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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Fukushima Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 4 sessions of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Again, she really enjoyed this 5th session @ 26 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Fukushima Prefecture 福島県, the 3rd largest perfecture in Japan

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan 🇯🇵 by Ms Farah. Japan international border remains suspended. self quarantine period for cross border travellers has shortened to 10 days. More updated Japan travel details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & 🌐 https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Ms Farah has also shared about some typical Japanese-style breakfast ie. Washoku, a traditional Japanese cuisine which being recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of its diverse & fresh ingredients, exceptionally well-balanced & healthy to convey the beauty of nature & changing seasons. The common composition of Washoku including rice (Carbohydrate, either plain steamed white, brown/ genmai or mixed rice – seasoned with soy sauce/ dashi/ seasonal ingredients) + 1 soup (Hydration, miso soup – made from fermented soybean paste & a dashi broth with chopped green onion, wakame seaweed & tofu) + 3 dishes (Protein – grilled fish/ rolled eggs, minerals, vitamin & fibre – “Kobaci”, assorted vegetables prepared in different ways) . Ms Farah also honorable mentioned the Natto & TKG – Tamago-kake Gohan. As a typical love to eat foodie, she wants to taste the Kitakata Ramen as recommended by Ms Farah. It served in a refreshing soy sauce soup, consisting of thick noodles with slices of pork, bamboo shoots & spring onions

Sharing from Ms Abe 🙋🏻‍♀️ from Fukushima Tourism Department about 3 major regions of Fukushima ie. Aizu, Nakadori & Hamadori. It’s 90mins train journey from Tokyo. She has shared some famous destinations to visit by each season in Fukushima. The highly acclaimed Fukushima Peach is in Summer season, must enjoy the refreshing tasty Peach Parfait. Also Ms Abe has recommended some unique experiences ie. cycling around to appreciating the beautiful scenery of autumn leaves, winter sports to enjoy at Alts Snow Park & Resort & Higashiyama Onsen, drift taxi, ramen tasting, Samurai performance, Akabeko painting & etc.

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Next, sharing from Ms Tan from JNTO about 6D5N Southern Tohoku Tour suggestion by flying in/ out through Tokyo in autumn season by car/ bus

  1. Fly in 🛬, free & easy in Tokyo. Must taste the Tsukishima Monjayaki pancakes 🥞
  2. To Lake Inawashiro Akabeko (Its legend story & lucky 🍀 charm) / Aizu candle 🕯️ making experience Tadami River Bridge viewpoint Hotel 🏨: Aizu Ashinomaki Onzen ♨️ to experience Demon Slayer scene alike ryokan
  3. To Kitakata City for Kitakata Ramen 🍜, brewery tour & sake🍶 tasting Uesugi Hakushakutei Hotel 🏨: Ginzan Onsen to experience spirited away scene alike onsen street & former official royal 👑 family accommodation
  4. To Naruko Gorge Matsushima islands 🗾 Ichiban-cho to experience local gourmet grab & go Hotel stay at Sendai city to experience the Sendai Pageant of Starlight
  5. Shopping 🛍️ trip at Sendai-Izumi premium outlets Zao Fox Village Adachigahara Furusatomura Hotel 🏨 stay at Koriyama city to get in touch with the rural life of Japan
  6. Kawagoe city street strolling for time travel to the past & last mins shopping 🛍️ before flying out 🛫 to Tokyo/ back home

More Japan travel planning via 🌐 https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/itineraries/index.html & 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Lastly, live sharing by a Malaysian student, Ms Admirah about her favourite shine muscat grape, powdery snow in winter ❄️ Ohh ya…She reminded all visitors must bring a good camera to capture the beautiful scenery etc. when travelling to Japan

Things To Do @ Fukushima Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing loves train ride, so definitely she will enjoy a scenic railway ride on the Oku-Aizu Railway (Tadami Line) which offering fantastic views of the striking natural scenery 🚞✨, especially during autumn & winter seasons

Aizu region with historical sites eg. Tsuruga Castle & Nakadori, with mountainous natural landscapes 🏔️, orchards & hot springs ♨️, both have basin areas that remain warm in winter & mountainous areas with cool summers & snowy winters

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Mugenkyo-no-Watashi River Crossing on the Tadami River via Japanese boat trip around 15mins per way & run between Hayato Onsen pier & the Mifuke area. This was named after the truly wondrous scenery created by the river mist in the mornings & evenings of summer

Tsuruga Castle 鶴ヶ城 🏯 was known for its strong defense, enduring for an entire month under the enemy’s attack during the 1868 war. It’s said to be the only castle in Japan that still has the same red-tiled roof from the time before it was demolished. At top floor, it offers a view of Mt. Bandai & Iimori Hill, also the townscape of Aizu. Ms Abe has recommended this castle as must visit during spring & autumn season

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also read about this unique Buddhist temple built in 1796 named Sazaedo Temple 螺旋堂 ⛩️ (Aizu Sazae-do, officially named Entsusansou-do). It’s still standing strong now after about 220 years, this 3-story temple solely made of wood, looks like a spiral staircase shaped with its ingenious double-helix slope (It allows visitors to ascend & descend the temple structure without meeting those moving in the opposite direction) that makes it in National Important Cultural Property listing in 1995 & also was showcased in Michelin Green Guide in 2018. Visitors will observe a discontinued practice by local Japanese from the plastered family placards of visitors who completed pilgrimages to the temple & gave donations on the roof & walls of this temple. She would definitely visiting it when she is at Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima. More info via 🌐 http://sazaedo.jp/

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Hanamiyama Park 🏞️ sets on the slopes of the hills to offers a plethora of cherry trees with many different hues of pink. Must enjoy the walking trails & exploring the recommended picture-taking spots during the sakura season, middle of April in Fukushima

Miharu Takizakura 三春滝桜 is ranked among the Japan’s “3 greatest cherry trees 🌸💮” ~ The Takizakura literally means “waterfall cherry tree” is 1 of the most popular single cherry trees in Japan. The wonderfully shaped weeping cherry tree in the hills of Miharu Town is said to be over 1000 years old

Bandai-Azuma Skyline (Nakadori) is 1 of selected Japan’s top 100 roads, a scenic driving 🚗 route stretches 28.7km to meandering through the Azuma mountain range, between Takayu Onsen & Tsuchiyu Toge Pass. The highlight of the drive is the Fudosawa Bridge 🌉 spanning over the Tsubakuro Valley, the view from the bridge is spectacular as if you’re floating in the sky

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Tatsusawa Fudotaki Recreation Forest 🌳🌳 in the Tatsusawa Hot Spring village, a great place for an outdoor adventure in this rural setting ie. hiking, waterfalls, visit temples ⛩️, skiing ⛷️🎿, picnic, camping etc.

The Nagatoko is Shingu Kumano Shrine’s worship hall which is designated as a Nationally Important Cultural Asset. Built in 1055 as the main structure during the Heian period to the Kamakura period, its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars, each one 45 cm in diameter. This comprises a single large, open stage with no walls, and is said to have been used for ascetic training by priests, as well as kagura dance festivals

Ouchi-juku大内宿 is a small village which is located in Aizu Wakamatsu, the west of Fukushima & famous for its beautiful snow ❄️🌨️❄️ scenery of the Japanese traditional houses village covered by snow in winter

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Lake Inawashiro 猪苗代湖 is Japan’s 4th largest lake, highly transparent, also called “Tenkyoko” in reference to its “mirror-like lake that reflects the heaven. Visitors can enjoy lake bathing, fishing, canoeing etc. Ms Abe has recommended it as 1 of the destination to enjoy winter sports

A long-established sake 🍶 brewery named Toyokuni Brewery 豊国酒造, which started its sake brewery business in the Edo period (200 years ago) made from regional rice 🍚🌾 that local farmers grow in Fukushima & its sake has won a variety of awards 🏆🏅🎖️

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/fukushima/ & https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Aomori Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 3 sessions of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Again, she really enjoyed this 4th session @ 13 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Aomori Prefecture 青森県 here

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan 🇯🇵 by Ms Tracy. Japan is experiencing its 1st heavy snowfall in 4 years as we read from international news. Some of the rare sceneries were explained during this session ie. Central Tokyo with 10cm of snow, temperature hovered below 0 degree Celsius etc.

Ms Tracy has also shared that the Japanese are celebrating the most important holiday in Japan 🇯🇵 ie. New Year from 29 Dec to 3 Jan annually. Typically families will gather together. A Japanese tradition of 1st worship of the new year aka Hatsumode at 12am sharp on 1st thing in the morning of 1 Jan (More info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/2062470093903847/) & 1st sunrise of the year aka Hatsu-Hinode, rising or sun setting aligns with the peak of Mt Fuji 🏔️ & causing the peak to shine bright like a diamond 💎, well known as Diamond Fuji 🤩 The Japanese also practicing Otoshidama tradition, a slight different to our Malaysians Ang Pow 🧧 tradition. The Japanese working adults would be giving Ang Pow to the kids in the family within range of JPY1k to 5k (Approximately RM36 to RM182)

More updated Japan travel details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Then, sharing from Ms Lee Nyok Peng 🙋🏻‍♀️ (Malaysian from Kluang, Johor, the director of Jumonji Cafe since 2015) & shown us a live walk around her cafe in Kuroishi & has explained about the thick snow on the rooftops & on the streets. She has recommended a must try sake which won an award 🍶 ~ 純米大吟醸 稲村屋文四郎” Junmai Daiginjo Inamuraya Bunshiro at Sake brewery named Narumi Jozo, more info from its FB page named narumijozoten. Yes ✅, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna pay her cafe a visit when she is travelling to Kuroishi, Aomori Perfecture then 😁 More about her cafe & Malaysian menu served via 🌐 http://kuroishi-machisodate.com/cafe.html

