kilometers from Tapah, Perak State, Malaysia
Profile of Waterfall
2 near vertical
Car park by main road
Suitability for a picnic
Place for dipping
How to get there?
This is one Waterfall that you
need not search for! The place just appear in front of you. At this
destination, I think
the problem would be where could you could park your car. The approach
road known to be winding is rather narrow. It is best that you have to find a suitable
parking spot some distance
away from the "Bend".
For me, I would stop long before the
crowd and find a spot that would not obstruct the smooth flow of
road trip from Tapah to Ringlet could be a slow torturous 2.5
hours drive on twisting and turning road. And - dependence upon how civil the driver is! The Main Road follows the contour
of the hill sides,
hill slopes on its entire journey. Almost, at mid
point of the journey, when every passenger would be yearning for a break from
this marathon trek. Behold - there appears before you, one of the
most spectacular Waterfalls.
This page was created on 17th
May 1999 and updated 20th May 2003
My Waterfall collection # 27/84
huge signboard will confirm that this is the Iskandar Forest Park.
At the point
where the river passes underneath the road, it is cutting through a ravine.
The slopes on both sides shapes the road into a very sharp "U"
shaped turn. Like having to "jump" across the river. Judging
from the perpetually large crowd that had gathered here each time I
passed this point, I can safely confirm that many passengers looking forward to this break.
The crowded scene is only compounded by the presence of
many petty traders. They chose to set up their stalls hugging the bend - vantage
point?. Closest to the bend. Everything - events and crowd
blocked the already poor view of on-coming traffic. Selling potteries
and items not related to Cameron Highlands!
The situation has
gone worse, many visitors disillusioned with the unavailability or in the
absence of more interesting places, has found the sight of the waterfall area,
the last tangible events of the entire trip. Tour operators
too have chosen this place as a "must stop". This practice only added to
burgeon the crowd. There was once an original Souvenirs' shop,
strategically located away from the main road and almost perching on the
It had since being dismantled. Visitors can walk around the
rock face at the base of
the waterfall. Circular path passing through both banks of the river
after the waterfall, are linked by a bridge
to the main road.
The waterfall? It is over 30 meters tall, a near vertical cascade, preceded by another
2 more cascades
on top. On top of the large
cascade, the waterfall starts as a spillover from a man made barricade. This
basin at the top of the waterfall was originally designed for the
collection of drinking water! You could see its traces. Walking steps on the right side
of the Main waterfall stretches to the
top of the first cascade.
Here a small standing space allows
hikers a good bird's eye view of the activities below. Watch your step,
the surrounding is always wet and slippery! There is the play pool at
the base of the waterfalls. Notice those light colored litters? It's
existence clearly demonstrate the level of contamination. The attitude of
authority in keeping this No 1 tourist spot in such dire straits. For those of you who did
not make it to the top! You could almost catch a glimpse
of the highest cascade in the picture in my other page.
Disregarding the nuisance
the crowded scene and those monstrous trucks showing their
displeasure at the bend, this certainly is a welcome stop for
After reading about the place,
you have already formed your own conclusion and need not hear much from
me. For many city folks who hardly see a Waterfall, it is good to drop
by and seat at a vantage point for a while. The effort is even more
worthwhile when you have children. A good place for exposure and let
them feel the ambience and how majestic nature could be. 1] Recalling
the hard drive and still some more distance to travel 2]You being here not just for seeing the Waterfall but to spent
some relaxing hours in the highland atmosphere. The Waterfall then is
really part and parcel of the holiday trip.