Chenderoh lake was built in the 1920s, during the colonial era when intense development was happening in Malaysia. The Chenderoh Dam generated much-needed hydro-electric power to feed the hungry town of Ipoh and its attendant tin mines.
The lake is so old, the inundated stands of timber have all but disappeared save for stubborn stumps that lie just below the water surface, waiting for errant boatmen. The water is now a rich haven for aquatic life, especially the fishes.
Chenderoh lake is famous for its ikan pekasam, small fish like lomah and lampam preserved in rice paste. The lake is located near the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar and Archaeological site of Lenggong.
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