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Pedu Lake

Tasik Pedu (Pedu Lake)

A prime eco-tourist destination, Pedu Lake boasts of wide array of flora and fauna. The 12km-long lake is situated in the middle of virgin rainforest, approximately 5km from the Malaysian-Thai border. An ideal holiday spot for the whole family, there is so much to do and to see here.
The lake is settled in the midst of the dense rainforest of Gunung Fakir Terbang and surrounded by an undulating terrain. This magnificent lake offers a serenity, which is unmatched. It has a landscape, which is beautiful beyond words, and it has a refreshingly cool environment. With its peaceful and tranquil environment, Pedu Lake is an ideal location for unwinding even under the midday sun.
Just by reading your favourite novel under swaying coconut palm trees in the cool breezy mountain air can bring such simple pleasure.


Pedu Lake has the ability to bring peace and quiet in one's life. Imagine getting away from traffic jams or air and noise pollution. The entire world is at your feet. Furthermore, the crystal clear waters offer an ideal venue for water sports' lovers. One can jet ski, canoe, water-ski, or even windsurf. Apart from water sports, one can also golf, fish, camp, watch birds, and jungle trek.
With specially created hideouts and canopy walks, nature lovers can enjoy the wilds. And the adventure doesn’t stop when night falls and the cacophony of jungle insects, the hooting of night owls, and the strange cries of wild animals evoke a mysterious world. On a moonlit night, it's almost surreal.

For those interested in jungle trekking, it can be done by going into the inner depths of the jungle around Pedu Lake. One can discover and admire its well-protected flora and fauna. The lush jungle is home to a large population of wild animals, which includes elephants, deer, wild boar, leopards, birds, bats, flying foxes, and not forgetting the different types of insects.

The jungle is also a sanctuary for a special breed of "albino snakes" although it takes a lot of patience and luck to come across one. The rich wildlife in Pedu Lake's jungle has prompted the Kedah Government to designate part of Pedu Lake and its surrounding areas as a wildlife sanctuary. This has opened a new dimension in eco-tourism, which is uniquely special to the Pedu Lake region. Hides and canopy walks have also been created to enable tourists and nature lovers to have a taste of adventure in the wilds.

Another unique natural attraction offered is "swarm" hunting as the jungle is home to millions of giant honeybees called "Appis Dorsata". The honeybees have a particular tree in the jungle called the "Tualang Tree", which happens to be their favourite tree for setting up home. Hundreds of hives can sometimes be found on the tree. Watching these honeybees swarming back to their hives at sundown is a thrilling experience that is too good to be missed. However, it would be wise to engage in the services of special guides to go on this "swarm" hunting adventure, as well as to see the natives in the jungle collecting wild honey from the honeybees.

Visitors should also not limit their adventures to daytime alone. When night falls and silence descends, one can hear the crackling calls of jungle insects, the occasional hooting of night owls, and the strange cries of wild animals. It is a world where the nocturnal animals dominate. Yet the moon high above the lake and the shimmering surface of the lake provides such peaceful and romantic feelings.

Pedu Lake has so much more to offer to us. Nature lovers have the entire jungle at their disposal to discover the hidden secrets of the tropical forests. Vacationers have the beauty all to themselves. One can never tire of this place.



  Ben van Wijnen




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