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Where to Eat @ Terengganu, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿปย In this blog post๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย is gonna recommendingย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย 4๏ธโƒฃย must-eatย ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคคย that sheย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has recently discovered & enjoyed from her #TerengganuNow&4everย media tripย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hmm…Donโ€™t be too hungry cravingย ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคคย while readingย ๐Ÿ“–ย herย foodie storiesย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ย here yaย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ


1๏ธโƒฃย Terradala Museum Cafeย ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was attracted ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ when sheย 1๏ธโƒฃst stepped into the front gallery collection with decorative art & craft (wooden collectibles & batik) by the cafe founder๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผfrom within Terengganu state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

In particularly, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’—the wooden congkak with guli (๐ŸŒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Asian_mancala) placed on a sofa table for display ๐Ÿ˜‰


Not just that you can actually spot some quail ๐Ÿฆ traps used in the good old days too ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

If you love ๐Ÿ’—ย antiques & culture history, you surely will appreciate the greatย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปheritage sustainability initiative that being carrying out by the founder


So, it’s also with a museum mood for its visitors ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to gain valuabl knowledge about some centuries old antiques, hence it explains its name as a museum cafe ๐Ÿค—

Yes โœ…, the cafe is located at the back of the gallery & she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป enjoyed a tasty delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค lunch dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดhere served with Terengganu Nasi Dagang & local desserts e.g. Kuih Nona Manis, Kuih Qasidah, Kuih Ulat Bulu, Asam Gumpal etc. ๐Ÿ›๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ  All just so good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป



Personally she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really enjoyed her lunch ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดwith every items being served. Of course her favourite ๐Ÿ’— must eat Terengganu Nasi Dagang & Asam Gumpal ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปfor a satisfied Terengganu local eats ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹ in this beautiful decorated ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ dining space ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด whenever you are in Terengganu ya ๐Ÿ˜€


You may opt for a cuppa of coffee โ˜•๏ธ , yogurt smoothie ๐Ÿง, sandwiches ๐Ÿฅช etc. too

Location๐Ÿ“: 77A, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, 20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terenganu, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•ฃ: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Website๐ŸŒ: http://www.terradala.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Terradala/

2๏ธโƒฃ Malaysian Fruits Buffetย @ Dusun Warisan

Malaysian fruits paradise ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒhere being spotted in Terengganu, definitely a perfect ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป place to chill & relax ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course to enjoy the fresh juicy local fruits ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒwhich you can just pluck ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป from the trees๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, except durians which need to wait for it to fall โฌ‡๏ธ


Ohh ya…do remember to pay๐Ÿ’ฐafter plucking ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒณ & eating fresh ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค ya…Ha…Ha…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

The kampung duriansss here so so creamy delicious๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really had a happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ satisfied durian feast with her media friends here ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ


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#Repost @amazingterengganu ใƒปใƒปใƒป MAKAN BUAH BUAHAN TEMPATAN di DUSUN WARISAN. sekarang musim buah-buahan. Anda boleh merasai pelbagai buah buahan di Dusun Warisan pada harga RM50 seorang dewasa, RM25 kanak-kanak, percuma bagi 7 tahun ke bawah. Makan terus di dusun. Sambil menikmati buah buahan seperti durian,, duku, rambutan, manggis, salak dalam suasana dusun di tepi sungai, nak petik sendiri pun boleh. Kawasan dusun seluas 14 ekar utk dilawati. Boleh berkelah bersama keluarga mandi manda. Dibuka setiap hari (ogos/september musim buah) dari jam 9.00 pagi hingga 6.00 ptg. Hubungi 0179365638 utk atur sesi anda. #amazingterengganu #TerengganuNOWand4ever #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #TourismTerengganu #CutiCutiMalaysia #VM2020 #VisitMalaysia2020 #GayaTravel -ddz-

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Not just that she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was so excited happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ to see the fruit trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ all full with rambutans, mangosteens, langsat etc. when she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป 1๏ธโƒฃst walked๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธin to this spacious fruit orchard ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

You will sure love ๐Ÿ’— the view at the cosy riverside ๐Ÿž with the red rambutan trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ etc. too


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MAKAN BUAH BUAHAN TEMPATAN di DUSUN WARISAN. sekarang musim buah-buahan. Anda boleh merasai pelbagai buah buahan di Dusun Warisan pada harga RM50 seorang dewasa, RM25 kanak-kanak, percuma bagi 7 tahun ke bawah. Makan terus di dusun. Sambil menikmati buah buahan seperti durian,, duku, rambutan, manggis, salak dalam suasana dusun di tepi sungai, nak petik sendiri pun boleh. Kawasan dusun seluas 14 ekar utk dilawati. Boleh berkelah bersama keluarga mandi manda. Dibuka setiap hari (ogos/september musim buah) dari jam 9.00 pagi hingga 6.00 ptg. Hubungi 0179365638 utk atur sesi anda. . . . #landscapephotography #landscapelover #landscape_captures #landscapes #landscape_photography #pixel_ig #landscape_hunter #landscape_lovers #landscape_specialist #landscapeporn #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #terengganunowand4ever #beautifulterengganumalaysia #tourismterengganu #amazingterengganu #discoveryterengganu #discovermalaysian #amazingmalaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #tourismmalaysia #cuticutimalaysia #GayaTravel #SayangiMalaysiaKu #VM2020

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Location๐Ÿ“: Dusun Warisan Eco Resort, Pelong, Sg Tong, Terenganu, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9am to 6pm daily
Contact no.๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6017-9365638 (Syakirin) & +6017-9275838 (Mira)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dusunwarisantrg/

3๏ธโƒฃย Fried snacks “ICT” @ Pata Tok Kiter

You may ask “What’s ICTโ“โ‰๏ธ”

It meant for Ikan Celup Tepung aka fried fish ๐ŸŸ in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language

Also including fried prawns ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ , fried squid ๐Ÿฆ‘ etc. Some places๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“in Terengganu with fried flower crabs ๐Ÿฆ€ too

Do enjoy her ICT delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค snacking vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured for sharing here ya


You may enjoy the clean beautiful beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ named Pantai Pandak Chendering before, during or after your ICT snacking ya ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Location๐Ÿ“: Pantai Pandak Chendering, Jalan Sk Chendering, 21080ย Kuala Terengganu, Terenganu, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•‘: 2pm to 7pm daily, except Tue
IG: https://www.instagram.com/patatokkite/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/patatokkite/

4๏ธโƒฃย ย Grilled Fish/ Seafoodย ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐ŸŸ๐Ÿšย @ Medan Ikan Bakar Kuala Ibai

A reasonable price ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฐ place for grilled fish ๐ŸŸ / seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿšย  under the bridge ๐ŸŒ‰of Ibai River, Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Reason being the owner of this place also with own fishermen ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐ŸŸ๐Ÿš business, hence guaranteed to dine ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดwith fresh & tasty seafood from here ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค


SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป personally enjoyed the steamed fish ๐ŸŸ & grilled fish ๐ŸŸ the most


The sauce on top of the grilled fish ๐ŸŸ is tasty & not too spicy โŒ๐ŸŒถ for her to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค


Location๐Ÿ“: Jalan Batu Buruk, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•”: 5pm to 1am daily
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Shelly-Seafood-Medan-Ikan-Bakar-172772196128926/

More of SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s stories via ๐ŸŒ https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing

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Kubang Jela House Stay @ Terrapuri Heritage Village, Terengganu, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ From the recent travel ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš to Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had an exclusive privilege to meet ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป & have a short chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค with the founder of Terrapuri Heritage Village, Mr Alex Leeย ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผย He is a Chinese Peranakan, born & grown up in Marang, Terengganu ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“โœ๐Ÿป here about all she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has learnt from her chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค with Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผaboutย the ups โฌ†๏ธ & downs โฌ‡๏ธ in pursuing his passion โค๏ธ towards the conservation & restoration of Terengganu traditional Malay architecture ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ has proudly told that he loves ๐Ÿ’— each old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ that he has collected thus far & each 1๏ธโƒฃ is unique to him with a story behind respectively ๐Ÿ˜€

Questionโ“: Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป in below photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ album? She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was having a nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป pre-dinner chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘คwith Mr Alex @ Sesayap Courtyard, Terrapuri Heritage Village during her recent stay





Ha…Ha…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป actually thought that Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผwas anย architect by profession. Mr Alex has confirmed that he is a tourism industry player with own tourism businesses in guest house ๐Ÿก , boutique hotel, dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด, cafe โ˜•๏ธ, tours, souvenirs (batik) ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ etc.

