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What To Eat In Sabah of Malaysia

Hey all 👋🏻☺️, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share about the food she has enjoyed during her Sabah trip this time, do hold your saliva 🤤 while reading her foodie story here ya

Ohh ya…When you’re at Kudat, must buy & enjoy this famous tasty prawn 🦐 crackers, absolutely addictive tasty to enjoy 😋🤤👍🏻 especially during road journey. A special thanks 🙏🏻💕 to Mr Tommy Soo, her tour guide from Borneo Exclusions for this yummy snack treat 😁

Do check out her FB albums posted on her recent Sabah travels via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0ZDMHAhaGmYqvWuMmDbWeXULFXRZzbCmkwXLT9XuXX7dyMQzewNmpb64uqe2M6mpDl & 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0hTUKekAVLMxXLKie9P3fxuXwJmU6Z64iq1V1CtxC4qe7duzjn5ycX9Qmc3dXjWcul & 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0wJbxEQ8CQLnTL4QKdESdBoWWp5Aa79kqqJ8ym2bnkLYuh6mx1HyaHUkfrKZM8p4Jl

So, what to eat in Sabah❓⁉️

Kudat

James Tambakan Fish Farm 🍽️🐟

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing & her travel mates really enjoyed the healthy delicious yummy live & fresh seafood dishes, either steamed or boiled 😋🤤 after a 🔟mins boat ride 🛥️ from Kudat Esplanade Sidek ⚓ or Kudat Marina Jetty ⚓

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You can opt for fish snorkeling 🤿 & feeding fish 🐟🐠 here. Do check out her happy fish farm visit & fresh live seafood lunch enjoyment TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: 🔟mins boat ride 🛥️ from Esplanade Sidek or Kudat Marina Jetty

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/jamesfishfarm/

Restaurant Hock Cheong 福昌 🍽️

She had a happy full tummy dinner here 👍🏻

This restaurant is a famous venue for wedding lunch or dinner opted by most of the local Sabahan in Kudat as it serves delicious 😋🤤 foods

All dinner dishes ordered so so yummy tasty 😋👍🏻 personally she enjoyed the butter prawn the most from this dinner

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ohJsqtrQCQfhmXMy8
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=154929537938987&__tn__=C-R

Rainbow 🌈 Kitchen / Rainbow 🌈Herbs

Her travelmates & herself enjoyed the breakfast served here, the well known dish serves here is Tom Yam soup 🍲

SiennyLovesDrawing has tried from her travel mate order & loves the creamy milky non spicy Tom Yam served here

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She has ordered the fish head noodles served here, she is not too into the flour coated of the fish when she chewed on the fish meat. However the soup really a good boiled & with typical Chinese style cooking 👍🏻

Do note that the serving portion here is smaller because it serves as breakfast ya ☺️

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/F4XygZFqvbruofhq8

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rainbow-Herbs-Kudat/428416687215555

Rungus Longhouse @ Bavanggazo village

She was here to meet Madam Agnes Angkung for Litai art making activity ~ It’s colour beads hand making accessories whether necklace, bracelet etc. The motif on the accessories is known as ‘Vinusak’ which means flower in the Rungus language

SiennyLovesDrawing so happy that she learnt this for the 1️⃣st time & got to make herself a pair of Litai earrings during this hand making workshop

Special thanks to Madam Agnes for her patience in guiding her during this hand making workshop. She is very friendly in her teaching & guiding. Highly recommended this workshop & read more via her earlier story ~ Arts In Sabah ~ via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/

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She actually enjoyed the home cook Rungus cuisine as lunch here, yummy 😋🤤 tasty. She also gets to enjoy lunch with Madam Agnes & her family members here. Absolutely a memorable tasty lunch

Visitors may opt for a homestay in long house experience here with breakfast, lunch & hand making experience, can be a customized package ya

Her happy Litai hand making learning & enjoyed Rungus lunch TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/he3zVrnCV7LiYZQ56
Website🌐: https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-bavanggazo-rungus-longhouse/

Keningau

Lai Pao Chicken Wings

Yeah‼️ Dropped by to takeaway the famous fried chicken wings ☺️

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Special thanks to Ms DG for her recommendation, SiennyLovesDrawing 1️⃣st time to enjoy a slightly sweet taste coated fried chicken wings here, it’s yummy tasty 😋🤤 to chew on the juicy tender bites, however just slightly oily, it’s still a nice try ya

Do check out for her TikTok clip ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Sk2cxa9Ec95kiims9

Website 🌐: https://laipaofriedchickenwing.business.site/

Kris Vin Delicatessen

She has enjoyed the famous Nasi Lemak with fried chicken 🍛🍗 & then takeaway some bakery items

Once stepped in, you will be welcome with buttery bakery smell, yes ✅, smells so good & tempting

Do check out for her happy breakfast time TikTok clip captured ya 📹🌐

She loves her takeaway choice of a yam bun & a slice of chocolate cake 🫓🍰 to enjoy during her road trip 😋👍🏻 during long car 🚗 ride to Tenom & KK

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rbZXDkFYGyMMNJDk9
Operating hours: 9am to 5pm

Tenom

Lai Brother Cafe

She has enjoyed its famous Tenom fried noodles

It’s tasty that you have tasted the good fry of the noodles “wok hei” in Cantonese dialect. Also the style is similar to our Cantonese Ying Yong noodles ie. Fried noodles topped with thick egg gravy served with roasted pork, fish cake & vegetables

Do check out for her happy Tenom noodles 🍜 tasting TikTok clip captured ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ShXWEQYdu54uxVs58
Operating hours: 6am to 10pm
Website🌐: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-service/Lai-Brother-Cafe-%E8%B3%B4%E6%B0%8F%E5%85%84%E5%BC%9F%E8%8C%B6%E9%A4%90%E5%BB%B3-110316644173136/

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Tana Restaurant @ Toojou Hostel

It’s a restaurant serving nordic-inspired food with a local twist. Absolutely must try the red snapper served here, so fresh & tasty 😋👍🏻

Do check out her TikTok clip captured to view the impressive mural arts @ its staircases 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZUXmgoHx5av6iLSA

Operating hours: 11am to 12am

Website🌐: https://mural.toojou.com/ & https://www.toojou.com/foods-drinks

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Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra

It’s 🆕 outlet since Apr 2022 & she has got a privilege to meet & chat with the friendly founder, Ms Janice

It’s a Sabah’s local healthier version of fried chicken as Ms Janice herself loves fried chicken personally, less oily, yet crispy juicy to chew on. It’s famous for full-spring chicken 👍🏻😋

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves her 1️⃣st bite chew on the fried chicken drumstick 🍗, the tasty juicy with great 👍🏻 fragrant in her mouth 👄, absolutely satisfied. A must try local Sabah friend chicken

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Ohh ya…Insider news that Borenos is expanding to West Malaysia soon, yeah 👍🏻 Also in plan to expand to overseas too in the future. Proud & happy to note our local Malaysian brand with plan towards international

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948947618836197376-BBHz

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qjgdaySwvN7mJG4M6
Operating hours: 9am to 9pm
Website🌐: https://www.borenos.com/

My Native Sabah, Plaza 333

She has enjoyed traditional Sabah cuisine for dinner here. It’s an authentic restaurant that serves Sabah’s unique native traditional foods

LinkedIn album on the murals 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949536184041676800-23Ra

It’s a nice place to try & taste the traditional cuisine of different tribes in Sabah, it’s also a bar to relax with friends after your meals here

Ohh ya…It serves also the live or fried edible nutritional protein sago worm 🐛 named Butod, more info via 🌐 https://www-mysabah-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.mysabah.com/wordpress/sago-worm-butod/amp/

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Ohh ya…In this restaurant, also a parrot 🦜 mural painting by Cracko Art Group 😍🤩 Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7116705559709371674

Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/bHKe19
Operating hours: 11.30am to 8.30pm , except Sunday
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/mynative.sabah

Kwong Sup Ikan

She has enjoyed a big bowl of bitter gourd soup vermicelli with a mix of both fresh fish & fried fish slices as lunch here

The fresh fish slice is tasty to enjoy with a sense of fresh sweetness, while she is not to enjoy the fried fish slice, she prefers more dried fried, as she doesn’t really like the taste of flour coated on the fish slice. Just her own tasting preference ya ☺️

The bitter gourd soup base is slightly plain to her taste buds & not bitter. She would have preferred a thicker bitter taste soup base. She has tried a sip of the tomatoes soup 🍅🍲 base from her travel mate’s bowl, it tastes better as compared to bitter gourd

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When stepped in to its air conditioning dining area, you will be amazed with the 1️⃣st aquarium ♒🐟🐠🐡🐢🦀 concept murals by Oka.studios (IG: Oka.studious)

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951365938277453824-QigF

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/esnzdUiFiR5wkoeA9
Operating hours: 7am to 5pm
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/KwongSupIkan/

Flypod Cafe & Lounge

She met with her friend, Sky Tee for a good long chat at the comfy cosy lounge (With Karaoke ğŸŽ¤ available). It’s beautiful when the micro optics lighting is on at this lounge, magical & relaxing to chill here

You may enjoy alcoholic 🍺🥃🍷🍸🍶or non alcoholic drinks 🥤🍹☕🍵 here, as well as karaoke ğŸŽ¤ğŸŽ¶

During her stay with Flypod Hotel, she has enjoyed her time at this lounge area for her work & drafting blog posts. Also she enjoyed watching the air planes 🛩️🛫🛬from here

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951474588706877440-km8L

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TJji9fTFX9hxA4PKA
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/

Flypod Restaurant

Had breakfast here ~ A cuppa Cappuccino ☕ & The Triple Decker sandwiches 🥪 Very generous portion & tasty to enjoy 😋👍🏻

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She was here several times during her stay with Flypod Hotel. Personally she loves ❤️ the comfy environment here while she works & drafting her blog posts here

The dragon fruits juice here actually served with its own planted dragon fruits, refreshing good 👍🏻

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She appreciates the staff here who are friendly to help her to look after her belongings while she went for a quick toilet break ☺️

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xz8sMEnskbg64mby5
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/FLYPOD.R/

Papar

Kak Anna Restaurant

Enjoyed a cuppa of her favorite hot honey lemon🍯🍋 here to rest after walking under the hot sunny â˜€ï¸ğŸ˜Ž day

SiennyLovesDrawing loves the interior design with a collection of antiques here. A cosy comfy dining space for relax chilling moments ☺️while enjoy some local foods

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/62cCMvvaJUYfwjHg9

Restaurant Fu Yee

Had a fresh tasty seafood dinner 🍽️ 😋🤤 & then back to Flypod Hotel with a happy tummy for a comfy night rest 😁💕

A speciality must try dish here is the Steamed Wine Prawns with Egg White 🦐

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rkTqjvoKa5CnuP1i9
Contact no. : Ah Pan +6016-842 3197

A special thanks to her 🆕 friend, Sky Tee who brought her here 😃😁

Kundasang

Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Checked in here & SiennyLovesdrawing really enjoyed the steamboat dinner 🍲🥘😋👍🏻 while enjoyed the nice 🆒❄️ weather here

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully charged & energised from her good night rest here. The peaceful calm environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed 🛏️, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended 👍🏻

Then enjoyed her favorite hot green bean soup (From earlier night supper as she missed it due to fall asleep unpredictably from the cosy comfy room 🛌🏻), hot honey & fried noodles as her brunch here 😋🤤

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Highly recommended👏🏻👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her great stay here 👩🏻❤️💕 Do read more of her story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/08/11/amazing-scenic-getaway-in-kundasang-sabah-of-malaysia/

Do check out her FB album via 📸🌐 https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid02m68VDUGsTMKoWq9ZzPCDsEfVBbMnehN9W8ih878Si2RatnJuPhXW7oBYoiVpkoUSl/

Do enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her awesome stay here via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/P2Xi6gndiqDLthnt8
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Kokol Hill

NG Kokol Santai Cafe

She has enjoyed nasi goreng kampung with fried egg 🍳 as breakfast with Aunty Silis & Uncle Niun, the founders of this cafe & camping site. They are so friendly to chit chat with

Delicious 😋🤤 food served at this cafe with nice view to enjoy, yes ✅, you can catch both sunrise 🌄 & sunset 🌇 view from here ya 😍🤩

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There is a camping site next to this cafe

Hmm…Instead of camping 🏕️ at the camp site, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was forced to camp in the cafe area as the rain just like down pouring heavily non stop ☹️ Do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/best-moments-in-kota-kinabalu-kudat-keningau-tenom-of-sabah-malaysia-%c2%b7-day-by-day-itinerary/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xePRn7ZGZoy9ayKm9

