We made our way to Mengkuang Dam in Penang mainland last weekend.
It will be closed to the public for five years starting from today, August 1st 2011 until July 31st, 2016 for expansion and renovation.
Many people flocked to the dam to savour the last few days to enjoy the view and appreciate the beauty before it closed. The place is a popular recreational spot and it offers a serene view and a nice jogging track along the dam.
From here, you can get a good view of the park. Spotted this fella sitting alone on the bank, perhaps reminiscing the good old days before the closure of the place.
An idyllic walk along the path, one can see the 37ha Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, forming a majestic backdrop for the dam.
As we wandered around, we stopped at various points of the trek to take photos. There were bursts of greenery to discover around every corner.
The flower and the bee (or wasp?) are a perfect match.
A monitor lizard sat in silence as we passed by.
The touch-me-not plants scattered along the grassy carpet were a picture of grace.
In a thick forest of leaves, you will have no trouble spotting creeping vines of wild grapes.
Along the way, spotted these dogs begging to be photographed.
As we made our way back, we paused over the lakeside to enjoy the watery view for the last time before the park reopened again in the next few years.
I enjoyed this park for years and it was a great weekend getaway to bring the kids. We hope to see it up and running again. It is such a great family park and I hope that sitting spot is still someplace sitting pretty when I come back.
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