Panchor Falls

State Johor
LocationKg Parit Jayus 4 Darat, Batu Pahat
Coordinates and map 2.09893, 102.91129
Water SourceSg Panchor, Natural Stream
Waterfall ProfileMulti-Level Cascade Falls
AccessibilityTrekking, <1 hour

Panchor Falls is a waterfall series 1st documented in Waterfalls of Malaysia book published in 1989.(refer end page) In the book it is listed as Bukit MaO'kil falls after the mountain but would be more accurately called Panchor Falls after the stream since there are more than 1 waterfall in the same region! Panchor Falls has 5 documented waterfalls of various heights and waterfall types with pools at certain levels. The featured waterfall (pictured below) is a 2 tier narrow gorge waterfall nested within steep rock slopes. This waterfall is NOT suitable for beginners to attempt without guidance.

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Panchor Fall 5

The trail head can be accessed from a few different roads. From the south of Kg Parit Jayus, there is access from Seri Medan village. From the east either from Pagoh or Parit Sulung, it can be accessed from Kangkar Senangar village. Kg Parit Jayus is an oil palm village with networks of narrow tarred roads beside drainage ditches, navigate to the final junction. (Image 1) Take the left junction in.
Visitors with low sedan cars may wish to park by the end of the tarred road within the highway underpass area.(Image 2) Park without obstructing passing vehicles and proceed by foot.

Pass the small bridge and there will be a forked junction.(Image 3) Take the right path into the palm oil estate. At the edge of the estate there is a faint trail into the jungle. Visitors that manage to follow the trail will find that there is an old metal pipe along the jungle trail. Up the hill, visitors will come up to a bridge that overlooks the 1st fall with a pool.

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Image 1.

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Image 2.

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Image 3.

Uphill, there are a few junctions from the main trail that visitors can exit to visit the available waterfall levels documented below. Visitors who wish to visit the main waterfall has to be careful and approach it from the right of the stream. The narrow rocky pass is not for the unexperienced and there is a risk of slipping and hurting oneself.

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Panchor Fall 2 (Top Tier)

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Panchor Fall 4

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Panchor Fall 5



"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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Description page from WoM Book

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Present situation for Panchor Falls : Permit needed

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety