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Shah Alam Lake Gardens






Shah Alam Lake Gardens


Shah Alam Lake Gardens is one of the favourite retreat of the residents in the vicinity in the evenings and during the weekends. It is a man-made lake with beautiful landscape in the middle of the city centre of Shah Alam. The lake is divided into three sections namely the east, the west and the central. The east section is called Tasik Damai, the west section is called Tasik Permai and the middle section is called Tasik Indah. All the 3 sections are surrounded by beautiful gardens that are ideal for family outing and picnic.

The total area of this recreation park is 43 hectares with well built raised platform at certain sections of the lake for you to walk and see the tortoise, fish and other fresh water habitat in the surrounding area. If you are fortunate, you will be able to see peacock, forest chicken, goose and stork that are reared here.



The footpath that surrounds the lake. An ideal place to take a walk and feel the serendity of the surrounding area






The raised wooden platform that surround a section of the lake


Facilities in Shah Alam Lake Gardens



There are a number of facilities that are available within the vicinity of the lake that cater for both the young and the old. They include a water theme park called Wet World Shah Alam, a floating seafood restaurant that serves Malaysian cuisine, children playgounds, benches and kayak for rent facility. This recreation park also hosts international events such as the annual International Orchid Exhibition and the International Boat Show.


Water Theme Park


The Wet World Shah Alam water theme park has been in operation since its opening in year 1996. It has become an ideal place for both children and parents as well as anyone who is young at heart to enjoy the various rides that are available in this park. Rides include the Fountain Of Youth, the Giant Slide, Neptune Challenge, Lighthouses Escape, Atlantis City, Cascading Waterfall and Enclosed Tube Slides.




The entrance to the Shah Alam Wet World Theme Park



One of the key attraction of the water world is the water coaster called Monsoon Buster. It is reputed to be the longest uphill water coaster in the world and the first in Asia with a length of 225m. It is propelled upward by water jets. Children witll enjoy the kiddy pool, roped bridge and the yellow submarine.

The address and opening hour :
WET WORLD SHAH ALAM
Persiaran Dato' Menteri,
Sec. 2, 40000 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: +6 03 55102588

11am to 7pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
10am to 7pm (Saturday, Sunday, public and school holidays)
The waterpark is closed during Wednesdays except when it is a public or school holidays.

Entrance fee is RM10 for height above 135 cm and RM8 for height above 85 cm.

Kayak


The kayaks available for rent for use on the lake




If you enjoy doing kayaking, there are many kayaks that are available for rent for a fee of less than RM10 per hour. Life jacket is provided and instructor will teach you how to go about kayaking in the lake.



Getting Here

Take RapidKL bus number 63 or 338 from Kuala Lumpur and stop at the bus station near Maybank building in Shah Alam city centre. Take a walk towards the PKNS building and you will see the lake within the vicinity.

The other way is to take the KTM Komuter train and disembark at Shah Alam Station. From here, take a taxi and you will reach the park in approximately 5-10 minutes time.




The skyline of the city of Shah Alam seen from Shah Alam Lake Gardens





source: http://www.malaysiavacationguide.com/

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