If you are gearing up for a tour to Johar Bahru, you definitely do not want to miss an opportunity to experience this heavenly sight. There can be nothing more blissful than coming across this astounding piece of nature, which goes by the name of Gunung Pulai Waterfall. Not only do people come to this place to get some peace of mind, but it is also one of the best places if you’re in the mood for a good workout.
Positioned near the town of Kulai, the Gunung Pulai Waterfall is legitimately a part of the Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest and is situated 15 km to the north of Pekan Nenas. You might be wondering what “Gunung” stands for? The literal meaning of the word “Gunung” in Malay means mountain. Although not as high as a mountain should be, the Gunung Pulai Waterfalls are given the term “Gunung” because of it being the highest point of this region.
The Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest contains both the Gunung Pulai Waterfall and Mount Pulai, which is the perfect place to go hiking. Of all the other hiking tracks present in Singapore, Mount Pulai is the most preferred one. The trail is extremely fit to go for a bit of cycling in between the exquisite topography.
While going out for a leisurely stroll, you are sure to come across people who will greet you with warm smiles and handshakes. You may also encounter wildlife creatures, especially monkeys, lizards and some of the most exotic birds. People can snap pictures of themselves and others with the lush green plantations as a terrific backdrop. The ideal time to witness this awe-inspiring landscape is during the monsoon season. The gushing waterfall on top of rainfall will be a memory worth capturing and treasuring.
The Gunung Pulai Waterfall is mainly 40-50 meters high and entails a number of tiers. You’ll be extremely lucky if you witness all the tiers at one go as it is one of the most astonishing sights you’ll lay your eyes upon. For nature lovers, Gunung Pulai Waterfall is definitely the place where you would love to spend a weekend with your family, or friends. The best time to visit this location is during weekdays, as the weekends are usually jam packed with the locals who come for their routine walks.
The park is operated on a daily basis and you can visit it any time during the day hours. What’s even better is that there are no charges for visiting. It is absolutely free of cost, so you definitely need to witness this miraculous place. Most people bring their own eatables to enjoy home-made food in this recreational spot.
This particular spot is of immense attraction for tourists and it is also very popular with the locals. The area is also well maintained and taken care of. Get ready to embark on a mission where you won’t only see one waterfall, but two. Beyond the main waterfall lies a dirt path, where after 20 minutes of trekking you’ll come across another waterfall. This is a rather peaceful location for you to relax and unwind yourself, compared to the main waterfall area. There is also a campsite adjacent to the waterfall, where you can devour on snacks and other goodies while enjoying the sound of nature. Compared to the main waterfall which is rather crowded, this area is relatively quieter.
If you are planning a picnic with your spouse and kids, make sure to come at your earliest to discover how beautiful the sun rays look while it shines across the leaves. This view is bound to be captured, so don’t miss out. The park also contains a washroom where you can change clothes in case you decide to go swimming in the small river filled with fresh cold water.
In order to get to the Gunung Pulai Waterfall, you can take the bus, or a cab or even better, go by train. The bus will cost you the cheapest i.e. RM 2.80 per person. To get to the Kulai Bus interchange, it will take you approximately 1 hour to reach your destination if you come from Larkin (Johor Bahru Bus Interchange). From there it is feasible to take a cab which will take you to Gunung Pulai Park at a cost of RM 30 in a duration of 40 minutes.