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Evening Walk in the Park

TAIPING ~ home to the loveliest park in Malaysia.ย 

The Taiping Lake Gardens is also the oldest, dating back to 1884 when it was first opened to the public. This sprawling 160 acres site is renowned for its beautiful landscape which consists 10 scenic lakes and ponds surrounded by the majestic Angsana, or golden Raintree. Nearby is the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari, so don’t be surprise if you hear lions roaring while you jog in the park!

Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚
Post-script: This is my contribution forย this week’s photo challenge Spring. In tropical country-living, we experience four seasons as well, with a slight twist: hot and dry & hot and wet! Heh ๐Ÿ™‚
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22 comments on “Evening Walk in the Park

  1. Khai
    May 3, 2014

    With the reflections, mountainous landscape and big trees, it looks so serene and calming. I have passed through the park before but never sat and never taken a stroll at the park…

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    • raroto
      May 3, 2014

      This place is like a magnet, it draws me in every time I go to Taiping. It soothes the eyes and the soul. Hope you’ll get the chance to explore it one day Khai.

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  2. L
    May 3, 2014

    Lovely captures, especially the reclining tree second from the top.

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    • raroto
      May 3, 2014

      The century old Angsana trees are the main attraction at the Gardens. Angsana is a common specie and can be found every where. But somehow they thrive here at the Lake Gardens. The way the branches bend and lean towards the pond, they look like a graceful ballerina.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • L
        May 3, 2014

        Yea, they do. I just love all the greenery and beauty of all that nature. Great share!

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        • raroto
          May 4, 2014

          Thank ye thank ye ๐Ÿ˜‰

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          • L
            May 4, 2014

            Check your email, gf. I sent u some info.

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            • raroto
              May 4, 2014

              Hm. Nothing in the mailbox so far la L. Will buzz you once it’s in ok.

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              • L
                May 4, 2014

                Ok, No prob. Could be in junk folder. Nite nite anyways.

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  3. Tanzalongs
    May 4, 2014

    it looks idyllic.Very lush too.

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    • raroto
      May 4, 2014

      Yes idylic is good word to describe this place. Thanks for the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Jo Bryant
    May 4, 2014

    gorgeous reflections…what type of bird is that ?

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    • raroto
      May 4, 2014

      I think that’s a Rhinoceros Hornbill, locals call it Burung Enggang. In Sarawak, these birds are known as Burung Kenyalang, but the ones found there sports a more vibrant color on their feathers and beaks. I spotted a few while exploring the Lake Gardens. It seems that these birds have made their home here, along with some eagles. I do have some more photos of the Hornbill families, and will put them up soon. Thanks for asking ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. David Bennett
    May 4, 2014

    Great.

    The big tree that stretches across the road and down to the lake looks lovely. The whole park looks lovely. I’m just wondering about the hills behind – are they off the beaten track and somewhere to wander and hike?

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    • raroto
      May 4, 2014

      Yes as a matter of fact there is a little hill called Bukit Larut (1025m a.s.l) and it’s popular with the locals for hiking and bird-watching. It used to be known as Maxwell Hill, (and the locals still often refer it as that), named after the first British Assistant Resident during the colonial days. It’s the first hill resort in the country but unlike the other more modern and over-developed hill resorts such as Genting and Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Larut is kept almost like it was during the colonial days, with quaint English bungalows and gardens. There isn’t any camping facilities but you can spend the night at the rest house. Entrance to the hill is free if you walk, but you can also drive up using the resort’s land rovers. No private vehicles are allowed.
      I do hope that someday, you’ll find your way to this little corner of the world. Come down to Taiping, a.k.a the pensioner’s town, spend a day or two here, and explore the nature spots in and around town. The Lake Gardens, Maxwell Hill, the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari are all within walking distance to each other. Thanks for asking!

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  6. thisisfaa
    May 14, 2014

    I think you captured ‘serenity’ there.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • raroto
      May 14, 2014

      the beautiful scenery at the Gardens makes it easy for any photographer, Faa, and there are so many angles to explore! Glad you liked them ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • thisisfaa
        May 14, 2014

        Last time I went there when I was not more than 10 years old. Now I am halfway double and coming to triple the age. I should visit it again then. I especially fond of those big ol’ trees ๐Ÿ™‚ Very brilliant shots of serenity you have here, raroto. I am smitten.

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        • raroto
          May 14, 2014

          tqvm dear ๐Ÿ™‚ and when you’re there, try the Night Safari nearby – it’s awesome!

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