The 36th Penang International Dragonboat Festival was held at the Teluk Bahang dam last month in May. The event was fully supported by the Penang State Government and was an affiliated festival of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF).
Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang or Teluk Bahang Forest Park is a rather large recreational forest for outdoor activities including hiking, camping and also to enjoy the lush rainforest in Penang. In addition to that, there is a Forestry Museum inside the park which has free admission.
The forest park is located just before Teluk Bahang Dam (opposite the dam itself) if one drives up from Batu Ferringhi area and is right after the Penang Butterfly Farm. The area is a lowland dipterocarp forest.
Teluk Bahang Dam on a clear day.
A pier serving the fishing boats of the nearby village at Teluk Bahang coast.