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What To Eat In Sabah of Malaysia

Hey all šŸ‘‹šŸ»ā˜ŗļø, SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» would like to share about the food she has enjoyed during her Sabah trip this time, do hold your saliva šŸ¤¤ while reading her foodie story here ya

Ohh ya…When you’re at Kudat, must buy & enjoy this famous tasty prawn šŸ¦ crackers, absolutely addictive tasty to enjoy šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤šŸ‘šŸ» especially during road journey. A special thanks šŸ™šŸ»šŸ’• to Mr Tommy Soo, her tour guide from Borneo Exclusions for this yummy snack treat šŸ˜

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

So, what to eat in Sabahā“ā‰ļø

Kudat

James Tambakan Fish Farm šŸ½ļøšŸŸ

Yeahā€¼ļø SiennyLovesDrawing & her travel mates really enjoyed the healthy delicious yummy live & fresh seafood dishes, either steamed or boiled šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ after a šŸ”Ÿmins boat ride šŸ›„ļø from Kudat Esplanade Sidek āš“ or Kudat Marina Jetty āš“

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You can opt for fish snorkeling šŸ¤æ & feeding fish šŸŸšŸ  here. Do check out her happy fish farm visit & fresh live seafood lunch enjoyment TikTok clip captured šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: šŸ”Ÿmins boat ride šŸ›„ļø from Esplanade Sidek or Kudat Marina Jetty

FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/jamesfishfarm/

Restaurant Hock Cheong ē¦ę˜Œ šŸ½ļø

She had a happy full tummy dinner here šŸ‘šŸ»

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

All dinner dishes ordered so so yummy tasty šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ» personally she enjoyed the butter prawn the most from this dinner

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ohJsqtrQCQfhmXMy8
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=154929537938987&__tn__=C-R

Rainbow šŸŒˆ Kitchen / Rainbow šŸŒˆHerbs

Her travelmates & herself enjoyed the breakfast served here, the well known dish serves here is Tom Yam soup šŸ²

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 šŸ‘šŸ»

Do note that the serving portion here is smaller because it serves as breakfast ya ā˜ŗļø

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/F4XygZFqvbruofhq8

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

FBšŸŒ: 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 1ļøāƒ£st 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 šŸŒ 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 šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ 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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/he3zVrnCV7LiYZQ56
WebsitešŸŒ: https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-bavanggazo-rungus-longhouse/

Keningau

Lai Pao Chicken Wings

Yeahā€¼ļø Dropped by to takeaway the famous fried chicken wings ā˜ŗļø

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Special thanks to Ms DG for her recommendation, SiennyLovesDrawing 1ļøāƒ£st time to enjoy a slightly sweet taste coated fried chicken wings here, it’s yummy tasty šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ to chew on the juicy tender bites, however just slightly oily, itā€™s still a nice try ya

Do check out for her TikTok clip ya šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Sk2cxa9Ec95kiims9

Website šŸŒ: https://laipaofriedchickenwing.business.site/

Kris Vin Delicatessen

She has enjoyed the famous Nasi Lemak with fried chicken šŸ›šŸ— & then takeaway some bakery items

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

Do check out for her happy breakfast time TikTok clip captured ya šŸ“¹šŸŒ

She loves her takeaway choice of a yam bun & a slice of chocolate cake šŸ«“šŸ° to enjoy during her road trip šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ» during long car šŸš— ride to Tenom & KK

AddressšŸ“: 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 šŸœ tasting TikTok clip captured ya šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ShXWEQYdu54uxVs58
Operating hours: 6am to 10pm
WebsitešŸŒ: 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

Itā€™s a restaurant serving nordic-inspired food with a local twist. Absolutely must try the red snapper served here, so fresh & tasty šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

Do check out her TikTok clip captured to view the impressive mural arts @ its staircases šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZUXmgoHx5av6iLSA

Operating hours: 11am to 12am

WebsitešŸŒ: https://mural.toojou.com/ & https://www.toojou.com/foods-drinks

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Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra

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

It’s a Sabahā€™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 šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ˜‹

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves her 1ļøāƒ£st bite chew on the fried chicken drumstick šŸ—, the tasty juicy with great šŸ‘šŸ» fragrant in her mouth šŸ‘„, 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 šŸ‘šŸ» 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948947618836197376-BBHz

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qjgdaySwvN7mJG4M6
Operating hours: 9am to 9pm
WebsitešŸŒ: 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ 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 šŸ› named Butod, more info via šŸŒ 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 šŸ¦œ mural painting by Cracko Art Group šŸ˜šŸ¤© Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via šŸ“¹šŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7116705559709371674

AddressšŸ“: https://g.co/kgs/bHKe19
Operating hours: 11.30am to 8.30pm , except Sunday
FBšŸŒ: 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 ā˜ŗļø

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 šŸ…šŸ² 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 1ļøāƒ£st aquarium ā™’šŸŸšŸ šŸ”šŸ¢šŸ¦€ concept murals by Oka.studios (IG: Oka.studious)

LinkedIn album šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951365938277453824-QigF

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/esnzdUiFiR5wkoeA9
Operating hours: 7am to 5pm
FBšŸŒ: 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 šŸŽ¤ available). It’s beautiful when the micro optics lighting is on at this lounge, magical & relaxing to chill here

You may enjoy alcoholic šŸŗšŸ„ƒšŸ·šŸøšŸ¶or non alcoholic drinks šŸ„¤šŸ¹ā˜•šŸµ here, as well as karaoke šŸŽ¤šŸŽ¶

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 šŸ›©ļøšŸ›«šŸ›¬from here

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

LinkedIn album šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951474588706877440-km8L

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TJji9fTFX9hxA4PKA
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/

Flypod Restaurant

Had breakfast here ~ A cuppa Cappuccino ā˜• & The Triple Decker sandwiches šŸ„Ŗ Very generous portion & tasty to enjoy šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

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She was here several times during her stay with Flypod Hotel. Personally she loves ā¤ļø 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 šŸ‘šŸ»

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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 ā˜ŗļø

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xz8sMEnskbg64mby5
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/FLYPOD.R/

Papar

Kak Anna Restaurant

Enjoyed a cuppa of her favorite hot honey lemonšŸÆšŸ‹ here to rest after walking under the hot sunny ā˜€ļøšŸ˜Ž day

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

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/62cCMvvaJUYfwjHg9

Restaurant Fu Yee

Had a fresh tasty seafood dinner šŸ½ļø šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ & then back to Flypod Hotel with a happy tummy for a comfy night rest šŸ˜šŸ’•

A speciality must try dish here is the Steamed Wine Prawns with Egg White šŸ¦

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rkTqjvoKa5CnuP1i9
Contact no. : Ah Pan +6016-842 3197

A special thanks to her šŸ†• friend, Sky Tee who brought her here šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

Kundasang

Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Checked in here & SiennyLovesdrawing really enjoyed the steamboat dinner šŸ²šŸ„˜šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ» while enjoyed the nice šŸ†’ā„ļø weather here

SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» is fully charged & energised from her good night rest here. The peaceful calm environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed šŸ›ļø, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended šŸ‘šŸ»

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 šŸ›ŒšŸ»), hot honey & fried noodles as her brunch here šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤

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Highly recommendedšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ» SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her great stay here šŸ‘©šŸ»ā¤ļøšŸ’• Do read more of her story via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/08/11/amazing-scenic-getaway-in-kundasang-sabah-of-malaysia/

Do check out her FB album via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid02m68VDUGsTMKoWq9ZzPCDsEfVBbMnehN9W8ih878Si2RatnJuPhXW7oBYoiVpkoUSl/

Do enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her awesome stay here via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/P2Xi6gndiqDLthnt8
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Kokol Hill

NG Kokol Santai Cafe

She has enjoyed nasi goreng kampung with fried egg šŸ³ as breakfast with Aunty Silis & Uncle Niun, the founders of this cafe & camping site. They are so friendly to chit chat with

Delicious šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ food served at this cafe with nice view to enjoy, yes āœ…, you can catch both sunrise šŸŒ„ & sunset šŸŒ‡ view from here ya šŸ˜šŸ¤©

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There is a camping site next to this cafe

Hmm…Instead of camping šŸ•ļø at the camp site, SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» was forced to camp in the cafe area as the rain just like down pouring heavily non stop ā˜¹ļø Do read more via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/best-moments-in-kota-kinabalu-kudat-keningau-tenom-of-sabah-malaysia-%c2%b7-day-by-day-itinerary/

AddressšŸ“: 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 šŸœ 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 šŸ‘©šŸ» loves the nice beef fragrance of this bowl šŸœ then to enjoy the tender juicy beef šŸ– Highly recommended as you will note the local crowds here

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2pobyv23cm9wsks59

Hmm…What else SiennyLovesDrawing not to miss the local foods in Sabahā“ā‰ļø

Quick quick comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya ā˜ŗļø

Things To Do at Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia

Yeahā€¼ļø SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» would like to share her recent trip to Sepang, Sungai Pelek & Salak, Selangor, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾

This 2ļøāƒ£D1ļøāƒ£N trip was well organised šŸ‘šŸ» by Hybrid Holidays Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor, Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated & Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA). She had a special privilege to meet & greet YB Ronnie šŸ‘ØšŸ»ā€šŸ’¼, also MITA President & Vice President, Mr Uzaidi šŸ‘ØšŸ½ā€šŸ’¼ & Ms Mint Leong šŸ‘©šŸ»ā€šŸ’¼ at the sunset buffet dinner @ floating hut, then heard more about Sepang eco & agro tourism products updates with great positive vibes from them directly. SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» is truly agreeing with YB Ronnie šŸ‘ØšŸ»ā€šŸ’¼ & Mr Uzaidi šŸ‘ØšŸ½ā€šŸ’¼that Sepang is really with a great potential to grow its eco tourism moving forward with the natural resources surrounding it from her recent 2ļøāƒ£ visits. Do read more of her earlier educational visit via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit šŸ“šŸ“, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

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Places To Visit & Things To Do

River Cruise to Fish Farm ~ Sirip Biru Recreation Club

Absolutely recommended this 2ļøāƒ£ hours river cruise šŸ›„ļø departed from Sirip Biru Jetty āš“ to enjoy river cruising on the Sepang Besar River to Tumtung River viewing the mangrove forests surrounding the river, local fisherman boat parking & store, eagles flying hunting foods šŸ¦… , rakit house for rent to visitors to enjoy holidays on river, Jetty Pak Din āš“ (Owned by a local fisherman & now become boat parking owner at this jetty āš“)

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SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» also proud to know that Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ , her home country actually exporting charcoal aka arang batu to overseas from Jimah Power Plant here šŸ‘šŸ»

Special thanks šŸ™šŸ» to our boatman named Mr Shamsul šŸ§”šŸ½ who is friendly to share all the information during the river cruising, bravo šŸ‘šŸ» Do keep up your great service ya šŸ‘šŸ»

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Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

The highlight of this river cruise is the fish farm visit which you will get to fishing šŸŽ£ from the fish farm here for big fish ie. Albino Grouper, Tiger Grouper, Siakap, Jenahak & many more šŸŸšŸŸšŸ˜ƒšŸ˜ Yeahā€¼ļøšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ’Æ

The visitors can also buy the fish that they have fishing šŸŽ£šŸŸ from here with the price slightly lower than the market price ya ā˜ŗļø

Do check out her happy river cruise & exciting fish farm visit via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Uk7Kwm7LUR3rkM7P9
FB: https://www.facebook.com/siripbirucrew/

