Sungkai Deer Farm is one of the renowned deer farms in Malaysia. It is also known as the Wildlife Conservation Centre in Sungkai. This deer farm was established in 1971 and it houses a number of deer species in the astounding 50 hectares of land. This deer farm also has some other species of wildlife including the ostriches, some pheasants and even exotic birds. Visitors may camp at the centre to observe animals during the nocturnal periods. The Sungkai Deer Farm is owned by the government and overseen by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN).
Driving to the Sungkai Deer Farm will take about eleven minutes from Sungkai town with a distance of nine kilometres. From the city of Ipoh, capital of Perak, the trip to Sungkai Deer Farm will take about an hour and ten minutes via the North-South Highway heading towards the south. It is located about ninety kilometres from the capital of Perak.
There are direct buses from Kuala Lumpur to Sungkai. The ticket starts from RM 19 per one-way trip. From the bus stop in Sungkai, it will also take about twelve minutes’ worth of driving to reach Sungkai Deer Farm which is just nine kilometres away.
Perak has one small airport located in Ipoh. The Sultan Azlan Shah Airport only has three destinations of origins; Johor, Singapore and Medan. It will take another hour to reach the Sungkai Deer Farm from the airport as it is almost 85 kilometres away.
This is one of many waterfalls in the state of Perak. Gepai Falls is located near to Bidor, an hour away by driving through the North-South Highway. It is a well-known spot for recreation among the locals so it might be crowded especially during the weekend or school holiday to enjoy a relaxing day in the cooling pool, surrounded by nature. The Gepai Falls is a small waterfall that has a number of pools. The pools are the main attraction of the place. One of the pools is deep with crystal clear and cooling waters. For the waterfall itself, though it is a small one, the pressure exerted by it is quite strong as the water is being forced to go through a small opening in the rocks. For those who are brave for another adventure, they may climb up on the boulders to reach another small waterfall. Through the slippery rocks, this waterfall has a lot fewer crowds and definitely the best place to relax. The Gepai Falls is definitely one of the rewarding places to go after a tiring weekday.
The Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park is just twenty minutes away from the Sungkai Deer Farm. This hot spring park is a unique holiday spot, complete with facilities and lots of other activities other than just dipping into the hot spring. The park was built with a hefty RM 6 million price tag and it started to operate back in December 2013. The Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park is said to be one of the best managed hot springs in Malaysia. It is surrounded by the lush greenery, hills and streams. In the park, there are private Jacuzzis available for rent at RM 75 an hour for a standard one and RM 125 an hour for a superior type. If it is too expensive, there is a main hot spring pool that is opened to everyone. Apart from dipping, there are several other activities such as egg boiling activity, water reflexology, and boardwalk – walking to the heat source for the hot spring which is bubbling water comes out bubbling from the ground. The water temperature at the source can be around 60 to 101 degree Celcius. The entrance fees are RM 10 for an adult and RM 8 for a child. The place opens every day from 8 am to 10 pm.
This hotel is located in the Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park compound. The hotel has two types of room; a Deluxe room at RM 195 a night and a 3-Bedroom Villa which starts at RM 745 a night. The hotel has received great reviews especially for the comfortable rooms and the relaxing atmosphere. It is an excellent place to relax. The hotel does not provide complimentary Wi-Fi connection.