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Challenging Batam Trail Run @ Indonesia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here her recent 1️⃣st international 🗺 🌍 running 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ event participation ~ Batam Trail Run 5️⃣km (BTR5K), with its theme “Sport in Green 💚 Harmony” 😃😁

Do enjoy reading 📖 till the end to know which hotel 🏢😴💤 to enjoy a stay, which restaurant 🍽🍴 to taste 😋🤤 the true Javanese cuisines 🇮🇩 & where for a comfy Indonesia massage 🇮🇩💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️ ya

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It’s also her 1️⃣st travel to Batam Island 🌴 🏖🏝 i.e. 1️⃣ of the 2,403 Riau Islands 🌴 🏖🏝Batam Island is a small but busy island ğŸ˜Ž

She 👩🏻 has started her travel journey from KL with 3️⃣ of her friends 👫👭 by car 🚗🚘 pooling (There was another car 🚙 too) to Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal ⚓️⛴

A special thank you 🙏🏻😊 & great 👍🏻 appreciation to her travel mate, IG @otomentaro86 🙋🏽‍♂️who drove the whole return journeys 🚘🚗

Then, approximately 2️⃣ hours comfy ferry ⛴ journey with Dolphin Fast Ferry ⛴ @ 11am to Batam Center International Ferry Terminal ⚓️⛴

She 👩🏻 had a comfy 😌😃 ferry ride⛴, do enjoy her vlog captured ya ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥

Tips 📌📌 to prevent sea-sickness 🌊: (i) To prepare anti-nausea medication 💊 (With doctor/ pharmacist 👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍⚕️ prescription). (ii) To consume a pill 💊 1️⃣ hour before your ferry ⛴ departure (3) Do enjoy a nap 💤😴 during the ferry journey ⛴

BTR5K 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️was held successfully at The Cliff of Sky Heaven aka Tebing Langit ğŸž in local Indonesia language. It’s a beautiful 😍😍 tourist destination📍located in Sekupang of Batam Island 🌴🏖🏝

The composition of BTR5K 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️participants 👫👭👬 were consists of;
Malaysia 🇲🇾 ~ 47 runners 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️
Singapore 🇸🇬 ~ 35 runners 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️
Kenya 🇰🇪 ~ 25 runners 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️
China 🇨🇳 ~ 1 runner 🏃🏻‍♂️
Local Indonesians 🇮🇩 ~ 355 runners 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ from various regions in Indonesia 🇮🇩 e.g. West Sumatra, Jambi, Riau, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara etc. ✌🏻💪🏻👍🏻

Not much ❌ photos 📸📸 being captured during the run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ as she 👩🏻 was concentrated to avoid any injury due to the toughness of the trail as well as hoping to be the 1️⃣st 150 pax 👭👬👫 to receive a finisher medal as souvenir🏅✌🏻😃

This run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️with challenging trail tracks of the ups ⬆️ & downs ⬇️ routes in the jungle 🌳🌳 was the 1️⃣st time held in Batam Island 🌴🏖🏝 & it aims to be an annual event moving forward 😁😀

During the opening ceremony ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠ, Mr Rudi Hartono, the Exco👨🏽‍💼of this run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ has explained that “The approximately 500pax 👫👬👭 of registered participants are from both local island residents 🇮🇩 & foreign tourists from Singapore 🇸🇬 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 & Kenya 🇰🇪

“Sijori Resort & Spa 🏢 has supported this run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ by providing their hotel location📍as the starting & ending point 📣 of this run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

