|Waterfalls for the adventurous
Lata Meruang - A scenic
Waterfall, golf course and a series of rapids hidden from public
|Jerantut, a major town and
connecting link just outside of the Taman Negara National
Park has many attractions of its own in its hinterland.
Example - Just 5 kilometers west of town there is a
turnoff from the Main Road to the left. This is the road
to an Aborigines villages. Further on, along this same
track lies one of the more scenic Waterfalls. Lata Meruang!
Beyond the settlements, the track
meanders through forested zone.
In this wet lowlands, wild ginger
plants thrive and grown to record sizes. Here we found
one of the less common Alpina species in full bloom
|Ironically, from a jungle like environment- we emerged into a huge clearing. There was a
golf course under construction and this recreation park.
Just a stone throw away from the Golf Course.
||This is a rather unusual waterfall.
From a small river, the falling water was widely
dispersed along the upper edges of the cliff. By the time
the water makes its way down the broad cliff wall, it
projects an appearance of an even small waterfall.
it is a tall waterfall- about 20 meters tall as shown by our
model. Look carefully - a quarter of the way up on the left
bottom corner between 2nd and 3rd waterways. Now a human is that
small, can imagine the actual size of the waterfall?
|If you care to do some exploration,
continue along the track. Alongside the broad timber
truck track, there is another tributary. Proceed upstream
until a bend some 3 kilometers later, where clear trails
leading down the ravine's wall.
river was well concealed, deep down inside a 80 meters deep gorge. Here, along
the stretch of river, there were 3 large pools, one waterfall and cascading
water the whole way down.