Skedu Fall

State Sarawak
Locationnear Kg Sadir, 50 km south of Kuching
Coordinates and map N01 06.47' E110 16.78'
Water SourceSmall River
Waterfall ProfileVertical Fall
AccessibilityFootpath from the village

When you drive south from Kuching, you will soon be in the rural countryside of the Padawan. This is the region where the Bedayu live, no longer in longhouses, but in attractive kampungs. One of these is Kg Sadir, on the slopes of the Penrissen range. There are several waterfalls near this kampung.
Te easiest way to reach Kg Sadir from Kuching, is to follow first the signage to the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and then to the Borneo Highlands Resort. Finally to Kg Sadir, where the road ends and you can park your car. The road quality is ok, except for some potholes.

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Rural countryside south of Kuching

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The road is of good quality

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Entrance of Kg Sadir

There are at least three waterfalls near this kampung and we had decided first to visit the tallest one, Ban Buan Kukuot. A friendly villager gave us directions how to reach this fall, and we started trekking. The paths are well kept, because they lead to the hill-padi fields. However, we must have missed a junction somwehere, because we were not able to find the fall. So we went back to the kampung and talked with a local. He told us that there are so many trails, it is better to use a guide.
After this we visited the Skedu fall, very near to the village. It can not be missed because the villagers had almost finished a cemented path to this fall.

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On our way (in vain) to the Ban Buan Kukuot fall

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The cemented path to the Skedu fall

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The Skedu fall

After many hours of unsuccessful trekking it was sheer pleasure to take a refreshing bath here. The fall is almost vertical, so you can take a nice shower here.

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An almost vertical fall

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A refreshing bath

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Another picture of the Skedu Fall, this time with cotton-wool effect

It is clear that we will have to come back here, to explore the other falls.

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

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