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Mount Santubong

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Address: Kuching, Malaysia

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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... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
David H
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Singapore, Singapore
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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 hour. Along the way, we nearly stepped on a green vine snake, known to be... More 

2 Thank kapitanchina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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 

Thank KLFlyer
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Most Caucasians I saw took 3-5 hours to climb to the top and come down. My boyfriend could do it in 2 hours as he climbed it numerous times. But it took me more than 13 hours to finish the whole climb. By the time I got down, it was dark, scary, with animals hooting and growling all around us... More 

1 Thank Grace K
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Beautiful spot, but I cant understand why people would come to an amazing place like this and then throw their empty water bottles and rubbish all over the mountain. The rangers at the bottom need to educate these littering munters before they set off.

1 Thank Aaron H
Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Well, we did not reach the top, because we did not have enough time, but was wonderful, we loved it. Great hike and climb, beautiful nature. I recommend to start this trek early in the morning, before ten o'clock am.

1 Thank izret

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