While driving on Highway 1 a few kilometres north of Rawang, I noticed a sign pointing to Air Terjun Serendah (Serendah Waterfall) and thought I would take a quick look. The road passes though Kampung Dato Harun and through an Orang Asli village before arriving at the falls.
It’s quite a nice waterfall with a vertical drop of around 8m and a good flow of water after all the heavy rain we have been having. As you can see from the photo a number of brave people were taking a dip in the refreshingly cool water.
As is often the case, the local authorities have built various facilities around the fall in an attempt to improve its tourism potential. They have built a car park and toilets (essential), and changing rooms (also useful but they give the misleading impression that it is always safe to swim here which is not the case). They have also built shelters for temporary food stalls (good if they enable local residents to earn income from visitors).
There is also a large concrete bridge which seems a bit excessive.
Some visitors might have preferred the surroundings if they had been left in their natural state. Sometimes less is more!