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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, 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

https://www.facebook.com/belumrainforest/photos/a.112470642159412/2123172747755848/?type=3&eid=ARCAMEciDcPur934fFmRe73gymlpyuCcjzZA2xpdlrd7HULjGqMNbjFEPv8YOHANO88F7A1cr8jDgLGb&xts%5B0%5D=68.ARDVeDOKFFD7i1W0V2P_adiBZnv7tXP8zQsp9fUxv7v7lCu1KdPHVfWZAlc-v0Yzpluf_nVaJ914IDQj_JIfqqePI1F_NgetptX–5QfySI87nvWPm7RRpWfPEfSY_EnEaM92Qei4o_QFr2bB_PekCDg9i6pkp6WtsULv6BxjJOVgdEFm08g8ZYYaq3zk2RU6r7dtk68zCbSyMCbqx_qjlvXtIjTdIuOvbrcM3FB26__4flf9MXWMKCAlZLV_IZDbjzE6RVrc-QLyre-WEV0BxwL-u27_Cpt1ATw4Za3zbKfuLoI9bQvQQ92orEH8OHaxbLQdomT0kBdNR5d0AlpiGWc5w&tn=EHH-R

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

https://www.facebook.com/belumrainforest/photos/a.112470642159412/2087588604647596/?type=3&eid=ARBT_FKM14UGHrLaB6ggQIS9YfmNSOSdbBAUomAeAZPy7-FhqQo9CK_DPBAYZtLFnaYfqgmxAM3VEJPh&xts%5B0%5D=68.ARAgEyUswJfhZ3On1U9-OOe6RuynsjIrZ-yRr6RXOwZRbT8NndaexwBKuvTSMnNnHP6XAxteDQbctx5NBSb5yEBCxJil69qfO85ivHEPQwLDR3P-0i8aP7K1EoBxN2VUiqxE9BSZjLDILw8-rsmtwCKstMcA4X6ViLeZbGSv-w8-jkKbKxtG40QKMi0bH77eP5xamuqkZ-GWfPibzANfDRiJdrp_y3zNbfHtDakEBfNHWPJmcLa7xBbGOuvg-jxDJNVT5BuDl67jlBj8bVa3o-CckPVmmvl-jGCJ24JvPaUjKq_E5PxDLkISgsjeGhks1LN3l7fC1T9ugOschawK9aTWXA&tn=EHH-R

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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Ecotourism @ Belum Temenggor

It’s World 🌍🗺️ Habitat Day today, every year the 1️⃣st Monday of October

Yeah‼️SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about her recent volunteer participation with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), a non-governmental non-profit organization (NGO) to learn about ecotourism 💚 @ Belum Temenggor🌳🌳, in particular hornbill conservation & habitat for its local communities ~ indigenous people aka orang asli 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽in Malaysia 🇲🇾’s national language

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Since 2004, MNS aims to promoting hornbills conservation in Belum Temenggor Forest Complex 🌳🌳 (BTFC)(1️⃣of the oldest virgin rainforest on Earth, 130 million years old) & to enhancing public awareness of the importance of hornbills to the rainforests’🌳🌳 ecosystem 👍🏻🙌🏻

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Malaysia 🇲🇾 is home 🏡 to 🔟 Malaysian hornbills & dubbed the ‘Hornbill Capital of the World🌍’ with its Perak state being recognized as the Land of Hornbills

  1. Oriental Pied Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_pied_hornbill
  2. Black Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hornbill
  3. Bushy-crested Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushy-crested_hornbill
  4. White-crowned Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-crowned_hornbill
  5. Wreathed Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreathed_hornbill
  6. Wrinkled Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrinkled_hornbill
  7. Plain-pouched Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain-pouched_hornbill
  8. Great Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_hornbill
  9. Rhinoceros Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_hornbill
  10. Helmeted Hornbill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmeted_hornbill

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Not only Borneo‼️ Yes ✅, in fact Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇾 with all  🔟 hornbill species comparatively 😃

This volunteer participation has recalled her memory of 1️⃣st hornbill feeding @ Pangkor Island early this year

 

BTFC 🌳🌳 aka Northern Peninsular Malaysia🇲🇾’s Natural Jewels ğŸ’Ž, the only remaining contiguous block to tropical rainforests 🌳🌳 which linking to Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 i.e. Bang Lang National Park & Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, also part of the Titiwangsa Range 💚

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Currently, only BTFC 🌳🌳 & the Greater Ulu Muda Forest Complex 🌳🌳 are on par for the hornbill diversity in Malaysia 🇲🇾, then together with the Southern Thailand 🇹🇭, all made up for the Hornbill Triangle (HoT)🔺

Hornbills get its name from its horn-like projection i.e. a casque on their beaks (Hmm…Not all hornbill species have them though) 😊

Hornbills are well known as the farmers 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 of the rainforests 🌳🌳

Ohh…Why❓⁉️

Hornbills fly long distances looking for fruitsğŸŽğŸÂ & swallow fruitsğŸŽğŸin whole. Hmm…Some fruits ğŸŽğŸÂ are with big seeds. As they spit out countless seeds, some seeds find a place to grow & become new 🆕 trees 🌳🌳

