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The 8 Wonders of Johor!

Still remember ๐Ÿ’ญ Johor state, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ is the 1๏ธโƒฃst state that SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป received an exclusive 1st media invitation from Tourism Johor in the beginning of her lifestyle blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“journey, then subsequently a few more.ย A special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป& great appreciation for the trust๐Ÿค

Hmm…Where are the 8๏ธโƒฃ wonders recently visited by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป at Johor ~ the Southern gateway into Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ โ“โ‰๏ธ

(i) Zeromile akaย Kilometre Zero0๏ธโƒฃ

What’s it meant forโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s also written as KM0๏ธโƒฃ i.e.ย a particular location๐Ÿ“usually a country’s capital city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ from which the distances are traditionally measured๐Ÿ”ข Historically, they were markers๐Ÿ“where drivers ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš™๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿšš๐Ÿš could set theirย odometersย to follow the directions in the early days๐Ÿ˜„

For West Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, this monument 0๏ธโƒฃ is located right in front of theย Johor Bahruย General Post Office ๐Ÿ“ฎ at Jalan Ibrahim Sultan. It’s 1๏ธโƒฃ of the rare cases where the zeromile 0๏ธโƒฃ is not located at the country’s capital city๐Ÿค—

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It has been designated as the JB city’s starting point 0๏ธโƒฃ since 1974

Address๐Ÿ“: Right in front of theย Johor Bahruย General Post Office๐Ÿ“ฎ, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan,ย 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

(ii) Sultan Ismail Building ๐Ÿข

This is Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s 1๏ธโƒฃst experiential Parliament ๐Ÿข & open to the public ๐Ÿ˜„

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is really impressed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ & truly appreciate the different architectural designs of this building ๐Ÿข from her recent 1๏ธโƒฃst visit. The architecture of this building is uniquely Johor-Malay & yet infused with a strong Moorish-Andalusian elements to create a unique style ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป This symbolises the balance of authority & a family friendly at Johor state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

  • The jewel / diamond ๐Ÿ’Ž (Jauhar in Arabic) ~ where name of Johor has derived
  • The pineapple ๐Ÿ & black pepper ~ Johorโ€™s economic prosperity
  • The pineapple ๐Ÿ skylight ~ openness & transparency
  • Newell knobs with stylised black pepper vines ~ Johorโ€™s past economic prosperity
  • Traditional Malay carving & abstract designs

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธย Letโ€™s enjoy aย black โ—ผ๏ธ& white โ—ป๏ธ photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ captured by her ya๐Ÿ˜

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Appropriate dress code ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿงฅ is required for entrance๐ŸŽŸ, strictly no โŒ shorts & slippers allowed

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Persiaran Dato’ Menteri, Kota Iskandar, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•™: Free admission๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“, 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm, ๐Ÿ›‘โ›”๏ธ closed Mondays & Public Holidays

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.kotaiskandar.com/attractions/bangunan-sultan-ismail/

(iii) Johor Craft Complex ๐Ÿค (Kompleks Kraf Johor)

This is Johor’s 1๏ธโƒฃst interactive & experiential craft complex ๐Ÿค, 1๏ธโƒฃ of the tourist attraction as well as an educational art centre for the nation’s craft industry๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธย SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has completed a wholeย batik frameย from the base drawing โœ๏ธ with wax till colouring ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ&ย finishing itย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Do check out her photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ posted in her IG @siennylovesdrawing, don’t you think it’ beautifulโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Heyโ€ผ๏ธ Not shy โ˜บ๏ธ shy โ˜บ๏ธ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป just completed this whole #batikframe from the base drawing โœ๏ธ with wax till colouring ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ finishing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ at @komplekskrafjohor , Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ . Her 1๏ธโƒฃst time to do batik base drawing with wax, it wasnโ€™t that difficult as she thought ๐Ÿ’ญ Thanks so much for the encouragements & compliments from her media team members during her batik art process & preparation ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ All meant a lot to her โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š . Beautiful right โ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ Do enjoy this album with her #batikart process done . Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to @lilyriani_travelholic ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ for photos & videos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น captured while #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปwas busy with her batik art โœ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ . @gayatravel @gayaxevents @tourismmalaysiajohor @tourism.johor @mymotac @maticmy @explorejohortourism #JomJohor #TourismJohor #MuafakatJohor #VM2020 #MyDestination #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #MyNBOS #artist #artists #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #artistoftheday

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It was her 1๏ธโƒฃst time to do the batik base drawing ๐Ÿ–Š with wax

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It wasnโ€™t as difficult ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป as she thought ๐Ÿ’ญ

Special thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to her media members ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ who gave lots of encouragements & compliments ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป during her batik art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ process & preparation ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ All meant a lot to her โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fee ๐ŸŽŸ is only applicable for the interactive craft activities here

