Mengkuang Dam is the biggest dam in Penang. It is located to the south of Kampung Mengkuang in Seberang Perai.
In addition to being a major source of drinking water to the population of Penang, Mengkuang Dam is also a favorite recreational area for everyone. There are jogging tracks and benches. The dam was also the venue of the dragon boat race for many years.
Mengkuang Dam was built between 1982 and 1984, and was opened by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Tun Datuk Dr Haji Awang bin Hassan on 4 December, 1985. With a capacity of 23.5 million cubic meters, it is ten times the size of the Ayer Itam Dam. The height of the dam is 24.7 meters.
*photos above taken by Patrick Photography.
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