So the school holidays aren’t too far off from now… Have you planned something to keep the kids busy?
If you’ve been stuck on where to go or what to do, you can rest easy – rather than having the kids bouncing off the walls at home, take them someplace where they won’t have a second of boredom.
Lost World of Tambun is one such place: it’s one of Malaysia’s premiere family holiday destinations with something for everyone, no matter your age.
For easy access to the theme park and all its wonders, book a stay at its connecting hotel, Lost World Hotel.
As the hotel is set right next to Lost World of Tambun, you won’t need to worry about the logistics of how to get the family from the hotel to the theme park – it’s a brief 5-minute walk from one to the other.
You’ll be sure to get value for money, as the friendly and efficient staff will welcome you and attend to your every need.
Start your mornings off on the right foot with a complimentary breakfast at the Garden Terrace, and return to your invitingly comfortable room after an action-packed day, where you can chill out with the free Wi-Fi internet access and flip through the cable TV channels.
For the adventurous, there’s even the option of glamping, where guests can sleep under the stars in style.
Not only will you and your family get your fill of thrills and spills at the theme park, but you’ll also be able to explore the antiquated charms of one of Malaysia’s well-kept secrets – the nearby historical town of Ipoh.
Trust us, here are some of the reasons why your family will be delighted with a visit to Ipoh and Lost World of Tambun:
1. Have fun in the sun at the Theme Park
From the moment you step into the park, you’ll be spoiled for choice while deciding which attraction to head for first.
At the Lost World Water Park, see who can reach the bottom of the Cliff Racer ride with the quickest time, or jump on a giant rubber tube and take a lazy drift down the Adventure River, where you can admire the sight of ancient limestone hills and get soaked from above by a giant tipping bucket.
The Lost World Amusement Park also has its share of excitement, with plenty of dizzying rides, such as Lupe’s Adventure, a roller coaster guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, and Storm Rider, a rollicking ride that will have you swinging like a pendulum.
Besides that, the park has a petting zoo for animal lovers and an adventure park for thrill-seekers, as well as a number of live shows and performances spread out throughout the day.
2. Discover Ipoh’s quaint appeal
Though Ipoh may appear to be a sleepy hamlet on the surface, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Even travel experts Lonely Planet has recognized its allure, last year naming it one of Asia’s top 10 destinations to visit.
Over the past decade or so, the town has seen a gradual resurgence, thanks to the rise of hipster cafes housed in restored colonial buildings and eye-catching murals by Lithuanian-born street artist Ernest Zacharevic.
For foodies in the know, Ipoh is a popular stop, especially for Chinese fare. Some of the must-try local delicacies are chicken and bean sprouts doused in soy sauce, white coffee, and kaya puff (a sweet baked confection filled with coconut jam).
If you’re a nature lover, then you’ll enjoy checking out the surrounding natural splendor, from the hidden Tasik Cermin (Mirror Lake) to the stunning Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.
3. Go on nighttime adventures at the Ultimate Night Park
Just because the sun has gone down doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – Lost World of Tambun also has a night park that will keep you entertained all through the night.
Make friends with fellow night owls at the Lost World Petting Zoo By Night, where the nocturnal animals come out to play, from bearcats to raccoons. And for those of you who are fascinated with creepy-crawlies, then Tarantula Alley is right up your street.
If you’ve yet to satiate your Ipoh food cravings, take a seat at Ipoh Street, the park’s very own version of Ipoh Old Town, where you can munch on the best street food that Ipoh has to offer – the Tau Foo Fah (soft tofu pudding) has our thumbs up!
You can also learn about the town’s beginnings as a tin mining hub at Lost World Tin Valley.
4. Relax in healing waters at the hot springs
At the end of a long, whirlwind day of activities, there are few things better than being able to sit back and unwind in a hot bath.
So how about dipping into hot springs under a scenic night sky speckled with stars?
Guests staying at Lost World Hotel get the opportunity to experience just that, as they receive 2 complimentary tickets to the park’s Hot Springs & Spa By Night with each night’s stay.
Tapping into Tambun’s natural hot springs, the park has created a nighttime oasis. Take a few leisurely laps in the Infinity Pool or duck into the Steam Cave for a few minutes to sweat out the day’s stresses.
To reach the height of relaxation, climb up to the Top of the World Pool, a jacuzzi featuring water jets that will help ease any aching muscles.
By the time you return to your room, you’ll be ready for a good night’s sleep.
Looking forward to a fun-filled trip with the family? Don’t forget to join the Traveloka Winning Stays contest to win a 2-days-1-night stay for up to FOUR guests at Lost World Hotel’s luxurious Super Suite, inclusive of free breakfast, plus tickets to the theme park and entrance tickets to the Hot Springs & Spa By Night worth over RM2,600.
All you have to do is:
- Like our Facebook page
- Share Lost World Hotel’s photo album on our Facebook page to your newsfeed
- And include why you deserve to win in your caption
Entries close: 30 April 2017, 11.59pm
For more details on the contest, check out the Traveloka Winning Stays FAQ.