBbddBHzD56H9
Website: https://www.malaysiasite.nl/etnobotani.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pwgm.kesedar

Next, proceed to visit the Gua Musang Golf Recreation Club, the travel mates enjoyed the fun of golf ⛳ practice sessions. Hmm..didn’t ride on a buggy to tour the golf ⛳ club. Enjoyed afternoon tea time with banana 🍌 fritters served here

Address: Ibu Pejabat Kesedar, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.: +6019-912 9558
Website: https://mdgm.kelantan.gov.my/index.php/pelawat/destinasi-menarik/tempat-tempat-pelancongan/199-padang-golf-sukan-berkuda

The bus 🚌 departed straight to Tanah Merah KTM train station for a night train back to KL @ 10.45pm, on the way stopped by for dinner @ Restoran Rimbun

Again, train 🚂 has departed sharp at 10.45pm. SiennyLovesDrawing fall a sleep 💤😴 very quickly as exhausted after a whole day of busy activities

Address: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NoGCXMmpSAmjXUTF7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Rimbun-135728463766706/

Day 4

Wake up 7am & then enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot Nescafe @ train cafe. Yeah‼️ Enjoyed train sleeps, walking in the train from coach to coach train OOTDs while the train stopped at some stations along the way

Also to enjoy watched the karaoke competition @ event coach, chit chat with some passengers from Jom Naik Keretapi FB group members about their happy train rides. Most of them are retirees that enjoy their train travels within Malaysia

So happy exciting to listen to their stories & all inspiring SiennyLovesDrawing to include train travels within Malaysia in her retirement living plan 😃

Ohh ya…When the train 🚂 stops at Gemas station, it will switch railway & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 so if you’re not comfortable with it, do change to an empty seat 💺 available, or alternatively to enjoy a nap 😴 to avoid any dizziness ya 😵

Arrived early @ 2.30pm to Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, reached home sweet home 🏡 safely

How long you have not travel on a train🚂❓⁉️ Let’s plan & enjoy a happy travel with rail ya 😃😁

Do enjoy reading this blog post as SiennyLovesDrawing has updated her daily trip progresses @ Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia 🇲🇾 ya

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Sungai Lembing things to do

Things To Do @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ Refer to earlier blogging about her participation to Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur by Muzium Sungai Lembing. Yes, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has just resumed her holidays within her own home country under the new norm way due to global health pandemic 🚗🚌🇲🇾 This time she would like to sharing about her recent 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip to Sungai Lembing, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Historically, Sungai Lembing was a rich town because of used to be main producer of tin in Pahang, Malaysia. The history of underground tin mining has started since it was intensively managed by the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL), a British company in 1906 till being liquidated in 1986

It was known as the El Dorado of the East ie. A Village of the English community. It’s being revitalized as a heritage tourism attraction with the opening of Muzium Sungai Lembing

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So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodation at Sungai Lembing from her trip ya ğŸŽ’ğŸ˜ƒ

SiennyLovesDrawing & her travelmates had a safe comfy approximately 3.5 hours bus ride to & from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang with bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) led by Mr Imraan. Then, four-wheel drive (4WD) exciting journey with Sungai Lembing Recreation to visit Sungai Lembing places listed below (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembing.tour )

Places To Visit & Things To Do

1. Muzium Sungai Lembing

Yeah‼️ Finally she 👩🏻 is back here, this would be her 3rd visit if not mistaken. This museum is housed in an old bungalow once used by the mine manager & it houses a collection of underground mining artifacts

Slowly walking & reading the details of each exhibits in this museum making you understand greater of the view memorabilia & history about the tin mining days

Admission fee ğŸŽŸ is required ✅ & it may be FOC subjects to the final decision of the museum management as it will be on partial closure after Raya while it undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition with usage of technology then, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/02/program-jejak-el-dorado-timur-sungai-lembing-pahang-malaysia-2022/

Her happy exploring Muzium Sungai Lembing TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHreP5/

In particularly, she loves the underground tin mines model exhibited in this museum, do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHmadB/, it was nicely done with very detailed artwork to showcase the situation of the underground tin mine

Address📍: Jalan Muzium, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
Operation hours🕛: 9am – 5pm (Except 1st Monday of each month)
Website 🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/

2. Sungai Lembing Historical Tin Mines

During this recent visit, it was closed for continuous maintenance by its management, Kuantan Municipal Council (aka Majlis Bandaraya Kuantan) to ensure the safety of this underground tin mines for visitors. Do check out whether it has reopen during your trip ya

It’s the largest underground tin mine in the world ğŸŒŽ Actually parts of it has been refurbished as a museum for its visitors to enter the network of underground old mine tunnels which spans over 785km to observe & view the extensive collection of mining equipment that was used back in the days eg. tin samples, drilling machines, safety helmets, railway tracks & furniture from the mine manager’s office etc.

