Jacks and Jills hiking up Gunung Serapi

A couple of weeks ago, a large group of participating 8 staff and 44 students from our FNAH campus organised a hiking trip to Gunung Serapi in Matang.

Gunung Serapi is a mountain in Kubah National Park, near Kuching, Sarawak. It is 911 meters high, and it is possible to track right up to its summit. The trail to the summit starts at the park headquarters of Kubah National Park. 

Student Affairs Executive, Mr Faizul briefed the staff and students before they were briefed again on their safety by the management of Kubah National Park.

Students on stand-by at the management office before starting their hike.
So excited!

 Up, up, and away to the summit ...

The hiking started at 9 a.m. and upon reaching 500 feet, a few students started to feel tired and took a rest. One of the staff, Ms. Hamni waved her white flag and surrendered to climbing the mountain then. Those who continued the journey reached the summit trail around 11 a.m. while some reached around 12 p.m.

Among one of the few signs along the trail, "Natural Frog Pond".

  Students having a laugh with Faizul upon reaching the summit. Probably a sign of relief from the hiking, perhaps? =)

 Students taking a break ... Their smiles hiding the pain on their legs heh ;))

One of the other groups who had their own taste of mountain hiking too.

After a short rest over lunch, everyone departed to the waterfall which took them nearly one hour to arrive! Seeing that Mother Nature has not been "friendly" for the past few days, they were at the waterfall for less than an hour as a safety for their well-being.
The view of the waterfall.
Nice, isn't it?  

One of the students injured himself when he tried to walk down the stairs (which happened to be the hiking path)! Fortunately for him, the a group of Health Department staff were around as well who brought their 4WD to the summit. Thus, asking their help to bring the injured student accompanied by Madam Ling to the base.

A group of everyone who were waiting to depart back to Kuching. Tiring but t'was an enjoyable moment for everyone =)