Waterfalls of Langkawi

Langkawi Index

Durian Perangin Waterfall

Durian Perangin waterfall is easily my favourite waterfall in Langkawi, at least in terms of aesthetics. The waterfall drops down the northern slopes of Mount Raya, which is the highest mountain on the island. Durian Perangin is smaller than both Telaga Tujuh and Temurun waterfall, however, but unlike the other two, the idyllic pool of its upper tier is completely encroached by lush greenery.

Before we proceed any further however, I have to take a moment to make a disclaimer and to urge you to use common sense and caution when doing anything in the vicinity of the waterfall, and especially so when preceded by a bout of rain. Please also jot down the numbers that are listed below. If you do see any suspicious behaviour when out hiking, encounter things like traps and snares, or even see protected animals or their parts that are sold as either collectibles, pets, or for (so-called) medicine, then please do not hesitate to contact the wildlife crime hotline. Be sure to try and document it as best you can with photos or video without putting yourself in danger, and take note of the details: descriptions of those who are involved, as well as when and where it took place.

"The Wildlife Crime Hotline, managed by the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT), provides YOU an avenue to report offences involving endangered wildlife in Malaysia. We protect the identity of all informants, only key info of the reports are forwarded to the authorities."

Wildlife Crime Hotline019 356 4194

Emergency Numbers
Wildlife Crime Hotline 019-356 4194

Wildlife Department 1800 885 151

Langkawi Forestry Department 04–9666 835

Langkawi Hospital 04-966 3333

Langkawi Bomba 04-969 3004

Langkawi Rescue Department 04-966 3434

Langkawi Police Station 04-966 6222

Getting There

To get to Durian Perangin waterfall from Chenang Beach, follow the road northwards towards the airport. The road swings around the southern end of the runway, and traces the western coastline. Turn right immediately after the runway and head towards the airport roundabout. Take the second exit here, as well as the second exit at the next roundabout about a kilometre down the road. Turn left onto Jalan Ulu Melaka at the fairly large intersection after the roundabout, and keep following the road for 13 kilometres.

The road will eventually pass the western slopes of Mount Raya as it heads north towards the town of Ayer Hangat. Before you reach Ayer Hangat, you will come upon another roundabout. Take the third exit here and travel east for three kilometres. There will be a brown signpost that will indicate the right turning to the waterfall, and two kilometres down this turning will be the carpark and stalls that are located just outside the entrance.

Getting to the Durian Perangin waterfall carpark from Chenang Beach

The water falls gradually over multiple tiers from the upper pool of Durian Perangin waterfall. All the lower tiers are easily accessible by a walkway that runs parallel to the river, and are connected by bridges and gazebos. Once past the lower tiers, the walkway hugs the sides of the slopes and begins the steeper portion to the upper tier and its tranquil pool.

The walkway of Durian Perangin waterfall

The pool at the upper tier

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