Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is a hotel development and theme park, located 12km north of Taiping and 50km south of Penang. Situated around one of Malaysia's largest lakes, a 7,000-acre body of fresh water, the resort features a water park, Orang-Utan sanctuary on an island, mini zoo (Ecopark) and various recreational activities, including boating, fishing and ATV rides. Laketown Hotel, Suria Apartment and Kampung Air (situated above the lake) provide accommodation around the park. The various parks can be visited individually, but tickets are cheaper when purchased in combo packages.
How to Go: From Taiping, take the North-South Highway up north and exit at Bukit Merah (route A111). The Laketown Resort gateway then appears quickly at right along the trunk road.