Gunung Datuk is a little-known mountain located at Rembau in the state of Negri Sembilan.
At 900m, Gunung Datuk is considered a short mountain and the hike up to the summit takes about 2-3 hours. The summit offers a splendid full 360 degree unobstructed panorama view of the entire state – you can even see the Straits of Melaka on a good day. To reach the summit, hikers need to climb up a ladder section near the top. Once atop, the summit feels windy as it is basically an exposed rocky outcrop and therefore can get a bit tricky to walk around on if there is a big group on top.
This is a short interesting trek which can be completed by any reasonably fit hiker.
Day 1 – Meet & depart Singapore from Marsiling MRT station at about 9pm or Woodlands Centre MacDonald.
Day 2 – Expected to arrive at the foot of Gunung Datuk at 3 pm. Change to trekking attires. Start climbing Gunung Datuk & expected to reach the summit at 6 am. After enjoying the view & a light breakfast, we descend down the mountain at 7.45 am. Expected to reach the foot at 9 am. At 10 am, proceed to Seremban town for lunch before returning back to Singapore at about 5 pm.