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MITA Showcasing Tourism Producsts Negeri Sembilan 🇲🇾

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated as 1️⃣ of the media members 👭👫👬 for the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)’s Business Networking 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip 🎒🕶🧢 at Negeri Sembilan (N9️⃣) 🇲🇾 with approximately 250 pax of the tourism industry players/ delegates 👭👫👬 from nationwide 🇲🇾in particular Negeri Sembilan, KL, JB etc. & Singapore 🇸🇬

Wow‼️ Congrats 👏🏻🙌🏻 for this successful tourism event organised towards achieving tourism productivity of 4.1% a year i.e. aligning with the Government initiative 🙌🏻✌🏻

This is her 2️⃣nd participation, 1️⃣st was at Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝, refer link 👩🏻‍💻📝 below,

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/mita-business-networking-langkawi-island/

With the continuous great 👍 effort of organising more tourism events moving forward, surely will increasing ⬆️ the 1.1% growth of 2017 overall tourism employment rate & future years 👏🏻🙌🏻

This tourism event was held📍with concurrent sessions in the grand ballroom of Royale Chulan Seremban 🏢,

  • Malaysian Productivity Council (MPC) exhibition
  • ezBE consultation ~ An online self- assessment tool to gauge an entity/ organisation’s succes, more details via http://wayup.my/index.php/ezbe-assessment-tool/
  • Productivity Gain Measurement (PGM) consultation ~ Productivity measurement on an organisation’s efficiency before & after interventions completed, more details via http://www.mpc.gov.my/epgm/
  • B2B networking
  • Small Medium Enterprises (SME) Products Showcasing by the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS)

Hmm…What’s the objectives 📌 of this MITA Business To Business (B2B) at N9️⃣❓⁉️

MITA aims to,

1) Showcasing Tourism Products @ N9️⃣

2) Networking among tourism players 👭👫👬

3) Maximizing ⬆️ the productivity of local tourism asset, including locally produced art & craft 🎨🖌

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 had an awesome 🤩 learning experience of handmaking 👐🏻🙌🏻 a colourful 🌈 basket with rattan at the booth of Malaysia 🇲🇾 Handicraft Development Corporation ~ N9️⃣ branch 😀

4) Providing a platform 🗣👥👤👥 to identify issues & challenges in hampering productivity growth 📈

She 👩🏻 has learnt a lot from the forum 🗣👥👤👥 which moderated by YBhg Dato’ K Thangavelu ~ “Challenges & Opportunities for Tourism in Negeri Sembilan” with panelists from Tourism Malaysia, N9️⃣ Economic Planning unit (EPU), MPS, MITA’ s Chinese Individual Market & MITA’s Incentive group

Some of the challenges faced to continue developing N9️⃣ as a greater 👍🏻 tourist destination📍among both local & foreign tourists👭👫👬 including low ⬇️ awareness of its tourist spots📍📍to visit, having enough multi-language talented tourist guides 👫👬👭especially to service the increasing trend of China 🇨🇳 tourists 👭👫👬, greater 👍🏻 transportation infrastructure 🚊🚖🚞🚌 in place to receiving greater ⬆️ no. of tourists 👭👬👫 to N9️⃣ etc.

5) Having engagement opportunities on strategic planning, best management practices & collaboration with government agencies, industry & community leaders 👭👬👫

6) Receiving the latest update on strategies by Local Tourism Authorities i.e. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), MPS, Tourism Productivity Nexus, MPC etc. 👍🏻

7) Implementing Tourism Product Audit practices

The choice of tourist destinations📍 are both Seremban & Port Dickson (PD) of N9️⃣, West Malaysia 🇲🇾 Hmm…Why N9️⃣❓⁉️

“It’s because N9️⃣ located📍in between South states of West Malaysia 🇲🇾 to Kuala Lumpur (KL) 🌆🌃 & both local & foreign tourists 👫👭👬 will passing by whenever travelling on the road 🚗🚕🚌🚐 from South, however most of the time missing it by not stopping by to learn more & experiencing its Adat Perpatih cultures” said Mr Uzaidi Udanis 👨🏽‍💼, the President of MITA & Chairman of the Tourism Productivity Nexus during the event

