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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 😃😁

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just 1️⃣ of our examples for the educational program is the re-planting of bamboo 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 🇲🇾

https://plus.google.com/+SiennyLovesDrawing/posts/531QyJGrksW

 

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, do exploring for more details via 🌐 https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Frog 🐸 Hunting

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

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

Guess what❓⁉️

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

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

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

Sungai Ruok Waterfall 💦💧

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kampung Semelor Visit (Including the Toy Library 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

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

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

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

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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/

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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📍: Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://desaplus.com/

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

6️⃣ Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 Garden

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

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

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

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