Next, sharing from Ms Kaori Kogawa 🙋🏻‍♀️ from Aomori Tourism Department about some famous festivals & places to visit within Aomori by each seasons

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Ms Chessie has shared her travel highlights at Aomori with nice photos & videos. She actually shared also during the Akita online session, always inspiring happy to hear more of her Japan travels 😁 She has highly recommended a cycling trip from Chuo-Hirosaki station to Owani station & all you can eat cherries 🍒 (Other than apple 🍎 picking) from Tsugaru Yume Ringo Farm during summer. Also shared that must try the Garlic Yakisoba which doesn’t taste the normal smelly garlic 🧄 SiennyLovesDrawing is really curious 👩🏻🤔 & wanna try it whenever she is at Aomori then, she is never a garlic fan ❌🧄 since young

Update from Fukushima online session by Ms Farah @ 26 Jan, must enjoy Japanese breakfast experience, indulge in fresh local foods & interaction with the locals at Tatehana Wharf Morning Market, Hachinohe, Aomori. It’s 1 of the largest Sunday morning markets in Japan which selling seafood, fruits, flowers, coffee, pastries, antiques etc. More via https://www.849net.com/en/

Things To Do @ Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture is well known for its nature beauty & World Heritage ie. Jogakura Bridge, Shirakami-Sanchi, Lake Towada, Oirase Stream & more 👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has read more about Aomori Prefecture after this online session & really wish to personally travel & explore below things to do ☺️

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Nebuta Matsuri ねぶた祭り, the biggest Tanabata festival held in August annually at Aomori City & famous as 1️⃣ of the 3️⃣ great festivals of the Tohoku region. Haneto”, the dancers who dress up in flashy outfits & chant “rasserah” as they going down the streets

Warasse Nebuta Museum ねぶたの家 ワラッセ to learn more about the history & culture of this festival

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Approximately 60% of Japan’s apples 🍎🍎 are harvesting here, including Aomori apple pies containing whole apple. Also can enjoy apple picking & eating freshly picked apples 🍎 Hirosaki City in Aomori is producing 1/3 of delicious Aomori apples, the single largest producer of apples in Japan 🇯🇵 which for the intense sweetness & delightful crunch apple 🍎😋👍🏻

Must experience the mixture of new western wave with traditional Japanese culture at Hirosaki Park & Hirosaki castle 弘前城 It’s constructed in Hirayama style, the main tower was built on top of a hill for easier defense & surrounded by defensive walls, moats & yagura towers. Along with the Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree, the sakura tunnel with a cherry blossom light-up making it a famous spot in Aomori during sakura season 🌸🌸 Also famous to viewing beautiful autumn leaves 🍂🍁 & Yuki-Doro Matsuri aka snow lantern festival 😀 More travel tips via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/961814290636105/ & https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1248273411990190/

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Lake Towada is the largest caldera lake on Japan’s main island, Honshu which formed by volcanic activity since about 200K years ago. At 327m deep, the 3rd deepest lake in Japan 🇯🇵 which surrounding by greenery in spring & summer, autumn leaves 🍂🍁 in autumn & snowy scenery in winter ❄️ More info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/108836341523879/posts/129218346152345/

Aomori Gyosai Center aka Furukawa Fish Market is a must eat place. The Nokke-don which literally means a rice bowl with toppings is a dish allowing customers to pick & place on top of the rice. Yeah‼️Amazing experience to creating own unique “my-best don” 😋📹🌐 https://fb.watch/aLKtOHo06z/

Aomori is well known worldwide as 1️⃣ of the cities with the heaviest snowfall in the world 🌎 The 18 mountains 🏔🏔 which form the volcanic complex called the Hakkōda Mountains have their trees 🌳🌲 covered in snow ❄️ & ice resulting in frozen tree formations called “snow monsters” via 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/aXrVRBrh6j/ . Many visitors also amazed with its beautiful autumn leaves scenery 😍🍂🍁

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The Seven Swamps of Tsuta & a scenic lake called Tsutanuma especially popular during autumn season. In the surrounding area is the Tsuta Onsen, 1️⃣ of the top 💯hot springs in Japan♨️🇯🇵

Shirakami Sanchi 白神山地 is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 & known for its primeval forests of beech trees, the Anmon no Taki waterfalls & the region’s vast wildlife

In Inakadate, between June to Oct, must enjoy the Rice Paddy Art aka Tanbo Art in Japanese , an elaborately designed works which created by planting different colored rice 🌾 via a perspective drawing method. Yes ✅, similarly to what she has shared in Akita blog post earlier
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SiennyLovesDrawing loves to travel with train 🚂 & the Konan Railway is a local line that runs around Hirosaki City. On snowy winter ❄️ days, a Russell snow plow train will be in action to remove snow from the tracks. It will be very lucky 🍀 if can spot it ya ☺️ More info via 🌐https://konantetsudo.jp/for-foreigners/ & 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/aLLfagG19c/

Hop on the Tsugaru Railway Winter Stove Train from Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station for an unforgettable delightful moments to admiring the beautiful winter rural landscape of Tsugaru area

Sannai Maruyama Archaeological site features excavated items eg. Japan’s Paleolithic age that’s chockful of interesting artifacts, accessories & sculptures that date back 10K years being discovered in 12 different ruins

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Iwate Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeah‼️ Happy New Year 2022 to all 😁

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From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 2 sessions of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/ & 2nd session about Miyagi Perfecture & things to do via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/tohoku-japan-miyagi-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 3rd session @ 15 Dec & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Iwate Prefecture 岩手県 here. Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift 🎁 ~ a Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Mino Ware Small Cup , special thank you 😃

Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new 🆕 normal travel in Japan 🇯🇵by Ms Tan that Japan border remained closed as at to-date for foreigners. More updated details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Ms Tan also shared about some recent MATTA survey statistics gathered ie. Top 5 popular elements in Japan are Japanese foods, accommodations, 4 seasons experience, hot springs (Wellness tourism) & winter activities. About 50% consumers will rely on travel agencies to arrange their overseas & Japan trips post COVID19

The session was continued with the interesting travel & living experiences in Iwate by various presenters ie. Ms Munirah, Ms Doris & Mr Isrami

Sharing from Ms Munirah 🧕🏼 (Malaysian student) & shown us a live walk around the Takamatsu Pond, Morioka etc. nearby the Iwate University where she is studying currently. She has explained about the Morioka Sansa Odori Festival @ Morioka city, more details via http://www.sansaodori.jp/foreign/english.php . A halal restaurant for Wanko Soba @ Azumaya Honten , Morioka city, more details via https://wankosoba.jp/en/wankosoba/

Next, sharing from Ms Doris 🙋🏻‍♀️ from Iwate Tourism Department about some festivals at Iwate ie. Morioka Sansa Odori Festival, Chagu Chagu Umakko & Hayachine Kagura (Intangible Cultural Heritage) . She recommends the 2 hours 11 mins ride from Tokyo to Iwate with Tohoku Shinkansen. Some of the must visit World Heritage Sites in Iwate are Hiraizumi & Hashino Iron Mining & Smelting Site. Also Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor, Hachimantai Dragon Eye, Tenshochi, Jodogahama Beach & Kitayamazaki

Mr Isrami actually shared that he has planned a Sakura tree 🌸🌳😍 Wow‼️ Also he has recommended some must visit places in Iwate ie. Geibikei Gorge, Koiwai Farm 小岩井農場, to enjoy summer ski, cycling (More details via http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp2516_4/index.html) , 😀

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Things To Do @ Iwate Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing has recently read online about the ONLY lone surviving tree 🌳 of the Takata Pine Forest from the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami in 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture 🇯🇵🗾

This 250-year-old “miracle” pine is the only 1 among 70K trees left standing along the town’s coastline after the disaster. Actually it’s initially survived, but was removed last Sept after its roots died from exposure to saltwater

Now a reconstruction of it stands at its place. Some young pine trees are growing again along the city’s coastline 🗾 & thanks to the great 👍🏻 restore efforts

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Mr Isrami has highly recommended Geibikei & must be one in the top list‼️ Geibikei is a gorge located in Ichinoseki area of Iwate. It’s with beautiful scenery of red, orange and yellow color of autumn leaves 🍁🍂🍁 on the cliff & both sides of the river during autumn with a boat 🛶 ride which steered by local Japanese. Easy 🚃 access by taking train to JR Geibikei station & walk for about 5 mins. More info via 🌐 http://www.geibikei.co.jp/en/index.html

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For hiking 🥾⛰️ lovers , Mt. Iwate is the tallest mountain in Iwate prefecture. It is 2,038m tall & can be seen all the way from Aomori Perfecture. It gets snow before most of the other mountains & snow can been seen on it from Oct onward every year

Ms Doris has recommended Hiraizumi for Chuson-ji Buddhist Temple listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a place not to be missed when visiting Iwate @ Tohoku, Japan. More info via http://www.chusonji.or.jp/en/ . Also to visit the Motsuji Temple which possess 1 of the few remaining Pure Land Gardens in Japan, ie. a popular garden style in ancient times & attempting to recreate the Buddhist concept of the Pure Land or “Buddhist Paradise”. More info via http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/archive/sightseeing/motsuji.html

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Hachimantai, it’s a scenic spot in the Iwate Prefecture which shared by Ms Doris in her session. There is a mountain which stands at an altitude of 1,614m & straddles the Akita & Iwate prefectures, it has a plateau around it which has been designated as Towada Hachimantai National Park with seasonal flowers from spring to autumn & snowing in winter. Not to miss the Kagaminuma on the Hachimantai mountaintop promenade aka Dragon Eye when the snow melts from mid-May to mid-June. About 2 hours by bus from JR Morioka Station to Hachimantai & Kagaminuma

Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor is a 27km mountain sightseeing road that runs through Towada-Hachimantai National Park straddling Iwate & Akita. 1 of the best roads in Japan for a scenic drive with impressively high walls of snow on both sides. The snow walls which can reach a height of 6m. Note: It may be closed during winter due to heavy snow as shown via https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/posts/1823397997811059

Ms Doris also recommends Jodogahama Beach aka “Pure Land Beach” which located within Sanriku Geopark in Iwate Prefecture. The clear blue water, white rocks & green pines actually listed in Japan’s 100 Best Beaches of Japan
The Koiwai Farm 小岩井農場 as recommended by Mr Isrami to visit for its Mt Iwate backdrop & a agrotourism destination in Iwate, Tohoku. A 3000-hectare private farm since 1891 located scenically at the base of Mt. Iwate & is most famous for its dairy products ie. milk, cheese, yogurt, milk ramen etc. Must visit the museum in Kamimaru Cowshed area to learn about the 125 years of Koiwai Farm history. Must enjoy a ride on the horse tram about 10 mins that has been used for 50 years since 1904 for sightseeing, see sheep grazing on pastures & the view of the beautiful 100 years supervised forest. Also can enjoy a dairy barn shuttle too. More info via https://www.koiwai.co.jp/makiba/en/.

