Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gunung Lang Recreational Park, Ipoh 9 Jan 2011

Beautiful limestone hills greets you as you make your way in from the carpark.
This park is unusual as you would have to take a 10 minute boat ride through a disused mining pond to reach it.
The kids didn't want to leave this climbing structure located at the carpark.
Besides getting tickets for the boat ride to the park (RM3/adult, RM1.50/child), we bought a bag of stale bread and fish food pellets for RM1 each.
The kids tried feeding the huge patin and koi swimming below but since it was a weekend, the fish were overfed and were disinterested.

While waiting for our boat ride we headed for the man-made waterfalls.

And tried feeding the fishes there.The coloured ornamental fish were hungry.
The pond was deep with depths of between 40 to 80 feet.
Life jackets were made available.
The man helming the boat told us where the best spots in the park were.
"Go beyond the playground, next to the observation tower, the air there is Cameron Highlands"
Approaching the park
View from an observation tower.
The park was surrounded by a few limestone hills and Fai discovered that there was an echo when he shouted out for Han to join him up in the tower.
My kids love to climb and this well-pruned frangipani with low branches was hard to resist. Wooden kampung houses were scattered around the park and could be used freely. However the fan and lights were not installed yet.
Feeding more fish and a few terrapins while waiting for the ride back.
The fishes in the pond were at least 2 to 3 feet in length.

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