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Stay @ Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

After reading 📖 SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s earlier sharing about the road less travelled in Terengganu, Malaysia 🇲🇾

This round, she is gonna sharing her stay at Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu 🏢, some nearby attractions 📍📍& snacks 😋🤤 within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️distance & below 3️⃣0️⃣mins drive 🚗🚙

~ Discover Malaysia 🇲🇾 Through Hotel Seri Malaysia 🏢 ~

Yes✅, it’s 1️⃣ of the largest local hotel 🏢 chain in Malaysia 🇲🇾 with 21 hotels strategically located 📍in most states within Malaysia 🇲🇾 (except Kelantan & Sabah) currently 🤗

Yeah‼️ She was welcome 🙏🏻 with the hotel mascot named ~ “Abang SEM” aka Brother SEM 💁🏽‍♂️

Guess what❓⁉️

Inside the mascot 💁🏽‍♂️ is the Chef Cook 👨🏽‍🍳 of this hotel 🏢, really enjoyed 😋🤤 his hotel dishes especially the Glutinuous Rice 🍚 with Tongkol fish curry 🍛 as well as the Tom Yum steamboat dinner 🥘 during her stay

She 👩🏻 was told during her check-in 🔑 with her media friends 👫👭👬 that this hotel 🏢 is 1️⃣ of the oldest within the chain of Hotel Seri Malaysia🏢

From her recent stay 🛌🚿🚽 for 3️⃣ nights, she is highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻 this hotel 🏢 to all of you gonna pay Beautiful Terengganu a visit soon 😍🤩

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Why❓⁉️

  • Its strategic location 📍at the centre town of Kuala Terengganu
  • The rooms are comfy 😌👍🏻 with complimentary 🆓 mineral water 💦💧 , towels & toiletries
  • Next to peaceful beautiful Terengganu River 💦💧
  • Next to a Chinese temple ⛩ aka Thien Hou temple 天后宫
  • 1️⃣min walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance to Kampung Cina aka China Town

Do enjoy a morning 🔅🔆 walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️& capture your beautiful photos 📸 at many wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ within the many alleys of it 😍🤩

  • 2️⃣mins walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ to the oldest Chinese temple ⛩ in Terengganu named 和安宫

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A market where the Terengganu locals 👭👬👫will drop by for wet market shopping, groceries, daily home supplies as well as tourists for some souvenirs ğŸ›’ğŸ›ğŸŽ

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You will spot turtle 🐢 eggs 🥚 too at the wet market area. SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was surprise 😱 & would advise not ❌ to purchase any to protect this endangered species ~ turtle 🐢

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Sigh 😔 …She was told that it’s ❌ not explicitly forbidden to sell & eat turtle eggs in Terengganu because it’s the tradition of this state to consume turtle 🐢 eggs 🥚 Also the lack of a national ban currently where the sale of turtle 🐢 eggs 🥚 come from another state/ international are permitted. It was tough to differentiate turtle 🐢 eggs 🥚 by place of origin, hence enforcement really challenging

If possible, do plan a cruise here to view the beautiful 😍🤩 crystal mosque 🕌 within this park

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has missed her cruise 🚢 during her 1️⃣st visit due to tight travel schedule 🗒 (Only from on the road passing & spotted it, then this capture 📸 )

You may pack some keropok lekor aka fish 🐟 cake either in frozen vacuum pack, fried or steamed as food souvenirs ğŸŽ to share with family members & friends 👭👫👬

  • 17mins drive 🚗🚙 to Noor Arfa Craft Complex for some local Terengganu batik & craft souvenirs shopping ğŸ›’ğŸ›ğŸŽ
  • 18mins drive 🚗🚙 to Pasar Malam Manir aka Manir Night Market (Only every Monday 5pm to 10pm) 🛒🛍😋🤤

You will spot lots of local snacks, fruits, foods etc. 😋🤤 from the local friendly vendors

A place by the Tok Jembal beach 🏖 🏝 side with lots of cafesss for dining 🍽🍴, chill & relax, dessert 🍮🍧 , ice cream 🍨🍦 , live music ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ¼ etc. from evening till late midnight 🌃🌌

  • 28mins drive 🚗🚙 to Warung Pok Nong at Batu Buruk Beach 🏖🏝

This is a famous snack 😋🤤 place for “Ikan Celup Tepung” aka flour-fried fish 🐟 , including other seafoods e.g. prawns 🍤🦐 , squids 🦑, mango sticky rice 🍚 etc.

