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Educational things to do at Selangor

Educational Things To Do @ Selangor, Malaysia

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» recently had a great đŸ‘đŸ» educational 2ïžâƒŁD1ïžâƒŁN farmiliarisation trip at Selangor, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ with some of the school teachers, educational professionals & travel industry professionals

This trip was well organised by 🔆 Matahari Holiday Sdn Bhd & being supported by Tourism Selangor & Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)

🔆 Matahari Holiday Sdn Bhd actually started as an educational tour agent since its establishment in 2003 with its licensed KPK/LN: 4925. It’s specializing in school outings & tours covering interesting places, sightseeing destinations with informative & educational values

In this blog post, she will share about the educational things to do, places & foods she has enjoyed & gained great đŸ‘đŸ» learning from this trip 😃😁

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Educational Things To Do

Anjung Spotter Sepang đŸ›«đŸ›Ź

Before some learning itinerary of this trip, it’s good đŸ‘đŸ» to enjoy some photos/ videos capturing, this is an outdoor deck providing an incredible experience for its visitor especially young children to creating memories or for an avid fan of the airplane to get a closer look at the airplanes ✈

All will sure enjoy taking pictures or videos 📾đŸ“č with the departing or landing airplane at the airport đŸ›ŹđŸ›« Of course SiennyLovesDrawing too, check out her happy TikTok clip captured & more photos via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/matahariholiday/posts/10224476905527522

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Tips📌: Suggest to Google 1ïžâƒŁst on the flight departing & landing schedule on the day to plan your visit timing there for đŸ›«đŸ›ŹđŸ“ž beautiful OOTDs with the airplanes â˜șïžđŸ’•

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/HD7aTgNJ6tjUjGze7
Website🌐: https://www.malaysiaairports.com.my/media-centre/news/malaysias-first-outdoor-plane-observation-deck-opens-kl-international-airport
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612492179225630&__tn__=C-R

D’Rebung Bamboo 🎍Garden

This beautiful bamboo 🎍 garden is located in the Kampung Hulu Chuchoh, Banghuris Homestay within a restaurant well known for its Nasi Ambeng đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

This was SiennyLovesDrawing’s 2ïžâƒŁnd visit here, it has improved a lot from her 1ïžâƒŁst visit in July 2020 during her Banghuris Homestay đŸ˜ïžđŸ‘đŸ» great experience, do read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/07/28/malaysia-traditional-village-staycation-banghuris-homestay/

So happy 😁 to note that now the bamboo🎍garden is well managed as a lovely OOTDs space for photos & videos, as well as a cosy dining environment. There are plenty of colourful umbrellas ⛱☔ within the garden to add fun for your OOTDs capturing ya 😍

SiennyLovesDrawing had great đŸ‘đŸ» fun in this bamboo 🎍 garden, do check out her TikTok clip 😃😁

It’s a good place to introduce bamboo🎍plants to the younger generation, to appreciate green nature 💚 & village life comparatively to city living, as well as highlighting the great đŸ‘đŸ» efforts behind in taking care a beautiful bamboo🎍garden

Ohh ya..Must try the traditional dish ~ Nasi Ambeng serves here, so tasty yummy đŸ˜‹đŸ€€đŸ‘đŸ» to enjoy. While enjoying this dish, do instill the sharing principle of Nasi Ambeng to the younger generation. Do check out her IG album of tasting Nasi Ambeng in July 2020 via 📾🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/CEhLVx_AtGq/

Address📍: https://g.page/Banghuris_DRebung
Website 🌐: https://mylink.la/drebung

My Nature Leisure Farm

SiennyLovesDrawing has witnessed the launch ceremony of this educational trip hosted here by the officials of Tourism Selangor, MITA & 🔆 Matahari Holiday Sdm Bhd. More photos via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/1153653746/posts/pfbid02viqcdunYgZHZuYkupnxyiSZJpsbABwcBvoEAmHdXX7bNhVQN2utjb9a8jzcm1Gmfl/

During the launch, Tourism Selangor board has shared that apart from the well known dragon fruits plantations in Sepang, there will be a pineapple 🍍 tourism products coming up next to promoting local grown fruits while #cuticutimalaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ, now in progress of planning & preparation

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MITA President & Deputy Chairman both shared that tourism industry in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ is in the midst of resuming back & emphasise more on value added tourism packages as compared to prior pandemic. So educational trip is a good start to bring values to the education professionals as well as to the younger generation to learn more in depths about own home country as well as learning 🆕 skills, outside from classroom syllabus

This farm is a cabin lodging farm resort inspired from white cottages in the English countryside. It’s offering spaces for family outings, corporate & private event hosting in a small scale with a travel 🆕 norms. Food catering & tour arrangements to nearby attractions are available upon prior booking

Yes ✅, this farm resort is build with a vision to bringing its guests to living in nature surrounding 💚

Address📍: https://g.co/kgs/878mbD
Website 🌐: http://mynature.com.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mynatureleisurefarm/

Sepang Corner Healthy Fruit & Florist

Yeah‌ Sepang is well known for its dragon fruits plantations, in fact the biggest dragon fruits plantations in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ , you can easily spot the cactus alike dragon fruits plants almost everywhere here đŸ€©

This education trip has involved its participants to learn & DIY own bottle of Pitaya Enzyme here, precious learning time gained & at the same time to instill healthy living tips, bravo đŸ‘đŸ»

Hmm…Before joining, SiennyLovesDrawing was curious đŸ€”â“â‰ïž

  • What’s the ratio/ portion❓
  • Fermentation in room temperature❓
  • Need to stir it? If yes, for how many days❓
  • What’s the nutrition of Pitaya enzyme❓
  • How to keep the Pitaya enzyme❓

Guess what❓⁉

The secret ingredients & tools are simple, just the dragon fruits, lemon & brown sugar, knife đŸ”Ș & glass bottle. The instructor has shared that must use glass bottle for Pitaya Enzyme DIY making, else it will fail…So, do remember ya

The DIY pitaya enzyme steps also easy to follow from the instructor’s guidance,

  1. Wash hand & fruits, then clean & slice the fruits with knife đŸ”Ș
  2. Put in all the ingredients layer by layer in the glass bottle
  3. Once full, close the lid & store the glass bottle in a cool & dry place. No need to place in fridge yet
  4. Do shake the bottle gently everyday to get the brown sugar to coat the fruits nicely
  5. The pitaya enzyme should be ready in approximately 3ïžâƒŁ weeks
  6. However, once opening the lid for consumption, do place the enzyme in fridge. The 🆒 temperature will slow down the fermentation process & delay the enzyme from turning into vinegar

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing’s happy DIY pitaya enzyme TikTok clip captured & more photos via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/100004950135932/posts/1779598448881809/

Pitaya enzyme is good đŸ‘đŸ» for daily consumption & recommended to consume once a day before meal. Some of the health benefits are,

  • Relieving constipation
  • Detoxification
  • Brightening skin & removing freckles
  • Beauty & anti-aging
  • Improve sleep 😮 quality
  • Helping on weight loss
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Purifying blood & breaking down fat
  • Anti 🆓 radicals
  • Removing heavy metal poisoning

After the DIY session, every participants were so happy 😁 to bring home their own DIY pitaya enzyme. Some happily shopping for more fresh dragon fruits too đŸ›’đŸ›ïž

Hmm…A dragon fruit a day, keep the doctor away đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ˜

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hcCQY1iLR1xYzcz46
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-business/Sepang-Corner-Healthy-Fruits-And-Florist-162821347118695/

Gano Mushroom Farm

Do you enjoy eating mushrooms đŸ˜‹đŸ„â“â‰ïž If so, do you ever wonder how to grow mushrooms đŸ„đŸ„â“â‰ïž

SiennyLovesDrawing has learnt so much more about growing mushrooms from this farm visit, it’s so so happy 😃😁 to see the mushrooms grow healthily while visiting this farm

Do check out her happy visit & learning about mushrooms 🍄🍄 cultivation TikTok clip captured, she gets to learn the process from substrate preparation, bagging of saw dust, capping the saw dust bag, sterilization, inoculation, incubation, watering & harvesting the mushrooms. Then, the mushrooms will transport to the markets, supermarkets & hypermarkets whereby we always shopping đŸ›ïž to cooking & tasting at home đŸĄđŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

More photos via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1776964029145251

If your kids love mushrooms 🍄🍄 in their meals, it’s good to join this educational trip to get them to learn more about what they love to eat, not just that, you can also buy a substrate bag & grow the mushrooms with your kids at home 🏡 too, isn’t it amazing fun family bonding activity to enjoy❓⁉

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/r5whuAHgRYSdtVGE6
Website 🌐: http://www.ganofarm.com/

Farm In The City

This is a great đŸ‘đŸ» petting zoo in Malaysian themed village, farm & fruit orchard setting with its natural plants & wildlife for kids to touching & feeding the animals, enjoying pony rides, catching longkang fishes etc., a fun learning & out of ordinary classroom syllabus about farm & animal life as well as wildlife conservation & preservation

Hmm…Don’t you recall your childhood memories of catching longkang fishes & bring home as pet fish đŸ đŸŸâ“â‰ïžđŸ€«đŸ˜† Sienny did & got scolded by her mama, but but still managed to keep the longkang fish as pet because of her late papa great đŸ‘đŸ» help to “pujuk” her mama to agree 💯 yeah‌

Absolutely educational for the kids to enjoy spending time with farm environment & having fun running, chasing, petting & feeding the animals

Yes ✅, chasing the small animals within the farm here is possible as the visitors are all able to watch the small animals roam freely in the open compounds & nature settings within this farm without being restrained in cages. Just that don’t ever bully or harm any of these cute small animals ya đŸ‘ŒđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing was touch to observe the happy young visitors actually enjoyed themselves interacting with the small animals. Herself also had great đŸ‘đŸ» fun like a big kid too while noticed the big 41 years old giant tortoise 🐱 crawling freely, fed it with water spinach, fed Alpaca, chased ducklings 🩆, lol 😆😆 Check out her happy big kid @ Farm In The City TikTok clip, don’t laugh too loud ya đŸ€ŁđŸ˜‚

There are eating space đŸœ within the farm if you would like to enjoy a meal, take a break then to continue to spend more time in the farm. More photos via ïżŒïżŒđŸ“žđŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/100004950135932/posts/1779599952214992/

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/M1F2XZWXJNzi6XhF7
Website 🌐: https://www.farminthecity.my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/FarmInTheCityMalaysia/

ProArt Wood Art Gallery

Traditionally, we all acknowledged that the handmade wood craving is precious art skills, however slightly time consuming to produce a piece of wood craft. In fact, higher in price too

