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Tai Saek Ethic Village Visit @ Nakhon Phanom 🇹🇭

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Impressive‼

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

Guess what❓⁉

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guess what❓⁉

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

Bravo👏🏻👍🏻

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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24 hours Travel to Singapore 🇸🇬

Hey 👋🏻👋🏻 If you have closely followed SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 from her various social media platforms 🌐👩🏻‍💻, you sure noted that she has recently spent 2️⃣4️⃣hours a day in Singapore 🇸🇬 with Raini Travel 😉

Curious 🤔 about how she has done it❓⁉️ Having questions❓❓

All right‼️ She is gonna sharing the 1️⃣H5️⃣W of this Singapore 🇸🇬 trip 🚌🎒🕶🧢👟

How❓⁉️

She slept 😴💤 on the coach 🚌 ~ Yes ✅, night 🌃🌌🚌 departure from Malaysia 🇲🇾 Arrived early morning🔅🔆, enjoying her travelling to all 8️⃣ Instagrammable 😍🤩 destinations 📍in Singapore 🇸🇬 & then travelled back to Malaysia 🇲🇾 on the same day 😊

Hmm…Comfy sleep😴💤❓⁉️

Yes ✅, the coach 🚌 with spacious seat 💺 , not too cold 🆗🆒❄️👌🏻✌🏻air conditioning & with several toilets 🚽 & dining 🍽 stops by throughout the road journey 🚌

Yeah‼️ Early morning 🌅🔅🔆 arrival at Singapore 🇸🇬 ✌🏻😀

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What❓⁉️

It’s only a 2️⃣D1️⃣N trip with a night 🌃🌌 coach 🚌 departure to Singapore 🇸🇬 by Raini Travel

Who to join it❓⁉️

Of course everyone 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻👫👭👬👵🏻👴🏻 are welcome 🤗🙏🏻

Hmm…It’s especially ideal 👍🏻 for busy working adults as no need ❌ to apply leave / worry whether leave application being approved ✅ or not ❎

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Also good 👍🏻 for students who wish to have a short weekend break from hectic school 🏫 homework, assignment / exam preparation etc.

Where to discover❓⁉️

You will be amazed that she managed to explore 8️⃣ instagrammable 😍🤩 destinations 📍in Singapore!! Wow!!

Do check out her IG photo 📸 album for this trip ya 😘

Hey 👋🏻 Hey 👋🏻 @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed her 1️⃣st travel with @RainiTravel to #Singapore 🇸🇬 . Guess what❓⁉️ . It was just a 2️⃣4️⃣hours day trip ya 😲🤗 & travelled to 8️⃣ destinations . Where❓⁉️ . ✅ #MerlionPark 🦁 (Met Mummy 👵🏻 #Merlion 🦁 & Baby 👶🏻 Merlion 🦁) ✅ #Esplanade (Once said durian or once said mic 🎤 ) ✅ Singapore 🇸🇬 souvenirs 💝🎁 #shopping 🛒🛍 at #BugisStreet ✅ Sultan Mosque 🕌 ~ the oldest mosque 🕌 in Singapore 🇸🇬 ✅ Malay Heritage Centre ✅ #SentosaIsland 🏝🏖 ✅ #GardensByTheBay ✅ #LightRhapsodyShow at Supertree She has enjoyed tasty lunch at @RayzBistro ( #halal #dining nearby Mosque Sultan). . More updates via her #YouTube 🎥📹 channel @ siennylovesdrawing & her blog 👩🏻‍💻📝 link 🌐 at profile . . #RAINItravel #RAINItravelXSingapura #traveller #travelogue #SGdaytripwithRAINItravel #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #travelholic #travelblogger #traveladdict #travelphotos

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Curious 🤔 about the 8️⃣ places she has visited❓⁉️

All right, she is gonna sharing about each of them here 😁

Merlion Park🦁⛲️

It’s a must visit 👆🏻landmark 📍whenever travelling to Singapore 🇸🇬

Hmm…Why named as Merlion🦁❓⁉️

Reason being it’s a lion 🦁 with its mermaid 🧜‍♀️ alike body pillar. Always very crowded with its visitors 👭👬👫

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Ohh ya…There are baby 👶🏻 Merlion🦁 & mummy 👵🏻 Merlion 🦁, so don’t forget to capture your selfie 🤳 , photo 📸, boomerang or video 📹🎥 with both ya 😆

Esplanade🎤

As many of you are aware, its unique outlook creates lots of attraction 😍🤩, some people said it’s like durian & some people said it’s like a mic 🎤

Hmm…What do you think❓⁉️

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It’s an art performance center with 6️⃣0️⃣K sqm‼️😲

