An orange and red hue appeared on a bunch of common ones. Its black pigment makes it more unique from the rest. I think I spend more than half an hour snapping photos with Heliconias and move out before I’ll attract some attention. I follow the curve road which leads me to Taman Putra Perdana. Maybe my stroke of luck brought me here. I was looking for this garden during our previous Traipsing in Putrajaya but were unable to find it.
Taman Putra Perdana or Putra Perdana Park is near to Shangri-la Hotel Putrajaya and located in Precinct 1 roundabout. This is one of the parks in Putrajaya which is open to the public, so admission is free. Mostly people will visit here to unwind, escaping the hustle and bustle of KL.
Well, I came here not really to unwind but to wander around while doing my solo photo ops. I can’t help but notice a conical shape monument at the distance which makes me move promptly. Then a sudden, I quickly halted upon gazing to a gigantic grasshopper. The biggest I had ever seen in my life. If not mistaken it’s 4-5 inches in length with yellow-brownish colour. Seems, this fellow just have a quick stop over on the tile pavement before hopping aimlessly. We bid farewell and followed each path.
Along the way, a familiar summer scent lingers in the air. I knew it was the flowers.Everywhere I look at were all flowers. Most of them are blooming in full colours that make the insects busy.
I recognize some of them during our previous nature trip. Just like the spider lily which is a very common flowering plant in Malaysia.
I was kinda surprised seeing Santan in Malaysian soil. I just come to know there also known as Ixora. I had good memories with these flowers. During childhood, out of curiosity, I sip the nectar of its petals and found out the taste is sweet. 🙂
An array of golden yellow flowers hanging from a tree catches my attention. I was lucky enough to witness the blooming of Golden Shower tree as it only happens during late spring. Beautiful right?
As I go nearer to that conical shape monument. I had a glimpse of Sun and Moon etched on the wall, a distinct Malaysian symbol. Upon reaching the place, I passed some several fountains with an intricately designed lamp post and wakaf (shelters).
It is said this monument was the first structure erected in Putrajaya which makes it more historical. This structure also holds a time capsule contains some official documents on the history and development of Putrajaya.
I concluded my rambling with a panoramic view of Putrajaya’s famous landmarks, the Wawasan Bridge, Putra Perdana Office and Putra Mosque from Taman Putra Perdana viewpoint.
But somehow my itchy feet won’t stop yet and continued walking until I reached Monumen Alaf Baru. It’s 4kms away from Taman Putra Perdana which I’ll share how I get there on the succeeding entries.