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

Kedai Kopi Nyuk Pau Baru

She has enjoyed famous Ngiu Cap aka mixed beef noodles 🍜 lunch here with Aunty Silis. It’s Aunty Silis’s favorite dining whenever she does her shopping at this small Menggatal town

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 loves the nice beef fragrance of this bowl 🍜 then to enjoy the tender juicy beef 🍖 Highly recommended as you will note the local crowds here

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2pobyv23cm9wsks59

Hmm…What else SiennyLovesDrawing not to miss the local foods in Sabah❓⁉️

Quick quick comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya ☺️

Things To Do at Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share her recent trip to Sepang, Sungai Pelek & Salak, Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

This 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip was well organised 👍🏻 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 👨🏻‍💼, also MITA President & Vice President, Mr Uzaidi 👨🏽‍💼 & Ms Mint Leong 👩🏻‍💼 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 👩🏻 is truly agreeing with YB Ronnie 👨🏻‍💼 & Mr Uzaidi 👨🏽‍💼that Sepang is really with a great potential to grow its eco tourism moving forward with the natural resources surrounding it from her recent 2️⃣ visits. Do read more of her earlier educational visit via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodations 😃😁

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Places To Visit & Things To Do

River Cruise to Fish Farm ~ Sirip Biru Recreation Club

Absolutely recommended this 2️⃣ hours river cruise 🛥️ departed from Sirip Biru Jetty ⚓ 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 🦅 , rakit house for rent to visitors to enjoy holidays on river, Jetty Pak Din ⚓ (Owned by a local fisherman & now become boat parking owner at this jetty ⚓)

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also proud to know that Malaysia 🇲🇾 , her home country actually exporting charcoal aka arang batu to overseas from Jimah Power Plant here 👍🏻

Special thanks 🙏🏻 to our boatman named Mr Shamsul 🧔🏽 who is friendly to share all the information during the river cruising, bravo 👏🏻 Do keep up your great service ya 👍🏻

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Guess what❓⁉️

The highlight of this river cruise is the fish farm visit which you will get to fishing ğŸŽ£ from the fish farm here for big fish ie. Albino Grouper, Tiger Grouper, Siakap, Jenahak & many more 🐟🐟😃😁 Yeah‼️👍🏻💯

The visitors can also buy the fish that they have fishing ğŸŽ£ğŸŸ from here with the price slightly lower than the market price ya ☺️

Do check out her happy river cruise & exciting fish farm visit via 📹🌐

Address📍: 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 🇲🇾

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

Hmm…A dragon fruit a day, keep the doctor away 💪🏻👍🏻

Guess what ❓⁉️

She has spotted the beautiful blooming dragon fruit flowers 😍💕 during her farm visit led by The Nature Leisure Farm founder. Hmm…Curious 🤔 how it looks like❓⁉️ Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7135387930431917339 ya 😃😁

Dragon fruit plant is actually part of the cactus family, so it doesn’t require daily watering. It will bloom its flower 1️⃣st, then the dragon fruit is coming next to harvest, yeah‼️

Ohh yes, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed the DIY activities here, of course being impressed with the creativity of food, beverage & dessert creation with dragon fruit 😋👍🏻

  • 💕 Dragon fruit latte
  • 💕 Dragon fruit smoothie 🥤
  • 💕 Dragon fruit jam toast
  • 💕 Passion fruit with dragon fruit puree
  • 💕 Dragon fruit cupcake 🧁
  • 💕 Dragon fruit cheesecake 🍰
  • 💕 Dragon fruit chicken
  • 💕 Dragon fruit fried rice
  • 💕 Dragon fruit sambal for nasi lemak

She got a healthy dragon fruit themed dining during her breakfast & lunch at this nature leisure farm 🍽️😋👍🏻

A special thanks 🙏🏻 for the dragon fruit cheesecake 🍰 recipe, let’s enjoy baking it ya 😁

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She actually has learnt about DIY dragon fruit enzyme from a recent trip, do read her earlier learning story via 🌐 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 ✈️🛫 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 🛫🛬

Of course SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 too, do check out her happy TikTok clip captured from her earlier visit at here via 📹🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSRkN698Q/

Tips📌: Suggest to Google 1️⃣st on the flight departing & landing schedule on the day to plan your visit timing there for 🛫🛬📸 beautiful OOTDs with the airplanes ☺️💕

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/HD7aTgNJ6tjUjGze7
Website🌐: 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 👩🏻 doesn’t enjoy canoeing 🛶, instead she enjoyed the river cruise as shared above, perhaps next trip ya 😃😁

Food 😋🤤

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 🍽️👍🏻, as well as opting for a tatami accommodation in this hut, absolutely a calm peaceful relaxing time spent 😉

Do check out her happy sunset 🌅 dining TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Yes ✅, as shared above, really a special privilege to meet & greet YB Ronnie 👨🏻‍💼, also the MITA President & Vice President, Mr Uzaidi 👨🏽‍💼 & Ms Mint Leong 👩🏻‍💼at this buffet dinner 🍽️ & heard more about Sepang eco & agro tourism products updates with great positive vibes from them directly

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is absolutely proud that Sungai Sepang Besar is beautiful clean 😍 & surrounded with rich flora & fauna of mangrove forests. She is truly agreeing ✅ with YB Ronnie 👨🏻‍💼 & Mr Uzaidi 👨🏽‍💼that Sepang is really with a great 👍🏻 potential to grow its eco tourism moving forward with the natural resources surrounding it 😃

Address📍: 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 👩🏻 & her travel mates really had a satisfied happy tummy for a lunch dining here 🍽️👍🏻

Personally, she really enjoyed the 2️⃣ dishes from her 1️⃣st dining here ie.

  1. Dong Po Pork Steamed Bun ~ It won the Excellence Award 🏆 This was the 1️⃣st 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 😃
  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 😁

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

Hotel Accommodation 🏢

My Nature Leisure Farm 🏡🏘️

Yeah‼️ Happy check-in & enjoyed comfy stay in an air conditioning quad room (For 4️⃣ pax) with attached clean toilet 🚽 & bathroom, hot shower 🚿 available ✅

The decoration surrounding this space is very beautiful artsy 😍, 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 ✅

As shared above, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed the dragon fruit farm visit & DIY dragon fruit themed workshops during her stay here😃😁

Do check out her happy cabin lodge check-in & stay with dragon fruit farm visit TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

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 😁 & 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 🏡🏘️ is build with a vision to bringing its guests to living in nature surrounding 💚 This is her 2️⃣nd visit here & got a chance to stay for a night. Do read her earlier 1️⃣ visit story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/23/educational-things-to-do-selangor-malaysia/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kvZKZ1KBA4rWK1KXA
Website 🌐: http://mynature.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mynatureleisurefarm/

So, when will you be travelling to Sepang❓⁉️

Let’s plan a trip to Pusing Sepang Dulu ya 😃😁

Environmental Awareness Trip at Pulau Ketam, Selangor, Malaysia

Hey 👋🏻 all, Happy 65th Malaysia National Day 💕🇲🇾💗

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 as a go green supporter this time gonna sharing with you all about her amazing eco & environmental awareness familiarisation (FAM) trip recently at Pulau Ketam 🦀🏝️, Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾

This 2️⃣D1️⃣N FAM trip was well organised 👍🏻 by Holiday Link Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor, Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated, Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) & Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Bagan Pulau Ketam

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The trip 1️⃣st started with a meet up of all trip participants (Mostly tourism players, travel agents, travel companies & tour guide) & then departed from South Port Passenger Terminal, Port Klang for a speed boat 🛥️ ride with Huat Huat Speedboat of approximately 30mins to Pulau Ketam 🦀🏝

Safe arrival to Pulau Ketam, met & greeted with the tour guide from Pulau Ketam, Mr Loo & then captured a group photo 📸 @ KETAM signboard. All trip participants then left their luggage at Sea Lion Hotel for Pulau Ketam guided walking tour of approximately 3️⃣ hours

During this walking🚶🏻‍♀️tour, all trip participants get to explore the island’s local community & facilities ie. Balai Bomba 🚒🧑‍🚒 Sukarela, Government clinic of 💯 years old 🏥, police station, Maybank 🏧🏦, power station ⛽, temple ⛩️, 3️⃣ primary schools & 1️⃣ secondary school 🏫, the only 1️⃣ dried prawn processing factory on the island 🏝 , several seafood wholesalers, street wall art & many more

Do check out her happy travel to Pulau Ketam with guided walk tour & hotel check in TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7137064871660719387

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After the walking tour, all enjoyed tasty fresh seafood lunch served in Restoran Heng Heng Kopitiam 🍽️😋👍🏻

After lunch, met with Tok Chua Kim Lin, the President of Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Bagan Pulau Ketam, Negeri Selangor. Tok Chua Kim Lin has encouraged all trip participants to organise more tours/ trips to visit to Pulau Ketam. During the met-up session, Mr. Kenny Ng, Vice President (VP) Inbound of MITA has suggested to Tok Chua Kim Lin to organise more cleaning & rubbish collection campaigns as rubbish are observed during the walking tour in Pulau Ketam & this may affect the potential tourism growth of this island to the tourists. This session ended with a tea time treat by MPKK Bagan Pulau Ketam @ Restoran Heng Heng Kopitiam 🍽️🥣🍤🥤😋👍🏻  as an appreciation to all trip participants

Checked in to Sea Lion Hotel 🏨🛏️, then the trip participants also get to enjoy an approximately 2️⃣ hours Pulau Ketam boat tour 🛥️ to visit the fish farm, Sg. Lima, eagle 🦅 feeding, dolphin (Yes ✅, all so happy as seen some small dolphins 🐬🐬 from far), fish wall art & Mangrove Villa homestay inspection

Do check out her happy boat tour ride TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

All trip participants ended the day with a satisfied fresh seafood platter dinner at Restoran Jia Jia 🍽️😋👍🀼ôŽ°Š

The highlight of this trip that SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed personally is the visit & environmental awareness program at the Pulau Ketam Tzu Chi Environmental Protection Recycling Station (Tzu Chi) ♻️ which established since 25 Oct 2011 in Pulau Ketam 🦀🏝️

All trip participants get to participate in the local environmental awareness program with Tzu Chi volunteers. The program started with an introduction of Tzu Chi Association & their go green 💚♻️ efforts by Tzu Chi Association in Pulau Ketam to raise the environmental awareness. From this session, all trip participants got to know that the rubbish condition in Pulau Ketam 🦀🏝️ has been improved better since the go green awareness efforts by Tzu Chi to the local island residents here , of course it can be improved greater for a cleaner Pulau Ketam in near future for the local island residents as well as local & foreign visitors

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Next, a warm up body session with a light aerobic exercise led by the Tzu Chi volunteers. Then, followed with a split of 2️⃣ groups trip participants for an outdoor activity to the nearby recycle collection station to assemble & classification of reusable resources, then collected all the reusable resources into the reusable fish nets & returned to Pulau Ketam Tzu Chi Environmental Protection Station ♻️

After the group photo 📸 session of all trip participants with the reusable resources collected, hand washing session & then the reusable resources processing explanation session by Tzu Chi volunteers. All trip participants get to understand the brief features of the processing & transferring reusable ♻️✅ resources by the different grade of plastics

It’s really not easy to do recycling 💚♻️, of course the 1️⃣st buy in of the local residents to willingly put in the reusable resources into the collection station set up. However, there are a minority of local residents that misused the collection station as another dustbin on the island 🙄

After the collection of reusable resources, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has learnt that lots of tedious works involved especially the separation of different parts of a plastic reusable resources collected. Other reusable resources collected are glass 🍾, boxes/ cardboard 📦, papers ğŸ—žï¸, books 📚, CDs etc.

