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SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
KUCHING : NATURE & NATIONAL PARKS - Kubah National Park
 
 

KUBAH

NATIONAL PARKS

 

 

KUCHING DISTRICT

 

Scenic waterfalls, lofty peaks, undisturbed natural forests that host a particularly rich variety of rare ferns and orchids: Kubah National Park has these, and more. It is only 20km west of Kuching, the gateway to Sarawak, and it boasts excellent accommodation and facilities, including a mini conference room as well as an audio and video room.

 

Declared a park in 1989, it is 2,230ha in size, with the bulk of the terrain being a sandstone plateau that peaks to heights of between 150m and 450m in the form of three mountains ? Gunung Serapi, Gunung Selang and Gunung Sendok, which can all be seen from Kuching on a clear day. The plateau is also punctuated by a series of picturesque waterfalls that just beckon shutterbugs to snap away, and streams with cool, clear waters that can revitalise tired minds and bodies.

 

Kubah National Park is an easy and enjoyable day trip from Kuching. Situated on a small sandstone plateau, this small park boasts crystal clear streams and a host of small waterfalls and bathing pools. Kubah is mostly covered by mixed dipterocarp forest, but it also has one of the widest selections of palms and orchids in Borneo. The varied wildlife includes bearded pig, mouse deer, black hornbill and many species of amphibians and reptiles. However, Kubah?s wildlife tends to stay deep in the forest so it is not really a park for "wildlife encounters" (Bako is unbeatable in that respect). Kubah?s appeal lies in its rainforest scenery, its waterfalls, streams and bathing pools and the 93 species of palm found within its boundaries.

 

 

The park has six jungle trails and a path that leads to the summit of Gunung Serapi (5-6 hours return trip). Wooden shelters are located along the various trails. The Main Trail passes through dipterocarp forest and links the various trails of the park. The Palmetum is the park?s showcase trail, passing through an area rich in palms. The Selang Trail leads to a view point about 45 minutes walk from the HQ. After about 30 minutes you come to a very steep section where ropes are provided to help with the climb.

 
 

At the end of the trail you?ll find a raised wooden platform complete with a bench chair and some superb views of Matang and the Santubong peninsula. The Waterfall Trail is the most popular trail in the park. It passes through mixed dipterocarp forest and incorporates a number of plankwalk sections that cross streams and swampy land. From the HQ, it takes about 1 hr 30 mins to reach the waterfall.

 

The Rayu Trail leads from the park HQ to the Matang Wildlife Centre (see below) and takes about 3-4 hours (one way). First follow the main trail before turning right to begin a relatively easy descent through the rainforest. Mid-way along the trail you?ll find some rainforest giants, and pass numerous Bintangor trees which are currently the subject of Aids research. At the end of the trail you enter a swampy section (watch out for leeches) before coming to a crystal clear stream and the riverside picnic areas at the Wildlife Centre.

 

Note that you can also start both the Waterfall and Rayu trails just past the 900 feet point on the Mount Serapi path. The trek from the road to the waterfall takes about 45 minutes and begins with a steep descent on a wooden staircase that winds its way down the forested slopes. The new Belian Trail is about 1 hour?s easy walking and as well as huge Belian (Borneo ironwood) trees, there is a wide variety of other plant life.

 
 
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
 

 
  • Scenic nature trails leading to streams and waterfalls

  • Matang Wildlife Centre

  • Plant and animal spotting

  • Jungle trekking

 

 
 
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES

Visitors have a good choice of where they want to put up during their stay in Kubah. There are five large chalets with two air-conditioned bedrooms (six beds) and full kitchen facilities; three chalets with three bedrooms (ten beds), fans and full kitchen facilities; a hostel with three bedrooms (12 beds), fans and kitchen facilities as well as 19 units of jungle huts. 24-hour electricity supply, telephone service, a barbeque area, a mini conference room, as well as an audiovisual and video room are available.

 
 
GETTING THERE

Kubah is only 21 km from Kuching, whilst Matang Wildlife Centre is 35 km from town. Local tour operators run day trips to both the National Park and the Wildlife Centre. There is no regular bus service to the Centre. Local mini-buses serve the villages in the Matang area but the service is irregular. These mini buses depart from the alleyway near the Saujana car park. Bus no. 11 of the Matang Transport Company plies the route between Kuching and the park. (Check with the Tourism Information Centre for the latest bus timetable). Taxis can also be chartered for a 40-minute trip to the park.

 
 
 
KUCHING : NATURE & NATIONAL PARKS - Kubah National Park
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO