Tasik Cermin (Mirror Lake) will be reopened to the public on January 15 after the Ipoh City Council (MBI) halted its operation due to a recent incident involving a man diving into the lake.
The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin said after investigating the matter, his party was satisfied with the outcome.
“The man involved should not have done that as Tasik Cermin is not a recreational park for swimming or bathing. It’s a sightseeing spot for the people to enjoy the beauty of nature.
“We will reopen the lake to the public in the middle of this month with operational hours from 8.00am to 5.00pm. I hope such incidents will not occur again in the future.
“We also want the reopening of Tasik Cermin to revitalise the tourism sector in Perak. The place receives many visitors and sees the potential to become one of Ipoh’s main tourism products,” he said in a statement today (January 2).
The action of the man who jumped into the lake went viral on social media after a video of the act was recorded by a visitor and drew criticism from netizens in the middle of December last year.