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Rail travel and extreme sports at Gua Musang Kelantan

Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia ยท Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป travel wish comes trueโ€ผ๏ธ Yes โœ…, she always wishes to do train travel ๐Ÿš‚ within Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

In this blog post, she will share her own travel experiences & observations about COVID19 travel ๐Ÿ†• norms, places & the foods she enjoys during recent rail tourism to Gua Musang, Kelantan ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysian ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ OR international passport ๐Ÿ›‚ for foreigners ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, must ensure at least 6๏ธโƒฃ months validity ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination ๐Ÿ’‰ ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices ๐Ÿ“ฒ to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then๐Ÿงณ
  • 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 the state of Kelantan
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required, however this trip involved extreme sport, travel insurance is advisable
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required, personally she still will check in whenever she spotted the QR code to record her own journeys

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is fully vaccinated โœ…๐Ÿ’‰, including booster vaccine, she still performed self test prior & after her trips. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestics or international to be PCR tested before & after travel trips for the peace of mind of own safety & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Things To Do & Trip Itinerary @ Gua Musang ๐Ÿž๏ธ

Gua Musang is a railway ๐Ÿš‚ town

Gua Musang ๐Ÿž๏ธ is surrounded by limestone hills & caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers, rock climbers & extreme sports lovers, moreover with Muse Eco Park opening now, do read on this long blog story here to check out her extreme sports experience gained ya ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

In the past, trains ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚ were the only means of transport to this town. This train journey provides a glimpse of village life in the jungle ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ hinterland. This is a jungle railway ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŒณ not to be missed which runs from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu & Tumpat. The green ๐Ÿ’š scenery starts from Jerantut station onwards as shared by the on train expert, Mr Kelvin Khew ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Gua Musang KTM train station is distinguished by the natural splendor that surrounds it as it’s situated at the foot of the hill โ›ฐ๏ธ Yes โœ…, once the train ๐Ÿš‚ arrived at Gua Musang train station, you will be welcome by the beautiful desolate slope of rocks with deceiving stone stairs that rise to 105m ๐Ÿ˜ You will sure enjoy beautiful OOTD moments at this train station ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿš‰

Hmm…The old Gua Musang train station was closed after the great flood in 2014. It’s located at the end of the main street in the old town & now used as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the must visit heritage spot for all tourists. It’s also 1๏ธโƒฃ of the best spots ๐Ÿ“ for photography ๐Ÿ“ธ lovers. Or simply sitting & admiring the splendour, the hill resembles a stone pillar with a large fissure that practically cuts it in half vertically ๐Ÿ˜

Day 1๏ธโƒฃ

Met up with all travel mates at Heritage Station Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur KTM train station ๐Ÿš‰ Enjoyed a hot Horlicks & fried noodles while awaiting for the train ๐Ÿš‚ boarding

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZNf686gNyzZno7Ei8
Website๐ŸŒ: https://heritage-station-restaurant.business.site/

A privilege to witness this rail tourism special charter flag โ›ณoff by Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic & Event Division Senior Director & Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia with a safe departure of night train ๐Ÿš‚ from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station @ 10.45pm sharp

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ On board & checked in to her sleeper ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค seat at upper deck

She loves the privacy privilege at upper deck, though need to climb up & down to reach her sleeper seat ๐Ÿš‚

The train ๐Ÿš‚ moves steady slow towards the destination point @ Gua Musang. The train has stopped by Seremban & Gemas KTM train stations to pick up passengers ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿป SiennyLovesDrawing has got down to snap some photos at Gemas station with friends ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜

Ohh ya…The train will switch its railway ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ & then the train will move in opposite directions ๐Ÿ”„ from Gemas station, so do change to an empty seat ๐Ÿ’บ available or enjoy your seating sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด to avoid any dizziness ๐Ÿ˜ต

Tips on an overnight train ride

  • Do book your lower deck sleeper seat as early as possible, it’s selling like hot cake. For elderly, upper deck is not advisable as it requires to climb up & down ๐Ÿค—
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as you’re on a long rail ride ๐Ÿš‚
  • Do wear your face mask ๐Ÿ˜ท on board
  • Must bring sweater ๐Ÿงฅ as the air conditioner is getting stronger at night ๐ŸŒƒ
  • Must bring travel pillow โฌœ
  • Suggest to bring fully charged power bank & extension cord due to limited power points ๐Ÿ”Œ at Chill Relax & Event (Karaoke) coaches on board & on sharing basis
  • Pack light luggage especially if you’re on upper deck sleeper seat. Your luggage bags are needed to place at lower deck. Do not leave your valuables unattended during the rail ride. #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a ๐Ÿ†“ tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŒ https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks , #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her ๐Ÿ†• travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack ๐ŸŽ’ ~ Splash 16″ Taupe-Black during this train trip ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • A pair of comfy shoes, SiennyLovesDrawing has opted ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ for this whole trip at Kelantan , loving it ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธfor train travel as well as extreme sports @ Muse Eco Park, do read more of her user story via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/20/user-experience-comfortable-leather-shoes-from-lucca-vudor/
  • Do sanitize your sleeper deck 1๏ธโƒฃst before your good night rest

  • No smoking ๐Ÿšญ allow inside the train ๐Ÿš‚

Do check out her rail travel TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Day 2๏ธโƒฃ

Wake up & enjoyed morning view from the train window ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸชŸ Enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot milk tea @ train cafe, chit chat with other passengers, chill & relax enjoyed the views outside window ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸชŸ

The foods served in train cafe is good, personally SiennyLovesDrawing loves the pandan coconut fragrance rice with the sweet spicy anchovies sambal ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Ohh ya…Only limited seats, once you’ve finished your meals, do give chance to other train passengers to enjoy their meals in train cafe ๐Ÿ’•

Hmm…Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปin this video clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomnaikkeretapi/permalink/4872055519590002/ which captured by 1๏ธโƒฃ of the Jom Naik Keretapi memberโ“โ‰๏ธ

