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Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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TASIK KENYIR (LAKE)
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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Tasik Kenyir Lake - Houseboat Holidays

 
 

A Simple Life, Kenyir on the

HOUSEBOAT

 

The thought of spending such quality time with the gang and Mother Nature?s magnificent waters was something

not to be missed.

 

Approximately 55 kilometres from Kuala Terengganu, Gawi Jetty is the main gateway to the lake where visitors can opt to hop on the Kenyir Express bus that departs daily from Hentian Putra in Kuala Lumpur at 8.00pm daily. Another way to go about it will be taking the coastal road through Kemaman, Dungun, Kuala Terengganu and then Kenyir Lake by car or opt for the Jerangau Jabur highway that enroute to Kuala Berang and Tasik Kenyir. However, there is also an alternative entrance to Kenyir Lake at the Sultan Mahmud Hydroelectric Power Station which we eventually headed to as it was the pick-up point for our houseboat where convenient parking for road travelers like us were abundant. A seven-hour journey drive inland of Kuala Berang towards Ajil was immediately rewarded as we stepped out to picture-perfect scenery that stretched as far as the eyes could see.

 

One would imagine that the architecture of the water dam would be an obtrusive build-up but it seemed in harmony with the lush, tropical jungle surrounding it. The green panorama that stretched in front was both impressive and intimidating. The floating chalet came as a roomy two-decked boat that doubled as a fishing trailer. The houseboat was inspect basic amenities. Despite its rugged exterior, the boat was well-kept and equipped with proper safety precautions such as life jackets and fire extinguishers. Meanwhile, the top bunk served as a comfortable open-air dormitory with eight beds altogether while the lower deck of the houseboat offers a communal area for tourist to dine and hangout.

 
 

 

The houseboat made its way towards our pit stop, Lasir Waterfalls which was about two hours away. There were safe and sturdy platforms surrounding the boat that you couldn?t resist dipping your feet from while the boat tore through the emerald currents. The waters were so clean, the opportunity to bathe. The vibe was very Survivor-like as we approached Lasir. Enjoy a good night?s sleep accompanied by the whirring and flickering bulbs of fireflies. In the tranquil darkness, whipped out your fishing rods, banking on the lake?s reputation as a breeding ground fresh water fish such as baung, lampam and many other popular prizes such as the tapah, toman (snake head fish),ketutu and sebarau - which later proved to be a hilarious attempt.

 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Tasik Kenyir Lake - Houseboat Holidays
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA