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Rail travel and extreme sports at Gua Musang Kelantan

Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia · Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 travel wish comes true‼️ Yes ✅, she always wishes to do train travel 🚂 within Malaysia 🇲🇾 since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia 👍🏻

In this blog post, she will share her own travel experiences & observations about COVID19 travel 🆕 norms, places & the foods she enjoys during recent rail tourism to Gua Musang, Kelantan 😃😁

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysian 🇲🇾 OR international passport 🛂 for foreigners 🙅🏻‍♀️🇲🇾, must ensure at least 6️⃣ months validity ya 👍🏻
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination 💉 ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices 📲 to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then🧳
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering the state of Kelantan
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required, however this trip involved extreme sport, travel insurance is advisable
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required, personally she still will check in whenever she spotted the QR code to record her own journeys

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully vaccinated ✅💉, including booster vaccine, she still performed self test prior & after her trips. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 👍🏻 for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestics or international to be PCR tested before & after travel trips for the peace of mind of own safety & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Things To Do & Trip Itinerary @ Gua Musang ğŸžï¸

Gua Musang is a railway 🚂 town

Gua Musang ğŸžï¸ is surrounded by limestone hills & caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers, rock climbers & extreme sports lovers, moreover with Muse Eco Park opening now, do read on this long blog story here to check out her extreme sports experience gained ya 💪🏻👍🏻😃

In the past, trains 🚂🚂 were the only means of transport to this town. This train journey provides a glimpse of village life in the jungle 🌳🌳 hinterland. This is a jungle railway 🚂🌳 not to be missed which runs from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu & Tumpat. The green 💚 scenery starts from Jerantut station onwards as shared by the on train expert, Mr Kelvin Khew 🙋🏻‍♂️

Gua Musang KTM train station is distinguished by the natural splendor that surrounds it as it’s situated at the foot of the hill ⛰️ Yes ✅, once the train 🚂 arrived at Gua Musang train station, you will be welcome by the beautiful desolate slope of rocks with deceiving stone stairs that rise to 105m 😍 You will sure enjoy beautiful OOTD moments at this train station 📸🚉

Hmm…The old Gua Musang train station was closed after the great flood in 2014. It’s located at the end of the main street in the old town & now used as 1️⃣ of the must visit heritage spot for all tourists. It’s also 1️⃣ of the best spots 📍 for photography 📸 lovers. Or simply sitting & admiring the splendour, the hill resembles a stone pillar with a large fissure that practically cuts it in half vertically 😍

Day 1️⃣

Met up with all travel mates at Heritage Station Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur KTM train station 🚉 Enjoyed a hot Horlicks & fried noodles while awaiting for the train 🚂 boarding

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZNf686gNyzZno7Ei8
Website🌐: https://heritage-station-restaurant.business.site/

A privilege to witness this rail tourism special charter flag ⛳off by Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic & Event Division Senior Director & Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia with a safe departure of night train 🚂 from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station @ 10.45pm sharp

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Yeah‼️ On board & checked in to her sleeper 😴💤 seat at upper deck

She loves the privacy privilege at upper deck, though need to climb up & down to reach her sleeper seat 🚂

The train 🚂 moves steady slow towards the destination point @ Gua Musang. The train has stopped by Seremban & Gemas KTM train stations to pick up passengers 👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing has got down to snap some photos at Gemas station with friends 📸😁

Ohh ya…The train will switch its railway 🛤️ & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 from Gemas station, so do change to an empty seat 💺 available or enjoy your seating sleep 😴 to avoid any dizziness 😵

Tips on an overnight train ride

  • Do book your lower deck sleeper seat as early as possible, it’s selling like hot cake. For elderly, upper deck is not advisable as it requires to climb up & down 🤗
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as you’re on a long rail ride 🚂
  • Do wear your face mask 😷 on board
  • Must bring sweater 🧥 as the air conditioner is getting stronger at night 🌃
  • Must bring travel pillow ⬜
  • Suggest to bring fully charged power bank & extension cord due to limited power points 🔌 at Chill Relax & Event (Karaoke) coaches on board & on sharing basis
  • Pack light luggage especially if you’re on upper deck sleeper seat. Your luggage bags are needed to place at lower deck. Do not leave your valuables unattended during the rail ride. #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers â¤ï¸ğŸŽ’ğŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍️🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks , #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack ğŸŽ’ ~ Splash 16″ Taupe-Black during this train trip 🇲🇾
  • A pair of comfy shoes, SiennyLovesDrawing has opted 👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole trip at Kelantan , loving it 💕❤️for train travel as well as extreme sports @ Muse Eco Park, do read more of her user story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/20/user-experience-comfortable-leather-shoes-from-lucca-vudor/
  • Do sanitize your sleeper deck 1️⃣st before your good night rest

