What better way to cool off on a hot sunny day than to visit a waterfall? After all, there is no lack of beautiful waterfalls in Malaysia.
But, what if you’re not a hiker and don’t wish to brave the dense rainforests or conquer any mountains just to get to the fun? Or you don’t want to be too far away from the conveniences of the city? Don’t worry. There is good news for you.
Why you should go
Serendah Waterfalls at the Kampung Orang Asli Serendah in Selangor is quite accessible for folks who live in the Klang Valley. There are basic facilities like toilets and changing rooms at the park, as well as gazebos. There are also food stalls (which are usually open during weekends) nearby in case you get hungry or thirsty.
You get to enjoy the waterfalls with all the conveniences close by. This is handy especially if you are bringing your young children or elderly parents along for the trip.
There are parking facilities and the waterfalls are just a short walk away from the entrance so you don’t have to hike very far into the jungle.
What to do
Of course the main thing to do here is to take a dip and cool off in the water. Take lots of pictures at the waterfalls, but do be careful of any slippery stones.
This is also a good place for a picnic with the family or with friends. Here’s your chance to show off your outdoor cooking skills or barbecueing skills!
Bring some towels and a change of clothes with you, as well as some mats to lay on the ground for your picnic. Of course, you can also rough it out and just sit on a nice, big rock.
Once you’re done, remember to carry everything you brought into the area back with you; never leave any rubbish or food in the forest.
If you do decide to explore further, there are some easy hiking trails which take you to the second level of the waterfalls.
Who will like it
This place is good for group outings and since it is a pretty accessible waterfall, you don’t have to be very fit to get there. The crowds do get bigger on the weekends, public holidays and school breaks though, so do try to go early.
It is pretty easy to get to Serendah, which is about an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. The road to the waterfall is narrow and you will pass by an orang asli village and some lakes. The GPS coordinates are: 3.366475, 101.636757. Or, you can easily get to the location of Serendah Waterfalls with Google Maps or Waze.