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Zleep63 Hostel @ Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭

Are you a frequent shopping 🛒🛍 fan to Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭 ❓⁉️

If yes ✅, you are gonna be delighted 😃 with this blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝

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Why?❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna recommending a comfy & cheap hostel 🏡 nearby Bangkok Don Mueang airport ✈️🛫🛬It’s really nearby‼️

Special thanks to the details received upon hostel booking confirmation & prompt useful reply to her queries about walking direction from the airport by the hostel staffJust a 🔟mins walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance (approximately 700m) from the airport ✈️🛫🛬

Ohh…It’s also nearby the Bangkok train 🚂🛤 station, right opposite the airport ✈️🛫🛬 with a connecting bridge 🌉

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Actually this hostel 🏡 also will be extremely favourable 👍🏻 to backpackers / travellers 🎒💼with late airport/ train arrival 🌃🌌 Most of the time, cheaper fare for late night, midnight / early morning flights 🛫🛬Hmm…She has booked a bed 🛏 & stay for a night 🌃🌌 recently in a mixed dorm. She has a late arrival 🛬 to Bangkok 🇹🇭 & she needed to check-in for a connecting flight 🛫 the next day to Nakhon Phanom province from the same airport ✈️

Initially she had a thought of having an overnight 😴💤 at the airport ✈️🛫🛬 (not her 1️⃣st time as a travel lover ❤️). Then, she got this recommendation from 🌐 Booking.com, it’s within short walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance & cheap ☺️ So, why not❓⁉️✅Moreover, no ❌ credit card 💳 details required for booking & free 🆓 cancellation with an informed dateline 🗓🕛 upon your booking confirmation✅ Awesome‼️😀

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Safe to walk 🚶🏻‍♀️at night 🌃🌌 from airport ✈️🛩❓⁉️

Sure, it’s actually pretty near after the direct connecting bridge / skywalk 🌉 from the airport ✈️🛫🛬

Anyway, safe precaution still require wherever & whenever we are. She walked 🚶🏻‍♀️slight quickly & be extra careful too. She was lucky 🍀 that the streets still busy & with bright lighting💡, there were many local residents around too👫👭👬 So she is not 💯% alone ✌🏻👌🏻

A small tips ~ Do book 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻 your accommodation online under its travel & lifestyle through 🌐 https://www.airasiabig.com/ or its app 📲, then you will gain BIG points too, read 📖 more

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1️⃣st impression from her night arrival 🌃🏡

You may wonder still can check-in❓⁉️

Yes ✅, its with 24 hours front desk reception 🙋🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️

She loves ❤️ the home 🏡 feeling at arrival & felt welcome 🙏🏻 with the friendly hostel staff 💁🏻‍♀️named Ms Vanna (she is pretty 😍 ya)

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Yeah‼️ Her locker 🗄 for her backpack 🎒 You may use a small padlock 🔐 at the locker if prefer for an additional protection. SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has used her small padlock 🔐 from her backpack 🎒 for it. Else the locker lock itself is sufficient tooA comfy bed 🛏 in a mixed dorm (she enjoys upper ⬆️ deck). Soft pillow ⬜️ , thin yet comfy blanket on a hard comfy mattress for her stay ✌🏻👍🏻😃

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Each bed 🛏 is provided with a electric ⚡️ plug point 🔌 & clothes 👚👖👗hanging area respectivelyBottom ⬇️ deck is provided with cloth curtains for privacy purposes, just so thoughtful 💭 Her dorm is with a shared shower 🚿 & bathroom 🚽 Not to worry, very clean ✅👍🏻

The entrance of this hostel 🏡 that gave her a warm & home feeling 🤗

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The shoes 👞👟👠 rack for its hostel guests 👭👬👫 to remove & keep their shoes 👞👟👠 before entering

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Then, beautiful 😍 walkway to enter with beautiful wall mural 🎨🖌 contributed by 1️⃣ of its hostel guests, Ms Vanna 💁🏻‍♀️ has invited SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to do a wall mural 🎨🖌after checked on her FB page too 😊

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Sure, why not❓⁉️ Will be back & stay tuned yaOhh…No ❌ breakfast 🥞🍳☕️ will be provided at hostel 🏡, she has walked 🚶🏻‍♀️to a food stall nearby the hostel 🏡, next to 7-11 which located very near to the hostel 🏡 Minimal English speaking, but body language & speak slowly helps

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A good 👍🏻 breakfast recommendation ✅ from Ms Vanna 💁🏻‍♀️, she enjoyed the mixed steamed chicken & fried chicken rice (must dip with the black homemade chili 🌶 sauce, yummy 😋🤤 ) with a cup of iced milk coffee 🥤 Just THB65 for all & her happy satisfied 😁 morning stomach afterIf walk 🚶🏻‍♀️slightly further, there are more restaurants, food street, stalls, shops, fresh market etc. Very convenience 👍🏻✌🏻

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Or you may use the hot ♨️ water 💦💧 facilities to make your own 3 in 1 coffee ☕️ & enjoy snacks 🍪🍩🍰🥪🌭🍞 as your simple breakfast 😋 too (can buy from the nearby 7-11)

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You may consult the hostel reception if you need for baggage 🎒💼👜 storage after your check out. If your flight 🛫 departure from Suvarnabhumi airport, do inform the hostel reception for a free 🆓 shuttle 🚌🚍 ya 😀

