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#TravelogueMalaysia: Pulau Kukup & Tanjung Piai

Yeah‼️ This round, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing about her recent eco tourism trip to Pulau Kukup 🌴& Tanjung Piai 🌿 The 2️⃣ of the Johor National Parks located at Southern Johor of West Malaysia 🇲🇾

Pulau Kukup Johor National Park

As shared in earlier blog post📝, Pulau Kukup 🌴 is just 2️⃣0️⃣km away from her stay at Aloha Hotel Pontian🏢 So, after breakfast🍽☕️, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👫👭👬departed with Sitty Travel 🚐 to jetty ⚓️ (shown in photo below, yes, it’s through this seafood 🐟🦐🦀🐙🦑restaurant🍽🍴)

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Then, a short boat 🚤 ride (2️⃣0️⃣mins, RM5️⃣/pax for return trip 🚤🚤 & free 🆓 for kids below 6 years old 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻) to Pulau Kukup 🌴

Arrived & enjoyed a slight sweaty 😅morning 🔆🔅 2️⃣km mangroves trail walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️here😀

 

Yeah‼️ The highest 👆🏻stilt roots & largest Hibrid Mangrove in Malaysia 🇲🇾

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In Jan 2003, this mangrove island, an ecological treasure trove was granted with the status of a🎖 Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Convention Site), by the Geneva-based Ramsar Convention Bureau👏🏻

If you are a bird 🦅🐦 lovers❤️, do visit here for the seasonal migratory bird 🦅🐦 watching 🔭spectacle

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Pulau Kukup 🌴 encompases 3️⃣ villages i.e. Kukup Laut, Air Masin & Kampung Melayu. It’s essentially a fishing 🎣 village which is famous for seafood🦀🦐🦑🐙🐟, local produced shrimp 🦐 paste (aka belacan in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language), salted fish🐟, dried shrimps🦐, cage cultured fish 🐟 farms etc.

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Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured from her recent trip there😉

There is also another ferry ⛴ jetty ⚓️ & immigration checkpoint to Batam Island & Karimun Island of Indonesia 🇮🇩

Let’s plan your visit to this nature reserve mangroves island ya 🤩

Address📍: Lot 139, Mukim Air Masin, 82300 Kukup, Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily (Last entry 4pm)

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Website🌐: http://www.johornationalparks.gov.my/v3/pulau-kukup/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pulau-Kukup-Johor-National-Park-291826154254817/

Yeah‼️ Time for lunch 🍽🍴1️⃣st before the next destination of the day❗️😄

Hmm…Where❓⁉️

It’s at Johor Riau Restaurant 🍽🍴which served Malay seafood 🦀🦐🦑🐙🐟cuisine with Johor style😋🤤

 

Wow‼️Many many seafood 🦀🦑🐙🦐🐟 dishes served‼️SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 happy face 😁 as a food lover 😋🤤 Ha…Ha…

All dishes were so fresh & delicious👍🏻, highly recommended 👆🏻to dine 🍽 here if you are on your way to visit Tanjung Piai🌿

Why❓⁉️

It’s just so so near to it, or should say you will definitely passby Johor Riau on your way to Tanjung Piai🌿

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She learnt that as Johor tradition, almost all Johor restaurants 🍽🍴especially seafood 🦀🦑🐙🦐🐟restaurants will definitely served Horseshoe Crab aka Belangkas in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language

Curious about how it looks like❓⁉️Do stay tune for her next post 👩🏻‍💻📝where she will be sharing her visit to horseshoe crab conservation centre😉

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It’s her 1️⃣st time to taste horseshoe crab & she loves 💗 it❗️Johor Riau served it in “lemak cili padi🌶” (Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language) cooking style👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳

Guess what❓⁉️

There is no crab meat to enjoy, instead enjoy the delicious crunchy 😋🤤 crab roes/ eggs of it🙂