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/iwate/ & https://visitiwate.com/

You may enjoy some videos via https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s 🇯🇵Leading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via 🌐 https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Miyagi Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeah‼️ From SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 earlier blogging about the 1st session of Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 2nd session @ 18 Nov & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Miyagi Prefecture 宮城県 here. Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new 🆕 normal travel in Japan 🇯🇵by Ms Tracy Lim. More updated details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Miyagi by various presenters ie. Ms Nadia, Ms Olivia Lam etc.

Sharing from Ms Nadia 🧕🏼 (Malaysian student from Kedah) in her 6th year in Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Perfecture & shown us a live walk from her Tohoku University, a famous shopping street arcade & its surrounding. She also told about Date Masamune, a famous samurai war ford. Love that Sendai is known as City Of Trees, we need more of tree cities around the globe. Read more via 🌐 https://sendai-experience.com/en/

Next, sharing from Mr Nagi Cao 🙋🏻‍♂️ from Miyagi Tourism Department & Miyagi is actually his hometown. Only 1% foreign tourists visiting here, a hidden gem to SiennyLovesDrawing when she heard it 🤩

Also Miyagi Perfecture is good for family with kids to travel around as shared by Ms Olivia Lam 💁🏻to end this online seminar

Ohh ya…Ms Olivia 💁🏻 has recommended about Zunda Mochi, a specialty wagashi (ie. Traditional Japanese sweet) of Miyagi which made from sweetened Edamame. Wow‼️ Sound tempting delicious 😋🤤 to SiennyLovesDrawing as she loves mochi & edamame a lot

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Things To Do @ Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Perfecture was once affected by a serious earthquake slightly 10 years ago, do check out this clip via 📹🌐 https://youtu.be/YJxIxcuvyYI to observe the Miyagi’s reconstructed areas

Mr Nagi has shared some famous destinations to visit in Miyagi during each of the 4 seasons as well as some special unique reason to enjoy

Funaoka Castle Park in Shibata is well known as thousand cherry trees & more than 200K tourists visited each year during the cherry 🌸 blossom season 😲 It’s particularly known for a slope car that goes up & down the mountain through the cherry trees & a famous Kannon statue standing 24m tall @ the top of the mountain 🏔️ that was built as a symbol of peace & security. More info via 🌐 https://www.skbk.or.jp/en/shibata-cherry-blossom/ & welcome to check out more about the beautiful scenes in this photos album via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3800703606712937/

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Miyagi has incredible festivals all-year round, summer is especially packed with celebrations, some of its festivals are in this FB video via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/visitmiyagi/posts/2210512775732036 , eg. famous historical festival named Sairi Genya with beautiful 100 lanterns surrounding the Sairi Yashiki old warehouse buildings. Also to check out the Hirose River Lantern Festival for “Toro-nagashi” aka lantern floating, a Japanese Obon tradition where people float paper lanterns down a river

Michinoku Yosakoi Festival every year with thousands of dancers in almost 200 teams from all over Japan 🗾🇯🇵 filled the street of Sendai to perform “Yosakoi”, an energetic group dance that combines traditional Japanese dance movements & modern music. However, due to global health pandemic, stream the Yosakoi dance online named “Online Michi YOSA”. For more info via 🌐 https://michinoku-yosakoi.net

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As an art lover, she really wish to be at the famous Reborn Art Festival which held almost every year. It was 1st held after the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster & with aims to promote recovery in the region & has since grown as a popular event to celebrate creativity & expression. The Kohei Nawa’s captivating White Deer (Oshika) installation in Oginohama, Miyagi. It’s with online video exhibits this year @ Ishinomaki City area, Oshika Peninsula, Onagawa Station area, do check out via 🌐 https://www.reborn-art-fes.jp/en/shikanoyukue/

The most popular nature adventures here is birds watching @ Izunuma in northern Miyagi Prefecture. Suggest to visit in the summer when lotus blooms spread across the lake like a giant carpet. Must try a boat ride through the middle of the lotus flowers. For more info via 🌐 https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/attractions/detail_10008.html

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For family with kids, it’s recommended by Ms Olivia to visit the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium 🐠🐟🐡🐬🐳, the coastal area of eastern Sendai City. Also a favorite weekend getaway for local Japanese families & a popular dating spot for young couples

With almost 10K square meters floor area & over 300 kinds of aquatic animal & plant specimens on display, including a school of 25K sardines, exhibitions of the Sanriku sea & deep-sea fishes

Yes✅, 1 of the largest aquariums in the Tohoku region. Visitors can also view dolphin & sea lion performances etc. More info via 🌐 http://www.uminomori.jp/umino/en/index.html

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Must visit to Zuihoden aka Samurai Residence. It’s the date mausoleum famed resting place of Date Masamune, the founder of Sendai & is a mainstay among Miyagi’s attractions. More about one of Sendai’s most treasured landmarks via 🌐 https://tsumugu.yomiuri.co.jp/en/learn/mausoleum-of-one-eyed-dragon-a-sight-to-behold-in-sendai/ & 🌐 https://www.zuihoden.com/en/

A vibrant model of Japanese architecture, Zuihoden also entombs Masamune’s son & grandson, Date Tadamune & Date Tsunamune. It’s a quiet spot with lots of greenery & hydrangeas adding to its tranquil beauty

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Ohh ya…Miyagi Prefecture is with this scenic spot named Naruko Gorge, located in Osaki City. Cliffs reach about 100m high & stretch for 2.5 km, the “V-shaped canyon” formed by the erosion of the Ootani River is really a sight to behold especially when autumn season 🍁

A perfect photo spot would be the Naruko Gorge Rest House @ Nakayamadaira side entrance of the Naruko Gorge Trail & Oofukazawa Bridge to see the leaves changing color 🤩😍

Must enjoy the Naruto Onsen, hot spring village of Naruko-onsen-kyo, located in the north of Miyagi Prefecture. It consists of 5 hot springs. More info via 🌐 http://en.naruko.gr.jp

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For winter season, Miyagi is good for ski ⛷️🎿 holidays especially @ Miyagi Zao’s Eboshi Ski Resort. Check out this clip via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3662411400542159/ . Also read more via 🌐 https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/332649/exploring-tohoku-in-northern-japan

Miyagi is also a food kingdom as top provider for rice & with richest fishing ground for seafood . After attended this 2nd session & read more about Miyagi while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Miyagi Prefecture soon. She would like to travel with her little niece to the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium 🐠🐟🐡🐬🐳 Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 3rd session @ 15 Dec about the Iwate Perfecture, she just can’t wait 😁

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/miyagi/ & https://visitmiyagi.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s 🇯🇵Leading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via 🌐 https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Akita Prefecture & Things To Do

Updated 23 Nov 2021 6.30pm ~ Miyagi blog post link 😀

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has been invited by Japan 🇯🇵 National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat to attend a series of its 6 online seminars 👩🏻‍💻 about the Tohoku areas listed below,

These online seminars 👩🏻‍💻 are being held with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan 🇯🇵 Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas 👍🏻 Tohoku region in Japan 🇯🇵 is well known with its nature beauty as shown in this video via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/videos/905564299594438/

She really enjoyed the 1st session @ 14 Oct & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Akita Prefecture here

Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift 🎁 ~ Premium Kitaha Japanese tea 🍵 , special thank you ya 😃

The online seminar kick started with the updates of Covid 19 status , safety measurements (In multi languages) at shops/ restaurants & new 🆕 normal travel in Japan 🇯🇵 The Japanese people already resumed their life & some places can observe the crowds. More updated details from time to time via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ , then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Akita by various presenters ie. Mr. Makito Kochihira, Ms. Cheesie etc.

