Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A Walk In The Park

Photo laden post! 

A walk in the park, at Taman Wawasan in Putrajaya. A great place for some hill training, especially if you are a running noob like me and would rather not let people (other runners) see you wheezing and panting while doing it.
The park is located right at the other side of the lake of this
Plenty of stairs to tackle, if you are so inclined. Heh. This, I call the first level.
From the second level, there are 150 steps to climb! It's not a steep climb though, if that's any consolation. ;p
OK... 70 steps to go out of that 150 steps. Easy peasy. Yeah, right...
Or if you hate stairs, you can always start from here... going up
and up, here's a view at a junction after a 200m(?) climb from the start.... you got this if you go to the left
or a less strenuous climb if you choose to go to the right
but you still have a few hundred metres of up to go.

and this you can enjoy too if you walk along the hilly road... up, down, up, down
there's a bit of trail too. Nice to do in the morning, but in the evening - a bit too eerie for my taste. Not to mention, closer encounter with mozzies. o.O
Very steep climb (or downhill) - here. Almost like a 45 degree climb. *pant pant* We figured it's a about 200m of steep climb from the bottom to the first flat area on the hill here.
Gawd... what Lina found along the route and can't resist being unclassy about it and all.
The bottom of the hill has a picturesque and flat route for runners, cyclists and walkers to enjoy. Though you do see a lot of "rempits" too here and occasionally a car or two whizzing past dangerously fast. @.@
Plenty of places to take a rest or have a picnic.
Fast cars whizzing by....
We didn't cover all the hilly route and only walked 3.8km. On Monday, Raimie actually managed a 6km walk here with his Dad.

After the walk, we went here
and makan this.

RM15 for adults and RM5 for kids for all you can eat durian, mangosteen and rambutans and they throw in a bottle of mineral water too. Great deal.
Burp

70 comments:

  1. wow, RM15 for all you can eat..I want!

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    1. thre is durian eat all you can for RM20 at ss2

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    2. I pay extra petrol to get to SS2 :-D

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  2. Wah! All the pictures here make me wanna go jogging! Hahaha!!! Except the durian pictures lah, that one make me want to eat durians! LOL!

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  3. Maybe I should go jogging at Taman Wawasan! So nice the place!! : )

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    1. Parks all around Putrajaya are nice. Maybe you can jog around while checking out the bridges there? :-)

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  4. Err...what's that you trying to put in your mouth? Hahaha!!!

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    1. It's a fruit. People put fruits in their mouth, right? ^_~

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    2. Yiieer, panda acts innocent, bluek!

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    1. happy 12/12/12.

      Know anyone getting married today? :-)

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  6. Waaa! OK, that beats my phallic stones by a mile! (Or 300 steps.) Who took the photo - Zaini? I wish I could see a photo of his face while he was taking a photo of you! :D

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    1. HE Was the one who showed me that tree and whatever that thing is that's hanging from it!!!! :-D

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  7. You know, the inside of a durian actually also ... I mean ... just look at that fruit far right in your photo. Heh heh.

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    1. I'll feign ignorance to show how innocent and pure my mind really is. heh heh

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  8. Wahhhh, I bet the calories intake from the Durians exceeded the calories being burnt from the Hill trainings, ek? LOL...

    Wow, Me loike durians, but cant eat much coz the heat from durians will induce the ulcers in my mouth, too hot, it will inflame.. Hahhaa...

    A great place to train nih, I pon nak try la buat hill training there... Looks awesome... Erk, kak lina xposing kat futuristic monument on the peak ek? Hehehe...

    Wah, this hamsapress really knew the best how to stimulate one's wildest imagination too... notty2 thoughts lingered... kekekee

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    1. Atas bukit Taman Wawasan ada monumen ke? Ingat Tmn Botani & Tmn Putra Perdana je yg ada. :-D

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  9. I kadang2 konfius dengan taman-taman kat Putrajaya huhu...
    A friend mentioned Taman Wawasan before, by my hubby and the boys a.k.a. Team Recce Kawasan never mentioned to me about it so diaorang pun tak pernah pegi kot. I did want to check out Taman Wetland for LSD. One of the weekends k!

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    1. Tmn Wawasan is on the core island loop yang I selalu buat.

      Kat belakang ofis Kastam & jab akauntan & Kem kewangan. :-D

      Ooo nak wat LSD kat Tmn Wetlands ke? How's the route?

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    2. I belum recce lagi Wetlands tu..setakat ni tengok kat blog2 orang2 yang tak dikenali je :P
      Husband I la kata it's also suitable for running. Hmm.

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    3. Dah lama x go Tmb Wetlands. Situ lagi sunyi. Dulu la... Hmmm kena gi recce area tu balik la, one of these days. Mana nk carol route smpi 32k nnt ni????? O_O

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  10. I didn't know this Taman Wawasan is huge and well landscaped. Always drove past without stopping.

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    1. The park is rather nice albeit a hilly one. Maybe most only see the front part near the government buildings and don't venture further. Right?

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    2. Anay, this will be a very perfect place for you to chase Letchumy around the bushes and trees!!

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    3. Yalah.... got plenty of coconut trees by the lake. Can guling2 from top of the hill all the way down too! LOL

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  11. You know what? Anay had to appear in the Putrajaya Corporate Profile video before it was built to pretend to be the architectural engineer briefing a group of investors. They paid me only RM150 in 1994. Anyway it was filmed at Taman Wawasan area which was a hutan then with snakes.

