Description of place
continue on the fact that Selangor state offers numerous water based
sites for people who seek outdoor places to spend their weekends. From the
development and signage, it is obvious that Sungei Tua will be made
into a State Park while the nearby Kanching is down played.
This new star in Selangor
very popular spot This is at the borders of Kula
Lumpur. From Batu Caves, depending on conditions of the traffic, should not take more
than 20 minutes to reach the 1st parking lot. As this is the way to
Hulu Yam, most picnickers had invariably mentioned as "gone" to Ulu
Yam. Make their outing more exotic by calling
this destination "Hulu Yam Waterfalls."
proper Hulu Yam Waterfall is Sendat. Most people is not aware that
this place is Sungei Tua.
Approaching the valley from the south, having
left the lake area behind and crossed over the stream,
the road become straight and slightly uphill. T he Sungei Tua river
flowing downstream on the right side of the road. Well hidden under the coverage of
dense vegetation and canopied. It fairly slow flowing with some rapids.
This is a gentle stretch of 2 kilometers. The road and the stream
run parallel. It suitability as a picnic area is confirmed by the
presence of a series of
numerous picnic spots. It is marked by the official car parks No. 1,2
who has not been to the place talk about a beautiful waterfall. Nope! I
really do not know which waterfall
that they are referring to. But there is a waterfall. This waterfall
shown in the picture on
the left, is just beside the road. Seen by every passer-bys. To many
who has never seen a real waterfall, this one comes easy and complete
the scenic surrounding.
this a real Waterfall?
back to Sungei Tua as a destination. This should be the type of place that crowd
should be looking forward to. Good car park, there is no necessity to walk to
the picnic area. It is just beside the Car park. Plenty of shaded area
to choose from and a moderately flowing stream to complete the lure.
can choose from the official Car Park 1-3 and another 2 unnamed
parking areas. The last car park on the highest point of the this
stretch is old Car Park No.3.
first time, the river rushes down from the hills and appeared as a waterfall as well. From there gets under and crosses the
road. Down another indistinct waterfall. The Park has steps along
this second stretch of waterfall to reach valley where the rapids are. From there
on, are the picnic areas.
What is recommended
your usual gears, for picnic and outdoor preparations of meals.
Bathing toiletries and mat for resting. As usual, I would advice you
to o avoid weekends and public holidays.