Mengkuang Dam

Mengkuang Dam is the largest dam in Penang. It is located 28km northeast of Butterworth.

Besides its breathtaking scenic landscape,the park in the dam area offers jogging trails that snaking through the fruits orchards and rubber plantation. The visitors also can have a picnic on the green grass or take a rest at the readily available benches along the dam area.

The dam reach its fame when it became the venue for the annual Penang’s International Dragon Boat Festival.

The dam is currently closed due to renovation process. It will soon be opened after the renovation is completed.

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Operating Hours

7.00 a.m to 7.00 p.m daily.


There is no entrance fee for this place.


P129, Kampung Mengkuang, Penang, 12300 Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

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Hear From Others

So, what you can do in Mengkuang dam? a lot!! go there and just have fun, no need to worry about money coz it is open to public for free!!

Celine Yue

I enjoyed this park for years and it was a great weekend getaway to bring the kids. We hope to see it up and running again. It is such a great family park and I hope that sitting spot is still someplace sitting pretty when I come back.

Life Ramblings

There were a lot of fish in the water, colorful ones too. If you happen to be here, bring a long some bread crumbs to feed the fish. It could be quite an experience 🙂 When we were there we spotted an eagle too!


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Aman Island

he island gets its name from the word aman that conveys the meaning of peace.It is a home to a traditional Malay village. Aman Island is a famous fishing spot. It also offers interesting places such as Jalan Telaga Emas,  Batu Perompak and many more.

St. Anne’s Church

Built by priest Fr Adolphe Couellan in 1846, the St. Anne’s Church started off as a small chapel. Today, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the globe.

Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple

The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple had humble beginnings more than a hundred years ago. It was built to cater the needs of the estate workers residing in the Paduma Estate, Perai. It is the largest Hindu temple in Malaysia