Mount Santubong Kuching : Sarawak, Malaysia

Mount Santubong is a mountain in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is located about 35 km north of the state capital Kuching.

In Kuching, one of the popular tourist attractions is Mount Santubong. On a clear day, the mount can be seen from Kuching. Some say that Mount Santubong resembles a woman lying on her back.

Santubong” is derived from the Iban words “Si-antu-ubong” which means “spirit boat”. These are boat-like coffins carved out of a single log designed to represent the vessel for the dead person’s spirit to travel to the afterlife.

However, Santubong is more well known for its legend about a beautiful princess and her sister named Sejinjang, the name of another mountain nearby.

Mount Santubong Kuching
Location: Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia




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