Tasik Temenggor Discovery Island

Tasik Temenggor Discovery Island

Tasik Temenggor Discovery Island (TTDI) is one of Perak’s best kept secrets. I was told we’re going to an island near Ipoh during the BMW drive and no one believed me. “There are no islands in Ipoh”, I was told. 

Tasik Temenggor rafting

Tasik Temenggor is actually an artificial (as in man-man) lake in Gerik. Xpax has coverage there so it’s a good thing I did a lot of XXL reloads during the drive there. There’s a lot of stuff to in Tasik Temenggor like playing basketball in the lake, fishing and kayaking but we went old skool and did rafting… 

Tasik Temenggor rafts

….on rafts made of bamboo! 

Tasik Temenggor swim

You get on the rafts and use bamboo paddles to navigate. It hardly looks seaworthy but it’s surprisingly stable. Each raft fits two – one at the extreme front and the other at the extreme back, and while paddling requires quite a bit of effort, it’s a lot of fun!

I went for a dip in the lake too. The water is cold and refreshing – perfect for a morning swim!

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19 thoughts on “Tasik Temenggor Discovery Island”

  1. thenomadGourmand: DiGi phone coverage is okay, but no data coverage. Xpax has full data + voice though! :)
    Dylan: Yup, it’s fun to go back to the roots and paddle like it’s going out of style. Gives you a nice workout too! :)

  2. HB, it seem you having more places and things to do since moving to KL. Glad you’re enjoying it. When you’re planing fishing and bar b que?

  3. Jeff: Cheers mate! You have a great festive season too. Happy New Year! :)
    Michael (Mike): Hmm…I’m actually planning two trips next year, might be going for one earlier too, weekend getaway sort of thing. :)

  4. nice place…i heard from a perakian there a a lake got 1 big fish that eaten fews ppl n very famous…u did it skinny dipping? :P
    btw i would try to jump from the bridge if the water deep enough…lol

  5. ah nel: There’s a huge man eating fish in there? I would have loved to EAT IT! I wonder how large it is. Heh!
    Nah, we had to wear life jackets for safety reasons.
    Yeah, jumping off the bridge would be fun eh? My kind of fun. :)
    eiling: Yup, thanks Eiling! Sorry, was very busy, lemme just send it via Mediafire tomorrow k? :)

  6. i heard the last time the fish ate 4 person who went fishing on the pond…the fish as big as the lake…
    duno its myth or what as being xplain by a perakian till wana cry so i think maybe i will gave some blif what he say…hehe

  7. ah nel: I’m pretty sure it’s a myth. I haven’t heard of aquatic life which can eat FOUR people at one go. That fish has gotta be HUGE. I’ll love to eat it though. :)

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