Its 2️⃣nd floor open air balcony as smoking 🚬 area

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It offers a terrace & a shared lounge for its hostel guests 👭👫👬 to relax 😌☺️She has enjoyed her reading 📖 (a book recommended by Ms Vanna 💁🏻‍♀️), doodling 🖋🖊🖌🎨 time & surf net📱(free 🆓 wifi 📶 available) after check-out & while waited for her next flight departure 🛫Overall, she truly glad 😃 that she has opted a night stay 🛏😴💤 here, really a quiet & peaceful stay, perhaps the keep quiet notices 📌 around the hostel 🏡 helps as reminders to its guests 👫👭👬 Ohh ya…Some of the attractions available & within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance from this hostel 🏡

(i) Wat Don Mueang

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(ii) Fresh wet market 🛒

A good morning 🔅🔆 walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️before your breakfast 🍽🍴 to experience the local people’s daily life & culturesYou may pack your breakfast from this market & enjoy it at hostel 🏡 then

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Will be back to Zleep63 hostel 🏡 for her next Bangkok shopping 🛒🛍 tripsss for sure ✌🏻😃

Address📍: 17/128-129, Sonngprapa 1 Yeak 2, Donmuang, 10210 Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭

Website🌐: https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/zleep63.html

More of attractions, food & hotel stay review 👩🏻‍💻📝 via SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s top contributor 👆🏻account 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing

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Awesome Stay @ Nakhon Phanom, Thailand 🇹🇭

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share her awesome Mekong riverside 💦💧stay @ Nakhon Phanom, Thailand 🇹🇭 during her recent Mekong Tourism media trip 😀

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It’s Fortune View Khong Hotel 🏢 strategically located📍in the center of Nakhon Phanom province, Thailand 🇹🇭 , along the beautiful 😍 Mekong riverside & with a 24 hours front desk 💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♀️

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In this connection, this hotel features its hotel rooms with a private balcony for its guests 👭👬👫 to enjoy the peaceful nice 😍 view of Mekong river 💦💧

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves her room view so so much 😍 😍, definitely exciting wake ups every morning 🔅🔆 during her stay

Hmm…She 👩🏻 wasn’t really pleased 😌 with its overly cold air-conditioned ❄️💨☃️ stay in its Superior room (24 sqm), even though she hid in the blanket, even until almost covered her head 👩🏻 during her sleepsss 😴💤

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The room with a flat-screen cable TV 📺 , a fridge & an en suite bathroom 🚽 🛁🚿 with free 🆓 toiletries provided 😊

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Ohh….The water heater 🚿💦💧not really working for her room during her 1⃣st night 🌃🌌 stay, she nearly caught a cool 😪 from her night cold shower ❄️💨☃️🚿💦💧 though. However, after informed the hotel reception💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♀️, the water heater 🚿💦💧slightly warmer then

Free 🆓 wifi 📶 available during her stay, really convenience for her to catch up her works 👩🏻‍💻📝 before/ after the forum at night 🌃🌌, as well as early morning 🔅🔆

It offers a laundry 👕👚 service, in-room dining 🍽/ room service, karaoke 🎤 🎼, massage 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️ services etc.

Breakfast 🍳🥪 is provided for all its hotel guests 👭👬👫, starts 6am daily🔅🔆

You may opt to dine 🍽️🍴 either inside / outside its restaurant to enjoy the beautiful peaceful 😍 Mekong river view 💦💧during breakfast 🍳🥪

She loves the local cooking style omelette 🍳 served at breakfast, she made her own egg sandwiches 🥪😋

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Guess what⁉️

During her 1⃣st night stay 🌃🌌 here, she had an awesome 😋 Thai cuisine dinner 🍽️🍴at its View Khong restaurant with her new friends met for MTF2018 👭👬

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Hmm…A great meal 🍽️🍴😋 paired with Thai beer 🍻🍺 & great accompany for the night, cheers‼

There was a beer promotion with 3️⃣️ big bottles 🍻🍺of THB250 during her dining

It’s a comfy dining ambiance, as well as to enjoy the nice winds 🌬️🌊 from the Mekong river while dining 🍽️🍴

Hmm…What were the dishes ordered⁉️

According to her personal dining 🍽️🍴preference, anyway she loved & enjoyed them all😋

  • ✅ Deep fried whisker sheatfish 🐟 with garlic, must dip with its homemade spicy 🌶️ sauce, yummy‼😋
  • ✅ Deep fried minced pork 🐖🐷🐽with spicy 🌶️, very crispy yummy‼😋 Definitely a good pair with beer 🍻🍺
  • ✅ Pancake with oysters, eggs🥚& vegetables 🥗 served in hot plate
  • ✅ Hot spicy 🌶️ & sour clear fresh fish 🐟 soup 🍲 with chilies 🌶️ , mushrooms 🍄, lemongrass & lime juice 🍋

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Website🌐: http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

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

Ohh…She really missed her beautiful Mekong riverside walking🚶🏻‍♀️of the early morningsss 🔆🔅 during her stay 😄 Hmm…Lazy to walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️❓⁉ You may hire a bicycle 🚲 (with a minimal rent )from the hotel for a ride around the town

Do remember to enjoy some fresh breath in the morning 🔅🔆 at the Garden of Honour 🏞, yes ✅, definitely a refreshing morning 🔅🔆 walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

A 5️⃣mins walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance to visit the Wat Maha That ⛩ (can be visited🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️at night 🌃🌌 after dinner 🍽️🍴) & Indo-China Market 🛒🛍

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Actually plenty of temples/ wats ⛩ ⛩ available for visit by slow walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️along the Mekong riverside. Quite a good exercise with nice sightseeing too

