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Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 2)

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

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

 

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

So,  what’s their musics 🎼🎵🎶 & dances 💃🏻🕴🏻❓⁉️

Mayin Jo-oh Music & Dance

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

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

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

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

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This dance 💃🏻 is performed with gestures to relate the annual Ari Muyang ritual ceremony, everyday events e.g. fishing 🎣 , celebrations 🎊🎉 etc. & with the music 🎶🎵 🎼 played from the music instruments below,

  • bamboo🎋🎍stampers named “tuntog”
  • a viola 🎻named “jule”
  • the double-headed drum 🥁 named “tambo”
  • a brass gong named “a-tawa”

Do enjoy the short clips 📹🎥 captured while the travel team members 👭👬👫 mostly joined in to enjoy this traditional dance 💃🏻 with Mah Meri 👹👺 dancers 👏🏻🙌🏻

 

Spirit Wood Carving

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palm/ mengkuang leaves 🌿 weaving/ origami

Guess what❓⁉️

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Ari Muyang

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website: http://mmcv.org.my/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/www.mmcv.org.my/

Do invite SiennyLovesDrawing again, just can’t wait to be in for Rentak Selangor 2019 ya

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

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#TravelogueMalaysia: Exciting Places @ Kedah

From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s earlier sharing on heritages @ Kedah state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 she is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 some exciting places discovered by her 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👭👬👫

Where❓⁉

Sakura 🌸🌸 Kedah aka it’s flower name ~ Tecoma🌸🌸

Yeah‼️ No need to save money 💵💰 to fly 🛫 to Japan 🇯🇵 / Korea 🇰🇷 for sakura 🌸🌸 season anymore😃

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In Malaysia 🇲🇾 , its annual sakura season during March/ April too 😍✌🏻

Address📍: Nearby Caltex petrol⛽️station along Jalan Batas Paip, Kampung Yan Kecil, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Tanjung Chali Square 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves ❤️ the scenic 😍 Kedah river 💦 💧here

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Tourists 👫👭👬 can take boat 🚤 ride to tour around it, however temporarily closed ❌ due to the city flood 💦 💧 mitigation project You can opt for sunrise 🌅 view from the lookout 👀 tower 🗼here early morning 🌞☀️

There is a Charlie Cafe available for dining 🍽🍴, however she has not dined there ❌🍽 & unable to share her dining experience😌

Batam Ubi Deer 🦌 Farm

The 5️⃣-acre farm houses 🔟 self-breeding deers 🦌🦌 since May 2012 & it’s propagated up ⬆️ to now nearly 7️⃣0️⃣ deers 🦌🦌 in the field by a family residing in Batas Ubi Village, Kedah. Only open for visitors 👭👬👫 every Fri & Sat from 9️⃣am to 6️⃣pm. Deer 🦌 products are sold here based on stocks availability with reasonable price 💱

Ohh…Do enjoy its newly 🆕 launched tasty 😋 well  marinated DIY grill dining 🍽 during your visit ya 😀

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A piece of online news 👨🏻‍💻👩🏻‍💻 about the owner 👨🏽‍💼of this farm in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s national language for your reading 📖 pleasure, http://m.utusan.com.my/berita/wilayah/kedah/ternakan-rusa-ubah-kehidupan-arkitek-1.159273

Address📍: Batas Ubi Deer Farm, Kampung Batas Ubi, 06900 Yan, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Contact no.📞☎️📱: Mr. Mazlan +6012-431 3635

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Batas-Ubi-DEER-Farm-170640296449803/

Kampung Raga 

It’s situated in Yan district of Kedah state, Malaysia 🇲🇾 with approximately 4️⃣5️⃣km away from Alor Setar

Guess what❓⁉️

A must visit as this village with beautiful 😍 natural 💚 scenery 🏞 of its panoramic beachside 🏝🏖, River 💦💧Raga, Hampar Waterfall, mount-side of Mt Jerai⛰, paddy 🌿 fields surrounding

She enjoyed her morning 🔆🔅horse ride 🐎at the Ultimate Horse Training & Stud farm (UHTASF)🙂

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Yeah‼️ Not to be missed‼️ She loves 💗 her 1️⃣st experience 😃😁 of feeding the baby deers 🦌 with milk 🍼 

