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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Belum Rainforest Resort

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ recently travelled ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿfor a nature ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ comfy ๐Ÿ˜Œ stay vacation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป at Belum Rainforest Resort๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก, Perak, West Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really loves โค๏ธ the beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ nature of Belum-Temengor Rainforest ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

Royal Belum State Park ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š is a 130 million years old rainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ & the untouched forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ is home to a large variety of flora & fauna ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s 1๏ธโƒฃ of the attractions๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“not to be missed to searching for the precious bloom of the World ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒ ‘s largest & arguably smelliest flower ๐ŸŒบ i.e. Rafflesia

It found all over Southeast Asia ๐ŸŒŽ i.e. from Southern Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ to Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Each species can be identified by the unique patterns on the petals. There are 8๏ธโƒฃ species of Rafflesias ๐ŸŒบ can be found in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with 3๏ธโƒฃ of them are endemic to the Malay Peninsula & of courseย can be found in the Belum-Temengor rainforest complex ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

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Note: Photo ๐Ÿ“ธ above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has visited the 3๏ธโƒฃrd time in 2018 & her volunteering trip with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)๐Ÿ’š, you may enjoy reading ๐Ÿ“– her ecotourism & hornbill ๐Ÿฆ conservation volunteering via ๐ŸŒhttps://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/ecotourism-belum-temenggor/

Sigh…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป still missed a chance to personally view ๐Ÿ‘€ the blossom huge Rafflesia ๐ŸŒบย cry…cry…cry…๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒsafe arrival from a full of laughtersss ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜† of approximately 6๏ธโƒฃ-hour travel journey ๐Ÿš from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒ† early morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† with Travel with Aidil to Belum Rainforest Resort ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก by Emkay Group as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ โ€™s premier ecotourism ๐Ÿ’š destination๐Ÿ“

It offering the chance to get close to nature ๐Ÿ’š especially for nature lovers & travel lovers.ย You will definitely enjoy the complete relaxation ๐Ÿ˜Œ & serenity with its quiet & green nature surroundings ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

Hmm…If you are driving ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ through North East Highway towards Kelantan, you will pass 2๏ธโƒฃ scenic bridges ๐ŸŒ‰ i.e. you are actually passing on an island ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ

Lake Temenggor ๐Ÿž is Malaysia๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโ€™s 2๏ธโƒฃnd largest lake ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง& home to more than 23 species of freshwater fish ๐ŸŸ & at least 5๏ธโƒฃ species of turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข As the lake ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งcovers 117.5k hectares & contains 6k million cubic metres of water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง , who knows what other creatures live there that have yet to be discovered ๐Ÿ˜‰

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Pulau Banding ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– in Belum Temenggor complex ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š i.e. the public jetty โš“๏ธ & Belum Rainforest Resort ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก is located actually was not an island ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ Instead it’s 1๏ธโƒฃ Malaysian ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ historical & beautiful scenic location ๐Ÿ“

In 1970, due to the effort to fight communist & to build a hydro ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งelectric dam has resulted in part of the Belum-Temenggor forest complex ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š submerged in the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งof Sungai Perak. It took 4๏ธโƒฃ years to build the 2๏ธโƒฃ bridges ๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŒ‰ to providing the convenience of East North East travelling ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ via a scenic ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ highway. The view of the 1๏ธโƒฃst bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ is spectacular from Belum Rainforest Resort๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿก๐Ÿก

Hmm…Why this resort๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿกโ“โ‰๏ธ

 

You have to venture into this 130 million years old rainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ & view mother nature ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š at its finest, so let’s plan your stay vacation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป too at Belum Rainforest Resort ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿก๐Ÿก

Definitely you will enjoy your stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿปexperience in the comfort of a spacious traditional designed chalet style room ๐Ÿก in the middle of a rainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ setting with a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป view from the private balcony overlooking the Temengor Lake & lush surroundings ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