Now, with laser wood engraving & cutting technology as what ProArt is professionally expertise, it can precisely & produce in mass production the wood crafts

It offers educational workshop benefits of gaining practical, interesting, mind stimulating & creative thinking for the kids to enjoy this unique DIY wood crafting & handmade learning here

Do check out her happy DIY Cuckoo Clock TikTok clip captured & more exciting photos via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1776442892530698

It’s actually very suitable to support the Reka Bentuk Dan Teknologi (RBT) program as introduced by the Malaysia Education Ministry ie. the Bahagian Pembangunan Kurikulum Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/z2siG97TURD4VeTZ8
Website🌐: http://www.proartcraft.com.my/

Smart Junior Chef

When she stepped in, it’s a clean cosy kitchen space to learn baking & cooking here, especially for kids. Yes ✅, can enrol your kids đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ§’đŸ»đŸ‘ŠđŸ» to enjoy fun & educational hands on baking or cooking experiences here with Chef Ong

Guess what❓⁉

Her little niece loves her DIY cookies đŸ‘§đŸ»đŸ’•đŸ˜‹đŸȘđŸȘ baked from the workshop here & requested to bring her to attend baking class, yeah‌ Gonna check out with Matahari Holiday to plan & fulfill her little niece request. Yes ✅, #proudaunt responsibility 😆

Yes, now every kid can cook & bake đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸłđŸ§‘đŸ»â€đŸł

Even adults also loving this DIY cookies workshop, absolutely enjoyable fun DIY cookies TikTok clip captured & more happy baking photos via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1776792912495696

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3jRtM6KZPJdmiUgJ9
Website 🌐: https://smartjuniorchef.com/

What to Eat

Seafood @ Restoran Asam Batu Laut

As the restaurant name, it’s in Batu Laut fishing village & well known for its Asam dish. So, do order to enjoy the Asam fish 🐟 served here, SiennyLovesDrawing loves this dish ya đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Do hold your saliva đŸ€€ while watching this TikTok clip captured

Personally, love the dining environment here, yes ✅, a beautiful mangrove scenery for OOTDs either before or after seafood dining here. Hmm…It was raining đŸŒ§ïžâ˜” when she was there, else that evening she supposed can enjoy a beautiful sunset 🌄🌅🌇 view from this restaurant

Absolutely a yummy fresh tasty seafood meal here, a happy satisfied tummy đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/iy3ZTCMUubxpPpN6A
Contact no.đŸ“±: +6019-3844362, +6019-2669953
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=459510660748004&_ft_=top_level_post_id.1688380644709969%3Atl_objid.1688380644709969%3Athid.1647018412179526&__tn__=C

Where to Stay

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Putrajaya

After a tiring day, really enjoyed a comfy night rest in a twin sharing Junior Suite at this hotel. It’s with 🆓 wifi in room, hot shower, mini bar, 40-inch LED TV, a comfortable sleeper sofa, iron with iron board & hair dryer ready in room for usage

Guess what❓⁉

This hotel offers 24hours room service OR the 24-hour Grab & Go option. Room comes with 🆓 breakfast at its RBG Bar & Grill

If you’re flying, do consider to stay in this contemporary hotel room which approximately 30mins drive from KLIA ✈

Do check out her comfy hotel staycation TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/S4vdCVptzSXphAr76
Website 🌐: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/park-inn-putrajaya
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Highly recommended for all educational professionals or even parents/ families to consider to organize this kind of education trip during weekends or school holidays for the kids to travel, be with nature, animals & at the same time learning some DIY skills outside the classroom

After this, SiennyLovesDrawing will be considering to bring along her little niece to participate more of this kind of beneficial education trips for her healthy growing up & outside classroom learning

Her little niece loves her baked DIY cookies & requested to bring her to learn baking the cookies in the future

If you’re into this kind of education trip, do connect with Ms Michelle Cheong of Matahari Holiday Sdn Bhd, so she can plan & customise your trip itinerary as per your educational needs based on her expertise & experiences gained in tourism industry & specializing in educational tours since establishment

Website: https://www.matahariholiday.com/student-tour

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Matahari-Holiday-%E5%A4%AA%E9%98%B3%E5%81%87%E6%9C%9F-171018766295365/ & https://www.facebook.com/matahariholiday/

Yeah‌ #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack 🎒during this trip đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸÂ  #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers â€ïžđŸŽ’đŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via đŸ›’đŸ›ïžđŸŒÂ  https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks

A comfy shoe is recommended for travelling, siennyLovesDrawing has opted for👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole education trip at Selangor , loving it đŸ’•â€ïž, đŸ›’đŸ›ïžđŸŒ https://luccavudor.com/product/fantasia-a888-5a-blue-pink/

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Rail travel and extreme sports at Gua Musang Kelantan

Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia · Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing’s đŸ‘©đŸ» travel wish comes true‌ Yes ✅, she always wishes to do train travel 🚂 within Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia đŸ‘đŸ»

In this blog post, she will share her own travel experiences & observations about COVID19 travel 🆕 norms, places & the foods she enjoys during recent rail tourism to Gua Musang, Kelantan 😃😁

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysian đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ OR international passport 🛂 for foreigners đŸ™…đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ, must ensure at least 6ïžâƒŁ months validity ya đŸ‘đŸ»
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination 💉 ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices đŸ“Č to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then🧳
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering the state of Kelantan
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required, however this trip involved extreme sport, travel insurance is advisable
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required, personally she still will check in whenever she spotted the QR code to record her own journeys

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» is fully vaccinated ✅💉, including booster vaccine, she still performed self test prior & after her trips. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED đŸ‘đŸ» for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestics or international to be PCR tested before & after travel trips for the peace of mind of own safety & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Things To Do & Trip Itinerary @ Gua Musang đŸžïž

Gua Musang is a railway 🚂 town

Gua Musang đŸžïž is surrounded by limestone hills & caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers, rock climbers & extreme sports lovers, moreover with Muse Eco Park opening now, do read on this long blog story here to check out her extreme sports experience gained ya đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜ƒ

In the past, trains 🚂🚂 were the only means of transport to this town. This train journey provides a glimpse of village life in the jungle 🌳🌳 hinterland. This is a jungle railway 🚂🌳 not to be missed which runs from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu & Tumpat. The green 💚 scenery starts from Jerantut station onwards as shared by the on train expert, Mr Kelvin Khew đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™‚ïž

Gua Musang KTM train station is distinguished by the natural splendor that surrounds it as it’s situated at the foot of the hill ⛰ Yes ✅, once the train 🚂 arrived at Gua Musang train station, you will be welcome by the beautiful desolate slope of rocks with deceiving stone stairs that rise to 105m 😍 You will sure enjoy beautiful OOTD moments at this train station 📾🚉

Hmm…The old Gua Musang train station was closed after the great flood in 2014. It’s located at the end of the main street in the old town & now used as 1ïžâƒŁ of the must visit heritage spot for all tourists. It’s also 1ïžâƒŁ of the best spots 📍 for photography 📾 lovers. Or simply sitting & admiring the splendour, the hill resembles a stone pillar with a large fissure that practically cuts it in half vertically 😍

Day 1ïžâƒŁ

Met up with all travel mates at Heritage Station Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur KTM train station 🚉 Enjoyed a hot Horlicks & fried noodles while awaiting for the train 🚂 boarding

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZNf686gNyzZno7Ei8
Website🌐: https://heritage-station-restaurant.business.site/

A privilege to witness this rail tourism special charter flag ⛳off by Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic & Event Division Senior Director & Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia with a safe departure of night train 🚂 from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station @ 10.45pm sharp

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Yeah‌ On board & checked in to her sleeper đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ seat at upper deck

She loves the privacy privilege at upper deck, though need to climb up & down to reach her sleeper seat 🚂

The train 🚂 moves steady slow towards the destination point @ Gua Musang. The train has stopped by Seremban & Gemas KTM train stations to pick up passengers đŸ‘­đŸ»đŸ‘ŹđŸ»đŸ‘«đŸ» SiennyLovesDrawing has got down to snap some photos at Gemas station with friends 📾😁

Ohh ya…The train will switch its railway đŸ›€ïž & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 from Gemas station, so do change to an empty seat đŸ’ș available or enjoy your seating sleep 😮 to avoid any dizziness đŸ˜”

Tips on an overnight train ride

  • Do book your lower deck sleeper seat as early as possible, it’s selling like hot cake. For elderly, upper deck is not advisable as it requires to climb up & down đŸ€—
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as you’re on a long rail ride 🚂
  • Do wear your face mask đŸ˜· on board
  • Must bring sweater đŸ§„ as the air conditioner is getting stronger at night 🌃
  • Must bring travel pillow ⬜
  • Suggest to bring fully charged power bank & extension cord due to limited power points 🔌 at Chill Relax & Event (Karaoke) coaches on board & on sharing basis
  • Pack light luggage especially if you’re on upper deck sleeper seat. Your luggage bags are needed to place at lower deck. Do not leave your valuables unattended during the rail ride. #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers â€ïžđŸŽ’đŸ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via đŸ›’đŸ›ïžđŸŒ https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks , #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack 🎒 ~ Splash 16″ Taupe-Black during this train trip đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ
  • A pair of comfy shoes, SiennyLovesDrawing has opted 👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole trip at Kelantan , loving it đŸ’•â€ïžfor train travel as well as extreme sports @ Muse Eco Park, do read more of her user story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/20/user-experience-comfortable-leather-shoes-from-lucca-vudor/
  • Do sanitize your sleeper deck 1ïžâƒŁst before your good night rest

  • No smoking 🚭 allow inside the train 🚂

Do check out her rail travel TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐

Day 2ïžâƒŁ

Wake up & enjoyed morning view from the train window 🚂đŸȘŸ Enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot milk tea @ train cafe, chit chat with other passengers, chill & relax enjoyed the views outside window 🚂đŸȘŸ

The foods served in train cafe is good, personally SiennyLovesDrawing loves the pandan coconut fragrance rice with the sweet spicy anchovies sambal đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Ohh ya…Only limited seats, once you’ve finished your meals, do give chance to other train passengers to enjoy their meals in train cafe 💕

Hmm…Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘€đŸ‘©đŸ»in this video clip via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomnaikkeretapi/permalink/4872055519590002/ which captured by 1ïžâƒŁ of the Jom Naik Keretapi member❓⁉

Finally, arrived @ Gua Musang KTM train station after 11 hours train journey @ 🔟am. Bus 🚌 picked up from Gua Mustang train station for a 2ïžâƒŁnd breakfast @ Warung Muse , a nice spot to enjoy meals with the scenes of visitors busy via ferrata & flying fox

