Sungai Selangor Dam

1 September 2014

Sungai Selangor Dam
That's the dam and Banjaran Titiwangsa.

The Sungai Selangor Dam was completed in 2002 to provide consistent water supply to millions of people living in Selangor and Klang Valley. It looked very magnificent indeed, and would be even more spectacular if the water level was higher. Frankly it worried me, the water level was very low when we were there on 23rd August. I wouldn't be surprised if another round of water-rationing is coming our way.

We took Federal Route 55 to Kuala Kubu Bharu. This road connects Selangor and Pahang, and is a main road to Fraser's Hill. The dam is located on the roadside. Despite its extremely low and worrying water level, the scene was ethereal and the water was a jade green mirror.

Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
This is what I was talking about! Look at that! The water level was supposed to be higher, the dark brown colour on the pillars represent the previous water level. How it became so low, I have no idea. Drought in Selangor has been notoriously associated with political conflicts, resulting in affected businesses and sorrowful people. 
Here's another photo telling you how low the water level was and how bad the situation has become. Politics or real drought? I am nobody to judge. I pray that the water crisis will cease, the dam continues to be filled and be preserved, to serve the millions of people who desperately need its service.
Sungai Selangor Dam

On the way back, I noticed a small hill just outside the dam. It was sunny and cloudy, Yiing Yee climbed up the hill, dancing and flying her pink scarf in the wind. Here we are, presenting you the photos we took. I love them.
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
Sungai Selangor Dam
2014 is Visit Malaysia Year. Hopefully more people will start exploring and enjoy the beauty in our neighbourhood. Happy Merdeka Day, tanah tumpahnya darahku.

Sungai Selangor Dam
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