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Mount Santubong

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Nice trail and quite tough climb

It takes about 45-minutes drive to reach Santubong National Park from Kuching town. The process is... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
ArieHassan
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Very challenging but so worth it

I'm not new to trekking, but this 810m bad boy is nothing I've experienced before. It's super... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Seva_Latin
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Shanghai, China
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

It takes about 45-minutes drive to reach Santubong National Park from Kuching town. The process is easy, just go to Santubong National Park office and register yourself in the log book, get a map from the officer. No fee for the entrance and no guide...More

2  Thank ArieHassan
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I'm not new to trekking, but this 810m bad boy is nothing I've experienced before. It's super tough! I got long legs and arms so it is probably easier for me than for the others. Either way, bring a towel, big bottle of water and...More

1  Thank Seva_Latin
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Been there weeks ago. We climb for about 4 hours and go down for 5 hours because we are exhausted. Lol. Anyway there were many things u can find whilst u climb the mountain. And i loved the legendary story about the mountain that has...More

1  Thank Jason_Chong86
Reviewed 26 January 2017

it was an amazing hiking experience and mentally and physically challenging! it was raining when I reached the summit. and it was still raining when we going down. the rain makes it even more challenging and tough descend. you must bring enough water and food...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The drizzle started after we registered at the park office. We decided that a climb would be tough given the slippery ground and rocks (when crossing the streams). So we opted to reach the waterfalls before heading back. A 30-min trek took us over an...More

2  Thank kapitanchina
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was a tremendous hike. Their are two trails, red and blue. Blue is the easier of the two featuring waterfalls and bridges. The red is the toughie which goes to the peak and has a waterfall exhibit too. You can go to station F7,...More

6  Thank David H
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Those who are really love hiking can climb Santubong mountain. You may do this on day trip. No need guide.

1  Thank Faridah M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

There are two starting point I think, and there is no entrance fee yet because the national park was recently gazetted and the HQ, main gate still under maintenance. Visitors only need to write down name before hiking for record. But don't worry the trail...More

3  Thank Samiyah S
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As a chauffeur and guide..i been up there once. Gazetted sometimes in 2012 as national park. All guest must registered before hike up the mountain. Registration can be done at foot mountain. Recommended to have a guide for this trip due to few incidents people...More

4  Thank Jimmy S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

First advice is to make sure you bring enough water with you. I get thirsty easily, so usually i would bring 2ltr with me. One mineral water and the other will be isotonic drink. Maybe some cookies or chocolate for you to enjoy when u...More

1  Thank Aziey Yuuki A
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nalney
19 November 2016|
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Response from izret | Reviewed this property |
there is a registration counter at the beginning point, you have to sign in, write down your data including the phone number (optionally), and then sing out, if something happens, they know about you.
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Katherine L
24 July 2015|
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Response from Mohamad U | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathrine, you can get a taxi from Bako or maybe private transport(Van). If you planned to stay overnite at Santubong, I suggest you rent one air conditioned Chalet at Camp Permai where you can enjoy the wild and you can... More
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5 April 2015|
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Response from Mohamad U | Reviewed this property |
Hi my fren, I had twice experience climbing Mount Santubong. Bukit Lambir is not so difficult as compared to Mount Santubong. I lost my way at Mount Santubong during my first climb due to wrong compass reading.
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