  • No smoking 🚭 allow inside the train 🚂

Do check out her rail travel TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Day 2️⃣

Wake up & enjoyed morning view from the train window 🚂🪟 Enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot milk tea @ train cafe, chit chat with other passengers, chill & relax enjoyed the views outside window 🚂🪟

The foods served in train cafe is good, personally SiennyLovesDrawing loves the pandan coconut fragrance rice with the sweet spicy anchovies sambal 😋👍🏻

Ohh ya…Only limited seats, once you’ve finished your meals, do give chance to other train passengers to enjoy their meals in train cafe 💕

Hmm…Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing 👀👩🏻in this video clip via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomnaikkeretapi/permalink/4872055519590002/ which captured by 1️⃣ of the Jom Naik Keretapi member❓⁉️

Finally, arrived @ Gua Musang KTM train station after 11 hours train journey @ 🔟am. Bus 🚌 picked up from Gua Mustang train station for a 2️⃣nd breakfast @ Warung Muse , a nice spot to enjoy meals with the scenes of visitors busy via ferrata & flying fox

SiennyLovesDrawing had a cup of hot asam boi ☕ & a slice of toasted bread ğŸž The service was super slow & some of the travel mates got their order wrongly served…Hope the service would be improving greater in her next visit then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8bvmd6tKBrjcSFpk9

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Checked in to Durian Hill Villa 🏘️ for a comfy shower 🚿 & quick rest 💤

Really love the minimalist comfy room design & all needed facilities well prepared. The hot shower water 🚿 absolutely perfect with good water pump & just nice temperature to enjoy a good shower 🧖🏻‍♀️ after a long train ride 💖👍🏻

Address📍: PT5606, Jalan Akasia Utama 2/4, Bandar Utama, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DurianHillVillaGM/

Then enjoyed set lunch B (5 pax each set) @ Warung Buluh with Siakap fish in lemon steam, beef in spicy tomatoes sauce, fried egg, kailan vegetables with salted fish, fried tumeric chicken & seafood tom yam soup. The food were prepared up front from the organiser’s pre order, it’s wrapped nicely & served on all tables. Love the thoughtful hygiene service at Warung Buluh here 👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WT8F9NuQ8wnoEDFe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food—beverage-company/Warung-Buluh-Gua-Musang-Kelantan-793504277467795/

After lunch, we went to Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park, however it was closed & open on appointment basis as maintenance works in progress now. Do continue to read on this blog story as she visited it again on the Day 3

Then, we enjoyed afternoon tea drink @ Hana Coffee ☕ House. It’s a nice cafe with double storey to enjoy a happy enjoyable cuppa at the open air 2nd floor ☕👍🏻 on a hot sunny ğŸ˜Žâ˜€ï¸ day. It serves a varieties of coffee, chocolate, fruit beverages & snacks including keropok lekor 😋

Address📍: https://goo.gl/maps/mG3ukH8gN5M9tNMc8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fargm4949/

Yeah‼️ Back to hotel for a quick nap rest 😴

The bed 🛌🏻 at Durian Hill Villa just so so comfy, she just dozed off 😴💤 & wake up already timing to get on bus 🚌 for dinner 😆 Absolutely a quick good rest 👍🏻

Enjoyed nasi lemak dinner with spice fried chicken & spicy sambal @ Warung Muse again. This round food were served in advance from pre order placed 👍🏻

All enjoyed the dining 🍽️ atmosphere of the night decorated with the glittering lights of Gua Musang & Masjid Buluh

Went for night 🌃 view photos capturing @ Masjid Buluh (Bamboo Mosque)