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Hmm…Just that most of the temples/ wats ⛩ ⛩ are not with English signages/ tourist information, including the name of each temple/ wat. So far, from her personal visiting experiences, she noted only Wat Maha That ⛩ & Wat Okat ⛩ are available in English. The rest are all with Thai/ Laos languages only 😔 Wish all can be enhanced by adding the English information soon for the benefits of foreign tourists 👫👭👬

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You can still walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️further to the famous Paya Sri Satta Nakarat ⛩🐉🐲, Chinese temple, as well as the weekend night market 🛒🛍 aka street walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️It starts Fri to Sun, 3️⃣️pm to 9️⃣️pm

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Ohh ya…You may ride a bicycle 🚲 to reach to Thai-Laos 3rd Friendship Bridge 🌉

She has missed her chance to visit the famous Wat That Phanom, will keep it for her next Nakhon Phanom visit then

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More of attractions, food & hotel stay review 👩🏻‍💻📝 via SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s top contributor 👆🏻account 🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing

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Plastic Free

Continued 🔛 from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s earlier blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝, from her recent attendance ✅ to Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018), an awesome go green 💚, paperless & plastic free conference

Bravo 👏🏻👍🏻 for the great effort‼️She has learnt much more about being plastic free 🆓, not just during travels, but daily lifestyle too

There are plenty of unfavourable 😌 cum shocking 😱 bad news being shared relating to the plastic damages to the environmental which contributed by mostly human being 👫👭👬, yes✅, being you & herself, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻

She always a go green 💚 supporter, so she is really blessed 😇 that she has attended ✅ this go green 💚 conference & learnt a lot more about being plastic free, in fact zero 0️⃣ plastic

Some of the practical tips are being shared during the conference e.g. how to being plastic free 🆓 in daily lifestyle as well as a frequent traveller too

Let’s pledge ✋🏻 together gather to reducing ⬇️ single use plastic by our own self Hmm…Why not❓⁉️

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There are 7️⃣Rs being shared in the forum,

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Then, she has googled 🌐 & read 📖 more about being plastic free 🆓 to be a more go green 💚 & tourism responsible traveller

Guess what❓⁉️

There is a campaign happening now ~ Plastic Free 🆓 July 🗓, let’s participate✅She has been practising less ⬇️ plastic usage in her travels, now she has learnt more about zero 0️⃣ plastic…yes✅, not just being plastic free 🆓

Hmm…July will be a good start, let’s continue after ya 🤗☺

From her research 🌐 & reading 📖, lots of stuff actually all of us, yes✅, you & herself ~ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 can do to contribute go green 💚 effort together gather by reducing ⬇️ the plastic usage respectively

Yes✅, she is believing in starting something small as each individual, then greater impact will achieve collectively then

Let’s refuse by saying NO to single use plastic & work together 👭👬👫 to try something small today by refusing straws & plastic bags‼️

So, some of the go green 💚 travel tips she wishes to suggest here to reduce ⬇️ single use plastic/ paper during trips or on the go,

1️⃣. Reuse/ Refuse: Bring along a reusable bag whenever on the go especially weekend shopping & say no ❌ to plastic bag packaging from your purchases. Suggest to opt for a foldable, then it can keep in clothes pocket/ bag on the go. This definitely reduce lots of single use plastic bags especially during shoppings

2️⃣. Reuse/ Refuse: Love 💗 coffee ☕️ / tea🍵/ juices 🥤/ smoothies🍹? Bring your own reusable cup. This definitely reduce ⬇️ lots of single use paper cups & plastic cover lids (hot ♨️ drinks) / plastic cups (cold🥤drinks)

3️⃣. Reuse/ Rethink: To avoid dehydration during on the go/ travels? Do bring a reusable bottle/ flask whenever travelling, this definitely reduce ⬇️ your chance to buy bottle mineral water, can beverage, packet beverage etc.

4️⃣. Refuse/ Rethink/ Respect: Suggesting to conference/ forum not to use cover plastic badges

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Just a cardboard name tag is good 👍🏻 ~ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s media tag from Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 attendance recently

5️⃣. Refuse/ Rethink/ Respect: Request for water 💦💧 to be served in glass bottle & cups from hotel 🏢/ hostel🏘/ guest house🏡 By requesting, you actually have sharing an alternative ways to them to reduce ⬇️ single use plastics. Or why not boil your own drinking water with the kettle provided in the hotel room?

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Amazing great effort!! Bravo to https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/the-borneo-post-sabah/20180210/281676845368494

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6️⃣. Refuse: Say NO to straw when being serving with beverages in any stalls, shops, restaurants etc. You can still enjoy any beverage without straw or opted to buy a reusable straw made with bamboo / metal / pasta

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7️⃣. Reuse/ Rethink: If possible, choose to dine in 🍽🍴any stalls, shops, restaurants etc. instead of packing 🥡your meals. This will sure reduce ⬇️ single use of plastic containers, plastic folks, plastic spoons etc.

8️⃣. Reuse/ Rethink: If really in the rush & require to pack 🥡 your meal, do bring along your reusable container, folk & spoon while packing your meals from stalls, shops, restaurants etc.

