Wanna go for a boat ride?? You can try your luck at Timah Tasoh Dam.
It is not commercial, but you can join the local fisherman for a boat ride to the middle of the dam for fishing.
Might be free, might be fee to pay or might be refused. Depends on your luck!
Gua Kelam free entrance
To enter Gua Kelam, every visitor has to pay an entrance fee. However, if you wanna save some money and yet experience more of Gua Kelam, there is an alternative route.
Go the the left side before the entrance, right behind the information office, there is a path going uphill with stairs, end of the path, you are actually in the Gua Kelam park. You can walk into Gua Kelam from the entrance at the other end without paying any entrance fee, but of course you pay by you strenght and effort.
Beware, don't turn left when you see a left junction along the way, it will lead you to another way.
January in Kaki Bukit
This is the scenery of Kaki Bukit in December to January. For me, I have never seen this attractive scenery on the street of any part of Malaysia. This photo surprise all my friends and they thought it is elsewhere in oversea.
Largest Farmland in Perlis
Close to Chuping (a small town close to Kaki Bukit), there is a largest farmland in Perlis.
As the picture show, the greenish landscape is all under the plantation. It has brought in great economic impact for Perlis
River in Gua Kelam
The river run through Gua Kelam is the original mining river which the miner used to get tin mine in the cave.
Tourist is not allowed to go down to the river, however, by looking at the river, it tells the story of the miner 50 years ago.....
As rubber widely planted in northern Perlis, the rubber seed is part of the life of every Perlis kids, especially boys.
We used to collect rubber seed in the rubber estate. What are we doing with the rubber seed?
We having a "fight" between the seeds. Put two seeds together, hit it with palm, any seed which broke is loser......
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Different experience of the Dam
I am not sure Timah Tasoh Dam is consider as must see activities or off the beaten path... it has not developed as a tourist spot in Perlis, however, I love to visit there everytime I back to Kangar.
As Perlis' wheather is quit different with the other part of Malaysia.... you will get to see the different of Timah Tasoh Dam from time to time... the dry season, the rainning and hot season......
The Timah Tasoh fishing
This is another way of fishing in Timah Tasoh.
During the dry season end of the year, the water level at Timah Tasoh is lowest as you can see the soil. Some of the "part time" fishermen will bring their net to get some catch for extra money.
A 30 years old pool
This is the swimming pool in Sungai Batu Pahat Recreation Park. The pool has been built over 30 years ago.
For two generation, the pool has serve the Perlis residents free of charge. It is still free of charge today, however, people are no longer enjoy the fun of splash here.
Gua Gelum Recreational Park
The Gua Gelam (or Cave of Darkness) Recreatioal Park is lcoated about 33km north of Kangar within the Perlis State Park, which borders Thailand's Nakawan Range... The well-lit cave serves as the entry point to a scenic recreation park at the other end... The park, developed by the State government in 1988, attracts many visitors during holidays and weekends...
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Perlis State Park
Located near the Thai border at Kaki Bukit, this 1,000ha park is a rare gem... Hiking is possible here, just follow the jungle tracks... It is not easy, but it will take you to a lovely waterfall and onwards to the Wang Berma Cave where there is more to explore...
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Close contact with the limestone hill
The alternative road getting into Gua Kelam is adventurous. However, it is a good chance to have close contact with the limestone structure.
- Hiking and Walking
Ostrich Farm in Perlis
Accidentally found a newly setup Ostrich farm on the way to Kaki Bukit. It is not open for public at this moment, but if walk-in and ask the worker to a photo, it shouldn't a problem.
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