Finally we are here in Bukit Merah Lake Town Resort (BMLT), Perak. Since we are the first timer here, we thought that this place is near to the Lost World of Tambun, which actually not that near.. additional 1 hour could get you to BMLT.
It has been quite sometime. we were thinking of coming here, not until last week when I make a quick research on the place and hotel booking. Since it was a last minute kind of plan, all hotel resort were fully booked. And so managed to get a so called Suria Service Apartment (Phone no: +6058903030) – the nearby apartment inside the resort area itself.
How to get to BMLT – any direction? Started my journey from KL – reach destination about 3 hours. From the North-South highway heading north, take the exit of Bukit Merah (dedicated exit). From the toll booth, go straight ahead until you see traffic light. Go to the right. I have to warn you, the entrance to BMLT is just about 2 minutes after you turn right. It’s on the opposite site of the road. There is a direction board but it’s covered by trees .. watch out kay. If you missed that, the road will go all the way to Bukit Merah dam. If you make it to BMLT, you will see the entrance if you go further. There’s a small guard house near the entrance area.
How to go to the Hotel/Water Park in Bukit Merah? From the entrance area, your car need to climb a bit of hill kinda road (50 degree) that makes your car slow down. Follow the road (the only road) until you see a small roundabout. Take 9 o’clock, then you will reach your destination.
How to get to Suria Service Apartment? From the entrance area, once you see first roundabout, take 12 o’clock. Go straight ahead. You will see second roundabout, take 3 o’clock. The scenery over here is so so. You will get to see many abandoned house; no one was actually stayed there (or maybe 1 or 2). Couple of the houses have become Homestay. The Suria Service Apartment is on the right of the road. Once you see like a shoplots hotel 2 storey building on the right of the road, the Suria apartment is just behind it,
If I were to rate – I would give Bukit Merah Lake Town Resort – 3 stars ***. So far I just entered the Water Park (2 places were closed) for maintenance i guess. And if I hear the counter girl correctly, I heard that for the Eco Park, the animal show also is closed. I guessed it has been sometime though. May be this place was nice before, as per photo in the web sites; but not anymore. (Kept comparing with the lost world of tambun) – much more better. May be we have economy issue here. Suggest for the river in the water park to increase it’s depth from 0.5 meter to 0.9 meter. Coz’ I can’t hardly swim – it’s too shallow and it makes my toe hurt. My daughter’s front teeth also kinda crack.
The above pic is the current entry fees.
For those who are budgeting for the trip, hope my expenses below could help you.
Trip – KL to BMLT (as of 13-14/03/2016)
Nasha | KL