After the snacking 🍽😋 here, do drop by the opposite beach 🏖🏝 site for a relaxing swing time 😆😄

Hmmm…The breakfast 🍽☕️ served at Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 🏢 is with tasty 😋 selection of local Terengganu as well as western style choices too ✌🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves the glutious rice 🍚 with Tongkol fish 🐟 curry, Nasi Dagang 🍛 as well as Laksa Terengganu 🍲 the most 😋🤤

The steamboat cum BBQ dinner 🥘🍢 set served at this hotel 🏢 also yummy delicious 😋🤤

She was told if its hotel guests 👫👭👬prefer to enjoy this set for lunch, it can be arranged with prior notice to its hotel staff. Bravo 👏🏻 for this customer services‼️👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has enjoyed her short stay 🛌🚿🚽 at this hotel  🏢

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So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

Plan a trip to Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysia 🇲🇾& stay in this hotel 🏢 ya

Address📍: Lot 1640, Jalan Hiliran (Balik Bukit), 20100 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Website🌐: https://www.serimalaysia.com.my/en/hotels/HsmKualaTerengganu
FB: https://www.facebook.com/hotelserimalaysiakualaterengganu/

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Road Less Traveled ~ Terengganu ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

Yeah‼️ 2️⃣nd visit in 2018 to Terengganu 🇲🇾 with another 14 pax media members 👫👭👬

This round SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has enjoyed most of the conservation 🐘🐟🐢, culture, craft & nature 💚🌳🌳 ~ the less travelled destinations 📍📍in Terengganu 🇲🇾

What & where❓⁉️

Hmm…Curious🤔about her escapade journey❓⁉️

Ha…Ha…😃Do explore & check out her long tweets thread 🔝 above with 36 replies

Also to check out SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s top contributor👆🏻account via 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her reviews on the Terengganu’s tourist attractions 📍📍, food 🍽 & accommodation 🛌🚿🛀🏻 stay 👩🏻‍💻📝

Conservations of Endangered Species 🐘🐟🐢

  • Kenyir Elephant 🐘 Conservation Village (KECV)

It was built since 2012 as the latest addition to Kenyir Lake💦💧’s vast attractions with 256 hectares of land ğŸž Only 🔟% of this area are being developed & 90% remaining untouched with aims to preserve the nature 💚 of the forest 🌳🌳 & ensure a nature “home🏡” for the elephants 🐘🐘 that living in it 😍🤩

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All elephants 🐘🐘 in KECV are all local elephants 🐘🐘 which mostly are orphans, missed their teams, lost themselves in the woods, their families were being killed due to ivory trade, being caught by villagers etc. 👬👭👫

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Ha…😆Ha…😆Being credited as model of the day for a Japanese online magazine in Malaysia 🇲🇾 via 🌐 http://www.malaysia-magazine.com/

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Ohh ya…The most exciting 😄😆 moment would be the elephants 🐘🐘 show & elephants shower 🚿💦💧🐘🐘

 

Elephants 🐘🐘 bathing fun 💦💧‼️😍🤩 You will be energetic to avoid being splashing with water 💦💧 or showering 🚿by the naughty naughty elephants 🐘🐘😅😂🤣😆

 

Bravo 👏🏻 to the great 👍🏻 efforts to  taking care all elephants 🐘🐘 by the professional veterinarians & elephant keepers 🐘🐘 Highly recommended 👆🏻👍🏻 this village for school 🏫 trips for an educational experience for kids to learn more about elephants 🐘🐘

Yeah‼️ Lovely 2️⃣nd visit in 2018 (1️⃣st was in Apr 2018) to view the elephants 🐘🐘🐘 named Dusun, Puteri, Jambu again 😍🤩

 

Address📍: Jalan Pengkalan Gawi, Sungai Telemong, Tasik Kenyir, 21700 Kuala Berang, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Operating hours🕘: 9️⃣am to 6️⃣pm daily, ⛔️🚫closed 12.30pm to 2.30pm every Fri
Website🌐: http://www.kecv.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Kenyir-Elephant-Conservation-Village-KECV-1739778576269753/