Ohh ya…Don’t miss to visit the traditional Johor musical ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต instruments collection in this complex ๐Ÿค, you are allow to touch & play with all the instruments ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ displayed with care ya

Address๐Ÿ“: Kompleks Kraf Johor, Jalan Cenderasari, 80350 Larkin, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: Free ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“ admission, 9๏ธโƒฃam to 6๏ธโƒฃpm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.kraftangan.gov.my/kompleks-kraf/kompleks-kraf-johor

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/komplekskrafjohor/

(iv) Johor Heritage Foundation ๐Ÿ› (Yayasan Warisan Johor)

Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป as you will have a better understanding of the Johor’s art & cultures by visiting its art & weaving gallery๐Ÿ˜€

Do check out her photo album ๐Ÿ“ธ of this foundation ๐Ÿ› as posted in her IG ya๐Ÿ˜‰

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ An enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜day at #JohorBahru , #Johor state of #Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ The highlights, 1. #Art & #cultures #visit to @yayasanwarisanjohor ๐Ÿข 2. #TieAndDye art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œmaking hands on #experiences at #galerisenijohor @art_galerisenijohor 3. Learning #threadmaking & #clothmaking at #tenunjohor 4. #Ecotourism ๐Ÿ’š & #mangroves ๐ŸŒฟ walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธat #kampungbelukardurian #wetlandssedili ๐Ÿž 5. Sunset ๐ŸŒ… at @theelsclubdc The ELS club desaru coast golf course @gayatravel @gayaxevents @tourism.johor @mymotac @tourismmalaysiajohor @maticmy @explorejohortourism @siennylovesdrawing #JomJohor #TourismJohor #MuafakatJohor #VM2020 #MyDestination #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #MyNBOS

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She has learnt & enjoyed the tie & dye art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ with her media friends๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has captured a video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ for sharing here, including the progress of tie & dye art๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Kompleks Warisan Sultan Abu Bakar, Lot 888, Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•—:ย Free ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“ admission 8๏ธโƒฃam to 5๏ธโƒฃpm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.ywj.gov.my/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/YayasanWarisanJohor/

(v) Teluk Sendat Crocodile ๐ŸŠ Farm

Definitely worth a visit to this crocodile ๐ŸŠ farm with more than a thousand crocodilesss for an up close crocodiles ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ viewing ๐Ÿ‘€ย ~ babies ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ, young ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ, old ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย & her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ has met the friendly & passionate founder, Ms Cecelia ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ who inherited this whole crocodiles ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ farm from her papa ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปย Her explanation ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค really superb interesting๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ, especially the crocodile ๐ŸŠ egg ๐Ÿฅš & sleeping ๐Ÿ’ค the baby crocodile ๐ŸŠ session

Fact learnt ~ Crocodile ๐ŸŠ egg ๐Ÿฅš with low โฌ‡๏ธ cholesterol even though 80% of it is egg yolkโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

You will definitely enjoying this video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured ya

However, sheย dares not hold ๐Ÿค— the crocodileย ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ(even baby crocodile ๐ŸŠ) up close ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„ย for a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ like what most of her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ did. Don’t ask why yaโ“โ‰๏ธ

After your farm visit, do dine at the Sengat Seafood Restaurant ๐Ÿฝ It owns also by Ms Cecilia ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & located very near to the farm i.e. ๐Ÿ“ No. 58, Jalan Belanak in Teluk Sengat. Operating hours ๐Ÿ•ฆ from 11.30am to 10pm daily. Personally, she has yet to dine โŒ๐Ÿฝ there ya…Perhaps her next visit thenโ˜บ๏ธ

Farm address๐Ÿ“: Lot 1289 & 1290, Jalan Sembilan, Kampung Belading, Teluk Sengat,ย 81940 Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9am to 6.30pm daily

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/Teluk-Sengat-Crocodile-World-1706829532958611/

(vi) Teratakย RBI (Rasman Bin Ithnain)

A new ๐Ÿ†• homestay for you to enjoy some village activities e.g. cycling ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ , ATV ๐Ÿšœ ride to beachside ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ etc., traditional Johor malay style dishes, fresh durian feast (seasonal) etc.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has visited it for aย traditional Johor malay style lunch ๐Ÿฝ & enjoyed kampung durian here๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Pasir Berdengung, Kampung Tualang 3, Jalan Sedili Kechil, 81910 Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Contact no.๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ/ Email๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง: +6019-7171807 Mr. Mohd Faizam / mmohdfaizam@yahoo.com