Dragon Fruit Farm Visit & DIY Workshop @ My Nature Leisure Farm

Sepang is well known for its dragon fruits plantations, in fact it’s with the biggest dragon fruits plantations in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾

When you’re at Sepang, you can easily spot the cactus alike dragon fruits plants almost everywhere here šŸ¤©

Hmmā€¦A dragon fruit a day, keep the doctor away šŸ’ŖšŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»

Guess what ā“ā‰ļø

She has spotted the beautiful blooming dragon fruit flowers šŸ˜šŸ’• during her farm visit led by The Nature Leisure Farm founder. Hmm…Curious šŸ¤” how it looks likeā“ā‰ļø Do check out her TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7135387930431917339 ya šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

Dragon fruit plant is actually part of the cactus family, so it doesn’t require daily watering. It will bloom its flower 1ļøāƒ£st, then the dragon fruit is coming next to harvest, yeahā€¼ļø

Ohh yes, SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» really enjoyed the DIY activities here, of course being impressed with the creativity of food, beverage & dessert creation with dragon fruit šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit latte
  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit smoothie šŸ„¤
  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit jam toast
  • šŸ’• Passion fruit with dragon fruit puree
  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit cupcake šŸ§
  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit cheesecake šŸ°
  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit chicken
  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit fried rice
  • šŸ’• Dragon fruit sambal for nasi lemak

She got a healthy dragon fruit themed dining during her breakfast & lunch at this nature leisure farm šŸ½ļøšŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

A special thanks šŸ™šŸ» for the dragon fruit cheesecake šŸ° recipe, let’s enjoy baking it ya šŸ˜

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She actually has learnt about DIY dragon fruit enzyme from a recent trip, do read her earlier learning story via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

Anjung Spotter Sepang

This is an outdoor deck providing an incredible experience for its visitors especially young children to create memories or for an avid fan of the airplane āœˆļøšŸ›« to get a closer look at the airplanes

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Its visitors will sure enjoy taking pictures or videos with the departing or landing airplane at the airport from here šŸ›«šŸ›¬

Of course SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» too, do check out her happy TikTok clip captured from her earlier visit at here via šŸ“¹šŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSRkN698Q/

TipsšŸ“Œ: Suggest to Google 1ļøāƒ£st on the flight departing & landing schedule on the day to plan your visit timing there for šŸ›«šŸ›¬šŸ“ø beautiful OOTDs with the airplanes ā˜ŗļøšŸ’•

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/HD7aTgNJ6tjUjGze7
WebsitešŸŒ: https://www.malaysiaairports.com.my/media-centre/news/malaysias-first-outdoor-plane-observation-deck-opens-kl-international-airport
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612492179225630&__tn__=C-R

Ohh ya… You can also enjoy the Outdoorgate Solutions Sepang Mangrove River Kayaking, this time SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» doesn’t enjoy canoeing šŸ›¶, instead she enjoyed the river cruise as shared above, perhaps next trip ya šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

Food šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤

Buffet Dinner @ Floating Hut

This floating hut named Grovey Floating House is also part of Outdoorgate Solutions Sepang which offers kayaking through mangrove forests as shared above. It also with mangrove forests guided trekking too

It’s really nice to be at this floating hut for a sunset buffet dinner šŸ½ļøšŸ‘šŸ», as well as opting for a tatami accommodation in this hut, absolutely a calm peaceful relaxing time spent šŸ˜‰

Do check out her happy sunset šŸŒ… dining TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

Yes āœ…, as shared above, really a special privilege to meet & greet YB Ronnie šŸ‘ØšŸ»ā€šŸ’¼, also the MITA President & Vice President, Mr Uzaidi šŸ‘ØšŸ½ā€šŸ’¼ & Ms Mint Leong šŸ‘©šŸ»ā€šŸ’¼at this buffet dinner šŸ½ļø & heard more about Sepang eco & agro tourism products updates with great positive vibes from them directly

SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» is absolutely proud that Sungai Sepang Besar is beautiful clean šŸ˜ & surrounded with rich flora & fauna of mangrove forests. She is truly agreeing āœ… with YB Ronnie šŸ‘ØšŸ»ā€šŸ’¼ & Mr Uzaidi šŸ‘ØšŸ½ā€šŸ’¼that Sepang is really with a great šŸ‘šŸ» potential to grow its eco tourism moving forward with the natural resources surrounding it šŸ˜ƒ

AddressšŸ“: https://goo.gl/maps/sYN9n7vq6tnp8wCe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Outdoorgate.asia/

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FuZhou Cuisine Dining @ Restoran STK Sdn Bhd

Ohh wow!! This restaurant actually serves several award winning FuZhou dishes here. SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» & her travel mates really had a satisfied happy tummy for a lunch dining here šŸ½ļøšŸ‘šŸ»

Personally, she really enjoyed the 2ļøāƒ£ dishes from her 1ļøāƒ£st dining here ie.

  1. Dong Po Pork Steamed Bun ~ It won the Excellence Award šŸ† This was the 1ļøāƒ£st dish served that day &she falls in love with the juicy tasty tender pork while chewing it with the puffy soft bun. So so good that it really deserves the award, highly recommended & a must try ya šŸ˜ƒ
  2. Red Wine Mee Sua ~ She loves red wine dishes, so this really is her crave when being served. Just that if the red wine added more, it would be great for her personal tasting preference. Yummy max šŸ˜

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Cny7jUdCcXWZdhkC7
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Hotel Accommodation šŸ¢

My Nature Leisure Farm šŸ”šŸ˜ļø

Yeahā€¼ļø Happy check-in & enjoyed comfy stay in an air conditioning quad room (For 4ļøāƒ£ pax) with attached clean toilet šŸš½ & bathroom, hot shower šŸšæ available āœ…

The decoration surrounding this space is very beautiful artsy šŸ˜, as well as with plants around each of the cabin lodges, very comfy calm

Food catering & tour arrangements to nearby attractions are available upon prior booking āœ…

As shared above, SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» really enjoyed the dragon fruit farm visit & DIY dragon fruit themed workshops during her stay herešŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

Do check out her happy cabin lodge check-in & stay with dragon fruit farm visit TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

Not just that, she felt so healthy to enjoy her dragon fruit themed meal during her stay here this time. She has tasted all the DIY dragon fruit drink, food & snacks shared above which she has learnt from the DIY workshops. So so satisfied happy šŸ˜ & highly recommend this place for an educational trip, corporate team building, as well as own self care & self love me time trip too

This farm resort šŸ”šŸ˜ļø is build with a vision to bringing its guests to living in nature surrounding šŸ’š This is her 2ļøāƒ£nd visit here & got a chance to stay for a night. Do read her earlier 1ļøāƒ£ visit story via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kvZKZ1KBA4rWK1KXA
Website šŸŒ: http://mynature.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mynatureleisurefarm/

So, when will you be travelling to Sepangā“ā‰ļø

Let’s plan a trip to Pusing Sepang Dulu ya šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

Environmental Awareness Trip at Pulau Ketam, Selangor, Malaysia

Hey šŸ‘‹šŸ» all, Happy 65th Malaysia National Day šŸ’•šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾šŸ’—

SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» as a go green supporter this time gonna sharing with you all about her amazing eco & environmental awareness familiarisation (FAM) trip recently at Pulau Ketam šŸ¦€šŸļø, Selangor, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾

This 2ļøāƒ£D1ļøāƒ£N FAM trip was well organised šŸ‘šŸ» by Holiday Link Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor, Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated, Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) & Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Bagan Pulau Ketam

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The trip 1ļøāƒ£st started with a meet up of all trip participants (Mostly tourism players, travel agents, travel companies & tour guide) & then departed from South Port Passenger Terminal, Port Klang for a speed boat šŸ›„ļø ride with Huat Huat Speedboat of approximately 30mins to Pulau Ketam šŸ¦€šŸ

Safe arrival to Pulau Ketam, met & greeted with the tour guide from Pulau Ketam, Mr Loo & then captured a group photo šŸ“ø @ KETAM signboard. All trip participants then left their luggage at Sea Lion Hotel for Pulau Ketam guided walking tour of approximately 3ļøāƒ£ hours

During this walkingšŸš¶šŸ»ā€ā™€ļøtour, all trip participants get to explore the islandā€™s local community & facilities ie. Balai Bomba šŸš’šŸ§‘ā€šŸš’ Sukarela, Government clinic of šŸ’Æ years old šŸ„, police station, Maybank šŸ§šŸ¦, power station ā›½, temple ā›©ļø, 3ļøāƒ£ primary schools & 1ļøāƒ£ secondary school šŸ«, the only 1ļøāƒ£ dried prawn processing factory on the island šŸ , several seafood wholesalers, street wall art & many more

Do check out her happy travel to Pulau Ketam with guided walk tour & hotel check in TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒĀ 

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7137064871660719387

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After the walking tour, all enjoyed tasty fresh seafood lunch served in Restoran Heng Heng Kopitiam šŸ½ļøšŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

After lunch, met with Tok Chua Kim Lin, the President of Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Bagan Pulau Ketam, Negeri Selangor. Tok Chua Kim Lin has encouraged all trip participants to organise more tours/ trips to visit to Pulau Ketam. During the met-up session, Mr. Kenny Ng, Vice President (VP) Inbound of MITA has suggested to Tok Chua Kim Lin to organise more cleaning & rubbish collection campaigns as rubbish are observed during the walking tour in Pulau Ketam & this may affect the potential tourism growth of this island to the tourists. This session ended with a tea time treat by MPKK Bagan Pulau Ketam @ Restoran Heng Heng Kopitiam šŸ½ļøšŸ„£šŸ¤šŸ„¤šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»Ā  as an appreciation to all trip participants

Checked in to Sea Lion Hotel šŸØšŸ›ļø, then the trip participants also get to enjoy an approximately 2ļøāƒ£ hours Pulau Ketam boat tour šŸ›„ļø to visit the fish farm, Sg. Lima, eagle šŸ¦… feeding, dolphin (Yes āœ…, all so happy as seen some small dolphins šŸ¬šŸ¬ from far), fish wall art & Mangrove Villa homestay inspection

Do check out her happy boat tour ride TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

All trip participants ended the day with a satisfied fresh seafood platter dinner at Restoran Jia Jia šŸ½ļøšŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ€¼ōŽ°Š

The highlight of this trip that SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed personally is the visit & environmental awareness program at the Pulau Ketam Tzu Chi Environmental Protection Recycling Station (Tzu Chi) ā™»ļø which established since 25 Oct 2011 in Pulau Ketam šŸ¦€šŸļø

All trip participants get to participate in the local environmental awareness program with Tzu Chi volunteers. The program started with an introduction of Tzu Chi Association & their go green šŸ’šā™»ļø efforts by Tzu Chi Association in Pulau Ketam to raise the environmental awareness. From this session, all trip participants got to know that the rubbish condition in Pulau Ketam šŸ¦€šŸļø has been improved better since the go green awareness efforts by Tzu Chi to the local island residents here , of course it can be improved greater for a cleaner Pulau Ketam in near future for the local island residents as well as local & foreign visitors

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Next, a warm up body session with a light aerobic exercise led by the Tzu Chi volunteers. Then, followed with a split of 2ļøāƒ£ groups trip participants for an outdoor activity to the nearby recycle collection station to assemble & classification of reusable resources, then collected all the reusable resources into the reusable fish nets & returned to Pulau Ketam Tzu Chi Environmental Protection Station ā™»ļø

After the group photo šŸ“ø session of all trip participants with the reusable resources collected, hand washing session & then the reusable resources processing explanation session by Tzu Chi volunteers. All trip participants get to understand the brief features of the processing & transferring reusable ā™»ļøāœ… resources by the different grade of plastics

It’s really not easy to do recycling šŸ’šā™»ļø, of course the 1ļøāƒ£st buy in of the local residents to willingly put in the reusable resources into the collection station set up. However, there are a minority of local residents that misused the collection station as another dustbin on the island šŸ™„

After the collection of reusable resources, SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» has learnt that lots of tedious works involved especially the separation of different parts of a plastic reusable resources collected. Other reusable resources collected are glass šŸ¾, boxes/ cardboard šŸ“¦, papers šŸ—žļø, books šŸ“š, CDs etc.