So, let’s start small as a go green 💚 & responsible individual cum traveller today to avoid landfill, reduce our eco-footprint & to protect our ocean 🌊 from anymore plastic pollution

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Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really blessed 😇 that she was being selected ✅ & exclusively invited 📩📧💌 to join Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018) 🌏 which hosted by & in collaboration with,

  • The Thailand 🇹🇭 Ministry of Tourism & Sports
  • The Tourism Authority of Thailand 🇹🇭
  • The Provincial Government of Nakhon Phanom
  • The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)

Great thanks 🙏🏻 for trusting #siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻, really appreciate the opportunities given 😃

Domestic flight 🛫 boarding with Air Asia ❤️ from Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭

Arrival at airport with warm welcome by MTF2018

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Then, checked-in to hotel 🏢 , it’s Fortune View Khong Hotel & with a lovely 😍 room view to Mekong river 💦💧

More of her recent Nakhon Phanom’s attractions, food & hotel stay review 👩🏻‍💻📝 via SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s top contributor 👆🏻account with  🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing

Website🌐: http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

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

The 6️⃣ member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) i.e. Cambodia 🇰🇭 , China 🇨🇳 (Yunnan Province & Guangxi Autonomous Region), Laos 🇱🇦 , Myanmar 🇲🇲 , Thailand 🇹🇭 & Vietnam 🇻🇳

All have banded together 🤝 to jointly promote sub-regional tourism product development, market the GMS as a single travel destination & stage the annual MTF 😁👏🏻

3️⃣ main objectives to achieve via MTF 2018,

  • To raise ⬆️ the profile of the GMS as a single tourist destination📍
  • To provide an industry-wide platform for the public & private sectors to address sub-regional tourism issues 👍🏻
  • To expand marketing networks 🌐 & opportunities for promoting the GMS & pool collective resources to create intra-industry synergies 🤝

MTF 🌏 is an annual event for the travel industry professionals dedicated to putting the GMS on the global 🌍 travel map 🗺

MTF2018 🌏 was held from 26 June to 29 June 2018 at Nakhon Phanom province of Thailand 🇹🇭 Very green beautiful 💚😍 landscapes 🏞🗾captured from flight ✈️🛩 Love much 💗💚

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻’s 1️⃣st #visit to #NakhonPhanom ~ A province of #Thailand 🇹🇭 which situated at the #MekongRiver 💦💧, bordering to Lao PDR 🇱🇦, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai 🇹🇭, Lao 🇱🇦 & Vietnamese 🇻🇳 cultural influences . It’s an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road 🚗🚕🚌🚐 & air 🛫 connectivity . Love 💗 its beautiful 😍🤩landscape 🏞🗾 noted from flight 🛫🛬 journey, a must visit province whenever you travel to North Eastern Thailand 🇹🇭 The local people are very welcoming & friendly 👫👭👬 . Do stay tune for her next postings about the ethnic groups visit at the villages as well as her #travel #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 via #blog link 🌐at her profile . @AirAsia @officialtravel360 #airasia #travel360 #GreaterMekongSubregion #GMS #TransformingTravelTransformingLives #TourismMekong #Mekong #MTCO #MTF2018 #MekongTourismForum2018 #MekongTourismForum #MekongTourism #AirAsia #Thailand #MekongExperiences #DestinationMekong #MekongMinis #MekongMoments #travels #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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It’s situated at the Mekong River 💦💧, bordering to Lao PDR 🇱🇦, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai 🇹🇭, Lao 🇱🇦 & Vietnamese 🇻🇳 cultural influences, an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road 🚗🚕🚌🚐 & air 🛫 connectivity

MTF 2018 🌏 ’s theme is ~ “Transforming Travel, Transforming Lives” ~ inspired by Jeremy Smith🙋🏼‍♂️, editor of Travindy & author of the recent book 📒 “Transforming Travel” It aligns with the travelers 👫👭👬 today are seeking a more transformative & soul-enriching experiences

Of course tourism can be an important catalyst in changing the people’s lives for the better through the mutual understanding & acting more responsibly ✌🏻👍🏻👏🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

MTF 2018 🌏 with awesome Go Green 💚 ideas ~ it’s a plastic free 🆓 forum‼️

Upon registration 📝, she received her media badge 🔖 which made with cardboard (without the usual plastic card case) & a handmade lanyard by the local people from the villages. Ohh my…Really touching her heart 💗, it’s so beautifully 😍 handmade. Superb love ❤️ it‼️

So far, this is the most beautiful 😍 & meaningful ♻️💚 media tag 🔖 ever received by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻

She has received from MTF 2018 🌏, 1️⃣ bamboo 🎋 straw which made by Bamboo Lao 🎋🇱🇦 with aim to reduce ⬇️ the use of plastic straws during this forum 🌏

Of course to reduce ⬇️ plastic bags, MTF 2018 🌏 has distributed a traditional bag 💼 produced by the villages, this bag 💼 has became her handy travel companion to carry her ipad mini, phone 📱 , refillable bottle 💦💧etc. from this forum onwards 😃 Don’t you think it’s a lovely 😍 accessories to her #OOTD❓⁉️🤗

Hmm…A designed limited edition refillable water 💦💧 bottle (2️⃣nd year as she was told) to raise ⬆️ awareness of plastic free 🆓 for all its delegates 👭👬👫 However, all 500 bottles pending custom clearance & hence not able to distribute as supposed. So disappointed as she was so looking forward to receiving it from the forum & would love ❤️ to use it whenever she travels 🛫🚂🚌🚐🚗🚕🚊around ☺️😌 Gonna buy 1️⃣ herself to reduce single use plastics from her next travels ✌🏻😁

A mobile app 📲 designed in collaboration with ZipEvent to enhance the interactions between delegates 👫👭👬, forum programme details as well as Slido App for the delegates for interactive Q&A ❓during the forum 😊

Love ❤️ & enjoyed this paperless forum‼️😉

Bravo👏🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is a Go Green ✅♻️💚 supporter as always ✌🏻

