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SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA

TAWAU : Bukit Gemok

 
 

BUKIT GEMOK

 

Tawau District

 

Strap on those hiking shoes and get ready to explore the untouched forest of Tawau's Bukit Gemok. Situated 10 km from the city centre, Bukit Gemok (Gemok Hill) has recently become a popular spot for avid trekkers and Hash runners who love the challenge of varied terrain. Bukit Gemok is approximately 428 metres above sea level and is part of the Bukit Gemok Forest Reserve, covering 445 hectares. The hike begins with an easy trail of concrete stairs which eventually ?disappear' and make way for natural ground. The uphill walk is fairly challenging, particularly for beginners. Watch out for rocks, bulging tree roots and the like. Some parts get steeper and more demanding, but the beautiful natural surroundings make it all worthwhile. Along the way there is so much to marvel at, such as the giant trees that seem to stretch endlessly to the sky and the elusive creatures that scurry about. There are seven huts along the way for walkers to rest and relax.

 
 
 

After hiking for about an hour (depending on your fitness level), you will arrive at the Titian Selara canopy walkway. At 231 metres long, it is deemed one of the longest canopy walkways in Sabah. Your ?struggle' to the top will be worthwhile once you get a glimpse of the breathtaking view of Tawau from this high up. The stunning scenery spans the town centre, the picturesque coastline and its surrounding areas. The trek down Bukit Gemok should take a shorter time, but be warned that the trail becomes muddy and slippery during the rainy season, so exercise extra caution. The forest reserve was developed in the early 1990s and is now equipped with basic facilities such as washrooms and rest huts along the trail. Any land vehicle can be used to get to Bukit Gemok. Just be sure to dress comfortably, drink plenty of fluids and get ready to soak in the majesty of the lush greenery along the trails of Bukit Gemok.

 
 

OPENING HOURS & ADMISSION FEES

Open daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Admission fee : RM1.00 (for both MyKad holders and others).

 
 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tawau District Forestry Office

Telephone : +6089-7618 333 / 761 835 / 761 863

 
 
GETTING THERE

A taxi ride from Tawau town will cost around RM30.00 (one way). It is recommended that you make returns arrangement with your taxi driver. Public transport is not readily available in this area.

 
 
 
TAWAU : Bukit Gemok
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA