|Sarawak, (13-15)-3- 2009|
|During my last visit to Sarawak, in 2007, I came in contact with Winda and Mike, both interested in nature, jungle trekking and waterfalls. They were willing to guide me to the Jangkar waterfall, a powerful, tall fall in the remote Berumput range, near the border with Indonesia.|
On Friday March 13 (!) I arrived in Kuching, where I had booked a room in the friendly Singgahsana Lodge.
The next morning we left early and reached our destination after 1.5 hour.
The waterfall was already visible from the main road and looked impressive.
The trail started in the small Bidayu Kg Jantan. The first, easy part led us in about 45 minutes to the Jangkar river.
From here we had to follow the river and that was not always easy. The huge smooth-surfaced boulders were sometimes difficult to climb, luckily the weather was good. After about 1 hour we reached the waterfall. And an impressive waterfall it was! With a beautiful, deep pool.
We took a bath and relaxed, but not for a long time, because dark clouds were approaching, and these boulders become impassable after rain. Just in time we were back, a downpour followed while we had a late lunch in a seafood restaurant.
Sunday we drove to the Padawan region, where Winda wanted to show us her favourite waterfall, the Seberau fall. An easy trail, and a nice fall, unspoiled as hardly anybody knows about its existence. And on our way back, we had time enough to visit the Guam falls, actually more cascades than falls, just along the road, so more popular.
Then to the airport and back to KL, it was really a mini-trip, but very successful, thanks to Winda and Mike! Studying GE after my return, I noticed that there are more falls upstream of the Jangkar fall. And there is another river coming down from the same range.
So this will certainly not be my last visit to Sarawak.