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Experiential Amazing Thailand @ Hello Thailand 2022 Festival

Sawasdee, everyone ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share about ~ Hello Thailand 2022 ~ย  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ at iCentral City Mall from 24 to 27 Nov 2022ย  recently. The goal of this event was to create awareness of Thailand’s ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ image through activities, products & the various cultures of Thailand. To stimulate Malaysian tourists & promote travel to Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ in various ways, by land, by air & especially by cruise to Phuket, by working with tour agent partners through attractive promotions & packages & to build a strong Thailand brand in order to build confidence in terms of travel & safety, as well as to explore ๐Ÿ†• tourist attractions eg. Phang-Nga & Samui from this event

Yeah โ€ผ๏ธ “Hello Thailand”, a consumer fairs & festivals was back with cooking demonstrations, a ๐Ÿ†“ art & craft workshop & stage shows for fun & enjoyable

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธย The Tourism Authority of Thailand ‘s โ€œHELLO THAILAND 2022โ€ was a 4๏ธโƒฃ-day festival ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ˜ƒย It was inย collaboration with Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) & the Royal Thai Embassyย at the Central I-City Shopping mall, Shah Alam, Selangor

It offeredย a variety of Thai products & fashion, Thai foods, cultural performances, activities, travel packages

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Amazing Thailand ,

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

The visitors got to win a chance for an air ticket to Thailand โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ or cruise to Phuket ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ at the lucky draw ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Many worthwhile rewards eg. hotel vouchersto Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, AirAsia return ticket, a cruise trip voucher & many more at the event & via its E-Contest, absolutely exciting for all ๐Ÿ˜

There was daily stage show for Muay Thai & 2๏ธโƒฃ special Thai Tradition Dance Art, one is called Menorah or Nora, which was added to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage list last year in Dec 2021 & the other one is call Khon Masked Dance which was added to UNESCO’s list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2018 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Also a cooking demo ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ for famous Thai foods like Pad Thai, Tom Yam, Som Tum & mango sticky rice. At the workshop session, all got to learn to make Luk Chub or Mung Bean desserts, make Krathongs & Tung Lanna or Thai Traditional Lantern ๐Ÿฎ

There were more than 30 stalls selling Thai foods & delicacies, Thai massage services & merchandise ranging from jewellery, clothing ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘š & fashion which come from Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, gifts ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ, home dรฉcor, decorative accessories, health & beauty products & many more

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SiennyLovesDrawing is just can’t wait for the next Thailand events happening in Malaysia ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

FB event page via ๐ŸŒ https://facebook.com/events/s/hello-thailand-2022/659214415587598/ & photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=centralicity&set=a.497512315742738

#HelloThailand2022 #AmazingThailand #tatkl #thailandfestival #thaifair #amazingnewchapters #centralicity #TourismThailandMalaysia #CentraliCity #MYCentralForAll #events

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Stories of Sustainability & Muslims Friendly Tourism in Malaysia

Hey all, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share about her took part to a 3๏ธโƒฃD2๏ธโƒฃN Islamic Tourism Writers Workshop (ITWW) with theme ~ Stories of Sustainability ~ by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC). It intends to acquaint attendees with Malaysiaโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Islamic Tourism & Muslim-Friendly Tourism & Hospitality (MFTH) ecosystem through technical tours, hands-on activities, experience sharing, lecture & panel sessions

Do enjoy your reading of SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป experience gained, including each topics learnt & visits to some Muslims friendly destinations in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

A special thanks to ITC for trusting her blogging & content creation passion

Do check out her main Twitter threads for this ITWW attended via ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŒ https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1585059522124865536

Introduction To Islamic Tourism/ Muslim-Friendly Tourism

All attendees met up at Islamic Art Museum Malaysia for a welcome briefing & workshop introduction. Also enjoyed an Arabic breakfast at its Moza Restaurant, ๐ŸŒ https://www.iamm.org.my/museumrestaurant/

A brief background, development & current trends of Islamic tourism in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ gained

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that the definition of Islamic Tourism from ITC ie. Any activity, event, experience or indulgence undertaken in a state of travel that is Islamically compliant, with the purpose to interface within an Islamic framework, with 1๏ธโƒฃ or all of the following: history, arts, culture, heritage, way of life, economy, health, education & any other human interests

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Forecasted that 230 billions Muslims travellers & with forecasted Muslims travel spending of USD225 billion in 2028 from the recent MasterCard-Crescentrating. It’s important for Malaysia to gear up & ready to receive them. Also the Malaysian business owners to start looking into & exploring the Muslims tourists market now

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SiennyLovesDrawing understands better ITC roles since 2009 in research, standard & certification, training : capacity building, industry development & information exchange to supporting Muslims Friendly Malaysia mission ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

A beautiful certificate received from her attendance at this well planned with amazing workshop content, she is looking forward to attending the next ITWW, so she can continue sharing more of Muslims friendly products & services in Malaysia with all of you here & across her platforms ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโœ๐Ÿป

Ohh ya…She has added a ๐Ÿ†• blog category now via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/muslims-friendly-shariah-compliant-halal-certified/ & progressively updating her past blog posts to it ya โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

Sunway Hotelโ€™s Halal Practices & Hotel Food Waste Management

All attendees got to experience the green meeting facilities in Arena meeting room of Sunway Resort Hotel

As a go green supporter, SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed her 1๏ธโƒฃst green meeting & observed some great sustainability efforts โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโœ…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

โœ… Glass water containers & cups replacing single use plastic
โœ… Papers supply at a destinated corner in the meeting room, upon usage required, instead of distribute on each seat
โœ… Snacks & sweets in reusable container eg. No more Mentos sweets to reduce single use plastic packaging etc.
โœ… Food on Food concept: Repurpose the fruits skin as fruits containers
โœ… Sunway Group owns a water treatment plant to source own clean drinkable treatment water for Sunway City’s water usage
โœ… Usage of food waste composting machine

All attendees got to understand, then tour & gain experience a hotelโ€™s sustainable food waste management practices. Also learning more insights into a Silver Muslim-Friendly Accommodation Recognition (MFAR) hotelโ€™s sustainability efforts in managing food waste, as well as halal foods preparation for Muslims guests

Then, to visit the segregated halal kitchen & the food waste composting machine. It’s really impressive that with proper food waste management, the compost can be used as fertilizer in plantations โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that 150kg food waste required for at least 18 to 24 hours compost process in this 300 litres machine. It depends on food waste put inside the machine, no specific measurements, if fruits skin a lot, the compost will be watery & hence it will take longer time to compost. Food scrap includes food being touched but not finished & food waste from food preparation

LinkedIn album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_tiktok-blog-workshop-activity-6990803152237207552-FL7L & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_tiktok-blog-workshop-activity-6990801162627162112-u7xN

Do check out her Tiktok clip captured from her exclusive tours ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Islamic Tourism Writing for Traditional Media

Amazing sharing session by Madam Putri Zanina Megat Zainuddin ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ, Former Editor of Travel Times, NST and freelance editor on writing tips from her great writing experiences

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing got a happy hands on experience & her questioning style opening got recognized among the attendees & Madam Putri that is interesting & grab attention

She is motivated to continue learning & deliver her best in blogging & content creation passion ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโœ๐Ÿป

Sustainability & Its Roles in Islamic Tourism

All attendees received basic understanding about sustainability & how it is connected to Islamic Tourism

Also 3๏ธโƒฃ attendees with media profession were invited to share their respective writing experience on Islamic Tourism & sustainability. Absolutely an interactive session

Panellists:

  • Assoc. Prof Dr Mazlina Mahdzar, Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, UiTM
  • Prof Dr Ahmad Ismail, President, Ecological Association of Malaysia
  • Pn Norliza Othman, CEO TES Consultancy Sdn Bhd
  • Assoc. Prof Dr Baharom Abdul Hamid , Director of Research Management, INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance

Moderator: Assoc. Prof Dr Mohmed Hafiz Hanafiah, Deputy Dean (Research & Industry Linkages) Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, UiTM