Finally, arrived @ Gua Musang KTM train station after 11 hours train journey @ ๐Ÿ”Ÿam. Bus ๐ŸšŒ picked up from Gua Mustang train station for a 2๏ธโƒฃnd breakfast @ Warung Muse , a nice spot to enjoy meals with the scenes of visitors busy via ferrata & flying fox

SiennyLovesDrawing had a cup of hot asam boi โ˜• & a slice of toasted bread ๐Ÿž The service was super slow & some of the travel mates got their order wrongly served…Hope the service would be improving greater in her next visit then

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8bvmd6tKBrjcSFpk9

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Checked in to Durian Hill Villa ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ for a comfy shower ๐Ÿšฟ & quick rest ๐Ÿ’ค

Really love the minimalist comfy room design & all needed facilities well prepared. The hot shower water ๐Ÿšฟ absolutely perfect with good water pump & just nice temperature to enjoy a good shower ๐Ÿง–๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ after a long train ride ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: PT5606, Jalan Akasia Utama 2/4, Bandar Utama, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DurianHillVillaGM/

Then enjoyed set lunch B (5 pax each set) @ Warung Buluh with Siakap fish in lemon steam, beef in spicy tomatoes sauce, fried egg, kailan vegetables with salted fish, fried tumeric chicken & seafood tom yam soup. The food were prepared up front from the organiser’s pre order, it’s wrapped nicely & served on all tables. Love the thoughtful hygiene service at Warung Buluh here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WT8F9NuQ8wnoEDFe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food—beverage-company/Warung-Buluh-Gua-Musang-Kelantan-793504277467795/

After lunch, we went to Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park, however it was closed & open on appointment basis as maintenance works in progress now. Do continue to read on this blog story as she visited it again on the Day 3

Then, we enjoyed afternoon tea drink @ Hana Coffee โ˜• House. It’s a nice cafe with double storey to enjoy a happy enjoyable cuppa at the open air 2nd floor โ˜•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป on a hot sunny ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ day. It serves a varieties of coffee, chocolate, fruit beverages & snacks including keropok lekor ๐Ÿ˜‹

Address๐Ÿ“: https://goo.gl/maps/mG3ukH8gN5M9tNMc8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fargm4949/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Back to hotel for a quick nap rest ๐Ÿ˜ด

The bed ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿป at Durian Hill Villa just so so comfy, she just dozed off ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค & wake up already timing to get on bus ๐ŸšŒ for dinner ๐Ÿ˜† Absolutely a quick good rest ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Enjoyed nasi lemak dinner with spice fried chicken & spicy sambal @ Warung Muse again. This round food were served in advance from pre order placed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

All enjoyed the dining ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ atmosphere of the night decorated with the glittering lights of Gua Musang & Masjid Buluh

Went for night ๐ŸŒƒ view photos capturing @ Masjid Buluh (Bamboo Mosque)

As its name suggests, almost 90% of this mosque is made from local concrete bamboo ๐ŸŽ (Dendracalamus asper) & black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) which were imported from Bandung, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ The magnificent & uniqueness of this mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ was inspired by the former Menteri Besar of Kelantan, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Do check out video clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/dvQOkDyLzN/ & more photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/323289091408885/posts/pfbid02BZX12bWwAKEK8Vfdt5PXkL7c3eH8Ag6EDcgbTKj27MjxYyM2kjFNo9dBYgdfthsZl/

Tips to visit any mosques within Malaysia ๐Ÿ•Œ

  • Must bring along a head scarf ๐Ÿงฃ & wear modest long sleeves & long pant or long dress to enter ya ๐Ÿ’– It’s important to demonstrate respect to different religions ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
  • Some mosques will provide ๐Ÿ†“ mosque clothing aka Jubah & head scarf ๐Ÿงฃ to rent for its visitors to enter then

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1nCNRiYUA9yXaFY18
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBulohGuaMusang/

Next, night photo ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ“ธ session @ Masjid Razaleigh (Razaleigh Mosque ie. Model of the Forbidden Mosque Of Mekah) which started its construction in late 2016. The Razaleigh Mosque of 99K square feet & equipped with 9๏ธโƒฃ towers as high as 30m & 8๏ธโƒฃ domes similar to the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, it was inspired by the Member of Parliament for Gua Musang, YBM. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah & worth more than RM35.1million. This mosque with a unique & attractive design using high quality building materials including tiles built on a site of 1.5 hectares with capability of accommodating up to 3.5K congregations. Wowโ€ผ๏ธ

This is Kelantan’s iconic mosque which cost RM34 million as a replica of the Kaaba & it was built with a combination of high -tech LED screen blocks that display the holy verses of the Quran or the content of the sermon delivered by the imam of the mosque. The idea to build a replica of the Kaaba was sparked by Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/B7Dwfk7S8TLA7ws36
Contact no. : +6017-901 8672
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Razaleigh-Bandar-Gua-Musang-113632751342893/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Back to hotel ~ Durian Hill Villa ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ for swet dream resting for the day ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿป

Day 3๏ธโƒฃ

Enjoyed morning hiking of approximately 40mins @ Durian Hill โ›ฐ๏ธ to enjoy the beautiful sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ & scenery of the main town of Gua Musang

Do check out her happy sunrise hike at Durian Hill TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

There is a good ground for camping ๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป site with proper shower ๐Ÿšฟ & water tank facilities, the next time SiennyLovesDrawing would like to do camping stay ๐Ÿ•๏ธโ›บ๐Ÿ”ฅ Enjoyed some cookies & bread ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅ– as light breakfast after the hiking ๐Ÿ˜‹

Do check out her happy roti canai sarang (2nd breakfast that morning) TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

