Posted by Xian Jin
Where else to spend a short break, but Ipoh? It was unplanned, spontaneous and out-of-the-blue when my dad decided to bring us to Tasik Cermin, a place embedded deep in his childhood, even though he had only been here a few times. From the outside, it was the most unappealing and unattractive of landmarks; construction, lorries and sand deterred visitors. Who would ever visit such a place?
The Tunnel that bridges reality to fantasy.
Tasik Cermin - "Mirror lake" in Malay.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
who's the fairest of them all?
Struggling to get stones to skip more than 2 times.
It was an enchanting and beautiful experience. Something so beautiful hidden from the world, disguised as a deserted and sandy land. I could stay here for hours, reading or relaxing under the tall, shady trees in silence. This hidden gem may not last long, however. Already, there are constructions ongoing, and the safety of the cave may not sustain. All in all, it was truly a wonderful time here, and I hope to return soon.
Update: The place has been closed from public, so Tasik Cermin is not accessible, at least for the time being. Who knows, that may have been our last time there. How fortunate we were to be able to visit this place before it got shut off.