This actually aligns with the low ⬇️ awareness of its exciting places to visit in N9️⃣ as shared during the forum 🗣👥👤👥 , refer item 4 above

Hmm…Curious 🤔 about where are the exciting tourist destinations📍📍within N9️⃣❓⁉️

You may check out her 👩🏻 tweets 📌 thread with 42 replies of trip updates shared 😉😀

1️⃣st sharing a sneak peak 👀 of the places… 😝😉

Seremban

i. The biggest & oldest rubber tree 🌳 in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Hmm…Guess what⁉️

She 👩🏻 has hugged 🤗 this biggest tree 🌳 as she 👩🏻 was told she will gain long live, health & prosperity after hugging 🤗 this tree 🌳

So, don’t forget to hug  🤗 it 🌳 during your visit ya 😃😁 

ii. Tuanku Ja’afar Royal 👑 Gallery

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has enjoyed her gallery visit

Most impressed is Tuanku Ja’afar 🤴🏽also an art 🎨🖌 lover ❤️ like her 👩🏻 Tuanku Ja’afar 🤴🏽 very passionate ❤️ in charcoal sketch, watercolour & pastel colour especially🎨🖌

iii. NS Galleria Chocolate 🍫 World 

💯% handmade chocolate🍫🍫, do visit here for gifts cum souvenirs💝🎁shopping🛒🛍, do enjoy a vblog 📹🎥 captured from her 1️⃣st visit

iv. Colours of Negeri Sembilan

Definitely a must-go ✅ cultural performance show to get to know & understand N9️⃣ arts & cultures greater 👍🏻🙌🏻

2️⃣nd time & it remains awesome 👏🏻 & impressive 🤩 from her 1️⃣st visit

Do read 📖 more of her 1️⃣st review 👩🏻‍💻📝 experience of this rich cultural performance, 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/colours-of-negeri-sembilan-%F0%9F%87%B2%F0%9F%87%BE/

She 👩🏻 still loves 💗 & enjoys the local famous plate dance the most 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻,

Other hidden gems explored by SiennyLovesDrawing  👩🏻 are,

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/awesome-boden-edu-farm-visit/

🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/kenaboi-state-park-of-negeri-sembilan/

PD

She 👩🏻 has learnt much more about PD at N9️⃣ especially from this trip, so do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 as she is gonna sharing about the must visit places📍📍in PD as listed below,

  • Dickson Dragon Cruise
  • Sabrina Yacht 🛥
  • PD Dream Upside Down ⬆️⬇️🔃 & 3️⃣D Pix
  • PD Ostrich 🐦 Farm
  • Herbal 🌿🌱Oasis Farm

Definitely PD is more than just its coastal beach 🌴🏝🏖 side ya ✌🏻😍

She really enjoyed her 6️⃣ star ⭐️ luxury hotel stay 🛌🛀🏻🚿 with Lexis Hibiscus 🌺 Hotel 🏢 (🌐 http://www.lexishibiscuspd.com/) which located📍at 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, 71250 Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia 🇲🇾 Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 to sharing her stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🛋 experience 🤩

Ohh ya…Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s top contributor👆🏻account via🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the N9️⃣’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay 👩🏻‍💻📝

This tourism event also provides a way to introducing Tourism Productivity Nexus to all tourism industry players👫👭👬 It aims to be the tourism industry catalyst, then to gain a multiplier effect to boost 📈 tourism activities in each states within Malaysia 🇲🇾

Also a platform to provide guidance & support to SMEs to increase ⬆️ their productivity, innovation & to providing new 🆕 opportunities, then the growth 📈

It also prepare the tourism productivity specialists👫👭👬 & assist these industries to identify & support productivity completionp👍🏻with the support 💪 of the MPC

Interested❓⁉️

Do exploring 🌐 www.mitaevent.com for upcoming MITA events 🤗

Yeah‼️Certificate📜of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 as media for this tourism event 😃 Special thank you to all for trusting her 👩🏻👩🏻‍💻📝

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MITA Business Networking @ Langkawi Island

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated as 1️⃣ of the media members 👭👫👬 for the MITA Business Networking 3️⃣D2️⃣N trip with the Langkawi’s Tourism Players 👭👬👫

