Belum-Temengor Rainforest: Temenggor Lake

After we had searched, found and captured the Rafflesia, we had the longest ride across the Temenggor Lake before we reach the next destination. 

Do you know,  according to Wikipedia,  Temenggor Lake is the second largest lake in Peninsula Malaysia after Kenyir Lake in Terengganu, Malaysia? 

This man-made lake is located south of 1,533 m high Ulu Titi Basah peak in Hulu Perak district in the state of Perak. It was created after the construction of Temenggor Dam to generate electric power. The lake is located about 45 km from the Hulu Perak district capital, Gerik.

Do you also know that Pulau Banding, where we stayed at the Belum Rainforest Resort, is a man-made island where the Lake Temenggor Bridge on the East-West Highway crosses the lake.

Scroll down and you will find pictures of the lake which I love to share with you.


We left the place where we found the Rafflesia earlier.
Bye, Rafflesia!  Hope to catch you again someday!!
Instead of going back the same way we came earlier,
our boat sped towards the shorter bridge.
Our day started from the Belum Rainforest Resort’s jetty which was near the longer bridge across Pulau Banding.
As I was busy taking pictures of the lake, so was dear cousin.
That’s me!  Looked like a professional photographer hor??  Hehe…
Approaching the bridge, soon…
… under and through it!  Wheeeee…..
Don’t know if you are enjoying our journey…
but I was, very-very much…
The sky, the trees and the water simply took my breath away!
While I was busy taking pictures of the surroundings, dear cousin was busy catching rainbows from the boat’s splashing water.
Awesome!!  Can you see all the 7 colours?!
Oh,,, I just could not get enough of this lake!
Man made lake, huh?  Sure??
My favourite picture of  this ride!
Dear cousin’s wonder shot!
Love it!
What do you think those green roof houses were??
You can get shot if you trespass one, you know??
They were actually fish cages!
Don’t try fishing there, okay?!
“They rear the black Tilapia, a mixed breed of our local red Tilapia and a foreign Siakap.
They are only for export markets coz they are expensive fishes.”
Do you realise that we had been passing by island after island?
 This island was unique with caves!
See the holes on the rock wall??
Wonder if bats live in there….
Love this shot too!
Look at the water reflection of the plants.
Must give myself a pat on my back!  Haha!
Oh, we reached already???
Okay, let’s take off our life jacket and have our feet on solid ground again!
Coming soon….


4 responses to this post.

  1. Very nice pics and write-up which give me a feeling of being there.As you pointed out before, I see that the sign at the Talapia farm was in BM only. What if a non-BM speaker goes in and got shot? Whose mistake will that be? Must highlight to the Belum management about all the signages.Just a pointer to you about shooting watery scenes. Try to keep the horizon horizontal. A slanting water level gives the impression that you are going up slope and the water is flowing out the other away.:-)

  2. Thanks, Sean, for the compliments! This time I did not complain about the language on the signage because of the picture on it! Hahaha! "Shoot n Die" wor and in bloody red some more, sure will scare the intruders one! Hehe..Hey, Thanks for the photo tip! Will bear that in mind… Wah, soon I will catch up with my photography sifus, hor? What do you think??;D

  3. Great. We will all together-gather shoot better pictures then. But sorting them out may make you pull your hair and scream, "Arg… all of them are so nice, which one to put up on my blog?"

  4. Aisay, Sean, susah juga hor… taruk semua lor n everyone can enjoy all the good pictures!Happy! ;D

Have a Happy Day! ;D

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