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Satang Island

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Darwin, Australia
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Satang Island

Hi,

Has anyone done a day trip from Kuching to Santang Island? Was it worth it? Did you see any turtles? Was the beach and water nice and clear? About how much did it cost?

Thanks in Advance.

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Satang is an easy day trip from Kuching but this depends also on how early you leave the city which is almost one hour away, unless you look at the nearby option for staying overnight. The boat ride from Telaga Air village by speedboat takes about 30 minutes.

Yes, have been there and saw turtles but these were not on the beach, these were in the water 'doing the wild thing'. Got to see the turtle hatchery there too run by the park service Water was nice in the morning but it got very hot later during midday (expected) and the sea grew a bit choppy in the mid afternoon and there was a storm late that evening.

It is supposed to cost RM250.00 for the boat (return) this was from Telaga Air village, based on a family we met on the island, and you can also take a boat from Jaya Bakti village but the wooden fisherman's boats looked a bit under maintained and leaky. They said they would charge RM120.00. There are homestay/farmstay operators in that area which you can search for here which should be able to provide you more information.

Another option is that instead of going to the islands you can make the trip to the Kuching Wetlands NP which is right opposite the islands. You can make the short journey by boat/sampan from the Rayu River and on the right side of the river mouth is the start of the NP. It is deserted and the beach is pretty clean save for the usual rubbish from the sea. What we liked about it was that the beach was desolated for miles and miles and the sunset was pretty awesome.

Please be aware that the wetlands NP is extensive and the part which i mentioned above is the OTHER end of the NP where the usual tour companies ply their 'wetlands tour'

As an after thought you can also look into combining the trip with a visit to the Matang Wildlife Center and Kubah NP. There is also an Indian temple which dates back to the time of the 2nd Rajah on Matang Mountain which itself is very interesting (presently be rebuilt in final stages) and the walk up meanders through the Kubah NP on the opposite side. We also went on a night walk in Kubah NP which concentrated on looking at frogs which was extremely interesting. Further on to the west is Gunung Gading NP.

Kuching, Malaysia
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Hi noelrodrigues, good info! I have never been to Satang Island but hope to do it soon.

Edited: 21 March 2011, 06:15
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Hi laksasarawak,

Thanks for the compliment. I forgot to add that the Kuching Wetlands NP entered from the Sungai Rambungan side is pretty interesting in that the is a floating pontoon giving easy access. There is a plank walk from there which is also very interesting in spotting long tailed macaques and many birds. The sad thing is that the plank walk is only possible during low tide, it is below the waterline during most of the high tide. During the 3 times we were there we saw nobody and the beach was deserted.

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You still had any contact to go to Satang island?can provide me one

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