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Saturday, 24 August 2013

SUNGAI BULOH FALLS

When we talk about waterfall in Sungai Siput (U), people will pointing at Lasah territories, but not many knows that just behind the town lies small waterfall descending from Kledang Saiong Range but the spoil side the waterfall lies inside palm oil plantation. First information I gathered from Sungai Siput (U) e-komuniti website (according to this website it also known as Lata Sengkang) and finally I saw the first ever photo of the waterfall in black and white posted in Sungai Siput Facebook group. Just decided to try my luck and headed towards Sungai Siput (U) by motorcycles which not advisable to those in late 30's (your butt will cramp). We manage to get help from some auntie and uncle at the Chinese temple nearby the school, really helpful.. though we are wearing golok they seems they're not afraid to shed some information.

If you're heading from Kuala Kangsar to Sungai Siput (U), you won't miss this arch, entrance to Chinese Village of Sungai Buloh.

Follow the road beside the newly built double rail track until your reach this school. Notice the hill at the back, there where the waterfall lies.

Then you will reach, newly built Sungai Siput (U) railway station.

After the railway station nearby the Chinese temple there is bridge crossing small river, turn right using the dirt road and follow the road which is along the river to the end until you reach the edge of palm oil plantation.

After you entering the plantation follow the plantation road along the river and you will reach the edge of the waterfall, be careful the plantation bordering the Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve, so make some noise and be in group. According to the locals there few illegal "kongsi" here, so watch up for your belongings. There is a lot of Tengas in the river, maybe they feed on the palm fruit itself and seems like the river are healthy maybe they are using organic fertilizer here. Access would be by foot or two wheels vehicle only, unless you're married to the plantation owner's daughter then you can enter it with fancy 4wd.

First encounter, small cascades.. so similar like those rock in Batu Hampar Paya Lintah, Padang Rengas.

Climb up you may reach this pool, suitable for bathing.. but watch out for bottle debris and fractures here, when we want to go back there is group of Indian teen enjoying this pool.  

Walking ascending upstream you may encounter this waterfall, its like the scenery in the Kung Fu comics, wow a jewel inside the palm oil plantation, what to do.... on top of this fall there is abandon small weir.

"Smoke in the water", the pose for the day... so static

Malaysia's very own Barry Prima, the daredevil Asmidi climb to the top

Downstream you may found rocky riverbed, nice spot for children. YB Jayakumar do something, just behind the town and Sungai Siput (U) will become a nature retreat.  

Old image of the waterfall taken from Sungai Siput FB Group

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