All my friends should know by now that I am addicted to waterfalls. My website Waterfalls of Malaysia contains almost 180 waterfalls, most of which I have visited personally.
Yesterday I have added two more to my list in the Bentong region. Bentong has a famous waterfall, the Chamang waterfall, a dangerous one, almost yearly people drown here!
Chamang waterfall with a warning signboard in red
Here also is the start of the long trail up to Gunung Rajah. Recently my friend Siang Hui had discovered two more falls along this trail.
Visiting those two falls was the target of Rani and me. The month of the Hungry Ghosts had just passed, so it should be safe, LOL.
After a steep climb up from the Chamang car park, we reached a nice level road, leading us via an Orang Asli village in about 1.5 hour to the first fall, baptised Lubuk Chamang by Siang Hui.
And a magnificent lubuk it was! The fall was not high, but strong with a huge, deep pool in front of it. A good place for a coffee and a dip.
Unfortunately I was stung by a bee here. Maybe a Hungry Ghost, lost on his way back to his grave? Bees like me very much, because I am a sweaty person. The bad thing is that I am allergic for them. After I had a near-anaphylactic shock, two years ago, I always carry antihistamine tablets, and even a Epipen in case of emergency.
Not needed this time
I did not need it this time, but still I had an uncomfortable half hour, before the allergic effects subsided. After I had recovered, we decided to continue to the second fall, in a tributary of the Perting river. This fall was tall, but not much water.
During the trip I took pictures with my iPhone. Combined with the GPS data, it resulted in an EveryTrail report Perting Fall . Here is a Google Earth screenshot of our hike