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Sea Turtle Package @ Resorts World Kijal

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ When SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was travelled to Terengganu, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ for the squid ๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging festival early this year, she was wishing & hoping for the famous turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข watching ๐Ÿ‘€ย at night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒย in the same state too

Guess what โ“โ‰๏ธ

Her dream came true with the exclusive media invitation ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ by Resorts World Genting (RWG) ๐Ÿข๐Ÿž๐Ÿš  to witness the circle of life as turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข return to the beach at its Resorts World Kijal (RWK)๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–, Terengganu, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yes โœ…, sheย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is blessedย ๐Ÿ˜‡ย Of course she will continue to deliver her best in her blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ย passion yaย ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœŒ๐Ÿป

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธย Turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข watching ๐Ÿ‘€โ€ผ๏ธ


The amazing ๐Ÿคฉ sight of a mum turtle ๐Ÿขย that ambled up to the beach ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– to ensure that her next generation ~ baby turtles ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿขย are safely deposited in sand always 1๏ธโƒฃ to cherish. As the turtle ๐Ÿข watching ๐Ÿ‘€ season on Peninsular Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโ€™s East Coast reaches its peak from May to Sept annually, RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–in Terengganu remains as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป places in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ to spot & appreciate these majestic creatures on their annual return to the shore ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠ Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ

Obviously straight away she said “Yes โœ…” & RSVPed her participationย โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ย Hurrayโ€ผ๏ธ

Upon arrival & checked in, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was 1๏ธโƒฃst impressed with its window view ~ The breathtaking sea ๐ŸŒŠ & the biggest swimming pool ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธย in Terengganuย  ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉย Ohh wowโ€ผ๏ธ


Of course she had enjoyed her comfy stay ๐Ÿ˜ดย in theย premier room with sea viewย of RWK๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–

A fully furnished & spacious room spaceย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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ย A great ๐Ÿ‘ย satisfaction from her stay vacation ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ

She was wake up by the beautiful sunrise ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ…ย view from her room ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜


SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘†ย this resort ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– especially for a family weekend getaway with the kids๐Ÿง’๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿง‘ย or even a school tripย 


Definitely an educational stay for the kids๐Ÿง’๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿง‘to learn about the turtle ๐Ÿขconservationย ๐Ÿ’šย in Terengganu, Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย Refer below captures from SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย friends๐Ÿ‘ญ’ kids ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿง‘ย participation

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Being a highโฌ†๏ธ-trafficked area, RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– has its own turtle ๐Ÿขย conservation programme in place to ensure the safety of both the turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข & their eggs๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš

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Yesโœ… , RWKย ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย ‘s own turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย hatcheryย ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš

Regular cleanings (Including annual beach ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย cleanupsssย ๐Ÿ˜€) are done to ensure the beach ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– is safe for both turtle landings ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย & its guests’ย  ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซย activities ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Bravoโ€ผ๏ธย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œย RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย always continue working with the Terengganu Department of Fisheries ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ to seek official protection for its beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ & to certify โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“œ its guests’ย  ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซย turtle ๐Ÿข conservation ๐Ÿ’š programme

She ย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย was informed by the RWK’s turtle conservation officer named Mr Raguย ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝย that turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข usually arrive on Terengganu beaches ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– from May to Sept, mainly consisting of the common Green Turtle ๐Ÿข aka Chelonia Mydas & the occasionally rare Hawksbill Turtle ๐Ÿข aka Eretmochelys Imbricate. Returning by instinct to the very area that they were hatched๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿข๐Ÿข, the 7.6km beach ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– at RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย is 1๏ธโƒฃ of these hallowed places

Despite turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข watching ๐Ÿ‘€, this RWG๐Ÿข๐Ÿž๐Ÿš โ€™s turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย conservation ๐Ÿ’š efforts @ RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย also supported by various of its guests’ย  ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ activities,

i. Turtleย ๐Ÿขย Eggsย ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅšย Planting

A proper briefingย ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ will be provided with the Dos โœ…ย & Don’tsย โŒ, including a demostration by the resort’s turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย rangers

Bravoโ€ผ๏ธย This is important to ensure all the precious turtle ๐Ÿข eggs ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅšareย all appropriately planted by RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– ‘s guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซย accordingly


Some of the guidance are,

  • Must wear gloves before holding the eggsย ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
  • Dig the hole with enough depth for eggsย ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅšย planting (It’s advisable to have between 6๏ธโƒฃ๏ธย to ๐Ÿ”Ÿย eggs๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅšin each planting nest)
  • Once hold the egg๐Ÿฅš, not to turn the egg ๐Ÿฅšin any directions
  • Put the egg ๐Ÿฅšslowly on the ground of the hole prepared for turtle ๐Ÿขย eggs ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅšplanting
  • Then, covered the sand, fence up & labelled with date of egg๐Ÿฅšplanting