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@siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing her #Batam Riau trip â›´ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿ #Indonesia 🇮🇩 in this photos 📸📸 album ya 😃😁🤗 . . Her 1️⃣st international #run participation ~ #BatamTrailRun 🏃🏻‍♀️💗 organised by @sijoriresortspa & @batamilikita_ . It was a tough trail run with lots of up ⬆️ & down ⬇️ slopes ⤴️⤵️ within the whole 5️⃣km tracks in the jungle 🌳🌳 . . She has completed successfully ✌🏻💪🏻🏃🏻‍♀️🤗& met a new 🆕 running friend @muhlisin_sh 🙋🏽‍♂️from Pekanbaru (special thank you 🙏🏻😊 ) who has helped her when her legs was about to suffer cramp during the trail run 🏃🏻‍♀️, luckily not, she was blessed 😇 . . Her #running #OOTD; 🕶 from @maz_optometrist17 She 👩🏻 wore the Black seamless tankee & Black (more to dark grey) shaping tight 🖤👖 from @shapeemy (🌐 https://www.theshapee.com/shapewear/) . . She 👩🏻 loves 💗 its light weight & breathable materials while wearing them for her run 🏃🏻‍♀️ The shaping tight from her toes 👣 up with graduated compression ⤴️ . . Not to worry, she 👩🏻 wasn't feeling its compression at all during her trail run 🏃🏻‍♀️with it, very comfortable 😌👍🏻 . . Both tankee & shaping tight are strentchable, so suitable to wearing it for your daily exercise routines eg. gym, jogging 🏃🏻‍♀️, yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️, zumba 🤸🏻‍♀️, cycling 🚴🏻‍♀️ etc. . . Interested to own 1️⃣⌚️❓⁉️ You can afford for ⌚️, not to worry Do purchase 🛒🛍 any @xgearhk.official watch⌚️with RM30 off ⬇️ by using #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 's code "SLDLoveXG" to purchase via 🌐 https://www.xgear.hk/ Yes ✅ , yes ✅ , specially for her followers cum readers 👫👭👬 . . More updates soon via WordPress 🌐 siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com as she wore for her earlier #SORR2019 too . . @indtravel @tourism.indonesia #BataMilikita #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #siennylovesdrawing #Indonesia #influencers #blogging #writers #tourism

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Deputy Assistant of Marketing I Regional I Ministry of Tourism, Ms Dessy Ruhati 🙋🏻‍♀️, revealed that “We wish Batam 🌴🏖🏝 to gainning stronger branding as a tourist destination📍internationally not only for its beaches 🏝🏖 & shopping 🛒🛍, also for challenging sports tourism 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

“In addition to Batam Island 🌴🏖🏝, of course this sport tourism 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️has been developed in several regions in Indonesia 🇮🇩 We hope that this BTR5K 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️will be developed better, so that in the future there will be opportunities to become part of the 2019 Ministry of Tourism’s Coender of Events & become an attraction for foreign tourists👭👬👫 further elaborated by Ms Dessy Ruhati🙋🏻‍♀️

Then, the ceremony ğŸŽŠğŸŽ‰ was continued with the traditional dance performances &  the awesome exciting shows from the 24 members of the “Ligers Cheerleaders”. All the VIPs & participants were amazed with shows performed 🤩👏🏻👍🏻

This run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ was with the kid 👧🏻👦🏻 category (Registration fee of Rp. 60k for 2.5km) 1️⃣st, then followed with the adult 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️category (Registration fee of Rp. 100k for 5km) after 🔟mins 😄🤗

All the participants 👫👭👬 were flagged off from Sijori Spa & Resort 🏢 about 8️⃣am 🕗 jointly by Mr Eksan 🙋🏽‍♂️, the Head of Sub Division of Area Marketing IIB Ministry of Tourism, Mr Ardiwinata 👨🏽as Head of Culture & Tourism of Batam City & Mr Yves Van Cautenberg 👱🏻‍♂️as General Manager of Sijori Spa & Resort 😀

It was not an easy trail run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️as with lot of steep cliffs â¤´ï¸â¤µï¸ğŸž , moreover no ❌ frequent water 💦💧 stations for the runners. She 👩🏻 has observed that no proper 1️⃣st aid support 🆘🏥 standby in the trail route for emergency cases. Hope the organising team will continue enhancing this run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ event for better since it aims for an annual run moving forward ☺️😊

Luckily during the run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ , she 👩🏻 met her new 🆕 friend, IG @muhlisin_sh 🙋🏽‍♂️from Pekan Baru, Indonesia 🇮🇩 who helped her while she 👩🏻 was about to experience her legs 👣cramp, luckily not 🍀 , yeah‼️✌🏻

Yeah‼️ She 👩🏻 has completed the whole run successfully ✌🏻🏃🏻‍♀️, really satisfied happy 😃😁 after a great sweat 😓💧💦

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Congrats‼️👏🏻🙌🏻 All the Top 4️⃣ winners 🏃🏿‍♂️🏃🏿‍♂️🏃🏿‍♂️🏃🏿‍♂️of adult 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️ category were all from Kenya 🇰🇪 , refer list below

