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#TravelogueMalaysia: A Stay Vacation @ Belum Rainforest Resort

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her media friends 👬👭👫 recently travelled 🎒🕶🧢👟for a nature 💚🌳🌳 comfy 😌 stay vacation 🛌🛋🛀🏻 at Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, Perak, West Malaysia 🇲🇾

 

She 👩🏻 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 😍🤩

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s 1️⃣ of the attractions📍📍not to be missed to searching for the precious bloom of the World 🗺🌍 ‘s largest & arguably smelliest flower 🌺 i.e. Rafflesia

It found all over Southeast Asia 🌎 i.e. from Southern Thailand 🇹🇭 to Philippines 🇵🇭 Each species can be identified by the unique patterns on the petals. There are 8️⃣ species of Rafflesias 🌺 can be found in Malaysia 🇲🇾 with 3️⃣ 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 🙋🏿‍♂️

She 👩🏻 has visited the 3️⃣rd 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 👩🏻 still missed a chance to personally view 👀 the blossom huge Rafflesia 🌺 cry…cry…cry…😭😭😭

Yeah‼️ Happy 😃safe arrival from a full of laughtersss 🤣😆 of approximately 6️⃣-hour travel journey 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city 🏙🌆 early morning 🔅🔆 with Travel with Aidil to Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡 by Emkay Group as 1️⃣ of the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ’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 2️⃣ scenic bridges 🌉 i.e. you are actually passing on an island 🏖🏝

Lake Temenggor 🏞 is Malaysia🇲🇾’s 2️⃣nd largest lake 💦💧& home to more than 23 species of freshwater fish 🐟 & at least 5️⃣ 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 1️⃣ Malaysian 🇲🇾 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 4️⃣ years to build the 2️⃣ bridges 🌉🌉 to providing the convenience of East North East travelling 🚗🚙 via a scenic 😍🤩 highway. The view of the 1️⃣st bridge 🌉 is spectacular from Belum Rainforest Resort💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Hmm…Why this resort💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡❓⁉️

 

You have to venture into this 130 million years old rainforest 🌳🌳 & view mother nature 💚💚 at its finest, so let’s plan your stay vacation 🛌🛋🛀🏻 too at Belum Rainforest Resort 💚🌳🌳💚🏡🏡

Definitely you will enjoy your stay 🛌🛋🛀🏻experience in the comfort of a spacious traditional designed chalet style room 🏡 in the middle of a rainforest 🌳🌳 setting with a great 👍🏻 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 👩🏻 has made a visit to the Pulau Banding Discovery Centre 🏠 to understand better 👍🏻 its nature 💚 conservation & rainforest 🌳🌳 protection efforts. Bravo‼️👏🏻🙌🏻

Curious 🤔 about its hotel room❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was checked-in 🔐 with her media best buddy 👭 in a spacious comfy Chengal Lake View Executive Deluxe room (with a balcony & bath tub 🛀🏻 )

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 👩🏻 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 👫👭👬 This definitely will reduce ⬇️ 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 📶 connection was surprisingly slow & frequent down to connect 😔🙃Though was provided with alternative Unifi connection📶, however it required for long email ID & password to connect, hope this inconvenience for guests 👭👬👫 can be enhanced soon

Dining🍽🍴

Hornbill Restaurant

Upon arrival 🚐💚🌳🌳🏡🏘🏡, she 👩🏻 had a simple fried rice lunch 🍽served here, it’s very tasty delicious 😋🤤

Ha…Ha…Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 had 2️⃣ plates of fried rice 🍛🍛…Oppsss…surely exceed her rice 🍚 quota of 1️⃣ week 😅😂🤣, time for more frequent morning 🔅🔆 joggingsss 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Then, she 👩🏻 really enjoyed her 2️⃣ morning 🔅🔆 buffet breakfast 🍽🍴☕️ during her stay 🛌🛀🏻🛋 here. The food selection were moderately good 👌🏻✌🏻 Hmm…Would be good 👍🏻 if they rotate some of the main dishes to excite its long term stay guests 👫👭👬

Also a tasty table set dinner 🍽🍴 for the 1️⃣st night 🌃🌌, personally she 👩🏻 loves ❤️ the stuffed beancurd dish & rendang 😋🤤

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Sidai Restaurant

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & 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 friends👫👬👬’ dishes too, including some pasta 🍝🍝 dishes for sharing

Hmm…1️⃣st experience of having unique sweet taste Western dinner 🍽 …😌the sweet taste of Salmon steak (orange 🍊 sauce), lamb chop (honey 🍯 sauce) etc.

