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I took the opportunity to visit Gunung Lang Recreational Park this morning because there is a charity carnival being held there this weekend. This carnival is co-organised by the Ipoh City Council (MBI), Sinar Harian newspaper and Perak FM (state radio station).
Besides raising funds for five multi-racial children’s and senior citizens’ homes in Perak, this carnival also aims to promote healthy living and eco-tourism at the same time.
Gunung Lang Recreational Park, located off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (formerly Kuala Kangsar Road), is quite a popular tourist attraction. It is developed around a scenic backdrop of limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike. The main attractions of Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang are the man-made cascading waterfall atop a limestone hill, a 2km broadwalk over the swamp and lookout towers. There are also facilities like a children’s playground, campsite, a prayer room and washrooms.
What can visitors DO here? Well, there’s boating, fishing, canoeing, camping, caving and jungle trekking. Soon, facilities for extreme sports will also be built. Or there’s fish feeding for the less adventurous. Fish food is sold at RM1 per pack.
I managed to get the boating operation hours and ticket prices.
Monday to Thursday – 8am – 12noon / 1.30pm – 7pm
Friday – 8am – 12noon / 2.45pm – 4pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public holiday – 8am – 6.30pm
Children (3 – 12 years old) – RM1.50
Adults – RM3
Senior citizens (above 55 years old) – RM1.50
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