  • Kelah 🐟 Fish Sanctuary

Have you experienced of feeding & then swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ with a huge school of fishes 🐟🐟❓⁉️

Ha….Ha….Her screamssss 😱 of excitement during feeding, not being bites ya 😅😂🤣

As Kelah fishes 🐟🐟 born without tooth, just feel the fish 🐟 kisses 😘😘 everywhere…Ha…Ha…She was loud, hmm….Don’t laugh 😂😆 at her ya

 

If not, then you have to plan a trip to visit this sanctuary‼️ You will never regret for sure👍🏻👆🏻

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“Ohh my…Finally I got a Kelah Fish 🐟 in my hand 🤲🏻 Ha…Ha….😁😁” shouted happily ✌🏻💪🏻😃😍🤩 @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 . . Guess what❓⁉️ After many many tries & lots of guidance shared by guides & travelmates around 👫👭👬👬👬 special thanks 🙏🏻 to all for your motivation 💪🏻💪🏻✌🏻✌🏻 . . Yeah‼️ #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻’s love of nature 💚💚 & conservation 🐟🐟 journey continues 💪🏻✌🏻👍🏻😃😍 . . In this photos 📸 & short clips ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ album (special thanks 🙏🏻 to @coco.nomoto for some of the nice captures 💪🏻👍🏻) , @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 has captured 📸 fishes kissing moments with #mahseer aka #Kelah & her peaceful comfy stay 🛌🚽🚿😴 at floating resort 🏡🏡🏡 named @KenyirEcoResort ~ Roads Less Travelled in #BeautifulTerengganu of #Malaysia 🇲🇾 . . 1️⃣st time played with so many many fishes that don’t bite but just being kissed 😘😘🐟🐟 Kelah Fish got no teeth The fishes 🐟🐟just swim by between feet 👣You will feel their smooth & slippery body 😝😜 . . Really proud with the initiative of having this Kelah Sanctuary by #Ketengah Malaysia 🇲🇾 Bravo 👍🏻👏🏻💪🏻 A unique experience not to be missed while visiting #Terengganu . . 1️⃣st time stayed at a floating resort 🏡🏡🏡i.e. accessible by boat 🚤 & surrounding by peaceful beautiful 😍🤩 Keynote Lake & greenery nature 💚💚🌳🌳 You will feel as floating on it too, it’s an unique experience of accommodation 🛌🚿🚽 . . Do stay tune for more updates via https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1025966456377229312 & 📝👩‍💻siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . #JourneyingThroughTerengganu #SayangiMalaysiaKu #HotelSeriMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #GayaTravel #TourismTerengganu #Terengganu #KualaTerengganu #TourismMalaysia #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #travel #travels #blog #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #influencers #traveller #adventure #nature #BIGAdventures #AirAsiaBIG

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Ohh…The most unforgettable moment ~ Caught a Kelah fish 🐟 in hand 🤲🏻 after many many triesss….Tiring with a happy 😃 satisfied face at the end ✌🏻🙌🏻

She loves 💚 the great 👍🏻 initiative by Ketengah of Terengganu state by protected this area from fishing ğŸŽ£ & boating 🚤 at Kenyir Lake 💦💧for Kelah fish 🐟 conservation. Bravo‼️👏🏻🙌🏻

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Hence, you will need to walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️for 1.7km to reach the sanctuary on a nicely done man-made path 👣

Then, enjoy a Kelah fish 🐟 spa ya

 

Her 1️⃣st & unforgettable nice fish foot spa 🐟

Address📍: Lubuk Kejor, Sungai Petang, Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Operating hours🕘: 9am to 12pm daily
Website🌐: http://www.ketengah.gov.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/LembagaKemajuanTerengganuTengah/

  • Tuntung 🐢 Conservation Centre

1️⃣st time SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has visited & learnt more from Pakcik Wazel Tuntung 👨🏽about this critically endangered river terrapins aka Tuntung 🐢 from this centre which bred & then released the Tuntung to replenish their declining numbers in the wild 👏🏻🙌🏻

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You can hold, hug, touch & play with the baby Tuntung & adult Tuntung here 🐢🐢

Hmm….Quite heavy 💪🏻 to hold it (In black with long tail = male Tuntung in her hands) ya…She meant not the small baby Tuntung 🐢 of course

