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As elsewhere in the world, rivers played an important role in the establishment of the first kingdoms as well as the growth of the early settlements. It is generally known that most of the town derived their name from river. Whist Kenyir Lake is taken from the name of Kenyir River. The rivers generally flow in abundance, a result of the high rainfall and relatively undisturbed catchments. These catchments area gush continuously throughout the year, bringing with them the products of water’s action and the result of generating electricity through out Malaysia.

(Left photo : Lasir Waterfall)

Several rivers still flow from the north of the lake such as Siput, Mandak, Petuan, Tembat and Terengganu. Whereas from the west are Belimbing, Ketiar, Papan and Kerbat Rivers. If you are from south of Kenyir Lake you will find Lawit, Cenana, Cicir, perpek, Chaching, Terengganu, Pertang and Lasir River.

 

 

Meanwhile from the east flows the river of Kenyir and Galang. There are 14 waterfalls found and flow rapidly around the lake. The most famous are Lasir Waterfall (nearby Uncle John Resort), Tembat Waterfall (just a minute to Musang Kenyir Resort) and Saok Waterfall. Saok Waterfall is situated at the east of Pulau Besar (about 20 minutes boat ride from Gawi Jetty). Whist to the south (nearby Jenagor Dam) are Lasir, Kenyir and Pertang River waterfalls. It is believed that the Lasir Waterfall is the largest shower in Kenyir Lake and becomes one of the famous waterfalls among tourist. This spectacular waterfall is majestic with about 500 feet high and it drops gracefully into the level of bounder ponds of water. It creates a natural five level of pond, which is the best place to enjoy cold refreshing bathtub among your family and friends. This area is proposed to be a non-developing area of large structure or heavy physical development so it becomes as one of a jungle activity. This is to make sure the natural environment will not be spoilt. So any man-made structures will be built according to the stable blend of surrounding natural. It is located about 16 km to the south of Pengkalan Gawi. By boat it will take about 30-45 minutes to reach there. It is believe to be a perfect place for camping site upon the flat area at the highest level. For jungle trekking lover the KETENGAH provides access trail and pathway. It is planned to set up the label of flora in surrounding area to educate tourist about the herbal information. So you can recognize the name of tree by its local name or scientific name.

 

 

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