Gunung Ledang (Mt Ophir) waterfalls

Date: 26 June 2001

Twin Waterfalls (Last main waterfall)

Twin Waterfalls (Last main waterfall)

Mt Ophir is very well known for the trek to the summit. Every school holidays, hundreds or students flock to the mountain to step on its summit. However, ask most people who had been there about the waterfalls of Ophir. Most would only recall one near the beginning of the trek. The only other waterfall that would leave an impression is the Puteri waterfall near to the square pool.

But, are there only 2 waterfalls on this mountain? Going up from the traditional Sagil route up the mountain, there are at least 5 waterfalls that are more than 2 storeys high. Including the cascades that form a series of small waterfalls, there are a total of 8 waterfalls from the entrance to the square pool.

One of the reasons why these waterfalls are relatively unknown to most people who had been there is because some of these waterfalls are hidden away from the main path. Most of them involve scampering along the riverbank in order to catch a glimpse of it. Of course, the most beautiful waterfall along the path must be the Twin waterfalls, which makes the rest pales in comparison.

If you have been to Mt Ophir many times and the thought of it bores you, why not make a trip to see all the waterfalls found along the way? The trip would take less than a day but it is certainly a less strenuous and a different objective from the usual one of striving to reach the top.


Puteri waterfall.

Puteri waterfall which is the first waterfall to be seen.

2nd Waterfall

2nd Waterfall

3rd Waterfall

3rd Waterfall

4th Waterfall

4th Waterfall

5th Waterfall

5th Waterfall

6th Waterfall

6th Waterfall

7th Waterfall

7th Waterfall

Getting There

From Singapore to Kluang
Take a bus 170 from Singapore to Larkin terminal in Johor Bahru
Take an Express bus from Larkin to Segamat

Bus timing : … 1030 hrs …
Cost : Rm 10 per person
Duration : 3 hr 15 min

From Segamat to Sagil (Gunung Ledang Resort)
Take a cab to Gunung Ledang Resort

Cost : Rm35 per cab
Duration : 30mins
*September 2003*

Bus company : North West Johore
Cost : Rm2.70 per person
First bus : 7.30am
Return trip from Sagil to Tangkak
Private transport
Sagil to Tangkak

Cost : Rm5 per person
Duration : 20mins
Remarks : Ask from shophouses just outside the resort.
Return trip from Tangkak to Johor Bahru
Tangkak to Johor Bahru

*September 2003*

Cost : between RM10 to RM11.20 per person

Entry fee
Adult: RM1.00 per person

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