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Air Itam Dam    

  Jalan Balik Pulau, George Town, Pulau Pinang | Visit Website |   04-509 6509
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4.6   (1,030)

Introduction

A picturesque place for a gentle stroll with family, a jog or a hike. Visitors are treated to a breathtaking panorama of George Town from the 800-feet crest of the dam.

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Tags: Picnic Hiking

What to Expect?

Surrounded by verdant hills and on a clear day, a bright blue sky, the dam is a popular place during the weekends. There are different hiking trails that differ in duration to suit your capacity. The shortest trail clocks in at one hour and the longest one can be completed within four hours. Going on a hike can be an alternative way to experiencing the Penang landscape.



Air Itam Dam has been said to be the first dam to be built on Penang island and the first major engineering project by George Town's City Council. At 700 feet above sea level, the water catchment area is around the corner from Penang Hill. Building or construction of the dam was between 1958 and 1962 and the then Governor of Penang, Raja Tun Uda Al-Haj bin Raja Muhamad officially opened the dam on 8 Dec 1962. Today, it's a favourite spot for joggers and also for picnics. There's a great panoramic view of George Town from its peak. This dam is one of three dams on Penang island, the other two being Teluk Bahang Dam and Mengkuang Dam.





The Air Itam Dam is a picturesque place for a gentle stroll, a jog or a hike. Surrounded by verdant hills and on a clear day, a bright blue sky, the dam is a popular place during the weekends. Visitors are treated to a breathtaking panorama of George Town from the 800-feet crest of the dam.








There are different hiking trails that differ in duration to suit your capacity. The shortest trail clocks in at one hour and the longest one can be completed within four hours. Going on a hike can be an alternative way to experiencing the Penang landscape.


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 Address:   Jalan Balik Pulau, George Town, Pulau Pinang

Visit Website

04-509 6509

  Reviews 4.6   (1,030)
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    Tjiah Tjong

    in the last week

    What more can you ask when the very existence of scenic views are right in front of your eyes, an abundant of fresh air, exceptionally peaceful environment, lots of greenery the closest mother nature has to offer, a place to work out; whether its running, jogging, walking or having a ride on a bike and most importantly its free.

    Here's a perfect place for the family to get together to enjoy each others company either on a weekend or holidays. Put away your phones for once and enjoy the scintillating time without interference. You'll be amazed with the beauty it has to offer.

    I enjoyed coming here so much and will never stop coming. For once I won't complaint.

    For those who has yet to give it a try, put on your shoes and get your butts out, do not be hesitant to enjoy the wonders of our creator. You won't regret for a second spend here.

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    Kar Weng

    4 months ago

    This place is a literal heaven in disguise. Fresh morning air, full of greeneries, magnificent elevated views and a walking track suitable for any age/fitness level, you have to at least experience this gem once in your life.

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    Dominic Ho

    4 months ago

    A well sustained nature trail. Experience the beautiful sight and breathe in the fresh air. Choose to hike up or drive up. There are about 50 parking spaces at the dam. While at the dam, you can make a round hike the dam.

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    Ewe Kim Loh

    a year ago

    Morning or evening it is one of the most scenic and excellences place for fresh air not forgetting people who yearn for exercise. Either for jogger or hiker this is the best

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    Yeoh hui li

    a year ago

    Well-maintained. Still a good place to exercise and for kids to run. Childhood memory since 10+ years ago and still good experience.


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