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Glamping @ The Jungloo, The Kabiki, Phnom Penh

Hey đŸ‘‹đŸ» What’s glamping❓⁉

It means for glamorous camping đŸ˜đŸ€©đŸ•â›ș, aka camping â›șïžđŸ•in glamorous style đŸ’—đŸ˜đŸ€©

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has participated for the Jungloo project at The Kabiki hotel 🏱 during her holidays at Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭 earlier. It was her 1ïžâƒŁst glamping 🏕â›șïžđŸ˜đŸ€©, awesome stayđŸ‘đŸ»âœŒđŸ»â€ŒïžđŸ˜ƒđŸ˜

A nice đŸ‘đŸ» experience being welcome by its friendly staff named Mr. Pisey đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž & he was very politely & patiently explain the tourist destinations📍📍, what to do/ explore around The Kabiki (Where she has opted for her glamping stay) with a map đŸ—ș

Do reading 📖 till the end as she đŸ‘©đŸ» also sharing about her stay with The Kabiki 🏱 in a Superior Double room with private terrace. She đŸ‘©đŸ» also will share her enjoyable complimentary 🆓 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛮ with Le Tonle wooden boat from her stay with beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 of the day 😊

Also the 1ïžâƒŁst Jungloo which currently located 📍in the gardens đŸŒżđŸŒ±đŸŒł of The Kabiki 🏱, the next one will be soon available at Templation😀

Not just that, it will be also available at Mekong Bungalows – Floatation😀

If you wish to enjoy a Jungle Igloo stay, more choices soon available within Cambodia 🇰🇭 with MAADs Asia ya đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜ƒ

What’s the Jungloo❓⁉

It means the Jungle Igloos which are being designed specially for the tropical environments of South East Asia (SEA) 🌎 Jungloo with their shape & structure aims as an advanced natural climate control solution for very hot 🌞🔆 & humid weather settings. The Jungloos are quick to deploy & eco-friendly 💚 i.e. in line with the glamping travel style which currently trending & high âŹ†ïž demanding across the SEA region 🌎

 

It’s an option being created for semi temporary & at remote sites, the Jungloos are with low âŹ‡ïž investment, low âŹ‡ïž impact, easy to install & mobile around. This definitely a secure & sustainable 💚 approach to hospitality development for areas📍📍previously considered unthinkable / inaccessible đŸ€—

It’s built with natural materials i.e. bamboo🎍🎋, wood đŸšȘ& rope as well as with natural colour scheme. Brown, orange 🧡 & green 💚 colours are used to complement the nature & then to add to the jungle 🌳🌳 nature feel for this modern & glamping-style accommodation 🛌

Do check out the below clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ to learn more about the Jungloo structure concept đŸ˜đŸ€©

 

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really loves 💗 & had an amazing stay đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ›ŒđŸšżđŸšœđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ with The Jungloo, an eco-glamping 💚🏕â›șïžđŸ˜đŸ€© Really cooling to sleep đŸ›ŒđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ in this pioneering, bio-climatic tent with air-conditioning as well as air-flow control 🌬💹, ceiling fan & bathroom đŸšœđŸšż

Do click in for her IG photos album to enjoy more beautiful photos ya 😍

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Yeah‌ #throwback #PhnomPenh trip, @siennylovesdrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» had a great đŸ‘đŸ» nature đŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒżđŸŒ±đŸƒđŸŒłđŸ’š quiet đŸ€« #glamping 🏡🏡 with @thejungloo in @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia . . Swipe left âžĄïž to enjoy this whole photo album 📾📾 of her likes â€ïžđŸ’— from this #thejungloo #junglooproject #maadsglamping 😁 . . ✅ Complimentary 🆓 breakfastđŸčâ˜•ïžđŸłat her private poolside đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž of her jungloo stay . . ✅ Rain â˜”ïžđŸŒ§ drops on her jungloo which very much similar like #camping 🏕 in the jungle 🌳🌳 . . Full vBlog đŸŽ„đŸ“č via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ up later today at #WordPress, #blog link at profile for your reading 📖 pleasure ya đŸ€—đŸ˜ . . Definitely worth a #glamorous camping stay đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ˜ƒ from your hectic #lifestyle during #travelling to @visit__cambodia @capturing_cambodia @tourismcambodiaasia . . @tourismcambodia #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #tourismcambodia #solotravel #backpacker #phnompenhtrip #trip #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers

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She đŸ‘©đŸ» also have a private pool đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž by herself & right in front of her Jungloo â›șïžđŸ•đŸ˜đŸ€©, she has enjoyed her morning 🔅🔆 & evening 🏙 swims đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž as well as quiet đŸ€« reading 📖 by the pool side đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§

Just so so relaxing 😌 , definitely a money 💰 can’t buy me time moments đŸ‘đŸ»âœŒđŸ»

Guess what❓⁉

She đŸ‘©đŸ» rarely left the Jungloo once checked-in 🔐 except for lunch & dinner đŸœđŸŽ

She đŸ‘©đŸ» spent her time enjoyed the nature surrounding 💚🌳🌳 as well as comfy interior of the Jungloo â›șïžđŸ•đŸ˜đŸ€©

 

Do enjoy her vlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„đŸ“ captured from SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»’s 1ïžâƒŁst glamping stay 🛌🚿😌🏕â›șïžđŸ˜đŸ€© at The Jungloo with a short testimonial shared as below,

Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»& you have to experience glamping 🏕â›șïžđŸ˜đŸ€©once too, do exploring for your discovery stay ya đŸ›ŒđŸšżđŸšœđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€

Website🌐: https://www.maads.asia/jungloo-project

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

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» also had a great đŸ‘đŸ» nature đŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒżđŸŒ±đŸƒđŸŒłđŸ’š quiet đŸ€« stay 🏡🏡 in a Deluxe Double room with The Kabiki 🏱, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

The Kabiki 🏱 is a family-friendly garden 🌳🌳hotel 🏱 located 📍 in a quiet corner of Phnom Penh’s historical district. It’s within walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž distance to the Royal 👑 Palace, Wat Botum ⛩, the Riverside 💩💧etc.
It’s in a historic colonial house 🏡 on Oknha Peich Street & with 3.5k sqm of a landscape grounds & with approximately 500 trees 🌳🌳being planted around this hotel🏱 Many of the trees 🌳🌳are being labelled with descriptive tags to help all its guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź to identify & learnt more about the greens 💚
Do click in for her IG photos album to enjoy more beautiful photos ya 😍

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Yeah‌ @siennylovesdrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» had a great đŸ‘đŸ» nature đŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒżđŸŒ±đŸƒđŸŒłđŸ’š quiet đŸ€« stay 🏡🏡 with @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia @mytefl_teachntravel . . Swipe left âžĄïž to enjoy this whole photo album 📾📾 of her likes â€ïžđŸ’— from this short stay 😁 @girlslovetravel . . ✅ Located at a historic district with its well maintained restored properties đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ“ . . ✅ With a security guard house outside the street lane to ensure privacy & safety . . ✅ Planted with more than 5ïžâƒŁ0ïžâƒŁ0ïžâƒŁ trees 🌳🌳🌳at its surroundings. Definitely a secret mini forest 🌳🌳 within Phnom Penh City 🌆🏙 Spot the little red ❀ elephant đŸ˜â“â‰ïž . . ✅ Complimentary breakfast đŸčâ˜•ïžđŸłat poolside đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž & next to the Kabiki tree 🌳 . . ✅ Antique lovers can opt for airport transfer with its Jaguar with a fee . . Full vBlog đŸŽ„đŸ“č via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ soon up at #WordPress, #blog link at profile . . Definitely worth a stay đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ˜ƒ from your hectic #lifestyle during #travelling to @visit__cambodia @capturing_cambodia @tourismcambodiaasia . . #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #tourismcambodia #WaterFestival #solotravel #backpacker #phnompenh #phnompenhtrip #trip #travel #travels #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers

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Once in a while, she đŸ‘©đŸ» loves 💗 to opt for a quiet đŸ€« comfy 😌 stay during her travels to re-energise, having good rest đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ & great me time 😃😁

Do enjoy her vblog đŸ“čđŸŽ„đŸ“ captured from SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»’s comfy relaxing 😌 stay đŸ›ŒđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ as shared below,

Wow đŸ˜Č‌ During her stay, she got to know about the Aquagym @ The Kabiki 🏱, it happens every Monday & Thursday to rejuvenate in the pool đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ» with the trained instructors đŸ‘đŸ»

Ohh ya…From 1ïžâƒŁ Jan 2018, The Kabiki guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ are entitled for a complimentary 🆓 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛮ (With a voucher 🔖 upon your hotel 🏱 check-in 🔐). The guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« will board to Le Tonle, a wooden traditional rice boat to cross over to Floatation Lounge & to enjoythe nice breezesss 🌬💹, the beautiful sunset 🌅 view, an experience of enjoying drink đŸ„‚đŸ»đŸ· & snacks đŸ„œđŸŒ° (With fee 💳💰) while cruising ⛮ / having a dinner đŸœđŸŽ right where the Tonle Sap & Mekong Rivers join their majestic flows 💩💧during the beautiful sunset 🌅 moment 😍😁

This boat ⛮ departs twice a day i.e. 5ïžâƒŁpm & 7ïžâƒŁpm from the Phnom Penh main passenger port ⚓ However, guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« are required to be at the Jetty ⚓ for it on own expense, ❌ no pick up or shuttle 🚐🚖 from The Kabiki ya 🏱

Do enjoy her vblog đŸŽ„đŸ“č📝 captured from her beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛮ with Le Tonle as shared below,

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Website🌐: https://maads.asia/kabiki

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

Hmm…If you’re planning to travel to Cambodia 🇰🇭 , do planning to have your comfy stay đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ›ŒđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ experience with MAADs Asia via 🌐 https://maads.asia/

#TheJungloo #MaadsHotels #JunglooProject #Maads #MaadsGlamping #Cambodia #KabikiPhnomPenh #LivingCambodia #PhnomPenh #hotel #stayvacation #holiday #holidays #metime #accommodation #luxurycamps #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #siennylovesdrawing #influencer #influencers #travel #travels #travelling #Asia #SEA #SouthEastAsia #travelogue #sunset #MAADsAsia #LeTonle #HandcraftingHospitality

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Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â is gonna sharing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ here about her impressive đŸ€© & unforgettable experience gained from the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💩💧 Festival 🎉🎊, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

So, it was all started with a short queue to get her đŸ‘©đŸ» cheap âŹ‡ïž flight ticket ✈ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❀ in Sept (as shown in the short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„below). It was with only a limited choice of destinations📍📍available

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has chosen ✅ for Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 under Lane B with a very 1ïžâƒŁst intention to meet & visit 1ïžâƒŁ of her girlfriend đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž who is working there as an expatriate currently. However, sadly 😟 that her friend đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž wasn’t around ❌ Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 during her travel dates 🗓 Sigh…From a friend visit👭, then she had it as 1ïžâƒŁ of her annual solo travelsss đŸŽ’đŸ§ąđŸ•¶đŸ‘Ÿ

