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October 13, 2008

Taiping Lake Gardens

Malaysia / Taiping

Taiping is also famous for its Lake Gardens. The park sprawls over 62 hectares of land and is one of the largest and oldest parks in Malaysia. We were simply exhausted while walking around the gardens, and we didn’t even manage to see all of them.

Click left-right to scroll the panoramic view of Taiping Lake Gardens, or click on image to enlarge.

There are big water lotus lakes in Taiping Lake Gardens. Frankly speaking, I feel that the water lotus lakes are not being taken care of. The lotus plants look rather dull and not many blooming lotus flowers around.

A man was removing some lotus buds.

There are many big old trees along the roadside in Taiping Lake Gardens.

The big trees branch out over the roadway, artistically…

and the branches of some trees have even grown over to the opposite side of the road. Er… any height limit set for vehicles? (Click to enlarge image without the ugly red arrow.)

Great pose! ^_^

Lot of Bamboo trees for the pandas.

Read Where is Peace? (Taiping)

50 Comments Leave your comment

  • lealfess said on October 13, 2008 2:17 am

    The lotus pond looks fantastic. I would love to pick one of those buds.

  • lz said on October 13, 2008 2:31 am

    I love the photo effect of the 2nd pic the most!! XD
    What software did u use? It’s really really great!!!!

  • Borneo Falcon said on October 13, 2008 10:19 am

    The water lily there is definitely better looking than the one here. The old trees better left untouched.

  • eunice said on October 13, 2008 11:19 am

    @leafless: U want to pick those buds? I will take pic of you picking them and post it up here and name you as “The baby lily picker”. XD

    @Lz: Thanks to Photoshop! I follow the tutorial and did that! Quite nice hor.

    @Borneo Falcon: That Taiping Lake Garden is like being neglected. It seems to look better many years ago.

  • Chobits said on October 13, 2008 11:42 am

    Wa, the pictures are cool, where are you? Haha~
    I also want to learn photoshop already. ^^

  • Hendrawan said on October 13, 2008 12:27 pm

    wew.. so nice lily!

  • TNH said on October 13, 2008 1:56 pm

    The lily bud that the man “fish”..Is it for food? i wonder is that the one that use to cook soup…

  • peteformation said on October 13, 2008 2:07 pm

    Nice place to ‘pat tor’, but lots of aggresive monkeys around lorrr!

  • Zara said on October 13, 2008 3:04 pm

    as i told u before…watch that movie lor..hahaha

  • eunice said on October 13, 2008 3:19 pm

    @Chobits: I m in SG now lah. =D

    @Hendrawan: Nice? =)

    @TNH: I know you are referring to lotus stem for soup, not the bud. Usually the lily buds are used as flower offering in temples, cos lily symbolizes pureness.

    @peteformation: Yeah! Many monkeys around, making a lot of noises.

    @Zara: Don’t what movie you talking about lah! XD

  • Zara said on October 13, 2008 3:31 pm

    Well, the movie title is “SEPI” [loneliness]….

    Very good scenes there…

    and I’ve been in Taiping last year~


  • eunice said on October 13, 2008 3:58 pm

    @Zara: I see, never heard “Sepi” before.. English movie?

  • alex said on October 13, 2008 4:32 pm

    wow!!! the road looks so peaceful…

    and the TREE is amazingly beautiful!

  • Zara said on October 13, 2008 5:27 pm

    its a Malay movie…

    Malaysian’s movie…

  • eunice said on October 13, 2008 6:06 pm

    @Alex: Yes! The trees in Taiping are big and uniquely branched out, like a big bonsai.

    @Zara: Sayang, I don’t understand Melayu lah =P

  • Barbie said on October 13, 2008 10:44 pm

    I know I used to repeat myself many times already, but I just wanna say it again that I REALLY love your photos. You’re so damn good in photography know that? The pic of the lotus, the tree… oh gosh! I love it <3

    BTW, Eunice? thks for ur compliment ^ ^ After I painted my entire fairy topia kingdom in pink, I kinda like it more than the black one. ^ ^ Been awhile since I last chatted with you. Thought you forget Barbie already =,= Miss u so much, take care, and all the best. I will be around, and bug you here on ur blog in no time :) *hug*

  • Forever HL said on October 13, 2008 11:20 pm

    oh the water lily is very beautiful!!!
    why that guy does such thing? @@~


  • eunice said on October 13, 2008 11:24 pm

    @Barbie: Nah I am not good in photography. All thanks to Photoshop! ^_^ Yes, I like your current blog theme too!