It’s not โŒ for luxury stay & your stay actually contribute to the rainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ protection fund ๐Ÿ’ฐ Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ A meanigful nature conservation ๐Ÿ’š stay with this resort ya ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has made a visit to the Pulau Banding Discovery Centre ๐Ÿ  to understand better ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป its nature ๐Ÿ’š conservation & rainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ protection efforts. Bravoโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Curious ๐Ÿค” about its hotel roomโ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was checked-in ๐Ÿ” with her media best buddy ๐Ÿ‘ญ in a spacious comfy Chengal Lake View Executive Deluxe room (with a balcony & bath tub ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป )

Oppsss…Her room not really seeing the lake view as the trees ๐ŸŒณย in front of her room just so tall…Ha…Ha…Instead she got a nice green view ๐Ÿ’š

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Hmm…As a go green ๐Ÿ’šsupporter, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป wishes this ecotourism resort ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก can consider to set up some water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง dispensers within its resort compound ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก & then prepare the glass water bottles/ jugs/ flasks in hotel rooms, instead of plastic bottled water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง for all its guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ This definitely will reduce โฌ‡๏ธ lots of the plastic usage

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There are plenty of room types range from dorm, executive room, villa etc. for your resort ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก stay selection โœ…

 

Hmm…The resort ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก wifi ๐Ÿ“ถ connection was surprisingly slow & frequent down to connect ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™ƒThough was provided with alternative Unifi connection๐Ÿ“ถ, however it required for long email ID & password to connect, hope this inconvenience for guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ can be enhanced soon

Dining๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

Hornbill Restaurant

Upon arrival ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a simple fried rice lunch ๐Ÿฝserved here, it’s very tasty delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Ha…Ha…Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had 2๏ธโƒฃ plates of fried rice ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›…Oppsss…surely exceed her rice ๐Ÿš quota of 1๏ธโƒฃ week ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ, time for more frequent morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† joggingsss ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Then, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really enjoyed her 2๏ธโƒฃ morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† buffet breakfast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดโ˜•๏ธ during her stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป๐Ÿ›‹ here. The food selection were moderately good ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป Hmm…Would be good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป if they rotate some of the main dishes to excite its long term stay guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Also a tasty table set dinner ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด for the 1๏ธโƒฃst night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ, personally she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves โค๏ธ the stuffed beancurd dish & rendang ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Sidai Restaurant

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ had a Western dinner served in this restaurant. She had ordered for Salmon ๐ŸŸ steak, yet she also has exchanged & tried her media friends๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ’ dishes too, including some pasta ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ dishes for sharing

Hmm…1๏ธโƒฃst experience of having unique sweet taste Western dinnerย ๐Ÿฝย …๐Ÿ˜Œthe sweet taste of Salmon steak (orange ๐ŸŠ sauce), lamb chop (honey ๐Ÿฏ sauce) etc.

Her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ & herself ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป were all love & enjoyed very much the Kadok pasta (highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป), very delicious tasty๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค, not to be missed ya ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Oppsss…Just a plate ๐Ÿ for sharing & she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป forgot ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ to snap a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ for sharing here…Ha…Ha…โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

Activities not to be missedโ€ผ๏ธ

Swimmingย ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Woowโ€ผ๏ธ A beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉstunning view ๐Ÿ‘€ to enjoy either morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† or evening swim ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ here

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Really love the view here ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ, the bridge that you have shared in the beginning of this blogging

Stingless Bee ๐Ÿ Farm

From this farm, you will have chance to observe the stingless bees ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ named Kelulut in action & learning the process of its honey ๐Ÿฏ production. There are plenty species of stingless bees ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ that each will producing a different-tasting honey ๐Ÿฏ

Ohh ya…The honey ๐Ÿฏ harvested from this farm are for sale ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› to its guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to bring home ๐Ÿก as souvenirs ya ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’

Hmm…Would be good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป if the guests ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ are offering with honey ๐Ÿฏ tasting ๐Ÿ˜‹ during the farm visit, then it creates better ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป interactive session๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ , as well as an educational opportunities for the younger kids ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป

Gaharu ๐ŸŒณ Farm

A short shuttle ride ๐Ÿš to reach to the Gaharu ๐ŸŒณ plantation

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Gaharu trees ๐ŸŒณ aka Agarwood are 1๏ธโƒฃ the rarest trees ๐ŸŒณ in rainforests ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ It’s much sought-after by the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industries for their bark & resin ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

