Haloban is the most suitable starting point for treks into
the jungle on Pulau Tuangku. Recently Yayasan Pulau Banyak (YPB)
arranged training for 5 locals in Haloban. This project was paid by
Mr. Siegfried Klein of Germany.
The trainers came from the
Rainforest Lodge in Kedah. The guides need more training and
experience, not to mention to learn English.
They have already
started with that. Yayasan Pulau Banyak is also supplying some gears
that can be used when they bring guests to the forest.
The jungle is in very good condition and one can end every day of
trekking at a beach. The few reports are lyrical. A walk along the
north coast to the west and down south along the beaches can be also
A nice day trek is up to the summit of Gunung Tiusa,
313m above sea level. Enjoy a great view over the archipelago. One
possible route is to walk from Haloban to Teluk Dalam were the
original Haloban once were located.
Walk further and up the Asantola
River as far as possible. Continue over the land to the west to the
beautiful beach Pasir Panjang. There is a bat cave behind the beach.
Walk along the beach to Teluk Limo where it is possible for a boat
to pick you up.
Contact the YPB supported community group Green Tuangku in
Haloban. Anhar (+6285277711108) and Rega
(+6282161997974 0r +6281290990804, e:
Price per day is app. 200-250.000 per day depending on length. Price
includes park permit, food, water, tent & sleeping mat.
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