Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kenyir Lake

Boat House - for fishing at Taman Negara

Recently the news that Kenyir Lake has monster fish ie Brazillian Arapaima... and the state Govt, is ready to pay RM 10k to sapa2 yg berjaya menangkap ikan Arapaima ini....suspen la jugak bila dikenang-kenangkan!!!

We've been there 3 times.... the largest man made lake in Malaysia, loved the place....the scenary, the tranquility, the sound of water, the waterfalls, the forest, the trees, the boat ride, the fish...the house boats...that is something unique.

The first time was when the two of us spent 2 nites at one of the hotels....not too bad except hard to get good food...we rented a boat for the whole day and the boatmen brought us for fishing, swimming at Lata Lasir and Lata Sauk...just the 2 of us, nak mandi bogel pun boleh!!! We saw hornbills, ikan kelah yg masih alive ...went to Taman Herba and had shots on Tongkat Ali (sangat pahit) and Kacip Fatimah (not too bad).

At that time, Arapaima never crossed my mind...once in a while ada jugak wild imagination on what lies beneath the deep, ada monster ka...once we had to stop in the middle of the lake to fill up petrol!! Scary jugak naik boat ni...lagipun I think that trying to stay afloat in a deep fresh water is harder than in salt water... so just be careful and make sure safety first.

The other 2 times we just went there for short stopovers ...just relaxed and took the boat ride to nearby places such as the Sauk waterfall, Taman Herba and those areas where banyak dead trees sticking out of the water.... sometimes you see the surface of the water is calm, just like a large shining mirror and sometimes the surface can be choppy if the weather is not good...important factor to consider when venturing into the outdoors.

What we also do is have lunch at a good restaurant... ikan kelah (Malaysian Masheer or Borneo people call them Empurau)...RM 80 per the lunch would normally cost us > RM 100... but its just worth it! Ada 2 places, one is at the junction to Kenyir Dam and the other one (the one that we normally go to) is 1 km before Kuala Berang from Kenyir.... you've got to try that fish.

Variety of ikan sungai...delicious!

The price per kilo

The famous ikan sungai restaurant in Kuala Berang

Ikan Kelah

Normally we would go to Kenyir from Krai...either via Pasir Putih (from north of Kenyir) or once we tried via Aring, Gua Musang (west of Kenyir)...that is a new road, can be another interesting route...very refreshing early in the morning but careful of the animals, esp the elephants.

Yeap...Arapaima can be scary, but there's so much more in Kenyir, that part of the world... ensure safety first and the rest make sure you enjoy yourself.

Air Terjun Lasir

Air Terjun Sauk

Tasik Kenyir


Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesat subiectul postat de tine, m-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazu am sa mai revin cu siguranta.
O zi buna!

Anonymous said...

Eh Bang Selamat Hari Raya, nak tumpang tanya, Jalan Felda Aring ke Tasik Kenyir semua dah tar? Kalau bang boleh share sikit pasal nak cuba jalan dari Gerik ikut Gua Musang ke Kenyir. Boleh email kat, Terima Kasih

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