Sungai Kinta, Tanjung Tualang and Kinta Nature Park


ipoh echo issue 140, perak tourism news 8, Sungai Kinta, Tanjung Tualang, Kinta Nature ParkSungai Kinta is a major tributary of Sungai Perak. The confluence of Kinta River is located to the south of Kampung Gajah. Sungai Kinta, incidentally, played a pivotal role in the development of Kinta Valley. Tin mined in the interior was transported in boats and droughts to Teluk Intan for shipment to Penang and Singapore where the metal was smelted for exportation.

Its historical importance assured, the stretch of Sungai Kinta near Tanjung Tualang has long been noted for something more palatable – freshwater fish and prawns. The preponderance of seafood restaurants in Tanjung Tualang bears testimony to this statement. It is a fact that Tanjung Tualang has some of the best eateries in the country. The most remarkable dish being the succulent freshwater prawns cooked Chinese-style.

If you are a nature buff a brief stop at the Kinta Nature Park south of Batu Gajah is recommended. The park is a noted for bird watching, especially migratory birds that come as far away as Russia and Mongolia.

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3 thoughts on “Sungai Kinta, Tanjung Tualang and Kinta Nature Park

  1. Thank you, Mr Fathol. Looking forward to a smoother visit to the Park in the future. In the meantime, MDKpr website need to be updated with such information. KNS is worth protecting, preserving and promoted as a premier destination. Ipoh Echo team, keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks for highlighting this, Justin. I’ll bring it up with Tourism Perak. The rule is being enforced to prevent intruders from entering the park. Poaching and illegal fishing are two major concerns of the authorities. These natural assets need to be protected. Visitors can access the park with prior permission. However, a notice warning potential visitors of the ruling should be in place.

    fathol zaman

  3. Me and my uncle visited Kinta Nature Park on 1-4-2012. We managed to enter the park around 9.30am. On the way out, a guard by the name of En Alias told us that the Park is now under the jurisdiction of MD Kampar effective 1-4-2012. Hence a written permission is required in order to enter the park. While we were considered “lucky” to be able to enter the park, not so for another 2 visitors. What happened next was unknown. MD Kampar shall have put up notices or put in place a proper admission system so as not to inconvenient visitors to the park. Would it be fair to turn away outstation travellers because no proper notification was issued or no proper admission process was in place? So much for Visit Perak Year 2012…

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