Things To Do @ Akita Prefecture 秋田県 🚶🏻‍♀️🎒✈️

Akita Prefecture is often known as ‘Bi no Kuni (The Country of Beauty), yes ✅, naturally the essential Japanese food & cultural experiences. Its visitors can enjoy a variety of leisure experiences in the mountains 🏔 , sea 🌊 & lakes throughout all 4 seasons throughout a year 😍

Don’t you remember the famous movie ~ Hachi: A Dog’s Tale 🐶🐾🦴 that has touched most of us with its loyalty, love & friendship between the dog & man for generations❓⁉️

Yes ✅, Odate city, Akita is its hometown , so do dropping by Akita Dog Visitors Center, next door to Odate train station during your trip to visit them ya 😁

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Mr. Makito Kochihira 🙋🏻‍♂️ (Local guide)’s live sharing during this session has explained about the autumn season, rice 🌾 fields , wearing boot 🥾 & gloves 🧤 to enjoy the blue sky with 20 degree chilling morning & night, then watching the mountains turn red. During winter ❄️, Akita will snow heavily ie. 3 meter snow. All can experience all 4 seasonal weather here. Abundance of foods eg. rice 🍚, fruits 🌽, vegetables 🥬etc. to enjoy, while winter time to enjoy the pickles. He has shared that the people here, mainly are farmers 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 They will bring vegetables & distribute when big harvest time. He loves the heart warming & friendly local people lifestyle in Akita 💗💕

Only at Akita Prefecture, the visitors get to enjoy the unique flavour & texture of the luxury food junsai (watershield) by maneuvering a small boat 🚣‍♂️ , then carefully picking junsai one by one

Tambo art uses rice paddy 🌾 as a canvas to paint giant picture with different coloured rice 🌾 plants. If you’re on the the Akita Nairiku Junkan Railway, you will pass by & enjoy the beautiful views of Tambo art 😍

Also must experience the farm stay that she has learnt from Ms Cheesie sharing

There are numerous well known places to enjoy a walk to gain a mother nature hiking 🥾 experience in Akita with its expanses of natural beauty, especially the huge, strangely shaped Japanese beech tree, the Agariko Daiou, in Shishigahama wetland

Mt. Moriyoshi Gondola 🏔 is known as one of the hundred best mountains for wild flowers 🌺🌸 & also its snow-covered tree 🌲🌳 scenery during the winter ❄️ season

Winter ❄️ sports are popular in Akita with a large number of ski 🎿 resorts & courses, including Tazawako Ski Resort & Mt. Moriyoshi Ani Ski Resort. Do check out this recorded live video by Visit Akita 【Fun from Home- Live Streaming from Akita Prefecture】via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1846775732139952/

The Hydrangeas of Unsho-ji Temple ⛩ has gained popularity as a beautiful, picturesque spot to visit at least once in Oga during early summer. Also famously known as the “blue heaven”, yes, this temple is a home to more than 1.2K hydrangeas 💙 This flower represents gratitude, grace & beauty, also further symbolize unity & togetherness

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Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan 🇯🇵 with a depth of 423.4m. The beautiful blueness 💙 & peaceful views to appreciate

Not to miss the Kakunodate Bukeyashiki 角館町 Street, a well known sightseeing spot with townscape to giving all visitors a real sense of the Edo era & to tr y on a kimono 👘 & ride on rickshaws 🛺 . It used to attract 2 millions visitors annually

It’s 1 of the famous spot for Sakura Festival, do check out this video clip with beautiful cherry blossom captured via 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/8QJ8GCLPTn/

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Ohh ya…There are 7 hot springs ♨️ in this Akita Prefecture, each of them has different histories, appearances & spring types ie. Nyuto Onsen 乳頭温泉

Do check out this video captured about this onsen during winter ❄️ via 🌐https://fb.watch/8QEDpdy3cU/

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After attended this 1st session & read more about Akita while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Akita Prefecture soon. Moreover, she loves to travel with train 🚂, so definitely would like to travel with Akita Nairiku Line, 1 of the local lines in the Tohoku region which runs from Takanosu Station in Kitaakita, Akita Prefecture to Kakunodate Station in Semboku. It runs north-south inland & measures 100km in length

During winter season, the deep snowy scenery can be seen from the train window, while rice 🌾harvest season, can enjoy the Tambo art as shared above. Clearly view the bright red iron bridge “Omatagawa Bridge 🌉 that can be seen between Kayakusa Station & Okashinai Station. Do check out more about this train line in these 3 videos via
📹🌐 https://fb.watch/8QJhKN43Bq/
📹🌐 https://fb.watch/8QEZS0PLzJ/
📹🌐 https://fb.watch/8QFBQbMvvq/

Yes ✅, she 👩🏻 will definitely wanna a train 🚂 ride when she is there to appreciate the nostalgic, indelible scenes of Akita, Japan 🇯🇵🗾 including the tranquil rural landscapes

Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 2nd session @ 18 Nov about the Miyagi Perfecture, she just can’t wait to it 😁

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/akita/ & https://stayakita.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s 🇯🇵Leading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via 🌐 https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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Kita Ke Kampung

Malaysia Traditional Village Visit @ Kampung Parit 2 Sungai Haji Dorani, Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her 1️⃣st Kita Ke Kampung village staycation @ Banghuris Homestay 🏡🏘🏡via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/07/28/malaysia-traditional-village-staycation-banghuris-homestay/

~ Kitakan Sekampung ~

She 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her recent Kita Ke Kampung 2.0 ~ An exciting village visit to Kampung Parit 2 🏡🏘🏡Sungai Haji Dorani, Sabak Bernam, Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

Do enjoy reading this memorable village experience sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝, quite a long blog post ya

Yes ✅, about the attractions 📍📍, foods & village (aka “kampung” in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language) style activities 😋🤤 within Kampung Parit 2 🏡🏘🏡 Sungai Haji Dorani 🇲🇾

Read more about Sabak Bernam via 🌐 https://selangor.travel/discover-sabak-bernam/

Do check out her her IG stories & highlight album named #KitaKeKampung on her IG profiles @siennylovesdrawing, @simplestraightforward & live tweets📌Twitter thread via 🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1304232304911331330?s=20 of this village visit

She 👩🏻 is proud to continue being a supportive 💪🏻🙌🏻 media member 👩🏻‍💻📝 to highlight & share the awareness of the Selangor Culture Council & the State Government’s great efforts to initiating & promoting some of the traditions & cultures of Selangor villages as a tourism product 💗🇲🇾👍🏻

A sustainable local tourism to continue discover more heritage rich villages. Of course the next & new 🆕 generations still gain chances to learn & appreciate the art, cultures, heritages inherited from the old generations then

Comfy Homestay/ Hotel Stay 🏨

Personally she 👩🏻would like to recommend & suggest you all to opt for a village homestay during your visit to Kampung Parit 2 Sungai Haji Dorani 🏡🏘🏡

Do check out FB page via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Doranihomestay/, it was founded during Javanese migration from Indonesia to Malaysia & a unique Javanese village which owns a different lifestyle & culture from the other Malay villages 🏡🏘🏡

Or to engage this homestay to gain experiences of various village activities 😃

Due to fully booked of this homestay, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has checked-in 🔑 to a family suite with 2️⃣ of her travelmates, Kyoko & Pikah 👭 for a pleasant comfy 4️⃣D3️⃣N stay in the 1️⃣st boutique hotel 🏢 in Sekinchan, a small town in Sabak Bernam

It aims to providing affordable hotel rooms with A+ services to all its guests 👫👭👬

Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 actually stayed in this hotel 🏢 back in 2018 (Her partcipation ✅ to Rentak Selangor 2018). Really impressed that this hotel is maintaining well 👍🏻 till to-date, bravo‼️👏🏻🙌🏻

Purposely snapped photos 📸📸 at same spot 😆 Coinsidently she 👩🏻 wore black 🖤 & the same “I’m busy” pink 💗 cap in both photos 📸📸 Just a short hair vs a long hair 😝😜 Lol…😂🤣

Address📍: A+ Boutique Hotel, No. 6 Jalan Sekinchan Perdana 2 Taman Sekinchan Perdana, Kampong Sekinchang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/aplusboutiquehotel/

Curious why Javanese 🇮🇩 foods❓⁉️

During this village visit, she 👩🏻 has a privilege to taste some of the traditional 🇮🇩 Javanese foods & delicacies, read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javanese_cuisine

Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 is with lots of Javenese migrants 🇮🇩👫👭👬 since early 1900s, hence lots of Javanese cultures are being influenced to the local Malaysians 🇲🇾👭👬👫

Approximately 4K villagers 👭👬👫 in Kampung Parit 2 & consists of Javanese (@ paddy field), Banjarese (@ coastal area) & Malays (In between paddy field & coastal area). The other villages are Kampung Sg Nipah, Kampung Sg Limau & Kampung Parit 4

Traditional Food Cooking Demo ~ Sambal Taun/ Tahun 🌶

This sambal is originated as 🇮🇩 Javanese’s spicy 🥵🌶 sauce with the amount of chillies 🌶🌶 used & generally cooked with anchovies, clams, cow skin or cow inner parts etc.

It aims to keep for consumption of almost a year (ie. Tahun means year in Malaysia 🇲🇾s national language)

Keep in cooking wok & heat up daily for consumption as chilies 🌶🌶 are natural food perservative. Not to mix with coconut milk when 1st cooking it for keep purposes

She has enjoyed this dish with cow skin (Its texture like a jelly), a delicious tasty 🤤😋dinner 🍽 she had

Traditional Food Cooking Demo ~ Sambal Cili Hijau

Another 🇮🇩 Javanese’s spicy 🥵🌶 sauce & this is cooked with green chillies 💚 & anchovies

It’s really really spicy 🌶🌶 , however she 👩🏻 loves & enjoyed it very much. She loves anchovies 😋🤤 This sambal can be cooked with chicken, beef etc. according to preference ya

Traditional Food Cooking Demo ~ Pecel Lele

It’s 🇮🇩 Javanese style deep fried catfish 🐟 dish with its spicy 🌶 coconut 🌴milk 🥥🥛 sauce, read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecel_lele

Loves 💗 the tasty catfish 🐟 served in this cooking style 👍🏻😋🤤 during 1️⃣ of her dinners @ homestay 🏡🏘🏡

Traditional Kuih Making Demo

There are 3️⃣ types of 🇮🇩 Javanese cakes (aka kuih in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language) which made with its main ingredient ~ Cassava, read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava

These cakes no longer available at stalls/ shops within Selangor state, she 👩🏻 really felt privilege 😃 to still have a chance to taste them during her visit 🏡🏘🏡

