Monday, 18 November 2013

Nature Walk, City Style

One : we went out for a walk to a park. Kinda. A 'forest" kinda park. We were surrounded by greenery but it's just minutes away from the capital administrative centre and minutes away from housing areas.

Two : we walked on roads. Perfectly maintained roads. 

A nice place to "introduce" outdoors, that is not an obviously landscaped parks; to someone and its located in Putrajaya.
 
The start of our walk was on this sparsely shaded road. We saw no other visitors. The only people there were the gardeners.
 
 
Then we got on a more shaded part of the park. There's even trail road for those who choose to do trails.

We took our time, stopping and looking at interesting stuff. Allowed Son to play around. He kinda went whiny after a few kms and wanted to stop, but we managed to cajole him to continue by distracting him.
Told him how I used to play "shop" when I was small with these plant. As coins. He looked at me with disbelief. He said, "why? It has no value". Well yeah, we don't use printed play money to play way back when. We use whatever is around us to play.
Showed him the "kankong" (water spinach) plant too. "But kankong is long, Daddy" he said. So we asked him to pull the plant to show him how long it is. "Pick them up", said Daddy. "You can put in your maggi mee", teased Daddy. LOL
 Saw an "ulat gonggok" (milipede)
and Mommy encouraged him to poke at it to see its reaction. Mommy used to love playing with the ulat gonggok. The feel of those tiny feet walking is nice. :P
 As it rained earlier, saw mushrooms sprouting up all over.
We stumbled upon a jackfruit tree too! Shall we return in two weeks' time to see how the jackfruits are faring? hehehe
 
At one part of the park, the trees were all marked and named. In Malay. Sorry, no English.

Tongkat Ali, anyone? 

Laughed at some of the trees name like this "Minyak Berok" which translates as monkey oil. hehehe
When he's happy and excited to continue, he's charming like this.

At times, he'd get grumpy and whiny and argumentative. Pretty normal. The boy walked with us, on this undulating route filled with hilly sections for 8.53km. He walked for 2hours 20minutes with us. ^^

So Daddy provided some comic relief and amusement
 "He's a Kappa!", laughs Son.
Then, Daddy showed him how to shoot with the "daun lalang" (coarse weed?). Let's battle who can shoot furthest! :)

We sure had fun.

Maybe we can do this again soon. But Mommy and Daddy plan to go without Raimie for the next trip as we plan to cover more areas. Raimie would not be happy walking/jogging for more than 3 hours! And we are not that bad of a slave-driver to make him do that!

Anyways, school holidays officially started.

HAVE FUN!

44 comments:

  1. What a lovely family outing to explore the almost virgin jungles. It was so healthy and yet so fun to discover Minyak Berok. There must be some sap from that tree for the beroks!

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    1. Manmade virgin jungle. ;-)

      No monkeys, no wild boars (as far as I know).

      Perfect for city folks :-D

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    2. sap from that tree?? i think the sap must be salty, else Mak Glam won't go near..





      salty sap = ham sap (in cantonese).. :p

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  2. I am surprised that daun lalang could shoot. Mak Lina even played barter trading with leafy coins! No wonder you are in finance dept!

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    1. we're kampung kids anay. Can play with what's around our house. ;-)

      Aiyoh, better play shop than play "kawin" for me la! :-P

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    2. eh can shoot leh. Last time my school have a lot of lalalng and we syok syok play

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    3. Anay anak orang kaya la. Where got play lalang like us, Meow. :-P

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    4. Eh harlow...I swam inside air parit and banjir so many times! I played masak masak and made mud pies!

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  3. I played with the gonggok too when I was young. Hahaha, never think is gerli also that time. During my old time school holidays, I will visit my grandma -balik kampung kononnya. I really get to see more greenery side of the world.

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  4. Yeah that is the kangkung we always order from restaurant or cook at home - kangkung sambal belacan.

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    1. You confirming the kankung my son was holding? ;-)

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  5. Apa nama park tu? nampak nyaman plus the scent of earth lepas hujan. must be calming feeling heh

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    1. Raman Rimba Alam. :-)

      Memang sangat best. Takde trafik lak tu. Aman dan nyaman. Banyak nyamuk tho :-P

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  6. I scared of....milipede, i know it's small but that's the thing I afraid of!!! =]

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    1. I hate cicak myself. Small but absolutely icky! ;-)

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    2. I love baby cicak. Used to catch them and play with them by drowning them in bath tub. After that released them mabuk, laughing like evil.... Cause & Effects - Anay almost drowned in the sea and swimming pool 3 times!!! Padah...don't play play dei.

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  7. LOL...long time never play with daun lalang already .

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    1. Nowadays we all confine ourselves to malls, how to see lalang dy. LOL

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  8. adui naik bukit turun bukit....semput nenek ni ler....

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    1. Jom nek... Kita jalan jalan ;-)

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    2. let's get a trolley and jemput nek sit on it and we will push her like roller coaster.. shyok tak like that?? :p

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  9. i LOVE this family outing, loike it so much.. it's bringing the kids to get closer to the nature and not just ditch them at home with their iPads..

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    1. no iPads when go out.

      But there are times, we did ditch him at home, truthfully speaking ;-)

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  10. this looks like a nice place to walk and with proper road it's actually easier, probably that 2 hours and 20 minutes won't be felt as there are so many interesting things to see and hence distract attention on the tired legs..

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    1. Yup, this is easy. Relaxing even. Good for those who doesn't want to hike up a mountain. But still want to enjoy greenery & fresh air. :-)

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  11. oh you used those plants as play coins?? haha.. not really available nearby my house but we use cards or guli or soft drinks cap instead.. anyway, i seldom played also because i went to school from 6am and only reached home like 6-7pm on weekdays.. all study and no play makes Uncle SK a dull boy~~ :D

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    1. Uncle SK special case. Study so hard but still a fun guy.

      Raimie's mommy doesn't like studying so she won't make Raimie study too hard also. :-)

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  12. eih, that is kangkung??!! hahaha, doesn't look like those i usually eat.. i mean the leaves seem to look a lot skinnier dei, i would have thought those are lalang instead.. and talking about shooting with lalang, i cut my fingers and since then never wanted to play anymore~~ :D

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    1. The kangkung was just one, in between those weeds. Raimie held the kangkung in the photo.

      Not many were growing at the spot but we saw a few so we decided to show it to Raimie.

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  13. kat mana ni kak?

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    1. siapekah ini? ;-)

      Ni kat Tmn Rimba Alam

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  14. This place looks a bit like inside UM la! There's a similar place near my hostel, used to jog/hike there often~

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    1. Can say it look like UKM or UPM oso ;-)

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  15. This is in Putrajaya? I like the road! And the greeneries surrounding it!

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    1. Yup. And best part : no crowd! :)

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  16. Yes, you should return in 2 weeks and pluck those jackfruits! :D

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    1. We were thinking to do it! LOL

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  17. Yeah school hols officially started. I envy the school children! LOL!

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  18. It would be heavenly to run here....dengan dingin-dingin sebab lepas hujan...banyak pokok & tak panas. Tapi nyamuk eh? Haihh. But must try lah one day. Jom? ;)

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    1. Memang sangat heavenly. Hari tu, we walked for 2.5hours and Zaini barely broke a sweat. :-)

      Nyamuk... Well, that means kita kena lari laju to avoid kena hurung by them kot? :-P

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