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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lost World of Tambun Theme Park, Ipoh

Back in September, I was invited to Sunway's Lost World of Tambun Theme Park in Ipoh, Perak. Even though I have heard about the theme park many times but it was my first time there. Thanks to The Butterfly Project for making this trip possible.

A group photo of the bloggers and KTMB staff at KL Sentral KTM Station
KTMB was so kind to sponsor transportation for this trip. All the bloggers get to experience the ETS Gold train ride all the way from KL to Ipoh.


Travelling to Ipoh from KL Sentral cost RM35 which I think it's quite reasonable minus the possibility of traffic congestion especially during the festive season.



 The journey was quite comfortable and there was a little canteen in our cart selling food and beverages.



The ETS train that we took stops at Ipoh and will stop in some stations along Klang Valley and Perak.



Look at this happy blogger getting her ticket verified by the ETS staff.


Without any delay, we manage to reach Ipoh KTM station right on time.


At the station, we were welcomed by Lost World of Tambun Theme Park's staff. They guided us to the shuttle bus that will take us to the theme park.


Bloggers were so excited while heading to the theme park since many of us were also going to the theme park for the first time.


Along the way, they showed us some of the interesting and popular places in Tambun especially the market that sells antique and vintage items.


Roughly about half an hour, we finally reached our destination - the Lost World of Tambun Theme Park.


After taking a few group photos at the theme park, we were told to head to Kepura Cave for a short briefing and also lunch will be serve.



Kepura Cave acts like a function and dinning room that can accommodate about 100 pax lighted up with only lanterns and floor lights, it seems like a really unique and interesting cave to dine in.


A welcome speech by sales and marketing director of Lost World of Tambun, Angeline Pasqual and also a short speech by Tammy Lim from the Butterfly Project.


After the speeches, bloggers filled up their stomach in Kepura Cave before the tour around the theme park.


After our lunch, we took the train and our first stop was the Lost World Petting Zoo. This is the haven of 4,000 animals from 55 species. It’s truly an adventure and an immersive educational experience.


It was really interesting to see animals that we don't always get to see and you can't even find some of them in our local zoo. The best part is, we get to get up close and touch the animals.


Look how exciting this blogger when she was feeding the birds...


Done with the Lost World Petting Zoo, bloggers get to experience tin mining at the Tin Valley. Tin mining is one of the oldest industries in Malaya and Ipoh “The City that Tin Built”, became the meeting point of all the commercial centers of the Kinta Valley. Lost World Tin Valley aims to educate today’s generation in the rich heritage of tin mining in Ipoh. Hence the latest attraction in the form of a Tin Mining area which is equipped with a life-sized palung (sluice box), an original gravel pump monitor and a large area for young visitors to experience “Dulang Washing”(Tin Ore Panning) just like the good old days. Visitors can also learn about the history of tin mining and see real artifacts from the past at our Galleria.

It was hot and sunny but these bloggers weren't complaining at all for the experience.


For those who didn't want to get wet, they took the opportunity to snap pictures with the large elephant statue (tin bearers).


At the end of the tour, we had some coffee, toast and half boiled eggs in this shaded area called Dulang Teahouse.


At the Dulang Teahouse as well, we were told that we will be having an activity like Amazing Race where they will divide us into 5 teams with 6 members in each team. Our task is to answer some of the questions based on the theme park and take pictures at some of the venue as instructed.


After the race, we checked in to our hotel rooms and rested a bit before heading back to the theme park to have fun at the Water Park and Amusement Park.


They allocated us the Classical Room, which stood at RM600 a night. It was simple, clean and tidy. The bed were quite comfortable for a good night sleep and it comes with a safe box to keep our valuables.


Here's the view outside my room...


Approaching dinner time, we then headed to the Lost World Hotsprings and Spa for dinner and some activities prepared for us.


BBQ dinner! Seafood, lamb and chicken wings!


Fried noodles and fried rice.


Salad corner for the healthy eater...


The dessert corner.



Singing and music instrument performances to entertain the visitors at Lost World Hotsprings and Spa.


There's a few activities going on near the hot spring. One of them is the Fortune Teller corner. If you want to know your life prediction, you may find this very interesting as some of the prediction were quite true.


We all enjoyed ourselves being pampered there by having scrub and mask treatment.



Both treatment have pure coffee as the main ingredient and it is exclusive only to the Lost World Spa. You can't find this elsewhere. So do head to the spa there to try them and feel the benefits of this mask and scrub.


I think most of the bloggers enjoyed the most at the massage centre which was specially set up by the Crystal Spa. The head and shoulder massages were really good especially if you have stiff shoulder.


Last but not least, the bloggers at the Crystal Pool. The Crystal Pool at Lost World Hot Springs & Spa is specially designed with crystal tiles that glimmers reflecting the sunlight by day. And by night the Crystal Pool will be bathed in colorful lights which would make a dip in this pool interesting and relaxing. This Crystal Pool can also be privately reserved as a VIP pool.

Lost World of Tambun Theme Park
No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1,
Sunway City Ipoh, 
31150 Ipoh, Perak


Opening hours are as below:
The park is closed every Tuesday
Open: Mon, Wed-Friday: 11am to 6pm
Sat, Sun, School Holiday, Public Holiday: 10am to 6pm

For more info about Lost World of Tambun Theme Park, visit their website at www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com and check out their FB page www.facebook.com/lostworldoftambun
for latest news and update.


.: Peace Out :.
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