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Ayutthaya & SuphanBuri ~ Historical & hidden gem of Thailand

Yeah‼️ Continue from earlier blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing here her Take Me Tour booking 👩🏻‍💻🛒✅ again

Pick 2️⃣ ~ Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temples ⛩⛩ & Home-Cooked Tom Yum Kung 🍽🍴@ Shrimp 🦐 Farm ~

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This day tour started with hotel 🏢 pick up 🚙 @ Bangkok city 🌆🏙 in the morning 🔅🔆 by the local expert, Khun Mai 🧕🏽& her hubby 🙋🏽‍♂️, Khun Pichaet

Then, approximately an hour car ride 🚙 to Ayutthaya to visit & explore some top👆🏻temples ⛩⛩

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon วัดใหญ่ชัยมงคล  ⛩

Woow‼️ A pretty 😍 Thai temple ⛩ to visit

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Quite a big crowd on that day 👬👭👫

You may drop in a 🔟THB coin into a wishing well for a wish ✨💫

Some of the local Thai people 🇹🇭👭👫👬 has pray 🙏🏻 by changing the Buddha’s clothes 💛

Then to visit the biggest sleeping 💤 Buddha 🙏🏻

Wat Phanan Choeng วัดพนัญเชิง â›Š

Woow‼️ An amazing 😉 experience to admire 1️⃣ of the Thailand 🇹🇭’s most beautiful 😍 & biggest seated Gold Buddha 🙏🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was impressed 🤩 with the detailed great 👍🏻 craving 😋🤤 noted from this temple visit ⛩

Quite a big temple ⛩ to walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️& explore around 😃

You may observe lots of Thai locals 🇹🇭👬👭👫here will pray 🙏🏻 by pasting the gold💰on the Buddha 🙏🏻

Wat Mahathat วัดมหาธาตุ â›Š

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has been here many years ago for this tree 🌳 roots around the head of century-old Buddha 😍🤩

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She 👩🏻 loves to be back for 2️⃣nd visit here

Yes ✅, this is 1️⃣ of the most amazing sight 👀 in Thailand 🇹🇭 for Buddhist religious 🙏🏻⛩

You can capture lots of beautiful 😍 photos 📸 around these beautiful famous temples ⛩⛩

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์  â›Š

This wat  â›Š is located within the ancient Grand Palace grounds

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Hmm…After all the amazing 🤩 visit to temples ⛩⛩ in Ayutthaya

Khun Mai 🧕🏽& her hubby 🙋🏽‍♂️, Khun Pichaet have treated SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 with a roti planta 🍞with egg 🍳🥚 & banana 🍌 as well as a cup of iced Thai 🇹🇭 milk tea🥤before a 30 mins car ride 🚙 to reach their organic shrimps farm 🦐🦐

A chance to understand better & experiencing the real lifestyle of the Thai 🇹🇭 shrimp 🦐 farmers 👫👭👬 in a rural SuphanBuri. She 👩🏻 was being welcome 🙏🏻 & greeted very warmly by the family members 👭👬👫

Also learnt how the farm supplies the oxygen 💨

Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 has tried to catching 🎣 some shrimps 🦐🦐, however they are just shrimp babies. Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 has failed ❌🎣to catch any shrimps in her 1️⃣st attempt

She 👩🏻 also has visited the organic lotus 🌸 farm, enjoyed the fresh lotus seeds (Tips📌: Do remember to remove ❌ the centre green 💚 tips (it tastes bitter) in the middle of each seed), rice 🌾🌽 field, watching birds 🦅🐦 flying around & then enjoyed the special home cooking 🍽🍴together gather by Khun Mai 🧕🏽👩🏻

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Do click in☝🏻to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s Instagram (IG) photos 📸📸 album of her SuphanBuri visit & delicious 😋🤤 home cooked Thai dining ya 🇹🇭🍽🍴

Have you follow her IG❓⁉️

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Yeah‼️ Do enjoy this photos 📸📸 & a short shrimp 🦐 catching clip 📹🎥 album (swipe left ➡️ for more) which captured from @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 great 👍🏻 time with local expert, Khun Mai 🙋🏻‍♀️ & her hubby, Chet 🙋🏽‍♂️ from #TakeMeTour during her time at #SuphanBuri day trip 😃😁 ~ a hidden gem 💎 in Thailand 🇹🇭 . . Places 📍📍she has visited (including temples in #Ayutthaya & local flea night market in #Nonthaburi ~ refer her FB & YouTube) & activities she had experiences just so fulfilling 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻, @girlslovetravel . . ✅ Local home cooking by Mai from shrimp & lotus farms to table 😋🤤🍽 . . ✅ Suphan Buri ~ Mai & Chet's shrimp farm . . ✅ Suphan Buri local temple ~ Wat Phai Rong Wua & its local night market . . ✅ Nonthaburi ~ Big local flea night market . . More updates 📌📌 on her FB page & #vlog 📹🎥📝 are captured in her YouTube named SiennyLovesDrawing & soon via her #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝, blog link 🌐 at profile . . Interested❓⁉️ Enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for your 1️⃣st booking via 🌐 http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y 😀 . . Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand 🇹🇭 with local expert really an amazing experience I had ✌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 Try it once & you will know ya 😃😁 . . #LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades #TakeMeTour #Thailand #LostinThailand @officialtravel360 #ReviewThailand @localtableth @takemetour_thailand @thailandinsider @tourismthailand #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing @mekongminis @tourismmekong @mekongmoments

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Curious 🤔 about the special home cooking dishes 🍽🍴by Khun Mai🧕🏽❓⁉️

Thai 🇹🇭 style Spicy 🌶 Shrimp 🦐 Soup 🍲🥣 aka Tom Yum Kung

This pot 🍲 of home cooked spicy soup specially prepared from shrimps 🦐 🦐 from the farm, vegetables 🥗🥦🌽  & spices 🌱🌿 from the garden around the Khun Mai 🧕🏽 ‘s home 🏡

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Very fresh tasty 😋🤤 & tangy shrimps to enjoy 🍤🍤

Yeah‼️ Fingers licking great‼️ 👍

Moreover Khun Mai 🧕🏽 didn’t put in lots of chilies, so not too spicy ❌🌶 for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to enjoy

She 👩🏻 has requested for additional sourish, so more organic lime juices being added in to this pot, absolutely delicious to enjoy 😋🤤

Black Pepper & Garlic Shrimps 🍤🍤

Hmm…Perhaps the shrimps 🍤🍤 for this dish were relatively smaller, so its meat slightly softer comparatively

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The black pepper flavour wasn’t too strong to enjoy, love ❤️ the taste as the garlic & black pepper really blended well 👍 for this dish

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Garlic Fried Sea Bass 🐟

Woow‼️ This whole big fish 🐟 only specially for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻

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She 👩🏻 loves ❤️ the crispy garlic on top of this dish, very appetitive 😋🤤 to enjoy with the fresh fish 🐟 

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Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables 🥗🥦🌽 with Chicken 🍗🐓

As a vegetables 🥗🥦🌽 lover, this dish of course the tasty 😋🤤 dish for her to pair with her shrimpsss dishesss 🍤🍤

So satisfied happy home cooked lunch dining 🍽🍴

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Colourful mini glutinuous balls in coconut 🌴🥥 syrup🥛(Thai 🇹🇭 style dessert 🥣)

Ohh my…Khun Mai 🧕🏽 really read her mind❓⁉️

This is always SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s favourite Thai dessert

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It’s not just beautiful to enjoy, it’s tasty tangy to taste this whole Thai dessert bowl too 👍🏻

Yummy yummy‼️

Ohh ya…Before headed back to Bangkok city 🌆🏙, Khun Mai 🧕🏽 & her hubby 🙋🏽‍♂️ has brought her to visit the local Big Buddha at Wat Phrai Rong Wua วัดไผ่โรงวัว â›Š & its local night 🌃🌌 market 🛒🛍

Definitely 1️⃣ of the less travelled destination for foreign tourists to exploring here

Ohh ya…Do remember to pack your sunglasses 🕶 , cap 🧢 / hat 👒 & dress modest 👚👖 (long pant/ dress for females👭) for this day tour 🆗

Khun Mai 🧕🏽 & her hubby 🙋🏽‍♂️ also very nice 👍🏻 to stop by Nok Hook flea night 🌌🌃 market 🛒🛍 at Nonthaburi on their way back 🚙 to Bangkok city 🌆🏙

Yeah‼️ Some night 🌃🌌 market shopping 🛒🛍 to end this exciting long day 😀

Special thank you 🙏🏻 to Khun Mai 🧕🏽 & her hubby 🙋🏽‍♂️, Khun Pichaet for a great day tour & sure will always remember both of their great 👍🏻 hospitality 🤗 They love 💗 to smile 😊 & willingly sharing about their shrimps 🦐🦐 farm as well as home cooking tips 🍽🍴 You will definitely enjoy both of their positive ➕ energy & warm welcoming 🙏🏻🤗 throughout the day 😀

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has created her vlog 🎥📹 about this temples visits 🙏🏻⛩⛩ & delicious 😋🤤 home cooking 🍽🍴private tour 🚙 with Khun Mai 🧕🏽, the local expert & her hubby 🙋🏽‍♂️away from the busy Bangkok city 🌆🏙 to a famous province, Ayutthaya in Thailand 🇹🇭

Let’s enjoy her visual 📹🎥 experience being captured ya 😃🤩

Are you now interested for a day tour with local experiences đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘Ť, top temples 🙏🏻⛩⛩ at Ayutthaya & enjoy home cooking❓⁉️

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discount âŹ‡ď¸ for your 1️⃣st booking 👩🏻‍💻🛒✅ via đŸŒ http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y đŸ˜€ 

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘ŠđŸť â€™s top contributor đŸ‘†đŸť account via đŸŒhttps://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Thailand 🇹🇭 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya đŸ‘ŠđŸťâ€đŸ’ťđŸ“

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A little gift from the Nok Hook flea night 🌌🌃 market 🛒🛍 at Nonthaburi as little appreciation for being a great local expert

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Samut Sakhon ~ Hidden gem in Thailand đŸ‡šđŸ‡­

Hey all‼️ How have you spent your 2018 year end break❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her 2018 year end travelling 🎒🕶👟🧢 with Take Me Tour, Thailand 🇹🇭

Pick 1️⃣ ~ Samut Sakhon from Bangkok: Salt Farm Tour & Homemade Seafood ~ 

Yes ✅, she 👩🏻 has booked 👩🏻‍💻🛒 more than a tour…do stay tune for her next blogging ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

Actually not just a wide variety of day tours, Take Me Tour also providing private car 🚗🚙 airport transfer ✈️, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has booked 👩🏻‍💻🛒✅ for a few & really impressed 👍🏻🤩 with its reliable, safe & comfy ride 🚗🚙 to/ from Don Mueang International Airport ✈️

Do consider for your convenience especially with night 🌃🌌🛬 arrival ya

Before she 👩🏻 has decided on this tour, she 👩🏻 has read 📖 about the local expert of this said tour named Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ who has introduced herself as a wanderer in this small village & then become a close friend to many villagers 👫👭👬

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During the tour, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has observed that Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ really having a great 👍🏻 relationship with the villagers 👭👬👫 & communicating well 🗣👥👤👥 with them. Definitely a strong healthy bonding 👍🏻🤝 & friendship being built, bravo 👏🏻🙌🏻 to her 🙋🏻‍♀️‼️

She 👩🏻 also truly believes that Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️has chosen ✅ to lead this day tour to introduce to all guests 👬👭👫 about this small village in a less travelled  province ~ Samut Sakhon, Thailand 🇹🇭 i.e. from the salt water 💦💧 gate, mangrove forest 🌳🌳 , salt farm, home made seafoods 🍽🍴🦀🦐🐟 etc.

Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ also aims to help to boost ⬆️ the economy of this small village & increase ⬆️ the earning power 💰 of the villagers 👭👫👬 here especially during the raining ☔️🌧 season where most of the salt farmers here will be experiencing the low ⬇️ salt harvesting

Hmm…How’s this day tour thoughout❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 woke up early that morning 🔅🔆 & went for a local Thai “bak kut teh” breakfast 😋🤤 , a non-halal dish ~ herb pork 🐖🐷🐽 soup 🍲🥣 served with rice 🍛😋🤤 It’s just a stall outside of a local Thai 🇹🇭👫‘s home 🏠🏡 & within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️ distance from her hotel 🏢 named Bangkok Loft Inn 

This hotel 🏢 is located at📍55 Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Rd., Bangyeerua, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand 🇹🇭 A nice 👍🏻 comfy stay 🛌🚿🚽with its strategic location📍 i.e. 5️⃣mins walking 🚶🏻‍♀️ distance to the Wongwian Yai BTS skytrain station 🚉, very convenient 🆗🆒 More details for your hotel booking 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🛒 via 🌐 http://www.bangkokloftinn.com/ 

After breakfast 🍽🍴😋🤤, she 👩🏻 then proceeded 🚶🏻‍♀️to take the BTS skytrain 🚊 from Wongwian Yai station 🚉 Oppsss…Too early arrival 🔅🔆 at BTS station named Wutthakat 🚉, not because of the time difference ya…

Yes✅, she was about 1️⃣ hour early from meet up @ 9️⃣am to meet up with Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ as stated in her Take Me Tour booking 📌 Just too excited 😆 for the day tour, Ha…Ha…Don’t laugh 😆😂 at her ya

Yeah‼️ A very nice 👍🏻 morning 🔅🔆 view with river 💦💧, long boat 🛶 & wat ⛩ from the BTS station 🚇 during her wait for the meet up 👩🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

Hmm…She 👩🏻 was a bit lazy, else she would have walk🚶🏻‍♀️to visit this wat  ⛩ nearby that morning 🔅🔆 Instead she 👩🏻 seated down in the BTS station 🚉 & then logged in to her social medias 📱 & catching up with her friends & family members 👫👭👬 with her new 🆕  Thai simcard named DTAC , more details via 🌐 http://www.dtac.co.th/en/home.html

Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ was early to arrive too, so both 👩🏻🙋🏻‍♀️ then started this day tour slightly early that the scheduled time of 9️⃣am

Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ is so friendly & shares the same travel passion as SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻, hence lots of common interest to chit chat 🗣👤 about during their approximately 30mins journey 🚙 to Samut Sakhon province, also known by the locals as “Maha Chai” 😀

Both happily 😃 exchanged lots of respective travel stories, always a nice 👍🏻 meet & catch up with a travel lover during travel journeys 😁

As you have reading 📖 her earlier blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 here, she 👩🏻 has visited plenty of mangrove parks 🌳🌳 in her home country ~ Malaysia 🇲🇾

However, this is SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻‘s 1️⃣st visit to a Thailand 🇹🇭‘s natural coastal mangrove forest 🌳🌳, a home to a wide variety of birds 🦅🐦 & mudskippers 🐟🐟 & along the Gulf of Thailand 🌊🇹🇭

Oppsss…The mudskippers 🐟🐟 here are fat & huge, it was high tides 🌊 during her visit, so not able ❌ to note the colourful Hermit crabs 🐚🦀crawling on the muddy field 😌☺️

Not to missed a visit to its mini museum / perhaps more to a conservation project centre 💚💚 with a collection of whale 🐋🐳 skeletons, details about some small animals lived in this forest 🌳🌳 before as well as some its on-going marine conservation initiatives 🌊💚💚 here i.e. mangrove trees planting 🌳🌳, a bamboo 🎍🎋 border project to avoid further water 💦💧 & soil erosion to this forest 🌳🌳 etc.

These eco 💚💚 sustainable initiatives aim to buidling the bamboo borders 🎍🎋 within the mangrove forest 🌳🌳 were observed by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 during her visit to protect the mangroves 🌳 being sapling from the sea waves 🌊 ‘ destruction, then soil erosion 😧😲🙃

Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ also into eco tourism 💚 & a green person as SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻, so they have more conversational topics 🗣👤 Ha…Ha…it’s rare to meet a new friend 🙋🏻‍♀️ with similar travel & conservation passionate 😉

She 👩🏻 has shared a recent sad 😔 news 🗞📰 of the high ⬆️ potential of the de-gazette ❌ of Pulau Kukup Johor National Park 🌴 to Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ during this day tour, you may check out this said dissappointing 😔 online news 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🗞📰 via 🌐https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/05/why-did-johor-quietly-degazette-pulau-kukup-national-park-asks-lawyers/

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has wrote 👩🏻‍💻📝 about this Pulau Kukup Johor National Park 🌴 via link 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/traveloguemalaysia-pulau-kukup-tanjung-piai/

Guess what❓⁉️

Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️not just a great 👍🏻 local expert in sharing her knowledge about this village, she is also a great photographer 📸

Special thank you 🙏🏻 for the beautiful 😍 photos 📸 of SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 during this mangrove forest 🌳🌳 walk🚶🏻‍♀️ya 🤗

Next, Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ also brought her to a local cafe 🍽☕️ (Hmm…In Thai name which SiennyLovesDrawing is unable to share the name, refer photo below for the cafe details) by her friend named Joy 💁🏻‍♀️ & her adorable shy daughter named Minnie 👧🏻 It was a pleasure to meet them & had a quick chit chat about Joy 💁🏻‍♀️’s recent visit to her orchard plantation 🌱🌿 in Central of Thailand 🇹🇭 , she plants 🌱🌿 for macadomia nuts 🥜 , coffee trees ☕️🌳, pineapples 🍍 etc. Love 💗 all the photos 📸📱 shared by Joy 💁🏻‍♀️, you will definitely note her passion in plantations 💗🌱🌿

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This cafe 🍽☕️ is located📍next to a river 💦💧, it’s really relaxing 😌 to dine 🍽 here to enjoy 😋🤤 the canal view. She 👩🏻 had a Thai tea ice stick ☕️🍦as well as try stir fried fresh vegetables 🥗 planted by Joy 💁🏻‍♀️ with sardines 🐟, yummy delicious 😋🤤‼️

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She 👩🏻 has observed during the car 🚙 journey towards the salt farm that some of the farmers 👬👬👬 here busy hand picking cockles 🐚 in the farms 😄

Yeah‼️ Next, she 👩🏻 has proceeded to visit the salt farm 😃

Yes ✅, the highlight ✨of this tour & she 👩🏻 has been long awaited for. Hmm….Why❓⁉️

This is because she 👩🏻 wanted to visit salt farm in Kampot village, Cambodia 🇰🇭 during her Phnom Penh trip in Nov. However, due to a last mins plan, no ❌ hotel available 🏢 as it was the annual water 💦💧 festival celebration 🎉🎊 , so SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was forced to cancel ❌ the Kampot visit plan, hence no ❌ chance to have her 1️⃣st visit to a salt farm 😌😔

Everything happens for a reason, then this Take Me Tour booking 👩🏻‍💻🛒✅ has now fulfilled 🆒🆗 her wish to visit a salt farm, so happy 😃‼️

Salt farming is seasonal & visiting during the dry season between January to April would capture the best view 👍🏻😍

Sea water 💦💧 is 1️⃣st being pumping into the farms.  Then, the sea water 💦💧will be evaporated over a period of time, the layers of salt will be manually collected by the salt farmers 👫👭👬

She 👩🏻 has met with the salt farmers 👬👭👫’ family, learnt & discovered how the salt formed & also enjoy a home cooked lunch 🍽🍴with the top 👆🏻notch salt & fresh seafood 🦀🦐🐟 served from the salt farm to table 😋🤤

Do click in☝🏻to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s IG photos album 📸 of her salt farm visit & delicious 😋🤤 home cooked seafood dining ya 🍽🍴🦀🦐🐟

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Yeah‼️ Do enjoy this photos 📸📸 album (swipe left ➡️ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ (also photographer 📸) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip 😃😁 . . Places 📍📍she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 @girlslovetravel . . ✅ Mangrove forest 🌳🌳with its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists 👫👭👬, translation from tour guide always different from reading 📖 on your own ya, personal preference 💗) . . ✅ Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please don’t waste the sweats 💦💦 of the salt farmers ya (Yeah‼️ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled ✌🏻as she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time) . . ✅ Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about salt . . ✅ How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes 👀 👁👁, definitely good eye sights 👍🏻👀required . . ✅ Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm 👍🏻😋🤤 Freshness the top 👍🏻👆🏻by just steam the seafood ♨️🦀🦐🐟 Her 1️⃣st experience of eating the seepweed leaves 🌿🌿(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple 💜 plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1️⃣ of her photo 📸 . . More updates 📌📌 FB page & #vlog 📹🎥📝 @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & her #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝, link 🌐 at profile . . Interested❓⁉️ Enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for your 1️⃣st booking via 🌐 http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y 😀 . . Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand 🇹🇭 with local expert really an amazing experience I had ✌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻Try it once & you will know ya 😃😁 . . #LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades #TakeMeTour #Thailand #LostinThailand #ReviewThailand @localtableth @takemetour_thailand @thailandinsider @tourismthailand #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #siennylovesdrawing @mekongminis @tourismmekong @mekongmoments

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Curious 🤔 about the home-cooked dishes that she 👩🏻 has enjoyed 😋🤤❓⁉️

Salt-Baked Seafood ~ Flower crab 🦀 , prawns 🦐 & sea bass 🐟

What’s the best 👍🏻way to enjoy fresh seafoods🦀🦐🐟❓⁉️

Of course not ❌ to fried them, but to steamed them ♨️💦💧

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Hmm…Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has just learnt a new 🆕 home cooked style i.e. to salt-baked the fresh seafoods 🦀🦐🐟

Her 1️⃣st salt-baked dining experience 🍽😋🤤 & she 👩🏻 loves 💗 so much as she gets to taste the original sweetness of the seafoods 👍🏻

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How to eat the flower crab 🦀 the local way 🍽🇹🇭❓⁉️