  • Champion 🏆: Mr Lel Kipchirchir 🏃🏿‍♂️
  • 2nd winner🥇: Mr Francis Ngige 🏃🏿‍♂️
  • 3rd winner🥈: Mr Benard 🏃🏿‍♂️
  • 4th winner🥉: Mr Samson Karega Kamau 🏃🏿‍♂️

She 👩🏻 got no details for kids 👧🏻👦🏻 cateory as she 👩🏻 wasn’t back yet from her 5️⃣km trail run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️& missed the prize 🏅 ceremony, she 👩🏻 was a participant 🏃🏻‍♀️ohh…Ha…Ha…Not pure media ya☺️😊

The total prizes ğŸŽğŸŽ of this run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ was77 million rupiahs💰💵, including 150 medals 🏅🏅 Yes ✅, not all participants will be received a finisher medal, only 1️⃣st 150 pax 👫👭👬

Short interview ğŸŽ¤ğŸ—£ captured by YouTube channel ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ named @Bams Nektar, special thank you ya 🙏🏻😀

 

It was an awesome nice 👍🏻 experience of joining this international run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ ~ BTR5K, welcome to check out her IG stories & highlight album 📸📸 on her IG profile via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE4MDUyNzA2NzgyMDE3NjU1/?utm_source=ig_story_highlights_share&igshid=1eavyk22ophe

Another interview clip ğŸŽ¤ğŸ—£ being captured by YouTube channel ğŸŽ¥ğŸ“¹ named @SWA TV, special thank you ya 🙏🏻😁

Do enjoy more of her Batam Island 🌴 🏖🏝travel photos 📸📸 captured in below album posted 😃

She 👩🏻 will be continue enjoy her running passion 🏃🏻‍♀️💗 in Malaysia 🇲🇾 & overseas 🗺🌍 ya 😉

How about you❓⁉️

Money 💰💵 can’t buy health, do opt for a healthy routines for your health ya 💪🏻👍🏻

So, where📍📍she 👩🏻 is gonna recommend for hotel stay 🏢🛌🚿🚽, Javanese cuisines dining 🇮🇩 🍽🍴& Indonesia massage / spa 🇮🇩💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 has opted for 2️⃣ nights clean & comfy stay 😴💤 with Nite & Day Hotel @ Batam, Jodoh Square 🏢

Free 🆓 breakfast 🍽🍴☕️, mineral water bottle 💦💧& wifi available 📶

Address📍: Komplek Jodoh Square, Blok E No. 53-56, 29432 Sei Jodoh, Batam, Indonesia

Website🌐: https://www.niteanddayhotels.com/batam

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

If you’re a food lover😋🤤, do check out her vlog ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ being captured from her recent true Javanese cuisines dining 🇮🇩🍽🍴, highly recommended👍🏻👆🏻, a must try‼️ So yummy delicious 😋🤤

Hmm…Before & after a running 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ participation, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to enjoy a massage/ spa 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️session, so where to📍❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 has opted for Tiara Mustika Spa 💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♀️ @ Travelodge Batam 🏢

Special thanks 😊🙏🏻 to Ms Sofi, the spa therapist 💁🏽‍♀️ for her good massage skill 👍🏻💆🏻‍♀️ as she really had a good sleep 💤😴 that night 🌃🌌 after 1️⃣ hour whole body Javanese aromatic sense massage 💆🏻‍♀️, a cup of hot ginger tea ☕️ will be served after 😁

Address📍: Travelogue Batam, Jalan Duyung Sei Jodoh, Sungai Jodoh, Batu Ampar, Sungai Jodoh, Batu Ampar, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29432, Indonesia

Website🌐: http://tiaramustikaspa.com

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Indonesia 🇹🇭 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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Hotel De Art USJ ~ Beautiful English Garden Staycation

Hey all 👋🏻👋🏻 Have you heard about Hotel De Art 🏢❓⁉️

Yes ✅, it’s Hotel De Art ~ the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s 1️⃣st Art-Themed hotel chains 🏢🏢

