Lata Iskandar

State Perak
LocationOn the route from Tapah to the Cameron Highlands
Coordinates and map N04 19.53' E101 19.42'
Water SourceStream
Waterfall ProfileCascades & Vertical Fall
AccessibilityDrive-by

Popular Stop on the way to the Cameron Highlands

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On the way from Tapah to the Cameron Highlands it is impossible to overlook the Iskandar Fall. Far before the fall is reached, the first parked cars and stalls appear.
The falls are visible from the road, and there is a big sign, welcoming the visitor to the Hutan Lipur Lata Iskandar. Souvenir shops, food stalls, don't expect solitude here.

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See pic below for present situation

Nice bathing pools

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At the bottom of the cascades a small bridge permits to cross the stream.

Wading pools are a good place for families to bath their children, organise picknicks and enjoy their holiday trip in all possible ways

Cemented steps to the right side of the fall lead to the top of the cascade

The main cascade

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From the bridge one has a good view of the main cascade

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This young spectator seems to hesitate if he will take the plunge

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The main cascade as seen from the steps leading to the top of the fall

More cascades

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At the top of the main cascade the cemented steps end. There is a second cascade here, which (of course) is more quiet than the lower one.
It is possible to scramble up a vague trail to the right of this cascade.

Be careful, the rocks can be slippery

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From the top of the second cascade, one can look down and see the swirling water cascading down. Deep below bathers are enjoying the cool water.

Then, the final suprise, a small real waterfall with an almost private swimming pool.

A nice reward for the scrambling!

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Update august 2007. The roadside stalls are still there, but the illegal(?) buildings near the fall have been removed.

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After the removal of the shops near the fall, the view of the fall is much better.

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


tanteckghee 09-04-2012
i have accident 7-4-2012 lesson learn 1) Never hold your camera while walking ,so if you fall both hands can protect you 2) wear proper shoe--- i fall months ago ,while walking bare foot down a very mild earth track down ulu kenas (taiping ) camp side river scratch my left hand , and this time with slipper ---- both hold camera with one hand. 3) a good photo is better than a "perfect photo" --- so many beautiful "waterfall await us. i got a TEMPERARY RED CARD from family member but will be BACK later :( :) Detail of accident l stop near hut at upper fall,side track ,oh slippery, slowly go take photo look see,walk a little up near tree, see,photo, wanted to get closer, oooh slipery stop. look see , photo decided to walk a FEW step closer I minor fall hit mouth ??, feel something in head do not recall actual what happen wipe nose mouth bleeding,PRAY to my GOD come down,go RINGET town get injection, and check for brain "concasion",doctor say nothing obvious .ok observe 11 hours.yes i am ok dentist, i might lose my front teeth,observe one week. on the bright side i have to take rice porridge for 5 days sure will cut my overweight a few kilo and better concept and practise of safety. :))
ykin 22-04-2008
Many food stalls = many disposalable plastis begs = DIRTY. There should be a warning sign that say foods are not allowed inside the waterfalls area.Not a really nice place after all compare 5 years ago.
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