The Mengkuang Dam finally re-opened to the public in December 2020 after six years of upgrading and expansion works. Unlike the old dam which had more trees and shades, the new expanded dam provides a wider space for recreational activities (but the area can be very hot during the noon).
The dam is accessible freely to the public from 7am to 7pm daily. Note: there will be crowd control during movement control order.Google Map link – click here.
Here are some scenic views of the newly upgraded dam:
Located at Bagan Luar, Butterworth, the Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi Hall and Community Center building was built during the British colonial era and served as a recreation club building back during that time. It was later renamed in honor of the late father of former Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
As part of the effort to rejuvenate the old Bagan town in Butterworth, this area is being developed as Butterworth’s very own art space. This ‘outdoor art gallery’ hosts various art works or murals from local artists and is organized by Zart Inventive.