SiennyLovesDrawing had a cup of hot asam boi ☕ & a slice of toasted bread 🍞 The service was super slow & some of the travel mates got their order wrongly served…Hope the service would be improving greater in her next visit then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8bvmd6tKBrjcSFpk9

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Checked in to Durian Hill Villa đŸ˜ïž for a comfy shower 🚿 & quick rest đŸ’€

Really love the minimalist comfy room design & all needed facilities well prepared. The hot shower water 🚿 absolutely perfect with good water pump & just nice temperature to enjoy a good shower đŸ§–đŸ»â€â™€ïž after a long train ride đŸ’–đŸ‘đŸ»

Address📍: PT5606, Jalan Akasia Utama 2/4, Bandar Utama, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DurianHillVillaGM/

Then enjoyed set lunch B (5 pax each set) @ Warung Buluh with Siakap fish in lemon steam, beef in spicy tomatoes sauce, fried egg, kailan vegetables with salted fish, fried tumeric chicken & seafood tom yam soup. The food were prepared up front from the organiser’s pre order, it’s wrapped nicely & served on all tables. Love the thoughtful hygiene service at Warung Buluh here đŸ‘đŸ»

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WT8F9NuQ8wnoEDFe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food—beverage-company/Warung-Buluh-Gua-Musang-Kelantan-793504277467795/

After lunch, we went to Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park, however it was closed & open on appointment basis as maintenance works in progress now. Do continue to read on this blog story as she visited it again on the Day 3

Then, we enjoyed afternoon tea drink @ Hana Coffee ☕ House. It’s a nice cafe with double storey to enjoy a happy enjoyable cuppa at the open air 2nd floor â˜•đŸ‘đŸ» on a hot sunny đŸ˜Žâ˜€ïž day. It serves a varieties of coffee, chocolate, fruit beverages & snacks including keropok lekor 😋

Address📍: https://goo.gl/maps/mG3ukH8gN5M9tNMc8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fargm4949/

Yeah‌ Back to hotel for a quick nap rest 😮

The bed đŸ›ŒđŸ» at Durian Hill Villa just so so comfy, she just dozed off đŸ˜ŽđŸ’€ & wake up already timing to get on bus 🚌 for dinner 😆 Absolutely a quick good rest đŸ‘đŸ»

Enjoyed nasi lemak dinner with spice fried chicken & spicy sambal @ Warung Muse again. This round food were served in advance from pre order placed đŸ‘đŸ»

All enjoyed the dining đŸœïž atmosphere of the night decorated with the glittering lights of Gua Musang & Masjid Buluh

Went for night 🌃 view photos capturing @ Masjid Buluh (Bamboo Mosque)

As its name suggests, almost 90% of this mosque is made from local concrete bamboo 🎍 (Dendracalamus asper) & black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) which were imported from Bandung, Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡© The magnificent & uniqueness of this mosque 🕌 was inspired by the former Menteri Besar of Kelantan, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Do check out video clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://fb.watch/dvQOkDyLzN/ & more photos via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/323289091408885/posts/pfbid02BZX12bWwAKEK8Vfdt5PXkL7c3eH8Ag6EDcgbTKj27MjxYyM2kjFNo9dBYgdfthsZl/

Tips to visit any mosques within Malaysia 🕌

  • Must bring along a head scarf 🧣 & wear modest long sleeves & long pant or long dress to enter ya 💖 It’s important to demonstrate respect to different religions đŸ™đŸ»
  • Some mosques will provide 🆓 mosque clothing aka Jubah & head scarf 🧣 to rent for its visitors to enter then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1nCNRiYUA9yXaFY18
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBulohGuaMusang/

Next, night photo 🌃📾 session @ Masjid Razaleigh (Razaleigh Mosque ie. Model of the Forbidden Mosque Of Mekah) which started its construction in late 2016. The Razaleigh Mosque of 99K square feet & equipped with 9ïžâƒŁ towers as high as 30m & 8ïžâƒŁ domes similar to the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, it was inspired by the Member of Parliament for Gua Musang, YBM. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah & worth more than RM35.1million. This mosque with a unique & attractive design using high quality building materials including tiles built on a site of 1.5 hectares with capability of accommodating up to 3.5K congregations. Wow‌

This is Kelantan’s iconic mosque which cost RM34 million as a replica of the Kaaba & it was built with a combination of high -tech LED screen blocks that display the holy verses of the Quran or the content of the sermon delivered by the imam of the mosque. The idea to build a replica of the Kaaba was sparked by Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/B7Dwfk7S8TLA7ws36
Contact no. : +6017-901 8672
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Razaleigh-Bandar-Gua-Musang-113632751342893/

Yeah‌ Back to hotel ~ Durian Hill Villa đŸ˜ïž for swet dream resting for the day đŸ’€đŸ›ŒđŸ»

Day 3ïžâƒŁ

Enjoyed morning hiking of approximately 40mins @ Durian Hill ⛰ to enjoy the beautiful sunrise 🌄 & scenery of the main town of Gua Musang

Do check out her happy sunrise hike at Durian Hill TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐

There is a good ground for camping đŸ•ïžđŸ„ŸđŸ‘đŸ» site with proper shower 🚿 & water tank facilities, the next time SiennyLovesDrawing would like to do camping stay đŸ•ïžâ›șđŸ”„ Enjoyed some cookies & bread đŸȘđŸ„– as light breakfast after the hiking 😋

Do check out her happy roti canai sarang (2nd breakfast that morning) TikTok clip captured đŸ“čđŸŒđŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

After hiking, we went to Kedai Makan Pokwa to enjoy 2ïžâƒŁnd breakfast ~ Highly recommended the roti canai sarang ~ It’s roti canai with 2ïžâƒŁ soft boiled eggs on top đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ» They also serve Nasi Kerabu here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves her chat with both the lovely old couples founders đŸ‘ŽđŸœđŸ‘”đŸœ Really enjoyed the tasty roti canai sarang (She had 2ïžâƒŁ sets) & iced Neslo, then left with her happy satisfied tummy đŸ˜ƒđŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Address📍: Pitstop Route 8 Gua Musang @ Kedai Makan Pokwa, Jalan Bandar Baru, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.đŸ“±: +6019-912 1401
Website🌐: https://kedai-makan-pokwa.business.site/

Yeah‌ Time to enjoy extreme sport activities @ Muse Eco Park ~ Yes✅, the highest Flying Fox in Kelantan. Yeah‌Also the 1ïžâƒŁst twin pair via Ferrata, yes✅, walking on the cave wall đŸ‘đŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the via ferrata & flying fox done @ this park on Day 3ïžâƒŁ with a happy great đŸ‘đŸ» achievement, yeahâ€ŒïžđŸ‘đŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» so proud that she has completed via Ferrata & flying fox of 40m height @ Gua Musang. Highly recommended for an amazing experience đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ˜ƒ

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ymyuFS6dU4vCfkfM7
Contact no.đŸ“±: +6012-2904007
FB: https://www.facebook.com/museecopark/

Do check out her 1ïžâƒŁst via ferrata experience captured in this TikTok clip đŸ“č🌐

Back to Durian Hill Villa for shower 🚿 after the good sweat from the amazing extreme sport activities. Then, checked out from Durian Hill Villa, a happy comfy stay, will be back for sure

Then, had a tasty lunch @ the impressive beautiful Restoran Dalam Taman D’ Tasik

A beautiful Malay traditional house restaurant sits at the bank of Gua Musang Lake Garden. Love the Thai influenced dishes served here especially the tasty fresh lemon steamed fish 🐟

After lunch, SiennyLovesDrawing had a walk at the beautiful lake side & the nicely managed park surrounding this restaurant. Had a good chat with the restaurant owners, Kak Nah & Abah who shared about how they restarted this restaurant from its former restaurant named Restoran Dalam Taman which lost due to the great flood in 2014

Truly impressive & inspiring of the creativity & love of upcycling, go green passionate of Kak Nah. Abah & Kak Nah actually decorated this restaurant with some unique wood pieces that both of them found from river side etc., also she turns some of the plastic fishing stuff 🎣 into wall art decorations, bravo đŸ‘đŸ»đŸ‘đŸ» Abah actually complimented full of love 💕 that his wife, Kak Nah is a creative person, a lovely sweet couple ❀

Do check out her happy lunch dining at this beautiful lake surrounding Restoran Dalam Taman D’Tasik, you will spot Kak Nah upcycling craft art decorations in her TikTok clip captured đŸ“č🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxqHvTH9YdgbH77h7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Dalam-Taman-DTasek-2013350965594972/

Then, paid a 2ïžâƒŁnd visit to the Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park. Personally love the mosses lanes within the park, it’s so comfy nice to walkingđŸš¶đŸ»â€â™€ïžđŸš¶đŸ»on it while reading the plant signages to learn more about the herbs & spices. There is a water park that many local families & kids enjoy water splashing 💩 fun & swimming đŸŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž with a minimal entry fee. This park is now under maintenance progress, then to resume its chalets & rock climbing activities then

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s TikTok clip captured

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uXeqeBbddBHzD56H9
Website: https://www.malaysiasite.nl/etnobotani.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pwgm.kesedar

Next, proceed to visit the Gua Musang Golf Recreation Club, the travel mates enjoyed the fun of golf ⛳ practice sessions. Hmm..didn’t ride on a buggy to tour the golf ⛳ club. Enjoyed afternoon tea time with banana 🍌 fritters served here

Address: Ibu Pejabat Kesedar, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.: +6019-912 9558
Website: https://mdgm.kelantan.gov.my/index.php/pelawat/destinasi-menarik/tempat-tempat-pelancongan/199-padang-golf-sukan-berkuda

The bus 🚌 departed straight to Tanah Merah KTM train station for a night train back to KL @ 10.45pm, on the way stopped by for dinner @ Restoran Rimbun

Again, train 🚂 has departed sharp at 10.45pm. SiennyLovesDrawing fall a sleep đŸ’€đŸ˜Ž very quickly as exhausted after a whole day of busy activities

Address: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NoGCXMmpSAmjXUTF7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Rimbun-135728463766706/

Day 4

Wake up 7am & then enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot Nescafe @ train cafe. Yeah‌ Enjoyed train sleeps, walking in the train from coach to coach train OOTDs while the train stopped at some stations along the way

Also to enjoy watched the karaoke competition @ event coach, chit chat with some passengers from Jom Naik Keretapi FB group members about their happy train rides. Most of them are retirees that enjoy their train travels within Malaysia

So happy exciting to listen to their stories & all inspiring SiennyLovesDrawing to include train travels within Malaysia in her retirement living plan 😃

Ohh ya…When the train 🚂 stops at Gemas station, it will switch railway & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 so if you’re not comfortable with it, do change to an empty seat đŸ’ș available, or alternatively to enjoy a nap 😮 to avoid any dizziness ya đŸ˜”

