Lata Jarum

State Pahang
Location30 km North-East of Raub
Coordinates and map N 03 55.92' E 102 01.99'
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileCascades
AccessibilityFrom Carpark

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.

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At Ulu Dong you will find this signboard

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The road ends at this carpark. Notice the unfinished toilet building at the back

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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.

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The old toilets are closed, probably for a long time already

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Walkways make the access to the fall easy.

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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.

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The flow of water is quite impressive

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A very pleasant fall

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Upstream of the fall, you can see the dam of a water catchment area

Archived page available

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


wf fancy 31-01-2010
just visited this waterfall today....they are upgrading the facilities around the area and toilet too.
Rick@NatureEscapes 04-10-2008
Lata Jarum can be nice despite the atrocious facilities. The falls and pool are refreshing. Take a camera and walk the trails upriver ... lots of trees, insects and other shots.
huda_bahari 24-06-2008
Been here mid of 2007. Nice place but public facility not upgraded especially the toilet.
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