Do click in☝🏻to this short clip  📹🎥 captured while Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ was explaining to her how to enjoy crab 🦀 the local Thai way 🇹🇭🍽😋🤤

She 👩🏻 loves 💗 this dish the most as she loves to enjoy fresh seafoods 🦀🦐🐟

Ohh ya…No need ❌ to worry as this salt-baked style will not make the seafoods taste too salty to dine ya 👍🏻😋🤤

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Fresh & tasty delicious 😋🤤 , she has missed this dish the most from this day tour‼️😀

You may opt to enjoy the seafoods either by dipping with the home made spicy 🌶 sauce or not

Seepweed Leaf Salad 🥗 with Sauteed Dried Shrimps 🦐

This seepweed aka suaeda plants 🌿 only grow next to a salt farm, wow 😲‼️

Another 1️⃣st tasting 😋🤤 experience of this green vegetable 🌿🥗, actually not just green, it’s also in purple colour 💜

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The darker the purple 💜 of the seepweed 🌿, it signifies the higher ⬆️ of the salt concentrate as observed from her salt farm visit 😉

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Guess what❓⁉️

A special local Thai 🇹🇭 way to enjoy this salad 🥗 dish, do click in☝🏻for a short clip 📹🎥 captured from Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️’s demo during the lunch🍽🍴

The coconut 🌴🥥 milk 🥛 & lime juice 🍋 blends well 👍🏻 with the seepweed🌿🥗, then the crispy crunchy dried shrimp 🦐 add the boost ⬆️ to its overall taste in a spoonful 🥄 So satisfied to enjoy this salad 🥗🤤😋

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Seepweed 🌿 Leaf Curry with Oysters 🍛🐚

Very appetitive 🤤 curry fragrance to enjoy, especially the fresh oysters 🐚 taste so sweet in this curry🍛

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 not really an oyster fan, however she loves 💗 the original sweetness of the fresh oysters in this dish 🐚😋🤤

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Fried Rice 🍚 with Crab 🦀 Roes

It served with a small bowl of spicy 🌶 seafood dipping sauce, specially for spicy lovers ❤️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has enjoyed the original taste of this fried rice 🍚 , as you all are aware she is never a spicy lover ❌🌶

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Fresh vegetables 🥗🥒 & fresh Thai mangoes served with sea salt dip too

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After satisfied delicious 😋🤤 tasty local homemade seafood lunch 🍽🍴🦀🦐🐟 served, she went to have a walk 🚶🏻‍♀️in the salt farm with Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ohh ya…A reminder 📌 for sun ☀️🌞 protection during this tour, do wear comfy clothing 👚👖, bring a hat 👒/ cap 🧢, sun ☀️🌞 screen, sun glasses 🕶, sandals 👡/ washable shoes 👟 Or you may borrow from the salt farmers 👫👭👬

Definitely worth your time to enjoy a slow pace walk 🚶🏻‍♀️in the salt farm, you will observe the a few of the salt farms with salt starting to crystallize 💠😍 Wow 😲‼️

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During her visit, no small pyramids 🔼 of salt being piled up as it was in between dry ☀️ & raining ☔️🌧 season, so the salt harvesting not as great this season

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also personally observed how the locals handpicked 🖐🏻 & performed the salt grading 🔢 too. Definitely great 👍🏻 eye sight 👀👁👁 is required for this manual process ✅

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She 👩🏻 also visited a traditional salt storage & learning how the salt farm is being formed & then harvested from the salt farmers/ local communities 👬👭👫

Before you left the salt farm & headed back to Bangkok city 🌆🏙, you may shopping 🛒🛍 for some salt products e.g. sea salt, soap etc. which produced by the locals as souvenirs 🎁 for friends & family members 👭👬👫

Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ is very friendly, willing to share & helpful as she has patiently helped SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to ask❓& communicate 🗣👥 a numbers of questions❓❓in Thai 🇹🇭 to the villagers during this day tour 👬👫👭

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Highly recommended👆🏻if you are looking for a quick getaway from Bangkok, a peaceful village, to observe & experiencing the local agriculture 💚 lifestyle at salt farm, then dining for fresh home cooked seafood 🦀🦐🐟, this day tour would be your pick ✅

You may experiencing a natural sea 🌊 salt foot 👣 spa here by just walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ in the salt farm bed with bare foot 👣

Do sign up ✅ this day tour with Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️, it definitely worth your time 😍🤩

Truly an eye 👀👁👁 opening experience to discover & learnt much more about the secret of sea salt production as well as an exclusive ❤️ chance to savour the homemade seafood 🦀🦐🐟from salt farm prepared by the local villagers👭👫👬

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has created her vlog 📹🎥📝 about this perfect 👍🏻 slow pace private tour 🚙 with Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️, the local expert with an escape from the busy Bangkok city 🌆🏙to a less travelled province in Thailand 🇹🇭 , do enjoy her visual 🎥📹 experience captured ya 😍🤩

Are you now interested for a tour with local experiences, to support nature ecotourism 💚💚 & local community 👬👭👫❓⁉️

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discount ⬇️ for your 1️⃣st booking via 🌐http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y 😀

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Thailand 🇹🇭 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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What a feast @siennylovesdrawing! ⠀ Yeah‼️ Do enjoy this photos 📸📸 album (swipe left ➡️ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa 🙋🏻‍♀️ (also photographer 📸) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip 😃😁⠀ .⠀ Places 📍📍she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻⠀ .⠀ ✅ Mangrove forest 🌳🌳with its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists 👫👭👬, translation from tour guide always different from reading 📖 on your own ya, personal preference 💗)⠀ .⠀ ✅ Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please don’t waste the sweats 💦💦 of the salt farmers ya (Yeah‼️ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled ✌🏻as she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time)⠀ .⠀ ✅ Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about salt⠀ .⠀ ✅ How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes 👀 👁👁, definitely good eye sights 👍🏻👀required⠀ .⠀ ✅ Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm 👍🏻😋🤤 Freshness the top 👍🏻👆🏻by just steam the seafood ♨️🦀🦐🐟 Her 1️⃣st experience of eating the seepweed leaves 🌿🌿(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple 💜 plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1️⃣ of her photo 📸⠀ .⠀ More updates 📌📌 FB page & #vlog 📹🎥📝 @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & soon via her #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝, blog link 🌐 at profile⠀ Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand 🇹🇭 with local expert really an amazing experience I had ✌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻Try it once & you will know ya 😃😁” https://buff.ly/2CC884d

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Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her impressive 🤩 & unforgettable experience gained from the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💦💧 Festival 🎉🎊, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

So, it was all started with a short queue to get her 👩🏻 cheap ⬇️ flight ticket ✈️ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❤️ in Sept (as shown in the short clip 📹🎥below). It was with only a limited choice of destinations📍📍available

She 👩🏻 has chosen ✅ for Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 under Lane B with a very 1️⃣st intention to meet & visit 1️⃣ of her girlfriend 🙋🏻‍♀️ who is working there as an expatriate currently. However, sadly 😟 that her friend 🙋🏻‍♀️ wasn’t around ❌ Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 during her travel dates 🗓 Sigh…From a friend visit👭, then she had it as 1️⃣ of her annual solo travelsss 🎒🧢🕶👟

💗 ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ 💗

Also initially she 👩🏻 did plan to let go this solo trip because of a clash to a tourism event ~ MITA Sarawak, Malaysia 🇲🇾 that she 👩🏻 has always supporting 💪🏻✌🏻the tourism authority 😊 in Malaysia 🇲🇾️

Guess what❓⁉️

Her trip is gonna be during the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💦💧 Festival 🎉🎊 named Bon Om Touk in local Khmer language 🇰🇭 from 21 Nov to 23 Nov 2018 😃😁 It also known as The Pirogue 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️ Racing Festival 🎉🎊 or Water 💦💧 & Moon 🌑 Festival 🎉🎊 & Boat Racing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️

http://cambodia-tourism.org/plan-your-trip/events/cambodian-water-festival/

It was really a coincident‼️ Once she 👩🏻 has decided ✅ to stay with this solo travel 🎒🕶🧢👟 due to the complicated & difficult flight change 😟✈️ Also this gonna be her 1️⃣st visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

This biggest celebration marks a 12th century naval victory with boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ racing along the Sisowath Quay 💦💧 with the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ racing on the Tonle Sap River, in particular the area stretching from street 104 to street 178 of Phnom Penh city centre 🇰🇭

Many hostels 🏡🏘, hotels 🏢, restaurants 🍽🍴 & bars 🥂🍻🍸around this area ~ Very convenience for all visitors 👫👭👬

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In the morning 🔅🔆 & before the race 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️ starts during this 3️⃣-day festival 🎉🎀, the riverside & streets were much more peaceful 😌

Once the race starts around 🔟am, the huge crowd 👭👬👫 at the riverside will be observed 😃👏🏻🙌🏻

However, in 2015 this celebration 🎉🎊 was cancelled ❌ due to the low ⬇️ water level 💦💧

Hurray‼️ She 👩🏻 always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels ✈️🎒🕶🧢👟 This is just so a lovely 💓 coincidence 😉

So, what’s this water 💦💧 festival 🎊🎉 all about❓⁉️

It’s a 3️⃣ days non-religious celebration 🎉🎊 & symbolised as an ancient appreciation 🙏🏻 for centuries to the river 💦💧for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 & fishermen 🐟🎣

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 thanksgiving 🙏 celebration 🎉🎊

The Cambodian boat crews 🇰🇭🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ were face forward. Many of the boat crews 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ were complemented with a colorfully-costumed lady 💁🏻‍♀️at the prow dancing to the beat of the drums 🥁🥁

However, from her observation, majority of the boats now don’t really practising this tradition though. Hmm…From her 2️⃣ days visits to the festival, she only noticed for 2️⃣ boats with a colorfully-costumed lady 💁🏻‍♀️ at the front of the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️

For the 1️⃣st 2️⃣ days, races 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ are run with 2️⃣ boats 🛶🛶 each, with the big race 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♂️ happening on the last day, when all the boats 🛶🛶 take to the river 💦💧 to compete 😃

There were carnival, rides, traditional music 🎼🎶🎵 performances, dances 💃🏻🕺🏼👯‍♀️👯‍♂️🕴🏻etc. in the evening 🏙🌃🌌

There were many stall vendors, definitely food 🍛🍲🥘🍽🍴& drink 🥤🍻🍷🥂🍸🍹overflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands 🎼🎹🎧🎶🎵entertaining the crowds 👭👬👫 etc.

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Personally, she 👩🏻 was impressed how the local vendors actually earn their living 💰by selling drinks 🥤& snacks 🥡🍰🥧🥪 to the huge crowds 👭👬👫 at the riverside during the boat racing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️

There were approximately 300 boats 🛶🛶 with 19k pax of boat rowers 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ Wow!!

