Monday, July 28, 2008

CAPTURE 1 : TAIPING LAKE GARDEN













Taiping is where I live. A place I find solace and inspiration. It was once the old capital of Perak (one of the biggest states in Malaysia). Known as heritage town, it boasts being the town with many firsts in our history, numbering more than 30. In the beginning it was known as Klian Pauh, then the name was changed to Taiping. Taiping originated from a Chinese word Tai Peng, which means Eternal Peace. I believe as long as the hills, trees, and good-natured people remains here, peace will eternally prevail.

Among the many places of interests in Taiping, the TAIPING LAKE GARDEN holds a special spot in my heart. It is located nearby the Bukit Larut ( previously known as Maxwell Hill). Within the heart of the garden is the man made lake. It was an abandoned mining pool, now converted to beautiful lake.

Taiping Lake Garden is a 62-hectare park and one of the oldest lakes of the country, operational since 1880. The spectacular natural beauty, the lake, is surrounded by trees that speak the history better than us. Another unique thing is that it also houses the Taiping Zoo, the oldest zoo in Malaysia. People from various parts of Malaysia and the world visit this lake and enjoy the scenery as well as the plants, trees without forgetting the birds.

As explained earlier, the Taiping lake is actually an old mining pool, which underwent some landscaping and redesigned to form the lake. One can feel the freshness of the air as one enters the lake garden. It is an ideal place for relaxation and provides escapism from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

The uniqueness of this lake is that one see and marvel at the stretches of ancient Angsana trees with their drooping branches that seem to bow down to quench their thirst. Pictures speak a thousand words. Enjoy the sceneries.

Overall, the Taiping Lake is the ideal place to relax and rest far away from the petrol fumes and stress of city living, you can come here to rejuvenate your spirits leaving beyond the hectic schedule of daily life.

This link will be of some help

www.TaipingTalk.com/photos

9 comments:

Steve Ballmer said...

Very nice blog you people have here!

cyclopseven said...

Thank you for dropping by Steve. Feel free to come and stay awhile. Let us share all the nice things here and everywhere. Thank you again.

venus66 said...

Hi, very informative. The pictures are wonderful. Will be there one fine day. Thank you for sharing.

Scarlet said...

I would love to rejuvinate my spirit in a place like this. Thanks for the breath of fresh air. I'll be back for more. ;)

cyclopseven said...

Thanks for dropping, Venus and Scarlet.

sage said...

I don't know much about Malaysia, but this looks like a wonderful place.

cyclopseven said...

Every land has its own beauty and culture to share and be proud of. Malaysia is no exception. Its a colorful, wonderful and beautiful country. And for your information, it became even more famous after one of our leaders (Anwar Ibrahim) was charged for sodomy!! :)

Dinesh Sharma said...

Malaysia is the place where all the cultures are reflecting its true colors.

jagdev singh said...

hi... nice place..
u took me back to the sweet memories when i was in Taiping...
The lake garden was really close to my school...
SRK King Edward 2 jln lumba kuda.