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Tourism Malaysia Media Explore Race & Media Appreciation Ceremony 2022

Oppsss…This is a throwback post 😆, SiennyLovesDrawing actually completed her participation for the 3D2N Tourism Malaysia Media Explore Race 2022 (TOMER 2022) in Nov 2022 with another 3ïžâƒŁ team members as Team 21 Pari-Pari. This race has covered from Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak & Kuala Lumpur (KL) in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ & with a combination of 2ïžâƒŁ popular competition concepts ie. Treasure Hunt & Explorace đŸ’ŻđŸ‘đŸ»

There were approximately of 88 media members (In 22 Perodua-sponsored cars 🚗🚗), including 11 international media members from Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡©, Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 & Brunei 🇧🇳 in this TOMER 2022. It was held for the 1ïžâƒŁst time in conjunction with the celebration đŸ„ł 🎉 of Tourism Malaysia’s 50 Golden Jubilee celebrations at the moment, yeah‌

All participants will travel in team to selected locations 📍📍 along the route of the race to answer the Treasure Hunt questions ❓❓ in the form of a Creative Thinking Outside the Box đŸ€”đŸ’­đŸ’Ź, her team mates even said thinking outside the world, lol 😆 then to complete all the tasks & challenges of this Amazing Explorace allocated. The exciting prizes 🎁🎁 to reward the winning participants of this race consists of 1ïžâƒŁst prize ~ RM 5ïžâƒŁK,  2ïžâƒŁnd prize ~ RM 3ïžâƒŁK, 3ïžâƒŁrd prize ~ RM2ïžâƒŁK & 🔟 consolation prizes of RM500 each

Guess what❓⁉ SiennyLovesDrawing & her team 21 Pari Pari members đŸ‘­đŸ»đŸ‘«đŸ» has won the consolation prize as all were 1st timers in this kind of race challenge, bravo đŸ‘đŸ»

This 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN TOMER 2022 was organized in collaboration đŸ€đŸ» with Perodua as the main sponsor, together with Montanic Adventure Store, BoraOmbak Marina Putrajaya, Selangor Fruit Valley, STEG Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Bagas Zakariah, Wonda Coffee & Pepsi. It also has the cooperation đŸ€đŸ» with Tourism Perak & VisitKL

It aims to promote tourism destinations & products available in Putrajaya, KL, Selangor & Perak among domestic & international media members. Each participated team is set for 4ïžâƒŁpax in a Perodua-sponsored car 🚗 allocated with team participation no. pasted on the car. Each participant is required to comply with all road rules throughout this exciting race, yes ✅, safety 1ïžâƒŁst always ya 😃


The participants registration started early morning ☀ at Sunset Glasshaus, Indus Cafe of Marina Putrajaya with receipt of participation kit, location guide aka tulip, question sets, t-shirts 👕👕 & breakfast đŸœïžđŸ˜‹ Then, followed by a race briefing session by Clerk of Course (COC) for this race. The flag off of đŸš©đŸš— all participants of this race was officiated by Datuk Mohd Zamri Mat Zain, Deputy Secretary General (Tourism) of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC) at Marina Putrajaya & was also attended by Dato’ Hj. Zainuddin Abdul Wahab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia. In this race, all the participants will go on a mission of travel & treasure exploration for a distance of more than 300km as a group by riding a Perodua-sponsored car 🚗

Dato’ Zainuddin said, the organization of TOMER 2022 not only aims to establish close relations with local & international media involving mainstream media & new media, but also to promote tourism products around Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak & KL

“Tourism Malaysia has carried out various promotional & marketing activities to increase the contribution of the tourism sector to the improvement of the national economy in parallel with the focus on making Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ as 1ïžâƒŁ of the preferred tourist destinations in the region. Through the organization of TOMER 2022, publicity for domestic tourism products can also be increased including the gastronomy & nature segments in addition to strengthening public-private cooperation,” he shared

So, he emphasized to all participants to enjoy & have fun in this race 😁

Along the way, the participants will stop at several checkpoints 📍📍 including Selangor Fruit Valley, the remains of the Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5) & Bagas Zakariah in Gopeng with activities eg. witnessing a demonstration of ice blended nangka cempedak aka NangCem preparation by Dato’ Chef Ismail Ahmad, Tourism, Art & Culture Ambassador for the gastronomic market, it’s so so tasty refreshing to enjoy, yummy max 😋

1ïžâƒŁst check point @📍Selangor Fruit Valley ~ To complete the salted egg đŸ„šmaking process at the same time being stepped by the ducks 🩆🩆, lol 😆 It’s challenging fun ya

2ïžâƒŁnd check point @📍Bagas Zakariah & lunch đŸœïžđŸ˜‹ ~ To complete the activities of pick up & open durians, separate the 3ïžâƒŁ types of beans in a bamboo tray within a time frame, wow 😳

3ïžâƒŁrd check point @📍TT5 ~ To complete a maze walk by each individual team member each time & the fastest gain more marks for own team


Not just that, all participants have to sort out what are the Treasure hunt items to grab & then submit all answers to COC

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€ïž felt proud & touching that all the treasure hunt items, including salted egg made by the race teams were all donated to the orphanage home, bravo đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»for the thoughtfulness, absolutely this making the race more meaningful for all participants

In addition, the participants will also experience an overnight camping đŸ•ïž experience at Riverside Camp Gopeng with BBQ dinner & the amazing performance by the fire boys đŸ”„đŸ”„ & local music bands đŸŽ”đŸŽ¶đŸŽŒ Not to forget the highlight of this race ie. The white water rafting đŸšŁâ€â™€ïžđŸšŁâ€â™‚ïž activity in Sungai Kampar, a must do & not to miss this extreme fun water activity

This traveling mission will end at the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Information Center (MaTiC) for lunch đŸœïžđŸ˜‹ & then the prize giving ceremony 🎁🎁 to the winners at the Media Appreciation Ceremony

Sharing quick tips from SiennyLovesDrawing’s participation on what to pack for race challenge;
  • Smartphone đŸ“± / camera 📾
  • Power Bank 🔋
  • Wet clothing / river bath
  • Personal medicine or health supplements
  • Cap/ hat 🧱👒
  • Slippers đŸ©ŽđŸ‘Ą
  • Covered shoes 👟 for white water rafting
  • Raincoat or umbrella đŸŒ‚â˜‚ïžâ˜”, especially if raining season đŸŒ§ïžđŸŒŠïžâ›ˆïž
  • Camping đŸ•ïž ~ Sleeping bag, pillow or blanket
  • Torchlight 🔩
  • Most important ~ Happy positive vibes 😁😁

Absolutely a healthy event to be at, it involves brain juice to solve the race questions & sweaty running to search & find the clue & answers throughout, exciting one đŸ‘đŸ»

Ohh ya…All race participants were invited by Tourism Malaysia to attend the 2022 Media Appreciation Ceremony 🎁🎁 which happened during the 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN as an effort to celebrate media members who have supported & helped Tourism Malaysia to make tourism activities a success, especially during the 2ïžâƒŁ years faced with the COVID-19 pandemic


Hurray ‌ Team 21 Pari Pari won Tourism Malaysia Media Explore Race 2022 #TOMER2022 #CutiCutiMalaysia , the race from #Putrajaya ~ #Selangor #Perak & #KualaLumpur đŸ˜đŸ‘­đŸ»đŸ‘«đŸ»đŸš— 1ïžâƒŁst checkpoint 📍#SelangorFruitValley , #Selangor after flag off from Indus Cafe, BoraOmbak, Marina Putrajaya after yummy đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» breakfast served & changed to our race t-shirt 👕 Guess what ❓⁉ We made salted eggs đŸ„šđŸ„šfor the 1ïžâƒŁst time , lol 😆😆 hahaha, tried kacukan fruit nangka + cempedak, enjoyed pandan coconut water đŸ„„đŸŒŽ #Tourism #Travel #travellocal #TourismMalaysia @malaysiatrulyasia @tourismperak @visitklofficial @myperoduaofficial @montanicadventure @pepsimalaysia #wondacoffee @steghotelkl @selangorfruitsvalley @boraombakmarinaputrajaya #bagaszakariah #Tomer2022 #cuticutimalaysia

♬ Epic Music(842228) – Pavel

It’s themed gold & black đŸ–€đŸ’› this ceremony & it was held at Magica Hall, Quill City Mall with aims to appreciate the media’s role in improving the promotion & marketing of Tourism Malaysia throughout its 50 years of existence through the Malaysia Truly Asia campaign for the international market & domestic market #cuticutimalaysia

The ceremony was attended by YBhg. Datuk Hajah Saraya Arbi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC) & Dato’ Haji Zainuddin Abdul Wahab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia

Dato’ Zainuddin said, since its launch in 1999, the Malaysia Truly Asia campaign, for example, has won more than 25 awards at the international level, thus successfully boosting the arrival of foreign tourists to Malaysia 💕đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘đŸ»

“As of last September, Malaysia has recorded the arrival of more than 5.5 million tourists. We are optimistic to reach the target of 9.2 million tourists with a tourism income of RM26.8 billion by the end of this year. In fact, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourism continues to show signs of strong industry recovery when it returns to record tourist arrivals reaching 57% during the pre-pandemic for the 1st 7 months of this year,” said Dato’ Zainuddin

At the ceremony, in addition to the lucky draw 🎁🎁, all invited guests were also entertained with a cabaret performance 💃đŸ•ș & a medley of Tourism Malaysia promotional campaign songs đŸŽ€đŸ‘„đŸŽ”đŸŽ¶ under the coordination of Istana Budaya Dance Artists as well as the appearance of popular guest artists, Ms Ernie Zakri & Mr Khai Bahar

Also held was the prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the TOMER 2022 which involved the participation of approximately 88 local & international media which took place over 300km from Putrajaya to Gopeng, Perak

Yes ✅, SiennyLovesDrawing & her team 21 Pari Pari members đŸ‘­đŸ»đŸ‘«đŸ» has won the consolation prize đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ», absolutely worth the sweats, tiredness & efforts of all team members, of course great đŸ‘đŸ» fun too


@malaysia.truly.asia @tourismperak @visitklofficial @perodua @montanic_adventure @pepsimy @wondacoffee @steghotelkl @selangorfruitvalley @boraombak_marinaputrajaya @bagas.zakariah #Tomer2022 #cuticutimalaysia


Things To Do at Perak Tengah, Gopeng & Kampar, Malaysia

Yeah‌ Happy November to all 😃😁 From SiennyLovesDrawing’s đŸ‘©đŸ» earlier sharing about things to do at Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/20/things-to-do-at-pengkalan-hulu-hulu-perak-malaysia/

This time she would like to continue sharing her recent happy travel during #TravelPeraklah #cuticutiMalaysia media trip đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations 😃😁 at Perak Tengah, Seri Iskandar, Gopeng & Kampar, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Do check out the main tweet thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1576376288197345280

Places To Visit & Things To Do


Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)

