Cycling in the Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam – Botanical Garden

Went to the Botanical Garden again. This the 2nd time in 2 days. The day before, I was there to participate in the Skytrex Adventure where I did climbing and doing lots of flying fox up in the air, high wire crossing, doing tarzan swings; 26 thrilling challenges, all up to 17m above ground.

Today, I was there early to enjoy cycling in the park which cover over 1260 hectares. Even though I was early there, there was a lot of people earlier than me, and waiting for the gates to the park to be open. Reason, so they go in and quickly rent a bicycle to cycle as the shop inside only has a limited of up to 200 bicycles for rental.

It was a nice day to cycle as the night before it rain heavily and in the morning, it was cool and nice.

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (1) Cycling …. It is not a flat road but an uphill and downhill along the way.

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (2) A nice shot of the beam of sunlight through the trees in the morning.

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (3) The Skytrex Adventure which is located inside the park.

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (4) A group of people doing the initiation training before taking on the real challenges!!

In the garden, there is also an orchard where you can find all sorts of tropical fruits where they have planted and taken care; rambutans, mangosteen, durians, starfruit, dragon fruit and lots more.

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Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (7) Hand picked rambutans directly from  the trees.

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (8) Chempedak still on the tress.

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (6) Me on the bike….

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (10) Dragon fruit trees.

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (9) Stop and give way to porcupine crossing

Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (11)…. and deer crossing too.

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Bukit Cahaya_Dec_2012 (12) Their also built a Malay kampung style building.

On the way back to the entrance, took this shot of a small lake.

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It was a nice cycling day all together….. a perfect day for a family outing or group activities.

Shah Alam, Selangor – A visit to the state capital

It has been a while since I visited Shah Alam. It is the state capital for one of the states in Malaysia; Selangor and it is a planned city.

It was a short drive from where I was and the first place we wanted to drop by was the botanical garden. Yes, a botanical park in the middle of the city. The size of the park is 1290  hectares and there is an adventure park in there; Skytrex which I will be going next week. Will tell you more of this next time.

The entrance free is rm3.00 for adults (child above 12 is considered as an adult) and for children is rm1.00.

As soon as I entered, the first I place look for was to rent a bicycle as it is a huge park and walking the place on foot will not be done in a day for sure (maybe if you running, then it may be possible =) )

IMG_1582[1] This is after the entrance, where you can catch a free shuttle bus; every half hourly to partly around the garden.

IMG_1578[1] Queue up!! This is for the rental of bicycles. Heard that they about 200 bicycles for rent but 1 hr after they opened the place… all the bicycle were already out. Had to wait for half an hour or so before earlier ones who rented came back. Rental is on the hourly basis.

IMG_1579[1] Small bicycle.. rm3 for first hour and rm1 for hour thereafter. Big bicycle…. rm5 for the first hour and rm1 for the hour thereafter. Of course they also had the mountain bikes which go at a rate of rm50 per hour!! I think I will give the mountain bike a miss.

IMG_1580[1] How big? Well it is kinda big with lots small little hills but … it is a nice walk if the day is not that hot.

IMG_1583[1] There are a lot of things to look and stop by but only wished they had up keep some of them but can see that they are making some changes.

IMG_1581[1] Becareful!!! Monkey crossing.

It was a good trip but just a short one. I will be back next week to try the adventure park and maybe will explore further in the park the next time.

In the city of Shah Alam, there is also a very big mosque there and nice (unfortunately I know I am not allowed to go in as I was also not dressed appropriate) but shot from outside.

IMG_1584[1] A view through the gate

IMG_1585[1] A partial shot of the mosque

IMG_1587[1] Another shot of t he entrance.

 

IMG_1586[1] Building outside also has that dome shape like a mosque.

Anyway.. hope you enjoy these photos.