Waterfalls in Malaysia

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Waterfalls in Malaysia

With over a hundred in number, the waterfalls in Malaysia are some of Southeast Asia’s tallest cascades loved by hikers and adventure enthusiasts. Protected amidst the peninsula’s virgin rainforests, (Read More) national parks, coffee plantations, oil palm fields and igneous terrain, these waterfalls are perfect family-friendly getaways from May to November. From the country’s tallest in Jelawang to the east’s hidden gems, waterfalls in Malaysia are great picnicking and camping spots providing a cool and relaxed ambience.

Here is the list of 12 Waterfalls in Malaysia

1. Temurun Waterfall, Langkawi

Temurun Waterfall, Langkawi

Located in Mat Cincang Nature Park of Datai, Temurun Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Langkawi. Also referred to as Air Terjun Temurun, the three-tier waterfall provides a refreshing calm in the humid tropical weather. The breathtaking Temurun Waterfall originates from a black rock, with the first tier being a short walk away from the car park, which forms a shallow pool apt for children to play, swimming and family activities.

2. Seven Wells Waterfalls, Langkawi

Seven Wells Waterfalls, Langkawi

Situated on Langkawi’s western headlands, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, also referred to as Seven Wells Waterfalls, is the island’s most appealing natural attraction. The name signifies a series of seven intertwined natural pools which are fed by seven distinct waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang. The Seven Wells Waterfalls is famed for the adventurous hike to the top, through a series of stpes at the site.

3. Durian Perangin Waterfall, Langkawi

Durian Perangin Waterfall, Langkawi

Durian Perangin Waterfall is a 14-tier topographical magnificence set in the lap of a tropical rainforest, in north-east Langkawi. The waterfall descends from the northern slope of the highest mountain of the island – Gunung Raya. The waterfall gets its name from the Durian trees, sprawling in the area, that bear thorny fruits. The access to the Durian Perangin Waterfall is absolutely free, making it a perfect travel indulgence for adventure lovers for the place offers amazing sports activities like canyoning.

4. Chiling Waterfalls, Selangor

Chiling Waterfalls, Selangor

Chiling Waterfall is situated in Sungai Chiling Fish Sanctuary, a fisheries research project undertaken by the Selangor State Fisheries Department in Selangor. The beautiful waterfall is famous for swimming and an adventurous jungle trek. Located at just an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur, Chiling Waterfall is actually composed of three 3 separate waterfalls and the usual trek leads you to the main lower falls. The upper fall is relatively quiet and a good place for a family picnic.

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5. Kota Tinggi Waterfalls, Kota Tinggi

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls, Kota Tinggi

Nestled in the Kota Tinggi district of Johor, the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is one of the most breathtaking spots in Malaysia. The spot houses 2 waterfalls, one can be found at the park’s entrance while the other is nestled further down the trail. The waterfall at the entrance is a true treat to the eye however, it is smaller as compared to the waterfall that is found further down the trail.

6. Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan

Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan

Sungai Pandan Waterfall is Malaysia’s most elegant waterfall located 25km from the city centre. The 100m high majestic waterfall is a beautiful sight and is part of Sungai Pandan, which lies under a Forest Reservation Area.

Timings:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

7. Sungai Chiling Waterfall, Selangor

Sungai Chiling Waterfall, Selangor
4.3 /5

Composed of three breathtaking separate vertical waterfalls, Sungai Chiling Waterfalls sits 400 metres above sea level on the way to Fraser Hills. A part of Selangor Fisheries Department and Sanctuary, Chiling Waterfalls tumbles onto a plunge pool with colourful fish. It is bordered by a boulder resembling a Chinese guardian lion amidst wild orchids and bamboo. Tickets cost 1 RM.

Entry Fee : RM 1

8. Giam Klimau Waterfall, Miri

Giam Klimau Waterfall, Miri

Enjoy a rejuvenating swim and picnic at the Giam Klimau Waterfall, a 17-metre-tall Niah curtain type of fall with the famous gigantic Niah Cave. A short walk through an oil palm plantation takes you to the waterfall, where crystal-clear water flows from the gentle upstream slope covered by sand and big rocks to the cobbled rock surface and wading pool.

9. Ulu Chepor, Perak

Ulu Chepor, Perak
4.3 /5

Surrounded by hills cloaked in a verdant tropical rainforest, the 20-metre-tall Ulu Chepor waterfall is frequented by locals and tourists alike for bathing along the riverbed. A suspension bridge is built across the river for visitors to cross without getting their feet wet. The site is well-maintained with food stalls, chalets, campsites, children’s play areas, a surau and pondoks.

10. Jelawang Waterfall

Jelawang Waterfall

Also called Stong Waterfall, Jelawang Waterfall draws worldwide visitors for its stunning seven-tiered, 305-metre-tall cascade pouring over colossal rocky pools. As the tallest waterfall in Peninsular Malaysia, visible from several kilometres away, Jelawang is accessible via a hike through forests full of metamorphic migmatite caves. Entry tickets cost RM 5. You can also go swimming and camp here overnight.

11. Sekayu Waterfall, Terengganu

Sekayu Waterfall, Terengganu
4.3 /5

Situated in Sekayu Recreational Forest, Sekayu Waterfall is a hiking haven for beginners, sitting 55 metres above sea level. Mature trees looming over the falls provide ever-refreshing shade. Rounded boulders strewn alongside its banks, at some places, form clear pools for swimming and colourful fish ponds.

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fee: RM 1

12. Lasir Waterfall, Terengganu

Lasir Waterfall, Terengganu
4.5 /5

A short boat ride away from Pengkalan Gawi, Lasir Waterfall is the most popular picnic spot in Tasik Kenyir. With a majestic fall of almost 153 metres, Lasir drops gracefully onto a multi-tiered boulder forming showers of foaming white water. You can walk to the waterfall along trails past fruit orchards and enjoy picnics in the rainforest by the waterfall.

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