Great thanks 🙏🏻 to her writer gang 🙋🏾‍♂️aka great partner in crime, @Zharif93 for the live clip 🎥📹 captured 📸 at Uhtasf 

Then, she learnt to cook 👩🏻‍🍳 a famous traditional Kedah cake 🥠 named Kuih Karas for the 1️⃣st time😉

Wow‼️ By just using a traditional making instrument made with coconuts 🥥 & simple recipe of flour & sugar 👍🏻👆🏻only. So crunchy crispy to enjoy‼️😋🤤

Great thanks again to @Zharif93 🙋🏾‍♂️ for this short live clip 🎥📹 captured 📸

Do opt for a stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿 here to mingle with friendly villagers👫👭👬, to experience some traditional village activities e.g. fishing 🎣 , swimming 🏊🏻‍♂️🏊🏻‍♀️ , mount ⛰ climbing 🧗‍♂️ 🧗‍♀️ etc. as well as beautiful 😍 natural 🏞💚surrounding of this village

Address📍: No. 409F, Kampung Raga, 06900 Yan, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://kampungraga.blogspot.my/

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

Paragliding Jerai

Paragliding service is now available at Mount Jerai of Kedah, Malaysia 🇲🇾

It costs RM250/ pax including photos📸/ videos📹🎥, pick up & off road shuttle service 🚐 to the take off point

However, please note that the risk of flying with the pilot 👨‍✈️ is at your own, the fee paid is without ❌ any life insurance coverage while you signed up for this extreme activity

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The view from take off point was nice 😍 while SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was waiting for her turn (this photo📸refers). However, she has not ❌ personally tried the paragliding services after 2.5 hours of waiting at take off point😌

It was due to the miscommunication between Tourism Kedah & Gunung Jerai Paragliding Park Official team on the arrangement for this writers experience visit. Ended up a total of 8️⃣ writers, only 2️⃣ writers got to experience it 😭😭 Truly disappointing & sad 😞😢 for the rest of us after a long wait 😔

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

The Regency Jerai Hill Resort 

It’s located at top of Mount ⛰ Jerai, surrounded by lush vegetation & natural 💚💚 landscape. It offers panoramic 😍 views of beautiful Kedah & features a botanical garden with wild orchids🤗

She loves ❤️ the morning 🔆🔅breakfast ☕️🍽 & steamboat 🥘🍲 meal served here at the Puncak Kedah Restaurant😋🤤

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Beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 observed during her recent comfy stay here

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Do bring a thick jacket 🧥 / cardigan with you during your stay 🛌🛀🏻🚿 as it’s quite chill cooling 🌬💨 from evening 🏙 onwards

 

Address📍: Jalan Kaki Bukit, 08300 Gurun, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://jeraihill.theregency.com.my/

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

Ohh yeah‼️ Don’t miss some nice 🤩 wall murals 🎨🖌 done with the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s past prime ministers around Alor Setar ya😊

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Great thanks 🙏🏻 to her writer gang, @dboy_studio 🙋🏾‍♂️for the photos 📸 captured

This Travelogue Malaysia was organized & lead by #Borakkitadotcom, special thank you to Tourism Kedah for the trust to all the writers gang

#Malaysia #Kedah #吉打旅游#TourismKedah #KedahTourism #DiscoverKedah #visitKedah #TravelWithMe #siennylovesdrawing #MyDestination #MyCuisine #SayangMalaysia #CutiCutiMalaysia #MyNBOS #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers 

Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 1)

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

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

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

Hmm…Why Selangor❓⁉️

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

What’s the objectives❓⁉️

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

So, what are the beats & moves (i.e. musics 🎶🎼🎵& dances💃🏻🕴🏻)❓⁉️

Cempuling ~ Selangor Javaneses’ Joy

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

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

 

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

Hmm…Modern Cempuling❓⁉️

Because it’s including with modern music 🎶🎼🎵 instruments e.g. keyboard 🎹 , guitar 🎸 etc. as refer to the 2️⃣nd row of above boomerang 📹🎥 captured

The music 🎶🎼🎵 instruments for Cempuling includes Rebana Ibu, Rebana Gong, Rebana Kempul, Rebana Kempreng, Rebana Anak, Enteng-Enteng 1️⃣, Enteng-Enteng 2️⃣ etc.😊

Guess what❓⁉️

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

Do enjoy a video clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

 

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

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

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

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 at Batu Caves 🏞 with the awesome 👏🏻 performance by the drummers 👬👬👬 🥁from the Chinna Rasa Urumee Melum Masana Kali

Some of the music 🎶🎼🎵🥁 instruments including Urumee, Thavil, Pambai, Jaldra etc.