Also to enjoy a tram ride to enter into the tin mine tunnels

Admission fee ğŸŽŸ is required ✅

Her last visit in 2018 story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/mita-productive-business-networking-pahang/ & tweets thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1056839707177283584

Address📍: Jalan Tanah Putih, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/U26KRVo6x7qfURSm7

FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511072778939518

3. Sunrise Hill (AKA Panorama Hill) 林明山 ⛰️

1 of the things must do at Sungai Lembing is to wake up early morning & hike up to Panorama Hill 400m for sunrise 🌄

She took a 4WD ride with friends to be up this round , can check out the tour services by Sungai Lembing Recreation

Absolutely love the beautiful breathtaking 😍🤩 sunrise panorama view shrouded by the morning mist & breathe in fresh cool air

Last time, she has hike by foot 🦶👣 on the stairs going up the hill, only small sections are without the staircase. So, do bring a torch light for your early morning hike. Usually approximately 30mins to 45 mins hiking journey to reach the summit for amazing sunrise scenery

Free 🆓 admission

Address📍: Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bukit-Panorama-Hill-Top-%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E5%B1%B1%E9%A1%B6/169658876424845 & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunrise-Hill-Sg-Lembing-Pahang/106627994462324

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/BwfgFyn49hTBgnkF7

4. Sungai Lembing Old Market Square

It’s nice to take sight in the surroundings of where the Chinese clan houses are located. Can shopping for souvenirs eg. coconut biscuits, sugar-glazed buttery crispy egg crullers from here to bring back home 🏡

There are plenty of good food to enjoy here, do continue read on the food section below 😀

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.At here, you sure will not miss out the 1st digital petrol pump ⛽ in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Yes ✅, Sungai Lembing was very advanced due to its tin mines industry at that time, this small town actually owned it’s own digital petrol pump ⛽, cinema with latest movies 🍿 ğŸŽ¥, duty free brands shopping 🛍️🛒 etc.

Address📍: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

5. Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing

On the way down from Sunrise Hill, your 4WD will passing by Sungai Jing picnic area, worth to stop by to enjoy a picnic meal, fishing or a river swimming here

Locals love to spend time here with family members especially weekends

Free 🆓 admission

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/5rnJimEBbtzwyeJG8

6. Pasir Puteri FKA Pasir Kubur

Visitors can park its vehicles just by the river side & then enjoy picnic, river bathing etc.

Locals love to spend time here with family members during weekends at Pasir Puteri, a nice picnic area to chill, relax while enjoy fishing as well as river bathing

Vehicle parking fee is required

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/yKYiezJuaBBzUVTi7

7. Kolong Pahat Hanging Bridge 林明吊桥 🌉

Definitely not to be missed when visiting Sungai Lembing

Let’s feel the thrill from the mild tremble of this sturdy 200-year-old wooden suspension 🌉 bridges which connect residential areas on the other side of the river to the main town

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It’s still strong & well maintained, though being repaired several times by the Kuantan Municipal Council

Free 🆓 admission

Address📍: 377, Lorong Pahat, Kampung Kolong Pahat, 26200 Sg Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia.

📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/BRwaxcAgUMFp9Kr7A

8. Kolong Pahat tin mine tunnels using the “pahat” way

Just keep walking down from the entrance to the hanging bridge for 10mins, you will notice 3 tin mines tunnels at the road side

During her recent trip, Pak Tam , ex-staff with underground tin mines company actually has shared that these old tunnels were created manually using the “pahat” way ie. with chisel & each is not deep inside as compared to the underground tin mines. Chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material eg. stone by hand, struck with a mallet, or mechanical power. The handle & blade of some types of chisel are made of metal or of wood with a sharp edge in it

Free 🆓 admission

9. Indigenous Village ~ Kampung Mas

While on the way down from Sunrise Hill, you will passing by this indigenous village on your way to Sungai Jin picnic area, it’s managed by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JKOA)

The majority of indigenous people here are puak Batik & puak Jakun as shared by her 4WD driver from Sungai Lembing Recreeation team

It offers exhilarating pursuits to learn the living cultures eg. blow piping, visiting the unique bamboo house & etc.

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/nMc5GyZJC3aFMXzV7

10. Charas Cave

During the bus journey, 1 of the tour guides has shared briefly about this cave & SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share it here so she can personally visit it in the future

It’s a limestone cave complex with interesting geological structures of stalagmites & stalactites & a large reclining Buddha statue. The other side of the cave leads to an opening which provides a great view of the surrounding countryside

Address📍: Jalan Gua Charas, 26090 Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/qvtuaKrvJ3Pfqyq7A

Food 😋🤤

1. Sungai Lembing Hawker Centre

It’s always crowded 👭👬👫 Most of the visitors to Panorama Hill will enjoy breakfast at here ya

Must enjoy the tomatoes sauce noodles 🍅🍜 served with fragrant Cantonese fried charred aroma topped with sweet & tangy tomato sauce

Also the Mee Jawa, Sister Fong mountain-water tofu, tau foo fah etc.

