Polumpung Malangkap Camping
Camping was always on my bucket list. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go camping at Polumpung Malangkap Camp Site which located at Kota Belud. Located just 50 km from KK city, it only took 2 hours drive to this campsite and I am blessed to able to experience this activity.
Kota Kinabalu City to Camping Site.
Surprisingly very easy! If you have been to the famous Kundasang, just follow the same road and only when you saw to Kota Belud junction, turn left and follow the signboard " Malangkap Homestay". Approximately around 30 minutes or so, you will reach the campsite from KB main junction. You can use Waze or google maps. There will be a giant sign on the left side of the road stating "Polumpung Malangkap View Camp View Site". Don't be confused when you saw one house near the entrance, probably that is the campsite owner house.
What are the facilities provided?
The site provides below necessities with charge (of course) :
1.Tilam Kekabu -RM4/nite/pax (My Advice: Good, but it will be a tough night to sleep in)
2.Pillow - RM3/pc/nite (Air Pillow) (My Advice: Nope, air pillow is super uncomfortable)
3.Stove -RM15 for you to cook
4.Tent Small - RM10/2pax/nite and Large - RM20/4/nite (My Advice: Please book Large Tent together with Small Tent)
5.Table and Chair (My Advice: Be nice to the provider, they can provide for free!)
6.Sleeping Bag- RM5/pax/nite
7.Canopy -RM30-RM40 /per nite (Very useful -Recommended)
Other facilities :
1. Toilet - Basic
2. Shared Bathroom - Good
3. Barbeque - Good
Budget Like me :
1. Tent: RM10
2. Pillow: RM3
3. Large Tent: RM 20
4. Fee Entrance: RM 3
5. Camping Fee: RM 6
TOTAL: RM 42
P/ S: All tools like for cooking and sleeping materials, I bring from home.
Tips: Please rent a large tent.
We arrived at the site at almost 3.00 pm and the weather was not on our side on that day. The rain was pouring hard and that's where a large tent comes in handy, really safe for our small tent. I believe the owner's father was so kind to lend us a table & chair and give us a great deal for a large tent. So basically, our small tent (individual tent) was camp under one large tent to protect from hard rain and wind.
Even though the rain has stopped and it was freaking cold, it doesn't stop us to experience the clear water of the Malangkap river. The water is clear and cold but careful with the rocks.
Apart from experiencing outdoor camping, you can enjoy the view of Mount Kinabalu from afar. Our tent literally just a few feet away from the river which makes the experience even better.
Tips: Charge your phone and power bank to the max and no worry for Celcom & Maxis users, the internet and line are steady but not for Digi.
Overall, if you love being outdoor once in a while or even just a quick gateway from the city, camping at Malangkap is highly recommended.
To find out more, please go to their Facebook Page: Polumpung Malangkap View Camp Site.