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

Glass bottles šŸ¾šŸ¾ can be recycled by using a special machine to crushing them into small glass pieces, then can be mixed into soil for plantation šŸŒ±šŸŒæšŸŒ³ purposes

Amazing learning gained šŸ‘šŸ»

Yeahā€¼ļø A yummy healthy vegetarian lunch šŸ½ļøšŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ» prepared by Tzu Chi volunteers as an appreciation to all trip participants for their visit & go green activity participation by all trip participants

All enjoyed the lunch happily šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

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The program is then followed by Q&A, as well as an experience sharing session. During the sharing session, Tzu Chi volunteers have encouraged all the trip participants to include an environmental awareness session in their tours or trips organised moving forward, so that more people will be encouraged to start their own go green habits respectively šŸ’šā™»ļøšŸŒŽ

Ms Yap SC of Holiday Link Sdn Bhd, the trip organiser has shared her appreciation šŸ™šŸ»šŸ’— to all trip participants for their participation in this FAM trip & encouraged all trip participants to start organising similar environmental awareness tours/ trips moving forward

Ms Yik Thim of Tourism Selangor shared that her shopping habit now is too lazy to buy šŸ›ļø It means if she knows she will throw the item subsequently, she will not buy it now āŒšŸ›ļø It’s a good way to reduce on 3ļøāƒ£R efforts. She has added that she does home cooking šŸ§‘šŸ»ā€šŸ³, so now she uses her kitchen waste / food waste from her daily home cooking preparation as home plant fertilizer. Then, her home plant šŸŒæšŸŒ± will then grow as her own home cooking ingredients. Amazing way of being environmentally friendly šŸ’ššŸŒŽ

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Ms Jennifer of Tzu Chi has added that parcels šŸ“¦ from online shopping actually causing lots of headache in Tzu Chi’s recycle efforts especially the sticking tape on the parcel šŸ“¦ box that the Tzu Chi volunteers have to remove the tapes from each parcel box šŸ“¦ during the process of recycling the reusable resources

Mr, Kenny Ng, VP Inbound of MITA has suggested to Tzu Chi volunteers to collaborate more with the associations outside of Pulau Ketam šŸ¦€šŸļø, also to start influencing the younger generations to educate them on 3ļøāƒ£R efforts ie. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle ā™»ļø. Those can reuse or repair, don’t buy šŸ†• one

At the end of this trip, many trip participants have agreed šŸ’ÆšŸ‘šŸ» to organise more eco & environmental awareness tours moving forward & start with own self 1ļøāƒ£st & then influencing people around on go green ā™»ļø habits ~ 3ļøāƒ£Rs for a better planet šŸŒŽ to live in

Yes āœ…, let’s all continue to do our part for a better living environment, each of us play an important role in go green efforts ya šŸ’ŖšŸ»šŸ™ŒšŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ»‘s happy participation of this environmental recycling activities TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7136333142108982554

In addition, every 3ļøāƒ£rd Sunday of each month is designated as Tzu Chi Recycling Day nationwide in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾, so the public can just drop by any Tzu Chi Recycling Centre/ Point ā™»ļø to volunteer time in sorting out recyclables at the centre & safeguard the Earth šŸŒŽ hand in hand, more details via šŸŒ https://www.tzuchi.my/en/join-us/recycling-centres

SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» would like to recommend this as an educational activity for our younger generation especially to impart environmental knowledge, raise environmental awareness & encourage all to protect our Mother Earth through practical actions ā™»ļøšŸ‘šŸ»

Alternatively, if you’re a corporate or schools that would like to organise group visit with program etc. to Tzu Chi Recycling Centre ā™»ļø, you may submit your application form to Tzu Chi for arrangement via šŸŒ https://creatorapp.zohopublic.com/tcapps_tzuchi/mos/form-perma/Tzu_Chi_s_Caring_for_Community/CGrzWfhMDZyxNAvbT7GYfUuKv7mYa80zheU29OQyf1BPnreT91xXeznj3w89vVRtsDTTuJuG5qGCdRb6KwjqZZubxWM4ECHEp91u

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

The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) has recently launched Marvels in Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° : 25 Years & Beyond on 24 August 2022 (Wed) ie. A dedicated event series to be held in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾, Indonesia šŸ‡®šŸ‡© & The Philippines šŸ‡µšŸ‡­ to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) & to showcase Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° ā€™s latest developments in areas such as arts, culture & tourism

It encompasses a wide array of engaging activities on topics such as Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° trade & economy, business environment as well as tourism & culture, tailored for audiences from all walks of life in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ & greater ASEAN communities

HKETO Jakarta jointly held with the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) a media launch ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ to mark the official debut of the event series

Yeahā€¼ļø SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» was invited šŸ“§ as a media member to witness this launch of Marvels in Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° : 25 Years & Beyond

Addressed at the media launch ceremony, the Director-General of HKETO Jakarta, Mr Law Kin-wai šŸ‘ØšŸ»ā€šŸ’¼ said that Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° is a highly international city šŸŒ‡šŸŒƒ with immense appeal beyond its widely known advantages in business & trade. He cited as an example the landmark development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), an emerging global arts & cultural hub featuring world-class attractions including the Xiqu Centre, the M+ museum & the Hong Kong Palace Museum

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

Also speaking at the event, the Regional Director of Southeast Asia of the HKTB, Mr Raymond Chan šŸ™‹šŸ»ā€ā™‚ļø said that Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° has always been close to the hearts šŸ’• of Malaysian travellers šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾šŸ‘«šŸ‘­šŸ‘¬ & Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ is an important key source market for Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° With the šŸ†• infrastructure development & experiences in Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° , the city cannot wait to welcome Malaysian travellers šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾šŸ‘«šŸ‘­šŸ‘¬ back to Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° to experience the šŸ†• tourism offerings

He added that under Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡°’s national development plan, it’s clearly positioned it as an East-meets-West Centre for International Cultural Exchange. More cultural assets ie. The East Kowloon Cultural Centre & The Lyrics Theatre Complex to be completed in 2023 & 2024 respectively. In parallel, the Kai Tak Sports Park will soon be completed to serve as the largest sports & performance venue with 50K seats, wowā€¼ļøšŸ¤©

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

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

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

Also to check out SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from this exciting sharing session to get to know what’s new to travel & explore In Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° ya šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

The HKTB also invited local celebrities & artists in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ , Mr Jason Phang & Ms Koe Yeet to highlight the latest information & must-go spots for tourists visiting Hong Kong through interactive activities & artwork, showcasing the cityā€™s unique character with its iconic East-meets-West culture & a dynamic mix of the old & the new

SiennyLovesDrawing also missed the Hong Kong dim sum & Polo bun as shared by Ms Koe Yeet & Mr Jason Phang when both being asked what’s the things that they missed the most in Hong Kong šŸ‡­šŸ‡° Hmm…She just can’t wait to revisit Hong Kong for shopping šŸ› & food, yeahā€¼ļøšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ˜ƒ

HKETO Jakarta presented at the event the theme song šŸŽµ šŸŽ¶ of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, ā€œHeading Forwardā€, to share the joy & excitement of this important milestone

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

Under the event series, HKETO Jakarta is now hosting an exhibition entitled ā€œMarvels in Hong Kong: 25 Years & Beyondā€ in Paradigm Mall, Kuala Lumpur this weekend, not to miss it ya šŸ˜ƒ

SiennyLovesDrawing is excited to be there, see you all ya

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Amazing Scenic Getaway in Kundasang, Sabah of Malaysia

Hey all šŸ‘‹šŸ»ā˜ŗļø, as refer to SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ»’s earlier blog post about her Best Moments in Sabah, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ , if you’ve missed it, you may enjoy your read via šŸŒ 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 ē„žå±±é£›ē‚¹å±±åŗ„ šŸžļøšŸ”šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤šŸ˜ƒ

Actually SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» wasn’t in her itinerary planning to travel to Kundasang šŸžļøduring this recent Sabah trip. However, just because of a beautiful coincidence that she got to know & engage with FLYPOD team (šŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/) , a great šŸ‘šŸ» 1ļøāƒ£ stop travel solutions provider, then she got to enjoy a fully recharged mind, body & soul, an awesome scenic getaway at FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge šŸ”šŸžļøšŸ‘

So, she has checked out & stored her big backpack šŸŽ’ with FLYPOD Hotel šŸØ (Fee applies āœ…), then enjoyed yummy brunch šŸ˜‹šŸ½ļøā˜• @ FLYPOD Restaurant before departed to Kundasang šŸžļø with Sky Tee & Jane of FLYPOD team šŸ‘«šŸ»šŸš—ā˜ŗļøšŸ’•

FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge šŸžļøšŸ”šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤ is centrally located at Kinabalu Park, Sabah. It offers a strategic location šŸ“& comfortable environment with beautiful scenery šŸ˜šŸ¤©, if you’re planning your hiking šŸ„¾ to Mount Kinabalu ā›°ļø, do check out this lodge šŸžļøšŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤ā›°ļø

Ohh ya…It was took over by a šŸ†• management ie. FLYPOD & with its soft opening on 1 Feb 2022. It requires a 2.5 hours car ride šŸš— from FLYPOD Hotel šŸØ, Kota Kinabalu International Airport āœˆļø & Tanjung Aru Railway Station šŸš‰ You may engage for the transport service either car, van or bus šŸš—šŸššŸšŒ to reach to this lodge with FLYPOD team ya šŸ‘šŸ»

With the šŸ†• FLYPOD team management since Feb 2022, this lodge šŸžļøšŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤ā›°ļøšŸ‘šŸ» 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 šŸŒ 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 ā˜ŗļøšŸ’•

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Kinabalu Park šŸžļøšŸŒ³ was gazetted in 1964 to protect Mount Kinabalu ā›°ļø & its flora & fauna šŸŒ³šŸŒ³, also Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ ā€™s 1ļøāƒ£st World Heritage Site declared by the UNESCO in Dec 2000 for its outstanding universal values & the role as 1ļøāƒ£ of the most important biological sites in the world šŸŒŽ Plenty of nature activities available especially enjoy the trekking trails šŸžļøā›°ļøšŸ„¾šŸ‘šŸ», more info via šŸŒ https://www.mountkinabalu.com/mount-kinabalu/kinabalu-park

Yeahā€¼ļø You may request to stop by the Nabalu Craft Market before heading up the lodge for a quick shopping šŸ›ļøšŸ›’ Had a safe arrival with FLYPOD team though the roads up to the lodge is slightly steep, then enjoyed a cuppa of hot honey šŸÆ as welcome drink šŸ˜‹šŸ’• from the friendly staff here at this lovely lodge, yes āœ…, she did felt being home šŸ” & welcomed šŸ¤—

When arrived, 1ļøāƒ£st impression to her, it’s absolutely suitable for a nature šŸŒ³šŸŒ³ getaway from the busy city šŸŒ†šŸŒ‡ lifestyle & to enjoy relaxing. Totally an ideal šŸ‘šŸ» place for travelers within Kinabalu Park area šŸžļø