As its name suggests, almost 90% of this mosque is made from local concrete bamboo ğŸŽ (Dendracalamus asper) & black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) which were imported from Bandung, Indonesia 🇮🇩 The magnificent & uniqueness of this mosque 🕌 was inspired by the former Menteri Besar of Kelantan, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Do check out video clip captured via 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/dvQOkDyLzN/ & more photos via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/323289091408885/posts/pfbid02BZX12bWwAKEK8Vfdt5PXkL7c3eH8Ag6EDcgbTKj27MjxYyM2kjFNo9dBYgdfthsZl/

Tips to visit any mosques within Malaysia 🕌

  • Must bring along a head scarf 🧣 & wear modest long sleeves & long pant or long dress to enter ya 💖 It’s important to demonstrate respect to different religions 🙏🏻
  • Some mosques will provide 🆓 mosque clothing aka Jubah & head scarf 🧣 to rent for its visitors to enter then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1nCNRiYUA9yXaFY18
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBulohGuaMusang/

Next, night photo 🌃📸 session @ Masjid Razaleigh (Razaleigh Mosque ie. Model of the Forbidden Mosque Of Mekah) which started its construction in late 2016. The Razaleigh Mosque of 99K square feet & equipped with 9️⃣ towers as high as 30m & 8️⃣ domes similar to the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, it was inspired by the Member of Parliament for Gua Musang, YBM. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah & worth more than RM35.1million. This mosque with a unique & attractive design using high quality building materials including tiles built on a site of 1.5 hectares with capability of accommodating up to 3.5K congregations. Wow‼️

This is Kelantan’s iconic mosque which cost RM34 million as a replica of the Kaaba & it was built with a combination of high -tech LED screen blocks that display the holy verses of the Quran or the content of the sermon delivered by the imam of the mosque. The idea to build a replica of the Kaaba was sparked by Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/B7Dwfk7S8TLA7ws36
Contact no. : +6017-901 8672
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Razaleigh-Bandar-Gua-Musang-113632751342893/

Yeah‼️ Back to hotel ~ Durian Hill Villa 🏘️ for swet dream resting for the day 💤🛌🏻

Day 3️⃣

Enjoyed morning hiking of approximately 40mins @ Durian Hill ⛰️ to enjoy the beautiful sunrise 🌄 & scenery of the main town of Gua Musang

Do check out her happy sunrise hike at Durian Hill TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

There is a good ground for camping 🏕️🥾👍🏻 site with proper shower 🚿 & water tank facilities, the next time SiennyLovesDrawing would like to do camping stay 🏕️⛺🔥 Enjoyed some cookies & bread 🍪🥖 as light breakfast after the hiking 😋

Do check out her happy roti canai sarang (2nd breakfast that morning) TikTok clip captured 📹🌐😋👍🏻

After hiking, we went to Kedai Makan Pokwa to enjoy 2️⃣nd breakfast ~ Highly recommended the roti canai sarang ~ It’s roti canai with 2️⃣ soft boiled eggs on top 😋👍🏻 They also serve Nasi Kerabu here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves her chat with both the lovely old couples founders 👴🏽👵🏽 Really enjoyed the tasty roti canai sarang (She had 2️⃣ sets) & iced Neslo, then left with her happy satisfied tummy 😃😋👍🏻

Address📍: Pitstop Route 8 Gua Musang @ Kedai Makan Pokwa, Jalan Bandar Baru, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.📱: +6019-912 1401
Website🌐: https://kedai-makan-pokwa.business.site/

Yeah‼️ Time to enjoy extreme sport activities @ Muse Eco Park ~ Yes✅, the highest Flying Fox in Kelantan. Yeah‼️Also the 1️⃣st twin pair via Ferrata, yes✅, walking on the cave wall 👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the via ferrata & flying fox done @ this park on Day 3️⃣ with a happy great 👍🏻 achievement, yeah‼️👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 so proud that she has completed via Ferrata & flying fox of 40m height @ Gua Musang. Highly recommended for an amazing experience 👍🏻😃

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ymyuFS6dU4vCfkfM7
Contact no.📱: +6012-2904007
FB: https://www.facebook.com/museecopark/

Do check out her 1️⃣st via ferrata experience captured in this TikTok clip 📹🌐

Back to Durian Hill Villa for shower 🚿 after the good sweat from the amazing extreme sport activities. Then, checked out from Durian Hill Villa, a happy comfy stay, will be back for sure

Then, had a tasty lunch @ the impressive beautiful Restoran Dalam Taman D’ Tasik

A beautiful Malay traditional house restaurant sits at the bank of Gua Musang Lake Garden. Love the Thai influenced dishes served here especially the tasty fresh lemon steamed fish 🐟

