There’s 3 waterfalls that are claiming themselves as the highest Waterfall in Malaysia. First is the Stong Waterfalls a.k.a. Jelawang Waterfalls in Kelantan, followed by Lata Cemerong in Terengganu and Lata Puteh in Perak. I asked my mentor Jan Stuivenberg from Waterfalls of Malaysia this.. “Sifu.. which one do you think is the tallest?”… “I have not been to Stong Waterfalls remember? But the other 2, visually I would say it’s Lata Cemerong” he replied. As for myself, I’ve seen this 3 waterfalls with my own eyes but I’m not experience enough to tell which is the highest. But my comment would be, Lata Puteh is definitely not the highest. As for Lata Cemerong and Stong Falls.. hmm… good question. Both waterfalls are different…. one is cascading down… and another an almost vertical drop… Anyone wants to comment on this?
Waterfall Survivors has been to Lata Puteh for 4 times. This round we will try to make the way up to the upper falls… beautiful and pristine according to our recce team Siang Hui and Harry who went for a recce to the upper falls sometime back.
Waterfall Survivors members started a very early drive to Lata Puteh as the hike is going to take whole day.
Reached Lata Puteh around 9.30am. Started a short hike but no trails to the Main Curtain Falls.
A beautiful fall that is a triple wow to members that is here for the first time.
After taking some pictures, without wasting more time, the group split in 2 groups. One group will stay at the Curtain Falls and another group who are much more hardcore hikers will proceed to the upper falls.
There were basically no trail like earlier. A lot of trees with thorns.. and steep climb.
Reached another level of the waterfalls. The water are strong which is good for a hard hydro massage.
One of the Upper Falls (Pic by Janine Foo)
A rock that they have to climb up.. It looks easy.. but in actual fact it’s TOUGH!
After continuing, somewhere, they took the wrong trail. Did not manage to get to the twin falls and the last falls but it was a nice and adventurous hike.
They then rested at this small falls.
Back track to the Curtain falls to join others.
This picture is taken at 5.45pm another kind of feeling..
They then proceeded back to the carpark after joining back with the other group who were waiting at the Curtain Falls.
Waterfall Survivors will organize another trip to the Lata Puteh Upper Falls again…
~Waterfalls are BEAUTIFUL but DANGEROUS. Take Safety Precautions at Waterfalls~