It’s with marvellous work-of-art ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œ with each room having a specific art theme & storyline from either movies ğŸŽ¥ , celebrities 💃🏽🕺🏻, fairy tales 🧚🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♂️ to fantasy world or modern art 😍🤩

 

 

 

 

It’s with unique concept & affordable rate 👍🏻💰 to providing right accommodation 🛌🚿🚽for all guests 👫👭👬 who are seeking for a romantic location, a well designed hotel 🏢, a weekend getaway or a family hotel which full of fun 😃😁

 

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It aims that each of its guests 👭👬👫 will describe their respective staycation at Hotel De Art 🏢 differently. Yeah‼️

There are 5️⃣ hotels within Selangor state of Malaysia 🇲🇾 ,

  • Section 7️⃣ Shah Alam
  • Section 9️⃣ Shah Alam
  • Section 1️⃣9️⃣ Shah Alam
  • I-city Shah Alam
  • USJ, Subang Jaya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why not book your stay with a beautiful 😍🤩 nicely done art room❓⁉️

Feel free 🆓 to enjoy viewing 👀 each & then selecting ✅ the room art design that you wish to have a staycation 🛌🚿🚽 upon your check-in 🔐, of course subject to room availability ya 🤗

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Address📍: 21, Jalan USJ21/6, USJ21, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://usj21.hoteldeart.com.my/

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

 

 

She 👩🏻 also made a visit to the Hotel De Art I-city 🏢 (no staying in ❌🛌🚿🚽) , just to tour & view 👀 some of its rooms as well as attended the briefing 🗣👥👤👥 of Zurasa Food’s signature product ~ Tempe Kicap 😋🤤, more stories via 🌐??

Do enjoy some of the photos 📸📸 captured for sharing here ya 😁

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Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews about the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Wetlands Sedili

From all places that SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻travelled during her recent trip ğŸŽ’ğŸ•¶ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘Ÿto Southern Malaysia 🇲🇾 with all her writers gang👫👭👬, this homestay 🏘 was her favourite ❤️ among all✌🏻👆🏻

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Yeah‼️ Wetlands Sedili🏘‼️ It’s also called as Kampung Belukar Durian😀 Its name was given in conjunction with the discovery of a durian tree 🌳 when Sedili Kecil residents 👬👭👫 were explored the swamp forest area ğŸž with aim for a new settlements🙂

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This homestay 🏘 was 1 of the various implementation of development projects on rural tourism infrastructure facilities, the tourism economic projects & the human capital to locals based tourism by the Lembaga Kemajuan Johor Tenggara (KEJORA)😊 It’s 1️⃣ of the many destinations under the project developed by KEJORA along with Sedili locals 👫👭👬 to introduce it to the nature lovers 💚 cum travelersğŸŽ’ğŸ§¢ğŸ‘ŸğŸ•¶

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It’s a freshwater swamp forest ğŸž which located at Sedili Kechil river💦💧, a riverine biodiversity in freshwater 💦💧 ecosystems. This Sedili Kechil watershed definitely provides an excellent opportunity to conserve a relatively intact lowland tropical wetland forest ğŸž ecosystem of its kinds in Peninsular Malaysia 🇲🇾

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Very relaxing ğŸ˜ŒğŸ˜Ž stay here, why❓⁉️

It’s because with its ❌📶 limited network coverage, ha…ha…at 1️⃣st, she wasn’t used to it & was busy searching networks high ⬆️ & low ⬇️ for social mediasss 📲 with some of her writers gang👬👭👫 Ha…Ha…😅😂🤣

Then, slowly she got used to the peacefulness 😌 without phone📱 / incoming messages 📲beeping & really enjoy cum appreciate the quiet relaxing time here😉

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Checked-in to a simple basic room here (or shd say more like a studio house cum chalet 🏠) for a comfy night stay 😌😴💤

There is a balcony with a basin🚰, it serves for your prawnsss 🦐🦐 cathching ğŸŽ£ right from the chalet🏘🏠

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Oppsss…There is no ❌ heater♨️🚿, so advisable to have your shower 🛀🏻🛁 early 🔆🔅 especially if you are with young kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻 then. Also remember to bring your own toiletries as only towel is provided here🤗

Then, enjoyed delicious 😋🤤 afternoon tea ☕️ 🍘 served here

Yeah‼️ All served in Johor styled 😋😋

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Ohh…She learnt that fried banana 🍌 here have to enjoy it with black 🖤 sauce dipping🤤😋