(vii) Floating Chalet Selat Mendanaย 

It’s a new ๐Ÿ†• chalet & offering accommodation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿšฟwith children ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ pool, island ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›ฅ cruise, jetski, fishing ๐ŸŽฃ , karaoke ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ, seafood ๐Ÿฆ‘๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€ dining, BBQ, steamboat ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅ˜, Korean ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท sizzling etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป only enjoyed her seafood ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ€ dining ๐Ÿฝ after a short boat ๐Ÿšค ride to reach this chalet ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ Then, visited some of its accommodation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿšฟavailable during her recent visit. Hence, unable to share much from her experienceโ˜บ๏ธ

Do enjoy a video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured from her recent visit here ya

Addres๐Ÿ“: PTD 4872, Jalan Utama, Kong Kong, 81750 Masai, Johor, West Malaysia

Contact no. ๐Ÿ“žโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6012-7065615 Madam Latifah & +6013-4806300 Mr Harry

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/chaletterapung.selatmendana

(viii) Old Johor Fort Museum ๐Ÿ› (Muzium Kota Johor Lama)

Let’s learn ๐Ÿ“– a bit about the history of the old Johorโ“

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This museum ๐Ÿ› is where the fort of Old Johor was located & was 1๏ธโƒฃ of the bases for the Sultanate of Old Johor ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

This museum ๐Ÿ› is in a woodenย traditional Malay vernacular house with the mortise & tenon joint i.e. without any nail๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”ฉโ€ผ๏ธWowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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A short walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ of approximately 150m is required to reach this museum ๐Ÿ› as the coach ๐ŸšŒ is unable to reach it via the narrow village roads

You may be hot ๐ŸŒž & sweaty ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, so pay & taste an ice cream ๐Ÿฆat the museum ๐Ÿ› entrance ya ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Address๐Ÿ“:ย Muzium Kota Johor Lama, Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (Wilayah Selatan), Lot 1468, Kampung Johor Lama, 81940 Kota Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: Free ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ†“ admission 9๏ธโƒฃam to 5๏ธโƒฃpm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/kota-johor-lama-museum

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Let’s enthralling Theme Parks @ Johor

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย was being selectedย โœ…ย by the Tourism Johor to participate the recent 4๏ธโƒฃD3๏ธโƒฃNย Jom Johor trip ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿwith Gaya Travel Magazineย mediaย ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปteam ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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This time SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing about her short visitsss to 3๏ธโƒฃ theme parks ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽ  which located in the Johor state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ She feels proud ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป that Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ was selected โœ… as the designated location among the Asia countries ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒŽ

Hmm…Don’t have a wrong impression that theme parks ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽ  just meant for kids๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป, actually for adults ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธalso at times โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

So that adults ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธcan experience a memory lane of their childhood ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป days from theme park ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽ  visitsss. Not just that because SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is a big kid herself ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ Ha…Ha…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Of course definitely theme parks ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽ  suitable for a whole family ๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง holiday vacations ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

Wowโ€ผ๏ธ Which theme parks ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽ โ“โ‰๏ธ

(i) Legoland Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย 

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It’s 1๏ธโƒฃst officially opened its door ๐Ÿšช in Sept 2012 with its approximately 9๏ธโƒฃ themed area of attractions in its 7๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ acres with both outdoor & indoor spaces that provides both the entertainment & educational for the young & adults alike๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Some of the attractions ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ within,

  1. The Beginning ~ South East Asia ๐ŸŒŽ ‘s largest Lego shop ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ
  2. Lego Technic ~ With the world ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ ‘s 1๏ธโƒฃst Lego Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coaster๐ŸŽข
  3. Lego Kingdom ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘‘ ~ Where legends come to life
  4. Lego Ninjago World ๐ŸŒ ~ With the 4๏ธโƒฃD indoor ride inspired by the popular Lego Ninjago
  5. Miniland ~ Asia ๐ŸŒŽ in Lego bricks & the favourite โค๏ธ area of SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป
  6. Imagination ๐Ÿ’ญ ~ Where Lego knows no limits
  7. Land of Adventure ~ A daring journey into ancient Lego worlds
  8. Lego City ~ A Lego world ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒ where children ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป really take control
  9. Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งPark ~ The largest & with 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ unique water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งbased rides
  10. NEW ๐Ÿ†• & coming soon ๐Ÿ†™ in Q4๏ธโƒฃ of 2018: Sea ๐ŸŒŠ Life Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ~ The world ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒ biggest aquarium (2๏ธโƒฃ-storey)

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She highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป& must visit to the Miniland which built on a scale of 1:20. There are some Asian ๐ŸŒŽ famous landmarks from 1๏ธโƒฃ7๏ธโƒฃ countries. Do check out her IG posting below for her favourite โค๏ธ iconic Lego landmarks ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

