Title: The Wild Beans
Location: Paya Indah Wetlands, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 5th October 2009 (Monday), 12:40pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

Holding a bunch of elongated green beans. Look like 'petai' (stink beans).

Title: Calling Out To Bees and Birds!
Location: Paya Indah Wetlands, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 5th October 2009 (Monday), 10:49am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A satellite dish?

Title: THE COMRADE RED STAR
Location: Paya Indah Wetlands, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 5th October 2009 (Monday), 10:34am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

An interesting star-shaped flower with sticky and fleshy seeds. The flower 'exploded' by itself revealing red coloured seeds.

Title: Run Lola Run!
Location: Paya Indah Wetlands, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 5th October 2009 (Monday), 11:38am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

I was following these scared gooses around. I was hoping to get some real close-up shots. Luckily I avoided goose attack :)

Title: Five Star Yellow
Location: Paya Indah Wetlands, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 5th October 2009 (Monday), 10:49am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A gorgeous flower with heavenly smell.

Title: Time To Rest
Location: Paya Indah Wetlands, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 5th October 2009 (Monday), 10:53am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A nice wooden bench. It reminds me of Forest Gump!

Title: Which Side is UP?
Location: Paya Indah Wetlands, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 5th October 2009 (Monday), 10:57am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

Reflection on the lotus lake. Look like an oil painting :) Note: All my pictures are genuine shots without any photoshop alteration.


This is my delayed Part 2 (blog post) about Paya Indah Wetlands. Lately, I was too engrossed with the blog competition. I have been spending a great deal of time on those submissions. The chances of winning are very slim. I still need PUBLIC VOTES - at least 10 STARS to push up my average. Please remember to support me and vote for my entries. Click here and VOTE - ALL ENTRIES

The animals in Paya Indah Wetlands are SHY and RECLUSIVE. The three hippos brought in from Africa are still ALIVE. From afar, I can see two hippos munching some green goodies. I walked discreetly to the closest perimeter. But the hippos noticed my presence and 'ran' back to the lake. Darn! I WAS SO CLOSE!

After that, I try my luck at the duckies and goose enclosure. Mother duck was quacking mad alarming the cute duckies. The ducklings quickly swam to the other side of the pond. SUCKS! But the gooses were brave enough to 'pose' next to me.

Overall, Paya Indah Wetlands has limited collection of floras and faunas. If you put effort searching for them, you will find some hidden treasures. I found exotic looking plants such as star-shaped flowers and stinky beans trees.

Paya Indah Wetlands is still a nice place for nature lovers. The new management needs to buck up and make it more interesting and wholesome. It is definitely BIG in size - a whooping 450.76 hectare. More can be done. Do not neglect Paya Indah Wetlands and let it die again.

Paya Indah Wetlands - Download Brochure & Map:

  1. Brochure 1 (Malay, 2.2MB, PDF file,5 pages)
  2. Map (388kb, PDF file, 1 page)
Paya Indah Wetlands - Contact Details:

Paya Indah Wetlands,
Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (PERHILITAN),
Department of Wildlife & National Parks (DWNP)
KM 4, Jalan Dengkil-Banting,
43800 Dengkil, Selangor.

Tel 03-8768 7616/8726
Fax 03 8768 8424
Email piw@wildlife.gov.my

Paya Indah Wetlands - Getting There:

By car (From KL)

Take the LDP Highway, exit at Cyberjaya/Putrajaya Toll Plaza. Head towards Dengkil town. Keep a lookout for the Dengkil Police Station (left side of the road) which faces a set of traffic lights. Turn right here and follow the road. Once you have passed a bridge, and a Palm Oil Factory on your right, you are already nearing the Paya Indah Wetland Sanctuary sign. Turn right and stroll down all the way to the entrance. There is ample parking space.

Paya Indah Wetlands - Google Maps:


Paya Indah Wetlands - Things To Do/See:

  1. Camping
  2. Bird watching
  3. Horse riding
  4. Kayaking
  5. Eco learning programme
  6. Faunas (African hippos, crocodiles, birds & others)
  7. Floras (Lotus, Fern & Others)
  8. Lake chalet
  9. Exploration centre
Paya Indah Wetlands - Read More/Useful Links:

  1. http://tinyurl.com/y8637cb (Part 1 of Paya Indah Wetlands - My Blog Post)
  2. http://www.journeymalaysia.com/ML_paya.htm (Excellent review from JourneyMalaysia)
  3. http://tinyurl.com/ybsfyeu (Details from AllMalaysianInfo)

2 comments

  1. xplorer Says:
  2. The upside downside picture is really cool .i feel a bit dizzy after looking at it after a few moment

     
  3. shloke Says:
  4. xplorer,

    Thanks! Stumbled upon that reflection at an inner lake.

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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