Sunday, September 4, 2016

Seeking

ariverseeker at Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Slave of the City - King or Queen in the nature..
#waterfall #cityslave #philosophy #king #nature #getaway #life #temporary #heaven not #skinnydip
There's as always precious little to add; whenever waterfalls hit the Southeast Asian newsstands it's for all the wrong reasons. I'll lleave that  for the last section.

So let's start with a couple of photo's from the region.

Brunei
Underbart! 😍
Temburong waterfall by emiliabroni.

Cambodia
Chasing waterfalls. #cambodia #mondulkiri #waterfall #wanderlust #travel #naked #gypsy #hippie #love #life #adventure
Travelfish.org has some info on Ratanakiri's waterfalls: 
'Waterfalls are dotted about Ratanakiri province. Here are three of the more accessible ones, all best visited by motodop from Banlung'.
Indonesia 
Riamhanai waterfall on Kalimantan, source

A little known Bali waterfall highlighted by the Jakarta Post (May 19):
'Gianyar has many natural attractions, but Kanto Lampo waterfall is the regency’s most recent sensation.
Unlike many of Bali’s other waterfalls, which are mostly located in remote, hilly forests, Kanto Lampo is adjacent to the crowded Banjar Kelod Kangin in Beng village, some 30 kilometers north of Denpasar.
...
The villagers consider the waterfall a sacred place from which they can acquire the holy water used in Dewa Yadnya (ceremonies for the living) and Pitra Yadnya (rituals for the dead). There are several shrines around the waterfall where people pray and present religious offerings'.
Then there's the Tegenungan waterfall (Findheroutthere, March 28) from which the photo below comes from:

Malaysia
 
More from emiliabroni, this time from Sabah, probably near Poring hot spring:
 Idag har vi vandrat 7km upp- och nedför i djungeln i bara flipflop! Galet värt när vi fick ett underbart vattenfall för oss själva! 😄💦 #nakenbad #vattenfall #tracking #jungletrip #malaysia
Philippines
 No Clothes? No Problem😎 #CocoNut #coldaf #philippines #skinnydip #lol
Fall in love with these 8 Mindanao waterfalls, rappler.com (Jun. 4). Below no. 4, Tinago Falls.

 
 Im a unicorn 🌈 #tinago #rainbow #waterfalls #qualitytime #relaxing #unicorn #vscocam #vscodaily #igdaily

Thailand
 
Erawan Waterfall, Thailand #thailand #travel #waterfall #wanderlust
Most news from Thailand concerns the drought which has now passed. The Bangkok Post (Mar.2):
'Pang Sida, a waterfall in the national park of the same name, is a popular tourist destination near the Cambodian border, where early effects of the drought have hit particularly hard. (File photos)
The Pang Sida waterfall, a famous tourist destination in Sa Kaeo, has dried up as the eastern province suffers the country's worst drought in recent memory'.
Vietnam
Somewhere over the Rainbow, Elephant Falls, Vietnam. Self Portrait by Simon Lohmeyer. 

Tragic
And now follows just some of the bad news stories from the region.
The New paper online (Jul. 4):
'Singapore man dies trying to save daughter at Johor [Malaysia] waterfall'. 
Inquirer.net (Apr. 11):
'A company outing turned tragic when an employee fell to his death while taking photographs at the top of a waterfall [Subic, Luzon, Philippines] on Sunday afternoon (April 10), police said'.
Todayonline (Apr. 6):
'The body of a 16-year-old boy has been pulled from a river in the outskirts of Jakarta after he fell in while taking a selfie with friends on Tuesday (April 5)'.
Itv.com (Aug. 5):
'A teenager from Leeds has told how she was lucky to survive after a horrifying fall from a waterfall while on holiday in Thailand'.
Thaivisa.com (Aug. 30):
'A family outing turned to tragedy on Monday when a twelve year old girl fell to her death while taking a selfie at a waterfall in Phetchabun [Thailand]'.
Jakarta Post (May 17):
'A flash flood coupled with a landslide has hit the Dua Warna Waterfall resort in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, on Sunday evening, killing at least 15 vacationers, while another six people remain missing'.

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