Guess what❓⁉️

Glass bottles 🍾🍾 can be recycled by using a special machine to crushing them into small glass pieces, then can be mixed into soil for plantation 🌱🌿🌳 purposes

Amazing learning gained 👍🏻

Yeah‼️ A yummy healthy vegetarian lunch 🍽️😋👍🏻 prepared by Tzu Chi volunteers as an appreciation to all trip participants for their visit & go green activity participation by all trip participants

All enjoyed the lunch happily 😃😁

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The program is then followed by Q&A, as well as an experience sharing session. During the sharing session, Tzu Chi volunteers have encouraged all the trip participants to include an environmental awareness session in their tours or trips organised moving forward, so that more people will be encouraged to start their own go green habits respectively ğŸ’šâ™»ï¸ğŸŒŽ

Ms Yap SC of Holiday Link Sdn Bhd, the trip organiser has shared her appreciation 🙏🏻💗 to all trip participants for their participation in this FAM trip & encouraged all trip participants to start organising similar environmental awareness tours/ trips moving forward

Ms Yik Thim of Tourism Selangor shared that her shopping habit now is too lazy to buy 🛍️ It means if she knows she will throw the item subsequently, she will not buy it now ❌🛍️ It’s a good way to reduce on 3️⃣R efforts. She has added that she does home cooking 🧑🏻‍🍳, so now she uses her kitchen waste / food waste from her daily home cooking preparation as home plant fertilizer. Then, her home plant 🌿🌱 will then grow as her own home cooking ingredients. Amazing way of being environmentally friendly ğŸ’šğŸŒŽ

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Ms Jennifer of Tzu Chi has added that parcels 📦 from online shopping actually causing lots of headache in Tzu Chi’s recycle efforts especially the sticking tape on the parcel 📦 box that the Tzu Chi volunteers have to remove the tapes from each parcel box 📦 during the process of recycling the reusable resources

Mr, Kenny Ng, VP Inbound of MITA has suggested to Tzu Chi volunteers to collaborate more with the associations outside of Pulau Ketam 🦀🏝️, also to start influencing the younger generations to educate them on 3️⃣R efforts ie. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle ♻️. Those can reuse or repair, don’t buy 🆕 one

At the end of this trip, many trip participants have agreed 💯👍🏻 to organise more eco & environmental awareness tours moving forward & start with own self 1️⃣st & then influencing people around on go green ♻️ habits ~ 3️⃣Rs for a better planet ğŸŒŽ to live in

Yes ✅, let’s all continue to do our part for a better living environment, each of us play an important role in go green efforts ya 💪🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻‘s happy participation of this environmental recycling activities TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7136333142108982554

In addition, every 3️⃣rd Sunday of each month is designated as Tzu Chi Recycling Day nationwide in Malaysia 🇲🇾, so the public can just drop by any Tzu Chi Recycling Centre/ Point ♻️ to volunteer time in sorting out recyclables at the centre & safeguard the Earth ğŸŒŽ hand in hand, more details via 🌐 https://www.tzuchi.my/en/join-us/recycling-centres

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to recommend this as an educational activity for our younger generation especially to impart environmental knowledge, raise environmental awareness & encourage all to protect our Mother Earth through practical actions ♻️👍🏻

Alternatively, if you’re a corporate or schools that would like to organise group visit with program etc. to Tzu Chi Recycling Centre ♻️, you may submit your application form to Tzu Chi for arrangement via 🌐 https://creatorapp.zohopublic.com/tcapps_tzuchi/mos/form-perma/Tzu_Chi_s_Caring_for_Community/CGrzWfhMDZyxNAvbT7GYfUuKv7mYa80zheU29OQyf1BPnreT91xXeznj3w89vVRtsDTTuJuG5qGCdRb6KwjqZZubxWM4ECHEp91u

The Launch of Marvels in Hong Kong event series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) has recently launched Marvels in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 : 25 Years & Beyond on 24 August 2022 (Wed) ie. A dedicated event series to be held in Malaysia 🇲🇾, Indonesia 🇮🇩 & The Philippines 🇵🇭 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) & to showcase Hong Kong 🇭🇰 ’s latest developments in areas such as arts, culture & tourism

It encompasses a wide array of engaging activities on topics such as Hong Kong 🇭🇰 trade & economy, business environment as well as tourism & culture, tailored for audiences from all walks of life in Malaysia 🇲🇾 & greater ASEAN communities

HKETO Jakarta jointly held with the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) a media launch ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾 to mark the official debut of the event series

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was invited 📧 as a media member to witness this launch of Marvels in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 : 25 Years & Beyond

Addressed at the media launch ceremony, the Director-General of HKETO Jakarta, Mr Law Kin-wai 👨🏻‍💼 said that Hong Kong 🇭🇰 is a highly international city 🌇🌃 with immense appeal beyond its widely known advantages in business & trade. He cited as an example the landmark development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), an emerging global arts & cultural hub featuring world-class attractions including the Xiqu Centre, the M+ museum & the Hong Kong Palace Museum

Mr Law added that under the 14th 5️⃣-Year Plan of the country, Hong Kong 🇭🇰 is clearly positioned as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural & arts exchange. The city will further consolidate its relevant edge with the completion of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre, the Lyric Theatre Complex in the WKCD & the Kai Tak Sports Park as a mega performance venue

Also speaking at the event, the Regional Director of Southeast Asia of the HKTB, Mr Raymond Chan 🙋🏻‍♂️ said that Hong Kong 🇭🇰 has always been close to the hearts 💕 of Malaysian travellers 🇲🇾👫👭👬 & Malaysia 🇲🇾 is an important key source market for Hong Kong 🇭🇰 With the 🆕 infrastructure development & experiences in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 , the city cannot wait to welcome Malaysian travellers 🇲🇾👫👭👬 back to Hong Kong 🇭🇰 to experience the 🆕 tourism offerings

He added that under Hong Kong 🇭🇰’s national development plan, it’s clearly positioned it as an East-meets-West Centre for International Cultural Exchange. More cultural assets ie. The East Kowloon Cultural Centre & The Lyrics Theatre Complex to be completed in 2023 & 2024 respectively. In parallel, the Kai Tak Sports Park will soon be completed to serve as the largest sports & performance venue with 50K seats, wow‼️🤩

During the launch, Mr Martin from HKTB further shared about the 360 Hong Kong 🇭🇰 Moments : New Adventures at Every Turn which covers below,

  • Arts & Culture
  1. M+
  2. HK Palace Museum
  3. Xiqu Centre
  4. West Kowloon Art Park
  • Great Outdoors
  1. Cycling 🚴‍♀️ in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 ~ Tuen Mun to Sha Tin/ Ma On Shan route & Cycling 🚴‍♂️ on Cheung Chau
  2. Sai Kung ~ Water & outdoor activities, UNESCO & Yim Tin Tsai
  3. Peng Chau
  4. Sha Tau Kok ~ Lai Chi Wo, Kat O & Ap Chau
  • Explore & Play
  1. Hong Kong Disneyland ~ Castle of Magical Dreams & Momentous Lightshow
  2. Ocean Park Water World
  3. LEGOLAND Dsicovery Centre
  4. The Peak ~ Peak Tram, Madame Tussaud’s, Love Rocks @ Sky Terrace 428 & Monopoly Dreams
  • Shop, Dine, Stay
  1. Neighborhood
  2. Wing
  3. Central Market
  4. PENICILLIN
  5. JAJA

More details for your trip planning via 🌐 https://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/what-s-new/highlights/newadventures.html

Also to check out SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from this exciting sharing session to get to know what’s new to travel & explore In Hong Kong 🇭🇰 ya 😃😁

The HKTB also invited local celebrities & artists in Malaysia 🇲🇾 , Mr Jason Phang & Ms Koe Yeet to highlight the latest information & must-go spots for tourists visiting Hong Kong through interactive activities & artwork, showcasing the city’s unique character with its iconic East-meets-West culture & a dynamic mix of the old & the new

SiennyLovesDrawing also missed the Hong Kong dim sum & Polo bun as shared by Ms Koe Yeet & Mr Jason Phang when both being asked what’s the things that they missed the most in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 Hmm…She just can’t wait to revisit Hong Kong for shopping 🛍 & food, yeah‼️👍🏻😃

HKETO Jakarta presented at the event the theme song ğŸŽµ ğŸŽ¶ of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, “Heading Forward”, to share the joy & excitement of this important milestone

The Marvels in Hong Kong series encompasses a wide array of events such as roving exhibitions, cultural performances & media gatherings to underscore the remarkable achievements of the HKSAR over the past 25 years

Under the event series, HKETO Jakarta is now hosting an exhibition entitled “Marvels in Hong Kong: 25 Years & Beyond” in Paradigm Mall, Kuala Lumpur this weekend, not to miss it ya 😃

SiennyLovesDrawing is excited to be there, see you all ya

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Things To Do at Commonwealth Forest Park, Selangor, Malaysia

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share here the things to do at Commonwealth Forest Park & Resort aka Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel (RTERK) 🌳🏕️🌳 from her recent visit

It’s a privately-owned resort & camping site on the road 🛣️ to Rawang, about 24km north of Kuala Lumpur city center & approximately 3km from Rawang Town. It was launched in 1993 to commemorate the 14th Commonwealth Forest Conference in Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Ohh ya… It’s with admission fee ✅ to enter this park. There is an Indian temple at its park entrance, be aware of the many monkeys 🐒🐵, so advise to keep any of your foods not too obvious visible to avoid being snatching by the monkeys during your visit or stay here

It combines a recreational forest with landscaped gardens, lakes, camping 🏕️ grounds, chalets, fountains, jogging tracks, hiking 🥾 trails, SAWA river trekking, All-Terrain Vehicle rides (ATV), stingless bee 🐝 (aka Kelulut) farm (Temporarily close) & other amenities to give its visitors a great 👍🏻 choice to spend time here for a green nature ğŸ’šğŸžï¸ğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³ getaway from the busy city living

Not just that it’s located at Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, a large forest reserve 🌳🌳 of over 600 hectares of lowland dipterocarp species bordering Kanching Recreational Forest & backing on to Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM). With these 3️⃣ forested areas together form a large green lung on the northern edge of the city 🌇

RTERK is now being managed by Future World Avenues Sdn. Bhd. in close collaboration with The State of Government, Tourism Selangor Sdn. Bhd. & State Forestry Department 🤝🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

So, what are the things to do❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing & friends really enjoyed themselves during their recent visit

Guess what❓⁉️

There will be an overnight trip again here, hurray 😃😁💕🏕️🌳❤️

From her recent travel experience, below are the things to do while enjoying being with the beautiful nature here as shown in her IG album shared above 📸📸

Glamping/ camping night with Lubar Camp 🏕️⛺

Lake campsite is definitely the favorite spot of many camping lovers ya 👍🏻

There are various camping tents available to rent at the river side ~ River Cottage, located right opposite The White Cottage or any locations within this park

Also camping equipment is available for rent

Note: There is no power point available for charging 🔋, so do bring along power bank while enjoying back to nature stay here

Enjoyed food 😋👍🏻 & OOTD 📸📹 @ the beautiful Café Loaves & Bites or Forest By Cik Bunga

All visitors can enjoy a cuppa or a slice of cake after a walk in this park

OOTD @ Mini Flower Garden Cik Bunga

You will be amazed with the growing plants passion of Cik Bunga here

OOTD @ Cik Bunga Telephone Booth

Lol 😛 There is a small phone in this booth ya 😀

Hmm…Who was SiennyLovesDrawing calling ah? Perhaps inviting her friends for a morning jogging here 😀

OOTD @ Welcome Bamboo

Love how the rainbow coloured bamboo formed the welcoming sign here

OOTD @ Roundabout RTERK

It’s just located opposite the Forest by Cik Bunga Cafe, this cafe serves food for all visitors to enjoy during time spent in this nature park

OOTD or an overnight @ The White Cottage

A nicely decorated & comfy space for a good night rest in this beautiful white cottage, it’s well equipped, air conditioning & beautifully decorated

It’s opposite River Cottage camping site 🏕️

More info or stay booking via 🌐 https://www.iohome.my/whitecottage

River Trekking

Do wear proper shoe 👟 (Kampung Adidas would be a good choice) & bring along mosquito 🦟 repellent before you’re starting to enjoy your river trekking

Note: It’s expecting to maybe experience with mosquitoes & leeches during this activity

More info on this activity booking via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf_mfCapFUU/ or contact the river trekking guide team via 🌐 https://instagram.com/adventurexcape

Canoeing / Kayaking 🛶

There are life jackets available for children & those who can’t swim while enjoying canoeing 🛶 at this man-made lake

Cycling 🚴🏻‍♀️

It’s a nice way to explore this park & enjoy the comfy wind blows during the ride, then breath in fresh clean air

Electric Scooter 🛴🛵

Hmm…This is really fun to enjoy this ride, personally SiennyLovesDrawing was not so good in balancing herself, it was a great 1st trial she had, enjoy max!!