💗 ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ 💗

Also initially she đŸ‘©đŸ» did plan to let go this solo trip because of a clash to a tourism event ~ MITA Sarawak, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ that she đŸ‘©đŸ» has always supporting đŸ’ȘđŸ»âœŒđŸ»the tourism authority 😊 in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿïž

Guess what❓⁉

Her trip is gonna be during the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💩💧 Festival 🎉🎊 named Bon Om Touk in local Khmer language 🇰🇭 from 21 Nov to 23 Nov 2018 😃😁 It also known as The Pirogue đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž Racing Festival 🎉🎊 or Water 💩💧 & Moon 🌑 Festival 🎉🎊 & Boat Racing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

http://cambodia-tourism.org/plan-your-trip/events/cambodian-water-festival/

It was really a coincident‌ Once she đŸ‘©đŸ»Â has decided ✅ to stay with this solo travel đŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘Ÿ due to the complicated & difficult flight change đŸ˜ŸâœˆïžÂ Also this gonna be her 1ïžâƒŁst visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

This biggest celebration marks a 12th century naval victory with boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž racing along the Sisowath Quay 💩💧 with the boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž racing on the Tonle Sap River, in particular the area stretching from street 104 to street 178 of Phnom Penh city centre 🇰🇭

Many hostels 🏡🏘, hotels 🏱, restaurants đŸœđŸŽ & bars đŸ„‚đŸ»đŸžaround this area ~ Very convenience for all visitors đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

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In the morning 🔅🔆 & before the race đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž starts during this 3ïžâƒŁ-day festival 🎉🎀, the riverside & streets were much more peaceful 😌

Once the race starts around 🔟am, the huge crowd đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« at the riverside will be observed đŸ˜ƒđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

However, in 2015 this celebration 🎉🎊 was cancelled ❌ due to the low âŹ‡ïž water level 💩💧

Hurray‌ She đŸ‘©đŸ» always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels âœˆïžđŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘ŸÂ This is just so a lovely 💓 coincidence 😉

So, what’s this water 💩💧 festival 🎊🎉 all about❓⁉

It’s a 3ïžâƒŁ days non-religious celebration 🎉🎊 & symbolised as an ancient appreciation đŸ™đŸ» for centuries to the river 💩💧for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŒŸđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŒŸ & fishermen 🐟🎣

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź thanksgiving 🙏 celebration 🎉🎊

The Cambodian boat crews đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž were face forward. Many of the boat crews đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž were complemented with a colorfully-costumed lady đŸ’đŸ»â€â™€ïžat the prow dancing to the beat of the drums đŸ„đŸ„

However, from her observation, majority of the boats now don’t really practising this tradition though. Hmm…From her 2ïžâƒŁ days visits to the festival, she only noticed for 2ïžâƒŁÂ boats with a colorfully-costumed lady đŸ’đŸ»â€â™€ïž at the front of the boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

For the 1ïžâƒŁst 2ïžâƒŁ days, races đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž are run with 2ïžâƒŁ boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ each, with the big race đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž happening on the last day, when all the boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ take to the river 💩💧 to compete 😃

There were carnival, rides, traditional music đŸŽŒđŸŽ¶đŸŽ” performances, dances đŸ’ƒđŸ»đŸ•șđŸŒđŸ‘Żâ€â™€ïžđŸ‘Żâ€â™‚ïžđŸ•ŽđŸ»etc. in the evening 🏙🌃🌌

There were many stall vendors, definitely food 🍛đŸČđŸ„˜đŸœđŸŽ& drink đŸ„€đŸ»đŸ·đŸ„‚đŸžđŸčoverflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands đŸŽŒđŸŽčđŸŽ§đŸŽ¶đŸŽ”entertaining the crowds đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« etc.

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Personally, she đŸ‘©đŸ» was impressed how the local vendors actually earn their living 💰by selling drinks đŸ„€& snacks đŸ„ĄđŸ°đŸ„§đŸ„Ș to the huge crowds đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« at the riverside during the boat racing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

There were approximately 300 boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ with 19k pax of boat rowers đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž Wow!!

Hmm…đŸ€” How about the huge crowd đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Źattended for this 3ïžâƒŁ-day festival celebration 🎉🎊 in Phnom Penh❓⁉

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It was about 4.5million people đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« including expatriates, foreign visitors, local Khmers from all provinces etc. as shared at the closing ceremony 😁

Ohh yeah‌ This year, 2018 i.e. The 3rd great successfull year with Cambodia 🇰🇭 has handbuilt the world 🌍đŸ—ș ‘s longest rowing boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž at 87.3m long & 1.99m wide with cost of $60k. It was completed successfully đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ» in Sept by more than 14k local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« in 192 days đŸ˜Č😃

Guess what❓⁉

Another Guinness World 🌍đŸ—ș Record 🏆 won (It’s the 5ïžâƒŁth one) by Cambodia 🇰🇭 as this long dragon boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž is capable of carrying 179 boat rowers đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž on it‌ Wow‌đŸ˜Č This great đŸ‘đŸ» news was anounced on 12 Nov at Prey Veng province of Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

From her own experience, a few points 📌📌 to note if you’re interested to be at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for this great đŸ‘đŸ» annual celebration 🎊🎉

Ohh ya…A pair of comfy shoes 👟 is essentials ✅ because it was vehicles free 🆓 i.e. No public transport ❌🚌🚕🚗 🚐 being available to the festival 🎉🎊 ground📍, more details via 🌐 https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551697/city-hall-issues-vehicle-ban-for-water-festival/

In this connection, the only option would be just getting around by your own foot 👣

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» got her sun â˜€ïžđŸŒž protection from the 🆕Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50 ordered & purchased đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ›’ from Althea KoreaÂ đŸ‡°đŸ‡· You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

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Next, do bring an umbrella 🌂☂ (You may loan it from your hotel, it can be a weapon if needed)/ wear a cap 🧱

Do dress up in a light modest clothing 👚 to enjoy the boat đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž race cheerings with the local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« at the riverside under the hot sunny đŸ˜Žâ˜€ïž day

Ohh ya…Do remember your refillable water 💩💧 bottle to avoid dehydration ya 😌

She đŸ‘©đŸ» was with the local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź on her 1ïžâƒŁst visit & then 2ïžâƒŁnd visit the next day at the designated area by Tourism Cambodia 🇰🇭 for the foreign tourists đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­Â (Served with free 🆓 flow of drinksđŸ„€đŸ„€available)

The riversides 💩💧 were extremely packed & crowded đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ with both the local Khmers đŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź & foreign tourists to cheering for their favorite ❀ boatsđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžduring the races, so suggest you to bring only the bare necessities & hold on tight to what you have. Also being alert with your surroundings too while in the huge crowd đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«

Why❓⁉

Hmm…You never know whether you will be being targetted by any pick-pockets/ bag-snatchers 😈👿 whom may just roaming around the crowded festival 🎉🎊 riversides 💩💧& streets. So, even though this festival 🎉🎊 is a free 🆓 celebration 🎉🎊 , however it can get really expensive if you make a mistake by carrying valuables into the crowds đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«

Always better be safe then sorry ya â˜șïžđŸ˜‰

There were several types of rowing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž styles observed from her visits, i.e. sitting down & manual rowing, standing up & manual rowing, standing up & auto rowing etc. She đŸ‘©đŸ» is curious đŸ€” how the marks will be allocate within each different styles as well as the determining factors of winning 🏆🎖 too❓⁉

Perhaps logically the shortest time 🕛 of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2ïžâƒŁ red ❀ boats đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïž as captured in the photo 📾 & vBlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„below)

There were live announcement during the boat racing đŸšŁđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸšŁđŸ»â€â™€ïž, however in local Khmer 🇰🇭 language & ❌ no English translation. It would be good to have a live English announcement in the next year festival onwards ya 😊

The King Norodom Sihamoni đŸ€ŽđŸ», Prime Minister Hun Sen đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ& some senior officials đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸ»â€â™‚ïž have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival 🎉🎊 She đŸ‘©đŸ» has observed from the TV screen đŸ“ș at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She đŸ‘©đŸ» has enjoyed the longest & the pretty đŸ˜đŸ€© fireworks 🎆🎇 so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival 🎉🎊

Really amazing beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© & with the boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ decorated with LED lighting💡💡screens represented by each relevant authorities of organising & managing this water 💩💧 festival 🎊🎉 e.g. Tourism, Justice, Ministry of Art & Handicrafts etc. to name a few noted 😉

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a vBlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya đŸ€—

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries đŸœđŸŽ & shops 🛒🛍may close ⛔ during this water 💩💧 festival 🎉🎊 (All 3ïžâƒŁ days) & resume their operation then đŸ€—

This festival 🎊🎉 also ended with lots of clean up & tidy up at the riverside by the local Khmers 🇰🇭👬👬👬

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SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was blessed 😇 that she đŸ‘©đŸ» stay with her decision to continue with this solo travel & really enjoyed this water 💩💧 festival celebration 🎊 🎉 & highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»to all travellers that would like to appreciating & participating local heritage & cultures celebration. Definitely worth your time to learn the unique local KhmersđŸ‡°đŸ‡­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­’ lifestyle better

More details,

🌐 https://www.tourismcambodia.com/tripplanner/events-in-cambodia/water-and-moon-festival.htm?fbclid=IwAR32x21NsTrdH3CScoy8ayDq4oyS0T0bRYkXBh-TAOKoARcCXNc8d7_2P5k

&

🌐 https://publicholidays.asia/cambodia/bon-om-touk/

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National Park Pahang, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â has recently travelled to Taman Negara 🌳🌳 (aka National Park 🌳🌳 ) Pahang, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with MITA business networking trip & enjoyed her back to nature 💚 stay đŸ›ŒđŸšżđŸšœđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ at Han Rainforest Resort 🏡🏘🏡

She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a privilege to meet & enjoyed an inspiring chat đŸ—ŁđŸ‘€ with the founder of the resort🏡🏘🏡, Mr Kenny Ng đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ(Uncle Kenny) about his nature 💚 💚 passion & resort busines journey

Oppsss…SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has forgot đŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž to have a photo 📾 with Uncle KennyÂ đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’ŒÂ during this trip

He đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ has generously shared an article âœđŸ»đŸ“œwrote by him & SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» would like to share đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ it here, inclusion of her favourite ❀ emojisss & capturesss 📾 in between 😃😁

đŸ€—Â ~ Sharing is caring as always ~~ đŸ€—

Taman Negara🌳🌳, situated in the heart ❀of Pahang, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , is 1ïžâƒŁ of the oldest rainforest 🌳🌳 in the world đŸ—ș🌍 at 130 million years old

Within it, lays a geographical 🌍 wonder of permanently untouched & protected habitat for flora đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸŒș & fauna 🩓🐆🐅🐘 to florish to all its glory

As such, this a perfect đŸ‘đŸ» platform for the development of a hub towards the education of conservation of the ecology surrounding Taman Negara & rainforests in general 🌳🌳