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For about 3๏ธโƒฃ months, the eggs๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅšwill lay incubating in the sand, only for the hatchlings ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย to emerge during a full moon ๐ŸŒ• & speed their way to the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ

In the years to come, many will return ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข to the very same beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ, completing the cycle of life. Of course RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– always will be there waiting to welcome them back ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš

ii. Turtles hatchling releasing๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย to the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ

When SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has holded up a baby turtleย ๐Ÿขย , she felt touched in her heartย โค๏ธย as only 1๏ธโƒฃย toย ๏ธ3๏ธโƒฃ๏ธย in 1๏ธโƒฃ๏ธk baby turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย will liveย longย enough after releasing to oceanย  ๐ŸŒŠ


She has blessed kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜ย the baby turtle ~ Little Siennyย ๐Ÿขย ~ to have a safe growing up journey to the sea ๐ŸŒŠ


It’s advised to let the baby turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย to crawling on their own at least short distance from the beach ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย  to the sea ๐ŸŒŠย , it forms part of their growing journey


iii. Coconut tree plantingย ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ


Coconut trees ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅฅย can live ๐Ÿ’ฏ+ years, producing over thousands of coconuts ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅฅย in it’s lifetimeoโ€ผ๏ธย Wowโ€ผ๏ธย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿคช

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Moreover, coconut treesย ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅฅ help to protect beach from coastal ๐ŸŒŠย erosion

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s awesome IG album with the photos ๐Ÿ“ธย & clipsย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ for turtle conservation participation with RWKย ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–

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Blessed kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜ to โ€œ๐ŸขLittle Siennyโ€ a safe growing up journey to the sea ๐ŸŒŠ (Ha…Ha…Selfie ๐Ÿคณskill improve again ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†) . . Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed her whole morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† with turtle ๐Ÿข eggs ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš, baby turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข releasing, coconut ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ tree planting, Penunjuk Village visiting etc. at #rwkijal @resortsworldkijal #ResortWorldKijal . . . This album with photos ๐Ÿ“ธ & clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ of her meaningful conservation day ๐ŸคฉโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป & amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰ stay with Resort World Kijal ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to @resortsworldgenting #ResortsWorldGenting #RWG . . . ~ #beautifulterengganumalaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ~ . . Also enjoyed my lovely weekend stay vacation at this resort @beautifulterengganumalaysia @beautiful_terengganu @amazingterengganu . . More updates via blog link at profile . . #rwgenting #mohgiganu #tourismterengganu #terengganu #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #travel #travels #BIGAdventures #AirAsiaBIG #travelling #beautifulterengganu #turtleconservation #babyturtles #travel #terengganu #greenseaturtles #seaturtles #cuticutimalaysia #savetheturtles #lovenature

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In addition, the sand ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– is far from the only focus ๐Ÿ“Œat RWG ๐Ÿข๐Ÿš 

There are plenty to keep adults ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป & kids ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป busy at the RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– from water polo & relaxing swimmingย ๐Ÿคฝ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฝ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ in the swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ pools/ beachside ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย (Not โ›”๐ŸšซโŒย when red flagย ๐Ÿšฉย is up)ย theย to an archery ๐Ÿน range & tennis ๐ŸŽพ courts

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Guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ at the RWK ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– can also hop on a bicycle ๐Ÿšฒ to explore the idyllic surroundings / venture further out on 1๏ธโƒฃ of the RWK๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–โ€™s exploration tours to the local fishing ๐ŸŽฃ village i.e. Tengah Fishing Village & night market ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›’ in search of some local flavour, firefly ๐Ÿ’ซ watching ๐Ÿ‘€ in nearby mangroves ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ& the tantalising taste of a (seasonal) durian trip ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

For those who want to relax ๐Ÿ˜Œ by swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ clubs, the Palma & Rimba Nines โ€“ an 18-hole championship golf ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธโ›ณ๏ธ course โ€“ is right next to RWK๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–, providing a unique challenge with its sand๐Ÿ๐Ÿโ›ณ๏ธbased course

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RWK๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย also can cater some exciting telematches for its guests too, of course both adults & kids ya

You may opt for a village tour to the nearby Penunjuk Beachside ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย & Tengah Fishing Villageย ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽฃ

Do drop by a corner stall to meet Madam Juย ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธย aka “Makcik Ju” in Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย ‘s national language to buy fresh seaย anchovies ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸย from herย ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, do contact her viaย ๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑย +6017-9778571

She has brought 250g of theย fresh seaย anchovies ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸย (Fish type of “Tembaga Merah” in Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย ‘s national language for her mamaย ๐Ÿ‘ต to boil porridgeย ๐Ÿฅฃย for her little nieceย ๐Ÿ‘ถ

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SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย really enjoyed her me time relaxing at the clean beachย ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–ย within this resort ๐Ÿขย during her stay hereย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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What are you waiting forโ“โ‰๏ธ

Let’s visit here not just for the turtles ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข , also to stay for the long list of exciting things to do @ RWKย ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Km 28, 24210, Jalan Kemaman – Dungun, Kampung Meraga Beris, 24100 Kijal, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Note:ย https://www.rwkijal.com/transportation/

Websiteย ๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.rwkijal.com/deals/SeaTurtleRoomPackage/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/ResortsWorldKijal/

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Stay @ Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

After reading ๐Ÿ“– SiennyLovesDrawing๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป’s earlier sharing about the road less travelled in Terengganu, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

This round, she is gonna sharing her stay at Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu ๐Ÿข, some nearby attractions ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“& snacks ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค within walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธdistance & below 3๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃmins drive ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™

~ Discover Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Through Hotel Seri Malaysia ๐Ÿข ~

Yesโœ…, it’s 1๏ธโƒฃ of the largest local hotel ๐Ÿข chain in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with 21 hotels strategically located ๐Ÿ“in most states within Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ (except Kelantan & Sabah)ย currently ๐Ÿค—

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ She was welcome ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป with the hotel mascot named ~ “Abang SEM” aka Brother SEM ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Inside the mascot ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ is the Chef Cook ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ of this hotel ๐Ÿข, really enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค his hotel dishes especially the Glutinuous Rice ๐Ÿš with Tongkol fish curry ๐Ÿ› as well as the Tom Yum steamboat dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜ during her stay

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was told during her check-in ๐Ÿ”‘ with her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ that this hotel ๐Ÿข is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the oldest within the chain of Hotel Seri Malaysia๐Ÿข

From her recent stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ for 3๏ธโƒฃ nights, she is highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป this hotel ๐Ÿข to all of you gonna pay Beautiful Terengganu a visit soon ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

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  • Its strategic location ๐Ÿ“at the centre town of Kuala Terengganu
  • The rooms are comfy ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with complimentary ๐Ÿ†“ mineral water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง , towels & toiletries
  • Next to peaceful beautiful Terengganu River ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง
  • Next to a Chinese temple โ›ฉ aka Thien Hou temple ๅคฉๅŽๅฎซ
  • 1๏ธโƒฃmin walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance to Kampung Cina aka China Town

Do enjoy a morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ& capture your beautiful photos ๐Ÿ“ธ at many wall murals ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ within the many alleys of it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

  • 2๏ธโƒฃmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ to the oldest Chinese temple โ›ฉ in Terengganu named ๅ’Œๅฎ‰ๅฎซ

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A market where the Terengganu locals ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซwill drop by for wet market shopping, groceries, daily home supplies as well as tourists for some souvenirs ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ

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You will spot turtle ๐Ÿข eggs ๐Ÿฅš too at the wet market area. SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was surprise ๐Ÿ˜ฑ & would advise not โŒ to purchase any to protect this endangered species ~ turtle ๐Ÿข


Sigh ๐Ÿ˜” …She was told that it’s โŒ not explicitly forbidden to sell & eat turtle eggs in Terengganu because it’s the tradition of this state to consume turtle ๐Ÿข eggs ๐Ÿฅš Alsoย the lack of a national ban currently where the sale of turtle ๐Ÿข eggs ๐Ÿฅš come from another state/ international are permitted. It was tough to differentiate turtle ๐Ÿข eggs ๐Ÿฅš by place of origin, hence enforcement really challenging

If possible, do plan a cruise here to view the beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ crystal mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ within this park


SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has missed her cruise ๐Ÿšข during her 1๏ธโƒฃst visit due to tight travel schedule ๐Ÿ—’ย (Only from on the road passing & spotted it, then this capture ๐Ÿ“ธ )

You may pack some keropok lekor aka fish ๐ŸŸ cake either in frozen vacuum pack, fried or steamed as food souvenirs ๐ŸŽ to share with family members & friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

  • 17mins drive ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ to Noor Arfa Craft Complex for some local Terengganu batik & craft souvenirs shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ
  • 18mins drive ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ to Pasar Malam Manir aka Manir Night Market (Only every Monday 5pm to 10pm) ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

You will spot lots of local snacks, fruits, foods etc. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค from the local friendly vendors

A place by the Tok Jembal beach ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ side with lots of cafesss for dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด, chill & relax, dessert ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿง , ice cream ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฆ , live music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ etc. from evening till late midnight ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ

  • 28mins drive ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ to Warung Pok Nong at Batu Buruk Beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ

This is a famous snack ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค place for “Ikan Celup Tepung” aka flour-fried fish ๐ŸŸ , including other seafoods e.g. prawns ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ , squids ๐Ÿฆ‘, mango sticky rice ๐Ÿš etc.