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SiennyLovesDrawing learnt better that sustainability in Islamic tourism actually linked to the 5๏ธโƒฃ principles of “Maqasid Syariah” via๐ŸŒ https://www.islam.gov.my/en/bahagian-maqasid-syariah/huraian-aplikasi-5-prinsip-maqasid-syariah-dalam-tabir-urus

Islamic Tourism Content Curation for Online Media

It was an interactive engaging sharing session with Gaya Travel Magazine team, a respected & well-versed online media travel journalism professionals

SiennyLovesDrawing has been joining Gaya Travel Team for its tourism trips years ago & proud to learn valuable insights & tips to manage online medias

She has learnt that she needs to share more short stories (Less than 1๏ธโƒฃK words) instead of her usual long winded stories (Above 1.2K words) as Gaya Travel team suggested that from their analytics study that ๐Ÿ†• generations nowadays don’t have long attention to read

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SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really learnt more about sustainability of Islamic Tourism in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ as a non Muslims from this workshop

She wishes to continue involving in the next ITC workshops to then sharing more stories here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Do stay tuned for her next blog stories on these Muslims friendly destinations that she has visited during the ITWW โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
  • Rehlah Nabawiyyah Walk
  • Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites ~ Halal Chinese Food With Tung Yuen Restaurant & a Platinum Muslims Friendly Accomodation Recognition (MFAR) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป recipient from ITC
  • Sunway Pyramid Hotel ~ A Silver MFAR ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป recipient from ITC
  • Heritage Walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ in Old Kuala Lumpur
  • Jamek Mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ Sultan Abdul Samad
  • Teratak Spa

#MuslimFriendlyMalaysia #sustainabilitystories #WanderingWriters

Tourism Industry Exhibition as New Element To Complement The World Islamic Tourism Conference 2022

Updated 18 Oct 2022 9.50am
Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier stories about the Malaysiaโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ most celebrated Islamic Tourism event ~ The 3๏ธโƒฃrd World Islamic Tourism Conference (WITC) organised by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC) from 17 Oct to 19 Oct 2022, do check out to read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/13/world-islamic-tourism-conference-2022-with-theme-islamic-tourism-inspiring-balance-transformations-solutions/

She has attended it as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the media member & witness the opening of this conference at Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur with approximately 300 pax of international & local delegates

The conference started on time today with the national anthem ~ Negaraku, next introductory remarks by Master of Ceremonies, DOA recital & Selawat recitation. Then, the welcome remarks by YBhg Datuk Hajah Saraya Arbi, Secretary General of MOTAC. Also she is the Chairman of ITC

WITC 2022 was officially launched by the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, YB Datoโ€™ Sri Hajah Nancy Haji Shukri. Sheย has confirmed in her officiate speech at WITC 2022 that Islamic Tourism has been identified as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the key sectors to encourage economic activities, job creation & employment opportunities in the tourism industry, thanks to the burgeoning demands for Muslim-Friendly products & services by the Muslims tourists market

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

WITC started in 2017 as a comprehensive knowledge sharing, experience exchange & networking space for tourism industry agencies & associations, product & service providers, businesses, investors, entrepreneurs & others who are part of the Muslim-Friendly Tourism & Hospitality ecosystem. In this 3๏ธโƒฃrd instalment, the conference amplified its business-to-business aspect by adding a ๐Ÿ†• element, a tourism industry exhibition involving 80 institutions & organisations from the tourism industry & beyond, both local & international, adding further value for those attending the 3๏ธโƒฃ-day physical event

These 80 tourism industry exhibition booths with ๐Ÿ†“ admission & open to public as a ๐Ÿ†• element added to complement this yearโ€™s WITC. A must visit to this 1๏ธโƒฃst ever tourism industry exhibition at the WITC 2022. These booths are to showcase the diversity of Islamic Tourism products & services from Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, along with international exhibitors from Bosnia – Herzegovina ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ , Turkiye ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท , Uzbekistan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ , Saudi Arabia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ& Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Absolutely exciting ๐Ÿ˜

With the participation of Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs), hotels that have received the Muslim-Friendly Accommodation Recognition from ITC, airline companies, travel agencies promoting Muslim-Friendly travel packages & Islamic cruises, tourism associations, spas, Higher-Learning Institutions (HLIs), Halal food & beverage operators, mosques, financial solution providers & media agencies, this tourism exhibition is set to attract the public & business visitors alike. Bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

MOTAC & its agencies, the National Academy of Arts, Culture & Heritage (ASWARA), Karyaneka, the National Museum, National Art Gallery & Tourism Malaysia are also at this exhibition to present the uniqueness of Malaysiaโ€™s Islamic Tourism offerings from the perspective of culture, heritage, fashion, artefacts & many more

Non-MOTAC government agencies that include the People’s Trust Council or Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), National Co-operative Movement of Malaysia (Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad-ANGKASA) & Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) are also supporting the event as exhibitors. Other notable booths include Dewan Perniagaan Usahawan Kecil Malaysia (DPUKM), Turkish Airlines, Tourism Association of Sarajevo Canton & the Uzbekistan Embassy

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her media attendance on the Day 1๏ธโƒฃ conference opening, visit to the tourism exhibition as well as Session 1๏ธโƒฃ of the conference via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Reminder to all ๐Ÿ“Œ

The pandemic is not over, so for self prevention though wearing mask ๐Ÿ˜ท is no longer compulsory, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ท is still wearing mask during her attendance at this WITC2022 . She is wearing the KF99 Infinity Silver Respirator Mask from Safecomy . It’s with an Ergonomic 3D Design and Ultra-Gentle material for Sensitive Skin has passed Bacterial Filtration Efficiency at >98% and Particle Filtration Efficiency at >99% respectively (EN14683:2019 Type IIR), and CE Certified (Compliant with EU Legislation) Ohh ya…50 lucky winners will be selected to win up to RM100 Gift Packs by SafeCo via ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/p/CjPB-IkMLm-/ #safeco #giveaway#mask , letโ€™s all #kitajagakita , online shopping face masks viaย  https://shp.ee/jcaxuai in Safecomy official store

Photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987950141676683265-tFHd & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987952417069809664-ISnu

YB Datoโ€™ Sri Hajah Nancy said: โ€œThe enormous 2 billion Muslim population worldwide is driving a ๐Ÿ†• & significant segment of Muslim travellers, which will positively impact the overall tourism industry, especially critical now as we work hard towards industry & economic recovery. The demand for Muslim-friendly tourism products & services to satisfy their leisure, business, spiritual & healthcare travel needs gives impetus to develop the tourism supply chain across all sectors.โ€ She explained

She further explained that the Islamic Tourism ecosystem is closely connected with other tourism segments & major economic sectors & that the growth & development of the Muslim tourist market would sustain sectors such as banking, finance & insurance through payment gateways, digital wallets & travel insurance products for the needs of this market

She also noted the potential demand ensuing from the rise of this tourist market in terms of Muslimah fashion & active wear, cosmetics, green technology, Muslim-friendly media, digital entertainment & recreation & Halal pharmaceuticals, medical & wellness products & services. This is in line with key strategies outlined in Malaysiaโ€™s National Tourism Policy (NTP) 2020-2030 in developing Islamic Tourism in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

โ€œThere are many opportunities for the tourism industry players & entrepreneurs to take advantage of this development & create products & services for this market. Increased Islamic Tourism activities drive product innovation & diversification, entrepreneurial opportunities & job creation, thus paving the way for people to live improved, enriched & financially stable lives.โ€ She said

โ€œIndustry players in both the public & private sectors need to look into this demand, learn about the market needs & fill in the gaps in the form of investment, product & package development, policies & incentives. The tourism industry needs to be re-energised with ๐Ÿ†• ideas & not to fall back on the old way of doing things. This 3๏ธโƒฃ-day conference is a great platform to explore the Islamic Tourism potential further.โ€ She has added

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Malaysiaโ€™s development of Islamic Tourism began with the establishment of ITC in 2009 under the purview of MOTAC. Since then, ITC has provided research, training, capacity building & standards & certification to help strengthen the Islamic Tourism ecosystem in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & abroad. It also championed the development of Mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ Tourism to not only showcase the culture, heritage & history of the local Muslim community, but also as a means to expand the economic activities & income potential of the mosque institution through mosque cooperatives & waqf

ITC also identified potential jobs & career paths within the Islamic Tourism ecosystem. It advocated for the role of the Halal Executive in hotels to ensure standards compliance & helped create a need for male spa therapists, Muslim-Friendly Tourist Guides & Mosque Volunteers. All these attests to the Islamic Tourism sectorโ€™s ability to create ๐Ÿ†• employment opportunities for Malaysians & support the industryโ€™s human capital development & supply chain

Through its information gathering, research & data analysis, ITC helped to improve the evidence base for Islamic Tourism to formulate policy & make business decisions

A special address by Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Daud Bakar, Chairman of Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Malaysia, on โ€œIslamic Tourism Inspires Balance, Transformations & Solutions in Todayโ€™s Economyโ€ ie. This Malaysiaโ€™s signature Islamic Tourism business event, WITC’s theme for this year

The theme signified the need to strike a balance in tourism development that would lead to transformative thinking & actions when searching for the right solutions from an Islamic perspective. Also to complement the global efforts to restore the tourism industry & the economy.