We strongly believe that Taman Negara 🌳🌳 has the potential to be a global đŸ—ș🌍 platform for the both Eco & Adventure education tourism centre 😃

My đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ humble beginnings of 30 plus years specialising in tourism at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 & the handling of some 1ïžâƒŁ million over tourists đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź since day 1ïžâƒŁ, has led me đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ to the formation of 2ïžâƒŁ travel agencies (NKS & Han Travel) & a resort 🏡🏘🏡 with the biggest room capacity at Kuala Tahan. We average 30k tourists đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ a year & 90% of them are from Europe 🇬🇧 🇼đŸ‡č đŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 🌍đŸ—ș

It has come to a time, where I đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ feel personally, having been in this trade for 30 odd years, it is time to educate the younger generation đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ» & anyone from all walks of life willing to learn about the conservation 💚 of the ecology & its surroundings

We at Han Travel, have formed 2ïžâƒŁ new 🆕 arms in our corporation to execute the upcoming programs called Eco Adventure Tourism 💚💚

This will be encased with the educational arm named the Eco Educational Tourism, headed by Mr Frank Kee & his team đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ’đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸ»â€â™€ïž & in support đŸ’ȘđŸ» with the activities provided by the Adventure Management Tourism headed by Mr Kevin Bateman & his team đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžđŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ’đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ’đŸ»â€â™€ïž

Just 1ïžâƒŁ of our examples for the educational program is the re-planting of bamboo 🎋🎍or specific trees 🌳🌳 by badly eroded areas in the effort to prevent further damage to the riversides 💩💧

This is just an example of what we would provide as a CSR initiative 😀

We shall be working closely with the Sultan Ahmad Environmental foundation 💚 in its efforts, participate & uphold its values 😊

Alas, with our planning & preparation, we now realise that we face a huge stumbling block đŸ˜„đŸ˜“ We do not a permanent site to conduct our activities in a conducive & safe manner 😌

Also, current rules & regulations by the government sectors should be looked at & revised to enable operators like us đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź to introduce & execute the mutually beneficial conservational education programs 💚💚

In the extended period, the efforts will benefit not just the environment 💚🌳💚 but also creating employment opportunity to the locals within its surroundings đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«

IđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œnow urge, the Pahang state Government, Ministry of Tourism & other related government agencies to assist us in paving the way into this journey with us đŸ™đŸ»đŸ€đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

Other Asian countries are already promoting their countrys’ tagline, for example;-

  • Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 ~ Culture tourism
  • Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡© ~ Art tourism
  • Philippines đŸ‡”đŸ‡­ ~ Diving tourism
  • Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ~ Eco & Adventure tourism

All told, our Ministry of Tourism Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ have also set their vision 💭 on Eco Tourism 💚 with its plans & implementation of its program from 2025 & continued focusing till 2050

Han Travel Sdn Bhd, is now at the final phases of the planning & is almost ready to launch our initial program on Eco & Adventure Tourism 💚💚 The launch pad & operations will be at the Han Rainforest Resort, Kuala Tahan 🏡🏘🏡

We hope our efforts will promote & drive the state of Pahang to be model state & also the centre of Ecological 💚 Awareness & the centre for the Education on Rainforest Preservation 🌳🌳

Once again, I đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ believe that our vision is in line with the Pahang State government’s. Developing a fully functioning centre where the education of the ecology 💚 can spread to all walks of life through an experiential process where participants đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź can touch, feel, smell, see and hear the importance of the ecology 💚around us & the threats to its and our existence 😃😁

Thank you đŸ™đŸ»

Written âœđŸ» by, Mr Kenny Ng đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ, founder of Han Travel Resort 🏡🏘🏡

Website🌐: https://han.travel/

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

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawingÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»Â is wishing Uncle KennyÂ đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’Œ a successful initiative of Eco Educational Tourism

From her stay đŸ›ŒđŸšżđŸšœđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ experience, the room is spacious & clean with attached bathroom 🚿 (Hot shower 🚿 with shampoo & body gel are provided) & toilet đŸšœ She loves 💗 the comfy bed 🛏 & pillow too

The room is with a balcony with coffee ☕ table & chair with a glass sliding door đŸšȘ to view the surrounding

The resort 🏡🏘🏡 is equipped with dipping pool đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž , iron area at corridors within the rooms for its guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­, rabbits 🐇🐰 farm, river fish 🐟 pond, a natural fish 🐟 head stone of millions years, jungle fowls 🐓 farm, quail đŸ€ farm etc. Definitely an educational opportunities đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»for the kids đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ» to touch, hold & get to know the animals đŸ‡đŸ°đŸ“đŸŸđŸ€

A relaxing 😌😎 back to nature 💚 at Taman Negara 🌳🌳 She loves 💗 her short stay with exciting visits to,

Night 🌃🌌 Jungle 🌳🌳 Walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž

About 1ïžâƒŁ hour of relaxing 😌 walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž in the dark jungle 🌳🌳 with torch 🔩 light

Special thanks đŸ™đŸ» to the nature guide đŸ’šđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž, Mr Panjang, plenty of insects, reptiles, birds etc. being observed 😃😁

Canopy 🌳🌳 Walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïž

It’s approximately 540m long & 40m above the ground

Guess what❓⁉

It’s the world 🌍đŸ—ș longest canopy walkway

Yeah‌đŸ˜Č We made it âœŒđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

Rapid shooting

Amazing 😉 fun đŸ˜†đŸ€Ł 1ïžâƒŁst experience she had & she đŸ‘©đŸ» was 101% wet 💩💧with ride through the rapids along Tembeling River 💩💧

Luckily 🍀 the valuable belongings & shoes 👟 were kept by the nature guide đŸ’šđŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïžin the plastic bag , else all got wet & gadgets đŸ“±đŸ“·âŒšïž may spoilt 😊

Bateq Village Visit

The Bateq indigenous people are very shy â˜ș in welcoming guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

Learnt lots about their basic traditional lifestyle e.g. start a fire đŸ”„, using blow gun to hunt for animals as foods etc.

Hmm đŸ€” …SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» is planning for her cave overnight đŸŒƒđŸŒŒđŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ trip next year

Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ» to back to nature 💚 to National Park Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

More details via 🌐 https://han.travel/tour/taman-negara-tour/

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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Belum Rainforest Resort

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her media friends đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« recently travelled đŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘Ÿfor a nature 💚🌳🌳 comfy 😌 stay vacation đŸ›ŒđŸ›‹đŸ›€đŸ» at Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, Perak, West Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

 

She đŸ‘©đŸ» really loves ❀ the beautiful 😍 nature of Belum-Temengor Rainforest 💚🌳🌳💚

Royal Belum State Park 💚🌳🌳💚 is a 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & the untouched forest 🌳🌳 is home to a large variety of flora & fauna đŸ˜đŸ€©

Guess what❓⁉

It’s 1ïžâƒŁ of the attractions📍📍not to be missed to searching for the precious bloom of the World đŸ—ș🌍 ‘s largest & arguably smelliest flower đŸŒș i.e. Rafflesia

It found all over Southeast Asia 🌎 i.e. from Southern Thailand đŸ‡č🇭 to Philippines đŸ‡”đŸ‡­ Each species can be identified by the unique patterns on the petals. There are 8ïžâƒŁ species of Rafflesias đŸŒș can be found in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with 3ïžâƒŁ of them are endemic to the Malay Peninsula & of course can be found in the Belum-Temengor rainforest complex 💚🌳🌳💚

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Note: Photo 📾 above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp đŸ™‹đŸżâ€â™‚ïž

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has visited the 3ïžâƒŁrd time in 2018 & her volunteering trip with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)💚, you may enjoy reading 📖 her ecotourism & hornbill 🐩 conservation volunteering via 🌐https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/ecotourism-belum-temenggor/

Sigh…She đŸ‘©đŸ» still missed a chance to personally view 👀 the blossom huge Rafflesia đŸŒș cry…cry…cry…😭😭😭

Yeah‌ Happy 😃safe arrival from a full of laughtersss đŸ€ŁđŸ˜† of approximately 6ïžâƒŁ-hour travel journey 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city 🏙🌆 early morning 🔅🔆 with Travel with Aidil to Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 by Emkay Group as 1ïžâƒŁ of the Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ’s premier ecotourism 💚 destination📍

It offering the chance to get close to nature 💚 especially for nature lovers & travel lovers. You will definitely enjoy the complete relaxation 😌 & serenity with its quiet & green nature surroundings 💚🌳🌳💚

Hmm…If you are driving 🚗🚙 through North East Highway towards Kelantan, you will pass 2ïžâƒŁ scenic bridges 🌉 i.e. you are actually passing on an island 🏖🏝

Lake Temenggor 🏞 is MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™s 2ïžâƒŁnd largest lake 💩💧& home to more than 23 species of freshwater fish 🐟 & at least 5ïžâƒŁ species of turtles 🐱🐱 As the lake 💩💧covers 117.5k hectares & contains 6k million cubic metres of water 💩💧 , who knows what other creatures live there that have yet to be discovered 😉

Guess what❓⁉

Pulau Banding 🏝🏖 in Belum Temenggor complex 💚🌳🌳💚 i.e. the public jetty ⚓ & Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏡 is located actually was not an island 🏖🏝 Instead it’s 1ïžâƒŁ Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ historical & beautiful scenic location 📍

In 1970, due to the effort to fight communist & to build a hydro 💩💧electric dam has resulted in part of the Belum-Temenggor forest complex 💚🌳🌳💚 submerged in the water 💩💧of Sungai Perak. It took 4ïžâƒŁ years to build the 2ïžâƒŁ bridges 🌉🌉 to providing the convenience of East North East travelling 🚗🚙 via a scenic đŸ˜đŸ€© highway. The view of the 1ïžâƒŁst bridge 🌉 is spectacular from Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Hmm…Why this resortđŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒłđŸĄđŸ˜đŸĄâ“â‰ïž

 

You have to venture into this 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & view mother nature 💚💚 at its finest, so let’s plan your stay vacation đŸ›ŒđŸ›‹đŸ›€đŸ» too at Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Definitely you will enjoy your stay đŸ›ŒđŸ›‹đŸ›€đŸ»experience in the comfort of a spacious traditional designed chalet style room 🏡 in the middle of a rainforest 🌳🌳 setting with a great đŸ‘đŸ» view from the private balcony overlooking the Temengor Lake & lush surroundings 🏞💩💧

It’s not ❌ for luxury stay & your stay actually contribute to the rainforest 🌳🌳 protection fund 💰 Yeah‌ A meanigful nature conservation 💚 stay with this resort ya 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has made a visit to the Pulau Banding Discovery Centre 🏠 to understand better đŸ‘đŸ» its nature 💚 conservation & rainforest 🌳🌳 protection efforts. Bravoâ€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

Curious đŸ€” about its hotel room❓⁉

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was checked-in 🔐 with her media best buddy 👭 in a spacious comfy Chengal Lake View Executive Deluxe room (with a balcony & bath tub đŸ›€đŸ» )

Oppsss…Her room not really seeing the lake view as the trees 🌳 in front of her room just so tall…Ha…Ha…Instead she got a nice green view 💚