Hmm…She loves ❤️ the thick fish 🐟 crackers 🥠served, with a cup of hot milk tea☕️ Ohh….So yummy delicious‼️😋🤤

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What are the activities here❓⁉️

Her writers gang 👫👭👬 were enjoying chit chatting 🗣👤👥🗣 by the jetty, river 💦💧prawnsss 🦐🦐 catchingğŸŽ£, snapping 📸 photos, doing nothing but appreciated the nice peaceful riverside sceneryğŸ˜ğŸž

What for dinner 🍽❓⁉️

We enjoyed barbeque (BBQ) 🍡🍢🍗🍖dinner together…Ha…Ha…A special thanks 🙏🏻 for the well marinated chicken 🐔🍗 , sausages, prawns 🦐 🦐 & fishes🐟🐟. Really fingers licking good 👍🏻 BBQ dinner😋

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Ohh…Also great thanks 🙏🏻 to her writers gang, Murni 🙋🏽‍♀️& Eddy 🙋🏿‍♂️for helping to BBQ 🔥🦐🐟🍗 most of the food items for the night 🏙🌃 too 😃😁 Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was just enjoying eating most of the time…😋🍽

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Hey…She 👩🏻 helped with the new 🆕 888 Tea & Coffee chocolate 🍫 drinksss🥤🥤making though…She was not 💯% lazy & only busy eating ya😆🤣

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Enjoyable fun chit chat 🗣👤👥🗣with gang 👫👭👬 right after dinner🍽🍴 Just so so much laughter 😂🤣😆

Ha…Ha…Especially the video clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ recorded by Sir Zharif Aziz 🙋🏽‍♂️for the new 🆕 chocolate 🍫 drinksss🥤🥤by 888 Tea & Coffee

A great night sleep😌🛌😴💤

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After breakfast 🍽☕️ the next morning🔆🔅, then went for a boat 🚤 trip to tour around the Sedili Kechil river💦💧

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Then visited The Horseshoe Crab Aquaculture Farm 🦀💦 & learnt 📖 so much about it

Bravo‼️ 👏🏻Really great 👍🏻 effort of this farm & really well deserved for the award wonğŸŽ–ğŸ…ğŸ†

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After the visiting, then back to the homestay 🏘🏡 & within short walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️distance for clams collecting…Ha…Ha…Walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️into the muddy muddy swamp area & hunting for clams

Yeah‼️ Her writers gang 👫👭👬 really enjoyed & collected many many clams with a mixture of sizesss🤩

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So so happy‼️ All busy were cleaning 💦💧 hands👋🏻🖐🏻, legs👣, then the clams…

Last but not least‼️ All gathered 👬👭👫 to BBQ 🔥 the clams & enjoyed fresh BBQ clams 🍴🍽 together gather. Just so so yummy delicious😉

After a satisfied BBQ clams😋🤤, then packed luggage ğŸŽ’& checked out from here for next destination🚐

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Highly recommended 👆🏻by SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 Do exploring for your freshwater 💦💧swamp forest ğŸž stay vacation 🛌 ya😄☺️

Address📍: Kompleks The Wetlands, Kampung Belukar Durian, Sedili Kecil, 81910, Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Contact no.ğŸ“žâ˜Žï¸ğŸ“±: Mr Kamal +6019-738 0372 / Mr Wan Zaili +6019-730 0058 / Madam Wan Rohani +6013-7026327

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

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation at Amari Hotel Johor Bahru (JB)

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👫👭👬 had a comfy stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿at Amari Hotel JB 🧡🏢 recently😃

Hmm…Why Amari JB🧡🏢❓⁉️

  • ONYX Hospitality Group’s 1️⃣st foray into the Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 southern gateway city with its 242-room
  • Strategically located 📍within the heart ❤️of JB city with its easy access to JB heritage district
  • With close proximity to some famous tourist spots, museums, cafés☕️🍵, traditional bakeries ğŸ¥–ğŸž& various local dining 🍽🍴places

