Tasik Biru Kangkar Pulai: A Secret Blue Lake Awaits At This Hiking Spot In Johor


Cheng Sim •  Jul 09, 2020

From scenic waterfalls in Kuala Lumpur to breathtaking hiking spots in Malaysia, there are many ways to enjoy a nature retreat in this beautiful country. If you're planning an outdoor adventure to Johor, there's a secret blue lake that you should visit at this famous hiking spot in Johor.

Just a 15-minute drive from Johor Premium Outlets, plan a morning hike to see Tasik Biru, Kangkar Pulai. Situated in Johor Bahru, this scenic lake is an abandoned mine filled with water that turned bright blue. While this lake is not safe for swimming, the locals can take a short hike to catch a glimpse of it.

If you come on a clear day, you can capture the reflection of the surrounding limestone formation, adding a mirror-like depth to your Instagram photo. Do note that the weather gets really hot and sunny in the afternoon, so it's best to come in the morning or evening.

When it comes to hiking, the level of difficulty is between easy and intermediate, which is doable for a first-time hiker. It also takes about 2-3 hours depending on the trails chosen. With three hiking routes available from the starting point to Tasik Biru Kangkar Pulai, check out Wandering Journal, a travel blog that provides clear directions complete with accompanying photos of these hiking trails, so you won't get lost!

At the time of writing, the entrance and parking fees at Tasik Biru Kangkar Pulai are free for all. And we hope you have the best time exploring this hidden nature attraction in Johor!

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