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

 

Tanjung Flowers 💐 Dance ~ Selangor Royalties 👑 dance 💃🏻

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

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

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

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

 

Batara Dance

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

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

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Poja Dance 💃🏻 ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

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

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

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

 

Madduppa Bosara Dance ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

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

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Madduppa ~ The traditional food serving tray

Bosara ~ The traditional food serving tray’s cover

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

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

Ohh…Noted the beautiful 😍 place in the clip 📹🎥 above of the  4️⃣ dances 💃🏻💃🏻 performed…

Curious 🤔 where 📍is it❓⁉️

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

 

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

Do stay tune for Part 2 ya

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#TravelogueMalaysia: Heritages @ Kedah

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👭👫👬 were travelled in Kedah state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 for its heritages

Where❓⁉

Kedah Paddy 🌿 Museum🏛

Yeah‼️ To learn more about the world’s 🌍 🗺 most important crop ~ paddy 🌿, here the museum🏛 Highly recommended 👍🏻 as it’s really full of paddy 🌿 information & with minimal ⬇️ admission 🎟 charge. Please note if you are bringing your camera 🎥 📷 along, RM2️⃣ will be charged ya 🙂

Hmm…How about smartphone📱then as most with camera 📷 ❓⁉️ It’s free 🆓 from SiennyoLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s experience during her recent visit ☺️

Very educational for children👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻, must bring your kids for a visit to understand more about paddy 🌿 planting in Kedah, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Guess what❓⁉️

After your visit, you will definitely understand why Kedah state is with its well-known remark ~ “Negeri Jelapang Padi” ~ in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s national language, meaning the State of paddy 🌿 fields 💚💚

Ha…Ha…A funny crazy 😜😝 spot inside this museum🏛

 

She found a beautiful 😍🤩 river 💧💦 side near by this museum🏛, it forms part of the existing Kedah’s flood mitigation project currently👍🏻

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Address📍: Lot 798, Jalan Gunung Keriang, Mukim Gunung Keriang, 06570 Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Entrance fee 🎟: RM3️⃣ for adult 👵🏻👴🏻👩🏻👨🏻 & RM1️⃣ for kids below 12 years old 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻

Website🌐: http://www.kedahmuseum.gov.my/index.php/mpadi

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

Kota Kuala Kedah 🚤🚣🏽‍♂️Museum🏛

Also known locally as Kuala Kedah Fort / Kuala Bahang Fort. This fort is situated at the northern shore of the Kedah river💦💧 It was built in 1771 (completed in 1780) during Sultan Muhammad Jiwa 👑 as a protection for the state of Kedah & its capital, Alor Setar of Malaysia 🇲🇾

Highly recommended👍🏻👆🏻It’s very informative & a must visit to understand the history of Kuala Kedah🚤🚣🏽‍♂️

It’s recognized as Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s historical land site on 31.8.1978👆🏻

There is a lighthouse, however during her visit, it’s closed ⛔️ so she was unable to capture a nice 😍🤩 scenery of the river 💦💧mouth for sharing here

Free 🆓 admission 🎟

Lots of wedding 👰🏻 🤵🏻couples chosen here as their pre-wedding photos shooting 📸🎥 venue

Address📍: Muzium Kota Kuala Kedah, Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (Wilayah Utara), Kampung Seberang Kota, 06600 Kuala Kedah, Kedah Darul Aman, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 6pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Website🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/kota-kuala-kedah-museum

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muzium-Kota-Kuala-Kedah/245657542166567

Rumah Seri Banai 🏡

Early morning 🔆🔅the bus 🚌 passed by & stopped 🛑 to capture this beautiful 😍🤩 Rumah Tradisional Kedah🏡

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Hmm…No ❌ photos 📸 cum videos 🎥 taking allowed during our visit, hence unable to share much 😌