After meals, you may visit the Thien Hou Temple which just opposite the hawker centre. The “Mazu” statue is certified as the biggest “Mazu” in the Malaysia Book of Record in year 2019. More info via 🌐 https://persatuanhainansglembing.org.my/

OR can consider to walk to visit the nearby 3D Gallery Sungai Lembing, 🌐 https://3d-gallery-sg-lembing.business.site/

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Address📍: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

2. Kedai Kopi Salmah

A must try for its nasi lemak, kuih muih & hot coffee

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves the nasi lemak here as the spicy sambal is sweet tasty to enjoy & not spicy, yum max 😀

Address📍: 73, Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/CKexMuh9MwwoJvHQ9

3. Sg Lembing Noodles & Beancurd Pudding

The only shop cum factory that still produces the famous Sungai Lembing noodles & beancurd pudding aka “tau foo fah”. A must stopping by to enjoy refreshing smooth tasty beancurd pudding under hot sunny day

Guess what??

It’s now being operating by the 3rd generation & still serving tasty springy handmade noodles without preservatives

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Highly recommended!! She loves the noodle textures that just so delicious to chew on by just mixing the noodles with soya sauce & fish balls

Address📍: No. 376, Kolong Pahat 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yv8V6ZADGZdTCUQy6

4. Sg Lembing Coconut Biscuit Factory

This is the famous Sungai Lembing coconut biscuits by Mun Heng Bakery that all visitors will buy as souvenirs from Sungai Lembing

Guess what?

It’s now operating by the 4th generation of the family continue to bake this delicious crunchy biscuit

It’s a good match to enjoy with Kopi O, if you’re a coffee lover ya

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Address📍: No. AB-41, Kampung Tengah, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E6%B0%91%E9%A6%99%E6%A4%B0%E9%A5%BC-106879252677648/

5. Mee Jawa

SiennyLovesDrawing has heard about the famous mee jawa & must try while travelling to Sg Lembing, however she missed the chance as 1 of the famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh which near her stay at Jasa Resort was closed during her recent trip

The mee jawa serves here is slightly different from the usual mee jawa

Hmm…Will keep it for her next Sg Lembing trip to enjoy tasting then

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/SGAt35ohgBxzUkE49

6. Laksa Gebok

A special thanks to Muzium Sg Lembing team that served Laksa Gebok aka Laksa Pahang as 1 of the afternoon tea meal during the program & SiennyLovesDrawing got a chance to try this laksa

It serves with soft texture noodle, creamy coconut milk gravy which fine blended with sardine fish & spicy sambal (Optional) to enjoy

Address📍: Kampung Seberang Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

Hotel Accommodation 🏢

1. Jada Resort

SiennyLovesDrawing & her room mate enjoyed their comfy 1 night stay in a spacious room in this resort

Guess what?

The famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh that the local people loves it actually within walking distance from this resort. This resort offers water sport, kayaking, team building activities etc. upon booking in advance

Address📍: Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/

2. Lake Castle 🏰

SiennyLovesDrawing actually noted about this lake castle while passing by its main gate while on the way up to the Sunrise Hill with 4WD

So, when she googled about it & found out that it’s a beautiful resort to opt for, so list it here & also for her future visit

Address📍: A205, Jln Sungai Arang, Kampung Jeram Takar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lakecastle.resort/

So, when are you travelling to visit Sungai Lembing?

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SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

#FlyMeToSabah Bucket List To Tick Off

Updated 30 June 2022, 8pm ~ So so sad that SiennyLovesDrawing only won the 1st 20 entries for this contest 😭 She has tried very best, hope that she can be part of media member with Sabah Tourism, refer winner announcement post via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347716010722356&set=a.224387169721908&type=3 ~ Her prize unboxing TikTok clip via 🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7102749691724549402 . Do check out her best moments in Sabah 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/ 😀

Hey 👋🏻 all, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got to know about the #flymetoSabah ✈️🛫 contest hosted by Sabah Tourism Board very recently from her participation in the March #SabahChats via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1720355908139397 & it triggers her travel memories 💭 @ Sabah & actually urge her travel wish to join in to try her luck to be 1️⃣ of the winner ( Fingers crossed ğŸ¤žğŸ» as the last winner to be announced on 14 Apr) to realise her dream 💭 to continue explore & tick off her ✅SABAH bucket list in Malaysia 🇲🇾

🌐 https://tourism.sabah.gov.my/news/newsdetails/fly-me-to-sabah-offers-opportunities-to-experience-sabah-bucket-list-holidays

🌐 https://flymetosabah.sabahtourism.com/

So, here a blog post to sharing in detailed about SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah 👩🏻✍🏻💌📬👩🏻‍💻


Dear Sabah Tourism,

Yes, Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to explore more about Sabah & Sarawak in the future which both made Malaysia owns the 25% of Borneo’s land. Borneo, the 3️⃣rd largest island 🏝️ in the world ğŸŒŽ & divided between 3 countries ie. Indonesia 🇮🇩 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 & Brunei 🇧🇳