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  • Surrounded by the Persada Convention Centre, Komtar JBCC & City Square shopping malls🏢🏢
  • Walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️distance to JB Sentral & the Customs, Immigration & Quarantine (CIQ) Complex
  • Reaching to the upcoming Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) 🚇🚊that will link JB , Malaysia 🇲🇾 & Singapore 🇸🇬
  • A 3️⃣0️⃣-min drive 🚗🚘 from Senai 🇲🇾International Airport🛬🛫
  • A 5️⃣0️⃣-min drive 🚘🚗 from Singapore’s 🇸🇬Changi Airport 🛬🛫

Guess what❓⁉️

Amari JB 🧡🏢is originally from Thailand 🇹🇭 & now expanding across Asia ğŸŒŽ with its rich & long-standing heritage. It also highlighting the textures & flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine & service😊

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was impressed 😍🤩with the welcoming hotel service upon her arrival👍🏻

Its hotel lobby is located on the 6️⃣th floor & offers warm friendly welcome & serves as a social hub where guests can access other hotel features including Breeze Spa💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️ It offers thoughtfully designed space for meetings, relaxation, dining/ working including The Library📖📚, Idea 💡 💭 Room & a generous lounge area🥂🍹🍸

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Breeze Spa 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️ offers its signature mood-based scrubs & massages, Thai 🇹🇭 therapeutic experiences, body treatments, facial, salon services etc. SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has yet to experience any services here.

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She was served with the beautiful purple 💜 colour signature drink 🍸 (welcome drink) during her hotel 🚶🏻‍♀️🏢tour. It’s light & tasty, so you may wish to buy 🛒🛍 it as a souvenirğŸŽ She was told by the spa officer🙋🏻‍♀️, each bottle lasts for at least half a year🙂

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Had enjoyed the signature afternoon tea ☕️🍵served at the Amaya Café, sit back to enjoy a wide selection of English tea, beverages, cakes & pastries🍰🥧🥐

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Yeah‼️ Checked in to her spacious Grand Deluxe room😌😴💤

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The next morning🔆⁉️, she enjoyed her breakfast 🍽☕️ served at Amaya Food Gallery. It’s a market-style all-day restaurant with influences from the architecture & food market culture of different Asian ğŸŒŽ countries. The extensive menu features a variety of well-loved dishes from Chinese, Indian, Malay, Thai & international cuisines🍽🍴

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This hotel 🧡🏢owns a ballroom which can be divided to 2️⃣ smaller function rooms & a pre-function foyer. All are well equipped with audio visualğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ§, video ğŸŽ¥ conferencing ğŸ“ž& high–speed wifi📶 It has an outdoor terrace which is ideal for cocktail 🍸🍹receptions for 600pax/ sit down dinners 🍽🍴for 200pax. Its weddings team has expertise in arranging traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian & Western weddings👰🏻🤵🏻

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There are fit centre/ gym🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♂️, swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ pool as well as children 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻pool available for use. If you & your family members 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧love ❤️ to 🏊🏻‍♂️ 🏊🏻‍♀️, do consider to reserve your room with pool access then😀

She really enjoyed her comfy stay here😁

For reservations/ more details, do exploring

Address📍: No.82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Check-in 3️⃣pm & check-out 1️⃣2️⃣pm

Website🌐: https://www.amari.com/johor-bahru/

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

Hmm…Wondering what you can do during your stay in the evening🏙❓⁉️

Yeah‼️ Let’s opt for a trishaw ride 🛵to JB city, the heritage district/ exploring for a local dinner🍽🍴

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This trishaw ride 🛵 was initiated by Malaysian 🇲🇾 Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) since 1️⃣ Nov 2017. The ride starts & ends in front of Amari JB🧡🏢, so really convenient for its hotel guests👫👭👬

It’s available from 5️⃣pm to 9️⃣pm daily, except if with unfavourable weather🌧⛈🌩🌪 The ride fare of 2.2km is RM15/ride for Malaysian 🇲🇾 & RM30/ride for foreigner❌🇲🇾 Each spacious trishaw 🛵 can fit for 2️⃣ pax & approximately of 3️⃣0️⃣mins each ride🤗

Definitely a relaxing ride to enjoy & she has captured 📸 a video ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ for sharing here

Do contact â˜Žï¸ğŸ“žâŒšï¸Mr Chua Poh Kok👨🏻‍💼 +60197799349 to arrange for your exciting trishaw ride🛵😀

