Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung
Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung or Recreational Forest of Cemerung River is the biggest Hutan Lipur and are located beside the river of the Forest Reserve of Pasir Raja, in Dungun. (District Dungun) .The forest reserve is a hill forest. The forest reserver are bless with abundant of are many unique of flora and fauna that can be found here .The forest reserver are rich with the meranti and keruing tree whi creat an interesting background to the Hutan Lipur.
Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung is one of the most famous Recreational Forest in Malaysia as uniquely, it is the home of The Highest Waterfall in Malaysia :the Cemerung Waterfall and the world two largest and oldest Cengal tree in the world and the most beautiful and scenic Recreational Forest in the whole penisular Malaysia.
The Cemerung Waterfall is an 305m high beautiful and magnificent waterfall which lay at the wall of East Coast Mountain Range, The 305 meters of gushing white water streaked down to the many beautiful steep rock faces before smashing into a cloud of spray all around the waterfall as is the whole place are still in the early morning mist.
The two largest and oldest Cengal tree Neobalanocarpus heimii which are one of the more valuble and sougth after tree in the world are estimated around 1300 year, 16.75 metres diameter and 65 meter high or 14 people holding hand to just to hug “her” and weighting 120 tan or 27 long truck just to haul the tree. The estimated market price of both of the tree if it was chopped down around would be around 40 million US dollar in the year 2004. Both of the tree are declared as the National Treasure of Malaysia.
The Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung is the favourite resting spots in Malaysia and Terengganu with almost 2 thousand visitor almost every weekend or during the holiday season.The are a lot of ammenitis here that are prepared by the Forestry Department. The are many resting hut or Wakaf that are built around the place,a high observation tower can also be found here for the many nature lover who want to see the many animal that frequently visit the salt area here.
Visitor will enjoy the many recreational amenities that are prepared here at the park.To many visitor like me the Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung is like a large water world as you can see many waterfall around here and wherever you go you will only see water and water that young chidren will enjoy much as you can swim ,bath and do almost anything except fishing.
The inland is the where, the adventurers’ type can go on a jungle trekking activities or camping to see the world largest and oldest Cengal tree. Along the way you will see a lot of flora and fauna here that this place is like a heaven for photojournalist and bird watcher.
A picnic trip at Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung is the most ideal thing to do here as this will bring and tighten the family and ease the body to relax from the stressful weeks of long hour works.
Recreational Forest of Cemerung River are located 30Km from the city of Al-Muktafibillah Shah (15-20 Minute drive), or 100 Km from Kuala Terengganu (1 Hour Drive)
To get Here
Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung can be reach by using your own transportation of public transportation from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu and then from Bandar Al-Muktafibillah Shah of Dungun to the Hutan Lipur.
Hutan Lipur Sungai Cemerung