Sunday, January 25, 2009
Rider's log No. 47
Photo "dipinjam" dari blog Pak Adib
Date: 24 January 2009 (Saturday)
Set off/finish time: ~ 8.15am - 11.00am
Total duration: 2 hour 45 minutes
Starting point: Taman Warisan Pertanian (TWP), Putrajaya
Route taken: TWP, Oval Road, Taman Wetlands, wetland, Prime Minister’s Residence, KSN’s Residence, Kelab Tasik Putrajaya, Istana Selangor, MOF, and back to TWP.
Distance covered: ~ 20 km
Trail condition: Rough trail (unpaved), promenade pavement (concrete imprint) + road
I’ve always wanted to ride in the wetlands of Putrajaya. It is, after all, the largest constructed wetland in the tropics! It was painstakingly built by planting thousands and thousands of wetland plants brought in from many parts of Malaysia.
Secondly, the wetlands – besides playing the role of filtering river water before it enters the Putrajaya Lake waterbody – is also meant as an amenity to be enjoyed by its residence. This is in line with our planning concept of “city in the garden” and “bringing nature to the people”.
I was not disappointed. It was the best ride I’ve experienced to date since starting to ride my mtb a year ago. The feel of the rough track, the (little) dirt, the lovely scenery and the fresh air were worth the hot ride under the sun.
This was just a section of the wetland that we went. There are other parts waiting to be explored and I look forward to those too.