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Mount Santubong

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Address: Kuching, Malaysia

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Start and finish at the park headquarters so you can register your trek. It is very challenging and parts of the track (bridges and ladders) are broken thus making it even more... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Start and finish at the park headquarters so you can register your trek. It is very challenging and parts of the track (bridges and ladders) are broken thus making it even more treacherous. The ladders are wooden rungs and ropes and not well maintained with very big spaces between the rungs, so quite difficult to climb if you are short... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The track is clear. If you start your hike from Bukit Puteri entrance it cut short the trip by a maximum of 1 hour compared to starting from the Mount Santubong National Park entrance. If you have the time, it is advisable to start your journey from the national park entrance so that you can officially register yourself at the... More 

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1 Thank Fadhli O
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As one of the other posters said, don't underestimate this peak! Very challenging in places as it's steep and hard work plus you'll be climbing rope ladders when you begin approaching the summit. But if you like that sort of thing you'll find it really enjoyable and a memorable experience. Plus a real work out!

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Thank Rob S
Kuching, Malaysia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

if you are not really a mountain hiker but still want to hike a little bit, try mt santubong loop trail. you will pass a beautiful waterfall area with hanging bride. very good place to sit down and have a good rest after a hike or just for a swim! easy to medium hiking rate however im sure everybody can... More 

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4 Thank Borneo_Lady
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Firstly, do not underestimate this mountain. Unless you're of a relatively fit state the red route is not for you. If you are of an adventurous nature this is one experience that you must do. The trek is simply stunning. Very challenging, with a huge sense of achievement once you've completed the trek. Going down is just and tough as... More 

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Thank Matthew W
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

With big grins, let's wind in our hair, and flying across the many branches of the Santubong and Salak River Delta systems by speed boat, truly lifts the spirits. With a sharp eye for sightings for wildlife, we saw a few Irrawaddy dolphins in pods jumping in the water, and proboscis monkeys spotted on the tree-tops of mangrove swamp.

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Thank Sk G
Kuala Lumpur, 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 needed as the trail marking is clear to the visitor. Just follow the trail marking.... More 

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Thank ArieHassan
Shanghai, China
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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 some sort of gloves as it gets to some proper climbing. The jungle is very... More 

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1 Thank Seva_Latin
Orchard Road, Singapore
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5 reviews
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 been told by the guide. U wanna know what it is u most go by... More 

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Thank Jason_Chong86
Singapore
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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 before you go up .

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