Thursday, 13 September 2018

PD Walk vs Putrajaya Walk

Hello friends

I like both places, Port Dickson and Putrajaya. Something that is to my liking is both places have interesting walking trails. And common to the two is that they have these trails by the waterside. Of course, in Port Dickson, it is by the sea and in Putrajaya, by the lake.

Taking a walk by the seaside or lakeside has many benefits. The water has a positive impact on our brain. It is calming and relaxing allowing us to be focused and reflective especially when walking alone.

In Port Dickson if you choose to walk on the sandy beach it might veto the calming effect of water. Why, because your feet keep sinking in the sand. All your concentration would be focussed on the extra effort you have to make to move forward. One good thing though by struggling you know you are getting more exercise and therefore burning more calories. Walking on the sandy beach is indeed a good workout.

If you are just taking a leisurely walk you would get the best from nature. Allow yourself to be caressed by the breeze. The sea air is supposed to have a healing effect and possibly can mend whatever there that is broken in you. It heightens your good mood

The scene is inspiring, the vastness of the shimmering water, the blue sky, the white clouds. And on the water edge, trees swaying in the wind and at times there are beautiful birds in sight. 

Of course, to me, the place is a little too familiar so there is not really the feeling of awe watching that vast sea but I would always enjoy hearing the sound of the waves or if it is in the evening the view of the horizon on sunset.

Back in Putrajaya, I experience the same kind of peace when walking on my favorite lakeside trail. But the place is too quiet. The lake water is calm unlike the sea water in PD where there would be roaring waves moving with the coming of high tide amidst the strong breeze. Here, there is no sound of waves to drown your gossiping if you are with friends. The wind is gentle, the water just ripples.

While you walk, occasionally you can hear the sound of the birds that don't fly much but just remain stationary there in the water almost like they are sleeping. It is like a lazy-fare situation but then it is good if you bring along a camera. Can always snap their picture.

Beware sometimes you might encounter a biawak the monitor lizard which is there to complement the ecosystem. Biawak used to attack our chicken in those early days in the kampung. I wonder whether the sleepy birds are easy prey too. How about the harm to us humans. But really it is nothing to be afraid of because your determined steps would just frighten and drive it away.

Anyway as I said earlier I like both places. I want to be here and I want to be there. How nice if I can be in both places all at the same time. But a human has only one life.

Although there are other more beautiful places in the whole wide world these two are beautiful enough for a raayat marhean like me.

So if you are picnicking in PD don't just sit there under the casuarina tree. Walk, move, move . . . take advantage of the nice walking trail laid out before you.

I always enjoy my PD walk and just had one the other day.  Am looking forward to enjoying my Putrajaya walk sometime next month when some family matters require me to be there in Putrajaya.

Happy walking. 


  1. Dah lama tak berkunjung PD dan Putrajaya

  2. This is such an interesting post! I do love the sea and the lake. I've been to PD many times but never to the lakes in Putrajaya. I always pass by beautiful mining lakes near Malim Nawar, Kampar on my way back to my hometown. Always wish I could have a stroll round them!

    1. Thanks Jade C.
      Perak has beautiful lakes. In the early days I used to travel north by train which passed the Bukit Merah lake. The view was breathtaking with lots of pink lotus floating as far as eyes could see.

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    1. Thanks.
      The sunset set is magical it disappears too fast.

  4. Nice birds pics. I was at the Grand Lexus PD last month, very short vacation, don't have time for a walk.

  5. It is always good to stay a place near water, water does have calming effect.

    Beautiful photos.