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Read 📖 more about it via http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/malaysian-turtles/river-terrapin/

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The Tuntung in white & short tail = female Tuntung

This centre definitely providing an educational experience for kids 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 to learn, to grow to care for river terrapins 🐢 & help preserve this critically endangered species ☺️

Address📍: Pusat Konservasi Hidupan Liar Kuala Berang, 21700 Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Website🌐: http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/ or do plan your visit by contacting the Jabatan Perhilitan Negeri Terengganu via ğŸ“±ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ call +609-6124721

Culture & Craft

  • Janagor Village

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her media friends 👫👭👬 went to this village at night 🌃🌌 for a tasty 😋 dinner 🍽🍴 & its cultural show ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ from 10pm to 12am every Fri 😉

 

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s the tradtion remained by wearing the Malay traditional clothing (including kids) before visiting it 🤩🤗

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Pretty 😍 right❓⁉️

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Not to be missed for an old Terengganu tradition experience for sure‼️👍🏻🙌🏻

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Address📍: Kampung Jenagor, Terengganu, Kampung Jenagor, 21700 Kuala Berang, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Do plan your visit by contacting 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/GoNatureTravel/

  • Warisan Pahlawan Resort

Wow‼️ 😲Beautiful  traditional  Terengganu House 🏡🏠🏘😍🤩 at this Warisan Pahlawan Resort, Terengganu 🇲🇾

1️⃣ of its specialty of having either the natural holes of woods or wood crafts as presented in the short clipÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â below. Hence, natural air conditioning 🌬💨👍🏻✌🏻

This resort 🏠🏡🏘 with all old houses which gathered all from a massive years of researches & collections by the passionate 58 years old owner 👴🏻named Pak Tun about heritage & love 💗 to promote his home state ~ Terengganu , Malaysia 🇲🇾 to other states

Guess what❓⁉️

All houses 🏡🏠 are handmade ✋🏻🤲🏻 craft, can be built, dissemble & resemble after moving from a place to another. Ohh wow‼️😲

Impressive great effort for heritage love ❤️, bravo ‼️👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

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She 👩🏻 has enjoyed the Malay cuisine lunch 🍽🍴served here at Restaurant Warisan the most, especially 1️⃣st dining experience of edible fish scales of Kelah fish 🐟 …So so crunchy delicious 😋🤤

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2️⃣nd visit in 2018 to #BeautifulTerengganu of #Malaysia 🇲🇾 In this photo 📸album, @siennylovesdrawing captured her moments of enjoying #ikankelah 🐟 aka Mahseer fish 🐟 for lunch (Guess what ❓⁉️Its fish 🐟 scales are edible 😋😋) Traditional lunch so yummy 😋🤤 . . Beautiful #traditional #TerengganuHouse 🏡🏠🏘😍🤩 at #WarisanPahlawanResort 1️⃣ of its specialty of having either the natural holes of woods or wood crafts as presented in this short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ (refer link https://www.facebook.com/100004950135932/posts/763876290454035/) Hence, natural air conditioning 🌬💨👍🏻✌🏻 . . Climbing tree 🌳 (travelmate did the climbing 🌳, she busy enjoyed the fresh picks) for fresh mangosteens fruit as dessert 😋😋 . . Sticky rice 🍚 Gaul Nyior + salted fish 🐟 + Tongkol fish curry yummy 😋🤤 breakfast 🍽☕️ & comfy stay 🛌🛋🛀🏻🚿 with #HotelSeriMalaysiaKualaTerengganu 🏢 by the #TerengganuRiver 💦💧Also visited & prayed 🙏🏻🙏🏻 in the beautiful chinese Thien Hou temple ⛩ next to the hotel 🏢 . . Impressive beautiful 😍🤩#KenyirLake 👀 from flight with #MAS #MalaysiaAirlines ✈️🛩 Do stay tune for more updates via https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1025966456377229312 & 📝👩‍💻siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . #JourneyingThroughTerengganu #SayangiMalaysiaKu #HotelSeriMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #GayaTravel #TourismTerengganu #Terengganu #KualaTerengganu #TourismMalaysia #tasikkenyir #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #travel #travels #travelling #bloggers #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #BIGAdventures #AirAsiaBIG