Let’s enjoy her TikTok clip 📹🎥 above which being captured from all 3️⃣ cakes making demo shown. Hmm…Why not a cafe themed with all these Javanese cakes in this village❓⁉️

Ubi Kayu Getok ~ Cassava aka Ubi Kayu in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language

The making of this cake require some strong energy 💪🏻💪🏻 as need to hit the cassava until it flats & compact to making a tasty cake to enjoy 😉

This cake extremely tasty 😋🤤 to enjoy with the sambal cili hijau 💚🌶

Punten ~ This rice cake extremely tasty 😋🤤 to pair & enjoy with the sambal cili hijau 💚🌶

Ketiwol ~ Extremely tasty & easy to make this cake with 3️⃣ main ingredients, Cassava, coconut 🌴🥥 & sugar

Read more about each cake mentioned above & the recipes via her travelmate, Lily 🙋🏻‍♀️’s sharing earlier via 🌐 http://lilyrianitravelholic.blogspot.com/2015/07/lemper-punten-getok-and-ketiwol.html

Flat Bread Making 🍥 (aka Roti Canai in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language)

Just realised that the making of roti canai 🍥 aka flat bread actually not ❌ so simple & easy, especially the making process of hand throwing the dough ☺️

Always order & at times complaining about the long wait for roti canai to be served at mamak stall, after learning how to making it from this trip, she will not ❌ complain anymore for sure 😀

Where to Eat

Laman Tebu 🎋 Aidil Orkid

A small stall operated by a family within home 🏡 compound & with sugar cane🎋plants by the roadside. A calm pleasant dining space

Must try the original sweetness sugar cane drink 🥤& with some ice cubes in it

💯% confirmed no ❌ added sugar of its refreshing natural sweetness sugar cane drink 🥤to enjoy a glass after a glass. A healthy drink not to be missed ya

Note: Tebu aka sugar cane in Malaysia 🇲🇾 's national language

Also must try 👍🏻😋🤤 packed nasi lemak, BBQ honey 🍯 chicken wings & BBQ honey chicken back 🐓🍗

Guess what❓⁉️

8️⃣ kilos each of chicken wings & chicken back being sold daily according to the owner 👍🏻Wow‼️😲 That’s a lot, good business 😁

Personally she 👩🏻 really enjoyed the nasi lemak served here with its sweet spicy 🌶 sambal 😋🤤

Its core business remains with orchid & bonzai plants. Then, venturing to this food business from the owner’s kids ideas from a whole family discussion 🏡🗣👥👤👥 as the sales of plants were badly affected during the Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO)

The owner’s son has won some bonzai recognitions 🏆🎖🏅nationwide & international 👍🏻Bravo 👏🏻🙌🏻

Address📍: Jalan Parit 3 1/2 Sg Hj Dorani, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia
Operation hours🕙: 2pm to 4pm daily
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/aidil.roket
Contact📞☎️📱: +6017-2762010

Traditional Village Activities

Baling Kelapa Games

A modern bowling 🎳 game, the bowling ball is replaced with a coconut 🥥 in village & using the recycled plastic bottles as the bowling pins 

Trumpet With Coconut Leaves 🌴

Amazingly to making the trumpet by just rolling the coconut leaves 🌴😃👍🏻 So so creative

Hmm…Just that this trumpet can’t be used for long term, it’s not ❌ functional after the leaves dried up ya 😌

Scarecrow Making

Really exciting 😉 fun to learn & make a scarecrow with her group members 👬👭👫 allocated

Why a scarecrow❓⁉️

It’s widely use by the farmers 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 to scare away the birds 🐦🦅  from destroying paddy 🌾🌾 

Fishing  Cat Fish 🎣🐟 @ Paddy Field

A quiet leisure activity at the village either by the river, stream, paddy field etc. Catfish 🐟 is Ikan Keli in Malaysia 🇲🇾s national language

According to the village kids, they will keep the catfish as pet 1️⃣st, till they grow bigger, then to cook & enjoy them as dish 🍽

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Yeah‼️ #HappyMalaysiaDay 💗🇲🇾 is upcoming on 16 Sept, @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 would like to recommend 👍🏻 2️⃣ must try #village #activities from her recent #KitaKanSekampung #visit in her own home country ~ #Malaysia 🇲🇾 ie. Catfish Fishing 🎣 🐟 & catfish catching with hands 🤚🏻🖐🏻 in the mud . . #Share #sharing #sharingiscaring 🇲🇾 #KitaKeKampung 2.0📍Kampung Parit 2 Sungai Haji Dorani, do swipe left ➡️ for more 📹🎥📸 esp the #exciting #interesting catch catfish #moments of her #travelmates being captured & more clips 📹🎥 via her #TikTok 🌐 Tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw . . Live updates twitter thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1304232304911331330?s=20 . . IG stories highlight album named KitaKeKampung via 📌🌐 https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODc3NDEzNzcwNzQ0ODE5?igshid=1ufhlkzddnmgs&story_media_id=2359989454810116556 . . Do stay tune for her next #blogging #stories 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . Cover photo 📸 , special thank you 💗🙏🏻😊 to @syzadels 🍉🍉 @gayatravel @rodziah_ismail #PusingSelangorDulu #TravelLocal #TravelSafe #BudayaSelangor #tourism #travel #travels #blog #travelling #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers

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Catching Cat Fish ✋🏻🐟 🤚🏻 @ Paddy Field

A must try amazing exciting catching catfish 🐟 with hands 🤚🏻✋🏻 in the mud field

The local villagers will just catch the catfish from the drains, river, paddy field etc.

You may check out her TikTok clip 📹🎥 to view the exciting moments captured from her travelmates. She 👩🏻 was sad 😔 that she had menstruation that morning 🔅 & ruined her excitement to join this catching fun with her travelmates…😢😭

Traditional Art & Culture

Barongan Kuda Kepang 🐴

Kuda Kepang aka Flat Horse 🐴 is a traditional Javanese dance with a group of horsemen (as dancers) straddle a flat horse 🐴 Each Flat Horse was made with the braided strips of woven bamboo, then being painted & decorated colourfully

This dance portrays troops riding horses & incorporates trances. When dancers are in trance, they display extraordinary abilities as being possessed by animal spirits eg. monkey 🐒 , snake 🐍 , elephant 🐘 , bird 🦅 etc. Some of the horsemen will swallow glasses, climb trees 🌳🌳 , walk on hot ♨️ burning charcoals etc.

Do enjoy her vlog 📹🎥below. Read more about Kuda Kepang 🐴via🌐  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/rentak-selangor-2018-part-2/ & 🌐  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuda_Lumping

Rewang Tradition

It’s the practice of the “rewang” values inherent from the Indonesia 🇮🇩 Javanese influences ie. not ❌ being selfish in the community 👫👭👬, mutual respect, solidarity & sharing of experiences etc. 👭👫👬

Some of the common examples eg. Gotong royong, working together to prepare food feast etc. ☺️

Silat Performances

It’s not only a martial art, to-date it also performs in Malay villages during official ceremonies & wedding 🤵🏽👰🏽

This intangible heritage must be preserved for the future generations 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 Read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silat

Agriculture Activities

Corn 🌾🌽 Farm

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is a corn 🌽 lover & she really exciting happy 😃 to be at the corn🌽 farm for the 1️⃣st time, yeah‼️ The corn 🌽 here so sweet to enjoy it fresh from plucking, yes ✅, no ❌ need steam/ BBQ, really so good 👍🏻😋🤤

The corn 🌽 farm (1️⃣ to 3️⃣ acres each farmer) here planted with its corn seeds from Thailand 🇹🇭 , Taiwan 🇹🇼 & China 🇨🇳 She 👩🏻 has learnt that corn 🌽 belongs to paddy 🌾 family & it took approximately 60 to 70days to harvest ie. 6️⃣ months to harvest paddy 🌾 & twice to harvest for corn 🌽

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Yeah‼️ #HappyMalaysiaDay 💗🇲🇾 is upcoming on 16 Sept, I 👩🏻 would like to recommend 👍🏻 a must visit to #corn 🌽🌾 #farm from my recent #KitaKanSekampung #visit in my own home country ~ #Malaysia 🇲🇾 . . #Share #sharing #sharingiscaring 🇲🇾 #KitaKeKampung 2.0📍Kampung Parit 2 Sungai Haji Dorani, do swipe left ➡️ for more 📹🎥📸 esp the exciting interesting corn farm #moments & more #TikTok clips 📹🎥 via 🌐 Tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw . . How many of you are corn lover just like me❓⁉ Really enjoyed the corn theme foods/ snacks/ drink being captured 😃 ie. Jemput jemput jagung (corn pancake), cekodok jagung (corn fritters), steamed corn, corn drink, corn sweet soup 😋🤤 Ohh ya…The corns 🌽🌽 from this farm so sweet & tasty to eat just fresh from the plucking, yes ✅ no need to steam 👍🏻😋🤤 Yeah‼️ I got 2️⃣🌽🌽from the farm uncle as wages after working in the farm for 30mins 🤣😆 . . Live updates twitter thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1304232304911331330?s=20 . . IG stories highlight album named KitaKeKampung via 📌🌐 https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODc3NDEzNzcwNzQ0ODE5?igshid=1ufhlkzddnmgs&story_media_id=2359989454810116556 . . Do stay tune for my next #blogging #stories 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com 🤗 Yes ✅, #anywherewithGL #walkswithgl with my 🆕 black ⚫️ #GastonLuga @gastonluga 🎒15% off code with "SLD15OFF" . . Cover photo 📸 , special thank you 💗🙏🏻😊 to @lilyriani_travelholic @gayatravel @rodziah_ismail #PusingSelangorDulu #TravelLocal #TravelSafe #BudayaSelangor #tourism #travel #travels #blog #travelling #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers

