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Gunung Pulai Waterfall

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Last weekend, we revisited Gunung Pulai (or Mount Pulai) with two of my friends.

This month (July 2012) happens to be a good season to visit local waterfalls. Rains are driving up the water level, while we still can enjoy the big sunny days.

Things To Do

Mountain Walk/Biking - Most people enjoy walking up the hill in the morning. It has a well-built tar road, with 1.5 to 2 hours of walking time to reach the summit. Mountain bikers love the steep slopes here.

Picnic and Swimming - That’s what we went for! :) The main waterfall is 20-minute walk from entrance gate. It has a small pool with cold fresh running water, starting from shallow to over 2-meter deep.

Photographing - In a sunny morning, you will see sun rays shine through tree leaves on the way to the waterfall. Don’t miss that!

Save the Earth - There are a lot more polystyrene plates and cups scattered all over the waterfall site, since my last visit. Before we left, my friend Kok Haur decided to help cleaning up the mess, but we definitely need more hands!

Location Map

GPS Location: 1.596587,103.53919

View Gunung Pulai Waterfall - Directions in a larger map

How to get there?

  1. From Johor Bahru, take PLUS North-Sourth expressway towards Kuala Lumpur.
  2. Exit at Kulaijaya toll, you will see the red signboard “Gunung Pulai”.
  3. Turn right onto Jalan Sawah.
  4. Drive straight until you see the signboard “Kampung Sri Gunung Pulai”.
  5. Turn left into the village.
  6. Go straight and arrive at the entrance carpark.

Local Tips

  • Come early - Morning is the best time for picnic and mountain walk. Part of the waterfall site and mountain track are directly exposed under the afternoon sunlight.
  • Parking - You will see a carpark space at the entrance with RM1 fee.
  • Washroom - There is one small washroom at the parking site for you to change clothes and shower.
  • Leeches - If you follow wet dirt track towards the waterfall, watch out for leeches. Bring some garlic, leeches hate garlic smell.
  • Eat - No food stalls in the village. Usually I have my breakfast in Kulai town, and for lunch as well.

Hidden Waterfalls!

As I know, there are 2 more waterfall sites hidden further in the mountain. I will blog about them when I go there again. Stay tune!