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.
Close to 2 hours of hike, we finally manage to reach the summit (close to the summit). But it was close to 8am, and the sun had rose for quite sometime. However, the view on summit are fantastic!
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.
Small hut in the middle of the paddy field
One of the homestay here at Sting village (Kampung Sting)
After the impound of the Bengoh Dam, the water had form a new geographic formation. I guess its faster to reach from one place to another, compare to walking distance last time.
I am the Borneo Explorer, and my name is Wilson Chin. If you vist my home land, please treat it as your own to protect it.
DETAILS ABOUT THE ROUTE 路线的细节
HOW TO GET HERE? 如何到达
To get to this place, you need to rent a boat. Can contact the homestay owner to help on the arrangement.
There are two homestay which I have the contact, I paid not more than RM80 for both accomodation and food.
ENTRANCE FEES? 进门费用
No entrace fees upond reaching the homestay.
There is an entrance fees if you wish to visit the waterfall nearby (which I'm not sure of because my team and I skip the waterfall)