Arrived early @ 2.30pm to Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, reached home sweet home 🏡 safely

How long you have not travel on a trainđŸš‚â“â‰ïž Let’s plan & enjoy a happy travel with rail ya 😃😁

Do enjoy reading this blog post as SiennyLovesDrawing has updated her daily trip progresses @ Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ ya

You may connect to https://linktr.ee/rjila_tours for your rail tour travel planning ya

Hmm…What must SiennyLovesDrawing not miss from Gua Musang, Kelantan ❓⁉ Do comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya đŸ€—

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Sungai Lembing things to do

Things To Do @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeah‌ Refer to earlier blogging about her participation to Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur by Muzium Sungai Lembing. Yes, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has just resumed her holidays within her own home country under the new norm way due to global health pandemic 🚗🚌đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ This time she would like to sharing about her recent 2ïžâƒŁD1ïžâƒŁN trip to Sungai Lembing, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Historically, Sungai Lembing was a rich town because of used to be main producer of tin in Pahang, Malaysia. The history of underground tin mining has started since it was intensively managed by the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL), a British company in 1906 till being liquidated in 1986

It was known as the El Dorado of the East ie. A Village of the English community. It’s being revitalized as a heritage tourism attraction with the opening of Muzium Sungai Lembing

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So, let’s check out where are the places to visit 📍📍, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodation at Sungai Lembing from her trip ya 🎒😃

SiennyLovesDrawing & her travelmates had a safe comfy approximately 3.5 hours bus ride to & from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang with bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) led by Mr Imraan. Then, four-wheel drive (4WD) exciting journey with Sungai Lembing Recreation to visit Sungai Lembing places listed below (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembing.tour )

Places To Visit & Things To Do

1. Muzium Sungai Lembing

Yeah‌ Finally she đŸ‘©đŸ» is back here, this would be her 3rd visit if not mistaken. This museum is housed in an old bungalow once used by the mine manager & it houses a collection of underground mining artifacts

Slowly walking & reading the details of each exhibits in this museum making you understand greater of the view memorabilia & history about the tin mining days

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅ & it may be FOC subjects to the final decision of the museum management as it will be on partial closure after Raya while it undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition with usage of technology then, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/02/program-jejak-el-dorado-timur-sungai-lembing-pahang-malaysia-2022/

Her happy exploring Muzium Sungai Lembing TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHreP5/

In particularly, she loves the underground tin mines model exhibited in this museum, do check out her TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHmadB/, it was nicely done with very detailed artwork to showcase the situation of the underground tin mine

Address📍: Jalan Muzium, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
Operation hours🕛: 9am – 5pm (Except 1st Monday of each month)
Website 🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/

2. Sungai Lembing Historical Tin Mines

During this recent visit, it was closed for continuous maintenance by its management, Kuantan Municipal Council (aka Majlis Bandaraya Kuantan) to ensure the safety of this underground tin mines for visitors. Do check out whether it has reopen during your trip ya

It’s the largest underground tin mine in the world 🌎 Actually parts of it has been refurbished as a museum for its visitors to enter the network of underground old mine tunnels which spans over 785km to observe & view the extensive collection of mining equipment that was used back in the days eg. tin samples, drilling machines, safety helmets, railway tracks & furniture from the mine manager’s office etc.

Also to enjoy a tram ride to enter into the tin mine tunnels

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Her last visit in 2018 story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/mita-productive-business-networking-pahang/ & tweets thread via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1056839707177283584

Address📍: Jalan Tanah Putih, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/U26KRVo6x7qfURSm7

FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511072778939518

3. Sunrise Hill (AKA Panorama Hill) æž—æ˜Žć±± ⛰

1 of the things must do at Sungai Lembing is to wake up early morning & hike up to Panorama Hill 400m for sunrise 🌄

She took a 4WD ride with friends to be up this round , can check out the tour services by Sungai Lembing Recreation

Absolutely love the beautiful breathtaking đŸ˜đŸ€© sunrise panorama view shrouded by the morning mist & breathe in fresh cool air

Last time, she has hike by foot đŸŠ¶đŸ‘Ł on the stairs going up the hill, only small sections are without the staircase. So, do bring a torch light for your early morning hike. Usually approximately 30mins to 45 mins hiking journey to reach the summit for amazing sunrise scenery

Free 🆓 admission

Address📍: Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bukit-Panorama-Hill-Top-%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E5%B1%B1%E9%A1%B6/169658876424845 & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunrise-Hill-Sg-Lembing-Pahang/106627994462324

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/BwfgFyn49hTBgnkF7

4. Sungai Lembing Old Market Square

It’s nice to take sight in the surroundings of where the Chinese clan houses are located. Can shopping for souvenirs eg. coconut biscuits, sugar-glazed buttery crispy egg crullers from here to bring back home 🏡

There are plenty of good food to enjoy here, do continue read on the food section below 😀

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.At here, you sure will not miss out the 1st digital petrol pump ⛜ in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

Yes ✅, Sungai Lembing was very advanced due to its tin mines industry at that time, this small town actually owned it’s own digital petrol pump ⛜, cinema with latest movies 🍿 đŸŽ„, duty free brands shopping đŸ›ïžđŸ›’ etc.

Address📍: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

5. Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing

On the way down from Sunrise Hill, your 4WD will passing by Sungai Jing picnic area, worth to stop by to enjoy a picnic meal, fishing or a river swimming here

Locals love to spend time here with family members especially weekends

Free 🆓 admission

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/5rnJimEBbtzwyeJG8

6. Pasir Puteri FKA Pasir Kubur

Visitors can park its vehicles just by the river side & then enjoy picnic, river bathing etc.

Locals love to spend time here with family members during weekends at Pasir Puteri, a nice picnic area to chill, relax while enjoy fishing as well as river bathing

Vehicle parking fee is required

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/yKYiezJuaBBzUVTi7

7. Kolong Pahat Hanging Bridge æž—æ˜ŽćŠæĄ„ 🌉

Definitely not to be missed when visiting Sungai Lembing

Let’s feel the thrill from the mild tremble of this sturdy 200-year-old wooden suspension 🌉 bridges which connect residential areas on the other side of the river to the main town

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It’s still strong & well maintained, though being repaired several times by the Kuantan Municipal Council

Free 🆓 admission

Address📍: 377, Lorong Pahat, Kampung Kolong Pahat, 26200 Sg Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia.

📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/BRwaxcAgUMFp9Kr7A

8. Kolong Pahat tin mine tunnels using the “pahat” way

Just keep walking down from the entrance to the hanging bridge for 10mins, you will notice 3 tin mines tunnels at the road side

During her recent trip, Pak Tam , ex-staff with underground tin mines company actually has shared that these old tunnels were created manually using the “pahat” way ie. with chisel & each is not deep inside as compared to the underground tin mines. Chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material eg. stone by hand, struck with a mallet, or mechanical power. The handle & blade of some types of chisel are made of metal or of wood with a sharp edge in it

Free 🆓 admission

9. Indigenous Village ~ Kampung Mas

While on the way down from Sunrise Hill, you will passing by this indigenous village on your way to Sungai Jin picnic area, it’s managed by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JKOA)

The majority of indigenous people here are puak Batik & puak Jakun as shared by her 4WD driver from Sungai Lembing Recreeation team

It offers exhilarating pursuits to learn the living cultures eg. blow piping, visiting the unique bamboo house & etc.

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/nMc5GyZJC3aFMXzV7

10. Charas Cave

During the bus journey, 1 of the tour guides has shared briefly about this cave & SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share it here so she can personally visit it in the future

It’s a limestone cave complex with interesting geological structures of stalagmites & stalactites & a large reclining Buddha statue. The other side of the cave leads to an opening which provides a great view of the surrounding countryside

Address📍: Jalan Gua Charas, 26090 Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌  https://goo.gl/maps/qvtuaKrvJ3Pfqyq7A

Food đŸ˜‹đŸ€€

1. Sungai Lembing Hawker Centre

It’s always crowded đŸ‘­đŸ‘ŹđŸ‘« Most of the visitors to Panorama Hill will enjoy breakfast at here ya

Must enjoy the tomatoes sauce noodles 🍅🍜 served with fragrant Cantonese fried charred aroma topped with sweet & tangy tomato sauce

Also the Mee Jawa, Sister Fong mountain-water tofu, tau foo fah etc.

After meals, you may visit the Thien Hou Temple which just opposite the hawker centre. The “Mazu” statue is certified as the biggest “Mazu” in the Malaysia Book of Record in year 2019. More info via 🌐 https://persatuanhainansglembing.org.my/

OR can consider to walk to visit the nearby 3D Gallery Sungai Lembing, 🌐 https://3d-gallery-sg-lembing.business.site/

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Address📍: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
📌  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

2. Kedai Kopi Salmah

A must try for its nasi lemak, kuih muih & hot coffee

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves the nasi lemak here as the spicy sambal is sweet tasty to enjoy & not spicy, yum max 😀

Address📍: 73, Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/CKexMuh9MwwoJvHQ9

3. Sg Lembing Noodles & Beancurd Pudding

The only shop cum factory that still produces the famous Sungai Lembing noodles & beancurd pudding aka “tau foo fah”. A must stopping by to enjoy refreshing smooth tasty beancurd pudding under hot sunny day

Guess what??

It’s now being operating by the 3rd generation & still serving tasty springy handmade noodles without preservatives

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Highly recommended!! She loves the noodle textures that just so delicious to chew on by just mixing the noodles with soya sauce & fish balls

Address📍: No. 376, Kolong Pahat 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yv8V6ZADGZdTCUQy6

4. Sg Lembing Coconut Biscuit Factory

This is the famous Sungai Lembing coconut biscuits by Mun Heng Bakery that all visitors will buy as souvenirs from Sungai Lembing

Guess what?

It’s now operating by the 4th generation of the family continue to bake this delicious crunchy biscuit

It’s a good match to enjoy with Kopi O, if you’re a coffee lover ya

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Address📍: No. AB-41, Kampung Tengah, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E6%B0%91%E9%A6%99%E6%A4%B0%E9%A5%BC-106879252677648/

5. Mee Jawa

SiennyLovesDrawing has heard about the famous mee jawa & must try while travelling to Sg Lembing, however she missed the chance as 1 of the famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh which near her stay at Jasa Resort was closed during her recent trip

The mee jawa serves here is slightly different from the usual mee jawa

Hmm…Will keep it for her next Sg Lembing trip to enjoy tasting then

📌 https://maps.app.goo.gl/SGAt35ohgBxzUkE49

6. Laksa Gebok

A special thanks to Muzium Sg Lembing team that served Laksa Gebok aka Laksa Pahang as 1 of the afternoon tea meal during the program & SiennyLovesDrawing got a chance to try this laksa

It serves with soft texture noodle, creamy coconut milk gravy which fine blended with sardine fish & spicy sambal (Optional) to enjoy

Address📍: Kampung Seberang Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

Hotel Accommodation 🏱

1. Jada Resort

SiennyLovesDrawing & her room mate enjoyed their comfy 1 night stay in a spacious room in this resort

Guess what?

The famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh that the local people loves it actually within walking distance from this resort. This resort offers water sport, kayaking, team building activities etc. upon booking in advance

Address📍: Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/

2. Lake Castle 🏰

SiennyLovesDrawing actually noted about this lake castle while passing by its main gate while on the way up to the Sunrise Hill with 4WD

So, when she googled about it & found out that it’s a beautiful resort to opt for, so list it here & also for her future visit

Address📍: A205, Jln Sungai Arang, Kampung Jeram Takar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lakecastle.resort/

So, when are you travelling to visit Sungai Lembing?

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SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

#FlyMeToSabah Bucket List To Tick Off

Updated 14 June 2022, 5.40pm ~ So so sad that SiennyLovesDrawing only won the 1st 20 entries for this contest 😭 She has tried very best, hope that she can be part of media member with Sabah Tourism, refer winner announcement post via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347716010722356&set=a.224387169721908&type=3 ~ Her prize unboxing TikTok clip via 🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7102749691724549402 . Do stay tuned for her blog update as she will be travelling to Sabah for her slow train travel & art exploring in July ya 😀

Hey đŸ‘‹đŸ» all, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» got to know about the #flymetoSabah âœˆïžđŸ›« contest hosted by Sabah Tourism Board very recently from her participation in the March #SabahChats via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1720355908139397 & it triggers her travel memories 💭 @ Sabah & actually urge her travel wish to join in to try her luck to be 1ïžâƒŁ of the winner ( Fingers crossed đŸ€žđŸ» as the last winner to be announced on 14 Apr) to realise her dream 💭 to continue explore & tick off her ✅SABAH bucket list in Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

🌐 https://tourism.sabah.gov.my/news/newsdetails/fly-me-to-sabah-offers-opportunities-to-experience-sabah-bucket-list-holidays

🌐 https://flymetosabah.sabahtourism.com/

So, here a blog post to sharing in detailed about SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah đŸ‘©đŸ»âœđŸ»đŸ’ŒđŸ“ŹđŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’»


Dear Sabah Tourism,

Yes, Sienny Yong aka SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» would like to explore more about Sabah & Sarawak in the future which both made Malaysia owns the 25% of Borneo’s land. Borneo, the 3ïžâƒŁrd largest island đŸïž in the world 🌎 & divided between 3 countries ie. Indonesia đŸ‡źđŸ‡© , Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ & Brunei 🇧🇳

Once upon a time…

Still recalled her 1ïžâƒŁst fly to Sabah was right after her university graduation đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸŽ“đŸŽ“ & as a graduation celebration đŸŽ‰đŸ„ł trip to reward herself by opting for a hike to Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰ (aka Akinabalu by the local Sabahan people), it’s her 1ïžâƒŁst hiking đŸ„Ÿ trip, also to explore Malaysia’s 1ïžâƒŁst heritage site, Kinabalu Park. Hmm…It was really long long ago & at that time she has got no social media platforms to show off her summit photo with her full colour certificate at that time 😃😁 She was hike up with Mesilau route, it’s with beautiful scenery, though slightly longer journey as compared to the route she opted to go down, Timpohon route, a stairs alike route & not comfortable for her tiring legs back then. Guess what❓⁉ Her beautiful colour certificate is nicely kept in the safety deposit box with a local bank 🏩 now, 1ïžâƒŁ of her precious achievements in life âœšđŸ‘đŸ»

Then, her 2ïžâƒŁnd fly to Sabah was as a volunteer to collect & supply stationeries & teaching to some Bajau Laut kids at the rural sea nomad villages of Semporna Island đŸïž Still recalled the chalet hotel that she stayed was being flooded due to a heavy rain đŸŒ§ïž storm & the rising level of sea 🌊 water at that time. She joined her other volunteers together with the chalet staffs to clean up the chalets surrounding. The pure hearts & smiles of the rural kids still warm kept in her heart ❀ It was a memorable weeks spent with the local Sabahan kids & people, sure the kids have all grown up healthily now. Interactions with local people is what SiennyLovesDrawing enjoys & treasures the most, valuable juicy life stories, learning more about local living, cultures etc. Absolutely precious 💕

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These 2ïžâƒŁ travels to Sabah shared above were happened when she has yet to start her lifestyle blogging here at that time, also she wasn’t active in social media postings too

Then her blogging passion here âœđŸ»đŸ‘©đŸ»â€đŸ’» got noticed & received honourable media invitation 📧 to join the Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) business networking 3ïžâƒŁD2ïžâƒŁN trip in 2018. 3ïžâƒŁrd fly to Sabah to explore & then shared her travel stories about the eco tourism at Sabah, read more via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/6-eco-tourism-must-see-in-sabah-malaysian-borneo/ & 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1070869540232286208

She was truly amazed & proud as Malaysian because Dairy Farm đŸ‡ČđŸ‡ŸđŸ„đŸź in Kundasang, Sabah making her really like being at a farm in New Zealand đŸ‡łđŸ‡żđŸ˜đŸ€©

So, Sabah Tourism, please #flymetoSabah

Now & future…

What’s SiennyLovesDrawing’s ✅SABAH bucket list❓⁉

✅Steam train with North Borneo Railway along the tracks from Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut to arrive at the Rice Bowl of Sabah, Papar to enjoy views of the paddy fields, traditional village homes on stilts & buffaloes as a train 🚂 travel lover. Ohh ya…Do you all remembered the famous Malaysian produced movie ~ Ola Bola ⚜❓⁉ SiennyLovesDrawing wanna enjoy the Tenom – Beaufort jungle train 🚂 ride as a train 🚂 travel lover which it was being captured in that movie & to enjoy the ride with the local communities in the old train cabin seating area. Then, to taste Tenom coffee ☕ as a coffee lover. More info via 🌐 https://railtravelstation.com/sabah-state-railway/

✅Adrenaline canopy walks in Danum Valley Rainforest 🌳🌳 to observe see Sabah’s wildlife in its most biodiverse jungle as a nature lover 💚🌳 by walking about 300m through a 130-million-year-old ancient forest on a suspension bridge 26m off the ground ie. Approximately the height of a 6-story building OR 363m high & 620m length canopy walkway aka Rainforest Skywalk @ Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan

✅Beaufort bridge 🌉 & enjoy Beaufort Mee is Chinese-style fried home-made local yellow noodles from Beaufort, served with choice of meat or seafood & fresh vegetables as a love local eats 😋 traveller

✅Amazing milkyway galaxy âœšđŸ’«đŸŒƒ at Tegudon Tourism Village & Lasau Podi at Kota Belud. Or a hike up to Marangang hill top with a great đŸ‘đŸ» view of Mt KK at Kundasang. Even at the peak of Mt KK ⛰

✅Hanging bridge at Mt Kinabalu (Mt KK) ⛰ ie. The world 🌎 highest via Ferrata with a system of a balance beams & suspension bridges, hill paragliding @ Kokol Hill, Kinabalu OR Ranau Paragliding Park đŸžïžđŸŒ„, https://instagram.com/montkskybike @ Mt KK & parasailing @ Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Yes ✅, to explore more đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸŽ’ & tick off the 7 districts in

✅S ~ as a train travel lover

✅A ~ as a nature lover with green surrounding

✅B ~as a local foodie

✅A ~ as a milkyway galaxy admirer

✅H ~ as an adventure explorer

bucket list as shared in above paragraphs (Especially those in Italics) ie. Beaufort, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Nabawan, Sipitang, Tambunan & Tenom. More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/division/interior/

SiennyLovesDrawing Sabah travel bucket list

During her ✅SABAH explore mentioned above đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸŽ’, being a typical local foodie, she would like to enjoy a taste of local food in Sabah eg. Sweet crunchy kuih cincin (Will be grabbing a lot as souvenirs to bring back for her own snacks, family members & friends to enjoy), hinava (A sliced mackerel fish with chilies, onion, ginger & lime juice), latok (A seaweed with cili padi, lime & sambal belacan), Ngiu Chap, Tuaran Mee, Tamparuli Mee & many more from her interactions with local Sabahan people then đŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Not just that, if time permits, during her #flymetoSabah trip, she wishes especially to exploring more of below ~ will continue updating this blog post for her next Sabah travels preparation

✅The rural tourism, more info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/rural/, Kg. Sunsuron, Tambunan with more than 90% of its area is covered in rolling hills, plains & mountains đŸžïžâ›°ïžđŸŒłđŸŒł & the community-based tourism @ Bingkor which currently in developing progress, read more via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/press-release/developing-tourism-in-the-interior-of-sabah/

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✅ Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp, Kinabatangan (Camping stay đŸ•ïžâ›ș)

✅ Kinabatangan River Cruise

Virtual letter to Sabah Tourism #flymetoSabah

✅ The Tip Of Borneo @ Simpang Mengayau, Kudat

✅ Tindakon Dazang beach’s cliff, Kudat

✅ Murut Cultural Centre, Keningau
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✅ Campsite P. Riui @ Sg Padas, Tenom & to enjoy the long hanging bridge that local Sabahan communities actually using in their daily commute 👣 to Panggi (Camping stay đŸ•ïžâ›ș)

✅ Polumpung Melangkap Campsite @ Kadamaian, Kota Belud to learn how the 2015 earthquake actually changed the landscape & made the village as a new 🆕 riverside attraction in Sabah (Camping stay đŸ•ïžâ›ș)

✅ To explore the natural grandeur of the Taralamas River Canyon @ Kg. Tiang Lama of Ranau with river trekking experience to uncover the local flora & fauna as a nature lover

✅ Mantanani Island is surrounding by mesmerizing clear turquoise waters & with amazing view of Mount Kinabalu

✅ Rundum Highland @ Tenom, more info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/rundumHighlands/

✅ Umea Glam Kundasang (A unique staycation)

✅ Pagoda Ling San @ Tuaran

✅ Upside Down House @ Tamparuli

✅ Endangered species ~ Sepilok Orang Utan, Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to learn more about these endangered species & efforts being made to get them off the endangered lists

✅ Gomantong Cave, largest cave in Sabah. Black Cave & White Cave (With inaccessible terrain, slightly challenging)

✅ Floating walking @ Pulau Pasir Timbul (Pulau Terapung/ Pitas Floating Island), Kampung Malubang, Pitas, Sabah

