Penang Fall

本地名称  Local Name


Air Terjun Penang, Botanic Garden Waterfall


地点 Location Botanic Garden, Bukit Bendera, Penang.
坐标 Coordinate N5.4**** E100.2****
类型 Profile River, tiered
海拔 Elevation 128m
高度 Height
面向 Facing
进入 Access Easy trekking.
难度 Difficulty See below.
源头 Water source
Sungai Air Terjun. 
距离 Distance
+/- 8km from Georgetown.
水池/营区 Pool/Campsite NA. 
导游 Guide 
收费 Fee


Waterfall rating

A - 步行难度 Trekking Difficulty :  [2]

B - 步行时间 Trekking Time :  [2]

C - 水蛭数量 Leech Factor :  [1]


None of leech found during the trip. 

D - 车辆行进 Vechicle Accessibility :  [1]


Normal sedan cars can reach the carpark  easily.                                                        

E - 惊艳指数 WOW Factor :  [4]

干净吗? 不错。

Cleanliness? Good.


槟城植物园坐落在Jalan Kebun Bunga路的末端,离乔治市约8公里。游客可使用P208号公路前往。


The Botanic Gardens on Penang are located at the end of Jalan Kebun Bunga (Waterfall Road), it is about 8 kilometres form the Georgetown city. You can reach it by using road no. P208.

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There are many nature trails can be ventured into from Botanic Garden.

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因为公园内里有座壮观的瀑布,所以这植物园也被称为瀑布公园。公园于1884年成立,并由当时的第一任园长Charles Curtis管理。






早期到访过槟城的访客,如Ibrahim Munshi在他的游记里,都形容这瀑布是岛上的主要景点之一。瀑布对于19世纪初期停泊在槟岛码头的航海员来说是重要的饮用水水源。在1804年,马来西亚第一座滤水站也建设在此,为全岛约一万人提供食水。一年后,建造了一道输水管把从瀑布流下的水运到码头附近的蓄水池。由于水质不错,所以也有水手形容水的味道是甘甜的。


在瀑布下方椭圆形的蓄水池是由一位英籍工程师,James MacRitchie于1892年建设,并在1950年重建。他也是负责建设位于新加坡的麦理之蓄水池的工程师。



The Penang Botanic Gardens also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the spectacular waterfall within the park. The original gardens were established in 1884 and under the supervision of Charles Curtis, the first superintendent.


Here is the reference picked from Wikipedia about the Penang Waterfall.


" The waterfall and reservoir are private property although they can be visited by arrangement with the Penang Water Authority (Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang). The Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens, a non-governmental organisation, organises monthly visits to the waterfall. The Penang waterfall was closed off to the public as a safety measure during the confrontation between the newly independent Malaysia and Indonesia in the 1960s.
(The Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens had stopped the monthly visit to the waterfall at ths moment, you may contact them to check about the trip.)


Early visitors to Penang Island described it as one of the key attractions of the island, including Ibrahim Munshi, son of Munshi Abdullah, who described it in his journal, the "Kisah Pelayaran". The waterfall was an important source of water for ships calling at Penang port in the early part of the 19th century. In 1804, the first water treatment plant in Malaysia was set up here, to supply the needs of 10,000 people in Penang. In 1805, an aqueduct was constructed to channel water from the fall via Pulau Tikus to a reservoir near the port. The quality of the water, filtered through the aged rocks of Penang Hill, was very high, and was described by the early sailors as "sweet".


The oval-shaped reservoir of the Penang Waterfall was constructed in the gardens in 1892 by British engineer James MacRitchie, who was also responsible for the MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapore, built in 1894. The Penang reservoir was reconstructed in 1950.


Today, only a small proportion of the Penang water supply comes from the waterfall reservoir — approximately 10–15% of the population obtain their water from here, while most of the island's water supply comes from Sungai Muda, on the border of Penang and Kedah."

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Waterfall is located at the upper part of waterfall reservoir. Surprisingly, the waterfall view is spectacular, water is gushing down from the 2 steps high cliff.

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The view of lower part river from the waterfall.

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Comments: 1
  • #1

    Wesley (Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:11)

    Hello, how did you enter? I thought a permit is needed? May i knw the procedure