Mount Santubong, 2658 feet above sea level, rises from Damai Peninsula surrounded by South China Sea. Just 40 minutes drive and 35 km north of the the city of Kuching, state of Sarawak, it is a beautiful and diverse rainforest mountain with superb natural attractions. The trail to the summit offers a good opportunity for seeing wildlife like monkeys and hornbills, and scenic waterfalls.
Kampung Santubong is an interesting and well-kept Malay coastal village at the foot of Mount Santubong. Damai beach and the Sarawak Cultural Village are located at the Santubong Peninsula. A number of resorts and hotels are also found along the foot of the mountain.
Dolphins are sighted in the coastal waters around the Santubong area. Mangrove forests are found at the foot of the mountain and along the coastal areas.
Tourist can take a tour on an exciting cruise along the Santubong Peninsular to spot the mangroves forests and search for various species of dolphins, monkeys, crocodiles, fireflies and other wildlife along the river.
Below: Infrared faux color images taken along Sungei Santubong (Santubong River), a river flows along the foot of Mount Santubong. Camera used: Full spectrum converted Olympus E-PL5. Les Used: Olympus M.zuiko 9-18mm. Filter Used: Tiffen #47 blue filter.