During her recent visit, she didn’t walk in 🚶🏻‍♀️to view 👀 its interior, just an up close photo 📸 near its entrance though 😄

Bugis Street🛒🛍🎁

Where to shopping 🛒🛍 for some souvenirs 🎁💝 from Singapore 🇸🇬 ❓⁉️

Do travel to Bugis Street 🛒🛍, frankly you will be spending easily half a day here as just too many choices available 😍😍

Sultan Mosque🕌

It’s the oldest mosque 🕌 in Singapore 🇸🇬 Due to time limit, she didn’t managed to wear the robe prepared at entrance to visit this mosque 🕌 Love 💗 its unique architecture, it’s beautiful ‼️😍🤩

Malay Heritage Centre🏛

The weather was unfavourable ☁️🌦🌫 when she arrived here, so a quick photo 📸 captured at the entrance, then rushing in the rain 🌧 ☔️ for a quick lunch 🍴🍽😋

 

Sentosa Island🌴🏖🏝

Yeah‼️ Arrival…Hmm…Where to❓⁉️

1️⃣st, she started to capture a photo 📸 at this well known globe 🌐 landmark of Universal Studio Singapore 🇸🇬

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She has decided to take the free 🆓 ride of Sentosa Express 🚋 to beach 🏖🏝 station for a quick Palawan beach 🏝🏖 walk 🚶🏻‍♀️

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Then, she ride 🚋 to Imbiah station for Merlion Sentosa 🦁

Gardens By The Bay

This garden is very beautiful‼️😍🤩 Suggest to visit it at night 🌃🌌 for the beautiful 🤩 lightings 💡💡on each Supertrees 🌳🌳 within this garden 🙂

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Garden Rhapsody Light Show

Not to be missed‼️👍🏻 Highly recommended by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to enjoy an approximately 1️⃣5️⃣mins show named ~ The Garden Rhapsody Light Show ~ 🤩💫✨🌟⭐️

It’s definitely worth your time ⌚️ for a unique, colourful & beautiful 😍 lightings 💡💡 movement according to the rhythm 🎼🎵🎶 of the installed music 🎶🎵 🎼

It was with Star ⭐️ Wars theme during her recent visit, do enjoy a video clip 📹🎥 captured for sharing here✌🏻

Why to book this trip❓⁉️

Hmm…From her recent travel experience,

  • It’s only RM135 (fee excludes meals, except a simple breakfast 🥖 & mineral water 💦💧 )
  • No ❌ other hidden charges applicable
  • Travelling with an air conditioner ❄️ coach 🚌 including a tour guide👨🏻‍💼
  • No need to worry 😌 about tiredness 💤 of driving 🚗🚘 for long journey
  • A passionate tour guide👨🏻‍💼

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When to travel❓⁉️

Ohh ya…The tentative upcoming travel dates 🗓 in 2018 for your choice ✅ are,

  • 29 to 30 June
  • 27 to 28 July
  • 31 Aug to 1 Sept
  • 28 to 29 Sept
  • 26 to 27 Oct
  • Nov 30 to 1 Dec
  • 28 to 29 Dec

Do enjoy her vBlog 📹🎥 with testimonial captured for her 1️⃣st trip with Raini Travel

Website🌐: https://rainitravel.com/pakej-luar-negara/pakej-singapore/

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

Contact no.📞☎️📱: Ms. Ainy +6016-7744594

Oppsss…Nearly forgot to share about her lunch dining 🍽🍴

It was at @RayzBistro, free 🆓 wifi 📶 & nice ambience cum decoration at Level 2️⃣

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She loves ❤️ the foods 🍛ordered here that noon 🔆,

The cheesy 🧀 nachos as starter

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Then, enjoyed 😋🤤 her main dish ~ Fried rice 🍛 with tumeric chicken 🍗

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However, a slight salty of the tumeric chicken 🍗 served. She was thirsty & kept drinking water 💦💧 after though

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Address📍: 62 Bussorah St, Singapore 199478 (Walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️distance from Sultan Mosque 🕌 )

Operating hours🕦: 11.30am to 11pm daily

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

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Thai Welcome Home to Village Program

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

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

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

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Guess what❓⁉️

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details via her YouTube channel 📹🎥 

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

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

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

#SPMCnews #SPMC #RoyalThaiArmy #Thaimilitary #mediacoverage #bikebomb #picmonchaiwetmarket #pimolchaiwetmarket #military #Yala #Pattani #SouthernThailand #news #media #ISOC #InternalSecurityOperationsCommand #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #blog #sharing #sharingiscaring #youtube #SirindhornCamp#SirinthornCamp #motorcyclenbomb #bangkokpost #Bernama #TV3Malaysia #rainbowmansionpattani  #siennylovesdrawing