Hi 👋🏻 …Hi 👋🏻 …from her arrival at ferry ⛴ terminal ⚓️ & with the famous landmark 📍~ Langkawi Eagle 🦅 Square from far as the background✌🏻🤩

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You may ask what’s MITA❓⁉️

It’s Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association ~ A collaborated effort since 2004 of the Malaysia 🇲🇾’s experienced industry players in tourism & hospitality with representation from most states within to promote Malaysia 🇲🇾 as an inbound destination of excellence 👍🏻🙌🏻

MITA also to ensuring that all industry players 👭👬👫 to observe a higher ⬆️ standard of integrity, then offering services of quality & maintaining ethical conducts in line with soaring new height in professional excellence 🙌🏻✌🏻

Hmm…Why MITA is organising the Business To Business (B2B) events throughout the years❓⁉️

Some of the objectives to achieve including to,
1) Unlocking New 🆕 Destinations & New 🆕 Tourism Products
2) Networking among tourism players 👭👫👬
3) Maximizing the productivity of local tourism asset
4) Providing a Platform to identify issues & challenges in hampering productivity growth 📈
5) Having engagement opportunities on strategic planning, best management practices & collaboration with government agencies, industry & community leaders 👭👬👫
6) Receiving the latest update on strategies by Local Tourism Authorities e.g. LADA for Langkawi Island etc. 👍🏻
7) Implementing Tourism Product Audit practices

So, this time the choice of tourist destination📍is Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝 ~ The Diamond 💎 of Kedah state, Malaysia 🇲🇾

Why Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝❓⁉️

“It’s because Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝 has all the ingredients to be the prime holiday island 🌴🏖🏝 destination📍in the world 🗺🌍 (similar to Bali & Lombok Island in Indonesia 🇮🇩 / Phuket Island in Thailand 🇹🇭 ), however the inbound tourism players 👭👬👫 need to be updated on the latest tourism products & trends in Langkawi 🌴🏖🏝 Through this B2B event, tourism players & state tourism authorities 👭👫👬 can meet & work together 🤝 to build a sustainable & well managed tourism sectors that also support many local livelihoods” say Mr Uzaidi Udanis 👨🏽‍💼, the President of MITA at the event

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This initiative is further supported by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), LADA Eco-Tourism Sdn Bhd & Langkawi Tourism Association by introducing some interesting must visit places📍📍within the island🌴🏖🏝

 

Curious 🤔 about where are the tourist destinations📍📍visited❓⁉️

Hmm…Interested❓⁉️

Definitely‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has visited & explored below ~ A sneak peak 👀1️⃣st… 😝😉

  • Ayer Hangat Village ~ She dipped her feet 👣into the 1️⃣ & only salted water 💦💧 hot spring in Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • Kilim Mangrove 💚 Tour, Fish 🐟 Farm Tour & Bat Cave 🏞 ~ Must visit for green 💚 nature lover 🌳🌳
  • Langkawi Wildlife Park ~ Great educational park for family with kids, awesome‼️👍🏻
  • Umgawa Legendary Eco Adventures (Zipline) ~ She really enjoyed its signature 2️⃣km zipline
  • Paradise 101 ~ A beautiful man made island 🌴🏖🏝paradise with water 💦💧sport fun‼️
  • Laman Padi ~ Appreciate a rice paddy farmer 👩🏻‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾 life & the beautiful paddy field 😍🤩

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She enjoyed her stay with Gold Sands Hotel 🏢 (🌐 http://www.goldsandslangkawi.com) which located📍at Lot 557 & 559, Bandar Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia🇲🇾

The impressive beautiful 😍🤩view from its rooftop swimming pool not to be missed 👆🏻✌🏻

For local cuisine dining 🍽🍴, she loves ❤️ the signature nasi 🍚 kukus with beef & chicken 🍛🥘 served at Gemalai Restaurant (FKA Seashells Restaurant) 📍Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia 🇲🇾

It operates daily from 12pm to 10pm & managed by 🌐 http://www.ladaeco.my

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She has learnt much more about Langkawi Island🌴🏖🏝 do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 as she is gonna sharing her personal discover experiences during this trip 😃😁

