Yesterday Tuesday 4 October 2011, after not visiting the area popularly known as Templer's Park for decades I decided to spend some time there.
Actually last week I made a short stop here walking only at the lawns.
This time I decided to go far in. For the record there are 7 levels of waterfall inside.
First, one have to walk past the lawns.
But it is only after this gate that one is officially inside the recreational forest. Notice the name Hutan Lipur (recreational forest of) Kanching? That's the official name of this place.
But yet many know it as Templer's Park. For an explanation read the article A visit to Templer's Park made 3 years ago.
Seen here is the stream down the first level. In the old article there's pictures taken as I walked from here upstream until the 1st level waterfall could be seen.
But that's all to it in the visit made 3 years ago. This time I must go up all the way.
Two decades ago going up and down the 7 levels of waterfalls here was almost a weekly affair. As far as I could remember yesterday was the first time since then that I walked up past the 1st level. Seen here behind the growth is the 2nd level.
A zoom picture.
Going up further I could see the 3rd level waterfall.
There is a path that reach directly to this level but I chose another which leads higher...
The path leads to this bridge.
Then you could see the 4th level.
For most people this is the place to stop and take a dip at as it provides the largest pool around.
But the more adventurous just couldn't ignore the fact that there's still other waterfalls further up.
So there I was climbing more staircase.
At the age of 41 I could feel myself strained to continue the climb. But upon seeing the 5th level waterfall my exhaustion simply evaporated.
And so I pressed on.
Till there's no more staircase of concrete path...
Another bridge beckons.
Cross it first.
And walk on before you can see another waterfall.
Yes. This is the 6th level...
Yet one could still climb further albeit harder.
Cross this small cascade.
Walk further up the jungle.