Once upon a time…

Still recalled her 1️⃣st fly to Sabah was right after her university graduation ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸŽ“ & as a graduation celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¥³ trip to reward herself by opting for a hike to Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰️ (aka Akinabalu by the local Sabahan people), it’s her 1️⃣st hiking 🥾 trip, also to explore Malaysia’s 1️⃣st heritage site, Kinabalu Park. Hmm…It was really long long ago & at that time she has got no social media platforms to show off her summit photo with her full colour certificate at that time 😃😁 She was hike up with Mesilau route, it’s with beautiful scenery, though slightly longer journey as compared to the route she opted to go down, Timpohon route, a stairs alike route & not comfortable for her tiring legs back then. Guess what❓⁉️ Her beautiful colour certificate is nicely kept in the safety deposit box with a local bank 🏦 now, 1️⃣ of her precious achievements in life ✨👍🏻

Then, her 2️⃣nd fly to Sabah was as a volunteer to collect & supply stationeries & teaching to some Bajau Laut kids at the rural sea nomad villages of Semporna Island 🏝️ Still recalled the chalet hotel that she stayed was being flooded due to a heavy rain 🌧️ storm & the rising level of sea 🌊 water at that time. She joined her other volunteers together with the chalet staffs to clean up the chalets surrounding. The pure hearts & smiles of the rural kids still warm kept in her heart ❤️ It was a memorable weeks spent with the local Sabahan kids & people, sure the kids have all grown up healthily now. Interactions with local people is what SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys & treasures the most, valuable juicy life stories, learning more about local living, cultures etc. Absolutely precious 💕

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These 2️⃣ travels to Sabah shared above were happened when she has yet to start her lifestyle blogging here at that time, also she wasn’t active in social media postings too

Then her blogging passion here ✍🏻👩🏻‍💻 got noticed & received honourable media invitation 📧 to join the Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) business networking 3️⃣D2️⃣N trip in 2018. 3️⃣rd fly to Sabah to explore & then shared her travel stories about the eco tourism at Sabah, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/6-eco-tourism-must-see-in-sabah-malaysian-borneo/ & 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1070869540232286208

She was truly amazed & proud as Malaysian because Dairy Farm 🇲🇾🐄🐮 in Kundasang, Sabah making her really like being at a farm in New Zealand 🇳🇿😍🤩

So, Sabah Tourism, please #flymetoSabah

Now & future…

What’s SiennyLovesDrawing’s ✅SABAH bucket list❓⁉️

✅Steam train with North Borneo Railway along the tracks from Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut to arrive at the Rice Bowl of Sabah, Papar to enjoy views of the paddy fields, traditional village homes on stilts & buffaloes as a train 🚂 travel lover. Ohh ya…Do you all remembered the famous Malaysian produced movie ~ Ola Bola ⚽❓⁉️ SiennyLovesDrawing wanna enjoy the Tenom – Beaufort jungle train 🚂 ride as a train 🚂 travel lover which it was being captured in that movie & to enjoy the ride with the local communities in the old train cabin seating area. Then, to taste Tenom coffee ☕ as a coffee lover. More info via 🌐 https://railtravelstation.com/sabah-state-railway/

✅Adrenaline canopy walks in Danum Valley Rainforest 🌳🌳 to observe see Sabah’s wildlife in its most biodiverse jungle as a nature lover 💚🌳 by walking about 300m through a 130-million-year-old ancient forest on a suspension bridge 26m off the ground ie. Approximately the height of a 6-story building OR 363m high & 620m length canopy walkway aka Rainforest Skywalk @ Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan

✅Beaufort bridge 🌉 & enjoy Beaufort Mee is Chinese-style fried home-made local yellow noodles from Beaufort, served with choice of meat or seafood & fresh vegetables as a love local eats 😋 traveller

✅Amazing milkyway galaxy ✨💫🌃 at Tegudon Tourism Village & Lasau Podi at Kota Belud. Or a hike up to Marangang hill top with a great 👍🏻 view of Mt KK at Kundasang. Even at the peak of Mt KK ⛰️

✅Hanging bridge at Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰️ ie. The world ğŸŒŽ highest via Ferrata with a system of a balance beams & suspension bridges, hill paragliding @ Kokol Hill, Kinabalu OR Ranau Paragliding Park ğŸžï¸ğŸŒ„, https://instagram.com/montkskybike @ Mt KK & parasailing @ Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Yes ✅, to explore more ğŸ‘©ğŸ»ğŸŽ’ & tick off the 7 districts in

✅S ~ as a train travel lover

✅A ~ as a nature lover with green surrounding

✅B ~as a local foodie

✅A ~ as a milkyway galaxy admirer

✅H ~ as an adventure explorer

bucket list as shared in above paragraphs (Especially those in Italics) ie. Beaufort, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Nabawan, Sipitang, Tambunan & Tenom. More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/division/interior/

SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

During her ✅SABAH explore mentioned above ğŸ‘©ğŸ»ğŸŽ’, being a typical local foodie, she would like to enjoy a taste of local food in Sabah eg. Sweet crunchy kuih cincin (Will be grabbing a lot as souvenirs to bring back for her own snacks, family members & friends to enjoy), hinava (A sliced mackerel fish with chilies, onion, ginger & lime juice), latok (A seaweed with cili padi, lime & sambal belacan), Ngiu Chap, Tuaran Mee, Tamparuli Mee & many more from her interactions with local Sabahan people then 😋👍🏻

Not just that, if time permits, during her #flymetoSabah trip, she wishes especially to exploring more of below ~ will continue updating this blog post for her next Sabah travels preparation

✅The rural tourism, more info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/rural/, Kg. Sunsuron, Tambunan with more than 90% of its area is covered in rolling hills, plains & mountains ğŸžï¸â›°ï¸ğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³ & the community-based tourism @ Bingkor which currently in developing progress, read more via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/press-release/developing-tourism-in-the-interior-of-sabah/

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✅ Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp, Kinabatangan (Camping stay 🏕️⛺)

✅ Kinabatangan River Cruise

Virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah

✅ The Tip Of Borneo @ Simpang Mengayau, Kudat

✅ Tindakon Dazang beach’s cliff, Kudat

✅ Murut Cultural Centre, Keningau
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✅ Campsite P. Riui @ Sg Padas, Tenom & to enjoy the long hanging bridge that local Sabahan communities actually using in their daily commute 👣 to Panggi (Camping stay 🏕️⛺)

✅ Polumpung Melangkap Campsite @ Kadamaian, Kota Belud to learn how the 2015 earthquake actually changed the landscape & made the village as a new 🆕 riverside attraction in Sabah (Camping stay 🏕️⛺)

✅ To explore the natural grandeur of the Taralamas River Canyon @ Kg. Tiang Lama of Ranau with river trekking experience to uncover the local flora & fauna as a nature lover

✅ Mantanani Island is surrounding by mesmerizing clear turquoise waters & with amazing view of Mount Kinabalu

✅ Rundum Highland @ Tenom, more info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/rundumHighlands/

✅ Umea Glam Kundasang (A unique staycation)

✅ Pagoda Ling San @ Tuaran

✅ Upside Down House @ Tamparuli

✅ Endangered species ~ Sepilok Orang Utan, Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to learn more about these endangered species & efforts being made to get them off the endangered lists

✅ Gomantong Cave, largest cave in Sabah. Black Cave & White Cave (With inaccessible terrain, slightly challenging)

✅ Floating walking @ Pulau Pasir Timbul (Pulau Terapung/ Pitas Floating Island), Kampung Malubang, Pitas, Sabah

✅ To enjoy a unique natural volcanic mud spa @ Pulau Tiga

✅ Ohh ya…If you’re into diving & love sending postcard, do send SiennyLovesDrawing (Typical postcard collector) a postcard from this underwater post box, 1st of its kind in Malaysia ya ☺️

After attended the FB live @ 6 April 2022 by Ms Grace Leong via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1728521580656163 , she would like to spend an early afternoon to enjoy slow walking & exploring the heritage @ oldest streets like Gaya street (FKA Bond street), Beach street & more in KK town, also to enjoy tasting the local food eg. Coconut pandan, satay jawi, roti kahwin etc. Also to enjoy the Api Api night food market @ Gaya street, 6pm to 12am every Friday & Saturday 😀

To visit & observe the baby turtles release to sea within months of June to Sept @ Lankayan Island , special thanks to her reader (IG sunstylefiles) who commented on her IG reel post about this island via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/CcHCqKNBsa6/ . If you’re a diver & reading here, this beautiful tropical island in the Sulu Sea & Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) is 1 of the famous diving spots in Sabah, Malaysia 😀 More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/lankayan-island/

Regards,

Sienny aka SiennyLovesDrawing

Please #flymetoSabah this typical travel lover & local foodie content creator with https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/ to share more about her ✅SABAH bucket list tick off & Malaysia places 🇲🇾


More exciting Sabah tourism updates via 🌐 https://twitter.com/sabahtourism/

Travel info to Sabah wef. 1 Apr 2022 via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/alert/

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has just participated the Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia with media invitation received from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing. A special thank you for this honorable media invitation 📧 to her & she has gained much more information about tin mines history in Sg Lembing, also a privilege chance to hear direct from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with the undergroud tin mine company named The Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL) as a underground lift operator

The main objectives of this program is to establish closer cooperation 🤝🏻 between Tourism Malaysia, Sungai Lembing Museum 🏛️ together with the Tourism agency partners & the media members to promoting domestic tourism, especially Sungai Lembing, Pahang. All participants of this program are required to complete their full vaccination, including booster 💉with proof of vaccination certificate granted in MySejahtera app 📲

