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Title: A Fallen Beauty
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 12:15pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 360

Chance upon this white coloured water lily while I was searching the pond for some goodies.

Title: Gracious
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 11:31am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

LOVE this picture. Those pinkish petals are simply beautiful.

Title: A bored looking pony
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 11:55am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

This pony is CUTE. An Up Close and Personal touch. Picture was taken at the animal park.

Title: GIGANTIC Banana Plant
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 10:43am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

This is my first time seeing a GIGANTIC banana plant. The minimal height of this plant is over 25m! It was a surreal experience standing beneath these banana plants.

Title: Kayak anyone?
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 11:24am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/10, ISO Equiv.: 100

So many things to do...so little time. You can kayak, play paintball game or even participate in flying fox. These kayak boats are available for rental.

Title: Cocoa fruit
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 10:27am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A matured cocoa fruit. This picture was taken in the cocoa plantation. There were lots of cocoa fruits over there!!!

Title: Rising Above
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 11:26am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

I squatted down as close as possible to the pond to capture this picture. These are large-sized lily leaves.

Title: Where is momma?
Location: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 7 May 2009, 12:15pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 360

A captive wild monkey placed in a cage awaiting relocation. I need to zoom through those tiny little holes on the cage to capture this picture.

A few days back, I googled for Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam (Malaysia Agricultural Park) to find articles and pictures about the place. I found some blog posting. It seems there is no official website on Taman Pertanian Malaysia - SAD!!!!

I was half-hearted and not sure whether the place is worth a visit. It sounds like a mundane place to me after reading numerous blog articles. I decided to pay a visit and see for myself. The thing that caught my attention is the size of the park - A WHOPPING 1,295 HECTARE (one of the largest tropical rainforest and agricultural park in the world). I downloaded the direction (via Google Maps) into my hand phone.

It was 1 and 1/2 hour drive from Petaling Jaya via LDP highway. (P.S - According to Google Maps, the park is a 35 minutes drive from Petaling Jaya). I lost my way trying to find Persiaran Kayangan. It's pretty difficult to find Taman Pertanian Malaysia due to insufficient signage. Other than that, I HATE driving in Shah Alam, Selangor - far too many confusing roundabouts. The local municipal council can do a better job!

I parked my car and proceeded to the ranger office to request a map. The map is very informative. It listed out over 43 attractions that include:
a) Paddy field
b) Cocoa plantation
c) Fruits garden (durian, starfruit, dragon fruit, coconut, ciku, rambutan and cempedak)
d) Cactus garden
e) Rabbit park
f) Bird park
g) Hydroponic park
h) Four Season House
i) Flying fox
j) Spice garden
k) Ornamental garden and more.........

Remember to follow my second, third and fourth post for specific reviews and more pictures.

Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam - Getting There:

Take RapidKL bus number 63 or 338 from Kuala Lumpur and stop at the bus station near Maybank building in Shah Alam city centre. From here, take a taxi to the park.

The other way is to take the KTM Komuter train and disembark at Shah Alam Station. From here, take a taxi and you will reach the park in approximately 20 minutes time.

Operating Hours and Fees:

The operating hours of the park is from 8:30am to 4:30pm Tuesdays to Sundays. It is closed on Mondays except when Monday is a public or school holiday. The address and contact number of the Shah Alam Malaysia Agriculture Park are:

Taman Pertanian Malaysia
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam,
40000 Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel : +603 5510 6922 / 5510 6923
Fax: +603 55100922
Booking Counter: +603 55107048

Other charges are:

RM 10.00 license for 1 unit of video.
RM3.00 for 1 hour of bicycle rental (add RM1 for every subsequent hour).
RM2.00 for 3 hours use of the Swimming Pool.
RM1 000 for Film/Movie Shooting Fee.

More info:


Taman Pertanian Malaysia Location (Map):


Taman Pertanian Malaysia (Comprehensive Map):

A comprehensive MAP with details about places of interests/attractions in Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam. Click here to download the full map (large-sized) - PDF File (671kb):

5 comments

  1. Shelyn Says:
  2. How're you? Your travelogue is progressing very fast :-)

     
  3. shloke Says:
  4. Shelyn,

    So far so good :) I try to update at least once a week.

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  5. AdeYing Says:
  6. the monkey behind the bar - looks very touching..
    i still remember few months back cycling at bukit cahaya, going downhill is nice,but the uphill part, lol my baby had to pull my bike up for me while i was forcing and dragging myself to walk.. ~_~
    btw, didn't u visit the 4 season house ?

     
  7. shloke Says:
  8. AdeYing,

    Junior was feeling 'trapped' wanna join the rest. I was able to observed junior for at least 40 minutes. He/she was displaying lots of emotion and behaviour that are very similar to us!

    The uphill part is MAD!!! It was my first time riding a bike since I was a kiddo. BTW, loving 'hubby' there :)

    FOUR SEASON HOUSE? Got, Aiyah....lousy four season house. Wasted my RM3. The exhibit is limited and the place is SMALL. The only good thing is the cold air circulating in the house.

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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