Whenever I go away, I try to get in a short run and it was no exception when 2 weeks ago, we stayed over at a friend’s place at the posh Leisure Farm in Malaysia. The place is big – real big. It sits on 1765 acres of land spread over 7 gated compound and 4 strata plots and comes with facilities like club house, swimming pool, orchard and f&b outlets.
Just to get an idea of how big the place is, we stayed in a bungalow in one of the gated compound and managed to do a complete loop of 10 km within that compound alone!
It was a cool morning when we started our run. It fact it was threatening to rain but thank goodness the weather held and we had an enjoyable time exploring the place.
The place was built apparently on an old forest converted to palm tree plantation to now residential and it is very hilly.
Beside the slopes, there are many many empty plot of lands waiting for some rich landowner to built their own bungalow.
We came upon a beautiful little stream and we could run alongside it for a short distance before we went back on the road.
On the road, there were many big bungalows, some typical European design with big driveway, porches and arches. Then there were the modern type with big glass facade. And there is this futuristic house
There is a little canal or creek as they called it.
The highlight was when we came to this place.
A dead end but a very tempting looking place. Good for trail running and birding! But since we were guests, we didn’t enter the area and choose to continue running on the road. That was when we heard some rustling up in the trees. My immediate thought was macaque but it turned out to be this:
A big band of Dusky Leaf Langur! What a nice surprise and a nice way to wrap up the run.