TT5 is actually a former tin dredger, yes ✅, a relic from the Malaysian tin mining old days. This former tin dredger was used until 1982 according to the tour advisor of TT5 is supported by a floating dock measuring 75m long, 35m wide & 3m thick, wow đŸ˜Č

All visitors are required to wear a helmet đŸȘ–⛑ as a safety compliance when enter to TT5 for a visit & tour explanation âœ…đŸ‘đŸ»

It’s SiennyLovesDrawing 2ïžâƒŁnd visit to TT5, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/traveloguemalaysia-lets-enthralling-perak/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8YpVRxFceYraPFN6A
Website 🌐: tt5perak.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/TT5PERAK

TT5 Maze Park

Ohh ya…Just within walking đŸš¶đŸ»đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž distance from TT5 as shared above, there is a TT5 Maze Park for a visit

It’s SiennyLovesDrawing’s 1ïžâƒŁst visit to TT5 Maze Park ie. The biggest maze park in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Guess what❓⁉

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has sent herself a postcard 📬 for 🆓 from the postboxes in this maze park, still yet to receive her postcard at the point of drafting this blog post here. Waiting…waiting…😉 Then, she got received it right before the World Post Day 2022, yeahâ€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ“ŹđŸ’•

Photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid023mEY9yrPqCF82xjCUR4FydWr4uY1bSoCgWGahmfNUfEFhrYSzDGoSaHiK21ymcpxl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/njVj6zdPJov3zXXZ9

Pulau Misa Melayu Cultural & Heritage Village, Kampung Kepayang

It’s really nice to sitting down “bersila” & share eating in a tray of rice with dishes served here with friends. Each tray is either sharing between 4ïžâƒŁ or 5ïžâƒŁpax & by the same gender only đŸ‘­đŸ»đŸ‘ŹđŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing loves the food here đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» especially the spicy anchovies sambal đŸŒ¶ïž with steamed cassava served during tea time

Photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0LsBzCoNPoez1ViQurQkz9q4PWZZb4GwZ3feFGFF7b3nycQ4VcAcEXsV9CSi54QVvl

The admission fee is 🆓 to enter this cultural village, however there are plenty of activities here for its visitors to enjoy with a fee ie. Horse 🐎 riding, archery đŸč, dragon boat ride , canoeing đŸ›¶, cultural performance etc.

Photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02HYsRcgP7WrHG3VZFJNwDcJmfuysZJzPaV1ZNpMN6SEUoY2hpkVdUPvMtMLssgAQLl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/DUAXfF6uq2yvMCSbA
FB: https://www.facebook.com/misamelayu


Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier blog story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/11/universiti-teknologi-petronas-as-an-education-tourism-destination-in-perak-tengah-malaysia/



Mirror Lake aka Tasik Cermin Ipoh

It’s a hidden lake located in Ipoh town, Perak which it’s tucked away in between limestone karst towers & caves

Truly impressed with how the beautiful reflection from this lake with the beautiful limestone caves surrounding the lake đŸ˜đŸžïž after a short walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžthrough a cozy tunnel of approximately 200m. Do swipe left âžĄïž of her IG album 📾📾

This was SiennyLovesDrawing’s 2ïžâƒŁnd visit , her 1ïžâƒŁst visit was during the recent school holidays with her little niece. Both enjoyed the beautiful 😍 scenery & clear lake reflection from this mirror lake đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ’•đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸžïž

It’s actually known as a mysterious lake hidden between the crevices of the limestone hills surrounding the Ipoh town of Perak đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ There is a proper steel platform built for its visitors to enjoy the beautiful view & reflection of the lake just like a mirror đŸȘž

Admission fee & parking fee is applicable ✅

Do check out her 1ïžâƒŁst visit TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7139548251585334555

2ïžâƒŁnd visit photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0PEMkSaxRgHWjpwEryo761HYvRSM2R7JKG4U5JvUdN1N8CwjtGDZugRhiXEkdqULol

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/MB34oa2wqe2rkXwQ6
IG: https://instagram.com/tasikcermin


Hoga Gaharu Tea Valley

Hoga = Holistic Gaharu

This was SiennyLovesDrawing’s 2ïžâƒŁnd visit , again she has hugged the Gaharu tree 🌳 to gain more good lucky 🍀😃😁 Do read up her 1ïžâƒŁst visit story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/traveloguemalaysia-exciting-shopping-places-in-perak/

This recent visit, she has enjoyed a yummy Gaharu themed lunch at its cafe , it’s a set of Hoga rice served with ayam masak merah, a hot cuppa Hoga tea ☕ & a Hoga ice cream 🍩 as dessert


Do pay a visit to its shopping đŸ›’đŸ›ïž area for some Gaharu food & beverage items

Photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02ZgURYAqShM92VDwYgBHSovRFZLMruuNgaqGuPEiia3TrBkg876ZkUdLF4bSXTKQal

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Svgn8VjRMxYJgf6E8
Website 🌐: https://hoga.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/GaharuTeaValley/

Ilham Seni @ Kampar

Yeah‌ Beautiful street arts 😍 for your OOTD pleasure 📾đŸ“čđŸ€ł as well as get to know about arts & heritage cultures of Perak state in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

These beautiful mural arts aims to bring joys to visitors at the back of an old building on Jalan Gopeng Kampar , yes ✅, it’s the newest attraction in this historic district. Each of the art piece with a QR code for the visitors to scan for more info of each

Some of the mural arts are Heritage House Gopeng, Durian, Ducks 🩆🩆, Kelamai, Disney Avenue Agacia Land, Batu Berangkai waterfall, Gaharu tea valley, Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5), Sungai Salu waterfall, Kampar, Gua Tempurung, Rafflesia, Heron bird, West Lake of Kampar Ikan Raja, Rafflesia flower, traditional tin mining with “dulang”, waterfall abseiling & many more on this mural art corridor of 250m long which painted within 8ïžâƒŁ weeks from Dec 2020 to Jan 2021 by the local artists đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ§‘đŸ»â€đŸŽš through the Perak Painters Association to highlight the themes of tradition, culture, history, nature & industry in Perak state, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kpGtmEoA1upVYTGz9
Website 🌐: https://www.mdkampar.gov.my/ms/pelawat/ilham-senikampar

Food đŸ˜‹đŸ€€


Little Ipoh Cafe

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her 1ïžâƒŁst tasting of rainbow 🌈 colours Nasi Hujan Panas served here. This eye catching colourful rice dish is just too pretty to be eaten when 1ïžâƒŁst served, tasty delicious 😋 to enjoy each bite with the chicken in spicy tomato sauce aka ayam masak merah, crispy crackers & sourish pickles

Must try it đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»
Photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0pvRPRnZSMDZwW7JHrqGEcooWDMueMqCKpEcMxHnXREjGQd9BEHAvf4zcHgsPKptwl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/CWhrxE4iRHZnF1hS9
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lic.ipoh.3


Miker Food

SiennyLovesDrawing got impressed with its digital ordering system here & it was fast serving too. It was like right after you clicked on the ordered button on your device, your food is served on your table, seriously, no joke đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ» Truly impressed with the good service here

Highly recommended to try its signature crispy chicken 🍗 chop here, do remarks for more sauces when you’re ordering & enjoy max đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» You’ve to try the crispy bites, ohh…She missed this dish again now đŸ€€

Photo album via 📾📾 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid024rbMawBhsPpjqkFw8g9JZqgZ8h3gt1r7CqYqBFXGn6e8qkLVmssAfKCXpUZyPhgzl&id=49074671363

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Jg3gmhzfcY6vxFfj8
Website 🌐: http://www.mikerfood.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mikerfood/


Warong P.Ramlee @ The Kandu

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really loves the foods served here during her stay from tea time upon her arrival check-in, dinner & breakfast the next morning

The foods really good & some of her favourite are not sweet & fluffy rainbow 🌈 pastels colour apam, delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ curry noodles, tasty marinated juicy grilled BBQ chicken 🍗, nasi lemak breakfast with absolute strong coconut đŸ„„ fragrance of the rice & tasty spicy sambal

Ohh ya… SiennyLovesDrawing really love the non sweet yet smooth silk iced black jelly milk tea served here, so refreshing to chew the black jelly every sip of this tasty milk tea 🧋

Highly recommended this place for a good meals whenever you’re at Gopeng, Perak đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ


Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/gGKvA1CVx1yHsiXY7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Warong-P-Ramlee-at-the-Kandu/1385347661479882

Hotel Accommodation 🏱


D Hotel

This is a nice cosy modern & contemporary design hotel đŸšđŸ›ïž & located on a street of shopping đŸ›’đŸ›ïž mall, cafe & eateries. Very convenient for its guests

SiennyLovesDrawing had a comfy a night rest here & got amazed that this hotel is well equipped with swimming pool đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž & a mini recreation green area for its guests. 🆓 WiFi is available at lobby area

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐

Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ» this hotel if you’re planning visit to UTP campus & TT5 as she has shared under the Places To Visit section & her blog story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/11/universiti-teknologi-petronas-as-an-education-tourism-destination-in-perak-tengah-malaysia/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/j9bUk18HrEPGDQN6A
Website 🌐: https://www.dhotel.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dhotel.my/


The Kandu Resort Gopeng

It’s built at the foot of Mt Kandu ⛰ & has been open since Oct 2021 by offering many rugged activities ie. Caves explore, ATV & high rope trails that can be booked from the reception counter of this resort

As shared under the Food section, Warong P. Ramlee which within the resort compound is offering a variety of local & Western food

Ohh ya…The road is narrow to reach this resort, so all visitors will be transported with a big lorry 🚛 shuttle, do check out her TikTok clip captured for the unique enjoyable lorry shuttle ride moments ya 😆

Photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02pehCqNyjETcAqLH9FSNReMBoHL338aXzKQNbUgGLmtqFrJ5W3CSgr2UBNwU5czmGl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cEeaKihCPi89mjM46
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thekandu/

Bagas Zakariah Orchard Lodge

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» didn’t stay at this homestay, she just visited it

Visitors can opt for a village staycation with 3ïžâƒŁ traditional houses adapted for modern living within a durian orchard & here

  • Rumah Kuning
  • Rumah Lawan Kuda
  • Rumah Lenggong

There is a river flowing around this 5ïžâƒŁ acres orchard & its visitors got to experience the durian fruits picking when it falls here during the harvest season in Nov & Dec. Also can enjoy durian buffet too

It offers great đŸ‘đŸ» venue for wedding photos shooting, more info via 🌐 https://sites.google.com/view/eventsantaidcne/lokasi

Photo album via 📾📾 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0UHVhHxFZ1EVD5fHoMHFBAAnKAzdfCaadz3DWNVDPe5dndrFuWYvj8jAirW7b7nDUl&id=49074671363

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zJVxp3yJvoWNj9w97
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BagasZakariah