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Hmm…As a go green 💚supporter, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» wishes this ecotourism resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 can consider to set up some water 💩💧 dispensers within its resort compound 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 & then prepare the glass water bottles/ jugs/ flasks in hotel rooms, instead of plastic bottled water 💩💧 for all its guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź This definitely will reduce âŹ‡ïž lots of the plastic usage

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There are plenty of room types range from dorm, executive room, villa etc. for your resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 stay selection ✅

 

Hmm…The resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 wifi đŸ“¶ connection was surprisingly slow & frequent down to connect 😔🙃Though was provided with alternative Unifi connectionđŸ“¶, however it required for long email ID & password to connect, hope this inconvenience for guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« can be enhanced soon

DiningđŸœđŸŽ

Hornbill Restaurant

Upon arrival 🚐💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, she đŸ‘©đŸ» had a simple fried rice lunch đŸœserved here, it’s very tasty delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€

Ha…Ha…Guess what❓⁉

She đŸ‘©đŸ» had 2ïžâƒŁ plates of fried rice 🍛🍛…Oppsss…surely exceed her rice 🍚 quota of 1ïžâƒŁ week đŸ˜…đŸ˜‚đŸ€Ł, time for more frequent morning 🔅🔆 joggingsss đŸƒđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸƒđŸ»â€â™€ïž

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Then, she đŸ‘©đŸ» really enjoyed her 2ïžâƒŁ morning 🔅🔆 buffet breakfast đŸœđŸŽâ˜•ïž during her stay đŸ›ŒđŸ›€đŸ»đŸ›‹ here. The food selection were moderately good đŸ‘ŒđŸ»âœŒđŸ» Hmm…Would be good đŸ‘đŸ» if they rotate some of the main dishes to excite its long term stay guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

Also a tasty table set dinner đŸœđŸŽ for the 1ïžâƒŁst night 🌃🌌, personally she đŸ‘©đŸ» loves ❀ the stuffed beancurd dish & rendang đŸ˜‹đŸ€€

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Sidai Restaurant

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» & her media friends 👭👬👬👬 had a Western dinner served in this restaurant. She had ordered for Salmon 🐟 steak, yet she also has exchanged & tried her media friendsđŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘Ź’ dishes too, including some pasta 🍝🍝 dishes for sharing

Hmm…1ïžâƒŁst experience of having unique sweet taste Western dinnerÂ đŸœÂ …😌the sweet taste of Salmon steak (orange 🍊 sauce), lamb chop (honey 🍯 sauce) etc.

Her media friends 👭👬👬👬 & herself đŸ‘©đŸ» were all love & enjoyed very much the Kadok pasta (highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»), very delicious tastyđŸ˜‹đŸ€€, not to be missed ya 😋😋

Oppsss…Just a plate 🍝 for sharing & she đŸ‘©đŸ» forgot đŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž to snap a photo 📾 for sharing here…Ha…Ha…â˜șïžđŸ˜Š

Activities not to be missed‌

SwimmingÂ đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

Woow‌ A beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€©stunning view 👀 to enjoy either morning 🔅🔆 or evening swim đŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž here

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Really love the view here đŸ˜đŸ€©, the bridge that you have shared in the beginning of this blogging

Stingless Bee 🐝 Farm

From this farm, you will have chance to observe the stingless bees 🐝 🐝 named Kelulut in action & learning the process of its honey 🍯 production. There are plenty species of stingless bees 🐝🐝 that each will producing a different-tasting honey 🍯

Ohh ya…The honey 🍯 harvested from this farm are for sale 🛒🛍 to its guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź to bring home 🏡 as souvenirs ya 🎁💝

Hmm…Would be good đŸ‘đŸ» if the guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘« are offering with honey 🍯 tasting 😋 during the farm visit, then it creates better đŸ‘đŸ» interactive sessionđŸ—ŁđŸ‘„đŸ‘€đŸ‘„ , as well as an educational opportunities for the younger kids đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ»

Gaharu 🌳 Farm

A short shuttle ride 🚐 to reach to the Gaharu 🌳 plantation

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Gaharu trees 🌳 aka Agarwood are 1ïžâƒŁ the rarest trees 🌳 in rainforests 🌳🌳 It’s much sought-after by the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industries for their bark & resin đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

This is a conservation 💚 effort by the Belum Conservation Malaysia (BCM) by planting the gaharu 🌳 trees in the Belum-Temenggor Rainforest Complex 🌳🌳 with the celebrities đŸ’ƒđŸ»đŸ•ŽđŸ»đŸ•șđŸŒđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽ€đŸ‘šđŸŸâ€đŸŽ€as well as its resort guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­đŸ‘«

How to❓⁉

Do contribute RM💯💰 to support this Gaharu 🌳 tree planting, do exploring for more details via 🌐 https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Frog 🐾 Hunting

Awesome 1ïžâƒŁst experience she đŸ‘©đŸ» had with her media friends 👭👬👬👬 after dinner đŸœđŸŽ

It was really a fun activity with friends 👭👬👬👬 to hunt with torch light 🔩 & then help each other with lighting 💡 to capture the frogs found 🐾🐾

Guess what❓⁉

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has spotted the baby frogs aka tadpoles in a pond 💩💧 from her hunting. Hurrayâ€ŒïžđŸ˜đŸ˜ƒ

It’s just within the resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 compound, yes✅, the various small ponds 💩💧

Do enjoy the music/ song by the frogs 🐾🐾 being captured by SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»Â  for sharing ya

Sungai Ruok Waterfall 💩💧

Initially this trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžto reach the waterfall 💩💧 & Rafflesia đŸŒș spot site was called to cancel ❌ due to a heavy rain â˜”ïžđŸŒ§ when the boat đŸš€ about to reach

Special thank you đŸ™đŸ» to the responsible đŸ‘đŸ» boatman đŸš€đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž named Mr Mazlan, he đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž went himself 1ïžâƒŁst to check & ensure đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžâœ… it’s still safe to do the trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïž in the rain â˜”ïžđŸŒ§

Yeah‌ He confirmed ✅ & all set with rain coat & trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïž walked slowly in the jungle 🌳🌳

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Note: Photo 📾 above credit to IG @izrylwilson đŸ™‹đŸœâ€â™‚ïž

It worth đŸ‘đŸ» a walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïždefinitely, guess what❓⁉

She đŸ‘©đŸ» was bare foot 👣 for this trekking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžas she refused to get her sport shoes 👟 wet from the rain â˜”ïžđŸŒ§

Luckily she đŸ‘©đŸ»Â doesn’t hurt her feet (Yeah!! She đŸ‘©đŸ»Â is qualified to join as local indigeneous communities in this rainforest). No leeches attack too, hurray!!

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Note: Photo 📾 above credit to IG @eddy_rush_fp đŸ™‹đŸżâ€â™‚ïž

Kampung Semelor Visit (Including the Toy Library đŸ“šđŸŽšđŸ–ŒđŸ–âœ‚ïžđŸ“ŽđŸ“)

Do contribute RM💯 before you check-out from your stay & your contribution will be used by the Yayasan Emkay to sponsor a school uniform for an indigenenous kid. Not just that, your contribution also provide an employment opportunity to the local indigeneneous as the uniforms are all being handsew by the them

More details via https://www.brainsfeed.org/bff

Ohh ya…Short getaway of 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN already enough to re-energise yourself from hectic city life here. Do click in below post 📌 for the itinerary suggestion of 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN

Or if you are visiting for the 1ïžâƒŁst time, do click in the post 📌 below for some suggestions specially to 1ïžâƒŁst visitorđŸ‘©đŸ»

Hmm…Let’s sign up to be a Belum Forest Friend (BFF)❓⁉

Then, participate & #GetInvolved the nature conservation & preservation activities 💚💚

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Address📍: Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak Darul Ridzuan, West Malaysia

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

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

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

Special thank you to #BelumRainforestResort for trusting & believing, also great thanks to #OriginaJus​ , #CanonMalaysia​ , #Aluyakitchen for being the sponsors & #TravelwithAidil #AidilTravelIpoh for being the main transporter & travel advisor for a smooth & safe journey to complete this successful travelogue

Not to forget our cool lunch dining @ the River Besuk being sponsored by #CastellaCafeGrik ont her travel journey back to KL city, do click in to enjoy her vblog captured & more details for sharing ya

#belumrainforestresort #royalbelum #pulaubanding #temengorlake #perak #tourismmalaysia #tourismperak #visitperak #malaysia#malaysiatrulyasia #travelasia #holiday #waterfall #travel #travels #BelumTemengor #DahKeBelum #travelling #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #nature #naturelover #naturelovers #rainforest #forest #conservation

6 Eco Tourism Must-See in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has recently participated in MITA business networking đŸ€ trip of 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN to Sabah state, East Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

It’s a collaborative đŸ€ efforts between MITA, MPC, Tourism Productive Nexus & Sabah Tourism Board😁 Curious đŸ€” about what’s happening❓⁉

Do click in the above main tweets 📌📌 thread @ Twitter for a summary of all exciting activities ya đŸ€—

Yes✅, Sabah tourist destinations📍📍definitely more than just the famous đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»hiking đŸ§—â€â™€ïžđŸ§—â€â™‚ïžsite, the summit of Borneo & the MalaysiađŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ’s 1ïžâƒŁst World UNESCO Heritage ~ Mount Kinabalu ⛰ or beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© diving site ~ Semporna Island 🏝🏖🌮

 

So, she đŸ‘©đŸ» is gonna sharing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ here the 6ïžâƒŁ must-visit eco 💚 tourism destinations📍📍in Sabah from her recent travelling experience to appreciate;

✅ The rich heritage, art & culture of Sabah local indigenous communities đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

✅ The precious natural 💚 eco environment with rich flora đŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸŒł & fauna 🐄🐼🐟

✅ The shopping (including online) 🛒🛍 đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’» for Sabah locally produced souvenirs 💝🎁

So, enjoy the details of each Sabah’s tourist destinations 📍📍

✅ Heritage, Art & Culture of Sabah local indigenous communities đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

1ïžâƒŁ Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Cultural Village

This cultural village is a non❌-political association of 40 indigenous ethnic communities of Sabah đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź & specially catered for the Kadazandusun tribes & 4ïžâƒŁ major Dusun tribes in Sabah i.e. Dusun Tindal Kota Belud, Dusun Papar, Rungus & Murut 😊

 

This village features 11 different ethnic tribes houses 🏠🏡🏘 in 1ïžâƒŁ village i.e. The Penampang Traditional House, The Tenom Traditional House, The Beaufort Traditional House, The Kota Belud Traditional House, The Kuala Penyu Traditional House, The Keningau Traditional House, The Tambunan Traditional House, The Papar Traditional House, The Ranau Traditional House, The Tuaran Traditional House & The Kudat Traditional House 😀

Do enjoy vBlog đŸ“čđŸŽ„ created by SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» for sharing here,

Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»as after your visit, you will understand better the differences between today’s culture & the culture that the ancestors’ lived in years âœŒđŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ» Also have an opportunity to witness the ancestor’s lifestyle at their respective homes 🏠🏡🏘 which are built exactly similar to years ago đŸ˜ČđŸ‘đŸ»