Let’s stay & enjoy a nice up close nature getaway with the view of the green nature of Kundasang valleys šŸžļøā›°ļøšŸŒ³šŸŒ³

Do enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her awesome stay here via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

This lodge šŸžļøšŸ”šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤ 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 1ļøāƒ£ of the prime movers of the local tourism industry in Sabah, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ 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 šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ Also to be 1ļøāƒ£ of the leading sustainable & environmental friendly šŸ’štourism organizations in the Sabah tourism industry to providing memorable travel experiences to all visitors

It sets 9ļøāƒ£km from Mount Kota Kinabalu ā›°ļø to offer accommodation šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤ 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 & šŸ†“ toiletries. It offers airport shuttle service with an applicable fee šŸš—āœˆļø

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 šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ˜“šŸ’¤ Love the comfortable pillow & bed šŸ›ļø 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 šŸ“¶ here was good during her stay here as she managed to do a work Gmeet šŸ‘šŸ» upon her checked in, yeah!! šŸ˜€

She loves ā¤ļø the peaceful calm environment here so much, making she easily fall asleep here, cooling nice ā˜ļøšŸŒ”ļøšŸ‘šŸ»

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

She really had a good rest during her stay here, nice deep sleep šŸ’¤šŸ˜“ with its calm soothing surroundings ā›°ļøšŸžļøšŸ’ššŸŒ³šŸŒ³ Absolutely a good stay to enjoy maximum rest here šŸ‘šŸ»

Do check out her FB album posted on her Sabah travels via šŸ“øšŸŒ

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She woke up happily after a great šŸ‘šŸ» early night rest here šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤šŸ‘šŸ» She loves the nice valley view šŸŖŸ from her room & enjoyed birds singing in the morning šŸŒ„šŸ•ŠļøšŸ¦

SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» is fully charged & energized from her good night rest here šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤šŸ‘šŸ»The cosy comfy environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed šŸ›ļø, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended šŸ‘šŸ»

During her stay, she has met 2ļøāƒ£ Singapore travelers, Naz & Lucas, had good chat with them to exchange travel stories & experiences šŸ‘«šŸ»šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜ They love their cozy comfy stay here & recommended the trekking šŸ„¾ at Kinabalu Park

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Ohh ya…You can enjoy steamboat meal šŸ«•šŸ² during your stay here, absolutely a great šŸ‘šŸ» dining choice with its nice cooling ā˜ļøšŸŒ”ļø, yummy šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ max

She got to enjoy her favorite hot green bean soup šŸ„£ (From earlier night supper as she missed it due to fall asleep šŸ’¤ unpredictably from the cosy comfy room šŸ›ŒšŸ»), hot honey & fried noodles as breakfast šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing got amazed & loved the beautiful view of the Donkey head peak of Mountain Kota Kinabalu šŸ¤©šŸ˜ during her morning walk šŸš¶šŸ»ā€ā™€ļøšŸš¶šŸ»ā€ā™‚ļøwith Sky Tee & the absolute friendly guard dog, Happy šŸ•ā€šŸ¦ŗšŸ¦“

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Highly recommendedšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ» SiennyLovesDrawing really love & enjoyed her great stay here šŸ‘©šŸ»ā¤ļøšŸ’•

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 šŸ—ļøšŸš§ in progress) with view šŸŖŸ overlooking beautiful mountain valley šŸ˜šŸ¤©šŸŒ„ Definitely worth to enjoy family time here

Absolutely a good 1ļøāƒ£ stop travel hospitality service enjoyed during SiennyLovesDrawing’s extended stay with FLYPOD Hotel šŸØ, she really impressed with the friendly customer services from the FLYPOD team, including the guard dog, Happy šŸ•ā€šŸ¦ŗšŸ¦“ @ FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜ 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 šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ™ŒšŸ»šŸ‘šŸ».

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

Yes āœ…, SiennyLovesDrawing did felt being home šŸ” & welcomed šŸ’•šŸ¤— during her stay here, will be back again for sure šŸžļøšŸŒ³šŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ’¤

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3KHuKRRk5FJatQYs8 (SiennyLovesDrawing has also contributed her Google review as a Google Local Guide ā˜ŗļø)
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Yeahā€¼ļø #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her šŸ†• travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpacks šŸŽ’during this trip šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers ā¤ļøšŸŽ’šŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a šŸ†“ tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via šŸ›’šŸ›ļøšŸŒ https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks

A comfy shoe is recommended for travelling, siennyLovesDrawing has opted for šŸ‘Ÿ #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers šŸ‘Ÿ for this whole Sabah trip , loving it šŸ’•ā¤ļø, šŸ›’šŸ›ļøšŸŒ https://luccavudor.com/product/

#mtkinabalu #discoversabah #kundasang #kundasangtrip #FlypodLodge #FlypodKML #visitsabah #kotakinabalu #cuticutimalaysia #malaysia #eastmalaysia #travel #travellocal #Sabah #Malaysia #SabahTourism #flymetoSabah #hotel #hotels #accommodation #Flypod

Heritage Things To Do @ Hulu Selangor, Malaysia Ā· Day by Day Itinerary

Yeahā€¼ļø SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» continues to #cuticutimalaysia , in this blog post, she will share her own personal travel experiences & observations about covid19 šŸ†• norm travel procedures, peoples, places & the food she enjoys during this Hulu Selangor trip ya šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

This trip was well organised by Lion Sight Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor & Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)

She would like to also share here her heritage historical trip itinerary this round @ Hulu Selangor & it’s covered for Serendah, Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) & Ulu Yam

Do check out her FB album posted about this heritage historical tour šŸ“øšŸŒ via https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid02mny5RWJyEFGPM78CLapouqR1m1jDfvrrwzQdAxMPr61D7cCcPJoJJBVPitYZs7sjl

Heritage historical tour @ Hulu Selangor , Malaysia

Day 1

It was a raining day šŸŒ§ļøā˜” with sharp departure from Matic KL to Serendah @ 7.40am, the name Serendah in Malaysia’s national language ~ Bahasa Malaysia reflects that this area is located at a low level

Went straight to Macau street, Serendah for breakfast. This is the only Macao street that remains now from the total 5ļøāƒ£ Macao streets in the world šŸŒŽ ie. Kuala Lumpur, Serendah, Malacca, Penang & Singapore. This street will be a food street of Serendah in the future as shared by Mr Andy Pah during lunch of that day

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Highly recommended the tea egg dessert served at Kedai Kopi Yee Kee. The egg well boiled in sweet tea soup, yum yum šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ» SiennyLovesDrawing & her friend were lucky to enjoy this well known dessert @ 9am. It normally ready to serve around 10am. She loves this hot dessert as tasted it for the 1st time. A must try ya šŸ˜€ They were sharing a table with a retired couple, had a good chat with them, a happy breakfast

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vrZJbeZV4oRdiZJz9

Then, visited the Hock Leng Keng Temple åŒę–‡äø¹ē¦éˆå®« which founded in 1869. It’s a 150 years old Taoism temple with a museum to visit to learn the history of this temple & Serendah. It used to be a medical temple for the village residents, especially kids here. SiennyLovesDrawing got impressed by how well this temple is being maintained till now

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Met officials, Mr Andy Pah from Balairaya Serendah & Mr Lee, the acting president of Hokkien Association. Listened to their explanation about this old temple history, as well as Serendah history

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uT7XprLrkTp3fjFE9

Then, group photos & enjoyed hosting tasty yummy lunch & chit chat together with the Hokkien Association members @ Restaurant 218

During the lunch, Mr Andy Pah informed that the Temple Street of Serendah actually with 7ļøāƒ£ temples & some with over 100 years. That’s really full of historical values. He also shared about the ongoing efforts of developing Serendah as a lifestyle tourism destination. It will be developing as a tourist park so each visitor here can spend at least 2 hours

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XggiK8ptQhw8AZRY9

Next @ llmio Cafe 古ęƛäŗŗčŒ¶é¤å®¤ to meet ADUN KKB Madam Lee Kee Hiong & cafe owner, Ms Shu Xuan

Once stepped in, personally she loves the dining & tea time vibes in this cafe, especially love the antiques collections exhibited here

The cafe founder actually studied in Taiwan & decided to be back to her hometown & started this cafe & also a homestay ę¬¢å–œå±… ā˜•šŸ˜ļø

Enjoyed a juicy story telling session about KKB from Ms Shu Xuan & started the heritage walk with her. SiennyLovesDrawing also personally suggested to her to inform the relevant authorized person of Galeri Sejarah KKB to consider adding all the gallery info exhibited in English so foreign visitors will have a chance to read & understand the KKB history from this gallery. Many foreign travellers love to visit the museum of a local place on a travel journey, so it’s important for this gallery to add in the English version of all exhibited information

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/9QHMqgNMHgr2zTfj6
FBšŸŒ: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057351074493&ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0&_rdr

Do check out her TikTok clip captured on what to eat @ Hulu Selangor for sharing

@siennylovesdraw

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KKB Heritage Tour to explore

This is the 2ļøāƒ£nd time SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed the heritage walk here, do read on her 1ļøāƒ£st experience via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/the-heritage-trail-of-kuala-kubu-bharu-%e6%96%b0%e5%8f%a4%e6%af%9b/

A slightly different route this time i.e. Wall murals šŸŽØšŸ–Œļø (Improved as compared to her earlier walk) ~ Oldest temple ā›©ļø ~ Rainbow šŸŒˆ temple ~ Alor Rempah ~ Selangor Dam

Wall murals lane

It was under repair & maintenance progress during her visit. Well noted that it’s well maintained & being improved with some wall decorations for visitors to enjoy OOTD capturing here

Ohh ya…Must capture your photo šŸ“ø with the KKB legendary white crocodile šŸŠ wall painting ya šŸ¤©

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XddEfbPHKhKnZqhz7

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Oldest temple in KKB ~ Guan Yin Gu See Temple č§‚éŸ³å¤åÆŗ. Since 1904 & with the donation collected here, they built the Kek Lok Si temple in Penang. It was called as tortoise temple earlier, there is a pond at the temple with lots of tortoises šŸ¢šŸ¢ in it

Guess what ā“ā‰ļø

This temple was safe & not affected by any KKB floods, that’s so magical to be believed by the KKB residents here

AddressšŸ“:https://maps.app.goo.gl/y2pR67N8kHWjxWVZA

Next, visit to the 岳山古åŗ™ another old temple since 1895 & also called as Rainbow Temple because you will be amazed with the colourful rainbow šŸ˜šŸŒˆ staircases here while visiting this temple ā›©ļø

So, get ready for your OOTDs here šŸ“øšŸ“ø

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/76WKdPHjv6jGNVF28

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s overall trip TikTok clip captured for sharing šŸ“¹šŸŒ

Ohh ya…Not far from this temple, there is a Tokong Kuan Yik Kerk č§‚éŸ³é˜ which is the 1ļøāƒ£st temple in KKB that painted its staircases in rainbow šŸŒˆ colours šŸ¤© This temple offers a good overview of whole KKB town

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BxEYbZUWekZLJtZr8

Last stop of this heritage tour @ Sungai Selangor Dam. It was completed in 2002 flooding the valley of Gerachi Jaya & Pertak off KKB & resettling the native indigenous communites that lived here to a šŸ†• nearby village

It’s a picturesque dam, hence explained that it’s a popular stopover for photos & videos, also fishing activities. It welcomes its visitors to its recreational park to appreciate the picturesque view of the massive lake where a spillway drops water to control the dam’s level