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Also the local fruits high tea with durians, mangosteens, jackfruits, rambutans & tampoi/ ngeke fruits 😋🤤

Lots of laughters 🤣😆 from the chit chatting too, just so much fun‼️😃

Address📍: No. 22, Kampung Pauh, 21700 Kuala Berang, Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Warisan-Pahlawan-ResortTerengganu-279002550185/

Nature 

  • Little Amazon ğŸžğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³

A beautiful greenery 💚🌳🌳 along River Berang 💦💧with millionsss yearsss of trees 🌳🌳

Love 💚 the tree 🌳 roots captured 📸 along her cruising 🚤 journey

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Guess what❓⁉️

Yeah‼️ She 👩🏻 got a nice 😍🤩 selfie 🤳 from here during the boat 🚤 cruising journey

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Yeah‼️ #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻’s selfie 🤳 skill is improving 💪🏻✌🏻👍🏻😃😍 . . In this photo 📸album, @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 has captured 📸 her loves 💚💚 of green #nature 🌳🌿🍃🌱 & #endangeredspecies moments of enjoying the greenery, #conservations of #elephants & #turtle ~ Roads Less Travelled in #BeautifulTerengganu of #Malaysia 🇲🇾 . . 1️⃣st, Little Amazon at #BerangRiver 💦💧with boat 🚤 cruising. Beautiful trees 🌳🌳 of millions years growth along the river banks 😍🤩 . . 2️⃣nd, amazing visit to #KenyirElephantConservationVillage #KECV , the elephant show & bathing 💦💧Love the up close showering 💦💧the elephant named Jambu🐘 Unforgettable moment for sure ✌🏻😃😁 . . 3️⃣rd, her 1️⃣st learning about #Tuntung ~ a type of river turtle 🐢 species by visiting its conservation centre at Bukit Paloh. Black skin & with long tail = male Tuntung, fair skin & with short tail = female Tuntung . . Do stay tune for more updates via https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1025966456377229312 & 📝👩‍💻siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . #JourneyingThroughTerengganu #SayangiMalaysiaKu #HotelSeriMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #GayaTravel #TourismTerengganu #Terengganu #KualaTerengganu #TourismMalaysia #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #travel #travels #travelling #blogging #bloggers #influencers #BIGAdventures #airasiabigtaiwan

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Definitely a peaceful cruising 🚤 experience to enjoy the greenery nature 💚🌳🌳 to unwind from any hectic city 🌆🏙 life ~ Awesome mind detox & re-energised ğŸ˜ŽğŸ˜Œ

You may opt for kayaking 🛶 too

Address📍: Sungai Berang, 21700 Kuala Berang, Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Do plan your visit by contacting 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/GoNatureTravel/

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  • Kenyir Eco Resort

1️⃣st experience to stay at a floating resort & it was awesome 👏🏻

Hmm…Floating❓⁉️ How to check-in❓⁉️

Not to worry, a water taxi 🚤 is provided ya

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Love 💗 the room in 2️⃣-storey within for 4️⃣pax 👭👭, she was at the upper storey. Shower 🚿 room (with towels & toiletries) is in the room, however a shared toilet 🚽 outside for all its guests ya 👫👭👬

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The beautiful 😍🤩 lake view ğŸžğŸ’¦ğŸ’§surrounding, you may enjoy swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ , water sports 🛶🚤🤽🏻‍♀️🤽🏻‍♂️ etc. around this resort

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Why not for your stay 🛌🚿😴💤 too❓⁉️

 

Address📍: Tasik Kenyir, 21700 Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/excelladventurekenyir/

So, why not pack your bag ğŸŽ’ğŸ’¼Â & book a flight ✈️ to Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysia 🇲🇾❓⁉️

Would like to end her long sharing here with a great clipÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â captured by IG: @GayaTravel, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was part of the clipÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â ya 😃✌🏻

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Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her recent 1️⃣st experience of squid 🦑🦑 jigging aka candat sotong in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language

Where❓⁉️

It’s at Terengganu state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 ~ Beautiful Terengganu ~ 😍🤩

It was an exclusive media invitation 📩📧💌 from Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇾 to join its recreation club annual family trip 🤗😊

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Hmm…What’s squid 🦑🦑 jigging ğŸŽ£â“â‰ï¸