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@siennylovesdrawing is a @lego fan since young ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป till now ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ So happy that she has now visited @legolandmalaysia , the 1๏ธโƒฃst #Lego #themedpark in Asia ๐ŸŒŽ, am so proud of it ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . She loves her impressive ๐Ÿคฉ visit the most at the #miniland ~ Asia ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒŽโ€™s in #LegoBricks , from her favourite landmarks in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ (of course a section about #Johor @explorejohortourism which covers #IstanaBukitSerene , #StadiumJohor etc.) & also some famous landmarks in the Asia ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒ Wowโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ . . Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ All are recreated on a scale of 1:20 & using more than 30millions Lego bricks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ฒ Itโ€™s currently the largest & with 20 highly-detailed clusters pay tribute in Lego to 17 different cities & countries across Asia ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒŽ It was designed & built by a team of more than 100 people from around the world ๐ŸŒ Bravoโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . . @gayatravel @gayaxevents @mymotac @tourism.johor @maticmy @tourismmalaysiajohor #JomJohor #TourismJohor #MuafakatJohor #VM2020 #MyDestination #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #MyNBOS

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She loves ๐Ÿ’— 1๏ธโƒฃ of the many Lego models displayed i.e. Bukit Serene royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ palace & official residence of Sultan Johor ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿปwhich took 2.3K man hours & with a total of approximately 278K Lego bricks for its completion ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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It was her 1๏ธโƒฃst visit & most of her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ has opted for the VR roller coaster๐ŸŽขride, however she was not regret & satisfied happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ with her choice of Miniland during this short visit ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

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A short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by her for sharing from her amazing satisfied Miniland visit โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

If you need a stay vacation๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป๐Ÿšฟ, do explore for its Legoland Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Resort ๐Ÿข with its Lego themed hotel bedrooms ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›‹ which just within a short walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธdistance

Address๐Ÿ“:ย 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•™: 10am to 6pm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.legoland.com.my/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/LEGOLAND.my/

(2) Angry ๐Ÿ˜ก Bird ๐Ÿฆ Activity Park

It’s more to an indoor 26K sqf playground for children ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป which opened its door ๐Ÿšช as the 1๏ธโƒฃst in Asia ๐ŸŒŽ since Oct 2014 with a flurry of interesting games cum activities to entertain the curiosity ๐Ÿค” younger minds e.g. toddlers๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป, kids๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป, youth ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป& parents alike๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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  • Anti-gravity Trampolines ~ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป just loving ๐Ÿ’— this & really a satisfied sweat ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งfrom the jumps
  • A Classic Tower๐Ÿ—ผPlay ~ 6๏ธโƒฃm tall tower ๐Ÿ—ผstructure which housing a maze, slide, cell climbing ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ & a foam pit

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  • Mini go kart ๐ŸŽ track ~ Greatโ€ผ๏ธ It enhances the children๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป’s motor skills

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  • Shooting ๐Ÿ”ซ game & etc. ~ It improves the accuracy & develops coordination

This park is inspired from 1๏ธโƒฃ of the most downloaded games (Whatโ“It garnered 2.5billion globally๐ŸŒ) named Angry ๐Ÿ˜ก Bird ๐Ÿฆ game which was created by Rovio Entertainment Ltd in 2009

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No shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘  allowed in this park, however a new ๐Ÿ†• pair of Angry ๐Ÿ˜ก Bird ๐Ÿฆ red โค๏ธ socks ๐Ÿงฆ (It’s yours after all) will be given upon your paid entry ๐ŸŽŸ to this park. Free ๐Ÿ†“ shoe cabinet is provided

There are education fun packages available which are suitable especially for schools/ education centers ๐Ÿซ to plan for a school holidays learning visits๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Ohh ya…Is your kids๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป’ BIRD DAY (Birthday๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ) is upcomingโ“โ‰๏ธ If yesโœ…, perhaps a surprise celebration ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆwith Angry ๐Ÿ˜กBird ๐Ÿฆ mascot here yaโ“๐Ÿ˜‰

Again, it was her short visit due to tightness of the travelling schedule of this media trip. Do enjoy aย short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by her for sharing here ya

You can opt for a stay vacation ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป๐Ÿšฟ at Amari Johor Bahru Hotel ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿข, which just 3๏ธโƒฃmins drive ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš– away or 7๏ธโƒฃmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ to reach this theme park, read ๐Ÿ“– more via

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/traveloguemalaysia-a-stay-vacation-at-amari-hotel-johor-bahru-jb/

Address๐Ÿ“: Level 3, KOMTAR JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•™: 10am to 10pm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://angrybirdsactivitypark.my/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/AngryBirdsActivityParkJB/

(iii) Sanrio ๐Ÿ’— Hello Kitty ๐ŸฑTown

How many of you are Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑ fansss ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌhereโ“โ‰๏ธ

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Ha…Ha…Don’t laugh ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ at SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป as she is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the many big fansss ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Š

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So, a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured specially just for all of you ~ Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑ fansss ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

