A trip to Lubuk Timah Waterfall near Simpang Pulai, Perak

Posted on November 27, 2019 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal
Lubuk Timah Fall
State Perak
Location Near Simpang Pulai, road to the C.H.
Coordinates and map N04 33.51′ E101 9.89′
Water Source River
Waterfall Profile Near Vertical Falls
Accessibility Walk from carpark

These waterfalls have an interesting background. In the beginning of the 20th century, a dam was built in the Sg Anak Ayer Cina, near Simpang Pulai. The name Lubuk Timah suggest that the water was used for tin mining. The reservoir is completely silted now, and the water spills over the dam at both sides, creating two waterfalls. Access to the falls is from the new Simpang Pulai – C.H. road. Turn left where power lines cross the road. There is a small sign ‘Lubuk Timah’.

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The small sign with “Lubuk Timah” can be easily missed

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From the parking you walk down to the river

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The Hot Springs with the river in the background

After less than one km, you are near the river where you can park your car. First you will pass an Air Panas (Hot Springs), surprisingly close to the river. From there it is only a few hundred meter to the dam and the falls.

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This is a popular weekend destination

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The dam with the two falls

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The left fall

This is a popular weekend destination. You can climb up to the reservoir, which is completely silted.

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The powerful right fall

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What a perfect location for a bath

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View of the dam and the reservoir

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A recent picture. The center weir is overflowing
(picture courtesy of Tan Teck Ghee)

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