Batang Padang located approximately 116 km, towards the south of Ipoh and about 94 km to the west of Teluk Intan. Batang Padang District is a district located in the state of Perak, Malaysia. Batang Padang includes Tapah, Kampar, Bidor, Mambang Diawan and so on. Administrative offices are located in the town of Tapah. Tapah can be divided into Tapah and Tapah Road. Sungai Batang Padang spread across Tapah town, next to the Mosque of Tapah. “Batang” means river in Orang Asli native language. The origin of the Batang Padang name stems from old folks story that there is a big tree that spans across the field.
According to the legendary, 7 miles farther upstream Sungai Batang Padang, there is an area or field that is so wide, which is about 5 acres. It is believe that a young boy was affected to a rare skin disease after he chopped the tree to death. A young man later, who also afflicted the tree, also notching ultimate misfortune just like the boy. Then the villagers have to fence off the tree. The villagers at that time believe in superstitions, they believed that the tree was sacred. Not long after, the tree fallen across the river.
In another different story, during heavy rain, the Sungai Batang Padang will overflow water and caused floods. The overflow river often carries tree trunks, and when receding; many tree trunks washed ashore on the mainland. For indigenous people, Batang Padang means open space or bare ground without trees. The natives believe that, the name originated from the story of an ape that has been rescued alive, by a resident of the village, thousands of years ago. Because of the incident, the Guardian of Environment has ordered lightning, hot water and even dragons to penalize residents who have lived in the village. All things that are in its path, including the village was destroyed and part of the forest in the area. The situation is like a village 'lifeless field'. That is the story of how the river got its name.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP) is an international airport, which located in Bayan Lepas, Penang. The airport is located about 3 hour from Batang Padang. Alternatively, Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 and 2, both located about 3 hours from Batang Padang.
The Batang Padang River flows through Tapah town. Major neighbouring towns are Kampar and Bidor. The Lata Kinjang waterfall is about 18 km from Tapah on the road to Chenderiang. It is an impressive series of cascades down a 100 m drop. The falls can be seen from the North–South Expressway (PLUS).
Located about 15-minute drive to Felda Residence Hot Springs Felda Residence Trolak offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi access. The hotel is among 2-star hotel in the area. Uniquely decorated with fine and contemporary design, the hotel is ideal for both business and family holidays. The hotel also equipped with a fitness center equipped with exercise requirements. The modern rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite TV. The private bathroom includes a shower. Anjung Restaurant and Teratai Lake Café serves a wide selection of tasty local authentic cuisines. The white water rafting activities are located within 1-hour drive from Felda Residence Trolak. The hotel also offers meeting and banquet facilities for your convenience either on a family holiday or on business trips. Reception operates 24 hours to provide all your requirements for a comfortable and pleasant stay at this hotel.