After hiking, we went to Kedai Makan Pokwa to enjoy 2๏ธโƒฃnd breakfast ~ Highly recommended the roti canai sarang ~ It’s roti canai with 2๏ธโƒฃ soft boiled eggs on top ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป They also serve Nasi Kerabu here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves her chat with both the lovely old couples founders ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ Really enjoyed the tasty roti canai sarang (She had 2๏ธโƒฃ sets) & iced Neslo, then left with her happy satisfied tummy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: Pitstop Route 8 Gua Musang @ Kedai Makan Pokwa, Jalan Bandar Baru, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6019-912 1401
Website๐ŸŒ: https://kedai-makan-pokwa.business.site/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Time to enjoy extreme sport activities @ Muse Eco Park ~ Yesโœ…, the highest Flying Fox in Kelantan. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธAlso the 1๏ธโƒฃst twin pair via Ferrata, yesโœ…, walking on the cave wall ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the via ferrata & flying fox done @ this park on Day 3๏ธโƒฃ with a happy great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป achievement, yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป so proud that she has completed via Ferrata & flying fox of 40m height @ Gua Musang. Highly recommended for an amazing experience ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ymyuFS6dU4vCfkfM7
Contact no.๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6012-2904007
FB: https://www.facebook.com/museecopark/

Do check out her 1๏ธโƒฃst via ferrata experience captured in this TikTok clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Back to Durian Hill Villa for shower ๐Ÿšฟ after the good sweat from the amazing extreme sport activities. Then, checked out from Durian Hill Villa, a happy comfy stay, will be back for sure

Then, had a tasty lunch @ the impressive beautiful Restoran Dalam Taman D’ Tasik

A beautiful Malay traditional house restaurant sits at the bank of Gua Musang Lake Garden. Love the Thai influenced dishes served here especially the tasty fresh lemon steamed fish ๐ŸŸ

After lunch, SiennyLovesDrawing had a walk at the beautiful lake side & the nicely managed park surrounding this restaurant. Had a good chat with the restaurant owners, Kak Nah & Abah who shared about how they restarted this restaurant from its former restaurant named Restoran Dalam Taman which lost due to the great flood in 2014

Truly impressive & inspiring of the creativity & love of upcycling, go green passionate of Kak Nah. Abah & Kak Nah actually decorated this restaurant with some unique wood pieces that both of them found from river side etc., also she turns some of the plastic fishing stuff ๐ŸŽฃ into wall art decorations, bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Abah actually complimented full of love ๐Ÿ’• that his wife, Kak Nah is a creative person, a lovely sweet couple โค๏ธ

Do check out her happy lunch dining at this beautiful lake surrounding Restoran Dalam Taman D’Tasik, you will spot Kak Nah upcycling craft art decorations in her TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxqHvTH9YdgbH77h7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Dalam-Taman-DTasek-2013350965594972/

Then, paid a 2๏ธโƒฃnd visit to the Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park. Personally love the mosses lanes within the park, it’s so comfy nice to walking๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปon it while reading the plant signages to learn more about the herbs & spices. There is a water park that many local families & kids enjoy water splashing ๐Ÿ’ฆ fun & swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ with a minimal entry fee. This park is now under maintenance progress, then to resume its chalets & rock climbing activities then

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s TikTok clip captured

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uXeqeBbddBHzD56H9
Website: https://www.malaysiasite.nl/etnobotani.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pwgm.kesedar

Next, proceed to visit the Gua Musang Golf Recreation Club, the travel mates enjoyed the fun of golf โ›ณ practice sessions. Hmm..didn’t ride on a buggy to tour the golf โ›ณ club. Enjoyed afternoon tea time with banana ๐ŸŒ fritters served here

Address: Ibu Pejabat Kesedar, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.: +6019-912 9558
Website: https://mdgm.kelantan.gov.my/index.php/pelawat/destinasi-menarik/tempat-tempat-pelancongan/199-padang-golf-sukan-berkuda

The bus ๐ŸšŒ departed straight to Tanah Merah KTM train station for a night train back to KL @ 10.45pm, on the way stopped by for dinner @ Restoran Rimbun

Again, train ๐Ÿš‚ has departed sharp at 10.45pm. SiennyLovesDrawing fall a sleep ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด very quickly as exhausted after a whole day of busy activities

Address: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NoGCXMmpSAmjXUTF7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Rimbun-135728463766706/

Day 4

Wake up 7am & then enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot Nescafe @ train cafe. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Enjoyed train sleeps, walking in the train from coach to coach train OOTDs while the train stopped at some stations along the way

Also to enjoy watched the karaoke competition @ event coach, chit chat with some passengers from Jom Naik Keretapi FB group members about their happy train rides. Most of them are retirees that enjoy their train travels within Malaysia

So happy exciting to listen to their stories & all inspiring SiennyLovesDrawing to include train travels within Malaysia in her retirement living plan ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ohh ya…When the train ๐Ÿš‚ stops at Gemas station, it will switch railway & then the train will move in opposite directions ๐Ÿ”„ so if you’re not comfortable with it, do change to an empty seat ๐Ÿ’บ available, or alternatively to enjoy a nap ๐Ÿ˜ด to avoid any dizziness ya ๐Ÿ˜ต

Arrived early @ 2.30pm to Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, reached home sweet home ๐Ÿก safely

How long you have not travel on a train๐Ÿš‚โ“โ‰๏ธ Let’s plan & enjoy a happy travel with rail ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Do enjoy reading this blog post as SiennyLovesDrawing has updated her daily trip progresses @ Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ya

You may connect to https://linktr.ee/rjila_tours for your rail tour travel planning ya

Hmm…What must SiennyLovesDrawing not miss from Gua Musang, Kelantan โ“โ‰๏ธ Do comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya ๐Ÿค—

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Sungai Lembing things to do

Things To Do @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Refer to earlier blogging about her participation to Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur by Muzium Sungai Lembing. Yes, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has just resumed her holidays within her own home country under the new norm way due to global health pandemic ๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This time she would like to sharing about her recent 2๏ธโƒฃD1๏ธโƒฃN trip to Sungai Lembing, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Historically, Sungai Lembing was a rich town because of used to be main producer of tin in Pahang, Malaysia. The history of underground tin mining has started since it was intensively managed by the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL), a British company in 1906 till being liquidated in 1986

