Ayer Itam Dam in Penang is the first dam to be built on Penang Island. It is located 700 feet above sea level in the watch catchment area surrounded by Penang Hill and Paya Terubong.
The best way to get to Ayer Itam dam is by car. Joggers and hikers walk up to it as well. To add to the list is to cycle your way up.
Many cyclists enjoy the steep climb and the breeze when they descend, but since a month or so, most of the road to the dam is covered with loose sand and tar from the excavation works done by a telecommunication company. This has caused the road condition to be unsafe for cyclists.
CJ Jimmy Leow investigates.
Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist