My Scenic Walk Along Lake Kenyir

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | Published in


After our bird watching tour ended, the van driver dropped me and my friend at Pengkalan Gawi, which was about 20 minutes walk from Kenyir Resort and Spa where we stayed.

The Singaporean couple who pissed us off earlier followed the driver back to Kenyir Resort but our kind tour guide decided to stay back with us. That's nice of him!

As both my friend and I did not have specific plans for the day, we decided to go to the Tourist Information Centre to find out more. But too bad as it was a Saturday, the Tourist Information Centre was closed!

Since my friend wanted to go visit some places around Lake Kenyir by boat, we decided to enquire about boat services at the boat ticketing counter.

However, the price of renting one boat just for the two of us were much too expensive! We did not mind sharing the boat with others but there were no other people wanting to take the boat ride at that time.

So we decided just to drop by one of the small restaurants there to have a cup of teh tarik while we pondered our next move. We thought of inviting our tour guide to have a cup of teh tarik with us but he was nowhere to be seen!

After planning our itinerary for the rest of the day, we made our move. That's when we saw our tour guide again and he accompanied us to walk back to Kenyir Resort and Spa.

Along the way I took some photos of Lake Kenyir.

You can click on the photos to see the enlarged version.

Do you like these photos? Oh, wait! There's more!

It took us longer than 20 minutes to reach Kenyir Resort and Spa from Pengkalan Gawi as we stopped many times to take photos of the scenic Lake Kenyir.

As soon as we reached the resort, we took the buggy ride back to our chalet and rested for a while before going for our wonderful massage, which I shall blog about next!


(88) Comments

  1. Ayie said...

    Hi Foong!!

    January 13, 2010 at 2:45 AM
  2. Ayie said...

    It's indeed a very scenic walk, that lush scenery is something that can bring you back to nature!

    January 13, 2010 at 2:46 AM
  3. Ayie said...

    hehehe fc? only now again!

    January 13, 2010 at 2:46 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    chop too!

    January 13, 2010 at 5:01 AM
  5. Mariuca said...

    I am in total serenity just looking at the pics... :)

    January 13, 2010 at 5:02 AM
  6. Mariuca said...

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Wed! :)

    January 13, 2010 at 5:03 AM
  7. fufu said...

    i love all last six picutres :) nice!!!

    January 13, 2010 at 5:55 AM
  8. annant said...

    have always heard bout this lake in geography through your snapshots, i can see it in real, sort of la...
    thanks for sharing :)

    January 13, 2010 at 7:18 AM
  9. Reanaclaire said...

    foongpc, i gather u must be a member of the nature society... (is that how it is called)... u simply loves nature, right? relaxing in a way..

    January 13, 2010 at 7:53 AM
  10. LifeRamblings said...

    what a lovely getaway, my fave kind of place. i love the lush greenery in its natural setting.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:12 AM
  11. LifeRamblings said...

    i wish i were there to enjoy the soothing atmosphere.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:13 AM
  12. manglish said...

    weiii not bad eh the trip....looked very relaxing...dont mind just stay there whole day doing nothing but read a book or just day dream hahahah

    January 13, 2010 at 8:13 AM
  13. Anonymous

    I am surprised that the tourist info centre can be closed on a saturday when there are likely to be tourists around looking for info. This is really bad. Tourist info should be available at least on saturdays or elsewhere in the resort or something.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM
  14. lina said...

    I'm with Mei. Very strange lah for a TIC to close on Saturday (or any weekends or PH, at that) seeing that that's when most people go out for a trip.
    TIC work on a normal working hour is it?

    January 13, 2010 at 8:47 AM
  15. lina said...

    Lovely view at Kenyir Lake, Foong.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:47 AM
  16. Gin said...

    Wow...very beautiful! I hope one day I can travel around like you.

    About the 把, I didn't want to confuse you so I didn't make more examples.
    I'll keep adding whenever there's 把 appear in my future posts.


    January 13, 2010 at 9:26 AM
  17. Ken Wooi said...

    the place is very soothing!
    it's like you can sit there, doing nothing and just feel the breeze and serenity of the place! =)

    January 13, 2010 at 9:55 AM
  18. RoseBelle said...

    Just wanna let you know the comment you posted on my blog about the feng shui earthquake prediction for 2010 is hitting right on the mark. Today, Haiti was hit with a major earthquake. A hospital and collapsed with over 1000 possibly killed already. Haiti is right above South America. I think the feng shui master you mentioned was Lillian Too, right? How scary.... :(

    January 13, 2010 at 10:06 AM
  19. RoseBelle said...