It was known as the El Dorado of the East ie. A Village of the English community. It’s being revitalized as a heritage tourism attraction with the opening of Muzium Sungai Lembing

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So, let’s check out where are the places to visit ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodation at Sungai Lembing from her trip ya ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ˜ƒ

SiennyLovesDrawing & her travelmates had a safe comfy approximately 3.5 hours bus ride to & from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang with bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) led by Mr Imraan. Then, four-wheel drive (4WD) exciting journey with Sungai Lembing Recreation to visit Sungai Lembing places listed below (๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/sungailembing.tour )

Places To Visit & Things To Do

1. Muzium Sungai Lembing

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Finally she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is back here, this would be her 3rd visit if not mistaken. This museum is housed in an old bungalow once used by the mine manager & it houses a collection of underground mining artifacts

Slowly walking & reading the details of each exhibits in this museum making you understand greater of the view memorabilia & history about the tin mining days

Admission fee ๐ŸŽŸ is required โœ… & it may be FOC subjects to the final decision of the museum management as it will be on partial closure after Raya while it undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition with usage of technology then, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/02/program-jejak-el-dorado-timur-sungai-lembing-pahang-malaysia-2022/

Her happy exploring Muzium Sungai Lembing TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHreP5/

In particularly, she loves the underground tin mines model exhibited in this museum, do check out her TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHmadB/, it was nicely done with very detailed artwork to showcase the situation of the underground tin mine

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Muzium, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•›: 9am – 5pm (Except 1st Monday of each month)
Website ๐ŸŒ: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/

2. Sungai Lembing Historical Tin Mines

During this recent visit, it was closed for continuous maintenance by its management, Kuantan Municipal Council (aka Majlis Bandaraya Kuantan) to ensure the safety of this underground tin mines for visitors. Do check out whether it has reopen during your trip ya

It’s the largest underground tin mine in the world ๐ŸŒŽ Actually parts of it has been refurbished as a museum for its visitors to enter the network of underground old mine tunnels which spans over 785km to observe & view the extensive collection of mining equipment that was used back in the days eg. tin samples, drilling machines, safety helmets, railway tracks & furniture from the mine managerโ€™s office etc.

Also to enjoy a tram ride to enter into the tin mine tunnels

Admission fee ๐ŸŽŸ is required โœ…

Her last visit in 2018 story via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/mita-productive-business-networking-pahang/ & tweets thread via ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŒ https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1056839707177283584

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Tanah Putih, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/U26KRVo6x7qfURSm7

FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511072778939518

3. Sunrise Hill (AKA Panorama Hill) ๆž—ๆ˜Žๅฑฑ โ›ฐ๏ธ

1 of the things must do at Sungai Lembing is to wake up early morning & hike up to Panorama Hill 400m for sunrise ๐ŸŒ„

She took a 4WD ride with friends to be up this round , can check out the tour services by Sungai Lembing Recreation

Absolutely love the beautiful breathtaking ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ sunrise panorama view shrouded by the morning mist & breathe in fresh cool air

Last time, she has hike by foot ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿ‘ฃ on the stairs going up the hill, only small sections are without the staircase. So, do bring a torch light for your early morning hike. Usually approximately 30mins to 45 mins hiking journey to reach the summit for amazing sunrise scenery

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

Address๐Ÿ“: Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bukit-Panorama-Hill-Top-%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E5%B1%B1%E9%A1%B6/169658876424845 & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunrise-Hill-Sg-Lembing-Pahang/106627994462324

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/BwfgFyn49hTBgnkF7

4. Sungai Lembing Old Market Square

It’s nice to take sight in the surroundings of where the Chinese clan houses are located. Can shopping for souvenirs eg. coconut biscuits, sugar-glazed buttery crispy egg crullers from here to bring back home ๐Ÿก

There are plenty of good food to enjoy here, do continue read on the food section below ๐Ÿ˜€

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.At here, you sure will not miss out the 1st digital petrol pump โ›ฝ in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yes โœ…, Sungai Lembing was very advanced due to its tin mines industry at that time, this small town actually owned it’s own digital petrol pump โ›ฝ, cinema with latest movies ๐Ÿฟ ๐ŸŽฅ, duty free brands shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ›’ etc.

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

5. Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing

On the way down from Sunrise Hill, your 4WD will passing by Sungai Jing picnic area, worth to stop by to enjoy a picnic meal, fishing or a river swimming here

Locals love to spend time here with family members especially weekends

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://goo.gl/maps/5rnJimEBbtzwyeJG8

6. Pasir Puteri FKA Pasir Kubur

Visitors can park its vehicles just by the river side & then enjoy picnic, river bathing etc.

Locals love to spend time here with family members during weekends at Pasir Puteri, a nice picnic area to chill, relax while enjoy fishing as well as river bathing

Vehicle parking fee is required

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/yKYiezJuaBBzUVTi7

7. Kolong Pahat Hanging Bridge ๆž—ๆ˜ŽๅŠๆกฅ ๐ŸŒ‰

Definitely not to be missed when visiting Sungai Lembing

Let’s feel the thrill from the mild tremble of this sturdy 200-year-old wooden suspension ๐ŸŒ‰ bridges which connect residential areas on the other side of the river to the main town

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It’s still strong & well maintained, though being repaired several times by the Kuantan Municipal Council

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

Address๐Ÿ“: 377, Lorong Pahat, Kampung Kolong Pahat, 26200 Sg Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia.