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Another dish that she loves 💗 from Johor Riau is the seafood otak-otak (another signature Johor dish) served here👆🏻👍🏻

It’s so delicious with its unique Johor recipe with dried coconut 🥥 🌴 in it. A mouthful of light coconut 🥥 fragrant blended well with the fresh seafood 🦐🐟 ingredients❗️Tastebud satisfied❗️😃

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How about other seafood 🦀🦑🐙🦐🐟 dishes enjoyed❓⁉️

  • Soup Riau 🍲 (served with crabs🦀 )
  • Spicy 🌶 sour fish 🐟 (aka “ikan asam pedas” in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾national language)
  • Spices cooked snails 🐌 (aka siput sedut berempah)
  • Black pepper clams
  • Malay style salad 🥗 aka ulam
  • Fish 🐟 served in “Bebotok” style

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured from her Johor style seafood 🦑🐙🦐🦀🐟 dining 🍽🍴here ☺️

Hmm…Hope you all don’t craving 🤤🤤 for seafood 🦑🐙🦐🦀🐟 after watching 👀👁👁 ya

Address📍: J48, Tanjung Piai, 82300 Kukup, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕚: 11am to 12am daily, except ⛔️ Monday

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

Yeah‼️ After a satisfied 😃👍🏻😋delicious lunch🍽🍴, happily travelling 🚐 to…

Tanjung Piai 🌿National Park

Wow‼️ This welcome landmark monument made of eco-friendly fibre reinforced concrete with 2️⃣0️⃣m height & 🔟m width. Its stark grey ◻️ colour represents the rich mangroves & mudflats of Tanjung Piai🌿

1️⃣st photo 📸 captured before another eco walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️here

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Hmm…Why Piai❓⁉️

It’s named after a local fern 🌿 plant aka Paku Piai 🌿 in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾national language. This plant is capable of living in brackish water conditions i.e. scattered in this park🙂

Tanjung Piai 🌿 is the southern most point of Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇾 & the southern most tip of Mainland Asia 🌎too with the borders of shorelines of Malaysia 🇲🇾 , Indonesia 🇮🇩 & Singapore 🇸🇬

Lots of tourists 👫👭👬 travelling to here, just to capture a photo 📸 with this globe 🌐 shaped monument & plaque which marked the southernmost point😍

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Guess what❓⁉️

Tanjung Piai 🌿 as a coastal mangrove also being granted in Jan 2003 with the status🎖of an internationally important Ramsar Convention site👏🏻

It has high socio-economic value for fisheries 🐟🐟 especially mudskippers aka ikan belacak in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾national language😀

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The national park officers 👩🏻‍💼👨🏻‍💼shared about the breeding story of mudskippers🐟. Apparently the male 🚹🐟 mudskippers need to build a mud house 🏠 (refer photo 📸 below) to attract the female 🚺🐟mudskippers. Ha…Ha…Interesting facts learnt😅😂🤣

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Address📍: Tanjung Piai Johor National Park, 82030 Mukim Serkat, Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.johornationalparks.gov.my/v3/tanjung-piai/

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

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#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

Special thank you to Tourism Malaysia for accompanying & believing, also great thanks to #PeroduaMalaysia​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #888TeaCoffee & #AikenMalaysia for being the sponsors & #SittyTravel for being the main transporter & travel tips advisor

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Day @ Pontian Johor

Yeah‼️It’s Chinese New Eve ㊗️🈵😘

A throwback sharing here ~ 1️⃣st time SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has travelled with Sitty Travel 🚐 to Pontian, Johor of Southern Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s with 2️⃣ towns in the district i.e. Pontian Besar & Pontian Kechil🙂

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Note: The above photo 📸 captured during her visit to a seaside 🌊 park nearby her checked-in Aloha Hotel🏢, approximately 5️⃣mins drive 🚙🚗 Highly recommended 👍🏻 to visit it in the evening🏙

