Introducting....Visit Sarawak - Where?
I went to Kubah National Park last week. Was due to last minute non planning nothingness to do long weekend.
I did a few online search and it was advertised in the net as the nearest, and most accessible National Park around Kuching.
No lah! Stutong Park is still the nearest, coz it is in the city itself. (other time la about that Stutong National Park). But it is very accessible I must agree.
It will take you about 30 minutes from the city centre to the Kubah National Park - very near for a national park really.
Just follow the direction towards Matang, and look for the signpost Matang Family Park, Matang Wild Life, Kubah National Park.
Upon reaching the HQ, there is a small hut, some chalets, and a public toilet (cleanliness level > my school toilet)
The HQ is manned by very friendly personnel, introduced himself as Mr Dominic, and he will eagerly spend a few minutes with you if you identify yourself as first-timer.
I chose the trail to Waterfall - on the net it says 45 minutes, Dominicpedia said it is 1 hour.
Oh ya, entrance fees is RM10 (pretty sure it is cheaper if you tell them your state identity)
So once you embark on the journey up the 20 mins of cement road, you will see there will be some cars going past you.
First thought - Idiots, who is spoiling the nature.
Second thought after a few minutes - I want to hitch hike...take me take me. LOL
After about 25 mins of hike on the road, you will see an entrance to the Rayu Trail, then another 4-5 breaths you will see entrance to the Waterfall Trail.
Take that trail, and jeng jeng jeng - in about 1 hour or so, you will be greeted by the sound of waterfall.
It is a beautiful waterall, some rubbish here and there but overall still okay.
The trail is okay-ly maintained - but might be dangerous during rainy days.
The water fall itself - standard precaution: Slippery. Take note.
Must take care when you try to make it to the higher level. I didnt go so far.
Okay, if you are free weekend and want to have a nice picnic with some exercise in between:
Kubah Waterfall lah!
Lastly, googlemap Showing The Route From The Iconic Sarawak General Hospital. hehe.