Hmm….How about dinner 🍽🍴option❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👬👭👫 would like to recommend a local authentic café, Dapur Jendela🍽🍴

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You may request for your trishaw ride 🛵 to end nearby Jalan Tan Hiok Nee & with walking distance 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️to this café🍽🍴

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She was impressed 😍🤩 with the café’s decoration, its old styled feel, yet comfortable space for an evening 🏙🌃 handout/ dining👫👭👬

Her favourite ❤️ food from here❓⁉️

The Malay styled pancake ğŸ¥ž (6️⃣ pieces) served with spicy 🌶 chilies anchovies aka in Malaysia’s 🇲🇾 national language ~ lempeng & sambal tumis ikan bilis😋🤤

Other dishes 🍽🍴she has shared & enjoyed with her writers gang 👬👭👫 including fried chicken 🍗 with herbs rice 🍚 set, special porridge, special soupy rice cube🍲, “roti jala” with chicken curry🥘, seafood🦐🦑🐟cabonara🍝, chicken 🐔 chop etc. Do enjoy a short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ from her recent dining here ya🍽🍴

Address📍: No. 49, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕧: 6️⃣pm to 2️⃣am daily, except Mon

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

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Day to explore heritage @ Johor Bahru (JB)

After morning 🔆🔅 breakfast 🍽☕️ from Amari Hotel JB 🧡🏢(Do stay tune for her next stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿 blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 ya), SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her writers gang 👫👭👬 have decided for a day to exploring the heritage of old town JB 🇲🇾

It was started with a morning 🔆🔅heritage walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️Yeah‼️

A mixed feeling 😃😌 while walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️down the memory lane of the old town here, why❓⁉️

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Some of the old shops are really well maintained👍🏻, including still operating the businesses as inherited, while some actually have transformed to modern faces 🏢… Her personal thought 💭 , it would be good 👍🏻 if all old buildings are maintained as its origin as possible though☺️

However, she also well received ☺️ that town evolution is unavoidable too…Hmm…Happy 😃 that old town JB is still not too bad in its heritage maintenance thus far. Bravo‼️👍🏻👏🏻

So, she was impressed 🤩 with 1️⃣ of the old business which stay from the olden days till now😲

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What❓⁉️

That’s amazing‼️😁

Yes, it’s Salahuddin Bakery ğŸ¥–ğŸžat Jalan Dhoby (A side joke 🤣 ~ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has made fun to 1️⃣ of her writers gang, Dboy Ahmad 🙋🏽‍♂️that the road name of him was wrongly❌spelled 🔡🔠😅😂 Ha…Ha…😆)

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Note: Photo 📸 above credited to https://www.facebook.com/dboystudio 🙋🏽‍♂️

Highly👆🏻recommended‼️ A must visit as it’s like a live museum of an old halal bakeryğŸ¥–ğŸžshop with traditional buns🥐, breadsğŸ¥–ğŸž, cakes ğŸŽ‚ğŸ°etc.

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Why as a live museum❓⁉️

Because it’s still in its origin bakeryğŸ¥–ğŸžbusiness inherited & continues with wood fired 🔥 bread oven😲✌🏻

You may buy 🛒 a packet or 2️⃣ of its bakery items ğŸ¥–ğŸžğŸ¥ to enjoy 😋 ya

She has enjoyed the tasty dried coconut 🥥🌴 buns from here 🤤 Not too sweet 😋

Address📍: 26 Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕗: 8am to 2pm daily, except Fri

Website🌐: http://tourism.johor.my/tours/salahuddin-bakery/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salahuddin-Bakery-Jalan-Dhoby/151382781582630?fref=ts

What’s next❓⁉️

Another old building 🏢 that touched her heart ❣ ~ Sultan Ibrahim Building😍

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Guess what❓⁉️

It’s still in use currently as Government offices🏢That’s why she was only captured 📸 her photo at the entrance, during her visit this building 🏢 is not open for public/ tourists though😌

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Address📍: Along Jalan Abdul Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, West Malaysia

Website🌐: http://tourism.johor.my/tours/sultan-ibrahim-building/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sultan-Ibrahim-Building/137290522958512

There are lots of beautiful wall mural observed 🤩 during her heritage walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️, do enjoy a short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured from her heritage walk 🚶🏻‍♀️at old town JB😀