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There are approximately 40 speakers from Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, Bosnia-Herzegovina ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, Turkiye ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท & Uzbekistan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ were invited to share their thoughts & expertise with the audience. Topics of discussions ranged from destination showcase, economy, urban challenges & sustainability, technology, cultural exchange, education, as well as standards & certification ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

During this conference, there were signing ceremony for Memorandums of Understanding with aims to advance the Islamic Tourism development further. YB Datoโ€™ Sri Hajah Nancy Haji Shukri has witnessed the MOUs signing ceremony

  • ITC with Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) ~ To support the Government’s inbound tourism programs
  • ITC with TUI International Holiday (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd~ To strengthen Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ positioning as a Muslims friendly holiday destination

YBhg. Datoโ€™ Dr. Mohmed Razip Haji Hasan, Director-General of ITC is expected to close the conference with a wrap-up session & closing remarks on the last day of the conference ie. 19 Oct 2022

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SiennyLovesDrawing will continue her virtual attendance the next 2๏ธโƒฃ days of this conference ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Do pay a visit to the 1๏ธโƒฃst ever tourism industry exhibition of WITC 2022, absolutely worth a visit ya

Website ๐ŸŒ: http://www.witc.gov.my

World Islamic Tourism Conference 2022 With Theme Islamic Tourism: Inspiring Balance, Transformations & Solutions

Updated 20 Oct 2022 4pm
Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier stories about her discoveries of some Muslims friendly products & services in Selangor state, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ If you’ve missed them, do check out to read more via

This time she would like to share about the upcoming 3๏ธโƒฃrd World Islamic Tourism Conference (WITC) from 17 Oct to 19 Oct 2022

This year, WITC aims to highlight the socio-economic growth benefits of tapping into the Muslims tourists market

Yesโœ…, she will be attending this conference, if you’re, do meet up there to discuss more & exchanging thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ about Islamic tourism together gather. Also stay tuned for her next blog post to share about her attendance then ya โ˜บ๏ธ

This conference is organised by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), the sole government agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC) tasked to lead the development of Islamic Tourism in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ It returns to the Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur this year with approximately 300 delegates daily with an international & local lineup of 40 speakers & moderators. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ that’s exciting ๐Ÿ˜
Reminder to all ๐Ÿ“Œ

The pandemic is not over, so for self prevention though wearing mask ๐Ÿ˜ท is no longer compulsory, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ท is still wearing mask during her attendance at this WITC2022 . She is wearing the KF99 Infinity Silver Respirator Mask from Safecomy . It’s with an Ergonomic 3D Design and Ultra-Gentle material for Sensitive Skin has passed Bacterial Filtration Efficiency at >98% and Particle Filtration Efficiency at >99% respectively (EN14683:2019 Type IIR), and CE Certified (Compliant with EU Legislation) Ohh ya…50 lucky winners will be selected to win up to RM100 Gift Packs by SafeCo via ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/p/CjPB-IkMLm-/ #safeco #giveaway#mask , letโ€™s all #kitajagakita , online shopping face masks via https://shp.ee/jcaxuai in Safecomy official store

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So, what’s the Muslims tourists market potentialโ“โ‰๏ธ

The ITC Director-General, Datoโ€™ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ said โ€œ1๏ธโƒฃ of the things that ITC has been observing & tracking is the growth of the Muslims tourists market. Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ has been seeing its healthy rise up โฌ†๏ธ until 2019 before the pandemic broke. It contributed approximately a 20% share to Malaysiaโ€™s tourist arrivals & tourist receipts. Itโ€™s a dynamic market.โ€
โ€œWith people travelling again now, so are the Muslims tourists. Itโ€™s a key market to look into & 1๏ธโƒฃ of the reasons is because they are geographically well distributed in Southeast Asia & Europe, not just the Middle East. You can say it is a global tourists market, protected from location-specific disruptions,โ€ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ explained

The conferenceโ€™s theme for 2022 ~ โ€œIslamic Tourism: Inspiring Balance, Transformations & Solutions,โ€ ~ was chosen to re-energise & motivate tourism industry players towards strategic action & tourism recovery by viewing the Muslims tourists market potential as a socio-economic driver

Datoโ€™ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ said โ€œWe chose this theme because we want to influence a ๐Ÿ†• way of thinking. The thinking must change & followed up with synergistic & collaborative action. We donโ€™t want anyone to be left behind or miss this opportunity.โ€
Datoโ€™ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ further explained โ€œAs we move into the tourism recovery phase now, itโ€™s critical for destinations & tourism industry players to gain their footing in the market & make a big push forward. But the tourism scenario now is different from before the pandemic. We are faced with ๐Ÿ†• tourism preferences, advancements in technology, a changing workforce & working trends, climate issues, geopolitical challenges & more. Industry players need the knowledge & a different way of thinking to thrive in this post-pandemic environment. The WITC conference will bring together some of the best minds from various industry backgrounds to weigh in on the matter.โ€
โ€œThere are vast benefits in tourism, specifically when we deliver to the burgeoning Muslim tourist market. ๐Ÿ†• businesses can evolve, products & services can expand, ๐Ÿ†• jobs can be created, more people can benefit,โ€ Datoโ€™ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ said

โ€œMore importantly, Islamic Tourism strives to bring ๐Ÿ†• perspectives which promote a healthy Human Development Index (HDI) consisting of excellent healthcare, education & decent standard of living & a focus on ESG (Environment, Social & Governance), through best practices within the supply chains in the tourism, travel & hospitality segment.โ€
โ€œTo add value to the WITC brand, this year, weโ€™re introducing an exhibition element to the conference. About 50 to 80 tourism businesses, products & services will be showcased. Itโ€™s an opportunity to connect & collaborate with tourism industry players,โ€ Datoโ€™ Dr. Mohmed Razip added

Photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987950141676683265-tFHd & ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987952417069809664-ISnu

Also to check out her blog story via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/18/tourism-industry-exhibition-as-new-element-to-complement-the-world-islamic-tourism-conference-2022/

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There are 9๏ธโƒฃ sessions during this 3๏ธโƒฃ-day conference;

