Monday, March 14, 2011

Bridges and Playgrounds - Lake Titiwangsa Part 2

The "bridge" is an easily romanticized concept as it takes people to places that are otherwise hard to reach. And when there's a considerable body of water, you can expect a bridge; something that you will find in the heart of Lake Titiwangsa which used to be an ecological wasteland, the result of a century of successful tin mining. This lake is one of KL's testament to a successful rehabilitation.

I remembered enjoying my walk in Titiwangsa. I didn't have much literature, thus I wasn't aware of the features of this lakeside taman (gardens); there's not a lot in the world wide web. The Malaysian Eye used to operate here, but it has since been dismantled. So, visiting Lake Titiwangsa was such a pleasant surprise: not a lot of people, large canopies of trees and clean comfortable benches, an idyllic sprawl of clear man-made lake dotted with fountains, and well maintained trails.

After a few minutes of rest - I had a 30-minute walk from the train station, I ventured further, intent on seeing the whole circumference of the lake, what greeted me were scenic spots that inspired poetry. I particularly loved the bridges. There are pay toilets at well appointed areas - very clean and dry. There's also a colorful children's playground, with foamed floors set around it. One could sit on the grass, under the shade of a tree. this area, however, is a good walk from the entry point of Jalan Kuantan.

This is the Eye in the Sky!

Up next: Canoeing in Titiwangsa plus A Wedding Reception!

The swing (above) and see-saw (below) are found at a separate area from the main playground, and is closer to the bridges.

I have crossed a thousand bridges, sings Sergio Mendes, in my search for something real. He offers further: There were tiny wooden trestles and there were bridges made of stone. I have always been a stranger - and I have always been alone.


Siddhartha Joshi said...

Ah...I see some really colorful pictures here :)

eye in the sky said...

I love these colors. :->