Fun at the Springs

Ever won­dered what else is in Ipoh, aside from de­li­cious lo­cal cui­sine and cool in­ter­ac­tive mu­rals? Well, head over to the Lost World of Tam­bun and spend a day (or two) en­joy­ing the won­ders of hot springs and ev­ery­thing kids love!

Herworld (Malaysia) - - HER STORY -

Turn­ing out of the high­way and into the main road lead­ing to Sun­way Lost World of Tam­bun, I could not imag­ine that there, tucked on the hill­side and hid­den away from cu­ri­ous eyes, was a ho­tel and theme park filled with laugh­ing kids and smil­ing par­ents. It had been a while since my last visit to a theme park, so I was ex­cited to spend some time ex­plor­ing it with my daugh­ter. As we ar­rived dur­ing a heavy down­pour, we de­cided to wait un­til the next morn­ing to check out the park.

Af­ter en­joy­ing break­fast at the ho­tel's Gar­den Ter­race, we were out the door and headed to­wards the park's en­trance. Armed with a map, my daugh­ter and I started out by plan­ning our day. We knew we wanted to catch some shows and try all the rides, so we be­gan at the amuse­ment park, where there weren't many peo­ple in line just yet.


Al­though the roller coaster was short, it still got us ex­cited and rar­ing to try the Perak Parade merry-go-round. Once we were done with the rides, and still buzzing with ex­cite­ment, we headed straight for the wa­ter park for the wa­ter slides. Worry not about your be­long­ings, as there are am­ple lock­ers (of dif­fer­ent sizes) for you to store your bags. The wa­ter slides were the best! We tried ev­ery sin­gle one and some, we did more than once. But, do note that there is a height re­stric­tion for younger kids. We ended our adventure here by slid­ing into a hot spring, and the nat­u­rally heated wa­ter was def­i­nitely a com­fort to my achy body.

We then had a quick meal at Ipoh Street, which boasts lo­cal del­i­ca­cies from the fa­mous Ipoh chicken rice to fruit ro­jak and grilled squid. There are many other spots for meals, en­sur­ing a good va­ri­ety.


Since my daugh­ter is an an­i­mal lover, we de­cided to check out the newly opened Hippo King­dom, which houses not only Juwita the hippo, but also a herd of friendly deers that we could feed. The park also has a fun pet­ting zoo that allows kids to ex­plore dif­fer­ent an­i­mals, from snakes to racoons.

If you do visit the pet­ting zoo, go fur­ther in to en­joy The Rain­for­est Trail. Here, you can ex­pe­ri­ence be­ing sur­rounded by wild an­i­mals at the des­ig­nated area. Al­though we missed it, we found out that vis­i­tors can watch the wild mon­keys be­ing fed at spe­cific times.

Want­ing to end the day re­lax­ing by the wa­ter, we en­joyed a nice, slow swim in the Adventure River, known to be Malaysia's long­est man-made river. We also took dips in the hot spring and built a sand­cas­tle by the Jun­gle Wave Pool.

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