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://maps.app.goo.gl/BRwaxcAgUMFp9Kr7A

8. Kolong Pahat tin mine tunnels using the “pahat” way

Just keep walking down from the entrance to the hanging bridge for 10mins, you will notice 3 tin mines tunnels at the road side

During her recent trip, Pak Tam , ex-staff with underground tin mines company actually has shared that these old tunnels were created manually using the “pahat” way ie. with chisel & each is not deep inside as compared to the underground tin mines. Chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material eg. stone by hand, struck with a mallet, or mechanical power. The handle & blade of some types of chisel are made of metal or of wood with a sharp edge in it

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

9. Indigenous Village ~ Kampung Mas

While on the way down from Sunrise Hill, you will passing by this indigenous village on your way to Sungai Jin picnic area, it’s managed by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JKOA)

The majority of indigenous people here are puak Batik & puak Jakun as shared by her 4WD driver from Sungai Lembing Recreeation team

It offers exhilarating pursuits to learn the living cultures eg. blow piping, visiting the unique bamboo house & etc.

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://goo.gl/maps/nMc5GyZJC3aFMXzV7

10. Charas Cave

During the bus journey, 1 of the tour guides has shared briefly about this cave & SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share it here so she can personally visit it in the future

It’s a limestone cave complex with interesting geological structures of stalagmites & stalactites & a large reclining Buddha statue. The other side of the cave leads to an opening which provides a great view of the surrounding countryside

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Gua Charas, 26090 Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://goo.gl/maps/qvtuaKrvJ3Pfqyq7A

Food ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

1. Sungai Lembing Hawker Centre

It’s always crowded ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ Most of the visitors to Panorama Hill will enjoy breakfast at here ya

Must enjoy the tomatoes sauce noodles ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿœ served with fragrant Cantonese fried charred aroma topped with sweet & tangy tomato sauce

Also the Mee Jawa, Sister Fong mountain-water tofu, tau foo fah etc.

After meals, you may visit the Thien Hou Temple which just opposite the hawker centre. The “Mazu” statue is certified as the biggest “Mazu” in the Malaysia Book of Record in year 2019. More info via ๐ŸŒ https://persatuanhainansglembing.org.my/

OR can consider to walk to visit the nearby 3D Gallery Sungai Lembing, ๐ŸŒ https://3d-gallery-sg-lembing.business.site/

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Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
๐Ÿ“Œย  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

2. Kedai Kopi Salmah

A must try for its nasi lemak, kuih muih & hot coffee

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves the nasi lemak here as the spicy sambal is sweet tasty to enjoy & not spicy, yum max ๐Ÿ˜€

Address๐Ÿ“: 73, Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/CKexMuh9MwwoJvHQ9

3. Sg Lembing Noodles & Beancurd Pudding

The only shop cum factory that still produces the famous Sungai Lembing noodles & beancurd pudding aka “tau foo fah”. A must stopping by to enjoy refreshing smooth tasty beancurd pudding under hot sunny day

Guess what??

It’s now being operating by the 3rd generation & still serving tasty springy handmade noodles without preservatives

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Highly recommended!! She loves the noodle textures that just so delicious to chew on by just mixing the noodles with soya sauce & fish balls

Address๐Ÿ“: No. 376, Kolong Pahat 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yv8V6ZADGZdTCUQy6

4. Sg Lembing Coconut Biscuit Factory

This is the famous Sungai Lembing coconut biscuits by Mun Heng Bakery that all visitors will buy as souvenirs from Sungai Lembing

Guess what?

It’s now operating by the 4th generation of the family continue to bake this delicious crunchy biscuit

It’s a good match to enjoy with Kopi O, if you’re a coffee lover ya

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Address๐Ÿ“: No. AB-41, Kampung Tengah, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E6%B0%91%E9%A6%99%E6%A4%B0%E9%A5%BC-106879252677648/

5. Mee Jawa

SiennyLovesDrawing has heard about the famous mee jawa & must try while travelling to Sg Lembing, however she missed the chance as 1 of the famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh which near her stay at Jasa Resort was closed during her recent trip

The mee jawa serves here is slightly different from the usual mee jawa

Hmm…Will keep it for her next Sg Lembing trip to enjoy tasting then

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/SGAt35ohgBxzUkE49

6. Laksa Gebok

A special thanks to Muzium Sg Lembing team that served Laksa Gebok aka Laksa Pahang as 1 of the afternoon tea meal during the program & SiennyLovesDrawing got a chance to try this laksa

It serves with soft texture noodle, creamy coconut milk gravy which fine blended with sardine fish & spicy sambal (Optional) to enjoy

Address๐Ÿ“: Kampung Seberang Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

Hotel Accommodation ๐Ÿข

1. Jada Resort

SiennyLovesDrawing & her room mate enjoyed their comfy 1 night stay in a spacious room in this resort

Guess what?

The famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh that the local people loves it actually within walking distance from this resort. This resort offers water sport, kayaking, team building activities etc. upon booking in advance

Address๐Ÿ“: Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/

2. Lake Castle ๐Ÿฐ

SiennyLovesDrawing actually noted about this lake castle while passing by its main gate while on the way up to the Sunrise Hill with 4WD

So, when she googled about it & found out that it’s a beautiful resort to opt for, so list it here & also for her future visit

Address๐Ÿ“: A205, Jln Sungai Arang, Kampung Jeram Takar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lakecastle.resort/

So, when are you travelling to visit Sungai Lembing?

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SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

#FlyMeToSabah Bucket List To Tick Off

Updated 14 June 2022, 5.40pm ~ So so sad that SiennyLovesDrawing only won the 1st 20 entries for this contest ๐Ÿ˜ญ She has tried very best, hope that she can be part of media member with Sabah Tourism, refer winner announcement post via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347716010722356&set=a.224387169721908&type=3 ~ Her prize unboxing TikTok clip via ๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7102749691724549402 . Do stay tuned for her blog update as she will be travelling to Sabah for her slow train travel & art exploring in July ya ๐Ÿ˜€

Hey ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป all, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป got to know about the #flymetoSabah โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ contest hosted by Sabah Tourism Board very recently from her participation in the March #SabahChats via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1720355908139397 & it triggers her travel memories ๐Ÿ’ญ @ Sabah & actually urge her travel wish to join in to try her luck to be 1๏ธโƒฃ of the winner ( Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป as the last winner to be announced on 14 Apr) to realise her dream ๐Ÿ’ญ to continue explore & tick off her โœ…SABAH bucket list in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

