After touching down at Taiping (we drove actually), we headed straight home to unload our luggage and waited for my father-in-law to return home. My two little babies were both anxious and excited upon seeing their grandpa. They just needed some time to "warm up" to their grandfather, whom they have not seen for months. It was noon then. Our empty tummies were rumbling thanks to our 5-hour, long-haul journey. So off we headed to the hawker center opposite the famous Taiping Lake Garden. :)
Words alone cannot describe my feelings for my second home-Taiping. Being a historical city brimming with lush greenery, Taiping is really a place that I LOVE to be. Everywhere you go, your eyes won't miss the pristine foliage that envelopes this City of Rain (It poured heavily yesterday evening which really made us feel like being in North Pole with St. Nicholas). In fact, it is really a good time to tour Taiping right now when it is clothed with the verdure of monsoon seasons. Expect morning dew to greet you when you wake up every morning. :D
So after satiating our appetite with lunch (I had Wan Tan Mee), we headed towards our car to get back home. In the midst of our short walk, we were awed by the beauty of Taiping Lake Garden. It was afternoon and Mr Sun was supposed to be hovering on top of us, showing off his scorching smile. Instead the weather was amazingly inviting and it made the idea of strolling at Taiping Lake Garden feel so good. It was so accommodatingly cloudy that my wife who is a "Candle Princess" (Puteri Lilin in Bahasa Malaysia as in one who cannot withstand heat) suggested that we had a stroll at Taiping Lake Garden. So we did.
Posing on a pier.
I spotted 2 adorable monkeys.
It was little Jasmine's maiden stroll at this beautiful Taiping Lake Garden. So Jasmine girl was really excited when she got to step on those fluffy green grass. Her happiness could be seen in every one of her springy step. Yeah~she was like hopping all the time...almost like a bunny. :p How about little Jordan? Well...knowing that this was the first time he had conquered the "prairie" of Taiping Lake Garden, Jordan boy was running around, eagerly wanting to explore every inch of it. He could be seen excitedly dragging his grandpa to visit his playground.
The mist valley.
All in all we really enjoyed ourselves. The huge, majestic "Rain Tress" that grace our afternoon stroll, really made us feel so welcomed. The air that we breathed in Taiping was so purified, unlike what I had in Malacca. Every breath that I took really cleansed and invigorated my pair of tainted lungs. Haha :D And of course extra thanks to Cloudy and his friends for distracting Mr. Sunlight from "enlightening" us. :p It was really a rarity that we would have an afternoon stroll at Taiping Lake Garden. Nonetheless I loved our experience and I am sure Jordan and Jasmine had a whale of a time as well. Right babies? :D
We love Taiping Lake Garden.