Balik Pulau: Sungai Burong

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Sungai Burong or Sungai Burung is a stretch of river at the western coast of Balik Pulau, Penang. Beautiful view of the rural landscape can be seen on a stroll along the river. Paddy fields and rows of coconut trees lined up along the riverbank.

There is also a small village nearby named after the river, called Kampung Sungai Burung.

Penang Mainland: Mengkuang Dam

A Brief Intro

The Mengkuang Dam is the biggest dam in Penang with a storage capacity of about 23,639 million litres of water. Besides the obvious of providing water to the people, the dam serves as a recreational park with benches decorating along the waters as well as roads for joggers. The area provides an excellent view of waterscape and the surrounding hills. The dam is located at the mainland side of Penang, north-east of Butterworth town.

Update (as of 5 August 2011): The Mengkuang Dam in Penang will be closed only from Feb 1, 2014 to July 31, 2016 to facilitate construction of a new dam.