Hmm…🤔 How about the huge crowd 👭👫👬attended for this 3️⃣-day festival celebration 🎉🎊 in Phnom Penh❓⁉️

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It was about 4.5million people 👭👬👫 including expatriates, foreign visitors, local Khmers from all provinces etc. as shared at the closing ceremony 😁

Ohh yeah‼️ This year, 2018 i.e. The 3rd great successfull year with Cambodia 🇰🇭 has handbuilt the world 🌍🗺 ‘s longest rowing boat 🚣🏻‍♀️ at 87.3m long & 1.99m wide with cost of $60k. It was completed successfully 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 in Sept by more than 14k local Khmers 🇰🇭👭👬👫 in 192 days 😲😃

Guess what❓⁉️

Another Guinness World 🌍🗺 Record 🏆 won (It’s the 5️⃣th one) by Cambodia 🇰🇭 as this long dragon boat 🚣🏻‍♂️ is capable of carrying 179 boat rowers 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️ on it‼️ Wow‼️😲 This great 👍🏻 news was anounced on 12 Nov at Prey Veng province of Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

From her own experience, a few points 📌📌 to note if you’re interested to be at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for this great 👍🏻 annual celebration 🎊🎉

Ohh ya…A pair of comfy shoes 👟 is essentials ✅ because it was vehicles free 🆓 i.e. No public transport ❌🚌🚕🚗 🚐 being available to the festival 🎉🎊 ground📍, more details via 🌐 https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551697/city-hall-issues-vehicle-ban-for-water-festival/

In this connection, the only option would be just getting around by your own foot 👣

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got her sun ☀️🌞 protection from the 🆕Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50 ordered & purchased 👩🏻‍💻🛒 from Althea Korea 🇰🇷 You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

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Next, do bring an umbrella 🌂☂ (You may loan it from your hotel, it can be a weapon if needed)/ wear a cap 🧢

Do dress up in a light modest clothing 👚 to enjoy the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ race cheerings with the local Khmers 🇰🇭👭👬👫 at the riverside under the hot sunny 😎☀️ day

Ohh ya…Do remember your refillable water 💦💧 bottle to avoid dehydration ya 😌

She 👩🏻 was with the local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 on her 1️⃣st visit & then 2️⃣nd visit the next day at the designated area by Tourism Cambodia 🇰🇭 for the foreign tourists 👬👫👭 (Served with free 🆓 flow of drinks🥤🥤available)

The riversides 💦💧 were extremely packed & crowded 👬👫👭 with both the local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 & foreign tourists to cheering for their favorite ❤️ boats🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️during the races, so suggest you to bring only the bare necessities & hold on tight to what you have. Also being alert with your surroundings too while in the huge crowd 👭👬👫

Why❓⁉️

Hmm…You never know whether you will be being targetted by any pick-pockets/ bag-snatchers 😈👿 whom may just roaming around the crowded festival 🎉🎊 riversides 💦💧& streets. So, even though this festival 🎉🎊 is a free 🆓 celebration 🎉🎊 , however it can get really expensive if you make a mistake by carrying valuables into the crowds 👭👬👫

Always better be safe then sorry ya ☺️😉

There were several types of rowing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ styles observed from her visits, i.e. sitting down & manual rowing, standing up & manual rowing, standing up & auto rowing etc. She 👩🏻 is curious 🤔 how the marks will be allocate within each different styles as well as the determining factors of winning 🏆🎖 too❓⁉️

Perhaps logically the shortest time 🕛 of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2️⃣ red ❤️ boats 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ as captured in the photo 📸 & vBlog 📹🎥below)

There were live announcement during the boat racing 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️, however in local Khmer 🇰🇭 language & ❌ no English translation. It would be good to have a live English announcement in the next year festival onwards ya 😊

The King Norodom Sihamoni 🤴🏻, Prime Minister Hun Sen 👨🏻‍💼& some senior officials 🙋🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♂️ have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival 🎉🎊 She 👩🏻 has observed from the TV screen 📺 at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 has enjoyed the longest & the pretty 😍🤩 fireworks 🎆🎇 so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival 🎉🎊

Really amazing beautiful 😍🤩 & with the boats 🛶🛶 decorated with LED lighting💡💡screens represented by each relevant authorities of organising & managing this water 💦💧 festival 🎊🎉 e.g. Tourism, Justice, Ministry of Art & Handicrafts etc. to name a few noted 😉

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has captured a vBlog 📹🎥 for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya 🤗

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries 🍽🍴 & shops 🛒🛍may close ⛔️ during this water 💦💧 festival 🎉🎊 (All 3️⃣ days) & resume their operation then 🤗

This festival 🎊🎉 also ended with lots of clean up & tidy up at the riverside by the local Khmers 🇰🇭👬👬👬

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was blessed 😇 that she 👩🏻 stay with her decision to continue with this solo travel & really enjoyed this water 💦💧 festival celebration 🎊 🎉 & highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻to all travellers that would like to appreciating & participating local heritage & cultures celebration. Definitely worth your time to learn the unique local Khmers🇰🇭👬👫👭’ lifestyle better

More details,

🌐 https://www.tourismcambodia.com/tripplanner/events-in-cambodia/water-and-moon-festival.htm?fbclid=IwAR32x21NsTrdH3CScoy8ayDq4oyS0T0bRYkXBh-TAOKoARcCXNc8d7_2P5k

&

🌐 https://publicholidays.asia/cambodia/bon-om-touk/

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National Park Pahang, Malaysia đŸ‡˛đŸ‡ž

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently travelled to Taman Negara 🌳🌳 (aka National Park 🌳🌳 ) Pahang, Malaysia 🇲🇾 with MITA business networking trip & enjoyed her back to nature 💚 stay 🛌🚿🚽😴💤 at Han Rainforest Resort 🏡🏘🏡

She 👩🏻 had a privilege to meet & enjoyed an inspiring chat 🗣👤 with the founder of the resort🏡🏘🏡, Mr Kenny Ng 👨🏻‍💼(Uncle Kenny) about his nature 💚 💚 passion & resort busines journey

Oppsss…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has forgot 🤦🏻‍♀️ to have a photo 📸 with Uncle Kenny 👨🏻‍💼 during this trip

He 👨🏻‍💼 has generously shared an article ✍🏻📜wrote by him & SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share 👩🏻‍💻📝 it here, inclusion of her favourite ❤️ emojisss & capturesss 📸 in between 😃😁

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Taman Negara🌳🌳, situated in the heart ❤️of Pahang, Malaysia 🇲🇾 , is 1️⃣ of the oldest rainforest 🌳🌳 in the world 🗺🌍 at 130 million years old

Within it, lays a geographical 🌍 wonder of permanently untouched & protected habitat for flora 🌳🌱🌿🌺 & fauna 🦓🐆🐅🐘 to florish to all its glory

As such, this a perfect 👍🏻 platform for the development of a hub towards the education of conservation of the ecology surrounding Taman Negara & rainforests in general 🌳🌳

We strongly believe that Taman Negara 🌳🌳 has the potential to be a global 🗺🌍 platform for the both Eco & Adventure education tourism centre 😃

My 👨🏻‍💼 humble beginnings of 30 plus years specialising in tourism at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 & the handling of some 1️⃣ million over tourists 👫👭👬 since day 1️⃣, has led me 👨🏻‍💼 to the formation of 2️⃣ travel agencies (NKS & Han Travel) & a resort 🏡🏘🏡 with the biggest room capacity at Kuala Tahan. We average 30k tourists 👬👫👭 a year & 90% of them are from Europe 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇩🇪 🌍🗺

It has come to a time, where I 👨🏻‍💼 feel personally, having been in this trade for 30 odd years, it is time to educate the younger generation 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 & anyone from all walks of life willing to learn about the conservation 💚 of the ecology & its surroundings

We at Han Travel, have formed 2️⃣ new 🆕 arms in our corporation to execute the upcoming programs called Eco Adventure Tourism 💚💚

This will be encased with the educational arm named the Eco Educational Tourism, headed by Mr Frank Kee & his team 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♀️ & in support 💪🏻 with the activities provided by the Adventure Management Tourism headed by Mr Kevin Bateman & his team 🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♀️

Just 1️⃣ of our examples for the educational program is the re-planting of bamboo 🎋🎍or specific trees 🌳🌳 by badly eroded areas in the effort to prevent further damage to the riversides 💦💧

This is just an example of what we would provide as a CSR initiative 😀

We shall be working closely with the Sultan Ahmad Environmental foundation 💚 in its efforts, participate & uphold its values 😊

Alas, with our planning & preparation, we now realise that we face a huge stumbling block 😥😓 We do not a permanent site to conduct our activities in a conducive & safe manner 😌

Also, current rules & regulations by the government sectors should be looked at & revised to enable operators like us 👭👫👬 to introduce & execute the mutually beneficial conservational education programs 💚💚

In the extended period, the efforts will benefit not just the environment 💚🌳💚 but also creating employment opportunity to the locals within its surroundings 👭👬👫

I👨🏻‍💼now urge, the Pahang state Government, Ministry of Tourism & other related government agencies to assist us in paving the way into this journey with us 🙏🏻🤝👏🏻🙌🏻

Other Asian countries are already promoting their countrys’ tagline, for example;-

  • Thailand 🇹🇭 ~ Culture tourism
  • Indonesia 🇮🇩 ~ Art tourism
  • Philippines 🇵🇭 ~ Diving tourism
  • Malaysia 🇲🇾 ~ Eco & Adventure tourism

All told, our Ministry of Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇾 have also set their vision 💭 on Eco Tourism 💚 with its plans & implementation of its program from 2025 & continued focusing till 2050

Han Travel Sdn Bhd, is now at the final phases of the planning & is almost ready to launch our initial program on Eco & Adventure Tourism 💚💚 The launch pad & operations will be at the Han Rainforest Resort, Kuala Tahan 🏡🏘🏡

We hope our efforts will promote & drive the state of Pahang to be model state & also the centre of Ecological 💚 Awareness & the centre for the Education on Rainforest Preservation 🌳🌳

Once again, I 👨🏻‍💼 believe that our vision is in line with the Pahang State government’s. Developing a fully functioning centre where the education of the ecology 💚 can spread to all walks of life through an experiential process where participants 👫👭👬 can touch, feel, smell, see and hear the importance of the ecology 💚around us & the threats to its and our existence 😃😁

Thank you 🙏🏻

Written ✍🏻 by, Mr Kenny Ng 👨🏻‍💼, founder of Han Travel Resort 🏡🏘🏡

Website🌐: https://han.travel/

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

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is wishing Uncle Kenny 👨🏻‍💼 a successful initiative of Eco Educational Tourism

From her stay 🛌🚿🚽😴💤 experience, the room is spacious & clean with attached bathroom 🚿 (Hot shower 🚿 with shampoo & body gel are provided) & toilet 🚽 She loves 💗 the comfy bed 🛏 & pillow too

The room is with a balcony with coffee ☕️ table & chair with a glass sliding door 🚪 to view the surrounding

The resort 🏡🏘🏡 is equipped with dipping pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ , iron area at corridors within the rooms for its guests 👬👫👭, rabbits 🐇🐰 farm, river fish 🐟 pond, a natural fish 🐟 head stone of millions years, jungle fowls 🐓 farm, quail 🐤 farm etc. Definitely an educational opportunities 👍🏻👆🏻for the kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 to touch, hold & get to know the animals 🐇🐰🐓🐟🐤

A relaxing 😌😎 back to nature 💚 at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 She loves 💗 her short stay with exciting visits to,

Night 🌃🌌 Jungle 🌳🌳 Walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

About 1️⃣ hour of relaxing 😌 walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ in the dark jungle 🌳🌳 with torch 🔦 light

Special thanks 🙏🏻 to the nature guide 💚🙋🏽‍♂️, Mr Panjang, plenty of insects, reptiles, birds etc. being observed 😃😁

Canopy 🌳🌳 Walk 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️

It’s approximately 540m long & 40m above the ground

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s the world 🌍🗺 longest canopy walkway

Yeah‼️😲 We made it ✌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻

Rapid shooting

Amazing 😉 fun 😆🤣 1️⃣st experience she had & she 👩🏻 was 101% wet 💦💧with ride through the rapids along Tembeling River 💦💧

Luckily 🍀 the valuable belongings & shoes 👟 were kept by the nature guide 💚🙋🏽‍♂️in the plastic bag , else all got wet & gadgets 📱📷⌚️ may spoilt 😊

Bateq Village Visit

The Bateq indigenous people are very shy ☺️ in welcoming guests 👫👭👬

Learnt lots about their basic traditional lifestyle e.g. start a fire 🔥, using blow gun to hunt for animals as foods etc.

