Punsai Falls

State Negeri Sembilan
LocationKg Esok, Jln Kg Ulu Kenaboi, Kenaboi
Coordinates and map 3.16890, 102.03624
Water SourceSg. Punsai, Natural Stream
Waterfall Profile2-Tier Cascade Falls
AccessibilityTrekking, ~ 2 Hours

Punsai Fall is a beautiful waterfall of moderate height that is located on one of the tributary streams of Sg Kenaboi. The jungle trail is moderately long and follows along the main river into the interior region that ends at a durian orchard. While the trail is initially clear, it gets more faint the deeper it goes. Beginners are NOT recommended to attempt this without a guide.

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Punsai Fall

Head to Kg Chennah as the landmark. From the small roundabout take the junction towards Kg. Esok. (Image 1) A well paved road with some scenic mountain views passes several riverside campsites and leads visitors to the interior which goes to Lata Kijang waterfall. Near the signboard that remarks Kg Esok & Rapid Challenge, there is a small junction right down towards the river.(Image 2) There isn't much parking space here with oil palm trees along the road shoulder, larger groups are advised to park outside along the main road and walk in instead. Park without obstructing the road as lorries or tractors share the same access road. Proceed by foot from here.

During our visit, a concrete bridge is under construction.(Image 3) Visitors will have to waddle across the knee height river to cross to the opposite bank. Visitors are hence reminded to 1st check ahead the weather for the day or risk getting stuck for extended periods before it is safe to cross back again during the return trip. Visitors should also avoid visiting during wet seasons where strong currents and higher river height increases the risk of being swept away.

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Image 3

After passing the oil palm estate and arriving at the border, there will be a jungle trail that passes a few abandoned huts.(Image 4) Proceed on the main trail and cross the skinny wooden bridge. Directly after the bridge there will be a forked junction.(Image 5) Take the right to proceed towards the durian orchard. During our visit, the durian orchard has been in a semi abandoned state and wild undergrowth had taken over the landscape. From here the trail gets vague and visitors will either have to river trek or bushwhack to reach the falls.

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Punsai fall view from its lower tier

Misc. & Exploration Notes :
Directly above Punsai Fall are 2 more lower height cascade falls, a photo of the nicer one is documented below. (Image 6) We tried exploring further but the landscape upriver is bouldery and isn't promising.(Image 7)

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Image 6 (3.16895, 102.03719)

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Image 7

"Rubbish exist when there is an imbalance of those willing to take action."

If you plan to visit this waterfall, do bring a plastic bag along. In the event there is rubbish left by irresponsible individuals, you can contribute and do our part to keep nature's paradise clean. Thank you~

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