A popular recreation area for the locals, the surrounding hills of Ayer Itam Dam host a number of forested paths for hiking, jungle trekking and cycling activities. The hills are also linked to the Penang Hill. The Ayer Itam Dam is the first dam to be built in Penang.
Teluk Bahang Dam on a clear day.
Passing by the large Teluk Bahang Reservoir.
Located at an approximate 700 feet above the sea level at the hills, Ayer Itam Dam is the first dam to be built on Penang island. The dam can be reached via the same route to Kek Lok Si Temple. Additional gallery of the dam here; Penang Isle: Ayer Itam Dam
Located along the stretch of Teluk Bahang road, the Titi Kerawang Waterfall is another popular place for both locals and tourists looking for an escape from city life. Fruits stalls are also set up along the sides of the narrow road nearby the the waterfall area. Surrounded by the rainforest and green lush nature, the waterfall can be reached by taking an approximate 100 meters walk from the main road. One can also notices pipe running along the path to the waterfall area and it was said that due to the increasing island population, the Penang Water Supply Corporation has to tap some of the water from the area.
Located almost towards the end of the north western coast of Penang island, the Teluk Bahang Dam is the largest dam on Penang Island which was built to provide an alternative source of water supply to the people of the island. Walking along the dam’s crest, one can enjoy a scenic view of the northern coast of Penang Island. The dam ican be seen right after the Butterfly Farm. The dam is usually used as the venue for the annual dragon-boat race.