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One Thing Rain is Good For

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It has been raining a lot lately.  Quite a few night rides have been cancelled because it was too wet.  A ride planned for this morning didn’t happen because it was raining when my alarm went off.

One upside is any waterfalls we pass are worth stopping at for a longer look.  There are a couple on the route from Janda Baik to Chamang.


The first, Bentong waterfall, is on the left as you descend from Bukit Tinggi.  It feeds the Sungai Tanglir, which is on the right side of the road.

Bentong Waterfall

Bentong Waterfall

The second, Chamang waterfall, feeds into the Sungai Perting.  It is a bit of a climb to get to the falls, but the effort is worth it.

Chamang Waterfall

Chamang Waterfall

The recent rains have added to the volume of water in these falls.  A good thing for sightseers.  But I do hope it isn’t raining tomorrow morning.

About alchemyrider

I left Malaysia in 2008 as a non-cyclist. I am back home now with three road bikes and all the paraphernalia that goes with being addicted to cycling.

6 responses »

  1. I used to go to Bentong Falls when I was a kid in 1963. I lived in Malaya from 1954 until 1968. Used to be hundreds of the beautiful Rajah Brook Birdwing butterflies on the rocks.

    • Hi Jane. Thank you for reading this post.

      I was six years old in 1963. As you can imagine, much has changed here in the last fifty years.

      Sadly, not so many Rajah Brook Birdwing butterflies these days.

      • There were hundreds in 1963…..lying all over the rocks.
        Same as Kuantan… the sixties I used to watch the giant turtles shuffle ashore to lay their eggs…Kuantan was tiny back then and we used to stay in a Chinese house on stilts. All the little kampong kids used to come out and stare at me as they had hardly ever seen blonde hair! I was lucky to see these places when they were truly magical.

  2. I remember Kuantan in the 60s. The turtles still come ashore there to lay their eggs.
    My Welsh mother was a redhead. As unusual in those days as your blonde hair was.

  3. I am returning there next year…after over fifty years!


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