Secret Waterfalls

May 17, 2009 · 4 comments

With Sydney back from his KL business trip, it was straight back to action, I asked if we could go for some Laksa for breakfast, a Kuching speciality (Sydney informed me that the Penang version is sour and creamy whilst the Kuching one is hot and spicy). I wasn’t even sure what Laksa was, but as it turns out, its a bowl of noodles, with bean sprouts a few shrimps and chicken strips in with a curry flavour sauce over it, I enjoyed it anyhow, it wasn’t too hot or spicy either.

Bowl of Kuching style laksa

Bowl of Kuching style laksa

After that and with a few friends we headed out to the waterfall. This is not in any guidebooks or even well known in Kuching, it is a 2 hour drive out in a secluded area and only really known by the natives, it’s near a place called Palm Beach resort but even if you stayed there you’d have trouble finding it; there are no signs and its down a few back roads and requires a few minutes walk through the jungle to find.

Walking through the jungle to find the secret waterfall

Walking through the jungle to find the secret waterfall

However after the long drive it’s clear why these guys keep coming back and want to keep it a secret, it is completely unspoilt Everyone was keen to get in and enjoy the fresh running water.

Waterfalls always make a good playground

Waterfalls always make a good playground

Beers were shared and people began jumping in the deeper part of the water, whilst others enjoyed the slow running fall suitable for showering or the heavier fall suitable for powerful massaging!

Jumping into waterfall

Jumping into waterfall

Another waterfall jumper

Another waterfall jumper

A spot of human fishing whilst we are here:

Don't think he caught anything

Don't think he caught anything

After climbing the top of the waterfall, I noticed further up there was an even bigger waterfall, Sydney had never ventured out that far before but from afar the bigger waterfall looked even prettier so I had to go over and take a picture.

Still water pool above the waterfall

Still water pool above the waterfall

New waterfall revealed at end of slow running pool

New waterfall revealed at end of slow running pool

Everyone at the waterfall

Everyone at the waterfall

After that, we headed to the beach for some food, the beach was pretty naff, but we moved on and found a place called palm resort on the way back and pulled in. This beach was spectacular; big, open, sandy, warm sea, and virtually empty (apart from a few crabs).

This is the nice beach

This is the nice beach

and to top the day off a picture of Ginas tits a hermit crab!

Hermit crab

Hermit crab

This mountain looked nice in the sunset on the way back too with the clouds passing by:

Cloudy Mountain

Cloudy Mountain

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex July 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM

You sir are a genius

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Candice September 18, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Bahahaha, the hermit crab photo made me laugh. Awesome swimming hole.

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lia bayang June 9, 2015 at 6:26 AM

hi do u mind me asking u where is this? or where is the direction to the waterfall? :)

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AdventureRob June 13, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Can’t say really, this was 6 years ago now! Other people took me there so I couldn’t inform you if it was a week later too.

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