An enjoyable spot for hikers

LOOKING for interesting places to hike during this weekend with your family members or friends?


If yes, then you should really consider this popular hiking spot at Kampung Besar in Berapit.


This special hiking place has been given two names by the locals, some call it ‘Flower Fruit Hill’ while others call it the ‘Rainbow Hill’.

Hikers taking it easy.

The hill derives its name from the rainbow colours that are painted on the flight of 328 steps up the hill. The stairway is also a popular spot for photo-taking.

Hikers posing for a picture at the rainbow stairs.

Berapit assemblyman Heng Lee Lee said the hiking trail is on a private property but the owner has opened it to the public since early this year.


“The hike to the top will only take around 20 to 30 minutes, so it is a great place especially for intermediate hikers who enjoy taking it slow.

Some of the sculptures seen at the top of the hill.

“Once they reach the top, they will come across beautifully handcrafted animal sculptures there such as horses, tigers, giraffes, turtles and many more.

A fresh nutmeg juice to quench the thirst!

“There is also a small stall selling fresh nutmeg fruits and nutmeg juice before reaching the colourful stairs. The fruits are grown by locals themselves. So, the taste is really good,” she told Buletin Mutiara when contacted recently.

Stunning view at mid-hill.

Heng also reminded the hikers to always adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) when hiking the hill.


“I also would like to advise them not to litter. Please keep it clean and do not throw any rubbish along the forest trail as it is not good for the nature.


“Some irresponsible hikers even throw their disposable facemasks along the trail. This does not only pollute the area but may also cause disease transmission.


“Thus, I hope we all will be responsible in taking care of our environment,” she concluded.

Story by Riadz Akmal
Pix by Muhamad Amir Irsyad Omar