Cemperoh Fall

State Pahang
LocationJanda Baik
Coordinates and map N03 16.86' E101 53.27'
Water SourceStream
Waterfall ProfileNear Vertical Fall
AccessibilityJungle trekking

The picturesque kampung Janda Baik is located less than one hour away from metropolis KL. It is a popular destination for the townsfolk during weekends. Not many of them know that an attractive waterfall can be found in this region, up the slopes of Gunung Nuang. To go there, you take the highway exit to Janda Baik and drive all the way up the valley.

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You will cross a bridge over the Sg Cemperoh

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After about 15 km from the exit, the road becomes too bad for normal cars, and you will have to walk.

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Follow the farmroad until the end, about 2 km.

To find the correct route, please study the GPS-map carefully. Where the farmroad ends and the jungle starts, look for a small trail to your left through the grass. The trail, although quite overgrown, is remarkably clear.

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During our visit, there was quite a bad haze.

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This is the end of the farmroad where the jungle trail starts

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We were lucky to meet some workmen, who told us that the trail starts to the left

The jungle trail continues for another 1.5 km, gradually going uphill. We needed a parang, so progress was slow. Only at the end, we could hear the sound of rushing water.

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Many parts of the trail were overgrown.

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The after 40 minutes of hard work, we could scramble down to the stream

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A beautiful ginger flower agains the background of falling water

The reward for all the hard work is a very nice powerful waterfall, in the middle of a pristine jungle.

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Contemplating the fall

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A small pool at the bottom of the fall

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Lunchtime before going back

The trail seemed to end here, and it is still far to the top of G. Nuang. We have given the fall the name Cemperoh Fall, there might be a local name for the fall. There might be even more falls in the region, still waiting to be discovered.

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


bineus 30-01-2012
Visited Cemperoh on 28/1/2012 as part of the climb up to Nuang. Pool under main fall was waist deep, rocky bottom. Good to note place remains relatively clean & free of trash. can find updated info on trail leading to this fall easily via google. it took us around 1hr plus from where we parked to reach this fall.
Harry Morianto 06-08-2008
went solo-trekking to this waterfall on 2/8, trying to locate it using my nokia N82 GPS. One km before the waterfall, the jungle has been cleared for farming. From there I river-trek to the waterfall without using my parang at all.
aurelius 04-06-2008
The last time I went, we did not manage to locate the waterfalls. We end up walking 7 hours trying to locate the falls. Can someone who been there before give some direction as to where is the exact starting point? Me and my friends did pass the farm and met the farmers who told us it takes about 3 hours from the farm house to the waterfalls after 2 hours of walk. I believe we started at the wrong point. email me at aurelius.teo@gmail.com Thanks.
Teoh Yew Aun 30-11-2007
Brandon, you were there recently. How is the trail? Easy to look for? How long will it take you there? I'm planning to go there again soon after my last one which was exactly because of falling trees and it didn't help that it rained like mad on that day. Did you take a guide? Do contact me at domuabezik@yahoo.com
Brandon 26-11-2007
Nov 25 07, latest update from Cemperoh, Trails getting more falling tree & bamboo... at waterfall, still clean & no plastic beg around. I chop alot...trails getting more clear...
William 18-08-2006
During the 80s, a group 9 of us from Sg. Lepuk catchment we trekked to this fall. It took us almost 13 hrs. of ups and down hills trekking to reach here but we were too tired to know we were actually back to civilisation until the next morning. Along the way from Lepuk to here, there are various falls and streams untouched by humans except for the nine of us + one orang asli guide. I don't think so anyone have use this trail to get to Janda Baik.
Teoh Yew Aun 11-01-2006
I went to Chemperoh Falls last weekend. Thinking it wss not so difficult, I was shocked to see the route to get to the waterfall. And the worst part was I came unprepared. Anyway, you can only use a 4WD up until the river and the the trekking begins. It was raining at that time and wlaking through the mud was a challenge. It got worst when we started trekking up the hill. Thank god we hired a guide to cleared a great deal of obstacles for us. However, 15 minutes before reaching the waterfall, it rained quite heavily and the guide advised us on the possibility that the trees may collaspe if we continued. We decided that safety is more importantand we headed back without seeing the waterfall.Now I know that when you guys say it's "Difficult", it really is difficult. But this is a damn good website guys.
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