Hmm…Why its name as Pontian❓⁉️

Its name was originated from a word from Bahasa Melayu, Malaysia’s 🇲🇾national language ~ “Perhentian” which means a stop ✋ 🛑 It used to be a stop ✋ 🛑 for the traders, merchants & pirates in the past😉

Arrived Pontian at lunch hour, so checked-in 🔐 straight to Aloha Hotel Pontian 🏢 & enjoyed lunch 🍴 🍽served

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Yeah‼️ Love 💖 her comfy bed 🛏 & spacious room ~ Deluxe Queen Room😍🤩

It’s clean, spacious for 2️⃣pax & love ❤️ the soft pillow the most, as well as comfy bed 🛏

Hmm…Just that why no ❌ toilet papers 🚽◻️ provided in the washroom🚾❓⁉️

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There are a variety of room 🛌🛌types, with different room rates 💱 applicable for either weekday, weekend or peak season (festive season/ school holidays/ public holidays) for your stay 🛌🛀🏻🚿selection

Guess what❓⁉️

You can opt for a  room decoration🎉🎊🎀 (with additional charge 💱 subjects to your decoration requirement ya) before your check-in if you wish to celebrate your special event e.g. birthday 🎂 , anniversary 💑💏 celebration etc.

How❓⁉️

Do  enjoy the short clip 📹🎥 shared from Aloha Hotel’s 🏢 FB page ya

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All rooms with complimentary 🆓 breakfast 🍽🍴 & wifi 📶

Aloha Hotel 🏢 is a new 🆕 hotel & strategically located in the heart 💓 of Pontian

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Along her travel 🚐 journey to here, she observed lots of pineapple 🍍 plantations & a pineapple 🍍 landmark too😎😊

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Guess what❓⁉️

Pontian was once the largest exporter of pineapples 🍍🍍 in the world 🗺🌎

Evening 🏙 time, writers gang 👫👭👬 & herself 👩🏻 went out to explore Pontian😀

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed the refreshing original🍹 (requested for no sugar less ice) pineapple 🍍juice 🍹served at Anasia Cafe🍽

Opposite this cafe, there is a favourite shopping 🛒🛍🎁 of herself 👩🏻 & the writers gang👬👫👭

Yeah‼️ Everything RM2️⃣ only 😁 All are good quality 👍🏻 stuffs ya

She got 🛒🛍 herself a pair of beach 🏖🏝 slippers👣, phone 📱 back up cables, candies 🍬🍭 etc.

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Pontian is a small coastal town with 6️⃣0️⃣km stretches of shoreline facing the Straits of Malacca🌊, developed from a small fishing 🎣 village

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A very relax 😌 spacious park where you will observe lots of local & tourists 👭👫👬 are here  to spend time & chill with families 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👴🏻👵🏻 & kids👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻

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Happy checked-out 😁

Pulau Kukup which is a famous 👆🏻fishing 🎣village just about 2️⃣0️⃣km from this hotel 🏢 as well as a notable national park🏞, Tanjung Piai. Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about these 2️⃣ places ya😊

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Address📍: 11, Jalan Delima 13, Pusat Perdagangan Pontian, 82000 Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

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

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#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Desaru Beach

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 seldom ⬇️ travel to a beach 🏖🏝 / seaside 🌊…

Why❓⁉️

Reason being she just can’t ❌ swim🏊🏻‍♀️…Shy shy ☺️ to mention…Moreover, she also scard 😢 of having tanned skin colour 👩🏽 too. Ha…Ha…A typical “puteri lilin” aka scard 😢 of sunny 🌞 ☀️ day in Bahasa Melayu, Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language

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Hmm…Her recent stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿at Sand & Sandals Resort & Spa 🏢 (Sand & Sandals) at Desaru Beach 🏖🏝 has changed her mind‼️😃 She is now saying “I need  vitamin sea 🌊 ” 😁 lovely More & more ya 😉😎

How come❓⁉️

She realises when visiting a seaside🌊/ beach 🏝🏖 resort 🏢 doesn’t just mean sea 🌊 swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️ …