Her media friends 👭👬👬👬 & herself 👩🏻 were all love & enjoyed very much the Kadok pasta (highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻), very delicious tasty😋🤤, not to be missed ya 😋😋

Oppsss…Just a plate 🍝 for sharing & she 👩🏻 forgot 🤦🏻‍♀️ to snap a photo 📸 for sharing here…Ha…Ha…☺️😊

Activities not to be missed‼️

Swimming 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️

Woow‼️ A beautiful 😍🤩stunning view 👀 to enjoy either morning 🔅🔆 or evening swim 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ here

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Really love the view here 😍🤩, 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 👫👭👬 to bring home 🏡 as souvenirs ya 🎁💝

Hmm…Would be good 👍🏻 if the guests 👬👭👫 are offering with honey 🍯 tasting 😋 during the farm visit, then it creates better 👍🏻 interactive session🗣👥👤👥 , as well as an educational opportunities for the younger kids 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻

Gaharu 🌳 Farm

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

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Gaharu trees 🌳 aka Agarwood are 1️⃣ the rarest trees 🌳 in rainforests 🌳🌳 It’s much sought-after by the pharmaceutical & cosmetic industries for their bark & resin 👍🏻👍🏻

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 💃🏻🕴🏻🕺🏼👩🏻‍🎤👨🏾‍🎤as well as its resort guests 👬👭👫

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 1️⃣st experience she 👩🏻 had with her media friends 👭👬👬👬 after dinner 🍽🍴

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 👩🏻 has spotted the baby frogs aka tadpoles in a pond 💦💧 from her hunting. Hurray‼️😁😃

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

Do enjoy the music/ song by the frogs 🐸🐸 being captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻  for sharing ya

Sungai Ruok Waterfall 💦💧

Initially this trekking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️to reach the waterfall 💦💧 & Rafflesia 🌺 spot site was called to cancel ❌ due to a heavy rain ☔️🌧 when the boat 🚤 about to reach

Special thank you 🙏🏻 to the responsible 👍🏻 boatman 🚤🙋🏽‍♂️ named Mr Mazlan, he 🙋🏽‍♂️ went himself 1️⃣st to check & ensure 🚶🏻‍♂️✅ it’s still safe to do the trekking 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️ in the rain ☔️🌧

Yeah‼️ He confirmed ✅ & all set with rain coat & trekking 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️ walked slowly in the jungle 🌳🌳

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Note: Photo 📸 above credit to IG @izrylwilson 🙋🏽‍♂️

It worth 👍🏻 a walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️definitely, guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 was bare foot 👣 for this trekking 🚶🏻‍♀️as she refused to get her sport shoes 👟 wet from the rain ☔️🌧

Luckily she 👩🏻 doesn’t hurt her feet (Yeah!! She 👩🏻 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 🙋🏿‍♂️

Kampung Semelor Visit (Including the Toy Library 📚🎨🖌🖍✂️📎📐)

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 3️⃣D2️⃣N already enough to re-energise yourself from hectic city life here. Do click in below post 📌 for the itinerary suggestion of 3️⃣D2️⃣N

Or if you are visiting for the 1️⃣st time, do click in the post 📌 below for some suggestions specially to 1️⃣st visitor👩🏻

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

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6 Eco Tourism Must-See in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated in MITA business networking 🤝 trip of 3️⃣D2️⃣N to Sabah state, East Malaysia 🇲🇾

It’s a collaborative 🤝 efforts between MITA, MPC, Tourism Productive Nexus & Sabah Tourism Board😁 Curious 🤔 about what’s happening❓⁉️

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

Yes✅, Sabah tourist destinations📍📍definitely more than just the famous 👍🏻👆🏻hiking 🧗‍♀️🧗‍♂️site, the summit of Borneo & the Malaysia🇲🇾’s 1️⃣st World UNESCO Heritage ~ Mount Kinabalu ⛰ or beautiful 😍🤩 diving site ~ Semporna Island 🏝🏖🌴

 

So, she 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here the 6️⃣ must-visit eco 💚 tourism destinations📍📍in Sabah from her recent travelling experience to appreciate;

