Discover Paya Indah WetlandsWednesday, October 14, 2009
When I was at the Paya Indah Wetlands (near Dengkil town) recently, I came across some banners (pic below) that was put up by AEON. Their staff just planted 25,000 trees!
Paya Indah Wetlands is an incredible place for those who are really passionate about nature preservation.
There are chalets for stay-in guests as well. I came across a few ponds that have plenty of lotus plants.
Lotus, teratai or seroja in Malay, and botanically known as Nelumbo Nucifera, grows in fresh water and is native to the Asian subcontinent, from Persia to China and Japan.
Its fragant flowers, in pink, rose or white, bloom for one day only. They are large and held above the water. The fruit, meanwhile, is a conical structure with seeds, each in its own socket.
And at another pond, ducks were seen at the banks and hippos were hiding in the water (but they never got out of the water!).
I spotted mouse deers and crested fireback peasant, Lophura Ignita.
So, if you are at Dengkil, do remember to drop by this wetland. Although they currently do not have much to offer, it is still a good getaway from the busy city life ;-)