✅ To enjoy a unique natural volcanic mud spa @ Pulau Tiga

✅ Ohh ya…If you’re into diving & love sending postcard, do send SiennyLovesDrawing (Typical postcard collector) a postcard from this underwater post box, 1st of its kind in Malaysia ya â˜ș

After attended the FB live @ 6 April 2022 by Ms Grace Leong via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/siennyyong/posts/1728521580656163 , she would like to spend an early afternoon to enjoy slow walking & exploring the heritage @ oldest streets like Gaya street (FKA Bond street), Beach street & more in KK town, also to enjoy tasting the local food eg. Coconut pandan, satay jawi, roti kahwin etc. Also to enjoy the Api Api night food market @ Gaya street, 6pm to 12am every Friday & Saturday 😀

To visit & observe the baby turtles release to sea within months of June to Sept @ Lankayan Island , special thanks to her reader (IG sunstylefiles) who commented on her IG reel post about this island via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/p/CcHCqKNBsa6/ . If you’re a diver & reading here, this beautiful tropical island in the Sulu Sea & Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) is 1 of the famous diving spots in Sabah, Malaysia 😀 More info via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/lankayan-island/

Regards,

Sienny aka SiennyLovesDrawing

Please #flymetoSabah this typical travel lover & local foodie content creator with https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/ to share more about her ✅SABAH bucket list tick off & Malaysia places đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ


More exciting Sabah tourism updates via 🌐 https://twitter.com/sabahtourism/

Travel info to Sabah wef. 1 Apr 2022 via 🌐 https://www.sabahtourism.com/alert/

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has just participated the Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia with media invitation received from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing. A special thank you for this honorable media invitation 📧 to her & she has gained much more information about tin mines history in Sg Lembing, also a privilege chance to hear direct from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with the undergroud tin mine company named The Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL) as a underground lift operator

The main objectives of this program is to establish closer cooperation đŸ€đŸ» between Tourism Malaysia, Sungai Lembing Museum đŸ›ïž together with the Tourism agency partners & the media members to promoting domestic tourism, especially Sungai Lembing, Pahang. All participants of this program are required to complete their full vaccination, including booster 💉with proof of vaccination certificate granted in MySejahtera app đŸ“Č

It also aims to introducing to all participants about the local tourism products available in Sungai Lembing, Pahang which are all rich in historical heritage values, arts & cultures, as well as its nature beauty. The involvement of travel agencies is also expected to develop more attractive local tourism packages in an effort to further increasing âŹ†ïž tourist arrivals to Sungai Lembing, Pahang in particular, & of course the whole state of Pahang in general, with the recent announcement of re-opening the Malaysian border from 1 April onwards đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ»has been to Sg Lembing many many years ago, it feels great đŸ‘đŸ» to be back here to get to know more about this tourist destination after the waves of global health pandemic. She would like to sharing this round about what she has done during this 2ïžâƒŁD1ïžâƒŁN program participation with Muzium Sungai Lembing, Malaysia đŸ‡ČđŸ‡Ÿ, as well as sharing about the things to do in her next sharing, do stay tuned ya 😃😁

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This program has started the travelling journey by a sharp departure at 8am from Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) with a great comfy bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (🌐 https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) which led by Mr Imraan. All participants đŸ‘­đŸ»đŸ‘ŹđŸ»đŸ‘«đŸ»đŸ§‘đŸ»â€đŸ€â€đŸ§‘đŸ» actually arrive on time for this exciting program participation đŸ™ŒđŸ»đŸ’ȘđŸ»đŸšŒđŸ‘đŸ» at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing

A smooth safe bus 🚌 journey to arrive at event space, Muzium Sg Lembing at 11.35am & being warmly welcome by representative from Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur & Muzium Sg Lembing, Ms Fauziah đŸ§•đŸŒ All participants respectively with SOP compliance of social distancing, MySejahtera app scan, participants registration, goodies bag collection & then being seated for the program

The program has kick started with awesome amazing state of Pahang, Malaysia traditional dance performances by dancers from Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN), followed by opening ceremony by the management of Jabatan Muzium Malaysia & Muzium Sg Lembing with Mr Razaimi Hamat & Mr Peterson Augustine, also token appreciation ceremony by Ms Zuraini Abdul Ghani, the Director of Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur

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Next, all participants are invited for lunch, then check in for a comfy clean accommodation @ Jasa Resort 🏱 ( 📍Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang & 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/)

Then, all participants will travel back to the museum again to participate exciting activities organised by the management of Muzium Sg Lembing

There are 4 groups of participants with 4 or 5 members each to complete below group assignments by scanning a QR code & online submission upon completion while exploring the artifacts exhibited in this museum

✅ A list of quiz questions❓ ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum 😀

✅ Word search 🔎 ~ Tips given are all answers can be found within the artifacts gallery in the museum, absolutely a fun way to explore this museum 😀

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Ohh ya…Insider news sharing 😀 Mr Peter Augustine has shared that in coming months, this museum will be undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition. There are many more artifacts collected that the museum needs to exhibit them for all its visitors. This upgrade aims to have more digital savvy, ie. Each artifacts with a short caption displayed, then with a QR code for the visitors to scan & then learning more of each artifacts details. That’s a brilliant ideas. He has added that during this upgrade, the museum will remain open, however partially of the museum, the management is still in the discussion whether the entrance fee will be free during this upgrade period, so check out their FB page for more updates. SiennyLovesDrawing is so looking forward to revisit this museum after its artifacts upgrade then to share more with you all ya 😃😁

✅ Learn & perform traditional dance steps đŸ’ƒđŸ»đŸ•șđŸ» ~ It’s fun enjoyable to learn & dance with team mates, so much laughter, lol 😛 Special thanks to all JKKN dancers who patiently guided us during this cultural workshop. Do check out her TikTok clip captured via đŸ“č🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qg8EH/

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✅ Win Lose or Draw âœđŸ» ~ SiennyLovesDrawing has volunteered herself to draw & amazingly her team mates all understand her simple drawing every well & guessed all the traditional games. Hmm…She forgot to ask her team mates to capture a TikTok clip for this đŸ€­đŸ˜Œ

✅ Traditional game ~ Coconut bowling with recycling plastic bottles đŸ„„ ~ This is so so fun, it’s not easy to aim right with the coconut to hit all the plastic bottles to score points ya, again lots of laughter here, lol SiennyLovesDrawing only hit a bottle as captured in her TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing program via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

✅ Jigsaw puzzle đŸ§© ~ Oppss….SiennyLovesDrawing & her team mates had a challenging puzzle time to solve the tin miner hat puzzle đŸ§©â“â‰ïž

✅ Creative group wefie đŸ€łđŸ“±at the front of Muzium Sg Lembing đŸ›ïž ~ Don’t you all think this is good? All team members discussed & positioned own self to form this group wefie with NST photographer hold the wide angle phone to capture. Yeah!! Sure win :D, not shy ohh

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During this recent Muzium Sg Lembing visiting, SiennyLovesDrawing truly amazed with the Underground Mines Model displayed. This model was nicely built to portray the exact underground tin mines & how its tine mines workers’ life while working in the tin mines being detailed drafted in this model. If you’re visiting this museum, do spend more time to slowly viewing this model ya 😀 Do check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this model in her next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya 😃😁

Guess what❓⁉

She also managed to hear the direct voice from Pakcik Tam, an ex-worker with PCCL in sharing the underground tin mines working situations. Pak Tam as the underground lift operator has shared how the accurate signals being given by the tin mines workers is important for him to take the lift to reach different deepness within the underground tin mines. He told that he needs to be extra careful to ensure it’s the right signals given before he operated the lift each time to avoid any death accident. Hmm…In a way, Pak Tam actually owned a very good hearing ears to carrying out his role. Do check out her TikTok clip captured from Pak Tam’s sharing via đŸ“č🌐 https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSd2qfSw9/

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This exciting program continues with some exciting beautiful local tourism destinations visiting in the next day. All participants got latest updates of each destinations within Sg Lembing to bring awareness & then promoting these amazing places to visit

  • Sunrise Hill aka Panorama Hill
  • Picnic spot @ Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing
  • Picnic spot @ Pasir Puteri
  • Indigenous Settlement @ Kampung Mas
  • Hanging Bridge Kolong Pahat
  • Tin mine tunnels @ Kolong Pahat
  • Sg Lembing handmade noodles making
  • Sg Lembing coconut biscuit making
  • Sg Lembing old sreet

Not just that, as foodie & food lover herself, she would like to share some of the local foods that she has tasted or recommended by local at Sg Lembing eg. Mee Jawa, Laksa Gebok, handmade Sg Lembing noodles, beancurd pudding, Sg Lembing coconut biscuit, nasi lemak & coffee at Kedai Kopi Salmah

Meanwhile, do check out 1st her beautiful photo album captured from this trip & being shared by Tourism Malaysia Wilayah Timur via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/tourismmalaysiapahang/posts/346281834209009 , the main tweets thread of her program participation via 📌🌐 https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1509513754710446086 & do stay tuned for SiennyLovesDrawing’s next sharing about the things to do at Sg Lembing, Pahang ya 😃😁

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Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Time flies, this exciting 2D1N program has officially ended with another amazing state of Pahang traditional dance performances by JKKn dancers, good lunch served, announcement of winners & prize giving ceremony, as well as certificate of participation giving ceremony to all participants. More photos captured from this great program via 📾🌐 https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumkl/posts/5020309814673514

Let’s check out of SiennyLovesDrawing’s TikTok clip captured from her time spent with this amazing Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7081534097935387930

Do also check out these videos captured from the fun excitement during this program via đŸ“č🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/671949744129086/ & đŸ“č🌐 https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/videos/645748456503426/

Have you plan your #cuticutimalaysia ❓⁉

Do always enjoy travel safe, following SOP while exploring more local domestic travel destinations within Malaysia ya 😀 More of SiennyLovesDrawing’s travel within Malaysia stories via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/category/travel-tourism/malaysia/

Stay safe while travel local #cuticutimalaysia ya 😀

Website 🌐: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB🌐: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/ & https://www.facebook.com/tourismmalaysiapahang

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Fukushima Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» earlier blogging about the 4 sessions of Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas đŸ‘đŸ» Tohoku region in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡”

Again, she really enjoyed this 5th session @ 26 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Fukushima Prefecture çŠćł¶çœŒ, the 3rd largest perfecture in Japan

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” by Ms Farah. Japan international border remains suspended. self quarantine period for cross border travellers has shortened to 10 days. More updated Japan travel details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & 🌐 https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Ms Farah has also shared about some typical Japanese-style breakfast ie. Washoku, a traditional Japanese cuisine which being recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of its diverse & fresh ingredients, exceptionally well-balanced & healthy to convey the beauty of nature & changing seasons. The common composition of Washoku including rice (Carbohydrate, either plain steamed white, brown/ genmai or mixed rice – seasoned with soy sauce/ dashi/ seasonal ingredients) + 1 soup (Hydration, miso soup – made from fermented soybean paste & a dashi broth with chopped green onion, wakame seaweed & tofu) + 3 dishes (Protein – grilled fish/ rolled eggs, minerals, vitamin & fibre – “Kobaci”, assorted vegetables prepared in different ways) . Ms Farah also honorable mentioned the Natto & TKG – Tamago-kake Gohan. As a typical love to eat foodie, she wants to taste the Kitakata Ramen as recommended by Ms Farah. It served in a refreshing soy sauce soup, consisting of thick noodles with slices of pork, bamboo shoots & spring onions

Sharing from Ms Abe đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž from Fukushima Tourism Department about 3 major regions of Fukushima ie. Aizu, Nakadori & Hamadori. It’s 90mins train journey from Tokyo. She has shared some famous destinations to visit by each season in Fukushima. The highly acclaimed Fukushima Peach is in Summer season, must enjoy the refreshing tasty Peach Parfait. Also Ms Abe has recommended some unique experiences ie. cycling around to appreciating the beautiful scenery of autumn leaves, winter sports to enjoy at Alts Snow Park & Resort & Higashiyama Onsen, drift taxi, ramen tasting, Samurai performance, Akabeko painting & etc.

