Caution!!! As a westerner visiting Ipoh, we made the mistake of wearing bikini's to this waterpark and instantly regretted it. Westerners, if you are going, ensure you are wearing a one piece if not t-shirt and shorts. We were stared at a lot which made us very uncomfortable and some people even took photo's (massively embarassing). Had we known to "cover up" I am sure we would have had a better time.
The water park itself was outdoors and had different areas. The main section is a fake beach with a large lagoon which has a wave machine (not on constant). You can hire inflatable double rings to float about in if you wish. On the fake beach there are sun loungers to use.
There are also the spa/hot springs which was great for a relax. The hot springs certainly are hot, they are different pools with different heat strengths, the hottest one I could only get my foot in for 5 seconds, definitely for the brave! The spa had some treatments which are at an additional cost.
There were 2 slides both that you go on a double ring in. The first is a speed slide and the second is a twisting slide which lands you in a plunge pool. The third ride was a lazy river type where you float around the park in a small stream that runs around the other pools and under bridges.
When you arrive you each get a bracelet which is credited so you dont have to carry money around with you (You have to pay an initial deposit for this which you get back when you return the bracelet). You can top the bracelet up at a kiosk in the park. The credit can be used at the restaurants or stalls within the park, so great if you are a family and you all want to go off in different directions!
There are lockers which you can use and access as many times as you want for your initial fee. They are a little tricky to use but staff are aware of this and are on hand to help!
Initially we thought you had to pay for the double rings to go on any slides but actually you only need to hire the "luxury" ones to use in the main wave pool, next to all the slides there are ones you can use for free.
There is a small petting zoo with some cute and interesting creatures. Worth a look as there is no additional charge and the animals do seem to be looked after (I am not usually a fan of zoo's).
The adventure park was not that great; a carousel, pirate boat and a few stalls which you could try and win a teddy at (additional cost to play). The cave was just that, a small cave you could walk into, not really a feature. There were a couple of cats in a cage and then a tiger bit (open not caged) which was nice to see but they werent up to much!
The restaurants were ok, a good selection of food and not too expensive really.
The surroundings were beautiful, occasionally spotted a few wild monkeys in the trees.
One problem with the park being in the open air is that there were quite a few bugs in the pools. I also got a few stray hairs in between my toes and fingers when in the hot springs which made me cringe and also there is a bit of moss growing in some parts of the least hot hot spring.
I personally dont think I would go back as I have experienced much better water parks, but I imagine for a family with youngsters, you could easily spend the day there.
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