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Hiking: Magnificent Sunrise At Bukit Tabur West In Malaysia

Updated on February 12, 2012

Overseeing The Lake

Natural Rock Climbing

Bukit Tabur West Review

There are two parts to Bukit Tabur that hikers will normally visit, Bukit Tabur East and Bukit Tabur West. Bukit Tabur East is easier compared to Bukit Tabur West. Bukit Tabur West is a bit longer and a bit more challenging then Bukit Tabur East. When there is a challenge there is fun.

This trek is also suitable for beginners; I have personally seen beginners that have not started hiking before going for this trail. I am guessing in your head now you must be thinking they are “naturally fit and I am not” sorry to disappoint you. These first time hikers are bigger than your average person. This shows that anyone can do this trail as long as you set your mind to it.

Please be there early for this trail and bring tons of sun block. Once when the sun comes up it can be kind of hot. A hat is advised too for this trail. If you are hiking in the evening, please bring a headlight. This is as an emergency just in case you did not make it to the finish before expected time. Safety first I say. It’s best to bring a phone and whistle along during hiking trips for safety purposes also. Do bring at least 3 liters of water and some chocolate bar and sweet for recovery purposes. It’s very important to make sure your shoes are in good condition to. There are hikers where their shoes failed on them and the bottom sole came out. This trek is treacherous to kill of shoes that are going to fail.

The Mountain

The Mossy Forest

At the start of the trek the hiker will be able to view lovely scenery of the dam. This is a very good place for photo junkies to start snapping loads of photos. Throughout the trek there will be mini trees where the photo junkies can also snap pictures as long as they are creative enough. Towards the end of the trek there is also a mossy forest that the photo junkies can work on. On a cooling day, the mossy jungle is serene.

Be PREPARED to go on all fours for this trek. It’s safer to put everything into your bag. There will be parts where the hiker needs to go on all fours. There are parts where the hikers will also need to hold on a rope to traverse downwards. It’s recommended that the hiker should use the rope as little as possible, although the rope is being replaced, but it’s still subjected to the harsh conditions of nature. This will cause wear and tear to the rope. It’s better to use the rocks and go back to nature. As a precaution, always check to ensure that the rock is stable before putting any WEIGHT on it. This is IMPRETIVE to stay healthy throughout the trek.

There will be a certain section that needs to do a minimal amount of rock climbing. If rock climbing is new to the hiker, it’s recommended that a more experience hiker to guide the inexperience hiker the proper methods to be as safe as possible.



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    • pooilum profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Malaysia

      My pleasure jamila. I am really happy you love it as much as i do

    • jamila sahar profile image

      jamila sahar 

      6 years ago

      great hub ! i voted up ! useful, beautiful and interesting, i really hope to see this beautiful part of the world one day soon! look forward to more hubs and gorgeous pictures from you , thanks for sharing !

    • pooilum profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Malaysia

    • worksmart18 profile image


      6 years ago

      can add map to Bukit Tabur, please?


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