Chapter 3 – Part 1 : Lata Iskandar

The long awaited Chapter 3 is finally here. It’s been well over three months since we finished off Chapter 2 and I think it is about time we get a move on. The last leg of this adventure takes us to Cameron Highland, a three hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

The drive up there is fairly quiet in comparison to Genting Highland, with cars being further apart than one would expect of a typical Malaysian roads.

On the route from Tapah to Cameron High is Lata Iskandar waterfall. You know you are on track if you spot parked cars and kiosks along both sides of the road.

Drinks and other snacks can be purchased if you are feeling peckish or thirsty. They also sell a variety of souvenirs such as wooden craft and batiks, however you may be better of making your purchases at Cameron Highland instead.

As shown in the photo above, the stalls at Lata Iskandar also have you covered if you feel like a dip  in the pools. The sight of the waterfall is very refreshing, especially after a long drive. I was really surprised to see people playing in the water because many of the national parks in Australia have stringent rules regarding these things. Nevertheless I regretted not bringing my swimwear with me! It would’ve been incredibly refreshing, with Malaysia’s hot weather and all.

We didn’t spend a long time at this pit stop but it was certainly nice to get out of the car after sitting for so long. Lata Iskandar provided me with an opportunity to enjoy natural beauty of Malaysia, a sight that I’ve often disregarded until this visit. If you are travelling to Cameron Highland, why not make a stop there?



  1. shenshennie · December 26, 2012

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to this place before, so this post has been most informative (: It looks like a nice place, though I wouldn’t dare to take a dip in worry about hygiene issues. It’s a lovely place to rest and look at though! Thanks for the post, and I’ll be eagerley awaiting for the next!

    • iamnotscared · December 26, 2012

      Haha, yea. There’s always that issue, although the water did appear quite clear. I don’t remember there being much litter around either! I guess it’s always better to be safe though :)

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