Lata Berkoh, Tahan River and Tembeling River at Taman Negara

Lata Berkoh, Tahan River and Tembeling River at Taman Negara

Lata Berkoh, Tahan River and Tembeling River at Taman Negara

Lata Berkoh

As you walk along the Tahan River, you will be fascinated by the uniqueness of the flowering shrubs that formed the beautiful gateways along the river where the branches and stems are covered with ferns as well as beautiful forest orchids. This river flows from the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, Mount Tahan.

Apart from camping and bathing in the river, you will also have the opportunity to try out the fishing activities in the Tahan River as it has many fishing pits along this relatively long river. This river is home to a variety of fish species such as Kelah Sungai, Kelah Merah, Sebarau, Baung, Tengas, Lampam Sungai, Toman and more. This is where the charming Lata Berkoh is located.

The Tahan River was previously not allowed for any fishing activities. However, beginning May 16, 2018, the Perhilitan has opened up opportunities and granted conditional approval for fishing activities for eco-tourism promotion purposes.

Among the conditions are that fishing activities will only be available every on Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. To find out more about the full conditions for fishing in the Tahan River, you may contact the Perhilitan.

In addition, the privilege of the Tembeling River, it meets three tributaries, the Keniam River that flows toward the east, the Terenggan River which also flows eastward and finally to the Tahan River in Kuala Tahan.

The atmosphere of the Tembeling River is quite busy as a ‘highway’ to the people around the Tembeling River. With this, you will see a lot of boats passing by this river and it has long been popular and lively with fishing activities. The requirements for fishing activities are not as strict as in the Tahan River where you can continue fishing activities until night and a fishing permit is valid for up to a month.

Here you can enjoy the beauty of nature’s beautiful sunsets with greenery, fresh air, soothing jungle, and clear river stream to create a lasting memory.

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