✅ The rich heritage, art & culture of Sabah local indigenous communities 👫👭👬

✅ The precious natural 💚 eco environment with rich flora 🌱🌿🌳 & fauna 🐄🐮🐟

✅ The shopping (including online) 🛒🛍 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻 for Sabah locally produced souvenirs 💝🎁

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

✅ Heritage, Art & Culture of Sabah local indigenous communities 👫👭👬

1️⃣ Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Cultural Village

This cultural village is a non❌-political association of 40 indigenous ethnic communities of Sabah 👫👭👬 & specially catered for the Kadazandusun tribes & 4️⃣ major Dusun tribes in Sabah i.e. Dusun Tindal Kota Belud, Dusun Papar, Rungus & Murut 😊

 

This village features 11 different ethnic tribes houses 🏠🏡🏘 in 1️⃣ 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 📹🎥 created by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as after your visit, you will understand better the differences between today’s culture & the culture that the ancestors’ lived in years ✌🏻🙌🏻 Also have an opportunity to witness the ancestor’s lifestyle at their respective homes 🏠🏡🏘 which are built exactly similar to years ago 😲👍🏻

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Each of the houses 🏠🏡🏘 with different hands 🤚🏻on & interactive activities between the indigenous communities & the visitors 👫👭👬 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 🤩

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Hmm…Guess what❓⁉️

You can also taste the “disgusting 😱” (personally to SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻) local delicacy named butod i.e. the sago worms 🐛 which the local indigenous communities believe high ⬆️ in protein 👍🏻

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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🕙: 9️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.kdca.org.my/

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

2️⃣ Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum

This miniature museum 🏛 is a brainchild of the founder named Anne Antah 🧕🏽 She has started it with 7️⃣ pairs of the most common costume dolls 👫 creation in 2011 i.e. Kadazan Penampang, Kadazan Papar, Bajau Samah, Rungus, Murut, Lundayeh & Dusun Lotud 😍

 

With the realisation that not ❌ many young generation 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 has adequate ✅ information 📌about the traditional costumes, she 🧕🏽 has then build this miniature museum 🏛 as a centre for local Malaysians 🇲🇾, visitors & culture-enthusiasts 👫👬👭 to learn the heritage cultural of the Borneans 👏🏻🙌🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really impressed 😍🤩with this miniature museum & created a vBlog  📹🎥 for sharing here, do enjoy ya 😄😁

You have to be at this museum 🏛 personally to view with you own sight 👁👁👀 the great 👍🏻 detailed works done on each costumes

Guess what❓⁉️

During your visit, you will gain in depth understanding about Sabah’s people 🇲🇾👫👭👬 & their heritage culture in miniature scenes & dolls 👫 which all dressed up in traditional costumes👘🎎, houses 🏘🏘 & structures which all scaled to depict scene based on local folklore & legend 😍🤩

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Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻when you are travelling to Sabah, you have to visit to this ~ The Malaysia 🇲🇾 1️⃣st Book of Records 📜, the Malaysia 🇲🇾 ‘s 1️⃣st 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 👫👭👬 are welcome 🙏🏻 to dress 👘👔🎎👗 up in the traditional costumes with accessories for photos 📸 / videos 📹🎥 opportunity

Not just with its physical souvenir 🎁 stalls within the museum 🏛 , this creative arts museum 🏛 also owns an online shop 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🛒🛍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 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🛒🛍

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

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 6️⃣pm daily

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

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

✅ Natural Eco 💚 Environment with rich Flora 🌱🌿🌳 & Fauna 🐄🐮🐟

3️⃣ Poring Hot Spring ♨️💦💧

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 🇲🇾👫👬👭

Also called as Poring Springs/ Poring, a hot water spring ♨️💦💧with its source deep under ⬇️ the fertile ground of Mount Kinabalu ⛰

Guess what❓⁉️

It’s hot ♨️ enough to boil an egg 🥚 However she 👩🏻 forgot to buy eggs 🥚🥚 & bring along during her recent visit 😌☺️ Oppsss…

Within the park, you may visit the butterfly 🦋 farm, the Poring Orchid 🌺Conservation Centre, the tropical garden🌿🌱🌷🌻, the Poring 🦇🎍🎋 canopy 🌳🌳walkway, the Rafflesia flower 🌺 site etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed 😁 this hot spring ♨️💦💧& felt very comfy 😌 & light after a good 👍🏻 dip ♨️💦💧with her friends 👭👭👫

Do remember to bring along your rubber sandals/ slippers👣, change of clothes👚👕, towel & swimwear 👙 for your hot spring ♨️💦💧visit ya😁