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She 👩🏻 really loves 💗 the original natural sweetness from fresh corn 🌽 , corn pancake (Steamed rice flour with corn & wrapped in corn ear), corn fritters, corn drink 🥤 & corn sweet soup 🥣 during this village trip

Hmm…Why not a cafe themed with corn in this village for both local & foreign tourists 👬👭👫 to taste & enjoy them❓⁉️

Address📍: Lorong S2, Kampung Parit 10, Sg Hj Dorani, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia

Nata De Coco 🌴 Factory

She 👩🏻 has learnt that nata is actually coconut 🌴 fibers layer by layer to accumulate for its standard thickness of 1 to 1.5cm either a min of 7 days or max of 14 days

It’s a 💯% manual human efforts required to ensure successful fiber layering, the raw nata actually sourish

In this connection, need to place the nata in water 💧💦 for 1 to 2 days to remove ❌ its sourish taste

Must buy from here❓⁉️

Of course‼️ The nata in strawberry 🍓 , mangoes 🥭 , lychee, grape 🍇 flavours etc. just RM10.90 for 3️⃣ containers

Also the virgin coconut oil produced for its good 👍🏻 health benefits & skincare. RM25 a bottle

She 👩🏻 was told from the briefing that a spoon 🥄 daily to ensure for general health

Address📍: Lot 9492, Jalan Besar, Kampung Sungai Limau, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia
Website🌐: https://nandong-global-food-industries.business.site/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/natanandong/ & https://mynandongnatadecoco.blogspot.com/

Beachside @📍Pantai Redang 🏝🏖

A famous beachside 🏖🏝 among the residents of Sekinchan, of course both local & foreign tourists 👫👭👬

Do dropping by to make a wish 🙏🏻 at this famous wishing tree 🌳 of a Chinese temple ⛩, to enjoy the food 🍽 & souvenirs 🎁🛍 stalls surrounding this beach 🏖🏝 Hmm…Quite crowded 👭👫👬 at times, do wear a mask 😷 & remember to keep your social distancing ya

Must try❓⁉️

The refreshing coconut 🥥 jelly, coconut drink 🥤 , prawn 🍤 fritters etc.

“Feel & experience a truly living lifestyle & the hospitality of the local villagers 👭👫👬 in Kampung Parit 2 🏡🏘🏡 @ Sabak Bernam 🇲🇾

So, let’s plan your village visit to Kampung Parit 2 🏡🏘🏡 Sungai Haji Dorani, Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Surely a great getaway from stressful busy city lifestyle 🌆🏙

Moreover nearby KL city, a good destination 👍🏻📍for a weekend staycation

There are public bus 🚌 services available ✅ to reach this village, do check out ya 😀

Address📍: Kampung Parit 2, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/kitakansekampung/

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got 2️⃣ in pink neon 💗 & black 🖤, a perfect comfy travel clothing on the go 👚

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Kita Ke Kampung

Malaysia Traditional Village Staycation @ Banghuris Homestay

This actually relating to SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 earlier blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/things-cant-wait-to-do-after-the-end-of-covid19-lockdown/

Yes ✅, she 👩🏻 wishes to enjoy holidays within her own home country 🚗🚌🇲🇾

~ Kitakan Sekampung ~

She 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here her recent relaxing village staycation @ Banghuris Homestay & the attractions 📍📍, foods, snacks & village (aka “kampung” in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language) style activities 😋🤤 within the homestay village compound, walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance & approximately 15mins drive 🚗🚙

Banghuris is a name which represents 3️⃣ villages ie. Kampung Bukit Bangkong, Kampung Hulu Chuchoh & Kampung Hulu Teris 🤗

Welcome to check out her village stay updates 📌 through her tweets thread via 🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1286458796013785088

She 👩🏻 is proud to note that the Selangor Culture Council & the State Government are initiating & promoting some of the traditions & cultures of Selangor villages as a tourism product 💗🇲🇾👍🏻

Comfy Homestay 🏡

Warm welcome 🙏🏻🎉🎊 & then get to know, mingle & chit chatting with the local homestay family members 🏡👭👬👫

Her homestay 🏡 is a beautiful 😍 kampung house 🏡 surrounded with beautiful flowers with an old couple 👴🏽👵🏽 as her host for 4️⃣D3️⃣N. Both of them are so lovely & friendly 💕💞 & she 👩🏻 called them “papa” & “mama” as a god daughter to them during her stay

Do click in to check out her FB album 📸📸 of her whole stay experience in this beautiful kampung house 😍🏡

Food & Cooking Demo

Bubur campur campur 🥣

She really loves the sweet dessert 🥣 prepared by the homestay host 👵🏽 named bubur campur campur in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language with glutinuous balls (In red❤️& green💚), banana 🍌, jackfruits, sweet potatoes🍠 all planted organically around the house 🏡 It’s not sweet & very yummy tasty to enjoy 😋🤤

Also she 👩🏻 loves 💗 the juicy sweet jackfruits which planted organically within the house garden 🏡🌳🌿🌱, she just can’t stop herself enjoying 😋🤤

Nasi Ambeng

Always SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s favourite 💗 from her home country 🇲🇾 travels, you have to try it yourself ~ 1️⃣ of the signature dish while visit to Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

During this homestay 🏡 trip, she 👩🏻 has enjoyed the Nasi Ambeng served at D’Rebung @ Hulu ChuChoh 😋🤤

Note: Photos credit to Mr Azmi of SwaTV YouTube Channel

Do click in to enjoy her TikTok clip 📹🎥 of her Nasi Ambeng dining experience here 🍽😋🤤

The Nasi Ambeng here served with curry spice chicken 🍗 , while personally she 👩🏻 prefers the one served with black sauce chicken

📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853197150860496129

More of her earlier yummy delicious 🤤😋 Nasi Ambeng dining stories 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/where-what-to-eat-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ & 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/12/24/pesta-rentak-selangor-aka-beats-of-selangor-festival-2019/

Rebung 🎍🎋 Masak Cili Api Cooking Demo

Frankly she 👩🏻 is not ❌ a fan to bamboo 🎍shots (aka Rebung in Malaysia’s national language) lover, however she did enjoyed this dish served from the cooking demo 👩🏻‍🍳 & served at lunch 🍴🍽 It’s without the strong smelly bamboo shots🎍that she 👩🏻 dislikes the most

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Umbut Kelapa 🌴 Masak Lemak

This is an indigeous people specialty dish that she 👩🏻 has enjoyed as dinner 🍴🍽 during her visit to Orang Asli Kampung Bangkong. It was her 1️⃣st time enjoyed this dish & it’s so soft & tasty to enjoy it 😋🤤

She 👩🏻 has asked “What is Umbut Kelapa🌴❓⁉️” The local villagers 👫👭👬 told her it’s the young coconut 🌴

Curious 🤔💭 which is the said dish❓⁉️ The dish in white ⚪️ of her Twitter post above 📌

📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853419664438004993

Activities Within the Homestay Villages

Village tram tour 🚎

Highly recommend 👍🏻👆🏻to enjoy a village tour around, you will note the beautiful 😍 kampung houses 🏘🏡🏘, greenery 🌳🌴🌱🌿, villagers in their motorbikes without helmets wearing etc.

📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853758168028155137

Bamboo 🎋 Plantation

OOTD capturing 📸📸 @ the beautiful bamboo 🎋🎍 plantation @ D’Rebung in the early morning 🔆 OR when beautiful lighting 💡💡on at night 🌃🌌

Traditional games ~ Gasing aka Spinning Top

It’s the Malaysian 🇲🇾 version of spinning top & various types of traditional “Gasing” can be found in Malaysia. Read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top

She 👩🏻 was amazed that a 6️⃣ years old kid 👦🏻 really playing well of spinning top, bravo 👏🏻 🙌🏻 He 👦🏻 actually loves 💗 spinning top more than digital games & digital devices📱

Really a main difference between the kids 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻👶🏻 living in the city 🌆🏙 & kids living in a village 🏡🏘🏡

📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853055132305820929

Traditional games ~ Sepak Raga/ Takraw

It’s a sport for both male adults & kids 🙋🏽‍♂️💁🏽‍♂️🧒🏽👦🏽, read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepak_takraw

📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853057868795497730

Traditional games ~ Sumpit aka Blowpipe

This method used for animal hunting & weapon in the past, however now more for leisure. Read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowgun

📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853060274749017346

Traditional Art & Culture

Wau Kapal

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed her learning about Wau Kapal ~ The signature kite of Selangor state, Malaysia 🇲🇾 , how to making it & then flying it etc. from her homestay experience 🏡

Every year the kite lovers nationwide will gather together to fly kites/ kite competitions 3️⃣ times annually ie. March, August & November

Wau Kapal is with its kite bottom design symbolise a ship 🛳 Kapal in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language meant a ship 🛳, 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853650515419565314

Cempuling ~ Selangor Javaneses’ Joy

It’s 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 👭👫👬

Do check out for more about cempuling in her earlier story 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/rentak-selangor-2018-part-1/

Kompang

It’s a traditional Malay musical 🎶🎵 instrument performance for many occasions especially welcome 🙏🏻 ceremonies

Read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebana

Silat

It’s not only a martial art, to-date it also performs in Malay villages during official ceremonies & wedding 👰🏽🤵🏽This intangible heritage must be preserved for the future generations 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻

Read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silat

“Berendoi” In Malaysia’s national language

This is a heritage culture that still maintain today in this village & it aims to tame the newborn baby 👶🏻🍼 to sleep 😴 💤 & a healthy grow up 💗

The ceremony with feeding something sweet (eg. honey 🍯 ) to the baby 👶🏻 mouth 👄 & then put the baby to sleep 💤, 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/kitakansekampung/videos/3133419636711044/

