Lubuk Timah was one of the recreational spots in Perak that I wanted to visit for years but never made it till recently. I’ve been told the road was in bad condition. Indeed it was until last year when money was invested to upgrade facilities at the centre, including resurfacing the road that leads to Lubuk Timah.
When I arrived for my picnic, I was surprised by how vibrant that place was. It seemed to be so popular with young families, who literally spent the entire day there. Luckily, visitors can rent a table with shade and seats for only RM10, while those kept within an enclosure for privacy purposes cost RM50.
Lubuk Timah Recreational Centre has a few natural attractions, such as a free-flowing river, waterfall, as well as hot springs. Yes, it’s time to get wet!
Animal lovers may go on a horse ride, for an extra fee. Meanwhile, for vacationers who wish to spend the night here, accommodation in the form of chalets is also offered, at an attractive price.
One thing to take note of when visiting Lubuk Timah is that you may want to bring along a portable fly zapper. There are just too many flies all over the centre. Of all the fly-infested places that I have been to, this takes top spot.
By the way, a group of local artistes will descend on Lubuk Timah Recreational Park on 11th and 12th November for a Visit Perak Year programme. Expect to see Hail Amir, Shidee, Ibnor Riza, Man Rajalawak, Seri, Royce Sa’ayan, Salwa Abd Rahman, Ayu Oneinamillion, Syeera Mentor and Rohana Jalil. Aren’t you excited already?
8am – 8pm (Mon – Fri)
8am – 12am (Weekend & public holidays)
RM3 (kid / senior citizen)
Tel: 013-433 5361 (Fansuri)
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 33.586′ E101° 09.727
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