It was her 1๏ธโƒฃst visit to this Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต themed park which opened its door ๐Ÿšช since 2012. Although it was a short one & she really amazed with her favourite pink ๐Ÿ’— decorations Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑ themed town ๐Ÿ˜

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s the 1๏ธโƒฃst Sanrio Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑ theme park outside Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is so proud ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป of being a Malaysian ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Ha…Ha…Just because of Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑโ“Of course not ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

She got herself a new ๐Ÿ†• hat ๐ŸŽฉ as souvenir ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŽ from it

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Although it was her short visit, however she managed to view ๐Ÿ‘€ the exciting live candy ๐Ÿญ ๐Ÿฌ dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป performance by the Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑ& dancers ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿปat the Purrfect stage. Do enjoy aย short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by her for sharing with all of you here ya ๐Ÿค—

If you need a stay vacation๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป๐Ÿšฟ, do explore for the Jen Hotel Puteri Harbour ๐Ÿขโš“๏ธโ›ด๐Ÿ›ฅ with its limited Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑ themed hotel bedrooms๐Ÿ›Œ

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Jen Hotel ๐Ÿข is just within a short walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance from it & you will love โค๏ธ the beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ Puteri Harbour โš“๏ธ view ๐Ÿ‘€ from its rooftop sky bar ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

There is a Red โค๏ธ Bow ๐ŸŽ€ Cafe ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดwhich you can enjoy some delectable Hello Kitty ๐Ÿฑ treats ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿจโ˜•๏ธ which prepared fresh daily after your visit๐Ÿ˜‹ (SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปhas yet-to โŒ๐Ÿฝdine, so unable to share much yaโ˜บ๏ธ)

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Address๐Ÿ“:ย Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Iskandar Puteri,ย Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•™: Wed to Sun, 10am to 6pm.ย Closed ๐Ÿ›‘โ›”๏ธ every Tue (except Malaysia school holidays, national & Johor public & replacement holidays)

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.puteriharbour.com/play/sanrio-hello-kitty/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/SanrioHelloKittyTown/

#JomJohorย #TourismJohorย #MuafakatJohorย #VM2020ย #MyDestinationย #SayangMalaysiaย #GayaTravelย #CutiCutiMalaysiaย #MalaysiaTrulyAsiaย #travelย #travellingย #blogย #bloggingย #bloggersย #bloggerย #influencerย #influencersย #siennylovesdrawingย #MyNBOS #ThemePark #LegolandMalaysia #LegolandMalaysiaResort #Lego #LegoBricks #Miniland #HelloKitty #SanrioHelloKittyTown #AngryBird #AngryBirdActivityPark #Japan #Japanese #Germany #HotelJenPuteriHarbour #PuteriHarbour

Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 2)

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ As promised, now sharing Part 2๏ธโƒฃ of the Rentak Selangor aka Beats of Selangor 2018 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has travelled with the writers team ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to Carey Island ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ to meet the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บpeople to learn more about their richness history & cultures ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿค—

At present, Mah Meri’s ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บpopulation is more than 4๏ธโƒฃK people ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

So,ย  what’s their musics ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ & dances ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿปโ“โ‰๏ธ

Mayin Jo-oh Music & Dance

This is a mask ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บtraditional dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป which performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang to join the festivalsย by Mah Meri people ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ

Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ‘น people isย 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ tribes of indigenous people aka Orang Asli & one said only resides at Carey Island ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

The male ๐Ÿ‘ฌ Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ dancers will wear the grotesque wooden masks ๐ŸŽญ carved, dance clothes made with tree ๐ŸŒณ skin & palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟย Generally, the males’ ๐Ÿ‘ฌ are with more exaggerated dance moves to express the spirit of the mask ๐ŸŽญ & in clockwise ๐Ÿ”ƒ direction around the female ๐Ÿ‘ญ dancers

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While the female ๐Ÿ‘ญ dancers will wear the skirts made ofย palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟย & plaited mengkuang head gear. They will dance anti-clockwise ๐Ÿ”„ around an earthen mound named as “a busot” ๐Ÿ˜€

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This dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป is performed with gestures to relate the annual Ari Muyang ritual ceremony, everyday events e.g. fishing ๐ŸŽฃ , celebrations ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ etc. & with the music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽผ played from the music instruments below,

  • bamboo๐ŸŽ‹๐ŸŽstampers named “tuntog”
  • a viola ๐ŸŽปnamed “jule”
  • the double-headed drum ๐Ÿฅ named “tambo”
  • a brass gong named “a-tawa”

Do enjoy the short clipsย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured while the travel team members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ mostly joined in to enjoy this traditional dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป with Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ dancers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Spirit Wood Carving

The Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ people also well known ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with their spiritual wood carving, apart from its richness of music, songs ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ & dances

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป continues #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽตDay 3๏ธโƒฃ . She learnt a lot from #MahMeri people ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ(1๏ธโƒฃ of the 1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ tribes of indigenous people aka #OrangAsli), only in Carey Island ๐ŸŒด of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ They are known with spirit wood craving, richness of their songs ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ & dances . Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ . She observed the preparing mask ๐Ÿ‘บ (for dance named Mayin Jo-oh, traditional dance performed to invite ancestral spirits aka muyang) with wood, tree ๐ŸŒณ skin, palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ etc. . A great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ day at #PulauCarey #CareyIsland ๐Ÿšคโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠ , do enjoy this IG posting 1๏ธโƒฃst with photos ๐Ÿ“ธ & short clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured. More updates soon, blog ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ link @ profile . @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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They are mostly with the remarkable wood carving skills, in particular wood sculptures & masks ๐ŸŽญ All are depict their Ari Muyang, mythical creatures, animal spirits e.g. birds ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ… , dragon ๐Ÿ‰ etc. from the Mah Meri’s ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บsurroundings of swamp, sea ๐ŸŒŠ & forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

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According to 1๏ธโƒฃ of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ wood carver (Oppsss…She forgot to ask โ“about his name), he shared that sometimes he carves the sculptures as per his dreams ๐Ÿ’ญ The forms & figures actually appeared a few times in the dreams ๐Ÿ’ญ which most of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บwood carvers would believe the messages ๐Ÿ“œ from the other world ๐ŸŒ to them for spiritual wood carvings ๐Ÿ˜Š

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So, upon waking up, he would then set to carve the figures that he encountered in his dreams ๐Ÿ’ญ ย He added that some sculptures are carved for the purpose of healing too

Traditionally, the materials for wood carving including nyireh stone, rare red mangrove hardwood etc. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Palm/ mengkuang leaves ๐ŸŒฟ weaving/ origami

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

For Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ females ๐Ÿ‘ญ to get married๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป, they must good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป at weaving. Ha…Ha…An interesting fact learnt๐Ÿ˜†

Accordingly, most of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ females ๐Ÿ‘ญ are well known ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with their impressive weaving skills. It was once said & believed that Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บleaf ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ origami to be the oldest in the world ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ Wowโ€ผ๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— her head gear received from Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ people as welcoming gift ๐Ÿ’ which was folded with the palm leavesย ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟย upon her entering to the village ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿก

Among the weaving designs are spirit flowers๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’, birds ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ… etc., objects of adornments e.g. head gears, belts etc. to be worn for celebration ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽŠ , jewelleries, purses๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘, baskets etc.

The young fronds of the palm leaves are intricately to be folded to make offerings & ornaments for the ritual ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ceremonies of the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ‘น people ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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Ari Muyang

On an annual basis, Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บpeople ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ will gather together at the Spirit House ๐Ÿ  in their village named Rumah Muyang to celebrate its Spirit & Ancestor Festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ named Ari Muyang Festival around mid March ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฉ

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Ari Muyang Festival ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ is celebrating for 3๏ธโƒฃ days with aims to seek protection, to appease the spirit guardians & to offer prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to honour their ancestorsโ˜บ๏ธ

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She was told that during the festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠceremony, the spirit mediums or known as “dukun” will enter into a state of trance ~ an inhabited by a muyang’s spirit. The “dukun” will bless the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ people ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ by smearing their foreheads & forearms with rice ๐Ÿš powder mixed with flowers ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป & leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ

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Then, Mayin Jo’oh dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป will be performed to inviting the muyang to join in this festive celebration ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป wishes to celebrate this mentioned Ari Muyang Festival ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ with the Mah Meri ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ peopleย ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ in the near future then ๐Ÿ˜„

A great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒย cultural learning day at Carey Island ๐Ÿšคโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠย of Selangor, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with media ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ team ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ of Rentak Selangor 2018

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Ohh ya…Let’s enjoy her vblog & short clipย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured about an awesome ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย day visit to Homestay Sg Haji Dorani ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

She has enjoyed a great experience by meeting the local people ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ as well as learning better about the traditional music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต instruments & enjoyed the awesome performance by Kompang Anak Selangor aka KOMPAS