However, really dissappointed & sad 😧😔 that some of the hornbill species are experiencing critically endangered & vulnerable. In this connection, if lesser ⬇️ hornbills, many rainforest trees 🌳🌳 that depend on them to spread their seeds may disappear from the rainforest 🌳🌳eventually

Why❓⁉️ Why❓⁉️Why❓⁉️

Some of the main reasons are destruction/ loss of the hornbills’ habitats & degradation due to deforestation (Photo 📸 below captured from BRAINS Summit 2018), fragmentation of rainforests 🌳🌳, illegal logging (Photo 📸 below captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 during her volunteer trip), poaching & hunting, conversion to agriculture e.g. oil palm plantations, over-development etc. 😧😔

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As the rainforests 🌳🌳disappear, so does indigenous peoples’👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽culture too 😧😔 as their living style very much depended on the rainforests 🌳🌳 for medicine, shelter, food, other necessities etc. They are not known to take more than what they need as this would be seen as a transgression of the rainforest 🌳🌳 & would bring curses to their people. So, the destruction of their prime resource is resulting in the destruction of their traditional ways of life 😧😔

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You may not aware that BTFC 🌳🌳consists of 2️⃣ big parts,

  1. Temengor Forest Reserve ~ the southern part of BTFC is largely a production forest 🌳🌳
  2. Royal Belum State Park ~ the northern part, a protected area🌳🌳

MNS has been working hard for years to get the whole BTFC a protected area 🌳🌳 with its ecotourism 💚 efforts 👍🏻🙌🏻💪🏻 Hope they will achieve success very soon

“MY forest 🌳 , MY wildlife, MY responsibility”

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Curious 🤔 about what SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has participated & learnt during her 4️⃣D3️⃣N volunteering with MNS❓⁉️

MNS Hornbill FestivalğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ

The 1️⃣st  festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠÂ & annually every 16 Septto bring awareness & encourage orang asli👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽communities to participate for hornbill conservation under the Malaysian 🇲🇾 implementation of the project, My Forest ~ “Strengthening Non-State Actor Involvement in Forest Governance in Indonesia 🇮🇩 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 , the Philippines 🇵🇭 & Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬 ” which funded by the European Union 🇪🇺

She has captured an interview clipÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â with Mr Balu, the Head of Conservation with MNS ~ “Hornbill Conservation Effort by MNS

MY forest is a high⬆️-impact partnership, as it looks at Malaysia🇲🇾’s natural 💚 heritage ~ rainforests 🌳🌳 & how non-state actors ~ non-governmental organisations, civil societies, local communities, the private sector & the public – can inform & change policies towards better rainforest governance.  Under this 5️⃣-year project (2017-2021), MNS is tasked with building the capacity of non-state actors from all around Malaysia 🇲🇾 to engage more effectively with the government in protecting Malaysia🇲🇾’s rainforests 🌳🌳

 

She had great interactions with the orang asli kids 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽 & adults🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽about nature awareness, artğŸŽ¨ğŸ–activities, sumpit, balloonsğŸŽˆğŸŽˆ, survey questionnaires❓❓etc. by using simple Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s national language ~ Bahasa Melayu 👌🏻✌🏻👍🏻

She got inspired by the orang asli hornbill guardians’ passion 💗 towards hornbills conservation 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 Truly motivated with the positivity 🙏🏻👆🏻Really wish local communities here with skills gained from ecotourism efforts by MNS to improving their overall living lifestyle & being happy self sufficient 👍🏻💪🏻🙌🏻

A short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â about this 1️⃣st hornbill festival ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ, do enjoy ya 😃

Orang Asli Villages Visit

Chuweh Village

Arrival & impressed with its beautiful scenery from this village

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & team went to visit the Hornbill House 🏡 aka Rumah Enggang 🏡 in Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s national language. Each MNS volunteers period only for 4️⃣️pax due to the limited space

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She 👩🏻 didn’t stay here due to her volunteer team with 9️⃣️pax. Communicated to 1️⃣️ of the volunteer named Ms Christine🙋‍♀️who stayed here & she complimented that she really enjoyed this 5️⃣️ star ⭐👍👆volunteering accommodation 🏡 in this village

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A briefing by Mr Yeap & the orang asli hornbill guardians to all volunteers about the hornbills counting

Then, she👩🏻has learnt & experienced the use of blowgun aka sumpit 😀 Obviously she failed miserably, perhaps a good reason to volunteer again next Aug/ Sept, Ha…Ha…

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Tasted some orang asli traditional dishes as tea time e.g. Perah nuts 🥜(Oppsss…Superb addictive delicious 😋🤤‼️ She even has placed next order 📌 of 2️⃣️kgs with Mr Woo🙋🏻‍♂️🤣😆), cassava & wild fern (paku pakis) from forest 🌳🌳etc.