Things To Do at Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak, Malaysia

Updated 22 Oct 2022, 8.18am

Yeah‌ From SiennyLovesDrawing’s đŸ‘©đŸ» earlier sharing about Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS as the 🆕 edutainment destination in Perak đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ, do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/11/universiti-teknologi-petronas-as-an-education-tourism-destination-in-perak-tengah-malaysia

This time she would like to continue sharing her recent happy travel local cuti cuti Malaysia trip #TravelPeraklah with Gaya Travel đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations 😃😁 at Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Do check out the main tweet thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1576376288197345280

Places To Visit & Things To Do


Kampung Tasek, Pengkalan Hulu

It’s a Siamese village where approximately 90% residents here are Siamese, while 5% Chinese & 5% Indian

This village very near to Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 border to arrive at Betong city of Thailand, a Thai food paradise ya đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vvabqqhTvUDwB8Ak8
FB: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2065664147047066&__tn__=C-R

Durian Orchards, Kampung Tasek

It’s a huge area with different local owners of durian orchards here. Hmm… It’s kind of special to visit a durian orchard while not the durian season, so a different way to appreciate the greenery of durian trees here. The durian varieties here are Musang King & Blackthorn in season annually ~ July & August. She understands that the gross profit of kampung durian approximately RM500/ tree vs the gross profit of Musang King approximately RM2k/tree. So, priority to plant Musang King durian trees here with aims to increase âŹ†ïž the community living in this Kampung Tasek

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that the durian trees will get disease equivalent to cancer if not take care properly during her visit here


It would be great đŸ‘đŸ» excitements to revisit a huge 500 acres (âŹ†ïž acre approximately 33 trees) orchard owned by Bina Terra Sdn Bhd to enjoy the durian fruits here the coming durian season of July to Aug annually. According to Mr Ken Leong of Bina Terra Sdn Bhd, it took 4 to 5 years to start for plantation. Its weather cooling especially at night here, it’s suitable for durian plantation. There are 5 zones ie. Zones A to E for scheduling of durian plantation, however with same harvesting time & year 2022 is the 1st year of fruit production. It’s for local supplies & international market for durian exporting market ie. China 🇹🇳, Singapore 🇾🇬 , Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 etc. In long term planning of building a process durian factory 🏭 & a village homestay here as explained by Mr Ken

Also visited a durian processing factory that actually then exported the durian fruits to overseas. It’s amazingly learnt that freeze technology actually can keep the freshness of the local fruits, especially when her travel mate shown to SiennyLovesDrawing a frozen mangosteen đŸ€©đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» Advanced technology in food industry adopted here. All with vacuum packed as the oxygen from the air will make the durian sour tastes for export market

Do contact Majlis Perbandaran Pengkalan Hulu (Details below) for arrangements if you wish to have a group tour visiting ya

Lastly, we stopped by Tasik Ceria Agro Farm (It’s 9ïžâƒŁ acres & already more than 30 years) which is a famous spot during the durian seasons (Late May to late July) to enjoy fresh durian Musang King, D24, Blackthorn etc. under the tree 🌳🌳 or with a tent. Visitors can walk in to enjoy durian eating with no min headcount & just pay what you have eaten according to market price. It also provides packages here with durian feast & local Thai village dishes by local chefs for a group package of at least 20pax, advance booking is required. The founder, Mr Ooi has informed that the durian Blackthorn here won awards from the Jabatan Pertanian Hulu Perak with its durian colour, taste, creamy & stickyness

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Istana Singgah Raja Reman, Pengkalan Hulu

It’s a wooden palace with more than 💯 years ago of an ancient kingdom called the Kingdom of Reman or Kingdom of Rahman (1810 to 1920), 1ïžâƒŁ of the 7ïžâƒŁ regions of Pattani Kingdom. This palace was also used as a stopover place for the descendants of King Reman to visit his conquered colonies in the northern region

However, on 16 July 1909, the surrender of Reman District to the state of Perak took place at Kroh (NKA Pengkalan Hulu) as a result of the intervention of the Siamese & British Governments. Read more about Kingdom of Reman via 🌐 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Reman

This is the 1ïžâƒŁst time SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» actually visited a wooden palace 👑

This wooden palace is now managed by the 7ïžâƒŁthe generation of Tengku Putra as a gallery, the only treasure from King Reman that left for his descendants. From her recent visit, she understands that some of the valuable items that are the treasures of the family of King Reman’s descendants have been taken by their relatives & descendants who live all over Malaysia & some in Thailand to keep as souvenirs

According to the gallery management, entrance is currently 🆓, however admission fee may apply in the future. So, quick quick plan your gallery visit whenever you’re at Pengkalan Hulu ya 😁

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/LTyGphFEANajDcLc6
Contact no.â˜ŽïžđŸ“žđŸ“±: +6019-4466475 for appointment to visit, entrance fee may apply

Malaysia-Thailand Border Stone 1968 Kroh ~ Betong Tragedy Memorial Site

It’s important to remember the services of the heroes who died defending the country from the enemy once upon a time. This bloody incident occurred on 20 July 1979, when a convoy transporting patients from Baling to Kroh was ambushed by a group of communist terrorists. The convoy that was attacked consisted of an ambulance, a military truck and two military Land Rover vehicles. The communist attack left three soldiers and two civilians dead
This memorial site was built to commemorate the communist terrorist ambush in Kroh NKA Pengkalan Hulu in year 1979 to remember & inspire the best kept in the folds of history

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tRvFBmc641h74sj57

The Zone Duty Free Complex

Yeah‌ Duty 🆓 shopping time here , mostly are Malaysian manufactured products especially chocolate đŸ«đŸ«, kitchen utensils etc.

Hmm… Passport 🛂 is required for your duty 🆓 shopping đŸ›’đŸ›ïž here ya

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Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/Rky14H
Website 🌐: http://www.zon.com.my


Rumah Ayah An Rusa & Kelulut 🩌🐝

Visitors can enjoy light meals with tame friendly deers 🩌🩌(Themoressis deer from Nusantara Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡©) surrounding you here with a fee, it’s an exciting experience, SiennyLovesDrawing kept lol 😆 when the deer 🩌🩌 kiss her hand to get the organic pallets đŸ˜‚đŸ€ŁđŸ˜„ Ha…Ha…Ha…

Each of the deers here with a name given by the founder, Ms Herlyza ‘s mum eg. A 3ïžâƒŁ years old deer named Rama Rama. Each can be recognized from the behaviors of each deer 🩌 When started, initially with 2ïžâƒŁ female deers, then now with 11 female deers & 3ïžâƒŁ male deers

Some of the interesting facts that she has learnt during her visit are;

  • Female deer needs to have heart or love 💕 the male deer 🩌 1st, to release hormones to attract the male deer 🩌, then only the deer breeding happens. Baby deer max with 2ïžâƒŁ deer each time ie. Twin babies deer
  • Pregnant deer until 7ïžâƒŁ months still unable to tell from appearance, only can tell a little fat from its normal size
  • A week before give birth, the breasts of the female deer will be swollen

There is a small garden here with stingless bees (Kelulut Itama) honey 🍯 available ✅ for tasting & purchase

Do check out her happy visit with exciting deer feeding 🩌😆 & honey tasting đŸŻđŸđŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐

Food đŸ˜‹đŸ€€


Restoran Selera Terapong

The local Siamese dishes served here just so tasty delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ to enjoy with a nice lake scenery of Takong Lake. Takong lake received its name when King Reman who ruled Pattani, Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 to his colonies in Pengkalan Hulu (FKA Kroh), Lenggong of Perak & Kedah over 100 years ago & ended after the area was handed over to the Perak Government on 16 July 1909.

The current Takong Lake Park was developed by Majlis Daerah Pengkalan Hulu (MDPH) as a multi -huge center including decorated rafts, fishing 🎣 festivals & various events with popularity among Siamese people from Southern Thailand đŸ‡č🇭

The delicious 😋 đŸ€€ & must try menu that SiennyLovesDrawing has enjoyed with friends here;

  1. Grilled Talapia fish 🐟 with its “Air Asam as dipping sauce
  2. Thailand chicken 🍗
  3. Ikan Keli ie. Catfish Kerabu
  4. Salad “Ulam” with its “Sambal Picik” as dipping sauce
  5. Sardine Kerabu
  6. Thai Som Tam

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Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/gGG1z3
FB: https://www.facebook.com/restoranterapungpengkalanhulu/


Teringat Lenggong

Amazing back to old time by enjoying the Nasi Talam lunch here, SiennyLovesDrawing really loved 💕 & enjoyed the local dishes served here with beautiful 😍 Tasik Raban scenery

Just that it was a sunny â˜€ïžđŸ˜Ž afternoon, else she would like to dine at the lakeside to enjoy the beautiful view , instead of dining under the roof đŸ˜‹đŸ€€đŸ‘đŸ»

Absolutely highly recommended, must try the foods served here whenever you’re at Tasik Raban, Perak đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

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Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/vbw72d
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teringat-Lenggong-Tasik-Raban-Lenggong-Perak/485375968493163

Suak Saudagar Expresso

It’s SiennyLovesDrawing 2ïžâƒŁnd visit here & this recent visit manages to enjoy a cuppa, while her earlier visit was to enjoy traditional Lenggong dishes served here, do check out her happy dining TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐

She enjoys the nice chat with the founder here while enjoyed her sips of Hazelnut Latte đŸ„€đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» & happy 😁 that he actually recognized her too 😃

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Yeah‌ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s đŸ‘©đŸ» earlier sharing on things to do at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , you may check out & reading her earlier post to get more of her travel stories at Lenggong, Perak via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/15/things-to-do-at-lenggong-perak-malaysia/

Hotel Accommodation 🏱


Teratak Paksu Homestay

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» didn’t stay at this homestay, she just visited it

It owns by a Malay old couples that retired & spend time at this homestay, a good accommodation choice in the middle of a village in Pengkalan Hulu, Perak with peaceful calm beautiful greenery

There are 5ïžâƒŁ houses with attached toilet & bathroom (No hot shower as it’s back to village life experience here ya đŸ€—) available here & all located close to a lake with many activities that can be done eg. fishing 🎣, rubber tapping & many more village activities including some traditional games, silat cultural performances etc.