You may visit the Splash Info Center which is located along its main road that offers a gallery & information about this dam project. It’s with šŸ†“ admission from Tue to Sun, 9am to 4pm

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2oUDJjGPECq6gWLA

Checked in for a night stay šŸ›ļøšŸ’¤ at Canaan Valley Serendah

It offers a healthy & comfortable environment for activities, vacations, private functions etc. so to enjoy all šŸ†• & exclusive recreational experience here in Serendah

BBQ dinner served by catering from https://www.facebook.com/lionsight.kitchen.5 šŸ‘šŸ»

Yeahā€¼ļø Karaoke šŸŽ¤ & chit chatting session among the participants. It was a great catching up & had lots of laughter šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nykQBrAbzDYLQn2W9
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/canaanvalleyserendah/

Day 2

Breakfast & enjoyed morning walks around the hotel stay

Hulu Selangor tourism products updates & sharing session by KKB Paragliding Team & MITA Vice President, Ms Min Leong

Went shopping for some local Ulu Yam products at the Swee Yen Retail ē‘žå›­å•†åŗ—. Her travelmates have shared that the handmade bihun here is tasty from their prior shopping experience here

It also owned a restaurant that serves famous Ulu Yam noodles, SiennyLovesDrawing has not personally tried it, so unable to share whether nice or not from her experience ya

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/u1dpyVks3vckzYnk8
Online official store: https://shope.ee/9UNlYpBeld

At the same row, you may check out the Ulu Yam Noodles Making Shop named Five Q Brothers Enterprise, this is the only factory based & open to the public to see how they make the noodles in Ulu Yam. The other 4 noodles producers are home based

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

The noodles here have superb elastic, you can just keep polling the noodles & it allows you to pull very very long. Amazing handmade skill lies behind the noodles dough šŸ‘šŸ»

You may shop for their fresh making noodles from here. If it keeps in the fridge, it will last for 2 months. If in freezer, up to 2 months

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/DQ7YgxQbknKKxFTe9

SiennyLovesDrawing has captured the Ulu Yam noodles making TikTok clip for sharing šŸ“¹šŸŒ

Happy satisfied tummy with superb tasty lunch @ Restaurant Aik Khoon

She loves almost all the dishes served at lunch here, highly recommended the Tom Yam prawn in coconut, beer stout chicken wings, salted egg fried pumpkin & tofu

She really enjoyed the sweet tom yam with great šŸ‘šŸ» coconut fragrance of this prawn dish, absolutely tasty each sip of the soup while chewing on the fresh prawn šŸ¦šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ» If you’re not a spicy fan, this dish is not very spicy with the well blend of coconut sweetness

Ohh my…Almost everyone on the table loves the beer stout chicken wing, it was well deep fry, not oily at all & well coated with beer stout, so delicious tasty to enjoy every bite of it

Honestly she can just none stop eating the salted egg pumpkin, it’s so addictive tasty šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ Moreover she is a salted egg lover

Their own made tofu absolutely smooth tasty to enjoy , she loves the appetizing gravy with a pinch of wine fragrance & taste

Superb happy tummy from this lunch

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/UBf6zBnoXsvWSVsx7

World of Phalaenopsis ~ Beautiful orchids farm visit & cafe. From the satisfied lunch, she didn’t dine in this cafe, instead she enjoys walking & exploring this place, got amazed with many beautiful blooming orchids plants in many different colours here

During her visit, she had a good chat with the orchids care worker & understood that the yellow orchids are precious one as not many, compared to those white & purple ones. It’s quite easy to take care the plants by spraying water few times a week

There are also lotus pond & ducklings pond. The kids can enjoy feeding the swimming ducklings with just RM1ļøāƒ£ for the feeding food packet

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6VjfbGXSYd7xFZKm8
Website šŸŒ: http://www.waltexbiotec.com/

Last stop at Seven Wells for photos & heading back to KL, home sweet home šŸ” to conclude this 2ļøāƒ£D1ļøāƒ£N trip at Hulu Selangor, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾. It’s also known as Perigi Tujuh Serendah. It’s a popular tourist spot in Serendah & it was built to resist floods in Serendah. To SiennyLovesDrawing personally, this is an important heritage spot to visit to learn more about Serendah history & the advancement of technology at that time for flood preventing

However, during this visit, she is sad to see the rubbish & not well taken care of this place. Special thanks to 1 of her travelmate, Ms MC who have shared the before photo captured from her visit in Aug 2020 that the Seven Wells were all functioning with cleaner surrounding at that time

At present, there are 2 wells that no longer with water šŸ’¦ Sigh…She wishes the relevant authorities can actually take some appropriate action to well maintain this beautiful site as Malaysia is slowly resuming tourism activities at the moment. Also to have all Seven Wells all functioning well again as its purpose of preventing unpredictable flood in the future

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6HTCgm2Mus5KNdHh9

This trip, she has not visit to Alor Lempah aka Ampang Pecah. It’s a picnic šŸ§ŗ site is just like a mini ā€œNiagara Fallsā€ in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾, no need to fly šŸ›« to USA šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡² ya šŸ˜

It’s actually a man-made weir & used for flood mitigation & it spans across the width of the river. If it rained the night before, the water volume is high & with impressive water view here šŸ˜

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4EGpbXp8eZtDBJTa7
FBšŸŒ: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Alor-Lempah-Ampang-Pecah-Kuala-Kubu-Bharu/507190569331099

So, when will you be travelling to Hulu Selangorā“ā‰ļø

Do feel free to share with SiennyLovesDrawing what else must she not to miss while visiting to Hulu Selangorā“ā‰ļø

Do comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya šŸ¤—šŸ’•

SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

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

Updated 15 Aug 2022, 9.05am

NotešŸ“Œ: This blog post was progressively being updated by SiennyLovesDrawing during her trip, hmm…A superb long story, enjoy reading ya šŸ˜€

Hey all šŸ‘‹šŸ»ā˜ŗļø, do you remembered reading SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ»’s earlier blog post about her Sabah travel bucket listā“ā‰ļø To recall, you may enjoy your read via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/05/flymetosabah-bucket-list-to-tick-off/

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

Her travel wish comes true, yes āœ…, she travels in Sabah now, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ This is her 1ļøāƒ£st trip by air šŸ›« out of Kuala Lumpur (KL) city since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾

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 šŸ˜ƒ

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

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysians šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ OR international passport šŸ›‚ for foreigners šŸ™…šŸ»ā€ā™€ļøšŸ‡²šŸ‡¾, must ensure at least 6ļøāƒ£ months validity ya šŸ‘šŸ»
  • 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 thenšŸ§³
  • 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 šŸŽ’during this trip šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ ~ 15%OFF code ā€œSLD15OFFā€ & a šŸ†“ tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via šŸ›’šŸ›ļøšŸŒ https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks & SiennyLovesDrawing also has opted for #LuccaVudorSG comfy leather sneakers šŸ‘Ÿ for this whole trip at Sabah, loving it šŸ’•ā¤ļø, šŸ›’šŸ›ļøšŸŒ https://luccavudor.com/

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» 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 1ļøāƒ£

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

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

SiennyLovesDrawing was nearly missed her flight for the 1ļøāƒ£st time ever, she was lucky šŸ€ that she didn’t, so you all still get to read her stories here šŸ˜…šŸ˜‚šŸ¤£

Unsure & don’t know why she wrongly remembered the Boarding Gate for her flight. Actually she got an angel šŸ˜‡ who he helped to take her photo – Kota Kinabalu wall at departure hall. He asked, which is your boarding gateā“ā‰ļø She confidently answered Gate K šŸ¤¦šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø, 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 šŸ™šŸ» that she got on the flight šŸ›« 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 āœˆļø after 2ļøāƒ£++ years, enjoyed looking out the flight window to feel the warm sun šŸ”† rays & seeing the dancing clouds ā˜ļø up close while enjoyed her favourite flight meal ~ Santan Nasi Lemak Pak Nasser

LinkedIn album šŸ“øšŸŒ 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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ

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At arrival hall toilets, she got amazed šŸ¤© by the beautiful under the sea wall murals by local Sabahan cartoonist artist, Jaini Abd. Ghani aka Binjai šŸ‘ØšŸ½ā€šŸŽØ (IG: Kartunis_binjai) & Sabahan artist, Halim Batak (FB: halim.batak.7). To her personally, both tell stories about Sabah is with many diving šŸ¤æšŸ¦ŖšŸ šŸ”šŸ¦ˆ 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 šŸ˜†šŸ˜‚

LinkedIn album šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6947928269014884352-Tqde

Then, absolutely an amazing colourful graffiti šŸ˜ named “The Nature Mind of Landscape” by Kenji Chai šŸ‘ØšŸ»ā€šŸŽØ (IG: mr_kenjichai), it aims as a reminder of the value of nature & how all of us must do more to protect the Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾’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 šŸŽØšŸ–Œļø 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 āœ…, 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 šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾’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 šŸ‘€ & rest during this road šŸ›£ļø journey šŸ’¤šŸ˜“šŸ„±, she had an early morning šŸŒ…, time to recharge so can gain energy to share more juicy stories with you all ya šŸ¤—šŸ’ŖšŸ»šŸ™ŒšŸ»

Kudat

Arrived at Kudat Esplanade Sidek āš“ @ 12pm

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/QaKaMejiJ569AHWh6

Next, a šŸ”Ÿmins boat ride šŸ›„ļø to enjoy lunch @ šŸ“šŸ½ļøšŸŸ James Tambakan Fish Farm

Yeahā€¼ļø Time to enjoy healthy delicious live & fresh seafood dishes, either steamed or boiled, yummy šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤

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Visitors can opt to enjoy fish snorkeling šŸ¤æ & feeding fish šŸŸšŸ  at farm here

Happy fish farm visit & fresh live seafood lunch enjoyment TikTok clip captured šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: šŸ”Ÿmins boat ride šŸ›„ļø from Esplanade Sidek or Kudat Marina Jetty

FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/jamesfishfarm/

After lunch, visited to Kudat Ferry ā›“ļø Terminal Jetty āš“

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

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

LinkedIn album šŸ“øšŸŒ 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 šŸ¤©šŸ‘šŸ»

Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via šŸ“¹šŸŒ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 whatā“ā‰ļø

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

Hmm…Whyā“ā‰ļø Do check out her next blog post on ~ Arts in Sabah viaĀ  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/ ya ā˜ŗļøšŸ’•

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 šŸ“øšŸ‘šŸ»

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Entrance fee is required āœ…

  • Children 12 y/o & below, RM2ļøāƒ£
  • Adults, RM3ļøāƒ£
  • Foreign visitors, RM7ļøāƒ£

Her impressive inspiring home art gallery visit TikTok clip captured ya šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/mCPuyJUBCFEpM8yg9

Opening hoursšŸ•˜: 9am to 5pm daily, except Sun

FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057669840616

Happy full tummy dinner @ šŸ“šŸ½ļø Restaurant Hock Cheong ē¦ę˜Œ

This restaurant is a famous wedding lunch or dinner opted by most of the local Sabahan in Kudat as it serves delicious šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ foods

All dinner dishes ordered so so yummy tasty šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ» personally she enjoyed the butter prawn the most from this dinner

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ohJsqtrQCQfhmXMy8
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=154929537938987&__tn__=C-R

Checked in @ Dā€™View Holiday Homes for a comfy night rest. A very clean, nice, comfy & spacious room with nice view to the Bak Bak beach ā›±ļøšŸ–ļø

