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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

TAPAH : Lata Iskandar Waterfall

 
 

LATA ISKANDAR

WATERFALL

 

Some 25km from Tapah along the Jalan Tapah-Cameron Highlands is the refreshing sight of a huge white cascade, plunging down boulders where the lovely original forests in the area offer weary visitors the chance to indulge in surroundings close to nature as well as to take home some memorable moments in the form of pretty photos. Called the Lata Iskandar, this is a popular place for visitors en route to Cameron Highlands who often stop for photo sessions as well as to feel the icy cool water and enjoy the fresh and green surroundings Lata Iskandar is a multi-tiered waterfall with pools at the base of every tier.

 

The main tier that you get to see so clearly from the road is about 30m high before it ends in a stream that flows down a bridge, which is part of the road. As the area where Lata Iskandar is located, is at about 500m above sea level and shaded by thick jungle, the air is always cool and the refreshing feeling is further enhanced by a perpetual fine water spray that envelopes the area, rising from the force of the plunging water. At certain times of the day and from certain angles, a rainbow will form on the misty water spray. At the base of the main tier, the area has been landscaped with picnic and relaxation facilities, which includes shades.

 
 

There are cemented steps with railings on both sides of the waterfall, leading to heights above the second tier. Along the way are several rest shades and from above, you can have a nice view of the water plunging on rocks so close to you. Both sides of the road at Lata Iskandar are lined with stalls selling Perak handicrafts, Orang Asli crafts, food, drinks, and snacks. There are burger stalls here, drink stalls, and stalls selling traditional Perak Malay food. You will be able to buy wood craft, the famous Labu Sayong, craft made from cane, paintings, and even wild honey. However, the place is usually very crowded on weekends when all stalls open and business is brisks. On working weekdays, this is a quiet place and only several stalls continue operating.

 

Apart from the immediate vicinity of Lata Iskandar, there are several Orang Asli villages located in the area and further on. The curious and adventurous may want to try walking the several jungle paths found in this area to get to one of these villages and see first hand, the simple life of these people who call the jungle their home. Many of the Orang Asli people who live close to the outside world here are quite well versed with modern life and they can often be seen on motorcycles, carrying jungle produce such as Petal, a pungent bean of a huge tropical tree, which is a favourite delicacy among many Malaysians.

 

Further in the jungle, you may encounter those who are still very much in touch and in sync with the jungle, carrying out their daily life by gathering food and resources from the forest and depending on fresh streams to bath, wash, drink, and cook. Unlike elsewhere in most other parts of Perak?s jungles, many of the Orang Asli people who live in this area have very basic homes that are usually thatched huts made from bamboo. Excellent hunters who use darts and blowpipes to bring down their quarry, the Orang Asli people who live further in the jungle from the road near to Lata Iskandar get their protein sustenance by meat from hunted wild boars and monkeys.

 
 
 
TAPAH : Lata Iskandar Waterfall
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA