Location : Ulu Kapit, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Rough guess-the vertical drop must be a 700 footer. Cost a bomb to get there on the first day of Chinese New Year and a long and winding drive too along logging track. Luckily the gravel road was very well maintained thanks to the logging company! The journey started from Kapit town at 8am and reached Mujong Jetty at about 8.45am. Took a one minute boat ride across the Balleh River and waited for another hour for the driver whom we had arranged to drive us there. Villagers who own 4WD vehicles call the shots and determine the tariffs. They will enjoy that while they can as the Mujong bridge is under construction and be completed in 3 years.
The drive to Gelanggang took about 4 hours with scenic mountain views and occasional sights of hornbills overhead.
The trek to the fall was less than an hour. Our guide Mao with his shotgun ever ready caught sight of his first prey 20 minutes into the trail. One bang was all he needed to bring down the poor pig. Quick and clean. The piglet was about 3 months old and lean. Not much to the liking of the locals as they sliced open the neck with a machete to check out its fat content. Maybe its because the fruit season is just over. The price of wild pork goes for RM6/kg in the village and 3 times more in the town. Extra pocket money for Mao.
Gelanggang Fall is not really that impressive and it does not even have a pool. Considering the distance and price it will not attract a lot of interests except of course if you are doing some other adventures at Hose Mountain and using it just as side trip.
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