|Mount Singai at Kuching Sarawak Infographic|
In Kuching, besides the Mount Santubong, Mount Singai is one of the most prominent mount, where average hikers will reach up to more than 100 people on a normal weekend.
Mount Singai is 550m above sea level, I climbed the mountain countless time. This is a sacred mountain which owns by the Bidayuh people (one of the local Sarawak ethnic group) Bi means people, dayuh means land.
The various Bidayuh tribes, such as the Bisingai, Bijagoi, Bratak, Biperoh, Pinyawa, Bisapug, Bisitang, Biatah, Bibukar and Sadong, had different places in the mountains in the old days as places of refuge for defense purposes. Special traditional rituals and ceremony are being perform on the summit of the mountain.
There are stairs built to ease the worshipers heading towards the Catholic Memorial Pilgrimage Centre, after the church is a further trail leading up the mountain to the summit.
How to Get There
Click on the MAP of the Entrance Here
Base to View Point - 10 min
Height - 191m
Base to Church - 30 mins
Height - 228m
Base to Twin Trees - 42mins
Height - 302m
The trail is steep here, some may require to use the rope provided
Base to Rest Stop - 1 hour
Height - 394m
Base to Summit - 1h 45 mins
Height - 518m
One of the rare plat which grows here is the Amorphophallus Hewittii, this flowering plant can be as tall as a grownup person. The plant is also called the titan arum and more commonly, the “corpse plant”. It’s called the corpse plant because of its distinctive, nauseating smell.