Friday, May 02, 2014

Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil



It's Labour Day & our original plan was to visit the KL Bird Park, however I was told that there would be rally held in the city centre & possibly road closure due to the rally, hence we canceled the KL Bird Park trip. 


I then Googled to see what are the options we have for family hangout places & I stumbled upon this - the Paya Indah Wetlands that is situated in Dengkil, about 45 minutes drive away from Petaling Jaya.



Ample of parking space at the entrance.

I found the location of Paya Indah Wetlands on waze, & here we went. We departed at about 10.15am, & reached the destination at about 11am. Waze has brought us to the right place. (Well, sometimes it doesn't.)

A map that brief you about the activities that are available here.

Paya Indah, is a huge man-made wetlands, surrounded by lakes, a total of 14 of them. This place was created back in 1998 on land which had been heavily degraded by tin mining & sand dredging activities. 



The excavations left by the mining works have been converted into lakes which are now homes to fishes, lotus plants, water lilies, & some exotic species, like the crocodiles & hippos.

Sources : malaysia-traveller

Introduction boards
First, the visitors would have to register at the reception counter & get yourselves a visitor pass. 

Admission is FREE, yes, you've read it correctly, it's FREE.

Fill in the form at the reception counter & you will be given this pass.
My boy was so attracted to the big hippo!
Bicycles are available for rental.
The park is huge, you may choose to walk, or rent a bicycle (they even have kids bicycles available for rental), or drive around the park, there are visitors parking available for each station.

Bird Watching

There are different birds that can be found at different places of the park, some of the birds that were spotted are peacock, leptoptilos javanicus, brown shrike, ducks, swinhoe's snipe, red wattled lapwing, purple swamp hen, white breasted water hen, yellow vented bulbul, & olive backed sunbird. The peacocks walk around the park freely, if you're lucky, you may take picture with one just right next to you.



Hippos
These 2 hippos right here, were said to be origin from Botswana, they are living in the Hippo Pond. The feeding time is between 10am-10.30am, which will be the best time to see them up-close. 

Well, we've never seen a hippo so close to us. It has a barrier so the visitors don't get too close to them, a warning sign says that hippos bite is poisonous & could possibly lead to death.


Picnic
The park is suitable for picnic activities, there are many pondok all around the park.



Crocodiles
There were many crocodiles that live in this lake. Feeding time is around 11am-11.30am during weekends. But even if you missed the feeding time, you can still see them by the lake, they're very visible & can be seen very clearly.



Water Lilies
This is another lake, which was planted with the beautiful water lilies. Sadly, this look poorly maintained, not many of the water lilies are surviving. Nevertheless, they look so beautiful,



Antique Car & Boat
Not sure if these are being displayed here on purpose, but they sure have kept my boy occupied for a while pretending to ride on them.

Tortoises & Porcupine
Can you spot the tortoises underneath the wood? There are a few porcupines that live here too.

It's a hot hot day, I wouldn't want to get my shell tanned.

My boy went over & shouted "Hello!" to the porcupine, & immediately it went into hiding itself, guess it was shocked by the friendliness of my boy.


Lookout Tower
Climb up to this tower & you will be able to get a good 360 degree view of the whole park.


Beautiful view from the top of the tower.
Good place for mushrooms to grow?
Accommodation
There are 29 chalets that are available in this park, they're fully air-conditioned & has a double bed that would fit perfectly for 2.



This place is also good for jungle trekkin & also kayaking, we didn't do both as they're not suitable for us with young children.

There's also cafes that are located inside the park. We had our breakfast before going & left before we were hungry again, hence we didn't make a visit to the cafe.





We spent a good 2 hours in the park, we walked quite a bit & sweat a bucket, my kids have so much fun here, big boy couldn't stop talking about what he's seen at the park when we were on the way home before he knocked out into his dreamyland. 

This is definitely a good hangout place, although it doesn't have a lot to see, but definitely would make your kids happy. Where are the places that you could see hippos & crocodiles, live, right in front of you? 

And, I have to say this again, the admission is FREE

Paya Indah Wetlands
Jabatan Perhilitan
Km 4, Jalan Dengkil - Banting
43800 Dengkil
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
Tel: +603-87687616
Fax: +603-87688424
Email: piw@wildlife.gov.my

Direction :
http://www.tourismselangor.my/destinations/paya-indah-wetlands/

(Location is also available on Waze)







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Friday, May 02, 2014

Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil

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It's Labour Day & our original plan was to visit the KL Bird Park, however I was told that there would be rally held in the city centre & possibly road closure due to the rally, hence we canceled the KL Bird Park trip. 