  1. Islamic Tourism Destination Showcase ~ It features presentations by key & rising Muslim-Friendly destinations worldwide. Listen in to how these national tourism organisations discovered the potential of the Muslim tourists market & overcame the challenges along the way. They share their journey & the transformations experienced along the way. Photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_worldtradecentre-kualalumpur-blog-activity-6987955088149405696-ZfrF
  2. Islamic Tourism Corporate Forum ~ Todayโ€™s travel landscape is increasingly complex, requiring ๐Ÿ†• thinking & strategies to uncover solutions that meet the needs of both the leisure & business traveller, including Muslims. How do airports, airlines, hotels, policymakers, NGOs & other service providers meet the needs of Muslim tourists while catering to the needs of a diverse marketplace. Then, to gain insights from tourism industry leaders on how the Muslim tourists market has driven their transformation & the future potential they see in it
  3. Islamic Tourism Economy Forum ~ A discussion to explore how Islamic Tourism drives up demand for halal goods & services required by Muslim travellers, from banking & finance, insurance, property & accommodation, transportation & logistics, education, food & beverage, healthcare & wellness, modest fashion & technology
  4. Islamic Tourism Youth Discussions ~ Youths have been said to be the drivers of the ๐Ÿ†• tourism era. They are independent, adventurous & want to travel experientially. But this generation of travellers is also known to be digitally savvy, demanding information on the go, at their fingertips. Learn more about this market segment & how to appeal to their interests & demands for Muslim travel. Photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988477695592460288-n1cM
  5. Islamic Tourism Urban & Sustainability Forum ~ Sustainability has been a key focus in many economic fields including tourism. Explore Islamic Tourism & how the values embodied within create balance, well-being & solutions for a more just world that respects & cares for the environment, human beings, communities & the future generation
  6. Islamic Tourism Technology Dialogue ~ With travellers becoming more reliant on technology, they are turning to apps & online resources to make all their travel decisions, from research to booking to sharing content & reviews with their communities. Find out from the experts how technology & social media can sharpen your business in the age of the Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0. The How Online Ready Are NTOs for Muslim Travellers in 2022? report & full rankings can be found at: https://www.pearanderson.com/muslim-nto/ . Photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988479531955224576-G2at
  7. Islamic Tourism Cultural Exchange ~ To deep dive into the meaning of culture & the role it plays in Islamic Tourism. The panel of speakers will help define the role of Islamic Tourism as a bridge between tourism & culture, as well as the broader sense of what it means to have a culture of awareness for the needs of the Muslim tourists
  8. Islamic Tourism Standards & Certifications Discourse ~ The standards & certifications are the foundations of a strong Islamic Tourism ecosystem, able to instil confidence & nurture trust between Muslim-friendly tourism product & service suppliers & their customers. The experts in the industry weigh in on the matter offering ๐Ÿ†• insights & perspectives. Photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988479888827592704-FFxF
  9. Islamic Tourism Education Forum ~ The global tourism industry is recognising the value of Muslim-friendly tourism, paving the way for a tourism workforce that understands the special needs of this market. Those with Islamic-based knowledge such as Halal, Islamic finance & Muslim-friendly hospitality will be in demand within the tourism industry. Photo album via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_blog-conference-opening-activity-6988480086689665024-WZWd

Let’s join SiennyLovesDrawing to learn more about the potential of the Muslim tourist market by register your delegate seat to attend this 3๏ธโƒฃrd World Islamic Tourism Conference 2022 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

See you all then to explore the trends & updates of Muslims tourists market both locally & globally, as well as how Islamic Tourism drives up demand for halal products & services required by Muslim travellers ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her media attendance on the Day 1๏ธโƒฃ via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Website ๐ŸŒ: http://www.witc.gov.my

Muslims Friendly Products & Services @ Selangor, Malaysia (Part 2)

Hey ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป all, continue from SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier blog stories ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป about her media attendance to the Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ recently, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/familiarization-trip-media-promotion-program-of-selangor-state-halal-industry-2022/

Also Part 1๏ธโƒฃ of her detailed blog post with some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  โ˜ช๏ธโœ… products & services that being discovered from this trip at Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ , read more via ๐ŸŒ  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/10/01/muslims-friendly-products-services-selangor-malaysia-part-1/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to continue sharing the Part 2๏ธโƒฃ on some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  โ˜ช๏ธโœ… products & services that being discovered from this trip at Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

~ Halal is for everyone, not just Muslims ~

Also to check out the main tweet threads via ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŒ  https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1568799462935654400 & ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŒ https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1576004484563496961

Food

House Of Kambing (HOK) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅฉ

This whole area is developed by MAHA, every 2 years 300 acres land will welcome tenants to come with agro tourism based. There are some with kelulut, petting zoo, horse riding etc. Since 2016, House Of Kambing as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the tenant on a 5๏ธโƒฃ acres land belongs to MARDI. It’s the 1๏ธโƒฃ & only restaurant that integrates a farm ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ with dining place ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Yes โœ…, farm to table concept. You will have the leisure of eating while sight seeing the sheep ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ rooming around & play with them. Not just that, also a camel ๐Ÿช named Aminah ๐Ÿ˜ It’s nestled within a vast greeneries ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ where one can enjoy freshly grilled meats ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅฉ with a view ๐Ÿ˜ Youโ€™ll feel as youโ€™re at New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
It’s a family business & started small to serve lamb (aka kambing in Malaysia’s national language ๐Ÿ‘) dishes, steamed rice with grilled lamb, fried rice with kambing, crispy kambing, everything kambing here. There are approximately 300 customers at 1๏ธโƒฃ time in this restaurant

With its motto ~ Customers 1st ~ At present, it’s with 20 permanent staff & majority are youngsters. Words of mouth ๐Ÿ‘„ that make this place grows with lots of locals, foreigners & celebrities to come visit & enjoy the freshly cooked lamb dishes here. Do patiently to wait approximately 15mins for foods to be served. Absolutely worth the wait, SiennyLovesDrawing personally love the grilled lamb aka kambing bakar dish served here the most, it’s so juicy & tasty to enjoy. Absolutely 1๏ธโƒฃ of the best lamb dining she ever enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Do check out her happy visit & tasty lamb dining TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

The lamb dishes here served with young sheep ๐Ÿ‘, yes โœ…, for lamb of 4-8months old, so lower calories & cholesterol than chicken to consume. Approximately 100kg a day ie. 7 to 8 lambs a day

Online booking available for 20pax & above, do expect queue especially weekends crowd ya โ˜บ๏ธ

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid074tXSUbiExgAM724nTZpEqEUdZHdmHxKfJ2TNRdKjYg2fp1EkifDW34AXU2g5LXEl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vKSJW3uQjyN95ye87
Website๐ŸŒ: https://hok.asia/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/houseofkambing/

Sisik Medan Ikan Bakar
It has changed its dining concept 360 degrees ie. From lunch that serves village cuisine & grilled fish to now ~ Grilled fish ๐ŸŸ & fresh seafood dishes concept. Many of its loyal customers being here for birthday celebration, Ramadan-breaking the fast & anniversaries
So, just be here, pick & choose your favorite seafood, weigh the seafood, choose the cooking style & enjoy a variety of seafood-based Malay flavor menus at the top of Shah Alam city ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her tasty delicious seafood dinner with many different cooking styles, absolutely a happy satisfied full tummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nqpjKXK8w5ZNhGNr8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/restoransisik/ & https://www.facebook.com/sisikfoods/

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Ayamas ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ—

It was the 1๏ธโƒฃst established store in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ to introduce the sale of HALAL โ˜ช๏ธโœ… fresh chicken ๐Ÿ” & other poultry-based products in a modern setting that is hygienic & convenient. All chicken from Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & produced on its own farms & contracted farms to maintaining the quality since its establishment as a pioneer in roaster chicken in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Its own secret recipes to ensure quality, taste, texture of its roasted chicken ๐Ÿ—  Despite the chicken supply shortage & increase of chicken price, Kedai Ayamas still offer it’s reasonable price for its customers

Every year to introduce at least 6 ๐Ÿ†• flavours , eg the most popular & limited time is salted egg. ~ โ€œMore Than Just Chickenโ€ ~ It also offers ready-to-cook products eg. cooking pastes, spices, herbs & other kitchen-shelf products which ranging from special sauces to confectionery as well as beverages ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

According to the Kedai Ayamas Puchong outlet manager, Mr Abdul Rahman, Kedai Ayamas already 34 years in F&B industry since 1988 at Sea Park outlet & no longer around now. With mostly of its roasted products, approximately 90%, it always emphasizes on its halal certified โ˜ช๏ธโœ… status with JAKIM as halal compliance is the main component to ensure all its food, products & services’ preparation. Hence, it’s under the white list of JAKIM ie. Faster in receiving its halal certification for ๐Ÿ†• outlets ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

There are 76 outlets nationwide ie. 38 owned by its group & 38 owned under franchise. There are 60 outlets with halal certified, while the remaining in progress due to newly set up at the date of SiennyLovesDrawing’s visit in Sept 2022 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid036j7zX47UrrwB23KRGVp7a5mhbT6om39p4ZoDjKFDsQaiJvDei3guTJ1sQecD2nRtl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://www.kedaiayamas.my/store-locator/
Website๐ŸŒ: https://www.kedaiayamas.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/AyamasRoasters/