    @Forever HL: Ya lor. Anyway seems like no one is maintaining the lily lakes too, so I think it doesn’t matter if he did that just to make a living.

  • henry said on October 14, 2008 12:25 am

    uiks….i smell photoshop here :p
    wahhh so nice leh the pond, seldom u can see so many lotus especially here in sabah. The road is so dangerous, the height limit is not suitable for big lorries or even if a 4×4 truck transporting a ladder….So Dangerous~

  • eunice said on October 14, 2008 12:37 am

    @henry: Those trees have been growing like that for many many years!! XD I think they are really very strong trees, but then, I don’t know if the branches ever fell off.

    Now then you smell photoshop. My whole blog is about photoshop! XD

  • PenangTuaPui said on October 14, 2008 1:07 am

    never seen ppl picked lily buds before… hmm.. interesting…

    great sharing… hee hee….

    btw.. thanks for dropping my site……

    this is a great site i shudn’t miss….

  • Anston said on October 14, 2008 1:16 am

    Hahaha… actually, honestly… i never been there yet :P

    But i do hope can visit once, heard the place always rain ler!

  • Pei Li said on October 14, 2008 2:35 am

    Haha Hi back. C: How’re you? I’m still on hiatus mode… lol

  • Innovation Luggage Staff said on October 14, 2008 3:24 am

    Wow! I really like the photos you have here. I had several friends that traveled to Malaysia and they said it was beautiful.

  • melee said on October 14, 2008 9:25 am

    you got a nice photo Eunice. i like the 3rd one. very nice. what carema are you using its nice…. you got it perfect.

  • eunice said on October 14, 2008 11:47 am

    @Anston: U remind me that Taiping is also known as a “Rain city”!

    @Peili: Nice to see u back! =) Enjoy your break!

    @Penang TuiPui: Thanks, U have a great site!

    @Innovation: Yeah Malaysia is a great holiday destination too, other than Singapore

    @melee: U mean the photo with lilies? It’s photoshop effect XD

  • spoolartist said on October 14, 2008 2:11 pm

    wow, the lake and the entire set-up looks enchanting! and of course, your photos make them more like they came out straight from a story book… put any decent author here and they could definitely weave magical tales from this place!

  • Cecil Lee said on October 14, 2008 4:25 pm

    Shame to say that Taiping in fact is my in-law’s home town… but I’ve never been there, not even my wife after marrying to me as most of her relatives moved out of Taiping since years ago… :(

    *** great for me as I don’t have to travel back to Taiping with her every CNY *giggle*…. bad news is I have to travel even further to JB now ***

  • eunice said on October 14, 2008 5:04 pm

    @spoolartist: Serious? hehe. I better improve on my writing skill then, to become a good author. XD

    @Cecil: HAHA! Actually my hubby grew up in Taiping when he was still a young kid, before moving to Ipoh. Well, if Ipoh is considered an old city for retirees, Taiping seems even older!

  • salingPUSA said on October 14, 2008 5:36 pm

    Taiwan also looks so clean and green like Singapore. And there are many lilies too. So hard to notice the lily picker there without the close up.

  • eunice said on October 14, 2008 5:47 pm

    @salingPUSA: U mean Taiping? Taiping is in Malaysia. If you are there, it’s very obvious that the lily picker was picking up lily buds, and he didn’t bother if anyone was looking at his act.

  • dede said on October 14, 2008 5:59 pm

    Hi eunice, hehehee that’s the longest ever comment that received. I appreciate your concern and time. Oh ya, writing about Alexa is one of many free methods to increase our PR , if i am not wrong, we can increase our pr by paying company who deals with it. Honestly i don’t know how Alexa.com rank other people website and how its work. But I really feel that there was increment on my previous blog after writing the article. I am sure you might know that SEO can also be manipulated to increase PR with some mate tag or something that i don’t familiar with that. I am happy if my blog pr increase naturally because if contents base. As you mention earlier that blogging need a passion. Other than that we also have to be consistent add updated content frequently. Btw, I visited your sister’s blog today,….hehehehee another great blog online now..hava a good day eunice…

  • dede said on October 14, 2008 6:03 pm

    i just visited Singapore sentosa resort in your ads

  • eunice said on October 14, 2008 6:22 pm

    @dede: I believe your Alexa rank improves cos of people visiting your site, not so much of writing an Alexa article. And I don’t believe in paying some sites to improve my Alexa, cos I prefer to learn it myself. Anyway, you can see that such sites usually don’t even have a good Alexa ranking, even worse than mine! XP

  • Shiela said on October 14, 2008 9:07 pm

    very lovely scenery, made me want to be there right at this very moment!

