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There is not only one Air Terjun Pelangi (Rainbow Waterfall) in Pahang…..but also another one besides the one in Sungai Lembing……I would even say, a better one in Kuala Sentul, Maran, Pahang.
At first I was skeptical. The first person who mentioned about the waterfall was Mat Jeri. Then my friend, dR Ali went there with him & few other friends. It was until I saw dR Alis’ pictures that made me want to go there & capture the beauty myself.
Mat Jeri & dR Ali organised another trip recently & I decided to follow them. We went to this waterfall last week. To reach this waterfall, we drove for about 45 minutes from Kuantan to Maran, then took the turn to Kampung Kuala Sentul. Altogether I would say within one hour we could reach the Kuala Sentul Mosque, which was our rendezvous point.
We hired a 4WD to get us from the mosque to the entrance to the trek to jungle. The 4WD journey was only about 15 minutes. But if you were to walk…..you may require 45 minutes through the palm oil estate. Sorry guys, this time, I didn’t bring any GPS device to reduce weight carrying some batteries. But thanks to Mat Jeri, he brought his GPS receiver & then he emailed me the GDB file for me to reconstruct the tract.
From the entrance, we walked for about 1 hour before we reach the brim of the jungle. It was an uphill climb for about 200m high. We took a quick rest here. Then we continued the journey along a small stream before reaching a muddy area. We had another quick rest mainly because it was about to rain, and we had to cover our bags.
The next trek was through a typical tropical forest with rattan trees everywhere. Again, it was more uphill climb until we reach about 300m high. Then we entered even thicker jungle where the guides need to clear a lot of trees and bushes. We stopped at one small river to refill our bottles. After the river, the trekking got even harder with many hills to climb and leech (pacat) were everywhere.
After about a total of 4 hours walking, we reached the campsite. What I did first was to clear all the leeches from my body. Plenty of them, as I was just wearing my Teva without any sock. I took me 15 minutes to clear them all.
The campsite is known as Batu Hampar, where there is one beautiful cascading like waterfall just nearby. It was one of the best sight I have ever seen in Malaysia.
The guides were busy setting up the tent while some of us were already unfolding the tripods & started shooting the magnificent scenery. Mat Jeri started fishing & we were surprised on how easy it was to fish here!! We were literally ‘transfer’ the fishes from the stream to the plastic bag. That night we had fried fish & sardines. Most of us slept comfortable on the hammock set by the guides. Some slept in their own tents.
Alhamdulillah, 13 people will be going to Jeram Perahu. We will go in one boat. There are some amendments to the previous itinerary. Here is the update:
Day 1 – 27th Feb – Friday
7:00 AM: Rendezvous at Jerantut (infront of Jerantut New Mosque) – Briefing I – About detail programme - Breakfast (Own Expense)
7:30 AM: Move to Kuala Tahan
9:00 AM: At Kuala Tahan jetty – Briefing 2 – Safety briefing - Depart to Kampung Bantal using large boat (shade) ~ estimated 4 hours journey – Landscape (Wide) Mode & People (Tele) Mode
1:00 PM: Arriving at Kg Bantal – Lunch & solat here
2:00 PM: Depart to Jeram Perahu using small boats (no shade – sunglass, hat/cap & sunblock are essential)
6:00 PM: Arriving at Jeram Perahu – setup tents, gather woods for fire, acara berendam! (don’t forget to mark good spot for nature ‘business’)
7:30 PM: Solat & dinner
8:00 PM: Discussion 1 – Introduction to Nature PhotoCamp (dR ali)
8:45 PM: Free & easy (Those who are interested can try to shoot star trail)
Day 2 – 25th Jan – Sunday
6:00 AM: Solat
7:00 AM: Go to Lata Irak- Photo Shootout 1- Landscape Mode (esp. slow shutter, bracketing)
9:00 AM: Breakfast (at Lata Irak)
10:00 AM: Free & easy
12:00 PM: Go back to Jeram Perahu
13:00 PM: Lunch & solat
14:30 PM: Photo Shootout 2 (Jeram Perahu) – Macro Mode
16:00 PM: Free & easy
7:30 PM: Solat & dinner
8:00 PM: Discussion 2 – What we have learnt?
8:45 PM: Free & easy
Day 3 – 1st March – Sunday
6:00 AM: Solat
7:00 AM: Photo Shootout 3 – Landscape Mode (around Jeram Perahu)
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Go to Lata Menderu (bring all luggage) – Photo Shootout 4 - Landscape & Macro Mode
12:00 PM: Lunch
13:00 PM: Head back to Kg Bantal
17:00 PM: Check-in at Dali’s Guesthouse & Solat (Jama’ Takhir)
18:00 PM: Briefing 3 – About Kg Bantal
18:30 PM: Photo Shootout 4 – People, Landscape Mode (around Kg Bantal)
20:00 PM: Dinner & Solat
21:00 PM: Discussion 3 – What we have learnt?
22:00 PM: Free & easy
Day 4 – 2nd March – Monday
6:00 AM: Solat
7:00 AM: Free & easy (try go around the kampung & shoot the morning scenery)
8:00 AM: Breakfast (Own Expense)
9:30 AM: Depart to Kuala Tahan using large boat
12:30 AM: Arriving at Kuala Tahan – Debriefing – End of Nature PhotoCamp II
Want to learn about landscape & macro photography? This is the workshop for you!! Yes…it is free!! Organised by rhodong-rhodong (Pahangs dialect for friends) Luarbiasa. Open to all. Not affiliated to any web forum or gang! Details to be announced very soon! Tunggu………..
Free here means, you don’t have to pay for the knowledge delivered. In other word, its free but not sponsored event. Even the speakers will have to pay! However you need to spend your own money for your food & accommodation…and transport lah. We don’t want to make money. We want to make friends!
Date: 8-9 November 2008
Venue: Akob’s Place, Ulu Dong, Bentong