Ohh ya…You can enjoy refreshing coconut drink during your stay here

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Address📍: 107B, Kampung Padang Bekuai, Kampung Selarong, 33100 Pengkalan Hulu, Perak, West Malaysia
Contact no.â˜ŽïžđŸ“žđŸ“±: Mr Alif +6019 413 1808
FB: https://www.facebook.com/teratakpaksu/

Kroh Hotspring & Riverside

This place just being took over & rent from the Majlis Daerah Pengkelan Hulu since 1 March 2022 & then open to public since 1 June 2022 after the renovation completion

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ’• really enjoyed her hot spring dip ♚ đŸ‘đŸ» during her comfy stay here. It’s so so relax comfy to enjoy her foot đŸŠ¶đŸ»đŸ‘Ł dip , she got a good night rest that night đŸ’€đŸ˜ŽđŸ›ïžđŸ‘đŸ» , likely because of a good healthy dip 😃😁

It’s a beautiful clean rainbow 🌈 coloured chalets style resort, extra beds đŸ›ïžđŸ›ïž are available ✅ with a fee if required. This whole place if full house can accommodate to a total of 120 pax. There are 17 chalets (For 4 pax each), 9 chalets (For 2 pax each) & 5 chalets (For 5 pax each)

Ohh ya…There is a river at the back of this resort with a big wooden swing placed at the riverside for a leisure excitement 😁 You may request for BBQ dinner arrangement during your stay here, prior booking is required for food preparation

Do check out her happy hot springs ♚ dipping & comfy stay here via TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/9ApCz8nSTZ9Da61G6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/krohhotspring


Sumpitan Glamping

Yeah‌ A beautiful greenery with a river to enjoy glamping stay đŸ•ïž

Each tent â›ș available for either 2ïžâƒŁ or 4ïžâƒŁ pax for spacious comfy stay. Shower 🚿 & toilet đŸšœ available nearby

The activities available ✅ nearby are cafe, ATV ride, hiking to Waterfalls Tebing Tinggi that many of its Singapore guests enjoy most & many more

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/JE1jN9b8KHLBzpo59
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sumpitanglamping

Guess what❓⁉

If you’re a coffee lover, there is a cafe attached to this glamping site named Pio Kopi Cafe â˜•đŸ„€

A short walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïždistance to enjoy a cuppa here 😊

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Rgd7pxFDePoiCLM5A
FB: https://www.facebook.com/piokopicafe

Do check out her happy time spent for glamping đŸ•ïž & coffee ☕ via TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐

Yeah‌ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s đŸ‘©đŸ» earlier sharing on things to do at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , you may check out & enjoy reading her earlier post to get more of her travel stories at Lenggong, Perak via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/15/things-to-do-at-lenggong-perak-malaysia/


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS as an Education Tourism Destination in Perak Tengah, Malaysia

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» would like to share about her recent happy visit to Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) during #TravelPeraklah #cuticutiMalaysia media trip đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Guess what❓⁉

1ïžâƒŁst impression when she đŸ‘©đŸ» stepped into this campus, she felt young again as an university student đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽ“, busy rushing to hall for courses, then assignment research time at library etc. all her happy & busy student life was flashing back all at once, lol đŸ€­đŸ€—

Hmm…She does has a thought that she wants to back to student life in here, UTP, a beautiful calm campus, gonna checking out its postgraduates programs , haha 😃😁

UTP was established on 10 Jan 1997 as a leading private university in Perak, Malaysia 🎓đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ This campus was built up of 500 acres on a 1K acres land site which strategically located at📍Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak. It’s a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) ie. the national oil & gas company of Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ


It has residential villages aka students villages ie. Students accommodations đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽ“đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽ“đŸ§‘đŸ»â€đŸŽ“đŸ›ŒđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ All students are offer to stay in the student villages except for post graduates students with options whether to stay in a students village or outside the campus. Each students villages with its own set of facilities, wow‌đŸ˜Č There are 20% international students , as well as international student internships here in UTP. The Student Village 1 is an inheritance from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), while Student Village 2 in hostels style with 2 pax in a room & Student Villages 3 to 6 are in apartment style. This area is restricted area & permission is required to enter ya â›”đŸš«

UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science & technology programmes at undergraduate & postgraduate levels with aims to producing well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities & communication abilities. It also conducts extensive research activities in collaboration đŸ€đŸ» with PETRONAS, other institutions & industries both local & overseas on some specific research focus & niche areas. Within the campus compound, there are self-sustainable buildings, transport infrastructures, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management & autonomous system đŸ‘đŸ»

Ohh ya…UTP has continuously achieved numerous national & international recognition đŸŽ–ïžđŸ†of its establishment. It’s now ranked no. 361 in the QS World University Rankings 2023 ie. 1ïžâƒŁ of the most-widely read university rankings in the world based on the ranking criteria of academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, international research network & employment outcome. More details from the ranking announcement recently published on 8 June 2022 via 🌐 https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/universiti-teknologi-petronas-utp


SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» personally got amazed that an university actually with a great potential to be a tourist spot 📍, not just as an educational institute. Really a value added potential gained, as well as providing growth of the country economy perspective for Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍within the campus compound of UTP in Perak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Public can visit UTP with a self guided campus tour with a brochure from the campus gate

A group tour can be arranged & it’s 🆓 of charge. Do request for a visit via 🌐 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=43sYhH4D7EGInKFQ_kdkMpkMuXp6pvlMgXCfEMhLWqVUMjQwV1NaWUxUMTE4OUZBTjUxVzhVQ0RJRS4u & each request will be responded within 3ïžâƒŁ working days
Do check out the “Visit UTP” on its website for more details ya đŸ‘đŸ»


Places To Visit & Things To Do


~ Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

(1) Chancellor Complex

It’s an award đŸŽ–ïž winning architectural masterpiece with its 240K sqm, 21m high & 150m diameter complex’s grand aesthetic & symmetry which are the splendid design work of world 🌎 renowned architecture named Lord Norman from Foster & Partners. Yes ✅, it has won The Aga Khan for Architecture in 2007 đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»The vast inverted spoon shaped roof protects the complex from extreme weather & the steel glass structure provides a sense of space to the area & reveals the functional usage of this building, as well as the intricate but subtle traditional songket design of the claddings. This building design actually recalled SiennyLovesDrawing’s memories of her earlier visit to the Azman Hashim Gallery in the Universiti Malaysia Sabah, do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/

It’s Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) ♿✅ friendly of this multi-functional event space. It convenes a wide range of student activities with amenities eg. Information Resource Centre 📚 , cafĂ©s ☕ , stores, a clinic đŸ„ & a student center. Also a solar panel on its roof top

UTP’s green efforts gained some recognition as UTP has emerged as the 1ïžâƒŁst runner up đŸ„‡ for the Special Awards in the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2022 under the Institute of Higher Learning category, bravo đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

The 4ïžâƒŁ-storey high structure R&D building aka Research Park of UTP is a leading-edge research facility with 65 laboratories & offices. This is a restricted area & permission is required for a visit. This building is already granted as a green building (Green Index compliant) & moving forward UTP is planning to apply Chancellor Complex as a green building too

(2) Solar Panel

UTP owns the 1ïžâƒŁst & largest capacity of 7.4MWp for single roof top solar panel installation in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

It’s installed on the roof top of Chancellor Complex. Note 📌: The drone captured photo below is credited to Mr Syakir of Tourism Perak

Some of the media members during this trip have suggested to having hot air balloons ride available in the future, so the visitors can enjoy the close up views of the solar panel on top of the Chancellor Complex đŸ˜đŸ€©

(3) An Nur Mosque 🕌 & Islamic Centre

It’s a majestic 4K sqm floating mosque 🕌 with its serene structure holds a main prayer hall, a covered praying area, a holding room for visitors & ablution facilities. It’s 1ïžâƒŁ of the PETRONAS’ commitments in contributing to the well-being of the community with capacity to accommodate up to 8K people & was completed in 2005

This mosque is open for public for Solat Jumaat, so all Muslims residents nearby can visit it to perform your Friday prayers in this mosque 🕌

During this recent visit, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» only passed by it with a photo captured from her bus journey as shared above. So, do check out this 360 VR Tour đŸ“č

Website 🌐: https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/Students/Student%20Development%20and%20Services/An-Nur-Islamic-Centre.aspx
FB: https://www.facebook.com/masjidannurutp/

(4) Information Resource Centre (IRC) 📚

It was established in July 1997 as a support centre for academic activities of the university students & lecturers. It lies at the heart of the Chancellor Complex
It’s now open to public, if you wish to loan any books or resources from it, you will need to subscribe as its member with an annual fee, do check out their website for more info

It has an impressive open display of books in 4ïžâƒŁ-storey high shelves which inspired by the design of an oil rigs. It’s now storing more than 200K book titles & materials 📚 It also with an integrated library system known as ‘Sierra’ & open to all its students, including the public. It helps to loan books 📚 from other local libraries or foreign libraries eg. British library or other databases not available at the moment

It owns a collection of more than 12 million scientific & non-scientific materials for 🆓 via its “Knowledge Hub” or “UTP K-Hub”. It’s an extended version of university knowledge portal cum gateway which successfully implemented since 2017 with its powerful search engine to reach the aggregator of almost 130 databases / connectors. Do read more via 🌐 https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/Media/Press-Release/2022/UTP-introduces-first-Knowledge-Hub-in-Malaysia.aspx

1ïžâƒŁst impression to SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» during her recent visit was IRC actually offers a wide range of amenities that create a truly immersive information-center experience to all, it actually draws large crowds every year for its mesmerizing grand structure & no doubt its huge knowledge resources too

Ohh ya…That’s the very 1ïžâƒŁst reason why SiennyLovesDrawing is considering to enrol for a post graduate program with UTP đŸ‘©đŸ»â˜șïžđŸ’•

From Sienny’s recent visit, she has observed that it offers comfortable seating areas with plenty of power outlets available ✅ if you’re using own devices for your study or research purposes. It also with some shared units of private computers đŸ’», if you’re not with own devices
Note 📌: Dress code is applicable to enter this IRC ya
Operating hours 🕣: Mon to Fri 8.30am to 10pm, Sat 9.30am to 1pm, Sun & Public Holidays CLOSED
Website 🌐: https://ulibrary.utp.edu.my/ & https://gateway.utp.edu.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/IRCUTP/

(5) Geological Rock đŸȘšâ›°ïž Garden

The 1ïžâƒŁst & largest geological garden in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ by Geoscience Department in UTP, ie. It offers an accredited course from Geology, the Earth science. Yes✅, its Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Petroleum Geoscience programme becomes the 1ïžâƒŁst in South East Asia 🌏 & Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ to obtain accreditation from Geological Society of London, bravo đŸ‘đŸ»
Read more via 🌐 https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Education-and-Careers/Universities/Degree-Accreditation/Universiti-Teknologi-PETRONAS

During her recent visit, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» had entered it from the Oval Park ie. A hotspot for recreational sports & its 1.2km track allows all to enjoy a refreshing jogging đŸ‘ŸđŸƒđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸƒđŸ»đŸƒđŸ»â€â™‚ïžwith surrounding natural foliage & greenery, as well as big trees 🌳🌳 that provide shade & relaxation

This rock garden ⛰đŸȘš aims to celebrate Malaysia’s rich geological heritage, to promote the world of Geoscience & as an iconic landmark for an education tourism, a physical & digital information hub, an active learning medium in curriculum, as well as learning competition platform equipped with digital library, Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) with industrial network in place

It’s built on the UTP lake side 2ïžâƒŁ with a design of ~ Travel Back In Time ~ of 5ïžâƒŁ specific thematic geological period & major focal area with each showcasing the diversity of the rocks ⛰đŸȘš & geological formation respectively,

