The Waterfall

State Pulau Penang
LocationBotanical Garden
Coordinates and map N05° 26.42' E100° 17.13'
Water SourceStream
Waterfall ProfileVertical Fall
AccessibilityPermit needed

The Famous Waterfall of Penang

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Already in the early days of Penang, THE Waterfall has been a tourist attraction. The stream was one of the important water sources for Georgetown.

The fall is located in the Botanical Garden.

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In the Botanical Garden

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The Botanical Garden of Penang is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
And the Waterfall stream still runs through the garden, inviting people for a cool dip.

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But the Waterfall is out of bounds

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Unfortunately the location of the waterfall is in a water catchment area and out of bounds.
The sign explains the value of this HERITAGE SITE, which " will be restored to its importance as a tourist attraction"
Dated: 1988 .....

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To visit the fall, a permit is needed, which can be applied for at the PBA in the Komtar complex.
We have not yet done this ourselves.

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments

Herbert 11-01-2014
We have applied for a permit to this waterfall and will be doing an expedition on Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014. Contact me at or call Eric at 010-9003831 if you are interested to join us.
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