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Tasik Biru @ Bau
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Anyone of you been to Tasik Biru located at Bau?
Its the man made lake where it used to be a gold mine back then.

:D i went there yesterday for the 3rd time.
There place was calm and breezing. love the scene there.

Here are some pictures.

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Yup, we often swam across the lake to the rock-face on the other side. Real tough, as the water has no salinity which is a challenge to stay afloat, and it is cold. We stayed at one of the gov't qtrs. overlooking the lake, and the place was real spooky, lots of hantu!! Bau was a 1-street cowboy town then. Wonder what it's like now. Any hi-rises and such?

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Its still a small town. with 2 storey shoplots.
but its quite lively at night or late evening.

restaurants and cafes are lit up beautifully. there seem to be kopitiam open karaoke sessions.

the roads are not busy.
Bau is still a small medium town :D

as for the lake, there was a story often told by older people. They say the lake is so deep that A 2 tonne lorry looks like a matchbox from above !

i wonder if its true. when did they start digging gold there?

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i collected some information on bau.com.my
pretty interesting and informative website for bau town.

The Forming of Tasik Biru

Tasik Biru which was formed from a open cast gold mining pit known as Tai Parit mine, operated by the Borneo Company from 1898 untill it was flooded in 1921. It was then known as Tai Parit Lake, subsequently, it became a popular pinicking spot although with limited facilities. The Bau District Council carried out development project to add some basic facilities around the lake in 1975. A bridge was built to span across a narrow part of the lake to enable visitors to access to the other side of the lake. It was renamed Tasik Biru, as the water in the lake appeared greenish bluish due to reflection from the green plants around and the blue sky.

Since then it has attracted a lot of visitors to the lake which is less than a kilometer from the Bau bazaar. In 1977 there was a rent-a-boat system operating for those who like to paddle in the lake, the deepest point was about 300 feet deep. The boat renting was stopped after the bus tragedy in 1979.


Story regarding the flooding of the lake in 1921

An elderly man once told me a story regarding the flooding of the lake in 1921. Tt was said that one day, a group of miners stumbled upon a golden tortoise at the bottom of the lake. When they tried to catch the tortoise, the tortoise bored into the earth. As the miners hacked frantically after it, the tortoise bored further into the subterranean strata. Suddenly, a jet of water appeared and the mine started to flood. The frightened miners scrambled for the high ground. But the water kept rising. It looked as if the water would take a terrible vengeance and the mining settlement would be wiped out. Then an old man, said to be a bomoh, appeared on the scene and provided the solution, - he pushed a white man into the rising water. And strangely, the water stopped rising.


Three "monsters" appeared in Tasik Biru

In 1988, three "monsters" appeared in Tasik Biru. It aroused a great interest not only among the Bau people, but also from else where, as crowds swarmed to the mining town to witnessed the three strange huge figures in dark shed of about three meter long, swam below the water surface.
The medium from the nearby Bong Low Sian Tze temple when consulted refered them as evil beings. He asked his assisted to burn some talismans around the four corners of the lake. Strange enough a day later, the strange figures disappeared. There was no such huge creatures been seen when the lake was dewatered in 1990!

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I heard the deepest point of the lake is around 100 meters.

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one day will try tie a string to a heavy object and dump it into the lake to see how deep it is.

hopefully nothing will hold on the string when i pull it back up. hiak hiak

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anyone have question to ask about BAU, just ask me.
i'm Bau citizen.

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Yeah! A Bauian

okok question, do kids still go there for a swim?
if you're free and if you have a camera. do take some pics and post it up. especially night shots. hiak hiak

its very far from my place and i don't go there very often

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Quote:

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if you're free and if you have a camera. do take some pics and post it up. especially night shots. hiak hiak


take night shots? sounds interesting ah?
are you dare or not?

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er.......
whats wrong ar?

the place haunted ar?

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