A wrong turn left eight Singaporeans, aged between 21 and 28, stranded in a forest reserve near a Kota Tinggi waterfall in Johor for more than 15 hours on Nov 10.

They were rescued at about 10am the next day - wet and exhausted after spending the night on a slope and in darkness.

They had planned to hike up three waterfalls, and then backtrack to the resort where they were staying.

But they lost sight of their markers and soon realised they were walking in circles.


In 2005, a nine-year-old Singaporean boy, was lost for four days on Fraser's Hill, Pahang, with three of his Malaysian cousins.

They had started their trek on June 6 and were found on June 10.


Nine Singaporeans, aged between 18 and 29, got lost hiking at Gunung Panti in Kota Tinggi, Johor, in May.

They were found by Malaysian national park trekkers a day later, after they made a distress call using a mobile phone.