Serenity and Adventure Combined
The cold and crystal clear water cleanses the mind and soothes the soul”. This phrase best describes nature lovers up for a short escape over the weekend or that perfect spot for a splashing good time. Worry not on the distance; Selangor is home to some of the most fascinating and adventurous waterfalls.
Sungai Tekala is one breathtaking waterfall that is located in Selangor, about 14km away from Semenyih, Hulu Langat. The distance of Sungai Tekala from the Kuala Lumpur city centre is roughly 50km. In 1982, the public was finally able to enjoy the beauty of Sungai Tekala in pursuant of the establishment as a recreational park. It is an ideal get-away for camping and chilling with your family or friends and it takes not more than 10 minutes to reach the waterfall from the entrance! The entrance fee is only RM 2 for adults and RM 1 for children. The place is equipped with decent facilities for both comfort and convenience of its visitors which include food stalls, prayer room, washrooms and gazebos. For an overnight trip, you also can rent a chalet or camping site for you to set up your tent.
Kanching Rainforest formerly known as Kanching Recreational Forest sits between Rawang and Kuala Lumpur. On weekends, this forest is famous for camping, picnic, swimming and jungle trekking because of its strategic location which is really near to the city. The trail for jungle trekking is suitable for beginners, on which many rare species of plants can be found along the trail. This forest is managed by Tourism Selangor, and it is home to seven beautiful waterfalls. To complement your view, you may come across a bunch of monkeys in their natural habitat, eating and swinging from tree to tree. The entrance fee is only RM 1 per person, while another RM 2 will be imposed for parking fee.
For an adventure, head over to Kampung Pertak waterfall located in Kuala Kubu Bharu. This waterfall is situated near the Kampung Orang Asli; an indigenous group resident of Kampung Pertak. En route to Lata Medang Waterfall is made possible by hiking and the trail is quite easy making it possible to hike. Along your way to the Kampung Pertak waterfall, you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of the lush greenery surrounding you. The entrance fee is as low as RM 1 per person, on which the collection will be used to maintain the place.
Sungai Pisang Waterfall
This waterfall is situated along the Karak Highway. To get to the waterfall you have to start trekking from the Jungle Lodge (situated along the old Gombak Road heading to Genting Highland). The journey to the waterfall will take about an hour of trekking. You will be crossing a couple of rivers, go through a tunnel that sits directly under the Karak Highway and hike through the 100-year old forest. You can pass the tunnel by wading through the water or walking on the side ledge. What’s more compelling, hikers get to enjoy the sensational fish spa as the fishes in the river will bite off your dead skin from the soles of your feet.
Sungai Chiling is one of the most stunning and extraordinary waterfalls in Selangor. To get to the waterfall you need about an hour of walking and trekking. So, you need to have a sense of adventure and will not mind getting wet at all. The waterfall and river are a part of the Mahseer Fish Sanctuary managed by the Selangor Fisheries Department and Selangor Forestry Department. There are 3 levels to the Chiling waterfall. However, only the waterfall at level 1 is where public is allowed access to, whereas the two upper levels are off-limit areas.
The State of Selangor is home to a number of mesmerizing waterfalls and lush greens, which many are located near the city. However, this beautiful sight can be jeopardized by irresponsible actions of littering and vandalism. We shall all carry out our duty as responsible users to preserve and ensure that the cleanliness and serenity of the natural habitat, so that the next generation will be able to re-live the same experience that we went through.
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