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ1๏ธโƒฃst started to learn about guest house ๐Ÿก renting (i.e. used his grandpa ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป ‘s 2๏ธโƒฃ shoplots ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข) at his young age ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป with initial intention to save for his education fund ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“He used to drawing โœ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œown brochure to selling the rooms at bus stations ๐ŸšŒ๐ŸšŒ & received great responses from many backpackers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌback then. He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผalso learnt how to package his room with simple breakfast โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅช, yes โœ…, he can cookโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป




Ended up he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ continues his tourism business till now without further study โŒ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“despite in years between 2006 to 2008 with a cross road ๐Ÿ”€ for his choice, whether IT vs heritage, nature & culture. Obviously he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผhas chosen the later. Ha…Ha…He has shared in his IG (refer above ๐Ÿ“ธ) recently that he wants to be a Youtuber (IT) now (2019) being inspired by his youngest son ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ, a famous gaming Youtuber

Also she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about her wonderful overnight ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ in Kubang Jela house ๐Ÿก in this village.ย Hmm…A night ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒƒ stay just too short, personally she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป recommends for a 3๏ธโƒฃD2๏ธโƒฃN to appreciating the layout of an inspired 17th century Terengganu Palace ๐Ÿ‘‘ as an great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป output of restoration the Terengganu Malay old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ of at least ๐Ÿ’ฏ years & above, as well as its peaceful village surrounding ๐Ÿž



๐Ÿ’ฏ years meaning easily at least with 4๏ธโƒฃ generations before Mr Alex๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผbought the old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ Some of the houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ were once belong to the royal families ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘ Woowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผhas shared thatย 30 years ago, a full Terengganu old house ๐Ÿ  each cost of RM30K to 40K approximately ๐Ÿ˜Š

How about nowโ“โ‰๏ธ

He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ estimates RM300K & above each old house ๐Ÿ  at current. He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ has no โŒย intention to resell any of his Terengganu Malay old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ collected, though he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ was being offered with great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป prices ๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฐcouple of times in the past ๐Ÿ˜ƒ



Hmm…Does Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผregretโ“โ‰๏ธ

Personally SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปcan confidently said “No โŒ” from her observation, Mr Alex’s achievements from Terrapuri Heritage Village & chat with him๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค about his journey


You will be impressed as Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผis very knowledgeable & passionate โค๏ธ in what he is doing for Terengganu old houses restoration & conservation ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜



Over the years, he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผhopes to continue & enhancing his project as a tourism products, currently he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผis running this Terrapuri Heritage Village as a boutique hotel resort space ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ Owned a museum cafe dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด (with advanced booking ๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑfor event etc.) & an upcoming Terramalai, a collection of traditional Malay houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ from all over the states in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ &ย will be based in Batu Rakit, Kuala Nerus district of Terengganu ๐Ÿ˜

After bought each houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜, all will be dismantled & then rebuilt. All Terengganu old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ were built without โŒ a single nail ๐Ÿ”จ, it’s using the traditional “tebukย pasak” aka peg & joint technique with theย help from the professional skillful Malay carpenters aka “tukang rumah” in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language ๐Ÿ˜€


He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผemphasised few times in his sharing “We have to always go back to our own root. Culture is so beautiful & unique not to be shared to next generations ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป

He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผhas shared that he was struggled ๐Ÿ˜ขโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜”to communicate, convince the house owners ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to sell ๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฐtheir houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ to him when he 1๏ธโƒฃst started his heritage collection. Reason being he is a Chinese Peranakan, not a Muslim โŒโ˜ช๏ธ He also proudly shared that he speaks fluent Terengganu Malay & this has helped a lot ๐Ÿ˜Š

Once he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผhas indentified โœ… the old house ๐Ÿ  that he is interested, he willย slowly get to know the local house owner 1๏ธโƒฃst. He is very persevere in his collection passion, he patiently kept visiting, communicating ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค Then, after knowing him better & appreciate his passion โค๏ธtowards the Terengganu Malay old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜, the house owner will sell their old house to him ๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฐ eventually


Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

There was an old house ๐Ÿ  that actually took him 15 years โœ…๐Ÿกย after many many communications with the owner ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘คย Wowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It’s named as Rumah Pulau Bahagia in Terrapuri Heritage Village & yet to be ready as guest villa currently โ˜บ๏ธ

Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผhas actually collected the old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ for 18 years (all being dismantled & stored at the backyard of his parents ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿปhouse, on top of stones & covered with zinc to protect the chengal wood) before he bought this 4 ha land in 2005 which surrounding with islands ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒด & Setiu mangroves wetlands (Safe from tsunami ๐ŸŒŠ & chance to view fireflies ๐Ÿ’ซโœจat night) in Kg. Mangkuk


He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผwas discouraged ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿปby family members & friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ at the beginning that he shoud invest in other investment & not โŒ in restoration project. Also not in Terengganu as the location ๐Ÿ“that he has chosenย โœ…๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Restoration requires for a long time frame & huge sum of money ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต to maintain. He actuallyย ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผsold off his luxury cars ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ & properties before just to continue this restoration project. No anyย โŒ bank loan/ Government grant has obtained becasue this is a non profit/ business investment ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜

His passion โค๏ธ in Terengganu old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜restoration that motivates him to continue his journey till now, future & never end ๐Ÿ˜

Questionโ“: Do you spot a smiling ๐Ÿ˜ƒ craving in below photo๐Ÿ“ธโ“โ‰๏ธ


Terengganu Traditional Malay Old Houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜

From her chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค with Mr Alex, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has learnt that the balance โš–๏ธ is important in Malay belief, hence the height & wide of each house ๐Ÿก is required to have good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ukiran rumah aka house ๐Ÿ  measurement as it also meant for good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป feng sui. To Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, life is a balance too, not just about making money ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต

The houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ built with high legs to protect from flood & with aims to scard away the animals ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ…

The stairs (i.e. “tangga” in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language) to each Malay house ๐Ÿ  must with an odd numbers eg. 3๏ธโƒฃ, 5๏ธโƒฃ, 7๏ธโƒฃ etc.



She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has learnt that there is meaning for Terengganu house ๐Ÿ  gate. She was told if you have bad intention (e.g. to rob the house owner) when you step ๐Ÿ‘ฃ into the house ๐Ÿ  , you may end up unable to see the house gate to exit then๐Ÿšช

Generally, the Terengganu Malay old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ are with beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ wall craving, Islamic โ˜ช๏ธ influences, more to flora designs, some stupa are more towards Buddhism โ›ฉ No โŒ devil craving motives


There are 29 houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ in this Terrapuri Heritage Village since 2012 i.e. 20 houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ have been restored as guest villas & the remaining 9 houses serve as the resort reception, courtyard, spa, meeting room, library etc. โ˜บ๏ธ

Actually he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ has bought ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฏ over houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜, only 29 units in this village while the rest serves as spare parts as most houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ bought are only 70% able to be used due to extensively damaged & had rotting wood

Read more via ๐ŸŒ http://www.terrapuri.com/terengganu_classic_house.htm


Stay @ Kubang Jela House ๐Ÿก

As promised, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing her awesome 1๏ธโƒฃ night stay ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ in this house ๐Ÿก

It’s 1๏ธโƒฃ of the biggest house ๐Ÿก (Super Grand Deluxe) with RM1.2K/night for 2๏ธโƒฃ pax (RM106/extra pax). This house ๐Ÿก is named with its place name i.e. Kubang Jela

