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In the spirit of cuti-cuti Malaysia, Suan organized another trip to Chamang Waterfall (N03 30.56′ E101 51.47′) near Bentong (plus the Elephant Sanctuary and Deer Park) just a little over a week ago on Labor Day. Nine of us noobs participated in this awesome trip, the participants were Suan, Sammy, Dree, Tock, ST, Kim, Rachel, Kerol, and of course, yours truly. For the other reports, check the posts here, here, here, and here.

Chamang Waterfall at Pahang
1. Look ma, it wasn’t me!
2. last camwhoring session before driving
3. Suanie’s car leading the way

We had a pretty decent dimsum breakfast meal near my house and then started our journey towards Pahang. Our first destination, the Chamang Waterfalls. We arrived in less than 2 hours of driving. Unlike the Chiling Falls we went whereby a 1.5 hour trekking is needed, at Chamang Falls, the car park is situated right beside the river. It took only a few minutes to walk to our “camp site” near the main fall.

Chamang Waterfall at Pahang
1. Kim with really long arms
2. setting up our pad by the waterfall
3. my zen moment
4. ze noobs minus tock the cameraman

We had loads of fun there, the weather was hot but the water was super cold. We eventually found a way to swim and climb up to a somewhat dry platform just below the main fall (see my zen moment photo) and hanged out there for a bit.

Chamang Waterfall at Pahang
1. crossing the lucky suspension bridge
2. what do you want me to do, suan?
3. who said you can’t swim and smoke?

Dree, the dude who can swim and smoke, even bought a portable stove and made coffee! Cold water, warm coffee, great view, even better company, it was awesome.

Elephant sanctuary at Pahang
1. the two baby elephants
2. the super exaggerated Rachel
3. hello giant baby!
4. Sammy was a bit shy with the elephants

We had to leave the waterfall by around noon as we hoped to get to the Elephant Sanctuary in time to register for the free elephant rides (valid only for some 100 people daily). Though we did arrive there before 1pm, the list was all full as the sanctuary was packed with visitors on this Labor day.

Elephant sanctuary at Pahang
1. tock tock setting up the camera
2. ze group, look at how tock was hugging the pillar
3. haaaaaaaaaa! my superpower!

We played with the two baby elephants a bit. They were very playful and still had trouble controlling their trunks and it was very cute. The sanctuary is also a home for many adult elephants, but they are placed on a fenced up area. We hang around the place for a bit, took a few silly pictures, had some ice creams and cold drinks under the hot sun, then proceed to yet another destination – the Deer Park.

Deer Park at Pahang
1. Kerol & Suan looking as Sammy feeds the deer
2. Kim posing with the ostrich
3. don’t they look alike? ST & the hedgehog
4. Suan again so interested in Dree and the sugar glider

The entrance fee for Deer Park was RM 5 per person, and it was totally worth it. The place is more like a petting zoo than a mere sanctuary for deers. We fed the deers with sweet potato, the ostriches with some leaves, had our hands on the spiky (but not sharp) hedgehog, and the very shy (and shivering) sugar glider. Of course, there’s the sun bear with extremely small wiener! It was a very fun place.

Deer Park at Pahang
1. ze small wiener!
2. Dree feeding the big sun bear

We actually headed to the Chamang Falls again after that and had a second session of sun, water, and swim. By the time we got back at PJ it was already dinner time. We had garlic fish and some other dishes at Lucky Loke nearby my house and called it a day after that. It was an excellent trip, we should do this more often!

Discuss : KY travels – Chamang Falls, Elephant Sanctuary, and Deer Park

  1. adry azad

    all of us gonna post the same pictures lah i think.. LOL

  2. cold water BEST for the hot weather..

  3. being stucked in singapore makes me long for outdoor trips more…

  4. Junkgirl

    Just read ShaolinTiger’s version of the trip. Interesting trip. Hopefully the animals are well taken care of at the so called ‘sanctuaries’ and ‘parks’ and not merely as income-generating items. Visitors usually only notice the ‘cuteness’ of the animals but aren’t aware of the level of care for these animals.

  5. foodcrazee

    No wiener pic this time ?

  6. omg.. that t-shirt is obscenely farnee !

    love the zen moment.. how long didja hold that pose before froze your nuts off.. hahaha

  7. Dabido (required)

    Rachel making a trunk call?

  8. How come no one went and ride on the baby elephant?

  9. adryazad,
    Hahaha yah!

    Stim! 😀

    Awww, come to KL! 😉

    These places aren’t really generating income I think. The elephant sanctuary doesn’t even charge any admission fee.

    One time enough lor. hehe

    Hahahha, I have awesome balls. =X


    It was! 😀

    Michael Yip,
    Hahhaa, suicide mission?

  10. So fun. I wish I could go. How to get to the Elephant and Deer Sanctuary?

  11. Yah yah, you should have more such trip!!! Then we can know more places to go too… Can I join too? Kakaka… I know I know… I’m a stranger. Haha… Really a nice photo shooting opportunity.

  12. deriku

    My hometown is Bentong and yet I have never heard of the elephant sanctuary nor the deer park. Have to go back more often 😀

  13. JuLJuL,
    Got the GPS coordinate! 😀

    Haaaaaaaaa! You can always organize this with a bunch of your friends too, it’s the fun!

    The Deer Park & Elephant Sanctuary is not exactly at Bentong, but at Kuala Gadah

  14. The lucky suspension bridge! HAHAHAH! Wtf?!

  15. Sammy,
    Isn’t that true? 😀

  16. wah looks damn fun! hehe now i know what to do next. 🙂

  17. oh the elephant sanctuary!!! the 2 baby elephants have grown since i went few months back -.-”

    did you all get to sit on the elephant in the river? 🙂 i thought that was the highlight..

  18. immi,
    Yes yes, great! 😀

    Ahhh, we went too late, didn’t get to sit on the elephant!

  19. ha! is the bear again!

  20. omg. this looks like a real fun time.

  21. I’m thinking of doing Chamang falls this weekend. Thanks for the interesting post. Looks like i dont have to do much hiking to get there.

  22. whateverthing inc.,

    Memang real fun!

    Do it. There’s no hiking needed to get to the waterfall. 😉

  23. i still think the picture of the sunbear took all the attention from the blog post. lol

  24. Robb,
    Hhahaha you’re just fixated with the Bear Wiener, Robb!

  25. any of your self drawn map to these places u’ve mentioned?

  26. wilson,
    I had to resort to GPS with my N82. hee-hee, no hand drawn maps yet :/

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