Hmm 🤔 …SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is planning for her cave overnight 🌃🌌😴💤 trip next year

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻 to back to nature 💚 to National Park Malaysia 🇲🇾

More details via 🌐 https://han.travel/tour/taman-negara-tour/

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Belum Rainforest Resort

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her media friends 👬👭👫 recently travelled 🎒🕶🧢👟for a nature 💚🌳🌳 comfy 😌 stay vacation 🛌🛋🛀🏻 at Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, Perak, West Malaysia 🇲🇾

 

She 👩🏻 really loves ❤️ the beautiful 😍 nature of Belum-Temengor Rainforest 💚🌳🌳💚

Royal Belum State Park 💚🌳🌳💚 is a 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & the untouched forest 🌳🌳 is home to a large variety of flora & fauna 😍🤩

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s 1️⃣ of the attractions📍📍not to be missed to searching for the precious bloom of the World 🗺🌍 ‘s largest & arguably smelliest flower 🌺 i.e. Rafflesia

It found all over Southeast Asia 🌎 i.e. from Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 to Philippines 🇵🇭 Each species can be identified by the unique patterns on the petals. There are 8️⃣ species of Rafflesias 🌺 can be found in Malaysia 🇲🇾 with 3️⃣ of them are endemic to the Malay Peninsula & of course can be found in the Belum-Temengor rainforest complex 💚🌳🌳💚

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Note: Photo 📸 above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp 🙋🏿‍♂️

She 👩🏻 has visited the 3️⃣rd time in 2018 & her volunteering trip with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)💚, you may enjoy reading 📖 her ecotourism & hornbill 🐦 conservation volunteering via 🌐https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/ecotourism-belum-temenggor/

Sigh…She 👩🏻 still missed a chance to personally view 👀 the blossom huge Rafflesia 🌺 cry…cry…cry…😭😭😭

Yeah‼️ Happy 😃safe arrival from a full of laughtersss 🤣😆 of approximately 6️⃣-hour travel journey 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city 🏙🌆 early morning 🔅🔆 with Travel with Aidil to Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 by Emkay Group as 1️⃣ of the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s premier ecotourism 💚 destination📍

It offering the chance to get close to nature 💚 especially for nature lovers & travel lovers. You will definitely enjoy the complete relaxation 😌 & serenity with its quiet & green nature surroundings 💚🌳🌳💚

Hmm…If you are driving 🚗🚙 through North East Highway towards Kelantan, you will pass 2️⃣ scenic bridges 🌉 i.e. you are actually passing on an island 🏖🏝

Lake Temenggor 🏞 is Malaysia🇲🇾’s 2️⃣nd largest lake 💦💧& home to more than 23 species of freshwater fish 🐟 & at least 5️⃣ species of turtles 🐢🐢 As the lake 💦💧covers 117.5k hectares & contains 6k million cubic metres of water 💦💧 , who knows what other creatures live there that have yet to be discovered 😉

Guess what❓⁉️

Pulau Banding 🏝🏖 in Belum Temenggor complex 💚🌳🌳💚 i.e. the public jetty ⚓️ & Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏡 is located actually was not an island 🏖🏝 Instead it’s 1️⃣ Malaysian 🇲🇾 historical & beautiful scenic location 📍

In 1970, due to the effort to fight communist & to build a hydro 💦💧electric dam has resulted in part of the Belum-Temenggor forest complex 💚🌳🌳💚 submerged in the water 💦💧of Sungai Perak. It took 4️⃣ years to build the 2️⃣ bridges 🌉🌉 to providing the convenience of East North East travelling 🚗🚙 via a scenic 😍🤩 highway. The view of the 1️⃣st bridge 🌉 is spectacular from Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Hmm…Why this resort💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡❓⁉️

 

You have to venture into this 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & view mother nature 💚💚 at its finest, so let’s plan your stay vacation 🛌🛋🛀🏻 too at Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Definitely you will enjoy your stay 🛌🛋🛀🏻experience in the comfort of a spacious traditional designed chalet style room 🏡 in the middle of a rainforest 🌳🌳 setting with a great 👍🏻 view from the private balcony overlooking the Temengor Lake & lush surroundings 🏞💦💧

It’s not ❌ for luxury stay & your stay actually contribute to the rainforest 🌳🌳 protection fund 💰 Yeah‼️ A meanigful nature conservation 💚 stay with this resort ya 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡

She 👩🏻 has made a visit to the Pulau Banding Discovery Centre 🏠 to understand better 👍🏻 its nature 💚 conservation & rainforest 🌳🌳 protection efforts. Bravo‼️👏🏻🙌🏻

Curious 🤔 about its hotel room❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was checked-in 🔐 with her media best buddy 👭 in a spacious comfy Chengal Lake View Executive Deluxe room (with a balcony & bath tub 🛀🏻 )

Oppsss…Her room not really seeing the lake view as the trees 🌳 in front of her room just so tall…Ha…Ha…Instead she got a nice green view 💚

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Hmm…As a go green 💚supporter, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wishes this ecotourism resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 can consider to set up some water 💦💧 dispensers within its resort compound 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 & then prepare the glass water bottles/ jugs/ flasks in hotel rooms, instead of plastic bottled water 💦💧 for all its guests 👫👭👬 This definitely will reduce ⬇️ lots of the plastic usage

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There are plenty of room types range from dorm, executive room, villa etc. for your resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 stay selection ✅

 

Hmm…The resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 wifi 📶 connection was surprisingly slow & frequent down to connect 😔🙃Though was provided with alternative Unifi connection📶, however it required for long email ID & password to connect, hope this inconvenience for guests 👭👬👫 can be enhanced soon

Dining🍽🍴

Hornbill Restaurant

Upon arrival 🚐💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, she 👩🏻 had a simple fried rice lunch 🍽served here, it’s very tasty delicious 😋🤤

Ha…Ha…Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 had 2️⃣ plates of fried rice 🍛🍛…Oppsss…surely exceed her rice 🍚 quota of 1️⃣ week 😅😂🤣, time for more frequent morning 🔅🔆 joggingsss 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Then, she 👩🏻 really enjoyed her 2️⃣ morning 🔅🔆 buffet breakfast 🍽🍴☕️ during her stay 🛌🛀🏻🛋 here. The food selection were moderately good 👌🏻✌🏻 Hmm…Would be good 👍🏻 if they rotate some of the main dishes to excite its long term stay guests 👫👭👬

Also a tasty table set dinner 🍽🍴 for the 1️⃣st night 🌃🌌, personally she 👩🏻 loves ❤️ the stuffed beancurd dish & rendang 😋🤤

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Sidai Restaurant

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her media friends 👭👬👬👬 had a Western dinner served in this restaurant. She had ordered for Salmon 🐟 steak, yet she also has exchanged & tried her media friends👫👬👬’ dishes too, including some pasta 🍝🍝 dishes for sharing

Hmm…1️⃣st experience of having unique sweet taste Western dinner 🍽 …😌the sweet taste of Salmon steak (orange 🍊 sauce), lamb chop (honey 🍯 sauce) etc.

Her media friends 👭👬👬👬 & herself 👩🏻 were all love & enjoyed very much the Kadok pasta (highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻), very delicious tasty😋🤤, not to be missed ya 😋😋

Oppsss…Just a plate 🍝 for sharing & she 👩🏻 forgot 🤦🏻‍♀️ to snap a photo 📸 for sharing here…Ha…Ha…☺️😊

Activities not to be missed‼️

Swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️

Woow‼️ A beautiful 😍🤩stunning view 👀 to enjoy either morning 🔅🔆 or evening swim 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ here

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Really love the view here 😍🤩, the bridge that you have shared in the beginning of this blogging

Stingless Bee 🐝 Farm

From this farm, you will have chance to observe the stingless bees 🐝 🐝 named Kelulut in action & learning the process of its honey 🍯 production. There are plenty species of stingless bees 🐝🐝 that each will producing a different-tasting honey 🍯

Ohh ya…The honey 🍯 harvested from this farm are for sale 🛒🛍 to its guests 👫👭👬 to bring home 🏡 as souvenirs ya 🎁💝

Hmm…Would be good 👍🏻 if the guests 👬👭👫 are offering with honey 🍯 tasting 😋 during the farm visit, then it creates better 👍🏻 interactive session🗣👥👤👥 , as well as an educational opportunities for the younger kids 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻

Gaharu 🌳 Farm

A short shuttle ride 🚐 to reach to the Gaharu 🌳 plantation

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Gaharu trees 🌳 aka Agarwood are 1️⃣ the rarest trees 🌳 in rainforests 🌳🌳 It’s much sought-after by the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industries for their bark & resin 👍🏻👍🏻

This is a conservation 💚 effort by the Belum Conservation Malaysia (BCM) by planting the gaharu 🌳 trees in the Belum-Temenggor Rainforest Complex 🌳🌳 with the celebrities 💃🏻🕴🏻🕺🏼👩🏻‍🎤👨🏾‍🎤as well as its resort guests 👬👭👫

How to❓⁉️

Do contribute RM💯💰 to support this Gaharu 🌳 tree planting, do exploring for more details via 🌐 https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Frog 🐸 Hunting

Awesome 1️⃣st experience she 👩🏻 had with her media friends 👭👬👬👬 after dinner 🍽🍴

It was really a fun activity with friends 👭👬👬👬 to hunt with torch light 🔦 & then help each other with lighting 💡 to capture the frogs found 🐸🐸

Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 has spotted the baby frogs aka tadpoles in a pond 💦💧 from her hunting. Hurray‼️😁😃

It’s just within the resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 compound, yes✅, the various small ponds 💦💧

Do enjoy the music/ song by the frogs 🐸🐸 being captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻  for sharing ya

Sungai Ruok Waterfall 💦💧

Initially this trekking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️to reach the waterfall 💦💧 & Rafflesia 🌺 spot site was called to cancel ❌ due to a heavy rain ☔️🌧 when the boat 🚤 about to reach

Special thank you 🙏🏻 to the responsible 👍🏻 boatman 🚤🙋🏽‍♂️ named Mr Mazlan, he 🙋🏽‍♂️ went himself 1️⃣st to check & ensure 🚶🏻‍♂️✅ it’s still safe to do the trekking 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️ in the rain ☔️🌧

Yeah‼️ He confirmed ✅ & all set with rain coat & trekking 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️ walked slowly in the jungle 🌳🌳

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Note: Photo 📸 above credit to IG @izrylwilson 🙋🏽‍♂️

It worth 👍🏻 a walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️definitely, guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 was bare foot 👣 for this trekking 🚶🏻‍♀️as she refused to get her sport shoes 👟 wet from the rain ☔️🌧

Luckily she 👩🏻 doesn’t hurt her feet (Yeah!! She 👩🏻 is qualified to join as local indigeneous communities in this rainforest). No leeches attack too, hurray!!