If you are sharing the similar concern as her, don’t know ❌ how to swim 🏊🏻‍♀️…You will be amazed you can still enjoy a beach 🏝🏖 stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿 after reading 📖 her sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 about how she has enjoyed 🤩 herself with her writers gang 👫👭👬 at this recent beach 🏖🏝 stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🏢

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Sand & Sandals 🏢 is a spacious resort which owns a beautiful clean 2️⃣2️⃣km stretch of coastline🌊 She enjoyed her relaxing 😌 early morning 🌞☀️chill beach 🏖🏝 walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️while waiting for sunrise 🌅 from the South China Sea 🌊

Hey‼️ Why not a pre-wedding 💍🤵🏻👰🏻 shoot 📸📹🎥 here if you are currently planning for a venue❓⁉️

Hmm…She was satisfied 😊 though without ❌ a beautiful egg yolk sunrise 🌅 that morning 🌞☀️ due to a cloudy ⛅️ morning

It was monsoon 🌫🌊💨 season during visiting, so resort team 👩🏻‍💼👨🏻‍💼advised not ⛔️ to enjoy any sea sports/ beach water activities🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️🏄🏻‍♀️🏄🏻‍♂️

Oppsss…Feeling bored 😐😑 ❓⁉️

Of course not, the resort team 👩🏻‍💼👨🏻‍💼still providing a plenty of exciting recreational activities by the beach 🏖🏝 e.g. ATV 🚜 beach 🏖🏝 ride, team building games👫👭👬, beach 🏖🏝 volley 🏐 ball/ futsal ⚽️ etc.

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by 1️⃣ of her writers gang, Dboy Ahmad 🙋🏽‍♂️

Satu lagi resort yang moden berhampiran pantai dengan kolam mandi yang besar dengan keindahan landscape yang menarik. . Tersedia bilik-bilik yang besar untuk seisi keluarga, spa , Gym dan 8 restoran. Terdapat permainan outdoor seperti permainan pantai, ATV dan paintball. Hotel terbaik di Desaru! untuk anda. Lokasi : Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa. #Colouroflives #traveloguemalaysia #johor #perodua #sittytravel #888teacoffee #tourismmalaysia #dekatje #sayangmalaysia #tourismjohor #datangler #dboystudio #jjcm #hotel #resort #Travelblogger #visitMalaysia #sandandsandalsdesaru Terima kasih kepada penaja utama kami yang membantu perjalanan ini. @myperodua_instagram @canonmalaysia @888teocaffee @sittytravel kerana menjadi penaja perjalanan kami kali ini. Apa yang perlu diketahui lebih banyak #traveltips untuk anda. Kekal follow hastag #TravelogueMalaysia untuk perkembangan kami.

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There are 7️⃣ restaurants🍴🍽 & bars 🍸🍻🥂 available for dining 😋 here, you don’t need ❌ to drive out 🚙🚗from the resort 🏢 once checked-in 🔐 , all are just within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️distance😀

Bravo‼️ The selections 🍴🍽 available ranging from The Cafe 🍰☕️, Fortune Kitchen🍚🍲, Shiokaze Teppan🍣🍛🍱, Spices & Herbs🍳🥞, Beach Hut Bistro🍔🍟🍕, Sunken Bar 🍸🍻& Snuk Thai 🇹🇭 Street BBQ🍡🍢

Her writers gang 👫👭👬 & herself 👩🏻has enjoyed the breakfast ☕️🥪buffet @ Spices & Herbs 🥞🍳which offers a coincidental combination of Western & Asian flavours😋

She loves the fish 🐟 porridge 🥣 , half boiled eggs 🥚 , salad 🥗 bar etc. Happy satisfied tummy😋

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Then, the huge pizzasss 🍕🍕lunch @ Beach Hut Bistro🍔🍟, a casual by the beach 🏖🏝 & outdoor dining concept. Definitely an enjoying meal🍴🍽 with the dazzling sunlight 🔆🔅 & pleasant chilling sea 🌊 breeze🌬

Love ❤️ the juicy pizzasss 🍕🍕here, lots of ingredients e.g. prawns 🍤 🍤 , chicken 🐓🐔etc.