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Had a short chat 🗣👤with Mr Yeap🙋🏻‍♂️, the Senior Conservation Officer with MNS on hornbill studies for almost 1️⃣8️⃣ years & pursuing his PhD. Do enjoy an interview clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â with him about his hornbill conservation experiences

Tebang Village

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has went here for the evening 🏙 hornbill counting 🔢

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Guess what❓⁉️

She really viewed the flying Oriental Pied hornbills twice with binocular‼️So so happy😃😁

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Also viewed the wild elephants 🐘🐘 crossed the river 💦💧Yeah‼️ So so lucky 🍀 for herself & volunteers team as the visitors to the rainforest

However, Mr Yeap 🙋🏻‍♂️ has alerted that if elephants 🐘🐘 are so near to human, it’s bad news to the orang asli as the elephants 🐘🐘 gonna destroy their houses 🏡🏡 & crops planted🌱🌿Sigh…

She has met the youngest volunteer named Shane 👦🏻, 6️⃣ years old & son to Ms Christine (Blue 💙 t-shirt in the photos 📸📸 below). Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as 1️⃣ of the great education opportunities & childhood memories for kids

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It was really fun to interact with the orang asli kids, they are just so simple & adorable, missed them a lot 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽

 

An interview ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â clip with Mr Woo Chee Yong, the conservation research assistant with MNS on “Why to participate for Hornbill Volunteer Programme❓⁉️”

Despite learning about hornbill conservation & orang asli 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽living, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share some exciting moments during her short volunteering,

  • Jungle 🌳🌳 trekking🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️& sunset 🌅 cruise 🚤
  • Rafflesia spots (However, it wasn’t the Rafflesia blossom season, so she just got to view some flower buds & dried dead Rafflesia)
  • Elephant 🐘 saltlicks aka Sira Gajah
  • Observed elephants foot prints & poo poo, sun bear paw prints on tree trunk etc.

You may contact a friendly & helpful nature tour guide with boat services, Mr Muhammad Ali 🙋🏽‍♂️ either his personal FB 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/alie.gowloq or ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±contact him +6013-4681040, he can customise your tour around BTFC 🌳🌳 accordingly

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Yes ✅ She did it 💪🏻 How about you❓⁉️

Let’s sign up for MNS hornbill volunteer 🌐 https://myforestwatch.weebly.com/my-hornbills.html

It subjects for a fee as MNS is a NGO & unable to fund the volunteers’ transportation 🚌🚤, accommodation 🏡 & meals 🍽🍴

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She also attended the BRAINS Summit 2018 ~ ‘Forest Biodiversity & Community: A Balanced Approach for Sustainable Development’, the 2️⃣nd iteration bi-annually with 80 delegates i.e. researchers, conservationists, orang asli communities & official representatives from government bodies to discuss pertinent issues affecting the survival & sustainable use of the BTFC🌳🌳

It was officially opened by the Duli Yang Amat Mulia Raja DiHilir of Perak🤴🏽, Raja Iskandar Dzurkarnain ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris A’fifullah Shah

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“Seeing all these stakeholders 👫👭👬gathered is a good sign 👍🏻 that we as Malaysians 🇲🇾👭👬👫 are ready to commit to conservation. The themes that will be discussed during this summit have significant ramifications for the future of our rain forests 🌳🌳 We are talking about boosting ecotourism 💚 to assist the local communities 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️👵🏽🧓🏽👴🏽or a form of funding💰to maintain the rain forests 🌳🌳

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I am confident that given enough time & support from all the relevant parties, we will be able to reduce ⬇️ our dependence on logging & ensure the continued survival of our rain forests🌳🌳” said Tuan Haji Ahmad Khalif bin Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal👨🏽‍💼, the Executive Director of the EMKAY Group & a Trustee of the Pulau Banding Foundation

Sharing a clipÂ ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥Â captured by R.AGE & highlighted in the summit ~ Voices of orang asli communities

Conservation NGOs’ stalls, tree planting ceremony, statistics 📈📊📉 & findings relating to rainforests 🌳🌳 were presented too. More details via 🌐 http://www.brains2018.com/ & 🌐 http://www.brainsfeed.org/

In summary, she had a happy volunteering✌🏻😉

 

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Day Trip to Ipoh with friends

[Sponsored] Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 just went to Ipoh, Perak 🇲🇾 with friends 👫👭👬 for a day 🔅🔆🚗🚘 trip ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿ

It was quite a last mins spontaneous gathering 👫👭👬 carpool 🚗🚘 trip 😃😁

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Started with a roti canai breakfast ☕️🌮 1️⃣st because 1️⃣ of her travelmates👭👫yet to have breakfast…she said hungry 😋😋…So, stopped by Restoran BRJ Kuchai Lama then 🍽☕️

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Great 👍🏻‼️ She got her craving fixed ~ Neslo ice 🥤(more Nescafé☕️, less Milo 🍫) & roti canai kosong with Indian fish curry 🥘🐟

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Location📍: 2, Jalan Kuchai Maju, Sri Desa Entrepreneur Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 24 hours daily

Next, after petrol ⛽️ station, straight to Ipoh 🚗🚘👋🏻🔅🔆 Yeah‼️

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Considering to purchase a comfy car❓⁉️