Agriculture

Table Fertigation 🥬🌿🌱🍃

This is a type of modern agriculture named fertigation & this is done in a table height which planning to share with more local villagers. Do read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertigation

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It aims not only to provide income source, also can be practised for family & own consumption within own home 🏡 compound for organic plants 🌿🌱🥬 Moreover the intial investment approximately RM1️⃣K to start a single plot of table fertigation, 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6854186028073323777

Coffee Planting & Traditional Processing ☕️🌿🌱

Do check out her IG album 📸📹🎥 with the traditional coffee ☕️ 🌿🌱 processing captured

Driving 🚗🚙 distance within 1️⃣5️⃣mins from the Homestay 🏡

Dragon Fruit Farm Visit & Food Tasting

Sepang grows lots of dragon fruits & she 👩🏻 really enjoyed her farm visit 😃

Do you know that dragon fruits plant just like a cactus 🌵❓⁉️📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853350151885573378

This cactus 🌵 blossoms its flowers once & only in the early morning 🔆 during the day

Not just that she 👩🏻 also loves her food tasting with all dragon fruits theme, yes ✅, most of the dishes 🍽🍴 & beverages 🍹🥤served are with dragon fruits, woow‼️😲

Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her food tasting 😋🤤 experience from here

Highly recommended, she plans to bring along her family members 👫👭👬 for a farm to table lunch 🍴🍽 dining soon, yeah‼️📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/6853391746810776834

Agro Chips 🥔 Factory Visit

If you’re a fan of chips, do drop by here for a bulk Tapioca chips shopping 🛒 🛒

What’s unique about the Tapioca chips here❓⁉️

It’s processed with own self made flavourings. Not just that, from their own raw materials farm till final Tapioca chips products all planted & processed by themself 👍🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has suggested to Agro Chips to start with salted egg flavoured Tapioca chips 🥚 Currently they have not yet in their chips’ varieties, how could it be, salted egg is trending now…Lol…😅🤣😂😆

“Feel & experience a truly living lifestyle & the hospitality of the local villagers 👭👫👬 in Banghuris Homestay, Sepang 🇲🇾

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Ohh ya…It’s just 20mins drive 🚙🚗 from KL International Airports ✈️ (KLIA & KLIA2) & you can book & arrange for your transport from the airport for this kampung homestay 💗👍🏻

So, let’s plan your kampung style staycation 🏡 @ Banghuris Homestay, Malaysia 🇲🇾 with its ASEAN Tourism Award-winning 🎖 & Best Homestay in Malaysia ~ Malaysia Tourism Award in 2004 🎖

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The packages available are RM70 a day trip, RM160 2️⃣D1️⃣N package & RM260 3️⃣D2️⃣N package. Of course you can book & discuss with the person in charge for a personalisation homestay package & different fee applies

Address📍: Lot 1829, Jalan Tailong, Kampung Hulu Chuchoh, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Sepang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia
Website🌐: http://www.tourismselangor.my/destinations/homestay-banghuris/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/kitakansekampung/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/YokMampirBanghuris/
Email 📧 : banghuris_homestay@yahoo.com
Contact📞☎️📱: Wak Haji Basir Bin Wagiman +6013-3303149/ +6013-3003942

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Things Can’t Wait To Do After The End of COVID19 Lockdown

Updated 8.6.2020 @ 10am

Hmm…How are you all 👫👭👬 so far during the lockdown/ quarantine 🏡❓⁉️

What To Do #StayAtHome 🏡❓⁉️

Not Boring & Excitig #StayHome

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 continues to sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝relating to COVID19 pandemic 🦠

If you have missed her earlier stories, do enjoy them 👩🏻‍💻📖via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/03/10/covid19-coronavirus-outbreak-travel-not/ & 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/not-boring-exciting-stayhome/

She 👩🏻is gonna sharing the things she just can’t wait to do after lockdown 🏡 being 💯% lifted, just by random order whichever that come to her mind 💭 while she is typing 👩🏻‍💻 this blog post here

Also she 👩🏻 has posted her question❓in some FB groups & Twitter 💭💡

How about you❓⁉️

Surely some of you 👭👬👫 are looking forward to do certain things after the end of quarantine 🏡 at your respective home countries 🌍 Welcome to share yours to do by dropping your comment below ya 😁

Hair cut 💇🏻‍♀️ & hair spa 🧖🏻‍♀️

Though SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 enjoys her home hair care routine 🏡🧖🏻‍♀️

However, she 🌐 still wishes to resume soon her monthly hair spa 🧖🏻‍♀️ & hair trimming 💇🏻‍♀️ at her favourite hair saloon. She 👩🏻 plans to cut her hair short & donate her hair for cancer patients through Locks of Hope Association, yes ✅, her 2️⃣nd donations 😃

Do you need a hair cut 💇🏻‍♀️ too❓⁉️

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Cafe hopping ☕️🍰

She 👩🏻 loves coffee ☕️ & always enjoy her me time in her favourite 💗 cafe after a long day of busy working 👩🏻‍💼👩🏻‍💻

A hot cuppa ☕️ & a slice of cheese cake 🍰 make her happy 😋🤤 How about you❓⁉️

Always hours long to chill & relax 😌 by reading a book 📖 or enjoy her handrawn doodling ✍🏻🖋 to spend her quiet me time 😃 in a cafe

Dining out 🍽🍴with family/ friends

Really miss her dining out 🍽 with family members/ friends/ gatherings 👭👬👫

What foods you miss the most❓⁉️ Which restaurants you wish to be at now❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 prefers to dine out during weekends/ after work to enjoy catching ups 🗣👥👤👥/ favourite dishes/ celebration 🎊🎉 eg. birthday 🎁🎂 , festive etc.

Do enjoy more of her foodie 😋🤤stories 👩🏻‍💻📝via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/food-beverage-dessert-snack/

Being outdoor 🧢👟🕶

She 👩🏻 is an active outdoor person & really miss the sunshine ☀️ , fresh air 💨 & sweating 😅 being out from home 🏡

Do you feeling the same too❓⁉️

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Back to #nature 🌳🌳💚💚 with a quiet green surrounding @ #ImpianRimbaResort @impianrimba , #HuluLangat #Selangor , swipe left ➡️ for more nature #staycation photos 📸📸 in this album . . Love 💗 the clean river 💦💧, you may spot some colourful birds 🦅🐦 , squirrels 🐿, green 💚 surrounding with lots of fruits trees 🌳🌳 , however not fruit 🍉🍌 season though…Ha…Ha….Gonna plan another trip just for fruits 🍉🍌😋🤤 . . Hmm…You will get to do social media detox as the network connection is limited just around its office 🏢 area with free 🆓 wifi 📶 . . Do enjoy jungle trekking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️🌳🌳, fishing 🎣 , river swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻 💦💧(bring extra clothes) , team building, etc. Basic clean comfy rooms (either with fans or air conditioning for your choice✅) with tv 📺, kettle, towel & shower soap. Hmm…Not hot shower 🚿 ya . . Ohh ya… Love 💗 the breakfast, banana 🍌 fritters (tea time☕️) served here. You can do BBQ 🍗🍖 here 😋🤤 . . More update soon 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 blog link at profile . . #wtffood8 #EatTravelWrite #DiscoverSelangor #GayaTravel #UPENSelangor #MKNS #SelangorFoodAdventure #VM2020 #SayangiMalaysiaKu @gayatravel @gayatraveller @tourismselangor @discoverselangor #travel #travels #travelling #blog #vlog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #eat #Malaysia #food #adventure #travelblogger

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Especially great sweats 💦💧 & exciting fun from extreme outdoor activities 😃😁

Be with the nature 🌳🌳🌿🌱

She 👩🏻 loves be with the nature 🌳🌳, breathing in fresh air 💨, viewing the peaceful greenery 🏞⛰ etc.

When was your last time experiencing the greenery 🏞🌳🌿🌱 surrounding❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 loves travelling around, be with nature. More of her travel stories 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/travel-tourism/

To participating running 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️ events

Yes ✅, she 👩🏻 really wishes to joining running 🏃🏻‍♀️ events either organised by foreign countries 🌍 / local organisers 🇲🇾 real soon

To her, virtual runs just not ❌ the same…Are you with her❓⁉️

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@siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing her #Batam Riau trip ⛴🎒🕶🧢👟 #Indonesia 🇮🇩 in this photos 📸📸 album ya 😃😁🤗 . . Her 1️⃣st international #run participation ~ #BatamTrailRun 🏃🏻‍♀️💗 organised by @sijoriresortspa & @batamilikita_ . It was a tough trail run with lots of up ⬆️ & down ⬇️ slopes ⤴️⤵️ within the whole 5️⃣km tracks in the jungle 🌳🌳 . . She has completed successfully ✌🏻💪🏻🏃🏻‍♀️🤗& met a new 🆕 running friend @muhlisin_sh 🙋🏽‍♂️from Pekanbaru (special thank you 🙏🏻😊 ) who has helped her when her legs was about to suffer cramp during the trail run 🏃🏻‍♀️, luckily not, she was blessed 😇 . . Her #running #OOTD; 🕶 from @maz_optometrist17 She 👩🏻 wore the Black seamless tankee & Black (more to dark grey) shaping tight 🖤👖 from @shapeemy (🌐 https://www.theshapee.com/shapewear/) . . She 👩🏻 loves 💗 its light weight & breathable materials while wearing them for her run 🏃🏻‍♀️ The shaping tight from her toes 👣 up with graduated compression ⤴️ . . Not to worry, she 👩🏻 wasn't feeling its compression at all during her trail run 🏃🏻‍♀️with it, very comfortable 😌👍🏻 . . Both tankee & shaping tight are strentchable, so suitable to wearing it for your daily exercise routines eg. gym, jogging 🏃🏻‍♀️, yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️, zumba 🤸🏻‍♀️, cycling 🚴🏻‍♀️ etc. . . Interested to own 1️⃣⌚️❓⁉️ You can afford for ⌚️, not to worry Do purchase 🛒🛍 any @xgearhk.official watch⌚️with RM30 off ⬇️ by using #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 's code "SLDLoveXG" to purchase via 🌐 https://www.xgear.hk/ Yes ✅ , yes ✅ , specially for her followers cum readers 👫👭👬 . . More updates soon via WordPress 🌐 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com as she wore for her earlier #SORR2019 too . . @indtravel @tourism.indonesia #BataMilikita #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #siennylovesdrawing #Indonesia #influencers #blogging #writers #tourism

