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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Tasik Kenyir Lake - Tanjong Mentong
 
 

TANJUNG MENTONG

(Taman Negara Terengganu)

 

This entrance into Taman Negara is quite different from the rest as it passes through Tasik Kenyir; Southeast Asia?s largest man-made lake at 260,000 hectares and a nature recreation area in itself. A southern arm of the lake lies within Taman Negara containing some interesting caves and submerged forest views not found at the other entryways.

 

Recreational Activities

Fishing Due to the lake environment, there are some great fishing spots here. However, take note that in Sungai Cacing, fishing is off limits as it is a designated breeding area for local species of fish such as kelah.

 

Scenic and Wildlife Photography

Again due to the lake with its submerged jungle trees and many hill islands, this area may afford the opportunity as a photographer?s paradise. Explore the limitless possibilities with a variety of flora and fauna.

 

Cave Exploration

There are 2 important caves, Gua Bewah and Gua Taat. The latter has yielded Stone Age discoveries. Archaeologists have fount! Artifacts such as kitchen utensils, axes and tools dating back to the Neolithic Age (4000 BC). Interestingly, the mouth of the cave would have been high up the hill and was only made more accessible once the man- made Tasik Kenyir filled up.

 

Climb Gunung Gagau

This popular mountain-climbers destination in Taman Negara at 1,300m affords views of all 3 states in the park from its peak.

 
 

 
Getting There
 

Visitors can reach Tanjung Mentong through the 2 jetties in Gawi or Jenagor, all in Terengganu. The town of Kuala Berang is the nearest town. The motorboat trip cuts across Tasik Kenyir in about 45 minutes.

 
 
 
Permit & License
 

Each visitor must obtain an entrance permit at RM1 per person A fishing license costs RM10 while a camera license is RM5 per camera.

 
 
 
Accommodation
 

There are 5 chalets and a 60-bed hostel, but there are only one resort located at Taman Negara - Tanjong Mentong Resort.

 
 
 
Contact Information
 

Department of Wildlife and National Parks,

Tingkat 4, Wisma Persekutuan,

Jalan Paya Bunga, 20200 Kuala Terengganu,

Terengganu Darul Iman.

Tel: 609 6221460

Fax: 609 6241326

 
 

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PLACES OF INTEREST : Tasik Kenyir Lake - Tanjong Mentong
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA