JOHOR 柔佛   .   ENDAU RIVER

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The spectacular Sungai Endau is actually one large river fed by several smallerrivers like the Sungai Jasin, Sungai Marong, Sungai Kinchin and the SungaiKemapan. The river itself traverses the pristine Endau Rompin Forest Reserve, oneof the few expansive stretches of virgin lowland rainforest in PeninsularMalaysia.

The hills of Endau are made up largely of ignimbrite, overlain inplaces with shale, sandstone and clay. This mixture lends itself to some very interesting features like cliffs, waterfalls, rapids and boulder-pools carvedout from solid rock by water action. This latter feature is most distinct at Upeh Guling on Sungai Jasin, where many boulder-pools can be found. Bands ofgranite from steps or sheer cliffs, including the spectacular Buaya SangkutFalls, discovered in 1985 by the Malayan Nature Society Malaysian Heritage andScientific Expedition. 

Both these waterfalls can be reached after a day oftrekking.

The Sungai Endau catchments area covers over 420sq km of forestedlands. Botanists and scientists researching the area founds the water there ofexcellent, pure quality. Several plants were discovered that are found nowhereelse in the world. Animals in the vicinity of the Sungai Endau include therhinoceros, elephant, tiger, fox, mouse deer, tapir, bearded pig, wild boar and monkey. 

Altogether, well over 60 species of mammals have been recorded in thearea and there is an amazing variety that shows the richness of the environmenthere. Endau Rivers and its surrounding forests are also the habitat to afascinating variety of rare and exotic tropical birds.

The entire length ofthe river has scattered settlements of Orang Asli who use the river for theirdaily needs. As the Sungai Endau nears the sea, it nurtures a unique mangroveswamp ecosystem. Endau town is situated at the river mouth where the river flowsinto the South China Sea.

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