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Do enjoy reading 📖 some of her recent running 🏃🏻‍♀️ stories 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/wellness-healthy-lifestyle/

Shopping in malls 🛒🛍🏢 & enjoy times @ fitting room 👚👗

Ohh my…She 👩🏻 truly misses her shopping 🛒🛍 time by touching the goods/ trying out 👚👗 the goods personally at any shopping malls 🛒🛍🏢

How long you have not shopping 🛒🛍 in your favourite malls 🏢🏢❓⁉️

Wall mural painting 🎨🖌

She 👩🏻 misses wall mural painting, though tiring yet a satisfied work to enjoy 😉 as a self taught artist 👩🏻‍🎨

Holidays within own living city 🌆🏙/ home country 🚗🚌🇲🇾

She 👩🏻 wishes to visit & enjoy dining 🍽 @ restaurants of her favourite foods & eating places within her living city 🌆🏙, Kuala Lumpur (KL) 1️⃣st

Do read 👩🏻‍💻📖more of her travel stories in KL 🌆🏙via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/fun-places-in-kuala-lumpur-malaysia-%f0%9f%87%b2%f0%9f%87%be/ & 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/5-must-not-miss-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ & 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/things-to-do-kl-tower-malaysia/

Yeah!! With recent announcement of Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) from 10 June to 31 August 2020 for all Malaysians, the travelling within states in Malaysia is now allowed

Holidays @ overseas 🛫🛬🌎

Hmm…She 👩🏻 misses her annual travel to Thailand 🇹🇭 , 1️⃣ of her favourite 💗 countries in Asia 🌎

She travels at least 3️⃣ trips every year, her Dec 2019 Northern Thailand stories 👩🏻‍💻📝via 🌐https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/must-visit-chiangmai-northern-thailand/

Hmm….When will be her next Thailand 🇹🇭 travel in 2020❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 still has a hotel voucher 🏷 to utilise @ Hatyai, Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 though 😅

She 👩🏻 loves travelling around & more of her travel stories 👩🏻‍💻📝 via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/travel-tourism/

Be a volunteer 🙋🏻‍♀️

She 👩🏻 really wishes to join some volunteering opportunities 👩🏻‍🏫 to contribute whatever & whenever she can ☺️ back to the communities in need 🙌🏻💪🏻

Life is short not to enjoy what you believing & passionate with 💗😊

Give people a real hug 🤗

Hugs 🤗really comforting 🥰 especially when a person in sadness 😭/ with dissappointment 😞

She 👩🏻 hopes to enjoy hugging 🤗 people she loves & cares 💗👫👭👬 soon

Eyebrows Threading

Ohh my…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 just realises her eyebrows 👁👁 now in a messy style from her own eyebrows trimming at home 🏡😅😂

Lol…Ha…Ha…Special thanks 🙏🏻 to her readers 👭👫👬 ‘ comments below, she 👩🏻 is really in need for an eyebrows 👁👁 threading session right after the 💯% lockdown being lifted then 😃

Body spa & massage

She 👩🏻 always enjoy a body relax & relief from a good 👍🏻 session of body spa & massage 💆🏻‍♀️

Hmm…No ❌ specific preference, just follow her heart ❤️ to visit any beauty saloon whenever & wherever she needs for a body relaxation moment 😌

She 👩🏻 also missed a good hot steam & jacuzzi ♨️🧖🏻‍♀️time

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Yeah‼️ Welcome #september 👋🏻👋🏻 @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 her recent participation to the #health & #wellness workshop @ #TheSpaandGymHiltonKL 🏢 @hiltonkualalumpur which organised by #ButterflyMsia @butterflyproject.my 🦋🇲🇾 . . 💗 ~ The Greatest Wealth Is Health ~ 💗 Do swipe left ➡️ for this photos 📸📸 & clips 📹🎥 album, not to miss a #promo code 🦋 for a special #gym membership & 1️⃣ time free 🆓 trial/pax before end Sept 2019 🤗 . . She 👩🏻 loves 💗 & enjoyed her hot steam & jacuzzi ♨️🧖🏻‍♀️time after attended the workshop with 3️⃣ sessions & gym workouts 🏢 . . Session 1️⃣ ~ Vegan Beauty Clay Mask DIY Workshop by Ms Bavani Gopala Krishnan @bavanigopala 🙋🏿‍♀️ of @naturallyhm 1️⃣st experience for her to learn & DIY own clay mask 🥣 . . Session 2️⃣ ~ Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blending Workshop by Ms Dash @daintydashbeauty 💁🏿‍♀️ of Plant Origins & @signaturemarket 🌐🛒🛍 She 👩🏻has blended her own scent 👃🏻with a mixture of good night sleep 👍🏻💤😴 , citrus 🍊🍋 romance & floral 🌸🌼🌹🌷blossoms in her bottle . . Session 3️⃣ ~ Self-Care Session by Ms Minnie Chang @minniechangg 👩🏻‍💼 of @minc.care She 👩🏻 has recalled & greatly appreciate 🙏🏻🤗 a question "Are you okay 👌🏻 ❓⁉️" (She 👩🏻 has answered ms Minnie 👩🏻‍💼 with a silent nodding head) & a hug 🤗 from Ms Minnie 👩🏻‍💼at the end of the session . . Read more soon via 🌐 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com #butterflyhwWorkshop #beauty #MincCare #PlantOrigins #NaturallyHM #hotel #spa #life #relax #healthy #healthylifestyle #blog #blogging #sharing #sharingiscaring #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #nsyftravel

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Gel Manicure & Gel Pedicure

Once in a while, she 👩🏻 will visit beauty salon for a gel manicure 💅 & gel pedicure session for beautiful nail colours & nail art 😍

She 👩🏻 believes to have some time gap in between her gel manicure 💅 & gel pedicure sessions to ensure her healthy nails 👍🏻

Whenever festive seasons 🎉🎊 or an important event coming up, she 👩🏻 will opt for ✅ her gel manicure 💅 & gel pedicure

A Relax Staycation

She 👩🏻 wishes to enjoy a staycation, yes, out from her home sweet home ❌🏡

She 👩🏻 misses her relax staycation while travelling around

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@siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 has learnt so much more about great 👍🏻 #sustainability #tourism for next generations ( #heritage #culture #architectural #art community ) personal journey from Mr @alexleeyunping 👨🏻‍💼, the founder of @terrapuri & @cafe_terradala #cafe in #Terengganu, Malaysia 🇲🇾 He passionately #sharing his love ❤️ to Terengganu old houses 🏡🏡 (without ❌ nails = "pasak" in Malaysia 🇲🇾 national language & with beautiful 😍💗meaningful wood cravings) , the ups & downs of his pursuing journey. Old = above 💯 years & some 200 years++ 😲👀 . . Guess what❓⁉️ He 👨🏻‍💼has actually collected old houses 🏡🏡 for 18 years by communicating several times to the owners before they agreed to sell the houses to him. 1️⃣ of the house took him 15 years of communicating 🗣👤 before he successfully bought it ✅🏡, wow‼️😲) . . He 👨🏻‍💼 found this piece of land @ Penarik & buillt this heritage village in 2005. He actually bought 100++ old houses 🏡🏡 as some are using as spare parts for the existing 29 units in the village. No intension of reselling any of his collection though he was being offered with great 👍🏻 attractive prices 💰💰 as he 👨🏻‍💼 proudly told that he loves 💗 each house that he has collected & each 1️⃣ is unique to him with a story behind respectively . . She 👩🏻 had a wonderful overnight in Kubang Jela house 🏡 during her recent trip, do swipe left ➡️ for more photos📸📸 in this album of her heritage stay, also clips 📹🎥about frying fish 🐟 crackers with sand, not oil, yes ✅ ancient heritage cooking style ~ so healthy👍🏻 & the beautiful beach 🏖🏝 with tall coconut trees 🌴🌴 right opposite the entrance of #terrapuri village😍💗 . . Hmm…Stil thinking 💭🤔 to expand her caption here, but but words limit by #instagram, so do stay tune her stay #vacation #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 via #blog link at bio ya 😃😁 . . 📸 special thanks 🙏🏻💗 to housemates for a night 🌃🌌😴💤🛌🛌🛌 @snfad_diela & @kariwamegumi @beautifulterengganumalaysia @gayatravel @gayatraveller #TerengganuNOWand4ever #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #TourismTerengganu #CutiCutiMalaysia #VM2020 #VisitMalaysia2020 #GayaTravel #BeautifulTerengganu #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her personal lessons learnt while stay home 🏡 Hmm…🤔 She 👩🏻 is still gathering her thoughts 💭 ya ☺️😉

Lessons learnt from lockdown

(i) Never ❌ take things for granted

(ii) Everything happens for a reason 💗

(iii) Being agile & quick adapting to life changes which beyond our control

(iv) Being digital & technology savvy 📲💻🖥⌚️

(v) Explore for the unknown 💡 & seeing opportunities 👀

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