  1. Early Earth ~ Evolution of the Earth 🌍
  2. Paleozoic ~ Early life form of the Earth 🌍
  3. Mesozoic ~ With life size replica of dinosaurs 🩖🩕 & Mammoth 🩣
  4. Cenozoic ~ Rise of Man
  5. Special section for Oil & Gas (O&G) during Cenozoic ~ The creation of Malaysia ‘s đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ petroleum system, with O&G activities & sedimentary rock types

Currently, UTP is working on to collect & then demonstrate each state rocks from different time scales in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ They are open for sponsorship whether cash or in kind, do check out more via 🌐 if you’re with interest to contribute in building this rock garden đŸȘšâ›°ïž
In the future, the visitors can choose whether to start to tour this rock garden whether from the earliest time or vice versa from its entrance ie. Zones labelled in Yellow 💛 , Orange 🧡, Blue 💙, Purple 💜 etc. The bridges 🌉🌉 are used to distinguish each of the different thematic periods

Still in progress to install signboards & explanation QR codes for the visitors to scan & explore more historical & geological info digitally moving forward

UTP is planning to soft launch this rock đŸȘšâ›°ïž garden in mid Dec 2022, yeah đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»

IG: https://instagram.com/utp_gsc
FB: https://www.facebook.com/utpdepartmentofgeosciences

(6) UTP Trail

In the future, there will be a UTP trail for all visitors to explore the nature hidden gems & some endangered flora & fauna species in its forest 🌳🌳 This nature trail idea was inspired & mooted from the Imbak Canyon visit by the management team

UTP campus compound is with 7ïžâƒŁ lakes from the mining old days & with a few remaining freshwater swap forest 🌳🌳 in the district of Kinta Tengah, Perak đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ It contains high diversity in flora đŸŒżđŸŒ±đŸŒł & UTP has working together with FRIM on rehabilitation process on these lands with lakes
Not just that, in 2013, UTP has engaged with FRIM to protect 4ïžâƒŁ endangered tree 🌳🌳 species namely Vatica Flavida (Resak Padi), Shorea Hemsleyana (Cengal Pasir Daun Besar), Shorea Macrantha (Kepong Hantu) & Aquilaria Malaccensis (Karas) that have been touted as Malaysia’s đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ heritage. It’s now an important conservation area for these threatened Dipterocarpaceae

There are on going efforts to reserve these endangered species trees 🌳🌳 with proper labels to avoid them being cut for future campus development

UTP trail is with sponsorship from Yayasan PETRONAS to invest in building the board walk that is friendly for both senior citizens & kids as an educational trail with the displays of information boards

Suggestions from the media members that for UTP to have parents & kids to visit, also to work with MNS Society, as well as collaborate with nature guides etc. on this UTP Trail once it’s ready to open to public then

So, when will be your trip to travel & visit this beautiful UTP campus to feel young as a university students đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽ“đŸ§‘đŸ»â€đŸŽ“đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽ“đŸ˜ƒđŸ˜â“â‰ïž

SiennyLovesDrawing would like to recommend it as an educational family trip to inspire kids of tertiary education planning. She will bring her little niece along next trip as she is a dinosaur fan đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ’•đŸŠ•đŸŠ–

Ohh ya…If you’re planning a trip to explore UTP, you may check out the accommodation options nearby via 🌐 https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/The-University/Visit%20UTP/Where-to-Stay.aspx

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing had a night comfy stay experience with D’ Hotel đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ›ŒđŸ˜ŽđŸš, the 1ïžâƒŁst one on the list. It’s located on a street of shops with cafes, shopping mall etc. Do read more of her stay experience in her next blog post on Things To Do at Perak, Malaysia (Still drafting it ya 😆â˜ș) đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Do check out her happy back to student during this recent UTP visit TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐

Photo album via 📾📾 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02LfPqPgxa7DEKyfv1KZMdMiSuphWUCaC9ZWyAJ6t797zNYdwCb6kg2iUGVhdmbqhrl

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/QF9csynZWj1WyZYh9
Website 🌐: https://www.utp.edu.my/Pages/The-University/Visit-UTP.aspx
FB: https://www.facebook.com/UTPOfficial/

So, do plan your edutainment visit to UTP whenever you’re at Perak, Malaysia, sure you will be amazed ya đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ’•đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Personally to SiennyLovesDrawing, UTP is a good destination to bring your kids to visit, so to start inspire them the university life that they can work smart towards 🎓đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ» Yes ✅, she is planning to bring her little niece for a visit especially when the geological rock garden is launching then đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ’•đŸ‘§đŸ» đŸȘšâ›°ïž 🩖🩕

Things To Do at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia

Updated 27.9.2022 10am

Yeah‌ Happy Malaysia Day, 16 Sept to all 💗đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Do check out this TikTok clip đŸ“č🌐 captured by Tourism Malaysia on what’s Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ in siennyLovesDrawing’s eyes đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ‘ïž đŸ‘ïž đŸ‘€â“â‰ïž

Special thanks for this ya â˜șïžđŸ™đŸ»â€ïž & SiennyLovesDrawing has met lots of 🆕 friends from this Lenggong trip, friendships forever all till we next travel trip together gather 😃😁

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» is a proud Anak Malaysia 💕đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ’— & always love to share about her home country here, this time she would like to share her recent trip to Lenggong, Perak with Tourism Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Ohh yes âœ…đŸ‘đŸ» Lenggong Valley of Perak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ was a little-known backwater town, then with famous news 📰 of Perak Man (Born with congenital deformity) discovery in Gua Gunung Runtuh ie. An archeological team from Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang discovered the 11K years old “oldest & complete” human skeleton 💀 found in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ in the early 1990s. It was then successfully being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site on 30 June 2012 with 4ïžâƒŁ archaeological sites in 2ïžâƒŁ clusters ie. Gua Gunung Runtuh, Kota Tampan, Bukit Jawa & Bukit Sapi. Also listed as Lenggong Geopark since Dec 2021 đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

Some archaeological experts have dubbed Lenggong Valley as an open-air museum ~ There is an evidence of cave drawings, skeletons 💀💀 & precious finds of weapons, stone tools, pottery, etc. It covers 1ïžâƒŁ of the longest culture sequences in a single locality in the world 🌎 Read more about Lenggong via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenggong & via 🌐 https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1396

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations 😃😁 at Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Places To Visit & Things To Do

Lata Kekabu Waterfalls

Let’s discover the Lenggong’s natural gem 💎 ~ It’s a breathtaking sparkly waterfalls that resides in Taman Eko Rimba Lata Kekabu 🌳🌳 Other than waterfalls, there are natural pools & suspension bridge 🌉 with a spectacular view from the top đŸ˜đŸ‘đŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really enjoyed here as a calm & peaceful place to explore the pristine beauty of flora & fauna, the plunge for a refreshing dip & swim in the cooling natural mountain stream đŸžïž

Do check out her happy nature time exploring this waterfall TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐

This park is well maintained with lots of good signboards to alert its visitors of their safety đŸŠș whether the waterfall areas are suitable for swimming đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž or water 🌊💩 splashing fun. Do pay attention to the signboards, let’s be safe while enjoying the natural beauty here ya đŸ€—

The waterfall is just less than 15mins of a slow walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»from the entrance using the provided trails. Not to worry, it’s absolutely simple easy flat walking ya đŸ‘đŸ» Also with jungle trekking route if you are adventurous hike đŸ„Ÿ

Tips📌: Suggest to bring a towel & spare clothes for a change, there are public toilet đŸšœ here ya

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/k8ELAFZKWT3TTda77

Tasik Raban

It’s an abundant still water with a beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© view of the valley of mountains â›°ïžđŸžïž For nature lovers, you will definitely be amazed to enjoy viewing the flora & fauna that can be explored here

Canoeing aka kayaking đŸ›¶ & boat ride đŸšŁâ€â™€ïžđŸšŁ in Tasik Raban, in the middle of Titiwangsa Range & Bintang Hijau Range to enjoy watching the dusk scenery & sunset 😍🌄🌅

SiennyLovesDrawing absolutely loves her sunset time here đŸŒ…đŸŒ„đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž, so so relax while enjoying the beautiful sunset moments ❀

Visitors can enjoy cycling here too đŸšŽđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŽđŸ»â€â™‚ïž & fishing 🎣 lovers can enjoy fishing with sampan boat đŸšŁđŸšŁâ€â™€ïž Not just that, visitors can opt for an overnight stay here either with Resort Tasik Raban or camping đŸ•ïž

She has enjoyed high tea ☕🍰🍼 in front of the Resort Tasik Raban area, yes ✅, just by the lakeside under the flysheet & tent setup by Skycamp aka Skytrex Adventure, also had a good chat with the founder of Suak Saudagar Expresso to learn about coffee ☕ making & cafe latte art from him too 😃 Do continue reading on as she then enjoyed a great heritage dinner at his cafe home 🏡 too. Highly recommended & advance booking required for heritage dinner preparation đŸœïžđŸ‘đŸ» It’s so chill relaxing to enjoy chit chatting & high tea here

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kZ7CtqRJ3XmihKA48
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tasikraban

Ladang Ternakan Madu Kelulut KAB

This stingless bee (Aka Kelulut in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ’s national language 🐝) farm is surrounded by forest reserve 🌳🌳

Hence, the honey is formed from the forest herbs flowers, each type of Kelulut 🐝 actually will harvest different taste of honey 🍯 whether a mixture of sour & sweet taste or pure sweet taste, absolutely unique đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing loves the stingless bee 🐝 honey 🍯 sipping experience at this farm

Not just that stingless bee honey 🍯 offers different health benefits for own healthy consumption too, it’s a good gifting idea 🎁, so you can grab a bottle via its official online Shopee store named Atiah_Badek via đŸ›ïžđŸ›’đŸŒ https://shp.ee/jcaxuai , let’s support local business đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

Do check out her happy visit & sipping kelulut honey 🍯 TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7142250606634274075

Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/dYPzjM
Website 🌐: https://ladang-ternakan-madu-kelulut-kab.business.site/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Madu-Kelulut-KAB-100568029078552/

Lenggong UNESCO Caves Expedition

It was a guided caving expedition by representatives of Lenggong Geopark Expert & National Heritage Depertment to conquer the Gua Kajang, Gua Memerang, Gua Asar, Gua Ngaum, Gua Puteri, Gua Kubah, Gua Gelap & trace back its glory back to the stone age. These caves are the 1ïžâƒŁst excavation sites in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ in the year 1917 đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ€©

Gua Kajang is 🔟mins drive 🚗 from Gua Gunung Runtuh where 2ïžâƒŁ female skeletons were found at the entrance of this cave. 1ïžâƒŁ of several caves in Bukit Kepala Gajah limestone massif, also was the site of the 1ïžâƒŁst cave archaeological excavation in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ back in 1917, fragments of pottery, stone tools & food residues were uncovered here. The pottery discovered here claimed to be the oldest recorded pottery in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ for the production & usage of pottery

