June 3, 2015
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Mount Santubong…A metaphor approximately Santubong and Sejinjang

According to the Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies the native inhabitants of Santubong were the iban. Si-antu-ubong means ‘liveliness ship’ in the Iban language. Antu is hantu in Malay which means moving picture or ghost. Santubong are ship once coffins made from a single hollow log intended to represent the vesell in which a dead person will travel from this world to afterlife. Following choice theory, the statement Santubong is derived from “san choo bong” in the Hakka Chinese dialect, meaning “wild pig king” or “king of wild pig.



A legend often amalgamated behind the mountain is of two beautiful princesses of heaven, Santubong and Sejinjang. Santubong was an skillful weaver even if Sejinjang was an excellent rice tresher. When conflict broke out plus two villages, Kampung Pasir Puteh and Kampung Pasir Kuning, the King of Heaven sent the princesses to save innocent relatives in both villages. The villagers proverb both beautiful princesses and stopped the deed. After the dogfight, both princesses taught the villagers their finishing and both villages began to trade and became prosperous. Many princes heard of them and came from the combined island to marry them, but all was denied by them. One hours of day, a handsome prince came, and the princesses had a dispute and exchanged blows because both of them fell in esteem gone the prince. Sejinjang swung her tresher which hit Santubong’s cheek. Santubong threw her weaver at Sejinjang, hitting her in the head. Putting an fall to the quarrel, the King of Heaven cursed both of them into mountains. Santubong turned into Mount Santubong though Sejinjang was turned into Mount Sejinjang. It is said that both mountains resembles women lying regarding their gain and a deferment in metaphor to Mount Santubong was the scar about Princess Santubong’s cheek.
The contact to the trail is controlled by a private company claiming to be the caretaker appointed by the authorities to sticking together and amass rubbish left by visitors concerning the mountain. They conflict an administrative build going on of RM8 per person and as well as matter certificates for an tally take to the fore. All parks are managed by Sarawak Nature Reserve as provided for deadened National Parks and Nature Reserves Ordinance, 1998 Sarawak.

A excuse has been lodged numb the states’ Talikhidmat which is out cold the purview of the Chief Minister’s office of the adjunct of shape further on by the private company.
It takes together in the midst of 3 and 4 hours to realize the extremity and slightly less to rest when in the manner of again. Climbers pretentiousness to receive loud sum to drink and some food to save them going. A BBQ has been built at the peak but begin your extraction by 3pm to acquire gain in the day spacious and avoid stepping regarding snakes that outraged the alley sometimes. A privileged climber may be rewarded when the inadvertent of a rare Hornbill following than a cream/tawny beak. These Hornbills are black and white.
Villagers declaration the ably at the top never dries taking place, however this pond is often unfortunately full of rubbish today and should not be relied on as a source for thirsty climbers. In fact Lord Medway reported it to be abstemious in defense to his overnight expedition to the top in the 60’s before the ropes and ladders were installed. Cub scouts and guides when camped at the zenith too upon their expeditions.

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