It also aims to introducing to all participants about the local tourism products available in Sungai Lembing, Pahang which are all rich in historical heritage values, arts & cultures, as well as its nature beauty. The involvement of travel agencies is also expected to develop more attractive local tourism packages in an effort to further increasing ⬆️ tourist arrivals to Sungai Lembing, Pahang in particular, & of course the whole state of Pahang in general, with the recent announcement of re-opening the Malaysian border from 1 April onwards 💪🏻🇲🇾

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻has been to Sg Lembing many many years ago, it feels great 👍🏻 to be back here to get to know more about this tourist destination after the waves of global health pandemic. She would like to sharing this round about what she has done during this 2️⃣D1️⃣N program participation with Muzium Sungai Lembing, Malaysia 🇲🇾, as well as sharing about the things to do in her next sharing, do stay tuned ya 😃😁

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This program has started the travelling journey by a sharp departure at 8am from Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) with a great comfy bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) which led by Mr Imraan. All participants 👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻 actually arrive on time for this exciting program participation 🙌🏻💪🏻🚌👍🏻 at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing

A smooth safe bus 🚌 journey to arrive at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing at 11.35am & being warmly welcome by representative from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing, Ms Fauziah 🧕🏼 All participants respectively with SOP compliance of social distancing, MySejahtera app scan, participants registration, goodies bag collection & then being seated for the program

The program has kick started with awesome amazing state of Pahang, Malaysia traditional dance performances by dancers from Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN), followed by opening ceremony by the management of Jabatan Muzium Malaysia & Muzium Sg Lembing with Mr Razaimi Hamat & Mr Peterson Augustine, also token appreciation ceremony by Ms Zuraini Abdul Ghani, the Director of Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur

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Next, all participants are invited for lunch, then check in for a comfy clean accommodation @ Jasa Resort 🏢 ( 📍Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/)

Then, all participants will travel back to the museum again to participate exciting activities organised by the management of Muzium Sg Lembing

There are 4 groups of participants with 4 or 5 members each to complete below group assignments by scanning a QR code & online submission upon completion while exploring the artifacts exhibited in this museum

✅ A list of quiz questions❓ ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum 😀

✅ Word search ğŸ”Ž ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum 😀

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Ohh ya…Insider news sharing 😀 Mr Peter Augustine has shared that in coming months, this museum will be undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition. There are many more artifacts collected that the museum needs to exhibit them for all its visitors. This upgrade aims to have more digital savvy, ie. Each artifacts with a short caption displayed, then with a QR code for the visitors to scan & then learning more of each artifacts details. That’s a brilliant ideas. He has added that during this upgrade, the museum will remain open, however partially of the museum, the management is still in the discussion whether the entrance fee will be free during this upgrade period, so check out their FB page for more updates. SiennyLovesDrawing is so looking forward to revisit this museum after its artifacts upgrade then to share more with you all ya 😃😁

✅ Learn & perform traditional dance steps 💃🏻🕺🏻 ~ It’s fun enjoyable to learn & dance with team mates, so much laughter, lol 😛 Special thanks to all JKKN dancers who patiently guided us during this cultural workshop. Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qg8EH/

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✅ Win Lose or Draw ✍🏻 ~ SiennyLovesDrawing has volunteered herself to draw & amazingly her team mates all understand her simple drawing every well & guessed all the traditional games. Hmm…She forgot to ask her team mates to capture a TikTok clip for this 🤭😌

✅ Traditional game ~ Coconut bowling with recycling plastic bottles 🥥 ~ This is so so fun, it’s not easy to aim right with the coconut to hit all the plastic bottles to score points ya, again lots of laughter here, lol SiennyLovesDrawing only hit a bottle as captured in her TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing program via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

✅ Jigsaw puzzle 🧩 ~ Oppss….SiennyLovesDrawing & her team mates had a challenging puzzle time to solve the tin miner hat puzzle 🧩❓⁉️

✅ Creative group wefie 🤳📱at the front of Muzium Sg Lembing 🏛️ ~ Don’t you all think this is good? All team members discussed & positioned own self to form this group wefie with NST photographer hold the wide angle phone to capture. Yeah!! Sure win :D, not shy ohh

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During this recent Muzium Sg Lembing visiting, SiennyLovesDrawing truly amazed with the Underground Mines Model displayed. This model was nicely built to portray the exact underground tin mines & how its tine mines workers’ life while working in the tin mines being detailed drafted in this model. If you’re visiting this museum, do spend more time to slowly viewing this model ya 😀 Do check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this model in her next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya 😃😁

Guess what❓⁉️

She also managed to hear the direct voice from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with PCCL in sharing the underground tin mines working situations. Pak Tam as the underground lift operator has shared how the accurate signals being given by the tin mines workers is important for him to take the lift to reach different deepness within the underground tin mines. He told that he needs to be extra careful to ensure it’s the right signals given before he operated the lift each time to avoid any death accident. Hmm…In a way, Pak Tam actually owned a very good hearing ears to carrying out his role. Do check out her TikTok clip captured from Pak Tam’s sharing via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qfSw9/

