Gunung Pulai Falls

State Johor
Location15 km north of Pekan Nenas
Coordinates and map N01 35.55' E103 32.01'
Water SourceSmall River
Waterfall ProfileCascades & Falls
AccessibilityFrom carpark

Neglected jewel of Johor

Although the Pulai Falls are even mentioned in Wikipedia, and officially it belongs to the Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest, the place looks very run-down. That is a pity, because it has good potential to be a major tourist attraction in Johor. To reach the park, you take the road from Johor Baharu to Pontian and turn right at Pekan Nenas, the Pineapple Town. This road leads back to Kulai and probably you can reach the park also from this N-S highway exit. About 15 km from Pekan Nenas, a signboard leads to Gunung Pulai.

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This signboard leads the way to the Recreational Park

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The entrance of the Hutan Lipur. Officially it is closed, but the gates are open.

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Remains of buildings show that the place has known better days.

From the derelict carpark it is only a short walk to the first of the cascades. Another cascade follows and from the top of this one, you can seen the quite dramatic main fall.

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The first cascade with its nice pool

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The second cascade

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The imposing rock face of the second cascade

The main fall is a tall one and quite spectacular, because it comes down a narrow gorge.

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Notice the tiny person on top of the fall!

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To the left of the fall, a path goes up to the top. But you can also reach the top by continuing from the car park. A few neglected chalets still remind you of the past glory. The road goes on to the top, where there is a military station (restricted area)

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VIew from the top of the last fall down into the narrow gorge

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Halfway to the top, a last waterfall can be spotted from the road

Update 2012 by Faye

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Top tier of the waterfall

The top tier of the Pulai waterfalls can be reached by river trekking.

The coordinates are N1.59366 E103.53417. Pictures were taken during the rainy season. Normally the water flow is rather pathetic.

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Another view of the top fall

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

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