Waterfalls around Kg Sadir

State Sarawak
LocationNear Kg Sadir, 50 km south of Kuching
Coordinates and map N 01 06.92' E 110 15.47'
Water SourceSream
Waterfall ProfileVertical
AccessibilityTrekking

When you drive south from Kuching, you will soon be in the rural countryside of the Padawan. This is the region where the Bidayuh 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.

The 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

Two waterfalls, Skedu and Ban Buan Sadir are quite close to the kampung. For the other two, Ban Buan Kukuot and Mabi, some trekking is needed. As there are many trails used by the farmers to reach their padi fields, it is a good idea to arrange for a guide in the kampung.

Skedu Fall

The Skedu fall is located very near to the village. It can not be missed because the villagers have constructed a cemented path to this fall.
Coordinates: N01º 06.47' E110º 16.79'

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The cemented path to the Skedu fall

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The Skedu fall

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A nice vertical fall

Ban Buan Sadir Fall

The Ban Buan Sadir waterfall is located on the outskirts of Kampung Sadir. On your way to Ban Buan Kukoat and Mabi , you’ll see several houses at the foothill. Just follow a clear stream beside the road and walk to the end in an upstream direction, you’ll find a paradise hiding behind the rocks.
Coordinates: N01º 06.43' E110º 16.47'

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Less than 50m away from this house

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A lot of fish in this clear ankle deep stream

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Ban Buan Sadir Waterfall

Mabi Fall

Well-kept trails lead to the other two falls. Streams are crossed on bamboo bridges. On the way to the Ban Buan Kukuot Fall, near a bridge, a small detour leads to the Mabi Fall. It is a small stream, with an attractive vertical fall
Coordinates N01º 06.75' E110º 16.31'

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Bamboo bridges are used to cross the streams

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The Mabi Fall

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Our guide at the nice pool

Ban Buan Kukuot Fall

The trek continues, following well-maintained trails. Nice cultivated landscape. The Ban Buan Kukuot Fall is a powerful one, visible from far away. The trail crosses some more farmland and ends at the pool of the fall

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From far away, the fall can be seen already

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Almost there

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The Ban Buan Kukuot Fall

This is a very tall fall. It consists of at least two tiers. We found no way to reach the upper tier and the top of the fall. The large pool invites for a refreshing bath and a picnic. Back to the kampung takes about one hour.

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The two figures in the foreground make clear how tall the fall is.

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Lower part of the fall with the large pool

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The upper part of the fall and the upper tier

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

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