After lunch, SiennyLovesDrawing had a walk at the beautiful lake side & the nicely managed park surrounding this restaurant. Had a good chat with the restaurant owners, Kak Nah & Abah who shared about how they restarted this restaurant from its former restaurant named Restoran Dalam Taman which lost due to the great flood in 2014

Truly impressive & inspiring of the creativity & love of upcycling, go green passionate of Kak Nah. Abah & Kak Nah actually decorated this restaurant with some unique wood pieces that both of them found from river side etc., also she turns some of the plastic fishing stuff ğŸŽ£ into wall art decorations, bravo 👏🏻👏🏻 Abah actually complimented full of love 💕 that his wife, Kak Nah is a creative person, a lovely sweet couple ❤️

Do check out her happy lunch dining at this beautiful lake surrounding Restoran Dalam Taman D’Tasik, you will spot Kak Nah upcycling craft art decorations in her TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxqHvTH9YdgbH77h7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Dalam-Taman-DTasek-2013350965594972/

Then, paid a 2️⃣nd visit to the Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park. Personally love the mosses lanes within the park, it’s so comfy nice to walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻on it while reading the plant signages to learn more about the herbs & spices. There is a water park that many local families & kids enjoy water splashing 💦 fun & swimming 🏊🏻‍♂️ with a minimal entry fee. This park is now under maintenance progress, then to resume its chalets & rock climbing activities then

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s TikTok clip captured

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uXeqeBbddBHzD56H9
Website: https://www.malaysiasite.nl/etnobotani.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pwgm.kesedar

Next, proceed to visit the Gua Musang Golf Recreation Club, the travel mates enjoyed the fun of golf ⛳ practice sessions. Hmm..didn’t ride on a buggy to tour the golf ⛳ club. Enjoyed afternoon tea time with banana 🍌 fritters served here

Address: Ibu Pejabat Kesedar, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.: +6019-912 9558
Website: https://mdgm.kelantan.gov.my/index.php/pelawat/destinasi-menarik/tempat-tempat-pelancongan/199-padang-golf-sukan-berkuda

The bus 🚌 departed straight to Tanah Merah KTM train station for a night train back to KL @ 10.45pm, on the way stopped by for dinner @ Restoran Rimbun

Again, train 🚂 has departed sharp at 10.45pm. SiennyLovesDrawing fall a sleep 💤😴 very quickly as exhausted after a whole day of busy activities

Address: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NoGCXMmpSAmjXUTF7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Rimbun-135728463766706/

Day 4

Wake up 7am & then enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot Nescafe @ train cafe. Yeah‼️ Enjoyed train sleeps, walking in the train from coach to coach train OOTDs while the train stopped at some stations along the way

Also to enjoy watched the karaoke competition @ event coach, chit chat with some passengers from Jom Naik Keretapi FB group members about their happy train rides. Most of them are retirees that enjoy their train travels within Malaysia

So happy exciting to listen to their stories & all inspiring SiennyLovesDrawing to include train travels within Malaysia in her retirement living plan 😃

Ohh ya…When the train 🚂 stops at Gemas station, it will switch railway & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 so if you’re not comfortable with it, do change to an empty seat 💺 available, or alternatively to enjoy a nap 😴 to avoid any dizziness ya 😵

Arrived early @ 2.30pm to Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, reached home sweet home 🏡 safely

How long you have not travel on a train🚂❓⁉️ Let’s plan & enjoy a happy travel with rail ya 😃😁

Do enjoy reading this blog post as SiennyLovesDrawing has updated her daily trip progresses @ Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia 🇲🇾 ya

You may connect to https://linktr.ee/rjila_tours for your rail tour travel planning ya

Hmm…What must SiennyLovesDrawing not miss from Gua Musang, Kelantan ❓⁉️ Do comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya 🤗

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SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

#FlyMeToSabah Bucket List To Tick Off

Updated 14 June 2022, 5.40pm ~ So so sad that SiennyLovesDrawing only won the 1st 20 entries for this contest 😭 She has tried very best, hope that she can be part of media member with Sabah Tourism, refer winner announcement post via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347716010722356&set=a.224387169721908&type=3 ~ Her prize unboxing TikTok clip via 🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7102749691724549402 . Do stay tuned for her blog update as she will be travelling to Sabah for her slow train travel & art exploring in July ya 😀

