Notes by yeyette on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 under Jerangkang Waterfalls
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…
…I’m wide awake (I slept well in the van), and explore the surroundings.
The perfect coffee table
A perfect bench with your date or just read your favorite book
A perfect sound to meditate
And a perfect place to chill
A flower ready to bloom
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.
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.
The red dragonfly
Taking a groupie while resting for a while:
After settling our tents, we started swimming for a few minutes and walk to the second falls.
Second waterfall with a nice pool:
Hmmm… probably they are thinking how to cross the water without getting their shoes wet!
We settled in the third waterfalls for a while and had fun swimming in the shallow water.
The fourth waterfalls. It’s getting deeper now. But hey! Who cares? We’re having fun!
Jump for joy
Hanging for your life! Just kidding, it’s just a camera trick 😉
And yup, a free fish spa!
The fifth waterfalls, wait, are they the victor of hunger games? This is where we stayed for long.
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.
Yes, that’s it! Lovely!
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.