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She has learnt much more about kuda kepang ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿด (kuda lumping for Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ) , Barongan, Gamelan, Shadow Play aka Wayang Kulit as well as enjoyed the hands on (including young kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป) music instruments with the guidance from the friendly musicians ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Itโ€™s really a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป pleasure for @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to be part of the media team ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ for #BeatsOfSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต . Enjoyed a great experience today meeting the local people ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ as well as learning better about the traditional music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต instruments & enjoyed the awesome performance by #KompangAnakSelangor aka KOMPAS at @homestay_sg_hj_dorani ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ . Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ She learnt much more about #kudakepang ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿด (#kudalumping for Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ) , #Barongan, #Gamelan , #ShadowPlay aka #WayangKulit as well as enjoyed the hands on (including young kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป) music instruments with the guidance from the friendly musicians ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . A memorable day at #HomestaySgHajiDorani ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ enjoyed this posting with photos ๐Ÿ“ธ & short clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured 1๏ธโƒฃst. More updates soon, blog ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ link @ profile . @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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Do invite ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œย SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป again, just can’t wait to be in forย Rentak Selangor 2019 ya

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Rentak Selangor 2018 (Part 1)

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ โœŒ๐ŸปSiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has recently being invited ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ by Tourism Selangor & participated as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the international media team ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ (from Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต & Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท) for the Rentak Selangor 2018 in Malaysia๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s national language with meaning of the Beats of Selangor ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It’s the strategic effort for the 3๏ธโƒฃrd year to further promote โฌ†๏ธย the State of Selangor as a tourism & cultural destination in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

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Personally, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has learnt & discovered so much during this 5๏ธโƒฃD4๏ธโƒฃN trip ๐ŸšŒ about the diverse co-existence of cultural traditions & ecosystems in Selangor state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Hmm…Why Selangorโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s because throughout the years, Selangor is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the multiracial ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ states in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ that arose with beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ blends of various vibrant cultural heritage influences in traditional dances ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ& music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽคA deep rooted musical heritage actually defines a race group’s identity & solidarity๐Ÿ˜

What’s the objectivesโ“โ‰๏ธ

  • To promote โฌ†๏ธ Selangor as a tourism destination of choice while travelling to Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • To introduce the culture of Selangor to a widen public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ
  • To celebrate & propagate the musical ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค& traditional dances ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ heritage of Selangor
  • To strengthen ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป the collaborative relationship between Selangor Exco for Youth Generation Development (UPEN) with the participating stakeholders, international media practitioners, travel agencies & tourism industry players๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ

So, what are the beats & moves (i.e. musics ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต& dances๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿป)โ“โ‰๏ธ

Cempuling ~ Selangor Javaneses’ Joy

It means a collection of music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต instruments that uses beats for different rhythm & sound brought to Selangor state of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย by Sunan Kalijaga. The music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽตplayed are in the form of advices for the audiences ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

  • Cem ~ A variety as the musicians ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ with different background & different types & sizes of instruments๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ
  • Pul ~ All sorts of people gathering๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ
  • Iling ~ It’s the Java language to reminding each other about self, team member & communities. In religious term, it means self reflections & self reminders๐Ÿ˜€

 

She has enjoyed theย modernย Cempulingย performance byย Cempuling moden Cendana Klasikย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Hmm…Modern Cempulingโ“โ‰๏ธ

Because itโ€™s including with modern musicย ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต instruments e.g. keyboard ๐ŸŽน , guitar ๐ŸŽธ etc. as refer to theย 2๏ธโƒฃnd row of above boomerang ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured

The music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต instruments for Cempuling includes Rebana Ibu, Rebana Gong, Rebana Kempul, Rebana Kempreng, Rebana Anak, Enteng-Enteng 1๏ธโƒฃ,ย Enteng-Enteng 2๏ธโƒฃ etc.๐Ÿ˜Š

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

The songs ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค played with Cempuling are with a variety from songs from Java, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil etc. She enjoyed the performance of a Mandarin song by late famous Taiwanese ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ singer, Teresa Teng๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Do enjoy a video clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป for sharing here,

 

Urumee Melumย เฎ‰เฎฑเฏเฎฎเฎฟเฎฎเฏ‡เฎณเฎฎเฏ Drummers ~ Calling of the Gods’ Spirit ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ

This is the most vibrant ๐Ÿคฉ & essential of the Malaysian-Indian traditions found in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with its double-headed hourglass-shaped drum originated from the state of Tamil Nadu, South of India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

This music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽตhas been widely believed to possess deep sacred powerย & it mostly associated with the trance rituals of calling of the gods’ spirit. It’s slung with a cloth strap across the shoulder & played by the drummer ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿฅhorizontally. It’s played entirely with sticks & simply allows the drummer to either play it by standing ๐Ÿ‘ฌ or walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ around

Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป at Batu Caves ๐Ÿž with the awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป performance by the drummers ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ ๐Ÿฅfrom the Chinna Rasa Urumee Melum Masana Kali

Some of the music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿฅ instruments includingย Urumee,ย Thavil, Pambai, Jaldra etc.