This is a conservation ๐Ÿ’š effort by the Belum Conservation Malaysia (BCM) by planting the gaharu ๐ŸŒณ trees in the Belum-Temenggor Rainforest Complex ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ with the celebrities ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽคas well as its resort guests ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

How toโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do contribute RM๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฐ to support this Gaharu ๐ŸŒณ tree planting, do exploring for more details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Frog ๐Ÿธ Hunting

Awesome 1๏ธโƒฃst experience she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had with her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ after dinner ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

It was really a fun activity with friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to hunt with torch light ๐Ÿ”ฆ & then help each other with lighting ๐Ÿ’ก to capture the frogs found ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has spotted the baby frogs aka tadpoles in a pond ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง from her hunting. Hurrayโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It’s just within the resort ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก compound, yesโœ…, the various small ponds ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

Do enjoy the music/ song by the frogs ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธย being captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย  for sharing ya

Sungai Ruok Waterfall ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

Initially this trekking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธto reach the waterfall ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง & Rafflesia ๐ŸŒบ spot site was called to cancel โŒ due to a heavy rain โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง when the boat ๐Ÿšค about to reach

Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to the responsible ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป boatman ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ named Mr Mazlan, he ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ went himself 1๏ธโƒฃst to check & ensure ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธโœ… it’s still safe to do the trekking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ in the rain โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ He confirmed โœ… & all set with rain coat & trekking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ walked slowly in the jungle ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

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Note: Photo ๐Ÿ“ธ above credit to IG @izrylwilson ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

It worth ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป a walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธdefinitely, guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was bare foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ for this trekking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธas she refused to get her sport shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ wet from the rain โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง

Luckily she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย doesn’t hurt her feet (Yeah!! She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย is qualified to join as local indigeneous communities in this rainforest). No leeches attack too, hurray!!

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Note: Photo ๐Ÿ“ธ above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Kampung Semelor Visit (Including the Toy Library ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“Ž๐Ÿ“)

Do contribute RM๐Ÿ’ฏ before you check-out from your stay & your contribution will be used by the Yayasan Emkay to sponsor a school uniform for an indigenenous kid. Not just that, your contribution also provide an employment opportunity to the local indigeneneous as the uniforms are all being handsew by the them

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

Ohh ya…Short getaway of 3๏ธโƒฃD2๏ธโƒฃN already enough to re-energise yourself from hectic city life here. Do click in below post ๐Ÿ“Œ for the itinerary suggestion of 3๏ธโƒฃD2๏ธโƒฃN

Or if you are visiting for the 1๏ธโƒฃst time, do click in the post ๐Ÿ“Œ below for some suggestions specially to 1๏ธโƒฃst visitor๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

Hmm…Let’s sign up to be a Belum Forest Friend (BFF)โ“โ‰๏ธ

Then, participate & #GetInvolved the nature conservation & preservation activities ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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Address๐Ÿ“: Belum Rainforest Resort,ย Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

Website๐ŸŒ: https://www.belumrainforestresort.com/

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

Also welcomeย ๐Ÿค—ย to check out SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย โ€™s top contributorย ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปย account viaย ๐ŸŒย https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingย forย her recent reviews on the Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย โ€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcomโ€‹ & supported by #BelumRainforestResort

Special thank you to #BelumRainforestResort for trusting & believing, also great thanks to #OriginaJusโ€‹ , #CanonMalaysiaโ€‹ , #Aluyakitchen for being the sponsors & #TravelwithAidilย #AidilTravelIpoh for being the main transporterย & 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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Houseboat Stay @ Royal Belum State Park, Perak ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Have been reading ๐Ÿ“– / watching ๐Ÿ‘€ a lotsss about Royal Belum State Park ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ of Gerik, Perak ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ which covered by various main medias ๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“ป, newspapers๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐ, documentaries, articles๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“™, social media platforms ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is really amazed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ with its beautiful greenery ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ surrounding as she loves ๐Ÿ’— nature & really wish she can be there personally ๐Ÿ’ญ