After the snacking ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‹ here, do drop by the opposite beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ site for a relaxing swing time ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜„

Hmmm…The breakfast ๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธ served at Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿข is with tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹ selection of local Terengganu as well as western style choices too โœŒ๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves the glutious rice ๐Ÿš with Tongkol fish ๐ŸŸ curry, Nasi Dagang ๐Ÿ› as well as Laksa Terengganu ๐Ÿฒ the most ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

The steamboat cum BBQ dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿข set served at this hotel ๐Ÿข also yummy delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

She was told if its hotel guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌprefer to enjoy this set for lunch, it can be arranged with prior notice to its hotel staff. Bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for this customer servicesโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has enjoyed her short stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝย at this hotelย  ๐Ÿข


So, what are you waiting forโ“โ‰๏ธ

Plan a trip to Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ& stay in this hotel ๐Ÿข ya

Address๐Ÿ“: Lot 1640, Jalan Hiliran (Balik Bukit), 20100 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.serimalaysia.com.my/en/hotels/HsmKualaTerengganu
FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/hotelserimalaysiakualaterengganu/

#BeautifulTerengganuย #SayangiMalaysiaKuย #MalaysiaTrulyAsiaย #GayaTravelย #TourismTerengganuย #Terengganuย #KualaTerengganuย #TourismMalaysiaย #TasikKenyirย #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysiaย #travelย #travelsย #blogย #travellingย #blogย #bloggingย #bloggersย #bloggerย #influencerย #influencersย #siennylovesdrawingย #hotelserimalaysiakualaterengganuย #Malaysia #PasarManir #KampungCina #ChinaTown #PasarPayang #DapoPATA #UptownKontenna #Tuntung

Road Less Traveled ~ Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ 2๏ธโƒฃnd visit in 2018 to Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with another 14 pax media members ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

This round SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed most of the conservation ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŸ๐Ÿข, culture, craft & nature ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ ~ the less travelled destinations ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“in Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

What & whereโ“โ‰๏ธ

Hmmโ€ฆCurious๐Ÿค”about her escapade journeyโ“โ‰๏ธ

Haโ€ฆHaโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜ƒDo explore & check out her long tweets threadย ๐Ÿ”ย above with 36 replies

Also to check outย SiennyLovesDrawing๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€™s top contributor๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปaccount viaย ๐ŸŒhttps://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingย for her reviews on the Terengganuโ€™s tourist attractions ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“, food ๐Ÿฝ & accommodation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป stayย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

Conservations of Endangered Species ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŸ๐Ÿข

  • Kenyir Elephant ๐Ÿ˜ Conservation Village (KECV)

It was built since 2012 as the latest addition to Kenyir Lake๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งโ€™s vast attractions with 256 hectares of land ๐Ÿž Only ๐Ÿ”Ÿ% of this area are being developed & 90% remaining untouched with aims to preserve the nature ๐Ÿ’š of the forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ & ensure a nature โ€œhome๐Ÿกโ€ for the elephants ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ that living in it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ


All elephants ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ in KECV are all local elephants ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ which mostly are orphans, missed their teams, lost themselves in the woods, their families were being killed due to ivory trade, being caught by villagers etc. ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ


Ha…๐Ÿ˜†Ha…๐Ÿ˜†Being credited as model of the day for a Japanese online magazine in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย viaย ๐ŸŒ http://www.malaysia-magazine.com/


Ohh ya…The most exciting ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜† moment would be the elephantsย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย show & elephants shower ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


Elephantsย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย bathing funย ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉย You will be energetic to avoid being splashing with waterย ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งย or showering ๐Ÿšฟby the naughty naughty elephants ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†


Bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to the great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป efforts toย  taking care all elephants ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ by the professional veterinarians & elephant keepers ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป this village for school ๐Ÿซ trips for an educational experience for kids to learn more about elephants ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Lovely 2๏ธโƒฃnd visit in 2018 (1๏ธโƒฃst was in Apr 2018) to view the elephantsย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย named Dusun, Puteri, Jambu againย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ


Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Pengkalan Gawi, Sungai Telemong, Tasik Kenyir, 21700 Kuala Berang, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9๏ธโƒฃam to 6๏ธโƒฃpm daily,ย โ›”๏ธ๐Ÿšซclosed 12.30pm to 2.30pm every Fri
Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.kecv.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Kenyir-Elephant-Conservation-Village-KECV-1739778576269753/

  • Kelah ๐ŸŸ Fish Sanctuary

Have you experienced of feeding & then swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ with a huge school of fishes ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸโ“โ‰๏ธ

Ha….Ha….Her screamssss ๐Ÿ˜ฑ of excitement during feeding, not being bites ya ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

As Kelah fishes ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ born without tooth, just feel the fish ๐ŸŸ kisses ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ everywhere…Ha…Ha…She was loud, hmm….Don’t laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜† at her ya


If not, then you have to plan a trip to visit this sanctuaryโ€ผ๏ธ You will never regret for sure๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