The brief historical explanation📝 of this tradisional house🏡,

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Address📍: In front of Wisma Darul Aman, along Jalan Lumba Kuda,05250 Alor Setar, Kedah, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rumah-Tok-Su-Rumah-Sri-Banai/583720051829036

Alor Setar Tower🗼

This tower 🗼plays a few roles

  • An observatory tower🗼to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim month
  • A telecommunication 📞 tower 🗼
  • A tourist destination with some restaurants 🍽 & a souvenir 🎁🛍 shop

Beautiful 😍🤩 night 🌃🌌 view from top of this 165.5 m (543 ft) tower🗼

Website🌐: http://www.menaraalorsetar.com.my/en/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Alor-Setar-Tower-l-Menara-Alor-Setar-312143725474260/

Alor Setar City 🌆 Square (Dataran Medan Bandar)

Highly recommended👆🏻to plan & take a heritage walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ trail through Kedah’s capital aka Alor Setar to discover its Royal 👑 legacy & unique city 🌆 attractions

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All the heritage destinations are close by to each other 😊 📍along Medan Bandar, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah, West Malaysia

The Zahir Mosque 🕌

It’s 1️⃣ of the grandest & oldest mosques🕌in Malaysia which built in 1912 & has 5️⃣ domes with each represents the 5️⃣ tenets of Islam aka Rukun Islam in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 hasn’t enter ❌🚶🏻‍♀️into it during this recent visit due to lack of time 🕖

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Website🌐: https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Attraction_Review-g298282-d3935651-Reviews-Zahir_Mosque-Alor_Setar_Kota_Setar_District_Kedah.html

The Big Clock 🕙 Tower🗼

It was built with its roles & functions to the Zahir Mosque🕌by confirming the prayer 🙏🏻 times daily

From her reading 📖 , this clock tower🗼in the past will chime for every prayer 🙏🏻 time daily, then the nobat 🎶🎵beating from the Balai Nobat & accordingly the call to prayer 🙏🏻 is made from the Zahir Mosque 🕌

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The Royal 👑 Museum🏛

It’s originated from the Palace 👑 Kota Setar (a wooden palace which built by the Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Adilin II 🤴🏻 i.e. the 1️⃣9️⃣th Sultan 🤴🏻of Kedah)

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Highly recommended 👆🏻by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to visit this museum🏛, lots of interesting information/ display items from the royal 👑families of Kedah

Operating hours🕘: 10am to 6pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12pm to 2pm)

Website🌐: http://kedahmuseum.gov.my/index.php/m-diraja

The Sultan 🤴🏻Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Gallery (FKA High Court) 🏛

It’s all about the Sultan 🤴🏻Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Kedah, Malaysia🇲🇾

It was used to be the State High Court 🏛building of Kedah, Malaysia🇲🇾

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Website🌐: http://www.mykedah2.com/e_30alorsetar/e311_mjb.html

The Royal 👑 Hall (Balai Besar)

It’s built in 1735 with its traditional Malay architectural style by Sultan 🤴🏻Muhammad Jiwa (i.e. the 1️⃣9️⃣th ruler of Kedah) & located 📍within the compound of the former royal 👑 palace

It was used in the past as venue for royal 👑 cum state council meetings, coronations, wedding 👰🏻 🤵🏻 receptions etc.

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Balai Nobat🎶🎼🎵

It’s a place to store the royal musical 🎶🎵🎼 instruments (which only used during the special occasions affiliated with the royal 👑 ceremonies e.g. investitures, weddings/ deaths.

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 hasn’t enter ❌🚶🏻‍♀️into it during this recent visit as it’s closed ⛔️

Guess what❓⁉️

Kedah state is 1️⃣ of the only 4️⃣ states (Terengganu, Perak & Selangor) with its own Balai Nobat😊

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Website🌐: https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Attraction_Review-g298282-d12214906-Reviews-Balai_Nobat-Alor_Setar_Kota_Setar_District_Kedah.html

Kedah State Art 🎨🖌Gallery 🏛

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 hasn’t enter ❌🚶🏻‍♀️into it during this recent visit as it’s closed⛔️, sigh…No chance to view 👀& appreciate the art 🎨🖌, engravings & calligraphy collection stored in there🏛

Love ❤️ its whole white ⚪️ elegant building 🏛, hmm…A nice 😍 venue for pre-wedding 👰🏻🤵🏻shooting