Also to remember drink more water 💦💧after your hot spring dip ♨️💦💧 ya

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Poring Hot Spring, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 6️⃣pm daily

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

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

4️⃣ “Tagal” Sungai Moroli, Fish 🐟 Massage

Hmm…Why not a unique spa 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️ 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 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻

‘Ikan 🐟 Pelian’ , ‘Ikan Kelah’ or Malaysian Mahseer 🇲🇾🐟 comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes 🐟🐟 are specifically trained by the villagers 👬👫👭 to perform the healing massage 👣 activities. Wow 😲‼️

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 baby👶🏻’s skin 👍🏻😃

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

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

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

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

✅ Sabah’s Locally Produced Souvenirs 💝🎁

5️⃣ Desa Dairy Cattle 🐄🐮 Farm

No need ❌ to travel ✈️🛫 to New Zealand 🇳🇿 , Malaysia 🇲🇾 also owns a mini New Zealand. Hurray‼️😲😃

 

This farm 🐮🐄 is located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu ⛰ & offers beautiful 😍🤩 green 🌳🌳 scenery. It’s definitely a breathtaking destination for pre-wedding 👰🏻🤵🏻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 🥛 annually with its approximately 200 hectars farm 🐄🐮 All the milking cows 🐄🐮here are Friesians i.e. the highest ⬆️ milk 🥛 producers of all cattle 🐄🐮 breeds imported from New Zealand 🇳🇿

Not just that, many milk 🥛 lovers ❤️ will queue up long just to taste its fresh cow 🐄🐮 milk 🥛 , fresh goat 🐐 milk 🥛 , yogurt, gelato🍨 🍦etc.

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻it as an educational destination for with a family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👪👨‍👩‍👧 getaway or a school 🏫 trips. Many exciting educational activities are available for the young generation 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 e.g. bottled milk 🍼 feeding the calves 🐮🐄, fresh grass 🌱🌿 feeding the goats 🐐🐐 , milk 🥛 processing, milking 🥛process, milk 🥛making etc.

Feeding activities required a fee 💵✅ to purchase the milk 🍼/ grass 🌿🌱 While there are specific timing/ schedule 🕛 for the raw milk 🥛 processing. Do contact 📞☎️📱& 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 🥛 souvenirs 🎁 from this dairy farm 🐮🐄especially the popular Desa Cattle’s milk 🥛 in a box,  milk creamy ice cream 🍦 etc.

Address📍: Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8️⃣am to 5️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://desaplus.com/

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

6️⃣ Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 Garden

1️⃣ said no ❌ trip to the Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 Garden would be complete without a taste 😋🤤of Sabah’s finest tea ☕️ 🍵 Yeah‼️

Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 Garden is the only organic tea farm 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵in Borneo & 1️⃣ of the few ones in the world 🗺🌍

She 👩🏻 had a lunch dining 🍽🍴with friends 👫👭👬 here with a seat facing this 2.5k hectare tea 🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵 plantation for a beautiful 😍🤩stunning view, as well as enjoy a cuppa of hot Sabah Tea ☕️ Pandan 🌿🌱 teh tarik. It’s smooth, fragrant & not too sweet to enjoy 😋🤤

You have to enjoy a beatiful 😍🤩 walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️into this organic tea plantation🌱🌿🍃☕️🍵, apprecicate & touch the tea leaves 🍃, as well as snapping photos 📸📸 & videos 📹🎥 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 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️to check out the unique insect 🐜 🐞🕷 life

Guests 👫👭👬 can also opt for a stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🛋 either in a traditional long house, a cosy bungalow / camping ⛺️ to enjoy the starry sky 🌌 etc. A variety of tour packages are available to cater for your choice, do exploring for your visit ya 🤗

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🕙: 8️⃣am to 4️⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.sabahtea.com.my/

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

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

#MITA #SabahOnBorneo #TourismMalaysia #MalaysiaBlogsRT #mitab2b #TPN #TourismProductive #TourismProductivityNexus #MalaysiaProductive #Sabah #KotaKinabalu #KK #hotel #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #siennylovesdrawing #MPC #naturelovers #island #MPCshowcase #checkintuaran #traditionalcostume #keepingheritagealive#chanteekborneo #PoringHotSpring #SabahTeaGarden #hotspring #teagarden #MtKinabalu #Kundasang #KDCAculturalvillage #KDCA #KDCAculturalvillage #stay #stayvacation

