Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil

We did not go for a holiday during the one-week March break as hubs and I were busy attending a workshop.  So on Saturday, we decided to make a trip to Paya Indah Wetlands in Dengkil, Selangor with missy.  I read that this place has reopened after being closed for a few years.  We wanted to see the hippopotamus and rent a bike to cycle around.

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We were lucky enough to arrive during the hippo’s feeding time.  It was awesome to watch the hippo gulping down leaves, 2 papayas and 2 bunches of bananas.  According to the caretaker, there are 3 hippos in the wetlands but only one came out to eat.  After feeding this female hippo, he went to search for the other 2.

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Miss Hippo waddled back to the pond filled with lotus and water lily after her tummy was full. She submerged herself into the water and stayed there for a long time.  We left after that.

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Went to rent 2 bicycles (RM5 for a bicycle and duration is one hour), one for me and one for Ashley to cycle around the wetlands.  It was a lot of fun although the sun was really hot. The breeze blowing onto our faces while we cycled made it all better.

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Ashley spotted something and beckoned me to go and have a look.

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We saw some tortoises and porcupines in this little enclosures.
IMG_20170325_103909Couldn’t resist taking a photo of these yellow flowers that have carpeted the road.

Admission is free to the Paya Wetlands.  Honestly, I would not recommend anyone to visit the Paya Wetlands now until more is done.  The whole place is pretty rundown. This is kinda sad because I am sure more can be done to attract visitors to this spacious park.

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