Day 13 – Kampong Cherating to Tasik Kenyir – Fri 8 Mar
Drove through Petronius company town outside
Kertih (a mall! street lights!) - HUGE industrial complex (fuel, fertilizer).
Education throughout Malaysia is obviously a major priority in size of school
buildings and sports fields, presentation, uniforms, motivational signs/
mottos, and discipline of children to and from school or on excursions. Found our
way to Kenyir Dam, spectacular height, narrow with thundering spillway, cleanest
water we've seen in Malaysia - but not allowed access/photos. Continued to
Tasik Kenyir, stopped at tourist info centre and shown aquarium of fish found
in lake... Orange finned setem/harlequin raspora, catfish, carp, bearded sepat
siam/snakeskin gouramy, Humpbacked Potak/ featherback with bulging blue eyes – as
fascinated by us as we of him!
People were setting up area running through resorts for international triathlon
due on Sunday in this beautifully manicured location.
Drove up to Sg Buweh
Waterfall (big white bird with fantail put on a show for us). It’s the first
place we’ve found to encourage camping, many paved car parks and picnic tables
provided. Found one with walkway down to lake, so went for a swim and decided
it was our home for night. Family of 8 from Hong Kong stopped and asked to see
inside camper... lots of oohing and aahing and posing for photos. So often we find
ourselves the centre of attention!