Always love 💚💚 the greenery along highway 🚗🚘 towards Ipoh 🌳🌳

Arrived 2.5 hours drive 🚗 & due to sunny hot weather 🔆, her travelmates 👭👫have all decided to drop by Ipoh Parade 🏢instead…Ha…Ha… Air conditioner ❄️🌬💨 addicts & to fix lunch 🍴🍽 bites from its food court 🍽🥘🍲😋

Guess what❓⁉️

Bumped into her friend who currently on long honeymoon 💏 on the road 🚙 trip here. What a coincidence ✌🏻😃 Of course must have group wefie 📸🤳

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Then heard👂🏻the speaker 🔊 announcement at Ground Floor of Ipoh Parade 🏢 about the Youth Short Film ğŸŽ¥ 📹 Fest (Open for public participation since 18 June with no fee 🆓) & joined in the big crowd 👫👭👬to find out more 👀

 

 

Interesting 🤩 short films viewing & congrats ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠto all creative winners 👍🏻🏆🏅👭👫👬👏🏻🙌🏻 of 3 categories;

1. Insta-Video ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ ~ Under 30 years old & with length of video ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ 1️⃣min

🥇 ~ School Life My Life by David Lee Lek Wee
🥈 ~ Eat It, Clean It by Henri Lee
🥉 ~ Why Do We Love Malaysia by Eunice Chan
Consolidation 1 ~ My Day by Evon Chan
Consolidation 2 ~ My School My Life by Chan Kagami

2. Amateur ~ Under 21 years old

🥇 ~ Roti Kosong by Muhammad Umar Akmal bin Zairul Hisham
🥈 ~ A Journey to the Heart of Malaysia by Ian Phang Khai En
🥉 ~ Diabetes Awareness by Eliza Goh
Consolidation 1 ~ Reunion by Leong Yiq Zhenn
Consolidation 2 ~ The Voice by Nicholas Tan

3. Open ~ Under 30 years old 

🥇 ~ Home by Cheah Seang Hong
🥈 ~ Apai by Muhammad Irfan bin Muhammad Nizam
🥉 ~ Merdekaku In London by Aras 2 Production
Consolidation 1 ~ Sebuah Kepulangan by MUHAMMAD HAKIM BIN HASNAN
Consolidation 2 ~ 05 by Soong Kah Yan

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was impressed 🤩👍🏻 with a few short clips ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ named My School My Life, Roti Kosong (Ha…Ha…🤣😆She was having the same that morning🔅🔆as 2️⃣nd breakfast 🍽 with her travelmates before departure 🚗) , Apai etc.

Wow!! A total of RM9️⃣k were distributed to all creative winners 👫👭👬 across all 3️⃣ categories

More details via 🌐 http://ipoh.parade.com.my/ipysff/

Shopping 🛒🛍 a while & met Hush Puppies 🐶 mascot 😍😍 Hug 🤗 Hug 🤗😜

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Yeah‼️ Went for famous soya milk 🥛 bean curd aka tau foo fa in Cantonese dialect at Funny Mountain ~ must have 👍🏻😋 in Ipoh for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻

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Why❓⁉️

It’s just so smooth & melt straight in mouth 👄 truly yummy delicious 😋🤤 RM3️⃣/ bowl 🥣 & only with white sugar, no brown sugar ya 😉

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Ohh ya….You can drive 🚗 through to enjoy the friendly customer services 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️ & have more than a bowl 🥣 usually 😝😜

Location📍: 50, Jalan Mustapa Al-bakri, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 10.30am daily till sold out

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Funny-Mountain-Soya-Bean-Tau-Fu-Fah/181088725270583

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Next, must pack & buy home 🏡 ~ her favourite ❤️ fluffy kaya puff 🥟 from Sin Eng Heong 新荣香

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Her whole family👵🏻👴🏻👨🏻🙋🏻‍♀️👩🏻👶🏻’s favourite ❤️🥟 & she will usually pack 2️⃣ boxes 📦📦 (subject to availability as most of the time long queue 👫👬👭 & you may not get a box ❌📦 )

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Yeah‼️ She got 2️⃣ boxes 📦📦 home 🏡 & a box each for her travelmates 👫 too

Location📍:  No. 64, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakry, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, West Malaysia

Operation hours: 9am to 8pm daily, except Sunday closes 6pm

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E6%96%B0%E8%8D%A3%E9%A6%99%E8%B0%88%E6%B1%B6%E9%A5%BC%E5%BA%97-Sin-Eng-Heong/117028935075938

Hmm…Her friend 💁🏽‍♀️ then craving for Ipoh dim sum 🥟🥠🍤So, went for dinner at Green Town Dimsum Cafe 🍽🍴😋

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Ordered deep fried radish cake, durian juicy bun, mushroom 🍄 mai, seaweed mai, chicken 🐓🐔 siew mai, prawn 🦐 dumpling, fried prawn 🍤 dumpling, custard juicy bun, chicken 🐓🐔 & century egg 🥚 porridge 🥣 etc.

