- Sep 28, 2019
- 2 min read
Tasik Biru, Kangkar Pulai - Johor's Hidden Beautiful Blue Lake
Updated: Sep 30, 2019
Tasik Biru is located in a construction/quarry area near Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest. In order to find it, you have to use the satellite view option on Google Maps. But even with that, we still got lost.
Google Maps brought us to the entrance of the site. However, when we reached, there was a warning sign that said "Danger and no trespassing".
When we saw the sign, we were a little apprehensive about going in even though we knew that other people had gone in before. While we were puzzled and not really sure if we could go in, a construction worker asked us if we were visiting the blue lake and he told us that we just had to drive in and it will be on the right side. Honestly, I thought they would tell us to leave but they didn't.
It was a little dangerous riding on the rocky paths but it was really fun.
After getting lost for awhile, a guy in a truck pointed out the way for us and we finally made it to the starting point.
From there, we had to climb up the steep hill. We were thinking of riding the motorcycle up but I thought it was too dangerous especially with 2 people on a bike. We took a few wrong right turns but we finally found our way. If I'm not wrong (I can't really remember clearly), do not take the first or second right turn but go all the way up and take the third right turn and go all the way to the end.
At the end, we had to climb down a short path to reach the lake. I think it is possible to climb up to the view point from the first right turn but the easier way to get there would be to climb up higher on the wider paths, turn right on the third path and down a short narrow one as shown above.
While it was really hazy, the view of the lake was really beautiful. It is possible to go down even further if you wanted to but be careful as it is a little steep.
Before we left, we took more photos. It's not every day we get the chance to ride into a beautiful dessert looking area.
If you are thinking of going, don't be afraid of the warning signs or getting lost inside. There are many helpful people who will point you in the right way. And while the short steep climb to get to the lake is tiring, the view of the lake is worth every effort!