After morning 🔆🔅walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️, went for a traditional Malay cuisine dining 🍽🍴place for lunch🤤😋

Where❓⁉️

It’s Dapor Warisan (Yes, she was back 🔙 again❗️😜) If you remembered her earlier sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝of this dining 🍽🍴place in her travel posting with the Kingz MG to Southern Malaysia😉

Satisfied delicious 😋🤤 traditional Malay cuisine not to be missed while you are visiting JB ya✌🏻👆🏻

Ohh…You definitely will love 💖 the Angklung (traditional musicğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ instrument) performance here too👍🏻 Again, a short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured to share her dining 🍽🍴moment here, enjoy it ya 😄

Address📍: Kompleks Yayasan Warisan Johor, Lot 888, Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕛: 12pm to 11pm daily

Contact no.â˜Žï¸ğŸ“žğŸ“±: +6013-7057301 / +6016-7726146

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

In the evening🏙, you can opt for a shopping 🛒 🛍walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️at Pasar Karat aka Bazaar JB, it’s more like a night bazaar / night market/ flea market with all types of merchandises where you can shop🛒🛍 for some souvenirs from JB perhaps. Hmm…Personally she has observed there are a mixture of new items & preloved items from her walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️at this night market😉😊

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has captured 📸 a video clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ from her night visit for sharing here,

Address📍: Along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕕: 6pm to midnight daily

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

After the night 🌃 shopping 🛒🛍 walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️, had an exclusive privilege to ride on RV luxury bus  🚌 ride to tour around Bukit Serene 👑 & Laman Serene ⭐️🌟

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Address📍: Along Jalan Straits View, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istana_Bukit_Serene

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Istana-Bukit-Serene/142571325759851

Do enjoy a video clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 from her night 🌃🌌tour with RV luxury bus🚌

For more details about RV luxury bus 🚌 booking, do exploring

Website🌐: http://www.psholidays.com

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

Contact no.â˜Žï¸ğŸ“žğŸ“±: Mr Chua Poh Kok +6019-7799349

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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 ağŸŽ– 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 ğŸŽ£ 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 ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ 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 ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ 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 ğŸŒŽtoo 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 statusğŸŽ–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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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Day @ Pontian Johor

Yeah‼️It’s Chinese New Year Eve today ㊗️🈵😘

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 decorationğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠğŸŽ€ (with additional charge 💱 subjects to your decoration requirement ya) before your check-in if you wish to celebrate your special event e.g. birthday ğŸŽ‚ , anniversary 💑💏 celebration etc.

How❓⁉️

Do  enjoy the short clip ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ 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 tooğŸ˜ŽğŸ˜Š

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Guess what❓⁉️

Pontian was once the largest exporter of pineapples 🍍🍍 in the world ğŸ—ºğŸŒŽ

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 ğŸ›’ğŸ›ğŸŽ 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 ğŸŽ£ 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 ğŸŽ£village just about 2️⃣0️⃣km from this hotel 🏢 as well as a notable national parkğŸž, 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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#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 ğŸŒž ☀️ 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 ğŸ˜‰ğŸ˜Ž

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 ğŸŒžâ˜€ï¸chill beach 🏖🏝 walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️while waiting for sunrise 🌅 from the South China Sea 🌊

Hey‼️ Why not a pre-wedding 💍🤵🏻👰🏻 shoot ğŸ“¸ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ here if you are currently planning for a venue❓⁉️

Hmm…She was satisfied 😊 though without ❌ a beautiful egg yolk sunrise 🌅 that morning ğŸŒžâ˜€ï¸ 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 ğŸ“¹ğŸŽ¥ captured by 1️⃣ of her writers gang, Dboy Ahmad 🙋🏽‍♂️

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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 & HerbsğŸ³ğŸ¥ž, Beach Hut Bistro🍔🍟🍕, Sunken Bar 🍸🍻& Snuk Thai 🇹🇭 Street BBQ🍡🍢

Her writers gang 👫👭👬 & herself 👩🏻has enjoyed the breakfast ☕️🥪buffet @ Spices & Herbs ğŸ¥žğŸ³which 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 ğŸ˜‹ğŸ˜Ž 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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