Dis­cover a se­cluded wa­ter­fall on the path to ad­ven­ture.

Let’s start the jour­ney to Sing Sing Wa­ter­fall in Ta­banan re­gency. Don’t for­get to bring some drinks and a cam­era in your back­pack.

The Jakarta Post - Magazine - - Contents - Words Ang­gara Ma­hen­dra

The wa­ter­fall is lo­cated in Be­limb­ing vil­lage, around 1.5 hours from Denpasar. Jour­ney­ing by car or mo­tor­cy­cle are equally fun, but re­main alert be­cause the high­way is crowded with large trucks car­ry­ing con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als and in­ter­province buses.

A num­ber of traf­fic ac­ci­dents have oc­curred along the high­way.

When tak­ing the right turn at the in­ter­sec­tion in Ba­jera vil­lage head­ing to Jl. An­tosari, Pupuan, you will find a qui­eter road as most large ve­hi­cles take the left turn head­ing to Gil­i­manuk.

Along this road, your eyes will be com­forted by rows of ru­ral homes stand­ing next to rice fields, a much more pleas­ant scene than the lines of mo­tor­cy­cles packed into south­ern Bali.

From the in­ter­sec­tion, it takes around a fur­ther 30 min­utes to reach Be­limb­ing vil­lage, which dis­plays a large eco­tourism bill­board at its en­trance gate.

The vil­lage fea­tures nat­u­ral trekking. There are two wa­ter­falls, the first is lo­cated next to the Be­limb­ing vil­lage mar­ket, right across from the LuhurMekori tem­ple, which is sur­rounded by large trees and wild mon­keys.

A dirt road is wide enough for only one car to pass, so it is eas­ier to use a mo­tor­cy­cle and park in be­tween the vil­lagers’ farms. Around 15 min­utes along the dirt road, you can find a foot­path head­ing down­wards on the right side of the road.

A vil­lage res­i­dent, Ke­tut Mu­di­arta, said it was some 500 me­ters walk down the dirt foot­path, across the rice field and along­side

Along the road, your eyes will be com­forted by rows of ru­ral homes stand­ing next to rice fields,

a small stream to fi­nally find the hid­den wa­ter­fall.

Not many peo­ple have vis­ited this wa­ter­fall due to the dif­fi­cult ac­cess. But since 2012 a path with stairs has been con­structed.

The wa­ter­fall is not so big. It is sur­rounded by a bam­boo for­est. Not far from where the wa­ter­fall stands, visi­tors can re­lax in a bale ben­gong (gazebo) next to the rice fields.

For first-timers go­ing there with­out a guide, you will most likely get lost. But don’t hes­i­tate to ask any nearby res­i­dents as they are quite help­ful when they are not busy.

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