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7 Magical Waterfalls in M’sia if You’re Looking to Keep Yourself Chilled for Some ‘Healing’ Time


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Malaysia is home to a lot of waterfalls, and it doesn’t take a lot to get to one. What better way to beat the heat in Malaysia’s weather than by visiting a waterfall?

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The refreshing breeze, and the sensation of dipping your toes into the cool waters is the perfect escape from the busy city life especially if you’re looking for some ‘healing’ time. So here are 7 waterfalls to keep you as chilled and cool as a cucumber!


1. Mahua Waterfall, Sabah

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Mahua Waterfall, located 26 km away from Tambunan town in Sabah, stands proudly at nearly 17 meters tall, making it one of the prime attractions in Sabah’s interior. Tucked away in a secluded valley, Tambunan has earned the nickname ‘Switzerland of the East’ thanks to its uncanny resemblance to the picturesque towns nestled in Swiss Alpine Valleys.

This hidden gem is lovingly cared for by Crocker Range Park. Make your journey worthwhile by indulging in a refreshing dip in the cooling waters of Mahua Waterfall. Standing at 17 meters (56 ft) tall, with a depth of 1.2 meters, the waterfall offers a rejuvenating experience.


Address: Kg. Mahua, 89650 Tambunan, Sabah

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance fee: Adults (Malaysian) – RM3, Adults (Non-Malaysian) – RM10, Below 18 (Malaysian) – RM1, Below 18 (Non-Malaysian) – RM6, Below 16 (Malaysian) – RM0.50, Below 16 (Non-Malaysian) – RM6


2. Giam Klimau Waterfall, Sarawak

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Batu Niah which is located approximately 85km from Miri city in Sarawak, serves as a convenient rest stop between Miri and Bintulu, famous for the iconic Niah Caves.

Hidden within the expansive oil palm plantations are several undisclosed waterfalls, including the enchanting Giam Klimau. What makes Giam Klimau special is its unique curtain fall, where water cascades directly onto a hard rock surface instead of forming a pool below. The pool itself is located several meters away.

Standing within this natural shelter, you can hear the calming sound of water flowing above the rock layer. Truly, nature’s wonders never cease to amaze!


Address: Jalan Miri – Bintulu, 98000 Miri, Sarawak

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Adults – RM10 per person, Children – RM5 per person


3. Stong Waterfall, Kelantan

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Stong Waterfall, also known as Jelawang Waterfall, is widely considered as one of the tallest and most awe-inspiring of all of waterfalls in Peninsular Malaysia. Standing at an impressive height of over 300 meters, it serves as a prominent landmark in the region.

Currently under the care of the Kelantan State Forestry Department, the park surrounding the waterfall offers a breathtaking natural spectacle.

The imposing rock formation is so strikingly visible that it can be observed from several kilometers away, particularly along the route from Dabong to Jelawang village.


Address: Jalan Air Terjun Stong, Kampung Jelawang, 18200 Dabong, Kelantan

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, Opens 24 hours

Entrance Fee: RM5 per person


4. Sekayu Waterfall, Terengganu

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Sekayu Waterfall offers a stunning seven-tier cascade, where the rushing waters form a captivating spectacle. With tranquil pools, gently cascading waterfalls, and foliage surrounding the area, it provides an ideal setting for visitors looking to unwind and rejuvenate.

Located within the forest reserve of Sekayu, the waterfall is easily accessible, just a 45-minute drive by car. The big trees offer refreshing shade throughout the park, with their expansive canopies resembling natural umbrellas.

The idea of a refreshing dip or swim in the cool, crystal-clear waters only adds to the appeal of the natural haven.


Location: Kuala Berang, Terengganu

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Adults – RM5 per person, Children – RM1 per person


5. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, Kedah

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Named for its 7 interconnected natural pools and the rushing river that connects them, Seven Wells Waterfall is one of Langkawi’s most gorgeous waterfalls. Located in the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, it’s split into 2 sections: the upper and lower pools, separated by a dramatic 91-meter cliff.

After a trek through the humid rainforest, visitors can cool off in these refreshing pools, surrounded by lush greenery. What makes the waterfall so special is its infinity pool at the waterfall’s mouth, offering the perfect relief from the heat with a refreshing dip.


Location: Langkawi, Kedah

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Entrance Fee: FREE


6. Chamang Waterfall, Pahang

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Chamang Waterfall, located in the heart of Bentong, Malaysia, is a stunning natural gem. Surrounded by lush greenery, this rocky cascade offers breathtaking views and is well-loved for its suspension bridge, picnic spots, and hiking trails.

From the top of the mountain to the midway pool, visitors can soak in the beauty of the waterfall’s 20-meter drop. Below awaits a wide and inviting pool, perfect for a refreshing swim. Due to the strong water currents, it’s important to watch out for hidden whirlpools around the rocks!


Location: Bentong, Pahang

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance fee: RM3 per person


7. Serendah Waterfall, Selangor

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Serendah Waterfall, locate in Kampung Orang Asli Serendah, Selangor, is easily accessible to residents of the Klang Valley.

While it’s not as widely known as the Kanching Recreational Forest Waterfalls, Serendah Waterfall provides an ideal setting for relaxation and to be closer to nature. Its slightly remote location, away from major towns, making it the perfect place for some peace and quiet.

Despite its appearance of being small and shallow, this waterfall surprises visitors with its gushing, refreshingly cold water that splashes onto those who sit nearby. Its beauty and cleanliness make it an ideal spot for picnics and swims.


Location: Serendah, Selangor

Operating hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance fee: RM2 per car


And that wraps up our list, folks! These spots are perfect for cooling off on a hot sunny day. If you’ve visited any of these waterfalls, let us know in the comments below!

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