Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Visiting Hutan Paya Laut Matang Once Again [PICS]

Some time ago Jasmine girl had finally trotted on the wooden planks that his brother did almost 3 years ago. During our previous visit to Taiping, Jasmine had the opportunity to be close to mother nature-Hutan Paya Laut Matang also known as Matang's Mangrove Swamp. All of us were excited as we had been here before. Jordan boy couldn't wait to get down the car once we arrived, as if he really knew he had been here before. Ha :D

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We are here again @ Hutan Paya Laut Matang

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Let's go.

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This is Jasmine's very first visit.

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Jasmine girl observing her unusual surroundings.

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So do you like it here Jasmine girl?

It was still early in the morning and we could see a lot of dew gathering on those lush green leaves. It felt refreshing to be here. Every single breath that we took was like pure, clean oxygen that invigorated our lungs. This is truly a great place for us to detoxify ourselves, after submerging in toxic pollutants in the city. If you need a rejuvenating vacation, you can come over to Taiping and visit this mystical mangrove forest.

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Welcome to the mangrove forest.

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Beautiful isn't it?

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Ouh yeah...all these unmistakable roots.

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I love it here. So refreshing. :)

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The moment he alighted form his grandpa's car, Jordan boy immediately ran towards the platform as it this was his backyard. We had to grab hold of him before he got lost. Ha :D During this excursion, Jordan could be seen tugging his grandpa all the time...leaving his sister, mommy and daddy behind. It was like Jordan wanted to explore every single each of this mangrove forest. Such was his excitement on that day. A good sign actually.

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From time to time grandpa had to hold back Jordan. :p

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He was simply too excited to explore.

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One among the tress. :)

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Jordan~You have been here before, remember?

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Are you ladies tired already? :)

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Grandpa and the apple of his eye.

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Let's walk together hand in hand.

The duration of our expedition this time was a bit longer because both Jordan and Jasmine could walk...well...longer distance. In other words they are more "durable" to withstand the "strenuous" journey across the pneumatophores-laden roots of those tall-standing mangroves. We ventured into some uncharted waters...part of the mangrove forests that we had not been into previously. We discovered there are a few huge chalets in the middle of the mangrove forests for backpackers and nature lovers. Interesting. :)

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Let's take a break.

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Tired and hungry.

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Yours truly fanning my 2 little babies.

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Very comfy aye?

Besides campers, we also chanced upon a few bird watchers with their...telescope and huge-bulging cameras. There must be quite a lot of beautiful, rare birds to be admired huh. Too bad...we did not have such luxury to watch birds nor did we have the proper equipment. :p Finally we made our way to the river before retreating to a shade for a break. Here Jordan boy and Jasmine girl who had been walking for more almost an hour stopped to drink their milk. They were sweating profusely and of course I was fanning my precious little ones. :)

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Hutan Paya Laut Matang-A beautiful place to be.

Want to organize a trip to Hutan Paya Laut Matang with your buddies? Wanna know what other activities you can do here with your family, students etc. please feel free to contact:

Pejabat Hutan Daerah Taiping,
Jalan Muzium Hulu, 34000 Taiping.
Tel: 05-807 2762

P.S.: Sorry for the rather overexposed and washed out photos. I was using the camera on my lousy smartphone. :/