๐ŸŒ https://tourism.sabah.gov.my/news/newsdetails/fly-me-to-sabah-offers-opportunities-to-experience-sabah-bucket-list-holidays

๐ŸŒ https://flymetosabah.sabahtourism.com/

So, here a blog post to sharing in detailed about SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป


Dear Sabah Tourism,

Yes, Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to explore more about Sabah & Sarawak in the future which both made Malaysia owns the 25% of Borneo’s land. Borneo, the 3๏ธโƒฃrd largest island ๐Ÿ๏ธ in the world ๐ŸŒŽ & divided between 3 countries ie. Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ , Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & Brunei ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ

Once upon a time…

Still recalled her 1๏ธโƒฃst fly to Sabah was right after her university graduation ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“ & as a graduation celebration ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ trip to reward herself by opting for a hike to Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) โ›ฐ๏ธ (aka Akinabalu by the local Sabahan people), it’s her 1๏ธโƒฃst hiking ๐Ÿฅพ trip, also to explore Malaysia’s 1๏ธโƒฃst heritage site, Kinabalu Park. Hmm…It was really long long ago & at that time she has got no social media platforms to show off her summit photo with her full colour certificate at that time ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ She was hike up with Mesilau route, it’s with beautiful scenery, though slightly longer journey as compared to the route she opted to go down, Timpohon route, a stairs alike route & not comfortable for her tiring legs back then. Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ Her beautiful colour certificate is nicely kept in the safety deposit box with a local bank ๐Ÿฆ now, 1๏ธโƒฃ of her precious achievements in life โœจ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Then, her 2๏ธโƒฃnd fly to Sabah was as a volunteer to collect & supply stationeries & teaching to some Bajau Laut kids at the rural sea nomad villages of Semporna Island ๐Ÿ๏ธ Still recalled the chalet hotel that she stayed was being flooded due to a heavy rain ๐ŸŒง๏ธ storm & the rising level of sea ๐ŸŒŠ water at that time. She joined her other volunteers together with the chalet staffs to clean up the chalets surrounding. The pure hearts & smiles of the rural kids still warm kept in her heart โค๏ธ It was a memorable weeks spent with the local Sabahan kids & people, sure the kids have all grown up healthily now. Interactions with local people is what SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys & treasures the most, valuable juicy life stories, learning more about local living, cultures etc. Absolutely precious ๐Ÿ’•

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These 2๏ธโƒฃ travels to Sabah shared above were happened when she has yet to start her lifestyle blogging here at that time, also she wasn’t active in social media postings too

Then her blogging passion here โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป got noticed & received honourable media invitation ๐Ÿ“ง to join the Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) business networking 3๏ธโƒฃD2๏ธโƒฃN trip in 2018. 3๏ธโƒฃrd fly to Sabah to explore & then shared her travel stories about the eco tourism at Sabah, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/6-eco-tourism-must-see-in-sabah-malaysian-borneo/ & ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŒ https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1070869540232286208

She was truly amazed & proud as Malaysian because Dairy Farm ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฎ in Kundasang, Sabah making her really like being at a farm in New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

So, Sabah Tourism, please #flymetoSabah

Now & future…

What’s SiennyLovesDrawing’s โœ…SABAH bucket listโ“โ‰๏ธ

โœ…Steam train with North Borneo Railway along the tracks from Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut to arrive at the Rice Bowl of Sabah, Papar to enjoy views of the paddy fields, traditional village homes on stilts & buffaloes as a train ๐Ÿš‚ travel lover. Ohh ya…Do you all remembered the famous Malaysian produced movie ~ Ola Bola โšฝโ“โ‰๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing wanna enjoy the Tenom – Beaufort jungle train ๐Ÿš‚ ride as a train ๐Ÿš‚ travel lover which it was being captured in that movie & to enjoy the ride with the local communities in the old train cabin seating area. Then, to taste Tenom coffee โ˜• as a coffee lover. More info via ๐ŸŒ https://railtravelstation.com/sabah-state-railway/

โœ…Adrenaline canopy walks in Danum Valley Rainforest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ to observe see Sabah’s wildlife in its most biodiverse jungle as a nature lover ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ by walking about 300m through a 130-million-year-old ancient forest on a suspension bridge 26m off the ground ie. Approximately the height of a 6-story building OR 363m high & 620m length canopy walkway aka Rainforest Skywalk @ Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan

โœ…Beaufort bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ & enjoy Beaufort Mee is Chinese-style fried home-made local yellow noodles from Beaufort, served with choice of meat or seafood & fresh vegetables as a love local eats ๐Ÿ˜‹ traveller

โœ…Amazing milkyway galaxy โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒƒ at Tegudon Tourism Village & Lasau Podi at Kota Belud. Or a hike up to Marangang hill top with a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป view of Mt KK at Kundasang. Even at the peak of Mt KK โ›ฐ๏ธ

โœ…Hanging bridge at Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) โ›ฐ๏ธ ie. The world ๐ŸŒŽ highest via Ferrata with a system of a balance beams & suspension bridges, hill paragliding @ Kokol Hill, Kinabalu OR Ranau Paragliding Park ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐ŸŒ„, https://instagram.com/montkskybike @ Mt KK & parasailing @ Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Yes โœ…, to explore more ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ’ & tick off the 7 districts in

โœ…S ~ as a train travel lover

โœ…A ~ as a nature lover with green surrounding

โœ…B ~as a local foodie

โœ…A ~ as a milkyway galaxy admirer

โœ…H ~ as an adventure explorer

bucket list as shared in above paragraphs (Especially those in Italics) ie. Beaufort, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Nabawan, Sipitang, Tambunan & Tenom. More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.sabahtourism.com/division/interior/

SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

During her โœ…SABAH explore mentioned above ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ’, being a typical local foodie, she would like to enjoy a taste of local food in Sabah eg. Sweet crunchy kuih cincin (Will be grabbing a lot as souvenirs to bring back for her own snacks, family members & friends to enjoy), hinava (A sliced mackerel fish with chilies, onion, ginger & lime juice), latok (A seaweed with cili padi, lime & sambal belacan), Ngiu Chap, Tuaran Mee, Tamparuli Mee & many more from her interactions with local Sabahan people then ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Not just that, if time permits, during her #flymetoSabah trip, she wishes especially to exploring more of below ~ will continue updating this blog post for her next Sabah travels preparation

โœ…The rural tourism, more info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.sabahtourism.com/rural/, Kg. Sunsuron, Tambunan with more than 90% of its area is covered in rolling hills, plains & mountains ๐Ÿž๏ธโ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ & the community-based tourism @ Bingkor which currently in developing progress, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://www.sabahtourism.com/press-release/developing-tourism-in-the-interior-of-sabah/

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โœ… Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp, Kinabatangan (Camping stay ๐Ÿ•๏ธโ›บ)

โœ… Kinabatangan River Cruise

Virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah

โœ… The Tip Of Borneo @ Simpang Mengayau, Kudat

โœ… Tindakon Dazang beachโ€™s cliff, Kudat

โœ… Murut Cultural Centre, Keningau
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โœ… Campsite P. Riui @ Sg Padas, Tenom & to enjoy the long hanging bridge that local Sabahan communities actually using in their daily commute ๐Ÿ‘ฃ to Panggi (Camping stay ๐Ÿ•๏ธโ›บ)

โœ… Polumpung Melangkap Campsite @ Kadamaian, Kota Belud to learn how the 2015 earthquake actually changed the landscape & made the village as a new ๐Ÿ†• riverside attraction in Sabah (Camping stay ๐Ÿ•๏ธโ›บ)

โœ… To explore the natural grandeur of the Taralamas River Canyon @ Kg. Tiang Lama of Ranau with river trekking experience to uncover the local flora & fauna as a nature lover

โœ… Mantanani Island is surrounding by mesmerizing clear turquoise waters & with amazing view of Mount Kinabalu

โœ… Rundum Highland @ Tenom, more info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/rundumHighlands/

โœ… Umea Glam Kundasang (A unique staycation)

โœ… Pagoda Ling San @ Tuaran

โœ… Upside Down House @ Tamparuli

โœ… Endangered species ~ Sepilok Orang Utan, Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to learn more about these endangered species & efforts being made to get them off the endangered lists

โœ… Gomantong Cave, largest cave in Sabah. Black Cave & White Cave (With inaccessible terrain, slightly challenging)

โœ… Floating walking @ Pulau Pasir Timbul (Pulau Terapung/ Pitas Floating Island), Kampung Malubang, Pitas, Sabah

โœ… To enjoy a unique natural volcanic mud spa @ Pulau Tiga

โœ… Ohh ya…If you’re into diving & love sending postcard, do send SiennyLovesDrawing (Typical postcard collector) a postcard from this underwater post box, 1st of its kind in Malaysia ya โ˜บ๏ธ

After attended the FB live @ 6 April 2022 by Ms Grace Leong via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1728521580656163 , she would like to spend an early afternoon to enjoy slow walking & exploring the heritage @ oldest streets like Gaya street (FKA Bond street), Beach street & more in KK town, also to enjoy tasting the local food eg. Coconut pandan, satay jawi, roti kahwin etc. Also to enjoy the Api Api night food market @ Gaya street, 6pm to 12am every Friday & Saturday ๐Ÿ˜€

To visit & observe the baby turtles release to sea within months of June to Sept @ Lankayan Island , special thanks to her reader (IG sunstylefiles) who commented on her IG reel post about this island via ๐ŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/p/CcHCqKNBsa6/ . If you’re a diver & reading here, this beautiful tropical island in the Sulu Sea & Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) is 1 of the famous diving spots in Sabah, Malaysia ๐Ÿ˜€ More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/lankayan-island/

Regards,

Sienny aka SiennyLovesDrawing

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has just participated the Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia with media invitation received from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing. A special thank you for this honorable media invitation ๐Ÿ“ง to her & she has gained much more information about tin mines history in Sg Lembing, also a privilege chance to hear direct from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with the undergroud tin mine company named The Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL) as a underground lift operator

The main objectives of this program is to establish closer cooperation ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป between Tourism Malaysia, Sungai Lembing Museum ๐Ÿ›๏ธ together with the Tourism agency partners & the media members to promoting domestic tourism, especially Sungai Lembing, Pahang. All participants of this program are required to complete their full vaccination, including booster ๐Ÿ’‰with proof of vaccination certificate granted in MySejahtera app ๐Ÿ“ฒ

It also aims to introducing to all participants about the local tourism products available in Sungai Lembing, Pahang which are all rich in historical heritage values, arts & cultures, as well as its nature beauty. The involvement of travel agencies is also expected to develop more attractive local tourism packages in an effort to further increasing โฌ†๏ธ tourist arrivals to Sungai Lembing, Pahang in particular, & of course the whole state of Pahang in general, with the recent announcement of re-opening the Malaysian border from 1 April onwards ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปhas been to Sg Lembing many many years ago, it feels great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to be back here to get to know more about this tourist destination after the waves of global health pandemic. She would like to sharing this round about what she has done during this 2๏ธโƒฃD1๏ธโƒฃN program participation with Muzium Sungai Lembing, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, as well as sharing about the things to do in her next sharing, do stay tuned ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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This program has started the travelling journey by a sharp departure at 8am from Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) with a great comfy bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) which led by Mr Imraan. All participants ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป actually arrive on time for this exciting program participation ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing

A smooth safe bus ๐ŸšŒ journey to arrive at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing at 11.35am & being warmly welcome by representative from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing, Ms Fauziah ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ All participants respectively with SOP compliance of social distancing, MySejahtera app scan, participants registration, goodies bag collection & then being seated for the program

