Ayer Itam dam and its surrounding forested hills region. The area remains one of the hidden nature gems of Penang. Due to this, it is a popular outdoor recreation area for the locals.
Like every Chinese or Lunar New Year, the famous Kek Lok Si temple complex will be lighted up during the nights of the festive period in Penang. Throngs of visitors will be going up the hill temple to marvel at the display of the lights.
A view of George Town city from the Ayer Itam Dam atop the hills of Penang.
Scenes from the Ayer Itam Dam and its surrounding forested landscape.
One of the few iconic places in Penang is the hilltop temple known as Kek Lok Si, which means “Heavenly Temple” or “Temple of Supreme Bliss”.