ATV ride

It’s a must try ATV ride here especially riding in the forest area

There are clean toilets 🚽 with toilet papers, hand soap, power-pressure shower 🚿 & trash bins provided at designated area within the park to avoid being disturb by the monkeys

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing would like to recommend this park for family outing, school educational trip & corporate team building

Let’s visit Commonwealth Forest Park & Resort aka Resort Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel (RTERK) for a back to nature getaway

Welcome to check out her TikTok clip 📹🌐 captured from her recent happy travel here ya 😃😁🌳🏕️💕❤️👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KzbHoVHJfT4J5SZg9

Website🌐: https://www.rterkpark.com/

Amazing Scenic Getaway in Kundasang, Sabah of Malaysia

Hey all 👋🏻☺️, as refer to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s earlier blog post about her Best Moments in Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾 , if you’ve missed it, you may enjoy your read via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/best-moments-in-kota-kinabalu-kudat-keningau-tenom-of-sabah-malaysia-%c2%b7-day-by-day-itinerary/

In this blog post, she will share about her amazing scenic getaway with FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge, Kundasang, Sabah of Malaysia 神山飛点山庄 ğŸžï¸ğŸ¡ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤ğŸ˜ƒ

Actually SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 wasn’t in her itinerary planning to travel to Kundasang ğŸžï¸during this recent Sabah trip. However, just because of a beautiful coincidence that she got to know & engage with FLYPOD team (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/) , a great 👍🏻 1️⃣ stop travel solutions provider, then she got to enjoy a fully recharged mind, body & soul, an awesome scenic getaway at FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge ğŸ¡ğŸžï¸ğŸ‘

So, she has checked out & stored her big backpack ğŸŽ’ with FLYPOD Hotel 🏨 (Fee applies ✅), then enjoyed yummy brunch 😋🍽️☕ @ FLYPOD Restaurant before departed to Kundasang ğŸžï¸ with Sky Tee & Jane of FLYPOD team 👫🏻🚗☺️💕

FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ¡ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤ is centrally located at Kinabalu Park, Sabah. It offers a strategic location 📍& comfortable environment with beautiful scenery 😍🤩, if you’re planning your hiking 🥾 to Mount Kinabalu ⛰️, do check out this lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤â›°ï¸

Ohh ya…It was took over by a 🆕 management ie. FLYPOD & with its soft opening on 1 Feb 2022. It requires a 2.5 hours car ride 🚗 from FLYPOD Hotel 🏨, Kota Kinabalu International Airport ✈️ & Tanjung Aru Railway Station 🚉 You may engage for the transport service either car, van or bus 🚗🚐🚌 to reach to this lodge with FLYPOD team ya 👍🏻

With the 🆕 FLYPOD team management since Feb 2022, this lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤â›°ï¸ğŸ‘ğŸ» is now much improved on its cleanliness & well equipped for all its guests’ necessity comparatively if you’ve read up the TripAdvisor reviews made prior Feb 2022. SiennyLovesDrawing has shared & contributed her TripAdvisor review via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g3845613-d1028871-r852907728-Kinabalu_Mountain_Lodge-Kundasang_Ranau_Sabah.html based on her lodge stay in July 2022, so more travelers got an updated review, sharing is caring as always ya ☺️💕

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Kinabalu Park ğŸžï¸ğŸŒ³ was gazetted in 1964 to protect Mount Kinabalu ⛰️ & its flora & fauna 🌳🌳, also Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’s 1️⃣st World Heritage Site declared by the UNESCO in Dec 2000 for its outstanding universal values & the role as 1️⃣ of the most important biological sites in the world ğŸŒŽ Plenty of nature activities available especially enjoy the trekking trails ğŸžï¸â›°ï¸ğŸ¥¾ğŸ‘ğŸ», more info via 🌐 https://www.mountkinabalu.com/mount-kinabalu/kinabalu-park

Yeah‼️ You may request to stop by the Nabalu Craft Market before heading up the lodge for a quick shopping 🛍️🛒 Had a safe arrival with FLYPOD team though the roads up to the lodge is slightly steep, then enjoyed a cuppa of hot honey 🍯 as welcome drink 😋💕 from the friendly staff here at this lovely lodge, yes ✅, she did felt being home 🏡 & welcomed 🤗

When arrived, 1️⃣st impression to her, it’s absolutely suitable for a nature 🌳🌳 getaway from the busy city 🌆🌇 lifestyle & to enjoy relaxing. Totally an ideal 👍🏻 place for travelers within Kinabalu Park area ğŸžï¸

Let’s stay & enjoy a nice up close nature getaway with the view of the green nature of Kundasang valleys ğŸžï¸â›°ï¸ğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³

Do enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her awesome stay here via 📹🌐

This lodge ğŸžï¸ğŸ¡ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤ is actually owned by FLYPOD which was established in 2017, it was took over & then with soft opening in Feb 2022. FLYPOD is a management company for different business divisions & based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. FLYPOD aspires to be 1️⃣ of the prime movers of the local tourism industry in Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾 with FLYPOD Hotel, FLYPOD Restaurant, FLYPOD Cafe Lounge & this Kinabalu Mountain Lodge, also upcoming FLYPOD beachfront, all are set to thrive in serving both domestic & international travellers to Sabah, Malaysia 🇲🇾 Also to be 1️⃣ of the leading sustainable & environmental friendly 💚tourism organizations in the Sabah tourism industry to providing memorable travel experiences to all visitors

It sets 9️⃣km from Mount Kota Kinabalu ⛰️ to offer accommodation 🛌🏻💤 with a restaurant, a shared lounge & a 24-hour front desk for all its guests’ convenience. There is a private bathroom with bidet in some units, along with slippers, a hairdryer & 🆓 toiletries. It offers airport shuttle service with an applicable fee 🚗✈️

This lodge has a garden & sun terrace. She has checked into a Queen Room with Balcony in FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge for a comfy night stay 🛌🏻😴💤 Love the comfortable pillow & bed 🛏️ Her room is with attached bathroom & fully equipped with all necessity inclusive of electric kettle, cups, toiletries, tissue papers, towels, water heater, fan (No need for air conditioner, it’s absolute chill cozy with its cooling weather). If required, you may request for mosquito repellent, heater, iron & hair dryer from the hotel reception

Ohh ya…Thanks so much for the mosquito repellent spray & heater set up in her room by its friendly polite lodge staff. The free WiFi connection 📶 here was good during her stay here as she managed to do a work Gmeet 👍🏻 upon her checked in, yeah!! 😀

She loves ❤️ the peaceful calm environment here so much, making she easily fall asleep here, cooling nice ☁️🌡️👍🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

She really had a good rest during her stay here, nice deep sleep 💤😴 with its calm soothing surroundings â›°ï¸ğŸžï¸ğŸ’šğŸŒ³ğŸŒ³ Absolutely a good stay to enjoy maximum rest here 👍🏻

Do check out her FB album posted on her Sabah travels via 📸🌐

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She woke up happily after a great 👍🏻 early night rest here 🛌🏻💤👍🏻 She loves the nice valley view 🪟 from her room & enjoyed birds singing in the morning 🌄🕊️🐦

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully charged & energized from her good night rest here 🛌🏻💤👍🏻The cosy comfy environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed 🛏️, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended 👍🏻

During her stay, she has met 2️⃣ Singapore travelers, Naz & Lucas, had good chat with them to exchange travel stories & experiences 👫🏻😃😁 They love their cozy comfy stay here & recommended the trekking 🥾 at Kinabalu Park

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Ohh ya…You can enjoy steamboat meal 🫕🍲 during your stay here, absolutely a great 👍🏻 dining choice with its nice cooling ☁️🌡️, yummy 😋🤤 max

She got to enjoy her favorite hot green bean soup 🥣 (From earlier night supper as she missed it due to fall asleep 💤 unpredictably from the cosy comfy room 🛌🏻), hot honey & fried noodles as breakfast 😋👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing got amazed & loved the beautiful view of the Donkey head peak of Mountain Kota Kinabalu 🤩😍 during her morning walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️with Sky Tee & the absolute friendly guard dog, Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴

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Highly recommended👏🏻👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing really love & enjoyed her great stay here 👩🏻❤️💕

It’s really a good place to be at if you wish to enjoy a silent retreat, me time as well as family time with cooling weather & green nature view

Insider news: There will be a family room soon here (Now construction 🏗️🚧 in progress) with view 🪟 overlooking beautiful mountain valley 😍🤩🌄 Definitely worth to enjoy family time here

Absolutely a good 1️⃣ stop travel hospitality service enjoyed during SiennyLovesDrawing’s extended stay with FLYPOD Hotel 🏨, she really impressed with the friendly customer services from the FLYPOD team, including the guard dog, Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴 @ FLYPOD Kinabalu Mountain Lodge 😃😁 Do keep up the great customer service spirits, SiennyLovesDrawing for sure will be back again, see you ya

Highly recommended you all to connect with FLYPOD team for your Sabah travel ya 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻.

~ FLYPOD, Be welcomed. Be fulfilled. Be at home ~

Yes ✅, SiennyLovesDrawing did felt being home 🏡 & welcomed 💕🤗 during her stay here, will be back again for sure ğŸžï¸ğŸŒ³ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ’¤

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3KHuKRRk5FJatQYs8 (SiennyLovesDrawing has also contributed her Google review as a Google Local Guide ☺️)
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Yeah‼️ #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpacks ğŸŽ’during this trip 🇲🇾 #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers â¤ï¸ğŸŽ’ğŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍️🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks

A comfy shoe is recommended for travelling, siennyLovesDrawing has opted for 👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole Sabah trip , loving it 💕❤️, 🛒🛍️🌐 https://luccavudor.com/product/

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Heritage Things To Do @ Hulu Selangor, Malaysia · Day by Day Itinerary

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 continues to #cuticutimalaysia , in this blog post, she will share her own personal travel experiences & observations about covid19 🆕 norm travel procedures, peoples, places & the food she enjoys during this Hulu Selangor trip ya 😃😁

This trip was well organised by Lion Sight Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor & Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)

She would like to also share here her heritage historical trip itinerary this round @ Hulu Selangor & it’s covered for Serendah, Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) & Ulu Yam

Do check out her FB album posted about this heritage historical tour 📸🌐 via https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid02mny5RWJyEFGPM78CLapouqR1m1jDfvrrwzQdAxMPr61D7cCcPJoJJBVPitYZs7sjl

Heritage historical tour @ Hulu Selangor , Malaysia

Day 1

It was a raining day 🌧️☔ with sharp departure from Matic KL to Serendah @ 7.40am, the name Serendah in Malaysia’s national language ~ Bahasa Malaysia reflects that this area is located at a low level

Went straight to Macau street, Serendah for breakfast. This is the only Macao street that remains now from the total 5️⃣ Macao streets in the world ğŸŒŽ ie. Kuala Lumpur, Serendah, Malacca, Penang & Singapore. This street will be a food street of Serendah in the future as shared by Mr Andy Pah during lunch of that day

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Highly recommended the tea egg dessert served at Kedai Kopi Yee Kee. The egg well boiled in sweet tea soup, yum yum 😋👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing & her friend were lucky to enjoy this well known dessert @ 9am. It normally ready to serve around 10am. She loves this hot dessert as tasted it for the 1st time. A must try ya 😀 They were sharing a table with a retired couple, had a good chat with them, a happy breakfast

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vrZJbeZV4oRdiZJz9

Then, visited the Hock Leng Keng Temple 双文丹福靈宫 which founded in 1869. It’s a 150 years old Taoism temple with a museum to visit to learn the history of this temple & Serendah. It used to be a medical temple for the village residents, especially kids here. SiennyLovesDrawing got impressed by how well this temple is being maintained till now

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Met officials, Mr Andy Pah from Balairaya Serendah & Mr Lee, the acting president of Hokkien Association. Listened to their explanation about this old temple history, as well as Serendah history

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uT7XprLrkTp3fjFE9

Then, group photos & enjoyed hosting tasty yummy lunch & chit chat together with the Hokkien Association members @ Restaurant 218

During the lunch, Mr Andy Pah informed that the Temple Street of Serendah actually with 7️⃣ temples & some with over 100 years. That’s really full of historical values. He also shared about the ongoing efforts of developing Serendah as a lifestyle tourism destination. It will be developing as a tourist park so each visitor here can spend at least 2 hours

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XggiK8ptQhw8AZRY9

Next @ llmio Cafe 古毛人茶餐室 to meet ADUN KKB Madam Lee Kee Hiong & cafe owner, Ms Shu Xuan

Once stepped in, personally she loves the dining & tea time vibes in this cafe, especially love the antiques collections exhibited here

The cafe founder actually studied in Taiwan & decided to be back to her hometown & started this cafe & also a homestay 欢喜居 ☕🏘️

Enjoyed a juicy story telling session about KKB from Ms Shu Xuan & started the heritage walk with her. SiennyLovesDrawing also personally suggested to her to inform the relevant authorized person of Galeri Sejarah KKB to consider adding all the gallery info exhibited in English so foreign visitors will have a chance to read & understand the KKB history from this gallery. Many foreign travellers love to visit the museum of a local place on a travel journey, so it’s important for this gallery to add in the English version of all exhibited information

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/9QHMqgNMHgr2zTfj6
FB🌐: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057351074493&ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0&_rdr

