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Mount Santubong

Kuching, Malaysia
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Blue trail enough of an adventure for most

We embarked on the blue trail on our final morning in Santubong having read up on the intensity of... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
emz_ing
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Grantham, United Kingdom
Caveat Emptor…Do not under estimate this climb!

We had planned to climb Mount Santubong on our last trip to Sarawak in 2015, but for a number of... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Haus_Reverie
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Macedon, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We embarked on the blue trail on our final morning in Santubong having read up on the intensity of the red trail. It took around 2 hours and we really enjoyed the challenge of the climbs and negotiating the many streams you must cross. Don't...More

3  Thank emz_ing
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had planned to climb Mount Santubong on our last trip to Sarawak in 2015, but for a number of reasons that didn’t eventuate so when I heard we’d be staying at the Permai Rainforest Resort again this year, climbing Santubong became a priority. After...More

10  Thank Haus_Reverie
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Slightly apprehensive, given previous reviews, we set out just after 9am. Route was very quiet, I think only two other groups did the walk to the summit our day. First half is through typical rainforest, couple of sections look like the path has disappeared -...More

1  Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We tackled mount santubong summit. The trail is HARD work and not for those looking for an easy hike, but totally rewarding once completed! Be prepared to use your upper body strength to pull yourself up the steep inclines for the last 1 to 2...More

1  Thank Lucy B
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Myself and friend set out nice and early to tackle the full day trek to the summit (there is the option of the shorter trail to the waterfall for those who aren't keen on slogging it out all day) We began walking at 8am, reached...More

1  Thank StephC1392
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful. At the start you can choose between the red and blue trail. We chose the red one which goes all the way to the top. The blue trail will lead you to one of the waterfalls. If you are planning on doing the...More

1  Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We walked from the start to the second waterfall (part of the red route) and back on a part of the blue route (the first waterfall where you can cool down). This took about 3,5 hours. It was a great walk!! But I thought it...More

4  Thank Maud v
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We did this climb with our children (8, 10 and 12). The children are used to walk and to climb. The treck is not adviced for beginners, as its quite long (day trip) and it can be exposed. The second part of the climb is...More

3  Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the waterfall. The walk up to the waterfall was gorgeous and fun clambering about. The kids (6,3 and 10 month) enjoyed a lot. It was shady and warm and we enjoyed the sounds of the jungle and saw enormous ants, lizards, terrapin and...More

1  Thank Mim N
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Climbed Mt Santubong a few times. It is very challenging as the path is not properly maintained and often you have to rely on collapsing rope ladders. Which proved to be a tough challenge as I was wearing slippers. I love the challenge though, so...More

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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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