Hmm…Because this cafe opens since morning🔅🔆, so evening 🏙 time lots of dimsum items sold out

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was quite dissappointed 😟 during her order 📝 placement with friends 👫👭 where most of her ordered 📝 items including drink 🥤 were sold out that evening 🏙 e.g. hive yam puff, egg 🥚 tart, chee cheong fun, cucumber 🥒 + sour plum juice 🥤 to name a few that she recalled 😟😌

It was a tasty 😋 dimsum dinner 🍴🍽, she loves especially the mushroom 🍄 mai, fried prawn 🍤 dumpling & chicken 🐓🐔 & century egg 🥚 porridge 🥣 served in this cafe

Location📍: No. 10, Persiaran Greentown 4, Greentown Avenue, 30450 Menglembu, Perak, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 8am to 9pm daily except Tue closed

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dimsum-Cafe-Greentown/149941711735803

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Really enjoyed her refreshing 😋 guava + sour plum drink🍹especially a sunny ğŸ˜Žâ˜€ï¸ day

Satisfied dinner🍴 🍽😋🤤 & home sweet home 🏡, bye 👋🏻 bye 👋🏻 Ipoh 😘

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Oppsss…Due to long weekend, a traffic jam 🚗🚗🚙🚙🚌🚚🚐🚛 at highway towards KL & arrived only after 5️⃣ hours 😲😌☺️

Hmm…Perhaps consider to travel via ETS train 🚊 (early purchases of train ticket ğŸŽŸ is required) & then rent a car 🚘 while in Ipoh for a food 😋🤤 hunt trip ya 😉

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Tube Camp Holi-stay

Yeah‼️ This time SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her recent holi-stay at Perak state, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Yes✅, again she travelled to 1️⃣ of her favourite state in home country, Malaysia 🇲🇾 ~ Perak, it’s just so much more places 📍📍to exploring ya ğŸ˜ğŸ˜Ž

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Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 was really enjoying her tube camping at Perak Agrotourism Resort (PATRO)🏘🏡🏘, her 1️⃣st experience to experience this slightly different from her norm 🆒 resort accommodation 😁😍

 

This was her 3️⃣rd accommodation after checked out from Casuarina@Meru 🏢 from her recent Perak trip. About an hour coach 🚌🚍 journey (approximately 3️⃣ hours drive from KL)

There are a total of 20 tube camps in this resort 🏘🏡🏘 & all named upon the town names within Perak state 🇲🇾 Upon arrival, she checked-in to her tube camp named Kampar with her roommate👭 Each tube camp for 2️⃣pax & RM100/night 🤗

As you observe from the captures, these are aka micro houses which all are made out of concrete water pipes 😊

When 1️⃣st checked-in🔑, her roommate & herself 👭 felt a bit not used to its size & narrow, also its round foot 👣 ground, none flat. Subsequently, loves the stay then 💗, click in below for her photo album in IG ya 😍

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Hi 👋🏻Spotted #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 was enjoying her reading 📖 during her #tubecamp #stay 😍🤩 in this photo album ❓⁉️(tips: green 💚green 💚) . . Where❓⁉️ Another relaxing 😌 place to enjoy while in Perak state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 It’s @tubecamp #PerakAgrotourismResort 💚💚#PATRO #PerakAgrotourism #Agrotourism Let’s get a city lifestyle detox to back to the greens 💚🌿🌱🍃🌳🌳 for clean fresh air 😌 . . Boring❓⁉️ . . Nope nope ❌❎ Can do #kayaking 🚣🏻‍♀️, #paddleboat 🚤, #ATV 🚜 ride , #horseriding ğŸ´ğŸŽ, #farmtour etc. . . Do stay tune for @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻’s #blogging via 👩🏻‍💻📝siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com @gayatravel @tourismperak @gayatraveller @gayaxevents #WowPerak #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #DahKeBelum #TourismPerak #visitperak #Perak #PerakTourism #Malaysia #TourismMalaysia #tourism #travel #travels #travelling #blog #bloggers #influencers

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She loves ❤️ her tube camp scenery 😍 ~ a peaceful beautiful tin mining lake ğŸž & greenery mango orchard surrounding 🌳💚🌳

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Not to worry as a proper shared toilet 🚽 & shower 🚿 facilities, including relax chilling area are provided 😌

Buffet breakfast served at its cafe dining area ☕🍽️

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Hmm…PATRO is a boutique resort 🏘🏡🏘 & launched since 14 May 2016. It combines both agriculture 👩🏻‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾🌱🌿🌳 & tourism elements aka agrotourism on its 670 acres land (Not to worry, tram 🚃/ truck 🚚 transfer/ buggy 🚘 available, no tiring walking) & providing a 4️⃣-star ⭐️ accommodation 🛌🚿🛀🏻🚽 to all guests 👫👭👬

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Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻 as another relaxing 😌place to visit whenever you are visiting to Perak state of Malaysia ya 🇲🇾

There are other types of accommodation 🛌🚿🛀🏻🚽 available here too via 🌐 https://www.patro.com.my/product-category/accommodation/

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There are many activities available within the resort compound 🏘🏡🏘 & SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has enjoyed ğŸ˜ŽğŸ¤© below,

(i) ATV 🚜 ~ 🌐 https://www.patro.com.my/product/atv/

She 👩🏻 enjoyed this recreationally with her friends 👭👬 to explore resort areas 🏘🏡🏘 that are inaccessible by buggy 🚘 as well as a track 🚚 for its guests 👭👬👫 to have a closer look 👀 at the plants 🌱🌿🌳, insects/ animals 🐾🦗🐜🐥🦆🐰along the ATV ride 🚜