Do check out her TikTok clip captured on what to eat @ Hulu Selangor for sharing

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KKB Heritage Tour to explore

This is the 2️⃣nd time SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed the heritage walk here, do read on her 1️⃣st experience via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/the-heritage-trail-of-kuala-kubu-bharu-%e6%96%b0%e5%8f%a4%e6%af%9b/

A slightly different route this time i.e. Wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œï¸ (Improved as compared to her earlier walk) ~ Oldest temple ⛩️ ~ Rainbow 🌈 temple ~ Alor Rempah ~ Selangor Dam

Wall murals lane

It was under repair & maintenance progress during her visit. Well noted that it’s well maintained & being improved with some wall decorations for visitors to enjoy OOTD capturing here

Ohh ya…Must capture your photo 📸 with the KKB legendary white crocodile 🐊 wall painting ya 🤩

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XddEfbPHKhKnZqhz7

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Oldest temple in KKB ~ Guan Yin Gu See Temple 观音古寺. Since 1904 & with the donation collected here, they built the Kek Lok Si temple in Penang. It was called as tortoise temple earlier, there is a pond at the temple with lots of tortoises 🐢🐢 in it

Guess what ❓⁉️

This temple was safe & not affected by any KKB floods, that’s so magical to be believed by the KKB residents here

Address📍:https://maps.app.goo.gl/y2pR67N8kHWjxWVZA

Next, visit to the 岳山古庙 another old temple since 1895 & also called as Rainbow Temple because you will be amazed with the colourful rainbow 😍🌈 staircases here while visiting this temple ⛩️

So, get ready for your OOTDs here 📸📸

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/76WKdPHjv6jGNVF28

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s overall trip TikTok clip captured for sharing 📹🌐

Ohh ya…Not far from this temple, there is a Tokong Kuan Yik Kerk 观音阁 which is the 1️⃣st temple in KKB that painted its staircases in rainbow 🌈 colours 🤩 This temple offers a good overview of whole KKB town

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BxEYbZUWekZLJtZr8

Last stop of this heritage tour @ Sungai Selangor Dam. It was completed in 2002 flooding the valley of Gerachi Jaya & Pertak off KKB & resettling the native indigenous communites that lived here to a 🆕 nearby village

It’s a picturesque dam, hence explained that it’s a popular stopover for photos & videos, also fishing activities. It welcomes its visitors to its recreational park to appreciate the picturesque view of the massive lake where a spillway drops water to control the dam’s level

You may visit the Splash Info Center which is located along its main road that offers a gallery & information about this dam project. It’s with 🆓 admission from Tue to Sun, 9am to 4pm

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2oUDJjGPECq6gWLA

Checked in for a night stay 🛏️💤 at Canaan Valley Serendah

It offers a healthy & comfortable environment for activities, vacations, private functions etc. so to enjoy all 🆕 & exclusive recreational experience here in Serendah

BBQ dinner served by catering from https://www.facebook.com/lionsight.kitchen.5 👍🏻

Yeah‼️ Karaoke ğŸŽ¤ & chit chatting session among the participants. It was a great catching up & had lots of laughter 😃😁

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nykQBrAbzDYLQn2W9
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/canaanvalleyserendah/

Day 2

Breakfast & enjoyed morning walks around the hotel stay

Hulu Selangor tourism products updates & sharing session by KKB Paragliding Team & MITA Vice President, Ms Min Leong

Went shopping for some local Ulu Yam products at the Swee Yen Retail 瑞园商店. Her travelmates have shared that the handmade bihun here is tasty from their prior shopping experience here

It also owned a restaurant that serves famous Ulu Yam noodles, SiennyLovesDrawing has not personally tried it, so unable to share whether nice or not from her experience ya

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/u1dpyVks3vckzYnk8
Online official store: https://shope.ee/9UNlYpBeld

At the same row, you may check out the Ulu Yam Noodles Making Shop named Five Q Brothers Enterprise, this is the only factory based & open to the public to see how they make the noodles in Ulu Yam. The other 4 noodles producers are home based

Guess what❓⁉️

The noodles here have superb elastic, you can just keep polling the noodles & it allows you to pull very very long. Amazing handmade skill lies behind the noodles dough 👍🏻

You may shop for their fresh making noodles from here. If it keeps in the fridge, it will last for 2 months. If in freezer, up to 2 months

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/DQ7YgxQbknKKxFTe9

SiennyLovesDrawing has captured the Ulu Yam noodles making TikTok clip for sharing 📹🌐

Happy satisfied tummy with superb tasty lunch @ Restaurant Aik Khoon

She loves almost all the dishes served at lunch here, highly recommended the Tom Yam prawn in coconut, beer stout chicken wings, salted egg fried pumpkin & tofu

She really enjoyed the sweet tom yam with great 👍🏻 coconut fragrance of this prawn dish, absolutely tasty each sip of the soup while chewing on the fresh prawn 🦐😋👍🏻 If you’re not a spicy fan, this dish is not very spicy with the well blend of coconut sweetness

Ohh my…Almost everyone on the table loves the beer stout chicken wing, it was well deep fry, not oily at all & well coated with beer stout, so delicious tasty to enjoy every bite of it

Honestly she can just none stop eating the salted egg pumpkin, it’s so addictive tasty 😋🤤 Moreover she is a salted egg lover

Their own made tofu absolutely smooth tasty to enjoy , she loves the appetizing gravy with a pinch of wine fragrance & taste

Superb happy tummy from this lunch

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/UBf6zBnoXsvWSVsx7

World of Phalaenopsis ~ Beautiful orchids farm visit & cafe. From the satisfied lunch, she didn’t dine in this cafe, instead she enjoys walking & exploring this place, got amazed with many beautiful blooming orchids plants in many different colours here

During her visit, she had a good chat with the orchids care worker & understood that the yellow orchids are precious one as not many, compared to those white & purple ones. It’s quite easy to take care the plants by spraying water few times a week

There are also lotus pond & ducklings pond. The kids can enjoy feeding the swimming ducklings with just RM1️⃣ for the feeding food packet

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6VjfbGXSYd7xFZKm8
Website 🌐: http://www.waltexbiotec.com/

Last stop at Seven Wells for photos & heading back to KL, home sweet home 🏡 to conclude this 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip at Hulu Selangor, Malaysia 🇲🇾. It’s also known as Perigi Tujuh Serendah. It’s a popular tourist spot in Serendah & it was built to resist floods in Serendah. To SiennyLovesDrawing personally, this is an important heritage spot to visit to learn more about Serendah history & the advancement of technology at that time for flood preventing

However, during this visit, she is sad to see the rubbish & not well taken care of this place. Special thanks to 1 of her travelmate, Ms MC who have shared the before photo captured from her visit in Aug 2020 that the Seven Wells were all functioning with cleaner surrounding at that time

At present, there are 2 wells that no longer with water 💦 Sigh…She wishes the relevant authorities can actually take some appropriate action to well maintain this beautiful site as Malaysia is slowly resuming tourism activities at the moment. Also to have all Seven Wells all functioning well again as its purpose of preventing unpredictable flood in the future

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6HTCgm2Mus5KNdHh9

This trip, she has not visit to Alor Lempah aka Ampang Pecah. It’s a picnic 🧺 site is just like a mini “Niagara Falls” in Malaysia 🇲🇾, no need to fly 🛫 to USA 🇺🇲 ya 😁

It’s actually a man-made weir & used for flood mitigation & it spans across the width of the river. If it rained the night before, the water volume is high & with impressive water view here 😍

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4EGpbXp8eZtDBJTa7
FB🌐: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Alor-Lempah-Ampang-Pecah-Kuala-Kubu-Bharu/507190569331099

So, when will you be travelling to Hulu Selangor❓⁉️

Do feel free to share with SiennyLovesDrawing what else must she not to miss while visiting to Hulu Selangor❓⁉️

Do comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya 🤗💕

SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

Best Moments in Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Keningau & Tenom Of Sabah, Malaysia · Day by Day Itinerary

Updated 15 Aug 2022, 9.05am

Note📌: This blog post was progressively being updated by SiennyLovesDrawing during her trip, hmm…A superb long story, enjoy reading ya 😀

Hey all 👋🏻☺️, do you remembered reading SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s earlier blog post about her Sabah travel bucket list❓⁉️ To recall, you may enjoy your read via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/05/flymetosabah-bucket-list-to-tick-off/

Guess what❓⁉️

Her travel wish comes true, yes ✅, she travels in Sabah now, Malaysia 🇲🇾 This is her 1️⃣st trip by air 🛫 out of Kuala Lumpur (KL) city since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia 🇲🇾

In this blog post, she will share briefly her itinerary planning & then with more details from her own personal travel experiences & observations about COVID-19 travel procedures, peoples, places & the food she encounters during this domestic trip @ Sabah in upcoming blog posts, do stay tuned ya 😃

Do check out her FB albums posted on her Sabah travels via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennylovesdrawing/posts/pfbid0ZDEEAgGaViiSmiaESro69UQubF1EpcmrWC6gZAZB3Qo3iUB8VdLR2CFaDAqcnLxkl & 📸🌐 https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid02kjpUdBjPpDyjDrMRjCkW59pvg24WVYTLr9Ep4nrdiBGeGZJhbYFtvWwMedvJTnahl/ &📸🌐 https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid0wDTvapLUrZHf5Ae5aZQBm2F4cVFFiVwuWgSL1pbtNi6bW8rju7wzDwLbnfnq8sggl/

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysians 🇲🇾 OR international passport 🛂 for foreigners 🙅🏻‍♀️🇲🇾, must ensure at least 6️⃣ months validity ya 👍🏻
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then🧳
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering Sabah
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required
  • All visitors to Sabah both domestic & international will be given a social travel pass with 90 days validity at immigration counter. Must safe keeping it as you will need it again at the time you leave Sabah. Penalty occurs if lost it
  • Do wear comfortable shoes & travel light as SiennyLovesDrawing always enjoy, #AnywherewithGL with Gaston Luga waterproof backpacks ğŸŽ’during this trip 🇲🇾 ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍️🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks & SiennyLovesDrawing also has opted for #LuccaVudorSG comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole trip at Sabah, loving it 💕❤️, 🛒🛍️🌐 https://luccavudor.com/

Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully vaccinated, including booster vaccine, she still performed the swab test prior her trip. So, she would like to HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestic or international to be PCR tested before travel trips for the peace of mind & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Day 1️⃣

Her Premium Flex with Air Asia flight has departed to Kota Kinabalu (KK) from Kuala Lumpur International airport (KLIA2) @ 5.30am

Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing was nearly missed her flight for the 1️⃣st time ever, she was lucky 🍀 that she didn’t, so you all still get to read her stories here 😅😂🤣

Unsure & don’t know why she wrongly remembered the Boarding Gate for her flight. Actually she got an angel 😇 who he helped to take her photo – Kota Kinabalu wall at departure hall. He asked, which is your boarding gate❓⁉️ She confidently answered Gate K 🤦🏻‍♀️, if she bothered to recheck her boarding pass again, she would definitely saved her energy to run & rush to the other end for the correct boarding gate that early morning

She was thankful 🙏🏻 that she got on the flight 🛫 to KK, she felt blessed. So, moral of this story to you all, do recheck your boarding gate before you walk towards it to wait for your flight boarding, if missed a flight is definitely not good ya

It’s really feeling good while on board with flight ✈️ after 2️⃣++ years, enjoyed looking out the flight window to feel the warm sun 🔆 rays & seeing the dancing clouds ☁️ up close while enjoyed her favourite flight meal ~ Santan Nasi Lemak Pak Nasser

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6947922297739460608-jJMu

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Arrived safely at KK international airport (KKIA) @ 8am, a 2 hours 30mins flight journey

Happy flight to KK TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Guess what❓⁉️

At arrival hall toilets, she got amazed 🤩 by the beautiful under the sea wall murals by local Sabahan cartoonist artist, Jaini Abd. Ghani aka Binjai ğŸ‘¨ğŸ½â€ğŸŽ¨ (IG: Kartunis_binjai) & Sabahan artist, Halim Batak (FB: halim.batak.7). To her personally, both tell stories about Sabah is with many diving 🤿🦪🐠🐡🦈 spots & well known for its under the sea beauty

When she captured the photos & videos these murals especially at Gent toilet, she got stopped with thought that she went in to wrong toilet, lol 😆😂

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6947928269014884352-Tqde

Then, absolutely an amazing colourful graffiti 😍 named “The Nature Mind of Landscape” by Kenji Chai ğŸ‘¨ğŸ»â€ğŸŽ¨ (IG: mr_kenjichai), it aims as a reminder of the value of nature & how all of us must do more to protect the Malaysia 🇲🇾’s endangered species, especially Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis Larvatus)