A refreshing 😋😎 coconut 🌴 juice to end your meal here, perfect‼️

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An authentic Thai 🇹🇭 food & fresh BBQ 🍡🍢 seafood 🦐🐟🦑🦀 dinner @ Snuk Thai Street BBQ😋

With a group of friends👬👫👭❓Feel free 🆓 to request for some dining🍽🍴㊙️ privacy by opting for a room/ mini dining hut 🏘 ya🤗

A superb full satisfied 😋😃 dinner 🍽🍴for a night🌃❗️Hmm…Must order dishes❓⁉️

Not to miss the Tom Yam seafood🥘🦐🦑🐟, Thai 🇹🇭 styled mango salad fried fish🐟, mango sticky rice 🍚 & Thai 🇹🇭 milk tea 🥤as dessert ya😁

Hmm…Supposed the salted eggs 🥚squild 🦑🐙 served would be her favourite (she loves all dishes with salted eggs 🥚 ), however the squids 🦑🐙 served were a bit too chewing that night🌃, so she was experiencing a tiring chewing😔 Quite a dissappointing 🙃 moment as it was the 1️⃣st dish she had 🍽🍴that night🌃…

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Wow‼️ Really a satisfied 😄 comfy stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿 here

You may ask SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻, “What’s your favourite ❤️💗 to-do here❓⁉️”

Ha…Ha…She would highly recommend you for a wellness Balinese massage💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️/spa with Senses Spa (operating from 🔟am to 🔟pm) & you may choose to enjoy your massage💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️/ spa here either its indoor 🏢 or outdoor 🏖🏝space

She was suffering 😔 a slight back pain 🤕 from her earlier staircase falling before her travelling. So, she went for a relaxing massage 💆🏻‍♀️ to ease her discomfort. She really enjoyed 🙂 it & felt a relief 👍🏻 after to continue her travelling journey😉

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Yeah‼️ She was impressed 🤩 with the care & concern exercised by the female massage therapist💁🏻‍♀️, Ms Selly. She has taught her a simple 5️⃣mins daily exercise to help with her back pain recovery. A special thanks 🙏🏻 to her bravo 👏🏻 👍🏻 guest service shared, keep it up Selly‼️

Hmm…You may wondering how about the room 🛌 & surrounding of this resort🏢❓

She was in a Premium Deluxe with Private Garden😍🤩 Her photos explain her satisfaction 👍🏻😃

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Many other room 🛌🛌 types available for your choice e.g. Sunny Deluxe Seaview, Romantic Deluxe with a private pool, Couple Suite, Family Suite (either garden view/ pool view) etc.🤗

Definitely worth an exotic escape stay here❗️This resort 🏢 is strategically located in the heart 💓 of Desaru & easy to reach by,

  • A 4️⃣hours drive 🚙🚗 from Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • A 4️⃣5️⃣mins drive 🚙🚗 from Johor Bahru, West Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • A 5️⃣0️⃣mins drive 🚙🚗 from Senai 🇲🇾 International Airport 🛫✈️ (airport transfer 🚌 at a charge💱available)
  • A 3️⃣0️⃣mins ferry ⛴ ride from Singapore 🇸🇬 Changi, Tanjung Belungkor Terminal

Do explore for your vitamin sea 🌊 vacation ya 😀

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Address📍: Lot 2263, Jalan Desaru, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://www.sandandsandals.com/

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

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

Special thank you to Tourism Malaysia for accompanying & believing, also great thanks to #PeroduaMalaysia​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #888TeaCoffee & #AikenMalaysia for being the sponsors & #SittyTravel for being the main transporter & travel tips advisor

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