Waterslides, rides, AND a petting zoo? OH BOY!
Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
173Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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Oh and on our way back to our hotel a nice gentleman leaned out of his truck window with huge eyes and a huge grin and told James "very beautiful girl you got there, good job" and then asked James for his name and mine and after James gave him a thumbs up and told him our names the guy yelped "Jackie! OW!"....needless to say I was less than impressed, and also more than a little annoyed with James who seemed to egg him on with the thumbs up and also seemed to think it was a little funny. We've actually started to notice a change in who honks at us from when we were in Thailand to Malaysia now. Taxi's that wanted to get our attention were the ones in Thailand that did it and although they still do in Malaysia we've also got it from taxi's who have people already in them and truck drivers parked beside the road.....James thinks it's cz he's so sexy.
The next day though we went to the Lost World of Tambun park
We had a great day there and it made our side trip to Ipoh completely worth it.
First we went to the petting zoo while we waited for lunch to come our so we could order some food. They had a whole stray of various small animals like raccoons, skunks, monkeys, goats, prairie dogs, turtles, ferrets, porcupines, etc. They also had a bird cage that we could walk through with peacocks, pigeons, doves, budgies, and small weird birds we don't know the name of. The thing with the bird cage though was that the budgies all swarmed to wherever you were in the cage so it could get a little nerve-racking when they all flew at you. James isn't a big fan of birds and was a big baby making me (Jackie) go through first...towards the peacocks who all had their tale feathers puffed out, looking a little annoyed. Finally I calmed down a bit to and got a little more comfortable and tried sticking my arm out, and a couple seconds later I had budgies swarming around my head trying to find somewhere to land (it was pretty scary actually and I was crouched over trying to be ready to protect my neck and head if I had to), then as James was about to take a picture a pigeon flew at me and tried to land and as James yelled "pigeon!" I freaked and ran
After some food we rented a tube and rode the river around the park. At one point in the river there is a trough on a huge archway that is slowly filled up with water and when it reaches the top it dumps down on the river below. When we saw the first dump we got a little nervous but decided to just keep floating along and take our chance. By complete coincidence (it was a complete coincidence too, cz we checked again later and the thing is timed, there is noone pushing a drop button) just as we floated underneath the trough dropped and drenched us!
Next we rode the tube rides and had a blast on those as well. Then it was the pool and the swing ride, then the tiger sanctuary where we took tons of pictures and stayed for the tiger show, where the trainer through chunks of meat at them and they caught it in their mouths. Pretty cool to see a 300kg tiger jump up and snatch a peice of meat in the air.
After a long day of the park we wanted to go check out the hot springs, only thing was it wasn't dark yet and it was still blisteringly hot outside. So we tried to waste some time by going to eat and sit in the big pool some more. Finally when we were pretty much ready to leave but still wanted to go in the hot springs we just forgot about the heat and went in. The pools were scorching! There were numerous pools and a rockbed in a ring in one of the pools that you walk around and was called a foot spa...the rocks were very painful to walk across! There was also a steam cave that was very cool...and incredibly hot!
Just as the sun was finally going down (which was when we actually wanted to enjoy the hot springs) we decided we couldn't take any more and got a cab back. We spent a total of 9 hours in the park, and loved it all!