The Mirror Lake is considered one of Malaysia’s hidden gem, as it is famous amongst Ipoh residents as a recreational park. Not only that, it is also a popular tourist destination for those who are always looking for the next adventure in nature.
The Mirror Lake is popular for its mirror like reflection. Despite being near to the limestone quarry, it is surprisingly quiet and peaceful. And that quarry, might also be one of the reasons that you might not be able to reach the Mirror Lake anymore. At least that used to be one of the reasons.
At this point, the careless act of this one netizen might be the reason why. A couple of days ago (on 11th December), a netizen on TikTok had posted a video of what initially might have meant to be a scenery video. However, he also caught the act of another man who jumped off into the lake from the railings. Onlookers there were taken aback and bewildered by the person’s act.
The TikTok video has amassed more than 240K likes and 3 millions views at the time this article was written. Among the thousands of comments, there were those who questioned why the man jumped into the lake as it has caused the area to be closed down and is now under investigation. A netizen also commented how the place is a village for supernatural beings (Bunian).
Having said that, there were also comments that made us laugh out loud! A netizen stated that the man jumped into the lake because he is attempting to catch his own Siakap since the restaurant next door is too expensive. Oh boy, the issue will stay as the talk of the town for quite some time, will it?
Most of the netizens mentioned how him jumping into the lake reminded them of a scene from the Korean drama “Scarlet Heart Ryeo”, while some said how they respected him for jumping in to save the fishes that were drowning. Another creative comment that might spark an alternate universe theory debate in you would be, “Oh no, he’s going to wake up during the pre-colonial era,” that was written by TikTok user @fizzluna.
Another TikTok video that was uploaded yesterday morning (12th December) by the original creator (@iamsyafiruz) of the viral video to address netizens’ queries. He stated how the man who jumped into the lake is not a local, but an Arab. This might explain why he wasn’t aware of the danger and the prohibition of jumping into the lake. The incident has also sparked anger amongst netizens for perhaps being the reason for the lake which is considered a hidden gem to be closed down.
Do you know any legends or myths that surround this spectacular lake?