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Title: The Green Pipe
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 1:46pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

This green pipe is an extension from a medium-sized water treatment plant. The public man-made pool is located directly beneath the treatment plant. The water over there was murky and filthy.

Title: The Fallen Trunk
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 10:11am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.5, ISO Equiv.: 200

The jungle trail is well-marked. I got no leeches bite despite wearing rubber slipper with all my toes exposed.

Title: Honeycombs Zigzag Bridge
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 9:19am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/3.8, ISO Equiv.: 200

I can walk across this river easily without using the bridge - the tide was low on that day.

Title: This Way to Waterfall
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 10:41am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/3.5, ISO Equiv.: 280

I was having great fun trekking the jungle. But it was short-lived. I was nearly mugged by a rogue looking fatty. Read more at the bottom.

Title: Jungle Waterfall (Picture 1)
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 10:57am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/14, ISO Equiv.: 100

An out of this world and heavenly view! Water droplets from the fall were flying to all direction.

Title: Jungle Waterfall (Picture 3)
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 11:10am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/22, ISO Equiv.: 100

After taking this photo, I removed my slippers and climbed up those wet and slippery rocks trying to reach the peak of the waterfall. It was a stupid and dangerous decision, but the panorama view was EXCELLENT!

Title: Jungle Waterfall (Picture 2)
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 10:58am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/16, ISO Equiv.: 100

As usual, capturing a decent picture at waterfall is no easy task. The surface was either rocky or sandy and loose. It was really frustrating. Finally, I decided to hold the tripod (with camera attached) to capture this picture.

Title: My Tired Foot
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 11:44am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 125

Dipped my tired feet into the crystal clear and icy cold water.

Title: This Way Out
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Forest, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 1:48pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 180

The Sun has finally 'escaped' from the gloomy clouds and hazy sky when I trekked back to the main entrance.


On that day, I was a lone trekker in the jungle. Halfway trekking, I saw a gigantic wood fungi. So, I squad down to capture it with my Nikon D60 camera. When I stood up, I was shocked to see a fat guy standing right behind me! I was asking myself "Who's the f*ck is this guy?" He stared at my camera intensely. I stared back trying to figure out his intention. It was funny...I was shivering deep inside and he was muted for some moment. I pretend to be a macho guy to hide my fear. I was worried sick whether this guy was trying to mug my camera. Three minutes later, he asked "What are you doing?" Duh? I answered him "I'm taking photos". His left hand has some kind of gangster tattoos. Later he asked me "Did you see my friends?" I answered "NOPE" He walked away deep into the jungle waterfall trying to 'search for his friends' Later, I saw him turning back. I know he didn't make his way to the waterfall. I'm very sure his prime intention - DAYLIGHT JUNGLE ROBBERY. I was scanning the forest floor for some weapons (perhaps a big piece of rock) to whack this idiot into pulp. Sometimes, dangerous situation requires aggressive defense.

After trekking for two long hours, I finally reached the jungle waterfall. To get an UP, CLOSE & PERSONAL feel, I move as close as possible to the waterfall. The rocks on the waterfall were wet and slippery. I climbed up slowly trying to find the right position to place my camera tripod. But, it was impossible because the surface of the rocks were 'bumpy' and uneven. So, I had to hold my tripod (with camera attached) and let the auto timer freeze the flow of water. Looking back, I have to say it was a crazy thing to do. I was hanging on for dear life and also my precious camera.

Later, I took off my slipper and climbed higher. It was quite scary - the higher it gets, the steeper the fall. One wrong step, I could end up falling down and break some bones. Nonetheless, it was a risk worth taking. The view from atop was simply BREATHTAKING and SUPERB!

After spending one hour relaxing at the waterfall, I decided to return back to the main entrance. There is an alternate pathway. Unfortunately, this second trail was overgrown with shrubs...the trail is not clear. The risk not worth taking.

Overall, I was surprised to encounter loads of exotic animals and plants in the jungle. The jungle trek is well-marked and the waterfall is AWESOME! Happy to say that I was not bitten by any leeches despite wearing a pair of cheap rubber slipper with all my toes exposed. Waterfall trekking is a MUST DO EVENT in Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall.

Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall - Getting There:

1) From Kuala Lumpur head out on Route 1 past Kepong and Selayang and towards Rawang
2) Look for the brown signs for Taman Rimba Komenwel and Hutan Lipur Sg. Kanching; strangely no Templer's Park sign
3) After passing through some road works, the road slopes downhill and past a housing area on the left
4) Look for a small blue sign with just a U-turn arrow that says 500 m
5) Take this first U-turn on the right lane just after the downhill section (If you miss this U-turn continue on for 2 km past the petrol station and turn at the traffic light)
6) Immediately get into the left lane and see a bus stop followed by a left turn into an unfinished archway
7) Follow straight for 100 meters into the parking lot
8) An old sign shows the trail map of the park and an another faded red sign points the way 500 meters to the pool
9) Walk uphill on the tarmac road with the barrier gate to the pool and trails.

More info:

a) http://www.nature-escapes-kuala-lumpur.com/Templers-Park-Jungle-Waterfall.html

Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall - Google Maps


4 comments

  1. Hai Kawanku!

    Thanks for proof reading my Malay. It's got a bit rusty! Please keep correcting me if you see something odd, okay?!

    The zigzag bridge is actually quite interesting! I though they only had the honeycomb stumps first. You know like stepping stones, but then they added the zigzag beams because people could not jump over!

    Ha ha...

     
  2. Roger Says:
  3. Thanks for your wonderful pics. Your interesting account reminds me to re-visit the place. The guy probably wasn't sure if you were alone. You could have said, "Oh, I am waiting for friends to catch up with me" or something.(Alex, by the way, I drove up to Fraser's Hill on Tuesday. The place has undergone a transformaton.)Roger (Singapore)

     
  4. Roger Says:
  5. Your shots of the waterfall are stunning and dramatic. Roger (Singapore)

     
  6. shloke Says:
  7. @1ondoncalling,

    No problem boss :)

    Oooh! That's really interesting knowing the existence of honeycomb stumps first and zigzag beams later. Jumping over is really impossible. I tried that (on another zigzag bridge) on one of the collapsed stumps and ended up 'crashing' into the river with my shoe nearly lost in the river.

    @Roger,

    It was a strange encounter with that guy. Imagine seeing a total stranger sneaking behind your back??? I should have asked "What do you want from me?"

    Whoa!! Finally...Fraser's Hill. I read your article about your latest trip. Any jungle trekking???

    Thank you again for your kind comments on those photos!!!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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