Tasik Melati

Tasik Melati is popularly known as a recreational park with more than 150 islands or sandbars all over the lake.
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Tasik Melati is popularly known as a recreational park with more than 150 islands or sandbars all over the lake.


Tasik Melati is about eight kilometres north of Kangar, the capital of Perlis. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in Perlis.

Tasik Melati is a beautiful lake with big trees surrounding it. The trees provide adequate shade, thus making the surrounding area a suitable place for jogging. The lake also offers other variety of activities such as boating, trekking, cycling and picnics. Fishing enthusiast can try their luck at fishing and it’s a great spot for bird watching too.

This lake used to be a fresh water swamp, well-known for a wild plant called 'kercit'. Tasik Melati is a natural wetland that provides water for irrigation. Developed by Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran in 1977, the water capacity was increased by building an embankment. The purpose was to provide a source of water for 350 acres of paddy field.

Presently, Tasik Melati is popularly known as a recreational park with more than 150 islands or sandbars all over the lake. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful view along the pathways constructed across the lake.

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