Kenyir waterfalls

State Terengganu
LocationLake Kenyir
Coordinates and map See individual falls
Water SourceVarious rivers and streams
Waterfall ProfileDifferent types
AccessibilityAccess by boat

The Kenyir Lake in Terengganu, created in 1985, is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. Numerous rivers and streams feed the lake, and many have waterfalls. To visit them you need a boat and for some of them also a permit. Main starting point for trips is the Pengkalan Gawi jetty.

Sg Buweh fall (58.87'N 10246.13'E)

The only waterfall that can be reached over land, only a few km from the jetty and beside the road.

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Well maintained walkway to the waterfall

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The Sg Buweh fall

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Upper part of the fall

Saok fall (54.97'N 10246.67'E)

This is the waterfall closest to Pengkalan Gawi, less than half an hour by boat. The jetty makes it easy to board and it is only a short walk to the waterfall.

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The jetty of the Saok fall

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Saok fall

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Upper part of Saok

Lasir Fall (457.84'N 10250.47'E)

The most powerful and popular waterfall of Tasik Kenyir. Can be crowded because almost all tour packages will include it in their program. Access from a jetty via a short trail, but most boats land where the river flows into the lake, from where it is a short scramble to the multi-tiered fall. There is a suspension bridge with a good view of the falls and als an observation tower. Upstream of the top fall there is a campsite, but the walkway is broken. Click here for a video clip of Lasir.

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Stairs leading to the Lasir fall

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Impressive Lasir

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View from the suspension bridge

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Upper tier of Lasir

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View down from the observation tower

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A small waterfall near to Lasir

Lata Baju (457.98'N 10249.55'E)

Not many people will visit this small, attractive waterfall, not far from busy Lasir. Where the stream flows into the lake, a nice jacuzzi invites for a refreshing bath.

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A quiet corner of the lake

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Lata Baju

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A refreshing jacuzzi

Further south on Lake Kenyir there are two remote ranger outposts, because here you are bordering Taman Negara. One of them is the floating Pos Sg Petani, near the mouth of the Sg Petani. From here you can visit a Kelah sanctuary, where the fish will nibble your body, a fun experience. There are also two waterfalls, both directly flowing in the lake.

Sg Petang Fall (458.05'N 10246.55'E)      Pos Kawalan Fall (456.09'N 10247.31'E)

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Sg Petang Fall

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The Sg Petang ranger post

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The Pos Kawalan Fall

Still further south is Pos Mentong, the most remote location in Tasik Kenyir and an entrance of Taman Negara. You need a permit. There are limestone caves around. Probably also more cascades and (small) waterfalls, like the pristine Jeram Ketapang

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Southern part of Kenyir

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Jeram Ketapang

There are also waterfalls in the Northern part of Tasik Kenyir, no time to visit them yet

Archived page available

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


yunghui91 28-12-2012
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2585846582740&set=t.1061320347&type=3&theater This is the video taken from lasir waterfalls on 24th December 2012, me n my friends were camping on the campsite and it rained for 3 days straight. Never go to waterfalls during the rainy seasons, its dangerous and we are lucky to make it out alive the next day when the water level decreased, as seen in this video the waterfall effectively cutout the only way out and there is no network coverage of any sorts *Digi,maxis,celcom and u-mobile* we tried everything but failed. friendly reminder, be careful at waterfalls! if by any chances caught in the flash floods, go for higher grounds
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