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธย Her dream comes trueโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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She recently got an exclusive opportunity to join a group of the other 19pax media members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to enjoy aย 2๏ธโƒฃD1๏ธโƒฃNย houseboat stay trip ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿat Casuarina@Temenggor1๏ธโƒฃ โ›ด to Royal Belum Rainforestย ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ

Yesโœ… Yesโœ… ~ Royal Belum ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณย , The Worldโ€™s ๐ŸŒ Oldest Rainforest ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š~

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The trip was started with a 5๏ธโƒฃ-hour++ coach ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš trip from KL to Banding Island Jetty โš“๏ธ (Approximately 372km), Perak state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

 

Then, she was boarding from the jetty โš“๏ธ to Casuarina@Temenggor1๏ธโƒฃ houseboat โ›ด for checked in with the group ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ It was a late check-in though of 4๏ธโƒฃpm. While the houseboat normal check-in time is 2๏ธโƒฃpm

Got her room with her room mate๐Ÿ‘ญ, some of the facilities on boardโ›ด,

  • All rooms are twin sharing (some are available to connecting with next door), with cabinet ๐Ÿšช, air conditioning ๐Ÿ’จโ„๏ธ, TV ๐Ÿ“บ , kettle, towels, toiletries etc.
  • Full board meals ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดof breakfast, lunch & dinner at open deck โ›ด dining area by the kitchen crews on board ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ
  • CCTV ๐Ÿ“บ for all guestsโ€™ ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ safety & security
  • Shower ๐Ÿšฟ cum restrooms ๐Ÿšฝ (Opppss…She forgot ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ to capture a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ for sharing…It’s clean ya)
  • Karaoke ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต system
  • Open deck โ›ด for fishing ๐ŸŽฃ activities etc.

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She has then enjoyed the welcome drink๐Ÿน, afternoon tea time โ˜•๏ธ & attended a brief introduction about Royal Belum Forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ by the boat captain cum guide, Pak Man ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Then, a speed boat ๐Ÿšค transfer to Sungai Papan to visit the wet animals saltlicks ~ Sira Gajah. The guide ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ has shared that saltlick isย a mineral salt source for the animals/ herbivores especially to gain their energy ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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The guide ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ also shared thatย around 7๏ธโƒฃam to ๐Ÿ”Ÿam or 6๏ธโƒฃpm to 7๏ธโƒฃpm daily, possible to view some animals stopping by here if lucky ๐Ÿ€

Sigh…No luck ๐Ÿ€ for her & her group ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ during their saltlick visit though…No animalsโŒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…, but only the camera ๐Ÿ“ท which being placed on a tree ๐ŸŒณ to capture ๐Ÿ“ธ the animal visitsss to the saltlick ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜Œ

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She has made a mistake ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ when 1๏ธโƒฃst heard ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป from the guide๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ, she thought it was salt lake, upon arrival she was wondering where was the lakeโ“โ‰๏ธ Ha…Ha…Saltlicks vs Salt lake ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Free ๐Ÿ†“ activities till ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸดBBQ ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข dinner to be ready & served then. Some of her friends ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ were enjoyed reading ๐Ÿ“– / rest ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค in room, some chit chatting ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ, some fishing ๐ŸŽฃ …

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While she felt so relax ๐Ÿ˜Œ & just lay back on a beach chair at open deck โ›ด to enjoy the nice wind breeze & watch ๐Ÿ‘€ the peaceful beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ sunset ๐ŸŒ… of the day

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She had an early sleep ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค after dinner ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดafter catching up ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ with her media friends ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜„

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An early ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† wake up, breakfast ๐Ÿณโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฝ & had a speed boat ๐Ÿšค transfer to visit the Jahai tribal aka Kampung Orang Asli named Kampung Aman Damai, 1๏ธโƒฃ of theย Malaysian ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ aboriginal tribe villages. They have just move to this new ๐Ÿ†• place (still in the midst of construction ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿšง ) from its old village for a new ๐Ÿ†• planting ground ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒพ

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The villagersย ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ were all very shy โ˜บ๏ธ during our visit

After that, went for a jungle ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ trekking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ to Sungai Ruok Waterfall ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง/ Kelah Fish Sanctuary (aka Mahseer) ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