The program has kick started with awesome amazing state of Pahang, Malaysia traditional dance performances by dancers from Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN), followed by opening ceremony by the management of Jabatan Muzium Malaysia & Muzium Sg Lembing with Mr Razaimi Hamat & Mr Peterson Augustine, also token appreciation ceremony by Ms Zuraini Abdul Ghani, the Director of Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur

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Next, all participants are invited for lunch, then check in for a comfy clean accommodation @ Jasa Resort ๐Ÿข ( ๐Ÿ“Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang & ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/)

Then, all participants will travel back to the museum again to participate exciting activities organised by the management of Muzium Sg Lembing

There are 4 groups of participants with 4 or 5 members each to complete below group assignments by scanning a QR code & online submission upon completion while exploring the artifacts exhibited in this museum

โœ… A list of quiz questionsโ“ ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum ๐Ÿ˜€

โœ… Word search ๐Ÿ”Ž ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ohh ya…Insider news sharing ๐Ÿ˜€ Mr Peter Augustine has shared that in coming months, this museum will be undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition. There are many more artifacts collected that the museum needs to exhibit them for all its visitors. This upgrade aims to have more digital savvy, ie. Each artifacts with a short caption displayed, then with a QR code for the visitors to scan & then learning more of each artifacts details. That’s a brilliant ideas. He has added that during this upgrade, the museum will remain open, however partially of the museum, the management is still in the discussion whether the entrance fee will be free during this upgrade period, so check out their FB page for more updates. SiennyLovesDrawing is so looking forward to revisit this museum after its artifacts upgrade then to share more with you all ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

โœ… Learn & perform traditional dance steps ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป ~ It’s fun enjoyable to learn & dance with team mates, so much laughter, lol ๐Ÿ˜› Special thanks to all JKKN dancers who patiently guided us during this cultural workshop. Do check out her TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qg8EH/

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โœ… Win Lose or Draw โœ๐Ÿป ~ SiennyLovesDrawing has volunteered herself to draw & amazingly her team mates all understand her simple drawing every well & guessed all the traditional games. Hmm…She forgot to ask her team mates to capture a TikTok clip for this ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜Œ

โœ… Traditional game ~ Coconut bowling with recycling plastic bottles ๐Ÿฅฅ ~ This is so so fun, it’s not easy to aim right with the coconut to hit all the plastic bottles to score points ya, again lots of laughter here, lol SiennyLovesDrawing only hit a bottle as captured in her TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing program via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

โœ… Jigsaw puzzle ๐Ÿงฉ ~ Oppss….SiennyLovesDrawing & her team mates had a challenging puzzle time to solve the tin miner hat puzzle ๐Ÿงฉโ“โ‰๏ธ

โœ… Creative group wefie ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿ“ฑat the front of Muzium Sg Lembing ๐Ÿ›๏ธ ~ Don’t you all think this is good? All team members discussed & positioned own self to form this group wefie with NST photographer hold the wide angle phone to capture. Yeah!! Sure win :D, not shy ohh

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During this recent Muzium Sg Lembing visiting, SiennyLovesDrawing truly amazed with the Underground Mines Model displayed. This model was nicely built to portray the exact underground tin mines & how its tine mines workers’ life while working in the tin mines being detailed drafted in this model. If you’re visiting this museum, do spend more time to slowly viewing this model ya ๐Ÿ˜€ Do check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this model in her next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She also managed to hear the direct voice from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with PCCL in sharing the underground tin mines working situations. Pak Tam as the underground lift operator has shared how the accurate signals being given by the tin mines workers is important for him to take the lift to reach different deepness within the underground tin mines. He told that he needs to be extra careful to ensure it’s the right signals given before he operated the lift each time to avoid any death accident. Hmm…In a way, Pak Tam actually owned a very good hearing ears to carrying out his role. Do check out her TikTok clip captured from Pak Tam’s sharing via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qfSw9/

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This exciting program continues with some exciting beautiful local tourism destinations visiting in the next day. All participants got latest updates of each destinations within Sg Lembing to bring awareness & then promoting these amazing places to visit

  • Sunrise Hill aka Panorama Hill
  • Picnic spot @ Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing
  • Picnic spot @ Pasir Puteri
  • Indigenous Settlement @ Kampung Mas
  • Hanging Bridge Kolong Pahat
  • Tin mine tunnels @ Kolong Pahat
  • Sg Lembing handmade noodles making
  • Sg Lembing coconut biscuit making
  • Sg Lembing old sreet

Not just that, as foodie & food lover herself, she would like to share some of the local foods that she has tasted or recommended by local at Sg Lembing eg. Mee Jawa, Laksa Gebok, handmade Sg Lembing noodles, beancurd pudding, Sg Lembing coconut biscuit, nasi lemak & coffee at Kedai Kopi Salmah

Meanwhile, do check out 1st her beautiful photo album captured from this trip & being shared by Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/tourismmalaysiapahang/posts/346281834209009 , the main tweets thread of her program participation via ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŒ https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1509513754710446086 & do stay tuned for SiennyLovesDrawing’s next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Time flies, this exciting 2D1N program has officially ended with another amazing state of Pahang traditional dance performances by JKKn dancers, good lunch served, announcement of winners & prize giving ceremony, as well as certificate of participation giving ceremony to all participants. More photos captured from this great program via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumkl/posts/5020309814673514

Let’s check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

Do also check out these videos captured from the fun excitement during this program via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/671949744129086/ & ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/645748456503426/

Have you plan your #cuticutimalaysia โ“โ‰๏ธ

Do always enjoy travel safe, following SOP while exploring more local domestic travel destinations within Malaysia ya ๐Ÿ˜€ More of SiennyLovesDrawing’s travel within Malaysia stories via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/travel-tourism/malaysia/

Stay safe while travel local #cuticutimalaysia ya ๐Ÿ˜€

Website ๐ŸŒ: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB๐ŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/ & https://www.facebook.com/tourismmalaysiapahang

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