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Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Fri prayer closing 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Website🌐: http://kedahmuseum.gov.my/index.php/b-s-n

Yeah‼️ Can view 👀 Alor Setar Tower🗼from here too🤩😍

A happy group photo captured with Tourism Kedah officer at the end of the enjoyable satisfied heritage walks

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This Travelogue Malaysia was organized & lead by #Borakkitadotcom, special thank you to Tourism Kedah for the trust to all the writers gang

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Green Getaway ~ Back to nature @ Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya

Yeah! SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻has recently accepted an exclusive invitation to join the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) for the launch of new criterias for Classification & Rating Criteria Tourist Accommodation Premises in Malaysia 🇲🇾at Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya🏞

Ohh…It was a 2D1N trip 🎒to Raub, Pahang in Malaysia & travelled in a nice coach 🚌

Had an enjoyable delicious Malay lunch 🍽 at Lemang Toki Bentong

Lemang

It is glutinous rice 🍚with coconut fragrant & cooked in bamboo🎋stick & served with spicy chicken 🐓🐔 or beef 🐂🐮to dine

A must try when you are travelling to Bentong ya 😋👍🏻❗️

Arrived at the car park area to the resort, then all of us with our luggage bags 🎒👝👜💼transferred to a lorry 🚛

Yeah! We have to travel with the resort lorry to be at the resort⁉️Wow❗️

Do enjoy a video clip 📹🎥captured during her lorry riding journey to the resort

This resort is so beautiful❗️It is surrounding with a really impressive rainforest🌴🌳🌲🎍SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the fresh air & greeny scenery here 💚

Curious about it⁉️

Captured a video clip 🎥📹 to sharing this ~ back to nature ~ resort stay vacation

SiennyLovesDrawing loves this beautiful river named Delam, one of the cleanest river in Pahang, Malaysia 🇲🇾

She wishes she can always dining 🍽with this green environment with fresh air every day 😃

Let’s enjoy the clean Delam River video clip 📹🎥 of the fishes 🐟🐟in the river,

Really enjoyed the wide variety of all foods served throughout her stay at this lovely resort 😋👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing & her blogger friends 👫👭👬went for a challenging river trekking

Yes❗️

Her 1st river trekking & got wet from hair to toes…Ha…Ha…🤣😂

This resort always providing chess & Congkak for its guests to chill & relax during the stay 😀

Very comfy room with double decker beds dorm style❗️

SiennyLovesDrawing was sharing a dorm room with her friends 👭👭👭

Yeah! Wake up early, enjoying the birds 🐦 singing & fresh air from the greens, really an enjoyable stay 😁

After breakfast, attended the launch of the new criterias for Classification & Rating Criteria Tourist Accommodation Premises in Malaysia 🤗

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt much more about the hotel ratings scheme, would be helpful in her future hotel review sharing then 😃

It was officiated by the Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia, 👨🏻‍💼YB Dato ‘Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (YB) & attended by the senior officials of MOTAC, the Pahang State Government agencies & industry practitioners in the hospitality & tourism industry🙂

At the ceremony, YB has launched 5 5️⃣new classification criteria of,

  • City Hotel
  • Highlands Hotel
  • Resort (Island / Coast / lake / river)
  • Innovative Hotel
  • Boutique Hotel

which all effective from 1st June 2017

“These criteria also give attention to the elements of creativity & innovation, green 💚elements, local cultural & sustainable tourism without compromising on standards, security & services offered. Innovative new concept hotel surely will attract young people in the hospitality industry ” said YB 👨🏻‍💼during the launch

The Malaysia’s hotel star ⭐️ classification scheme have been implemented since 1996 & followed with the Orchids Standard in 1999. These criteria apply to all types of property regardless of location, suitability, facilities & position of the hotel. This revision of the criteria is implemented to align with the rapid changes & needs.

With this new rating criteria, operators of tourist accommodation premises will also have an alternative in providing services, facilities & infrastructure as well as better quality services to tourists 🤗

Guess what❓

Taman Aina Farrah Soraya is rated as 4 4️⃣ stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️for Resort (River) category 👍🏻👏🏻Congrats❗️

SiennyLovesDrawing left this beautiful resort with a heavy heart ❤️ after lunch then. Will be back with her parents 👴🏻👵🏻 to have a stay vacation again 😊

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