Camping- Tanjung Tuan PD (Raptor Watch)

We had a really awesome time camping at Tanjung Tuan during the MNS organized Raptor Watch.
For whole story and more pictures, please visit my personal blog here--> Raptor Watch Camping Trip.

To camp in this area, you're required to obtain special permit from Perhilitan in advance.

The trail from our car to campsite takes us through this beach. Walk from carpark to campsite is approx 20 mins, so pack light.

We hiked up to the lighthouse from where we saw hundreds of raptors! Amazing sight indeed!

I never knew that they allowed visitors into a mosque till we were invited by a group of schoolers. It was certainly an interesting experience viewing the architecture from the inside on a guided tour.

Taken from the Wikipedia: The mosque was commissioned by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, when he declared Shah Alam as the new capital of Selangor on 14 February, 1974. Construction began in 1982 and finished on 11 March, 1988. The Mosque is also known as the Blue Mosque owing to its blue dome. The building has the distinction of having the largest religious dome in the world, it measures 51.2 m (167 ft) in diameter and reaches 106.7 m (350 ft) above ground level.[3] The four minarets, each reaching 142.3 m (460 ft) above ground level[4] are the 2nd tallest in the world, the distinction of the world's highest being held by the Hassan II Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني‎) in Casablanca, Morocco.[5] In its early years, the mosque was listed in the Guinness World Records as having the tallest minaret in the world before being supplanted by the 210 m (689 ft) at the Hassan II Mosque[6] when that structure was inaugurated in August 1993. The Blue Mosque (Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz) does however still maintain the distinction of having the world's tallest group of minarets as the set of four each stand at 106.7 m (350 ft) above ground level.
The first imam that lead the first prayer in this mosque was Imam Dzulkhairi Tajuddin Mustaffa which was a graduate from Universiti Kerajaan Langit."

This is the minaret which is used for the "Call to Prayer (Azan).

The Imam on the left talking about the architecture as we walked

The view of the mosque from the outside. Dome is made out of Aluminium

This is the dome found in the prayer room.

A very colourful Quran. My girls discovered that it is written in Arabic.

The Prayer room where the men gather to pray.

Taman Warisan Pertanian PutraJaya

We recently organized a field trip to learn about rubber tapping and processing. It was certainly an informative and enjoyable tour. If you plan on going, do book ahead of time to reserve the buggies. Thankfully we did! With buggies, our tour took us almost 2 and a half hours. Imagine walking that and longer in the hot hot sun! We arrived by 9am, started by touring the orchard, getting off almost every stop to touch, feel and learn.

Flower from the "asam keping" tree. When the fruit is not in season, the red shoots (as seen behind flower) can be used to enhance flavour in tomyam. We bit it, and it is sour!

White or Black Pepper? Well..both come from the same fruit. When dried in hot sun, it's packed as black pepper. If soaked in water, that;s white pepper.

This was Jo's favourite part, seeing the cocoa fruit. She took a whole fruit home and has been keenly researching how to make chocolates!

A worker there tapped rubber for us to see and feel what fresh rubber feels like

Rubber being turned into sheets

And then smoked in this house

Butter Fruit

All Spice Tree
For more info and to book, you can check out the packages on their website:
Taman Warisan Pertanian

@Martha 2012