Sungai Lembing, The Hidden Treasure (Day 2)
Sungai Lembing, one of the most recognizable places among young generation. A unique town owns the largest, longest and deepest underground tin mining in the world. They got the oldest suspension bridge in Malaysia, the perfect sunrise viewing on Panorama Hill, Historical Museum, Rainbow Falls and varieties of popular local foods.
Sungai Lembing, The Hidden Treasure
11 April 2010
Rainbow Waterfall is part of Sg Lembing attraction. The tiny water droplets from this high waterfall create a rainbow effect when the sunrise rays hits it, hence the Rainbow waterfall. This phenomenon was at its best in the early morning, preferable around 8.00am. Getting to the place was not an easy way as we woke up early at 5.30am and get ready to the 4-wheels vehicle or jeep around 6.30am.
The wheel was waiting us in the early morning in front of our guest house. All of us boarded on each wheel and start rolling to the rocky trek.
6.30am … Journey to Rainbow Waterfall
We went to the market again for breakfast first. Many were seen having light breakfast as well as famous Yong Tau Fu as their meal. I had simple bread as my breakfast.
Breakfast in the early morning … light or heavy meal depends on yours
Morning market … also in front of our guest house
At the back of 4-wheels seat … enjoy the fresh air
Our friend, Dan San and his girls … on the wheel
Rocks & bumpy … but still driving fast
King of the wheel … fearless on any path
Rough ride … amazed everyone
River crossing … salute the way uncle drove
One, two, three … Vroom up to the road, knocking hard on stone
At last after 50 minutes rough ride … reached the starting point
CM … simply excited the road ahead
Starting point … river crossing
Towards the trail hiking … not easy as you think
An hour later … finally at Rainbow Waterfall
An obvious rainbow … formed by tiny water drop with sunlight
Having fun around the water dropping area … enjoy the head massage
Included complimentary lunch … Maggi Mee & 3-in-1 drink
Group picture … from waterproof camera
View from top … show the crowded place
12.00pm … Drove back to Sg Lembing
We headed back to Lembing town where we had our lunch after clean up ourselves and get ready to check-out. Again, we had another hour of bumpy ride under the real hot sun. We were not managed to make it our way to mini hot spring and deer park which our 4wd had already skipped without informing.
However, time was rushing a bit due to another activities follow after that.
2.30pm … Visiting Sg Lembing Museum
We headed to Sungai Lembing Museum, in just 5 minutes from the marketplace. The museum is used to be the mining manager’s bungalow. It houses mining tools and equipments, mineral samples that were mined in the area, mining attires, dioramas and a lot others. Just like any other museums, to preserve its history, it’s their rich mining history they are preserving.
Entrance to the museum … free of charge but need to register
Inside the museum … with air-con, if you keen to read the story, please go ahead
Old type writer … I remember I had one similar type when I was child
Tin material … don’t know real or not, gold is one of those
Wine pot … for drunken master, lol
Speechless … intruder of the museum
4.00pm … Crystal House (Museum)
All the marvelous collection of crystal by an old man who he was working as tin miner during his younger days. An entrance fee is RM 2.00.
House look alike … crystal museum
Old news extracted last year … brought some fortune to him as tourist spot
Small religious place … Not deep, but there is where coins are found everywhere on the walls
Entrance to mining tunnel … a real imitation
A vast collection of crystal … found everywhere in his house
Leaving Sg Lembing … headed back to K.L
5.00pm … Gua Charas
Our last place to visit after we departed from Sg Lembing town; Gua Charas. This cave is located not far from town. We needed to climb a short flight of steep stairs before we can reach the caverns inside the top part of the hill.
This cave comes with many stairs, almost from starting until reach the top are all stairs. The cave is quite big and in certain part, it’s quite windy. Shooting photo is not that tough when there is enough light in between the cave.
Charas Cave … a Hindu cave temple
Parking fees … not cheap
Climbing up to the cave … need to pay reservation fees
Climb half way … the entrance where Sleeping Buddha located
Cave is housing … a Sleeping Buddha in deep inside
Climb some more to the top … found a large cave
Found nothing … just a view with really nothing
At the end … dark side of the cave
This concludes the entry of my trip to the enchanted Sungai Lembing. A very good and enjoyable trip where I get to know a lot of new friends and fellow photography enthusiasts. I will definitely be back in Sungai Lembing!