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“Great hiking”

Lambir Hills National Park
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Half-Day Lambir Hills National Park Tour from Miri
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Miri
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

It’s a short drive from Miri. As the name implies there are lots of hills to hike around on. Just pay the entrance fee and have at it. We did a 1 hour loop that passed along a small waterfall. Just remember to bring lots of water. It’s Malaysia and of course it gets hot. Enjoy.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Emtko
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"nice waterfall"
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"lovely walk"
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"easy hike"
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"hour hike"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This is quite a nice natural park, with natural being the operative word as they do not seem to be using any of the fee to adequately maintain the park...
Much of it is in need of repair and investment. Most disappointing for a national park is he litter along the trails, particularly plastic water bottles... It is the visitors causing this problem but the park rangers (who must be few and far between), do not seem to be making any effort to clean the place, as is evident from old bottles and rubbish....

That all said is actually a nice park and the first large waterfall is ideal for swimming so do not forget your swimming gear and towel...

Mosquitoes were not a big problem but it may depend on the rain so advisable to take some deet.....

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ianx17489
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The title may be all some people need to read, but that is the reason for the 3 stars.

The park is about 30 minutes from Miri airport. We arrived pretty early in the morning, but we were allowed to check in right away. The few members of staff we came in contact with were all very friendly.

So, we got our keys and walked up to our chalet. It wasn't nearly as far up as the chalet we stayed in at Kubah a few weeks earlier, so I was pretty happy about that. The chalet itself is fine: two bedrooms, with one double/ queen, and four single/ doubles (none of them seemed like normal sizes, more like they were between two sizes), a kitchen with a dining table for six, a toilet, a (cold water) shower, and a living room with plenty of seating. Outside was a picnic table that has seen better years and a grill. Or, rather, the sides of a grill-- the base had completely rusted away. Two towels, a roll of toilet paper, and a mini bar of soap were provided in each bedroom.

Note: the kitchen has no cooking facilities and cooking is expressly forbidden. Unlike Kubah, there is a canteen which is rather sparsely supplied (mainly pot noodle, chips, water, and a few kinds of soda) and basic hot meals are 5 ringgits each. We had chicken fried rice and chicken fried noodles and they were fine, but I wouldn't want to eat that for several consecutive meals. Fortunately, we had packed cold foods to eat.

We had a great time hiking on the (well-marked) trails, even though it was far more humid than we had experienced on previous visits to Sarawak. There are several waterfalls and there were a number of people swimming and grilling and the one which allows swimming. For the most part, we had the trails to ourselves.

We didn't see any large wildlife, but we did see the tiniest snake either of us has ever seen. It was about the size of a slightly-long pencil. I have no idea what it was. There was also ants. Lots and lots of ants. Perhaps that was foreshadowing.

We were told to let the canteen know if we wanted dinner, so they wouldn't close before we ate. The cook told us one other couple was staying the night, but we saw/ heard no signs of them. We really seemed to have the whole place to ourselves from early evening. So, if peace and quiet are more important to you than animal sightings, this is the place!

Overall, I would go back again, but I would probably pack a kettle. That's not cooking, is it?

As for the ants in my bed, there were enough beds that I was able to move and, fortunately, they didn't move with me. Well, except for the ones on my clothes and in my hair that ended up on the bathroom floor.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank TeachT2
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

You will find lots of waterfalls in this area. The biggest one was the closest. Trails were been taking care of and relatively easy to spot (sign and mark along the way). Although I haven’t until lambir hills (a long long way to trek), but even pantu hills were quite challenging (bit hike up) and gives a good scenery on the top of its hills.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bonzzy
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I love hiking in Lambir, it’s a great training ground if you wish to climb Mt Kinabalu, it has some hard and easy trails to suit everyone’s needs. Make sure you take a map and register at the office, some signage can be damaged along the trails.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Claire G
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