This was exactly the 1️⃣st question ❓she had in her mind 💭 when she 1️⃣st read the invitation 📩📧💌 received 🤔

Ohh…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 with her so called “fisher-woman” look 😉 (she loves her orange Malaysia batiksarong) for this festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ participation, pretty 😍 right❓⁉️

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Hmm…She was told it’s a technique of catching squid ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘ by using a colorful artificial bait. Ohh ya…The colorful artificial baits actually glow in the dark, that’s how the squid 🦑🦑 will then easily got attracted to. When the bait is being dropped down & sank to the bottom of the sea 🌊 bed, a rope will then raise up. Then, advisable to keep both pull up ⬆️ & pull down ⬇️ the rope as this helps to attract the attention of the squid 🦑 🦑

She yet to touch the bait herself during her recent jigging ğŸŽ£ participation, so googled 👩🏻‍💻🌐 to share how colourful the baits are 😀

Ohh…Why❓⁉️ Do read 📖 on to find out ya 😉

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Guess what❓⁉️

This candat sotong ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘ is also the daily activity of many local people 👫👭👬 or fishermen 🚤🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ in Terengganu to earn a living 💰 However, it has been being commercialised by the Tourism Terengganu since 1991 as 1️⃣ of the Terengganu’s tourism attractions📍

Curious 🤔 when to enjoy this squid jiggingğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘â“â‰ï¸

This jigging ğŸŽ£ activity is seasonal & usually around the last week of March till July each year i.e. when the monsoon season ends / monsoon winds 🌬💨🌊 towards the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇾 The appropriate time 🕔 to be out at sea for it would be advisable between 5️⃣pm to 6️⃣am. At night 🌃🌌, lightings 💡💡from the boats 🚤🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ are extremely important to catch the attention of the squid 🦑🦑 & to attract them to swim 🦑🦑 towards the boat 🚤🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️

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So, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has witnessed the official launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ of this 2018 Terengganu International Squid 🦑🦑 Jigging ğŸŽ£ Festival

Interestingly, the launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ was quite special by using some fake squid 🦑🦑 for the special guest, Menteri Besar Terengganu👨🏾‍💼~ Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abdul Rahman to demonstrate to all the participants on how to candat sotong (or the right way)Â ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘Â that evening 🏙

After the launch ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ, she was then being arranged to be in a boat 🚤 with 8️⃣ members 👭👬👬👬 (i.e. the max legal no. of pax in the fishing boat 🚤 as listed on its fishing license 📋). Most of the boats 🚤🚤 were with late departure due to the unfavourable weather 🌦☁️🌫 & boats 🚤🚤 traffic jam that evening 🏙 from Batin Village Jetty ⚓️

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For this 2018 fetsival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ, there were approximately of total 220 participants 👫👭👬 including media members & all being allocated into 22 boats 🚤🚤 Wow‼️ A big crowd‼️😲 That’s why the jetty ⚓️ was experiencing boats 🚤🚤 traffic jam to anchor & pick up all the participants 👬👭👫

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Yeah‼️ Flag off 🇲🇾

Then, the boats 🚤 were sailing towards the candat sotong ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘ location at Marang which supposedly for another 1.5 hours sail 🚤🌊 journey. Most of the time, long hours are required i.e. at least 6️⃣ hours & more in the middle of the sea 🌊🌊

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So, if your trip with some females members 👭👭👭, would advise to hire a bigger boat 🛥 which with proper shower 🚿 & toilet 🚽 facilities

Hmm…She was well taken care by her travel mates 👭👫👬 to consume a piece of the motion sickness pill 💊 before the boat trip ğŸš¤ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘ This is a precaution to avoid suffering seasickness 😰🌊 (unstable headache, nausea etc.) especially when the boat 🚤 anchor down ⚓️ for the squid jigging ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘ location 📍 & coupled with sea waves 🌊🌊 & boating boats 🚤 in the middle of the ocean 🌊

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Sigh…Quite disappointing for a 1️⃣st timer like her. The luck 🍀 was not really with her & her boat mates 👭👬👬👬 that evening🏙, the weather was unfavourable ☁️🌦🌫 It was with strong sea waves 🌊🌊 especially when the boat 🚤 was sailing ventured towards the middle of the ocean 🌊 to reach to Marang, the squid jigging ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘ location📍

