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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.: 200

A semi-green glow on the leaves.

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

Believe it or not! This leaf is still 'standing' despite showing signs of dehydration, 'lung infection' and 'malnutrition'.

Title: Dropped
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 3:16pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

Stark contrast.

Title: Floating?
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:24pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 450

A close-up shot.

Title: Leaves
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 12:46pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 100

Interesting shape.

Title: Fern
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:02pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A close-up shot of a fern plant.

Title: Bamboo Aplenty
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 10:39am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.0, ISO Equiv.: 200

A group of bamboo trees.

Title: What Are You Looking At?
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 9:50am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 140

A rather agitated and aggressive primate. Better leave it alone.

Title: Waterfall 1
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 11:28am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/18, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.125 s (1/8)

A scenic waterfall.

Title: Waterfall 2
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:33pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/25, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.167 s (1/6)

Wee!!!!! I found the fountain of youth!

Title: Waterfall 2
Location: Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 22 April 2009, 1:44pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/29, ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure Time: 0.125 s (1/8)

Lovely waterfall

After that, I proceeded to the third waterfall. This waterfall is GIGANTIC!! There is another large-sized swimming pool at this waterfall. There were lots of people there (over 50). I wanted to capture some pictures here. But, I decided otherwise because some Malay ladies were not very comfortable with my presence with the camera equipments. So, I skipped this waterfall and climbed up the stairs again to the fourth waterfall.

The path leading to the fourth waterfall is partially hidden. You have to be extra careful navigating your steps. There is a minor landslide causing the soil to loosen and reduced the width of the pathway to 30cm. The fourth waterfall is AWESOME! It's the largest and steepest waterfall in the forest. A guy was standing beneath the waterfall letting the flow of water 'piercing' his naked body. Sigh...wish I brought along some spare clothes to enjoy those experiences!!!! WASTED!

From the 4th waterfall, you can climb another 100 steps to the apex of the forest. I was halfway climbing the steps and decided to turn back because the steps are getting steeper and it seems to be endless. So, I call it a day after the fourth waterfall and return back to my car. It was around three in the afternoon, but people were still coming in!

Kanching Rainforest Waterfalls (Hutan Lipur Kanching) is managed by Selangor Forestry Department and Tourism Ministry. Overall, the place is well-organized. It has ample parking space, few toilets and washrooms, simple changing room, shelters, bridges and man-made pools. An excellent place to unwind yourself! I'll definitely pay another visit to truly enjoy the waterfalls! Avoid weekends as the place will be crowded.

Here are the remaining pictures:




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4 comments

  1. fufu Says:
  2. wow... nice photography =) i am a beginner (canon user)...wish i could snap more nice photo like you...

    i always wanted explore more about malaysia like you... but well slowly get it done from now on... =p will go to penang next mth

     
  3. shloke Says:
  4. @fufu,

    Gee...thanks :) I'm no pro photographer. Just bought my entry level DSLR late August 2008. We all can get nice photos!!!

    Penang is a great place to visit. I prefer to call it as a temple island. LOTS of temples there. Check this link for excellent reviews about places of interest in Penang:

    http://www.penang-traveltips.com/

    I'm going to Indonesia for a two years work attachment. Hope to visit some really nice places over there.

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  5. YM Says:
  6. I believe you're aware that there're other bigger waterfalls if you'd trek up higher (no more man-made cement stairs). The biggest one is magnificent!

    I've took some photos of the bigger waterfalls:
    www.flickr.com/aakisisv

     
  7. shloke Says:
  8. YM

    Yep! I spent too much time on the lower falls.

    Will be making another trip to Kanching Waterfalls soon. Your pictures are simply AWESOME! Great work!

    Thank you for sharing!
    mylo

     
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