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This exciting program continues with some exciting beautiful local tourism destinations visiting in the next day. All participants got latest updates of each destinations within Sg Lembing to bring awareness & then promoting these amazing places to visit

  • Sunrise Hill aka Panorama Hill
  • Picnic spot @ Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing
  • Picnic spot @ Pasir Puteri
  • Indigenous Settlement @ Kampung Mas
  • Hanging Bridge Kolong Pahat
  • Tin mine tunnels @ Kolong Pahat
  • Sg Lembing handmade noodles making
  • Sg Lembing coconut biscuit making
  • Sg Lembing old sreet

Not just that, as foodie & food lover herself, she would like to share some of the local foods that she has tasted or recommended by local at Sg Lembing eg. Mee Jawa, Laksa Gebok, handmade Sg Lembing noodles, beancurd pudding, Sg Lembing coconut biscuit, nasi lemak & coffee at Kedai Kopi Salmah

Meanwhile, do check out 1st her beautiful photo album captured from this trip & being shared by Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tourismmalaysiapahang/posts/346281834209009 , the main tweets thread of her program participation via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1509513754710446086 & do stay tuned for SiennyLovesDrawing’s next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya 😃😁

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Time flies, this exciting 2D1N program has officially ended with another amazing state of Pahang traditional dance performances by JKKn dancers, good lunch served, announcement of winners & prize giving ceremony, as well as certificate of participation giving ceremony to all participants. More photos captured from this great program via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumkl/posts/5020309814673514

Let’s check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

Do also check out these videos captured from the fun excitement during this program via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/671949744129086/ & 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/645748456503426/

Have you plan your #cuticutimalaysia ❓⁉️

Do always enjoy travel safe, following SOP while exploring more local domestic travel destinations within Malaysia ya 😀 More of SiennyLovesDrawing’s travel within Malaysia stories via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/travel-tourism/malaysia/

Stay safe while travel local #cuticutimalaysia ya 😀

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Fukushima Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 4 sessions of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Again, she really enjoyed this 5th session @ 26 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Fukushima Prefecture 福島県, the 3rd largest perfecture in Japan

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan 🇯🇵 by Ms Farah. Japan international border remains suspended. self quarantine period for cross border travellers has shortened to 10 days. More updated Japan travel details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & 🌐 https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Ms Farah has also shared about some typical Japanese-style breakfast ie. Washoku, a traditional Japanese cuisine which being recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of its diverse & fresh ingredients, exceptionally well-balanced & healthy to convey the beauty of nature & changing seasons. The common composition of Washoku including rice (Carbohydrate, either plain steamed white, brown/ genmai or mixed rice – seasoned with soy sauce/ dashi/ seasonal ingredients) + 1 soup (Hydration, miso soup – made from fermented soybean paste & a dashi broth with chopped green onion, wakame seaweed & tofu) + 3 dishes (Protein – grilled fish/ rolled eggs, minerals, vitamin & fibre – “Kobaci”, assorted vegetables prepared in different ways) . Ms Farah also honorable mentioned the Natto & TKG – Tamago-kake Gohan. As a typical love to eat foodie, she wants to taste the Kitakata Ramen as recommended by Ms Farah. It served in a refreshing soy sauce soup, consisting of thick noodles with slices of pork, bamboo shoots & spring onions

Sharing from Ms Abe 🙋🏻‍♀️ from Fukushima Tourism Department about 3 major regions of Fukushima ie. Aizu, Nakadori & Hamadori. It’s 90mins train journey from Tokyo. She has shared some famous destinations to visit by each season in Fukushima. The highly acclaimed Fukushima Peach is in Summer season, must enjoy the refreshing tasty Peach Parfait. Also Ms Abe has recommended some unique experiences ie. cycling around to appreciating the beautiful scenery of autumn leaves, winter sports to enjoy at Alts Snow Park & Resort & Higashiyama Onsen, drift taxi, ramen tasting, Samurai performance, Akabeko painting & etc.

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Next, sharing from Ms Tan from JNTO about 6D5N Southern Tohoku Tour suggestion by flying in/ out through Tokyo in autumn season by car/ bus

  1. Fly in 🛬, free & easy in Tokyo. Must taste the Tsukishima Monjayaki pancakes ğŸ¥ž
  2. To Lake Inawashiro Akabeko (Its legend story & lucky 🍀 charm) / Aizu candle 🕯️ making experience Tadami River Bridge viewpoint Hotel 🏨: Aizu Ashinomaki Onzen ♨️ to experience Demon Slayer scene alike ryokan
  3. To Kitakata City for Kitakata Ramen 🍜, brewery tour & sake🍶 tasting Uesugi Hakushakutei Hotel 🏨: Ginzan Onsen to experience spirited away scene alike onsen street & former official royal 👑 family accommodation
  4. To Naruko Gorge Matsushima islands 🗾 Ichiban-cho to experience local gourmet grab & go Hotel stay at Sendai city to experience the Sendai Pageant of Starlight
  5. Shopping 🛍️ trip at Sendai-Izumi premium outlets Zao Fox Village Adachigahara Furusatomura Hotel 🏨 stay at Koriyama city to get in touch with the rural life of Japan
  6. Kawagoe city street strolling for time travel to the past & last mins shopping 🛍️ before flying out 🛫 to Tokyo/ back home

