Monday, November 22, 2010

Sikog Waterfall of Padawan Highland

Sikog Waterfall located at Kampung Sikog, somewhere near Mambong Area around 30 minutes drive from Kuching City Centre. I never heard of this kampung till Che'gu Hafiz mentioned about it when we had a discussion few weeks ago, about our initial plan to climb Santubong.

The akek where his yard we parked our car

After a suicidal plan of climbing Santubong last week, we decided to do something lighter and casual. And there came the idea of going to Sikog Waterfall. So we called Che'gu Hafiz, and asked him to guide us to the mystery waterfall of Sikog.

Get lost starts from the first step. I love that grass!

We arrived at Kampung Sikog at 9am, slightly late from initial plan. After parked our car at the one of the kampung's resident and paid him handsomely RM5 for parking fee, off we go into the kebun & jungle at the back of the kampung, confidently.

Dain & Aseng : Lost in the secondary jungle of Sikog

We supposedly trekking in estimation of 30 minutes to arrive to the waterfall but instead it took us almost 2 hours plus to reach there after being lost in the jungle and villagers farm. It wasn't really a nice experience, to get lost and knowing that you were in an alien surrounding.

Slippery plank bridge on the way to the waterfall

We reached the waterfall and it was a stunning one. One high waterfall from the rocky hilly river straight to the deep basin. The water was ice cold and refreshing. And the best thing is, we are the only people there and the waterfall is all ours.

The Sikog Waterfall

After we had our lunch, Din, Che'gu Hafiz and I went up stream and found the reservoir which the main source of the villagers to get their clean water for daily usage.

Surveying the Up Stream

Fresh and clean highland water with no clorine, no water treatment, no bills to be paid and just using gravity to channel the water to the surrounding villages. Cool.

Din clearing the filter of the pipes to smoothing the flow of the water supply to the villages

Then it started to rain heavily packaged with thunder storm. Great. We didn't stay longer, we packed our stuffs and trekking back to the kampung, soaking in the heavy rain. I love it! Jungle, Heavy Rain, Muddy Pathway, Leeches & Nature. All together in one package.

The pipeline of clean water to the whole villages

We arrived the kampung within 30 minutes, changed our soaked clothes and drove to 10th Mile Market, 15 minutes away from the kampung and had our tea break.

The Lost Gang. From left : Din, Aseng, Aji, Che'gu Hafiz & me, behind the camera.

It was not really adventurous as I expected and the feeling of going back to Santubong Mountain really dwell deep inside of me. I need to go back there and standing up on the top of the Santubong next!

1 comment:

  1. Kampung home village...for more info visit...


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