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Each of the houses 🏠🏡🏘 with different hands đŸ€šđŸ»on & interactive activities between the indigenous communities & the visitors đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź e.g. traditional games, traditional cooking demo & classes,  headgear (named Sigah) folding, block printing, blow pipe making & demonstration etc. 😀

It operates as a museum 🏛 to preserve Kadazandusun ethnic culture with aims to share the knowledge, history, culture & tradition of Kadazandusun đŸ€©

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Hmm…Guess what❓⁉

You can also taste the “disgusting đŸ˜±” (personally to SiennyLovesDrawingđŸ‘©đŸ») local delicacy named butod i.e. the sago worms 🐛 which the local indigenous communities believe high âŹ†ïž in protein đŸ‘đŸ»

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Do shopping 🛒🛍 for some local handmade souvenirs 💝🎁 e.g. necklace, bracelet, bag etc. from its souvenir 💝🎁 shop which indirectly will contribute to the local heritage & cultures preservation funding 💰

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Kadazandusun Cultural Association Sabah, Hongkod Koisaan, KM. 8, Jalan Penampang, 89509 Penampang, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 9ïžâƒŁam to 5ïžâƒŁpm daily

Website🌐: http://www.kdca.org.my/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/KDCA-Cultural-Village-KCV-RW-1882000735216642/

2ïžâƒŁ Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum

This miniature museum 🏛 is a brainchild of the founder named Anne Antah đŸ§•đŸœ She has started it with 7ïžâƒŁ pairs of the most common costume dolls đŸ‘« creation in 2011 i.e. Kadazan Penampang, Kadazan Papar, Bajau Samah, Rungus, Murut, Lundayeh & Dusun Lotud 😍

 

With the realisation that not ❌ many young generation đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ» has adequate ✅ information 📌about the traditional costumes, she đŸ§•đŸœ has then build this miniature museum 🏛 as a centre for local Malaysians đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ, visitors & culture-enthusiasts đŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­ to learn the heritage cultural of the Borneans đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really impressed đŸ˜đŸ€©with this miniature museum & created a vBlog  đŸ“čđŸŽ„ for sharing here, do enjoy ya 😄😁

You have to be at this museum 🏛 personally to view with you own sight 👁👁👀 the great đŸ‘đŸ» detailed works done on each costumes

Guess what❓⁉

During your visit, you will gain in depth understanding about Sabah’s people đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź & their heritage culture in miniature scenes & dolls đŸ‘« which all dressed up in traditional costumes👘🎎, houses 🏘🏘 & structures which all scaled to depict scene based on local folklore & legend đŸ˜đŸ€©

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Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»when you are travelling to Sabah, you have to visit to this ~ The Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ 1ïžâƒŁst Book of Records 📜, the Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ‘s 1ïžâƒŁst miniature indigenous costume museum 🏛

You may redeem an exclusive printed postcard 🔖 as souvenir 💝🎁 from your visit too

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Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

All guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź are welcome đŸ™đŸ» to dress 👘👔🎎👗 up in the traditional costumes with accessories for photos 📾 / videos đŸ“čđŸŽ„ opportunity

Not just with its physical souvenir 🎁 stalls within the museum 🏛 , this creative arts museum 🏛 also owns an online shop đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ›’đŸ›of local gifts 💝🎁 & souvenirs in particular the Kain Chanteek (locally made textile) via 🌐 www.shopinborneo.com , plenty of promotions avilable for your happy 😃 online shopping đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ›’đŸ›

Address📍: Kg Lakang, Tamparuli, 89208 Tuaran, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8ïžâƒŁam to 6ïžâƒŁpm daily

Website🌐: http://www.chanteekborneo.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Chanteek.Borneo/

✅ Natural Eco 💚 Environment with rich Flora đŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸŒł & Fauna 🐄🐼🐟

3ïžâƒŁ Poring Hot Spring â™šïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§

Definitely a must visit place📍to de-stress 😌 & soak away the sores & aches of your muscles in this spring 💩💧’s hot ♚ sulphuric minerals especially for the healing properties which popular & believing among the local communities đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘«đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘­

Also called as Poring Springs/ Poring, a hot water spring â™šïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§with its source deep under âŹ‡ïž the fertile ground of Mount Kinabalu ⛰

Guess what❓⁉

It’s hot ♚ enough to boil an egg đŸ„š However she đŸ‘©đŸ» forgot to buy eggs đŸ„šđŸ„š & bring along during her recent visit 😌â˜ș Oppsss…

Within the park, you may visit the butterfly 🩋 farm, the Poring Orchid đŸŒșConservation Centre, the tropical gardenđŸŒżđŸŒ±đŸŒ·đŸŒ», the Poring 🩇🎍🎋 canopy 🌳🌳walkway, the Rafflesia flower đŸŒș site etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really enjoyed 😁 this hot spring â™šïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§& felt very comfy 😌 & light after a good đŸ‘đŸ» dip â™šïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§with her friends đŸ‘­đŸ‘­đŸ‘«

Do remember to bring along your rubber sandals/ slippers👣, change of clothes👚👕, towel & swimwear 👙 for your hot spring â™šïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§visit ya😁

Also to remember drink more water 💩💧after your hot spring dip â™šïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§ ya

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Poring Hot Spring, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8ïžâƒŁam to 6ïžâƒŁpm daily

Website🌐: https://wikitravel.org/en/Poring_Hot_Spring

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poring-Hot-Springs/150838218299533

4ïžâƒŁ “Tagal” Sungai Moroli, Fish 🐟 Massage

Hmm…Why not a unique spa đŸ’†đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ’†đŸ»â€â™‚ïž from your usual❓⁉

Do enjoy an experience once for the fish 🐟 massaging 👣 session @ Kelah fish 🐟 sanctuary, Kampung Luanti, Ranau

In the Local KadazanDusun dialect, ‘tagal’ means ‘no fishing ❌🎣 ’ & the main purpose of the ‘tagal’ is to conserve & preserve the environment 💚 as well as the ecosystem to benefit the future generation đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ»

‘Ikan 🐟 Pelian’ , ‘Ikan Kelah’ or Malaysian Mahseer đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸŸ comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes 🐟🐟 are specifically trained by the villagers đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ to perform the healing massage 👣 activities. Wow đŸ˜Č‌

Ohh ya…The Kelah fishes 🐟🐟 are huge here, not to worry as the fishes 🐟🐟 got no ❌ teeth, so will not bite, instead lots of fish kisses to your feet ya 👣

This fish 🐟 massage 👣 is deemed to have a curative effect on those who suffers from psoriasis. So, a regular fish 🐟 massages 👣👣& surely you will enjoy smoother & suppler skin 😍 Hmm…One said simply like a babyđŸ‘¶đŸ»’s skin đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜ƒ

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Kg. Luanti, Ranau, 89300 Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8ïžâƒŁam to 5ïžâƒŁpm daily

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fish-Spa-Kg-Luanti-Ranau/207666489254559

✅ Sabah’s Locally Produced Souvenirs 💝🎁

5ïžâƒŁ Desa Dairy Cattle 🐄🐼 Farm

No need ❌ to travel âœˆïžđŸ›« to New Zealand 🇳🇿 , Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ also owns a mini New Zealand. Hurray‌đŸ˜Č😃

 

This farm 🐼🐄 is located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu ⛰ & offers beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€© green 🌳🌳 scenery. It’s definitely a breathtaking destination for pre-wedding đŸ‘°đŸ»đŸ€”đŸ»photo shooting 📾📾 (a permit 🆗 application is required✅) with breathtaking Mount Kinabalu ⛰ as backgroud with its cool breeze 🌬💹from Kundasang🏞

Guess what❓⁉

This cattle 🐄🐼 farm is producing approximately 900k litres of milk đŸ„› annually with its approximately 200 hectars farm 🐄🐼 All the milking cows 🐄🐼here are Friesians i.e. the highest âŹ†ïž milk đŸ„› producers of all cattle 🐄🐼 breeds imported from New Zealand 🇳🇿

Not just that, many milk đŸ„› lovers ❀ will queue up long just to taste its fresh cow 🐄🐼 milk đŸ„› , fresh goat 🐐 milk đŸ„› , yogurt, gelato🍹 🍩etc.

Highly recommended đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘†đŸ»it as an educational destination for with a family đŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§â€đŸ‘ŠđŸ‘ȘđŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§ getaway or a school đŸ« trips. Many exciting educational activities are available for the young generation đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ» e.g. bottled milk đŸŒ feeding the calves 🐼🐄, fresh grass đŸŒ±đŸŒż feeding the goats 🐐🐐 , milk đŸ„› processing, milking đŸ„›process, milk đŸ„›making etc.

Feeding activities required a fee đŸ’”âœ… to purchase the milk đŸŒ/ grass đŸŒżđŸŒ± While there are specific timing/ schedule 🕛 for the raw milk đŸ„› processing. Do contact đŸ“žâ˜ŽïžđŸ“±& check out the details before your visit 😀

 

Before make a move from this farm🐄🐼, don’t forget to do a healthy shopping 🛒🛍 for some local produced milk đŸ„› souvenirs 🎁 from this dairy farm 🐼🐄especially the popular Desa Cattle’s milk đŸ„› in a box,  milk creamy ice cream 🍩 etc.

Address📍: Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8ïžâƒŁam to 5ïžâƒŁpm daily

Website🌐: http://desaplus.com/

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

6ïžâƒŁ Sabah Tea đŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸƒâ˜•ïžđŸ” Garden

1ïžâƒŁ said no ❌ trip to the Sabah Tea đŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸƒâ˜•ïžđŸ” Garden would be complete without a taste đŸ˜‹đŸ€€of Sabah’s finest tea ☕ đŸ” Yeah‌

Sabah Tea đŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸƒâ˜•ïžđŸ” Garden is the only organic tea farm đŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸƒâ˜•ïžđŸ”in Borneo & 1ïžâƒŁ of the few ones in the world đŸ—ș🌍

She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a lunch dining đŸœđŸŽwith friends đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź here with a seat facing this 2.5k hectare tea đŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸƒâ˜•ïžđŸ” plantation for a beautiful đŸ˜đŸ€©stunning view, as well as enjoy a cuppa of hot Sabah Tea ☕ Pandan đŸŒżđŸŒ± teh tarik. It’s smooth, fragrant & not too sweet to enjoy đŸ˜‹đŸ€€

You have to enjoy a beatiful đŸ˜đŸ€© walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžinto this organic tea plantationđŸŒ±đŸŒżđŸƒâ˜•ïžđŸ”, apprecicate & touch the tea leaves 🍃, as well as snapping photos 📾📾 & videos đŸ“čđŸŽ„ for sharing in social medias 😉

An educational visit to enjoy a variety of recreational activities e.g. obstacle-crossing in the Sapaon Recreational Area, trekking along the trails to the peak of Kamunsu Hill ⛰ / to embarking on a night 🌃🌌 walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžto check out the unique insect 🐜 đŸžđŸ•· life

Guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź can also opt for a stay vacation đŸ›ŒđŸ›€đŸ»đŸšżđŸ›‹ either in a traditional long house, a cosy bungalow / camping â›ș to enjoy the starry sky 🌌 etc. A variety of tour packages are available to cater for your choice, do exploring for your visit ya đŸ€—

Free 🆓 admission 🎟, however a small fee ✅ is required for a tea 🍃🍃adventure tour/ day tour (not available for public holidys) to its tea 🍃🍃factory

Address📍: 17, Kg. Nalapak, Jalan Ranau-Sandakan, 89309 Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8ïžâƒŁam to 4ïžâƒŁpm daily

Website🌐: http://www.sabahtea.com.my/

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

Ohh ya
Do check out SiennyLovesDrawingđŸ‘©đŸ»â€™s top contributorđŸ‘†đŸ»account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Sabah’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaÂ đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“

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What’s New @ Desaru Coast

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» would like to sharing đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ here about her amazing 2ïžâƒŁD1ïžâƒŁN getaway đŸšđŸŽ’đŸ•¶đŸ§ąđŸ‘Ÿ to the Desaru Coast 🏖🏝, which spanning across a vast 3.9k acres along a 17km pristine beachfront 🏖🏝 in the South-Eastern region i.e. Johor state of Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

So, what’s new 🆕 in Desaru Coast 🏱🏖🏝 that she đŸ‘©đŸ»Â has explored & experienced recently❓⁉

A 4ïžâƒŁ hours ride 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway to Desaru Coast 🏝🏖 & she đŸ‘©đŸ»truly enjoyed her comfy 😌luxury stay vacationđŸ›ŒđŸ›€đŸ»đŸ›‹ @ #HRHDesaruCoast🏱🏖🏝, great fine dining đŸ˜‹đŸœđŸŽđŸ˜€Â experience ~ #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries đŸœđŸŽÂ & #aSplashingGreatTime adventure water 💩💧 park play timeđŸ„đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïž

 

#HRHDesaruCoast ~ Hard Rock Hotel 🏱 Desaru Coast 🏝🏖

Upon arrival 🚐🏱, had a great lunch đŸœđŸŽđŸ˜‹ at this new 🆕 hotel 🏱 since its launch on Oct 2018, she really loves ❀ the Malaysian flavours set lunch đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸœđŸŽserved here 😀

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Hmm…Though she was expecting 💭 for a Western lunch đŸ”đŸŸđŸ„™đŸ„—đŸ„©đŸ–đŸ„“

After lunchđŸœđŸŽ, she đŸ‘©đŸ» then checked-in 🔐 with her media friend 👭 to the Deluxe King room, 1ïžâƒŁst impression ~ a spacious & stylish room đŸ˜đŸ€© Had a good night đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ rest with its comfy bed & soft pillows 😌😉

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The toilet đŸšœ & shower 🚿 are separated (Hmm…No bath tub đŸ›€đŸ» ohh…😌) . The hair dryer, iron & toiletries are provided in the hotel room đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź

Ohh ya…When she đŸ‘©đŸ» has switched on 🔛 the tv đŸ“ș, she received a personalised welcome đŸ™đŸ»đŸ€—đŸ“Œ message on screen đŸ“ș , then she đŸ‘©đŸ» started to enjoy the great selection of rock music đŸŽŒđŸŽžđŸŽșđŸŽ·đŸŽčđŸŽ”đŸŽ¶

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She đŸ‘©đŸ» loves 💗 the complimentary 🆓 non-alcoholic minibarđŸčđŸ„€& snacks đŸ«đŸżđŸȘđŸ„œ which gonna be replenished daily if you are enjoying a longer stay here😁

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There is a memorabilia exhibition of the Rock Stars đŸŒŸâ­ïž Collection & a Sound of Your Stay music đŸŽ”đŸŽ¶ đŸŽŒ program in a complimentary 🆓 audio đŸŽ€đŸŽ§ experience for its guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź to either enjoy creating own personalised playlist, playing a music instrument🎾đŸŽșđŸŽ·/ listening đŸ‘‚đŸ»to 🔟specially-curated recordsđŸŽŒđŸŽ”đŸŽ¶etc. It’s only available with specific schedule & she đŸ‘©đŸ» has missed ❌ her chance due to time constraints 😌 though, wish she đŸ‘©đŸ» can enjoy it in her next stay đŸ˜‡đŸ€đŸ€žđŸ»âœŒđŸ»

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All guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« can obtain respective direct access (Yeah‌ Re-entry allows đŸ˜ƒâœŒđŸ»ya) from the hotel🏱’s grounds to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark đŸ„đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ„đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ’ŠđŸ’§Â with walking đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïž distance

A complimentary 🆓shuttle bus 🚌 available to The Els Club, especially for golf đŸŒïžâ€â™‚ïžâ›łïžđŸŒïžâ€â™€ïž lovers for a 27-hole & 18-hole golf course đŸŒïžâ€â™‚ïžđŸŒïžâ€â™€ïžâ›łïžetc. within Desaru Coast compound

Ohh ya…You will definitely enjoy its great spread of breakfast đŸ„žđŸłđŸ„—đŸ„Ș☕ selection which complimentary 🆓 with hotel room the next morning 🔅🔆 after a night of great rest đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€

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SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» also got impressed đŸ€© with its go green 💚 & eco sustainability initiative by having sensor light 💡 at bathroom area đŸšœđŸšż, recycle ♻ labelled rubbish bin in hotel room, as well as using refill water 💩💧 bottle & water dispenser to reduce âŹ‡ïž plastic water 💩💧 bottle for all its guests. Bravo‌ đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

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Hmm…When will be your upcoming check-in 🔐 to #HRHDesaruCoast 🏱🏝🏖 for a rock stayđŸ›ŒđŸŽŒđŸŽ”đŸŽ¶â“â‰ïž

Address📍: Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Website🌐: https://www.hardrockhotels.com/desaru-coast

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

#DesaruCoastGourmetSeriesÂ đŸœđŸŽÂ ~ A Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ Journey

It’s the 1ïžâƒŁst edition aka for the 1ïžâƒŁst time in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ to present its very own signature đŸ‘đŸ» dining đŸœđŸŽprogramme named Desaru Coast 🏖🏝 Gourmet đŸœđŸŽSeries 1ïžâƒŁst Edition which proudly presents Relais & Chateaux’s award🎖-winning Michelin Grand ChefđŸ‘šđŸŒâ€đŸł, Emmanuel Stroobant

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It aims to introduce an exclusively 💌 curated 6ïžâƒŁ-series dining đŸœđŸŽprogramme which offering a unique & holistic culinary đŸœđŸŽexperience for its prestige guests đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ Rediscover iconic flavours of Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸœ cuisines through new 🆕 interpretations by award🎖-winning chefs đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸłđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸł from around the world 🌍

 

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» really felt proud to be 1ïžâƒŁ of the 1ïžâƒŁst to savour a 1ïžâƒŁ-of-a-kind mouth-watering fusion flavour during her recent visit. She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a 6ïžâƒŁ-course dinner đŸœ, there are package available for travellers đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« who would like to spend longer in Desaru Coast 🏖🏝

Curious đŸ€” about the fine dine đŸœ dinner menu❓⁉

✅ Berinai ~ Nasi 🍚 Kerabu (Really love 💗 the unique delicious đŸ˜‹đŸ€€ mixture, so satisfiedđŸ‘đŸ»)
✅ CanapĂ©s ~ Brinjal Buah Keluak, salted egg đŸ„š popiah & okra sambal

✅ Abalone ~ Bang kuang & marigold (Superb‌ Her heart ❀ melted for it 😋)

✅ Scallop ~ Coconut đŸŒŽđŸ„„ & laksa (Very fresh & juicy đŸ€€)

✅ Cod 🐟 ~ White miso, turmeric & cauliflower

✅ Cream ~ La cremeria vanilla ice cream 🍩 , white chocolate, pop rocks & kaffir lime leaves đŸŒ±đŸŒż (Ohh my…Really love 💗 the great đŸ‘đŸ» combination of the lime leaves đŸŒ±đŸŒż to the overall tasting đŸ˜‹đŸ€€)

✅ Coconut đŸŒŽđŸ„„ ~ pineapple 🍍, pandan 🌿, mango, financier & gingerflower

✅ Petite 4ïžâƒŁ ~ emping berlinjau lime 🍋 dragee, rose đŸŒč & raspberry bonbon, gula melaka peanut đŸ„œ nougatine & saffron & macadamia madeleines

Ohh wow đŸ˜Č‌ She đŸ‘©đŸ» had a privilege 💌 to meet & speak to the famous Celebrity Chef of Michelin, đŸ‘šđŸŒâ€đŸł Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at the launch, she đŸ‘©đŸ» truly inspired by his passionate & love 💗 of cooking. Bravo đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»â€Œïž

From this event, she đŸ‘©đŸ» also had an exclusive privilege to meet & enjoy the Asam Pedas đŸ„˜ cooking demo by KOL chefs ~ Ms Ili Sulaiman đŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸł & Mr Adam Ismail đŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸł

Do enjoy the vblog clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» for sharing here,

So, what are you waiting for❓⁉

Without travelling ✈ to overseas, you get to try the fine dine đŸœ by award🎖-winning Michelin Grand ChefđŸ‘šđŸŒâ€đŸł, Emmanuel Stroobant

Do exploring the next upcoming #DesaruCoastGourmetSeriesÂ đŸœđŸŽÂ ~ A Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ Journey for your fine dine đŸœ experience ya 😃😊

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/Pages/Play/Events/Be-The-First-Gourmet-Series

#aSplashingGreatTime ~ Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 💩💧

Yeah‌ It’s 1ïžâƒŁ of the biggest wave 🌊 pool in world 🌍 , she đŸ‘©đŸ» had a great đŸ‘đŸ» time with her media friends đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸ‘­ to enjoying the water 💩💧 park especially the unique mix of more than 20 wet & dry rides, 1ïžâƒŁst-ever water coaster in the region, slides & attractions 📍📍

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The rides & attractions are located in 5ïžâƒŁ zones namely the Penawar Falls, Penawar River💩💧, Shipwreck Reef, Tidal Wave 🌊 Beach & Kids Ahoy. Each zone offering ‘splash💩💧-tacular’ experiences to its guests of all ages đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ»đŸ‘šđŸ»đŸ‘±đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ‘±đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸ§”đŸŒđŸ‘”đŸ»đŸ§“đŸ»đŸ‘ŽđŸ»

Guess what❓⁉

It’s very recently soft launched 🎉🎊, congrats‌

It’s holding more than 4ïžâƒŁ million gallons of water 💩💧 over nearly 25acres of space & with capacity of 12k visitors đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź All its guests đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź can relax 😌 & enjoy 😉 the wave 🌊 pool views from the beachside 🏖🏝 cabanas/ lounge along its 170m sandy shoreline of Tidal Wave Beach 🏖 🏝 Kids đŸ‘¶đŸ»đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ» below 122cm height must be accompanied by parents/ adults đŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§â€đŸ‘ŠđŸ‘ȘđŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž

 

Before you leave the park, do check out your group photos 📾 from screen đŸ–„, select ✅, print & bring home 🏡 as souvenir 🎁 ya

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So, definitely this water 💩💧 park not to be missed đŸ‘đŸ» to enjoy #aSplashingGreatTime ya 😆😄

Address📍: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, West Malaysia

Operation hours🕙: 🔟am to 6ïžâƒŁpm daily

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en/Pages/Play/Desaru-Coast-Adventure-Waterpark/

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

Ohh ya…From her đŸ‘©đŸ» recent visit, she has received some upcoming events by Desaru Coast 🏱🏖🏝 to celebrating the New Year 2019🎉🎊

What are you waiting for❓⁉

 

If you would like to plan a short vacation đŸŽ’đŸ’Œ to Desaru Coast🏱🏝🏖, do exploring by downloading its app đŸ“Č via 🌐 https://desarucoast.com/MobileApp

You can check out for Desaru Coast 🏱🏝🏖 destinations📍📍,

  • Interactive map đŸ—ș with Point Of Interests 📍
  • A list & schedule 📌 of its latest events & shows
  •  Latest promotions available
  • The park opening hours🕙, schedule & information on rides, attractions, dining, entertainment etc.

