Walking up the Hill

The signs were everywhere

The signs were everywhere

On the first day I arrived at Rebak Island, rather than sleep, I decided to walk around the island. I was told by the staffs that there is a trail around the resort, which would take me halfway around the island with the marina being the focal point. 

You could go straight to the bottom of the entry for the video of the route I took.

Venturing forth

Venturing forth

As the path opened up

As the path opened up

The abandoned buildings looked rather new

The abandoned buildings looked rather new

There were signs around the route, and we could try it either clockwise or the opposite. So, I went anti-clockwise then! I walked towards the moon deck and then took a sharp left turn straight up the hill. The path was rather basic here, and the climb was quite slippery, past the water tank as well as a small generator building. But at the top of the mount, it opened up onto a cemented road. This led me to an area with abandoned buildings. This got me curious. The buildings looked new, and there were at least three rows of them, with a more prominent structure forming a viewpoint with stairs leading down the hill.

I did not fancy walking though there, so, I tool the path instead, snaking down the hill, again joining the bottom of the abandoned building complex.

More discovery

More discovery

It appears to still be in good nick

It appears to still be in good nick

There was another path taking deeper into the trees. A bigger TNB generator there maybe to power the marina. Nope! I did not fancy walking through there. I stuck to the main path. This led me down the hill towards the dry docks by the marina. Walking further, I reached the jetty and walking towards the resort would complete the 2 km circle. 

Apparently, there used to be a glassmaking factory on the island according to one of the staffs. The abandoned building would have been converted to residences, maybe for those with yachts at the marina. There were plans to build a bridge from Pantai Cenang all the way to the island. Some parts of it had been completed, but it stopped around 100m from the main island. I did not have much more info than that. The bridge would have changed the landscape of the island, and it may not be as exclusive as it is now.

Tempted to follow on a another path

Tempted to follow on a another path

It opened into this vast area

It opened into this vast area

Decided to continue down the hill instead

Decided to continue down the hill instead

Track onto the northern part of the island

Track onto the northern part of the island

The downhill path took me to the dry part of the marina

The downhill path took me to the dry part of the marina

Back to the walk. It was a breeze, actually. The signs were more than adequate, although the presence of the abandoned buildings did confuse me a bit. The staffs at the hotel were a bit coy about those structures ... Those visiting the island should definitely give it a try. You could even cycle up there if you felt adventurous.