I then Googled to see what are the options we have for family hangout places & I stumbled upon this - the Paya Indah Wetlands that is situated in Dengkil, about 45 minutes drive away from Petaling Jaya.



Ample of parking space at the entrance.

I found the location of Paya Indah Wetlands on waze, & here we went. We departed at about 10.15am, & reached the destination at about 11am. Waze has brought us to the right place. (Well, sometimes it doesn't.)

A map that brief you about the activities that are available here.

Paya Indah, is a huge man-made wetlands, surrounded by lakes, a total of 14 of them. This place was created back in 1998 on land which had been heavily degraded by tin mining & sand dredging activities. 



The excavations left by the mining works have been converted into lakes which are now homes to fishes, lotus plants, water lilies, & some exotic species, like the crocodiles & hippos.

Sources : malaysia-traveller

Introduction boards
First, the visitors would have to register at the reception counter & get yourselves a visitor pass. 

Admission is FREE, yes, you've read it correctly, it's FREE.

Fill in the form at the reception counter & you will be given this pass.
My boy was so attracted to the big hippo!
Bicycles are available for rental.
The park is huge, you may choose to walk, or rent a bicycle (they even have kids bicycles available for rental), or drive around the park, there are visitors parking available for each station.

Bird Watching

There are different birds that can be found at different places of the park, some of the birds that were spotted are peacock, leptoptilos javanicus, brown shrike, ducks, swinhoe's snipe, red wattled lapwing, purple swamp hen, white breasted water hen, yellow vented bulbul, & olive backed sunbird. The peacocks walk around the park freely, if you're lucky, you may take picture with one just right next to you.



Hippos
These 2 hippos right here, were said to be origin from Botswana, they are living in the Hippo Pond. The feeding time is between 10am-10.30am, which will be the best time to see them up-close. 

Well, we've never seen a hippo so close to us. It has a barrier so the visitors don't get too close to them, a warning sign says that hippos bite is poisonous & could possibly lead to death.


Picnic
The park is suitable for picnic activities, there are many pondok all around the park.



Crocodiles
There were many crocodiles that live in this lake. Feeding time is around 11am-11.30am during weekends. But even if you missed the feeding time, you can still see them by the lake, they're very visible & can be seen very clearly.



Water Lilies
This is another lake, which was planted with the beautiful water lilies. Sadly, this look poorly maintained, not many of the water lilies are surviving. Nevertheless, they look so beautiful,



Antique Car & Boat
Not sure if these are being displayed here on purpose, but they sure have kept my boy occupied for a while pretending to ride on them.

Tortoises & Porcupine
Can you spot the tortoises underneath the wood? There are a few porcupines that live here too.

It's a hot hot day, I wouldn't want to get my shell tanned.

My boy went over & shouted "Hello!" to the porcupine, & immediately it went into hiding itself, guess it was shocked by the friendliness of my boy.


Lookout Tower
Climb up to this tower & you will be able to get a good 360 degree view of the whole park.


Beautiful view from the top of the tower.
Good place for mushrooms to grow?
Accommodation
There are 29 chalets that are available in this park, they're fully air-conditioned & has a double bed that would fit perfectly for 2.



This place is also good for jungle trekkin & also kayaking, we didn't do both as they're not suitable for us with young children.

There's also cafes that are located inside the park. We had our breakfast before going & left before we were hungry again, hence we didn't make a visit to the cafe.





We spent a good 2 hours in the park, we walked quite a bit & sweat a bucket, my kids have so much fun here, big boy couldn't stop talking about what he's seen at the park when we were on the way home before he knocked out into his dreamyland. 

This is definitely a good hangout place, although it doesn't have a lot to see, but definitely would make your kids happy. Where are the places that you could see hippos & crocodiles, live, right in front of you? 

And, I have to say this again, the admission is FREE

Paya Indah Wetlands
Jabatan Perhilitan
Km 4, Jalan Dengkil - Banting
43800 Dengkil
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
Tel: +603-87687616
Fax: +603-87688424
Email: piw@wildlife.gov.my

Direction :
http://www.tourismselangor.my/destinations/paya-indah-wetlands/

(Location is also available on Waze)







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