Read more via ๐ŸŒ http://www.terrapuri.com/rooms_villas_rumah_kubang_jela.htm


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@siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has learnt so much more about great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #sustainability #tourism for next generations ( #heritage #culture #architectural #art community ) personal journey from Mr @alexleeyunping ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, the founder of @terrapuri & @cafe_terradala #cafe in #Terengganu, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ He passionately #sharing his love โค๏ธ to Terengganu old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก (without โŒ nails = "pasak" in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language & with beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’—meaningful wood cravings) , the ups & downs of his pursuing journey. Old = above ๐Ÿ’ฏ years & some 200 years++ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ‘€ . . Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผhas actually collected old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก for 18 years by communicating several times to the owners before they agreed to sell the houses to him. 1๏ธโƒฃ of the house took him 15 years of communicating ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค before he successfully bought it โœ…๐Ÿก, wowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ) . . He ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ found this piece of land @ Penarik & buillt this heritage village in 2005. He actually bought 100++ old houses ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก as some are using as spare parts for the existing 29 units in the village. No intension of reselling any of his collection though he was being offered with great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป attractive prices ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ as he ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ proudly told that he loves ๐Ÿ’— each house that he has collected & each 1๏ธโƒฃ is unique to him with a story behind respectively . . She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a wonderful overnight in Kubang Jela house ๐Ÿก during her recent trip, do swipe left โžก๏ธ for more photos๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ in this album of her heritage stay, also clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅabout frying fish ๐ŸŸ crackers with sand, not oil, yes โœ… ancient heritage cooking style ~ so healthy๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป & the beautiful beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ with tall coconut trees ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด right opposite the entrance of #terrapuri village๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’— . . Hmm…Stil thinking ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿค” to expand her caption here, but but words limit by #instagram, so do stay tune her stay #vacation #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via #blog link at bio ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . ๐Ÿ“ธ special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’— to housemates for a night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›Œ @snfad_diela & @kariwamegumi @beautifulterengganumalaysia @gayatravel @gayatraveller #TerengganuNOWand4ever #BeautifulTerengganuMalaysia #TourismTerengganu #CutiCutiMalaysia #VM2020 #VisitMalaysia2020 #GayaTravel #BeautifulTerengganu #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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Do click in to her IG photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธย album posted above to view the beauty of Kubang Jela house ๐Ÿก

Kubang Jela house ๐Ÿก was built withย chengal wood & with 2๏ธโƒฃ big roofs. However, Mr Alex only maintained 1๏ธโƒฃ roof due to another was damaged

This house ๐Ÿก is meant for triple 3๏ธโƒฃ stay with beds ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ› & mosquitoes net, ceiling fan & air conditioning ๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’จ




It’s fully equipped with writing โœ๐Ÿป desk, toilet ๐Ÿšฝ , hot & cold shower ๐Ÿšฟ , a wooden bathtub ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป , towels, batik sarong, Pandanus slippers ๐Ÿ‘ก, fridge, hair dryer, indoor electric mosquito killer, umbrella ๐ŸŒ‚

Also with complimentary ๐Ÿ†“ toiletries (soap, shampoo & shower gel) & mineral water bottles.ย You may request for iron & iron board from the reception counter upon of availability โœ…

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— her back to nature stay ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿกwithout โŒ tv ๐Ÿ“บ , radio ๐Ÿ“ป , IDD phone ๐Ÿ“ž & wifi connection ๐Ÿ“ถ





It belongs to the head of the village ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ where used to host lots of ceremonies e.g. “Pelepas” meaning a traditional ceremony to to let go bad spirits before the stay of a house ๐Ÿ 

Not just that, it also hosted for many performances, similarily to langkasuka tradition from the old kingdom ๐Ÿ‘‘ i.e. with lots of cultures to influencing both Malay & Chinese communities including the Malay healing ๐Ÿ˜Š




Ohh ya…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also has learnt from her stay here to fry fish ๐ŸŸ crackers with sand, not โŒ cooking oil

Yes โœ…,ย ancient heritage cooking style ~ so healthy๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Do enjoy a vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured for sharing ya


Advanced booking ๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑis advisable especially in the months of July & Aug as lots of foreign guests ya ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— the beautiful beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ with tall coconut trees ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด right opposite the entrance of this resort ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜



You may opt for visit with a RM22/ pax (min. 2๏ธโƒฃ pax) entrance fee with guided tour, refreshment, coffee โ˜•๏ธ / tea ๐Ÿต 10.30am or 3.30pm to visit this beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ heritage village ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜

Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปfor 3.30pm, so that you can end your day with a beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ sunset ๐ŸŒ… @ coconut trees ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด beachside ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿย of Kg. Mangkuk


SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย wishes to revisit this villageย ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ย again to learn more about the Terengganu traditional Malay architecture ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ย from Mr Alex ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, it’s a pleasure to have a chat with him ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘คย , he loves to share ๐Ÿ˜€

Address๐Ÿ“: Terrapuri Heritage Village, Kg. Mangkuk, Penarik, 22120 Setiu, Terengganu, West Malaysia
Website๐ŸŒ: http://www.terrapuri.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Terrapuri/

More of SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s stories via ๐ŸŒ https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing

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