There were 8️⃣ thematic strategy workshops hosted & all conducted in the 8️⃣ ethnic community villages around Nakhon Phanom 🇹🇭

Yeah‼️ She also got a limited-edition MTF 2018 shirt 👚from her village experience 😍 She just can’t wait to show off more of her village #OOTD 👚 in her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 with you all

She really enjoyed these brilliant ideas‼️ By visiting & engaging with the local communities👭👬👫, she was able to interact with the local people as 1️⃣ of the many delegates. Vice versa the local people also able to interact with the many delegates from worldwide 🗺🌍 too

So, transforming travel transforming lives ✌🏻👍🏻👏🏻

Yeah‼️😲 She just can’t wait to share her travel journey learnt more in depth of local Thai 🇹🇭 cultures, especially gained from the MTF 2018 🌏 Thematic Village Experience, she has went for Eco Tourism at Tai Saek Village 🤩 i.e. 1️⃣ of the 8️⃣ ethic villages around Nakhon Phanom

Curious❓⁉️

Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 sharing about her memorable travel 🛫🎒🕶🧢 experiences gained❗️🤩

Ohh…MTF2019 will be held at Yunnan, let’s go😃

Website🌐: https://www.mekongtourism.org/events-2/mekong-tourism-forum/ & https://www.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand/Destination/Nakhon-Phanom

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1215129295289734/

Updated 20.7.2018 2pm

Yeah‼ Just received the digital certificate of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 from this B2B trip👍🏻

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Folkcharm Travels with Air Asia Foundation

Today, Happy International Women’s Day ‼️3️⃣8️⃣🙋🏻‍♀️👩🏻💃🚶🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️👭👵🏻👩🏻‍💼👩🏻‍💻💇🏻‍♀️😘😍

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was invited 📩📧💌 by Air Asia Foundation to attend & witness the ethical fashion 👚👕👗🧣show “Loom to Life” by Folkcharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣from Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭

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It was an eco-fashion ♻️ show which happened on 🔟 Feb i.e. during the Social Enterprise Market 🛒🛍🎁 named Destination: GOOD at 📍2️⃣, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia 🇲🇾 from 7️⃣ to 1️⃣3️⃣ Feb 2018🤗

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by her before the fashion show 👚👕👗🧣started,

The fashion show 👚👕👗🧣opening by Yap Mun Ching, Executive Director 👩🏻‍💼 of Air Asia Foundation, & Passawee T. Kodaka, founder 💁🏻‍♀️ of FolkCharm Crafts (with short Bob hairstyle)😊

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Thailand’s 🇹🇭 Folkcharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣~ Live sustainably ✅ by knowing the origins of what you wear ~ brings the ethical wear 👚👕👗🧣 from the streets of Bangkok 🇹🇭 & Tokyo 🇯🇵 to KL 🇲🇾 catwalk – modelled by the sizzling AirAsia crews👩🏻‍✈️👨🏻‍✈️

What❓⁉️Air Asia crews👨🏻‍✈️👩🏻‍✈️❓⁉️

Nope, SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was truly impressed 😍🤩 & thought they are all professional models🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️ Bravo‼️👏🏻👏🏻

Do enjoy a short clip 📹🎥 captured by her from the fashion show,

~ We just love ❤️ all things NATURAL💚❗️ ~ FolkCharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣was having their much-loved 💚 cotton-based apparels & accessories on display at the market🛒🛍🎁

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She loves 😍 the great 👍🏻 workmanship & each details from handcrafts art 👕 👚👗🧣of Folkcharm Crafts❤️

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Truly amazing‼️ It’s once said the longer you wear it, it will become softer after👍🏻🤩

Do enjoy a short clip 🎥📹 of all its apparels 👕👚👗🧣& accessories captured by her from her visit to the Social Enterprise Market🛒🛍🎁

With grant 💰 from Air Asia Foundation, Folkcharm Crafts 👚👕👗🧣has to develop seasonal, customisable tours 🛫 to villages in Loei 🏞 Province & the travellers👫👭👬 will,

  • Experience the rural way of life that revolves around the craft community in beautiful untouched Loei🏞
  • Stay in traditional village accommodation🛌
  • Eat home-cooked 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 North-Eastern Thai 🌶 meals by the locals
  • Engage in activities e.g. cotton-weaving, basketry, soap-making, crop-harvesting, natural dye etc.😉

Hmm…This kind of travel 🎒🕶🛫 definitely worth to participate ✅ as it’s educational for both adults 👩🏻👨🏻👴🏻👵🏻 & kids👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 , perhaps SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 will join in too, if so, do stay tune for her travelling 🎒🕶🧢👟 sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 then

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More details, https://www.airasiafoundation.com/social-enterprise/folkcharm/

Website🌐: http://folkcharm.com/folkcharm-travels/

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

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Hmm…Have you shop 🛒🛍🎁 for a good cause before❓⁉️

This Destination: GOOD Social Enterprise Market has retailed over 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ sustainably produced items from Asean 🌎 social enterprises. All the items were so uniquely precious handcrafted. A must visit when they are having subsequent markets 🛒🛍🎁 in the future👍🏻😃

Again, more about Air Asia Foundation❓⁉️

It has established since March 2012 as the philanthropic arm of the AirAsia Group. The Foundation is mandated to support ✅ social enterprises as a way of empowering underprivileged individuals👬👭👫 , as well as projects that seek to preserve & revive the region’s unique cultural heritage. Through its work, the Foundation is committed to helping build an ASEAN 🌎 of the future👆🏻👍🏻

