Kenyir Lake is the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. Covered by
more than 340 islands spread out in water catchments area of 38000
hectares. The biggest island would be estimated as big as Singapore. And
Kenyir Lake got her name from one of the river known as Kenyir River but
now the river is beneath the lake when Kenyir Lake almost filled by the
rainfall and surrounding water sources.
Back to the history, this area had been listed as a centre of civilization
in the era of Neolithic. Some artifact had been uncovered by a group of
archeologists in 1956 and 1970ís. Such artifacts were kitchen utensil,
axes and tools dating back in Neolithic era. It is believed that during
that era this place was known as one of the business activity centres.
The stone tool was found in both of the cave at
Kenyir Lake. It was used by pre historic man of the Neolithic age. The
purpose of the utensil was for cutting up animals of prey.
The stone knife was used by pre historic man of
the Neolithic age in Gunung Bewah, Kenyir. It was found in Kuala Sungai
Known as Siput Cengkerang,
these cengkerang shells were the source of food to the prehistoric man of
the Neolithic age. This seashell was found in Gua Gunung Bewah, Kenyir.
These sample has been sent for its date inspection and was dated between
8920 + 120 B.P to 2630 + 80 B.P (Beta Analytic Inc.)
(Nik Hassan Suhaimi, Mohad Kamaruzzaman, Mohd Yusof : 1990) Source
from Terengganu Museum.
Some weapon that was found in Gunung
Bewah Cave was made from iron