Lakes of Malaysia

September 4, 2011, 2:42 pm

The lakes of Malaysia are found distributed in a number of the Malaysian states, the majority of which are in Peninsular Malaysia. There is a signifant yield of fish from the freshwater lakes of Malaysia; however, overall catches appear to be on the decline, due to siltation inflow and possibly overfishing. In addition to the large well-defined lakes, Malaysia has a relatively large amount of freshwater swamps and fish farms, which effectively serve as lakes, although many are anthropogenic; the chief purposes of these swampy water bodies are for fish farming and rice cultivation. The following is a listing of major lakes by state:


  • Dayang Bunting Lake, Langkawi
  • Pedu Lake


  • Bera Lake
  • Chini Lake


  • Banding Lake
  • Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, Bukit Merah
  • Chenderoh Lake
  • Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping
  • Temenggor Lake


  • Kenyir Lake

Federal territories

Kuala Lumpur

  • Perdana Lake Gardens
  • Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Titiwangsa


  • Putrajaya Lake

See Also


  • Mary Morris. 1994. Regional Symposium on Sustainable Development of Inland Fisheries under Environmental Constraints: Bangkok, Thailand, 19-21 October 1994, and Country reports presented at the IPFC Working Party of Experts on Inland Fisheries : Bangkok, Thailand, 17-21 October 1994. Indo-Pacific Fishery Commission, IPFC Working Party on Inland Fisheries. United Nations Food & Agriculture Org. 199. 262 pages


(2011). Lakes of Malaysia. Retrieved from


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