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As an art lover herself, she got amazed with the beautiful wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œï¸ at KKIA painted by the Sabahan artists. Truly proud of all local art talents shown to the world the art & culture of the people in Sabah in different ways, forms & knowledge through art

Actually these art displays at airports are part of the National Art Gallery & Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) initiative ie. KUL Art Airport to promote Malaysian artworks & to showcase these participating Malaysian artists’ cultural identities not just domestically, but also on an international stage. Yes ✅, both domestic & foreign travellers whether now arriving & departing from international airports at KL, KK, Penang & Kuching will be greeted by a series of artworks created by local Malaysian artists. Malaysia 🇲🇾’s international airports are the next cultural hubs

Happily met & greet with Sabah Tourism Board team members, Ms DG & Ms Nana, as well as tour guide, Mr Tommy Soo & driver, Mr Peter of Borneo Excursions at KKIA. Then, departed together to Kudat on a road trip of approximately 3.5 hours

SiennyLovesDrawing had get to know them chit chat & then closed her eyes 👀 & rest during this road 🛣️ journey 💤😴🥱, she had an early morning 🌅, time to recharge so can gain energy to share more juicy stories with you all ya 🤗💪🏻🙌🏻

Kudat

Arrived at Kudat Esplanade Sidek ⚓ @ 12pm

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/QaKaMejiJ569AHWh6

Next, a 🔟mins boat ride 🛥️ to enjoy lunch @ 📍🍽️🐟 James Tambakan Fish Farm

Yeah‼️ Time to enjoy healthy delicious live & fresh seafood dishes, either steamed or boiled, yummy 😋🤤

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Visitors can opt to enjoy fish snorkeling 🤿 & feeding fish 🐟🐠 at farm here

Happy fish farm visit & fresh live seafood lunch enjoyment TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: 🔟mins boat ride 🛥️ from Esplanade Sidek or Kudat Marina Jetty

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/jamesfishfarm/

After lunch, visited to Kudat Ferry ⛴️ Terminal Jetty ⚓

Guess what❓⁉️

Again, she got amazed with the beautiful wall murals ğŸŽ¨ğŸ–Œï¸ surrounding this jetty ⚓ ticket office. It’s by a local Sabahan artist named Chong Ket Phin (FB: art.painting.50309), a very low profile artist

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948055813525524480-4ivc

This artist is based in Kudat, so not surprised you will see more beautiful wall murals from him around Kudat during your visit to here ya 🤩👍🏻

Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via 📹🌐https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7116705559709371674

Then visit the G Wonder Khayalan Home Art Gallery

It’s owned by a local Sabahan artist named Jainal Amambing, an award winning artist in domestic & international

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s also known as The Ugliest Home Art Gallery in North Borneo by the artist owner himself

Hmm…Why❓⁉️ Do check out her next blog post on ~ Arts in Sabah via  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/ ya ☺️💕

Personally to SiennyLovesDrawing, this actually is a natural real look of an art gallery with the real art space of Mr Jainal to producing & exhibiting his art masterpieces & creative ideas. Absolutely an inspiring amazing gallery visit here. In fact, almost every corner in this home gallery is an instagrammable spot, highly recommended 📸👍🏻

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Entrance fee is required ✅

  • Children 12 y/o & below, RM2️⃣
  • Adults, RM3️⃣
  • Foreign visitors, RM7️⃣

Her impressive inspiring home art gallery visit TikTok clip captured ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/mCPuyJUBCFEpM8yg9

Opening hours🕘: 9am to 5pm daily, except Sun

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057669840616

Happy full tummy dinner @ 📍🍽️ Restaurant Hock Cheong 福昌

This restaurant is a famous wedding lunch or dinner opted by most of the local Sabahan in Kudat as it serves delicious 😋🤤 foods

All dinner dishes ordered so so yummy tasty 😋👍🏻 personally she enjoyed the butter prawn the most from this dinner

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ohJsqtrQCQfhmXMy8
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=154929537938987&__tn__=C-R

Checked in @ D’View Holiday Homes for a comfy night rest. A very clean, nice, comfy & spacious room with nice view to the Bak Bak beach ⛱️🏖️

She slept early since no wifi was available, also she was superbly tired of her early day & long road journey…A comfy bed to rest on 🛏️😴💤

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1axyfadCv1NozSy56

Website🌐: https://dviewkudat.com/

Day 2️⃣

Woke up energetic after a good night recharged 💤👍🏻

Approximately 16mins car ride to enjoy breakfast @ Rainbow 🌈 Kitchen / Rainbow 🌈Herbs, the well known dish serves here is Tom Yam soup 🍲

SiennyLovesDrawing has tried from her travel mate order & loves the creamy milky non spicy Tom Yam served here

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She has ordered the fish head noodles served here, she is not too into the flour coated of the fish when she chewed on the fish meat. However the soup really a good boiled & with typical Chinese style cooking 👍🏻

Do note that the serving portion here is smaller because it serves as breakfast ya ☺️

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/F4XygZFqvbruofhq8

Operating hours: 7am – 1.30pm

FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rainbow-Herbs-Kudat/428416687215555

Next to the Pasar Besar Kudat for the mural painting at its main entrance & public toilet by the same local Sabahan artist, Chong Ket Phin

You can grab the famous Kudat salt peanut, stingless bee honey etc. from this market

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948305284121419776-4xxs

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vsobCUvbDnyG8Enh9

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This same artist also did some beautiful wall murals @ public toilet of Kudat Town Board

Also spotted a wall mural (Unknown artist) with our Malaysia’s talented badminton player, Dato Lee CW @ Kudat Sports Center

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948306083216035840-Uv0o

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WURbxTftWtX5E7ky9
FB🌐: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063806250237

Next, visit Rungus Longhouse @ Bavanggazo village to meet Madam Agnes Angkung for Litai art making activity

It’s colour beads hand making accessories whether necklace, bracelet etc. The motif on the accessories is known as ‘Vinusak’ which means flower in the Rungus language

SiennyLovesDrawing so happy that she learnt this for the 1️⃣st time & got to make herself a pair of Litai earrings during this hand making workshop. Special thanks to Ms Nana for helping on a side of the earrings , while she did another side to complete a pair 😃

Her travel mate,Ms DG made herself a keychain from this hand making workshop, yeah 👍🏻

Special thanks to Madam Agnes for her patience in guiding her during this hand making workshop. She is very friendly in her teaching & guiding. Highly recommended this workshop ya

Guess what❓⁉️

She actually started this craft art since she was 6️⃣ years old, already with 40 years of experience & expertise 👏🏻👍🏻

Enjoyed Rungus cuisine as lunch here, yummy 😋🤤 tasty

Visitors may opt for a homestay in long house experience here with breakfast, lunch & hand making experience, can be a customized package ya

Her happy Litai hand making learning TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/he3zVrnCV7LiYZQ56
Website🌐: https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-bavanggazo-rungus-longhouse/

Tuaran

Departed to Tamparuli Bridge with road trip of approximately 2 hours+

Now, the bridge is covered with traditional murals showcasing the bridge 🌉 history & the ethnics in Tuaran

SiennyLovesDrawing really really loves the ways talented Sabah artists showcasing their art talent & telling stories about their home state, the art, cultures & people. It’s truly touching her heart ❤️

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948306998702563328-qNrX
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A short Sumazau dance performance at the entrance by the local students on a volunteer basis, donations are welcome

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7115401909170687259

Ohh yaDo check out the Malay song ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽµğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ™ï¸ named “Jambatan Tamparuli” on Youtube

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/M3hyxPauFaeyHu469
Website🌐: https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/tamparuli-bridge/

Keningau

Then visit to Keningau with road trip of 2 hours 7mins

During the journey, has passed by & stopped for toilet break at this highlands area named Tambunan, it’s with beautiful nature green 💚 scenery along the journey, fresh air & cold ❄️🥶 weather. Next time SiennyLovesDrawing wanna visit here again

Yeah‼️ Dropped by to takeaway the famous Lai Pao Chicken Wings @ Keningau ☺️ Special thanks to Ms DG for her recommendation, SiennyLovesDrawing fit to enjoy a slightly sweet taste coated fried chicken wings here, it’s yummy tasty 😋🤤 to chew on the juicy tender bites, however just slightly oily, it was a nice try ya

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Do check out her tasty Lai Pao fried chicken wings enjoyment TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7131896192652430618

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Sk2cxa9Ec95kiims9

Website 🌐: https://laipaofriedchickenwing.business.site/

Arrived 7pm @ Keningau & had Bak Kut Teh dinner @ Restaurant Yau Hau Fook Bak Kut Teh Keningau

Frankly, 1️⃣st time she tasted NO herbs taste & slightly salty Bak Kut Teh

HmmSiennyLovesDrawing is not gonna recommending this shop, hence no location details to be shared

Her travel mates have shared that the other Bak Kut Teh shop named Ho Peng Cafe (ie. same row as this shop), it serves better Bak Kut Teh, so perhaps worth to try if you happen to be at Keningau then. If you do, welcome to share your foodie feedback with her ya ☺️

After dinner, checked in to Mee Woo Resort & Spa for a comfy night rest as the bed 🛌was clean & comfy

Hmm…Her hotel room not a very well maintained room, the water heater was not very hot, the ventilation fan not working well with not pleasant smells, also she spotted a baby cockroach in her wash room 🪳😳🤯

Then, she was really disappointed that the wifi was so weak & unable to connect in the room. Hope it improves better then

It’s worth checking out its swimming pool with slides (Including kids pool) aka water park here. For non hotel guests, you may pay an entrance fee to enter & enjoy this water park ğŸžï¸ It offers spa services with reasonable price within it

SiennyLovesDrawing has not checked out the pools & spa services during this stay

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4SPwzaqdMwP2friM6
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/MeeWooResortandSpa/

Day 3️⃣

To Kris Vin Delicatessen to enjoy its famous Nasi Lemak with fried chicken drumbstick, buns & cakes 🫓🥐🍰

Once stepped in, you will be welcome with buttery bakery smell, yes ✅, smells so good & tempting

Herself & travel mates have packed some buns & cakes to enjoy during long car 🚗 ride to Tenom & KK later

Do stay tuned for her next stories on What To Eats @ Sabah blog post ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rbZXDkFYGyMMNJDk9
Operating hours: 9am to 5pm

To Kg. Batu Lunguyan, Keningau to meet with Ms Emily Jeneble (IG: emilyjeneble) to learn the Kelarai Craft lesson

It’s a bamboo weaving workshop, hmm…not so easy for SiennyLovesDrawing to even learn the basics ie. Pattern Sinab-Sab . She got lost in counting the numbering to do the weaving, lol 😂

Ms Emily is patiently explained to her again & again, then she got it & managed to do the base for her coaster. Then, Ms Emily allowed her to choose the top pattern ie. Puvok (Owl 🦉 design) & helped her to sew the edges & finished a coaster, yeah 👍🏻

Do check out her bamboo coaster weaving TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

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♬ Music Instrument – Gerhard Siagian

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8n5nNc8cPBUKWnjUA
Operating hours:
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/anyamanbuluhkeningau

Website: https://kelarai.avana.asia/

Tenom

Went to Lai Brother Cafe to enjoy its famous Tenom fried noodles

It’s tasty that you have tasted the good fry of the noodles “wok hei” in Cantonese dialect. Also the style is similar to our Cantonese Ying Yong noodles ie. Fried noodles topped with thick egg gravy served with roasted pork, fish cake & vegetables

Do stay tuned for her TikTok clip ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ShXWEQYdu54uxVs58
Operating hours: 6am to 10pm
Website🌐: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-service/Lai-Brother-Cafe-%E8%B3%B4%E6%B0%8F%E5%85%84%E5%BC%9F%E8%8C%B6%E9%A4%90%E5%BB%B3-110316644173136/

After lunch visit to Murut Cultural Centre

Hmm…It’s the largest ironwood (Kayu Berlian, it was believed that if the tree trunk kept longer it will turn as diamond ğŸ’ŽğŸ’) building in Borneo aka Murut palace, it’s located in Kampung Inalisan Pulong, Tenom

Her travelmates & herself enjoyed trying the colourful Murut costumes, Tuka Tuka ~ the Murut Custom, blow pipe, Langsaran (Trampoline) etc.