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Hmm…Don’t speed for your safety ya ☺️😊

(ii) Paddle Boat 🚣🏻‍♀️ / Canoe 🛶 ~ 🌐 https://www.patro.com.my/product/water-sport/

She 👩🏻 loves ❤️ her relaxing ğŸ˜ŽğŸ˜Œ paddle boat 🚣🏻‍♀️ time with her roommate 🙋🏽‍♀️ on a tin mining lake ğŸž

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You can enjoying canoeing 🛶 too. The life jacket ğŸŽ½ & safety helmet ⛑ are available ✅ for its guests’ usage as a safety cum protection measure 👍🏻

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(iii) Horse ğŸŽ / pony 🐴 Riding ~ 🌐 https://www.patro.com.my/product/pony-ride/

She 👩🏻 has ride on Aliya, a horse ğŸŽ from Argentina 🇦🇷 as introduced by the friendly trained officer 👮🏻‍♂️ who had welcoming her friends 👫👭👬 & herself 👩🏻 for the horse ğŸŽ ride that evening 🏙 during her stay 😊

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PATRO’s Horse ğŸ´ğŸŽ Riding Club is open from 8.30am to 11am & 4pm to 6pm (Tue to Sun, subject to weather ☁️☀️ condition)

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(iv) Chilli 🌶 Fertigation ~ 🌐 https://www.patro.com.my/product/chili-fertigation-farm/

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She 👩🏻 was learning from the brief lecture 🗣👥👤👥 on how the fertigation technique works during her farm tour. This farm uses a controlled application of water 💦💧 & fertilizers to maximizes the chilli 🌶 crop yield. Also it’s using several solar 🔆 plants to creating an ‘edible garden’ 👍🏻🙌🏻

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The chillies 🌶🌶 here are huge…oppsss…bigger than her face 😝😜

Also the chillies 🌶🌶 here with different grades

Tips 📌💡learnt for sharing: If you are gonna cook dishes today with chillies 🌶🌶 , pick the total red ❤️ one. If you wish to cook with chillies 🌶🌶 in dishes within a week or slightly longer, pick the chillies with some greens 💚 ya

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(v) Stingless Bee 🐝 Farm ~ 🌐 https://www.patro.com.my/product/stingless-bee-honey-farm/

1️⃣st, she paid attention to a lecture 🗣👥👤👥 about the stingless bee 🐝 , the nutrition value of its honey 🍯 contains/ health benefits, as well as the farming & harvesting methods 👍🏻👆🏻

Then, the exciting 😃 moment, she got a straw & tasted the fresh honey 🍯 directly from the bee hive. Hurray‼️ Yummy 🤤😋…Yummy 😋🤤…

(vi) Duck 🦆 Egg 🥚Farm ~ 🌐 https://www.patro.com.my/product/duck-egg-farm/

This was an interesting ✌🏻experience for her as she learnt about the process of making the salted egg 🥚 , including the tools/ equipment required 😉

All guests 👭👬👫 were being briefed by the guide 🙋🏽‍♂️ regarding the ducks 🦆🦆 in the farm, how to grade the salted eggs 🥚🥚etc.

Ohh…She 👩🏻 wanna visit the duck 🦆 farm & handpick the duck eggs 🥚🥚 , however due to the big group size, it wasn’t encouraged by the farm guide 🙋🏽‍♂️ Reason being the ducks 🦆🦆 will get stressed 😩😫 & then disturbing they lay eggs 🥚🥚 schedule 🗓

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Must buy the salted eggs 🥚🥚 from this farm as it’s hygience, all duck 🦆 eggs 🥚🥚 will be washed 💦💧& cleaned 1️⃣st before proceed for salted eggs making 👍🏻

But….but…She didn’t managed to buy a box, all sold out 🆙 due to high demands from her group of friends 👫👭👬 during this recent trip. Cry 😢😭…cry 😢😭…

Other activities including cycling 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️ , petting zoo 🐥🐰🐒, paintball 🔫, mango farm, duck 🦆 farm, herbal garden 🌱🌿🌻etc.

 

There is a lotus 🌺🌺 pond outside the horse riding ğŸ´ğŸŽÂ club, don’t forget to taste the fresh lotus seeds ya 😋😋

 

It’s definitely a resort 🏡🏘🏡 to exploring agriculture 🌳🌱🌿 & farming 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾, as well as a quite relaxing 😌 getaway from the hectic city 🌆🏙 life 😀

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So, why not plan a metime trip❓⁉️ Family trip❓⁉️ School trip❓⁉️ Educational trip❓⁉️

Address📍: Perak Agrotourism Resort, A15, Tanjung Tualang, Perak, West Malaysia
Operating hours🕣: 8.30am to 5.30pm, except till 6.30pm for Fri-Sun & Public Holidays
Website🌐: https://www.patro.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/PATROResort/