The trip started with a night 🌃🌌 coach 🚌🚍 of 7️⃣hours journey to Kuala Perlis Ferry ⛴ ⚓️ Terminal & then approximately 2️⃣hours ferry ⛴ to the island🌴🏖🏝

Ferry ⛴ ride is fun‼️Hmm…You may opt for a direct flight 🛫🛩 to Langkawi Island🌴🏖🏝😀

Ohh ya…Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻’s top contributor👆🏻account via🌐https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Langkawi Island🌴🏖🏝’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay 👩🏻‍💻📝

According to Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇾 , in 2017, there were approximately 2.9millions total hotel guests 👫👭👬 i.e. a 9️⃣% increase 📈 as compared to 2016. MITA wishes to have 3️⃣millions total hotel guests 👭👫👬 in 2018. Yeah‼️

Most of the visitors 👬👭👫 to Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝are from Mainland China 🇨🇳 , Arab Saudi & UK 🇬🇧

Ohh…Guess what❓⁉️

Langkawi Island 🌴🏖🏝 is now a popular Indians wedding 👰🏿🤵🏿destination 📍too. Wow‼️👍🏻

MITA believes the tourism growth in Langkawi 🌴🏖🏝can lead to economic prosperity, employment opportunities & resources to fund the environmental protection cum cultural preservation, of course the local community development & progress too✌🏻🙌🏻

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In conjunction with this trip, MITA also brought the inbound tourism players 👭👬👫 to visit & discover Yan of Kedah state with the aims to find solution on how Langkawi🌴🏖🏝’s popularity can help to enhance the mainland tourism sectors of kedah state too🤝💪🏻

 

Interested too❓⁉️

Do exploring 🌐www.mitaevent.com or 🌐https://www.facebook.com/MITAMsia/ to register for upcoming MITA events 🤗

Yeah‼ The certificate of participation for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 from this B2B trip👍🏻

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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

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/airasia-big-loyalty-estore-opening/

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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Tai Saek Ethic Village Visit @ Nakhon Phanom 🇹🇭

Yeah‼As promised from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s earlier blogging👩🏻‍💻📝about MTF2018, she is now gonna sharing about her visits to 2⃣ ethnic villages in Nakhon Phanom province, Thailand 🇹🇭 ~ Tai Saek Village & Tai Guan Village ✌🏻😁

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She started 1⃣st here with Tai Saek Village, which formed part of the MTF2018’s agenda & relating to Eco Tourism. Still remembered her beautiful 😍 #OOTD 👚 shared earlier❓⁉🤗

It’s limited-edition 💯% handmade shirt👚by the local Tai Saek village people 👭👬👫, really love it very much 💗 😍 

Tai Saek village (At Samat village) is located 4️⃣️km to the town of Nakhon Phanom, the famous Paya Sri Satta Nakarat ⛩🐉🐲 & very near to the ️3️⃣rd Thai🇹🇭-Laos🇹🇭 friendship bridge🌉too. At the end of the village visit, some of her friends 👭👬👫actually took a bicycle 🚲ride from the village to the bridge 🌉

Wow‼Unforgettable welcoming cum blessing 😇 ceremony by the elderly village people & she has paid her respect 🙏🏻 to the village ancestor during this welcoming blessing ceremony 😇

She wasn’t really understand as the blessing 😇 ceremony was conducted in local ethnic language. She was told by the tour guide that it’s a blessing for great health, wealth & fortune in life 🤗☺

Hmm…She got 2️⃣️ eggs🥚🥚 & a banana 🍌 from this blessing 😇 ceremony, great fortune ahead 🍀🍀 for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻, see her happy face, Ha…Ha…😃😁

Thank you 🙏🏻 🙏🏻 very much for all blessingsss 😇

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Yeah!! She 👩🏻 is blessed to enjoy the ‘Pestle/ Stick Dance” aka “Saek-Ten-Saak “ performed by the Tai Saek ethnic group. It’s performed annually on the Tai Saek village ancestor worship day i.e. on the 2⃣nd day of waxing moon of the 3️⃣rd lunar month to please the spirit. She was told that if this dance requires to be performed for other timing/ period, the village spiritual leader will have to ask for permission by offering a pig’s head, 2⃣️0️⃣️️-Thai baht cash 💰 & liquor 🥃, then pick up a predictive coloured stick. If the village spiritual leader has picked up a stick of the same colour, it means the spirit does not 🈲 allow for the request

