Kenyir Lake is the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. Covered by more than 340 islands spread out in water catchments area of 38000 hectares.
The biggest island would be estimated as big as Singapore. And Kenyir Lake got her name from one of the river known as Kenyir River but now the river is beneath the lake when Kenyir Lake almost filled by the rainfall and surrounding water sources.
The lake is known as a unique tourist destination for her beautiful scenario of tropical forest and widely known for its valuable flora and fauna species. It is believed that the area is the habitat of more than 8000 species of flowers, 2500 species of plants and trees, 8000 species of orchids, 370 species of birds and 300 species of fresh water fish.
They live in harmony and in peace in their own natural habitat. You look and learn, preserve our nature for our next generation. Give this mother nature as a gift to future.
The Kenyir Lake creates and provides many amenities for total relaxation and enjoyment in a unique environment. Fishing, house boating, trekking, golfing, kayaking, camping, caving etc are some of the recreational activities the place has to offer.
Try and enjoy yourself. Without recreation, society will degenerate to biological forms devoid of soul. Whereas culture and tradition cannot be neglected lest our origins and values.
The traditional nature or kampung style chalets with wooden houses of architectural designs create enlivened and enriched the area surrounding. This place is a wide area of interest for visitors to experience whatever whom you are either casual visitor or a serious scientist, lets its being in nature.
How to get there?
There are two jetties at Kenyir Lake. The main jetty is Pengkalan Gawi and the other option is Jenagor Jetty (mostly for houseboat). The distance from Kuala Terengganu to Pengkalan Gawi is approximately 80 km. If you are from Kuala Lumpur, please take Karak Highway to Jerangau Jabor Highway and proceed to Ajil to reach Kuala Berang town and onwards to Kenyir.
Or you may take the alternative journey along coastal road through Kemaman, Dungun, Kuala Terengganu and through Kuala Berang to Kenyir Lake. The daily express buses from Hentian Putra Terminal (nearby PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur also provide the service.
There is bus express namely Express Tasik Kenyir, which travels directly to Kenyir Lake (last stop at Pengkalan Gawi).
Fly with Malaysia Airline or Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu.
Source from Tasik Kenyir