Bung Joggong is the mountain where Sting Village (Kampung Sting) is, I camp on the home stay near the base mount for one night. The next morning, woke up at around 4.30am to hike to summit in hope to see the sunrise.
We started with our Kuching Adventure Team member, but we have no luck finding the correct trail to summit. We are very fortunate that we meet a friend who knows the way up, and he then lead us to the correct route.
It was still dark that time, I notice that we passed by a paddy field farm which is at the mountain slope. And the trail to the summit are mostly cover with dence wild grass.
There was an abandon house there, which the owner had resettle to other places after the dam impounded. There is no river or any water source here, only way is by collecting rain water. Its a difficult condition to live. Thus humand always manage to found a way to cope with the harsh environment.
The sea clouds covering the land bellow us. Simply amazing!
More mountain range from far away
The very steep slop that has a lot of planation, like paddy and pepper.
Really have no idea how can they do their paddy planting on such a steep slop. It must be very danger to work here, and I believe the village people does not have much safely gear to use during the plantation.
Bengoh Dam serve as a water reservoir dam for storage of raw water supply, raw
water will be release for the Batu Kitang Water Treament Plant, and prevention
of back flow of the saline water from reaching the Batu Kitang intake point,
lastly is for flood mitigation during wet seasons.
the drawback of building the damn…for the Bidayuh people, one of the ethnic
groups in Sarawak, face a threat to their livelihood, traditional lands and
culture with the development of the controversial Bengoh Dam.
Not to forget
deforestation or logging for construction of the dam reservoir will eventually
reduce the vegetation and the forest’s absorption capacity. When this happens,
I know a group of Chinese environment care NGO which has this objective of care
for the environment, yet all they do is just talk but no action.
their comfort zone, updating their facebook group page with insect and plants
picture that they shoot at their backyard. The real problem lies here, where
they need to stand up and voice their oppinion when there are deforestation, where they are illegal logging.
they have 2 – 3 homestays, visitor just paid an amount of money and the owner
will take care of the boat ride, accommodation, and food. There are waterfalls
nearby, but the committee here had some argument on the entrance fees, so not
sure how much they charge for the entrance to the waterfall.
morning, my team and I woke up at about 4.30am. And we follow a friend to hike
to the summit to see sunrise. Trail to the summit its about 1.90 km, 1h30m. The
name of the mount is called Bung Jogong. We must go through the paddy field,
and the special about this field is all the paddy are planted on the 75-degree
is a beautiful place, and I hope that you who are now reading this, lets
protect our beloved nature. Do not litter, and help to educate your friends and
family also, only monkey litter. When we see rubbish in the jungle, we help to