The dancers will perform to the fast rhythm of drums & striking pestles painted in both red & white colours 😃😁

Wow‼Delicious Mekong river fishes 🐟🐟 lunch served by the Tai Saek local people  👭👬👫

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Hmm…She loves 😍♥️ the dishes serving with banana leaves 🍌🌱🌿, including the handmade banana leaves 🍌🌱🌿 tissue papers casing too

Impressive‼

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Special thanks 🙏🏻 to all the yummy delicious fish 🐟🐟 dishes, definitely an unforgettable fresh fish 🐟 lunch dining

Guess what❓⁉

This village people 👭👬👫 has start to adopt on Eco Tourism strategy i.e. having & managing the fish 🐟 farms by continuing breed the Mekong river  fishes 🐟🐟 The people 👭👬👫 started to catch the small fishes 🐟🐟 from the Mekong river & then transferring them to the fish 🐟 farms set at te riverside

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According to the village people 👭👬👫, this fish 🐟 farms formed 1️⃣️ of the tourists destination while visiting to Tai Saek village

Yeah‼️ Mekong river fishes 🐟🐟 definitely 1️⃣️ of the many signatures within Nakhon Phanom province ~ actually a natural resource to the ethnic villages of this province in Thailand 🇹🇭

She also enjoyed the traditional music & song 🎶🎵🎼 in Tai Saek dialect too

However, she was told by the local people 👭👬👫 of this village that very limited younger generation are interested 😌

Ohh….So sad & disappointing to hear about it 😌

Really hope more of the younger generation of this village will learn to continue the music tradition cum cultures then 🤗🙂

1️⃣ of the homemade product from the local people 👭👬👫 of this village is the chilies sauce 🌶️

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Highly recommended 👆👍 as a souvenir 🎁 from Tai Saek village visit, a motivational support to the Tai Saek community 😉😃

She has tried & love it, yeah‼ Even though she is not  a spicy lover, but this chilies sauce 🌶️ not very spicy & very yummy delicious 😋🤤 to enjoy with fresh vegetables 🥗🥒& dishes served 🥘🍛

Guess what❓⁉

The local people of this village also with a great go green 💚 initiative

Bravo👏🏻👍🏻

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She has attended a short workshop & learnt to handmade herself a bracelet with just recycled item 🙂

Yeah‼️ A brilliant idea💡~ A bracelet which made with the rings from the can beverages

A very simple & easy making process, you will sure impress about it & no worry about local language/ dialect communication failure too✌️☺️

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Yeah‼️Don’t forget to enjoy a tour at the museum house (2️⃣️-storey, with free 🆓 admission)

Each tools/ equipments used is labelled with both Thai/ Laos/ English for tourists information, you will understand better the life at Tai Saek village✌️👍 

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She has enjoyed & greatly appreciate the traditions maintaining well at this ethnic village named Tai Saek. This definitely provides an impressive 🤩 village experience to each tourists to understand better the local cultures & traditions inherited from years ago 😀😉

Let’s transforming travel, transforming lives through a village visit experience 😊

Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝,to sharing about her visit to Tai Guan village ya

You may explore 🌐 for your sustainable tour booking ✅ & then enjoy some ethnic village visits cum experiences ya 👍

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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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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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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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Kuala Selangor Shell Out Seafood Dining 

Have you been to Kuala Selangor in Malaysia? Or planning to travel there soon?

Kuala Selangor is one of the tourist place recommended by Tourism Selangor, in particular the famous fireflies viewing boat 🚣 trip at night 🌃🌌 😃

Yes, fireflies, it is called as “kelip kelip” in Bahasa Malaysia, the national language of Malaysia.

You will be amazed with the beautiful night sight of sparkling Chrismas trees🌲during your viewing boat trip 😆

Recently, SiennyLovesDrawing went to Kuala Selangor purposely for a shell out seafood 🦐🐚🦀dining trip with her parents 👨‍👩‍👧at the open air restaurant of Apps Hotel 🏪, Kuala Selangor 😁

However, when she shared with her friends 👫👭👬about it, she received questions ❓❓,

“Are you crazy?”

