Monday, April 8, 2013

Cotton Tree @ Hill Park S2

On a lazy Sunday evening, we went for a walk in Hill Park, a newly opened park by IJM Land in Seremban 2. We had early dinner and by the time we reach the park, it was only 6 pm. The kids were thrilled when they knew we were going to the park as they were anticipating to play at the playground. However, there were too many kids playing and they only managed to play the slide once.
 
A long long way up to reach the park
Cars are not allowed to drive up to the park, unless you have specific reason eg, to drop off elderly people, and the guard on duty will only open the bar gate. All cars are to be parked at the designated parking area and we will need to walk up the hill in order to reach the park. For the kids, it was a simple task. As for us, it was a tedious job. A good exercise though !

Cotton tree
As we were strolling around the park, we came across this cotton tree ! This was my first time standing so near to a cotton tree. The one I saw before was during my childhood in Tapah, Perak but only able to see from afar.

Cotton
The cotton was 'ripe' and was still wrapped inside it's husk. MIL was so eager to bring them back home, but of course, she didn't.

The texture was so SOFT !
Some were on the ground and the kids were so excited to be able to touch the very very soft natural cotton !
 
Enjoying McD ice - cream after sweating out
After sweating out about 30 minutes in the park, we proceeded to the nearby Mc Donald for some ice-cream. Actually, it was a promised to the kids earlier as both were well behaved during dinner time.

31 comments:

  1. I've never seen a real cotton tree before. Heard so much about Hillpark lately. Can't wait to go on our next trip back to Seremban! :)

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    1. Hill park is a nice place. Huge area. When u r back, must bring Chloe there.

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  2. oh i like that idea.. park is not supported to be polluted by cars, it's good thing the security guards being so strict about this.. yes, let everyone walks up and enjoy the fresh air.. :)

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    1. Good idea ya... But that distance (i dun know how far) was quite tedious.

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  3. hey, i am very "sua koo" i have not even seen a cotton tree before!! hahaha, and never expect cotton trees are so tall, i thought they are some kind of bush type plants only.. :D

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    1. The one I saw before long long ago was a very huge tree. Was surprised there are cotton trees in this park.

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  4. oh, the cotton looks different from what i've always seen in photos.. the cotton "ball" is long in shape and not really round.. interesting.. such an eye-opener lah this post, haha!!

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    1. Interesting hor. Cotton wrapped inside a husk. Just like butterfly. Ha ha

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  5. so there are plenty of cotton trees in the park and also cotton all around the ground?? wow, if there were more cotton, then it may look like snow from afar, how cool huh?? :)

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    1. Not plenty actually. And some had not bear fruits yet.

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  6. nice idea to cool down with some ice creams.. yeah, McD sundae cone!! i actually think it's not bad at all from just RM1.. i always buy that instead of those expensive BR31 or HD ice creams..

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    1. Ya...cheap n delish. My dad is a fans of mcD ice cream

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  7. Cotton tree? Something new to me...never see this before.

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    1. The cotton is so nice to touch.. so so so soft.

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  8. The cotton tree is so interesting! Never seen a real one before.

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    1. When I was young I saw before in tapah, perak.

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  9. This is a small cotton tree. If you've seen a bigger one, you can collect the "cotton fruits" and make bolsters/pillows. :P
    My mom planted a cotton tree behind my grandparents' house when I was born. When I was small, the tree was already so tall and the cotton was used to made pillows and bolsters for the whole family. :)

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    1. Yes, I remember I saw before in tapah, perak when I was a child. The trees are huge. But I can only see from afar. Wah, so nice to have home made pillow n bolster.

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    1. Is that another species of cotton?

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  11. Interesting. Never seen that before.

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    1. I remembered the one I saw during my childhood was a huge tree. Maybe this one is another species like what smallkucing said " Kekabu ".

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  12. I love going to parks!! Oh cars have to be parked far away? Good also lah, no need to pollute the park! : D

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    1. Yes, no pollution at all....but I was panting all the way up. Quite a distance but I don't know exactly how far it was.

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  13. Oh! I have never seen a cotton tree before! Thanks for showing the picture! : )

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    1. Very nice cotton hanging there. If the tress could bear more 'fruits' i think it looked nicer !

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  14. oh i remember seeing this cotton tree when i was a kid. recently i spotted some also along the highway. they are beautiful. wish there is one where i can go really close so i can show my daughter :D

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  15. I've never seen a cotton tree before. So nice!

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    1. The tree is nothing special. But the cotton. When u touched it, Ohh....so soft !

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  16. Never see cotton tree before.

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