Bung Bratak newly discovered waterfall to open to public on Aug 17

Minos (second left behind) at the newly found waterfall at Bung Bratak Heritage Centre together with the centre’s staff and exco members.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Aug 15: The Bung Bratak Heritage Centre has a newly discovered natural cascading waterfall, making it its latest tourist attraction.

Bung Bratak Heritage Association (BBHA) chairman Datuk Peter Minos said the newly found waterfall will be accessible to the public from August 17 onwards.

“After a long search in the deep mountain jungles of primary forests and wild bamboos at Bung Bratak, a 200-feet waterfall was recently found and discovered.

“Like water falling from the sky, the Bung Bratak waterfall is one wonderful sight, beautiful and majestic.

“Bung Bratak Heritage Centre (BBHC) staff made and cut a track to the waterfall through the thick jungles of trees and bamboos, up and down the mountain sides,” he said in a press statement.

Minos believed jungle trekkers and visitors would enjoy the walk to the waterfall, which is about half an hour’s walk from the centre.

Minos who went there recently said the last lap to the waterfall is very steep and as such the staff of the centre built a Bidayuh traditional bamboo bridge leading to the waterfall plus a bamboo platform at the waterfall base.

He stated that the bamboo bridge, a structure resembling the traditional Bidayuh architecture, would be a sight to behold.

As such, Minos encourages visitors to visit the waterfall while at the centre and enjoy half an hour’s jungle walk for sightseeing.—DayakDaily