Singgah Rasa Nasi Raja Salai ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅฉ

It’s a dining place to enjoy well cooked “salai” aka smoke dishes by using coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ shell to smoke its foods, yes โœ…, a traditional smoke cooking style by its founder cum chef, Abang Along ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ He humbly told the media members that he has failed in his canteen business adventure before, then studied business management program with study loans from his mother. Learnt to follow successful people’s paths & restart his business adventure again with Salai dishes, it’s stable successful now & also serving Asam Pedas dishes for its customers

He trained his own staff & with proper SOP in place to run his food business now. He got no worry that his staff will steal his recipes & aims to operating his food business under a franchise structure in the future ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Highly recommend you all to stop by here for meals as the foods served really tasty delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys the Salai Chicken ๐Ÿ— Masak Lemak & Salai Keli fish (Catfish) ๐ŸŸ served here

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid028U99eWW5CQ4rN763FkXABx1S2S9aj5DpbePs84GkLBYP6nAi7tcYr23PyxC8wb7sl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hApM33WmRyyxUonh7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Nasi.Raja.Salai/

One Serambi Cafe (OSC) ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

It has started its baby steps by merging different ideas in hopes of forming an authentic experience which caters to all walks of life ~ a celebration, gatherings, a quick catch up, business meetings, casual drink etc.

It aims to provide unique excitement & rewarding experience with the best quality service & delicious foods ranging from delectable small bites to exquisite main courses that complemented with a flavorful coffee โ˜•

SiennyLovesDrawing has enjoyed her plate of Norwegian Salmon Steak, a cup of hot honey lemon & sharing some delicious cakes ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ from here, a happy satisfied tummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor also joined them for dinner at this cafe. He shared some latest updates & plans moving forward the initiatives for halal industries in Selangor with all media members. He encourages buy halal 1๏ธโƒฃst since 2020 & shared about SELHAC ~ Selangor International Halal Convention which annually hosted

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0BaZHWYDvHyT7XtYWVSnV1cCbFtSePEFWTLreWqAfU2UnRWqiFX5aSwXg5dG3DJ5Tl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qNgbBq1jN56neohXA
Website๐ŸŒ: https://www.oneserambi.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/OneSerambiCafe/

Serai Thai Shah Alam

It’s a Thai restaurant & SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her recent dining here ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Personally she recommends the addictive tasty fresh Thai lime steamed Siakap fish ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, a balance of spicy & sourish Tomyam seafood soup ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ˜‹ & sambal prawn ๐Ÿค served here

If you love spicy & Thai food, you’ve to drop by to try yourself here ya ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/aur18HCZ7oGNCCa18
Website๐ŸŒ: https://seraigroup.com.my/serai-thai/
FB: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1968316239849662&__tn__=C-R

Fashion

Anggun Abaya Dubai Boutique ~ Anggun Chitra ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿงฃ

It’s a Shariah compliant boutique for all inspirational women at affordable prices to delivering finest abaya & haute couture from the heart of Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

It started since 2018 from Muslimah fashion to lifestyle with kids fashion, male fashion, foods etc. It focus on Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ & Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช ie. the niche item is Abaya which being imported from Dubai, whole the Muslimah items are imported from Jakarta, Indonesia

It aims to have Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ as hub for Muslimah fashion in Asia, Middle East etc. It hosts Live Dubai Sales once in while & the most recent one was in June 2022. The Abaya from Dubai are ready on shelf in this boutique with some designs & tailor made, then sent to factory in Dubai before import to Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

According to the co-founder, the targets on physical store & online store are different. For niche products like their Abaya, she found out that her customers prefer to touch, feel & see the products before buying it. The experience with the products 1๏ธโƒฃst before buying is important & hence her physical fashion boutique provides this customer experience

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0abKjanEWfiLtDJGWCLQ2KJYPobeG45erNPTaaPVLKoKwwSaZXcrC81VQcPsLY9hol

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fcNzwyk8GW2svTBu7
Website๐ŸŒ: https://anggunabayadubai.avana.asia/ & https://chitrascarves.avana.asia/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/anggunabayadubai

Grocer

Amirul Grocer

It’s a bumiputra’s halal retail business chain founded by Mr Eda Rahman, also CEO of Tanjak Mega Holding Berhad. It aims to market Muslim products & being active in helping the local community. Pricing here is actually very competitive & cheaper than some hypermarkets nearby

It started since 2019 in Perak & its latest outlet @ Seksyen 2, Shah Alam, Selangor early Sept. It gathers & sells Muslim friendly & halal products from the small & medium industries of Selangor eg. AgroMas, Kamariah etc. Muslim owned & Muslims home made owners will be considered on a case to case basis to sell in Amirul Mart according to the branch manager at Amirul Grocer Seksyen 15

The sale of fresh chicken was very recently started since 12 Sept & with supply of halal chicken factory in Ipoh, so it can offer best price for its customers. At the moment, it offers the cheapest fresh chicken in Shah Alam. Special chicken promo every Fri, Sat & Sun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

It also offering a business space called ‘Celebrity Business Corner’ where some Malaysian celebrities/ artists can market their own products in all their branches. Some of the participating celebrities brands are Jaafar On, Radhi OAG, Asheed Def Gab C, Dato Seri Amir Pearl, CDNaz, Zubira, Brad Mpire, Lola XPDC, Hj Kamal (Bayang Cafe) & Green Dome

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธvia https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0kE9mPqDH8ofjq4MbLV3VeqGmphYUUeT4NzsVg8G4EBt3Mp9n2oMtWmBswmnc1tqGl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ammWZiZzY5eFGRFY9
FB: https://www.facebook.com/amirulgrocer15 & https://www.facebook.com/amirulhalalmart

Hotel

Concorde Hotel Shah Alam

It’s an internationally renowned business class 4๏ธโƒฃ star hotel which just a short 45-minute drive away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport โœˆ๏ธ It’s an award winning ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ hotel brimming with elegant rooms & suites, also ideal for hosting corporate functions, weddings, meetings & events with a spacious ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guests. It includes complimentary shuttle services ๐Ÿš๐ŸšŒ around the city, spa treatments & a fitness centre

It’s just a short distance away from I-City, a 72-acre theme park that offers family-fun activities & rides. It’s located near the prestigious Blue Mosque thatโ€™s widely considered as the largest mosque in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Its glorious blue dome & minarets make it a stunning architectural masterpiece. Some of the hotel rooms here offer mosque view ๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸชŸ

SiennyLovesDrawing & her roommate had a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป comfy stay for 2๏ธโƒฃ nights during this FAM trip, especially the beautiful mosque view & sunset from room ๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸชŸ

Ohh ya…No need to worry about the azan from the mosque early in the morning, none heard during her stay experience here

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/V1JqCH3fSYNnvJaQA
Website๐ŸŒ: https://shahalam.concordehotelsresorts.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/concordehotelshahalam/

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So, with this blog post (Part 2๏ธโƒฃ) & earlier blog post (Part 1๏ธโƒฃ), SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has concluded her media attendance of this Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ  SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt so much more about Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant as well as Halal certified products & services in Selangor ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, of course at the same time being inspired by each of the respective business owners, co-founders or management officers met throughout this trip

She strongly believe that every success in a business requires not just a certain level of braveness not to afraid failure, but also to get up & start again from the lesson learnt. Yes โœ…, the spirit of keep trying with great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป passion to continue the entrepreneur journey, even to take up the challenge of being the pioneer in an industry or expertise 

Bravo to all Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal  โ˜ช๏ธโœ… business adventures whether small or big, keep it up, respective success surely awaiting ahead ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

 

 

 

Muslims Friendly Products & Services @ Selangor, Malaysia (Part 1)

As a reference to SiennyLovesDrawing’s earlier blog story ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป about her media attendance to the Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ recently, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/familiarization-trip-media-promotion-program-of-selangor-state-halal-industry-2022/

So, you all already know that actually the halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… industry is basically not only focused on halal food products as previously understood