Website🌐: https://desarucoast.com/en

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

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Ecotourism & Nature Conservation @ Kuala Selangor

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» would like to share đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»đŸ“ about her awesome visit to Kuala Selangor with her members đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to explore its ecotourism & nature conservation recently đŸ’šđŸ‘đŸ»

Hmm…Can’t really recalled 💭 when the last time 🗓 she was here…

So, what & where she has visited❓⁉

Festival of Wings 2018 aka Pesta Sayap 2018 🎉🎊

This is an annual public event since 2004 by MNS in the middle of the bird 🩅🐩 migratory season to celebrating the millions of birds 🩅🐩 that use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to get the best đŸ‘đŸ» of the seasons 😀

It’s themed ~ “Welcoming the birds 🩅🐩 ” – Unifying our voices for bird 🩅 🐩 conservation 💚” ~ & with aims,

  • To raising âŹ†ïž awareness on migratory birds 🩅🐩 & their wetlands habitats đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž
  • To collecting data for both resident & migratory birds 🩅 🐩 in the forest 🌳 & wetlands habitat đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž
  • To outreaching the community & the public đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź to be actively involved for nature 💚 conservation campaigns
  • To promoting KSNP & its surroundings as a potential Ramsar 💚 site📍, a Flyway Network Site important for local communityÂ đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« & an ecotourism 💚 destination with the variety of resident birds 🩅🐩 that living on the wetlands đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž

This festival 🎊🎉 is important to communicating to public đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« the importance of protecting our wetlandsÂ đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ Wetlands đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž provide a sustainable livelihood not just for birds🩅🐩, also for the productive fishery 🐟🐠 areas, the cockle 🐚 beds, the firefly 🩗 habitats, the paddy đŸŒŸ fields etc. It also create awareness to public đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź on the various nature 💚 & animal conservation efforts in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ e.g. Hornbill, Sunbear đŸ», PAKAS etc.

There were many exhibition booths being set up with exciting activities 😃😁

Personally, she đŸ‘©đŸ» has enjoyed the booth with nature â˜˜ïžđŸŒżđŸ€ đŸŒ± craft pressed card âœ‚ïžđŸ“ŒđŸ”– the most đŸ˜đŸ€© She đŸ‘©đŸ» learnt so much from the MNS member cum volunteer named Ms Joyce đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ« about leaves đŸŒżâ˜˜ïžđŸ€đŸŒ±collecting from the forest 🌳🌳, then making a bookmark 🔖 or greeting card with it. Special thanks đŸ™đŸ» to Ms Joyce đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ« for sharing this nice nature 💚 craft idea 💡 , bravoâ€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

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A success annual festival 🎉🎊 , will attend again for sureâœŒđŸ»đŸ˜‰

More details via 🌐 https://www.mns.my/2018/10/03/pesta-sayap-2018/

If you enjoy birds 🩅🐩 watching, do join the annual Raptor Watch, do check out via 🌐https://www.mns.my/raptor-watch/ & 🌐 https://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/

Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KNSP) aka Taman Alam 💚🌳🌳💚

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has signed up ✅ with her friends đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź at the Nature Guide booth during her visit at the Festivals of Wings 🎉🎊 for a guided mangrove walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžđŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž in KSNP 💚🌳🌳💚

Special thanks đŸ™đŸ» to Mr. John đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž , the experienced volunteering nature guide who have shared đŸ—ŁđŸ‘„đŸ‘€đŸ‘„ an informative guided nature walk into the trails at this park 💚🌳🌳💚 for approximately 1.5 hours đŸ‘đŸ»âœŒđŸ»

KSNP was open 🆗 to public đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« since 1987 with 3ïžâƒŁ aims,

  • Education ~ To educating the public đŸ‘­đŸ‘«đŸ‘Ź on the importance of environmental protection đŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸžđŸ’š
  • Conservation 💚 ~ To instilling awareness of the public over nature environmental issues
  • Research ~ To improving âŹ†ïž the protection & conservation 💚 of wetlands đŸŒ±đŸŒłđŸž in the area

This nature park 💚🌳🌳💚 with 3ïžâƒŁ different habitats which play an important role to the whole nature ecosystem 💚

  • Secondary forest 🌳🌳
  • Blackish lake 💩💧 (Man made with both salt water 💩💧 & fresh water 💩💧 supplies)
  • Mangroves đŸŒ±đŸŒłđŸž

Met 1ïžâƒŁ of the MNS volunteer birder, Mr Low đŸ‘šđŸ» at the viewing tower đŸ—Œ & he đŸ‘šđŸ» has kindly offered đŸ‘đŸ» to view 👀 through his digital scope 🔭 for a resting white collared king fisher 🐩 at the tree 🌳 Wowâ€ŒïžđŸ˜đŸ€©

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Special thank you đŸ™đŸ» to Mr Low đŸ‘šđŸ»Â & Mr Wan, reporter from Malay Mail publication 🗞📰 who sharing his photo 📾 captured from the digital scope 🔭

There are plenty of resident & migratory birds 🩅🐩 , silvered leaf monkeys đŸ’đŸ” to be observed in this park đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž

Also learn much more about the plants đŸŒ±đŸŒż, mangroves đŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž & animals đŸŠ…đŸŠđŸ”đŸ’

Ohh wowđŸ˜Č‌ The colourful tiny crabsss 🩀🩀 , so so cute đŸ˜đŸ€©

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ from her nature guided walkđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžin KSNP💚🌳🌳💚, do enjoy it ya đŸ€—

So, do plan a weekend outing 🚗🚌 to this nature park 💚🌳🌳💚 with family members or friends đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź & you may opt for an overnight stay too 🏡🏘🏡🛌đŸšȘđŸšżđŸšœ

Address📍: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor, Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia

Operating hours🕘: 9ïžâƒŁam to 6ïžâƒŁpm

Website🌐: https://www.mns.my/kuala-selangor-nature-park-ksnp/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Kuala-Selangor-Nature-Park-106115922754691/

Birdwatching Cruising đŸŠ…đŸŠđŸš€ @ Sungai Burung

An enjoyable yet under the superb hot sunny 🔆🔆 day to cruising đŸš€ along Sungai Burung & to enjoy viewing the resident & migratory birds 🩅🐩

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Our boatman, Pakcik Sahar đŸ‘šđŸœ also shared cockle 🐚 harvesting during the cruising đŸš€ with us. The cockles 🐚🐚 are all big & fresh 😆😄

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Guess what❓⁉

We got some horseshoe crabs too, but then releasing them back to the river 💩💧 as they are just baby crabs ~ tiny in size 😁

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She đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ from her birdwatching 🩅🐩 cruise đŸš€ with Pakcik Sahar đŸ‘šđŸœ, do enjoy it ya đŸ€—

Address📍: Jetty ⚓ to Sungai Burung, Jalan Parit 4, Pantai Sungai Burung, Kampung Parit Empat, 45400 Tanjong Karang, Selangor, West Malaysia

Contact no. đŸ“žâ˜ŽïžđŸ“±: Pakcik Sahar đŸ‘šđŸœÂ +6013-318 5593

Fee🎟: Subject to distance  & length of time

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Ohh ya…You may check out MNS’s annual event named Raptor Watch to sign up via 🌐https://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/about-rw/, then to participate & enjoy the bird watching 🩅🐩 at Port Dickson beach, Negeri Sembilan

Fireflies Cruising đŸ›¶ @ Kampung Kuantan

Before the boat cruising, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»Â has visited the tree 🌳🌳 planting centre as habitat conservation efforts for the firefliesÂ đŸ‘đŸ»

Not to be missed the beautiful sunset moment at jetty before the fireflies cruisingÂ đŸ›¶

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She đŸ‘©đŸ»Â has recalled that she đŸ‘©đŸ» was amazed đŸ€©đŸ˜ with the Chrismas trees đŸŽ„đŸ’« alike surrounding when her parents đŸ‘ŽđŸ»đŸ‘”đŸ» brought her đŸ‘©đŸ» when she was a kid đŸ‘§đŸ» for fireflies cruising đŸ›¶

Hmm….Quite sad 😔😱 to share that the Christmas trees đŸŽ„đŸ’« effects no longer as great đŸ‘đŸ» as before. The fireflies numbers are declining âŹ‡ïž mainly due to the pollution, degradation of the water 💩💧quality, clearing of river 💩💧 reserves & mangroves đŸ’šđŸŒłđŸŒ±đŸž closer to the fireflies viewing 👀 sites etc. She đŸ‘©đŸ» is proud & happy 😃 that various of conservation 💚 efforts has been made to conserve and rehabilitate their habitat e.g. trees 🌳🌳 planting project with Berembang trees & Nipah trees

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She đŸ‘©đŸ» highly recommendsđŸ‘†đŸ»to enjoy the boat đŸ›¶ cruising from Kampung Kuantan because the local community đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź here still using the small wooden boats đŸ›¶ aka sampan in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ’s national language. The boats đŸ›¶đŸ›¶ are steered manually by a boatman đŸ‘šđŸœđŸ‘šđŸœ during the cruising đŸ›¶ There is another venue for fireflies cruising đŸ›¶ named Bukit Belimbing where electronic boats đŸš€ are being used

She đŸ‘©đŸ» was told the fireflies are more impressive đŸ€©đŸ€© if it hasn’t rained đŸŒ§â˜”ïž shortly before & if it is not a full moon 🌕 night 🌃

Basic firefly-watching 👀 etiquette includes,

  • Do not use your torch 🔩 / use flash 📾 to capture photos/ videos đŸ“čđŸŽ„ during the fireflies cruising đŸ›¶ as this will disturb & disrupt the fireflies’ mating
  • Not to talk loudly 🗣 & making unnecessary noise during the cruising đŸ›¶
  • No smoking 🚭 & littering ❌ is allowed during the cruising đŸ›¶
  • Quietly enjoy the nature light đŸ’«đŸ’« show by the fireflies. If you catch the fireflies & brought home 🏡, a fine of RM1ïžâƒŁk will be imposed