What’s New @ Desaru Coast

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her amazing 2️⃣D1️⃣N getaway 🚐🎒🕶🧢👟 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 🇲🇾

So, what’s new 🆕 in Desaru Coast 🏢🏖🏝 that she 👩🏻 has explored & experienced recently❓⁉️

A 4️⃣ hours ride 🚐 from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway to Desaru Coast 🏝🏖 & she 👩🏻truly enjoyed her comfy 😌luxury stay vacation🛌🛀🏻🛋 @ #HRHDesaruCoast🏢🏖🏝, great fine dining 😋🍽🍴😀 experience ~ #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 & #aSplashingGreatTime adventure water 💦💧 park play time🏄🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️

 

#HRHDesaruCoast ~ Hard Rock Hotel 🏢 Desaru Coast 🏝🏖

Upon arrival 🚐🏢, had a great lunch 🍽🍴😋 at this new 🆕 hotel 🏢 since its launch on Oct 2018, she really loves ❤️ the Malaysian flavours set lunch 🇲🇾🍽🍴served here 😀

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Hmm…Though she was expecting 💭 for a Western lunch 🍔🍟🥙🥗🥩🍖🥓

After lunch🍽🍴, she 👩🏻 then checked-in 🔐 with her media friend 👭 to the Deluxe King room, 1️⃣st impression ~ a spacious & stylish room 😍🤩 Had a good night 😴💤 rest with its comfy bed & soft pillows 😌😉

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The toilet 🚽 & shower 🚿 are separated (Hmm…No bath tub 🛀🏻 ohh…😌) . The hair dryer, iron & toiletries are provided in the hotel room 👭👫👬

Ohh ya…When she 👩🏻 has switched on 🔛 the tv 📺, she received a personalised welcome 🙏🏻🤗📌 message on screen 📺 , then she 👩🏻 started to enjoy the great selection of rock music 🎼🎸🎺🎷🎹🎵🎶

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She 👩🏻 loves 💗 the complimentary 🆓 non-alcoholic minibar🍹🥤& snacks 🍫🍿🍪🥜 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 🌟⭐️ Collection & a Sound of Your Stay music 🎵🎶 🎼 program in a complimentary 🆓 audio 🎤🎧 experience for its guests 👫👭👬 to either enjoy creating own personalised playlist, playing a music instrument🎸🎺🎷/ listening 👂🏻to 🔟specially-curated records🎼🎵🎶etc. It’s only available with specific schedule & she 👩🏻 has missed ❌ her chance due to time constraints 😌 though, wish she 👩🏻 can enjoy it in her next stay 😇🍀🤞🏻✌🏻

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All guests 👭👬👫 can obtain respective direct access (Yeah‼️ Re-entry allows 😃✌🏻ya) from the hotel🏢’s grounds to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 🏄🏻‍♀️🏄🏻‍♂️🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️💦💧 with walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance

A complimentary 🆓shuttle bus 🚌 available to The Els Club, especially for golf 🏌️‍♂️⛳️🏌️‍♀️ lovers for a 27-hole & 18-hole golf course 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️⛳️etc. within Desaru Coast compound

Ohh ya…You will definitely enjoy its great spread of breakfast 🥞🍳🥗🥪☕️ selection which complimentary 🆓 with hotel room the next morning 🔅🔆 after a night of great rest 😴💤

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also got impressed 🤩 with its go green 💚 & eco sustainability initiative by having sensor light 💡 at bathroom area 🚽🚿, recycle ♻️ labelled rubbish bin in hotel room, as well as using refill water 💦💧 bottle & water dispenser to reduce ⬇️ plastic water 💦💧 bottle for all its guests. Bravo‼️ 👏🏻🙌🏻

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Hmm…When will be your upcoming check-in 🔐 to #HRHDesaruCoast 🏢🏝🏖 for a rock stay🛌🎼🎵🎶❓⁉️

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/

#DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian 🇲🇾 Journey

It’s the 1️⃣st edition aka for the 1️⃣st time in Malaysia 🇲🇾 to present its very own signature 👍🏻 dining 🍽🍴programme named Desaru Coast 🏖🏝 Gourmet 🍽🍴Series 1️⃣st Edition which proudly presents Relais & Chateaux’s award🎖-winning Michelin Grand Chef👨🏼‍🍳, Emmanuel Stroobant

