Beautiful Picnic Spots in Malaysia
Disrupt the monotonous grind from your daily life cycle. Rather than to constantly rely on technology to keep you entertained, let’s go au natural and pack up for a picnic by the waterfalls in Malaysia.
Kanching Falls, Selangor
You can find this popular tourist destination between KL and Rawang. There are seven tiers in total to this waterfall, and you can find a well-maintained recreation park at the lower tiers of the falls. The popular picnic spot for many is on Level 3 (also known as Lata Kapur) where you can find a large wading pool perfect for adults and children alike – the latter will require strict adult supervision. For the adventurous, take a hike to the highest level of the waterfall tier – Lata Bayas. This tier is generally empty for few would want to climb up the steep trail, but once there you will be rewarded with a picturesque view of the hills opposite the waterfall.
Serendah Waterfalls, Selangor
Not a fan of hiking? It’s okay! You don’t need to have the stamina of a marathon runner to reach the Serendah Waterfalls. Located at the Kampung Orang Asli Serendah in Selangor, this place is equipped with the basic facilities like toilets, changing rooms, and gazebos. Feeling peckish? Grab a bite from the food stalls nearby. The Serendah Waterfalls is a good place for family picnics or friendly gatherings over the weekends and school holidays.
Lata Kinjang Waterfall, Perak
Did you know that this place is one of the best-known tallest waterfalls in Malaysia? Located in the Bukit Tapah Forest Reserve, Lata Kinjang is merely 18 km from Tapah, Perak. The gorgeous waterfall showcases an impressive series of cascading water winding down from a 100-metre drop. Take a dip in the cool waters, perfect on hot and sunny days. While you’re there, why not visit the orchid garden or bamboo park? They’ll make good backgrounds for that perfect Instagram shot.
Ulu Chepor Waterfall, Perak
Prepping for a foodie trip to Ipoh soon? Why not add this location in your Waze (or Google Maps!) on the way there? Lata Ulu Chepor can be found just 10km away from Ipoh City, and this park can be reached by using the Route A1 to Chemor (near the Ipoh Utara Toll Plaza). Pack food from home and go on a picnic at this nature-filled haven, well-equipped with facilities like camp sites, a multipurpose hall, prayer rooms, and bathrooms.
Lata Iskandar, Perak
You can’t miss this easy-to-access waterfall if you’re driving via the old Tapah road (route 59) towards Cameron Highlands. Here, the waterfall cascades over several tiers of granite slopes into a stream at the bottom, making it the perfect wading pool for adults and children to enjoy simple water activities together. You can also buy fresh produce and souvenirs from the Orang Asli community on the way to the waterfalls.
Rainbow Waterfall, Pahang
The biggest highlight about this waterfall is that you can see beautiful rainbows appearing at the stream in the morning. You will never be bored at Sungai Lembing, especially if you have the explorer’s blood flowing in your veins. There are other activities you can enjoy here apart from basking in the sun by the gorgeous waterfall. Walk across the Hanging Bridge, take a hike to witness the sunrise at Panorama Hill, or plan a visit to the Sultan Haji Ahmad Agriculture Park. Feeling hungry already? There are restaurants you can visit around the area, each offering their own signature meals for your enjoyment.
Chamang Waterfall, Pahang
The Chamang Waterfall is a well-known attraction in the Bentong district that features a lovely waterfall cascading over the gentle slopes and into a large pool of water. Remember to pack extra clothes – you wouldn’t want to skip playing in the water here. This place is also perfect for family picnics; just remember to pack up your trash before leaving!
Seven Wells Waterfall, Langkawi
Seven Wells, or “Telaga Tujuh”, refers to the seven natural pools that were formed at different levels from the water streams that flows from Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi. Here, you can choose to enjoy the sparkling cold water at the lower pools or expand some energy to hike to the higher tiered pools (and waterfall!). Enjoy a picturesque activity with family and friends, and take amazing photos with the rocky falls as your background.