Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016 TSDayOut : Paya Indah Wetlands, Sepang International Circuit (SIC) and Sepang Go-Kart

I have been selected to participate this TSDayOut last weekend on 3rd September 2016. 

It was a day out organised by Tourism Selangor, this effort to organize 

"TS Day Out" has started in year 2011.

This time round, this event is collaborated with Sepang International Circuit 

and Paya Indah Wetland at Dengkil. 

Part 1: Paya Indah Wetlands

It was a fruitful but also a tired day!

First, we went to Paya Indah Wetlands at Dengkil

A little intro about Paya Indah Wetlands:
It was formerly a mining land.
The wetlands is divided into three zones. 

Recreation Zone

Education Zone

Conservation Research Zone

Total area is 3,100 hectares which consists of lakes, 
marshes and low land tropical forest
Some atttractions are:
Crocodile Farm
(info refer below)
Hippopotamus Pond
(info refer below)
Malay Village (Kampung Melayu)

Sometimes there is some cultural activities at this

Terengganu Malay House
Observation Tower (Menara Tinjauan)

Enjoy a panoramic view of Putrajaya and some lakes. 

Only 10 persons are allowed to go up at one time. 

Fishing Area

Fishing is possible on Typha Lake from 8am - 6:30pm everyday except Fridays. 

The cost is RM10 per rod. No live bait is allowed.
Kayaks and Paddle Boats 

Kayak rental costs RM7 per hour. 

An instructor can be hired for groups of between 10 to 20 people 

at RM180 for 3 hours (prior reservation is needed).

The hours for kayaking are 9am - 12pm, 3pm - 6pm.

General Information about Paya Indah Wetlands
Operation Hours:
Daily except Friday : 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 2:45pm-6pm
Admission is FREE but you will need to register at the main entrance of the wetlands. Parking is also available.
Paya Indah Wetlands, Jabatan Perhilitan KM4, Jalan Dengkil-Banting, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor.
Tel: 03-8768 7616, 03-8768 8343 or 03-8768 8726


Paya Indah Wetlands is quite well sign-posted. Coming from Putrajaya head towards Dengkil. 

At the traffic lights in Dengkil turn right towards Banting. 

After a couple of kilometres turn right when see a sign for Paya Indah. 

Follow the road to the end. 

What happened on that TSDayout at the Paya Indah Wetlands?

On that day, we were divided into four groups, and in a group of 10, 

we were told to work as a a team to hunt for the photos based on the 6 questions given.

I was assigned to cover the crocodile farm.

So here you go, this is my photo when the officer on duty feed the crocodile with dead chickens. 

Crocodile Farm: feeding time from 11am - 11:30am 
on Saturday  and Sunday  only

White Pelicans

After that I walked to the nearby station, the hippo farm.
I was given a chance to feed the hippo too!
It was fun!

Hippo Pond : feeding time from 10am to 10:30am daily 
Two Hippos, originally from Botswana, live in the Hippo pond enclosure.

Part 2 : Sepang International Circuit (SIC)

After an hour plus, we moved to Sepang International Circuit by coach.

Lunch was at 1pm, and we reached SIC about 11.30am.

So we were briefed on the SIC and the events on that day, that was the 1000KM Sepang Race by local automobile, such as Proton, and Honda, etc.

We were given 10 minutes to experience the starting grid on the race track.

It was really hot outside. The temperature is estimated to be 33-34 degree Celsius.

Our lunch at Perdana Suite

My guest pass to enter SIC

Sepang 1000KM 

Endurance Race 2016 

(1st September - 4th September)

With one of the invited guess, the social media influencer, Zack Zainefer.

Experience the starting grid at SIC for 10 mins.

After lunch, prize giving ceremony for the photo hunt, winner is Group C.

Winner is Group C for the photo hunt at Wetland

Then we have a tour at SIC for about an hour plus.

We were brief on the different function rooms, such as Time Keeper room, Control Room, 

Media Room, VIP Lounge, Award Podium and Paddock.

The coming events at SIC are:

Malaysian Superbike Championship 

on 17th - 18th September 2016 

(Free entrance to Main Grandstand)

MotoGP World Championship in Sepang Circuit 

29th - 31st October 2016 by Michelin Malaysia

( Win tickets to watch this grand event,

 visit ) 

Part 3 : Sepang Go-Kart

After that, we were on the Go-Kart experience at Sepang about 6pm.

The race track for go-kart  is a total of 1.247KM long, and 10m wide,

with 11 challenging bends.

Below Information is by reference to the SIC web price updated as at year 2016

10 Minutes Fun Ride

Series 1 Kart: 
  • 200cc, 4 stroke, Engine 6.5 horsepower
  • Maximum number of karts on the track at one time is 20 karts
  • Price: RM42.40 per pax
Series 2 Kart: 
  • 100cc, 2 stroke, Engine 16 horsepower
  • Maximum number of karts on the track at one time is 13 karts
  • Price : RM106.00 per pax
Series 3 Kart:
  • 125cc, 2 stroke, Engine 21 horsepower
  • Maximum number of karts on the track at one time is 10 karts
  • Price : RM159.00 per pax

Sepang International Kart Circuit (SIKC) is located within Sepang International 

Circuit (SIC). The Kart Circuit was designed by the renowned F1 Track designer, 

Hermann Tilke, who was also responsible for the layout of Sepang International 

Circuit’s main Track.

The karting track is 1.247km long and 10m wide, with 11 challenging bends. 

SIKC is a professional karter’s circuit sanctioned by Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK) 

under the Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA) for Asia Zone C. 

The tarmac used is identical to the one on the main track, thus offers the best racing experience.

(information is taken from SIC web)

Professional Go-Kart with 2 strokes in the testing process.

Group Picture 

ASEAN Unity Run and Ride 2016

ASEAN Unity Run & Ride 2016 is back! The event will be held in Putrajaya on 6th of November featuring 4 competitive categories in the 10km run with Men and Women’s Open along with the Men and Women’s Veteran groups. There are also the non-competitive 5km fun run and Stroller Run category, with an additional category for volunteers and celebrities cycling with underprivileged orang asli as part of the “Lend Your Body” campaign. For early registrants will stand a chance to win iPhone 6. Check out how you can win one the iPhone 6

For this year the organizer, Aman Malaysia added a 35km fun ride for its 2016 due to a high demand from youths and young professionals and is set to take participants through the scenic routes of Putrajaya.

There are 10 FREE iPhone 6 to be won by lucky registrants from registration period of 25thAugust to 25th September. The lucky winner will be notify by email in early October and the phone to be collected on the race day.

ASEAN Unity Run & Ride 2016
Date: 6th November 2016, Sunday
Time: 7am
Venue: Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3, Putrajaya
Registration Details:

The registration closing date is on 6th October 2016 at 5pm or 
upon reaching 10,000 participants.

ASEAN Unity Run & Ride 2016 Running Tee

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan, 
Khairy (second and third from left) and Mohamed Hazali (fifth from left) 
with the Rohingya and Palestinian children

“Sporting events such as this can have a tremendous unifying factor as they transcend all possible barriers,” Khairy said after launching the ASEAN Unity Run & Ride (AURR) 2016 at the Damansara Heights Community Centre Hari Raya open house gathering.

“Last year’s event was a very successful event, fostering great ties and unity within the community and the Asean region,” said Aman Malaysia president 
Datuk Mohamed Hazali Hassan.

“In addition, working with Unicef this year would help us to raise awareness on the importance of vaccination for children and babies, as I believe saving one’s life starts from somewhere,” he added.

For more information and registration about ASEAN Unity Run & Ride 2016
please visit


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