Monsoon season does not affect the tourism activity at Kenyir lake

By TIN Media | Tourism Malaysia Published 2 years ago on 12 November 2019
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Despite the Monsoon season, Iconic Lake Kenyir defies the odds of attracting visitors.
Unlike most resorts in Terengganu which temporarily stopped their tourism activities earlier this month, most tourists began booking houseboats for November and December in Lake Kenyir.
Houseboat operator Ramli Mustafa (54) said Lake Kenyir would be a gathering place for lots of anglers since they usually grow during the monsoon season, with a crowd of freshwater fish.
He said that the lake is abundantly rich in sebarau and kelah, tempoleh, baung, lampan and belida.
"Lake Kenyir becomes very busy during the monsoon season as many anglers come here to spend their holidays at the end of the year," he said.
Another operator, 47-year-old Kamaruddin Razali, said that until the end of the year his houseboat, Pesona, is fully booked.
"Companies also plan their employees ' family day here," he said. 
The state government is also supporting South East Asia's largest man-made lake by hosting the Asean Monsoon Casting Tournament, which will take place from November 29 to December 2.
The annual event will draw over 300 participants from Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, and Brunei. This is regulated by the State Government.



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