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 šŸ›ļøšŸ˜“šŸ’¤

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1axyfadCv1NozSy56

WebsitešŸŒ: https://dviewkudat.com/

Day 2ļøāƒ£

Woke up energetic after a good night recharged šŸ’¤šŸ‘šŸ»

Approximately 16mins car ride to enjoy breakfast @ Rainbow šŸŒˆ Kitchen / Rainbow šŸŒˆHerbs, the well known dish serves here is Tom Yam soup šŸ²

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 šŸ‘šŸ»

Do note that the serving portion here is smaller because it serves as breakfast ya ā˜ŗļø

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/F4XygZFqvbruofhq8

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

FBšŸŒ: 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948305284121419776-4xxs

AddressšŸ“: 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948306083216035840-Uv0o

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WURbxTftWtX5E7ky9
FBšŸŒ: 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 1ļøāƒ£st 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 šŸ˜ƒ

Her travel mate,Ms DG made herself a keychain from this hand making workshop, yeah šŸ‘šŸ»

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 whatā“ā‰ļø

She actually started this craft art since she was 6ļøāƒ£ years old, already with 40 years of experience & expertise šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»

Enjoyed Rungus cuisine as lunch here, yummy šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ 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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/he3zVrnCV7LiYZQ56
WebsitešŸŒ: 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 šŸŒ‰ 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 ā¤ļø

LinkedIn album šŸ“øšŸŒ 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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7115401909170687259

Ohh yaDo check out the Malay song šŸŽ¼šŸŽµšŸŽ¶šŸŽ™ļø named ā€œJambatan Tamparuliā€ on Youtube

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/M3hyxPauFaeyHu469
WebsitešŸŒ: 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 šŸ’š scenery along the journey, fresh air & cold ā„ļøšŸ„¶ weather. Next time SiennyLovesDrawing wanna visit here again

Yeahā€¼ļø Dropped by to takeaway the famous Lai Pao Chicken Wings @ Keningau ā˜ŗļø 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 šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ 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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7131896192652430618

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Sk2cxa9Ec95kiims9

Website šŸŒ: https://laipaofriedchickenwing.business.site/

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

Frankly, 1ļøāƒ£st 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 ā˜ŗļø

After dinner, checked in to Mee Woo Resort & Spa for a comfy night rest as the bed šŸ›Œwas 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 šŸŖ³šŸ˜³šŸ¤Æ

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 šŸžļø It offers spa services with reasonable price within it

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

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4SPwzaqdMwP2friM6
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/MeeWooResortandSpa/

Day 3ļøāƒ£

To Kris Vin Delicatessen to enjoy its famous Nasi Lemak with fried chicken drumbstick, buns & cakes šŸ«“šŸ„šŸ°

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

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

Do stay tuned for her next stories on What To Eats @ Sabah blog post ya šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: 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 šŸ˜‚

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 šŸ¦‰ design) & helped her to sew the edges & finished a coaster, yeah šŸ‘šŸ»

Do check out her bamboo coaster weaving TikTok clip captured šŸ“¹šŸŒ

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8n5nNc8cPBUKWnjUA
Operating hours:
FBšŸŒ: 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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ShXWEQYdu54uxVs58
Operating hours: 6am to 10pm
WebsitešŸŒ: 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 šŸ’ŽšŸ’) 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 āš°ļø in a vase to display in the center

Worth a visit ya šŸ‘šŸ»

Enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her amazing visit here ya šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ggmxg6xntafVX2Lq7

Operating hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm

WebsitešŸŒ: https://culture.sabah.gov.my/?q=page/Sabah-Murut-Cultural-Centre-Tenom & šŸŒ 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 šŸ˜‹

Do check out her TikTok clip captured to view the impressive mural arts @ its staircases šŸ˜šŸ¤©šŸ“¹šŸŒ

SiennyLovesDrawing impressed with the inner restaurant design which being covered with attractive murals (Each of the 6ļøāƒ£ floors dedicated to a key aspect of Borneoā€™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 šŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/691720201207608/posts/pfbid0Sjf7K7aEsLv6NAnBpBCXfmYkjiVY7yvPTxyji5ZtcA5QiP7Muk5voDtJdrBoEvbpl/

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZUXmgoHx5av6iLSA
Operating hours: 11am to 12am
WebsitešŸŒ: https://mural.toojou.com/ & https://www.toojou.com/foods-drinks

Checked in to The Luma Hotel. It’s 1ļøāƒ£st creative design hotel since Jan 2022, yes āœ…, a šŸ†•hotel šŸ©šŸ›‹ļøšŸ›ŒšŸ»šŸ›Žļø being designed with Sabahā€™s majestic tropical rainforest šŸŒ³šŸŒ³ & unique culture. It offers all travellers an escape from the cityā€™s hectic life. It aspires to support local talents & promote environmental sustainability šŸ’š

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her absolute comfy 2ļøāƒ£ nights stay here in its Palm Marvellous Double Bedroom. Got to enjoy the bath tub after a tiring day with rose šŸŒ¹šŸ› salt provided & in room coffee machine for an early cuppa ā˜• while updating blog post for you all ā˜ŗļøšŸ’•

Do stay tuned for her TikTok clip ya šŸ“¹šŸŒ
AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hMmKVGJfqzmyhGdy7

WebsitešŸŒ: https://thelumahotel.com

Day 4ļøāƒ£

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

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Then visit the Tun Mustapha Tower in the rain šŸŒ§ļøšŸ˜† to view the beautiful wall murals surrounding it šŸ˜

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 šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948736120138436608-JnsW

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fh3Lpkbfrna5rizT7
Operating hours: 8am to 5pm
WebsitešŸŒ: 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 šŸ¤© There are some beautiful wall murals surrounding the Anjung Beria & with nice view overlooking the South China Sea from its tower rooftop

LinkedIn albums šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948943473379061760-U53-

& šŸ“øšŸŒ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” (šŸ†“ admission) , more info via šŸŒ https://qrco.de/bd7UHL & šŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/nafs.exhibition.ums/

LinkedIn albums šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948946265665638400-aYFb

Insider newsšŸ“Œ: 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

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ph39YVSXB8rZbRZB7
Operating hours:
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/galeri.azmanhashimums.92

Lunch at Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra (šŸ†• outlet since Apr 2022) & with a privilege to meet & chat with the friendly founder, Ms Janice

It’s a Sabahā€™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 šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ˜‹

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves her 1ļøāƒ£st bite chew on the fried chicken drumstick šŸ—, the tasty juicy with great šŸ‘šŸ» fragrant in her mouth šŸ‘„, absolutely satisfied. A must try local Sabah friend chicken

Ohh ya…Insider news that Borenos is expanding to West Malaysia soon, yeah šŸ‘šŸ» 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948947618836197376-BBHz

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qjgdaySwvN7mJG4M6
Operating hours: 9am to 9pm
WebsitešŸŒ: https://www.borenos.com/

Visit Murals @ Wisma Wanita, KK

Mural painting by The & Tobpinai, it consists of 7ļøāƒ£ 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ 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 1ļøāƒ£ of the involved artist via šŸŒ http://mohdaspuraniismail.blogspot.com/2022/02/karya-mural-gergasi-bangunan-wisma.html

AddressšŸ“: 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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rMsZh7ftydxyqxxv6
Operating hours: 8am to 5pm
WebsitešŸŒ: 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 1ļøāƒ£ 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949526429923487744-KLWz

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

This actually the great šŸ‘šŸ» 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 šŸšÆšŸš® 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 @ šŸ“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 šŸ“øšŸŒ 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ 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 šŸ› named Butod, more info via šŸŒ 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 šŸ¦œ mural painting by Cracko Art Group šŸ˜šŸ¤©

Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via šŸ“¹šŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7116705559709371674

AddressšŸ“: https://g.co/kgs/bHKe19
Operating hours: 11.30am to 8.30pm , except Sunday
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/mynative.sabah

Back to The Luma Hotel šŸ’•ā¤ļø for an early resting

Day 5ļøāƒ£

Went to snap OOTDs at Waterfront KK with the “I ā¤ļø KK” & the Tongak fish šŸŸ 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 šŸ˜†

Visit to wall murals walkway along Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu šŸØšŸ›‹ļøšŸ›ŒšŸ» This was in conjunction to its celebration of 40 Years of Hospitality Excellence & Care in 2019. Read more via šŸŒ 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 šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951332767653621760-I_2Y

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/52Z4bdpyXJySbB86A

Visit SAG Art Space – The Wonders of Wilderness (WOW 1.0) šŸ¦ˆšŸš£ā€ā™‚ļøšŸ¢šŸ‹šŸ³ 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 šŸ¤©šŸ˜ Read more via šŸŒ https://www-theborneopost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.theborneopost.com/2022/01/15/local-artists-hoping-to-implement-creative-arts-projects/

AddressšŸ“: Pillars of Sabah
FBšŸŒ: 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 šŸŒ https://says.com/my/lifestyle/kenji-chai-hotlink-sabah-mural-nft

AddressšŸ“: 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 1ļøāƒ£st mandala woven crafting for the 1ļøāƒ£st 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 šŸ‘šŸ»

Ohh ya…She is accepting local artists artworks to display at her gallery at no cost to support local art talents community šŸ‘šŸ»

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her time @ Lavinia Private Gallery šŸ“¹šŸŒ

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Operating hours: On appointment basis via email šŸ“Ø to me@tianne.org OR contact TiannešŸ“±+6019-8811330

AddressšŸ“: Lavinia Private Art Gallery, 495 Jalan Sang Kancil 1, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
WebsitešŸŒ: 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 @ šŸ“ Kwong Sup Ikan. Surprisingly that the name of the soup in Cantonese/Mandarin “ę±Ÿé±¼ä»””, it means anchovies, however none of the dishes related to it, perhaps the soup base šŸ¤”

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 ā˜ŗļø

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 šŸ…šŸ² 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 1ļøāƒ£st aquarium ā™’šŸŸšŸ šŸ”šŸ¢šŸ¦€ concept murals by Oka.studios (IG: Oka.studious)

LinkedIn album šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951365938277453824-QigF

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/esnzdUiFiR5wkoeA9
Operating hours: 7am to 5pm
FBšŸŒ: 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 1ļøāƒ£st green building in Borneo & Sabah, also the 1ļøāƒ£st green public gallery in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ by using the solar ā˜€ļøpanel, (partial of the electricity in gallery, especially those lighting on paintings), rain šŸŒ§ļø water harvesting for toilet/ rest room usage, sensor movement light, dim šŸ”… light systems, sky light to reception area etc.

