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5D4N Ipoh: Unveiling Lost World of Tambun and Kid-Friendly Places

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The highlight of our trip was the Petting Zoo at the Lost World of Tambun. Very interactive experience, allowing them to get up close and personal with animals.

After we #TravelMamas conquered the land and the sea, it’s time for us to conquer the air! This time, our destination is Ipoh – Lost World Of Tambun and other parts of kid-friendly places in Ipoh.

Transportation to Ipoh

There are two ways to get to Ipoh. You can drive from Singapore, but it takes about 8 hours. Driving is cool if you want a road trip and check out places like Malacca on the way.

But for us, with 30 people, we went for the easier option – we flew with Scoot. It costs around $300 per person for a round trip. I had trouble checking in online, so we had to go to the airport and do a group check-in. My tip: get to the airport early to beat the crowds! Luckily the 30 of us get to sit together in a group.

Scoot to Ipoh
Me and my girls in front of Scoot plane. Took a quick photo once we touched down Ipoh. Twinning with my girls Uniqlo’s new Sanrio t-shirt!

Day 1-2: Lost World Of Tambun

Lost World Hotel

After we landed, we went straight to the Lost World Hotel to drop off our stuff because check-in is at 3 pm, and the theme park opens at 10 am!

I booked a family room with one king bed and two singles, but I added another bed. The good thing is, that all rooms come with free breakfast and two days of theme park tickets. Breakfast is opposite the hotel, at the theme park. It’s a very simple breakfast spread.

The room is kinda old but still pretty clean. They have Wi-Fi, but it’s not super amazing. And the disappointing part is that we cannot request an extra blanket.

Lost World Of Tambun Hotel
Lost World Hotel.
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Main bedroom with 1 bathroom attached. Comes with toiletries.
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2nd room, which is at the entrance, has 1 attached toilet.

Day 1 – Lost World Theme Park

The hotel doesn’t include the daytime theme park entry, so we got our tickets separately. You can grab them on Klook. The theme park kicks off at 10 am on weekends and 11 am on weekdays. They closed on Tuesdays.

Quick tips:
– Dress light!
– Remember, no outside food or drinks are allowed, even your water bottle.
– If you’re here in the monsoon season, bring a raincoat just in case!

Location: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Kid friendly places in Ipoh
Our family photo at Lost World of Tambun.

Petting Zoo

We went right to the Petting Zoo on the left as soon as we got in. Trust me, if you’ve got little ones, this place is a must-visit! Getting my kids to leave the place was a mission.

You can grab an animal feeding pack for RM30. They list out what to feed each animal, so you can’t mess it up. Just be sure to share it outright, especially for animals munching on the same stuff.

Time spent: Around 1 hour or so.

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The place is quite big, so make sure you take time to explore right in!
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They list out the type of food to feed.
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Lost World Of Tambun Petting Zoo
The birds feeding area – my kids spent the longest time over there.

Apart from getting up close and personal with the animals, you can also catch some feeding shows. We only made it to the crocodile show, and that’s only on Saturdays and Sundays. There are other performances around Lost World too, but it’s good to check with the staff because the Meet and Greet at the Petting Zoo got canceled.

Amusement Park

The theme park is great for kids, but don’t count on super thrilling rides for the adults. Even little ones around 4-5 years old, as long as they’re about 110cm tall, can hop on nearly all the rides.

We didn’t bother with a fast pass, and when we went on a Saturday, there were no lines anywhere.

Time spent: 20 mins to 30 mins if your kids want to repeat the ride.

Luminous Forest

It’s their new theme play which started in Dec 2023. It’s located near the Giraffe feeding spot. Unfortunately, I do not have good photos to show the park because it’s pitch dark with glowing flowers, giant magical creatures and tribal music.

Tips: Watch your steps!

Day 2: Water Themepark

On our second day, we hung out at the water park. We kicked things off by snapping some pics at Sandy Bay near the entrance around 10 am when it was pretty empty. Once we got our fill of photos, we made our way to the massive water park, Malayana Rainfortress, close to Masina’s Lakesake Terrace.

The Malayana Rainfortress consists of 2 levels, an upper and ground level, endless fun for the kids!

Quick Tips:
– No towels provided
– Best to plan just 1 day solely for the water play.

Lost World Of Tambun Water park
This one is at the ground level.
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And this is at the upper level. There is a slide that connects both levels.

Conclusion – Lost World

So, the theme park overall? Super fun vibes! But, gotta be real, the food situation was a bit meh. You had to line up twice – once to pay, and then again to actually get your food. Not the smoothest process.

And the hot spring? Well, I was stoked for it, but it was jam-packed, and the water looked kinda iffy. Like, do they even change it?

Here’s another thing – you can’t pop out for lunch ’cause the ticket won’t let you back in. Unless you booked a hotel room with the 2-night park tickets – then you can go out for dinner and back to the park again with the night tickets.

Go Chin Pomelo Argo Farm

It’s this awesome farm where you can dive into the world of pomelos! It’s a free tour where kids learn about how Pomelo grow and harvests. You will also get to learn how to choose a good pomelo and sample small snacks made from Pomelo skin. After the tour, you can buy pomelo and guava to enjoy!

Go Chin Pomelo farm Ipoh

The farm also has some rescued animals where the kids can pet and learn about how the owner rescued them.

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Quick Tip:
– Mosquito repellent needed

Location: Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang, 30010 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Time spent: 1 hour.

Pavilion Petting Zoo

Yep, it’s another one of those places where you can feed animals, but hey, kids totally love it!. So it’s really a good place for the kids to spend time over here. It’s an awesome spot where you can hang out with adorable animals like hedgehogs, bunnies, ponies,goats and etc. A place where you can pet them, feed them, and just have a blast getting to know these fuzzy buddies up close.

Quick Tip:
– Mosquito repellent needed
– Umbrella or raincoat as some part is not sheltered.
– Watch out for your kids as some animals will bite

Location: Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang, 30010 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Time spent: 1 hour

Pavilion petting zoo ipoh

So, for foreigners, the entrance fee is RM12 at the Pavilion Petting Zoo. And that doesn’t cover the animal grub. Once you’re inside, there’s this food row where you can pick what you want to feed. Each little packet of animal munchies will set you back around RM2.

Most of our kids choose to feed goats, rabbits and chickens. Feeding chicken is not really fun, because you have to toss the food into the cage.

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Goat-feeding fun!

They also have lots of insects and reptiles. And you can get to hold one of them if you are daring enough!

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Yi He carrying one of the reptiles.

Kek Lok Tong Cave

Ipoh is well-known for its limestone caves, and among the famous ones is Kek Lok Tong Cave. I picked this cave because it’s super roomy and well-lit, making it great for both young and old visitors. It’s a calm and chill spot, perfect for soaking in the natural beauty. Plus, it’s an excellent educational experience for kids!

Location: Lot 10275, Jalan Kek Lok Tong, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Time spent: 30mins

Kek Lok Tong Cave
Entrance to Kek Lok Tong Cave
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The beauty of limestone cave.
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family photo at the limestone cave.

Two more places that I think are awesome for kids but we couldn’t check out are Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village and Mirror Lake. To reach Qing Xin Ling, you gotta go by car or minivan since tour buses aren’t welcome with the locals there. Just a heads up if you’re thinking about it and have the time!

Getting around Ipoh with Grab is a breeze and doesn’t break the bank! Will follow up with another post on IPoh food!

You can watch more interesting Ipoh places on my Instagram stories!

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