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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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