Previous Unloads:

1991 May: A Visit to Langkawi, the Land of Mahsuri

1991 Aug: Study tour to Medan, Indonesia

1994 May: First Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (APCCS)

1995 Dec: Revisiting SAS

1997 Dec: Rally Nationwide Vision

1998 Apr MOU and Launching of Chito-Chem (M) Sdn Bhd

1999 Sep: The Officiation of Smart Technology Centre, UKM

1999 Sep 23: A Week on Leave

1999 Dec: Study Tour to Taiwan

2000 Jul: A MiniReunion of Class of 66

2000 Dec: Just An Unlucky Day

2001 Jul: 29th Covocation of UKM

2001 Dec: Digging Deep Into the Root: SKBT Revisited

2002 Sep: A Consequential Events from Feb 2002

2003 Apr: Reminiscing the Little Boy

2003 Nov: Reunion of Class of 66

2004 May: Cameron Highland Revisited

2004 Jul: In the Heart of Two Cities

2005 Jan: SAS Re-revisited

2005 Jan: Seri Puteri Eventually Visited

2005 Apr: In the Backyard (and Frontyard)

2005 Nov: Jalan Hale Revisited

2006 May: Kenyir, Here I Come


Kenyir, Here I Come. I am sorry Trg, I am late. (Dated: 2006 May)

.. Kenyir Lake is the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. Populated by more than 340 islands spread out in water catchments area of 38000 hectares. The biggest island is estimated as big as Singapore. And Kenyir Lake got her name from one of the river known as Kenyir River but now the river is beneath the lake when Kenyir Lake was filled by the rainfall and surrounding water sources. This area had been listed as a centre of civilization in the era of Neolithic. Some artifact had been uncovered by a group of archeologists in 1956 and 1970ís. Such artifacts were kitchen utensil, axes and tools dating back in Neolithic era. It is believed that during that era this place was known as one of the business activity centres...

The picture of Kenyir was painted for the dam to produce hydroelectric. Its history of construction spanned for 15 years, from the planning stage to the completion. It was first identified in 1961 but proved uneconomic due to the small demand and the high cost of production. Early 1970ís the government revived the study and further site investigations was proceeded. Even though the original survey for the project was in 1972 the construction was started in 1978 and completed in 1985. In 1987 the whole project was officially opened by his Royal Highness The Sultan of Terengganu Darul Iman and was named after the baginda Sultan "Sultan Mahmud Hydro Electric Power Station". The main project site is located at Kuala Kenyir (about 55km from Kuala Terengganu). The main features of Kenyir Hydroelectric Project are a rock fill dam with 400 megawatts of generating plant. During the construction period, two temporary diversion tunnels were built for the purpose of diverting the rivers. The normal capacity of the lake store is 13.6 billion cubic metres of water. Whereas the deepest point is 145 metres deep. This power station complex building can produce 100 MW power units which supplies through out Malaysia. Normally, the daily operation produce an output of 165 MW of power and its average annual output is 1600 GWh.

A teen-mate was waiting with two speedboats, and four staff, enough food supplies for two days, and a complete camping gears. Two houseboats for the entourage;
A sure fruitful discussion if properly and seriously followed up;
A short stop in Pulau Herba (Herbal Island);
Speeding at four times faster;
The unique "houseboat". From ordinary "passenger boat" in Terengganu river and the fishing boat off Terengganu beach to tourist water carrier. It has many faces. It may looks like the obsolete tin dredging machine. Sometimes it looks like a squatter cluster, or some indon-bangla-infested 'kongsi' in a construction site. The reason is this 'flotilla' cost like a 5-star hotel in mid-KL, the operator tried to make up to the cost - the toilet, the kitchen, (in some case the bar, or the cafe), the balcony, the sun-bathing area, the fishing 'deck', and 'self-contained' bedroom. It thus travels at a 1960-ferry speed;
Heading for the most southern tips of the lake; Sg Cicir, Sg Pepek, and Sg Terenggan; all in the Taman Negara - Sg Cacing was closed by PERHILITAN for "rehabilitation", and Sg Petang was closed by KETENGAH for the same reason. Ready to get 'sunk' in the most 'natural' habitat in the country for two nights; the cool and fresh air, the evergreen view, the dark of the night, the wet of the rain that build the 'tropical rain forest', and the absolute telecommunication blackout - deep in otherwise inaccesible jungle;
Ready for 'action'; and the rain fall from the late evening through to bed time, squeezing the dry area to a few square inches. And the stove cooker arrived only at two in the wee hours. The lampam swarmed the pantoon by thousands, but they knew very well which droppings are hooked;
A special trip to Terenggan river. When Kenyir was opened to the public in the 80's, the stories that 'filtered' out was that the 'kelah' would rushed to the feet the moment we put our feet in the water. The such phenomenon is an unerrored myth;
At the end of the day the nature, as always, bless us with what we need, not what we want;
The future past of Kenyir;

Dated 2006 May 20-23