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Note: Photo 📸 above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp 🙋🏿‍♂️

Kampung Semelor Visit (Including the Toy Library 📚🎨🖌🖍✂️📎📐)

Do contribute RM💯 before you check-out from your stay & your contribution will be used by the Yayasan Emkay to sponsor a school uniform for an indigenenous kid. Not just that, your contribution also provide an employment opportunity to the local indigeneneous as the uniforms are all being handsew by the them

More details via https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Ohh ya…Short getaway of 3️⃣D2️⃣N already enough to re-energise yourself from hectic city life here. Do click in below post 📌 for the itinerary suggestion of 3️⃣D2️⃣N

Or if you are visiting for the 1️⃣st time, do click in the post 📌 below for some suggestions specially to 1️⃣st visitor👩🏻

Hmm…Let’s sign up to be a Belum Forest Friend (BFF)❓⁉️

Then, participate & #GetInvolved the nature conservation & preservation activities 💚💚

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Address📍: Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.belumrainforestresort.com/

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

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #BelumRainforestResort

Special thank you to #BelumRainforestResort for trusting & believing, also great thanks to #OriginaJus​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #Aluyakitchen for being the sponsors & #TravelwithAidil #AidilTravelIpoh for being the main transporter & travel advisor for a smooth & safe journey to complete this successful travelogue

Not to forget our cool lunch dining @ the River Besuk being sponsored by #CastellaCafeGrik ont her travel journey back to KL city, do click in to enjoy her vblog captured & more details for sharing ya

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6 Eco Tourism Must-See in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated in MITA business networking 🤝 trip of 3️⃣D2️⃣N to Sabah state, East Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s a collaborative 🤝 efforts between MITA, MPC, Tourism Productive Nexus & Sabah Tourism Board😁 Curious 🤔 about what’s happening❓⁉️

Do click in the above main tweets 📌📌 thread @ Twitter for a summary of all exciting activities ya 🤗

Yes✅, Sabah tourist destinations📍📍definitely more than just the famous 👍🏻👆🏻hiking 🧗‍♀️🧗‍♂️site, the summit of Borneo & the Malaysia🇲🇾’s 1️⃣st World UNESCO Heritage ~ Mount Kinabalu ⛰ or beautiful 😍🤩 diving site ~ Semporna Island 🏝🏖🌴

 

So, she 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here the 6️⃣ must-visit eco 💚 tourism destinations📍📍in Sabah from her recent travelling experience to appreciate;

✅ The rich heritage, art & culture of Sabah local indigenous communities 👫👭👬

✅ The precious natural 💚 eco environment with rich flora 🌱🌿🌳 & fauna 🐄🐮🐟

✅ The shopping (including online) 🛒🛍 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻 for Sabah locally produced souvenirs 💝🎁

So, enjoy the details of each Sabah’s tourist destinations 📍📍

✅ Heritage, Art & Culture of Sabah local indigenous communities 👫👭👬

1️⃣ Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Cultural Village

This cultural village is a non❌-political association of 40 indigenous ethnic communities of Sabah 👫👭👬 & specially catered for the Kadazandusun tribes & 4️⃣ major Dusun tribes in Sabah i.e. Dusun Tindal Kota Belud, Dusun Papar, Rungus & Murut 😊

 

This village features 11 different ethnic tribes houses 🏠🏡🏘 in 1️⃣ village i.e. The Penampang Traditional House, The Tenom Traditional House, The Beaufort Traditional House, The Kota Belud Traditional House, The Kuala Penyu Traditional House, The Keningau Traditional House, The Tambunan Traditional House, The Papar Traditional House, The Ranau Traditional House, The Tuaran Traditional House & The Kudat Traditional House 😀

Do enjoy vBlog 📹🎥 created by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as after your visit, you will understand better the differences between today’s culture & the culture that the ancestors’ lived in years ✌🏻🙌🏻 Also have an opportunity to witness the ancestor’s lifestyle at their respective homes 🏠🏡🏘 which are built exactly similar to years ago 😲👍🏻

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Each of the houses 🏠🏡🏘 with different hands 🤚🏻on & interactive activities between the indigenous communities & the visitors 👫👭👬 e.g. traditional games, traditional cooking demo & classes,  headgear (named Sigah) folding, block printing, blow pipe making & demonstration etc. 😀

It operates as a museum 🏛 to preserve Kadazandusun ethnic culture with aims to share the knowledge, history, culture & tradition of Kadazandusun 🤩

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Hmm…Guess what❓⁉️

You can also taste the “disgusting 😱” (personally to SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻) local delicacy named butod i.e. the sago worms 🐛 which the local indigenous communities believe high ⬆️ in protein 👍🏻

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Do shopping 🛒🛍 for some local handmade souvenirs 💝🎁 e.g. necklace, bracelet, bag etc. from its souvenir 💝🎁 shop which indirectly will contribute to the local heritage & cultures preservation funding 💰

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Kadazandusun Cultural Association Sabah, Hongkod Koisaan, KM. 8, Jalan Penampang, 89509 Penampang, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 9️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.kdca.org.my/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/KDCA-Cultural-Village-KCV-RW-1882000735216642/

2️⃣ Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum

This miniature museum 🏛 is a brainchild of the founder named Anne Antah 🧕🏽 She has started it with 7️⃣ pairs of the most common costume dolls 👫 creation in 2011 i.e. Kadazan Penampang, Kadazan Papar, Bajau Samah, Rungus, Murut, Lundayeh & Dusun Lotud 😍

 

With the realisation that not ❌ many young generation 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 has adequate ✅ information 📌about the traditional costumes, she 🧕🏽 has then build this miniature museum 🏛 as a centre for local Malaysians 🇲🇾, visitors & culture-enthusiasts 👫👬👭 to learn the heritage cultural of the Borneans 👏🏻🙌🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really impressed 😍🤩with this miniature museum & created a vBlog  📹🎥 for sharing here, do enjoy ya 😄😁

You have to be at this museum 🏛 personally to view with you own sight 👁👁👀 the great 👍🏻 detailed works done on each costumes

Guess what❓⁉️

During your visit, you will gain in depth understanding about Sabah’s people 🇲🇾👫👭👬 & their heritage culture in miniature scenes & dolls 👫 which all dressed up in traditional costumes👘🎎, houses 🏘🏘 & structures which all scaled to depict scene based on local folklore & legend 😍🤩

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Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻when you are travelling to Sabah, you have to visit to this ~ The Malaysia 🇲🇾 1️⃣st Book of Records 📜, the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s 1️⃣st miniature indigenous costume museum 🏛

You may redeem an exclusive printed postcard 🔖 as souvenir 💝🎁 from your visit too

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Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

All guests 👫👭👬 are welcome 🙏🏻 to dress 👘👔🎎👗 up in the traditional costumes with accessories for photos 📸 / videos 📹🎥 opportunity

Not just with its physical souvenir 🎁 stalls within the museum 🏛 , this creative arts museum 🏛 also owns an online shop 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🛒🛍of local gifts 💝🎁 & souvenirs in particular the Kain Chanteek (locally made textile) via 🌐 www.shopinborneo.com , plenty of promotions avilable for your happy 😃 online shopping 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🛒🛍

Address📍: Kg Lakang, Tamparuli, 89208 Tuaran, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 6️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.chanteekborneo.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Chanteek.Borneo/

✅ Natural Eco 💚 Environment with rich Flora 🌱🌿🌳 & Fauna 🐄🐮🐟

3️⃣ Poring Hot Spring ♨️💦💧

Definitely a must visit place📍to de-stress 😌 & soak away the sores & aches of your muscles in this spring 💦💧’s hot ♨️ sulphuric minerals especially for the healing properties which popular & believing among the local communities 🇲🇾👫👬👭

Also called as Poring Springs/ Poring, a hot water spring ♨️💦💧with its source deep under ⬇️ the fertile ground of Mount Kinabalu ⛰

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s hot ♨️ enough to boil an egg 🥚 However she 👩🏻 forgot to buy eggs 🥚🥚 & bring along during her recent visit 😌☺️ Oppsss…

Within the park, you may visit the butterfly 🦋 farm, the Poring Orchid 🌺Conservation Centre, the tropical garden🌿🌱🌷🌻, the Poring 🦇🎍🎋 canopy 🌳🌳walkway, the Rafflesia flower 🌺 site etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed 😁 this hot spring ♨️💦💧& felt very comfy 😌 & light after a good 👍🏻 dip ♨️💦💧with her friends 👭👭👫

Do remember to bring along your rubber sandals/ slippers👣, change of clothes👚👕, towel & swimwear 👙 for your hot spring ♨️💦💧visit ya😁

Also to remember drink more water 💦💧after your hot spring dip ♨️💦💧 ya

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Poring Hot Spring, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 6️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: https://wikitravel.org/en/Poring_Hot_Spring

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poring-Hot-Springs/150838218299533

4️⃣ “Tagal” Sungai Moroli, Fish 🐟 Massage

Hmm…Why not a unique spa 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️ from your usual❓⁉️

Do enjoy an experience once for the fish 🐟 massaging 👣 session @ Kelah fish 🐟 sanctuary, Kampung Luanti, Ranau

In the Local KadazanDusun dialect, ‘tagal’ means ‘no fishing ❌🎣 ’ & the main purpose of the ‘tagal’ is to conserve & preserve the environment 💚 as well as the ecosystem to benefit the future generation 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻

‘Ikan 🐟 Pelian’ , ‘Ikan Kelah’ or Malaysian Mahseer 🇲🇾🐟 comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes 🐟🐟 are specifically trained by the villagers 👬👫👭 to perform the healing massage 👣 activities. Wow 😲‼️

Ohh ya…The Kelah fishes 🐟🐟 are huge here, not to worry as the fishes 🐟🐟 got no ❌ teeth, so will not bite, instead lots of fish kisses to your feet ya 👣

This fish 🐟 massage 👣 is deemed to have a curative effect on those who suffers from psoriasis. So, a regular fish 🐟 massages 👣👣& surely you will enjoy smoother & suppler skin 😍 Hmm…One said simply like a baby👶🏻’s skin 👍🏻😃

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Kg. Luanti, Ranau, 89300 Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fish-Spa-Kg-Luanti-Ranau/207666489254559

✅ Sabah’s Locally Produced Souvenirs 💝🎁

5️⃣ Desa Dairy Cattle 🐄🐮 Farm

No need ❌ to travel ✈️🛫 to New Zealand 🇳🇿 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 also owns a mini New Zealand. Hurray‼️😲😃

 

This farm 🐮🐄 is located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu ⛰ & offers beautiful 😍🤩 green 🌳🌳 scenery. It’s definitely a breathtaking destination for pre-wedding 👰🏻🤵🏻photo shooting 📸📸 (a permit 🆗 application is required✅) with breathtaking Mount Kinabalu ⛰ as backgroud with its cool breeze 🌬💨from Kundasang🏞

Guess what❓⁉️

This cattle 🐄🐮 farm is producing approximately 900k litres of milk 🥛 annually with its approximately 200 hectars farm 🐄🐮 All the milking cows 🐄🐮here are Friesians i.e. the highest ⬆️ milk 🥛 producers of all cattle 🐄🐮 breeds imported from New Zealand 🇳🇿

Not just that, many milk 🥛 lovers ❤️ will queue up long just to taste its fresh cow 🐄🐮 milk 🥛 , fresh goat 🐐 milk 🥛 , yogurt, gelato🍨 🍦etc.

