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Dabong

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Dabong

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Dabong is a town in Kelantan, Malaysia.

Understand[edit]

Dabong is a town of 2000 people, close to the River Galas. It is the main access point to the Stong waterfall.

Get in[edit]

By train: It is a station on the Jungle Railway line between Tumpat and Gua Musang. Check the schedule for the train - you might be stuck there for some hours otherwise.

By car: Route 66, either from Jeli or Gua Musang

Get around[edit]

There are usually no taxis waiting at the train station, however you might find a local person willing to bring you around either by car or motorbike.

See[edit][add listing]

Stong Waterfall: Find a local on a motorbike who is willing to bring you there(7km), and wait to bring you back to the station again. RM20 for a half day. If you cross the hanging bridge, there is a hut on your left with a good view up to the waterfall. If you decide to climb up the mountain, bring along proper shoes and repellant, you need both (there are 1-inch ants walking around, and a fair share of flying insects) and the trail is equipped with rope and chain in critical sections. To swim in the pond beside the bridge, bring along long swimsuits and a T-Shirt to cover you up, the local population will thank you for that.

Cave: There is a cave called "fish cave" just around 4km from the town, along Route 66, opposite direction of the waterfall. A river runs through the cave, very picturesque. Be very careful when walking into the cave as it is extremely slippery and a lot of bats will shit on your head ;) There is food available right next to the cave.

Cave and waterfall (when skipping the hike all the way up) can easily be done in 3-4h. So if you take the train you can have a stopover in Dabung and take the next train to move on.

Do[edit][add listing]

Engage in communication with the local school kids - most of them are very eager to practise their english.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • 'Resort at the Stong Waterfall. Not-so-new resort, RM10 for dorms.
  • Rose House (Dabong), jalan masjid lot 1050 (When you leave the trainstation take the first street to the left, the second street to the right brings you to jalan masjid. Keep walking untill you see a big pink house on the left. Total a 5 min walk.), 013 9606789, [1]. checkin: all day; checkout: 12:00. A lovely family owned guesthouse in a cute little town after a stop over from the jungle train. The owner Abe is very helpfull, his wife Rose serves a nice tea and local snack upon arrival. Free wifi and free laundry service. The rooms are spacious and luxery with tv and a good aircon. Some of them have a small kitchen. Prices from 70 MYR per night. They have have a Facebook page. 70.  edit

Contact[edit]

There is an internet cafe provided by the community, RM 1/hour in the orange building, two blocks away from the train station

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