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Not to be missedโ€ผ๏ธ She loves โค๏ธ the cool refreshing waterfall ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ with many many Kelah fish ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ around ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฉ Ha…Ha…She actually was floating by wearing a life jacket ๐ŸŽฝ with her since she can’t swim โŽ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Don’t laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜† at her ya

Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to IG @hasifhamsyari ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธfor these 3๏ธโƒฃ๏ธย nice captures ๐Ÿ“ธ at waterfall ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

Back to the houseboat โ›ด & proceed for bamboo rafting ๐Ÿ›ถ funโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜† Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ

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Then, shower ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป๐Ÿง–๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & packed luggages ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ผ for checked out ๐Ÿ˜€

Bye ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป bye ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป …Will surely be backโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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After checked outโ›ด, boat ๐Ÿšค transfer back to Jetty โš“๏ธ & coach ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš journey to check-in Hotel Casuarina@Meru ๐Ÿข for its Steamboat ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฒ & Grill ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขset dinner ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดat its rooftop Executive Club (Available 7pm to 10.30pm)

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Then, 43 sqm studio suite with her roommate ๐Ÿ‘ญ for a comfy night stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค as the room furnished with comfortable sofa ๐Ÿ›‹, inviting arm chairs, flat screen tv ๐Ÿ“บ, mineral water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, complimentary juices ๐Ÿฅค in fridge, toiletries etc. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Moreover, she loves her room view to Bulatan Aman Jaya the next morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย really loves ๐Ÿ’—her trip ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ~ An awesome overnight ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค & very relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Œ time spent (Truly enjoyed the freedom ๐Ÿ†“ being not connected) at the houseboat โ›ด๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿปย Hurrayโ€ผ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ Missed her trip so much

Definitely a cityย ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ lifestyleย detox to back to the nature๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, enjoy the nature greenery๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’šaa well as clean air during the cruising โ›ด on the Temenggor Lake or Banding Lake ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

Do enjoy a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ collection of peaceful beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ moments captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป in her IG ya ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

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~ Royal Belum ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ The Worldโ€™s ๐ŸŒ Oldest Rainforest ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š~ Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป just got back from her 2๏ธโƒฃD1๏ธโƒฃN #RoyalBelumRainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ trip ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿ @mytefl_teachntravel @girlslovetravel . . Awesome overnight ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค & very relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Œ time spent (Truly enjoyed the freedom ๐Ÿ†“ being not connected) at the houseboat โ›ด๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป . . Definitely a city #lifestyle detox to back to the nature๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, enjoy the nature greenery๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’šaa well as clean air . . . Do enjoy a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ collection of peaceful beautiful moments captured ya ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ . . . @royalbelum @casuarinameru @gayatravel @tourismPerak #WowPerak #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #DahKeBelum #TourismPerak #visitperak #Perak #PerakTourism #Malaysia #Temenggor1 #Temenggor #BoatHouse #BoatHouseCasuarina #HouseBoats #RoyalBelum #TourismMalaysia #Casuarina #PulauBanding #Rainforest #Nature #Naturelover

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Ohh ya…SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & her group of art friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ are currently planning for a 3๏ธโƒฃD2๏ธโƒฃN trip to Royal Belum State Park ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ in Sept. All her friends ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ have read ๐Ÿ“– about her postings on her social media platforms & all wanted to visit this beautiful green ๐Ÿ’š rainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ together. Her friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ even planning for various art activities ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ while on board the houseboat โ›ด since no wifi โŒ๐Ÿ“ถ & network. Bravoโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป She is looking forward again ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜„

She hopes ๐Ÿ’ญ to view the huge Rafflesia ๐ŸŒบ plant then, wish it’s the season though ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿค”

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Do stay tune for her next updates in this blog post ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ for her Sept trip ya ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‰

So, what are you waiting forโ“โ‰๏ธ

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Definitely an awesome ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป detox healthy houseboat โ›ด stay to escape the busy hectic city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ life, then to appreciate the natural green ๐Ÿ’š at Royal Bell State Park ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ & breathtakingly beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ Belum Temenggor Lake ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

Address๐Ÿ“: Jeti Awam Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak, West Malaysia
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Updated @ 13.8.2018 1pm

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