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โ€œOhh my…Finally I got a Kelah Fish ๐ŸŸ in my hand ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป Ha…Ha….๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โ€ shouted happily โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป . . Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ After many many tries & lots of guidance shared by guides & travelmates around ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to all for your motivation ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปโœŒ๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป . . Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€™s love of nature ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š & conservation ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ journey continues ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . In this photos ๐Ÿ“ธ & short clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ album (special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to @coco.nomoto for some of the nice captures ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) , @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has captured ๐Ÿ“ธ fishes kissing moments with #mahseer aka #Kelah & her peaceful comfy stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ˜ด at floating resort ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก๐Ÿก named @KenyirEcoResort ~ Roads Less Travelled in #BeautifulTerengganu of #Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ . . 1๏ธโƒฃst time played with so many many fishes that donโ€™t bite but just being kissed ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ Kelah Fish got no teeth The fishes ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸjust swim by between feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃYou will feel their smooth & slippery body ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ . . Really proud with the initiative of having this Kelah Sanctuary by #Ketengah Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป A unique experience not to be missed while visiting #Terengganu . . 1๏ธโƒฃst time stayed at a floating resort ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก๐Ÿกi.e. accessible by boat ๐Ÿšค & surrounding by peaceful beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ Keynote Lake & greenery nature ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ You will feel as floating on it too, itโ€™s an unique experience of accommodation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ . . Do stay tune for more updates via https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1025966456377229312 & ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปsiennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . #JourneyingThroughTerengganu #SayangiMalaysiaKu #HotelSeriMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #GayaTravel #TourismTerengganu #Terengganu #KualaTerengganu #TourismMalaysia #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #travel #travels #blog #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #influencers #traveller #adventure #nature #BIGAdventures #AirAsiaBIG

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Ohh…The most unforgettable moment ~ Caught a Kelah fish ๐ŸŸ in hand ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป after many many triesss….Tiring with a happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ satisfied face at the end โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

She loves ๐Ÿ’š the great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป initiative by Ketengah of Terengganu state by protected this area from fishing ๐ŸŽฃ & boating ๐Ÿšค at Kenyir Lake ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งfor Kelah fish ๐ŸŸ conservation. Bravoโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Hence, you will need to walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธfor 1.7km to reach the sanctuary on a nicely done man-made path ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Then, enjoy a Kelah fish ๐ŸŸ spa ya


Her 1๏ธโƒฃst & unforgettable nice fish foot spaย ๐ŸŸ

Address๐Ÿ“: Lubuk Kejor, Sungai Petang, Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9am to 12pm daily
Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.ketengah.gov.my/
FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/LembagaKemajuanTerengganuTengah/

  • Tuntung ๐Ÿข Conservation Centre

1๏ธโƒฃst time SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has visited & learnt more from Pakcik Wazel Tuntung ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝabout this critically endangered river terrapins aka Tuntung ๐Ÿข from this centre which bred & then released the Tuntung to replenish their declining numbers in the wild ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป



You can hold, hug, touch & play with the baby Tuntung & adult Tuntung here ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข

Hmm….Quite heavy ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป to hold it (In black with long tail = male Tuntung in her hands) ya…She meant not the small baby Tuntung ๐Ÿข of course


Read ๐Ÿ“– more about it via http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/malaysian-turtles/river-terrapin/


The Tuntung in white & short tail = female Tuntung

This centre definitely providing an educational experience for kids ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป to learn, to grow to care for river terrapins ๐Ÿข & help preserve this critically endangered species โ˜บ๏ธ

Address๐Ÿ“: Pusat Konservasi Hidupan Liar Kuala Berang, 21700 Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/ or do plan your visit by contacting the Jabatan Perhilitan Negeri Terengganu via ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ call +609-6124721

Culture & Craft

  • Janagor Village

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ went to this village at night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ for a tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹ dinner ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด & its cultural show ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต from 10pm to 12am every Fri ๐Ÿ˜‰


Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s the tradtion remained by wearing the Malay traditional clothing (including kids) before visiting it ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค—


Pretty ๐Ÿ˜ rightโ“โ‰๏ธ


Not to be missed for an old Terengganu tradition experience for sureโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป


Address๐Ÿ“: Kampung Jenagor, Terengganu, Kampung Jenagor, 21700 Kuala Berang, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Do plan your visit by contactingย ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/GoNatureTravel/

  • Warisan Pahlawan Resort

Wowโ€ผ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ฒBeautifulย  traditionalย  Terengganu House ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉย at this Warisan Pahlawan Resort, Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

1๏ธโƒฃย of its specialty of having either the natural holes of woods or wood crafts as presented in the short clipย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย below. Hence, natural air conditioningย ๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

This resortย ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ย with all old houses which gathered all from a massive years of researches & collections by the passionate 58 years old ownerย ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿปnamed Pak Tun aboutย heritageย & loveย ๐Ÿ’—ย to promote his home state ~ย Terengganuย , Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย to other states

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

All housesย ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ ย are handmade โœ‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป craft, can be built, dissemble & resemble after moving from a place to another. Ohh wowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Impressive great effort for heritage love โค๏ธ, bravoย โ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป



She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed the Malay cuisine lunch ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดserved here at Restaurant Warisan the most, especially 1๏ธโƒฃst dining experience of edible fish scales of Kelah fish ๐ŸŸ …So so crunchy delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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2๏ธโƒฃnd visit in 2018 to #BeautifulTerengganu of #Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ In this photo ๐Ÿ“ธalbum, @siennylovesdrawing captured her moments of enjoying #ikankelah ๐ŸŸ aka Mahseer fish ๐ŸŸ for lunch (Guess what โ“โ‰๏ธIts fish ๐ŸŸ scales are edible ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹) Traditional lunch so yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค . . Beautiful #traditional #TerengganuHouse ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ at #WarisanPahlawanResort 1๏ธโƒฃ of its specialty of having either the natural holes of woods or wood crafts as presented in this short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ (refer link https://www.facebook.com/100004950135932/posts/763876290454035/) Hence, natural air conditioning ๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป . . Climbing tree ๐ŸŒณ (travelmate did the climbing ๐ŸŒณ, she busy enjoyed the fresh picks) for fresh mangosteens fruit as dessert ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ . . Sticky rice ๐Ÿš Gaul Nyior + salted fish ๐ŸŸ + Tongkol fish curry yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค breakfast ๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธ & comfy stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป๐Ÿšฟ with #HotelSeriMalaysiaKualaTerengganu ๐Ÿข by the #TerengganuRiver ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งAlso visited & prayed ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป in the beautiful chinese Thien Hou temple โ›ฉ next to the hotel ๐Ÿข . . Impressive beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ#KenyirLake ๐Ÿ‘€ from flight with #MAS #MalaysiaAirlines โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฉ Do stay tune for more updates via https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1025966456377229312 & ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปsiennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . #JourneyingThroughTerengganu #SayangiMalaysiaKu #HotelSeriMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #GayaTravel #TourismTerengganu #Terengganu #KualaTerengganu #TourismMalaysia #tasikkenyir #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #travel #travels #travelling #bloggers #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #BIGAdventures #AirAsiaBIG

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Also the local fruits high tea with durians, mangosteens, jackfruits, rambutans & tampoi/ ngeke fruits ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Lots of laughters ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜† from the chit chatting too, just so much funโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Address๐Ÿ“: No. 22, Kampung Pauh, 21700 Kuala Berang, Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/Warisan-Pahlawan-ResortTerengganu-279002550185/


  • Little Amazon ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

A beautiful greenery ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ along River Berang ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งwith millionsss yearsss of trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

Love ๐Ÿ’š the tree ๐ŸŒณ roots captured ๐Ÿ“ธ along her cruising ๐Ÿšค journey


Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป got a nice ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ selfie ๐Ÿคณ from here during the boat ๐Ÿšค cruising journey

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€™s selfie ๐Ÿคณ skill is improving ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . In this photo ๐Ÿ“ธalbum, @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has captured ๐Ÿ“ธ her loves ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š of green #nature ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ & #endangeredspecies moments of enjoying the greenery, #conservations of #elephants & #turtle ~ Roads Less Travelled in #BeautifulTerengganu of #Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ . . 1๏ธโƒฃst, Little Amazon at #BerangRiver ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งwith boat ๐Ÿšค cruising. Beautiful trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ of millions years growth along the river banks ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ . . 2๏ธโƒฃnd, amazing visit to #KenyirElephantConservationVillage #KECV , the elephant show & bathing ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งLove the up close showering ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งthe elephant named Jambu๐Ÿ˜ Unforgettable moment for sure โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . 3๏ธโƒฃrd, her 1๏ธโƒฃst learning about #Tuntung ~ a type of river turtle ๐Ÿข species by visiting its conservation centre at Bukit Paloh. Black skin & with long tail = male Tuntung, fair skin & with short tail = female Tuntung . . Do stay tune for more updates via https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1025966456377229312 & ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปsiennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com . . #JourneyingThroughTerengganu #SayangiMalaysiaKu #HotelSeriMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #GayaTravel #TourismTerengganu #Terengganu #KualaTerengganu #TourismMalaysia #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #travel #travels #travelling #blogging #bloggers #influencers #BIGAdventures #airasiabigtaiwan

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Definitely a peaceful cruising ๐Ÿšค experience to enjoy the greenery nature ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ to unwind from any hectic city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ life ~ Awesome mind detox & re-energised ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Œ

You may opt for kayaking ๐Ÿ›ถ too

Address๐Ÿ“: Sungai Berang, 21700 Kuala Berang, Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia

Do plan your visit by contactingย ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/GoNatureTravel/



  • Kenyir Eco Resort

1๏ธโƒฃst experience to stay at a floating resort & it was awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Hmm…Floatingโ“โ‰๏ธ How to check-inโ“โ‰๏ธ

Not to worry, a water taxi ๐Ÿšค is provided ya


Love ๐Ÿ’— the room in 2๏ธโƒฃ-storey within for 4๏ธโƒฃpax ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ, she was at the upper storey. Shower ๐Ÿšฟ room (with towels & toiletries) is in the room, however a shared toilet ๐Ÿšฝ outside for all its guests ya ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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The beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ lake view ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งsurrounding, you may enjoy swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ , water sports ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿคฝ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฝ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ etc. around this resort

