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Lost World of Tambun, Sultan Azlan Shah Rehabilitation Centre in Bercham

A Splashing Good Time


It was an auspicious day for kids from the Sultan Azlan Shah Rehabilitation Centre in Bercham. They were taken to the Lost World of Tambun for a memorable outing few had anticipated.

Lost World of Tambun, Sultan Azlan Shah Rehabilitation Centre in Bercham

The morning rain failed to diminish the kids’ enthusiasm. Sponsored by Lost World, the kids got to enjoy a day off away from the rigours of the rehab centre.

Lost World of Tambun, Sultan Azlan Shah Rehabilitation Centre in Bercham

A total of 77 participants, kids and their caretakers were entertained by the theme park management.

Lost World of Tambun, Sultan Azlan Shah Rehabilitation Centre in Bercham

Lost World of Tambun, Sultan Azlan Shah Rehabilitation Centre in Bercham

Opened in 1999, the centre (funded by Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah Foundation) has benefited countless people with physical disabilities, mainly children, within Perak.


Perak’s First Roller Coaster


Perakeans are in for a treat as there is a new roller coaster in town called the Lupe’s Adventure. Built at a cost of RM4 million, the roller coaster is the latest addition at the Lost World of Tambun’s amusement park and the first of its kind in Perak. Calvin Ho, General Manager of Lost World, wants this to be the first of many more to come for the amusement park. He hopes visitors will enjoy the thrill of the ride.

LOst world

Lupe’s Adventure, at 25 feet above ground, travels up to 20 mph with two 360° loops featured. It is designed to give riders an exhilarating experience with the hills as the backdrop.

Newer facilities will be featured yearly thus giving park visitors a different experience each time they return. For more information on Lupe’s Adventure visit: www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com or its Facebook: www.facebook.com/lostworldoftambun.


Malaysian Book of Records broken at Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun


 Malaysia’s Largest Gangnam Flash Mob took place at the Lost World of Tambun recently and broke the Malaysian Book of records, with an attendance of 2303 participants. This was more than double the previous record set at 1100.

On January 26, Lost World of Tambun was swarming with people. Astro, Hitz FM, My FM and ERA Cruisers were seen at the entrance. People from all ages lined up at booths to register for the Flash Mob as early as 8am, attempting to make it to the Malaysian Book of Records as the largest flash mob in our nation’s history.

Malaysian Book of Records 1 This flash mob was organised by Astro’s customer loyalty programme, Astro Circle and Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun. Also present were radio cruisers Hitz FM, My FM and ERA FM along with Astro radio announcers, Suresh from Raaga FM and Aryton from Mix FM. Astro artistes included Gheeta, Shiva, Dharshaini, Shantesh, Ratna Gowri, Iris and two of the top three finalists of 2012 Battleground (School Brotherz and Sweatz) also joined to show their support to their fans who were taking part in the flash mob dance.

Social media was abuzz with the planned event and tutorials of the mob dance were loaded in advance onto YouTube for everyone to practise for about a month. Attendees were required to pay a standard entrance fee for access into Lost World of Tambun while Astro Circle members were given a 30% discount. Everyone got to enjoy the seven attractions at Lost World of Tambun after the event.

At about 9.30am, dancers were seen entering the park. Since attendees did not get a chance to practise and rehearse together beforehand, professional dancers went on stage and rehearsed with everyone before the real flash mob began.

As I walked around the area, there were a few groups of people who were wearing the same attire. As I approached them and interviewed them, I found out that they were from Penang and were asked to join this event.

Malaysian Book of Records 2Parazee, the group from Georgetown, and was a YouTube hit for the parody of Gangnam Style, had some short performances before the flash mob. There was also a group of Jazz Aerobics and Line Dancers from CBE and JNS Penang, who had taken a bus down all the way to Ipoh at 5am in the morning just to be part of it. Being more mature than the rest of the mob, they were nevertheless very sporting, had young spirits and were all dressed in Superman T-shirts. There was also a group that had a mixture of both kids and adults. The youngest girl was 5 years old together with her mother who was the leader of the dance group, 2 Five Step Dance Academy, Bukit Mertajam. They too also came early by bus just to be part of this.

The flash mob started at about 12.30pm after some game quizzes and performances. Astro Battleground finalists led the crowd by taking over the stage. They started with “Chicken Dance”, followed by “Party Rock Anthem” and lastly, the famous “Gangnam Style”. Everyone joined in and had a lot of fun.

Malaysian Book of Records3CBE and JNS Penang said that although it was a very hot day dancing right under the afternoon sun, they had fun and it was a good experience. Astro Battleground finalists Ronald and Dylan from School Brotherz, not being informed about the flash mob in advance, commented that it was very cool and glad they had the chance to be a part of the event that would be included into the Malaysian Book of Records. They were only expecting a normal performance for the public. Finalists Vivien, Angel and Wendy from Sweatz added that they were happy to see such a big crowd dancing together with total strangers, young and old spontaneously. They were happy to see the commitment of the attendees and it was a very big eye opener for them. The sight of parents dancing with their children is not something one would see every day. Although the dance steps were very simple, everyone blended in well and most importantly, they looked happy.

The event went successfully and ended at about 1pm. As the flash mob ended, some stayed back to enjoy the park while others headed home. Many interviewed, expressed the hope to see more of these events coming up in Ipoh in the future.