Update: 18.8.2018 9am

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really proud that her home country has started this innovative concept for recreational, while Hong Kong 🇭🇰️ actually uses it for city  🌆🏙 living 🏡🏘🏡 It’s named OPod Tube Housing by the James Law Cybertecture (🌐http://www.jameslawcybertecture.com)

Bravo‼️👍👏

 

Update: 20.8.2018 11am

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Houseboat Stay @ Royal Belum State Park, Perak ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

Have been reading 📖 / watching 👀 a lotsss about Royal Belum State Park 🌳🌳 of Gerik, Perak 🇲🇾 which covered by various main medias 📰📺📻, newspapersğŸ—žğŸ“°, documentaries, articles📚📗📘📙, social media platforms 👨🏻‍💻👩🏻‍💻 etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is really amazed 😍🤩 with its beautiful greenery 🌳💚🌳 surrounding as she loves 💗 nature & really wish she can be there personally 💭

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Guess what❓⁉️

Yeah‼️ Her dream comes true‼️😃😁

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She recently got an exclusive opportunity to join a group of the other 19pax media members 👭👫👬 to enjoy a 2️⃣D1️⃣N houseboat stay trip ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿat Casuarina@Temenggor1️⃣ ⛴ to Royal Belum Rainforest 🌳💚🌳

Yes✅ Yes✅ ~ Royal Belum 🌳🌳 , The World’s 🌍 Oldest Rainforest 💚💚~

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The trip was started with a 5️⃣-hour++ coach 🚌🚍 trip from KL to Banding Island Jetty ⚓️ (Approximately 372km), Perak state of Malaysia 🇲🇾

 

Then, she was boarding from the jetty ⚓️ to Casuarina@Temenggor1️⃣ houseboat ⛴ for checked in with the group 👭👬👫 It was a late check-in though of 4️⃣pm. While the houseboat normal check-in time is 2️⃣pm

Got her room with her room mate👭, some of the facilities on board⛴,

  • All rooms are twin sharing (some are available to connecting with next door), with cabinet 🚪, air conditioning 💨❄️, TV 📺 , kettle, towels, toiletries etc.
  • Full board meals 🍽🍴of breakfast, lunch & dinner at open deck ⛴ dining area by the kitchen crews on board 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳
  • CCTV 📺 for all guests’ 👬👭👫 safety & security
  • Shower 🚿 cum restrooms 🚽 (Opppss…She forgot 🤦🏻‍♀️ to capture a photo 📸 for sharing…It’s clean ya)
  • Karaoke ğŸŽ¤ ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽµ system
  • Open deck ⛴ for fishing ğŸŽ£ activities etc.

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She has then enjoyed the welcome drink🍹, afternoon tea time ☕️ & attended a brief introduction about Royal Belum Forest 🌳🌳 by the boat captain cum guide, Pak Man 💁🏽‍♂️

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Then, a speed boat 🚤 transfer to Sungai Papan to visit the wet animals saltlicks ~ Sira Gajah. The guide 💁🏽‍♂️ has shared that saltlick is a mineral salt source for the animals/ herbivores especially to gain their energy 💪🏻👍🏻

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The guide 💁🏽‍♂️ also shared that around 7️⃣am to 🔟am or 6️⃣pm to 7️⃣pm daily, possible to view some animals stopping by here if lucky 🍀

Sigh…No luck 🍀 for her & her group 👭👫👬 during their saltlick visit though…No animals❌🐘🐆🐅, but only the camera 📷 which being placed on a tree 🌳 to capture 📸 the animal visitsss to the saltlick 😔😌

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Guess what❓⁉️

She has made a mistake 🤦🏻‍♀️ when 1️⃣st heard 👂🏻 from the guide💁🏽‍♂️, she thought it was salt lake, upon arrival she was wondering where was the lake❓⁉️ Ha…Ha…Saltlicks vs Salt lake 😝😜

Yeah‼️ Free 🆓 activities till 🍽🍴BBQ 🍢🍢 dinner to be ready & served then. Some of her friends 👬👭👫 were enjoyed reading 📖 / rest 😴💤 in room, some chit chatting 🗣👥👤👥, some fishing ğŸŽ£ …

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While she felt so relax 😌 & just lay back on a beach chair at open deck ⛴ to enjoy the nice wind breeze & watch 👀 the peaceful beautiful 😍🤩 sunset 🌅 of the day

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She had an early sleep 🛌😴💤 after dinner 🍽🍴after catching up 🗣👥👤👥 with her media friends 😊😄

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An early 🔅🔆 wake up, breakfast 🍳☕️🍽 & had a speed boat 🚤 transfer to visit the Jahai tribal aka Kampung Orang Asli named Kampung Aman Damai, 1️⃣ of the Malaysian 🇲🇾 aboriginal tribe villages. They have just move to this new 🆕 place (still in the midst of construction 🔨🚧 ) from its old village for a new 🆕 planting ground 🌿🌱🌾

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The villagers 👫👭👬 were all very shy ☺️ during our visit

After that, went for a jungle 🌳🌳 trekking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ to Sungai Ruok Waterfall ğŸžğŸ’¦ğŸ’§/ Kelah Fish Sanctuary (aka Mahseer) 🐟🐟💦💧

