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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Tasik Kenyir Lake - General Info
 
 

TASIK KENYIR LAKE

The largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia

 

You are standing quietly on a cliff overlooking Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake, located at Hulu Terengganu, awed by the glorious lake, which stretches in its great vastness before you.  Or perhaps you are on a boat slowly making its way over the deep green-grey waters, broken in places by the top of dead trees.

The immense body of liquid wonder, Kenyir Lake is the largest manmade lake in Southeast Asia, and is the of the construction of the Sultan Mahmud Hydroelectric Power Plant, completed in 1985. Kenyir Lake situated in the inner reaches of Terengganu, it is set in the heart of the rainforest which bestows upon Kenyir her majesty and incredible assortment of flora and fauna including rare ferns, exotic orchids, hornbills, elephants, and panthers, among many others.

 

Kenyir Lake contains at least 14 waterfalls, about 340 islands created by the flooding of the area, and numerous species of aquatic life, the quantity and variety of fish being the favorite attraction for anglers.  Its all completely accessible, and accommodations is easily available, yet without being obtrusive or endangering the unspoiled surroundings of Kenyir Lake..  Kenyir Lake picturesque landscape of natural grandeur and tranquil serenity transform Tasik Kenyir into a perfect getaway for city dwellers.

Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake - A paradise, perfect destination for nature lover and a gateway to Taman Negara.

Kenyir Dam - Terengganu

 
 
Fishes at Tasik Kenyir Lake
 

With a water catchments area of 38,000 hectares, Tasik Kenyir is naturally a heaven for freshwater fish. During the wet season, when rain falls almost every day, fish can be caught using your bare hands!  A recent study revealed that there are some 300 species of freshwater fish dwelling in this lake.

 

The presence of protruding dead trees around the lake serves as a perfect breeding ground for these fish as algae growing on dead trees and branches serve as the main form of sustenance for the fishes. Most of these fish thrive in the rivers flowing into Kenyir, especially near estuaries where nutrients are found in abundance. From studies and observations conducted by the Department of Fisheries, species such as the big Lampam Sungai, Lalang, Parang, Kawan, Terbul and Sebarau are found in waters in and around the dead trees. This indicates that these fish have successfully colonized these areas and proved that dead trees have become an important part of the lake.

 

Large scale fish breeding in cages at Tasik Kenyir has shown tremendous success. Research conducted by the Fisheries Department estimate that 60 to 100 tonnes of fish can be harvested annually from the lake.

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Tasik Kenyir Lake - General Info
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