Monday, April 18, 2011

Sungai pandan Waterfall

Sungai Pandan Recreational Forest is located in the Forest picnic, about 7km from Mahkota Aman Homestay and 25 km from the center of the town of Kuantan. Travelling from the city center takes about half an hour, either by taking their own vehicles, or public transport such as buses (Bus Co Bukit Kuantan), taxi etc.
It was founded in the early 1980 by the District Forest Office oversight of the Kuantan and Pahang State Forestry Department. Today, it has became one of the tourist sights and a must visit waterfall in Malaysia.
The waterfall is about 50 acres with a height of 75.8 meters above sea level is the catchment forests of the lowland dipterocarp type. This recreational forest is rich and lush with many species of flora including timber trees, fern plants, fungi, mushrooms, bamboo, rattan and herbs. While the fauna of various species of insects, birds, monkeys, apes, monkeys, tapirs, porcupines, deer, mouse, bear, and more. Here there are endemic species of timber trees from the roof of Meranti, Keruing Chogan, resin, oil and Balau Red Sea that was decades old.
This recreational forest is a privilege of water known as the waterfall, Sungai Pandan Waterfalls. A while ago it was also known as Waterfall Panching, known not only for locals but also foreign visitors who prefer to spend a weekend here. This waterfall is also regularly receive visits of foreign tourists visit it every day, especially from March to September. Among the attractions is the unique and beautiful rock formations and waterfalls height of 100 meter rise 7 to bathing pools are beautiful and clean. Peace and green pond water waterfall, which is similar to the color of the pandan may also mean, why it is called Sungai Pandan Waterfalls .. … And not surprisingly, almost all tourists who visit do not miss the opportunity for bathing and swimming here.
This recreational forest has also been equipped with various facilities including, car parking, food stalls, toilets, mosque, family field day, camping sites, rest huts, a swimming-pool bath and a suspension bridge for visitors to feel and see the beautiful rolling facing the waterfall. Here, visitors come not only for bathing Manda, picnic and play, but can also do exercise activities such as jungle trekking, camping, and family day. This recreational forest is rich with various species of wild birds, including resident and the type of migration. It is suitable for the activities’ Watching Birds. An area of natural vegetation ‘pitcher’ which is about about one hectare with a variety of species that have been identified including, Nepenthes Reflesiana (lower & upper Pitcher Pitcher), and Nepenthes Nepenthes Ampullaria Grassilis. It consists of a variety of colors, sizes and shapes that look a little different in this area grow. A number of conservation fee also applies to all visitors who want to go visit here, and the plant is described by the guide. This payment is intended to cover all costs of management, maintenance and monitoring of the area. It also is part of efforts to conserve and protect this plant from extinction due to the greed of irresponsible.
District Forest Office has also developed an area of eight acres Rattan Arboretum which contains about 12 species of rattan, which is of type MANAU Rattan Calamus Manan), Rattan Bachap (Daemonorops Leptopus), Rattan Rings (Daemonorops Geniculatus), Dok Rattan (Calamus Ornatus) , Rattan Shrimp (Daemonorps Didymophyllus), Rattan Sabong (Vertiallaris), Rattan Jernang (Daemonorps Didymophylla), Rattan Sega (Colamus Carsius), Rattan Elephant (Plectocomiopsis scortechinii), Rattan Mostly (Calanus Scabridulus), Rattan Jahra (Daemonorops) and Rattan Mantang (Plectocomia Griffithii).

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