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Why not for your stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค tooโ“โ‰๏ธ


Address๐Ÿ“: Tasik Kenyir,ย 21700 Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/excelladventurekenyir/

So, why not pack your bag ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ผย & book a flight โœˆ๏ธย to Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโ“โ‰๏ธ

Would like to end her long sharing here with a great clipย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย captured by IG: @GayaTravel, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย was part of the clipย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย yaย ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœŒ๐Ÿป

#BeautifulTerengganuย #SayangiMalaysiaKuย #MalaysiaTrulyAsiaย #GayaTravelย #TourismTerengganuย #Terengganuย #KualaTerengganuย #TourismMalaysiaย #TasikKenyirย #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysiaย #travelย #travelsย #blogย #travellingย #bloggingย #bloggersย #bloggerย #influencerย #influencersย #siennylovesdrawingย #hotelserimalaysiakualaterengganuย #Malaysia

Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about her recent 1๏ธโƒฃst experience of squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging aka candat sotong in Malaysiaโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language


Itโ€™s at Terengganu state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย ~ Beautiful Terengganu ~ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

It was an exclusive media invitation ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ from Tourism Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย to join its recreation club annual family trip ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š


Hmmโ€ฆWhatโ€™s squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging ๐ŸŽฃโ“โ‰๏ธ

This was exactly the 1๏ธโƒฃst question โ“she had in her mind ๐Ÿ’ญ when she 1๏ธโƒฃst read the invitation ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ received ๐Ÿค”

Ohh…SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป with her so called “fisher-woman” lookย ๐Ÿ˜‰ (she loves her orange Malaysia batiksarong)ย for this festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ participation, pretty ๐Ÿ˜ rightโ“โ‰๏ธ


Hmmโ€ฆShe was told itโ€™s a technique of catching squid ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ by using a colorful artificial bait. Ohh yaโ€ฆThe colorful artificial baits actually glow in the dark, thatโ€™s how the squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ will then easily got attracted to. When the bait is being dropped down & sank to the bottom of the sea ๐ŸŒŠ bed, a rope will then raise up. Then, advisable to keep both pull up โฌ†๏ธ & pull down โฌ‡๏ธ the rope as this helps to attract the attention of the squid ๐Ÿฆ‘ ๐Ÿฆ‘

She yet to touch the bait herself during her recent jigging ๐ŸŽฃ participation, so googled ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒ to share how colourful the baits are ๐Ÿ˜€

Ohh…Whyโ“โ‰๏ธ Do read ๐Ÿ“– on to find out yaย ๐Ÿ˜‰


Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

This candat sotong ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ is also the daily activity of many local people ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ or fishermen ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ in Terengganu to earn a living ๐Ÿ’ฐ However, it has been being commercialised by the Tourism Terengganu since 1991 as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the Terengganu’s tourism attractions๐Ÿ“

Curious ๐Ÿค” when to enjoy this squid jigging๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘โ“โ‰๏ธ

This jigging ๐ŸŽฃ activity is seasonal & usually around the last week of March till July each year i.e. when the monsoon season ends / monsoon winds ๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒŠ towards the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ The appropriate time ๐Ÿ•” to be out at sea for it would be advisable between 5๏ธโƒฃpm to 6๏ธโƒฃam. At night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ, lightings ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’กfrom the boats ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ are extremely important to catch the attention of the squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ & to attract them to swim ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ towards the boat ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ


So, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has witnessed the official launch ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ of this 2018 Terengganu International Squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ Jigging ๐ŸŽฃ Festival

Interestingly, the launch ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ was quite special by using some fake squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ for the special guest, Menteri Besar Terengganu๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ’ผ~ Yang Amat Berhormat Datoโ€™ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abdul Rahman to demonstrate to all the participants on how to candat sotong (or the right way)ย ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ย that evening ๐Ÿ™

After the launch ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ, she was then being arranged to be in a boat ๐Ÿšค with 8๏ธโƒฃ members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ (i.e. the max legal no. of pax in the fishing boat ๐Ÿšค as listed on its fishing license ๐Ÿ“‹). Most of the boatsย ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค were with late departure due to the unfavourable weather ๐ŸŒฆโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒซย & boats ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšคย traffic jam that evening ๐Ÿ™ from Batin Village Jetty โš“๏ธ


For this 2018 fetsival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ, there were approximately of total 220 participants ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ including media members & all being allocated into 22 boats ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค Wowโ€ผ๏ธ A big crowdโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Thatโ€™s why the jetty โš“๏ธ was experiencing boats ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค traffic jam to anchor & pick up all the participants ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ


Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Flag off ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Then, the boatsย ๐Ÿšค were sailing towards the candat sotong ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ location at Marang which supposedly for another 1.5 hours sail ๐Ÿšค๐ŸŒŠ journey. Most of the time, long hours are required i.e. at least 6๏ธโƒฃ hours & more in the middle of the sea ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

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So, if your trip with some females members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ, would advise to hire a bigger boat ๐Ÿ›ฅ which with proper shower ๐Ÿšฟ & toilet ๐Ÿšฝ facilities

