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Mount Santubong

Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #5 of 35 attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Shellharbour, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Awesome looking mountain. Due to travelling with family members we did not have the opportunity to really explore, however if you travel on the public bus you will get rewarded with brilliant views of 3 sides.

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Klang, Malaysia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Clean fresh air at the foot of the mountains and the rolling sea waves of The South China Sea, seen from the Santubong shores.

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kuala lumpur
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It was such thrill for me as I didn't do so much of exercise to keep my fitness level. I went there with a group of FB group friends. Coincidentally the trip was arranged during World Rainforest Festival. We reached early (before 8am) and started climbing via Bukit Puteri. We paid RM8 per person for the permit. I was told... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

More information and photos can be found via my blog : www.pinparadise.blogspot.com me and my friend, both same height, around 155cm, find it a little bit hard to climb up the ladders due to our short legs. Other than that, hike trail was rather moderate - hard. Moderate enough for us to finish the hike in 5.5 hours (3.5 hrs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Regard, To all climbers/ trekkers from all over the world whom wish to create a great experience and journey trekking and challenging themselves to reach the summit of Mount Santubong. You are advised to start up at the right entrance from the right management. There are some vilification and slanders were post from whomever was been agitated by a "side"... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went on an impromptu trip to Mt Santubong one day with a couple of friends from school, didn't think much as I am generally fit - exercise three times a week (workout and cardio). However this trail is not to be underestimated. Not so much of fitness but more a mental challenge. Plenty of vertical ladders, some up to 2-3... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Steep inclines scrambling up treeroots and 7ft rope ladders with rungs about hip-height apart. Its very hard-going, especially as you are very pushed for time. We got the first minibus out of kuching, and only just made it back in time for the last bus home. I wouldnt recommend it, seriously.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth seeing from around the perimeter alone. Unfortunately our climb was cancelled because of the uncharacteristic rain. Usually if it rains, it's only for an hour or so...we had 12 hours of rain :( But our hotel offered great views, and you can see it from various beaches and from boats in Sarawak. A really great view overall!

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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My friend and I are relatively fit 22 year olds and we found this trek very hard! Linconete (the reviewer below describes the experience well- our experience was similar- take a read!) The trek to the summit is is VERY hard work due to the steep slopes (almost vertical), tree trunks and rocks. There are also 90 degree rope ladders... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Visited Sarawak with my wife + kids and my my late 60's parents. I'd identified this as something my dad and I should do, a few of the reviews in Trip Advisor said it was a four to six hour hike. It took us 10. Neither my Dad or I are out of shape - he's probably more fit than... More

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