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Santubong Travel Guide: National Parks, Dolphins And More To Discover

Santubong Peninsula; or some say Damai Peninsula is home to Sarawak’s finest beach resorts, mountain, national park, the Cultural Village and more. It also the best place in Sarawak for a beach holiday.

Located about 35 kilometre from Kuching City centre, the area has a great deal to offer for the visitor due to its natural attractions that centred on the rainforest slope of Mount Santubong, mangrove forest, river and so much more.

The peninsula is also known for a collection of rock carvings within its forested interior that are estimated to be up to 1000 years old - Lonely Planet

How To Get Here

From Kuching itself, there is a few options on how to get to Mount Santubong which is via shuttle van, bus or using Grab which will cost you around RM41++ one-way. Do note that that might be a problem getting one on your way back, so it is good to negotiate with your Grab driver to stay and wait for you with additional payment of course.

Another option is you can hop in the public bus that departs from the market in Kuching and heads to Damai or use a tour bus that leaves from most of the major hotels in Kuching. Expect the fee from RM12 per person for one way and you do need to check the schedule with the respected hotels.

What To Do In Santubong?

The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, which inhabits rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal areas. On rare occasions finless porpoises and Indo-pacific humpback dolphins are sighted in the waters off Santubong.

Besides, for those who love adventure or wanting more from nature, you may hike the Mount Santubong which sits 810m above the sea level and it takes around 3 hours to reach to the top from the Bukit Puteri Entrance or hike within the Santubong National Park.

Other than that, you may visit the Sarawak Cultural Village. Unique award-winning museums that offer informative introductions to local culture and lifestyles.

You may also visit replicas nine authentic replica of houses that represents each major ethnic in Sarawak such as Bidayuh, Iban and so much more.

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