Sungai Tengkil Waterfall

本地名称  Local Name


Air Terjun Sungai Tengkil, Air Terjun Tengkil,

Kent Waterfall (for some Singaporean trekker)

地点 Location Foothill of Gunung Muntahak, Kota Tinggi, Johor.
坐标 Coordinate N01.85 E103.78  
类型 Profile Stream. Combination of small vertical and cascades.             
海拔 Elevation 189m
高度 Height
面向 Facing
进入 Access Jungle trekking.
难度 Difficulty
源头 Water source
Sungai Tengkil. 
距离 Distance
1 to 1 1/2 hour of jungle trekking. 
水池/营区 Pool/Campsite Dipping pool, campsite is not available. 
导游 Guide 
Recommended. Jungle trail is not obvious.
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Waterfall rating

A - 步行难度 Trekking Difficulty :  [4]


Not for beginner, alot of steep climbing effort.

B - 步行时间 Trekking Time :  [3]


About 1 1/2 hour trekking time from carpark.

C - 水蛭数量 Leech Factor :  [3]


A lot of leeches found at jungle track and along the stream. 

D - 车辆行进 Vechicle Accessibility :  [2]


The dirt road is accessible by normal sedan car.    

E - 惊艳指数 WOW Factor :  [4.5]


Consists of 4 waterfalls and series of small cascades. The 4th tier is the most spectacular waterfall.


Sungai Tengkil瀑布位于Muntahak山西部。据我所知,共有2条路线可前往Sungai Tengkil瀑布。第一条需经过Petri Jaya 和砂矿场。而第二条则需经过更多的森林小径,当然也更精彩啦。这里要说的就是第二条路线。


一早,我们就驾车前往Petri Jaya,在未到达Petri Jaya住宅区前就转进了泥路。路况还好,普通的轿车都可行使。唯一要注意的是,路边的野草会把车身的烤漆给刮花。来到尽头处就是一道大泥沟。


Sg. Tengkil Fall is located on the western side of Gunung Muntahak, which is within the Gunung Panti Forest Reserve. There's 2 different routes to go to Sungai Tengkil Fall. First route is go through the Petri Jaya oilpalm plantation and sand quarry, while another route is taking more jungle trail. Of course the 2nd route is more adventurous and this is what you are reading in this page. 


In the early of the morning, we drove our cars to Petri Jaya direction and entered the oil palm plantation before the Petri Jaya housing estate. The dirt road condition still manageble by sedan car, but please beware that the bushes may scratch the car body paint. We parked our cars before the ditch.




We went down the trail along the ditch.




Trekking along the parameter of oil palm plantation. Look at the electrical cable, the power will be switched on at night to prevent wild elephant enter and destroy oil palms.




Entered to jungle trail.


在这山上,随处可见这种学名Johannesteijsmannia altifrons的伞叶棕。


Meet the Joey Palm (Johannesteijsmannia altifrons). A genus of four species of palms found in tropical rainforests of southern Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, grows in under-wood in rainforest. They are fan palms, usually growing without a trunk.




After scrambling up several small hills, we reached Tengkil River, actually it's a small stream. The jungle trail can be seen obviously now, there are lot of marking on the tree trunk. Soon, we saw this small cascade and crossed the stream to the left of stream.


现在我们需要开始手足并用的盘上徒坡,有时还要靠捉着树杆借力。有一处还要捉着绳子攀上小石壁。再未抵达Sungai Tengkil瀑布前,我们经过了数座瀑布。




The terrain change to steep climbing now. Sometime we used both hands to hold the tree trunks and roots, even a rope to climb up steep surface. Along the way we saw 3 waterfalls.


Here is the 1st tier.




Second tier.






Third tier.


往上爬约50m,就抵达了这美丽的Sungai Tengkil瀑布。这瀑布和石壁90度垂直的造型就像是公园内的人造瀑布,但这却是由自然界神斧的杰作。所以这瀑布一直以来都占据我心中10大最美丽的瀑布之一。


For another 50m scrambling, we reached this amazing Sungai Tengkil Fall. The unique waterfall formation had made this waterfall as 1 of 10 the most beautiful waterfall in my heart.


感谢 Acknowledgment :


Adrian Wong, Harry Nian 带领前往目的地

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Ann Chew (Tuesday, 12 July 2011 07:35)

    Very informative. Job well done

  • #2

    Alan (Thursday, 07 February 2013 07:33)

    Able to reach the foot of the hill from kota tinggi town by cab?

  • #3

    Obat Herbal Untuk Turun Peranakan (Thursday, 26 October 2017 23:20)

    the information is very interesting, thank you for sharing the information with us. we wait for the next post