Located within the Perlis State Park, this lake has also been identified as a suitable site for fish breeding and other aquaculture projects. Timah- Tasoh Lake is a man-made reservoir in Perlis, Malaysia. It got its name from two rivers, Sungai Timah and Sungai Tasoh which provide the main catchment to it. Timah-Tasoh Lake was built in 1992 with a cost of RM67 million and supplies water to the people of Perlis as well as prevents any occurrence of flood in the state of Perlis. The lake can hold about 35.3 million litres of water at any one time. It was created when a dam was built on Sungai Korok about 2.5 kilometres below the confluence of Sungai Timah and Sungai Tasoh. A bird sanctuary is set up at Timah Tasoh to protect the habitat of migratory birds that flock here during winter in the northern hemisphere. Basically at first the lake was a village called 'Tasoh' but was drowned to create a dam because the mosques, houses, schools and cemeteries at the village had submerged. The village has to be drowned to form a reservoir of water to provide reliable and adequate domestic or industrial water supply as well as meeting the need to irrigate 2,466 hectares of rice fields for planting twice a year in northern and central Perlis.
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, you can drive to reach Tasoh Lake by using North- South highway which takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes.
You can take flights such as Malindo Air, Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur international airport to Sultan Abdul Halim Airport at Alor Setar. It usually takes around 55 minutes to reach airport and from airport, you can rent a car or take a taxi that takes another an hour to reach Tasoh Lake.
This border town is the merging point for Thailand and Malaysia. Many Malaysians travel up to Thailand through this point and likewise for their Thai counterparts, on shopping, business or recreational trips. The town is filled with textiles, clothing, handicraft, foodstuff, fruits and souvenirs and it is a popular destination because of the duty-free shopping complex in between the border checkpoints of the two countries. In addition, the town attracts several thousand visitors from Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand every weekend and during public holidays.
Known for its streams and exotic species of insects and fungi, the cave system is divided into two main caves which are Wang Burma Satu and Wang Burma Dua. Wang Burma Satu is composed of its unique rock formations comprising of stalagtites, stalagmites and columns, and Wang Burma Dua which is physically and mentally challenging with its dark hooks and turns and of narrow passages and muddy tunnels to reach the amazing water-worn rock formations in the inner part of the cave. The cave’s stalactites and stalagmites resemble pillars, curtains and cascades were formed over millions of years. Visitors can explore the cave at a leisurely pace, or climb, crawl and squeeze between narrow passages and muddy tunnels and the journey starts with an uphill jungle-trekking guided by an experienced Forest Ranger. Along the route, tourists will learn about various medicinal and poisonous plants and trees. The journey will take approximately 40 minutes to reach the entrance of the cave. Tourists are advised to get a qualified guide and permission from the Perlis Forestry Department before going for the cave exploration and the total time to explore the entire Wang Burma cave system will take approximately 3 and 30 minutes hours.
A 3-minute walk from Timah- Tasoh Dam, this lakeside resort has 2 on-site restaurants and provides free public parking for guests. Tasoh Lake Resort & Retreat is also 15-minute drive away from the shopping town of Padang Besar. The hotel features 41 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include air conditioning, desk, mini bar, balcony or terrace, television. Each chalet also fitted with a private bathroom with hot shower, television, a tea and coffee maker, refrigerator and ironing facilities are included. Besides that, guests of the hotel also can enjoy on-site features like Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, restaurant, coffee shop. In addition, luggage storage and a safety deposit box are also available at its 24-hour front desk and hiking trips can be arranged by the resort. Guests also can enjoy local and international cuisine served at Anjung Tasik restaurant while Tok Mek Restaurant features Thai and local dishes.