Instead it includes the service sector e.g. logistics, packaging, branding & markets. It also includes pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetic products, finance, entertainment, investment, tourism & so on

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share about some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… products & services that being discovered from this trip at Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

~ Halal is for everyone, not just Muslims ~

Beauty

Dermalene Skin Specialist Centre ๐Ÿฅฐ

It’s a skin centre that provides halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… Syariah compliant skin solutions with care & expertise. There are 6๏ธโƒฃ branches available โœ… nationwide Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ The logo of Dermalene is a lecture hall with aims to educate everyone about the importance of taking care of skin with proper knowledge eg. Sunscreen is important for skin to prevent skin cancer & pigmentation concern, however many people are not using it

The founder of Dermalene, Dr. Alina Hasni ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ is a skincare addict, she owns a FB page, website & has been sharing health & skincare tips since she was 18 years old, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Dr. Alina ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ, herself is the brand ambassador of her skin centre personally to SiennyLovesDrawing, hmm…love at 1๏ธโƒฃst sight & 1๏ธโƒฃst met up, lol ๐Ÿ˜†, Dr Alina is so pretty with her healthy skin. She is so friendly & willing to share & chitchatting with. She aims to have her skin centre to be an Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) equivalent in the future, ie. An end to end go to centre for skin. From SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป recent visit, she is impressed that Dr Alina & her team are already working smart towards this goal with its baby steps at the moment ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป A success is awaiting for sure

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has experienced herself the skin analysis & consultation session, she is impressed with the detailed explanation gained, she now understand better her current skin status & some beauty care tips from the Dermalene skin consultant, bravo & do keep up your great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป customer service, you deserve the good Google rating & reviews

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her visit via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Dermalene Malaysia aims & tries to restore youth of the skin, it focuses on skin surface, improves skin & improves overall lifestyle. It offers its customers a non-invasive & skin-friendly treatment. No injection โŒ๐Ÿ’‰ involved, instead it provides evidence-based, clinically proven, effective & efficient skincare solutions ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป All its skincare machinery are internationally imported & up-to-date. Any skincare products that are taken into Dermalene Malaysia for sale need to be paper & evidence based

If you check out its Google rating & reviews, it scores high rating with great comments ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, Dr Alina ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผhas explained that the distinguish factor is its comprehensive consultation to each patient on their skin concerns before, during & after the skin treatment/ solutions. Also they are adapting to current trends & moving into e-commerce & online, not just physical centres. She has gained lots of words of mouth recommendations from its existing customers, that’s proven how reliable the services here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Keep it up ya

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02rXtr4se98eePcQhcawUuf7CwpgWoHj1Lrs1kLPcsKtKE2ZPDXfVwC7buSr1kfkucl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://dermalene.com/contact-us/
Website๐ŸŒ: https://dermalene.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dermalenegroup
Beverage

Chatime ๐Ÿง‹

Yes โœ…, ‘cha’ means tea, so Chatime is loosely translated as tea time ๐Ÿง‹โ˜•๐Ÿต๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป It’s passionate about tea & want to let the world ๐ŸŒŽ know how a cup of โ€œGood Teaโ€ is made โ˜•๐Ÿต

Chatime is the pioneer of halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… bubble tea in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & well known for its pearl milk tea ๐Ÿง‹with ingredients are all halal from Taiwan franchise & then endorsed again by JAKIM

SiennyLovesDrawing always go for her 2๏ธโƒฃ favourite alternatively ie. Its signature Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea & Lai Chee Kang tea ๐Ÿง‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป So, what’s your all time favourite beverage at Chatimeโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do check out her happy Chatime TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7146739730900602139
Throughout the years, they have been working with its contract tea farmers ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ in Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ to produce the so-called โ€œGood Teaโ€. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, the Chatime Tea Lab consists of world top-notch tea experts with the vision of redefining the benchmark of world bubble tea ๐Ÿง‹ industry

Chatime tea factory is certified โœ… with global quality & safety certifications. Following the highest standard of traditional tea making procedure with state-of-the-art tea processing equipment

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid034mm2ryn7hNSKd5ZRttqGrMPRUL1K2LeQXwxGyCgwPwYasuTcVUyk323EQQReNYiLl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://chatime.com.my/outlets/
Website๐ŸŒ: https://chatime.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChatimeMalaysia/

Aku Suka Kopi (ASK) โ˜•

It’s a micro roastery that is passionate about all things coffee โ˜• It was founded by Mr Najmuddin Nan as his part time business

He was a certified English teacher, then quit & do this coffee business which focuses on cafe consultation, barista classes, supply coffee beans etc.

If you’re coffee lover, you’ve to be at this cafe to enjoy the latte & black coffee โ˜• here as it’s with its own ASK roasted beans

SiennyLovesDrawing & her other media team members enjoyed the coffee cupping session hosted by the founder. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ She has got her favorite pick ~ Dua Blend, which is the best seller of this cafe, she loves the good coffee aroma & non sour coffee taste โ˜•๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02QprE55tFwXmcQuRg9xhsopUb2hNEegkVKNsjhyA1qwuh4fmLG5pBnzTMSt5hvXeHl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uSDiaGjfdtxccRYj8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Akusukakopi/

Chocolate

Chocolate Muzium ๐Ÿซ

It’s the Southeast Asiaโ€™s most interactive & one-of-a-kind chocolate ๐Ÿซ museum. Visitors may discover more than ๐Ÿ’ฏ chocolate companies in 6๏ธโƒฃ distinct categories ie. the Journey of Chocolates, Father of Chocolates, Health Benefits of Chocolates, Chocolates in the Industry, Chocolate Kitchen & Chocolate Galleria

It incorporates interactive attractive displays and simple language to provide the best learning experience for all ages ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing & her media members had a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time at its chocolate handbag ๐Ÿ‘œ/ high heels ๐Ÿ‘  decoration workshop during her recent visit

It was so much fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Highly recommended & you will not regret the fun being creative, it’s open for ๐Ÿ”Ÿ pax & above with a varieties of themes as well as price range. Personally she would recommend this as educational activities or corporate team building. The staff has shared that they have done for birthday, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ that’s a brilliant way to celebrate birthday with friends by enjoying a chocolate workshop ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ

As a chocolate lover ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿซ, she has learnt from this visit that if cough, can eat plain chocolate ๐Ÿซ as it helps ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Also Cocoa plants are mostly planted in Sabah & Sarawak of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid0dUk3RUF1rgXbKpRGakt6UVSWXcALpRfvQwcT8eGhT9Rc7urJ796U62spvhmbt1u8l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZDkVAkr8bkeEcXeH6
Website๐ŸŒ: http://chocolatemuseum.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/chocolatemuseumkotadamansa

Farm/ Garden

Saudagar Nanas Agrofarm

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s more than just pineapple ๐Ÿ farm visit, instead many are here for its viral cafe at the hill top which it offers pineapple-based menu ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ eg. Pineapple juice ๐Ÿฅค, pineapple curry puff, pineapple ice cream ๐Ÿฆ, fried pineapple & many more

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It needs approximately 7๏ธโƒฃ tons of pineapple supplies๐Ÿ๐Ÿ just for cafe usage every week, so good business, if weekend do expect a queue ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ†“ admission

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt that there are many pineapple ๐Ÿ plant species for landscaping & decorations with its beautiful flowers & leaves, no fruits. Moreover it’s easy to keep as home plant according to the founder, Mr Noor Hardy. Do check out her happy visit TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Hmm…From her visit experience, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has suggested to the cafe owner that a stairs handle to be added for the safety & convenience to reach this cafe especially for the kids & senior citizens. Do be extra careful on your way up with the steep stairs to enjoy tasty pineapple themed foods & desserts served here ya ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02VhV3u7rntCnQHj9fkV3CE12n9PWDAZqzXbRhPgF146Lo2UbkVmEpvCPZg6oQPiDXl

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tcbjHq63dVHYfs3S8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/saudagar.nanas

Mutiara Figs Garden

Fig aka Buah Tin in Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language, it was mentioned specifically in Al-Qur’an