She đŸ‘©đŸ» has captured a short clip đŸ“čđŸŽ„ from her fireflies cruisingđŸ›¶, low lighting & only mild nature light đŸ’«đŸ’« show by the fireflies being captured ya 😃😁

Address📍: Jalan Club, Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, West Malaysia

Operating Hours🕱: 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Fee🎟: RM50 per boat đŸ›¶ for 4ïžâƒŁ pax only

Website 🌐: http://www.mdks.gov.my/en/visitors/places-interest/kg-kuantan-fireflies

You may read 📖 more about fireflies conservation 💚 news 🗞📰 via reference links below,

~ Save Sungai Selangor campaign ~

http://archive.ramsar.org/pdf/lib/hbk4-07cs11.pdf

Bioblitz Seminar 2018

This is the KSNP for Ramsar Seminar being organised by MNS with aims to present the latest data 📑📊📈 on the results of scientists đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ”ŹđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ”Ź & volunteers research about the biodiversity in KSNP 💚🌳🌳💚

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All the presentations of findings 📊📈 from it will then be used as the supporting documents 📑 for the preparation & submission of KNSP 💚🌳🌳💚 as a new 🆕 Ramsar Site in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

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It was a crowded seminar & she đŸ‘©đŸ» was impressed đŸ€© with all the researches & actions done by the MNS & other nature conservation NGOs’ volunteers đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź

Also she đŸ‘©đŸ» has met the founders (a couple) đŸ‘« of KNSP 💚🌳🌳💚 from this seminar

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Guess what❓⁉

An engineer named Mr Muhammad Akhir đŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸ­Â was being asked ❓⁉to build a golf â›łïžđŸŒïžâ€â™€ïžđŸŒïžâ€â™‚ïž course from this park 💚🌳🌳💚 area, he has then managed to replace the plan by swapping it into a nature park i.e. KNSP today 💚🌳🌳💚

His wife, Ms Alice đŸ‘©đŸŒâ€đŸ’Œ from UK 🇬🇧 also played an important role towards realised this golf course â›łïžđŸŒïžâ€â™€ïžđŸŒïžâ€â™‚ïž vs nature park 💚🌳🌳💚 mission back then. It was since 1987, such a long long time for this couple đŸ‘«

A privilege to have a short interview đŸ“čđŸŽ„Â with of of them đŸ‘«Â & observed their truly inspiring passionate for nature conservation 💚💚 Bravo â€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

It’s a meaningful 2ïžâƒŁD1ïžâƒŁN trip to appreciate the on going ecotourism & nature conservation 💚 efforts towards in Kuala Selangor

“If ecotourism can be allowed to succeed, conservation will follow” ~ Andrew Sebastian

In the 1940s, MNS was established with aims to promote the study 📖📑📊📈, appreciationđŸ‘đŸ», conservation & protection 💚 of Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿâ€™s natural heritage 😃

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So, let’s sign up ✅ to become MNS member or volunteerÂ đŸ‘«đŸ’š via 🌐 https://www.mns.my/join-us/ &  🌐 https://www.mns.my/volunteer/ to get involve & learn more about the nature & animals conservation activities 💚💚

#MNS #NatureConservation #conservation #bird #birds #wetlands #wetland #seminar #nature #wildlife #volunteering #volunteer #MyForest #MyForestMalaysia #MalaysianNatureSociety #PersatuanPencintaAlamMalaysia #KualaSelangor #firefly #PestaSayap2018 #FestivalOfWings2018 #BirdLifeInternational #SungaiBurung #fireflies #KualaSelangorNaturePark #KampungKuantan #KgKuantan #Malaysia #localcommunity #getinvolved #EuropeanUnion #EU #bioblitz #TamanAlam #TamanAlamKualaSelangor #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

Art In The City ~ Bringing Malaysian Arts to the People

Yeah‌ As a self taught artist đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽš & art lover 💗, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was proud to receive an exclusive privilege đŸ“©đŸ“§đŸ’Œ recently to attend the official launch 🎉🎊 of Art In The City (AITC) 😃

Definitely it was a meaningful launch 🎉🎊 being officiated with the arrival of the Minister of Federal Territories, đŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸ’Œ YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad who shown the strong support đŸ’ȘđŸ» for the development of the local arts & acknowledged that Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ is a nation brimming with talent. However, it may currently lack of supported avenues & right policies that can contribute in showcasing its potential 😁

An art inspiring welcome đŸ€— speech by the Founding CEO of Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), đŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸ’Œ Pn Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin with her great art passion đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

“A project with this scale requires the support đŸ’ȘđŸ» from many counterparts & we own our heartfelt 💕 gratitude đŸ™đŸ» to all our partners’ for their direct & indirect contributions to AITC. Some have facilitated & hosted the artworks, while others have worked to ensure the integrity of artwork is maintained with its advance technology & nevertheless, all of them have helped in making the vision of AITC a reality. Together, we will be able to position Kuala Lumpur (KL) 🌆🏙 as an upcoming cultural capital in addition to making Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ known for its great arts & artists.” presented by Pn Izan đŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸ’Œ

All guests đŸ‘«đŸ‘­đŸ‘Ź were impressed đŸ€© with an amazing Dikir Barat performanceÂ đŸŽ€đŸŽŒđŸŽ¶đŸŽ” by PUSAKA

Not just that, also with an exclusive chance to greet & meet each of the featured artists đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸŽš of AITC

Hmm…What’s all about AITC❓⁉

What❓🚾

It’s a campaign with collaboration đŸ€ between Ministry of Federal Territories, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), CENDANA & 12 other partners unite to bring Malaysian arts đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸŽšđŸ–Œ to the people đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« by showcasing local Malaysian artists đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸŽš in addition to promoting the inherent value of culture in defining our national identity đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» was shared with this campaign from her artists’ đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«đŸŽšđŸ–Œcommunity when it was 1ïžâƒŁst open with a call for local artists’ đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸŽš to submit artworks that represents Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ in Jan 2018 😀

 

There were over 1ïžâƒŁk pieces of artworks đŸ–Œ received & then 30 pieces being shortlisted ✅ by a panel of academics, art & culture experts for public voting 🗳

AITC is a stunning outdoor visual display of local arts across KL 🌆🏙 that serves as a strategic effort to promoting the Malaysian local arts community đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸŽš in expressing & showcasing their talents, while making art more accessible to all general public đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«

 

Who❓⁉

It features 14 artworks by renowned Malaysian artists & local grassroots talents đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸŽš in random sequencing listed below,

  • Dato’ Mohd Hoessein Enas ~ the Father of Malaysian Portrait Painting
  • Kok Yew Puah
  • Sivabalan Arumugam
  • Syamsul Addenno

  • Datuk Ibrahim Hussein
  • Ahmad Sanuri Zulkefli
  • Suzi Chua

  • Art:tech
  • Jing Chung
  • Natasha Iman

  • Brindha Kumar
  • Nor Aziela Binti Ahmad
  • Samantha Cheah

Each piece of their artwork đŸ–Œ actually highlighting the respective different artistic stylesto representating the Malaysian culture, heritage & the country đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Why❓⁉

AITC aims to bring Malaysian arts đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸŽšđŸ–Œ to all general public i.e. making it more accessible for everyone, both local Malaysia citizens đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« as well as foreign tourists cum expatriates

In summary, just everyone‌ Wow đŸ˜Č‌

Not just that, it aims also to promoting & increasing âŹ†ïž awareness of our local arts & culture scene, to encouraging all the general public đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« to visit the art galleries & museums 🏛 around Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , as well as to strengthening KL city🌆🏙’s position as an upcoming cultural & creative hub 😉

 

Why KL đŸŒ†đŸ™â“â‰ïž

As mentioned by đŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸ’ŒYB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad in his speech đŸ—ŁđŸ‘„đŸ‘€đŸ‘„, “With a population đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« of approximately 1.76millions, KL 🌆🏙 serves as a great đŸ‘đŸ» canvas for the artists đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸŽš to dream big & create art 🎹🖌 beyond borders where their masterpieces can draw the attention they deserve, whether they may be at a local, regional/ even international level.”Â đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ™ŒđŸ»

How❓⁉

Other than the publicly displayed art pieces, AITC also featuring a myriad of activities which Malaysians đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« can enjoy the mural paintings 🎹🖌, monthly traditional performances đŸ’ƒđŸ»đŸ•șđŸ»đŸŽŒđŸ„in collaboration with PUSAKA, regional mentorship programme with OUR ArtProjects, routable discussions đŸ—ŁđŸ‘„đŸ‘€đŸ‘„ between local artists & RogueArt, art workshops at corporate offices, a pop-up visual fair called SHIFT etc. 😊â˜ș

Truly a strategic effort đŸ€đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ» to increasing âŹ†ïž greater awareness of the Malaysian local arts & culture scenes đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸŽšđŸ–ŒđŸŽŒđŸ„đŸ’ƒđŸ»đŸ•șđŸ»

Amidst the historic KL iconic buildings 🌆🏙, AITC brings together the cultural backdrop & stories in this thriving city 🌆🏙 by transforming the landscape into a colourful visual experience as a must-see destination📍for art lovers, local Malaysian ciitizens, expatriates & foreign touristsđŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘«

 

Where❓⁉

After reading 📖 about AITC, sure you are curious đŸ€” where to locate📍the artworks đŸŽšđŸ–ŒđŸ–ŒđŸ–Œ of AITC from the featured Malaysian local artists đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ‘šđŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸœâ€đŸŽšđŸ‘šđŸ»â€đŸŽšđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽš

All the artworks đŸ–ŒđŸ–Œ are being displayed cum showcased prominently at strategic locations📍📍with high visibility âŹ†ïžđŸ‘đŸ‘đŸ‘€ across the KL city 🌆🏙 e.g. National Art Gallery, Lot 10, KL Citywalk (KLCW) etc. & digital billboards around the city 😍

 

It’s all from great joint synergised efforts đŸ€đŸ™ŒđŸ»with both public & private partners between Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC), National Art Gallery, LEDTRONICS, KL Citywalk, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Lot 10, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Wisma Maran, Maybank Foundation, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Wariscan, KL Hop-On Hop-Off etc. to ensure optimum reach at high âŹ†ïž traffic areas in the heart ❀ of KL city 🌆🏙, art galleries & museums 🏛

Do feel free to download đŸ“Č the map đŸ—ș to appreciate the visual arts, photos & videos opportunities via 🌐 https://www.cendana.com.my/clients/Cendana_78A7CADC-1C4A-44E8-A815-E2B4C1D11FE0/contentms/img/Arts_In_The_City/Slider%20-%20AITC%20-%20Nov2018/CENDANA_AITC_Map.pdf

Ohh ya…Do keep an eye 👁👁👀 the next time when you’re in KL city 🌆🏙, do opt for an artistic walk đŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™‚ïžaround it, also plan your time to dropping  by 1ïžâƒŁ of the many art galleries/ museums 🏛

More details of AITC,

Website🌐: https://www.cendana.com.my/aitc

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

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