Mt Serambu, Outing day

Mt Serambu

located in the Bau district of Sarawak, is where the remnants of James Brooke summer cottage used to be, while some information states various discrepancy in height, I can say that the officially published height is approx 1600 feet AMSL and my suunto logged 1500 feet AMSL.

A few of my colleagues, organised a hiking event to Mt Serambu for some outdoor activity, nothing big, just a simple few hour hiking, barbecue fun and a little bit of exercise.

We arranged to meet at a specific meeting point as only one of us knew the location of the climb… it was located somewhere in Kg Peninjau Baru. so we had to drive through villagers houses for a few minutes before reaching the starting point.

begin walk

As we arrived the starting point, we registered RM5 per person for the guide services and entry fee, began the walk which took an uphill climb, boulders and large rocks, lots of bamboo to the left and right. The area is with medium dense forestation as the area was generations ago part of an old settlement. Historically the Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke, is said to have a cottage near the peak of this mountain(what’s left of the cottage was two piece of Berlian wood protruding from the ground)

big boulder

The climb was relatively easy, we reached the peak at two hours on average, some steep sections assisted with nylon ropes but the mossy rock and ground needs extra caution as we could slip easily.

beautiful forest

Some of the viewing points are very nice and clear, you could see the landscape at a wide angle to the West and east of the mountains, however the haze obscured our vision to no more than a few KM.

eating time

As planned, we made some provision to have a little chicken barbeque and “pansoh” (chicken coked in bamboo) a traditional recipe of the Iban tribe, We all had a wonderful time together and what made it even better was everybody cooperation in getting the various chores done. Cutting bamboo, making fire and collecting water from the ground spring.

Barbecue and pansoh
pansoh chicken

After done eating and rest, we cleaned up the site, walk back to the base point and from the start to end in total was 7 hour before we head home.

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