10 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Malaysia
One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.
Chini is the second largest freshwater lake in Peninsular Malaysia and is made up of a series of 12 lakes. The lake shores are inhabited by the Jakun branch of the Orang Asli. Tasik Chini is one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status sites in Peninsular Malaysia, while the other is Crocker Range in East Malaysia.
Pulau Duyong is a river island in the mouth of Terengganu River in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Previously, it was divided into Pulau Duyong Besar and the smaller Pulau Duyong Kecil, but sedimentation and reclamation have united it as well as changed its coastline substantially. A seaward extension has been developed into the Heritage Bay Resort which hosts the annual Monsoon Cup yacht race.
Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, spanning 260,000 hectares. It is also Malaysia's largest rock-filled hydroelectric dam. The lake is surrounded by a vast tropical jungle, the lake area is a popular spot for angling, boating, canoeing, jungle- trekking, 4WD driving and golfing.
Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is a lake garden in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gardens feature a huge central lake that was a byproduct of tin mining activities under British Rule. Later on, the area was cleaned up and developed into a park. This garden has facilities such as jogging track, cycling track, kayaking, horse riding facility, radio control car racing track, etc.