Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Stroll In Taman Wetland

First of all, congrats to all who participated in the weekend's activities; be it XTerra Teaser Event, TNF Thai 50km/100km Ultra Marathon or even the Konvoi Berbasikal Hari Wilayah Persekutuan in Putrajaya. :-)

For us, we were not happening enough so we didn't participate in any events. Hah Hah

Saturday evening.

Hubby asked "what's your mileage planned for tomorrow?"
Wifey : "No mileage. I'm reserving Sunday to walk with you, remember?"

And so we did. The family had a stroll and a picnic, sorta. ^^

This week, we chose an easier route to tackle. Just a stroll with no planned mileage somewhere in Putrajaya.

We parked our car at Taman Botani and walked to Taman Wetland. Taman Botani to the Boat House of Taman Wetland got us around 2K. Plenty of cyclists here. Adults and kids. So much different from a few years before when we would rarely see another visitor there.
From Taman Wetland's Boat House, we could use the bridge nearby to get to the other side of Taman Wetland but we chose to pass through the tunnel under the bridge and walked on this gravel path.
Would've missed this view if we walked on the bridge. Of course, choosing the gravel path meant we added an extra 1K to our route.
The path connecting both sides of Taman Wetland, enabling one to walk across the lake.
And we arrived to this area. 

We continued our walk on the gravel path along the lakeside. We only started our walk at 9.00am and it was getting hotter as the morning progressed. Plenty of fluid taken (we were prepared with two bottles of isotonic, one bottle of Ribena and one botter of mineral water; apart from food). There were shady paths that helped ease the heat.
The boy, despite being tired and hot (and a tad grumpy occasionally) played and goofed around while enjoying the scenery.

Next time, please follow Mummy's example and wear a hat/cap...
Plenty of stuff to learn too, during the walk. Do stop and read! ^^
Mountain bikers aplenty here. Some are nice and friendly.
We walked about 6K and reached to this intersection and decided to turn back. One can continue to walk on the gravel path as it continues onwards but we're reserving that long walk/jog later, when we'll start at an earlier time and without son. There are many "rough" paths that we can try. *fun* 

Zaini opined that we could get 20K+ mileage on the Taman Wetland path, just following the MTB trail. Would've nice to train running there to get used to an un-surfaced rroad. It's a relatively flat route so it's perfect for a newbie like me.
After the intersection, we chose to walk on the tarred road instead of the lakeside gravel path. Murder on the body! It was shadeless and boring! Hot! Hot! Hot!
We got to an area nearby the flamingos pond and had our picnic there. Nasi lemak! There are plenty of wakafs, tables and benches in Taman Wetland for anyone especially those coming with the family to relax there.
Lepak for our Nasi Lemak break for twenty minutes and then we continued our walk until we reached the Nature Interpretive Centre.

We decided to enter to enjoy the air-conditioning (heh heh) but the exhibits there were kinda nice and we ended up looking and trying stuff at the centre for almost an hour! I'll make a post about the Nature Interpretive Centre (NIC) or Pusat Penghayatan Alam, Taman Wetland later. 

Oh, by the way; entrance is free.
Heading back, we decided to use the shortcut and walk on the bridge to get to the other side to reach Taman Botani. The boy was happy to know we were almost finished. Can't blame him. ;)
Back to Taman Botani! Yeay!!!

We took almost 3 hours to finish a 10.50km walk. 20min to eat brunch. About an hour at the Nature Interpretive Centre.

Good bonding time with the family.

Next time, we'll have another family bonding time helping out at Titi 100K/50K. See you there, if you're running in it!

A map and summary of today's stroll

36 comments:

  1. A nice and bonding family outing. A great way to spend a day.

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  2. If run for 10.50km, how long could it take?

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    1. It's quite subjective. Depends on how fast and strong you're.

      I'm not fast so anything less than 1 hour is fast but some ppl can run 10K in less than 1 hour.
      But 1 hour 30min would be like slow jog already for me. :P

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  3. i like how Mak Glam spends her weekends to getting close to the nature than just loitering inside shopping malls.. instead of just looking at Prada and Gucci, you are seeing more of Gaia.. awesome!!

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    1. Aiyo... That's because I'm not loaded to spend hours in such boutiques la. LOL

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    2. Yeah Lah! That orang kaya SK is always at the air conditioned gyms and shopping malls for his long walks!

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    3. Tan Sri Anay, you also la! LOL

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    4. eh outdoor good ma. entrance fees free. then if in shoping complex sure rm50 melayang though never buy anything

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    5. But some cannot stand outdoor if it's not a theme park. :-]

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  4. and i love that second photo, it was such a great shot!! the feel is like so autumn in some seasonal countries, but it's actually somewhere in Malaysia under that scorching 33°C weather!!

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    1. Hahaha

      Seeing in not believing, right?

      Yup, felt like it was 33°C that time. LOL

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  5. hahaha, Raimie must be very exciting that day huh?? look at his photos, he seemed to be very active that day (rather than the usual shy and quiet boy in photos).. were he trying to be Ultraman with those poses?? hahaha, cute!!

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    1. Yala, this one look happier, eh?

      But actually suffer. The quiet photos actually were the less suffer trip. :)

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    2. or was he actually cursing the mommy to bring him there to suffer?? haha~~

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  6. Syok!! riki jalan baru ye kak? ehehhe

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    1. hehehe

      Lama tak reccee jalan. :P

      Syok gak nak layan route ni. Sah terbakar kalau lari kul 11 onwards. hehehe

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  7. I have been hearing and passing this Wetlands for so many years. I really must go and take a walk there soon besides Gunung Nuang... Letchumy told me don't play play with Nuang if my legs are not ready. Adoi.

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    1. Anay,
      Wetland is much easier. The route is flat. Nuang is a mountain, high elevation.

      Go Wetland la. Can pak-tor and rent bikes to cycle together also. Sure Letchumi would like that. ;)

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  8. Wah! You son always pandai posing in photos but so shy when nampak Anay. I know my face can be scary sometimes. Wakakaka

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    1. He quiet because you all not happening enough. BWAHAHA
      Jangan marah :P

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  9. Long time didn't go to the Wetlands at Putrajaya. What can you do at the Wetlands besides walking?

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    1. Fishing at a certain designated area. Cycling. There used to be paddle boats but not sure whether they're still operating now.

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  10. Hmm...like that can bring scooter there la :P

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    1. wetland still open? Duno who told me that day say wetleand closed.

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    2. Thank you thank you...you know me ah... LOL...see the word "entrance is free" sure gatal one :p

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    3. That one is Paya Indah Wetland if I'm not mistaken Meow. Can bring scooter but I think better if you go to the adjacent Taman Botani.

      Raman Wetland is on two sides of the lake. The one next to Taman Botani, you can go fishing there.
      The one on the other side of the bridge id where the NIC is and where you can see birds like flamingos and ducks.
      That side also has an observation tower.

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  11. Great family bonding. Wish we could do that too..

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    1. Why not?

      We made the effort to do now because we know pretty soon it'll be harder to find time.

      Anyway, a little bit of time together goes a long way, not necessarily have to go out, right? :-)

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  12. Wow! another place for a walk. It must be a hot day right? and thanks for your little gift. Already put it on my fridge. Huhu!

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    1. Glad it arrived safely. Sorry it took ages for me to finally posted it. :P

      Yup, it's a good place to walk and yes, a hot day. ;)

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  13. Woww, this place is still new to me.... Must squeeze in some time exploring this part of Taman Wetland and Taman Botani too for my future training... Kalo ada company sure lebih happening masa training sambil snap2 gambar hehee...

    I must say Malaysia and Thailand were experiencing the same hot and dry spell weather lately... It was 35 degree last Saturday... Ultra Roasted!

    P/S: your special gift reached safely at my crib last week... Thank you so much... Wanna have a glowing healthy skin too... Hahaa =)

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  14. I think I won't know about this place at all if you din't share about it, haha xD

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    1. The beauty of blogging.

      We share our knowledge. I learn something from you and vice versa. Right? :)

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  15. wow nice outing :D

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