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Catholic Memorial Pilgrimage Centre (CMPC), Singai

The Catholic Memorial Pilgrimage Centre (CMPC) at Mount Singai in Bau, Kuching is both a retreat and a pilgrimage centre for Catholics.

It also doubles as a hiking site for many as the journey up the mountain does provide a fantastic view of Bau, from the mountain peak.

The wooden steps leading up to the centre have 13 Stations of the Cross (Catholic prayer) stops.

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The surrounding of the Catholic Memorial Pilgrimage Centre is calming and serene.

The centre comprise of hostel, dinning hall, a Church and a gretto.

Christ the King statue

On 1 January 2024, the Catholic Memorial Pilgrimage Centre blessed the largest statue of Jesus in Sarawak, known as the Christ the King statue.

The 30 feet tall statue weighs 40 tonnes and is placed at the entrance of the centre.  It is regarded as a new landmark for the centre and is said to resemble the Bidayuh’s people.

HOW TO GO TO CMPC

Catholic Memorial Pilgrimage Centre (CMPC) is located within the Bau District area, about 40 minutes drive from the city of Kuching.

Roads leading to the mountain foot is good and sealed and you can expect to pass by several Bidayuh villages while making your way to the foot of the mountain.

A map of Catholic Memorial Pilgrimage Centre (CMPC)’s location can be seen below.

If you are driving to Mount Singai, parking would be your first problem there’s very limited space available at the foot of the mountain. A nearby private parking area (next to a house) is a convenient choice, despite the MYR3 per entry fee.

Normally, the person manning the parking area would come out of his house the moment a car enters to park, but if he doesn’t, you should make an effort to locate him as you are actually parking on his land.

At the foot of the mountain, you can’t miss the massive white arch, that’s located not far from a small cafe that sells food and drinks to climbers.

This is the entrance for hiking as well as pilgrimage.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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