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Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡Ÿ

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

Where❓⁉

It’s at Terengganu state of Malaysia 🇲🇟 ~ Beautiful Terengganu ~ 😍🀩

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

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Hmm
What’s squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣❓⁉

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

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

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

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

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

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Guess what❓⁉

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

Curious 🀔 when to enjoy this squid jigging🎣🊑🊑❓⁉

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

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So, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has witnessed the official launch 🎉🎊 of this 2018 Terengganu International Squid 🊑🊑 Jigging 🎣 Festival

Interestingly, the launch 🎉🎊 was quite special by using some fake squid 🊑🊑 for the special guest, Menteri Besar Terengganu👚🏟‍💌~ Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abdul Rahman to demonstrate to all the participants on how to candat sotong (or the right way) 🎣🊑🊑 that evening 🏙

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

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

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Yeah‌ Flag off 🇲🇟

Then, the boats 🚀 were sailing towards the candat sotong 🎣🊑🊑 location at Marang which supposedly for another 1.5 hours sail 🚀🌊 journey. Most of the time, long hours are required i.e. at least 6⃣ hours & more in the middle of the sea 🌊🌊

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

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

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

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

~ Everything happens for a reason ~

There were 3⃣ boats 🚀 🚀 🚀 that unable to enjoy the squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 fun due to the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 that night 🌃🌌

Do enjoy a full video clip 📹🎥 captured from her 1⃣st squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 participation, the strong sea waves 🌊🌊 was being captured too 😌

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

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

If you are interested, do check out for a boat 🚀 hire which depending on the boat size, the facilities provided e.g. with jigging 🎣 equipment available, shower 🚿 cum toilet 🚜 facilities, kitchen facilities, meals 🍜🍎etc.

Ohh ya
She 👩🏻 was told usually the dinner 🍎 🍜 will be prepared by the boat 🚀 owner 👚‍✈upon your boat 🚀 hire. The dinner menu 🍜 of course the fresh squid 🊑🊑 from the ocean 🌊 as main dish for the night 🌃🌌

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Hmm
Even though herself & her boat mates 👭👬👬👬 weren’t able to sail 🚀🌊 to Marang for the night 🌃🌌 & enjoyed the supposedly squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 fun 😌🙃

Guess what❓⁉

Still got chance to enjoy the big squid 🊑🊑 No should say huge squid 🊑🊑 BBQ 🔥 feast as dinner 🍜🍎😋🀀

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

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

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

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by her to share her huge squid BBQ 🔥 🊑🊑🍜🍎 feast. Hmm…Just don’t get hungry 😋🀀 while watching this clip 📹🎥 ya 😝😜

Will definitely be back for this squid 🊑🊑 jigging 🎣 again‌😃😎

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wanna has a dating 👩🏻🎣🊑🊑 with the squid again ya 😁

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While waiting for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about more of her recent trip to Terengganu, do check out her YouTube channel 📹🎥 for her vblogs of Nasi Dagang dining 🍜🍎, Kenyir Elephants 🐘 🐘 Conservation Village (KECV), Noor Arfa Batik 🎚🖌, Islamic ☪🕌 Edutainment Park etc.

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