Hey 👋🏻 all, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got to know about the #flymetoSabah ✈️🛫 contest hosted by Sabah Tourism Board very recently from her participation in the March #SabahChats via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1720355908139397 & it triggers her travel memories 💭 @ Sabah & actually urge her travel wish to join in to try her luck to be 1️⃣ of the winner ( Fingers crossed ğŸ¤žğŸ» as the last winner to be announced on 14 Apr) to realise her dream 💭 to continue explore & tick off her ✅SABAH bucket list in Malaysia 🇲🇾

🌐 https://tourism.sabah.gov.my/news/newsdetails/fly-me-to-sabah-offers-opportunities-to-experience-sabah-bucket-list-holidays

🌐 https://flymetosabah.sabahtourism.com/

So, here a blog post to sharing in detailed about SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah 👩🏻✍🏻💌📬👩🏻‍💻


Dear Sabah Tourism,

Yes, Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to explore more about Sabah & Sarawak in the future which both made Malaysia owns the 25% of Borneo’s land. Borneo, the 3️⃣rd largest island 🏝️ in the world ğŸŒŽ & divided between 3 countries ie. Indonesia 🇮🇩 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 & Brunei 🇧🇳

Once upon a time…

Still recalled her 1️⃣st fly to Sabah was right after her university graduation ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ“ğŸŽ“ & as a graduation celebration ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¥³ trip to reward herself by opting for a hike to Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰️ (aka Akinabalu by the local Sabahan people), it’s her 1️⃣st hiking 🥾 trip, also to explore Malaysia’s 1️⃣st heritage site, Kinabalu Park. Hmm…It was really long long ago & at that time she has got no social media platforms to show off her summit photo with her full colour certificate at that time 😃😁 She was hike up with Mesilau route, it’s with beautiful scenery, though slightly longer journey as compared to the route she opted to go down, Timpohon route, a stairs alike route & not comfortable for her tiring legs back then. Guess what❓⁉️ Her beautiful colour certificate is nicely kept in the safety deposit box with a local bank 🏦 now, 1️⃣ of her precious achievements in life ✨👍🏻

Then, her 2️⃣nd fly to Sabah was as a volunteer to collect & supply stationeries & teaching to some Bajau Laut kids at the rural sea nomad villages of Semporna Island 🏝️ Still recalled the chalet hotel that she stayed was being flooded due to a heavy rain 🌧️ storm & the rising level of sea 🌊 water at that time. She joined her other volunteers together with the chalet staffs to clean up the chalets surrounding. The pure hearts & smiles of the rural kids still warm kept in her heart ❤️ It was a memorable weeks spent with the local Sabahan kids & people, sure the kids have all grown up healthily now. Interactions with local people is what SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys & treasures the most, valuable juicy life stories, learning more about local living, cultures etc. Absolutely precious 💕

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These 2️⃣ travels to Sabah shared above were happened when she has yet to start her lifestyle blogging here at that time, also she wasn’t active in social media postings too

Then her blogging passion here ✍🏻👩🏻‍💻 got noticed & received honourable media invitation 📧 to join the Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) business networking 3️⃣D2️⃣N trip in 2018. 3️⃣rd fly to Sabah to explore & then shared her travel stories about the eco tourism at Sabah, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/6-eco-tourism-must-see-in-sabah-malaysian-borneo/ & 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1070869540232286208

She was truly amazed & proud as Malaysian because Dairy Farm 🇲🇾🐄🐮 in Kundasang, Sabah making her really like being at a farm in New Zealand 🇳🇿😍🤩

So, Sabah Tourism, please #flymetoSabah

Now & future…

What’s SiennyLovesDrawing’s ✅SABAH bucket list❓⁉️

✅Steam train with North Borneo Railway along the tracks from Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut to arrive at the Rice Bowl of Sabah, Papar to enjoy views of the paddy fields, traditional village homes on stilts & buffaloes as a train 🚂 travel lover. Ohh ya…Do you all remembered the famous Malaysian produced movie ~ Ola Bola ⚽❓⁉️ SiennyLovesDrawing wanna enjoy the Tenom – Beaufort jungle train 🚂 ride as a train 🚂 travel lover which it was being captured in that movie & to enjoy the ride with the local communities in the old train cabin seating area. Then, to taste Tenom coffee ☕ as a coffee lover. More info via 🌐 https://railtravelstation.com/sabah-state-railway/