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When people 🗣👤👥 ask, “Why social entrepreneurship❓⁉️”

It’s because money 💰 goes a long way if people 👫👭👬 know how to use it sustainably✅ Hence, the born of Air Asia Foundation😀

Find out more via,

Website🌐: https://www.airasiafoundation.com/

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

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

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

Hmm…Why Amari JB🧡🏢❓⁉️

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

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

Guess what❓⁉️

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She really enjoyed her comfy stay here😁

For reservations/ more details, do exploring

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

Check-in 3️⃣pm & check-out 1️⃣2️⃣pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Definitely a relaxing ride to enjoy & she has captured 📸 a video 📹🎥 for sharing here

Do contact ☎️📞⌚️Mr Chua Poh Kok👨🏻‍💼 +60197799349 to arrange for your exciting trishaw ride🛵😀

Hmm….How about dinner 🍽🍴option❓⁉️

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

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

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

Her favourite ❤️ food from here❓⁉️

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

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

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

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

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

#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcom​ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

Special thank you to Tourism Malaysia for accompanying & believing, also great thanks to #PeroduaMalaysia​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #888TeaCoffee & #AikenMalaysia for being the sponsors & #SittyTravel for being the main transporter & travel tips advisor

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Thai Welcome Home to Village Program

A great appreciation 🙏🏻 to Southern Peace Media Club (Spmc News) of Thailand 🇹🇭 for trusting & inviting SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻🛫to attend the press conference & witness 👀a Happy Family Day ceremony at Yala Province of “Thai 🇹🇭Welcome Home 🏡🏘 to Village” deradicalisation program Southern Thailand 🇹🇭

Note: The media passes 🔖🔖 provided to SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to enter the Sirindhorn Camp Southern Thailand 🇹🇭

It was a last mins 🕙 invitation 💌📱 extends from earlier Amazing Beautiful Southern Thailand travel 🎒🕶🧢 coverage. Hmm…Before departure 🛫, lots of her concerned media friends 👫👭👬 advised her not  to attend because of the recent bombing 💣case at Wet Market Yala on 22 Jan 2018 

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Guess what❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her media friends 👫👭👬 including from Malaysia 🇲🇾 , Bangkok 🇹🇭 , Japan 🇯🇵 etc. have visited to the mentioned motorcycle 🏍 bombed 💣 wet market in Yala province named Picmonchai/ Pimolchai Wet Market. Observed the left affected being bombed areas, including blood 💉🌡 marks on the floor of the killed local Thai from this sad 😔 unfortunate incident

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During her visit, currently the local Thai have resume their daily life already as well as the wet market continues being crowded 👬👭👫 with local Thai & all businesses resume their respective business operations. Wish peaceful continues😌☺️

A short clip 📹🎥 captured on 2️⃣ Feb 2018, her recent visit to the mentioned area of motorcycle bomb incident which happened on 22 Jan 2018 with the motorcycle 🏍 bomb 💣 exploded at 6️⃣am morning 🔆🔅

After & proceeded to Sirindhorn (Sirinthorn) Camp for the interview 🗣👤👥 session with Royal Thai Army 🇹🇭 Region 4 Home Security Operations director, Lieutenant (Lt.) General Piyavat Nakvanich👮🏻‍♂️, then to attend & witness the press cofference & Happy Family Day ceremony 🎉🎊 organised by Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC)

Note: The photos 📸 of participants & families 👫👭👬 were censored ◻️ to respect their  identities 🙂

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According to Lt. General Piyavat Nakvanich👮🏻‍♂️this program forms part of the peace-building efforts by Thai Government 🇹🇭 with aims to reduce ⬇️ crime & violence as well as ⬇️ the psychologically affect the breeding & recruitment of new members into the violence grouping then 😌

He has initiated this program by 1️⃣st offering his own  personal contact number📱It aims with friendly approach for heart ❤️ to heart ❤️ (no force, promise/ agreement) to welcome the Thai who have involved in any past armed conflicts to return to Thai families with 💯 % willingness by surrendering their weapons ⚒🔨⛓used including bombs💣, pistols🔫, guns, machine guns, rifles etc. as displayed at the exhibition of this ceremony☺️

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Lt. General Piyavat Nakvanic 👮🏻‍♂️ sincerely welcomes more participants 👬👭👫 to this program to return home & village by contacting his personal contact number📱/ the authorities🤗

By joining this program, the participants 👫👭👬 will start new 🆕 life with their respective families happily 😃 with restoration of Thai 🇹🇭 citizenship & attendance to various religion, patriotism & life enable skills provided by the authorities😊

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This Happy Family Day ceremony 🎉🎊 was attended by approximately 1.2K pax 👬👭👫 including participants with family members & relatives, religious leaders, local leaders, Muslims, Buddhists communities etc.😃

From the interview 🗣👤👥 with a Thai-Muslim participant 👨🏽 named Mr Harong Maeroh (who run away from his family & hid in Malaysia 🇲🇾 almost 🔟 years) & his wife 🙋🏽‍♀️, observed their peaceful happiness 😁 shown as now a happy family reunion 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 with life security. Moreover, now his children 👧🏽👦🏽 are registered for proper schooling📖🏫 He is now operating his carpenter small scale business after attended the life enable skills training supported by this program, being removed from black listed & his Thai citizenship restored✌🏻👍🏻👏🏻

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With 288 participants 👫👭👬 to-date, really wish more & more participants to join this 6️⃣-step program to realise the peaceful Thai objectives✌🏻💪🏻