This is an interesting cave with a unique tunnel-like structure together with fascinating stalagmites & stalactites. It offers instagrammable spots to capture lovely OOTDs with a ❓ & ♄ shapes, amazing đŸ˜đŸ€©

Gua Memerang with its name that a memerang aka otter looking natural formed within this cave
Gua Asar with its name from the Muslim prayer Azan Asar was played when this cave was discovered
Gua Ngaum was 1ïžâƒŁst site discovered in 1990 by a team from University Science Malaysia. It was named ‘ngaum’ after a tiger 🐯🐅 was heard roaring outside the mouth of the cave soon after it was discovered. Food remains, stone tools & potsherd ie. fragments of broken pottery were the evidence of human habitation around 7K years ago, wow đŸ˜Č
Gua Puteri is a slightly challenging cave to reach, all have to climb & hold the ropes to avoid falling down. It offers interesting natural limestone formations inside it, SiennyLovesDrawing has observed the sculptures of a princess, a Malaysia map đŸ—ș & a frog 🐾 during her recent visit
Gua Kubah is with windy đŸŒŹïž moments to walk in, a very spacious cave comparatively
Gua Gelap is the cave that you can see the fruit bat 🩇 here, you will smell their poo đŸ’© once you step in this cave. Guess what❓⁉ Their đŸ’© makes great đŸ‘đŸ» fertilizer for plants

Do check out her happy hike & explore the caves TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yxwpv8NJZkBM43s79

Lenggong Valley Tour

It was a guided tour by the representatives of Lenggong Geopark Expert & National Heritage Depertment, as well as Mineral Department

Bailey Bridge 🌉 at Kampung Belum Baru was an instant yet strong wooden bridge built by the Squadron Army in 3ïžâƒŁ days which is part of the main road that is used daily, when you’re here you will sure observe the heavy vehicles to/ from this bridge 🌉 with goods transporting

Hmm…So shy to share that SiennyLovesDrawing accidentally fell down from this bridge 🌉😂 while snapped photos, luckily just her right leg đŸŠ”, if both her legs, she will be dropped to Sungai Perak & she doesn’t know how to swim đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ˜°đŸ˜± Thanks God, she was safe with a memorable bruises moment during this trip 😂

LoL 😆, this was the photo & the broken hole đŸ•łïž as you observed behind her in this photo was how her right leg đŸŠ” got fell down. Moral of the story is we as visitors & travellers need to be careful with our surroundings while busy taking photos or videos. During dinner on that night, she had a chat with the Majlis Daerah Lenggong team about her incident & she was told that they have submitted requests to the Jabatan Kerja Raya to continuously repair & maintenance this bridge 🌉, some of the maintenance work already on going, just that finding suitable wood to replace the broken parts of this bridge 🌉 take time as not easy to find the equivalent wood quality

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» greatly appreciates the actions taken to ensure the locals & visitors’ safety at this heritage bridge moving forward đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»
Telaga Biru is a rare geopark site that features natural occurrences from the ground that is said to have health benefits for skin disease & anti aging. It’s recommended that to cook this well water 1ïžâƒŁst before consume it ya

Luat Bridge 🌉 is a scenic & panoramic view of 2ïžâƒŁ majestic range, Titiwangsa & Bintang Hijau. Get a glimpse of Bukit Bunuh, a site of a meteorite impact, read more Malaysia’s national language via 🌐 https://ms.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukit_Bunuh

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hSXDdjux3nFC7Qvn7

Mini Amazon Expedition

From Pengkalan Pipit, then to experience Lenggong scenic backwater tour. Yes ✅, it’s an enjoyable mini Amazon expedition by boat đŸš€ through Tasik Raban & Sungai Perak

During the boat ride, listened to the history of a sunken village named Kampung Raban in the 1940s, the Peacock Bass fish 🐟 which is native to the Amazon, the original sites of the film Anna & The King, Operation Mekong, as well as the village house with famous Petronas Hari Raya 2003 advertisement named Janda Beranak Tujuh

Do continue reading on her riverside lunch at Kampung Durau under Food section below with a TikTok clip captured ya đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/oaPEpVa1GUXTFTAL7
Website: https://mini-amazon-kampung-beng.business.site/

Pekasam Making at Pekasam Warisan Utara

Learning how to make Pekasam ie. A famous traditional food from scratch

Guess what⁉❓

Lenggong is known as the best Pekasam export dated back to the 70’s

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has learnt the whole process of Pekasam making from here

Don’t ever underestimate the power of salt 🧂 in creating delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ traditional dishes

Do check out her Perkasam making process TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7141615743786929434

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/GmBcYHEdRJpQ8uTZA

Food đŸ˜‹đŸ€€

Abang “Uu” Roti Canai & Murtabak

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her beef murtabak & iced Neslo breakfast served here đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Not just that Abang Uu is so friendly that he allowed her to flipping roti, lol 😆😆 Do check out her happy flipping roti & Murtabak eating TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7137309691100646683

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fG6iXxYHsS5y6kxP7

MYKP Kg Chepor Riverside

MYKP meant for My Komuniti Perikanan ie. My Fishing Community

SiennyLovesDrawing had great đŸ‘đŸ» time here & highly recommended you all to enjoy Lenggong cuisine lunch with local delicacies & scenic view of Perak River & its surrounding mountain valley by the beautifully built lookout bamboo tower here

Do check out her happy dining TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐 Ohh ya…Must listen to her voice over in this TikTok clip ya đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ’•đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ’—

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kwNmH8dE5S72QFaU6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kg-Cheporlenggongperak/257775090922460

Deer Farm, Kampung Luat 🩌🩌

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ’• had great đŸ‘đŸ» time enjoyed local delicacies high tea among the deer 🩌🩌with a vast view field with free-running deer 🩌🩌

Do check out her TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐

Yes ✅, Lenggong area with lots of deer 🩌🩌 It’s absolutely a great đŸ‘đŸ» chance to get personal & up close with the deer 🩌🩌while you dine here. the deer 🩌🩌 just so so friendly, no need to worry ya đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»

You may contact En Wafiy via đŸ“±+6019-2339101 who has started this space for about 1.5 years

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AhhfAhf3ewUM534m8

Suak Saudagar Expresso

Enjoyed heritage dinner here, yes ✅, a “gastronomical-time-tunnel” experience that serves traditional menus ie. Kebebeh, Pindang Daun Semiar, Kemahang & many more đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» in an old village house

Personally, she really love the taste of Kebebeh for the 1ïžâƒŁst time here, so so delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ to enjoy. Do check out her happy dining TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐

Love the antique collections display in the dining space here, just like a mini museum đŸ€©

Ohh ya…Day time is a cafe for all to enjoy a cuppa ☕, the owner is the one that passionately shared & conducted coffee making workshop at Tasik Raban as shared above đŸ‘đŸ» This place at day time is a cafe to enjoy a great cuppa ☕, highly recommended for all coffee lovers to dropping by whenever you’re at Lenggong, Perak

She has recently dropped by for a cuppa & enjoyed the Hazelnut Latte đŸ„€ during #TravelPeraklah trip with Gaya Travel. It’s always good to be back to good đŸ‘đŸ» places while cuti cuti Malaysia đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ’•đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YQ8Cs4k2HZbCekgk6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/suaksaudagarespresso/

Riverside Lunch at Kampung Durau

Yes ✅, as shared above, during the mini Amazon expedition cruise ride, she has visited to the approximately 11 families that still inhabit in Kampung Durau ie. 1ïžâƒŁ of the few villages that only accessible by water transport đŸš€

Also enjoyed feast on tasty home cook village lunch, also the fruit salad aka Rojak Buah here is absolutely tasty delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ yummy max đŸ‘đŸ»

Highly recommended you all to stop by the villages during your river cruise đŸ›„ïž for the local traditional delicacies prepared by the locals here

So, let’s support the community tourism, do opt for a river tour & then opt for a village lunch to support the Lenggong community tourism ya đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

Ohh ya…Do grab a souvenir from here ~ the fruit rojak sauce @ Kampung Durau is absolutely tasty, not to miss ya đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZwDwzmPGDc3SHg9i7

Hotel Accommodation 🏱

Branda Sungai Sumpitan

Checked in to a hidden nature bed & breakfast concept accommodation here with my room mate for 2ïžâƒŁ nights stay here đŸ›ŒđŸ»đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ during recent trip with Tourism Malaysia

This place was launched since May 2022, yes ✅, a 🆕 space

SiennyLovesDrawing absolutely enjoyed a splendid, 🆓 from hustle & bustle, tidy & clean chalet stay experience, especially love the beautiful scenery here 😍đŸȘŸ

A happy serenity in nature chalet or glamping stay if you’re a nature lover ya đŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒłđŸ‘đŸ»

Guess what❓⁉

You can basically just walking down from the staircase in front of your room to the river for a cooling river swim, yes ✅, right open your room door đŸšȘ to be at the river side đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜

Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» actually has dine in here for breakfast, lunch, tea time & dinner at Rumah Makan Exotik Lenggong during her recent trip as she enjoyed her comfy stay for 2ïžâƒŁ nights here 😃 Superb love the foods here, Lol 😂😆 ha…ha…
Absolutely a nice place to enjoy meals served here for a great đŸ‘đŸ» variety of local foods & accompanied by the natural sound of river flow 😁 Ohh ya…It serves delicious deer 🩌 dishes here ya đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» Enjoyed BBQ dinner with the performance of local band mic đŸŽ€đŸŽ”đŸŽ¶

She has got fireflies in her room ✹with shine blinking accompanied her asleep đŸ›ŒđŸ’€ in the dark, absolutely a happy surprise of the fantastic đŸ˜đŸ€© moments with nature surrounding here

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AQf6dzmAU4YUcdyt7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lenggong360/

So, let’s plan your travel to experience the beauty & heritage of Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ, for sure you will never regret ya đŸ’—đŸ‘đŸ»

#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Belum Rainforest Resort

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her media friends đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« recently travelled đŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘Ÿfor a nature 💚🌳🌳 comfy 😌 stay vacation đŸ›ŒđŸ›‹đŸ›€đŸ» at Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, Perak, West Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ


She đŸ‘©đŸ» 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 đŸ˜đŸ€©

Guess what❓⁉

It’s 1ïžâƒŁ of the attractions📍📍not to be missed to searching for the precious bloom of the World đŸ—ș🌍 ‘s largest & arguably smelliest flower đŸŒș i.e. Rafflesia

It found all over Southeast Asia 🌎 i.e. from Southern Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 to Philippines đŸ‡”đŸ‡­ Each species can be identified by the unique patterns on the petals. There are 8ïžâƒŁ species of Rafflesias đŸŒș can be found in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with 3ïžâƒŁ of them are endemic to the Malay Peninsula & of course can be found in the Belum-Temengor rainforest complex 💚🌳🌳💚


Note: Photo 📾 above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp đŸ™‹đŸżâ€â™‚ïž

