Taiping Lake Garden

This article is part of my 2018 Taiping and Kuala Sepetang trip series.

Taiping Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Taiping) is within a 5-minute walk from our hotel, Novotel Taiping. Spanning 64 hectares on the east side of Taiping, this scenic park has the distinction of being the first public garden in Malaysia.
Taiping Lake Garden was formerly a tin mining pool. Today, it comprises of 10 individual lakes with a network of bridges that connects islands in the middle. Several of these lakes are covered with lotus and other aquatic plants.
Pagoda Cina (Chinese Pagoda) was built in the 1970s and is a relatively recent construct. The design follows the traditional architecture of pagodas in China.
The Rock Garden consists of a deliberate arrangement of rocks that resemble prehistoric animals. Unfortunately, I fail to see any similarities.
Tasik Duyung was originally called Bougainvillea Point because there used to be lots of bougainvillea plants here. Today it is a jetty for water-themed recreational activities. Paddle boats are available for rent.
Raintree Walk is a canopied pathway along the lake's edge. The century-old trees here are called Rain Trees (Albizia Saman), also known as "Pokok Hujan" or "Pokok Pukul Lima" in Malay. Their branches stretch in a peculiar manner towards the lake. The sight of these trees is majestic indeed!
Taiping has a bicycle-sharing service where people can rent bicycles at rates as low as RM1.20 for 30 minutes. A casual ride around the lake is certainly a rewarding experience. Be sure to return the bicycles to the designated area after use.
Taiping Lake Garden is well-maintained by Malaysian standards. The beautifully landscaped landmark ought to be visited by anyone who comes to Taiping for the first time. In addition, visitors may also want to check out Zoo Taiping & Night Safari at the eastern side of the park.

Address: 34000 Taiping, Perak
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