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

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

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6iTCkKhudYRkeJtZ7
Operating hours: 9am to 4pm, except Monday
WebsitešŸŒ: https://sabahartgallery.com/

SiennyLovesDrawing would like to express her heart ā¤ļø warm special thank you for the awesome 5ļøāƒ£ 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 šŸ‘šŸ» trust of her art, blogging & content creation passion āœšŸ»šŸ‘©šŸ»ā€šŸ’»

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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 šŸ‘šŸ» & friendly hospitality throughout these 5ļøāƒ£ 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 šŸš— 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 šŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/borneoexcursions/

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

Lastly, she then checked in to Space Cap Hotel to experience 1ļøāƒ£st stay in space capsule accommodation, love it as it’s really clean & a unique experience to stay in a well equipped space capsule šŸ‘šŸ»

It’s air conditioning, with charging port, mirror, lighting etc. Just that shared toilet, inclusive of simple breakfast is. Instant coffee ā˜• with peanut butter bread šŸ„œšŸ§ˆšŸž with waterfront seaview

TipsšŸ“Œ: Ohh ya…Walking in rate is cheaper as compared to online booking, so call in to check availability šŸ˜ƒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/W5mfK1nfBJ195Gw99
WebsitešŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/CapsuleHotel.KK/
Day 6ļøāƒ£

Wake up early, enjoyed simple breakfast @ hotel with a cuppa & peanut butter bread šŸ„œšŸ§ˆšŸ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 šŸ“¹šŸŒ 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 šŸšæ, enjoyed airport sunset šŸŒ‡ 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 šŸŽ¤ available). It’s beautiful when the micro optics lighting is on at this lounge, magical & relaxing to chill here. A great šŸ‘šŸ» 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 šŸš—šŸš˜ pass by & flight āœˆļø noise during the night, but it’s a good location šŸ“ for hotel stay if you’re doing sabah train ride & having early flight šŸ›« the next day. It’s with 4ļøāƒ£mins walkingšŸš¶šŸš¶ā€ā™€ļøšŸš¶ā€ā™‚ļødistance to Tanjung Aru train station šŸš‰ & šŸ”Ÿmins ride šŸš— to airport

Flypod Hotel provides airport shuttle with an additional fee, SiennyLovesDrawing has booked hers, peace of mind then šŸ‘šŸ»

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TJji9fTFX9hxA4PKA
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/

Day 7ļøāƒ£

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

Breakfast @ Flypod Restaurant for a cuppa Cappuccino ā˜• & The Triple Decker sandwiches šŸ„Ŗ Very generous portion & tasty to enjoy šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

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AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xz8sMEnskbg64mby5
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/FLYPOD.R/

Papar & Membakut

Then depart to Papar with Sky Tee, exploring this small town by walking slow šŸš¶šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø, met lots of friendly Sabahan here especially they poses with their fishes at Papar fish market, river front jetty, Papar railway station šŸš‚šŸš‰ lol šŸ˜†šŸ˜‚

Enjoyed a cuppa of favorite hot honey lemonšŸÆšŸ‹ at Kak Anna Restaurant to rest after walking under the hot sunny ā˜€ļøšŸ˜Ž day. Love the interior design with a collection of antiques here. Then, enjoy sat under a tree šŸŒ³at Jalan Bunga Raya to watch the local life in Papar, relax chilling moments ā˜ŗļø

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/62cCMvvaJUYfwjHg9

Proceed to visit Binsulok beach ā›±ļøšŸ–ļø to pray at the nice man-made cave temple named ē¦éˆå²©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 šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ using a wooden tool named “Gurit”. SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed learning how to & the digging fun from the couple, lol šŸ˜†šŸ˜‚

Enjoyed beautiful sunset šŸŒ… Absolutely a calm relax place to be at

Insider news: There will be a šŸ†• resort named Flypod Beachfront here, now construction in progress šŸš§šŸ—ļø

AddressšŸ“: https://goo.gl/maps/3spn7Q8wkmoSe6ZEA

Went to Restaurant Fu Yee for fresh tasty seafood dinner šŸ½ļø šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ & back to Flypod Hotel with a happy tummy for a comfy night rest šŸ˜šŸ’•

A specialtyĀ must try dish here is the Steamed Wine Prawns with Egg White šŸ¦

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rkTqjvoKa5CnuP1i9
Contact no. : Ah Pan +6016-842 3197

A special thanks to her šŸ†• friend, Sky Tee for this day trip accompany, do stay tuned for her TikTok clip captured from this day trip ya šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

Day 8ļøāƒ£ & Day 9ļøāƒ£

Checked out Flypod Hotel šŸ›ļø, enjoyed light lunch @ Flypod Restaurant ~ Tuna Mayo sandwich šŸ„Ŗ & 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 ā¤ļø the peaceful calm environment here so much, making she easily fall asleep here, cooling nice ā˜ļøšŸŒ”ļøšŸ‘šŸ»

Do check out her FB album via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid02m68VDUGsTMKoWq9ZzPCDsEfVBbMnehN9W8ih878Si2RatnJuPhXW7oBYoiVpkoUSl/

SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» is fully charged & energised from her good night rest here. The cosy comfy environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed šŸ›ļø, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended šŸ‘šŸ»

Met 2ļøāƒ£ Singapore travellers, Naz & Lucas, had good chat with them to exchange travel stories & experiences šŸ‘«šŸ»šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

Enjoyed morning walk with Sky Tee & his guard dog , Happy šŸ•ā€šŸ¦ŗšŸ¦“ Amazed with the beautiful view of Donkey head Mt KK šŸ¤©šŸ˜

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 šŸ›ŒšŸ»), hot honey & fried noodles

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Highly recommendedšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ» SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her great stay here šŸ‘©šŸ»ā¤ļøšŸ’•, 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 šŸ—ļøšŸš§ in progress) with view šŸŖŸ overlooking beautiful mountain valley šŸ˜šŸ¤©šŸŒ„ Definitely worth to enjoy family time here

Do enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her awesome staycation here via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

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

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/P2Xi6gndiqDLthnt8
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Day šŸ”Ÿ & 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 šŸŒ§ļøā˜” superb heavily

No sunset šŸŒ„ …so sad ohh…

Instead of camping šŸ•ļø at the camp site, SiennyLovesDrawing was forced to camp in the cafe area as the rain just like down pouring heavily non stop ā˜¹ļø

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 šŸ‘šŸ»

Missed the sunrise šŸŒ… moment as she woke up late šŸ¤¦šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø Enjoyed nasi goreng kampung with fried egg šŸ³ as breakfast with Aunty Silis & Uncle Niun, the founders of this space. They are so friendly to chit chat with. Delicious šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤ food served at this cafe with nice view to enjoy

AddressšŸ“: 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 šŸœ lunch @ šŸ“ 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 šŸœ then to enjoy the tender juicy beef šŸ– Highly recommended as you will note the local crowds here

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

AddressšŸ“: 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 ā¤ļø 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 ā˜ŗļø

Then, great šŸ‘šŸ» airport shuttle šŸš— from Flypod Hotel to KKIA for her safe flight šŸ›« from KKIA to home sweet home šŸ”

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via šŸ“¹šŸŒ

Absolutely a good 1ļøāƒ£ 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 šŸ•ā€šŸ¦ŗšŸ¦“ @ Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜ Do keep up the great customers service spirits. Highly recommended you all to connect with Flypod for your Sabah travel ya šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ™ŒšŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»

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FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/

Yeahā€¼ļø This was her stories of 1ļøāƒ£st half planned itinerary & then 2ļøāƒ£nd half just follow her heart ā¤ļø slow travel, no planning & with surprises along her travel journey at Sabah ā˜ŗļøšŸŽ’šŸ’•šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾

Hmm…Just that she didn’t manage to go on the Beaufort-Tenom old train ride šŸš‚ as planned, then Sky Tee sent this video post via šŸ“¹šŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/groups/346134855892631/permalink/1408242869681819/ as a replacement, perhaps a good reason for SiennyLovesDrawing to be back to Sabah #flymetoSabah ya ā˜ŗļøā¤ļø

Hmm…What else SiennyLovesDrawing not to be miss, places to visit or local food to enjoyā“ā‰ļø

Quick quick comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya ā˜ŗļø

Educational things to do at Selangor

Educational Things To Do @ Selangor, Malaysia

Yeahā€¼ļø SiennyLovesDrawing šŸ‘©šŸ» recently had a great šŸ‘šŸ» educational 2ļøāƒ£D1ļøāƒ£N farmiliarisation trip at Selangor, Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ with some of the school teachers, educational professionals & travel industry professionals

This trip was well organised by šŸ”† Matahari Holiday Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor & Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)

šŸ”† Matahari Holiday Sdn Bhd actually started as an educational tour agent since its establishment in 2003 with its licensed KPK/LN: 4925. It’s specializing in school outings & tours covering interesting places, sightseeing destinations with informative & educational values

In this blog post, she will share about the educational things to do, places & foods she has enjoyed & gained great šŸ‘šŸ» learning from this trip šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

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Educational Things To Do

Anjung Spotter Sepang šŸ›«šŸ›¬

Before some learning itinerary of this trip, it’s good šŸ‘šŸ» to enjoy some photos/ videos capturing, this is an outdoor deck providing an incredible experience for its visitor especially young children to creating memories or for an avid fan of the airplane to get a closer look at the airplanes āœˆļø

All will sure enjoy taking pictures or videos šŸ“øšŸ“¹ with the departing or landing airplane at the airport šŸ›¬šŸ›« Of course SiennyLovesDrawing too, check out her happy TikTok clip captured & more photos via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/matahariholiday/posts/10224476905527522

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TipsšŸ“Œ: Suggest to Google 1ļøāƒ£st on the flight departing & landing schedule on the day to plan your visit timing there for šŸ›«šŸ›¬šŸ“ø beautiful OOTDs with the airplanes ā˜ŗļøšŸ’•

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/HD7aTgNJ6tjUjGze7
WebsitešŸŒ: https://www.malaysiaairports.com.my/media-centre/news/malaysias-first-outdoor-plane-observation-deck-opens-kl-international-airport
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612492179225630&__tn__=C-R

D’Rebung Bamboo šŸŽGarden

This beautiful bamboo šŸŽ garden is located in the Kampung Hulu Chuchoh, Banghuris Homestay within a restaurant well known for its Nasi Ambeng šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

This was SiennyLovesDrawing’s 2ļøāƒ£nd visit here, it has improved a lot from her 1ļøāƒ£st visit in July 2020 during her Banghuris Homestay šŸ˜ļøšŸ‘šŸ» great experience, do read more via šŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/07/28/malaysia-traditional-village-staycation-banghuris-homestay/

So happy šŸ˜ to note that now the bamboošŸŽgarden is well managed as a lovely OOTDs space for photos & videos, as well as a cosy dining environment. There are plenty of colourful umbrellas ā›±ļøā˜” within the garden to add fun for your OOTDs capturing ya šŸ˜

SiennyLovesDrawing had great šŸ‘šŸ» fun in this bamboo šŸŽ garden, do check out her TikTok clip šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

It’s a good place to introduce bamboošŸŽplants to the younger generation, to appreciate green nature šŸ’š & village life comparatively to city living, as well as highlighting the great šŸ‘šŸ» efforts behind in taking care a beautiful bamboošŸŽgarden

Ohh ya..Must try the traditional dish ~ Nasi Ambeng serves here, so tasty yummy šŸ˜‹šŸ¤¤šŸ‘šŸ» to enjoy. While enjoying this dish, do instill the sharing principle of Nasi Ambeng to the younger generation. Do check out her IG album of tasting Nasi Ambeng in July 2020 via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/p/CEhLVx_AtGq/

AddressšŸ“: https://g.page/Banghuris_DRebung
Website šŸŒ: https://mylink.la/drebung

My Nature Leisure Farm

SiennyLovesDrawing has witnessed the launch ceremony of this educational trip hosted here by the officials of Tourism Selangor, MITA & šŸ”† Matahari Holiday Sdm Bhd. More photos via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/1153653746/posts/pfbid02viqcdunYgZHZuYkupnxyiSZJpsbABwcBvoEAmHdXX7bNhVQN2utjb9a8jzcm1Gmfl/

During the launch, Tourism Selangor board has shared that apart from the well known dragon fruits plantations in Sepang, there will be a pineapple šŸ tourism products coming up next to promoting local grown fruits while #cuticutimalaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾, now in progress of planning & preparation

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MITA President & Deputy Chairman both shared that tourism industry in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ is in the midst of resuming back & emphasise more on value added tourism packages as compared to prior pandemic. So educational trip is a good start to bring values to the education professionals as well as to the younger generation to learn more in depths about own home country as well as learning šŸ†• skills, outside from classroom syllabus