Hmmโ€ฆShe was well taken care by her travel mates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to consume a piece of the motion sickness pill ๐Ÿ’Š before the boat trip ๐Ÿšค๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ This is a precaution to avoid suffering seasickness ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐ŸŒŠ (unstable headache, nausea etc.) especially when the boat ๐Ÿšค anchor down โš“๏ธ for the squid jigging ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ location ๐Ÿ“ & coupled with sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ & boating boats ๐Ÿšค in the middle of the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ


Sighโ€ฆQuite disappointing for a 1๏ธโƒฃst timer like her. The luck ๐Ÿ€ was not really with her & her boat mates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ that evening๐Ÿ™, the weather was unfavourable โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฆ๐ŸŒซ It was with strong sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ especially when the boat ๐Ÿšค was sailing ventured towards the middle of the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ to reach to Marang, the squid jigging ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ location๐Ÿ“

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However, personally she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป thinks what’s more important was the experience gained. She respect the decision made by the boat ๐Ÿšค captain ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธ of not ventured further towards the strong sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ that night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ Safety of all boat mates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ more important & there is always a next time ๐Ÿค—โ˜บ๏ธ

~ Everything happens for a reason ~

There were 3๏ธโƒฃ boatsย ๐Ÿšคย ๐Ÿšคย ๐Ÿšคย that unable to enjoy the squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging ๐ŸŽฃ fun due to the strong sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ that night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ

Do enjoy a full video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured from her 1๏ธโƒฃst squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging ๐ŸŽฃ participation, the strong sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ was being captured too ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Some tips shared by her travel mates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ learnt from their successful squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging ๐ŸŽฃ participations in this recent trip to avoid seasickness ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐ŸŒŠ

  1. Consume motion sickness pill ๐Ÿ’Š at least 1๏ธโƒฃ or 2๏ธโƒฃ hours before boat departure ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  2. Before the boat departure ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, advisable to avoid heavy meal๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด, spicy ๐ŸŒถ / oily foods etc.
  3. While on board in the boat๐Ÿšค, do avoid seating at the boat engine diesel smoke ๐Ÿ’จ area (usually the back of the boat)
  4. During the boat sailing ๐Ÿšค๐ŸŒŠ or anchor โš“๏ธ moment, do avoid your eye contact ๐Ÿ‘€ or eye concentrating ๐Ÿ‘ to the sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ Do always have your eyes ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ look far ahead
  5. If starting to feel dizzy ๐Ÿ˜ต/ discomfort ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐ŸŒŠ, do lye down & try to sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค if possible
  6. If feel like to vomit ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ / throw out ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐ŸŒŠ, just do it, no need to feel shy โ˜บ๏ธ

If you are interested, do check out for a boat ๐Ÿšค hire which depending on the boat size, the facilities provided e.g. with jigging ๐ŸŽฃ equipment available, shower ๐Ÿšฟ cum toilet ๐Ÿšฝ facilities, kitchen facilities, meals ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดetc.

Ohh yaโ€ฆShe ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was told usually the dinner ๐Ÿด ๐Ÿฝ will be prepared by the boat ๐Ÿšค owner ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธupon your boat ๐Ÿšค hire. The dinner menu ๐Ÿฝ of course the fresh squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ from the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ as main dish for the night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ

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Hmmโ€ฆEven though herself & her boat mates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ werenโ€™t able to sail ๐Ÿšค๐ŸŒŠ to Marang for the night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ & enjoyed the supposedly squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging ๐ŸŽฃ funโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Still got chance to enjoy the big squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘โ€ฆNo should say huge squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ BBQ ๐Ÿ”ฅ feast as dinner ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Frankly, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is not really a squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ lover ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— (as you all know from her food blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ here, she loves prawns ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ), however that night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ she truly enjoyed very much the BBQ squid feast ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด


The local people ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซย has recommended her to taste the BBQ squid ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ with the special homemade spicy ๐ŸŒถ sauce prepared, however she didnโ€™t โŒ dip it at all. She prefers the natural sweetness from the fresh squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ itself with some salty taste from the sea ๐ŸŒŠ water ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿ’ง So so tasty delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

She really missed the superb yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค taste of the huge fresh squid while blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ย her experience here thoughโ€ฆHaโ€ฆHaโ€ฆHungryโ€ฆhungryโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by her to share her huge squid BBQ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด feast. Hmm…Just don’t get hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค while watching this clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ ya ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

Will definitely be back for this squid ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ jigging ๐ŸŽฃ againโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป wanna has a dating ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ with the squid again ya ๐Ÿ˜

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While waiting for her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about more of her recent trip to Terengganu, do check out her YouTube channelย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ for her vblogs of Nasi Dagang dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด,ย Kenyir Elephants ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ Conservation Village (KECV), Noor Arfa Batik ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ, Islamic โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿ•Œ Edutainment Park etc.

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