✅Adrenaline canopy walks in Danum Valley Rainforest 🌳🌳 to observe see Sabah’s wildlife in its most biodiverse jungle as a nature lover 💚🌳 by walking about 300m through a 130-million-year-old ancient forest on a suspension bridge 26m off the ground ie. Approximately the height of a 6-story building OR 363m high & 620m length canopy walkway aka Rainforest Skywalk @ Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan

✅Beaufort bridge 🌉 & enjoy Beaufort Mee is Chinese-style fried home-made local yellow noodles from Beaufort, served with choice of meat or seafood & fresh vegetables as a love local eats 😋 traveller

✅Amazing milkyway galaxy ✨💫🌃 at Tegudon Tourism Village & Lasau Podi at Kota Belud. Or a hike up to Marangang hill top with a great 👍🏻 view of Mt KK at Kundasang. Even at the peak of Mt KK ⛰️

✅Hanging bridge at Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰️ ie. The world ğŸŒŽ highest via Ferrata with a system of a balance beams & suspension bridges, hill paragliding @ Kokol Hill, Kinabalu OR Ranau Paragliding Park ğŸžï¸ğŸŒ„, https://instagram.com/montkskybike @ Mt KK & parasailing @ Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Yes ✅, to explore more ğŸ‘©ğŸ»ğŸŽ’ & tick off the 7 districts in

✅S ~ as a train travel lover

✅A ~ as a nature lover with green surrounding

✅B ~as a local foodie

✅A ~ as a milkyway galaxy admirer

✅H ~ as an adventure explorer

bucket list as shared in above paragraphs (Especially those in Italics) ie. Beaufort, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Nabawan, Sipitang, Tambunan & Tenom. More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/division/interior/

SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

During her ✅SABAH explore mentioned above ğŸ‘©ğŸ»ğŸŽ’, being a typical local foodie, she would like to enjoy a taste of local food in Sabah eg. Sweet crunchy kuih cincin (Will be grabbing a lot as souvenirs to bring back for her own snacks, family members & friends to enjoy), hinava (A sliced mackerel fish with chilies, onion, ginger & lime juice), latok (A seaweed with cili padi, lime & sambal belacan), Ngiu Chap, Tuaran Mee, Tamparuli Mee & many more from her interactions with local Sabahan people then 😋👍🏻

Not just that, if time permits, during her #flymetoSabah trip, she wishes especially to exploring more of below ~ will continue updating this blog post for her next Sabah travels preparation

✅The rural tourism, more info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/rural/, Kg. Sunsuron, Tambunan with more than 90% of its area is covered in rolling hills, plains & mountains ğŸžï¸â›°ï¸ğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³ & the community-based tourism @ Bingkor which currently in developing progress, read more via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/press-release/developing-tourism-in-the-interior-of-sabah/

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✅ Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp, Kinabatangan (Camping stay 🏕️⛺)

✅ Kinabatangan River Cruise

Virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah

✅ The Tip Of Borneo @ Simpang Mengayau, Kudat

✅ Tindakon Dazang beach’s cliff, Kudat

✅ Murut Cultural Centre, Keningau
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✅ Campsite P. Riui @ Sg Padas, Tenom & to enjoy the long hanging bridge that local Sabahan communities actually using in their daily commute 👣 to Panggi (Camping stay 🏕️⛺)

✅ Polumpung Melangkap Campsite @ Kadamaian, Kota Belud to learn how the 2015 earthquake actually changed the landscape & made the village as a new 🆕 riverside attraction in Sabah (Camping stay 🏕️⛺)

✅ To explore the natural grandeur of the Taralamas River Canyon @ Kg. Tiang Lama of Ranau with river trekking experience to uncover the local flora & fauna as a nature lover

✅ Mantanani Island is surrounding by mesmerizing clear turquoise waters & with amazing view of Mount Kinabalu

✅ Rundum Highland @ Tenom, more info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/rundumHighlands/

✅ Umea Glam Kundasang (A unique staycation)

✅ Pagoda Ling San @ Tuaran

✅ Upside Down House @ Tamparuli

✅ Endangered species ~ Sepilok Orang Utan, Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to learn more about these endangered species & efforts being made to get them off the endangered lists

