Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills of the Bintang Range. The Resort sits at the edge of a natural lake which is the source of drinking water for the Matang Larut District and the heritage town of Taiping.

Measuring in excess of 7000 acres, Bukit Merah Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the country.

Attractions synonymous with the resort are its waterpark, eco-park, skycycle, water chalets and an Orangutan Sanctuary.

According to manager Ahmad Fauzi Zainal Abidin, the resort will be given a new facelift in December aimed at attracting even more visitors, especially to its waterpark.

“The addition of new slides such as the mini-tornado slide and race slide will enhance the marketability of the waterpark. And this will be incorporated in combo packages to make prices more affordable, in view of the coming school holidays.

“We’ll increase the number of water and land activities for our guests. Besides that, new attractions such as the Banjar Museum and Time Tunnel are in the pipeline. Time Tunnel will depict the resort’s history from establishment till the present.

“Guests will be in awe looking at the unique paintings of graffiti art running on the concept of ‘Love Malaysia’ around Mariana Village,” he added.

After taking Instagram-worthy selfies of the graffiti art, don’t forget to try the ice cream rolls of various flavours available there along with graffiti fries kebab and graffiti roti kebab. One can also opt for the nearby Le Lac Cafe for its mandi rice and grilled chicken chop.

Your trip is incomplete without visiting the Orangutan Sanctuary. It is accessible via a 10-minute boat ride from the jetty. The primates, numbering 24 from Borneo Island, live in an environment similar to their natural habitat. In addition, there are over 30 types of herbal plants to satisfy your curiosity.

Bring along a fishing rod during your stay at the water chalets, as they are located right in the middle of the lake. If your luck is good, you can take home a freshwater fish or two, courtesy of Bukit Merah Lake.

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