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It aims to introduce an exclusively 💌 curated 6️⃣-series dining 🍽🍴programme which offering a unique & holistic culinary 🍽🍴experience for its prestige guests 👬👫👭 Rediscover iconic flavours of Malaysian 🇲🇾🍽 cuisines through new 🆕 interpretations by award🎖-winning chefs 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 from around the world 🌍

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really felt proud to be 1️⃣ of the 1️⃣st to savour a 1️⃣-of-a-kind mouth-watering fusion flavour during her recent visit. She 👩🏻 had a 6️⃣-course dinner 🍽, there are package available for travellers 👭👬👫 who would like to spend longer in Desaru Coast 🏖🏝

Curious 🤔 about the fine dine 🍽 dinner menu❓⁉️

✅ Berinai ~ Nasi 🍚 Kerabu (Really love 💗 the unique delicious 😋🤤 mixture, so satisfied👍🏻)
✅ Canapés ~ Brinjal Buah Keluak, salted egg 🥚 popiah & okra sambal

✅ Abalone ~ Bang kuang & marigold (Superb️‼️ Her heart ❤️ melted for it 😋)

✅ Scallop ~ Coconut 🌴🥥 & laksa (Very fresh & juicy 🤤)

✅ Cod 🐟 ~ White miso, turmeric & cauliflower

✅ Cream ~ La cremeria vanilla ice cream 🍦 , white chocolate, pop rocks & kaffir lime leaves 🌱🌿 (Ohh my…Really love 💗 the great 👍🏻 combination of the lime leaves 🌱🌿 to the overall tasting 😋🤤)

✅ Coconut 🌴🥥 ~ pineapple 🍍, pandan 🌿, mango, financier & gingerflower

✅ Petite 4️⃣ ~ emping berlinjau lime 🍋 dragee, rose 🌹 & raspberry bonbon, gula melaka peanut 🥜 nougatine & saffron & macadamia madeleines

Ohh wow 😲‼️ She 👩🏻 had a privilege 💌 to meet & speak to the famous Celebrity Chef of Michelin, 👨🏼‍🍳 Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at the launch, she 👩🏻 truly inspired by his passionate & love 💗 of cooking. Bravo 👏🏻🙌🏻‼️

From this event, she 👩🏻 also had an exclusive privilege to meet & enjoy the Asam Pedas 🥘 cooking demo by KOL chefs ~ Ms Ili Sulaiman 👩🏽‍🍳 & Mr Adam Ismail 👨🏽‍🍳

Do enjoy the vblog clip 📹🎥 captured by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

So, what are you waiting for❓⁉️

Without travelling ✈️ to overseas, you get to try the fine dine 🍽 by award🎖-winning Michelin Grand Chef👨🏼‍🍳, Emmanuel Stroobant

Do exploring the next upcoming #DesaruCoastGourmetSeries 🍽🍴 ~ A Malaysian 🇲🇾 Journey for your fine dine 🍽 experience ya 😃😊

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

#aSplashingGreatTime ~ Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark 💦💧

Yeah‼️ It’s 1️⃣ of the biggest wave 🌊 pool in world 🌍 , she 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 time with her media friends 👬👫👭 to enjoying the water 💦💧 park especially the unique mix of more than 20 wet & dry rides, 1️⃣st-ever water coaster in the region, slides & attractions 📍📍

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The rides & attractions are located in 5️⃣ 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 👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻👨🏻👱🏻‍♀️👱🏻‍♂️🧔🏼👵🏻🧓🏻👴🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

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

It’s holding more than 4️⃣ million gallons of water 💦💧 over nearly 25acres of space & with capacity of 12k visitors 👭👫👬 All its guests 👭👫👬 can relax 😌 & enjoy 😉 the wave 🌊 pool views from the beachside 🏖🏝 cabanas/ lounge along its 170m sandy shoreline of Tidal Wave Beach 🏖 🏝 Kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻 below 122cm height must be accompanied by parents/ adults 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👪🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️

 

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

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So, definitely this water 💦💧 park not to be missed 👍🏻 to enjoy #aSplashingGreatTime ya 😆😄

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

Operation hours🕙: 🔟am to 6️⃣pm daily

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

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

Ohh ya…From her 👩🏻 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 🎒💼 to Desaru Coast🏢🏝🏖, do exploring by downloading its app 📲 via 🌐 https://desarucoast.com/MobileApp

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

  • Interactive map 🗺 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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