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    1. That time you can tangkap those snakes and make soup la... :-D

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    2. oh?? anay, show the video!! we want to see handsome anay 18 years ago!!

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    3. He talked about that a few times already but never shared with us the video. Hmph



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    4. Ah~ I want to see annay in the video too!

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  12. I must start going jogging again. My knees and groins are recovering after using the minyak ubat from US. Have to prepare for Letchumi's 99 Peaks Hike in China. Gila.

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    1. Aiyo... Climb Letchumi's peak not enough ka? Must climb 99 peaks pulak.

      Good luck Anay! :-)

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    2. ooopss!! anay using minyak for the groins?? i thot anay have been using that "minyak from india" for between the groins?? :p

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    3. That minyak is like the stick that propel Anay up to the peak, iiizzzzziiiiit?????? ;p

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    4. This little girl here doesn't understand.... what minyak, what stick?

      Minyak from India? Coconut oil is it? What, annay wants to grow amazon bush in the groin?

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    5. Little girl... don't ask so much. Later hamsap uncle want to show you... You pengsan. LOL

      Pengsan with ecstasy, I dunno arr.... xD

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  13. RM15 for adults is worth it. It was yellowish!! Mmmmm! Better than SS2 ones , all puteh melepak. Bluek!

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    1. Mix la.. Some nice some so-so only. People just throw away the so-so ones and take better ones. Buffet mah... :-D

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  14. I didn't know the park was that huge! Maybe one day when I'm in the Putrajaya vicinity I'll just lace up and try it out.

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    1. this part is one part of the hill behind Customs and Ministry of Finance office. Following the road uphill and downhill you can get abt 5k worth of running trek. :-D

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  15. so that is the legendary kotek mamak this Mak Rempit has always wanted to have a try??

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    1. this whole post makes me have the feeling that you run all the way just to try to lick that kotek mamak up the hill.. hahaha!! :D

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    2. 150 steps ah?? that is quite a lot huh?? how many steps does this Batu Caves have?? 172 if i didn't remember wrongly?? wow, comparable huh..

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    3. Where got!!!!!

      Zaini found it and excitedly showed it to me. I'm innocent!!!!!! LOL

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    4. photos 3 to 5.. i really wanna LOL lah.. your hubby so bad lah, ditch raimie so far at the back, and he has gone missing from raimie's sight!! hahaha~~

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    5. Batu Caves 200+. Almost 300, if I'm not mistaken.

      The one at Lake Garden is a mere 155. ;p

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    6. Raimie ran with me. Because Mommy always caring one. ;p

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    7. ooopss, my bad!! not 172 but 272 steps!! sorry lah, i have never been to Batu Caves before actually, haha~~

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    8. Me neither. Despite having stayed at Sri Gombak for years. Hahaha!!!!! But Thambee never went? aiyoyo.... Anay never slap you ah, for not visiting? hehehe

      I know some people train for their Ultra marathons (the HK one) by climbing those steps, 20 times! @.@

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    9. yalah, for this Thambee feels so guilty for not visiting this sacred place before!! Anay must be scolding me behind already..

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    10. I better run and mengadu about you so he can piak your head! *evil laugh*

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    11. lina, did you take the kote mamak home to try at night?

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    12. I am just being curious whether it is tasty.

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    13. So easily you can find this buah every where, I never seen it in my whole life. I never know got such buah before I knew lina.

      Btw, I told jin jin about the word "pancut". He was surprised where I picked up this word from. Kiahahahahah! I learned so many things from you, lina.

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    14. Adoi, you are learning all the wrong stuff la Yan! Hahaha

      I never bother about such buah until I got involved with HHBC members! How? kakaka

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  16. aiyoh, durian post!! then i got nothing to comment already.. i don't like durians lah.. and i just read an article from my nephew's book.. the malay bear loves durian, when you see dung in the forest that has durian seeds in there, means chances that you will bump into a malay bear, haha!!

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    1. Tiger also eat durian you know.

      If we go to durian orchard, sometimes can see tiger tracks.

      And... tiger eats them really cleanly. Well mannered, like that! hahaha

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    2. oh really?? i thot tigers are carnivore, how come they eat durians?? can really eat them clean?? how do they open the thorny durian in the first place i am curious~~

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    3. My Dad told me, like human. They sit really nicely too. ;)

      So, be careful when looking for durian at night. Manyak animals like durians too. ;p

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    4. won't happen to me lah, i don't eat durian so never will i hunt for durians at night or even in the day at all~~ haha!!

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    5. Me likey durian!! When I was young, my grandpa had a few durian trees in our kampung. I can eat all I want during durian season! Now all the trees kena chopped for development, sob.

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    6. You still have free durian supplies now, right?

      We should go all serbu Ah Hua when durian season comes! LOL

      Except SK lah. ;)

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  17. Putrajaya is a very picturesque place. Love the pics.

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    1. Very.

      May be too quiet for some though. :)

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  18. Do you know I have never tried a durian or even seen one opened. They look reaaaaaaaaly weird!!!!!

    I kind of think steps are better for you than gradients... not that I'm a runner. Steps seem so much harder than just a slope, though, from a training point of view I'd have thought they were better....

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    1. And that's before you smell it, Jenny!

      Adventurous foreign eaters more often than not, loath durians. Andrew Zimmern hates it. But Anthony Bourdain loves it.

      Steps are murder! I'll do it as a part of my training, but definitely not everyday. o.O

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  19. i see the durian picture...the rest dah tak tengok dah :p

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