    Very nice scenic view of the area. So very thougtful (and good customer service) of the tour guide to stay behind with you guys. Is the weather comfortable there or is it more on the hot side? I worry about mosquitoes in hot regions because I, for one, attract mosquitoes so I'm scared of them.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:10 AM
  20. wenn said...

    very scenic indeed! u should join Scenic Sunday.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  21. jam said...

    The waters are so clear and clean. Nice place for a weekend getaway!

    January 13, 2010 at 11:38 AM
  22. jam said...

    If I were you, I would take a dip in the lake. Are we allowed to swim in the lake?

    January 13, 2010 at 11:39 AM
  23. jam said...

    Oh I forgot that you don't swim. Pick this skill up, Foong.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM
  24. khengsiong said...

    Tourist Info Centre closed on Saturday? I believe this is the peak day!

    January 13, 2010 at 12:09 PM
  25. HappySurfer said...

    Nice pictures, Foong, particularly the first one - serenity under the pine trees. Some remind me of your Guilin trip.

    I think the place would be good for just a weekend trip. Any longer than that would have be restless. Oops!

    January 13, 2010 at 12:35 PM
  26. iamthewitch said...

    Wow beautiful and calm scenery indeed... Should have brought a book there to read! :P

    January 13, 2010 at 1:25 PM
  27. xin said...

    cant wait to read your massage experience. image if there is..lakeside massage! awwww

    January 13, 2010 at 1:29 PM
  28. CheaHSan said...

    Peaceful and serene, nice pictures thanks. Huh TIC closed on Saturdays? Speechless *just shaking my head*

    January 13, 2010 at 3:01 PM
  29. Beng Gee said...

    The view is truly breathtaking! Looks like nothing can be heard but birds' chirps. So serene!

    January 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! Perhaps the tour guide felt bad because he took your money and you guys didn't really see any birds. :p

    January 13, 2010 at 4:53 PM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    No working on Saturday huh! :p much was the boat renting fee? Too bad huh! If not you guys could have traveled Kenyir.

    January 13, 2010 at 4:54 PM
  32. Tekkaus said...

    Haha :D Your tour guide suddenly MIA? Then he suddenly reappeared? he is very creepy ler.

    January 13, 2010 at 4:56 PM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    I thought I love the scenery there. But...well...aside from that nothing much too see right? :p

    January 13, 2010 at 4:57 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    ayie, congrats FC! Yes, the scenery is beautiful! : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM
  35. foongpc said...

    mariuca, yes, I feel so relaxed looking at these pics : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM
  36. foongpc said...

    annant, you are welcome. Go visit Kenyir! : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:08 PM
  37. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, nope, I'm not a member of Nature Society, haha! But yes, I love nature! Any holidays that have to do with nature, I love!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:09 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, your kind of place? Gimme 5! : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:09 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    manglish, yes you can just stay there and read a book the whole day! : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:10 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    mei teng, I was surprised too! : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:10 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    lina, it's a strange phenomenon indeed. Even the tour guide did not know it was closed!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:11 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    jeannie, yes, it's beautiful and you must go travel! Thanks for your explanation and for not confusing me further on the use of 把 : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:12 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, yes, it is a very soothing and calm place - perfect for a nice relaxing holiday : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:13 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    rose belle, OMG! Haiti was hit with an earthquake? I think more earthquakes coming as Lillian Too's prediction is more for the the later part of 2010 ie. after Feb 4th.

    Regarding the weather in Lake Kenyir, it is comfortable. I have no trouble with mosquitoes except in the late evenings but you can always use a mosquito repellent : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:16 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    wenn, Scenic Sunday? Hmm, I'll think about it. I normally don't like anything that I need to post following like a weekly schedule : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:18 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    jam, yes it's a nice weekend getaway. No we are not allowed to swim in the lake.

    I already know how to swim, just that I can't really float. Haha!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:19 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, I don't know why it is closed!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:19 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, thanks! It is a perfect place for a weekend trip. 3D/2N is best. I agree any longer and you might just become a little restless, but I think I can stay there for a few more days : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:21 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, didn't think of that! Although we have enough activities to keep us occupied, so it's fine : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:21 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    xin, lakeside massage? haha! Not really, but we do get to see the nice view of the lake from there : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:22 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, yeah, I also don't know why it is closed!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:23 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    beng gee, you have good imagination! Haha! But it is a very serene place indeed : )

    January 13, 2010 at 6:24 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, maybe that's how the tour guide felt but it's OK, I don't blame him.

