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Title: Waterfall Number 4
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 2:24pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/16, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.167 s (1/6)

I was waiting eagerly for these two Chinese ladies to move on so I can capture the entire waterfall. I waited, waited and waited for at least one hour.....but they were still chatting away.

Title: Waterfall Number 4
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 2:28pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.167 s (1/6)

This guy is enjoying the powerful flow of water from the waterfall.

Title: Waterfall Number 1
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 11:26am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/16, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.100 s (1/10)

This is the first waterfall located at the base of the rainforest. Visible in this picture is a wooden bridge to waterfall number two. LOVE the colours in this picture.

Title: Waterfall Number 2
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:43pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/25, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.125 s (1/8)

I am CRAZY and GOING GA-GA over these waterfalls. I just wanna get as close as possible and try something different :)

Title: Waterfall Number 2
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:44pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/22, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.077 s (1/13)

Capturing this waterfall with a twisted angle. I positioned my tripod and camera at the middle of the man-made pool.

Title: Waterfall Number 1
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 12:28pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/22, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.167 s (1/6)

I was worried sick with this shot. The lousy tripod was balanced on a piece of uneven and slippery stone. One small mistake, my camera will be wash away!

Title: Waterfall Number 2
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:48pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/25, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.167 s (1/6)

Another waterfall shot.

Title: Green Shelter
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:23pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 140

I LOVE this plant.

Title: Wasted
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 3:15pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

Interesting contrast - GREEN over PALE BROWN.

Title: Faded Lung
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 10:36am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

I stumbled upon this strange looking leaf on my way back to my car. Look like this leaf was starved to dead!

Title: I'm ALIVE
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:28pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A close-up shot.

Title: Dried
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 3:12pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 180

A close-up shot of a fallen leaf.

Title: Bamboos
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 10:39am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

These bamboo trees are HUGE! LOVE those long woody hollow stem. Reminds me of Lemang...YUM, YUM!

Title: GIMME Light!
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 12:35pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

The green leaf look like a strawberry :)

Title: Camouflage?
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:10pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

Chance upon this leaf while I was searching the forest floor for some goodies.

Title: A Lone Bird Nest Fern
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 9:44am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

A bird nest fern growing on top of a tree. The big tree shedded lots of leaves.

Everyone is talking about Kanching Waterfalls or Hutan Lipur Kanching. Pictures and blog posts about the waterfalls are abundant and seems to be ENDLESS. Well, I'm gonna write three posts about my solo exploration to Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls.

It was a spontaneous decision to explore Kanching Waterfalls. Getting to Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls (Hutan Lipur Kanching) is not difficult. The rainforest is located next to Templer's Park. It took me only 40 minutes to reach the place by car. I paid RM1 (for entrance) and another RM2 (for parking).

You can either climb up the long and winding concrete stairs or move along the jungle trek to reach those MEGA WATERFALLS. The first waterfall is smallest in size and located at the base of the forest. Taking photos of waterfall is the hardest. My lousy tripod can only be extended to a maximum height of 50cm. So, most of the time I have to squat like an idiot. It was really tiring and painful! My biggest worry is having my NIKON DSLR D60 camera falling into the river.

After spending one hour at the first waterfall, I ascended to the second fall. There are two medium-sized waterfalls. I can see a large-sized man-made rectangle pool. Water from the waterfalls flow into the pool. On moving closer to the waterfalls, I can see lots of rubbish strewn all over including leftover swimming trunk, beer bottles, food wrappers and plastic bags. YUCKS! I ignored the ugly sight and move closer to the pool. I removed my shoe and sock, dipped my legs into the crystal clear water. It was so BLISSFUL and RELAXING! Rest assured, the pool is clean and not polluted :)

I am an aqua phobic. Nevertheless, I decided to step into the pool - the water is knee high. I positioned my tripod and camera at the middle of the pool to capture the waterfall. I spent another one hour at the second waterfall.

Remember to follow my second and third post for more reviews and pictures!

Kanching Rainforest Waterfall (Hutan Lipur Kanching) - Getting There:

1) Follow the road to Kepong and Rawang (E1) for about 20 to 30 minutes

2) Look for brown signs pointing the way to Hutan Lipur Sg. Kanching.

3) See signs for Templers Park and just after the protruding limestock rock on the right.

4) Kanching Entry Kanching Park is also on the right but you need to make a U-turn another 1-2 km further down.

5) Go straight until you pass by a Petronas station on the left and stop at the next traffic light in the right lane.

6) A Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet will be on your right side.

7) Make the U-turn and go back on the same road until you see the entry sign for Kanching on the left.

8) It's a quick descent to the entrance parking lot, so be aware.

9) If you miss it, no problem. There is a U-turn up the road after passing the limestone rock. So just repeat the above.

Fees and Facilities:

Entry fees - RM1 per adult
Parking fees - RM2 per vehicle
Plenty of food stalls in the parking area for drinks, snacks and lunch
Bring water and snacks for the trail and extra clothes for water play
Restroom and changing facilities available
Take out your own trash, the bins are not monkey proof
No proper overnight camping facilities

More info:


Kanching Rainforest Waterfall (Hutan Lipur Kanching) Location:

2 comments

  1. Shelyn Says:
  2. I supposed it wasn't crowded right? I'm very sick of crowds even though I would love to visit water fall.

     
  3. shloke Says:
  4. @Shelyn,

    Both Kanching Rainforest Waterfall and Templer's Park are VERY CROWDED during weekends. Plan your trip on weekday (morning time).

    Here are some tips:
    a) Go directly to waterfall number 4. A HUGE waterfall with less crowd. The place is partially hidden.
    b) Be there by 7.00am to view amazing daylight scenery and of course - less people.

    Alternatively, you may wanna go Commonwealth Forest Park. There are two big waterfalls there. Need some jungle trekking to the waterfalls. Very few people know about this place. I went there last week. You can have a look over here:

    http://myloismylife.blogspot.com/search/label/%5BSelangor%5D%20Commonwealth%20Forest%20Park

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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