ENDAU ROMPIN NP - PENINSULA MALAYSIA
Attraction and Activities
Travelling into the deepest rainforest jungle of South East
Asia gives one a wonderful sense of adventure. Trekking
through the undergrowth, covered by the canopy of towering
trees estimated at 100 years or more, drenched in
perspiration, experiencing the little wonders of nature –
leeches included; all come in a package when we explore the
tropical rainforest. It is also an area full of myths and
legends. The Park provides valuable insights into the unique
Orang Asli (aboriginal) culture and their fascinating
stories about the myths of the jungle.
Guling Falls, which derived its name from an Orang Asli
legend, is the best place to go for a swim and underwater
fun. The cascades gush and spray downwards but some pools
are not very deep or tricky. Several natural “bath tubs” are
found surrounding the fall area, formed by tiny pebbles
whirled round and round by the force of water over millions
Sangkut Falls is a five-stepped waterfall which is a
six-hour trek from the Visitors Control Centre along Sungai
Jasin. The 40-metre-wide fall gushes a million gallons of
roaring water a minute from a drop of 120 metres.
Mahkota Waterfalls, which is a cascading 50-metre fall, is
the perfect spot for a picnic.
Kinchin and Sungai Kemapan, some of the best fishing spots
in Malaysia, can be found within the Endau-Rompin grounds.
The most popular sites are along the lower reaches of Sungai
Kinchin and Sungai Kemapan. The best time for fishing is
from the months of February to April and from June to
August. Fishes caught here are noticeably larger than those
caught in rivers elsewhere in Peninsula Malaysia.
Padang Tujuh is the site of vast varieties of bonsai trees,
where Kelapa Gading Cave which is 25 metres high, is
situated in the midst of a waterfall.
trekking and Camping
are some 26 km of jungle trekking trails within the Park,
the most well trodden path being the grueling 16 km trail
from the base camp at Kuala Jasin to Batu Hampar and Buaya
Sangkut, with numerous crossings of fast flowing rivers.
There are several campsites which provide access to various
easy and difficult treks.
Campsite : Kuala Marong (Easy trek)
2 hours’ easy trek from Kuala Jasin Base camp. Kuala Marong
is the perfect campsite for trekkers who believe in
back-to-nature facilities. In the darker, sluggish parts of
this private pool, various freshwater fish nurseries can be
found. The protected Kelah (Hampala macrolepidota) willingly
cleans the scraps off dinner plates left in the shallow
waters. ‘Tasik Air Biru’ is located about 50m upriver and is
known as the blue lagoon. As the water gushes downriver it
is trapped momentarily in this crook of the river creating a
perfect deep pool for swimming.
Campsite : Batu Hampar (moderate trek)
Batu Hampar is the place to rest before making an ascent to
the Buaya Sangkut waterfall. About 4 hours’ moderate trek
from Kuala Jasin, the trail is mostly flat ground and purely
a stopover area with a derelict hut nearby where there is a
little shelter from rain. A little along the way from Batu
Hampar roars Upeh Guling waterfall. Discover the natural
swirl holes nicknamed ‘guling-guling’ carved into the sides
of the bank. It is believed that millions of years ago
pebbles lodged in crevices of the bank created these holes,
some as wide as 2 metres.
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