A good experience to explore this centre to learn more about the history & cultures of Murut tribes. There is an area on jars usage in ancient time in this gallery that no camera allowed as it’s a respect to a real submission of “Tangkal” ie. Coffin ⚰️ in a vase to display in the center

Worth a visit ya 👍🏻

Enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her amazing visit here ya 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ggmxg6xntafVX2Lq7

Operating hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Website🌐: https://culture.sabah.gov.my/?q=page/Sabah-Murut-Cultural-Centre-Tenom & 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/murut-cultural-centre

Kota Kinabalu (KK)

Departed to KK with road trip of 2.5 hours & enjoyed dinner @ Tana Restaurant @ Toojou Hostel. It’s a restaurant serving nordic-inspired food with a local twist. Absolutely must try the red snapper here, so fresh & tasty 😋

Do check out her TikTok clip captured to view the impressive mural arts @ its staircases 😍🤩📹🌐

SiennyLovesDrawing impressed with the inner restaurant design which being covered with attractive murals (Each of the 6️⃣ floors dedicated to a key aspect of Borneo’s tribal mythology, oceans, animals, plants, food & slang) & a big slide within the restaurant area by local Malaysian artist, Wilson Ng. The outer building is covered with graffiti mural painting done by local Sabahan artist, Kenji Chai

Do read more via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/691720201207608/posts/pfbid0Sjf7K7aEsLv6NAnBpBCXfmYkjiVY7yvPTxyji5ZtcA5QiP7Muk5voDtJdrBoEvbpl/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZUXmgoHx5av6iLSA
Operating hours: 11am to 12am
Website🌐: https://mural.toojou.com/ & https://www.toojou.com/foods-drinks

Checked in to The Luma Hotel. It’s 1️⃣st creative design hotel since Jan 2022, yes ✅, a 🆕hotel ğŸ©ğŸ›‹ï¸ğŸ›ŒğŸ»ğŸ›Žï¸ being designed with Sabah’s majestic tropical rainforest 🌳🌳 & unique culture. It offers all travellers an escape from the city’s hectic life. It aspires to support local talents & promote environmental sustainability 💚

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her absolute comfy 2️⃣ nights stay here in its Palm Marvellous Double Bedroom. Got to enjoy the bath tub after a tiring day with rose 🌹🛁 salt provided & in room coffee machine for an early cuppa ☕ while updating blog post for you all ☺️💕

Do stay tuned for her TikTok clip ya 📹🌐
Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hMmKVGJfqzmyhGdy7

Website🌐: https://thelumahotel.com

Day 4️⃣

Enjoyed simple buffet breakfast served @ Jojobar Restaurant (1️⃣st floor of The Luma Hotel)

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Then visit the Tun Mustapha Tower in the rain 🌧️😆 to view the beautiful wall murals surrounding it 😍

Also visit the Tun Mustapha Gallery to learn the life of this remarkable man, Tun Mustapha from his humble beginnings to his illustrious days as the former Head of State & Chief Minister of Sabah

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948736120138436608-JnsW

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fh3Lpkbfrna5rizT7
Operating hours: 8am to 5pm
Website🌐: http://www.yayasansabahgroup.org.my/

Proceeded to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to visit the Azman Hashim Gallery. It was built in 2017 & opened in Nov 2021. Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing is amazed with the nice building architecture & design. This building has a round design structure inspired by Sabah’s traditional musical instrument “Gong”, while within the inside of this building, you will spot a traditional fishing tool named “Bubu” shape inspired tower named Menara Beria 🤩 There are some beautiful wall murals surrounding the Anjung Beria & with nice view overlooking the South China Sea from its tower rooftop

LinkedIn albums 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948943473379061760-U53-

& 📸🌐https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948940750176858112-BACO

This gallery has space features ie. closed, open exhibitions & corridors. She had the privilege to meet the Akademi Seni dan Teknologi Kreatif (ASTiF) students here & visited the on going art exhibition named NAFS “The Secret Of NAFAS BAYU : Kesatuan Alam” (🆓 admission) , more info via 🌐 https://qrco.de/bd7UHL & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/nafs.exhibition.ums/

LinkedIn albums 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948946265665638400-aYFb

Insider news📌: Moving forward, this gallery will expand its art park to keep & exhibit art sculptures, as well as with event & dining space. Still in the planning stage at the moment

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ph39YVSXB8rZbRZB7
Operating hours:
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/galeri.azmanhashimums.92

Lunch at Borenos Fried Chicken, Alamesra (🆕 outlet since Apr 2022) & with a privilege to meet & chat with the friendly founder, Ms Janice

It’s a Sabah’s local healthier version of fried chicken as Ms Janice herself loves fried chicken personally, less oily, yet crispy juicy to chew on. It’s famous for full-spring chicken 👍🏻😋

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves her 1️⃣st bite chew on the fried chicken drumstick 🍗, the tasty juicy with great 👍🏻 fragrant in her mouth 👄, absolutely satisfied. A must try local Sabah friend chicken

Ohh ya…Insider news that Borenos is expanding to West Malaysia soon, yeah 👍🏻 Also in plan to expand to overseas too in the future. Proud & happy to note our local Malaysian brand with plan towards international

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6948947618836197376-BBHz

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qjgdaySwvN7mJG4M6
Operating hours: 9am to 9pm
Website🌐: https://www.borenos.com/

Visit Murals @ Wisma Wanita, KK

Mural painting by The & Tobpinai, it consists of 7️⃣ artists to complete this beautiful giant art wall

  • En. Sabating @ Baron Kampiau
  • En. Johnny Chin
  • En. Mohd. Aspurani bin Ismail
  • En. Awang Roslan bin Awang Yusoff
  • En. Abrin bin Sabtari
  • En. Munif bin Ahmad Musahar
  • En. Seidi Atiman @ Saidina

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949524059000872960-ib80

Do click in to read more about this wall mural story inspiration by 1️⃣ of the involved artist via 🌐 http://mohdaspuraniismail.blogspot.com/2022/02/karya-mural-gergasi-bangunan-wisma.html

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/GwyVYHrfmrZC19BS7

Visit Nature Inspiration Art Gallery(NIAG), University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF)

There is an on going event – University Village Art Fair (UVAF) & have attended Henna (Temporary tattoos) workshop @ 1st Floor guided by Mr Muhammad Saffwan Abdul Liel Hawa (IG: HennaSapok & IG: Mandalasapok) who already in this art passion & career path of 13 years, since he has resigned from Mari Mari Culture Village performer & henna demo

He is now based in KK with blood of dusun & murut, born in home town @ Ranau

Actually he self taught himself with henna practice on own 2 weeks before making for the visitors at the culture village. Known for his Borneo themed design & will bring along costumes to wear & take photos with his henna drawn

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rMsZh7ftydxyqxxv6
Operating hours: 8am to 5pm
Website🌐: https://www.ucsf.edu.my/niag/

Visit Sinsuran Bin Murals (Opposite Center Point) ie. Mural paintings by Fiaso Art Gallery (https://www.facebook.com/Fiasoart-Gallery-101320511704135/) , by KK Splash Squad & by Josrie Heral (IG: kot4kmimpi) , Intan Munirah Hamzah (FB: NtanMunirah) & Nashrul Azaharie Oredi

Then, continue to visit Bandaran Bin Murals. It’s 1️⃣ row to each other to view the mural painting by Suparno Sapar (Opposite KFC Bandaran), another one by Josrie Heral (IG: kot4kmimpi) , Intan Munirah Hamzah (FB: NtanMunirah) & Nashrul Azaharie Oredi & another one by Canie Peter Tan (FB: caniet)

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949526429923487744-KLWz

Guess what❓⁉️

This actually the great 👍🏻 efforts by Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) aka KK City Hall who initiated painting of murals on public bins & toilets all over town, in collaborations with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) in Oct 2018 to encourage clean city, importance of not litters 🚯🚮 to public, as well as beautifying the city outlooks including trash bins, that’s absolutely brilliant. So, you can actually do what SiennyLovesDrawing had enjoyed her bin murals hunting while in KK ya

Next, mural paintings hunting @ 📍Wisma Intiutama KK, Australian Place & Gaya street

Also spotted mural bin paintings by Binjai, another by Canie Peter Tan, Daisy Raymond Elling & another by Murnie Liana Binti Rahim, Fakhruddin Bin Mohd Yaakub

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949529826097549312-a1M6

Stopped by 333 Agromart Local Production & Yees Yogurt, Plaza 333 with mural paintings by Kenny Kinjawan (IG: Kajenjen) & Cracko Art Group (IG: crackoart)

Enjoyed traditional Sabah cuisine dinner @ My Native Sabah, Plaza 333. It’s an authentic restaurant that serves Sabah’s unique native traditional foods

LinkedIn album on the murals 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6949536184041676800-23Ra

It’s a nice place to try & taste the traditional cuisine of different tribes in Sabah, it’s also a bar to relax with friends after your meals here

Ohh ya…It serves also the live or fried edible nutritional protein sago worm 🐛 named Butod, more info via 🌐 https://www-mysabah-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.mysabah.com/wordpress/sago-worm-butod/amp/

Ohh ya…In this restaurant, also a parrot 🦜 mural painting by Cracko Art Group 😍🤩

Do check out & listen to her voice over about her Sabah art exploring TikTok clip via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7116705559709371674

Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/bHKe19
Operating hours: 11.30am to 8.30pm , except Sunday
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/mynative.sabah

Back to The Luma Hotel 💕❤️ for an early resting

Day 5️⃣

Went to snap OOTDs at Waterfront KK with the “I ❤️ KK” & the Tongak fish 🐟 roundabout

Ohh ya…From this trip, SiennyLovesrawing realizes that each roundabout in Sabah with the statues on each to tell you a local story about the particular town, hmm…Perhaps next Sabah trip, SiennyLovesDrawing will be doing unique roundabout hunt ya 😆

Visit to wall murals walkway along Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu 🏨🛋️🛌🏻 This was in conjunction to its celebration of 40 Years of Hospitality Excellence & Care in 2019. Read more via 🌐 https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/the-borneo-post-sabah/20190802/281578062275805

The mural paintings were presented by local Sabahan artists ie. Rosmaini Sunarjo, Azlan Dulikab, Lim Sheng Haw, Abdullah Ehlid Al Walid Luli

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951332767653621760-I_2Y

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/52Z4bdpyXJySbB86A

Visit SAG Art Space – The Wonders of Wilderness (WOW 1.0) 🦈🚣‍♂️🐢🐋🐳 with amazing displays of life-sized marine animals in 3D sculptures & the underwater environment as well as paintings & digital art, including fisherman’s boats too 🤩😍 Read more via 🌐 https://www-theborneopost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.theborneopost.com/2022/01/15/local-artists-hoping-to-implement-creative-arts-projects/

Address📍: Pillars of Sabah
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/wowproject1.0/

Visit Wisma Sabah to view the giant colourful graffiti mural wall on this building by Kenji Chai in collaboration with Hotlink. Read more via 🌐 https://says.com/my/lifestyle/kenji-chai-hotlink-sabah-mural-nft

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/T5jQgjXXieBaZHLr6

She then attended a beautiful mandala woven art workshop with Christianne Goonting aka Tianne using some recycle/ upcycle materials eg. Chopsticks from takeaways, bread bag packaging & with beautiful colourful woven, then happily kept this beautiful craft made after

SiennyLovesDrawing learnt the basics & enjoyed to string her magic to form her 1️⃣st mandala woven crafting for the 1️⃣st time

Also she shared that string art is an art arrangement with coloured threads & are wound around a grid of nails on a board to form a specific pattern or image

A good meet up & chit chat with her, also had an amazing visit to her home gallery & got inspired by her art passion & creating mind to have recycling & upcycling in mind, bravo 👏🏻

Ohh ya…She is accepting local artists artworks to display at her gallery at no cost to support local art talents community 👍🏻

Do check out her TikTok clip captured from her time @ Lavinia Private Gallery 📹🌐

@siennylovesdraw

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Operating hours: On appointment basis via email 📨 to me@tianne.org OR contact Tianne📱+6019-8811330

Address📍: Lavinia Private Art Gallery, 495 Jalan Sang Kancil 1, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Website🌐: https://tianne.org/gallery

Enjoyed a big bowl of bitter gourd soup vermicelli with a mix of both fresh fish & fried fish slices as lunch @ 📍 Kwong Sup Ikan. Surprisingly that the name of the soup in Cantonese/Mandarin “江鱼仔”, it means anchovies, however none of the dishes related to it, perhaps the soup base 🤔

The fresh fish slice is tasty to enjoy with a sense of fresh sweetness, while she is not to enjoy the fried fish slice, she prefers more dried fried, as she doesn’t really like the taste of flour coated on the fish slice. Just her own tasting preference ya ☺️

The bitter gourd soup base is slightly plain to her taste buds & not bitter. She would have preferred a thicker bitter taste soup base. She has tried a sip of the tomatoes soup 🍅🍲 base from her travel mate’s bowl, it tastes better as compared to bitter gourd

When stepped in to its air conditioning dining area, you will be amazed with the 1️⃣st aquarium ♒🐟🐠🐡🐢🦀 concept murals by Oka.studios (IG: Oka.studious)

LinkedIn album 📸🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siennylovesdrawing_travellocal-foodie-happyeating-activity-6951365938277453824-QigF

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/esnzdUiFiR5wkoeA9
Operating hours: 7am to 5pm
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/KwongSupIkan/

Visit Sabah Art Gallery, it promotes the arts by local artists. Started 1984, already 38 years old now. A building completed 2013 & belongs to Sabah State Government

Known for being the 1️⃣st green building in Borneo & Sabah, also the 1️⃣st green public gallery in Malaysia 🇲🇾 by using the solar ☀️panel, (partial of the electricity in gallery, especially those lighting on paintings), rain 🌧️ water harvesting for toilet/ rest room usage, sensor movement light, dim 🔅 light systems, sky light to reception area etc.