This garden was founded by Mr Mohd. Hilmi bin Yusoff at his own house ๐Ÿก at Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ As an architect himself & his wife, Mrs Faridah Hasni binti Ramli love landscaping to beautify their home, gardening being influenced & trained by his late father, especially orchids

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Mr Hilmi has humbly shared that his home landscaping actually won award before, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป He actually planting figs at 1๏ธโƒฃst as a hobby & passion with exotic plants at home backyard, till the family collected up to 300 varieties of figs & discovering its health benefits & nutrition found in fig fruits & leaves, so then this 2๏ธโƒฃ acres figs garden since 2017 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป & expanding to more fig processed products eg. Jam, sambal & many more to bring more awareness for people to know fig & its health benefits especially high in antioxidants to reduce chance of cancer

It’s now a family managed business & through her chat with Mr Hilmi, she is impressed how this father actually supported his kids, 2๏ธโƒฃ daughters & a son in this fig business. He sees the potential in this fig business, although he shared that this business yet to make profits. He also explained that they are in the midst of getting halal certification, hopefully soon ๐Ÿ”œ & it would definitely help in penetrating his fig business to export to overseas

The Fig dessert operations started in 2020, yes โœ…, during pandemic lockdown time to supply to hotels, restaurants, cafes etc. because the shelf life of fig fruits just within 3๏ธโƒฃ days & the challenge to transport fresh fig fruits to other destinations, so innovate with fig cheese tarts with jam & fresh fruits as topping. Online booking available on its website. Mr Hilmi has shared that he intends & is currently exploring whether to have fresh fig fruits in tube form for easy transportation & consumption at the same time, just similar like the tube honey that available in the market now

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The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor also visited here with the media members. He is so proud & happy that Mutiara Fig Garden is brave to take charge in this fig plantation in Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the agro tourism destinations in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ for an educational tour & know more about this fig plant. Mr Hilmi has informed that he has yet to apply for halal certification, though it’s Muslims family business owned & using MARDI techniques & skills. The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi has encouraged Mr Hilmi to proceed in its halal certification application, despite the technical concerns always take time for JAKIM to grant halal certification to all applications eg. Each raw ingredients sources etc. In fact, The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi told that himself & team is currently trying to plan to have some contemporary settings in place to help & facilitate the halal certification applications moving forward of Selangor entrepreneurs

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt the ๐Ÿ”Ÿ health benefits of figs here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • Powerful antioxidants (Fruits & leaf)
  • Anti cancer (Fruits)
  • Boost immunity (Fruits)
  • Anti bacterial & anti fungal (Fruits)
  • Nutrient dense (Fruits & leaf)
  • โฌ†๏ธ in Potassium & help In high blood pressure (Leaf)
  • โฌ†๏ธ in dietary fibre (Fruits & leaf)
  • Anti diabetic (Leaf)
  • Anti aging (Fruits & leaf)
  • โฌ†๏ธ in calcium (Fruits & leaf)

Not just that, she has learnt that fig plants requires 4-6 months for planting & harvesting in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, the fungus from humidity will spoil the fig fruits, also flood as fig needs water but not too much to grow for good harvesting. Fig plant needs half a day sunlight ๐ŸŒž, so planting them in green house is to protect them from the excessive rain water ๐ŸŒง๏ธ Each plant can harvest 30-40 fruits each time. It harvest 2๏ธโƒฃ times a year in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ versus once in Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท comparatively, with rotating techniques used, Mutiara Fig manages to have fig harvesting all year round ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

She also learnt the Peat Moss ie. Soil as medium for this plan & CIRT method as an additional compound for the root growth of this plant. The steps are,

  1. Remove outer layer of the plant
  2. Root hormones application
  3. Cut the Peat Moss & CIRT composition bag, spray water & apply again root hormones
  4. Then wrap the bag at the outer layer
  5. After 2๏ธโƒฃ weeks root growth on the bag
  6. Another 2๏ธโƒฃ weeks transplant the bag to poly bag to grow as a ๐Ÿ†• plant & place in nursery & place with a dripper (Both fertilizer & water) auto system for daily watering

After transplant, approximately 2๏ธโƒฃ months to start the baby fruit 1๏ธโƒฃst, then harvest in approximately 5 months later. The fig fruits harvest here are vailable in green ๐Ÿ’š, yellow ๐Ÿ’›, red โ™ฅ๏ธ & black ๐Ÿ–ค according to the level of sweetness ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Ohh ya…Exclusive & by appointment through call ๐Ÿ“ฑ/ email ๐Ÿ“จ to visit this Mutiara Fig Garden , absolutely worth a visit ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ via https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/pfbid02zHjPGu2vvh4imVgdqiAeULTXnR7uxLHb2BJMo245895fBHdaQbwAF69SFCvZvZi1l

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uytJdUwWdKHGQXJY7
Website๐ŸŒ: https://mutiarafigs.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mutiarafigsgarden

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Hmm…Do stay tuned for SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s next blog post for Part 2๏ธโƒฃ of her discovery of some of the Muslims friendly/ Shariah compliant/ Halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… products & services from this FAM trip at Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ya โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโœ๐Ÿป

Familiarization Trip Media Promotion Program of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022

Updated 16 Sept 2022, 10.45am
Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ The Selangor State Government through the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor are coordinated ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป by the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) & Selangor State Media Organization has recently organized a Familiarization (FAM) Trip Media Program for Promotion of Selangor State Halal Industry 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was being invited as media member to participate ๐Ÿ“ง, special thanks for trusting her blogging & content creation passion ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโœ๐Ÿป

Speaking during the Selangor State Halal Industry Promotion Media Familiarization (FAM) Trip Program 2022, The Honorable Tuan Mohd Zawawi bin Ahmad Mughni ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, Chairman of the the Islamic Affairs, Consumer Affairs & Halal Industry Committee of the State of Selangor said, “The halal โ˜ช๏ธโœ… industry is basically not only focused on halal food products only as previously understood, even they are including the service sector such as logistics, packaging, branding & markets. It also includes products like pharmaceuticals, personal care & cosmetics, finance, entertainment, investment, tourism etc.”

With this, the Selangor State Halal Industry Promotion Media FAM Trip Program 2022
with aim to introduce the diversity of halal industries found in the State Selangor across various sectors, encourages & provides opportunities to entrepreneurs / halal industry entrepreneurs among small & medium industries to promote their products

Program’s objectives
1. Introducing halal industry products in Selangor;
2. Introducing the diversity of Selangor’s Halal industry across a wide range of sectors such as the manufacturing industry & halal services;
3. Encourage & give opportunities to entrepreneurs / industrial entrepreneurs halal among small & medium industries to promote their halal products;
4. Educate by presenting accurate & convincing information continuously to the community about the halal industry of the State of Selangor;
5. Educate & encourage industry players who have obtained certificate status Halal Malaysia stores information & documents their activities as records & case studies for the reference of other industry players who have not yet get the recognition of Malaysia’s Halal certificate;
6. Be a space & opportunity for the State Government, especially the Committee Stay Halal Industry to convey wishes & inform everything efforts & initiatives designed & planned by the State Government regarding the development of the state’s halal industry

He explained again, the Covid 19 pandemic that is hitting the world today is not the only 1๏ธโƒฃ
affecting the world ๐ŸŒŽ economy, even participating in changing the landscape of people’s lives
“We will diversify programs like this so that we can help to some extent halal industry players in the state of Selangor to continue survival in the ๐Ÿ†• norm.โ€ he added
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Some of the Muslim friendly/ Shariah Compliant/ Halal products & services being discovered during this FAM trip are,

Do stay tuned for next blogging from SiennyLovesDrawing soon with the detailed of her own experiences with each listed above ya โ˜บ๏ธ

Do check out to read more via

Things To Do at Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share her recent trip to Sepang, Sungai Pelek & Salak, Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

This 2๏ธโƒฃD1๏ธโƒฃN trip was well organised ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป by Hybrid Holidays Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor, Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated & Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA). She had a special privilege to meet & greet YB Ronnie ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, also MITA President & Vice President, Mr Uzaidi ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ & Ms Mint Leong ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ at the sunset buffet dinner @ floating hut, then heard more about Sepang eco & agro tourism products updates with great positive vibes from them directly. SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is truly agreeing with YB Ronnie ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ & Mr Uzaidi ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผthat Sepang is really with a great potential to grow its eco tourism moving forward with the natural resources surrounding it from her recent 2๏ธโƒฃ visits. Do read more of her earlier educational visit via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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Places To Visit & Things To Do

