Tibang Falls (Ayer Manik)

State Perak
LocationKg Tibang, Ulu Slim Region
Coordinates and map 3.97076, 101.48484
Water SourceSg. Tibang, Natural Stream
Waterfall ProfileHorsetail Fall, with Pool
AccessibilityTrekking, <30mins

Tibang Falls is a vertical single drop fall with a medium sized pool. The horseshoe shaped pool is sandy and deep at certain spots suitable for swimming. It is also known as Ayer Manik to local OS. Access to the waterfall is now much easier with better road infrastructure leading to the Kg Tibang village.

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Tibang Fall

Head to Slim Village Police Station as the landmark. Ulu Slim region can be reached from the north via Slim River town or from the south via Behrang Ulu. Near the police station, there is a T-junction.(Image 1) Take the junction heading in to Kolam Air Panas Ulu Slim. Keep to the main road and proceed straight till arriving at the next T-junction.(Image 2) Take the left junction in, the right junction goes to Pos Bersih. Along the way, visitors will pass D' Pulau Tibang. It has a shady riverside campsite with basic facilities. After passing the campsite, there is another forked junction.(Image 3) Keep to the left without crossing the bridge to Kg Tibang. There is very few parking spots at Kg Tibang, most of the houses are build quite close to the main access road. Visitors are advised to park outside the village by the road shoulder or at the open field clearing near the entrance of the village. Park without obstructing passing vehicles.

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Image 2

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Proceed by foot pass the Kg Tibang village into the rubber estate. There are many trail junctions in this area. Keep left and proceed uphill.(Image 4) At the next junction where there is a large fallen tree on the left, take the right path. The waterfall is close by and can be accessed by two ways. Either from the bottom via the stream or from above the falls where visitors have to cross the river and come back down from the opposite side. From the top, visitors will have to carefully climb down a short cliff to the base of the falls.(Image 5)

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Image 4

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Very Scenic

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Image 5

Misc. & Exploration Notes :
No waterfalls have been found upriver upon exploration. There are only many river cascades and a boulder cascade that isn't worth the effort. There is however a smaller cascade fall downriver of Tibang Fall as documented by Siang Hui. A 2 tier fall called Ayer Pawang by local OS.

"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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Ayer Pawang Fall

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Present situation for Tibang Fall : No information available

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments

J Phuah 06-12-2009
Just been there yesterday. It is a nice waterfall and I can say it is easy to access the location, the only thing is you need to ask Orang Asli to show the correct direction. Orang asli there is quite friendly. Talk to them and they will show you the direction. There are two orang asli settlement, one is located in the beginning of muddy road and the second one is inside the estate. If you go to the waterfall perhaps consider to buy some candy and give to local orang asli children. The waterfall as mentioned unspoilt but some visitors left plastic wrapping, we cleaned them up when we leaving anyway. I like the fall as very quiet and no one was there, totally peaceful. J - jwphuah@gmail.com
Joe 10-07-2008
Hi there... thank you very much for all your groups efforts to give infos for all of us to access the waterfalls of Malaysia. I never thought that I will ever try out jungle trekking. But I started with Kanching after visiting your site. then followed by Chiling... wow Chiling is great. I would appreciate if you could also indicate on the site on things to bring as each falls needs different things.. especially for first timers who does not have any experience. To access this waterfall...Any other alternative besides 4WD... kindly advise... And due to passion.. one of your reader actually started a group in Facebook to venture the waterfalls on your site.. for those that wants to find activity partners can also join this group... http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=33681666056http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=33681666056 Check out the activities... Thanks a lot to the creator of Waterfalls of Malaysia...