Location : Kampung Jantan, Lundu, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
3 years ago I was introduced to beautiful Jangkar Fall by my friend Danny Voon whom I could safely declare was the pioneer who brought fame to this waterfall. Ever since that trip I must have went back there 3 more times to savour her beauty.
What’s unique about this fall is it’s 2 other very special/natural attractions which is the ‘Slide’ and a little Jacuzzi pool that a Canadian tourist called the ‘Washing Machine’.
The Slide is a 15 foot slippery granite rock providing a good slide to a waiting pool. The fun here could turn adults look like kids, screaming & laughing. The Washing Machine which is just next to the slide has all the effects of a real Jacuzzi but with the extra powerful flowing water it just keeps pushing you round the edge of the pool. The deepest spot in the middle is about 5 ft deep. Lots of fun & don’t forget the beers!
Jangkar Fall is situated on the Berumput Mountain range that divides Indonesia and Sarawak. There are 2 ways to reach it via Kampung Jantan, the rocky way up the Jangkar River or through the jungle along the pipeline. Both treks take about 1hr 45min.
Kampung Jantan is about 5min drive from its junction with Biawak Rd. This junction is 10km from Lundu-Sematan Road and 8km to the new Biawak-Aruk border post which has just been completed with CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine). Biawak Road will be the new and busy route to Kalimantan Barat which includes places like Sambas, Pemangkat, Singkawang & Pontianak.
Coming back to ‘getting there’, you may choose as you pass the Kayan River bridge whether to go to Lundu town (by turning right immediately) or go straight to Biawak which is 6.5km away. You may do last minute shopping here in Lundu especially seafood, shorts or cheap trekking shoes which is best for slippery granite rocks in Jangkar. Vegetarian food is also available at the food court above the wet market.
For those who would like to camp I did notice a perfect spot farther down the ‘Slide’ which was flat and shaded by trees.
The latest info from Ben Hasumo a local villager is that a nominal fee is charged for entrance to the fall and the fee is inclusive of carpark, washroom usage and guiding.
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