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻it as an educational destination for with a family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👪👨‍👩‍👧 getaway or a school 🏫 trips. Many exciting educational activities are available for the young generation 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 e.g. bottled milk 🍼 feeding the calves 🐮🐄, fresh grass 🌱🌿 feeding the goats 🐐🐐 , milk 🥛 processing, milking 🥛process, milk 🥛making etc.

Feeding activities required a fee 💵✅ to purchase the milk 🍼/ grass 🌿🌱 While there are specific timing/ schedule 🕛 for the raw milk 🥛 processing. Do contact 📞☎️📱& check out the details before your visit 😀

 

Before make a move from this farm🐄🐮, don’t forget to do a healthy shopping 🛒🛍 for some local produced milk 🥛 souvenirs 🎁 from this dairy farm 🐮🐄especially the popular Desa Cattle’s milk 🥛 in a box,  milk creamy ice cream 🍦 etc.

Address📍: Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://desaplus.com/

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

6️⃣ Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 Garden

1️⃣ said no ❌ trip to the Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 Garden would be complete without a taste 😋🤤of Sabah’s finest tea ☕️ 🍵 Yeah‼️

Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 Garden is the only organic tea farm 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵in Borneo & 1️⃣ of the few ones in the world 🗺🌍

She 👩🏻 had a lunch dining 🍽🍴with friends 👫👭👬 here with a seat facing this 2.5k hectare tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 plantation for a beautiful 😍🤩stunning view, as well as enjoy a cuppa of hot Sabah Tea ☕️ Pandan 🌿🌱 teh tarik. It’s smooth, fragrant & not too sweet to enjoy 😋🤤

You have to enjoy a beatiful 😍🤩 walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️into this organic tea plantation🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵, apprecicate & touch the tea leaves 🍃, as well as snapping photos 📸📸 & videos 📹🎥 for sharing in social medias 😉

An educational visit to enjoy a variety of recreational activities e.g. obstacle-crossing in the Sapaon Recreational Area, trekking along the trails to the peak of Kamunsu Hill ⛰ / to embarking on a night 🌃🌌 walk 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️to check out the unique insect 🐜 🐞🕷 life

Guests 👫👭👬 can also opt for a stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🛋 either in a traditional long house, a cosy bungalow / camping ⛺️ to enjoy the starry sky 🌌 etc. A variety of tour packages are available to cater for your choice, do exploring for your visit ya 🤗

Free 🆓 admission 🎟, however a small fee ✅ is required for a tea 🍃🍃adventure tour/ day tour (not available for public holidys) to its tea 🍃🍃factory

Address📍: 17, Kg. Nalapak, Jalan Ranau-Sandakan, 89309 Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 4️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.sabahtea.com.my/

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

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

#MITA #SabahOnBorneo #TourismMalaysia #MalaysiaBlogsRT #mitab2b #TPN #TourismProductive #TourismProductivityNexus #MalaysiaProductive #Sabah #KotaKinabalu #KK #hotel #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #siennylovesdrawing #MPC #naturelovers #island #MPCshowcase #checkintuaran #traditionalcostume #keepingheritagealive#chanteekborneo #PoringHotSpring #SabahTeaGarden #hotspring #teagarden #MtKinabalu #Kundasang #KDCAculturalvillage #KDCA #KDCAculturalvillage #stay #stayvacation

What’s New @ Desaru Coast

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her amazing 2️⃣D1️⃣N getaway 🚐🎒🕶🧢👟 to the Desaru Coast 🏖🏝, which spanning across a vast 3.9k acres along a 17km pristine beachfront 🏖🏝 in the South-Eastern region i.e. Johor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

So, what’s new 🆕 in Desaru Coast 🏢🏖🏝 that she 👩🏻 has explored & experienced recently❓⁉️

A 4️⃣ hours ride 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway to Desaru Coast 🏝🏖 & she 👩🏻truly enjoyed her comfy 😌luxury stay vacation🛌🛀🏻🛋 @ #HRHDesaruCoast🏢🏖🏝, great fine dining 😋🍽🍴😀 experience ~ #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 & #aSplashingGreatTime adventure water 💦💧 park play time🏄🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️

 

#HRHDesaruCoast ~ Hard Rock Hotel 🏢 Desaru Coast 🏝🏖

Upon arrival 🚐🏢, had a great lunch 🍽🍴😋 at this new 🆕 hotel 🏢 since its launch on Oct 2018, she really loves ❤️ the Malaysian flavours set lunch 🇲🇾🍽🍴served here 😀

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Hmm…Though she was expecting 💭 for a Western lunch 🍔🍟🥙🥗🥩🍖🥓

After lunch🍽🍴, she 👩🏻 then checked-in 🔐 with her media friend 👭 to the Deluxe King room, 1️⃣st impression ~ a spacious & stylish room 😍🤩 Had a good night 😴💤 rest with its comfy bed & soft pillows 😌😉

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The toilet 🚽 & shower 🚿 are separated (Hmm…No bath tub 🛀🏻 ohh…😌) . The hair dryer, iron & toiletries are provided in the hotel room 👭👫👬

Ohh ya…When she 👩🏻 has switched on 🔛 the tv 📺, she received a personalised welcome 🙏🏻🤗📌 message on screen 📺 , then she 👩🏻 started to enjoy the great selection of rock music 🎼🎸🎺🎷🎹🎵🎶

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She 👩🏻 loves 💗 the complimentary 🆓 non-alcoholic minibar🍹🥤& snacks 🍫🍿🍪🥜 which gonna be replenished daily if you are enjoying a longer stay here😁

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There is a memorabilia exhibition of the Rock Stars 🌟⭐️ Collection & a Sound of Your Stay music 🎵🎶 🎼 program in a complimentary 🆓 audio 🎤🎧 experience for its guests 👫👭👬 to either enjoy creating own personalised playlist, playing a music instrument🎸🎺🎷/ listening 👂🏻to 🔟specially-curated records🎼🎵🎶etc. It’s only available with specific schedule & she 👩🏻 has missed ❌ her chance due to time constraints 😌 though, wish she 👩🏻 can enjoy it in her next stay 😇🍀🤞🏻✌🏻

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All guests 👭👬👫 can obtain respective direct access (Yeah‼️ Re-entry allows 😃✌🏻ya) from the hotel🏢’s grounds to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 🏄🏻‍♀️🏄🏻‍♂️🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️💦💧 with walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance

A complimentary 🆓shuttle bus 🚌 available to The Els Club, especially for golf 🏌️‍♂️⛳️🏌️‍♀️ lovers for a 27-hole & 18-hole golf course 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️⛳️etc. within Desaru Coast compound

Ohh ya…You will definitely enjoy its great spread of breakfast 🥞🍳🥗🥪☕️ selection which complimentary 🆓 with hotel room the next morning 🔅🔆 after a night of great rest 😴💤

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also got impressed 🤩 with its go green 💚 & eco sustainability initiative by having sensor light 💡 at bathroom area 🚽🚿, recycle ♻️ labelled rubbish bin in hotel room, as well as using refill water 💦💧 bottle & water dispenser to reduce ⬇️ plastic water 💦💧 bottle for all its guests. Bravo‼️ 👏🏻🙌🏻

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Hmm…When will be your upcoming check-in 🔐 to #HRHDesaruCoast 🏢🏝🏖 for a rock stay🛌🎼🎵🎶❓⁉️

Address📍: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.hardrockhotels.com/desaru-coast

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

#DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian 🇲🇾 Journey

It’s the 1️⃣st edition aka for the 1️⃣st time in Malaysia 🇲🇾 to present its very own signature 👍🏻 dining 🍽🍴programme named Desaru Coast 🏖🏝 Gourmet 🍽🍴Series 1️⃣st Edition which proudly presents Relais & Chateaux’s award🎖-winning Michelin Grand Chef👨🏼‍🍳, Emmanuel Stroobant

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It aims to introduce an exclusively 💌 curated 6️⃣-series dining 🍽🍴programme which offering a unique & holistic culinary 🍽🍴experience for its prestige guests 👬👫👭 Rediscover iconic flavours of Malaysian 🇲🇾🍽 cuisines through new 🆕 interpretations by award🎖-winning chefs 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 from around the world 🌍

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really felt proud to be 1️⃣ of the 1️⃣st to savour a 1️⃣-of-a-kind mouth-watering fusion flavour during her recent visit. She 👩🏻 had a 6️⃣-course dinner 🍽, there are package available for travellers 👭👬👫 who would like to spend longer in Desaru Coast 🏖🏝

Curious 🤔 about the fine dine 🍽 dinner menu❓⁉️

✅ Berinai ~ Nasi 🍚 Kerabu (Really love 💗 the unique delicious 😋🤤 mixture, so satisfied👍🏻)
✅ Canapés ~ Brinjal Buah Keluak, salted egg 🥚 popiah & okra sambal

✅ Abalone ~ Bang kuang & marigold (Superb️‼️ Her heart ❤️ melted for it 😋)

✅ Scallop ~ Coconut 🌴🥥 & laksa (Very fresh & juicy 🤤)

✅ Cod 🐟 ~ White miso, turmeric & cauliflower

✅ Cream ~ La cremeria vanilla ice cream 🍦 , white chocolate, pop rocks & kaffir lime leaves 🌱🌿 (Ohh my…Really love 💗 the great 👍🏻 combination of the lime leaves 🌱🌿 to the overall tasting 😋🤤)

