Situated to the north east of Butterworth in Malaysia, Mengkuang dam is a very scenic location, with breathtaking lake view against hills as the backdrop. Recreational activities are offered by the park near the dam area.
What to Expect?
The park was re-open to public in December 2020 after extensive renovation and upgrade work to the dam. The dam now comes with a proper recreational facilities and park for public visit.
The park in the dam area is a popular place for recreation. It is spacious and suitable for people to enjoy a brisk walk or even jog. The main draw for visitors is its park featuring a scenic landscape with jogging trails (the best is the 10km trail that goes past orchards and rubber plantations), it has at least 300 visitors a day.
It contains up to 23.6 billion litres of water making it the largest dam in Penang. Officially opened in 1985, it is also called Empangan Mengkuang and the 81ft dam has a water-cache area of 3.9sqkm.
Penang International Dragon Boat Festival
Mengkuang Dam is also one of the venues for the annual Penang International Dragon Boat Festival. The festival is a fiesta of colour and noise, in which traditionally-built boats race through the waters of this dam, the boats are cheered on by enthusiastic spectators. The noisy and colourful festival is livened not only by enthusiastic spectators but also helmsmen that beat traditional drums aboard their vessels as their boats race to the finish line.
Comes with bicycle lanes for some family cycling fun
Jogging track for parents too
fimor fimorin the last week
Beautiful scenery, no air pollution or littery.. Suitable place for jogging and morning walk. Love it
Muhammad Ridhwan2 months ago
Great place for jogging or a brisk walk. Amazing view at the top. Got a lot of parking space. Also have a public toilet near the entrance.
Hoon MJ3 months ago
Nice jog and free of charge. One round trip around 6km.
Puasa time close at 6.30pm....
Officer will come to notify the joggers to exit...
Momo Coco4 months ago
Very nice track for jogging or walking or cycling. Ample parking space. Got toilet near the parking lot and entrance. Recommend to wear hat/cap/sun protection jacket if you go after 10am.
Hafizulhadi Rahim6 months ago
Very nice and beautiful joging spots. Better came early in the morning before 7.30 am because can watch the sunrise that shine above the water and between the hills.
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