Perak, Malaysia: Lost World of Tambun Theme Park, Hotel & Spa [SP]
Jumping off the 65-foot high platform of the Needle of Tambun!
Whether it’s relaxation, excitement or thrill, there’s something for everyone at Lost World of Tambun, an integrated resort located at Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia. Designed like a lost civilization (something like Egypt meets the Mayans), the scenic resort combines a theme park, hotel and hot springs resort, all cradled within the Jurassic karst mountains of the tin mining valley.
Watch the daily tiger feeding shows at Tiger Valley
Upon entering the park, you will be greeted by the waterpark area, which consists of a Jungle Wave Pool, Cliff Racer water slides, Adventure River and the longest inflatable tube ride in Malaysia, Tube Raiders! There are also some fun theme park rides like the Storm Rider pirate ship and Lupe’s Adventure tiger rollercoaster. As it was the Halloween season, we had loads of fun screaming our heads off walking through a scary house of horrors.
Lost World of Tambun is an integrated resort with a water park, zoo and hot spring spa.
Animal lovers, on the other hand, should head to Tiger Valley to watch Siberian tigers feed everyday at 3:00 and 4:00 PM daily, with sideshows of talented cockatoos, boisterous chickens, and eco-conscious raccoons. Plus, children will surely enjoy experiencing close encounters with pigeons, hedgehogs, Burmese pythons and other lovable animals at the Lost World Petting Zoo.
Moreover, for an educational walk through history, there’s the Tin Valley area, where visitors can roll up their sleeves and try panning for tin ore themselves just like the good old days. The area is also equipped with a life-sized palung (sluice box), an original gravel pump monitor. History buffs can also learn about the heritage of tin mining in the Kinta Valley, and see real artifacts from the past at the cave-like galleria, where traditional snacks and local coffee are served.
Try your hand at tin ore panning at Tin Valley, just like the good old days!
But nothing was more heart-pumping than leaping off a 65-foot high platform jutting from the cliff face of the Needle of Tambun, a towering natural limestone pinnacle in Tin Valley! The first few seconds of free fall was terrifying but once I felt the taut rope decelerate my descent it was utterly exhilarating. Other team-building outdoor activities available are ziplining, kayaking and rock climbing via ferrata. At the end of your fun-filled day, you can finished off your stay at Lost World of Tambun by relaxing at the hot springs resort and spa.
Park closed every Tuesday. Except on Malaysian school & public holidays.
OPEN Mon-Fri: 11:00am till 6:00pm
Sat-Sun, School Holidays, Public Holidays: 10:00am till 6:00pm
Lost World Hot Springs & Spa by Night open daily: 6:00pm till 11:00pm
Crystal Spa Treatment: 3:00pm till 11:00pm
This blog post was made possible through Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia – Perak, a media tour held last October 28 to 31, 2013. The event was organized by Gaya Travel Magazine and Tourism Malaysia in celebration of Visit Malaysia Year 2014. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I accept advertisers as long as they are relevant to tourism, adventure and outdoors. For advertising inquiries, please e-mail email@example.com
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