Its architecture ideas based on traditional basket & 3️⃣ ethnic tribes ie. Rungus, Murut & Dusun in Sabah

When stepped in to the lobby for entrance ticket ğŸŽŸï¸, you will be welcomed by giant Pinakol art installation created with recycled plastic bottles 🤩😍 Then, the reception table is a wood sculpture with kayu tembusu, it looks like a giant hand holding the painting palette ğŸŽ¨, a mini souvenirs shop named Karai84 with 20% commission upon sales made on the local artists’ art & crafts, with priority to Sabahan artists

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6iTCkKhudYRkeJtZ7
Operating hours: 9am to 4pm, except Monday
Website🌐: https://sabahartgallery.com/

SiennyLovesDrawing would like to express her heart ❤️ warm special thank you for the awesome 5️⃣ days accompany of Sabah Tourism team members, Ms DG, Ms Nana & Ms Mel. Really appreciate the help to capture precious travel moments of her & also great 👍🏻 trust of her art, blogging & content creation passion ✍🏻👩🏻‍💻

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A special thanks to tour services delivered by the tour guide, Mr Tommy Soo & driver, Mr Peter of Borneo Exclusions. A special thank you for their great 👍🏻 & friendly hospitality throughout these 5️⃣ days for a safe smooth road journey travelled in Sabah. Mr Peter was so careful & dedicated in his driving to offer all a safe car ride 🚗 Mr Tommy was so so humourous & resourceful in providing the tourist spots information. So, if you’re traveling to Sabah & require tour services, do check out Borneo Exclusions via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/borneoexcursions/

Do enjoy reading her full Arts In Sabah story via 🌐  https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/07/26/arts-in-sabah/

Lastly, she then checked in to Space Cap Hotel to experience 1️⃣st stay in space capsule accommodation, love it as it’s really clean & a unique experience to stay in a well equipped space capsule 👍🏻

It’s air conditioning, with charging port, mirror, lighting etc. Just that shared toilet, inclusive of simple breakfast is. Instant coffee ☕ with peanut butter bread ğŸ¥œğŸ§ˆğŸž with waterfront seaview

Tips📌: Ohh ya…Walking in rate is cheaper as compared to online booking, so call in to check availability 😃

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/W5mfK1nfBJ195Gw99
Website🌐: https://www.facebook.com/CapsuleHotel.KK/
Day 6️⃣

Wake up early, enjoyed simple breakfast @ hotel with a cuppa & peanut butter bread ğŸ¥œğŸ§ˆğŸž, then slow walk of approximately 16mins to Sunday market @ Gaya Street, walking tour around Gaya Street, Kampung Air, Centre Point, Filipino Market, Krafttangan Market etc. Do check out her morning visit to Gaya Street Sunday Market TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7131531868670807323

Checked out from Space Cap Hotel & checked in to Flypod Hotel

Hotel pick up @ Bus stop Wisma Square by the friendly hotel staff, done checked in, had a nice hot shower 🚿, enjoyed airport sunset 🌇 view from hotel room

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Then, she met with friend, Sky Tee for a good long chat at the comfy cosy Flypod Cafe & Lounge (With Karaoke ğŸŽ¤ available). It’s beautiful when the micro optics lighting is on at this lounge, magical & relaxing to chill here. A great 👍🏻 simple dinner served by Flypod Restaurant. A friendly down to earth young boss that is willing to share a lot of his life journey

A comfy good night rest in its clean cosy minimalist with all essentials ready ~ Deluxe King hotel room (Airport view). The location is next to big roads & airport, so unavoidable cars 🚗🚘 pass by & flight ✈️ noise during the night, but it’s a good location 📍 for hotel stay if you’re doing sabah train ride & having early flight 🛫 the next day. It’s with 4️⃣mins walking🚶🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️distance to Tanjung Aru train station 🚉 & 🔟mins ride 🚗 to airport

Flypod Hotel provides airport shuttle with an additional fee, SiennyLovesDrawing has booked hers, peace of mind then 👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TJji9fTFX9hxA4PKA
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/

Day 7️⃣

Checked out & stored my backpack with Flypod Hotel (Fee applies)

Breakfast @ Flypod Restaurant for a cuppa Cappuccino ☕ & The Triple Decker sandwiches 🥪 Very generous portion & tasty to enjoy 😋👍🏻

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Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xz8sMEnskbg64mby5
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/FLYPOD.R/

Papar & Membakut

Then depart to Papar with Sky Tee, exploring this small town by walking slow 🚶🏻‍♀️, met lots of friendly Sabahan here especially they poses with their fishes at Papar fish market, river front jetty, Papar railway station 🚂🚉 lol 😆😂

Enjoyed a cuppa of favorite hot honey lemon🍯🍋 at Kak Anna Restaurant to rest after walking under the hot sunny â˜€ï¸ğŸ˜Ž day. Love the interior design with a collection of antiques here. Then, enjoy sat under a tree 🌳at Jalan Bunga Raya to watch the local life in Papar, relax chilling moments ☺️

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/62cCMvvaJUYfwjHg9

Proceed to visit Binsulok beach ⛱️🏖️ to pray at the nice man-made cave temple named 福靈岩Flypod Beachfront here

Met a friendly local couple named Awang & Dayang who were busy digging soft clams named “Dalus or Lala” in national language of Malaysia 🇲🇾 using a wooden tool named “Gurit”. SiennyLovesDrawing enjoyed learning how to & the digging fun from the couple, lol 😆😂

Enjoyed beautiful sunset 🌅 Absolutely a calm relax place to be at

Insider news: There will be a 🆕 resort named Flypod Beachfront here, now construction in progress 🚧🏗️

Address📍: https://goo.gl/maps/3spn7Q8wkmoSe6ZEA

Went to Restaurant Fu Yee for fresh tasty seafood dinner 🍽️ 😋🤤 & back to Flypod Hotel with a happy tummy for a comfy night rest 😁💕

A specialty must try dish here is the Steamed Wine Prawns with Egg White 🦐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rkTqjvoKa5CnuP1i9
Contact no. : Ah Pan +6016-842 3197

A special thanks to her 🆕 friend, Sky Tee for this day trip accompany, do stay tuned for her TikTok clip captured from this day trip ya 😃😁

Day 8️⃣ & Day 9️⃣

Checked out Flypod Hotel 🛏️, enjoyed light lunch @ Flypod Restaurant ~ Tuna Mayo sandwich 🥪 & dragon fruit juice

Kundasang

Then, departed to Kundasang with Sky Tee & Jane, checked into Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge for a comfy night stay

She loves ❤️ the peaceful calm environment here so much, making she easily fall asleep here, cooling nice ☁️🌡️👍🏻

Do check out her FB album via 📸🌐 https://facebook.com/100057989202221/posts/pfbid02m68VDUGsTMKoWq9ZzPCDsEfVBbMnehN9W8ih878Si2RatnJuPhXW7oBYoiVpkoUSl/

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully charged & energised from her good night rest here. The cosy comfy environment here making her easily fall asleep on the bed 🛏️, it’s absolutely a good place for resting, highly recommended 👍🏻

Met 2️⃣ Singapore travellers, Naz & Lucas, had good chat with them to exchange travel stories & experiences 👫🏻😃😁

Enjoyed morning walk with Sky Tee & his guard dog , Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴 Amazed with the beautiful view of Donkey head Mt KK 🤩😍

Had her favorite hot green bean soup (From earlier night supper as she missed it due to fall asleep unpredictably from the cosy comfy room 🛌🏻), hot honey & fried noodles

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Highly recommended👏🏻👍🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her great stay here 👩🏻❤️💕, it’s really a good place to be at if you wish to enjoy a silent retreat, me time as well as family time ~ Insider news: There will be a family room soon here (Now construction 🏗️🚧 in progress) with view 🪟 overlooking beautiful mountain valley 😍🤩🌄 Definitely worth to enjoy family time here

Do enjoy her TikTok clip captured from her awesome staycation here via 📹🌐

Also enjoy reading her full lodge stay story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/08/11/amazing-scenic-getaway-in-kundasang-sabah-of-malaysia/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/P2Xi6gndiqDLthnt8
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/kmlsabah/

Day 🔟 & Day 11

Kokol Hill

Special thanks to Sky Tee & Jane who dropped by for her to check in to NG Kokol Santai Cafe & Camp Site, hmm…Not very lucky as with bad weather, rain 🌧️☔ superb heavily

No sunset 🌄 …so sad ohh…

Instead of camping 🏕️ at the camp site, SiennyLovesDrawing was forced to camp in the cafe area as the rain just like down pouring heavily non stop ☹️

A cooling camp site stayed here, not very comfortable as the camp was rented without a proper comfy base. Hope it can be improved then as she has suggested to Aunty Silis. She told that she will order online the inflatable air bed, that’s great to hear 👍🏻

Missed the sunrise 🌅 moment as she woke up late 🤦🏻‍♀️ Enjoyed nasi goreng kampung with fried egg 🍳 as breakfast with Aunty Silis & Uncle Niun, the founders of this space. They are so friendly to chit chat with. Delicious 😋🤤 food served at this cafe with nice view to enjoy

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xePRn7ZGZoy9ayKm9

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

After breakfast, Aunty Silis has invited SiennyLovesDrawing to accompany her for her shop supplies shopping trip to Menggatal town

Then, enjoyed famous Ngiu Cap aka mixed beef noodles 🍜 lunch @ 📍 Kedai Kopi Nyuk Pau Baru, it’s Aunty Silis favorite dining whenever she does her shopping at this small town

She loves the nice beef fragrance of this bowl 🍜 then to enjoy the tender juicy beef 🍖 Highly recommended as you will note the local crowds here

Back to cafe & camp site to chill & relax till sunset

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2pobyv23cm9wsks59

Kota Kinabalu

Left after saying good bye to Aunty Silis with Flypod driver to return to Flypod Hotel for a good night rest

SiennyLovesDrawing had a safe ride & enjoyed how careful & dedicated the driver, Mr Wan while on the way driving down from Kokol hill to Aeropod Commercial Square. Moreover he is so friendly to chit chat with during the ride journey

Day 12

Checked out from Flypod Hotel, relaxing chill enjoyed her brunch while updating & writing her blog post @ Flypod Restaurant

Love ❤️ the comfy environment here & appreciate the staff here who are friendly to help her to look after her belongings while she went for a quick toilet break ☺️

Then, great 👍🏻 airport shuttle 🚗 from Flypod Hotel to KKIA for her safe flight 🛫 from KKIA to home sweet home 🏡

Do check out her TikTok clip captured via 📹🌐

Absolutely a good 1️⃣ stop travel hospitality service enjoyed during SiennyLovesDrawing’s extended stay with Flypod Hotel, she really impressed with the friendly good services from the Flypod team, including the guard dog, Happy 🐕‍🦺🦴 @ Flypod Kinabalu Mountain Lodge 😃😁 Do keep up the great customers service spirits. Highly recommended you all to connect with Flypod for your Sabah travel ya 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻

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FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/flypodhotelkk/

Yeah‼️ This was her stories of 1️⃣st half planned itinerary & then 2️⃣nd half just follow her heart ❤️ slow travel, no planning & with surprises along her travel journey at Sabah â˜ºï¸ğŸŽ’ğŸ’•ğŸ‡²ğŸ‡¾

Hmm…Just that she didn’t manage to go on the Beaufort-Tenom old train ride 🚂 as planned, then Sky Tee sent this video post via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/groups/346134855892631/permalink/1408242869681819/ as a replacement, perhaps a good reason for SiennyLovesDrawing to be back to Sabah #flymetoSabah ya ☺️❤️

Hmm…What else SiennyLovesDrawing not to be miss, places to visit or local food to enjoy❓⁉️

Quick quick comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya ☺️