  • salingPUSA said on October 14, 2008 9:19 pm

    I was so careless. I missed the word Malaysia there.

    Sorry about the comment, my ideas are all over the place.peace. the rest still holds. Just thought you are still in Taiwan….

  • dede said on October 14, 2008 11:15 pm

    Hi eunice, thanks for your support. There are nothing important than anything but our readers, our visitors. Especially to them who love to leave their comments, we have to them reply promptly. Its a form of appreciation of their effort.

  • eunice said on October 14, 2008 11:56 pm

    @salingPUSA: Hey, it’s ok. I am in Singapore.

    @dede: Wow with those words, I better reply your comment now LOL

  • Lifecruiser said on October 15, 2008 6:15 am

    Beautiful photos, even though I don’t like the Lily picker. Maybe he’s not the only one doing it either. Shame, shame, shame.

  • eunice said on October 15, 2008 1:56 pm

    @Shiela: There are a lot of nice places to explore in Malaysia, apart of good food.

    @Lifecruiser: Yeah shame shame, making money out of something that doesn’t belong to him. It’s a selfish act.

  • lissa said on December 13, 2008 7:47 pm

    Hello! Taiping Lake Garden is our treasure. It is just truly beautiful and peaceful. Its wonderful, lush-green-environment is for us to appreciate and protect for ever. A place which still holds the true essence of nature and promises harmony and tranquility. A place best to be a heritage and inherited by our nation.

  • eunice said on December 14, 2008 12:05 am

    @lissa: Agree, it’s a peaceful garden, and it’s very big! Hope the park management will improve and maintain it for years to come.

  • Lee said on December 14, 2008 10:18 pm

    HI there, I am Lee from Seremban.

    Would like to visit Taiping again after years never been there. Any suggestion for me to visit the historical site of Taiping? Taiping has the oldest garden and market as well. Some more than 100 years old kopitiam in the town and rusty old buildings…I heard Taiping may want to go ahead of ‘being’ historical heritage like Malacca and Penang. But Taiping Railway and market are facing the possibility of ‘tearing and torturing’ – it’s an irrespect act to Taiping and to Malaysia as well.


  • eunice said on December 14, 2008 11:31 pm

    @Lee: Hi! Yep I saw many rustic buildings in Taiping too, and I also feel that the town is under maintained. I can feel that it was once a pretty town in the past, but now it’s a sleepy town to me. I don’t know about the historic site but I visited the zoo as well. I thought Taiping is a very small town so nothing much to see other than the big lake gardens.

  • John Tran said on September 23, 2009 12:15 am

    hahaha omg so awesum the pictures and also the comments of the pictures; height limit no pandas haha funny xD

  • eunice said on September 23, 2009 11:11 am

    @John: XD thx

  • lissa said on September 24, 2009 2:27 pm

    Hey all!

    Well, Lee. I am not from Taiping either. But I believe you can ask the Perak tourism department for information regarding Taiping historical sites. Since it is named as “Bandar Warisan”, I believe there are many spots that became the town’s ‘heritage’. It would be wise to seek for some info before planning a trip there so it’ll be worth while.

    Of course if we talk about Taiping, the Lake Garden at the foothill of Titiwangsa range is the biggest and best heritage it could offer. This is especially for those who simply love the calm, green nature.

  • nkkhoo said on February 21, 2011 6:33 am

    Taiping is famed for its many first in Malaysia. I think it got at least 40 firsts like first prison, first school, first newspaper, first railway, etc. in Malaysia.

    Walking on the Taiping streets is like walking back in time.

  • lels said on April 11, 2014 4:02 pm

    those flowers in the pond aren’t water lilies. those are water lotus. there is a difference. and maybe now you can google “water lotus” and find out why he’s picking them out. anyway, nice photos!

  • eunice said on April 12, 2014 7:33 pm

    @Lels: Yes, you are right! Thanks so much for the correction! It’s an old post…thinking of this, I haven’t been there since 2008!

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