  1. Awareness campaigns by every military units to communicate 📢 right understanding about this program
  2. Participation registration & each participant to attend mindset/ aptitude adjustment training
  3. Legal procedures by authorities to facilitate judicial process👨🏽‍⚖️👩🏽‍⚖️
  4. Mobilition of participants 👬👭👫
  5. Religion 🕌 , patriotism & life enable skills training to be carried out by Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre & Labour Skill Development Institute
  6. Reintegration & monitoring follow up

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The whole interview, press conference & ceremony were conducted in Thai 🇹🇭 language including its exhibition of the whole program details & weapons 💣🔫🔨⚒⛓ display

In this connection, a special thank you 🙏🏻 from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to the Royal Thai Army, Colonel Nipon Inmai 👮🏽‍♂️ for his Thai to English translation during the interview 🗣👥👤 & press conference on 2️⃣ Feb 2018 & Mr Tuwaedaniya Meringing 🙋🏽‍♂️(Tuan Daniya) from TV3 Malaysia-Thailand & Bernama for his Thai to Bahasa Melayu translation cum explanation during the ceremony & exhibition visit, as well as great 👍🏻 welcoming hospitality throughout her recent stay at Southern Thailand 🇹🇭

More details via her YouTube channel 📹🎥 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to end her sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here as a media member with a short clip 📹🎥captured from a peaceful beautiful 😍 morning 🔆🔅 from her 👩🏻 room view 🏢 (Sungai Pattani ~ river 🏞 view) after her comfy rest & good night sleep 😴💤🛌 at Rainbow Mansion 🏢(a rainbow 🌈 colourful inspired new hotel 🏢 with a rainbow coffee ☕️cafe for dining located at Pattani, Southern Thailand 🇹🇭

~ Everything happens for a reason ~
Blessed 😇 that knowledge gained from this high risk trip & learned 👀📖 a lot

Some news 🗞📰 (in English) reference for your reading pleasure,

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Amazing Beautiful Southern Thailand

Yeah‼️SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 really feeling blessed😇🙏 to be exclusively invited📩📧💌 to be part of the media team👩🏻‍💻📝for Southern Peace Media Club (SPMC) of Thailand🇹🇭 in Oct😃

Guess  what❓⁉️

It’s her 1️⃣st international travel collaboration, bravo on her achievement❗️👏🏻This definitely a money can’t buy recognition to her blogging👩🏻‍💻📝 passion☺️

Still remembered🤔she departed from KL, Malaysia🇲🇾 at 9️⃣am with comfy bus🚌from Smile Vision Holidays & Khalifakota Travel (whole trip management👍🏻) approximately 8️⃣hours road trip & arrived Betong Boarding Post at 5.15pm (Thai🇹🇭local time 4.15pm).

How did she spent her time during the long journey❓⁉️

Ha…Ha…She slept😴💤comfortably with her hoodie on🙂

Collected her media tag prepared by SPMC (special thank you🙏for all great hospitality throughout this memorable media trip) when she 1️⃣st met the complete media team from Malaysia🇲🇾& Thailand🇹🇭

This media trip covers 4️⃣major provinces of Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 i.e. Yala, Narathiwat, Songkla & Pattani

SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻is gonna sharing here about her favourite places visited

The Sea Of Mist @ Iyerweng

Yeah‼️Got a privilege to visit a new tourist spot i.e. The Sea of Mist @ Iyerweng😍

It is located in Than Mali village of subdistrict named Aiyoe Weng of Betong District in Yala Province 😀

Wow‼️Above sea level of 2,038m on the Gunung Silipat (Microwave Mountain)⛰

Secret sharing with you all that a skywalk🌁will be built to welcome all tourists👫👭👬

Waited for sunrise🌅& enjoyed the nice cooling🌬breeze cum awesome beautiful view of mist🌫 (Ohh…really worth her superb early waking up that morning🤩)

You will definitely snap lots of photosss📸📱, videosss📹🎥, boomerangsss📲, selfiesss 🤳, wefiesss with friends 👫👭👬

Then, enjoyed your breakfast 🍽 with the beautiful mist🌫 view nearby too

A must visit when you visit Southern Thailand 🇹🇭~ Betong district

How to get there❓⁉️

You may either engage a driver🚗🚙 to take Highway No. 410 Betong-Yala to intersection at KM33 & go along road entrance to Than Mali village, then drive up the hill⛰for about 7️⃣km

Or contact Yala Tourism & Sport Office at ☎️📞📱073-213722

There will be a new domestic airport🛬🛫in Betong too, currently still in its construction🏗in progress & estimated will be ready by July 2019😊

The world 🌎 🗺 largest Thai🇹🇭 Post📮❓⁉️ Nope, tallest to be exact


It is located at the Bell 🛎 Tower intersection of Betong. It was built in 1924 before World War II as the communication post for the Thai 🇹🇭 locals, through the radio implanted on top of the box & the below mail slot. At present, a new mailbox📮had been built in a larger size (9️⃣m tall) & is located at the City Convention Hall i.e. Sala Prachakhom & it attracts a large number of tourists who come to visit & snap photos📸

Ha…Ha…It has been erroneously given the title of the “world’s 🗺 🌎 largest” by at least some of the Thai 🇹🇭 locals here. It’s not, however, the “largest”, which was credited in 2012 by the Guinness Book of World Records to the mailbox📮at Ube City at Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan🇯🇵, due to its capacity of 68.484 cubic meters of letters✉️ & postcards🏞. Accurately, it is the largest mailbox📮 in Thailand 🇹🇭 


Oppss….SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 doesn’t manage to send a postcard🏞 from here (Sigh…wasted the golden chance though…moreover she loves💗 postcardsss🏞…cry cry😭…)

The clock🕙 tower of Betong District

Mosque🕌 without nails & screws, amazing!!