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has visited the 3ïžâƒŁrd 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 đŸ‘©đŸ» still missed a chance to personally view 👀 the blossom huge Rafflesia đŸŒș cry…cry…cry…😭😭😭

Yeah‌ Happy 😃safe arrival from a full of laughtersss đŸ€ŁđŸ˜† of approximately 6ïžâƒŁ-hour travel journey 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city 🏙🌆 early morning 🔅🔆 with Travel with Aidil to Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 by Emkay Group as 1ïžâƒŁ of the Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ’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 2ïžâƒŁ scenic bridges 🌉 i.e. you are actually passing on an island 🏖🏝

Lake Temenggor 🏞 is MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™s 2ïžâƒŁnd largest lake 💩💧& home to more than 23 species of freshwater fish 🐟 & at least 5ïžâƒŁ 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 1ïžâƒŁ Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ 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 4ïžâƒŁ years to build the 2ïžâƒŁ bridges 🌉🌉 to providing the convenience of East North East travelling 🚗🚙 via a scenic đŸ˜đŸ€© highway. The view of the 1ïžâƒŁst bridge 🌉 is spectacular from Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Hmm…Why this resortđŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒłđŸĄđŸ˜đŸĄâ“â‰ïž

You have to venture into this 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & view mother nature 💚💚 at its finest, so let’s plan your stay vacation đŸ›ŒđŸ›‹đŸ›€đŸ» too at Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Definitely you will enjoy your stay đŸ›ŒđŸ›‹đŸ›€đŸ»experience in the comfort of a spacious traditional designed chalet style room 🏡 in the middle of a rainforest 🌳🌳 setting with a great đŸ‘đŸ» view from the private balcony overlooking the Temengor Lake & lush surroundings 🏞💩💧

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

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has made a visit to the Pulau Banding Discovery Centre 🏠 to understand better đŸ‘đŸ» its nature 💚 conservation & rainforest 🌳🌳 protection efforts. Bravoâ€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

Curious đŸ€” about its hotel room❓⁉

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was checked-in 🔐 with her media best buddy 👭 in a spacious comfy Chengal Lake View Executive Deluxe room (with a balcony & bath tub đŸ›€đŸ» )

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 đŸ‘©đŸ» 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 đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź This definitely will reduce âŹ‡ïž lots of the plastic usage


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

Hmm…The resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 wifi đŸ“¶ connection was surprisingly slow & frequent down to connect 😔🙃Though was provided with alternative Unifi connectionđŸ“¶, however it required for long email ID & password to connect, hope this inconvenience for guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« can be enhanced soon


Hornbill Restaurant

Upon arrival 🚐💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, she đŸ‘©đŸ» had a simple fried rice lunch đŸœserved here, it’s very tasty delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€

Ha…Ha…Guess what❓⁉

She đŸ‘©đŸ» had 2ïžâƒŁ plates of fried rice 🍛🍛…Oppsss…surely exceed her rice 🍚 quota of 1ïžâƒŁ week đŸ˜…đŸ˜‚đŸ€Ł, time for more frequent morning 🔅🔆 joggingsss đŸƒđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸƒđŸ»â€â™€ïž

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Then, she đŸ‘©đŸ» really enjoyed her 2ïžâƒŁ morning 🔅🔆 buffet breakfast đŸœđŸŽâ˜•ïž during her stay đŸ›ŒđŸ›€đŸ»đŸ›‹ here. The food selection were moderately good đŸ‘ŒđŸ»âœŒđŸ» Hmm…Would be good đŸ‘đŸ» if they rotate some of the main dishes to excite its long term stay guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

Also a tasty table set dinner đŸœđŸŽ for the 1ïžâƒŁst night 🌃🌌, personally she đŸ‘©đŸ» loves ❀ the stuffed beancurd dish & rendang đŸ˜‹đŸ€€


Sidai Restaurant

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & 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 friendsđŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘Ź’ dishes too, including some pasta 🍝🍝 dishes for sharing

Hmm…1ïžâƒŁst experience of having unique sweet taste Western dinnerÂ đŸœÂ …😌the sweet taste of Salmon steak (orange 🍊 sauce), lamb chop (honey 🍯 sauce) etc.

Her media friends 👭👬👬👬 & herself đŸ‘©đŸ» were all love & enjoyed very much the Kadok pasta (highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»), very delicious tastyđŸ˜‹đŸ€€, not to be missed ya 😋😋

Oppsss…Just a plate 🍝 for sharing & she đŸ‘©đŸ» forgot đŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž to snap a photo 📾 for sharing here…Ha…Ha…â˜șïžđŸ˜Š

Activities not to be missed‌

SwimmingÂ đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

Woow‌ A beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€©stunning view 👀 to enjoy either morning 🔅🔆 or evening swim đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž here

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Really love the view here đŸ˜đŸ€©, 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 đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź to bring home 🏡 as souvenirs ya 🎁💝

Hmm…Would be good đŸ‘đŸ» if the guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« are offering with honey 🍯 tasting 😋 during the farm visit, then it creates better đŸ‘đŸ» interactive sessionđŸ—ŁđŸ‘„đŸ‘€đŸ‘„ , as well as an educational opportunities for the younger kids đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ»

Gaharu 🌳 Farm

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

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Gaharu trees 🌳 aka Agarwood are 1ïžâƒŁ the rarest trees 🌳 in rainforests 🌳🌳 It’s much sought-after by the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industries for their bark & resin đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

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 đŸ’ƒđŸ»đŸ•ŽđŸ»đŸ•șđŸŒđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽ€đŸ‘šđŸŸâ€đŸŽ€as well as its resort guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘«

How to❓⁉

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

Frog 🐾 Hunting

Awesome 1ïžâƒŁst experience she đŸ‘©đŸ» had with her media friends 👭👬👬👬 after dinner đŸœđŸŽ

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 đŸ‘©đŸ» has spotted the baby frogs aka tadpoles in a pond 💩💧 from her hunting. Hurrayâ€ŒïžđŸ˜đŸ˜ƒ

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

Do enjoy the music/ song by the frogs 🐾🐾 being captured by SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»Â  for sharing ya

Sungai Ruok Waterfall 💩💧

Initially this trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžto reach the waterfall 💩💧 & Rafflesia đŸŒș spot site was called to cancel ❌ due to a heavy rain â˜”ïžđŸŒ§ when the boat đŸš€ about to reach

Special thank you đŸ™đŸ» to the responsible đŸ‘đŸ» boatman đŸš€đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž named Mr Mazlan, he đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž went himself 1ïžâƒŁst to check & ensure đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžâœ… it’s still safe to do the trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïž in the rain â˜”ïžđŸŒ§

Yeah‌ He confirmed ✅ & all set with rain coat & trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïž walked slowly in the jungle 🌳🌳


Note: Photo 📾 above credit to IG @izrylwilson đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž

It worth đŸ‘đŸ» a walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïždefinitely, guess what❓⁉

She đŸ‘©đŸ» was bare foot 👣 for this trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžas she refused to get her sport shoes 👟 wet from the rain â˜”ïžđŸŒ§

Luckily she đŸ‘©đŸ»Â doesn’t hurt her feet (Yeah!! She đŸ‘©đŸ»Â is qualified to join as local indigeneous communities in this rainforest). No leeches attack too, hurray!!


Note: Photo 📾 above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp đŸ™‹đŸżâ€â™‚ïž

Kampung Semelor Visit (Including the Toy Library đŸ“šđŸŽšđŸ–ŒđŸ–âœ‚ïžđŸ“ŽđŸ“)

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 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN already enough to re-energise yourself from hectic city life here. Do click in below post 📌 for the itinerary suggestion of 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN

Or if you are visiting for the 1ïžâƒŁst time, do click in the post 📌 below for some suggestions specially to 1ïžâƒŁst visitorđŸ‘©đŸ»

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

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


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 welcomeÂ đŸ€—Â to check out SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â â€™s top contributorÂ đŸ‘†đŸ»Â account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸÂ â€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“

#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 🌍đŸ—ș Habitat Day today, every year the 1ïžâƒŁst Monday of October

Yeah‌SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â is gonna sharing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ 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 đŸ‘¶đŸœđŸ‘§đŸœđŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ‘”đŸœđŸ§“đŸœđŸ‘ŽđŸœin Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™s national language


Since 2004, MNS aims to promoting hornbills conservation in Belum Temenggor Forest Complex 🌳🌳 (BTFC)(1ïžâƒŁof the oldest virgin rainforest on Earth, 130 million years old) & to enhancing public awareness of the importance of hornbills to the rainforests’🌳🌳 ecosystem đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»


Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ 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


Not only Borneo‌ Yes ✅, in fact Peninsular Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸÂ with all  🔟 hornbill species comparatively 😃

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


BTFC 🌳🌳 aka Northern Peninsular MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™s Natural Jewels 💎, the only remaining contiguous block to tropical rainforests 🌳🌳 which linking to Southern Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 i.e. Bang Lang National Park & Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, also part of the Titiwangsa Range 💚


Currently, only BTFC 🌳🌳 & the Greater Ulu Muda Forest Complex 🌳🌳 are on par for the hornbill diversity in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ, then together with the Southern Thailand đŸ‡č🇭, all made up for the Hornbill Triangle (HoT)đŸ”ș

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 đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŒŸđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŒŸ of the rainforests 🌳🌳


Hornbills fly long distances looking for fruits🍎🍏 & swallow fruits🍎🍏in whole. Hmm…Some fruits 🍎🍏 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 âŹ‡ïž 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 SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â during her volunteer trip), poaching & hunting, conversion to agriculture e.g. oil palm plantations, over-development etc. 😧😔



As the rainforests 🌳🌳disappear, so does indigenous peoplesâ€™đŸ‘¶đŸœđŸ‘§đŸœđŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ‘”đŸœđŸ§“đŸœđŸ‘ŽđŸœculture 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 😧😔


You may not aware that BTFC 🌳🌳consists of 2ïžâƒŁ 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 đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ’ȘđŸ»Â Hope they will achieve success very soon

“MY forest 🌳 , MY wildlife, MY responsibility”


Curious đŸ€” about what SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has participated & learnt during her 4ïžâƒŁD3ïžâƒŁN volunteering with MNS❓⁉

MNS Hornbill Festival🎉🎊

The 1ïžâƒŁst  festival 🎉🎊 & annually every 16 Septto bring awareness & encourage orang asliđŸ‘¶đŸœđŸ‘§đŸœđŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ‘”đŸœđŸ§“đŸœđŸ‘ŽđŸœcommunities to participate for hornbill conservation under the Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ implementation of the project, My Forest ~ “Strengthening Non-State Actor Involvement in Forest Governance in Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡© , Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , the Philippines đŸ‡”đŸ‡­ & Papua New Guinea đŸ‡”đŸ‡Ź ” which funded by the European Union đŸ‡ȘđŸ‡ș

