A petting zoo has become the latest attraction at Gunung Lang, which is part of Kinta Geopark. An initiative by the Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh), this boost to Gung Lang is yet another step taken to achieve the target of making Ipoh one of the most attractive destinations in Malaysia by Year 2025.
The petting zoo, built at a cost of RM1 million on a 1.8-hectare site, is home to 25 species of animals to date. It is open daily from 10am until 6pm. Entrance fee is RM6, free-of-charge for children below two years of age.
During the soft launch this morning, Ipoh City Mayor YBhg Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said, “This petting zoo offers an opportunity to visitors to get close to animals such as raccoons, rabbits, porcupines, birds, snakes, and others. In due time, more activities for visitors will be added to Gunung Lang, including pony rides.”
The mayor shared that the Council had focused on the 3H aspects: Hipster, Heritage, Health, to realise the goal of making Ipoh City one of the most attractive destinations in the country.
One of the efforts undertaken, besides boosting the attractions at Gunung Lang, was to upgrade the Kinta Riverfront area with a ‘food & lifestyle’ concept along the river bank. This project is expected to be completed by February 2021.
Under the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) allocation, also in discussion is the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the Kinta Riverfront area for security and surveillance purposes, apart from WiFi facility and a food court.
Event: Soft Launch of Petting Zoo
Venue: Gunung Lang Recreational Park, Ipoh
Date: 26th Dec, 2020