Monday, November 12, 2012

Gunung stong Forest Park ( Jelawang waterfall), Dabong, Kelantan, Malaysia.

The Gunung Stong State Forest Park (GSSFP) located at Dabong, Kelantan, covers some 157,087 ha of forest; is one of the top 5 ecotourism destinations in Malaysia covering some oldest rain forest in the world. It's popular for visitor from Malaysia and Singapore with an estimated 10,000 visitor per annum. It's famous for the purportedly highest waterfall in South east asia,  jelawang waterfall ( 309m), it's so high that you can saw it from far away. Gunung stong ( 1,422 m) is about 4-5 hours from Baha Camp ( 1-2 hours hike to Baha Camp site) and another 3-4 hours return trip. Baha Camp is where you will spend most of the time there, swim in the natural rock pool, watching sunrise from the waterfall and the magnificent panoramic view of Dabong. Besides the view the forest reserve also rich in fauna and flora that some native plant only grow here.

book a guide in advance to make sure you won't lost in the jungle
hiking attire and equipment 
enough foods and water.
contact relevant department before hike.


There is numerous trails within GSSFP include Gunung Ayam, Gunung Stong, Gunung Tera,Gunung Che Tahir, Sungai Semuliang, Seven Summits, Lasr waterfall and Gua Ikan cave. ( Gunung is mountain in Malay) 

elephant, tiger, Malayan tapir,Malayan sun bear, siamang, leapard cat ( prionailurus bengalensis), black panther, serow, pig-tailed macaque, barking deer, banded linsang and banded leaf-monkey.

Holtummochloa pubescebs ( small bamboo), Licuala stongensis ( fan palm), orchids, wild gingers, rafflesia ( world's largest flower) , etc. 

Nearby attractions:
Jelawang, Dabong
18200 Kampong Jeram Rambai

How to get there:
By train from Kuala Lumpur to Dabong
By car , drive to Dabong
By flight ( fly to Kota Bharu then either take train or rent a car there)


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The magnificent sunrise view from jelawang waterfall
Jelawang fall from far away
playing sepak takraw at the baha base camp
our tent at baha base camp
The waterfall where we take shower 
the kitchen

the natural slide

view from peak of Gunung Stong

view from peak of Gunung Stong
some mushroom
peak of Gunung Stong
scorpions and centipede 
eating at the kitchen 
group photo..

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