Sarikei Lake Park 2004 - Pavilions with ethnic roofs
This 3-hectare park is one of the better projects in Sarikei. It opened in June 1998. It cost RM$1.4M. (updated) Originally it was empty land with a boxy metallic water tank opposite the lovely Sarikei Resident's abode. Does anyone have photos of the old tank? The park took advantage of rolling "hills" and greenery about 1 mile outside of downtown. It gives park lovers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, walk your bored dog, smooch your nagging girlfriend or send the restless kids and grandparents to the playground for a spin. There's even a fee based toilet.
Sarikei Lake Park 2004 - Bridge (belian wood) over koi lake. Find the kois!
If you love supper in a nice ambience, the park has hawker stalls. Reminder: Do not feed your satays to the kois! Is it true that there are 255 kois in the lake? In Chinese, the Mandarin word of "fish" ryhmes with "abundance" so that's good feng shui (geomancy in Mandarin).
Sarikei Lake Park 2004 - Main entrance at Repok Road
The park may have a fancy name like Taman Tasik (Lake Park in Malay) but to the locals, it's simply known as the cui ton park (water tank park in Hokkien). It is like selecting a fancy name like Sylvester but your friends still address you affectionately as Ah Beng.
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