She has captured an interview clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„Â with Mr Balu, the Head of Conservation with MNS ~ “Hornbill Conservation Effort by MNS

MY forest is a highâŹ†ïž-impact partnership, as it looks at MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™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 5ïžâƒŁ-year project (2017-2021), MNS is tasked with building the capacity of non-state actors from all around Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸÂ to engage more effectively with the government in protecting MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™s rainforests 🌳🌳


She had great interactions with the orang asli kids đŸ‘¶đŸœđŸ‘§đŸœđŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœÂ & adultsđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ‘”đŸœđŸ§“đŸœđŸ‘ŽđŸœabout nature awareness, art🎹🖍activities, sumpit, balloons🎈🎈, survey questionnaires❓❓etc. by using simple Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ‘s national language ~ Bahasa Melayu đŸ‘ŒđŸ»âœŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

She got inspired by the orang asli hornbill guardians’ passion 💗 towards hornbills conservation đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»Â Truly motivated with the positivity đŸ™đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»Really wish local communities here with skills gained from ecotourism efforts by MNS to improving their overall living lifestyle & being happy self sufficient đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

A short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„Â about this 1ïžâƒŁst hornbill festival 🎉🎊, do enjoy ya 😃

Orang Asli Villages Visit

Chuweh Village

Arrival & impressed with its beautiful scenery from this village


SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»Â & team went to visit the Hornbill House 🏡 aka Rumah Enggang 🏡 in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ’s national language. Each MNS volunteers period only for 4ïžâƒŁïžpax due to the limited space

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SheÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â didn’t stay here due to her volunteer team with 9ïžâƒŁïžpax. Communicated to 1ïžâƒŁïžÂ of the volunteer named Ms ChristineđŸ™‹â€â™€ïžwho stayed here & she complimented that she really enjoyed this 5ïžâƒŁïžÂ star ⭐👍👆volunteering accommodation 🏡 in this village


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

Then, sheđŸ‘©đŸ»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 đŸ„œ(Oppsss…Superb addictive delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€â€Œïž She even has placed next order 📌 of 2ïžâƒŁïžkgs with Mr WoođŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ€ŁđŸ˜†), cassava & wild fern (paku pakis) from forest 🌳🌳etc.


Had a short chat đŸ—ŁđŸ‘€with Mr YeapđŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž, the Senior Conservation Officer with MNS on hornbill studies for almost 1ïžâƒŁ8ïžâƒŁ years & pursuing his PhD. Do enjoy an interview clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„Â with him about his hornbill conservation experiences

Tebang Village

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» 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😃😁


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 đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïžÂ 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 plantedđŸŒ±đŸŒżSigh…

She has met the youngest volunteer named Shane đŸ‘ŠđŸ», 6ïžâƒŁ years old & son to Ms Christine (Blue 💙 t-shirt in the photos 📾📾 below). Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»as 1ïžâƒŁ 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 lotÂ đŸ‘¶đŸœđŸ‘§đŸœđŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœ


An interview đŸ“čđŸŽ„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 đŸ‘¶đŸœđŸ‘§đŸœđŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ‘”đŸœđŸ§“đŸœđŸ‘ŽđŸœliving, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»Â would like to share some exciting moments during her short volunteering,

  • Jungle 🌳🌳 trekkingđŸš¶â€â™‚ïžđŸš¶â€â™€ïž& sunset 🌅 cruiseÂ đŸš€
  • 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 đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžÂ either his personal FB 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/alie.gowloq or đŸ“žâ˜ŽïžđŸ“±contact him +6013-4681040, he can customise your tour around BTFC 🌳🌳 accordingly

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Yes ✅ She did it đŸ’ȘđŸ»Â 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 đŸšŒđŸš€, accommodation 🏡 & meals đŸœđŸŽ


She also attended the BRAINS Summit 2018 ~ ‘Forest Biodiversity & Community: A Balanced Approach for Sustainable Development’, the 2ïžâƒŁnd 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 PerakđŸ€ŽđŸœ, Raja Iskandar Dzurkarnain ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris A’fifullah Shah

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“Seeing all these stakeholders đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Źgathered is a good sign đŸ‘đŸ» that we as Malaysians đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« 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 đŸ‘¶đŸœđŸ‘§đŸœđŸ§’đŸœđŸ‘ŠđŸœđŸ§‘đŸœđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ‘”đŸœđŸ§“đŸœđŸ‘ŽđŸœor a form of funding💰to maintain the rain forests 🌳🌳


I am confident that given enough time & support from all the relevant parties, we will be able to reduce âŹ‡ïž our dependence on logging & ensure the continued survival of our rain forests🌳🌳” said Tuan Haji Ahmad Khalif bin Tan Sri Mustapha KamalđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸ’Œ, the Executive Director of the EMKAY Group & a Trustee of the Pulau Banding Foundation

Sharing a clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„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 volunteeringâœŒđŸ»đŸ˜‰



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Day Trip to Ipoh with friends

[Sponsored] Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» just went to Ipoh, Perak đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with friends đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź for a day 🔅🔆🚗🚘 trip đŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘Ÿ

It was quite a last mins spontaneous gathering đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź carpool 🚗🚘 trip 😃😁

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Started with a roti canai breakfast â˜•ïžđŸŒź 1ïžâƒŁst because 1ïžâƒŁ of her travelmatesđŸ‘­đŸ‘«yet to have breakfast…she said hungry 😋😋…So, stopped by Restoran BRJ Kuchai Lama then đŸœâ˜•ïž

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Great đŸ‘đŸ»â€ŒïžÂ She got her craving fixed ~ Neslo ice đŸ„€(more NescafĂ©â˜•ïž, less Milo đŸ«) & roti canai kosong with Indian fish curry đŸ„˜đŸŸ

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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 đŸš—đŸš˜đŸ‘‹đŸ»đŸ”…đŸ”† 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 đŸ‘­đŸ‘«have all decided to drop by Ipoh Parade 🏱instead…Ha…Ha… Air conditioner â„ïžđŸŒŹđŸ’š addicts & to fix lunch đŸŽđŸœ bites from its food court đŸœđŸ„˜đŸČ😋

Guess what❓⁉

Bumped into her friend who currently on long honeymoon 💏 on the road 🚙 trip here. What a coincidence âœŒđŸ»đŸ˜ƒ Of course must have group wefie đŸ“žđŸ€ł

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Then heardđŸ‘‚đŸ»the speaker 🔊 announcement at Ground Floor of Ipoh Parade 🏱 about the Youth Short Film đŸŽ„ đŸ“č Fest (Open for public participation since 18 June with no fee 🆓) & joined in the big crowd đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Źto find out more 👀



Interesting đŸ€© short films viewing & congrats 🎉🎊to all creative winners đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ†đŸ…đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ» of 3 categories;

1. Insta-Video đŸ“čđŸŽ„ ~ Under 30 years old & with length of video đŸ“čđŸŽ„ 1ïžâƒŁmin

đŸ„‡Â ~ School Life My Life by David Lee Lek Wee
đŸ„ˆÂ ~ Eat It, Clean It by Henri Lee
đŸ„‰Â ~ 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

đŸ„‡Â ~ Roti Kosong by Muhammad Umar Akmal bin Zairul Hisham
đŸ„ˆÂ ~ A Journey to the Heart of Malaysia by Ian Phang Khai En
đŸ„‰Â ~ 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 

đŸ„‡Â ~ Home by Cheah Seang Hong
đŸ„ˆÂ ~ Apai by Muhammad Irfan bin Muhammad Nizam
đŸ„‰Â ~ 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 đŸ‘©đŸ» was impressed đŸ€©đŸ‘đŸ» with a few short clips đŸ“čđŸŽ„ named My School My Life, Roti Kosong (Ha…Ha…đŸ€ŁđŸ˜†She was having the same that morning🔅🔆as 2ïžâƒŁnd breakfast đŸœ with her travelmates before departure 🚗) , Apai etc.

Wow!! A total of RM9ïžâƒŁk were distributed to all creative winners đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź across all 3ïžâƒŁ categories

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

Shopping 🛒🛍 a while & met Hush Puppies đŸ¶ mascot 😍😍 Hug đŸ€— Hug đŸ€—đŸ˜œ

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Yeah‌ Went for famous soya milk đŸ„› bean curd aka tau foo fa in Cantonese dialect at Funny Mountain ~ must have đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜‹ in Ipoh for SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»



It’s just so smooth & melt straight in mouth 👄 truly yummy delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ RM3ïžâƒŁ/ bowl đŸ„Ł & only with white sugar, no brown sugar ya 😉

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Ohh ya….You can drive 🚗 through to enjoy the friendly customer services đŸ’đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ’đŸ»â€â™‚ïž & have more than a bowl đŸ„Ł 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 đŸ„Ÿ from Sin Eng Heong æ–°èŁéŠ™

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Her whole familyđŸ‘”đŸ»đŸ‘ŽđŸ»đŸ‘šđŸ»đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ‘¶đŸ»’s favourite â€ïžđŸ„Ÿ & she will usually pack 2ïžâƒŁ boxes 📩📩 (subject to availability as most of the time long queue đŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­ & you may not get a box ❌📩 )

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Yeah‌ She got 2ïžâƒŁ boxes 📩📩 home 🏡 & a box each for her travelmates đŸ‘« 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 đŸ’đŸœâ€â™€ïž then craving for Ipoh dim sum đŸ„ŸđŸ„ đŸ€So, went for dinner at Green Town Dimsum Cafe đŸœđŸŽđŸ˜‹

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Ordered deep fried radish cake, durian juicy bun, mushroom 🍄 mai, seaweed mai, chicken 🐓🐔 siew mai, prawn 🩐 dumpling, fried prawn đŸ€ dumpling, custard juicy bun, chicken 🐓🐔 & century egg đŸ„š porridge đŸ„Ł etc.

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

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SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was quite dissappointed 😟 during her order 📝 placement with friends đŸ‘«đŸ‘­ where most of her ordered 📝 items including drink đŸ„€ were sold out that evening 🏙 e.g. hive yam puff, egg đŸ„š tart, chee cheong fun, cucumber đŸ„’ + sour plum juice đŸ„€ to name a few that she recalled 😟😌

It was a tasty 😋 dimsum dinner đŸŽđŸœ, she loves especially the mushroom 🍄 mai, fried prawn đŸ€ dumpling & chicken 🐓🐔 & century egg đŸ„š porridge đŸ„ŁÂ 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 drinkđŸčespecially a sunny đŸ˜Žâ˜€ïž day

Satisfied dinner🍮 đŸœđŸ˜‹đŸ€€ & home sweet home 🏡, bye đŸ‘‹đŸ» bye đŸ‘‹đŸ» Ipoh 😘


Oppsss…Due to long weekend, a traffic jam 🚗🚗🚙🚙🚌🚚🚐🚛 at highway towards KL & arrived only after 5ïžâƒŁ hours đŸ˜Č😌â˜ș

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

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