Endau Rompin

by Mentiga Fatiha | 1:02 PM in |

Exotic Species of Tropical Plants
Ancient tropical rainforest park boasting exotic species of tropical plants and animals is one of the last remaining lowland forests in Malaysia. It derives its name from the Rompin and Endau rivers which form the watershed on which the park relies.
Located south of Pekan, the Endau – Rompin State Park is the newest nature reserve in Malaysia, yet being over one million years old, it covers over 80,000 hectares of virgin jungles straddling the States of Pahang and Johor.

The highest waterfall found here stands at the height of 50-60 metres, located at just a 10-15 minute drive from the main entrance. Being the oldest rainforest in Malaysia, Endau-Rompin a favourite spot amongst students of nature. The Park also offers a spectrum of activities for the adventurous to enjoy and provides the opportunity to get back to nature and experience the mysterious secret of the wilderness.

Getting There

In order to enter Endau Rompin, one has to go into the turnoff marked with a FELDA SELENDANG signboard, which is a dirt track that meanders through palm oil plantations under the FELDA Development Scheme.
Along the way to Endau Rompin State Park enjoy the view of an ex-tin mining pool just before a steep drive towards the security house. Permits are required before entering this Nature Reserve. Permits can be obtained at the District Office, which is just alongside the Police Department in Kuala Rompin before reaching the FELDA Selendang turn off from Lanjut Beach. Upon entering, trekkers will be guided by forest rangers to ensure safety at all times.

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