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Not to be missed‼️ She loves ❤️ the cool refreshing waterfall ğŸžğŸ’¦ğŸ’§ swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️ with many many Kelah fish 🐟🐟 around 😉🤩 Ha…Ha…She actually was floating by wearing a life jacket ğŸŽ½ with her since she can’t swim âŽğŸŠğŸ»â€â™€ï¸ Don’t laugh 😂😆 at her ya

Special thanks 🙏🏻 to IG @hasifhamsyari 🙋🏽‍♂️for these 3️⃣️ nice captures 📸 at waterfall ğŸžğŸ’¦ğŸ’§

Back to the houseboat ⛴ & proceed for bamboo rafting 🛶 fun‼️😄😆 Yeah‼️

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Then, shower 🚿🛀🏻🧖🏻‍♀️ & packed luggages ğŸŽ’ğŸ’¼ for checked out 😀

Bye 👋🏻 bye 👋🏻 …Will surely be back‼️🤗

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After checked out⛴, boat 🚤 transfer back to Jetty ⚓️ & coach 🚌🚍 journey to check-in Hotel Casuarina@Meru 🏢 for its Steamboat 🥘🍲 & Grill 🍢🍢set dinner 🍽🍴at its rooftop Executive Club (Available 7pm to 10.30pm)

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Then, 43 sqm studio suite with her roommate 👭 for a comfy night stay 🛌😴💤 as the room furnished with comfortable sofa 🛋, inviting arm chairs, flat screen tv 📺, mineral water 💦💧, complimentary juices 🥤 in fridge, toiletries etc. 😃😁 Moreover, she loves her room view to Bulatan Aman Jaya the next morning 🔅🔆

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves 💗her trip ğŸŽ’ğŸ§¢ğŸ•¶ğŸ‘Ÿ ~ An awesome overnight 🛌😴💤 & very relaxing ğŸ˜ŽğŸ˜Œ time spent (Truly enjoyed the freedom 🆓 being not connected) at the houseboat ⛴👍🏻👆🏻✌🏻 Hurray‼️✌🏻😃 Missed her trip so much

Definitely a city 🌆🏙 lifestyle detox to back to the nature🌳🌳, enjoy the nature greenery💚💚aa well as clean air during the cruising ⛴ on the Temenggor Lake or Banding Lake 💦💧

Do enjoy a photo 📸 collection of peaceful beautiful 😍🤩 moments captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 in her IG ya 😍🤩

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~ Royal Belum 🌳🌳 The World’s 🌍 Oldest Rainforest 💚💚~ Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 just got back from her 2️⃣D1️⃣N #RoyalBelumRainforest 🌳💚🌳 trip ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿ @mytefl_teachntravel @girlslovetravel . . Awesome overnight 🛌😴💤 & very relaxing ğŸ˜ŽğŸ˜Œ time spent (Truly enjoyed the freedom 🆓 being not connected) at the houseboat ⛴👍🏻👆🏻✌🏻 . . Definitely a city #lifestyle detox to back to the nature🌳🌳, enjoy the nature greenery💚💚aa well as clean air . . . Do enjoy a photo 📸 collection of peaceful beautiful moments captured ya 😍🤩 . . . @royalbelum @casuarinameru @gayatravel @tourismPerak #WowPerak #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #DahKeBelum #TourismPerak #visitperak #Perak #PerakTourism #Malaysia #Temenggor1 #Temenggor #BoatHouse #BoatHouseCasuarina #HouseBoats #RoyalBelum #TourismMalaysia #Casuarina #PulauBanding #Rainforest #Nature #Naturelover

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Ohh ya…SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her group of art friends 👫👭👬 are currently planning for a 3️⃣D2️⃣N trip to Royal Belum State Park 🌳🌳 in Sept. All her friends 👬👭👫 have read 📖 about her postings on her social media platforms & all wanted to visit this beautiful green 💚 rainforest 🌳🌳 together. Her friends 👭👬👫 even planning for various art activities ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ while on board the houseboat ⛴ since no wifi ❌📶 & network. Bravo‼️👏🏻 She is looking forward again 😆😄

She hopes 💭 to view the huge Rafflesia 🌺 plant then, wish it’s the season though 😬🤔

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Do stay tune for her next updates in this blog post 👩🏻‍💻📝 for her Sept trip ya 🤗😉

So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

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Definitely an awesome ğŸ˜Ž 👏🏻 detox healthy houseboat ⛴ stay to escape the busy hectic city 🌆🏙 life, then to appreciate the natural green 💚 at Royal Bell State Park 🌳🌳 & breathtakingly beautiful 😍🤩 Belum Temenggor Lake ğŸžğŸ’¦ğŸ’§

Address📍: Jeti Awam Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak, West Malaysia
Website🌐: http://www.casuarinahotels.com.my/hotel/boathouse/boathouse-casuarina-temenggor1/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Boathouse-Casuarina-Temenggor-1-283430458736976/

More attractions, food & hotel stay reviews👩🏻‍💻📝via SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s top contributor👆🏻account🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing

Updated @ 13.8.2018 1pm

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