NESTLED in a tranquil vicinity near Kota Tampan, Hutan Lipur Lata Kekabu is certainly a hidden jewel in the Lenggong district.
It is a popular destination among local and foreign nature lovers, who love to explore the pristine beauty of flora and fauna.
One of the main attractions of Hutan Lipur Lata Kekabu is the 50-meter waterfall, where visitors could get to by crossing over a hanging bridge.
A regular visitor, Mohd Syaziman Mohd Rashid, 28, said he loved to bring his family to the site to get close to nature.
He said they would visit the place at least twice a month.
“It is a good place to relax,” said Mohd Syaziman.
Nonetheless, he said he forbade his two young children, aged eight and 10, to play near the waterfall, as they did not know how to swim.
“I allow them to play by the shallow stream at the recreational park area near the entrance,” he said.
Mohd Syaziman, who works as a driver for an orphanage in Lenggong, said children from the home loved having picnics at the forest.
Another visitor, who only wished to be known as Siti Salmah, said Hutan Lata Kekabu had one of the cleanest waterfalls she had visited.
“Though it might not be as majestic as the one in Lata Kinjang, it is one of the least polluted waterfalls,” she added.
Siti Salmah, a general clerk, said she hardly saw any paper or plastic bags thrown in the forest.
“I think this is because the authority that managed the forest has placed sufficient garbage bins in different parts of the forest,” she said.
Hutan Lipur Lata Kekabu is managed by the State Forestry Department.
It is located near the Jalan Lenggong-Gerik and is about 10km away from Lenggong town and 25km from Kuala Kangsar.