    We did go boat paddling later in the evening and it was fun! And we also went for lake cruise on a boat the next day - it was damn nice.

    Haha, my tour guide is not creepy lah, he just went off somewhere while we were having our teh tarik. LOL!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:27 PM
  54. day-dreamer said...

    Absolutely breathtaking~

    January 13, 2010 at 8:21 PM
  55. Borneo Falcon said...

    Very nice. Wonder why no one swim in the lake. Ha....Ha...

    January 13, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  56. lina said...

    They say got big fish in the lake rite? Go swim there, takut kena bite by the fish! @_@

    January 13, 2010 at 10:13 PM
  57. lina said...

    Daytime very nice. But I don't think I'll enjoy the place at night. I'm a scaredy cat. LOL

    January 13, 2010 at 10:14 PM
  58. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Great lake and lovely place for relaxation. Nice photos. TQ

    January 13, 2010 at 10:22 PM
  59. [SK] said...

    lucky!! lucky the SG couple decided to head back to the resort..

    January 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM
  60. [SK] said...

    or else i would think you will need to take 60 minutes instead of 20 minutes to go back to the resort, hahaha :D

    January 13, 2010 at 11:30 PM
  61. [SK] said...

    nice shots of the lake, lovely photos!! so serene and so calm..

    January 13, 2010 at 11:30 PM
  62. [SK] said...

    and i see lakehouses there, did you pay a visit inside and see how it looks like??

    January 13, 2010 at 11:32 PM
  63. levian said...

    what a beautiful lake that is, looks so soothing just from the photographs. :)

    January 14, 2010 at 8:48 AM
  64. eiling lim said...

    wah got massage somemore! what an indulgence.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:51 AM
  65. DC said...

    The scenary is so beautiful!

    I'm also pissed with latecomers and I encountered them during my Malacca trip.

    Shall blogged about them in my later posts!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:13 AM
  66. Julianne said...

    the scenery looks so peaceful.

    i really hope i can travel this year.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM
  67. Pete said...

    The water looks inviting......good for fishing. Lots of Toman in there! he he he!

    January 14, 2010 at 5:47 PM
  68. Orkut said...

    beautiful pictures.. very cool and nice place.. I love to go their..

    January 14, 2010 at 6:50 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, they are breathtaking indeed : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, not allowed to swim in it : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    lina, the night is nice too as long as you are not alone, hehe

    January 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    bananaz, thanks. Yes, it's a great place for relaxation : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    SK, haha! Good riddance to the Singaporean couple, LOL!

    No didn't get to visit those lakehouses. Maybe they are haunted? Better not go, hehe.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    levian, I feel relaxed just looking at the photos now : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:20 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, haha it's not everyday that I go for massages, so definitely must indulge in it during my holidays! : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:21 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    DC, so you encountered late comers too? Haha! Welcome to Malaysia : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:22 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    rej, go travel! : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:23 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    pete, yes, you can fish there! But don't know got Toman or not ; )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:23 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    orkut, it's a very beautiful place - I highly recommend it : )

    January 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM
  80. Tes said...

    Oh wow, adventure with nature! Would've been better if you saw some birds. Better luck next time, Foong :)

    January 15, 2010 at 4:04 AM
  81. anney said...

    The place looks awesome!

    January 16, 2010 at 8:06 PM
  82. CH Voon said...

    Kepo a bit, why do a couple piss you off? You always stare at his gf? Hehehe

    January 17, 2010 at 3:57 AM
  83. CH Voon said...

    Look like your plan not so smooth!
    After copy to Microsoft word, the photos automatically become big! Not need to click.
    Massage somemore…. I think not cheap!

    January 17, 2010 at 3:57 AM
  84. foongpc said...

    tes, well I did see some birds, but not enough : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:47 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    anney, yes it's awesome indeed! Thanks for dropping by! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:48 PM
  86. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, they were late that's why we were pissed off! The massage was priced reasonably. Not bad at all! Hehe

    January 17, 2010 at 10:50 PM
  87. Monica said...

    so beautiful...I love those photos!!

    January 19, 2010 at 4:06 AM
  88. foongpc said...

    monica, thanks! I love them too : )

    January 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM