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Mount Santubong

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Address: Kuching, Malaysia

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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 tough! I got long legs and arms so it is probably easier for me than for the others... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Seva_Latin
Orchard Road, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jason_Chong86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 .

Thank TravellerMM7
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 hour. Along the way, we nearly stepped on a green vine snake, known to be... More 

1 Thank kapitanchina
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, nice easy hike but after that it gets tough. Its more of a climb than... More 

5 Thank David H
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 is still good with man made stairs and ropes to help visitors during the hike.... More 

3 Thank Samiyah S
Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 get lost on the way down. And also make sure up and down with the... More 

4 Thank Jimmy S
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 reached the top. The first time i climbed, i doubt it that i can even... More 

1 Thank Aziey Yuuki A
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I have to commend the park for marking the route. It was easy to find the way. Walking on my own, I took extra care to watch my step. The climb is challenging, and can be slippery, so please watch your step. On the way down, take the time to walk up to the waterfall on the blue trail. The... More 

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