|The signage of "Lubok Timah' against a backdrop of a scarred landscape belie a different picture.|
Set amidst the scarred landscape of the quarries that is characteristic of Simpang Pulai is the tranquil oasis cum picnic ground that is Lubuk Timah.
The signboard of Lubuk Timah against the backdrop of a hill that is being slowly leveled belies the beauty of this picnic ground in which a clear river runs through and which has a natural hot-spring together.
|A bridge connects both sides of the river.|
When I visited this place in 2012 its attraction was just the river and hot-springs.
|Earlier in 2012 the location was very basic.......|
|....the natural hot-spring was built around a cement enclosure next to the river.|
The natural hot-spring was built around a cemented enclosure at the side of the river segregating it from the refreshing river water.
|...the same hot-spring but upgraded.|
The cemented hot-spring has been tiled making the experience more pleasant.
A 1Km distance away is a dam across the river. The access to the dam which used to be accessible by foot now has a tarred road that goes round the park.
|The 'Dam' set in a tranquil setting|
Lubok Timah is a far cry from before. Now it has camping facilities, toilets, ample parking, picnic tables and even ponies for riding.
It certainly is a far cry from when I last visited it and is very pleasant indeed.
|Lubok Timah is an ideal getaway on a hot afternoon.|
Ipoh has so many scenic spots like these it’s a pity it is not promoted for one and all to enjoy.