Jerangkang Waterfalls (Fun) Climb

Notes by yeyette on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 under Jerangkang Waterfalls
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A friend invited me if I want to join their waterfalls fun climb in Jerangkang, Malaysia. Without hesitation, I said yes. But this climb is different from the previous climb we had. I don’t know what to expect but as the word “climb”, I was expecting to climb like around an hour or so. We paid SGD80 each from Singapore to Kuantan. We left in Mersing terminal at 1AM and arrived in Kuantan at around 6AM and took our breakfast. 

After breakfast, we had another around 20 minutes drive and the van dropped us to a small mosque, waiting for our 4WD going up to the first waterfalls. The road is one way and the van had to stop if there is another car going down. It was not that scary, though.

We arrived at the foot of the first waterfalls at 9AM after around 30 minutes ride.

While they were sleeping waiting for the 2nd batch to arrive…

Jerangkang waterfalls

…I’m wide awake (I slept well in the van), and explore the surroundings.

wood table

The perfect coffee table

bench

A perfect bench with your date or just read your favorite book

Jerangkang waterfalls

A perfect sound to meditate

Jerangkang waterfalls

And a perfect place to chill

violet flower in Jerangkang waterfalls

A flower ready to bloom

beautiful leaves at Jerangkang waterfalls

Beautiful leaves

fern at Jerangkang waterfalls

Fern sprouts

After around 30 minutes, the second batch arrived and we started walking to the first waterfall where we settle our campsite.

From this signage, walk to the right. It will only take around 5 minutes to go up.

Jerangkang waterfalls

The first waterfalls. The water was cold yet very refreshing. Not sure though if you can drink this one. There’s a small pool where you can swim. Just be careful because the middle of the pool is quite deep.

Jerangkang waterfalls

Jerangkang Waterfalls

Jerangkang waterfalls

red dragonfly at Jerangkang waterfalls

The red dragonfly

Taking a groupie while resting for a while:

groupie selfie at Jerangkang waterfalls

After settling our tents, we started swimming for a few minutes and walk to the second falls.

Inedible mushroom:

 Jerangkang waterfalls

Second waterfall with a nice pool:

Jerangkang waterfalls

Third waterfall:

Jerangkang waterfalls

Hmmm… probably they are thinking how to cross the water without getting their shoes wet!

Jerangkang waterfalls

We settled in the third waterfalls for a while and had fun swimming in the shallow water.

Jerangkang waterfalls

The fourth waterfalls. It’s getting deeper now. But hey! Who cares? We’re having fun!

Jerangkang waterfalls

Jump for joy

Jerangkang waterfalls

Jerangkang waterfalls

Hanging for your life! Just kidding, it’s just a camera trick 😉

Jerangkang waterfalls

And yup, a free fish spa!

Jerangkang waterfalls

The fifth waterfalls, wait, are they the victor of hunger games? This is where we stayed for long.

Jerangkang waterfalls

Jerangkang waterfalls

This is my favorite waterfalls. It has a small lagoon on it that just looks like a Jacuzzi from afar. But, you have to swim with the deep waters to be able to reach there. If you cannot swim, hang on the rope (I didn’t mean anything and not literally)! Just hold on tight, you know it’s a little bit dangerous.

Jerangkang waterfalls

Jerangkang waterfalls

Yes, that’s it! Lovely!

Jerangkang waterfalls

Jerangkang waterfalls

There are two waterfalls that we did not checked out because of its steepness. There is a total of around 43 waterfalls in this area (including the small ones) as far as the information is concerned.

We went back to the campsite before it gets dark (we bought all our valuable belongings with us while exploring the waterfalls) and started to cook for dinner. 

It was a one-night-great-experience to be with these people. As always do, the sound of crickets puts me to a deep sleep.

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