✅ Gomantong Cave, largest cave in Sabah. Black Cave & White Cave (With inaccessible terrain, slightly challenging)

✅ Floating walking @ Pulau Pasir Timbul (Pulau Terapung/ Pitas Floating Island), Kampung Malubang, Pitas, Sabah

✅ To enjoy a unique natural volcanic mud spa @ Pulau Tiga

✅ Ohh ya…If you’re into diving & love sending postcard, do send SiennyLovesDrawing (Typical postcard collector) a postcard from this underwater post box, 1st of its kind in Malaysia ya ☺️

After attended the FB live @ 6 April 2022 by Ms Grace Leong via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1728521580656163 , she would like to spend an early afternoon to enjoy slow walking & exploring the heritage @ oldest streets like Gaya street (FKA Bond street), Beach street & more in KK town, also to enjoy tasting the local food eg. Coconut pandan, satay jawi, roti kahwin etc. Also to enjoy the Api Api night food market @ Gaya street, 6pm to 12am every Friday & Saturday 😀

To visit & observe the baby turtles release to sea within months of June to Sept @ Lankayan Island , special thanks to her reader (IG sunstylefiles) who commented on her IG reel post about this island via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/CcHCqKNBsa6/ . If you’re a diver & reading here, this beautiful tropical island in the Sulu Sea & Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) is 1 of the famous diving spots in Sabah, Malaysia 😀 More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/lankayan-island/

Regards,

Sienny aka SiennyLovesDrawing

Please #flymetoSabah this typical travel lover & local foodie content creator with https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/ to share more about her ✅SABAH bucket list tick off & Malaysia places 🇲🇾


More exciting Sabah tourism updates via 🌐 https://twitter.com/sabahtourism/

Travel info to Sabah wef. 1 Apr 2022 via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/alert/

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National Park Pahang, Malaysia ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

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 😃😁

🤗 ~ Sharing is caring as always ~~ 🤗

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 ğŸŽ‹ğŸŽ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 ğŸ˜ŒğŸ˜Ž 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 ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿfor a nature 💚🌳🌳 comfy 😌 stay vacation 🛌🛋🛀🏻 at Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, Perak, West Malaysia 🇲🇾

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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 ğŸŒŽ 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 ğŸž 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 ğŸžğŸ’¦ğŸ’§

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 ğŸŽğŸ’

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 ğŸ’ƒğŸ»ğŸ•´ğŸ»ğŸ•ºğŸ¼ğŸ‘©ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¤ğŸ‘¨ğŸ¾â€ğŸŽ¤as well as its resort guests 👬👭👫

How to❓⁉️

Do contribute RM💯💰 to support this Gaharu 🌳 tree planting

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 ğŸ“šğŸŽ¨ğŸ–ŒğŸ–âœ‚ï¸ğŸ“ŽğŸ“)

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

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 ğŸ’ğŸŽ

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 ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ 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 ğŸ’ğŸŽ e.g. necklace, bracelet, bag etc. from its souvenir ğŸ’ğŸŽ shop which indirectly will contribute to the local heritage & cultures preservation funding 💰

Admission fee ğŸŽŸ 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  ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ 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 costumesğŸ‘˜ğŸŽŽ, 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 ğŸ’ğŸŽ from your visit too

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Admission fee ğŸŽŸ is required ✅

All guests 👫👭👬 are welcome 🙏🏻 to dress ğŸ‘˜ğŸ‘”ğŸŽŽğŸ‘— up in the traditional costumes with accessories for photos 📸 / videos ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ opportunity

Not just with its physical souvenir ğŸŽ stalls within the museum 🏛 , this creative arts museum 🏛 also owns an online shop 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🛒🛍of local gifts ğŸ’ğŸŽ & 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 ğŸ¦‡ğŸŽğŸŽ‹ 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 ğŸŽŸ 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 âŒğŸŽ£ ’ & 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 ğŸŽŸ 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 ğŸ’ğŸŽ

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 KundasangğŸž

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 ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±& 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 ğŸŽ from this dairy farm 🐮🐄especially the popular Desa Cattle’s milk 🥛 in a box,  milk creamy ice cream 🍦 etc.

Address📍: Desa Dairy Farm, Ranau, Kundasang, 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 ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ 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 🐜 ğŸžğŸ•· 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 ğŸŽŸ, 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 👩🏻‍💻📝

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