“With a driving 🚘🚗 journey of almost 4 hours to & from Kuala Lumpur (KL), just for a shell out seafood 🦐🐚🦀dining?”

“Don’t your mileage with petrol & toll already a sum 💰💸before you get to enjoy your shell out seafood 🦐🐚🦀 meal?”

Actually SiennyLovesDrawing & her parents were to visit a friend named King. King has just recently started working in Kuala Selangor. So, not really just for a shell out seafood 🦐🐚🦀 dining, but also a friend visiting though.

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing would recommend that much worth while if you would like to visit Kuala Selangor by planning a night stay 🏪 for sightseeing 🏖🏝 & enjoying seafood 🦐🐚🦀 dining 🙂

SiennyLovesDrawing’s mum has chosen for lemon 🍋 butter sauce shell out seafood 🦐🐚 dish. There are other sauces for choice too i.e. BBQ, Kam Heong, Sour Spicy 🌶 (aka asam pedas) etc.

Very fresh 🦐🦀 seafood served here! So, don’t ever miss your seafood meal when you are travelling to Kuala Selangor ya!

Personally SiennyLovesDrawing prefers the lemon 🍋 butter sauce to be a bit more lemon sourish, would then be more appetising & yummy! 😋

SiennyLovesDrawing has suggested it to King, so hopefully more lemon sourish for your dining experiences in the near future then

We also enjoyed the sour spicy prawns 🦐 served in coconut 🌴

SiennyLovesDrawing loves the light coconut 🌴 fragrant taste very much!

Even though a bit spicy 🌶 for SiennyLovesDrawing, however she still can’t resist to have more of the prawns 🦐😝

It’s just so sourish & delicious! A must order ya!

This dish actually tastes quite similar to a Thai dish named Tom Yam 🥘 though…

Ohh…SiennyLovesDrawing & her parents really enjoyed this dish of dry fried style water spinach🥗 🌿🌱(named as Kangkung goreng kering in Bahasa Malaysia) very much! Really tasty!

You will definitely can’t stop yourself for having more of the dry fried water spinach! It’s just simply too addictive! 😄

The chilli 🌶 sauce of this green vegetable 🌿🌱dish was really appetizing & addictive!

Highly recommended by SiennyLovesDrawing & a must order ya 👍🏻😀

SiennyLovesDrawing’s dad said,

“Let’s start 1st with a spoonful of the yummy coconut 🌴 asam pedas 🌶 soup on my white rice🍚”

SiennyLovesDrawing’s mum prefers to enjoy her favourite flower crab 1st  😉

“Hmm…Mum, why you are using plastic gloves?”

“Let’s fingers 🖐🏻 licking good!! Or…you prefer to have plastic glove licking good?” 😛

Ha…Ha…naughty SiennyLovesDrawing as always to her parents 😜

Yeah! So satisfied with the foods ordered as well as a good catch up with King 🙂

So, what are you waiting for?

Do plan your trip to Kuala Selangor for both sightseeing 🏖🏝, fireflies boat 🚣 trip & don’t miss to enjoy a shell out seafood 🦐🐚🦀 dining too,

Address: 12, Jalan Peninsula Utama 1, Peninsula Park, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia.

Tel: +603-32772172 or +6012-2337725

Website: http://www.appshotel.com.my/

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

If you wish to have a hotel 🏪 accommodation, tour 🏖🏝& meal 🍽package with special discount rate only for SiennyLovesDrawing’s readers cum followers, do leave a comment here or drop an email 📧 to siennylovesdrawing@outlook.com

If you like day trip from KL similar to what SiennyLovesDrawing has experienced, do explore Traveloka Malaysia 🇲🇾 & check out the reviews on Ascott Kuala Lumpur (photos credited to Trip Advisor Malaysia)

Hmm…why Ascott Kuala Lumpur?

It’s within walking distance from The Golden Triangle, Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC, KLCC, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang where many tourists enjoying city sightseeing🌇🌃 & shopping 🛒🛍🎁

Moreover, most hotel reviews complimented that it’s suitable for families stay 👍🏻😉

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