Lost World of Tambun – Amusement Parks in Ipoh (Part 1)

School holiday is the best time to take kids to theme parks. If one googles online, there are more than a dozen of theme parks in Malaysia. From north, central to south, and highlands amidst lush greenery to water parks within concrete jungles. Nonetheless, massive is not the adjective to describe these man-made parks. And compare with Disneyland, Universal Studio or Sea World are only to get you upset and ruin the excitement. The secret to be happy is to enjoy the best of what the park has to offer.

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Welcome to Lost World!

Wave pool at Lost World Tambun Limestone background Ipoh mountain jagged hills
Beautiful jagged limestone hills behind wave pool

Needle of Tambun - popular spot for rock climbing and abseiling
One of the seven wonders in Tambun – The Needle!

When my SO told me that his office folks were planning for Family Day at Lost World, I just couldn’t wait to explore this so much talk about theme park in the capital of Perak. A place surrounded by limestone garden, it sounded great for an outing with our little angel!


Tin Mining step by step, wooden lanes with rushing water
Tin Mining 101

Stone elephant at Tin Valley at Lost World Tambun
Elephant Parade in Tambun Lost World

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The place for vertical challenge!

After breakfast, we we hit the road around half past eight. If you are coming from Penang like us, take the Ipoh exit. Keep driving on the left lane that is paralleled to North-South Highway, passing a few exits in between. until the brown signpost of The Lost World & Banjaran Hot Spring emerges, take that exit to Lost World. Ten minutes drive in suburb takes you to pass Giant and Mc Donald before arriving at an under-the-sun car park right at the facade of the park (RM1 per entry). Take note that car park only opens after 10am.
Amusement parks in Ipoh - Lost World
Swinging and circling…

Tram or red train at Lost World Tambun
Red train in service for everyone

The highlights of Lost World of Tambun are Hot Springs, Water Parks, Petting Zoo, Amusement Park, Swan Lake, Tiger Valley on top of the latest attractions Tin Valley and Team Building Park.
A colorful bird in wild
A colorful bird in wild
Snake, reptile, curling on bamboo shots
Sleep tight with eyes wide open…

It is also a cashless park. With a wrist band, one can preload an amount, use to rent locker (RM10 each), buy food or get floaty. Any unused amount that remain will be returned in cash before you leave.
Hot spring in Tambun
Refreshing dip in hot spring?

Coming next is our adventures (and more pictures) with raccoon, birdies, snakes and tigers roaming in the wilderness. Stay tuned!

p.s. In order not to clog a story with too many beautiful (ahem!) images, I am breaking them in a trilogy – Lord of The Limestone!

Getting there?
No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1,
Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
Phone: + 60 5 542 8888


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