It is Taloh Manoh Mosque 🕌 aka Masjid Wadil-Husen because being pioneered by Wan Husen Us-Sanavi, the author of the handwritten🖋Al-Quran📖. It located in Bacho District of Narathiwat Province

More than 300 years, it was traditionally built using old building tools e.g. hopea tree🌳 , local timber named Mai Takien with wooden bolts & pins. It consists of 2️⃣ adjacent buildings built in a mixture of local Thai 🇹🇭, Chinese (its top dome is similar to a Chinese pavilion) & Malay architectural styles.

Do enjoy a video clip 📹🎥by Dboy Studio, a media member from this trip😊

SiennyLovesDrawing & her media friends👫👭👬were on a tram 🚋 with the Thai🇹🇭police 👮🏻 escort (She felt like a superb VVIP😜😝) in discovering the city 🌇, mosques 🕌 & its Chinatown ⛩ of Pattani Province

Do enjoy the free🆓 city tour by tram🚋. There are 6️⃣ times a day i.e. 9️⃣am, 🔟am, 1️⃣1️⃣am, 1️⃣pm, 2️⃣pm & 3️⃣pm from the old city wall/ museum. Each takes about 4️⃣5️⃣mins.

Pattani Central Mosque🕌


This is 1️⃣ of the most beautiful mosque🕌 in Thailand🇹🇭 built in 1954 with 9️⃣years of construction.

Guess what❓⁉️

With its big dome in the centre, 4️⃣ surrounding small domes with minarets & a big pond right in front of the mosque, its architecture quite western style & with a similarity to the famous Taj Mahal of India🇮🇳 . Don’t you think so❓🤔

The graveyard of Lim To Khieng’s poor sister

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Hmm…Who is Lim To Khieng❓⁉️

From SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 further reading 📖 after the trip, apparently he is one of the famous foreigner in Southern Thailand🇹🇭with a story though…🤓


It set in a small very kitsch Chinese garden with a sitting area, well looked after

This is 1️⃣ of the popular destinations for Chinese 🇨🇳 & Malaysian 🇲🇾 tourists👍🏻


His sister named Lim Ko Niao was upset😢as her brother, Lim To Khieng didn’t keep his promise to return to China🇨🇳 . Hence, she hung herself on the cashew nut tree🌲 & then being buried here by her brother😔 😞 

The Pattani’s Thai🇹🇭 locals built this place as a shrine⛩to commemorate her & carved the tree 🌲where she hung herself in the shape of her figure


SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 has paid her respect🙏 during her visiting here

Lim To Khieng’s half built mosque 🕌❓? (aka Krue Se Mosque)

Guess what❓⁉️

It located right beside his sister’s graveyard


This mosque 🕌 is said to have been built during the reign of King Naresuan the Great (1578 – 1593)

Its most important element i.e. its large & domed roof,  however was never completed in its construction. It was reportedly because of a power struggle between the Sultan of Pattani & his brother at the time of construction😮😲


It was also once said it was being cursed by Lim Ko Niao, hence even with many attempts, construction never able to be completed😯😧

Tanjong Pauh ~ Just for its delicious yummy dried salted fish 🐟

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She impressed with the hygience way of producing the dried salted fishes🐟🐟 here, all covered during its drying process under the sunny 🌞☀️day

Don’t miss your chance to visit this fishing 🎣village in Pattani & buy a tail of its famous freshly made Ikan Masin Kurau 🐟(meaning salted fish in Bahasa Melayu)

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Have you tried salted fish before🐟❓

Highly recommended by SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 as she really enjoyed during the live cooking cum sampling tasting during her visit🍽😋

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She was amazed with the big size of a tail of Ikan Masin Kurau🐟

Do enjoy video clip🎥📹 by Dboy Studio where SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & 2️⃣ other media friends were sharing their experiences

Samila Beach 🏝🏖 

Love 💕 💗 the clean beach 🏝 🏖 here

It is a must landmark for the Songkhla Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ aka Golden Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ statute & officially named as Nang Nguek Thong, whenever visiting to Songkhla Province


This bronze statue was created by Chirt Buabutr, a former director of Poh Chang School of Arts, Bangkok in 1966 at a cost of 6️⃣0️⃣k Thai baht. It actually followed the example of  the famed Little Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ statute in Copenhagen, Denmark i.e. its city’s symbol since 1913.

She observed that this statute is with flower garlands from the Thai🇹🇭 locals as they believe their prayers🙏to her were answered. It was once reported in Thailand news 🇹🇭🗞📰that it was never intended for prayers😯

Would like to share a live recording📹🎥 with SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 short interview at NBT Yala, a Thai 🇹🇭TV channel (Note: In Bahasa Melayu, without English subtitles)

Sharing here a nice video📹🎥 recorded by the media team from Bernama News Channel (Note: In Bahasa Melayu, without English subtitles)

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻 is gonna blogging👩🏻‍💻📝separately about her Southern Thai 🇹🇭foods🥘🍽😋journey then

Sneak peak of her food blogging👩🏻‍💻📝 including dinner @Tuan Kitchen🍽restaurant with Betong special cum favourite cuisines ~ Ayam Betong🐔🐓 & Cha Koi with pandan kaya etc. 😃

Do stay tune ya😋😋

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