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Mount Santubong

Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #6 of 35 Attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Everyone you speak to around Kuching says that Mount Santubong is a really tough climb, but admittedly I thought they were exaggerating. It turns out, they aren't! I'm a reasonably fit and active 31-year old guy, and I thought this hike was definitely a challenge. If you don't consider yourself to be in good shape, please don't attempt this hike.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

So the checkpoint at the Santubong trail-head that was operated by Green Paradise Seafood is gone, demolished this day. The good news may be that for a short time, no-one will be asking for a fee to climb the mountain from the closest trail-head! The bad news is if/when the park opens a booth here, it will probably be more... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a great walk and climb. Although the top is only about 800 m above sea level, it is a hard work and a number of sections are full of monkey bars. It is definitely not for casual walkers.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Breathtaking pics taken and great places to visit. The whole kampung is having a free WiFi access. Should not missed here.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You need at least 2 days to enjoy the climb since it's advisable to stay a night at the top. Windy and cold at night and be prepared with good jacket. There's in fact nothing much except the great view of Kuching city and seaview. Must be physically fit since it will be exhausted when you reach the top.

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194 reviews 194 reviews
53 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We climbed Mt. Santubong over the weekend and it was harder than I'd expected. It's very much a climb and a clamber - there's much more pulling yourself up by tree routes than there is uphill walking. It's very steep and very hot and we didn't get any views (too cloudy), but a rewarding climb in any case. It took... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Climbed Mount Santubong yesterday. We started from checkpoint 2 and up to the summit in 2hrs. We then came back down to checkpoint 1 past the waterfalls, which took about 4 hrs. It is tough going but a great challenge and definitely recommended. I'm reasonably fit (do a fair bit of hiking, running etc) 5 ft 3, the toughest part... More 

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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

As you approach by road you know you are in for one hell of a day, she looks a beast of a mountain from a distance and she does not disappoint in the climbing! If you are reasonably fit you should be able ton summit in good time, we were up min 2 hours via checkpoint 2. I'd suggest anyone... More 

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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The legendary Santubong Mount is serene and peaceful, a nice trekking spot. The nearby Damai Beach is good place to watch sunset.

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Berlin, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This walk is only for the extremely fit and healthy and is very demanding especially in the tropical heat. Take lots of water too, at least 2 litres is the bare minimum!

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