Photographer's Note

Tasik Biru was formed from a open cast gold mining pit known as Tai Parit mine, operated by the Borneo Company from 1898 until it was flooded in 1921. It was then known as Tai Parit Lake, renamed Tasik Biru in 1975, as the water in the lake appeared greenish bluish due to reflection from the green plants around and the blue sky. No fishing/swimming/drinking/bathing is allowed as water content high arsenic, thereby save the lake from pollution of human activity.
It was said that the lake claimed one life in an average of every three years. A bus carrying a load full of students and trainee teachers plunged into the lake in June 1979 killing 28 students and a trainee teachers.
There had been a lots of legends related to the lake. A golden tortoise that caused the 1921 flood;3 'monsters' appeared in 1988 - 3 strange huge figures in dark shed of about 3 meter long, swam below the water surface. The medium from nearby temple refered them as evil beings.

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