Dear readers, how are you? I hope you have a great and wonderful day while reading my blog post. First of all, I would like to thank my friend for the invitation to join MyTravelKaki.com travel group for this wonderful Chiling Waterfall trip.
The Chiling Waterfall has described as the most beautiful waterfall in Selangor state. It is located 90KM from Kuala Lumpur city center and 13KM from Kuala Kubu Bharu town. Chiling Waterfall has divided into three (3) vertical waterfalls which are “Lower Waterfall”, “Middle Waterfall” and “Upper Waterfall”. This time, we going are to Upper Waterfall. The organizer (MyTravelKaki.com) has informed the trip might be cancel if adverse weather condition.
Our journey starts from Kuala Lumpur and our meeting and starting point at Tesco Extra, Selayang. A total 67 persons has pre-register for this trip. However, only 54 persons are turning up. To avoid congested to the park, we are advised car pool. Finally, we depart at 7:45am.
Our 1st pits stop at Kuala Kubu Bharu town, which is 51.2KM from Tesco, Selayang. The organizer leading us to the wrong way, we arrived at 8:45am. Spend 45 minutes on our breakfast at coffee shop. 9:30am depart to our destination. Drive another 13KM and finally arrived park main entrance at 10:00am.
Before going into the waterfall, we are required register ourselves and pay the park entrance fee at Park HQ. From the Park HQ to Upper Waterfall, took us 1 hour 17 minutes. We have crossed the stream 6 times. Trekking in the jungle narrow path, breathing fresh morning air has makes myself full of energetic. Getting away from city life and enjoy the natural rainforest. Observe and watch the large amount of Mahseer Fish during river crossing is fantastic. Special floras can be observed along the trekking.
Upper Waterfall has larger pool if compare to Lower Waterfall. Middle Waterfall is not accessible. Middle and Upper waterfalls has very powerful falls. The interesting about Chiling Waterfall is the water may make you felt “Chilling”. With the average water temperature 26 Celsius, plus the cold wind blowing from waterfall has actually chilled up most of us. You may enjoy your pack lunch or sandwiches; fill up your hungry stomach while sighting the spectacular Chiling Waterfall.
Before heading back to Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon, we dropping by and sightseeing the greater Selangor Dam. You can visit Selangor Dam before entering into Chiling Fish Sanctuary Waterfall. Morning view is always better than afternoon view if you plan to have good photography shooting.
Facilities at Park HQ
Visitors allow picnic and camping at Park HQ surrounding area but not inside the waterfall area (after crossing hanging bridge). A proper picnic huts are built for visitors. Toilet and bath area is available next to Park HQ. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to fishing.
Important things you should know before visit Chiling Waterfall
1. Crossing river is a must in order approach to Lower and Upper Chiling Waterfall.
2. Monitor weather condition from time to time, stop entering waterfall during adverse weather.
3. Watch out water level. Do not attempt cross the river if the water reach dangerous level (above waist level).
4. During river crossing, watch out your step as the rock extremely slippery. Please also take good care to kids and elders.
5. In the even rainfall during visiting, immediate move to higher ground as small stream can become torrent and this is extremely dangers to the visitors.
6. Please contact Park HQ if you need assistant.
7. Seal your important goodies (wallet, camera, mobile phone) inside waterproof bag.
8. Beware of lost direction. In some pathway, way point signboard is not clearly stated.
Things to bring
- Extra Cloths (prepare to get wet)
- Bath Towel (if you want to swim)
- Mosquito Repellent
How to go Sungai Chiling Fish Sanctuary Waterfall?
Towards to North side, from Kuala Lumpur follow Jalan Kuching then Jalan Ipoh. You will pass by Templer Park (located on your right). Then follow the Rawang Highway. After arrive Rawang town, continue using road no. 1 (Ipoh old inner road). Pay attention to road no. 55 (Kuala Kubu Bharu / Fraser Hill) junction, turn right. This road can lead you to Fraser Hill (40KM). You will pass by Kuala Kubu Bharu town (located on your left), then Selangor Dam (located on your left). As soon as you cross a small iron bridge, you may park your car at open space parking bay.
3’33’43.28”N 101’39’38.11”E – Kuala Kubu Bharu Town
3’35’36.06”N 101’44’08.28”E – Open Space Parking Bay
3’35’33.53”N 101’44’13.37”E – Sungai Chiling Fish Statuary Park HQ
3’35’44.47”N 101’45’01.62”E – Lower Chiling Waterfall
3’35’41.13”N 101’45’01.90”E – Upper Chiling Waterfall
Park Operating Hour
Open from Friday till Sunday (8:00am – 6:00pm)
Close from Monday till Thursday
Park Entrance Fees
RM1.00 per person
1. Department of Fisheries Selangor (+603-55190169 / +03-55190170)
2. Department of Fisheries Hulu Selangor (+603-60641214 / +013-3089463)
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