Gepai Falls is also known as Lubuk Degong Waterfalls, or simply Bidor Waterfall.
To go to Gepai Falls, from Bidor town head to Kampung Jalan Paku (also known as Jalan Paku Bidor). You may get confused about which road to take when you are coming from town.
There is a Y junction. One road is to Kampung Poh which also leads to the North–South Expressway. Do not take this route.
Take the road on your left, which is where the St. Joseph Catholic Church is located, also on the left of the road. Drive straight for about 6km to arrive at Gepai Falls.
It is not a new destination for us who live in Perak. In fact, it shouldn’t be for Malaysians because it is always in the news. Do you know why? It is due to the number of drowning incidences over the past few years, so it gets into the news every time.
One of the more well-known victims was a local Kollywood actor popular for his role in Ka Ka Ka Po. His incident occurred also in November at the height of the rainy season two years ago.
Anyway, many people claim that Gepai Falls are haunted due to the number of deaths. Those who are superstitious indeed believe in ‘water ghosts’.
However, there are many reasons why fatal accidents happen. It could be because of the rain which causes slippery rocks and strong currents. Another possibility is the underwater cave at Gepai Falls.
No matter how well a person can swim, if he (or she) cannot find the opening of the underwater cave to swim out to the surface, he will, of course, get drowned.
Taking extra safety measures is a must during picnics at waterfalls, and this is not exclusive to Gepai Falls. As usual, stay alert for waterfall flash floods (kepala air).
Do also note that there is always a risk of contracting communicable diseases, so always watch out for symptoms after a trip to the waterfalls.
Anyway, check out these photos. This place is unguarded, so if you do want to picnic here, do take the necessary precaution.
Gepai Falls / Lubuk Degong Waterfalls / Bidor Waterfall
GPS Coordinates: N04° 07′ 10.8″, E101° 19′ 55.33″
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