Kiyau Campsite — Getaway haven above the clouds at Kpg Sapit

The magnificent view of the sunrise over a sea of clouds from a dome tent pitched on a tanju (bamboo deck) at Kiyau Campsite. Photo credit: Kiyau Campsite—Kampung Sapit Facebook page

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 30: Have you ever imagined what it would be like to wake up to a breathtaking sunrise above a sea of clouds?

Imagine no more—this is scenery you can enjoy in person right here in Padawan, Kuching, Sarawak.


Kiyau Campsite at Kampung Sapit is about a 90-minute drive from Kuching City. This Bidayuh village, situated 1,000 metres above sea level, is well known for its perch above the clouds.

Nestled amidst lush forests and towering mountain peaks, Kiyau Campsite offers spacious ‘tanju’ or bamboo decks for camping.

Each tanju is constructed by hand, using bamboo sourced from the surrounding forest.

From the campsite, you can embark on your choice of adventure. Take a hike through the forest, go for a dip in a nearby waterfall, explore the village, or simply relax on the tanju.

There’s one activity you absolutely cannot miss—trekking to the Malaysia-Indonesia border pegs!

Located about 1km away from Kampung Sapit, border peg No. 144 allows visitors to be in two countries simultaneously.

For those looking for an escape not too far from Kuching City, this is the ideal place that combines the beauty of nature with the thrill of adventure.

To book the campsite, contact Julia at 013-926 8699 or Peter at 019-409 4808. — DayakDaily