More Japan travel planning via 🌐 https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/itineraries/index.html & 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Lastly, live sharing by a Malaysian student, Ms Admirah about her favourite shine muscat grape, powdery snow in winter ❄️ Ohh ya…She reminded all visitors must bring a good camera to capture the beautiful scenery etc. when travelling to Japan

Things To Do @ Fukushima Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing loves train ride, so definitely she will enjoy a scenic railway ride on the Oku-Aizu Railway (Tadami Line) which offering fantastic views of the striking natural scenery ğŸšžâœ¨, especially during autumn & winter seasons

Aizu region with historical sites eg. Tsuruga Castle & Nakadori, with mountainous natural landscapes 🏔️, orchards & hot springs ♨️, both have basin areas that remain warm in winter & mountainous areas with cool summers & snowy winters

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Mugenkyo-no-Watashi River Crossing on the Tadami River via Japanese boat trip around 15mins per way & run between Hayato Onsen pier & the Mifuke area. This was named after the truly wondrous scenery created by the river mist in the mornings & evenings of summer

Tsuruga Castle 鶴ヶ城 🏯 was known for its strong defense, enduring for an entire month under the enemy’s attack during the 1868 war. It’s said to be the only castle in Japan that still has the same red-tiled roof from the time before it was demolished. At top floor, it offers a view of Mt. Bandai & Iimori Hill, also the townscape of Aizu. Ms Abe has recommended this castle as must visit during spring & autumn season

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also read about this unique Buddhist temple built in 1796 named Sazaedo Temple 螺旋堂 ⛩️ (Aizu Sazae-do, officially named Entsusansou-do). It’s still standing strong now after about 220 years, this 3-story temple solely made of wood, looks like a spiral staircase shaped with its ingenious double-helix slope (It allows visitors to ascend & descend the temple structure without meeting those moving in the opposite direction) that makes it in National Important Cultural Property listing in 1995 & also was showcased in Michelin Green Guide in 2018. Visitors will observe a discontinued practice by local Japanese from the plastered family placards of visitors who completed pilgrimages to the temple & gave donations on the roof & walls of this temple. She would definitely visiting it when she is at Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima. More info via 🌐 http://sazaedo.jp/

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Hanamiyama Park ğŸžï¸ sets on the slopes of the hills to offers a plethora of cherry trees with many different hues of pink. Must enjoy the walking trails & exploring the recommended picture-taking spots during the sakura season, middle of April in Fukushima

Miharu Takizakura 三春滝桜 is ranked among the Japan’s “3 greatest cherry trees 🌸💮” ~ The Takizakura literally means “waterfall cherry tree” is 1 of the most popular single cherry trees in Japan. The wonderfully shaped weeping cherry tree in the hills of Miharu Town is said to be over 1000 years old

Bandai-Azuma Skyline (Nakadori) is 1 of selected Japan’s top 100 roads, a scenic driving 🚗 route stretches 28.7km to meandering through the Azuma mountain range, between Takayu Onsen & Tsuchiyu Toge Pass. The highlight of the drive is the Fudosawa Bridge 🌉 spanning over the Tsubakuro Valley, the view from the bridge is spectacular as if you’re floating in the sky

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Tatsusawa Fudotaki Recreation Forest 🌳🌳 in the Tatsusawa Hot Spring village, a great place for an outdoor adventure in this rural setting ie. hiking, waterfalls, visit temples ⛩️, skiing â›·ï¸ğŸŽ¿, picnic, camping etc.

The Nagatoko is Shingu Kumano Shrine’s worship hall which is designated as a Nationally Important Cultural Asset. Built in 1055 as the main structure during the Heian period to the Kamakura period, its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars, each one 45 cm in diameter. This comprises a single large, open stage with no walls, and is said to have been used for ascetic training by priests, as well as kagura dance festivals

Ouchi-juku大内宿 is a small village which is located in Aizu Wakamatsu, the west of Fukushima & famous for its beautiful snow ❄️🌨️❄️ scenery of the Japanese traditional houses village covered by snow in winter

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Lake Inawashiro 猪苗代湖 is Japan’s 4th largest lake, highly transparent, also called “Tenkyoko” in reference to its “mirror-like lake that reflects the heaven. Visitors can enjoy lake bathing, fishing, canoeing etc. Ms Abe has recommended it as 1 of the destination to enjoy winter sports

A long-established sake 🍶 brewery named Toyokuni Brewery 豊国酒造, which started its sake brewery business in the Edo period (200 years ago) made from regional rice 🍚🌾 that local farmers grow in Fukushima & its sake has won a variety of awards ğŸ†ğŸ…ğŸŽ–ï¸

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/fukushima/ & https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/

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