Lata Jarum is located a few km outside Kg Ulu Dong. In the nineties this kampung became (in)famous overnight when an ambitious and superstitious politician was murdered here by a bomoh. To reach this fall you take the road from Raub to Kuala Lipis. After about 10 km, at Dong, you turn right to Ulu Dong. The country road passes several attractive kampungs. From Ulu Dong a small signposted road leads in 2 km to the waterfall.
At Ulu Dong you will find this signboard
The road ends at this carpark. Notice the unfinished toilet building at the back
Small stalls provide food and drinks
There must have been attempts to develop this fall. But apparently they failed. A new toilet building is unfinished , the old toilets are closed. A bridge and walkways have been constructed across the stream, but need maintenance.
The old toilets are closed, probably for a long time already
Walkways make the access to the fall easy.
The view of the fall is a bit spoiled by the bridge
Purists could discuss if this is a waterfall or a big cascade..:-) But the flow of water is impressive and the general impression is pleasant. There is a huge pool and there are places for swimming, wading and picnicing.
The flow of water is quite impressive
A very pleasant fall
Upstream of the fall, you can see the dam of a water catchment area