Now that my 1st nephew Rifqi Naufal is 7 years old and he just got a baby brother, Raees Nafis; he has become mischievous and boisterous. Partly maybe because he has no friends or perhaps because he is basking attention from others. Sometimes, we can’t always entertain him. Therefore since I am having this one whole week of Chinese New Year holidays, I thought of giving him a company; a bonding time between Yeye and nephew! Hehehe!
Rifqi & Yeye.
Had typical morning breakfast of “Roti Canai” & “Teh Tarik” at Presint 8 with Rifqi while Mak was doing her market shopping. It was drizzling so had to wait until 10.30 a.m. to resume the initial plan. The weather was cloudy so it was just perfect; not like usual Equatorial scorching heat!
First and foremost, it’s cam-whoring time! Hahahha!
We went to The Wetland, Putrajaya. Well, I have been in Putrajaya for like more than 6 years and yet I was only introduced to the place by my friend Kod when he came down to Putrajaya! Hhahaa, lame right? You know, when a tourist attraction is nearby, you couldn’t be bothered, no? It was really a serene and tranquil place; suitable for those fishing lovers (there are spots for fishing) and also abundant of greenery lushes! You can also see flocks of swans and wild ducks floating on the lake. Subhanallah! According to Wikipedia, Putrajaya Wetlands Park is said to be the largest constructed freshwater wetlands in the tropics; with 200 hactares (3.35 km²)! You can check via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrajaya_Wetlands_Park. Amazing, isn’t it? Oh, I love my country Malaysia! Rifqi and I jogged casually along the paths; I wanted to explore more but Rifqi was already feeling hot and sweaty, so we reverted.
Lushes greenery. Serenity, it is. And there is a special fishing spot for those fishing ardent fans.
The graceful wild ducks gliding upon the surface of the lake. Subhanallah. Mind-therapy.
Beautiful yellow flower of which I have no idea the name of. What a wonderful creation of ALLAH SWT. After-rain effect makes it even more serene.
Then, we went to Putra Mosque. Obviously, I love mosque in Putrajaya. I feel honoured and proud with the Islamic architectures erected in Putrajaya especially the two Islamic behemoths of the mosques – Putra Mosque (the beautiful flowery-petal dome Rose-coloured Mosque) & The Sultan Mizan a.k.a. The Iron Mosque! Seeing tourists flocking the compound and the souq (bazaar) nearby is enthralling. It echoes the concept of turning mosque as the focal point for trading transactions like the Olden Days. According to Wikipedia, the style of the mosque is inspired by The Moorish and The Mamluk architectures. Fascinating to see Malaysia being a great modern Islamic country!
Majestic Putra Mosque; styled as per Moorish/The Mamluk era designs. Splendid!
The vista at Putra Mosque compound leading to the underneath floor of The Souq, Arabic term for bazaar/market place.
The Souq at Putra Mosque, Putrajaya. – A great place for tourists to have souvenirs, hand-made paintings or “batik” (beautiful traditional-designed Malay cloth).
The final spontaneous destination was to Putrajaya Botanical Gardens. It has all the greenery every here and there. We didn’t explore that much but the after-rain effect was very cooling. Seeing Cananga flowers (“Kenanga”) blooming and bees sucking the honey from the nectar make you think, “God, what a wonderful world!”. We could see the popular Morroccan building erected amidst the red flaming flowers but unfortunately, the building was under the regular “maintenance” so there were a lot of workers cutting and trimming plants. Still, it was a nice view. Perhaps, we come next time.
I managed to get this scene where a beautiful dark-violet bee sucking nectar of Cananga flower! Subhanallah!
The beautiful Moor/Moroccan architecture in Putrajaya Botanical Garden. Well, you don’t have to travel far to feel the Arabian Night sensation! A very fine behemoth needs to be constantly preserved!
You know, seeing these magnificent creations of ALLAH SWT make me realize, what a wonderful created. Treasure the life and the every itsy-bitsy or nitty-gritty trivial things in life. Don’t take things for granted because every moments count. Make full use of each moment with your loved one(s). It’s true what Louis Amstrong sang in his 1967 song; “What A Wonderful World”. Alhamdulillah.
A red flower planted at the front courtyard of the Moroccan Architecture in Putrajaya Botanical Garden. Subhanallah!
I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white.
The bright blessed day,
The dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.