Thursday, January 29, 2009

Batang Ai Dam

Batang Ai Dam is located in Lubok Antu, Some 233km from Sibu town. The dam is operational since around mid 1980s.

This is the road leading to Lubok Antu (about 40km) after taking a turn at the junction at the Sibu-Kuching trunk road.

The view of the Batang Ai Dam is truly spectacular. However the road here is kind of narrow and one should try not to park their vehicle inconsiderately. I notice there are a few small paths (only accessible by walking) along the road which might give a better and closer view of the dam

The dam has 4 turbines of 25MW each.

Behind this dam is a huge reservoir area and a resort, the Hilton Batang Ai.

This is what I believed to be the river diversion after passing through the dam's turbines

11 comments:

Gallivanter said...

The word "Batang" always gives the wrong impression! Lucky it's not called Batang Idam! LOL!

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the donG said...

it's nice to see clean rivers there. im sure the dam helps the place in many ways.

Josephine said...

I am thinking of going to Sabah and Sarawak for vacation.
It seems to have lots of nice places....

chrisau said...

the waters is clean.... and the place very 'nature'!

Xjion89 said...

I love the greens(^^)
so refreshing(^^)

TZ said...

Such a nice place to visit... let me place this into my list for my next trip to Sarawak :)

Claudia said...

wow nice pictures! must be a fascinating place!

Borneo Falcon said...

I will covering the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort by next week. Stay tune for more.

Tita Beng said...

You're posting many interesting places in Malaysia. The river here is so inviting! Oh how I love rivers and beaches!!

Nice post you have on that bridge, huh?!

Take care, Borneo Falcon!

Tita Beng said...

Ooopps, sorry! I mean to say "pose" and "post"! he he..

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