Location : Kampung Bobak, Singai, Bau District, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia.

After noticing the improvements through the newspaper of Satow Waterfall with credits to the Bau District Council and Bau’s legislator Dato Henry Jinep, we decided to check out the place again after 10 years when we first discovered this place. Through an old friend by the name of Belove from Singai who only gave us the names Satow and Bobak, two of us went in search of Satow that weekend 10 years ago.Air Terjun, Satow waterfall, Village, nature, outdoor, trekking, hiking, exploration, destination, tarikan pelancong, Tourism, travel guide, Borneo, 马来西亚砂拉越, 古晋石隆门旅游景点

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New Satow entrance signage

It was not an easy task back then unlike now with all the road signs. But somehow we wandered pretty close to our intended destination and stopped a helpful boy on his motorbike to show us the trail head.

When we finally arrived, no one was around to guide us and we had no choice but to follow our instincts to explore this multi-tier fall. The PVC pipelines were all the clues we needed to lead to where we thought we should stop, at tier 6 which bore a megalithic structure. It was the most interesting feature that made tier 6 special. Through the next two years we made several more trips here with different groups of friends to show them this ’Lazy men’s waterfall’.

In 2012 when I made a visit there I noticed a broken tree had fallen onto this tier, our favourite tier. The following Sunday I organized a group of friends to help clear it off. So in this album I have decided to include the photos of that occasion for remembrance sake.

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The fallen tree at tier 6, 8 years ago
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Gotong Royong
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Making use of the broken pipe to wash away the debris. Firemen’s innovation

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On two of our visits here not a trickle of water could be found. Not surprising as the watershed here is pretty small. So it is best not to come during a dry spell.

The initial part of the trail has been made safe with concrete paths. Toilet facilities and gazebos built too. Several BBQ pits with trash bags were also noticed. What is lacking now is perhaps proper camping ground.Air Terjun, Satow waterfall, Kampung Bobak, nature, outdoor, alam, picnic, destination, Bau, Singai, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, Air Terjun Satow, Bobak Village, nature, outdoor, alam, picnic, destination, Sarawak, Malaysia, tarikan pelancong, Tourism, Borneo, 探索婆罗洲大自然, 砂拉越古晋瀑布, 石隆门旅游景点

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Trash bags at the BBQ pits

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Meeting local tourists making their first visits
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Our beautiful model of the day at Tier 1
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Tier 2

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The turtle head rock
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Tier 3

Bau District Council has indeed put in a remarkable effort in beautifying up the place. Let us hope it continues to upgrade Satow further to help local tourism. We also hope that more concrete paths be built right up to our favourite ‘Tier 6’ and perhaps dam up the shallow pool which is really awesome n order to increase the depth of water there.

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Fragile looking bridge to get to the higher levels.
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Climbing the dangerous broken ladder
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The old weir
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The tier of the left tributary of Satow river. It was the spot where we had our lunch on our first visit 10 years ago.
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Tier 6

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Through the years on our website, we received many queries on the location of Satow. That was when I decided to pinned its location onto Google map to save us the trouble of explaining the directions which could be headache for first time visitors. So, just point your Android Google map to Satow.

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Depending on where you start your journey, this is one of the 3 routes that you can take
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Present signage

Entrance to this family friendly spot is charged by the car and not by the head unlike most places. It is RM3 per car irrespective of the number of passengers.

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Parking charges for car (RM3) and motorbike (RM1).

Finger foods, snacks and drinks are sold by the nearby village folks. Have a safe weekend with your family and enjoy the clean water dip there.

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Drinking stall at the car park

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