Sungai Chiling Revisited
There are a lot of names associated with this place, Sungai Chiling, Chiling Waterfall, Chilling Sanctuary River and Chiling River. Normally we just called it Sg Chiling or Chiling Waterfall for short. So here we are again, a revisited trip for the second time.
Sungai Chiling (Chiling Waterfall) @ Kuala Kubu Bahru
20 March 2010
I was leading a group of eight (8) peoples, started from KL. Our journey on trekking all the way @ 11.20am considered late. Many reached earlier than us. Upon reached there, I wasn’t so excited, maybe I know the environment there. This waterfall has gone over-marketed through some photo album and blog site, causing a huge crowd at most weekend there. No fun at all.
Some more, the entrance fees has increased RM1 now, a 50% increased! Gosh!…lol. None of my reason going there other than photography.
We have to cross 6 rivers (actually six times river to be exact in ONE river only) before reach the waterfall. We felt chilled up enjoying scenery there.
A dry crossing on the bridge to cross the river. We meet a cross junction after a while. Remember to TURN LEFT to small murky path lead all the way side by side river. I don’t know where it goes if you go straight or turn right.
Lintasan 1 … bridge connected to opposite side
Path leading to another river crossing … muddy and rocky
River side … cooling feel
A remarkable easy start and shallow water when crossing. First timer will find it exciting. Cooling water up to your thigh.
Lintasan 2 … it’s time to get wet
Not long after that, we reached here…in fact, you can choose the difficulty…one need hike up and another one just cross the river. Of course we follow tough path, required hike up and down. The water is deeper a bit, each of us need to help each other when crossing.
Lintasan 3 … tricky part
Sweet crossing … what a sweet moment
Even sweeter … dreaming some more
Again, crossing this river make you think about how long you will reach there. Got urge to dip into the water. Some more, the weather is hot.
Lintasan 4 … another simple river crossing due the drought
Undoubtedly I know how long it need to take as I saw some groups having their picnic by river side. Some even BBQ and cause the surrounding so … aromatic. LOL.
Lintasan 5 … almost reach, nice trekking track
A sign to reach the waterfall, here we are. The place really crowded. It was hard to find a place to put our belongings. End up we just took some pictures around and eat our pack lunch.
Lintasan 6 … relax a bit
Zig zag … too many stones
We don’t feel going to waterfall in such way, more like water theme park or gathering place. We need some inaudible place with some privacy. Definitely this is not the place.
Crowded … school holiday week mah
Lari cahaya … a new words I learn today, hehehe
Happy face … 3 babes
Group of … E2 Power
Orang hutan ini dari mana? … Tangkap ikan
Hippo & Ah Chat … not left over
Since we were come from far, we at least need some cold off our body.
We get off early around 1.20pm. We went back on the same road, took about 45 minutes before we get changed in the washroom.
This washroom facility is NOT COMPLETE. How can we pay such RM1 for such incomplete facility. No shower tab or place to change properly. On male washroom, it’s look like more toilet to me rather than washroom. Gosh!
So overall it wasn’t so exciting for me. Everything seems in order and expected. Needless to say much, we just walked through the path and cross few rivers, then back to the same route, wash up and go back. So if you’re asking me whether another revisited, I would say, enough!