✅ Coconut 🌴🥥 ~ pineapple 🍍, pandan 🌿, mango, financier & gingerflower

✅ Petite 4️⃣ ~ emping berlinjau lime 🍋 dragee, rose 🌹 & raspberry bonbon, gula melaka peanut 🥜 nougatine & saffron & macadamia madeleines

Ohh wow 😲‼️ She 👩🏻 had a privilege 💌 to meet & speak to the famous Celebrity Chef of Michelin, 👨🏼‍🍳 Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at the launch, she 👩🏻 truly inspired by his passionate & love 💗 of cooking. Bravo 👏🏻🙌🏻‼️

From this event, she 👩🏻 also had an exclusive privilege to meet & enjoy the Asam Pedas 🥘 cooking demo by KOL chefs ~ Ms Ili Sulaiman 👩🏽‍🍳 & Mr Adam Ismail 👨🏽‍🍳

Do enjoy the vblog clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

Without travelling ✈️ to overseas, you get to try the fine dine 🍽 by award🎖-winning Michelin Grand Chef👨🏼‍🍳, Emmanuel Stroobant

Do exploring the next upcoming #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian 🇲🇾 Journey for your fine dine 🍽 experience ya 😃😊

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/Pages/Play/Events/Be-The-First-Gourmet-Series

#aSplashingGreatTime ~ Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 💦💧

Yeah‼️ It’s 1️⃣ of the biggest wave 🌊 pool in world 🌍 , she 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 time with her media friends 👬👫👭 to enjoying the water 💦💧 park especially the unique mix of more than 20 wet & dry rides, 1️⃣st-ever water coaster in the region, slides & attractions 📍📍

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The rides & attractions are located in 5️⃣ zones namely the Penawar Falls, Penawar River💦💧, Shipwreck Reef, Tidal Wave 🌊 Beach & Kids Ahoy. Each zone offering ‘splash💦💧-tacular’ experiences to its guests of all ages 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻👨🏻👱🏻‍♀️👱🏻‍♂️🧔🏼👵🏻🧓🏻👴🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s very recently soft launched 🎉🎊, congrats‼️

It’s holding more than 4️⃣ million gallons of water 💦💧 over nearly 25acres of space & with capacity of 12k visitors 👭👫👬 All its guests 👭👫👬 can relax 😌 & enjoy 😉 the wave 🌊 pool views from the beachside 🏖🏝 cabanas/ lounge along its 170m sandy shoreline of Tidal Wave Beach 🏖 🏝 Kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻 below 122cm height must be accompanied by parents/ adults 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👪🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️

 

Before you leave the park, do check out your group photos 📸 from screen 🖥, select ✅, print & bring home 🏡 as souvenir 🎁 ya

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So, definitely this water 💦💧 park not to be missed 👍🏻 to enjoy #aSplashingGreatTime ya 😆😄

Address📍: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 🔟am to 6️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en/Pages/Play/Desaru-Coast-Adventure-Waterpark/

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

Ohh ya…From her 👩🏻 recent visit, she has received some upcoming events by Desaru Coast 🏢🏖🏝 to celebrating the New Year 2019🎉🎊

What are you waiting for❓⁉️

 

If you would like to plan a short vacation 🎒💼 to Desaru Coast🏢🏝🏖, do exploring by downloading its app 📲 via 🌐 https://desarucoast.com/MobileApp

You can check out for Desaru Coast 🏢🏝🏖 destinations📍📍,

  • Interactive map 🗺 with Point Of Interests 📍
  • A list & schedule 📌 of its latest events & shows
  •  Latest promotions available
  • The park opening hours🕙, schedule & information on rides, attractions, dining, entertainment etc.

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en

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

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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Art In The City ~ Bringing Malaysian Arts to the People

Yeah‼️ As a self taught artist 👩🏻‍🎨 & art lover 💗, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was proud to receive an exclusive privilege 📩📧💌 recently to attend the official launch 🎉🎊 of Art In The City (AITC) 😃

Definitely it was a meaningful launch 🎉🎊 being officiated with the arrival of the Minister of Federal Territories, 👨🏽‍💼 YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad who shown the strong support 💪🏻 for the development of the local arts & acknowledged that Malaysia 🇲🇾 is a nation brimming with talent. However, it may currently lack of supported avenues & right policies that can contribute in showcasing its potential 😁

An art inspiring welcome 🤗 speech by the Founding CEO of Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), 👩🏽‍💼 Pn Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin with her great art passion 👍🏻🙌🏻

“A project with this scale requires the support 💪🏻 from many counterparts & we own our heartfelt 💕 gratitude 🙏🏻 to all our partners’ for their direct & indirect contributions to AITC. Some have facilitated & hosted the artworks, while others have worked to ensure the integrity of artwork is maintained with its advance technology & nevertheless, all of them have helped in making the vision of AITC a reality. Together, we will be able to position Kuala Lumpur (KL) 🌆🏙 as an upcoming cultural capital in addition to making Malaysia 🇲🇾 known for its great arts & artists.” presented by Pn Izan 👩🏽‍💼

All guests 👫👭👬 were impressed 🤩 with an amazing Dikir Barat performance 🎤🎼🎶🎵 by PUSAKA

Not just that, also with an exclusive chance to greet & meet each of the featured artists 👩🏻‍🎨👨🏻‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨👨🏽‍🎨 of AITC

Hmm…What’s all about AITC❓⁉️

What❓🚸

It’s a campaign with collaboration 🤝 between Ministry of Federal Territories, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), CENDANA & 12 other partners unite to bring Malaysian arts 🇲🇾🎨🖌 to the people 👭👬👫 by showcasing local Malaysian artists 🇲🇾👩🏻‍🎨👨🏻‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨👨🏽‍🎨 in addition to promoting the inherent value of culture in defining our national identity 👍🏻😍

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was shared with this campaign from her artists’ 👭👬👫🎨🖌community when it was 1️⃣st open with a call for local artists’ 🇲🇾👨🏻‍🎨👩🏻‍🎨👨🏽‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨 to submit artworks that represents Malaysia 🇲🇾 in Jan 2018 😀

 

There were over 1️⃣k pieces of artworks 🖼 received & then 30 pieces being shortlisted ✅ by a panel of academics, art & culture experts for public voting 🗳

AITC is a stunning outdoor visual display of local arts across KL 🌆🏙 that serves as a strategic effort to promoting the Malaysian local arts community 🇲🇾👩🏻‍🎨👨🏻‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨👨🏽‍🎨 in expressing & showcasing their talents, while making art more accessible to all general public 👭👬👫

 

Who❓⁉️

It features 14 artworks by renowned Malaysian artists & local grassroots talents 🇲🇾👩🏻‍🎨👨🏻‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨👨🏽‍🎨 in random sequencing listed below,

  • Dato’ Mohd Hoessein Enas ~ the Father of Malaysian Portrait Painting
  • Kok Yew Puah
  • Sivabalan Arumugam
  • Syamsul Addenno

  • Datuk Ibrahim Hussein
  • Ahmad Sanuri Zulkefli
  • Suzi Chua

  • Art:tech
  • Jing Chung
  • Natasha Iman

  • Brindha Kumar
  • Nor Aziela Binti Ahmad
  • Samantha Cheah

Each piece of their artwork 🖼 actually highlighting the respective different artistic stylesto representating the Malaysian culture, heritage & the country 🇲🇾

Why❓⁉️

AITC aims to bring Malaysian arts 🇲🇾🎨🖌 to all general public i.e. making it more accessible for everyone, both local Malaysia citizens 🇲🇾👭👬👫 as well as foreign tourists cum expatriates

In summary, just everyone‼️ Wow 😲‼️

Not just that, it aims also to promoting & increasing ⬆️ awareness of our local arts & culture scene, to encouraging all the general public 👭👬👫 to visit the art galleries & museums 🏛 around Malaysia 🇲🇾 , as well as to strengthening KL city🌆🏙’s position as an upcoming cultural & creative hub 😉

 

Why KL 🌆🏙❓⁉️

As mentioned by 👨🏽‍💼YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad in his speech 🗣👥👤👥, “With a population 🇲🇾👭👬👫 of approximately 1.76millions, KL 🌆🏙 serves as a great 👍🏻 canvas for the artists 👩🏻‍🎨👨🏻‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨👨🏽‍🎨 to dream big & create art 🎨🖌 beyond borders where their masterpieces can draw the attention they deserve, whether they may be at a local, regional/ even international level.” 👏🏻🙌🏻

How❓⁉️

Other than the publicly displayed art pieces, AITC also featuring a myriad of activities which Malaysians 🇲🇾👭👬👫 can enjoy the mural paintings 🎨🖌, monthly traditional performances 💃🏻🕺🏻🎼🥁in collaboration with PUSAKA, regional mentorship programme with OUR ArtProjects, routable discussions 🗣👥👤👥 between local artists & RogueArt, art workshops at corporate offices, a pop-up visual fair called SHIFT etc. 😊☺️

Truly a strategic effort 🤝💪🏻👍🏻 to increasing ⬆️ greater awareness of the Malaysian local arts & culture scenes 🇲🇾🎨🖌🎼🥁💃🏻🕺🏻

Amidst the historic KL iconic buildings 🌆🏙, AITC brings together the cultural backdrop & stories in this thriving city 🌆🏙 by transforming the landscape into a colourful visual experience as a must-see destination📍for art lovers, local Malaysian ciitizens, expatriates & foreign tourists👭👬👫

 

Where❓⁉️

After reading 📖 about AITC, sure you are curious 🤔 where to locate📍the artworks 🎨🖌🖼🖼 of AITC from the featured Malaysian local artists 🇲🇾👨🏽‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨👨🏻‍🎨👩🏻‍🎨

All the artworks 🖼🖼 are being displayed cum showcased prominently at strategic locations📍📍with high visibility ⬆️👁👁👀 across the KL city 🌆🏙 e.g. National Art Gallery, Lot 10, KL Citywalk (KLCW) etc. & digital billboards around the city 😍

 

It’s all from great joint synergised efforts 🤝🙌🏻with both public & private partners between Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC), National Art Gallery, LEDTRONICS, KL Citywalk, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Lot 10, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Wisma Maran, Maybank Foundation, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Wariscan, KL Hop-On Hop-Off etc. to ensure optimum reach at high ⬆️ traffic areas in the heart ❤️ of KL city 🌆🏙, art galleries & museums 🏛

Do feel free to download 📲 the map 🗺 to appreciate the visual arts, photos & videos opportunities via 🌐 https://www.cendana.com.my/clients/Cendana_78A7CADC-1C4A-44E8-A815-E2B4C1D11FE0/contentms/img/Arts_In_The_City/Slider%20-%20AITC%20-%20Nov2018/CENDANA_AITC_Map.pdf

Ohh ya…Do keep an eye 👁👁👀 the next time when you’re in KL city 🌆🏙, do opt for an artistic walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️around it, also plan your time to dropping  by 1️⃣ of the many art galleries/ museums 🏛

More details of AITC,

Website🌐: https://www.cendana.com.my/aitc

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

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