River Cruise to Fish Farm ~ Sirip Biru Recreation Club

Absolutely recommended this 2๏ธโƒฃ hours river cruise ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ departed from Sirip Biru Jetty โš“ to enjoy river cruising on the Sepang Besar River to Tumtung River viewing the mangrove forests surrounding the river, local fisherman boat parking & store, eagles flying hunting foods ๐Ÿฆ… , rakit house for rent to visitors to enjoy holidays on river, Jetty Pak Din โš“ (Owned by a local fisherman & now become boat parking owner at this jetty โš“)

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SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also proud to know that Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ , her home country actually exporting charcoal aka arang batu to overseas from Jimah Power Plant here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to our boatman named Mr Shamsul ๐Ÿง”๐Ÿฝ who is friendly to share all the information during the river cruising, bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Do keep up your great service ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

The highlight of this river cruise is the fish farm visit which you will get to fishing ๐ŸŽฃ from the fish farm here for big fish ie. Albino Grouper, Tiger Grouper, Siakap, Jenahak & many more ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฏ

The visitors can also buy the fish that they have fishing ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸ from here with the price slightly lower than the market price ya โ˜บ๏ธ

Do check out her happy river cruise & exciting fish farm visit via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Uk7Kwm7LUR3rkM7P9
FB: https://www.facebook.com/siripbirucrew/

Dragon Fruit Farm Visit & DIY Workshop @ My Nature Leisure Farm

Sepang is well known for its dragon fruits plantations, in fact it’s with the biggest dragon fruits plantations in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

When you’re at Sepang, you can easily spot the cactus alike dragon fruits plants almost everywhere here ๐Ÿคฉ

Hmmโ€ฆA dragon fruit a day, keep the doctor away ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Guess what โ“โ‰๏ธ

She has spotted the beautiful blooming dragon fruit flowers ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• during her farm visit led by The Nature Leisure Farm founder. Hmm…Curious ๐Ÿค” how it looks likeโ“โ‰๏ธ Do check out her TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7135387930431917339 ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Dragon fruit plant is actually part of the cactus family, so it doesn’t require daily watering. It will bloom its flower 1๏ธโƒฃst, then the dragon fruit is coming next to harvest, yeahโ€ผ๏ธ

Ohh yes, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really enjoyed the DIY activities here, of course being impressed with the creativity of food, beverage & dessert creation with dragon fruit ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit latte
  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit smoothie ๐Ÿฅค
  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit jam toast
  • ๐Ÿ’• Passion fruit with dragon fruit puree
  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit cupcake ๐Ÿง
  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit cheesecake ๐Ÿฐ
  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit chicken
  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit fried rice
  • ๐Ÿ’• Dragon fruit sambal for nasi lemak

She got a healthy dragon fruit themed dining during her breakfast & lunch at this nature leisure farm ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

A special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for the dragon fruit cheesecake ๐Ÿฐ recipe, let’s enjoy baking it ya ๐Ÿ˜

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She actually has learnt about DIY dragon fruit enzyme from a recent trip, do read her earlier learning story via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

Anjung Spotter Sepang

This is an outdoor deck providing an incredible experience for its visitors especially young children to create memories or for an avid fan of the airplane โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ to get a closer look at the airplanes

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Its visitors will sure enjoy taking pictures or videos with the departing or landing airplane at the airport from here ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ

Of course SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป too, do check out her happy TikTok clip captured from her earlier visit at here via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSRkN698Q/

Tips๐Ÿ“Œ: Suggest to Google 1๏ธโƒฃst on the flight departing & landing schedule on the day to plan your visit timing there for ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿ“ธ beautiful OOTDs with the airplanes โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/HD7aTgNJ6tjUjGze7
Website๐ŸŒ: https://www.malaysiaairports.com.my/media-centre/news/malaysias-first-outdoor-plane-observation-deck-opens-kl-international-airport
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612492179225630&__tn__=C-R

Ohh ya… You can also enjoy the Outdoorgate Solutions Sepang Mangrove River Kayaking, this time SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป doesn’t enjoy canoeing ๐Ÿ›ถ, instead she enjoyed the river cruise as shared above, perhaps next trip ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Food ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Buffet Dinner @ Floating Hut

This floating hut named Grovey Floating House is also part of Outdoorgate Solutions Sepang which offers kayaking through mangrove forests as shared above. It also with mangrove forests guided trekking too

It’s really nice to be at this floating hut for a sunset buffet dinner ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, as well as opting for a tatami accommodation in this hut, absolutely a calm peaceful relaxing time spent ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do check out her happy sunset ๐ŸŒ… dining TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Yes โœ…, as shared above, really a special privilege to meet & greet YB Ronnie ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, also the MITA President & Vice President, Mr Uzaidi ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ & Ms Mint Leong ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผat this buffet dinner ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ & heard more about Sepang eco & agro tourism products updates with great positive vibes from them directly

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is absolutely proud that Sungai Sepang Besar is beautiful clean ๐Ÿ˜ & surrounded with rich flora & fauna of mangrove forests. She is truly agreeing โœ… with YB Ronnie ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ & Mr Uzaidi ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผthat Sepang is really with a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป potential to grow its eco tourism moving forward with the natural resources surrounding it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Address๐Ÿ“: https://goo.gl/maps/sYN9n7vq6tnp8wCe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Outdoorgate.asia/

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FuZhou Cuisine Dining @ Restoran STK Sdn Bhd

Ohh wow!! This restaurant actually serves several award winning FuZhou dishes here. SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & her travel mates really had a satisfied happy tummy for a lunch dining here ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Personally, she really enjoyed the 2๏ธโƒฃ dishes from her 1๏ธโƒฃst dining here ie.

  1. Dong Po Pork Steamed Bun ~ It won the Excellence Award ๐Ÿ† This was the 1๏ธโƒฃst dish served that day &she falls in love with the juicy tasty tender pork while chewing it with the puffy soft bun. So so good that it really deserves the award, highly recommended & a must try ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  2. Red Wine Mee Sua ~ She loves red wine dishes, so this really is her crave when being served. Just that if the red wine added more, it would be great for her personal tasting preference. Yummy max ๐Ÿ˜

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Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Cny7jUdCcXWZdhkC7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/STK-%E9%85%92%E5%AE%B6-749994681772168/

Hotel Accommodation ๐Ÿข

My Nature Leisure Farm ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๏ธ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Happy check-in & enjoyed comfy stay in an air conditioning quad room (For 4๏ธโƒฃ pax) with attached clean toilet ๐Ÿšฝ & bathroom, hot shower ๐Ÿšฟ available โœ…

The decoration surrounding this space is very beautiful artsy ๐Ÿ˜, as well as with plants around each of the cabin lodges, very comfy calm

Food catering & tour arrangements to nearby attractions are available upon prior booking โœ…

As shared above, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really enjoyed the dragon fruit farm visit & DIY dragon fruit themed workshops during her stay here๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Do check out her happy cabin lodge check-in & stay with dragon fruit farm visit TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Not just that, she felt so healthy to enjoy her dragon fruit themed meal during her stay here this time. She has tasted all the DIY dragon fruit drink, food & snacks shared above which she has learnt from the DIY workshops. So so satisfied happy ๐Ÿ˜ & highly recommend this place for an educational trip, corporate team building, as well as own self care & self love me time trip too

This farm resort ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜๏ธ is build with a vision to bringing its guests to living in nature surrounding ๐Ÿ’š This is her 2๏ธโƒฃnd visit here & got a chance to stay for a night. Do read her earlier 1๏ธโƒฃ visit story via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kvZKZ1KBA4rWK1KXA
Website ๐ŸŒ: http://mynature.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mynatureleisurefarm/

So, when will you be travelling to Sepangโ“โ‰๏ธ

Let’s plan a trip to Pusing Sepang Dulu ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