This farm is a cabin lodging farm resort inspired from white cottages in the English countryside. It’s offering spaces for family outings, corporate & private event hosting in a small scale with a travel šŸ†• norms. Food catering & tour arrangements to nearby attractions are available upon prior booking

Yes āœ…, this farm resort is build with a vision to bringing its guests to living in nature surrounding šŸ’š

AddressšŸ“: https://g.co/kgs/878mbD
Website šŸŒ: http://mynature.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mynatureleisurefarm/

Sepang Corner Healthy Fruit & Florist

Yeahā€¼ļø Sepang is well known for its dragon fruits plantations, in fact the biggest dragon fruits plantations in Malaysia šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾ , you can easily spot the cactus alike dragon fruits plants almost everywhere here šŸ¤©

This education trip has involved its participants to learn & DIY own bottle of Pitaya Enzyme here, precious learning time gained & at the same time to instill healthy living tips, bravo šŸ‘šŸ»

Hmm…Before joining, SiennyLovesDrawing was curious šŸ¤”ā“ā‰ļø

  • What’s the ratio/ portionā“
  • Fermentation in room temperatureā“
  • Need to stir it? If yes, for how many daysā“
  • What’s the nutrition of Pitaya enzymeā“
  • How to keep the Pitaya enzymeā“

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

The secret ingredients & tools are simple, just the dragon fruits, lemon & brown sugar, knife šŸ”Ŗ & glass bottle. The instructor has shared that must use glass bottle for Pitaya Enzyme DIY making, else it will fail…So, do remember ya

The DIY pitaya enzyme steps also easy to follow from the instructor’s guidance,

  1. Wash hand & fruits, then clean & slice the fruits with knife šŸ”Ŗ
  2. Put in all the ingredients layer by layer in the glass bottle
  3. Once full, close the lid & store the glass bottle in a cool & dry place. No need to place in fridge yet
  4. Do shake the bottle gently everyday to get the brown sugar to coat the fruits nicely
  5. The pitaya enzyme should be ready in approximately 3ļøāƒ£ weeks
  6. However, once opening the lid for consumption, do place the enzyme in fridge. The šŸ†’ temperature will slow down the fermentation process & delay the enzyme from turning into vinegar

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing’s happy DIY pitaya enzyme TikTok clip captured & more photos via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/100004950135932/posts/1779598448881809/

Pitaya enzyme is good šŸ‘šŸ» for daily consumption & recommended to consume once a day before meal. Some of the health benefits are,

  • Relieving constipation
  • Detoxification
  • Brightening skin & removing freckles
  • Beauty & anti-aging
  • Improve sleep šŸ˜“ quality
  • Helping on weight loss
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Purifying blood & breaking down fat
  • Anti šŸ†“ radicals
  • Removing heavy metal poisoning

After the DIY session, every participants were so happy šŸ˜ to bring home their own DIY pitaya enzyme. Some happily shopping for more fresh dragon fruits too šŸ›’šŸ›ļø

Hmm…A dragon fruit a day, keep the doctor away šŸ’ŖšŸ»šŸ˜

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hcCQY1iLR1xYzcz46
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-business/Sepang-Corner-Healthy-Fruits-And-Florist-162821347118695/

Gano Mushroom Farm

Do you enjoy eating mushrooms šŸ˜‹šŸ„ā“ā‰ļø If so, do you ever wonder how to grow mushrooms šŸ„šŸ„ā“ā‰ļø

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt so much more about growing mushrooms from this farm visit, it’s so so happy šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜ to see the mushrooms grow healthily while visiting this farm

Do check out her happy visit & learning about mushrooms šŸ„šŸ„ cultivation TikTok clip captured, she gets to learn the process from substrate preparation, bagging of saw dust, capping the saw dust bag, sterilization, inoculation, incubation, watering & harvesting the mushrooms. Then, the mushrooms will transport to the markets, supermarkets & hypermarkets whereby we always shopping šŸ›ļø to cooking & tasting at home šŸ”šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

More photos via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1776964029145251

If your kids love mushrooms šŸ„šŸ„ in their meals, it’s good to join this educational trip to get them to learn more about what they love to eat, not just that, you can also buy a substrate bag & grow the mushrooms with your kids at home šŸ” too, isn’t it amazing fun family bonding activity to enjoyā“ā‰ļø

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/r5whuAHgRYSdtVGE6
Website šŸŒ: http://www.ganofarm.com/

Farm In The City

This is a great šŸ‘šŸ» petting zoo in Malaysian themed village, farm & fruit orchard setting with its natural plants & wildlife for kids to touching & feeding the animals, enjoying pony rides, catching longkang fishes etc., a fun learning & out of ordinary classroom syllabus about farm & animal life as well as wildlife conservation & preservation

Hmm…Don’t you recall your childhood memories of catching longkang fishes & bring home as pet fish šŸ šŸŸā“ā‰ļøšŸ¤«šŸ˜† Sienny did & got scolded by her mama, but but still managed to keep the longkang fish as pet because of her late papa great šŸ‘šŸ» help to “pujuk” her mama to agree šŸ’Æ yeahā€¼ļø

Absolutely educational for the kids to enjoy spending time with farm environment & having fun running, chasing, petting & feeding the animals

Yes āœ…, chasing the small animals within the farm here is possible as the visitors are all able to watch the small animals roam freely in the open compounds & nature settings within this farm without being restrained in cages. Just that don’t ever bully or harm any of these cute small animals ya šŸ‘ŒšŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing was touch to observe the happy young visitors actually enjoyed themselves interacting with the small animals. Herself also had great šŸ‘šŸ» fun like a big kid too while noticed the big 41 years old giant tortoise šŸ¢ crawling freely, fed it with water spinach, fed Alpaca, chased ducklings šŸ¦†, lol šŸ˜†šŸ˜† Check out her happy big kid @ Farm In The City TikTok clip, don’t laugh too loud ya šŸ¤£šŸ˜‚

There are eating space šŸ½ within the farm if you would like to enjoy a meal, take a break then to continue to spend more time in the farm. More photos via ļæ¼ļ漚Ÿ“øšŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/100004950135932/posts/1779599952214992/

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/M1F2XZWXJNzi6XhF7
Website šŸŒ: https://www.farminthecity.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/FarmInTheCityMalaysia/

ProArt Wood Art Gallery

Traditionally, we all acknowledged that the handmade wood craving is precious art skills, however slightly time consuming to produce a piece of wood craft. In fact, higher in price too

Now, with laser wood engraving & cutting technology as what ProArt is professionally expertise, it can precisely & produce in mass production the wood crafts

It offers educational workshop benefits of gaining practical, interesting, mind stimulating & creative thinking for the kids to enjoy this unique DIY wood crafting & handmade learning here

Do check out her happy DIY Cuckoo Clock TikTok clip captured & more exciting photos via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1776442892530698

It’s actually very suitable to support the Reka Bentuk Dan Teknologi (RBT) program as introduced by the Malaysia Education Ministry ie. the Bahagian Pembangunan Kurikulum Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/z2siG97TURD4VeTZ8
WebsitešŸŒ: http://www.proartcraft.com.my/

Smart Junior Chef

When she stepped in, it’s a clean cosy kitchen space to learn baking & cooking here, especially for kids. Yes āœ…, can enrol your kids šŸ‘§šŸ»šŸ§’šŸ»šŸ‘¦šŸ» to enjoy fun & educational hands on baking or cooking experiences here with Chef Ong

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

Her little niece loves her DIY cookies šŸ‘§šŸ»šŸ’•šŸ˜‹šŸŖšŸŖ baked from the workshop here & requested to bring her to attend baking class, yeahā€¼ļø Gonna check out with Matahari Holiday to plan & fulfill her little niece request. Yes āœ…, #proudaunt responsibility šŸ˜†

Yes, now every kid can cook & bake šŸ‘©šŸ»ā€šŸ³šŸ§‘šŸ»ā€šŸ³

Even adults also loving this DIY cookies workshop, absolutely enjoyable fun DIY cookies TikTok clip captured & more happy baking photos via šŸ“øšŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1776792912495696

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3jRtM6KZPJdmiUgJ9
Website šŸŒ: https://smartjuniorchef.com/

What to Eat

Seafood @ Restoran Asam Batu Laut

As the restaurant name, it’s in Batu Laut fishing village & well known for its Asam dish. So, do order to enjoy the Asam fish šŸŸ served here, SiennyLovesDrawing loves this dish ya šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

Do hold your saliva šŸ¤¤ while watching this TikTok clip captured

Personally, love the dining environment here, yes āœ…, a beautiful mangrove scenery for OOTDs either before or after seafood dining here. Hmm…It was raining šŸŒ§ļøā˜” when she was there, else that evening she supposed can enjoy a beautiful sunset šŸŒ„šŸŒ…šŸŒ‡ view from this restaurant

Absolutely a yummy fresh tasty seafood meal here, a happy satisfied tummy šŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/iy3ZTCMUubxpPpN6A
Contact no.šŸ“±: +6019-3844362, +6019-2669953
FBšŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=459510660748004&_ft_=top_level_post_id.1688380644709969%3Atl_objid.1688380644709969%3Athid.1647018412179526&__tn__=C

Where to Stay

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Putrajaya

After a tiring day, really enjoyed a comfy night rest in a twin sharing Junior Suite at this hotel. It’s with šŸ†“ wifi in room, hot shower, mini bar, 40-inch LED TV, a comfortable sleeper sofa, iron with iron board & hair dryer ready in room for usage

Guess whatā“ā‰ļø

This hotel offers 24hours room service OR the 24-hour Grab & Go option. Room comes with šŸ†“ breakfast at its RBG Bar & Grill

If you’re flying, do consider to stay in this contemporary hotel room which approximately 30mins drive from KLIA āœˆļø

Do check out her comfy hotel staycation TikTok clip captured šŸ“¹šŸŒ

AddressšŸ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/S4vdCVptzSXphAr76
Website šŸŒ: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/park-inn-putrajaya
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Highly recommended for all educational professionals or even parents/ families to consider to organize this kind of education trip during weekends or school holidays for the kids to travel, be with nature, animals & at the same time learning some DIY skills outside the classroom

After this, SiennyLovesDrawing will be considering to bring along her little niece to participate more of this kind of beneficial education trips for her healthy growing up & outside classroom learning

Her little niece loves her baked DIY cookies & requested to bring her to learn baking the cookies in the future

If you’re into this kind of education trip, do connect with Ms Michelle Cheong of Matahari Holiday Sdn Bhd, so she can plan & customise your trip itinerary as per your educational needs based on her expertise & experiences gained in tourism industry & specializing in educational tours since establishment

Website: https://www.matahariholiday.com/student-tour

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Matahari-Holiday-%E5%A4%AA%E9%98%B3%E5%81%87%E6%9C%9F-171018766295365/ & https://www.facebook.com/matahariholiday/

Yeahā€¼ļø #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her šŸ†• travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack šŸŽ’during this trip šŸ‡²šŸ‡¾  #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers ā¤ļøšŸŽ’šŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a šŸ†“ tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via šŸ›’šŸ›ļøšŸŒ  https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks

A comfy shoe is recommended for travelling, siennyLovesDrawing has opted foršŸ‘Ÿ #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers šŸ‘Ÿ for this whole education trip at Selangor , loving it šŸ’•ā¤ļø, šŸ›’šŸ›ļøšŸŒ https://luccavudor.com/product/fantasia-a888-5a-blue-pink/

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