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Next, sharing from Ms Tan from JNTO about 6D5N Southern Tohoku Tour suggestion by flying in/ out through Tokyo in autumn season by car/ bus

  1. Fly in 🛬, free & easy in Tokyo. Must taste the Tsukishima Monjayaki pancakes đŸ„ž
  2. To Lake Inawashiro Akabeko (Its legend story & lucky 🍀 charm) / Aizu candle đŸ•Żïž making experience Tadami River Bridge viewpoint Hotel 🏹: Aizu Ashinomaki Onzen ♚ to experience Demon Slayer scene alike ryokan
  3. To Kitakata City for Kitakata Ramen 🍜, brewery tour & sakeđŸ¶ tasting Uesugi Hakushakutei Hotel 🏹: Ginzan Onsen to experience spirited away scene alike onsen street & former official royal 👑 family accommodation
  4. To Naruko Gorge Matsushima islands đŸ—Ÿ Ichiban-cho to experience local gourmet grab & go Hotel stay at Sendai city to experience the Sendai Pageant of Starlight
  5. Shopping đŸ›ïž trip at Sendai-Izumi premium outlets Zao Fox Village Adachigahara Furusatomura Hotel 🏹 stay at Koriyama city to get in touch with the rural life of Japan
  6. Kawagoe city street strolling for time travel to the past & last mins shopping đŸ›ïž before flying out đŸ›« to Tokyo/ back home

More Japan travel planning via 🌐 https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/itineraries/index.html & 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Lastly, live sharing by a Malaysian student, Ms Admirah about her favourite shine muscat grape, powdery snow in winter ❄ Ohh ya…She reminded all visitors must bring a good camera to capture the beautiful scenery etc. when travelling to Japan

Things To Do @ Fukushima Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing loves train ride, so definitely she will enjoy a scenic railway ride on the Oku-Aizu Railway (Tadami Line) which offering fantastic views of the striking natural scenery 🚞✹, especially during autumn & winter seasons

Aizu region with historical sites eg. Tsuruga Castle & Nakadori, with mountainous natural landscapes đŸ”ïž, orchards & hot springs ♚, both have basin areas that remain warm in winter & mountainous areas with cool summers & snowy winters

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Mugenkyo-no-Watashi River Crossing on the Tadami River via Japanese boat trip around 15mins per way & run between Hayato Onsen pier & the Mifuke area. This was named after the truly wondrous scenery created by the river mist in the mornings & evenings of summer

Tsuruga Castle é¶Žăƒ¶ćŸŽ 🏯 was known for its strong defense, enduring for an entire month under the enemy’s attack during the 1868 war. It’s said to be the only castle in Japan that still has the same red-tiled roof from the time before it was demolished. At top floor, it offers a view of Mt. Bandai & Iimori Hill, also the townscape of Aizu. Ms Abe has recommended this castle as must visit during spring & autumn season

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» also read about this unique Buddhist temple built in 1796 named Sazaedo Temple èžșæ—‹ć ‚ ⛩ (Aizu Sazae-do, officially named Entsusansou-do). It’s still standing strong now after about 220 years, this 3-story temple solely made of wood, looks like a spiral staircase shaped with its ingenious double-helix slope (It allows visitors to ascend & descend the temple structure without meeting those moving in the opposite direction) that makes it in National Important Cultural Property listing in 1995 & also was showcased in Michelin Green Guide in 2018. Visitors will observe a discontinued practice by local Japanese from the plastered family placards of visitors who completed pilgrimages to the temple & gave donations on the roof & walls of this temple. She would definitely visiting it when she is at Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima. More info via 🌐 http://sazaedo.jp/

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Hanamiyama Park đŸžïž sets on the slopes of the hills to offers a plethora of cherry trees with many different hues of pink. Must enjoy the walking trails & exploring the recommended picture-taking spots during the sakura season, middle of April in Fukushima

Miharu Takizakura äž‰æ˜„æ»æĄœ is ranked among the Japan’s “3 greatest cherry trees 🌾💼” ~ The Takizakura literally means “waterfall cherry tree” is 1 of the most popular single cherry trees in Japan. The wonderfully shaped weeping cherry tree in the hills of Miharu Town is said to be over 1000 years old

Bandai-Azuma Skyline (Nakadori) is 1 of selected Japan’s top 100 roads, a scenic driving 🚗 route stretches 28.7km to meandering through the Azuma mountain range, between Takayu Onsen & Tsuchiyu Toge Pass. The highlight of the drive is the Fudosawa Bridge 🌉 spanning over the Tsubakuro Valley, the view from the bridge is spectacular as if you’re floating in the sky

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Tatsusawa Fudotaki Recreation Forest 🌳🌳 in the Tatsusawa Hot Spring village, a great place for an outdoor adventure in this rural setting ie. hiking, waterfalls, visit temples ⛩, skiing â›·ïžđŸŽż, picnic, camping etc.

The Nagatoko is Shingu Kumano Shrine’s worship hall which is designated as a Nationally Important Cultural Asset. Built in 1055 as the main structure during the Heian period to the Kamakura period, its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars, each one 45 cm in diameter. This comprises a single large, open stage with no walls, and is said to have been used for ascetic training by priests, as well as kagura dance festivals

Ouchi-juku性憅柿 is a small village which is located in Aizu Wakamatsu, the west of Fukushima & famous for its beautiful snow â„ïžđŸŒšïžâ„ïž scenery of the Japanese traditional houses village covered by snow in winter

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Lake Inawashiro çŒȘè‹—ä»Łæč– is Japan’s 4th largest lake, highly transparent, also called “Tenkyoko” in reference to its “mirror-like lake that reflects the heaven. Visitors can enjoy lake bathing, fishing, canoeing etc. Ms Abe has recommended it as 1 of the destination to enjoy winter sports

A long-established sake đŸ¶ brewery named Toyokuni Brewery è±Šć›œé…’é€ , which started its sake brewery business in the Edo period (200 years ago) made from regional rice đŸšđŸŒŸ that local farmers grow in Fukushima & its sake has won a variety of awards đŸ†đŸ…đŸŽ–ïž

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/fukushima/ & https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Aomori Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» earlier blogging about the 3 sessions of Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas đŸ‘đŸ» Tohoku region in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡”

Again, she really enjoyed this 4th session @ 13 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Aomori Prefecture é’æŁźçœŒ here

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” by Ms Tracy. Japan is experiencing its 1st heavy snowfall in 4 years as we read from international news. Some of the rare sceneries were explained during this session ie. Central Tokyo with 10cm of snow, temperature hovered below 0 degree Celsius etc.

Ms Tracy has also shared that the Japanese are celebrating the most important holiday in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” ie. New Year from 29 Dec to 3 Jan annually. Typically families will gather together. A Japanese tradition of 1st worship of the new year aka Hatsumode at 12am sharp on 1st thing in the morning of 1 Jan (More info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/2062470093903847/) & 1st sunrise of the year aka Hatsu-Hinode, rising or sun setting aligns with the peak of Mt Fuji đŸ”ïž & causing the peak to shine bright like a diamond 💎, well known as Diamond Fuji đŸ€© The Japanese also practicing Otoshidama tradition, a slight different to our Malaysians Ang Pow 🧧 tradition. The Japanese working adults would be giving Ang Pow to the kids in the family within range of JPY1k to 5k (Approximately RM36 to RM182)

More updated Japan travel details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Then, sharing from Ms Lee Nyok Peng đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž (Malaysian from Kluang, Johor, the director of Jumonji Cafe since 2015) & shown us a live walk around her cafe in Kuroishi & has explained about the thick snow on the rooftops & on the streets. She has recommended a must try sake which won an award đŸ¶ ~ çŽ”ç±łć€§ćŸé†ž çšČæ‘ć±‹æ–‡ć››éƒŽ” Junmai Daiginjo Inamuraya Bunshiro at Sake brewery named Narumi Jozo, more info from its FB page named narumijozoten. Yes ✅, SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» is gonna pay her cafe a visit when she is travelling to Kuroishi, Aomori Perfecture then 😁 More about her cafe & Malaysian menu served via 🌐 http://kuroishi-machisodate.com/cafe.html

Next, sharing from Ms Kaori Kogawa đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž from Aomori Tourism Department about some famous festivals & places to visit within Aomori by each seasons

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Ms Chessie has shared her travel highlights at Aomori with nice photos & videos. She actually shared also during the Akita online session, always inspiring happy to hear more of her Japan travels 😁 She has highly recommended a cycling trip from Chuo-Hirosaki station to Owani station & all you can eat cherries 🍒 (Other than apple 🍎 picking) from Tsugaru Yume Ringo Farm during summer. Also shared that must try the Garlic Yakisoba which doesn’t taste the normal smelly garlic 🧄 SiennyLovesDrawing is really curious đŸ‘©đŸ»đŸ€” & wanna try it whenever she is at Aomori then, she is never a garlic fan ❌🧄 since young

Update from Fukushima online session by Ms Farah @ 26 Jan, must enjoy Japanese breakfast experience, indulge in fresh local foods & interaction with the locals at Tatehana Wharf Morning Market, Hachinohe, Aomori. It’s 1 of the largest Sunday morning markets in Japan which selling seafood, fruits, flowers, coffee, pastries, antiques etc. More via https://www.849net.com/en/

Things To Do @ Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture is well known for its nature beauty & World Heritage ie. Jogakura Bridge, Shirakami-Sanchi, Lake Towada, Oirase Stream & more đŸ‘đŸ»

SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» has read more about Aomori Prefecture after this online session & really wish to personally travel & explore below things to do â˜ș

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Nebuta Matsuri ă­ă¶ăŸç„­ă‚Š, the biggest Tanabata festival held in August annually at Aomori City & famous as 1ïžâƒŁ of the 3ïžâƒŁ great festivals of the Tohoku region. Haneto”, the dancers who dress up in flashy outfits & chant “rasserah” as they going down the streets

Warasse Nebuta Museum ă­ă¶ăŸăźćź¶ ăƒŻăƒ©ăƒƒă‚» to learn more about the history & culture of this festival

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Approximately 60% of Japan’s apples 🍎🍎 are harvesting here, including Aomori apple pies containing whole apple. Also can enjoy apple picking & eating freshly picked apples 🍎 Hirosaki City in Aomori is producing 1/3 of delicious Aomori apples, the single largest producer of apples in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” which for the intense sweetness & delightful crunch apple đŸŽđŸ˜‹đŸ‘đŸ»

Must experience the mixture of new western wave with traditional Japanese culture at Hirosaki Park & Hirosaki castle ćŒ˜ć‰ćŸŽ It’s constructed in Hirayama style, the main tower was built on top of a hill for easier defense & surrounded by defensive walls, moats & yagura towers. Along with the Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree, the sakura tunnel with a cherry blossom light-up making it a famous spot in Aomori during sakura season 🌾🌾 Also famous to viewing beautiful autumn leaves 🍂🍁 & Yuki-Doro Matsuri aka snow lantern festival 😀 More travel tips via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/961814290636105/ & https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1248273411990190/

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Lake Towada is the largest caldera lake on Japan’s main island, Honshu which formed by volcanic activity since about 200K years ago. At 327m deep, the 3rd deepest lake in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” which surrounding by greenery in spring & summer, autumn leaves 🍂🍁 in autumn & snowy scenery in winter ❄ More info via 🌐 https://www.facebook.com/108836341523879/posts/129218346152345/

Aomori Gyosai Center aka Furukawa Fish Market is a must eat place. The Nokke-don which literally means a rice bowl with toppings is a dish allowing customers to pick & place on top of the rice. Yeah‌Amazing experience to creating own unique “my-best don” 😋đŸ“č🌐 https://fb.watch/aLKtOHo06z/

Aomori is well known worldwide as 1ïžâƒŁ of the cities with the heaviest snowfall in the world 🌎 The 18 mountains 🏔🏔 which form the volcanic complex called the Hakkƍda Mountains have their trees 🌳đŸŒČ covered in snow ❄ & ice resulting in frozen tree formations called “snow monsters” via đŸ“č🌐 https://fb.watch/aXrVRBrh6j/ . Many visitors also amazed with its beautiful autumn leaves scenery 😍🍂🍁

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The Seven Swamps of Tsuta & a scenic lake called Tsutanuma especially popular during autumn season. In the surrounding area is the Tsuta Onsen, 1ïžâƒŁ of the top 💯hot springs in Japanâ™šïžđŸ‡ŻđŸ‡”

Shirakami Sanchi ç™œç„žć±±ćœ° is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 & known for its primeval forests of beech trees, the Anmon no Taki waterfalls & the region’s vast wildlife

In Inakadate, between June to Oct, must enjoy the Rice Paddy Art aka Tanbo Art in Japanese , an elaborately designed works which created by planting different colored rice đŸŒŸ via a perspective drawing method. Yes ✅, similarly to what she has shared in Akita blog post earlier
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SiennyLovesDrawing loves to travel with train 🚂 & the Konan Railway is a local line that runs around Hirosaki City. On snowy winter ❄ days, a Russell snow plow train will be in action to remove snow from the tracks. It will be very lucky 🍀 if can spot it ya â˜ș More info via 🌐https://konantetsudo.jp/for-foreigners/ & đŸ“č🌐 https://fb.watch/aLLfagG19c/

Hop on the Tsugaru Railway Winter Stove Train from Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station for an unforgettable delightful moments to admiring the beautiful winter rural landscape of Tsugaru area

Sannai Maruyama Archaeological site features excavated items eg. Japan’s Paleolithic age that’s chockful of interesting artifacts, accessories & sculptures that date back 10K years being discovered in 12 different ruins

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Iwate Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeah‌ Happy New Year 2022 to all 😁

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From SiennyLovesDrawing đŸ‘©đŸ» earlier blogging about the 2 sessions of Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡” Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas đŸ‘đŸ» Tohoku region in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡”

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/ & 2nd session about Miyagi Perfecture & things to do via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/tohoku-japan-miyagi-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 3rd session @ 15 Dec & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Iwate Prefecture ćČ©æ‰‹çœŒ here. Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift 🎁 ~ a Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Mino Ware Small Cup , special thank you 😃

Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new 🆕 normal travel in Japan đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡”by Ms Tan that Japan border remained closed as at to-date for foreigners. More updated details via 🌐 https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Ms Tan also shared about some recent MATTA survey statistics gathered ie. Top 5 popular elements in Japan are Japanese foods, accommodations, 4 seasons experience, hot springs (Wellness tourism) & winter activities. About 50% consumers will rely on travel agencies to arrange their overseas & Japan trips post COVID19

The session was continued with the interesting travel & living experiences in Iwate by various presenters ie. Ms Munirah, Ms Doris & Mr Isrami

Sharing from Ms Munirah đŸ§•đŸŒ (Malaysian student) & shown us a live walk around the Takamatsu Pond, Morioka etc. nearby the Iwate University where she is studying currently. She has explained about the Morioka Sansa Odori Festival @ Morioka city, more details via http://www.sansaodori.jp/foreign/english.php . A halal restaurant for Wanko Soba @ Azumaya Honten , Morioka city, more details via https://wankosoba.jp/en/wankosoba/

Next, sharing from Ms Doris đŸ™‹đŸ»â€â™€ïž from Iwate Tourism Department about some festivals at Iwate ie. Morioka Sansa Odori Festival, Chagu Chagu Umakko & Hayachine Kagura (Intangible Cultural Heritage) . She recommends the 2 hours 11 mins ride from Tokyo to Iwate with Tohoku Shinkansen. Some of the must visit World Heritage Sites in Iwate are Hiraizumi & Hashino Iron Mining & Smelting Site. Also Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor, Hachimantai Dragon Eye, Tenshochi, Jodogahama Beach & Kitayamazaki

Mr Isrami actually shared that he has planned a Sakura tree 🌾🌳😍 Wow‌ Also he has recommended some must visit places in Iwate ie. Geibikei Gorge, Koiwai Farm 氏ćČ©äș•èŸČć Ž, to enjoy summer ski, cycling (More details via http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp2516_4/index.html) , 😀

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Things To Do @ Iwate Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing has recently read online about the ONLY lone surviving tree 🌳 of the Takata Pine Forest from the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami in 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡”đŸ—Ÿ

This 250-year-old “miracle” pine is the only 1 among 70K trees left standing along the town’s coastline after the disaster. Actually it’s initially survived, but was removed last Sept after its roots died from exposure to saltwater

Now a reconstruction of it stands at its place. Some young pine trees are growing again along the city’s coastline đŸ—Ÿ & thanks to the great đŸ‘đŸ» restore efforts

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Mr Isrami has highly recommended Geibikei & must be one in the top list‌ Geibikei is a gorge located in Ichinoseki area of Iwate. It’s with beautiful scenery of red, orange and yellow color of autumn leaves 🍁🍂🍁 on the cliff & both sides of the river during autumn with a boat đŸ›¶ ride which steered by local Japanese. Easy 🚃 access by taking train to JR Geibikei station & walk for about 5 mins. More info via 🌐 http://www.geibikei.co.jp/en/index.html

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For hiking đŸ„Ÿâ›°ïž lovers , Mt. Iwate is the tallest mountain in Iwate prefecture. It is 2,038m tall & can be seen all the way from Aomori Perfecture. It gets snow before most of the other mountains & snow can been seen on it from Oct onward every year

Ms Doris has recommended Hiraizumi for Chuson-ji Buddhist Temple listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a place not to be missed when visiting Iwate @ Tohoku, Japan. More info via http://www.chusonji.or.jp/en/ . Also to visit the Motsuji Temple which possess 1 of the few remaining Pure Land Gardens in Japan, ie. a popular garden style in ancient times & attempting to recreate the Buddhist concept of the Pure Land or “Buddhist Paradise”. More info via http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/archive/sightseeing/motsuji.html

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Hachimantai, it’s a scenic spot in the Iwate Prefecture which shared by Ms Doris in her session. There is a mountain which stands at an altitude of 1,614m & straddles the Akita & Iwate prefectures, it has a plateau around it which has been designated as Towada Hachimantai National Park with seasonal flowers from spring to autumn & snowing in winter. Not to miss the Kagaminuma on the Hachimantai mountaintop promenade aka Dragon Eye when the snow melts from mid-May to mid-June. About 2 hours by bus from JR Morioka Station to Hachimantai & Kagaminuma

Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor is a 27km mountain sightseeing road that runs through Towada-Hachimantai National Park straddling Iwate & Akita. 1 of the best roads in Japan for a scenic drive with impressively high walls of snow on both sides. The snow walls which can reach a height of 6m. Note: It may be closed during winter due to heavy snow as shown via https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/posts/1823397997811059

Ms Doris also recommends Jodogahama Beach aka “Pure Land Beach” which located within Sanriku Geopark in Iwate Prefecture. The clear blue water, white rocks & green pines actually listed in Japan’s 100 Best Beaches of Japan
The Koiwai Farm 氏ćČ©äș•èŸČć Ž as recommended by Mr Isrami to visit for its Mt Iwate backdrop & a agrotourism destination in Iwate, Tohoku. A 3000-hectare private farm since 1891 located scenically at the base of Mt. Iwate & is most famous for its dairy products ie. milk, cheese, yogurt, milk ramen etc. Must visit the museum in Kamimaru Cowshed area to learn about the 125 years of Koiwai Farm history. Must enjoy a ride on the horse tram about 10 mins that has been used for 50 years since 1904 for sightseeing, see sheep grazing on pastures & the view of the beautiful 100 years supervised forest. Also can enjoy a dairy barn shuttle too. More info via https://www.koiwai.co.jp/makiba/en/.

Website 🌐 : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/iwate/ & https://visitiwate.com/

You may enjoy some videos via https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s đŸ‡ŻđŸ‡”Leading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via 🌐 https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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