Susan Ho

Library for Orphans


Lost World of Tambun furnished the library of Dar’us Salam Orphanage in Tambun with tables, chairs, racks, shelves, air conditioners, carpets, bicycles, computers and broadband service worth a total of over RM50,000 in all. The money was a gift from staff of the theme park sourced from the sale of recycled bags. It was part of the initiative to give back to the underprivileged through education said Calvin Ho, the General Manager to Ipoh Echo. Calvin was at the Tambun orphanage recently to hand over the items on behalf of the Lost World of Tambun.


Most Unique Spa Now At Our Doorstep


By See Foon Chan-Koppen

Ipohites who love 5-star pampering can now rejoice with the opening of the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat adjacent to the Sunway development and the Lost World of Tambun. Opening very quietly, early this year, the Banjaran has hitherto been a source of mystery and curiosity. Their early policy of not admitting day visitors to their spa and restaurant miffed quite a few Ipohites and since the arrival of new General Manager Linda Pecararo, they have been making amends and soothing many ruffled feathers.

At a recent cocktail party hosted by GM Linda, a group of us were given a tour around the development and treated to cocktails in the most stupendous cellar in the world. Named Jeff’s Cellar, after visionary and tycoon Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah who founded the Sunway empire, this is no ordinary cellar but a huge cave complete with stalactites and stalagmites all in their natural formations; artfully lit and highlighted to create a wonderland straight out of Aladdin’s Cave.

Crystal Cave

Squeals of delight accompanied our group as we gazed awestruck at the tableaux surrounding us. The air was cool and fresh, aided by cleverly concealed air-conditioners; and discreet seating arrangements tucked into alcoves beckon. Meandering from the entrance which is reached by a small flight of stairs, down passageways that wind amidst the smaller limestone formations, a panorama greeted us as we moved into the main cave. Here a giant stalagmite artfully lit in warm hues stood imposingly in a corner with geothermal waters dripping in rivulets into crystal clear catchment pools that in turn reflect the kaleidoscope of colours from the limestone formations. We were all blown away.

Sustenance in the form of delicate canapés orchestrated by Executive chef Rolf Jaeggi accompanied by organic wine from Chile made the evening magical as we listened to GM Linda give us a briefing on the facilities and services offered at the Banjaran.

Spa & Wellness Centre
Geothermal Hotsprings Dipping Pools

Ipoh has always been blessed by its Karst formations or limestone hills hidden amongst which in the Sunway development area is one of the best geothermal hot springs in Malaysia. Ipohites of yore could always avail themselves of these curative waters at a very run down facility for which they paid a small entrance fee. Since the acquisition of the land by the Sunway group, this has been denied them and criticism has since been levied at the developers for having taken away one of their natural treasures and making the hot springs inaccessible to most people; as the prices at the Banjaran are well beyond the reach of a lot of its residents. However, this has been remedied with the opening of a hot spring pool at the Lost World of Tambun where for a reasonable fee local residents can soak to their heart’s content.

The Banjaran has an impressive array of facilities and services spread over more than 16 acres of a sweeping valley floor, surrounded by majestic limestone hills that provide a cocoon-like feel to the whole development. Sixteen garden villas and 9 water villas provide luxurious accommodation with each one providing its own private geothermal dipping pool. Open dipping pools are also available for day spa visitors as is a Thermal Steam cave, an Outdoor Rainforest Shower, a Meditation Cave, a Fitness Centre and a Crystal Cave where guests can experience private energy healing treatments such as Reiki in a unique setting.

The Spa and Wellness Centre offers a mixture of traditional and state-of-the art wellness and pampering treatments including Ayurvedic and traditional Malay massage and facials and body treatments with certified halal and organic products. A special colon hydrotherapy room provides detoxification and colon cleansing and a relaxation area allows the spa guest to unwind before or after treatments.

An unusual treatment originating from Turkey involves dipping one’s legs into a pool of Garra Rufa fish (also known as Dr. Fish). Known for alleviating psoriasis and eczema, the fish actually nibble away at your skin and removes dead skin cells, actually creating rejuvenation of the skin. It felt slightly ticklish the first time I dipped my feet in and the fish swarmed around but after a few minutes, it felt very comfortable and I watched in fascination.

The Pomelo restaurant serves spa cuisine with emphasis on light and healthy dishes that are low-fat, low-salt and low cholesterol but rich in taste.

Wan Thot’s Birthday Bash


Prominent businessman, proponent of Chinese education and regular Hasher, Foo Wan Thot recently celebrated his 75th birthday.  The date was also his 45th year with HHH or Hash House Harriers Ipoh Chapter and hence it was a double celebration.

Joining him in his double celebration were 1800 runners from 51 HHH chapters throughout Malaysia and some from Thailand and Indonesia.
Among the guests present were Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadziah, the MP for Hulu Kinta and Tambun State Assemblywoman Dato’ Rosnah Kassim.
The birthday bash which was held at the car park of the Lost World of Tambun saw the guests participate in a birthday run through the hills behind the Lost World. Wan Thot too participated though being the host his was a stroll.
The party started before 4pm for registration of the runners and carried on till late evening. The events included Dinner, Showtime, fireworks and Supper before the night was done. In true HHH tradition the beer wagon was well stocked with 100 barrels of beer and 30 barrels of Guiness draft.
Wan Thot’s family joined him on stage to cut his birthday cake after which the various HHH Chapters presented him with souvenirs.
Regular Hashers say that hashing is a very effective method of relieving stress and Foo Wan Thot at his age is testimony to that theory. On On!