Trekking aficionados will have a blast. After all, we're pretty much surrounded by all kinds of natural terrain, from bushland to thick tropical rain forest. This whole area is a veritable ecotourism paradise. And because the area is dotted with quite a few rolling hills of varying steepness, it offers all kinds of challenges to newbies and hard-core trekkies too.

Come bird-watching, caving, rock-climbing, river cruising, white-water rafting or scubadiving at Malaysia Sea Sports. Meet locals from remote villages and stay overnight in longhouses for an immersive cultural experience that few travellers get to know. It will be a trip of a lifetime!

Make sure you also climb Gunung Arong, which at almost 300 meters high is quite a vigorous but enjoyable challenge. But worry not, Malaysia Sea Sports' experienced guides always make sure that the pace is nice and slow enough for everyone to keep up and enjoy the trek. Because that's what it's all about, the joy of being surrounded by the tranquillity of nature and of being one with the jungle and your fellow trekkies.

So come, take the road less travelled and explore the immense natural beauty as you trek deep into this remote area still quite untouched by tourism.

But don't forget to bring your mountain boots, because you'll come across your fair share of fallen tree trunks, mossy rocks and slippery mud. Let's face it, it wouldn't be fun without some serious obstacles to conquer.

N.B. For a more hard-core trekking challenge, see our Exploring Gunung Kajang section.

SMU, Singapore Management University a.k.a. The SMUX Trekking Team



The SMUX Trekkies favorite abodes, up-in-minutes-tentage
SMUX Trekkies; favorite abodes, up-in-minutes-tentage

SMUX Trekkies making short shrift of Gunung Arong
SMUX Trekkies making short shrift of Gunung Arong

Score one for the SMUX Trekking Team! The summit reached in record time
Score one for the SMUX Trekking Team! The summit reached in record time
(Image credit: SMUX)


Contented and only slightly weary, the trekkers head back down
Contented and only slightly weary, our SMU trekkers head back down

All good things must come to an end. SMU Xtreme returning to Singapore.
All good things must come to an end. SMU Xtreme returning to Singapore.

The Singapore Adventurous Group

The Singapore Adventurous Group limbering up for the Gunung Arong ascent
The Singapore Adventurous Group limbering up for the Gunung Arong ascent

A quick Kodak moment...
A quick Kodak moment...

... all for one, one for all...
... all for one, one for all...

...and they're off!
...and they're off!

At the summit, it's time to reflect and catch one's breath
At the summit, it's time to reflect and catch one's breath

And another Kodak moment :)
And another Kodak moment :)

The stunning view from Gunung Arong's Inspiration Point
The stunning view from Gunung Arong's "Inspiration Point"

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures.

From happy hikers...
From happy hikers...

...to happy snorkelers
...to happy snorkelers

Tioman's crystal clear water
Tioman's crystal clear water


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