She was informed that all the drummers of this music group are very self discipline i.e. only perform the music with full proper praying attire ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–as their performance attire, bare foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ & with no โŒ๐Ÿปdrinking & smokingโŒ๐Ÿšฌhabits to respect this holy tradition heritage. They are all with normal diet (not necessary vegetarian) except some major prayers/ festivals ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠwhich require fasting before their performance at ceremonies/ย templesโ›ฉ

 

Tanjung Flowers ๐Ÿ’ Dance ~ Selangor Royalties ๐Ÿ‘‘ dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

Tanjung flowers ๐Ÿ’ aka Bunga Tanjung in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language if the official flower of Selangor since the ruling of the Selangor Royalties ๐Ÿ‘‘

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After many of you asking via DMsss, here you go a summary of @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โ€˜s Day 4๏ธโƒฃ (last day, why so fastโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ) with #BeatsofSelangor aka #RentakSelangor 2018 ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ . Hmm…Slightly longer ๐Ÿค— as need to prepare clips ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ with details inside ya ๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜บ๏ธ . โœ… Traditional dances of Selangor Royalties ๐Ÿ‘‘ , Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & Bugis, South Sulawesi, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ . โœ… Amazing great #UrumeeMelum drummers ๐Ÿฅ performance . โœ… Beautiful Istana Bandar Lama Jugra . Happy to meet new friends, both Malaysians & some foreign media friends from this trip, friendship forever ya ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ’— . Letโ€™s enjoy the photos & clips captured of each about the beautiful #Selangor , Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ , more updates ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป via blog link at profile or vblog via #Youtube ~SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โ€™s channel . Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for having #siennylovesdrawing with great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป welcoming & hospitality throughout ๐Ÿค—to @gayatravel @tourismselangor @discoverselangor @smartselangor @mymotac @visit.malaysia2020 @maticmy #DiscoverSelangor #SmartSelangor #NBOS #MyNBOS #VM2020 #SayangMalaysia #GayaTravel #gayaXevents #MyDestination #CutiCutiMalaysia #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #travel #travelling #blog #blogging #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers

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This 4๏ธโƒฃmins & 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃseconds dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป only for women ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ & it symbolises Malay women as gentle, courteous, polite same like this flower ๐Ÿ’ ~ very fragrant & grows very high up on the trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

It’s very well accepted ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป by the Malaysians๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ& always performed during the official government ceremonies etc.๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Batara Dance

Back then, this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป was performed to emphasise on the connection between humans & the Gods of all Universes. Then, this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป has evolved to being a dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป which meant to show love ๐Ÿ’— & loyalty to the King ๐Ÿ‘‘

This 4๏ธโƒฃmins & 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃseconds dance๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป’s movement visualises the respect & gratitude to the King ๐Ÿ‘‘

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Poja Dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

This 3๏ธโƒฃmins Bugis dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป which is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the popular one in Selangor due to the Bugis migrants from Sulawesi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ & settled down in Selangor ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ many years ago

This dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป used to be performed only in the royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ palace to welcome the King ๐Ÿ‘‘ by the dancers ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป with the sprinkled flowers ๐Ÿ’ & nice dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป moves

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Currently, it’s performed to everyone ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ as a welcome ๐Ÿค— symbolic to all guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซwho came to attend a event/ ceremony held๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 

Madduppa Bosara Dance ~ Selangor Bugis tradition heritage

It’s another move with Bugis influence & used to be performed in front of the noble families only during theย Mattandajariย ceremony (marriage ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป proposal). Then, this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป has evolved & to welcome ๐Ÿค— all guests to events/ ceremonies

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Madduppaย ~ The traditional food serving tray

Bosara ~ The traditional food serving trayโ€™s cover

Both of them are used in this 6๏ธโƒฃmins & 2๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃseconds dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป & then a variety of traditionalย delicacies/ cakes ๐Ÿฐ will be served to all guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ after the end of this dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป performance

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Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured with all the 4๏ธโƒฃ dances shared above performed by dancers fromย Citra Ugik of Malay Bugis Association of Selangor, Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Ohh…Noted the beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ place in the clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ above of theย  4๏ธโƒฃ dances ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป performed…

Curious ๐Ÿค” where ๐Ÿ“is itโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s Alaeddin Palace ๐Ÿ‘‘ or Bandar Jugra Palace akaย Istana Bandar Lama Jugra in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s national language which was constructed using high qualityย timber named Cengal & marble. Its design is largely with Islamic & some influences from Indian, Middle-Eastern & Chinese (i.e. the roofโ€™s carved fascia board & dragon ๐Ÿ‰ fin)

 

This double-storey palace ๐Ÿ‘‘ has many rooms i.e. A royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ bath ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป , a throne room, a banquet room, bedrooms๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ, royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ audiences hall, kitchen, a forbidden garden etc.ย It was designated as a historical monument & site under the Antiquities Act 1976 inย 1980๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Do stay tune for Part 2 ya

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