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However, personally she 👩🏻 thinks what’s more important was the experience gained. She respect the decision made by the boat 🚤 captain 👨‍✈️ of not ventured further towards the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 that night 🌃🌌 Safety of all boat mates 👭👬👬👬 more important & there is always a next time 🤗☺️

~ Everything happens for a reason ~

There were 3️⃣ boats 🚤 🚤 🚤 that unable to enjoy the squid 🦑🦑 jigging ğŸŽ£ fun due to the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 that night 🌃🌌

Do enjoy a full video clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured from her 1️⃣st squid 🦑🦑 jigging ğŸŽ£ participation, the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 was being captured too 😌

Some tips shared by her travel mates 👭👬👫 learnt from their successful squid 🦑🦑 jigging ğŸŽ£ participations in this recent trip to avoid seasickness 😰🌊

  1. Consume motion sickness pill 💊 at least 1️⃣ or 2️⃣ hours before boat departure 🚤🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️
  2. Before the boat departure 🚤🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️, advisable to avoid heavy meal🍽🍴, spicy 🌶 / oily foods etc.
  3. While on board in the boat🚤, do avoid seating at the boat engine diesel smoke 💨 area (usually the back of the boat)
  4. During the boat sailing 🚤🌊 or anchor ⚓️ moment, do avoid your eye contact 👀 or eye concentrating 👁 to the sea waves 🌊🌊 Do always have your eyes 👀👁 look far ahead
  5. If starting to feel dizzy 😵/ discomfort 😰🌊, do lye down & try to sleep 😴💤 if possible
  6. If feel like to vomit 🤢🤮 / throw out 😰🌊, just do it, no need to feel shy ☺️

If you are interested, do check out for a boat 🚤 hire which depending on the boat size, the facilities provided e.g. with jigging ğŸŽ£ equipment available, shower 🚿 cum toilet 🚽 facilities, kitchen facilities, meals 🍽🍴etc.

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 was told usually the dinner 🍴 🍽 will be prepared by the boat 🚤 owner 👨‍✈️upon your boat 🚤 hire. The dinner menu 🍽 of course the fresh squid 🦑🦑 from the ocean 🌊 as main dish for the night 🌃🌌

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Hmm…Even though herself & her boat mates 👭👬👬👬 weren’t able to sail 🚤🌊 to Marang for the night 🌃🌌 & enjoyed the supposedly squid 🦑🦑 jigging ğŸŽ£ fun…😌🙃

Guess what❓⁉️

Still got chance to enjoy the big squid 🦑🦑…No should say huge squid 🦑🦑 BBQ 🔥 feast as dinner 🍽🍴😋🤤

Frankly, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is not really a squid 🦑🦑 lover 😘💗 (as you all know from her food blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 here, she loves prawns 😘🦐🦐), however that night 🌃🌌 she truly enjoyed very much the BBQ squid feast 🔥🦑🦑🍽🍴

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The local people 👭👬👫 has recommended her to taste the BBQ squid 🔥🦑🦑 with the special homemade spicy 🌶 sauce prepared, however she didn’t ❌ dip it at all. She prefers the natural sweetness from the fresh squid 🦑🦑 itself with some salty taste from the sea 🌊 water 💦 💧 So so tasty delicious 😋🤤

She really missed the superb yummy 😋🤤 taste of the huge fresh squid while blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 her experience here though…Ha…Ha…Hungry…hungry…😋😋

Do enjoy a short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured by her to share her huge squid BBQ 🔥 🦑🦑🍽🍴 feast. Hmm…Just don’t get hungry 😋🤤 while watching this clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ ya 😝😜

Will definitely be back for this squid 🦑🦑 jigging ğŸŽ£ againâ€¼ï¸ğŸ˜ƒğŸ˜Ž

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wanna has a dating ğŸ‘©ğŸ»ğŸŽ£ğŸ¦‘ğŸ¦‘ with the squid again ya 😁

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While waiting for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about more of her recent trip to Terengganu, do check out her YouTube channelÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ for her vblogs of Nasi Dagang dining 🍽🍴, Kenyir Elephants 🐘 🐘 Conservation Village (KECV), Noor Arfa Batik ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ, Islamic ☪️🕌 Edutainment Park etc.

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